‘’ice chandelier has a simple, timeless look but creates an extraordinary mood in the room at the same time.” - Sofie Refer.
The inspiration behind Sofie Refer’s award-winning Ice Chandelier harks back to the dazzling glass and crystal chandeliers of the past. A cluster of scintillating bulbous pendants, it preserves the lavish appeal of that archetypal luminaire. Yet, Ice Chandelier’s asymmetrical configuration and simple, unembellished glass globes bring its aesthetic right up to date. The chandelier consists of a circular canopy from which nine pendants hang. They are encased by hand-blown glass globes, each of which is unique in its character; evidence of the craftsman’s intervention in the manufacturing process.
Soon after graduating from the Danish Design School in 2003, she opened her Copenhagen-based lighting design and production company Refer + Staer, where she is Partner and Creative Director. Her simple, streamlined designs have garnered her numerous awards, appearing in the private and commercial sector, such as restaurants, hotels, nightclubs and city councils worldwide.
Driven by a passion to find new ways to play with light, Refer uses the latest technology to create designs which signal Scandinavian simplicity with a touch of extravagance.
Ice Chandelier captures the essence of Refer’s aesthetic approach. A cluster of 9 bulbous pendants, it echoes the lavish appeal of classic crystal chandeliers with an asymmetrical twist. The hand-blown glass bulbs are large and unem- bellished, hanging in a delicate cascade that’s unquestionably elegant and contemporary. “Refer’s design clearly challenges our assumptions about chan- deliers,” notes Martin Kornbek Hansen. “At the same time, a variety of config- urations allow you to personalise the lamp. And the hand-blown glass is incorporated into the manufacturing. Reflecting our core concept of tradition tied to innovation.”