LightSpace: Mercury Floating

Mercury floating or floating mercury best describes this light fixture we chanced upon recently. It is bizarre. We thought it was to be viewed from down below, being a ceiling fixture and all, but no. It looks just odd from down below. From the side it looks just passable. And the light reflecting off the shiny surface probably generates some artistic shadows somewhere but we were too blinded to notice.

Who designs these things? Probably someone famous.
Who specs these things? Probably someone famous as well.


Side view

Bottom view