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The Original Mud Chandelier©

The Original Mud Chandelier©

Regular price $12,900.00 USD
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The Original Mud Chandelier©:

Introducing the original Mud Chandelier, a visionary masterpiece born out of the creative collaboration between artist and designer Werner Du Toit and ceramic designer Philippa Du Toit in the early stages of 2005.

This groundbreaking design was conceived as a response to the surplus of waste material generated within their studio, reflecting their commitment to sustainability and innovation. Notably, it stands as the pioneering African-conceived chandelier of its time, aiming to bridge cultural divides and celebrate the artistic heritage of the continent.

Beyond its aesthetic brilliance, the Mud Chandelier represents a beacon of social impact, catalyzing economic empowerment within the community. Overnight, the creation of this piece generated 20 job opportunities, subsequently supporting the livelihoods of over 100 families—a testament to its profound significance beyond the realm of art.

Upon its debut exhibition in the same year, the Mud Chandelier garnered widespread acclaim for its unparalleled craftsmanship and ingenuity. Recognized as one of the top 50 designs that have shaped the millennium, it has left an indelible mark on the global design landscape.

This iconic chandelier has graced prestigious venues such as the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York City, capturing the admiration of discerning clientele including luminaries like Ralph Lauren, Sir Richard Branson, and even Val Kilmer, known for his portrayal of the legendary Batman.

The Mud Chandelier stands not only as a symbol of artistic innovation but also as a testament to the transformative power of creativity and community collaboration, leaving an enduring legacy that continues to inspire and captivate audiences worldwide.


- Made with over 3000 hand-rolled clay beads

- Rust resistant

- Mould resistant

- Strung on 316 stainless steel wire

- Galvanised frame 

- Clay beads are vitrified (stoneware)


XL: 60kg / 132.3Ib 

L: 30kg / 66.2Ib 

M: 25kg / 55.1Ib 

S: 15kg / 33Ib 

Cleaning and care instructions:

- Make sure all electrics have been removed

- This piece is robust and can handle soap and water

- Wash with small broom and brush

- Rinse with clean water

- Leave hanging until dry, before electric is re installed

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Customer Reviews

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Could not be happier with the way they look

The Chandelier arrived promptly in pristine condition

I am overjoyed with my purchase. The price was fair.

Glamorous Look, High Quality

I'm very happy that I ordered this chandelier


Absolutely beautiful. Did not expect such a niece piece for the price


Love it. Put it in a tree for my venue