Tuesday, 11 September 2012

OSTRICH EGG LIGHTING

Ostrich Eggshell Light-fixture (13 eggs) Phases Africa


Ostrich Egg Table Lamp http://phasesafrica.com
Ostrich Egg 3 ring Chandelier http://phasesafrica.com

A soft lighting effect is created by tiny holes in this beautiful chandelier created from naturally colored ostrich eggshells.  Ostrich eggs, sourced from farmed birds, have been widely used in South African homes for decorative effect since colonial times.  The organic shape of the egg works equally well in contemporary designs. The chandeliers are available in different sizes.  The 3-tier chandelier has 11 eggs; the 4-tier has 19 eggs and the five-tier, 29 eggs.  The iron framework comes in two different finishes – matte black or rust.  Architectural Digest Magazine, included an Ostrich egg chandelier in one of their issues, the picture was taken, in the entrance of the world famous Saxon Hotel, Johannesburg.


Ostrich Eggshell Chandelier Phases Africa
© Ostrich Egg Lighting - available at Phasesafrica.com
© Ostrich Egg Chandeliers - available at Phasesafrica.com

3 ring 11 eggs: size of the top ring - 50cm in diameter and the dept 75 cm – weight 8 kg
4 ring 19 eggs: size of the top ring - 65cm in diameter and the dept 1 meter – weight 10 kg
5 ring 29 eggs: size of the top ring - 80cm in diameter and the dept 1.25 meters - weight 12 kg

Ostrich Egg Standing Lamp - available at Phasesafrica.com
The 7 Egg Standing lamp size: 75cm x 32 x 32. weight this has a black mat finish and it is also available in a chrome finish.  

 Horn Wall Lights - With Ostrich Eggshell - available at Phasesafrica.com

Resin Horn Wall Sconces with Ostrich Eggshells
The resin Gemsbok Horn (strait) is 100cm in height
The resin Kudu Horn (twisted) is 85cm in height

Horn Lighting - With Ostrich Eggshell shades - available at Phasesafrica.com
Horn Chandeliers - With Ostrich Eggshell  Phasesafrica.com

Genuine Gemsbok Horn Chandeliers
With pewter leaves (also available in pewter Geckos) that can easily be manipulated to wrap and hold the genuine ostrich egg upright.  These lights should not be used with light bulbs higher than 45 watt.  The fixture is available with either 6 or 8 horns.  The frame remains the same size, irrespective of the amount of horns selected, Size: 1100mm in diameter and approximately 800mm in height from floor to top of chandelier frame. 

Genuine Kudu Horn Chandeliers
This fixture is discontinued however – it was placed here to illustrate the pewter geckos, as an option instead of the leaves in the Gemsbok Horn Chandelier in the previous image.

Horn Lighting - With Ostrich Eggshell  Phasesafrica.com
Horn Lighting - With Ostrich Eggshell Shades Phasesafrica.com

Genuine Gemsbok Horn Wall Sconce
This is a (strait horn) with peter leaves (also available in pewter Geckos) that can easily be manipulated to wrap and hold the genuine ostrich egg. These lights should not be used with light bulbs higher than 40 watt. They are also available in genuine Kudu horn (twisted horn - next image) size of the Kudu Horn: approx 83.82cm tall.  The Gemsbok wall scones (pictured here) is approx 96.52cm tall.