Being an homage to 17th-century chandeliers, it serves as a lyrical reference to those graceful forms while placing itself squarely in the 21st-century due to the material it’s made of. The high-pressure hose curling into 15-light configuration is the same component you would find in the engines of high-performance racecars or the hydraulic systems of elevator shafts. Sealed for color conformity and longevity, its arching arms are topped with velveteen shades in a variety of colors.
- Product Name
- Ode 1647 15-Light Pendant
- Jacco Maris
- Cord Length
- 6 Feet
- Light Source
E12 Vintage Flame Tip15 x 4 Watt
- cUL Certified
Download product specification sheet for a full list of available size and lamping options
- Ode 1647 Copper
- Ode 1647 Black
- Ode 1647 Old Gold
FORM Magazine says of this Dutch designer, “For close to 20 years, Jacco Maris has been cooking up inventive, lovely lighting.” Maris’ early interior design education took place in the Utrecht in his home country of The Netherlands. He also spent some time at the Design Academy Eindhoven, a school that nurtures the talents of many of the country’s biggest design stars. In 1994, he launched his own firm, beginning with window displays and then moving into interior design. Maris’s first collection was born when a client asked him to create a light fixture for a room he had designed. His inspiration sprung organically from his life, as he enjoyed taking trips to the scrapyard, where he would gather raw materials for what would become one of his early signature materials: curvy steel. “I bought a roll of metal and found some tubes and other materials at the scrapyard,” he explains. “My first small collection was called Ruban Plié, which is French for bent steel.”
The year was 1996, and Jacco has never looked back, continually pushing the stylistic envelope. Though he’s become known for the elegantly entwined metal sculptures punctuated with light sources, he has pushed into new material territory with his latest releases, such as the Ode 1647 and the Outsider, its shape morphing from a cache of headlights salvaged from Russian tractors he found. This fixture was the biggest departure from his former style. “I’m not trying to make a collection that fits together,” he says. “I am attempting to create a series of icons.” Maris told Architects + Artisans: “We love to create especially beautiful designs with unique materials which complete the living space, both beautiful and functional. And we try to make sure it is a great, timeless choice because we only love to create lights that stay.” Considering the praise by the media, he's done just that!
I’m besotted with Jacco Maris’ Ode 1647 Chandelier! I love the combination of a common industrial material (in this case, woven aluminum typically used to reinforce commercial hoses) transformed into a modern Baroque chandelier! The largest one with 15 arms is spectacular and Jacco’s choice of lush crushed velvet shades is the perfect counterpoint to the utilitarian nature of the aluminum. In addition to my material infatuation, I am taken with the lyrical design and proportion, and the impeccable fabrication that makes it seem the aluminum is almost organic. Love!
Parisian Chic is what I think of when I view this fixture. I can see it in a dark French-inspired dining area, whether it be commercial or residential. I can envision black walls, a gorgeous dark wood dining table, and chairs that coordinate with the color on the shades of the fixture. The style of the Ode pendant is definitely a design element I would include in one of my projects, as I believe it can be used as a transitional piece with a dramatic twist. The texture of the arms mixed with the velvet shades give this fixture new meaning to artful lighting. Très chic!