from left to right: Shake small R580, 5Five. Rise & Fall R1 550, The Vintage Lamp Shop. Felt hanging light in Royal Blue by Wiid Design R3 835, Stable. Silicon pendant R366; Pendant bell 1.5m R216; both Light World. Lee Broom OLO double R7 351; Lee Broom clear crystal bulb & pendant R4 137; both Créma Design. Wiid Design cork light R5 518, Stable. Vonk light small pendant 180mm R3 200, Woltemade. Pillar lamp R1 690, Pezula. Original artwork used for backdrop: 'Light' fine liner on Fabriano, Marsi van de Heuvel R9 000, SMITH Gallery.

Pendant lights are a huge trend in Winter lighting, artfully placing suspended bulbs centre-stage to make a luminescent statement. From the bold and beautiful – to the graphic and enchanting, this is DECO’s selection of the top 20 pendant lights of the moment. 

Guiding Light | ELLE Decoration South Africa
from left to right: Tiered polished brass pendant R595, Weylandts. Geometric pendant R1 880, Klooftique. White ball shade R850, The Vintage Lamp Shop. HoiP’loy vertical spiral filament bulb and ceiling pendant with AVN origination covering R2 695, Stable. Raimon R24 959; Bell lamp R7 386; both Moooi from Créma Design. Dragon’s tail hanging lamp R2 595, Weylandts. Metal pendant R538, Light World. Harry Houdini R3 021, Stable. Tashini hanging lamp R2 990, Pezula. Original artwork used for backdrop: ‘Presence’ fine liner on Fabriano, Marsi van de Heuvel R9 000, SMITH Gallery

In the Winter Issue 102, our decor team did extensive research on every possible pendant light available in South Africa, so that we we could share the very top options with you. From Weylandts to Pezula InteriorsHoiP’loy to Light World, there is literally no lighting shop we didn’t visit.

To make the shoot just that little bit more spectacular, we approached the extraordinarily talented Marsi van de Heuvel. We borrowed two of her artworks from the Entanglement exhibition, to serve as the anchor for the whole shoot.

The artworks, ‘Presence’ and ‘Light’, were enlarged and printed onto wallpaper for us by the ArtLab, a large-format digital printing facility based in Cape Town. They are a world-class operation; perfect for anyone who needs professional results at affordable prices.


‘Entanglement’, on at the SMITH until 18 July 2015, presents works that ‘experiment with empathy and entanglement; a study of an emotional connected consciousness.’

The multiplicity of the deep yet ethereal colour of blue, and countless minute pen marks, represent an open ended expanse of human experience.

How would you describe your work Marsi?
“It is very time consuming, meditative, layered, repetitive; a juxtaposition of control and letting go. My work is full of contradictions, the constant theme of broadening perspectives and the loss of the separate self, yet it’s my own personal journey that led me here in the first place. I sit in solitude making tiny marks to represent big things.” (Source)

The Winter Issue 102 is on sale until the 20 July, so make sure you get your copy to add to your collection.

Photographs:  Justin Patrick Production Ilana Swanepoel Assistant: Sanri Pienaar Artworks by Marsi Van De Heuvel, enlarged and printed onto wallcoverings by Art Lab.

ELLE Decoration Winter 102 June 2015

The Winter edition of ELLE Decoration South Africa is on shelves at your nearest magazine retailer now. Packed with stylish ways to hibernate this winter, it’s full of all your favourite features, décor tips and tricks plus brand new pages, including DECO Read, DECO Kid and DECO Grow. Pick up your copy today for the most stylish winter yet and tell us what you think on Twitter @ELLE_Deco. #winteriscoming #Winter102