In the Round: 7 of the best globe pendants

Orb-shaped beauties to bring sparkle to kitchen islands, hallways and gorgeous ceilings throughout your home.

The vogue for hanging a trio of suspended globe pendants above a kitchen island continues to gather pace – and with our desire for open-plan living it is a simple way to create a subtle division between the kitchen ‘work area’ and a relaxed dining or living zone on the other side of the island.

Turning off bright kitchen task lights and turning on the pendants whilst having dinner will immediately change the mood into one that’s more convivial and down tempo.

In addition, hanging a globe pendant in the same style above the dining table – or teaming with wall lights or table lamps from the same collection in the same open-plan kitchen-dining-living area – is another way to create a cohesive scheme that flows easily between the different zones. Of course, having the same flooring throughout and using similar materials will also add to that effect.

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A globe pendant is also a beautiful way to light up a small hallway that may not suit a larger piece – and without a dark shade to cover the bulb they’re a decorative feature with the benefits of better illumination.

Our edit of the best globe pendants includes a mix of beautiful materials, from Jonathan Adler’s Electrum Kinetic lamp with its polished brass, nickel and glass orb to Lignet Roset’s Pelote by designer Patrick Zulauf, which is made with woven paper fibre.

There’s smoked glass with the Umbra by Studio deForm for BOMMA at Hector Finch, dusky pink fluted glass on the Fulbourn at Jim Lawrence and opal glass on the Rift by Bert Frank.

If your preference is to avoid shop bought and to go for something different, then there’s a charming cross-cut diamond glass on a vintage pendant that was salvaged from former Czechoslovakia at Skinflint, which would add a stylish touch to a modern scheme.

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