It’s not enough for something to be functional; it’s got to be beautiful too. That’s the premise by which all the furniture and fittings at Cape Grace were refashioned a couple of years ago. Some of the most outstanding features that bring truth to this statement are the chandeliers.
Some stories are written and others painted at Cape Grace, but Jacques Erasmus has managed to chronicle Cape history through something as unlikely as chandeliers and transform them into light-filled works of art.
Jacques created 26 such pieces over a six-month period, sourcing silverware, crockery and porcelain trinkets and unlikely objects from antique shops and dealers, until he had a treasure trove of items with which to create his dramatic pieces. They all turn your eye and make you smile in appreciation of their whim and folly, and the four chandeliers hanging in Signal Restaurant simply demand to be noticed; hanging with kitchenware, crockery, brass, copper and crystal.
Re-using objects and perpetuating their usefulness, creates a sense of timelessness which juxtaposes the modern and historical in one unique piece. Nothing epitomises this more than the Cape Grace chandeliers. Pop in for a visit to see them for yourself.