When we talk about iconic pendant lights, we often think of the many creations of George Nelson or similar timeless pieces that were designed by the Mid-century masters. But today we take a look at three modern pendant lights that are quickly gaining an iconic status across the globe, thanks to the uniqueness of their design and incredible popularity. These modern icons are as appealing as any of the classic pendant fixtures, and the trio we have on display covers a wide price and style range!
by Highshots Photography
While some of us might be able to spend a few hundred dollars on a pendant that we love, others might not be happy about shelling out that amount for a lighting fixture. Then there are those who can afford to splurge several thousand dollars on a stunning pendant lamp because they feel it is worth it. Today, we have one glittering pendant for each of you out there!
Indulge – Mercury Suspension & Skydro
Have a few thousand dollars to spare for a truly dazzling pendant light that steals the show every single time and stands out as a mesmerizing sculptural addition? Then may we suggest the uber-futuristic and glossy Mercury Sospensione by Artemide. This phenomenal pendant is well and truly a fascinating work of art with a floating assembly of large pebbles below a simple modern aluminum disc. The pebble-style additions are made from injection-molded thermoplastic material and are painted in chrome and steel. Setting you back by nearly $4,500, this is definitely a lighting fixture that demands your attention in every possible way!
by Moroso Construction
by Dick Clark + Associates
by SVOYA studio
A variant of the Suspension version of Mercury and its more futuristic cousin (if that is indeed possible) is the Skydro. Injection-molded reflective units are combined with LED lighting to shape this brilliant lighting fixture that can be used in multiple ways. Doubling as captivating abstract wall art, the Skydro ranges from $3,480 – $4,265, depending on the composition of your choice.
by Charles Cunniffe Architects Aspen
by Ministestrwo Spraw We Wnętrzach
by Miriam Moore Design Studio
Mid-Range – Coral Pendant
It is pretty safe to say that not all of us are thinking about bringing home a $5000 pendant light this Christmas (or any time soon). For those who are looking to make a gorgeous style statement with lighting and can afford to spare around $300, the Coral Pendant by David Trubridge is an excellent choice. The New Zealand designer was inspired by the rich coral life down under and designed this fascinating pendant that comes in the form of a kit-set that you can assemble at home. Do not fret too much, though, as the bamboo or aluminum pieces are all identical, and even your kids can get this done in an hour or so!
by Dyna Contracting
by Three Legged Pig Design
by Michelle Walker Architects
Available in five different sizes and several different subtle hues, the pendant is perfect for those who wish to create an instant focal point in the room with lighting. Once it is switched on, it casts wonderful honeycomb pattern shadows on the wall as it showcases your interior in an entirely different light, quite literally! Starting at $290, the Coral pendant combines elegance with a touch of playfulness and trendy geometric patterns.
by Ba Design Group
by Josh Partee – Architectural Photographer
by Susan Diana Harris Interior Design
by Claudia Leccacorvi
by Portico Design Group
Budget Buy – Ikea Maskros
At first glance, the giant Maskros pendant looks like it could set you back by a couple of thousand dollars at the very least. Classy and sophisticated, it fills the air with a sense of festive joy, thanks to the pristine white look and the obvious reference to a dandelion. But depending on whether you take home the 22″ version or the 32″ version, this pendant shade will cost you either $49 or $89 at most! A beautiful Ikea find that is both exquisite and captivating, the Maskros is quickly becoming one of the most widely used pendants, especially once the holiday season arrives.
by Corynne Pless Photographers
by Chris A. Dorsey Photography
While the coral pendant casts a shadow of honeycomb patterns, the lovely Maskros delivers with chic floral patterns. This makes the giant pendant even more apt for girls’ bedrooms and glam settings that draw inspiration from Hollywood Regency style.
by Optimise Design
by Natalie Fuglestveit Interior Design
by Restyled Home
by Lanefab Design/Build