Light Pendants will stick around this year—and beyond! Artists have reimagined them. They are no longer after-thoughts or merely task lighting. They are increasingly unique and making striking contributions to any décor.
Pendant lighting fixtures hang in increasing numbers. There is something retro about their task functions. You will find them over kitchen counters, wet bars, and game rooms as well as outdoors. Homeowners place them to illuminate their work. But, they are choosing lamps with something more than task function.
Metallics add gloss and glisten to pendants. Original shapes invite conversation. And, oversized pendants are dramatic. Pendants can be small and encourage multiples and groupings. Or, they can be singularly outstanding.
Clean lines, bright materials, and the right scale
Melina Gilles, a contributor to Family Handyman says, “Modern pendant lighting is all about clean lines, bright materials, and the right scale.” And, going Retro lets you meet these criteria.
Geometrics presented on a large scale can make a statement. Industrial metals and iconic shapes add utility and nostalgia to their tasks. Angles and joints emphasize the fixture’s architecture. And, glass enlarges any space.
The Lamont pendant, for example, uses white acrylic panels to brighten your décor. Using brass for the lines and angles adds grace to an otherwise cold geometry.
There’s a vintage feel to this “globe.” It’s a shape you have known now in a singularly new interpretation. Perhaps, that impression has to do with its size and scale. At 16.75-inches wide and 18.75-inches high, it’s a mid-sized fixture—small enough to hang in a series and big enough to make its own statement.
Lamont is a shape you have somehow seen before in a design that’s now completely new.
Where Lamont commands attention, Palmer is slim, modern, and minimalist. It’s only 8=inches in diameter, but it hangs 70-inches from the ceiling. The fixtures thin profile makes it seem even longer.
A white acrylic cylinder rests within a frame of vertical satin brass. The clean vertical lines complement other lines in a minimalist décor or add a something utilitarian to a contemporary dynamic.
A significant step in pendant design
The Lamont and the Palmer glow. They do not direct light for task performance. Rather, they bring mood to dark places or attention to room settings. And, this is a significant step for pendant design.
When task and function are not the only reason for pendants, artists have more freedom to shape, design, and reinvent. This also gives homeowners and interior decorators new opportunities for selection and placement of pendants. They will continue the pendant trend.