Belinda Smith

Old Government House

As part of the major restoration of Old Government House, Belinda Smith and UAP SUPPLY were commissioned to design a chandelier as a new centrepiece for the historical building.

Through careful study of architecture and natural form in the surrounding environment, the chandelier emulates the beauty of palm inflorescences (a cascading seed branch typical to sub-tropical plants) and complements the interior finishes of the building.

The design titled Inflorescence features cast bronze branches that support a cascade of some 50,000 topaz and champagne crystals, imported from Austria and the Czech Republic. UAP SUPPLY and Smith managed its creation from design to installation, and developed an innovative solution to suspend it safely from an irreplaceable heritage glass atrium.

  • DESIGNER Belinda Smith
  • DESIGN TITLE Inflorescence
  • PROJECT Old Government House
  • LOCATION Brisbane, Australia
  • CLIENT Queensland Government
  • YEAR 2009