Skygarden offers diffuse light and surprises with a pendant lamp unusual material mix: The cupola consists of mechanically treated plaster cast, which acts like an antique stucco with floral patterns. The exterior is available in two glossy lacquered surfaces (black and white) or two matt surfaces (rust brown and gold).
Skygarden is available in two sizes (Skygarden 1 / Ø 60 cm and Skygarden 2 / Ø 90 cm) equipped with two different illuminants each one (Skygarden / Halogen and Skygarden ECO / fluorescent lamp).
The illuminant inside of the copula is covered by a diffuser out of double, mouth blown opal glass whose lower end displays a laser-cut metal pattern.
If one believes Marcel Wanders’ explanations, the Skygarden pendant lamp was inspired by the stucco ceilings in his house:
”There were astonishing antique ornamented stucco ceilings in my ancient house. I called them my Skygarden. It looked good all the time – completely without green thumb and without any kind of care. It didn’t need water or sunlight and lived only with the warm beams of the electric light among it.
I liked it that much, that I couldn’t leave it behind when I moved away. I had to find a way of taking it with me into my new home. So I took my tools and stole it from the roof. This fabulour piece of history is now hidden in a small architectural area in the core of my new home, where I can share it with friends.
If you don’t tell anybody about that, I can also share the secret with you”.
Marcel Wanders: Exhibition "Pinned Up" in Amsterdam