The Global Data Chandelier is a custom light fixture commissioned by the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) for their new headquarters in Washington, DC.
The chandelier’s 425 illuminated pendants form a low resolution world map when viewed from below. Global data like energy consumption, renewable water resources, and GDP can be displayed on the map in illuminated animations. Each data set is paired with a unique lighting animation. In addition, CSIS can highlight regions of the map that correspond with international developments or events within the building. Watch the video below.