Paola Navone designed these massive colourful nests, woven with 11,000 hazelnut branches from springtime prunings. ‘The Secret Garden’ project was part of an installation presented by Barovier & Toso and Citco in the Botanical Gardens in Brera, Milan this year.

Nests of different shapes were either built on solid turf or hung, suspended and free-floating. And inside? Murano glass blown chandeliers by Barovier & Toso.

The nests contain the chandeliers, hiding and protecting them, almost like eggs, and inviting visitors to peek between branches and gaps. This powerful visual display demonstrates the magic that a Barovier & Toso chandelier gives to a space, whether in a magical fantasy space like this, or at home.

Posted by Renée Rossouw