Chandeliers for the Barcelona Pavilion, stainless teel, velvet 2006
The Barcelona Pavilion (1929), was designed by German architect Mies van de Rohe (1886- 1969) to be Germany's exhibit in the Barcelona International Exposition of 1929. At the end of the exhibition the Pavilion was dismantled and shipped to unknown location(s). The Barcelona Pavilion despite its brief existence became an iconic piece of architecture. In 1984 an exact replica was reconstructed in the original location which is now visited by architecture enthusiasts from around the world. In the original Pavilion there was no provision of lighting apart from a light box and the issue of artificial lighting was at the time left unresolved. In the 1984 reconstruction, a series of plug sockets were installed into the floor to power temporary lighting when needed.