Whisper chandelier by High Thorn

High Thorn's latest lighting design is a cascade of leather evoking a laidback sense of luxury.

The Whisper chandelier from High Thorn is a departure from the South African design firm’s iconic lighting made from jacaranda driftwood. Strips of leather are draped in tiered sections, giving the traditional chandelier shape a softened, tactile profile.

Whisper was released in May this year, a follow-up to the super-sized wooden disk and recycled glass chandelier launched as part of First Editions at Design Indaba Expo 2014. It is manufactured in cream, stone, black, grey and red.

Designer and owner Georgie Anderson has built her brand on the safari-lodge aesthetic of natural textures and laidback luxury. High Thorn’s twig and driftwood lights and wooden furniture are made in Johannesburg and supplied to resorts and hotels in Africa, Abu Dhabi and elsewhere. Their neutral earthy palette and textured materials evoke the desert, dunes, scrub and veld of South Africa's diverse landscape.