Cool Pendant Lights
Pendant lights are a popular interior design trend because they allow even, wide light distribution. Most pendant lights are designed with Modern or Contemporary themes in mind, but you can use pendant lighting in your foyer, kitchen or breakfast nook to make a statement. Check out these cool pendant lights for your next design project…
The Bloom Pendant Light by UK design firm MacMaster has been hand-made to perfection to add a bit of Contemporary design aesthetic to your home. It’s no surprise these cool lights won at the 2012 Wood Awards. MacMaster is planning to release a new line of pendant lights in May 2013, so keep an eye out!
This Art Deco Revival light looks as though it may have come straight from the 1920s, but in fact, it was built by designer Fredrick Raymond in the 1970s. To create this light, mirrored and frosted glass was inserted into a chrome frame. There is room for one regular light bulb to be inserted into a porcelain socket. These lights are available at auction.
Don’t the Swedes know how to design? Chen Karlsson designed this light called “Favourite Things” as a functional light that contains a small hole to fit whatever little trinket you hold dearest. In this case, it’s holding a porcelain bird, but you can really add any design element you’d like.
This intricate pendant light was designed by sculptor Bathsheba Grossman. This light is designed after the concept of Quin — spiritual unity of the four elements in nature — and will create harmony in your home as well. At $579/piece, it’s pricey, but it’s also a truly amazing structure to behold — especially when you consider that it was made using 3D printing technology.
WAC Lighting’s “Mistica” series adds a bit of whimsy and color to the room. Since it’s made from handcrafted glass, no two fixtures are exactly alike. This lamp takes one 50W halogen bulb.
This grouping of Niche Modern lights clusters a bunch of neat lamps together into a real work of art.
Here is another neat design by WAC Lighting. The Dorian Line Voltage Track Pendant looks like a jellyfish with thin layers of mouth-blown dichromatic glass applied by hand to mimic the iridescent shimmer of the sea creatures.
The 14 Series was designed by Omer Arbel for Bocci, a contemporary design house from Vancouver, Canada. These low-voltage pendant lights are designed to be clustered together for a romantic look that mimics tiny candles floating in spheres of water. Each cast glass lamp is hand-crafted for an imperfect and unique look.