By shooting 2mm-wide laser beams off a series of perfectly-aligned mirrors, Paul Cocksedge creates a set of classic diamond shapes, which float in mid-air. Despite the mesmerising effect caused by focusing the lasers on Swarovski crystals at the centre of each diamond form, this chandelier is fundamentally an illusion. At the flick of a switch the construction disappears, leaving only the central unilluminated crystals hanging in the dark.
Paul Cocksedge is a British designer based in London. He studied Industrial Design at Sheffield Hallam University before graduating from the Royal College of Art’s Product Design MA, where he was taught by Ron Arad. Co-founder of the Paul Cocksedge Studio with Joana Pinho, recent projects include the Bourrasque installation at the 2011 Fête des Lumières in Lyon and the Change the Record smartphone speaker made from vinyl, which launched during London Design Week.