Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Ostrich feather chandelier


I was recently reminded of this stunning ostrich feather chandelier by South African designer Haldane Martin while trying on boots at a favourite boutique. I briefly glimpsed up at the soft light and found it impossible to concentrate on my feet after that. Inspired by the lightness of dandelions, Haldane created this pendant to be able to create an angelically from the energy saving CFL lamps. It has been named after Dalene Mathews book "Fiela se Kind". This heart-warming South African story is set in Oudtshoorn, the same ostrich farming district where the feathers that form the diffuser, are sourced.



I love how the softness of the feathers contrasts with the rustic wood and very smooth lines of the dining set. I think it would be equally effective in a more traditional space with ornate moldings and classic architecture.



{All photos: the home of Haldane Martin, via Apartment Therapy}


16 comments:

Nicole Franzen said...

I WANT those chairs... sooo beautiful

escapade said...

Aren't they amazing! You can't see very clearly from this angle (as I was focusing on the chandelier) but the seats are covered with Springbok hide. Quite a stunning piece!

Dancing Branflake said...

Beautiful! They really add a whole new texture to a room!

Anne-Marie @ 10 Rooms said...

Lovely, wish we could see them at night, they must be stunning.

Diana Mieczan said...

They look increadible:)
Kisses

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Kate {domestikatedlife} said...

So luxurious! I love them.

Adrienne said...

The chandeliers are so beautiful... and I love the chairs too!

Gabby / Gypsy*Diaries said...

Oh How I'd ADORE to hang this in my bedroom!!! Love love love! :D
xxx

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H.Toufga said...

Loved this style so much, very classic.

Keep up the great posts..

Hinda

TERI REES WANG said...

Aah,I think I'm in love like no other.

Cheers!

Rachel said...

ooh i do like these! i think theyd be beautiful for an event like a wedding! maybe to luxurious and outlandish for my house, but so so pretty :)

Julie-Inspired said...

Wow they are beautiful! And they do make such a sweet contrast with the wood! Glad I found your space today!

Julie xo

TJ said...

The chairs and the chandeliers are amazing.

Tobe @ Two Tall Blondes said...

those are INSANE!!!! i die.

Joanna said...

Those ostrich feathers are pure decadence. Swoon.

Sarah Klassen said...

Unbelievable! Oh my word!

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