Cosmic Chaos
Corinne Mynatt

Concept Statement:
The objective of this lighting series is to bring a sense of organised chaos into design. The initial ideas came from simple line drawings, then seeking materials to achieve unattainable forms – the challenge here within. The light is a flexible material used to emulate neon, often used in signage or for projects such as kitchen installations. My method of shifting contexts allows me to produce new and surprising design objects, which is what has been achieved here. I worked with the manufacturer to adapt the material to be fit for purpose for my works.

Something which is ‘cosmic’ can be known as inconceivably vast. I do imagine the light ascontinuous form that could in fact be endless, that it emerges seamlessly from the power source and one does not know where it ends or begins. The light becomes a Mobius loop, one that can carry on for infinity.

Project Specs:
The chandelier has been fabricated by a metal craftsman. The light snaps into the arms after being styled on the structure. This has so far been created as a small edition product. The materials are brass, silicone, LED’s. The light material is a pre-existing product and has a life of 30,000 hours. The dimensions of the large chandelier are roughly 1000mm w x 1000mm h, with a smaller version at 430mm w x 360mm h.

Corinne Mynatt was born in Nashville, TN before moving to New York to study at Pratt Institute. She moved to London to complete her BFA at Central St. Martin's College of Art and Design. Mynatt worked as an artist and curator for many years before undertaking a Masters at the Design Academy Eindhoven (NL). Currently Corinne works as a designer, as well as being a curator at the Royal Institute of British Architects, London, UK.


Place of Origin:
London, UK