Pursuitist item of the day — the Magpie Chandelier from Anthropologie. When Michelle Obama decorated the White House bedroom of first daughters Malia and Sasha, they chose a whimsical chandelier handmade of castoffs, trinkets and other found objects. That $4,800 Magpie Chandelier, designed by a South African art collective commissioned by Anthropologie stores for its catalog, signals a growing trend in home furnishings in general.
Details from Anthropologie:
Found objects, trinkets and cast-offs revel in their new role as exuberant participants in this celebratory fixture. Each is a bespoke creation crafted by hand of reclaimed materials, so no two will be exactly alike. Created by Shane Petzer, Scott Hart, Sean Daniel and Richard Panaino, the members of the Magpie Art Collective.
Professional hardwiring required
Recycled plastic, galvanized wire, string
100 watt max
117″ chain; 120″ cord
82″H, 66″ diameter
Handmade in South Africa
An additional $250 will be added for shipping and handling. Please allow 4-6 weeks for delivery. This item is only available for delivery within the continental United States. Shipment to international locations, U.S. territories, AK, HI, P.O. boxes, APO/FPO addresses and express ship methods are unavailable for this item.