Lights floating in the middle of a room can evoke many an association: magic, nostalgia, maybe even romance. Engineering, however, isn’t one of them. But design is forever a dot on the line between art and engineering. Some designers will shy away from this notion, but not Georg Baldele.
Baldele is an Austrian-born designer who studied in the Royal College of Arts in London. As the Protegee of legendary designer Ingo Maurer, the world got acquainted to his shining star, notably with his first famous lighting project, Fly Candle Fly. FCF is a grouping of real candles Georg Baldele hung from the ceiling so they look like they float mid-air. This work of his touched so many, that not only has it been requested for the most exclusive art, design and fashion events, but the general audience also got to fall in love with it when it illuminated the halls of Hogwarts in the first Harry Potter movie.