Our friend and collaborator Klára Šumová has created these Pendants for Vienna-based manufacture Bakalowits during the last year Passionswege project.

Read her statement about the project below:

Five finely crafted chandelier pendants, varied in size and material. Made in collaboration with Bakalowits, a sixth generation Viennese chandelier-maker.

Bakalowits chandeliers traditionally use metal as a main structural component, serving a secondary, supporting role to the crystal pendants. The materials have been switched in this project, with metal becoming the primary focus and treated for its refractory behaviour. The pieces highlight welding, plate coating, banding and polishing—all techniques used by the family during the production of their pieces.

The newly designed pendants have each been swapped for a crystal counterpart on Bakalowits chandeliers throughout important Viennese institutions. Locations include the Austrian Parliament, Austrian Opera, Café Wiemar, Vienna City Hall, Vienna Musikverien, Hofburg, Imperial Hotel and Hotel Kaisserwasser.Five finely crafted chandelier pendants, varied in size and material. Made in collaboration with Bakalowits, a sixth generation Viennese chandelier-maker.

Bakalowits chandeliers traditionally use metal as a main structural component, serving a secondary, supporting role to the crystal pendants. The materials have been switched in this project, with metal becoming the primary focus and treated for its refractory behaviour. The pieces highlight welding, plate coating, banding and polishing—all techniques used by the family during the production of their pieces.

The newly designed pendants have each been swapped for a crystal counterpart on Bakalowits chandeliers throughout important Viennese institutions. Locations include the Austrian Parliament, Austrian Opera, Café Wiemar, Vienna City Hall, Vienna Musikverien, Hofburg, Imperial Hotel and Hotel Kaisserwasser.

Photos by Michal Šeba