Renowned for his dramatic interiors combined with Hollywood glamour and ethnic spirit, the famous British interior designer Martyn Lawrence Bullard is also an unreserved admirer of Daum crystal. When Daum suggested him to design decorative pieces, he was immediately ready to take part in the project.
As a great connoisseur of Daum crystal, Martyn Lawrence Bullard thinks that there is no better way to really appreciate the depth and colour of these pieces than by holding them to the light. When the time came to design a piece for the manufacturer, the idea of a chandelier was self-evident. From this, he has designed the astonishing Eden Chandelier “a crystal homage to the ‘original sin’, the beautiful tree, the tempting red apple and the persuasive serpent… an idea developed so beautifully that the chandelier tells not only a story, but is a wonderful work of art, wildly decorative, deeply sexy and radiates the most intoxicating glow from the pale hued crystal leaves and glorious ruby red apple” (M. Lawrence Bullard).
To accompany this sensational light fixture, the designer has created two complimentary accessories -a candle holder and a paperweight - both in the form of the emblematic apple
“I love the idea of forbidden fruit,” said Mr. Bullard to the New York Times in an editorial about the collaboration. “It’s my interpretation not only of the Garden of Eden, but of the temptations of the decorative world, those can be hard to resist.”