Decorative Lighting

Pendants: Even Better Together

In pairs, trios, or larger groups, a design's best qualities are multiplied for a completely new effect. With pendant lighting, this means increased eye-catching power, a look that draws the gaze upwards, and an emphasis on the spaciousness of the room. As people always say, there's strength in numbers!

An expertly curated pendant lighting arrangement can also serve as the centerpiece of a room's design for an unexpected and contemporary  style in spaces that are usually defined by furniture, like living rooms. We've rounded up a few favorite FLOS modern pendant lighting designs that are even better together.

1. Aim by Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec

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Designed with combination in mind, Aim is ideal when grouped, as it emphasizes the visible cables as a part of the aesthetic.  Together as a system, Aim pendant lighting challenges the static and centralized assumptions about lighting.

2. Cicatrices De Luxe by Philippe Starck

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Each leaded crystal vase of Cicatrices De Luxe is individually blown and cut by hand. The nontraditional look created from familiar elements is a perfect example of designer Philippe Starck's humorous perspective.

3. Fucsia by Achille Castiglioni

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Inspired by the conical shape of the hanging flower, Fucsia also takes after its namesake by gathering beautifully in groups. The repetition of such an elegant and streamlined form creates a satisfying visual pattern of dramatic simplicity.

4. String Lights by Michael Anastassiades

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Anastassiades poeticizes the reach of light from source to fixture with the graphically linear String Lights family. In pairs or larger groups, the criss-crossing shapes are reminiscent of power lines - literal strings of electricity that energize a room.

5. May Day by Konstantin Grcic

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The intellectual Grcic designed May Day as a tool - it's versatile, durable, and practical - but that doesn't mean he compromised on style. In repetition, the functional elements become minimalist motifs, emphasizing the lamp's meticulous proportions.

 

Thinking of lighting as the first design element in a space rather than as an accessory brings the ideas off of the floor and into the room as a whole. Get inspired by more lighting solutions from FLOS that could be even more exciting in combination by browsing decorative designs.