Dorataspis loricata is a species of radiolarians in the family Dorataspididae. The Radiolaria are protozoa of diameter 0.1–0.2 mm that produce intricate mineral skeletons, typically with a central capsule dividing the cell into the inner and outer portions of endoplasm and ectoplasm. The elaborate mineral skeleton is usually made of silica. They are found as zooplankton throughout the global ocean. I have use these wonderful natural forms as an inspiration for my art lighting Radiolarians. Using CAD design to plasma cut metal parts then transforming these shapes using hand forging and automotive sheetmetal forming tools and techniques. Bringing these prehistoric microscopic creatures to glowing life.
Note: Designs can be adjusted in size and height with multiple finish options, along with a variety of available finishes in medium base or candelabra socket sizes, to customize the look of the chandelier. Listed specifications are for the chandelier as shown.