Saturday, September 26, 2020


Drop of Light

A London based award winning design firm has come up with chandelier shaped like a tear drop

The Raindrop chandelier, “The Pour” is a light sculpture DH Liberty was commissioned to design in Tribeca, New York City.

The existing site features exposed industrial columns on either end of a dropped beam within the living room. The design brief was to produce a light sculpture that would hang off of the existing beam and create an architectural relationship with the space.

DH Liberty began the design process by exploring the concept of rain and how each water droplet magnifies light in unique ways. Similar to the character of rain falling and creating varying ripple sizes on the surface of puddles.

DH Liberty worked with UK-based glass-blowers and metal engineers to create the crystal tear-drops. Each drop is hand blown by artisans and intricately engineered to house the lighting strategy for the chandelier. The drop itself is constructed of two parts: the brass screw cap, which houses the light, and the hand-blown crystal reflecting the light to create puddles on the floor below. To replicate the nature of raindrops, no two drops are blown identical.

The name "The Pour" derives from the distinctive shape that the chandelier forms: an exaggeration of the dramatic motion of water pouring out of a carafe. Designed by forming a grid mimicking how puddles ripple outward in concentric circles, each teardrop is hung to brass pipes of varying lengths. Placed strategically on the grid, the teardrops lock into the mirrored base that fits seamlessly between the two existing columns. The mirrored base reflects the teardrops endlessly into the sky above and when lit. The chandelier echoes rain frozen in time with ephemeral puddles overlaid on the floor below.



Design Haus Liberty is an award winning practice, founded by Dara Huang, with international projects in various scales and programs. DH Liberty is based in Notting Hill in London with a satellite office in Hong Kong. Its London team consists of 15 architects, planners and designers focused on rigorous design and research processes. Their method includes integrating context, concept, and brand solutions and working together with clients throughout the process. Design Haus Liberty’s current portfolio consists of ground up development, refurbishment, and pre-planning across a number of asset classes including residential, office, retail, hotels, and other. Its work is both local and international.


Design Haus Liberty

Raindrop Chandelier – “The Pour”

Designer: Lisa Hinderdael and Dara Huang

Photographer: Lauren Coleman

Location: New York City, NY USA




Windows and doors



Fenesta has launched its Signature Studio in Mumbai to expand its retail operations

Fenesta Building Systems, India’s largest windows company and a division of DCM Shriram Ltd. is expanding its retail reach in the country. The company has announced the launch of its Signature Studio at Raghuvanshi Mill Compound at Lower Parel in Mumbai.


The new Signature Studio will change the way of buying windows and doors for the Indian consumers as the customers will be able to touch and feel the product before the purchase. The studio showcases the Fenesta range of products – windows, doors, conservatories and their various design and color possibilities. Composite doors suitable for exterior as well as interiors are on display in attractive colors and also a life size conservatory to give the consumers a real experience of the product.

The design team at Fenesta uses special software to help the customer visualise and create unique, customised solutions suitable for any type of façade – villas, apartments, penthouses, hotels, hospitals, schools etc.


With a commitment to its customers to provide impeccable end-to-end services, Fenesta is the only company in the country to control the entire supply chain starting from making of UPVC that goes into making of the profile, to installation of end product, as well as after sales service. The range of products is specially designed in UK and Austria to give consumers a well engineered but contemporary style.


The products at Fenesta go through stringent tests and quality check at every step to ensure performance in India’s varied and extreme climates. Fenesta products are immensely popular amongst leading builders, architects and interior designers across the country for its noise insulating, rain proof, dust proof features without compromise on aesthetics.


Fenesta Signature Studios will be soon coming to other cities in India including Ahmedabad, Chennai, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Pune and Bangalore. Last month Fenesta launched its Noida and Gurgaon studios for the Delhi-NCR market.


Nagaverma, VP Sales, West, Fenesta said, ”Fenesta is the only brand in India that is bringing alive the experience for the consumers through such Signature Studios across the country and we are confident that these studios will help our consumers to make better design choices and faster purchase decision. It will also help the architects and interior designers to enhance their palette.”


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