The HOPE Chandelier
in honour of Ahmed Kathrada
a feeling of expectation, desire and trust for a particular thing to happen.
This was the first chandelier Charmaine Taylor designed. She named this chandelier HOPE in honour of Ahmed Kathrada’s life and legacy. Ahmed served alongside Nelson Mandela on Robben Island and was a father of South Africa’s new democracy in 1994.
Charmaine was taken to Robben Island by
Ahmed Kathrada before he passed away. Charmaine asked Ahmed if he ever thought he would leave Robben Island. His answer was
“We never ever lost hope. If you lose hope, you die.”
SIZE: circular chandelier which is 1.5 meters / 590 inches wide.
OR any diameter you would like to fit your space.
With twelve antique filament light bulbs.
Charmaine said with this chandelier that the pieces were chosen according to:
“As the fence is, so it is” ->no welding or hammering work was used.