This chandelier, made of molded thermoplastic “pebbles” with a polished chrome finish, can make any room look like it has fragments of a T-1000 liquid Terminator dangling from the ceiling. Designed by Ross Lovegrove this year for Artemide, this lamp is called “Mercury, obviously named for the cool blog-like organic shapes that resemble mercury.
During the day the piece acts as a sculptural object reflecting the dynamics of natural light and the movement of people around them. When it lights up, the pebbles reflect light in a chaos of distorted color. I love it, but at $2,700, I wouldn’t be able to afford the electricity to turn it on!