Exclusive: Giant multi-colour chandelier sculpture to go up in Camden Town

Thursday, 1st May 2014

IT will look like a giant, multi-coloured chandelier hanging above the heart of Camden Town – and now the New Journal can exclusively reveal the first images of a temporary sculpture which will celebrate the area’s creative industries.

The sculpture, designed by Camden Town architects KSR and costing £15,000, will be in place for three days outside the Tube station.

It has been commissioned by business group Camden Town Unlimited as part of its Camden Create festival, a celebration of the borough’s artistic industries.

Designer Guy Ailion said his plan was to create an eye-catching, pavilion-style installation. He said: “This is a fresh and unique project for us. Camden Town Unlimited wanted something that identified with Camden Town and the festival to try and expose a hidden culture of creativity. 

“We wanted to do something exciting, something that objectified our imagination. It will be a little bit larger than life.”

Camden Town’s music history played a part in his thinking. “We thought rock ’n’ roll, neon lights, bright colours,” he said. “The multi-coloured tubes represent all the creative people in the borough.”

Mr Ailion added: “It acts as a kaleidoscopic wind chime and the tubes will make a nice sound as they sway gently in the breeze.”

It will be in place from May 12-15. 

“We’d like it to stay for longer, but perhaps this could spark the idea of having some artwork more permanently in this square,” Mr Ailion said.

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