Burst embodies harmony and counterpoint. A celebration of contrasts, it uses the aesthetic language first developed for Branching Bubble, reinterpreted through its own dynamic geometry. A sharp-edged starburst, among its influences, are the elegant angles of medieval weaponry and the contrapuntal art of Ikebana—Japanese flower arrangement—where some stems are spikey and others nod in full bloom. The fixture echoes as well the jeweled brooches designed by the Parisian couturier Jeanne Lanvin in the 1930s, with weighty settings and a balance of bold real and faux gems. Hand-blown globes by Michiko Sakano alternate with glass spikes, as well as barnacle-like spheres rolled in 24-karat gold and finished with projections that resemble tiny bee stingers. With the luminous presence of dark bouquet lit from within, Branching Burst is moody yet buoyant, a bit rebellious, confident and expressive.