Famous architects design furniture all the time. Less common? Famous architects who design furniture with their rocket-scientist kid.
That’s what Daniel Libeskind, the starchitect behind the lovely Military History Museum in Dresden and the (less lovely) Denver Art Museum, has done with his son Noam, an astrophysicist at the Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam in Germany. Commissioned by the high-end lighting company Zumtobel, the father-son pair concocted a slender, faceted chandelier that “mimics and reproduces the cosmic light that fills the Universe.”