Ceiling/Pendant

Landscapes by Frederik Roijé

Traditional pendant lampshades are cleverly fused together into one solid object. The result is a lovely, scenic ‘lampscape’ that mirrors the natural environment.

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Price: $1,409.00
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Gladys Lighting Collection by Louise Hederström

Lace isn’t my favorite thing, but these lamps sure are…they’re interesting- both lovely and weird.
These are only available for immediate purchase for the European market, but others are available upon request.

Made in stainless or white lacquered steel.

Small pendant, one ring Ø 190 mm
Medium pendant, one ring Ø 320 mm
Large pendant, two rings Ø 630 mm and 190 mm
X-large pendant, three rings Ø 630 mm, 320 mm and 190 mm
Table lamp, height 500 mm, diameter 320 mm, white cord 180 cm

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Price: $253-$1,016
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Fall of the Damned by Luc Merx

This is probably best played in a commercial application or a large scale home, but the Fall of the Damned pendant lamp is a slightly frightening, if not interesting way to light a space.

“A dramatic, pendant lampshade, shaped into a classic image of guilt and morality. From a distance, The Fall of the Damned appears to be an organic and intricately textured ornament. Upon closer inspection it is revealed as a mass of naked bodies, reminiscent of Dante and Rubens, fused together in agonizing beauty.

The amazingly complex shape of this limited edition lampshade was made possible via the help of Materialise’s MGX technology. Using innovative 3D printing, digitally created designs are ‘printed’ with a laser, adding layer upon layer until an intricately detailed piece is formed.

Limited Edition of 40.”

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Price: $45,000.00
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Snare Pendant Lamp

This pendant lamp measures less than a foot across so it would be perfect for smaller scale settings, such as over a small dining table or kitchen island. And it has a really small price tag too, so you could even buy one for either side of the bed.

“Sleek 3″ brushed steel band, frosted glass diffuser and metal mesh top keep a tight modern beat. White cord with tandem metal cable for extra reinforcement.”

11.75″dia.x3.5″H

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Price: $49.95
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Glow Pendant

This geometric brass pendant lamp was designed by Italian designer Enrico Franzolini and designer Vicente Garcia Jimenez.

“The Glow casts warm, fractured light inspired by the dappled effect of sunlight sifting through leaves. Burnished with an antique matte brass, its multiple angles create a unique pattern of light refraction.”

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Price: $1,998
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Coral Pendant

These pendants are not only lovely, but also created from sustainable materials.

“The Coral Pendant (2004) is the result of two influences: the repeating patterns of ice crystals David Trubridge saw in Antarctica and the similar patterns he saw in underwater coral…The Coral Pendant arrives unassembled to make shipping more efficient and to reduce the amount of packing materials. Instructions for simple assembly are included and no tools are required.”

Australian sustainable-plantation-grown hoop pine untreated plywood; dual-core electrical flex PVC cord; white painted metal ceiling plate; stainless steel rivets.

H 23.5″ Diameter 23.5″ Cord L 15′

Also pictured are the Koura ($2,200) and Kina ($2000) pendants.

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Price: $500
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Series 21 One Pendant Canopy by Bocci

Of course multiples look spectacular, but it would require more of investment than just one. I love the sculptural, almost-paper-bag look to it.

“the series 21 fixture by omer arbel is a porcelain and borosilicate glass fixture suspended by metal cable to a brushed nickel canopy. inspired by the sporadic arrangement of barnacles on a a substrate in nature, the porcelain is wrapped around glass cones of different sizes, resulting in a unique appearance to each fixture.”

standard cable length is 10′. Now taking advance orders (shipping December 2007).[posted by katie]

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Price: $359
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Lightweight by Mischa Vos

It doesn’t get any more simple than this. A light bulb on a weighted cord which you can raise and lower depending on the amount of light needed.

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Price: $64.00
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supernova pendant light

In the right space, such as over a dining table or in an entryway, this lamp would create a stunning effect. It’s
constructed of a series of parallel disks in multicolored lacquered aluminum.

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Price: $1,774.00
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Patrick Townsend: Orbit Chandelier and String Lights

I’m quite fond of the seemingly random light strings of Patrick Townsend, and the chandelier isn’t too shabby either.

Handmade mini light chandelier (left)
H 32” D 32″

Handmade mini light string.(far right)
84″ in length with 19 mini bulbs.

Handmade mini light string.
60″ in length with 10 mini bulbs. (middle)

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Price: $150
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Ayers Pendant by Leucos Lighting

I love large lights like this above dining tables.

“The Leucos Ayers Pendant enhances rooms with a cascade of inviting illumination and a smooth, robust form. The Ayers Pendant, designed by Marco Piva, features a large, handblown diffuser composed of four layers of Murano glass.”

Diameter 21.75 in., Height 11.5 in.

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Price: $813.04
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Field Bounce Light

I think this fixture is so interesting- the scale and industrial nature are sure to draw attention while doing a very good job of providing light below.

“The Field Bounce sends a broad field of light upwards providing indirect light and is ideal for custom construction. A stem up to 36″ is included. “

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Price: $850.00
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Take Away by Sigurdur Gustafsson

The Take Away lamp can go on the wall, ceiling, or floor, making for a very flexible light source.

Made in fibreglass fabric, 25 W bulb.
Height 38 cm, width 32 cm.

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Price: $83.64
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24 Karat Blau Lighting Series by Ingo Maurer

Though the price tag is a bit higher than what most of us have for our lighting budgets, this collection is quite striking (in a strange and interesting way).

“the 24 karat series is constructed of metal, plastic and gold. this lighting series is one that both geometric and organic looking. seeming to have an aged look and a modern design at the same time, the 24 karat lights are one of ingo maurer’s most interesting.”

24 karat blau M, (on left) this version is modular, the “standard” lamp can be multiplied to make a larger fixture.
$377.00

24 karat blau t table lamp,

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Price: $638.00
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Plisse Hanging Lamp

This reflective modern lamp would be a smart choice for over a dining table or in a living room.

“Known for finely crafted creations using recovered materials and metal, Dutch furniture designer Piet Hein Eek reinvents the lampshade in shining faceted aluminum. Silver.”

Measures approximately 13¾” diameter.

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Price: $495.00
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