A fabulous installation of Mirror Ball suspension lights in the chrome finish - available in three diameters - these look amazing when clustered.
As Tom Dixon points out, "Sometimes your biggest failure could be your biggest success. The aim was to produce a completely spherical, highly mirrored object that would disappear into its surroundings. Instead it does the opposite and is an ultra-visible, highly reflective object that mirrors its environment."
Left photo: Mirror Ball takes its inspiration from a space helmet shield. Right photo: Mirror Ball during the production process.
The intended aim of the original Mirror Ball was to produce a completely spherical, highly reflective form. Through the use of injection blow-molding, a melted plastic polymer is injected into a massive precision-made steel tool, inflated with compressed air and then cooled.
A cluster of Mirror Balls in all three sizes - 9.8", 15.7", and 19.7" - shown in the gold finish.
The mirror finish of each pendant - gold or chrome - is created by the process of vacuum metallization. As described by the manufacturer, Mirror Ball's "polycarbonate shell is secreted within the interior of a metallic chamber, the air sucked out, and an immense electrical charge channeled through. With a bang and pop a thin strip of foil is vaporized into a fine mist of metallic particles that settles across the interior."
Part of the Mirror Ball family of lights includes this dramatic floor lamp that features a cluster of seven gold finish Mirror Balls in the various sizes. That have been organized within a tripod base stand.
To explore the various Tom Dixon Mirror Ball chrome and gold finishes along with their associated configurations, please contact Switch Modern at 404-605-0196 or email@example.com