From lampshades made from felted merino wool to lights inspired by the horrific nuclear accident in Fukushima. I’ve handpicked twenty of the most interesting pendant lamps right now.
Favourite Things is a playful pendant lamp designed by the Stockholm-based design company Chen Karlsson.
With Favourite Things you can exhibit your treasured objects and highlight them beneath a light source.
The bamboo ceiling lamp “Yang” is handmade from an original fish trap, used in the south of Thailand. Design by Bloomingville
“Fabricate,” a self-assembly textile pendant light, consists of a wire frame dressed in a tight-fitting special 3D woven fabric that cleverly adapts Jacquard type weaving to new applications. Design: Henny van Nistelrooy
Plass interprets the millennia-old artisan tradition of glass making, through a contemporary process and material: rotationally-moulded polycarbonate. Designed by Luca Nichetto for Foscarini
“Woody” suspension lighting made from Cristalflex and wood, designed by Luca Mazza produced by Slamp Lighting.
Swedish designer Johan Lindstén
has created the Meltdown pendant lamps for Cappellini
. The designer’s inspiration is quite unusual: ”Meltdown is an interpretation and attempt to make something beautiful from the disastrous nuclear accident in Fukushima.
Would an actual meltdown occur and what would the impact be? The disaster is reflected in the lamps where the process already begun and the bulb are about to melt through the last defense of the glass.”
Diva is a pendant light sculpture designed by the two young designers, Thomas Kalvatn Egset and Peter Natedal, who wanted to pay their respect to the proud Norwegian heritage of wood lamination craftsmanship, and at the same time challenge or reinvent how this material could be used. Produced by Northern Lighting
These light pieces called Acid Drops have been designed to compliment each other by founder of Curiousa & Curiousa
, Esther Patterson. Hand blown, in semi-opaque Canary Yellow glass, revealing a central, suspended looped filament.
Viso H2O Cube Pendant Light by Filipe Lisboa. H2O features a semi-metalized top quality polycarbonate and chrome metal canopy
The Regatta, designed by Thomas Malmberg
is made of a special type of sailing cloth that gives a beautiful, soft light.
Jacaranda Cygnet Lamp is designed by John Galvin and every element of the piece has been hand made from the turned shade and light pendent, down to the brass dimmer switch and lamp support. This piece is hand finished using Danish oil.
Ekinos is a suspension lamp made of orange or black acrylic rose and aluminum heat sink fins. Produced by ilti next
The lampshades CRISALIDA by French Designer, Aurélie Richard
are made by hand from felted merino wool. Although each piece is unique, the lampshades are available in three different sizes. They can be suspended from a ceiling light fixture or used as mobile cordless lights.
Smoke Dalston is a modern pendant shade from Bhs
The Petal Pendant lamp designed by Audrey Lanford Barnes is made using ultra thin layer of Spanish cedar veneer imitating the form of flower with the hanging petal.
The dramatic Le Soleil Pendant Light from Foscarini is a spectacular design which diffuses light fro below and via its fins. Designed by Vincente Garcia Jimenez. Le Soleil is made from polycarbonate.
Designer Mia Cullin was inspired by basket-weaving and embroidery for “The Cord.” The thread forms a web on the underside of the fitting and cross-stitching on the side. Produced by Zero Lightning
The Gasby lamp from House Doctor
has a very masculine and industrial look