Basket is a light sculpture moonlighting as a chandelier.
Made with thousands of tiny LEDs, the light sculpture is twisted and curved to form a tubular three-dimensional structure. The piece starts as a hand-soldered flat mesh which is then rolled and attached to itself, creating a volume. Electricity runs throughout its entire form with parallel regions of positive and negative electrical potential supplying the LED bulbs with low voltage electricity (3 volts DC). The two regions are insulated from one another by air, meaning that the form cannot have any sharp folds or creases that could cause the two regions to touch. While the resulting electrical circuit is not the most efficient from a purely electrical standpoint, it is the most efficient when also incorporating space and material. These requirements, along with the prohibition of hard edges and folds, result in a similarity to bio-chemical and stellar forms for good reason: they arise from similar systems of geometry.
Basket comes in various sizes, from 10" x 12" x 12" to 20" x 34" x 34" and larger. It is dimmable, has a life-span of several years of on-time, and consumes 20W of power at a maximum brightness.