Objects of art

Leuchten Oper Eliasson
The new opera house in Copenhagen:
Artist: Olafur Eliasson, 2005

Today, the new opera house in Copenhagen belongs to the most prominent sight-seeing attractions in the Danish capital. For the foyer, the world famous Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson has designed three identical light objects.

Instead of the flashing lead crystals of a conventional chandelier, he uses the beaming power of dichroitic filters, pronounced by a special style: 1,500 triangles in 75 different dimensions form the surface.