Ceiling/Pendant

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

Ameico BULB Pendant

Talk about bare bones, this glass pendant is pure and simple. If you’re the minimal type, something like this is a no-brainer for above a small dining table or work surface.

Winner of the Good Design Award, 2001 Chicago Athenaeum, BULB is almost entirely transparent, from its lampshade of clear blow glass, down to the bulb and wire casings. It has proven to be a solid and lasting design, year after year.

Designer: Sofie Refer
Features: 7.5 cord with ceiling canopy. Max 1x60w clear filament bulb or spot, E26.
The bulb is not included.
Made in Denmark.

Purchase Information:

Price: $175.00
Availability: Buy Ameico BULB Pendant here

Foscarini Diesel Rock Pendant Light

Oh, look at this lovely faceted pendant light. The surface is sure to catch the light in all sorts of ways, and the black/cream is a no brainer for any color scheme.

The Rock Pendant Light is part of the ‘Successful Living’ collection by Diesel from Foscarini. Made from polycarbonate it has a black exterior and white interior. Evoking the industrial design typical of Diesel Rock has a contemporary, raw appeal which lends itself to any interior. It comes with a maximum drop available of 200cm.

Dimensions : H: 38cm; Diameter : 50cm

Purchase Information:

Price: £320.40
Availability: Buy Foscarini Diesel Rock Pendant Light here

Design House Work Lamp, Gold and Chrome

Who knew a boring work lamp could look so attractive simply by a few tiny changes and some gold-plating? (I’d wager a guess there are many things that would benefit from the same transformation, though don’t go and be all completely ridiculous about it.)

The Swedish trio behind Form Us With Love–Jonas Pettersson, John Lofgren and Petrus Palmer–refined the lowly utility light into something beautiful with a few new bends of the angled cage, a dimmer switch to match your mood, and thickening those wires by plating them in chrome or gold. The naked bulb is protected–you can treat it as haphazardly as the one in your garage. But it’s so striking you’ll want to spotlight one or more in your home or office.

Packaging: Gift Box
Size: 8″ t x 5.8″ dia
Cord is 10′ long with dimmer and plug.

The lamp comes in gold-plated ($120.00) and chrome-plated ($100.00) versions.

Also available here: € 145.00

(Thanks Malin!)

Purchase Information:

Price: $100.00
Availability: Buy Design House Work Lamp, Gold and Chrome here

Orion Pendant Lamp

I sort of love this prism-shaped light. It’s a good size and has a good amount of bang for the buck. There’s also the Nigel Lamp that a slightly different shape but same price.

Metal shade.
Available in White or Black
19.75 x 17 x 21.25″

Purchase Information:

Price: $295.00
Availability: Buy Orion Pendant Lamp here