A modern, stylish pendant light could be thepièce de résistance your home has been waiting for. A sure-fire wayof making a captivating focal point in the dining room (opens in new tab), living room (opens in new tab), hallway (opens in new tab) or even the stairwell (opens in new tab), pendant ceiling lights draw the eye up, and have the power to make a big impact.From pendant kitchen lights for stylish kitchen lighting (opens in new tab) to new A/W18 lighting collections (opens in new tab) destined for statement dining rooms (opens in new tab),these modern pendant lighting collections deserve to get noticed.
1. DRESS TO IMPRESS
Just as the perfect necklace completes an outfit, the chic McVey six-lamp chandelier by Arteriors will finish off your kitchen scheme with style.
2. STARRY NIGHT
Glass maestro Jonathan Rogers has brought a fresh twist to the trend for exposed bulb lighting, decking his handblown designs with white engravings in intricate web-like patterns. Available in two sizes, with brass or hand-painted wood fittings, hang them in a cluster to form an illuminated constellation.
3. SWITCHED ON
Continuing its tradition of championing classic design, Gubi has acquired the rights to the archive of pioneering Finnish lighting designer, Paavo Tynell (1890-1973). The new collection includes this 1947 gem, the A1965 Black Pendant. Tynell’s distinctive design includes small, perforated holes in the shade to let the light glow through.
4. EYE CANDY
Each of Sebastian Wrong’s Filigrana pendants for Established & Sons is made using traditional Venetian glass-blowing techniques, running colour from one position into a mould to create sleek, unique patterns. Impressive, but they had us at a mere glance of their candy-cane stripes. Watch a video of them being blown on Established & Sons (opens in new tab)’ website and prepare to be mesmerised…
5. ON ALL CYLINDERS
Lighting designs with exposed bulbs tend to lean towards the rustic/industrial look, but not at Porada. Sleek cylinders in White Calacatta Gold or Portoro marble, both with beautifully pronounced veins and surface texture, and brushed brass ceiling supports make its Eolo suspension lights a truly luxe affair.
Why be just one shape when you can be two? The Contra pendant, designed by east London studio Vitamin Living for Heal’s spring/summer 2018 collection, features a cone-shaped shade in brushed brass and an outer blown-glass sphere.
7. ARTISTIC FLAIR
You can count onLee Broom for statement lighting that will dazzle equally when turned on and off. A tale of two halves, the Lens Flair pendant features a solid brushed brass top with an intricate, cross-cut lens down below, designed to softly diffuse light. We’d call that mega-watt wow factor.
8. COLOUR PERFECTION
Pretty-as-a-picture pendants don’t come much better than these pastel-hued numbers from Matthew Williamson’s collection for Debenhams.
The winning combination? Delicate fluting, playfulshapes, bronze touchesand jingle-jangle tassels.
Lotte is the Digital Editor for Livingetc, and has been with the website since its launch. She has a background in online journalism and writing for SEO, with previous editor roles at Good Living, Good Housekeeping, Country & Townhouse, and BBC Good Food among others, as well as her own successful interiors blog. When she's not busy writing or tracking analytics, she's doing up houses, two of which have features in interior design magazines. She's just finished doing up her house in Wimbledon, and is eyeing up Bath for her next project.
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