Striking Statement Pendant Lighting Ideas

From glamorous glass pendants to paired-back marble and industrial shapes, these new pendant lighting collections are bound to turn heads

A modern, stylish pendant light could be the pièce de résistance your home has been waiting for. A sure-fire way of making a captivating focal point in the dining room, living room, hallway or even the stairwell, pendant ceiling lights draw the eye up, and have the power to make a big impact. From pendant kitchen lights for stylish kitchen lighting to new A/W18 lighting collections destined for statement dining rooms, 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.

McVey six-lamp chandelier, available in slightly weathered bronze, £2,145 from arteriorshome.com

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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.

Filigrana pendants, from £230 each, hollowaysofludlow.com

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.

The A1965 Black Pendant, H26x Dia46cm, £730, conranshop.co.uk.

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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’ website and prepare to be mesmerised…

Sebastian Wrong’s Filigrana pendants, from £354 each from twentytwentyone.com

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.

Statement lighting from Flomar/M. Cattaneo for Porada

£790 each, Flomar/M. Cattaneo for Porada at gomodern.co.uk

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6. CONTRA-VERSIAL

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.

Statement lighting from Heals

£199 at heals.com

7. ARTISTIC FLAIR

You can count on Lee 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.

Statement lighting from Lee Broom

£850 from leebroom.com

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.

Statement lighting from Debenhams

£95 each from debenhams.com

The winning combination? Delicate fluting, playful shapes, bronze touches and jingle-jangle tassels.

Statement lighting from Debenhams

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