Whistle Chandelier 2012 / by Claire Farrell

Whistle Chandelier

Birmingham, 2012

The whistle chandelier concept and installation by Claire Farrell, WERK and exhibited as part of Birmingham Made Me EXPO in June 2012.

The chandelier of approximately 450 policeman and ACME Thunderer whistles took 48 hours to install. Individual whistles were tied by hand to form clusters and concentric layers to create the chandelier. The installation won an award for Most Creative Exhibit.

“The Whistle Chandelier is rather like the Olympic Torch. It is about producing something remarkable in the form of an installation, providing ‘ordinary objects’ with a respect and status that elevates them to the exceptional.” - William McGrath, Chief Executive, AGA Rangemaster plc.