The series Elaine is based on a one-off, which Daniel Becker realised during his studies at Braunschweig University of Art under the topic „Readymade“. It was a ball-shaped pendant lamp consisting of about 150 single tea-lights with built in miniature light bulbs. The inspiration for the design came from shapes the earliest satellites had, from the first models till the early 1960ies.
Some years later, we came across this design again and we were still convinced of its potential. It turned out quickly that the initial idea had to be extended and optimised to develop a commercial product out of it.
During the re-design process, the tea-lights were replaced by facetted and polished metal reflectors, which resulted in a more glamorous, precious appearance of Elaine. All reflectors are connected to an elegant, minimal frame made of stainless steel profiles, which also serve as conductors for the electricity.