Ceiling/Pendant

Etch Pendant

Tom Dixon’s brass Etch light is digitally manufactured, which allows for intricate patterns without a too-terribly-expensive price tag. Apparently the geodesic shape creates some interesting shadows, too. (fyi, DWR carries it exclusively in the U.S.) Also, check out the Etch Candleholder ($55).

Purchase Information:

Price: $375.00
Available from: Design Within Reach

Facet Lamps

For his series of Facet Lamps, designer Brendan Ravenhill drew inspiration from industrial light fixtures. Cleverly though, he forgoes manufacturing processes such as spun metal or ceramics that are traditionally used to create these lamps, and utilized an array of cut and bent sheet metal, creating a geometric pattern that is uniquely modern, yet still evokes the spirit of the original industrial shades. I don’t know if the light shining through at the bends was intentional or a byproduct of manufacture, but either way I love it.

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Purchase Information:

Price: $280.00
Available from: Brendan Ravenhill

Two Simple Pendant Lights

Occasionally while scanning through websites I’ll come across similar products at very different prices and wonder just where the line gets drawn between affordable and expensive. For example, one of these pendant lights is $40 and the other is $400. Of course, they are different in obvious ways (one’s red and has an old school vibe, the other white and minimal), but for a simple pendant you have to wonder if the difference justifies the price discrepancy. As always, the consumer decides…

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Purchase Information:

Price: $39.95 / 400.00
Availability: Buy Two Simple Pendant Lights here

Pia Layered Pendant

If you’re on a tight budget, check out this layered light. At 14″ by 32″ high, it’s big enough to hold its own over a dining area yet the price ($68) won’t put a big dent in your wallet. I like how it feels organic in a Boontje-esque way.

Purchase Information:

Price: $68.00
Available from: UMA

Globo di Luce Pendant

If you’ve long been a fan of Roberto Menghi’s iconic Globo di Luce Pendant (1968), you’ll be happy to know that the copper version is on sale right now. I’m not sure if DWR is discontinuing the copper or if it’s just a summer sale, but either way you’ll save half off the regular price.

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Purchase Information:

Price: $1,335.00
Available from: DWR

Evolute Suspension Lamp

A seemingly simple balloon-like shape is made interesting by the use of materials. I’m sure the diffused light would give the room a warm glow, plus, the maple veneer would be nice as an added textural element. Two sizes available; some assembly required.

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Purchase Information:

Price: $640.00
Available from: hivemodern.com

Acquatinta Pendant Lamp

I’m digging this series of glass pendant lamps from Produzione Privata. They’re created from mouth-blown Murano glass and are available in an assortment of finishes/colors, but I think most would agree with me that the ones to get are the transparent glass ones. They best illustrate the form and showcase the beauty of the internal hardware itself. Prices range from $600 – $900.

Designer: Michele de Lucchi
Colors: white, black, sanded, silver, transparent green, transparent
Material: Mouth blown Murano glass
Comes with 59″ of cable that can be shortened
Uses 1 X 100W 120V E26 (medium base) incandescent lamp (not included).
Dimensions: 8.75 H x 9.4 D (inches)

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Niche Pendants

Interestingly enough, the founders of Niche Modern were designing products for themselves, not the design-minded public, when they started getting orders. That’s no surprise, really, considering the lovely hand blown shapes and warm colors. No two are exactly the same, which is reason enough to mix and match in order fit your specific sensibilities.

Prices start at $440.00

Other colors shown below.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $440.00 and up
Available from: Niche Modern

Matt Lamp

Four feet of soft, knitted cord means you can play around with how this lamp is displayed. Hanging a few over a dining table (maybe twisted/knotted together) could be interesting, or the loop idea on a wall over the bed would be a nice soft texture to a sleeping area. A silicone-covered energy saving bulb is included, so you won’t have to worry about safety.

Designed by llot llov.

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Purchase Information:

Price: $375.00
Availability: Buy Matt Lamp here

Mokusei Lamp

Made from 20 pieces of triangle shaped veneer, this light makes for a pretty picture. You assemble the light like a puzzle, either as shown above or as two separate more oval shaped lights. One drawback is that it doesn’t come with a wire unit (it’s flat-packed after all) but that’s easy enough to pick up at a hardware store (or Ikea?). Also, if you’re the curious type, ‘Mokusei’ means wooden-made and also Jupiter in Japanese.

Cherry veneer with back lamination
diameter about 17-3/8″

Purchase Information:

Price: $250.00
Available from: TGS

Jack Pressed Glass Pendants

You might have seen Tom Dixon’s Pressed Glass Pendants making the rounds on the design circuit, but have you seen these babies? These dense glass pendants have that satisfying green tint that signifies thickness and weight and the compact forms are most pleasing in shape.

Designer: Tom Dixon
3.9″dia x 4.7″h.

Bead Pendant on left, Top Pendant on right.

Purchase Information:

Price: $310.00
Available from: ABC Home

Artecnica Phrena Lamp

It’s taken a while for this lamp to finally be available for purchase, but my-oh-my, wasn’t it well worth the wait? Karl Zahn wanted the light assembly to be “as simple as opening a book”, and describes the light at its most basic level as a “composition of pages all working together in symmetry.” It arrives perfectly flat and through careful opening becomes a beautiful three dimensional shade. Available in either a pendant or table lamp, the white tyvek shade provides a warm, even glow to any area.

phrena pendant light, $78.00
phrena 2 table lamp, $95.00

Table lamp and more info shown below.

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Purchase Information:

Price: $78.00
Available from: Velocity

Goccia Suspension Light

Whoa, take a look at the different color choices for this light. No surprise it was inspired by the colors found underwater, as it reflects and diffuses a wide range of each hue. Made from Opalflex®, which is a recyclable material.

Designer: Stefano Papi
11.8″D X 16.9″H; 82.7″
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Purchase Information:

Price: $246.50
Available from: YLighting

Raimond Light

Hello, hello. These mathematically based stainless steel spheres transport electrical current while the LED lights evenly spread warm white light around a room. It’s not often that stainless steel can appear both delicate and strong, but it certainly seems so in this case. Available in three sizes, this light is sure to fit any room, but with the smallest starting at $1,869.00 it unfortunately won’t fit every budget.

Designer: Raimond Puts, 2006.
Stainless steel, PMMA.
Made in The Netherlands by Moooi.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $1,869.00
Available from: Hive Modern

Mater Black Dome and Shade Pendal Lamp

I think my heart stopped at the sight of the Black Dome Lamp. What is it about black matte lamps? Maybe it’s that the appearance is so contrary to their function? Whatever the reason, these two lights are lovely and minimalist (and expensive).

The dome lamp is an iconic representation of “what is light.” Light emanates evenly in a 360 degree pattern from its source (such as in the case with the sun), so therefore the most honest approach toward the design of a lamp was a spherical solution. The design is essentially a “globe” form, “hollowed out” to allow the light to distribute. Such a mathematical solution enables the design to be timeless and familiar, however completely new in approach, as it is more of an engineering solution than a fashion-based one.

Shade Pendel Lamp (left), $1,000.00
Designed by Signe Bindslev Henriksen & Peter Bundgaard Rützou, (9.8h x 23.6w x 23.6d)

Black Dome Lamp (right), $700.00
designed by Todd Bracher, (15h x 15.7w x 15.7d)

Also by Mater: Counter Stool

Purchase Information:

Price: $700.00
Availability: Buy Mater Black Dome and Shade Pendal Lamp here