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The Original Mud Chandelier | Chandeliers by Mud Studio, South Africa | Ham Yard Hotel in London. Item composed of steel and ceramic
The Original Mud Chandelier | Chandeliers by Mud Studio, South Africa | Ham Yard Hotel in London. Item composed of steel and ceramic
The Original Mud Chandelier | Chandeliers by Mud Studio, South Africa | Ham Yard Hotel in London. Item composed of steel and ceramic
The Original Mud Chandelier | Chandeliers by Mud Studio, South Africa | Ham Yard Hotel in London. Item composed of steel and ceramic
The Original Mud Chandelier | Chandeliers by Mud Studio, South Africa | Ham Yard Hotel in London. Item composed of steel and ceramic
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The Original Mud Chandelier | Chandeliers by Mud Studio, South Africa | Ham Yard Hotel in London. Item composed of steel and ceramic

Created and Sold by Mud Studio, South Africa

Mud Studio, South Africa

The Original Mud Chandelier

Featured In Ham Yard Hotel, London, United Kingdom

Price from $750 to $3,400

Creation: 2-3 weeks

Handmade

Sustainable

Reclaimed Materials

Recycled Materials

Made To Order

Locally Sourced

The Original Mud Chandelier by Mud Studio beautifully placed at Ham Yard Hotel, Soho, London.

Highlights
Handmade
Materials: Ceramic, glass, metal

Description
The Original Mud Chandelier©

Was first conceived early in 2005 by artist and designer Werner Du Toit working closely with the fellow ceramic designer and wife Philippa du Toit.
The Design stemmed from the constant amount of waste material their studio produced, being the only African conceived chandelier at that time the designer tried to bridge the gap between Africa (the clay and Europe the crystal, Unity, and beauty.
This was also a way to create jobs in the community, 20 jobs were created overnight and have since supported over 100 families.

The chandelier was exhibited that same year with raving reviews of excellence and design It was honoured and awarded as one of the top 50 worldwide designs that shaped the millennium.
This chandelier is the father of all clay bead and bead chandeliers. it was exhibited at MoMA, New York, with customers like Ralph Lauren, Sir Richard Branson, Val Kilmer yes Batman!!

Details:
Made with over 3000 hand-rolled clay beads
Clay beads are vitrified (stoneware)
rust resistant
mould resistant
strung on 316 stainless steel wire
a galvanised frame this chandelier will stand the test of time
comes in three standard sizes L, M, S but custom sizes are welcomed
this chandelier is truly a 4x4 chandelier
perfect for patio use
The chandelier is flat packed to save on shipping

Item The Original Mud Chandelier
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Mud started early one hot morning in January of 1999, it came into being with the persistence of one person that wanted to make a difference! Philippa du toit started this as a poverty alleviation project she was determined to make a difference Mud was truly born out of poverty out of hope and out of the will to make that difference.
The early years of mud was manufacturing beautiful and bespoke handmade pieces of ceramics with a few shops buying the goods then in 2003 the bead project was started , this project was started in a small town called Clocolaan where Mud wanted to make a difference, the bead project, working with illiterate and destitute people, used mud's recycled clay to handmade clay beads. This lead to sustainable business but it was struggling, Philippa's husband Werner jumped in and decided to design the first clay bead chandelier this was early in 2004.
This marks the birth and the blossoming of the Original Mud Chandelier© From this point the Original Mud Chandelier© changed numerous lives touched and created jobs all over the world. More than 10 new companies where created with this idea, each with an extended family of hundreds of people from, Africa to India to China, this was the birth of an icon an african Icon. a tiny bead that changed hundreds possibly thousands of lives.
A beautiful marriage of Africa and Europe the African renaissance has begun , A glass crystal interior with a earthy clay exterior! Never before did exist, a clay bead chandelier nor a wooden bead empire shape chandelier an african first.
Today you can buy numerous beaded chandeliers from numerous people, but there will always be only one original Mud clay bead chandelier!!
The original Mud chandelier© received many international accolades and was exhibited in MOMA New York, was snapped up by the Ralph Lauren© store in New York and has since graced the elegant homes of the rich and famous, and yes Batman also owns one!
Who could have known from the dusty village in africa.