September 21, 2009
i like the circle, i can’t help it. And yet, it’s taken a long and hard search to find what i like – you’d think it would be easy to find a pendant light that is a circle. but no. here are the results of my search thus far.
love these three pendants from niche modern – way out of my budget, but how beautiful and organic.
stamen ($995 US each). 12″ diameter
binary crystal ($450 US each). 10″ diameter
the next pendants are alison berger – handblown glass pendants and perfectly lovely in their simplicity. not EXACTLY entirely round, but i’m sure she would make them that way if you asked nicely. listed in plug lighting through holly hunt, which means that they are so expensive, the price isn’t listed anywhere. Oh – and you can only order them through designers, natch.
found these at lightform – by vistosi. $580 Canadian each. It’s hard to tell from the picture, but there is a smaller glass ball inside of the larger one. The spec sheet indicates that the diameter is “16” but not whether this is cm or inches. Based on the plates below, i’m guessing inches.
i’ve already written about my love for omer arbel’s bocci 14 light. It’s small and beautiful. $298 US each. 4″ diameter. I think they look best in random clusters – not sure how much light would be cast over a counter by two or three (10w 12V xenon or halogen light bulb).
my real life solutions?
These simple glass pendants from west elm – $229 US for a set of two, each measures 11″ in diameter. i tried to convince my mother to bring some back for me in her luggage during a recent trip to toronto, but she wouldn’t do it.