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Nov 22, 2021 | Products

By TLA Staff

 

Five iconic decorative lighting manufacturers, twelve incredible pendants—can you guess who made our list? Read on to find out!

Beyond illuminating a space, a dining room pendant acts as a centerpiece to adorn and unify this mealtime gathering place. With the power to spark conversation as an object of art, this luminaire can set the mood for time well spent with family and friends.

Keep scrolling to join us for a visual feast featuring twelve of our favorite drool-worthy dining room pendants from Artemide, Flos, Foscarini, RBW,  and Santa & Cole.

Buon Appetito!

 

Artemide

 

Aretemide Yanzi pendant desighed by Neri Hu

YANZI x Neri&Hu

“Our light proposal pays homage to both the urban and the natural, the rigid and the organic.”
—Lyndon Neri-Rossana Hu, Designer

In a blend of tradition and innovation, Yanzi is a lightweight composition of graphic signs. Balanced structures, such as branches or perches, support multiple stylized figures to provide a variety of versions and qualities of light.

They are iconic swallows with a brushed brass body, with their head like a white glass sphere enclosing light, either flying free or contained in glass cages. There is unique sensibility in matching warm and cold, essential yet refined materials. Yanzi is an open system, ideal for creating lightweight compositions and light landscapes that animate any space with an elegant poetic attitude.

The Yanzi collection is available in floor, table, and suspension versions.

 

 

Artemide NH chandelier suspension by Neri Hu

NH CHANDELIER SUSPENSION x Neri&Hu

The nh family continues to grow with a new floor version and even more suspension options. The new fixtures keep the lantern form of the original nh1217, and give new ways to design light with the beautiful glass diffuser. The nh suspensions are available in even more configurations and sizes to meet a wide range of design needs, even as a modern update to a chandelier.

The selected materials represent a perfect combination of tradition and innovation, as well as the expression of responsible and sustainable design, also conveyed by the use of a low energy consumption, retrofit LED source. Like all of the projects designed by Neri&Hu, nh offers a reinterpretation of the Oriental culture and tradition with a constant contemporary approach. With surprising lightness and elementary movements, nh creates a landscape of elements generating – either individually or combined with each other – a non-static balanced composition characterized by elegant color and material matching.

 

Artemide Mercury Suspension by Ross Lovegrove

MERCURY SUSPENSION x Ross Lovegrove

A “floating” assembly of pebbles, Ross Lovegrove’s Mercury creates a biomorphic relationship between reflected light and its environment.

Mini and regular suspension and ceiling versions offered as standard sizes with custom configurations endlessly possible.

Die-cast satin finish aluminum lighting unit and chrome polished reflective units of injection-molded thermoplastic.

 

 

Flos

 

Flos Teraxacum pendant by Achille Castiglioni

TERAXACUM 88 x Achille Castiglioni

Based on the original Taraxacum created in 1960, the Taraxacum 88 reflects the iconic design’s 1988 update and includes a mixture of deep incandescent lighting and cool, polished aluminum triangles.

Designed by master Achille Castiglioni, Taraxacum 88 (S1 model) decorative hanging light fixture features 20 pressed and polished aluminum equilateral triangles fitted with electrical sockets. The sockets are filled with 60 clear 25-watt globe lamps, invoking the bloom of a dandelion. The suspension fixture provides direct and reflected incandescent light. The finish is transparent. See the details come to life in this video.

Inspiration behind the design: An update on the famous 1960s creation by the Castiglioni brothers, Achille Castiglioni designed this piece for “community areas, lobbies and rooms that need a lot of light for special occasions,” without sacrificing style and beauty.

 

Flos SKYGARDEN S x Marcel Wanders

SKYGARDEN S x Marcel Wanders

Imagine a stunning display blooming above you: Created by Marcel Wanders, the Skygarden S is just that. A gracefully hanging hemisphere, the pendant lamp makes a powerful impression with its sheer size. However, it is the inner diffuser in white painted cast plaster that steals the show.

Standing beneath it, you will see the intricate design that gives this piece its name. The Skygarden’s plaster diffuser support is die-cast aluminum alloy. Its upper cable gland and blocking ring nut come in black injection-molded PC (polycarbonate). Shaped adjustment screws are included.

The upper and lower silicone shock absorbers are injection-molded and transparent. The lamp-holder and fixing support come in PPS. The diffuser is flashed and blown opal glass. The molded fixing ring nut is die-cast aluminum alloy with alodine plating. The frieze is photo-etched and mechanically drawn AISI 304 steel. The ceiling attachment is molded and galvanized steel ceiling attachment. It has a gray, injection-molded PA6 (Nylon) rose, steel wire, and a FEP/SIL UV-stabilized transparent power cord.

Inspiration behind the design: A house Marcel Wanders once lived in, which featured an old and ornate plaster ceiling that he dubbed his “Skygarden,” inspired this artistic piece. Wishing that he could take this “garden on the ceiling” with him when he moved, Wanders created this pendant lamp so that he could do just that—and then share it with the world.

 

Foscarini

 

Flos SUN-LIGHT OF LOVE x Tord Boontje

SUN-LIGHT OF LOVE x Tord Boontje

Sun–Light of Love decorates without ostentation, adding vivid personality to any setting with its geometric but simultaneously fluid, organic character.

Key Features and Details

  • MATERIALS – liquid coated aluminium and steel
  • LIGHT SOURCE – led included / 38W / 2700K 3170 lm / CRI > 90 / dimmable

 

Foscarini ALLEGRETTO VIVACE x Atelier Oï

ALLEGRETTO VIVACE x Atelier Oï

The Allegretto lamps are the result of harmonious, slim silhouettes, which form three-dimensional shapes and games of light and shadow, in three variations on the main theme. The copper-plated finish of Allegretto Vivace lends this suspension lamp warm reflections and a charming personality.

Key Features and Details

  • MATERIALS – lacquered aluminium and chromed metal
  • LIGHT SOURCE – led retrofit 12W E26/ Halo 75W E26

 

Foscarini Spokes 3 LED pendant lamp

SPOKES 3 LED x Garcia, Cumini

Spokes expresses a feeling of light weight and motion. As if crossing a magical and geometrical mesh, the light filters out from the inside, projecting a kaleidoscope of blocks and voids.

Key Features and Details

  • MATERIALS – varnished steel and aluminum
  • LIGHT SOURCE – led included / 40W (COB + High Power) / 2700K 3077 lm / CRI>90 / On-Off/10V 120-277V

 

RBW

 

RBW Vitis 5 chandelier lamp

VITIS 5

Designed so that no two installations are exactly alike, Vitis, is a draped modular statement chandelier with endless customizable possibilities. Its flexible, translucent cables accommodate blown-glass orbs at various heights, giving the appearance of lights floating in space.

Key Features and Details

  • MATERIALS – blown glass globes, anodized aluminum clasps, woven cord
  • LIGHT SOURCE – 905 lm (Ivory); 715 lm (Smoke) / Power Consumption 7W / Luminaire W 32.5W / Per Globe 28 lm/w (Ivory); 22 lm/w (Smoke) / 90 CRI

 

RBW Witt 3 chandelier lamp

WITT 3

Witt is a contemporary, geometric take on the traditional chandelier. Two glowing, pearl-like luminaires are framed by the graphic outlines of five hollow brass cubes, which, like building blocks, allow for endless compositions: They can be hung in a linear procession, both horizontally and vertical.

Key Features and Details

  • MATERIALS – steel frame with satin opal globes
  • LIGHT SOURCE – Estimate 1500 lm / Power Consumption 25.5W / Luminaire Watts 25.5W / 90 CRI / LED Light Span 50k hours
  • Suitable for Damp Locations

 

Santa & Cole

 

Santa and Cole Tekio Circular lamp

Tekiò Circular x Anthony Dickens

Tekiò, the Japanese word for adaptation, merges ancient artisan techniques with Warm to Dim LED technology that enables control of intensity and colour temperature. Tekiò’s highly technical lighting structures are carefully dressed in handmade paper. Depending on the chosen combination, different linear or circular shapes of various sizes can be achieved.

Key Features and Details

P4 structure metal.P4 lampshade washi japanese paper, White S&C metallic canopy with power supply incorporated. Suitable for dimming 1-10V. (Not included external dimmer switch 1-10V).

  • Warm dim control 2200K – 2700K.
  • Methacrylate inner diffuser.Suitable for dimming 1-10V. (Not included external dimmer switch 1-10V).
  • Warm dim control 2200K – 2700K.
  • Methacrylate inner diffuser.
  • Weight: 5,5 Kg / 12.1 lb
  • Light source included (dimmable)

 

 

Santa and Cole MAIJA lamp by Ilmari Tapiovaara

MAIJA x Ilmari Tapiovaara

Maija conveys the feeling of light typical of Baltic cities, where the streets are barely illuminated, apart from the light streamed through the windows of homes and shops; from the inside outwards. A tower composed of stacked metal discs that filters out its inner light, vibrant and inviting conversation.

Key Features and Details

  • Diffuser in white translucent glass.
  • White metallic circular canopy included.
  • Suitable for dimming 1-10V. (Not included external dimmer switch 1-10V).Suitable for Junction Box (UL market).Weight: 1,4 kg / 3.1 lb
  • Electric cable length: 3 m / 118.1″.
  • Light source included (dimmable)

 

 

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Thanks for reading along and see you next time!

 

 

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