A stroke of luck, the actual meaning of Windfall, brought in 2004 Clarissa Dorn and Roel Haagmans together, when they started an atelier with the goal of modernising the classic crystal chandelier. The mix of the views of Clarissa, based upon her long term experience in art and interior decoration, and the thoughts on lighting and design of Roel, one of the best classic chandelier designers, resulted in a new understanding of crystal luminaire design, a new kind of subtle charme of ‘haute couture‘ in lighting was born. Windfall stands out for a very personal and passionate way of handmade working, our proximity to our customers and the willingness to change, our expertise and pursuit of unconventionality. Our design language is made up of emotions, nature, art, colours and tradition. By listening to the needs of our clients, we develop unique solutions on a daily base.
Windfall started with single bespoke design, and in the last 13 years the most beloved ones found their way into our permanent collection.
A collection, where all items are made on demand in finish, colour, size and shape, which allows for each piece to be customized to our client´s needs. At the end of 2004, Windfall introduced the concept of a chandelier being lit by downlights, freeing it from its traditional structural limitations. Floating crystal objects are illuminated by downlights which can unfurl unimagined emotions through the spatial illuminating effects that result. A total flexibility of composition in size and shape evolves. Best illustrated by our iconic Balance chandelier.
Windfall is constantly seeking to discover and deploy, new forms, always on the look out for unconventional, extraordinary and elegant solutions.