For their 50th Anniversary Habitat welcomed back acclaimed designers Sarah Campbell, Shin Azumi, Tord Boontje, Aaron Probyn and Claire Norcross to design an exclusive product for their Autumn Winter collection.


Habitat Reunion Design Brief

The brief for this project was to design a statement pendant/contemporary chandelier which used materials of a high perceived market value, namely glass or metal.

Claire’s concept for the design was to develop a ‘Crystal Chandelier’. Crystal is a material closely associated with the production of chandeliers. However the crystals for this particular chandelier were natural rocks and minerals and they provided the inspiration for the geometric form and patterns of the acid etched metal shades.


The following images show the development stages of the project, from visual research, to sketches, models, sample reviews and the final design.



Background Research


Research for chosen direction


Material Research


Concept Models


Pattern reference for final models


Concept Renders


Sample review