In recent years, many designers have cast aside the clean lines of modernism and instead embraced the beauty of organic forms. These sculptural pendant lamps by ANDLight, Bolia, Luminaire Authentik and Modern Forms embody this growing trend — and will serve as the perfect focal point for any interior.
Vancouver designer Caine Heintzman seems to effortlessly combine the industrial with the elegant, and his Iris pendant designed for ANDLight is a perfect example. Suspended from a belt-like aluminum frame (in black or silver), the crystalline orb shade is detailed with a kaleidoscopic surface that diffuses light with an almost ethereal quality. The shades are actually composed of two differently sized elliptical half-shells, which can be combined to create four profiles.
For its first-ever light for Bolia, Germany’s Design Studio Niruk referenced both Japanese paper lanterns and the delicate seed pods of the lunaria flowering plant. To give the lamp its shape-shifting silhouette, the designers hand-formed a metal frame and draped it with a stretchy translucent white textile that gently diffuses light (and is removable and washable). The three sizes offered may be used individually or grouped in clusters.
Combining structured geometry with graceful fluidity, the sloped forms of Lotus‘s five shades evoke the movement of water. Equipped with Tala Sphere LED bulbs, the pendant by Luminaire Authentik can be dimmed to a warm candle-like glow and is available in over 40 shade and nine suspension-wire colourways.
Sculptural and segmented, Sydney’s modern expressionist form is inspired by the iconic opera house in the city it’s named for. Manufactured by Modern Forms, its five almond-shaped canopy shades, in die-cast aluminum, are positioned in alternating directions to project illumination upward and down, creating an overall ambient glow. Suspended from ultra-thin aircraft cables, the fixture can be adjusted to a drop of between 61 and 305 centimetres.
Shapely pendants that have a commanding presence.