Light it Up! 10 Modern Pendant Lamps


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                                Many of us live or have lived with those out-of-the-box basic pendant lamps that the landlord or builder got on sale at the nearest hardware store. They’re easy to swap out and when you do, it makes the biggest difference by completely changing the look of your space and how it lights it. To give you some idea of all the options out there, we rounded up 10 modern pendant lamps we’d love to live with.
                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/light-it-up-10-modern-pendant-lamps/roundup-modern-pendent-lights-1/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2019/02/Roundup-Modern-Pendent-Lights-1-810x570.jpg" alt="Light it Up! 10 Modern Pendant Lamps" /></a>
                                1. <a href="https://www.perigold.com/lighting/pdx/foscarini-aplomb-1-light-cone-pendant-fos1633.html?&amp;experiencetype=1"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Aplomb 1-Light Cone Pendant by Paolo Lucidi and Luca Pevere for Foscarini</a> 2. <a href="https://www.dwr.com/lighting-ceiling/ph5-mini-pendant-lamp/2197927.html?lang=en_US#start=20"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">PH5 Mini Pendant Lamp by Poul Henningsen for Louis Poulsen Lighting</a> 3. <a href="https://www.ligne-roset.com/us/modele/lighting/suspension/bloom/1535"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Bloom by Hiroshi Kawano for Ligne Roset</a> 4. <a href="https://www.brendanravenhill.com/family/lighting-grain"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Grain Pendant by Brendan Ravenhill</a> 5. <a href="https://usa.flos.com/modern-pendant-lights/ic-lights-s-black"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">IC Lights S Black by Michael Anastassiades for FLOS</a> 6. <a href="https://www.bludot.com/perimeter-small-pendant-light.html"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Perimeter Small Pendant Light by Blu Dot</a> 7. <a href="https://www.lumens.com/melt-pendant-by-tom-dixon-TDXP93028.html#cgid=12&amp;&amp;tileIndex=11"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Melt Pendant by Front for Tom Dixon</a> 8. <a href="https://www.ahalife.com/product/149000069045/signal-pendant-pendant-light-fixture"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Signal Pendant by Shaun Kasperbauer for Souda</a> 9. <a href="https://www.rollandhill.com/products/bluff-city-8-inch"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external"><div class="post-limited-image"><img src="https://s.w.org/images/core/emoji/11/72x72/2122.png" alt="™" class="wp-smiley" style="height: 1em; max-height: 1em;" /></div>

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Aurora: An Innovative Pendant Light by LUUM


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                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/aurora-an-innovative-pendant-light-by-luum/luum-aurora-led-pendant-0/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2019/02/LUUM-Aurora-LED-Pendant-0-810x609.jpg" alt="Aurora: An Innovative Pendant Light by LUUM" /></a>
                                London-based <a href="https://madebyluum.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">LUUM</a> just launched a chandelier with undulating rings inspired by Japanese 3D tube-bending technology. The light of <a href="https://madebyluum.com/aurora-6"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Aurora</a>, named after the natural light display in the sky, mimics streaks of light in a long exposure photograph through its fluid, curvy rings.

The fixture emits LED light through silicon diffusers that run with the curves of the tubes. Suspended by a series of thin steel cables that also connect to the power source, the pendent appears to float mid-air evoking a sense of floating energy in the room.

Aurora, which debuts at Euroluce in April, is available in matte gold, satin black, or bronze finishes, with the possibility of bespoke finishes made to order.

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Aurora: An Innovative Pendant Light by LUUM


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                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/aurora-an-innovative-pendant-light-by-luum/luum-aurora-led-pendant-0/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2019/02/LUUM-Aurora-LED-Pendant-0-810x609.jpg" alt="Aurora: An Innovative Pendant Light by LUUM" /></a>
                                London-based <a href="https://madebyluum.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">LUUM</a> just launched a chandelier with undulating rings inspired by Japanese 3D tube-bending technology. The light of <a href="https://madebyluum.com/aurora-6"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Aurora</a>, named after the natural light display in the sky, mimics streaks of light in a long exposure photograph through its fluid, curvy rings.

The fixture emits LED light through silicon diffusers that run with the curves of the tubes. Suspended by a series of thin steel cables that also connect to the power source, the pendent appears to float mid-air evoking a sense of floating energy in the room.

Aurora, which debuts at Euroluce in April, is available in matte gold, satin black, or bronze finishes, with the possibility of bespoke finishes made to order.

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A 3D Pendant Lamp That Dims With a Twist


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                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/twist-pendant-lamp-olivebird/twist-pendant-7/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/12/Twist-Pendant-7-810x603.jpg" alt="A 3D Pendant Lamp That Dims With a Twist" /></a>
                                Anyone fairly versed in the use of a digital or film camera knows how the diaphragm within a lens controls the amount of light passing into the camera, manipulated for specific effects related to light and darkness. The <a href="https://www.shapeways.com/product/LKK7S35A4/twist"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Twist</a> pendant light by OliveBird – aka Evan Gant – follows suit with a blade design permitting manual control of illumination with a simple twist.

The Twist’s 3D printed DNA results in a slightly gritty and matte black nylon plastic finish, a grippy texture that benefits the twist adjustment design. The amount of light is adjusted by raising the bottom ring until it is in contact with the top ring, then each rotated in opposite directions to open or close the woven shade design. Once the desired amount of light is reached, the rings are separated to lock the shade into place.

The Twist is designed to use a longer length, LED Bright Stik

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A 3D Pendant Lamp That Dims With a Twist


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                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/twist-pendant-lamp-olivebird/twist-pendant-7/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/12/Twist-Pendant-7-810x603.jpg" alt="A 3D Pendant Lamp That Dims With a Twist" /></a>
                                Anyone fairly versed in the use of a digital or film camera knows how the diaphragm within a lens controls the amount of light passing into the camera, manipulated for specific effects related to light and darkness. The <a href="https://www.shapeways.com/product/LKK7S35A4/twist"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Twist</a> pendant light by OliveBird – aka Evan Gant – follows suit with a blade design permitting manual control of illumination with a simple twist.

The Twist’s 3D printed DNA results in a slightly gritty and matte black nylon plastic finish, a grippy texture that benefits the twist adjustment design. The amount of light is adjusted by raising the bottom ring until it is in contact with the top ring, then each rotated in opposite directions to open or close the woven shade design. Once the desired amount of light is reached, the rings are separated to lock the shade into place.

The Twist is designed to use a longer length, LED Bright Stik

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The Douwes Pendant&Socket Proves Sockets Don’t Have to Be Hidden


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                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/the-douwes-pendantsocket-proves-sockets-dont-have-to-be-hidden/menu-douwes-lamp-douwes-socket-1/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/11/MENU-Douwes-Lamp-Douwes-Socket-1-810x642.jpg" alt="The Douwes Pendant&#038;Socket Proves Sockets Don&#8217;t Have to Be Hidden" /></a>
                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/?attachment_id=358950" rel="attachment wp-att-358950" data-wpel-link="internal"><img class="alignnone size-large wp-image-358950" src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/11/MENU-Douwes-Lamp-Douwes-Socket-0-810x1076.jpg" alt="" width="810" height="1076" srcset="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/11/MENU-Douwes-Lamp-Douwes-Socket-0-810x1076.jpg 810w, https://design-milk.com/images/2018/11/MENU-Douwes-Lamp-Douwes-Socket-0-800x1063.jpg 800w, https://design-milk.com/images/2018/11/MENU-Douwes-Lamp-Douwes-Socket-0-768x1020.jpg 768w, https://design-milk.com/images/2018/11/MENU-Douwes-Lamp-Douwes-Socket-0-500x664.jpg 500w, https://design-milk.com/images/2018/11/MENU-Douwes-Lamp-Douwes-Socket-0.jpg 1280w" sizes="(max-width: 810px) 100vw, 810px" /></a>

The Douwes Pendant&Socket is designed to offer light and electricity over a kitchen table or desk while proving that sockets don’t have to be unattractive. Designed by Studio Lotte Douwes for Menu, the pair (available separately as the Pendant Lamp and Socket) is crafted from sustainably-produced, light grey porcelain that’s minimalist and neutral enough to work in just about any setting that’s in need of overhead light and/or a convenient place to plug-in.

With the popularity of open workspaces these days, they’d work great hung above a long co-working table alternating between the two to provide both light and a place to charge laptops. With freestanding desks and even kitchen tables, outlets aren’t readily available making it hard to plug things in. The Douwes Socket brings an attractive flexibility that helps to enhance your work or personal life with additional freedom.

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Studio davidpompa Expands Cantera Rosa and Copper Ambra Lighting Collection


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                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/studio-davidpompa-expands-cantera-rosa-and-copper-ambra-lighting-collection/ambra-pendant_davidpompa-1/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/09/Ambra-pendant_davidpompa-1-810x556.jpg" alt="Studio davidpompa Expands Cantera Rosa and Copper Ambra Lighting Collection" /></a>
                                Last year Mexican design brand <a href="https://www.davidpompa.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Studio davidpompa</a> released the Ambra collection of lighting that included a table lamp and wall lamp made of cantera rose and copper. Now, they&#8217;ve unveiled the latest member of the family – the <a href="https://www.davidpompa.com/events/ambra-pandant-2018/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Ambra pendant</a> – which continues the exploration of contrasting materials and proportions.

The pendant boasts an elegant geometrical silhouette with two cylindrical forms made from dusty pink cantera rosa, a volcanic rock made up of volcanic ash and dust, that rests at the end of a brushed copper cylinder. Hanging alone or in a configuration of multiples, the pendant makes for a striking sculptural light.

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Suprematic Lighting and Vase Collection by NOOM


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                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/suprematic-lighting-and-vase-collection-by-noom/noom-suprematic-lamps-vases-1/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/09/Noom-Suprematic-Lamps-Vases-1-810x595.jpg" alt="Suprematic Lighting and Vase Collection by NOOM" /></a>
                                Paying homage to Kiev-born artist and founder of the Suprematism art movement Kazimir Malevich, Ukrainian design studio <a href="https://www.noom-home.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">NOOM</a> created a geometric collection of lighting and vases called Suprematic. Designers Kateryna Sokolova and Arkady Vartanov both live and work in Malevich&#8217;s hometown of Kiev making his art a natural source of inspiration. When designing their first collection, the pair incorporated copper and painted steel, geometric-shaped components that join together to form sculptural structures.

The geometric components in the vases are not only decorative, they help divide and hold the flowers in place for unique arrangement. Even with no flowers, the vases are art objects on display until they’re filled with flowers again.

The Suprematic collection recently debuted at Maison&Objet.

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Lee Broom Is Set to Launch 3rd and Final Installment of Observatory Collection


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                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/lee-broom-is-set-to-launch-3rd-and-final-installment-of-observatory-collection/lee-broom-observatory-ldf-1-orion-pendant-black/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/08/Lee-Broom-Observatory-LDF-1-Orion-Pendant-Black-810x572.jpg" alt="Lee Broom Is Set to Launch 3rd and Final Installment of Observatory Collection" /></a>
                                After shows in Milan and New York City, British design phenom <a href="http://www.leebroom.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Lee Broom</a> is presenting his third and final installment of his <a href="http://www.leebroom.com/exhibition/observatory-milan-and-new-york-design-weeks-2018/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Observatory</a> lighting collection during the London Design Festival. Broom will transform his Shoreditch showroom with the celestial-inspired fixtures &#8220;that play with proportions of vertical and horizontal space, and the refraction and reflection of light,&#8221; marking the first time they&#8217;re shown in the UK. Observatory comprises five <a href="http://www.leebroom.com/lighting/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">collections</a> – Orion, Lens Flair, Eclipse, Tidal, and Aurora – each outfitted with concealed LEDs that emit soft, diffused light from their sculptural silhouettes.

Orion is a modular, tube-like design with contrasting opaque and solid spheres that can be hung in various configurations for a custom, horizontal and vertical constellation of lights. At London Design Festival, a new black finish will be on display (see initial image).

Lens Flair is a spherical fixture inspired by telescopic lenses and horizontal and vertical refractions.

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Studio Floris Wubben Creates the Crystal Twist Lighting Collection Out of Acrylic Stone


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                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/studio-floris-wubben-creates-the-crystal-twist-lighting-collection-out-of-acrylic-stone/crystal-twist-floris-wubben-1/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/07/Crystal-Twist-Floris-Wubben-1-810x852.jpg" alt="Studio Floris Wubben Creates the Crystal Twist Lighting Collection Out of Acrylic Stone" /></a>
                                The process-focused designs of Amsterdam-based designer <a href="http://www.floriswubben.nl/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Floris Wubben</a> have been <a href="https://design-milk.com/tag/floris-wubben/"  rel="noopener" data-wpel-link="internal">well documented on Design Milk</a> and his latest work continues teetering on the line between functional objects and works of art. The <a href="http://www.floriswubben.nl/crystal-twist/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Crystal Twist</a> collection of lighting is composed of HI-MACS acrylic stone that looks as if it&#8217;s <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aZACUJTEyHw"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">popped open like a refrigerated can of dough</a>.

Watch the process:

The HI-MACS material is typically used for sleek surfaces, like countertops, but Wubben chose to use it to make lamps with a raw, organic quality. While working on the design he discovered that the material could be torn apart when it was heated. He created a tool that helped tear off the edges of the strips of acrylic stone and then wrapped the warm stone around a mold to create the spiral. To create the lamp, he layered the twisted stone so light would emit through the cracks and highlight the

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Amisol: A Large Pendant Lamp That Actually Takes up a Minimal Amount of Volume


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                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/amisol-large-pendant-lamp-actually-takes-minimal-amount-volume/amisol-light-daniel-rybakken-5-2/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/07/Amisol-light-Daniel-Rybakken-5-1-810x1081.jpg" alt="Amisol: A Large Pendant Lamp That Actually Takes up a Minimal Amount of Volume" /></a>
                                Designed by <a href="http://www.danielrybakken.com/Daniel_Rybakken.html" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Daniel Rybakken</a> for <a href="https://luceplan.com/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Luceplan</a>, the <a href="https://luceplan.com/products/amisol-suspension" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Amisol</a> is a large pendant lamp that actually takes up a minimal amount of physical volume. The lighting is made up of a large sheet of translucent white film or metallized mirror membrane that’s been stretched inside its circular frame and a light source that projects light onto the disc to diffuse light or reflect it. Two thin rods connect the elements together. To rotate the disc in angle, one just needs to alter the length and connecting points of the two supporting wires. Balancing proportion and form with a minimalist approach, the <a href="https://luceplan.com/products/amisol-suspension" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Amisol</a> is suitable for both residential use and for contract and hospitality sectors.

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BuzziHat: A Hat-Shaped Acoustic Lighting Collection by Alain Gilles for BuzziSpace


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                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/buzzihat-a-hat-shaped-acoustic-lighting-collection-by-alain-gilles-for-buzzispace/buzzispace_buzzihat-alain-gilles-1/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/03/BUZZISPACE_BUZZIHAT-Alain-Gilles-1-810x540.jpg" alt="BuzziHat: A Hat-Shaped Acoustic Lighting Collection by Alain Gilles for BuzziSpace" /></a>
                                <a href="http://buzzi.space/"  rel="nofollow noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">BuzziSpace</a> continues their <a href="https://design-milk.com/tag/BuzziSpace/"  rel="nofollow noopener" data-wpel-link="internal">mission</a> to make communal spaces more pleasant, functional, and basically, more fun with their latest release – <a href="http://buzzi.space/buzzihat/"  rel="nofollow noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">BuzziHat</a>. Designed by Belgian designer <a href="http://www.alaingilles.com/en"  rel="nofollow noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Alain Gilles</a>, the hat-shaped lighting collection not only provides lighting from above, it also absorbs sound.

It’s recognizable silhouette gives nod to collapsible top hats with an upholstered foam body, metal shade, and ring. The playful lamps come in four sizes to match different spaces and their sonic needs. They’re also customizable with a variety of color and fabric combinations to choose from, along with four finishes – black, white, beige red, and gold – for the metal shade and ring.

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A Plantable Light Fixture by Ryan Taylor for Object/Interface


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                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/a-pendant-light-that-doubles-as-a-planter-by-ryan-taylor-for-object-interface/hemisphere-pendant-planter-ryan-taylor-objectinterface-1/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/03/Hemisphere-Pendant-Planter-Ryan-Taylor-ObjectInterface-1-810x621.jpg" alt="A Plantable Light Fixture by Ryan Taylor for Object/Interface" /></a>
                                It&#8217;s not <a href="https://www.objectinterface.ca/"  rel="nofollow noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Object/Interface&#8217;s</a> first foray into plantable light fixtures having launched their <a href="https://www.objectinterface.ca/babylon-overview"  rel="nofollow noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Babylon Light</a> in 2016. The <a href="https://www.objectinterface.ca/shop/hemisphere-pendant-planter"  rel="nofollow noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Hemisphere Pendant Planter</a>, designed by Ryan Taylor, takes the idea for a new spin with a smaller size and new design.

A six inch diameter dome holds plants on the top with the option of cascading down the sides as it grows. On the flip side is a larger dome with an opal glass diffuser that emits a soft glow. The fixture hangs from a brass stem and features a brass component between the hemispheres.

The Hemisphere Pendant Planter is available for pre-order now at $329 with shipping beginning in April.

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Noguchi-Inspired Poise Lamps by Sebastian Bergne


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                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/noguchi-inspired-poise-lamps-by-sebastian-bergne/poise_lamp-sebastian-bergne-1/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/03/Poise_lamp-Sebastian-Bergne-1-810x608.jpg" alt="Noguchi-Inspired Poise Lamps by Sebastian Bergne" /></a>
                                British designer <a href="http://www.sebastianbergne.com/"  rel="nofollow noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Sebastian Bergne&#8217;s</a> lighting series, <a href="http://www.sebastianbergne.com/portfolio/poise/"  rel="nofollow noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Poise</a>, utilizes simple materials to create elegant sculptural lights inspired by the work of Isamu Noguchi. Much like Noguchi&#8217;s Akari collection, the Poise lamps transform from flat paper to three-dimensional objects through folding techniques used on basic paper bags. Each light is composed of paper, lead, cord, and stainless steel, with black geometric shades that emit soft directional light similar to those in a photography studio. The finished fixtures, which include a pendant, floor lamp, and table lamp, can easily be described as functional works of art, something that often describes Noguchi&#8217;s work.

Bergne created the lamps for the Akari Unfolded: A Collection by YMER&MALTA exhibition, which includes 26 lamps made in collaboration with six designers. The entire collection is on display until January 27, 2019 at The Noguchi Museum in Long Island City, New York.

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Front’s Hoop Light Has a Globe Suspended Within a Cage


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                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/fronts-hoop-light-has-a-globe-suspended-within-a-cage/hoop_lighting-front-zero_1/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/02/Hoop_lighting-Front-Zero_1-810x691.jpg" alt="Front&#8217;s Hoop Light Has a Globe Suspended Within a Cage" /></a>
                                Stockholm-based design studio <a href="http://www.frontdesign.se/"  rel="nofollow noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Front</a> recently partnered with Swedish lighting manufacturer <a href="https://www.zerolighting.com/"  rel="nofollow noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Zero</a> again on a new series of lighting that references a previous pendant fixture called <a href="https://www.zerolighting.com/plane-inompe"  rel="nofollow noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Plane</a>. The latest, <a href="http://www.frontdesign.se/hoop-project"  rel="nofollow noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Hoop</a>, features a cage-like structure made of thin colorful wires with an elliptically shaped globe resting inside.

Rings of colorful wire create a simple, delicate form while the translucent diffuser emits light that softly illuminates the inner sides of the rings making the structure appear to glow.

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Louis Poulsen Shares How the Above Pendant Is Made


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                                Danish brand <a href="http://www.louispoulsen.com/usa/frontpage/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Louis Poulsen</a> is universally known for their iconic lighting, manufacturing some of the most recognizable fixtures in the game. One of their latest fixtures, the <a href="http://www.louispoulsen.com/usa/products/indoor/pendants/above/c-24/c-1422/p-91571"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Above</a> pendant, is well on its way to icon status with its minimalist conical silhouette. Designed by Danish designer <a href="https://odgard.dk/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Mads Odgård</a>, the fixture illuminates downward with a soft, even glow thanks to its matte white interior. In this <a href="https://design-milk.com/column/deconstruction/"  rel="noopener" data-wpel-link="internal">Deconstruction</a>, Louis Poulsen gives us an inside look at how this beautiful pendant came to life.
                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/louis-poulsen-shares-how-the-above-pendant-is-made/louis-poulsen-above-mads-odgard-1/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/01/Louis-Poulsen-Above-Mads-Odgard-1-810x608.jpg" alt="Louis Poulsen Shares How the Above Pendant Is Made" /></a>
                                For generations, Louis Poulsen products have been synonymous with passionate craftsmanship. The right, high-quality materials are paramount to the crafting process, and are formed to reflect, absorb, and reveal to ultimately create products that please the eye and enhance the space, whether they are lit or unlit.

Following Louis Poulsen’s belief that design should shape light, Odgård has taken his knowledge of outdoor lighting and natural ambience

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Wink: A Lighting Collaboration Between Masquespacio and Houtique


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                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/wink-a-lighting-collaboration-between-masquespacio-and-houtique/masquespacio-wink-houtique-1/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2017/12/Masquespacio-Wink-Houtique-1-810x540.jpg" alt="Wink: A Lighting Collaboration Between Masquespacio and Houtique" /></a>
                                Spanish creative agency <a href="http://masquespacio.com/en/"  rel="nofollow noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Masquespacio</a> worked with <a href="http://houtique.es/"  rel="nofollow noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Houtique</a>, a new branch of Really Nice Things, on a pendant light that resembles an eye winking. The idea came to Masquespacio&#8217;s Ana Hernández based on the thought that observation is one of the most critical elements during the design process. Needing to &#8220;see&#8221; and focus on each detail, led her to design <a href="http://masquespacio.com/en/wink-houtique/"  rel="nofollow noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Wink</a>, the cheeky, yet sophisticated light with a row of pink &#8220;eyelashes&#8221;.

The “eye” looks to be winking with its gold half circle referencing the shape of the eye with the pink fringe acting as eyelashes suspended below. The lamp is abstract enough to work as a cool pendant without everyone immediately thinking “eye”, while also offering a fun option in place of a boring light.

Photography by Luis Beltran.

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PANTONE Launches First-Ever Lighting Collection with e3light


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                                                <a href="http://design-milk.com/pantone-launches-first-ever-lighting-collection-with-e3light/pantone_lighting-1-castor_pendant/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="http://design-milk.com/images/2017/10/PANTONE_Lighting-1-Castor_Pendant-810x685.jpg" alt="PANTONE Launches First-Ever Lighting Collection with e3light" /></a>
                                Color experts <a href="https://www.pantone.com/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">PANTONE</a> have partnered with Danish lighting company <a href="https://www.e3light.com/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">e3light</a> on a collection of color-focused lighting. <a href="http://lightcolourlive.com/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">PANTONE Light&#8217;s</a> COLL. ONE series brings the simplicity of PANTONE color swatches to six different fixtures. Inspired by e3light&#8217;s Scandinavian roots, the lighting merges functionality with minimalist forms that result in a playful collection.

The Castor Pendant Lamps feature funnel-shaped steel shades with sanded matte finishes that are paired with a glossy white edge. Used alone or hung in a group, the Castor Pendant can work over a dining table, kitchen island, or down a hallway.

The Denab Pendants are minimalist E26/E27 sockets with a lacquered covered and white ring attached to a 10 foot fabric covered cable. The Denab comes in six colors and can be paired with the fabric or felt lampshades seen below.

The Mintaka and Sargas Lampshades, in fabric or felt, both come with a white metal rim that makes

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Tala Voronoi LED Bulbs Are Mathematically Beautiful


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                                                <a href="http://design-milk.com/tala-voronoi-led-bulbs/voronoi-2-00002/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="http://design-milk.com/images/2017/10/VORONOI-2-00002-810x571.jpg" alt="Tala Voronoi LED Bulbs Are Mathematically Beautiful" /></a>
                                The light bulbs of London-based <a href="https://www.talaled.com/store/c6/D_E_S_I_G_N_.html" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Tala</a> are designed to glow bare, organically shaped blown glass lighting fixtures inspired by an unexpected source: the naturally occurring patterns that form overhead in tree canopies, alongside a lone filament snaking around a central column, a mathematical nod to the Fibonacci sequence.

Tala’s design and business practices are guided by the principle of “Conservation Through Beauty”.

Exposed light bulb fixtures offer an interesting decorative dichotomy: they’re somewhat old fashioned when considered in the context of the history of lighting. But increasingly we’re seeing bare bulbs outfitted with LED technology, paired with modern finishes and forms, illuminating contemporary spaces in pendant, floor, or table lighting forms.

Tala’s biomimicry in light bulb form reveal a reverence for the natural world and formations, appropriately paired with a bright yet efficient LED filament that should last over 20,000 hours while still putting out between 80-120 lumens (two sizes are available

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