Light it Up
There's much to be gleaned from the September 2010 issue's "Lighting 101", from the horrors of light pollution to the joys of organic LEDs. Thus inspired, we thought we'd present our most illuminating examples of modern pendants and sconces.
Using the tools in their furniture workshop to create something a little softer than stools and low tables, the Ribic boys behind Objeti—brothers Joseph and John Jr., along with their father John Sr.—have created this collection of hand-pressed felt pendants. Each of the three shapes is named after a different type of device: Chamfer, Radius, and Ball. The company, which just recently launched, won an Editors' Choice award at ICFF this year.
A recent lunchtime wander to San Francisco boutique Area (which is right around the corner from Dwell HQ) gave us a bit of design-envy to chew on. The impeccably-curated shop is chock-full of beautiful things, and a brief browse around on the site brought us to this handblown pendant from NY designer Jeremy Pyles. He's got quite a few different styles, all equally lovely.
Atto 5000 was introduced at the Stockholm Furniture Fair earlier this year, one of interior architect Seppo Koho's latest designs for Finnish lighting company Secto Design. Handmade by skilled craftsmen using Finnish birch, this bulbous slatted pendant lamp's simple shape evokes classic Scandinavian style.