Ceiling/Pendant

Athena Pendant Light

Whoa, not a bad price for a crazy-angular-modern pendant light. It’s a powder-coated metal shade, so no worries about robustness. Also, there’s a slightly rounder version (Olympus, shown below) if that would suit you better.

Available in Black or White powder-coated finish.
Hardwire installation.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $315.00
Available from: puremodern.com

Joug Design Frangipani Light Shade

Frangipani, indeed. Do you know what a Frangipani is? It’s a flower that most of us would recognize as the Hawaiin Lei flower. The lovely textured pattern of this light shade is created from hundreds of overlapping elements of polypropylene plastic (which, as some of you might know, is completely recyclable).

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Purchase Information:

Price: $120.00 - 340.00

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Availability: Buy Joug Design Frangipani Light Shade here

GeoLight by Sarah Gibson & Nicholas Karlovasitis

Inspired by the geodesic domes of Buckminster Fuller, this soft paneled light arrives flatpacked for an easy-to-assemble project. You have the option of assembling a full or half sphere, depending on the amount of light and look you want. A diffuser is also available.
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Purchase Information:

Price: AUD310.00
Available from: DesignByThem

Spica Light, Threaded

As promised, the Spica Light in all its glory… by none other than Iacoli & McAllister. This pic shows the Spica threaded (threaded!), and obviously it’s a bit more expensive with those hand-wrapped threads, but it sure packs a punch with a little bit of color detail. Of course, without threads the Spica is still spectacular. Also, the smaller black version with threads is over at Gretel ($795), if you’d like to see how it looks.

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Purchase Information:

Price: $445.00-1,800.00
Available from: Iacoli & McAllister

Luna Pendant

I’ll spare you the many exclamation points and simply point out that this pendant bears resemblance to Earth’s only natural satellite. A floor and table light version also available (see below).

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Purchase Information:

Price: €270.00
Available from: in-es.artdesign

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Frame Pendant Lamps by Iacoli and McAllister

These bright frame lights from Seattle based Iacoli & McAllister provide a nice pop of color, don’t they? I know I just posted their Table Light the other day, but I’m liking their collection too much to let it fall by the wayside (or get lost in my bookmarks, which is often the case). Their Spica Light ($800) is pretty fantastic too, but I’ll save that for another day.

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Purchase Information:

Price: $345.00
Available from: Iacoli & McAllister

Lift Lamp

This is a custom ordered item from Science&Sons, who are well known for their Phonfone, just to get that out of the way first. Now, besides it being actually an interesting shape for a light, the idea behind the LIFT LAMP was to create an object that was fun to clean, so, to dust this lamp you’d fly it like a kite. Delightful idea, isn’t it? The light collapses down fairly quickly for easy transport.

Materials: Sailcloth, Graphite tubing, metal fittings
Size: 48″ DIA. x 22″ H.

Lift Lamp

Lift Lamp

Lift Lamp

Purchase Information:

Price: CAD450.00
Available from: Science&Sons

Bright Side Lights

New York-based Rich Brilliant Willing has teamed up with Artecnica to bring us these recyclable cast glass pendants. Hang one as a pendant lamp or group several together to make more of an impact… or if you should so choose, lay one on its side as a table lamp.

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Purchase Information:

Price: $95.00
Available from: emmohome

La Couronne Pendant Lamp

This La Couronne Pendant from Artecnica immediately reminds me of Bertjan Pot’s Revolving Chandelier (2009), which I fell in love with not only for its black/white and transparent silver shade, but also for its delightful movement (see clip at bertjanpot.nl). While the La Couronne certainly doesn’t rotate automatically, it does possess a similar feel, and at $125, it has a very friendly price tag.

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Purchase Information:

Price: $125.00
Available from: Emmo Home

Block 2 Lamp

Designer Henry Pilcher turns the traditional industrial pendant shade literally on its head by encasing it in a wooden geometric frame. This unique framework allows the Block 2 lamp to be hung, free standing at many angles, and because of its now modularity, multiples can be stacked in infinite combinations (if you can actually afford more than one that is). Being that thsese fixtures can be both pendant and floor lamps, I see huge potential in these lamps for their flexibility.

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Purchase Information:

Price: $990.00
Availability: Buy Block 2 Lamp here

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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