- Ingo Maurer
- 'Porca Miseria!' Chandelier
- porcelain, metal
- 120 x 107 x 95 cm (47 1/4 x 42 1/8 x 37 3/8 in.)
The process for constructing the work is a masterful combination of controlled disorder and free composition, a characteristic seen in many of Maurer’s designs: ‘Chance rules our life, much more than intention’. Time-consuming and requiring great consideration, each piece of porcelain must be broken and smoothed by hand before all of the rods are soldered. The composition of each object is then carefully and individually composed to create the most dramatic effect, making each work unique.