Pickwick Plaza Chandelier
DESIGNER: Joe Munson
PROJECT TYPE: Lighting
DIMENSIONS: 6′ Length x 2′ Height x 6′ Width
MATERIALS: Brass Anodized Aluminum, Clear Acrylic (plexiglass, Lucite), Custom LED Lighting Panels, Stainless Steel
YEAR PRODUCED: 2017
INSTALLATION LOCATION: 933 McGee St, Kansas City, MO 64105
Google Maps Link: https://goo.gl/maps/Xnkbw88ZpY72
CLIENT: Gold Crown Properties
ARCHITECT: Helix, Crossroads Arts District Kansas City, MO
PROJECT MANAGER: Tom Smith
“We wanted to make Pickwick spectacular, and Joe Munson’s designs made that possible. Joe Munson was referred to me by a friend, and this was a huge blessing! Joe and I collaborated about the designs for Pickwick, and the end design was amazing. It is one thing to design something, but it is a true craft to create it and bring the design to life. Joe’s pieces are a significant part of the Pickwick lobby as well as the exterior. His artwork keeps up with the theme and I love the fact that we have original creations with a modern twist.
We wanted to make Pickwick spectacular, and Joe Munson’s designs made that possible.”
– Tom Smith, Project Manager
UNIQUE FEATURES: Project draws from art deco and streamlining cues, the project inspires “wow” comments from the public, powerful and memorable presence. 1920 era inspiration. The Chandeliers and Sconce have a machine age, post-apocalyptic personality. Classic feel but also very technologically sheik. Cyber punk.
INSPIRATION: The Pickwick project began with the design of the Blade Sign. With much of the original Pickwick building’s subtle gothic design aesthetic used as additional initial inspiration. Originally designed in 1929 by Wight & Wight, the Pickwick Plaza is one of many prominent civic buildings designed by the Kansas City firm – including City Hall, the Jackson County Courthouse and the Nelson Atkins Museum of Art. If you look at the Pickwick building itself, made up to two strong towers and vertical elements. The Chandeliers echo and abstractly represent the vertical lines/towers of the actual Pickwick building.