Compared to flush ceiling lights or sconces, hanging lights add something unique to the decor and look a bit more refined, sophisticated and stylish. Hanging pendant lamps are usually very graceful and elegant. But whether you choose to decorate your home with a stunning chandelier, a single pendant lamp or a cluster of hanging lighting fixtures, these accessories will inevitably draw the eye up. This design strategy can be useful if you want to make a space appear bigger by directing the eye to the ceiling or if you’re decorating a room with a high ceiling.
Designer Charles Lethaby started his business in 2014 and since then managed to impress the world with his beautiful and sculptural lighting fixtures. The pendants and chandeliers he designs impress with their luxurious but still simple appearances.
The collection of lighting fixtures designed by EBB & FLOW stands out due to its simplicity. The designs use simple materials such as glass, metal and fabric and combine influences from the British and Nordic styles. The result is a collection with modern flair and refined charm.
Named Cocoon, this stylish pendant lamp is created using eight laminated timber strips that spiral and look a bit like leaves, forming a chic cocoon-like shade. The choice of material gives the pendants a warm glow and a very expressive and elegant form, making them ideal for living rooms but also for a variety of other spaces.
The design of the Lotus pendant light is, as expected, inspired by the delicate flower that gave it its name. The pendant is definitely very elegant and also has a funky side. Just like the design featured above, this pendant lamp is created using thin plywood strips. The birch offers the petals strength and flexibility.
The Hatton collection is made up of numerous elegant light fixtures such as pendant lamps, floor and table lamps, all sharing the same distinctive beauty and intricate forms. The shades are white and sculptural. Their multifaceted designs give them gem-like forms, allowing them to serve as both functional light fixtures and stylish decor accessories.
The Grand Cargo is a chandelier with a very interesting design. As you can see, it’s design seems to be composed of several individual pendant lamps clustered together. The chandelier comes in both small and large versions and is guaranteed to draw attention to it whether it’s because of the sculptural forms, the geometric lines or the unusual mixture of shapes.
The design of the Eau de Lumiere chandelier focuses on masculine and feminine forms, featuring delicate curves and angles but also rigid forms. Further more, the materials used in its design are also linked to this unusual design strategy, including wood, marble and fabric. The same thing can be said about the colors. The inspiration for the chandelier comes from luxury perfumes, as you can deduce from the name.
This is a design that’s part of the same perfume-inspired collection. Its design is very delicate and transparent and combines two simple shapes, the square and the circle. These are connected by a thin metal structure with delicate curves and the result is a very refined look.
The design of the GraypantsÕ Scraplight is quite unusual. First of all, the choice of materials is not exactly the most common or popular. This is a hanging light fixture that’s handcrafted from pure cardboard. The design doesn’t wish to be delicate or very refined although this doesn’t make it any less elegant or stylish.
The defining characteristic of the Aa Hawaii pendant lights is the array of transparent or opaque colors that brings their simple forms to life. These chic pendant lights are also designed to be flexible and versatile, featuring adjustable cable lengths and optional rings that can make their designs stand out even more.
Featuring an impressive total of 112 buds, the Ochre chandelier is the perfect accessory for the dining room. The chandelier has dimmable LED lights with black or clear wiring. The buds are available in polished bronze or with a satin nickel finish and each houses a glass drop.
Caena is a unique lighting fixture with a design inspired by chains. In fact, the name of the fixture actually means “chain” in Venetian. The design is composed of numerous rings, each of which has a bright circuit interior and ends that light up. The very nature of the design makes this piece customizable and lot of fun to plan and use.
Moving on to simpler and more transparent designs, let’s have a look at the TIM collection. Created by designers Olgoj Charchoj, Michal Fronek and Jan Nemecek for BOMMA, this series of pendant lamps comes in the form of large glass globes. The collection is composed of three globes shaped like large droplets and available in three sizes. They can be paired with polished stainless steel, copper or matte black finishes for the mounting systems.
Available in two versions, either as a single pendant lamps or as a trio, the Capsula model also offers a variety of options in terms of color. Each pendant lamp can either have a transparent or a smoke grey shell made of glass. The interior is available in a variety of colors such as yellow, violet, dark smoke grey, smoke grey, amber or opaline.
Designed to resemble birds that fly away, these chic pendant lamps were even named appropriately: Night Birds. They look best when used in sets, this offering the user the opportunity to create cluster of abstract bird-like elements that appear to be flying as a group. The series combines neutrals such as white, grey and black.
One of the interesting facts about this chic pendant lamp named Under The Bell has to do with the materials used in the process. The lampshade is made of recycled plastic felt which gives it a set of unique characteristics such as the ability to absorb noise and to improve the acoustics in large spaces. Further more, its large dimensions make it stand out in a rather unexpected way.
The two pendant lamps featured here are the Unfold model to the left and the Fluid to the right. The delicate Fluid lamps offer a warm glow and their white shells give them a particularly beautiful look. The Unfold lamps are a bit different, offering a wider range of colors such as yellow, orange, red, green or blue. They too are delicate, featuring soft silicone rubber shades.
Forestier offers many exquisite light fixtures and this is one of them. The company’s 20 years of experience allowed its designers to find new ways to make simple light fixtures stand out, whether it involves the use or unconventional materials, following the latest trends or going back in time to reinvent a classic. This particular model puts together three elements that make the lampshade look like a delicate bell flower. The design is lightweight, sculptural and elegant.
The Bamboo collection puts together a series of interesting light fixtures. Hanging pendant lamps, floor lamps, table lamps and wall sconces reveal their lightweight and sculptural designs and take advantage of the flexibility of the material that gives the collection its name to make each of these products stand out in a sculptural and elegant way.
French company Pop Corn has repeatedly impressed us with ingenious and unexpected designs when it comes to light fixtures. One of their series proposes an eclectic approach that combines modern forms with rustic charm. The pendant have designs and forms inspired by nature, being fluid and sculptural and with lots of character.
The strong presence of the TwiPi pendant lamps is softened by the warm glow and their reflective shells. They make perfect focal points that draw the eye up and impregnate the decor with their unique character and charm. The lampshades are made of aluminum and their designs are very simple as well as very intriguing.
Elegance and sophistication take a unique form in the case of the exquisite light fixture designed by Roberto Cavalli. This exclusive design puts together a series of spherical glass pendants with matte white finishes and delicate golden wings that make these resemble butterflies or fireflies. Display these above the dining room table or in the living room for a chic and opulent touch.
Designed by look simply like large globes, the Ligne Roset pendant lamps have a really pure look. Their simple forms and designs make them highly versatile and ideal for a variety of spaces, be they inside the house or out in the garden. The lamps are made of white blasted rotomolded polyethylene and they have no switch.
Another great way to add a touch of opulence and sophistication to a space is with the chandeliers designed by Sigma L2. The classical and elegant combination between black and gold is emphasized in a really stylish way. The chandeliers suit spaces with high ceilings and are versatile enough to be incorporated in a variety of interiors.
The Nautic series is produced by Tekna and offers a collection of very interesting light fixtures. They use simple and authentic materials such as bronze, copper, bras and cast iron, materials rarely used in pendant lamps or chandeliers and especially in the way they are used here. The concept behind this collection refers to lighting solutions that stand out without making a fuss about it.
One of the fixtures included in the Nautic series described just now is the Montrose pendant. Made of weathered brass and clear glass, this hanging light is suitable for both indoor and outdoor use thanks to its water-resistant cable entry and versatile design that’s a combination of modern and vintage.
The Brass series by Gervasoni includes a suspension lamp with a rather unusual design. Designed by Paola Navone, the lamp is made of matt brass and has a large shade with a fluid and organic form. The design embraces small imperfections and highlights them, ensuring a unique look for each product.
Being made of polished metal, the Dent pendant lamps stand out without needing anything else. Still, the design is memorable too. These pendant lamps are just what a contemporary space needs to look intriguing. The shades are made of soft and lightweight metal and come flat-packet. They’re really easy to put together.
Named Snowdrop, the hanging pendant lamp by Stone Designs looks like a cute little snowball with a colored hair cap. It’s made of aluminum and glass and comes in lots of fresh and playful colors. It has a soft glow and its design was actually inspired by the snowdrop flowers. It’s quite easy to see the resemblance now.
Jeeves and Wooster are two unique pendant lamps that look like stylish hats. Their designs are a blend of British tradition and modern technology. They are both handmade and crafted using wool felt. They’re lined with an aluminum inner shell that gives them either a golden or a silver glow.
Suggestively named Melt Gold, this pendant lamp from Tom Dixon looks like a slightly distorted globe. The uneven surface of the shade makes the light reflect in unusual ways, creating interesting effects and adding a dramatic touch to the decor. When turned on, the globe is translucent and has a mirror finish when off.
Another interesting Tom Dixon design is featured by the Etch shade pendant lamp. Its multi-faceted shade creates unique plays of light and shadow when on and can easily double as a sculptural decoration for the room the rest of the time. The lamp is available in a variety of elegant colors.
If you want to add a touch of color to a space, the chic and stylish pendant lamps from the Praesto collection by Ilomio can definitely put you on the right track. Their designs are simple and fresh, featuring slight variations of shape and structure but ultimately following the same guidelines. When paired with the right colors, they look lovely.
Inspired by the sunset and designed by Bertrand Balas, this exquisite pendant lamp is named “Here Comes The Sun“. It was first released in 1970 and it reveals its true beauty when the light is on. The various versions of the design allow the user to perceive them in different ways, associating the light with the sunrise, sunset or even moonlight.
Designed to resemble a soft cloud and fully succeeding in that, the Cloud Softlight is a modern pendant lamp with a delicate undulating canopy and a sculptural form. It comes in three sizes and in two versions, either as an individual pendant or a chandelier that incorporates three cloud-like elements.