Combining a smooth bronze-finished exterior with a hand-applied gold-leaf interior, the Alfa pendant lighting collection by Modern Forms puts a modish spin on a timeless silhouette. The sleek design features a spin-on canopy with concealed driver to minimize exposed hardware; the fixture can be installed on straight or sloped ceilings, and two lengths of downrod are included.
With graceful bends in its top-mounted deflector, Sopal by Luminaire Authentik evokes the movement of a bird’s wing or flower petals fluttering in the wind. Made from aluminum, it can be powder-coated in multiple colourways, and the glass orb diffuser is available in six tinted transparencies (Clear, Opal, Smoke, Tea, Clay or Truffle), two finishes (glossy or frosted) and three textures (Smooth, Swirl or Pineapple).
The diorama-like Black Mountain View pendant by Russian designer Dima Loginoff for Axolight encases a sculpted Dolomites-inspired mountain range under a transparent dome. The hand-blown fixture casts illumination from a dimmable LED above the formation, which fractures and fragments it to stunning effect.
Danish designer Simon Legald adds new dimension to the archetypal spherical pendant lamp with Pix for Normann Copenhagen: a granulated surface made using a mix of white-toned plastic waste that is crushed and then heated, and transitions from opaque when off to translucent when on.
From glass to recycled plastics, these four pendants bring different materials into focus.