Here is recycling at its best: the local community collects glass bottles from surrounding lodges and villages for us, we then break the glass into pieces and tumble it in our homemade glass-tumbler. This newly smooth glass is further hand-wrapped in copper wire and attached to in-house welded frames, creating distinctive chandeliers, pendants, wall lights and lampshades.
In this particular design we have added up-cycled copper strips throughout the piece. All our copper is locally sourced from scrap yards and cleaned and cut by hand.
The measurements are 30cm dia / 150cm length and the frame follows a spiral movement.
Each tumbled glass product can be made with a combination of white, aqua, green and brown glass. As each light is a unique piece, please let us know color and size preference.
Our lights are provided with chain and ceiling hook. Electrical are not incl.
For custom orders such as design or sizing requests, please get in touch directly on firstname.lastname@example.org
Why choose Katundu
Part of our philosophy is to create high-end luxury
interior items. We have the privilege of working with artisans with inimitable skills where each individual piece is crafted meticulously by hand; a process of creation where beauty and soul are connected through each piece.
At Katundu we use as many local, natural and recycled material as possible. This includes baobab/ maize string, scrap metal, glass bottles, grey seeds, clay mud beads, copper geezers, recycled boat wood, and more.
When you invest in a women, they re-invest 90% back into their
families and communities. At Katundu we have incredible local
women rocking their roles as managers, carpenters, tailors,
designers, and as role-models for their friends, family, and local
We believe that it is our responsibility to provide fair and empowering
employment. We pay fair wages, but we also relieve the pressure of
everyday life for our team by offering a loan scheme, medical support,
and education fees for staff children.
"We just love our beautiful glass chandelier and beaded cushions. The chandelier casts beautiful shadows on the ceiling and the cushions add that extra color to our living room. We'll always remember beautiful Likoma and the women of Katundu!"
Herma - Goes, The Netherlands
"Katundu's products combine the best of high quality craftsmanship and African creativity, with a modern sensibility. They're the centerpiece of my living room and I always receive compliments on them"
Monika - Lusaka, Zambia
"Katundu were amazing with communication and creativity on a large order for an interiors project in South Africa. We worked on design together, and when it came to shipping the items to South Africa, they arrived safely in super quick time. I would definitely recommend. Beautiful, sustainable interiors, great customer service and unique statement pieces."
Jessica Melville-Brown, United Kingdom
'I custom ordered 3 large cocoteeth chandeliers from Katundu. They are absolutely stunning and the center piece in my hall. They were great to deal with; efficient and quick to respond. I loved the photo's of the chandeliers being constructed in the Katundu workshop. I would definitely order from Katundu again as their products are totally unique and so beautiful.
Emma Peart - United Kingdom
We offer worldwide door-to-door shipping in partnership with Fed Ex courier service.
All our products can be customized exactly to your wishes. Contact us if you like to discuss this.
Direct and professional contact. Straight from our workshop in Malawi. Email us on email@example.com