While visiting South Africa I came across some beautiful art and design projects, I was particularly struck by the chandeliers created by Riaan Chambers.
He produces unique, innovative and beautiful chandeliers fashioned from recycled glass, crystals, shells, horn and any object that takes his fancy.
The style ranges from Romantic to the ultra chic and I am amazed by the sheer volume of his work.
The variety is also enormous. Some incorporate vibrant colours lit up in the form of a long dangling glass chandelier, while others are more elegant and minimalist with a simple white finish.
There are also numerous smaller mobile pieces that incorporate shells and other organic materials.
Others are a combination, but the different shapes and sizes allows his work to fit into very different surroundings according to the particular style.
He predominantly uses recycled materials such as glass taken from old windscreens.
These magnificent pieces have a strong effect on their surroundings, setting the mood for a space. Their impact can often be somewhat overwhelming.
The colours and the materials combined with the size makes his work very impressive.
His chandeliers are displayed in commercial buildings, restaurants, hotels, as well as in residential properties.