Old Government House Chandelier

30 August, 2009

PROJECT Old Government House Chandelier
CLIENT Conrad Gargett Architecture
LOCATION Brisbane, QLD, Australia
ARTIST UAP Studio | Belinda Smith
ARTWORK TITLE Inflorescence
YEAR 2009

UAP were commissioned to create a new chandelier to replace the iconic centrepiece of Old Government House as part of a major restoration project by architects, Conrad Gargett.

UAP managed this project from design to installation, developing an innovative solution to suspend the chandelier safely from an irreplaceable heritage glass atrium. The chandelier emulates the beauty of palm inflorescences (a cascading seed branch typical to sub-tropical plants) and complements the interior finishes of the historic building.

Lavish yet organically elegant, it supports a cascade of some 50,000 topaz and champagne crystals.

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