Otago Maradadi Chandelier & Pendants for Nandos | Inspiration Dinka Corsets
If you are looking for a warm and romantic atmosphere, decorate your place with candlesticks with several branches.
British company Otago has designed Maradadi chandelier, a modern, tailor-made lighting range, in collaboration with UK light manufacturer The Light Corporation. In Kenya, the designers of Otago, Anna Rose and Eddie Sercombe took inspiration fromDinka corsets of South Sudan to make their chandeliers. In more detail, the Dinka tribe is a people of Southern Sudan who has inspired the world fashion scene since the 90s with their famous Dinka corset. The first notable appearance of Dinka corset was in the campaign of Christian Dior 1997.
Thus, Dinka corsets, traditionally called the Manlual in men and Alual in women, are beautiful colored beads. Worn by men, the Dinka corset encoded by bright colors indicates age, status and wealth within the community, while women wear a pearl necklace colored shawl necklace that also indicates age, Status and wealth.
The creators of these chandeliers, Anna Rose and Eddie Sercombe, worked with local artisans and a local women’s cooperative to create a unique, fun and sophisticated illumination system based on the colors and draperies of pearl strands. All this was done in two Kenyan workshops with participation of local studio CREA Africa and Zawadi Africa, an education fund that provides scholarships to girls with a disadvantaged background. Additionally, they designed the Maridadi pendants, which possess 13 smaller pendants of smaller size with colored beads.
You can find these magnificent Maridadi chandeliers at South African restaurant chain Nandos, which is one of the biggest investors in South African art. This decorative ethnic style, with simple and noble materials bring a romantic and gentle environment to the room it illuminates.
- Company : Otago
- Photographer : © David Lindsay.
- Website : : www.otagodesign.com
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