Ceiling/Pendant

Directional Porcelain Lamp

This lamp looks lovely.

“This wonderful matte white hanging lamp captures a nice soft glow when lit. It measures 7″w x 4 1/4″d x 8 3/4″h. Lamps made from thin moded porcelain. Lamps come with a fifteen foot white cord sets that ends with a plug, not hard wired. Bulbs sold separately.”

7″w x 4 1/4″d x 8 3/4″h

Purchase Information:

Price: $98.00
Availability: Buy Directional Porcelain Lamp here

Galiano Slim Pendant Light

Again, the perfect fusion of nature and modern thinking, the Galiano Slim Pendant light is made from reclaimed Douglas Fir and a found twig.

3.75″ x 3.75″ x 12″ (plus branch, which varies)

13W CFL light bulb(= to 60W incandescent)

Purchase Information:

Price: $260
Availability: Buy Galiano Slim Pendant Light here

Filo Square Pendant and Sconce

This feather like paper pendant and sconce look like they would add a good amount of soft light. I think it would look stellar to do three pendants in row above a dining table.

“Filo paper and a brushed nickel shade. This wispy lighting piece is more like illuminated art and will give any room a new approach to lighting.”

16″h x 7″w pendant.
Includes 50 watt MR16 halogen bulb.

Purchase Information:

Price: $265.00
Availability: Buy Filo Square Pendant and Sconce here

Abaca Pendant

These woven Abaca light spheres can be either plugged in or hardwired with the conversion kit. Uses 60W bulb (not included).

small: 9.25″diam

medium: 13.25″diam

large: 16.5″diam

[posted by kris]

Purchase Information:

Price: $79.00-$129.00
Availability: Buy Abaca Pendant here

Crochet Pendant Lamps

These pendant lamps seem to be a good deal- they have an interesting texture and they don’t cost an arm and a leg.

“Crisp geometry meets loopy crochet in our three cotton pendant lights. Painstakingly crocheted by hand, the basket forms are dipped in a starch solution to preserve their shapes. Emits a warm and romantic glow. Three unique shapes to choose from. Choose from tepee, cone, or dome. Tepee measures 16″ in diameter x 28″H. Cone and dome each measure 24″ in diameter x 17″H. Ships in 2-4 weeks.”

[posted by katie]

Purchase Information:

Price: $206.00
Availability: Buy Crochet Pendant Lamps here

Orchadia Light by Mark McKenna

This looks amazing. I love the delicate frames with the tiny lights suspended within- it must be beautiful to watch it spin slowly around…

-Made from a Printed Circuit Board, tiny, honey-colored lights float within a robotically animated
-incandescent bulbs
-19.75″ x 47.25″ overall size,
-7m cord length

Purchase Information:

Price: $479.00
Availability: Buy Orchadia Light by Mark McKenna here

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.

Purchase Information:

Price: $1,409.00
Availability: Buy Landscapes by Frederik Roijé here

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

Purchase Information:

Price: $253-$1,016
Availability: Buy Gladys Lighting Collection by Louise Hederström here

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.”

Purchase Information:

Price: $45,000.00
Availability: Buy Fall of the Damned by Luc Merx here

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

Purchase Information:

Price: $49.95
Availability: Buy Snare Pendant Lamp here

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.”

[posted by kris]

Purchase Information:

Price: $1,998
Availability: Buy Glow Pendant here

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.

Purchase Information:

Price: $500
Availability: Buy Coral Pendant here

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]

Purchase Information:

Price: $359
Availability: Buy Series 21 One Pendant Canopy by Bocci here

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.

Purchase Information:

Price: $64.00
Availability: Buy Lightweight by Mischa Vos here

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.

Purchase Information:

Price: $1,774.00
Availability: Buy supernova pendant light here