Rick Tegelaar, designer of the Meshmatics chandelier, has always loved working with simple and basic materials, easily accessible. He developed a technique – precise, regular, almost mathematical – to make a wire netting, a sort of sheet of steel meshes. These meshes are used to create the 3 inverted cupolas of the Meshmatics chandeliers. All 3 of different sizes, they nest like Russian dolls. Each cupola is attached to a ring in its upper part and all join by interlocking in a small brass dome that houses the light source, an integrated LED with a warm brightness. The result is a nice flicker, very elegant and refined.
Despite its size, the Meshmatics chandelier is light and airy. It ensures a good presence while being of a delicate discretion. It will find its place alone or in groups, above a table, in a dining room or a living room, and even in public places such as a large hotel lobby, a reception room or ballroom.
The Meshmatics chandelier was created by the Dutch designer Rick Tegelaar in 2016. It then integrated the moooi catalog in 2017. In 2019, a smaller version was launched: the Meshmatics small chandelier.
Materials galvanised steel, brass
Light source integrated LED. 2700K (warm light), 665 lumen, dimmable
"Where we are able to merge engineering with elegance, there will arise a pure form of aesthetics."
Rick Tegelaar (Rotterdam, 1986) graduated with honours from the ArtEZ Arnhem product design department in 2011. Since then he works independently from his studio and workshop in Arnhem.
As a material-oriented designer, Rick’s work is characterized by the use of very uncommon materials, finding new beautifully shaped forms with an innovative approach.
Rick is interested in machinery and mechanical processes since childhood. This fascination for engineering, combined with his delicate sense of esthetics, are reflected in his designs, which shed a new light on undervalued materials and existing techniques.
“I’ve always gotten a lot of satisfaction out of the processes of making something. When I was a kid I was always playing with technical Lego. Even now, I sometimes use Lego for making a scale model. I’m a designer who combines thinking and doing for developing new designs.”
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