Parachilna recasts its Bai modernist lantern series as a stunning chandelier with an artisan-crafted heritage. From designers Neri & Hu, a pair of miniature lights are fixed to a linear horizontal structure in bronze-finished electroplated steel. Each globe-shaped diffuser, mouth-blown in traditional fashion, comes in a choice of transparent, amber or grey, illuminated by an LED strip.
119" h x 35.75" w (302.3x91cm)
Cable length: 98.5" (250cm)
Indoor use only
Dimmable options available upon request
Supply: Terminal strip
Light source: 7.7 W/2700 K/560 lm strip LED (2x)
Though based in Barcelona, Parachilna’s origins actually stretch all the way to its namesake, a desert ghost town in Australia. A random stop there years ago inspired Alfredo Valero and Roman Riera to eventually create a luxury lighting company dedicated to enduring craftsmanship, aided by European metalsmiths, glass blowers, ceramicists and other skilled artisans.
Collaborating with such notable modern designers as Jaime Hayon and Neri & Hu, partner Alfredo explains Parachilna’s purposeful process. “We don’t use industrial techniques,” he says. “Everything revolves craftsmanship, which means that there is a lot of work, from prototyping to finishing. When we say, ‘We don’t like it,’ we start all over again.”