Eavesdrop> Libeskind & Son’s Big Bang

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Friday, January 13, 2012
Physicist Noam Libeskind collaborated with his father Daniel on a new Zumtobel light fixture.

Physicist Noam Libeskind collaborated with his father Daniel on a new Zumtobel light fixture.

Daniel Libeskind’s latest project promises to illuminate your living room and the origins of the universe. He has joined the likes of Zaha Hadid and Hani Rashid in collaborating with Zumtobel, the Austrian lighting company. Libeskind’s chandelier, “eL Masterpiece,” debuted last month at Art Basel Miami Beach and while its name evokes a dodgy canvas proffered on the streets of South Beach, the design is actually an LED-studded feat of quantum complexity. Enter Libeskind fils, Noam, a rocket scientist at the Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam, who was tapped by his father to whip up an algorithm that controls the chandelier’s 1,680 twinkling LED modules and tells the story of how light came into being. “By turning on the eL and watching it through its loop, you’re actually recreating 14 billion years of cosmic history,” explains Herr Doktor Libeskind.

10 Responses to “Eavesdrop> Libeskind & Son’s Big Bang”

  1. Hagen says:

    It’s bad enough what one Libeskind can do … but two Libeskinds??? It explains why the concept is so stupid and the lamp so ugly.

  2. Shane D says:

    I’ve seen this grotesque fixture. The claims to embodying “14 billion years of cosmic history” is outrageously stupid, even by Libeskindian standards for hubris and BS. Can this family do anything right? Do they know what beauty is?

  3. D. Kenilworth says:

    That’s a light fixture” It looks like a left-over model of the Freedom Tower turned upside down and tricked out with Christmas tree lights. Trust Libeskind to drag out the usual cliches and repackage his one stale idea in a new medium.

  4. R.D.C. says:

    Another gross manifestation of Libeskind’s out-sized ego. Do these two clowns really think they are impressing anyone with that pseudo-intellectual line of crap about cosmic history? Evidently being a self-important-sounding buffoon is something that runs in the family.

  5. Vignola says:

    Sounds like 14 billion years of BS concentrated in the mouths of one family of self-serving blowhards, if you ask me.

  6. LuceMan says:

    That is one butt ugly looking light fixture!! Thank God Libeskind is not involved with WTC1. If this is anything to judge by, he doesn’t have a clue about design.

  7. Smidgen says:

    Libeskind = Ugliness

  8. G Crellin says:

    This is what happens when a pair of schmucks who know nothing about aesthetics or lighting, somehow convince themselves they are industrial designers.

  9. LGB says:

    What’s next for the Libeskind clan? A chain of triangular shaped fast food restaurants? A perfume called ‘Crystals’? A wedge shaped TV? There must be a million ways they can try to milk this shard crap.

  10. Farrah says:

    How many Libeskinds does it take to change a lightbulb? :-)

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