Designed in 1929 by Arne Jacobsen the Bellevue Table Lamp was reintroduced by Danish company &tradition. The Bellevue was Jacobsen’s first lighting design and with its swan-like neck and clean form takes inspiration from the Bauhaus era. The 45-degree cut shade (which made a later appearance on Jacobsen’s Bellevue petrol station near Copenhagen) diffuses the light with minimal glare.
Spherical pendant lamps can’t help but evoke a sleek retro look. The Soneca Frosted Pendant Light from CB2 was designed by Robert and Cortney Novogratz. Its form was inspired by a pair of antique lamps the couple bought on their first trip to Brazil. A stainless steel fixture meets a frosted acrylic globe in an unforgettable combination of materials:
Here’s another shot of the palm pendant lights which helps give a sense of size scale and color. Note how well the pieces work in a modern interior: We’ll end by shining the spotlight on the Candlestick Pendant Light from CB2 which reminds us that is continuing to evolve in the realm of pendant lighting. So is the use of intricate bulbs to add a dash of unexpected style!
Industrial-style pendants vary from the small minimal designs with a simple metal holder to gigantic dome pendants that seem to dwarf everything around them. Picking the right pendant for your kitchen goes beyond just aesthetics and it is best to combine them with proper recessed lights to get a balance between task and ambient illumination.