Ceiling/Pendant

Quarry Pendant Lights

Marble has long been a luxurious product, but how about using it as a pendant shade? These hand-turned pendant lights by Benjamin Hubert are pretty spectacular, as they show off the translucent properties of thin-walled marble. By using an LED, the large internal cavity remains open in order to appreciate the rough cuts in direct contrast to the smooth exterior. Here’s hoping they’re in your budget (and if they are, you’re one lucky duck).
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Purchase Information:

Price: $1,735.00 - 2,395.00
Available from: MATTER

Dot/Dash Translucent Pendant

Take a look at this new pendant light from Erich Ginder. It’s made from die cut fabric, so there’s a soft texture to begin with, and with a little assembly (it ships flat), you’ll have a lovely geometric light to call your own. Made in in the United States.

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Purchase Information:

Price: $358.00

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Available from: Design Public

Graypants Scrap Cardboard Lamps

We posted about Seattle-based Graypants‘ Scrap Lights back in 2008, and we’re quite happy to say that they are not only still available to purchase, but a few new models have been released. Scrap Lights are pendant lamps laser-cut from repurposed cardboard boxes, hand assembled in Seattle. Sizes and prices range from $129 for the 8” Moon, to the monstrous room-filling 36” Drum, which sells forĀ  $1399. Each one is made to order. Available with a black or white cord.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $129.00 and up
Available from: Graypants

Fire Extinguisher Pendant Lamps

As you’ve ascertained from the title, these lamps are made from spent fire extinguisher canisters. By using either the top or bottom of the canister the shape is cylindrical or rounded, and each one is hand painted with a slight black/grey effect. Not a bad way to make use of an otherwise discarded item, and it certainly lends itself to a nice ‘guess what this used to be’ discussion at your next dinner party.

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Purchase Information:

Price: $70.00
Available from: Uncommon Goods

Noir Pendant Lamp

The Noir Pendant lamp, which is a powdercoated black matte metal shade with a beech wood cap has a weighty, architectural look to it. With its large scale, the fixture would be most suited as an anchor for a dining table or perhaps a kitchen island.

Purchase Information:

Price: $249.00
Available from: CB2

Void Mini Pendant Light

If you like Tom Dixon’s Void Pendant Light, you’ll be happy to see there’s a new mini version. Whether you mix the sizes or just use the mini to fit smaller areas (powder or dressing room perhaps?), you’ll have a polished metal gem that won’t go out of style (ever – that’s a promise).
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Purchase Information:

Price: $465.00
Available from: YLighting

Swedish Snowflake Lantern

This is just about the perfect holiday decoration, mostly because it’s not an in-your-face sort of thing, and it would give off a nice glow. If I had to choose between spending $85 on a nice paper lantern that looked like a snowflake and one free horrible singing Santa, I’d shell out $85 so fast that you’d think (insert idiom here*). There’s also a Star Lantern, shown below.

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Purchase Information:

Price: $82.00
Available from: Terrain

John Beck Paper & Steel

Whoa, these two Peter Lights from John Beck Paper & Steel are priced at $124 over on Fab.com today, down from a regular price of $185. Each light is handcrafted by the Illinois craftspeople of John Beck Paper & Steel. Also be sure to check out the larger Brown or Black Light Three for $488 (reg. $750).

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Price: $124.00
Available from: Fab

Crimean Pinecone

Check out this lamp by designer Pavel Eekra. There’s no internal frame, just the 56 plates and screws configured in the pinecone form. Natural birch veneer is slightly transparent, which gives off a nice warm glow while also allowing light to be directed downwards. The lamp does arrive flat packed, so be prepared for a little assembly. To purchase, email pavel(at)eekra.com.

Designer: Pavel Eekra
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Purchase Information:

Price: $490.00
Available from: eekra

Bluff City 14 Inch Pendant

Whoa, this is pricy, but it sure has a lot of style. Industrial leanings are evident with the wire-cage, but it’s actually the colors that caught my eye. The blue and red 8 Inch Pendant ($550.00) along with the mint and red 14 Inch Pendant (shown above) make for an interesting color combination, and with several grouped together, you’ve got a fantastic focal point.

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Purchase Information:

Price: $750.00
Available from: YLighting

Le Klint pendants

The Australian store funkis has what looks to be a very thorough collection of Le Klint pendants, if you’re interested. I’ve always liked these shades, as they’re hand-folded and would add a nice, soft, textured light to any room, yet I was unaware at just how big the collection was. A quick search on your favorite engine and you’ll find various US retailers as well (YLighting, Hivemodern.com, allmodern.com, just to name a few, and Amazon too.)

Designed by Poul Christiansen between 1969 and 1978.
All pendants include 5 feet of white cord.

Purchase Information:

Price: $price varies
Available from: funkis

Coco Pendant

I’m picturing 5 of these above my non-existant kitchen island. Made of ash and powder coated aluminum. Made by Australian designer Kate Stokes.

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Purchase Information:

Price: $2100
Available from: Merchant 4

Fluted and Finned Wine Bottle Pendants

Take a look at the pricing on these wine bottle pendants, not bad for a pop of color, eh? I bet they’d look lovely in a clustered together above a small dining table. (Also, the product description doesn’t state whether the bottles come from a recycling facility, so I’m guessing they don’t.)

Custom crafted in the Meyda Hot Shop in the USA.
Available in various colors, the glass can have either a frosted or transparent finish.

Purchase Information:

Price: $151.19
Available from: Affordable Lamps

Lens Pendant Small by Zero

This diminutive (6.3″ high, 7.1″ circumference) matte black pendant lighting would be perfect for above the dining room or even above a kitchen island in multiples.

Purchase Information:

Price: $369.00
Available from: Northern Icon

Trubridge Floral Pendant

Oooo! This new Floral Pendant by David Trubridge has several choices of interior paint colors, all of which add a subtle color wash that contrasts nicely to the outside natural bamboo finish. This light ships flat (minimizing packaging) and looks easy enough to assemble (see video below). Available in three sizes, 23.5″ dia., 31.5″ dia., or 39.5″ dia.

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Purchase Information:

Price: $449.00
Available from: YLighting