11 Extravagant Pendant Lamps To Finish Up With
The pendant lamp is a real classic in the world of lighting. You can find it in almost every home above the kitchen or dining table. A pendant lamp is a really eye-catching piece in an interior and as such is rather more than something purely functional. There is a huge selection of suspension lamps. You can find them in all sorts of shapes, colours and materials. People who are looking for unique pendant lights with a special design will be able to find just what they’re looking for when they come to us. We have selected 11 extravagant pendant lamps from our range for them. We should warn you in advance; they are ravishing but come at a price.
If Poseidon were to have a throne room, then you would find Atlantis by Terzani in it. This lamp’s name suits it right down to the ground: the hundreds of metal chains which are incorporated into the lamp are reminiscent of running water.
Did you know that together these chains measure 4km (!) in length? What’s more the Terzani Atlantis is handmade – a feat that requires more than 20 hours of handiwork. In order to highlight the unique character of this lamp every finished model is given its own unique identification number at the end of the production process.
Is this model too ordinary for you? No problem –this extravagant pendant lamp is available in bronze or gold as well!
In 2012 Moooi lost one of its best designers; Raimond Puts. Two years previously he had presented the firm with this iconic lamp, which he promptly gave his own name to. In 2010 the design was awarded the prize for the best home product in the Sanoma Woon Awards.
The largest version of Mooi Raimond consists of 1212 LED lights in the shape of a metallic ball. The transparent lenses ensure that the light is diffused in all directions. The structure of the lamp is reminiscent of a star. The accompanying slogan, “you can look at the universe even when sitting indoors”, was chosen for a reason.
If there is any truth in the saying “diamonds are a girl’s best friend”, then all of womankind will fall for Hope by Luceplan. The polycarbonate lenses make this lamp look like a sparkling diamond.
This is once again a great example of a modern pendant lamp. It is the result of the creative mind of a talented designer and modern technology. Luceplan Hope is a very popular design which goes some way to explaining why it has bagged three design awards (Reddot Award, Good Design and Compasso d’Oro). This pendant light clearly deserves its place on this list.
Verner Panton is considered to be one of the most influential Danish designers of the 20th century. He designed all sorts of products including tables, chairs and even wallpaper. One of his creations is this Verpan Fun Mother Of Pearl in which the imposing Verpan Fun 8DM is undoubtedly the crown jewel.
This lamp is made up of a cluster of mother of pearl slices which hang from the ceiling with the aid of metal chains. Even when it isn’t on, the Verpan Fun still looks great – the mother of pearl shells provide a constant and subtle dazzle. It’s not just a delight for the eye, but also for the ear. With the slightest breath of wind the shells gently knock against one another producing an extremely relaxing sound.
Louis Poulsen PH Artichoke
This model is a real classic in the world of designer lighting. Poul Henningsen designed it for the Langelinie Pavillonen restaurant in Copenhagen in 1958. The design was so popular that it has been crowned the most copied lamp in the world.
The PH Artichoke consists of 72 ‘leaves’ which are positioned in such a way that the lamp doesn’t produce any blinding light. The result is an attractive diffused light with a unique pattern. Each and every lamp is handmade, which means it is of an extremely high quality.
Flos is an Italian manufacturer of designer lighting. The firm was established in 1962 by Cesare Cassina and Dino Gavina and is known for its popular designs. We couldn’t possibly have left the Flos Zeppelin off this list.
This pendant lamp consists of a steel frame enveloped in a special resin. A metal structure in the shape of candles, subtly visible through the casing when it is on, can be found inside this ‘cocoon’. Flos has literally given the classic chandelier with candles a new look. Find out more about the intriguing Cocoon technique in the film below.
The Supernova by Foscarini is a pendant lamp which goes with every interior. The design is made up of a series of aluminium slices which produce a different light effect depending on the positioning of the lamp. From some angles the internal source of light is almost completely visible, from other angles you obtain a softer light.
The Foscarini Supernova is available in three different versions; polished stainless steel, aluminium with a matt finish or lacquered aluminium.
“They emitted from a core like an explosion of light, like a star in the sky.” – Joris Laarman
Joris Laarman is a designer from Amsterdam. He has created the Nebula, a pendant light consisting of a number of glass cones for Flos. These cones are actually based on an ordinary lampshade. Then he started playing around with lampshades in different sizes and suddenly got the idea of combining them. The result is this Flos Nebula.
Dark No Fruit
If while reading this Article you get the impression that designer lighting only comes from abroad, then you are wrong. Dark, a firm from Maldegem, keeps Belgium’s honour intact with its ‘No Fruit’ suspended lamp. In 2004 and 2005 this design won all sorts of design awards, including the Good Design, Design Plus and iF Award.
Just like Poul Henningsen (designer of the PH Artichoke), designer Anthony Duffeleer takes his inspiration from nature. No Fruit is a lamp with an organic shape which gives off a warm, diffused light. This modern suspension lamp uses coloured light to give a personal touch to your interior.
PS: No Fruit Bling Bling a model with 960 crystals was made in collaboration with Swarovski for the 5th anniversary of the brand.
In the domain of designer lighting few look as luxurious as this ‘Soscik’ from the Italian brand Terzani. The designer, Nicolas Terzani, designed this chandelier by draping metal chains over a nickel frame. It is a modern interpretation of a traditional lamp that can be placed just as easily in a classic as in a contemporary interior.
Few pendant lamps look as futuristic as this Mercury by Artemide. It consists of a series of metal ‘stones’ suspended below a simple aluminium disc. The reflective stones reflect the light, thus creating a unique effect. The Artemide Mercury looks good during the day too – when it bears more resemblance to a work of art than a light installation.
That’s all for our selection of extravagant pendant lamps. Be sure to take a look at the rest of our collection in the web store. With more than 2000 models you are sure to find the perfect pendant lights!
Latest posts by Kevin (see all)
- The magical Lumigraphy of Bastien Carré - 18/11/2013
- Dark Lighting In Real Life: INGREDIENTS By Radis Noir - 26/08/2013
- Ecological Design – The Tetrabox Lamp By Ed Chew - 23/08/2013
- The Question Block Lamp On Kickstarter - 26/07/2013