Suru was originally commissioned by the Dorchester Collection and Fox Linton of London in 2010. A decade later, the first chandelier still enjoys pride of place in the Oval Conference Room at Coworth Park, Ascot. It’s companion piece, ‘Chervil’ is the centrepiece of the Garden Room.
Like Kou™, Suru consists of a multiplicity of bone china forms, each subtly unique. The 4.5m long ‘curved leaf’ profile we created for Coworth Park was conceived as an appropriate centrepiece for the oval ceiling, but of course the modular nature of Suru enables us to create almost any sculptural silhouette.
For instance, in response to the ambiguously ‘winged’ nature of the ceramic elements, we created three Suru clouds for a private client in Moscow. Here, rather than rooting Suru on slender stems attached to the ceiling, the pieces were suspended on nylon wire, where they flock toward a densely-clustered hub above the main dining table and – in the adjacent lounge – each coffee table.
Somewhat like Chervil, Suru is commonly specified as a large shade, with a circuit of flush-mounted downlighters above it, casting variegated shadows onto the floor. However, it was also intended to have light distributed through it, via side-emitting fibre optics – which remains a specifiable option. In common with most of our modular chandelier designs, Suru can be make to order in any shape and size: there is no ‘standard version’: each is unique to the client. Please see the ‘Order’ page for further details.