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.
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 Interiors, HoiP’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.
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