The chandelier THULE is an evolution of Hillsideout's series blooming skyline which features a dreamy falling skyline. This light is inspired by the name Thule, an island that was discovered in the 4th century B.C. In classical literature the name Thule acquired a metaphorical meaning of any distant place located beyond the borders of the known world . Pytheas wrote in his diaries of an island like a land of fire and ice where the sun never goes down. However no one has ever been sure to which island he was referring. Hillsideout transforms the idea of extreme nature into a unique chandelier, which is made of partly burned wood and Murano glass, a material that incorporates the idea of ice. The reverted city framed within the red wood reveals the opposite of a dream: An apocalyptical vision.
Hillsideout [antique art design] is a joint project by Andrea Zambelli and Nat Wilms which came to life in 2009 out of a mutual concern and discomfort for the degradation of abandoned sites in the Italian Apennines. Hillsideout expresses the need to transform the state of uselessness but also forgotten stories into practical functionality.View designer’s page
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