The Perfect Pearl Wave

22. 5. 2019

Preciosa’s interactive installation wins Hospitality Design Award

Pearl Wave, the interactive Signature Design Preciosa Lighting introduced at the Monaco Yacht Show 2018, has won an HD Award in the lighting product category. The HD Awards are sponsored by American publication Hospitality Design and celebrate the best in project and product design.

“We are so pleased Pearl Wave has been selected as the winner in the lighting category, especially considering the experience of our fellow finalists,” said Michael Holy, Managing Director of Preciosa North America. “The flexibility of the design is its finest feature. Pearl Wave works beautifully on a yacht or in any public space; with an interactive element, or simply as a piece of lighting art. It is the perfect example of how Preciosa connects people through light.”

Pearl Wave is made from more than 700 handmade triplex opal spheres, suspended on gold finished metal rods. The playful chandelier reacts to the happiness surrounding it; when glasses are cheered in a toast, Pearl Wave responds with a burst, or two, of light. The simple act of clinking glasses brings the chandelier to life. The light echoes the sounds generated by its environment by creating different light effects; the bigger the group at the table, the more people cheer, the more Pearl Wave comes alive.

Nearly 330 products were submitted in 12 categories. Preciosa Lighting competed in the lighting category along with Vibia, Foscarini and Architectural Area Lighting. The winner was announced at a gala ceremony in New York on June 5.