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11 Creative Pendant Lamp Ideas

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Looking for creative pendant lamp ideas? These pendant lamps were created by independent top designers around the world. Note that not all of these products are available for purchase, and some are just prototypes, so use these for inspiration for new ideas. See our post on unique pendant lamps to view products you can buy online today!

1. Bulb Fiction Pendant Lamp

Bulb Fiction Pendant Lamp by KiBiSi

Copenhagen-based design studio KiBiSi has created the Bulb Fiction for Danish brand Lightyears. Inspired by the iconic incandescent bulb, the pendant lamp combines the classic design with modern energy-saving technology. According to the designer, “Bulb Fiction is close to the original, but the classic shape has been scaled up and designed as a whole unit, uniting socket and bulb into one iconic shape. The same applies to the cord, which has been given extra volume using a thick white silicone cover. Bulb Fiction consists of a hand-blown acid treated opal glass shade and an aluminum suspension with a soft, organic shape. The fixture creates the illusion of a classic incandescent bulb, hides the low energy light source, and ensures a comfortable, soft light.”

Bulb Fiction Pendant Lamp by KiBiSi

Image Courtesy: KiBiSi

2. Algae Suspended Lamp

Algae is a suspension lamp, designed by Christian Vivanco,  inspired by the look of a seaweed suspended in the air, constantly changing its shape, depending on the angle from where you look at it. Its made of two acrylic surfaces, which embrace a compact fluorescent tube, hiding the entire electronic system. The use of two layers gives you the chance to diffuse the intensity of the internal color, creating a delicate and cheerful atmosphere. Check out the pictures of this elegant lamp.

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Algae hanging lamp by Christisn Vivanvo

3. Chimney Clay Pendant Lamp

The chimney is a collection of hand-thrown clay pendant lights designed by Benjamin Hubert for Viaduct. The design of the lamp is very elegant and can be used anywhere including at home and in commercial places like restaurants, café, etc. In the designer’s words, “Chimney is a collection of hand-thrown, kiln-fired clay pendant lamps. They are produced in a pottery studio in Wales and utilize the natural clay of the region. Using traditional hand-thrown techniques each lamp has its own unique character with a textured exterior finish in contrast to a gloss white glazed interior.” Check out the pictures.

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4. CMYK Pendant Lamp

Designer Dennis Parren has created the CMYK Lamp. It is a pendant lamp shaped like a graphic outline that plays with the mystery of light and color and casts cyan, magenta, and yellow color shadows on the ceiling. In the designer’s words, “Colorful mysteries of light: You can’t really say “that chair is red”. Actually, the chair is reflecting red light while absorbing green and blue light. It is the light that colors the world.

This CMYK Lamp plays with the mystery of light and color and projects an elusive network of lines of cyan, magenta, and yellow light on the ceiling. Designed not to be understood but to show that light is the only rightful owner of color.”

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5. Disque – Simple Pendant Lamp Design

Disque is a unique pendant lamp designed by Dutch designer Marc Th. Van der Voorn. The construction of the lamp is very simple and minimalist with two translucent bowl-shaped discs tied together with nothing but a 65-meter long thin string. No screw or any other types of joints are used in the design which makes it very clean. The string is beautifully wrapped around two discs in a very artistic way which gives the Disque its modest look. The large size of the lamp makes it a center of attraction in your interior design. The pendant lamp is made of stainless steel and acrylic. Check out the pictures.

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6. Industry Pendant Lamp

Swedish designer Jonas Wagell created a new upholstered Industry Pendant Lamp which is lightweight and collapsible. The lamp has a collapsible aluminum structure with a nylon diffuser attached. A single piece of fabric is used for shade whose two sides need to be zipped to create the form of a cone. The lamp is fitted with low energy light bulb. The light and simple construction of the lamp makes it easy to store and carry. Simply knock-down the frame and pack it when you are moving. Check out the pictures.

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7. Kinema Pendant Luminaire

Kinema is a pendant lamp designed by American designer Stuart Fingerhut. The versatile ceiling pendant luminaire is unique in its ability to give the user control of the light’s character to match the mood or the environment. Each of the pendant’s rings can be individually flipped to create dramatic light and shadow effects, as a single object or in multiples. Inspired by the movement of crustaceans, a wide variety of forms can be created by arranging the pendant’s rings in alternating open and closed positions. It is through this control of light and shadow that a richer experience can be had compared to traditional modern lighting. Kinema is available in a variety of colors and finishing with brushed brass and black, brushed aluminum and black, white and black, or blue and black. Check out the pictures.

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8. Marionette Wooden Suspended Lamps

Marionette is a collection of wooden suspended lamps designed by Objeti. It is a part of the Syrup Collection created by Objeti which also includes the versatile shelving system Choose Your Own Adventure. In the designer’s words, “Marionette was designed as an exploration of the morphing between a simple and complex shape through space, creating a beautiful array of facets. The lampshades are made from solid Maple and come in both a single and chandelier version. The lamps come in 3 standard stain colors; Natural, Red, and Black. Each lamp is sold with an LED bulb.”

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9. Pil Pendant Lamp

Pil is a pendant lamp designed by Tim Wigmore that hangs around looking great in your space. Made with hand-turned logs from New Zealand’s Southland forests, and artisan blown glass, the Pil lamp uses LED lighting technology. The lamp looks elegant in any living space such as bedroom, bathroom, living room, etc. Check out the pictures.

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10. Spin Pendant Lamp

French designer Lucie Koldova has created the Spin Lights for Czech lighting brand Lasvit. The lighting collection consists of small, medium, and large transparent pendant lamps. According to the designer, “Spin light’s expression of dynamics is based on a simple rotational form resembling a child’s toy known as the spinning top or the silhouettes of whirling dervishes. It gives the lights a basic graphic impression. Clear transparent airy lamps with a touch of color on top are powered by small LED efficient discs which highlighting strong silhouettes and let them float freely in the space as empty volumes.”

Spin Pendant Lamp Lucie Koldova
Spin Pendant Lamp Lucie Koldova
Spin Pendant Lamp Lucie Koldova

11. Swing Pendant Light

Swing is a pendant light created by Tokyo-based studio YOY. The pendant lamp looks as if it were swinging or it makes you feel as if the time were stopped. An LED bulb is used as the light source and a trace of lights is represented by a system of optical fiber made of PMMA.

Swing Pendant Light by YOY
Swing Pendant Light by YOY
Swing Pendant Light by YOY