Introduced in Milan last year but now available for purchase in the US, Vicente Garcia Jimenez's Le Soliel is a pendant that lights below from above and above from below. The polycarbonate tiers shine directly down, but also ambient illumination towards the ceiling.
A metal lampshade riddled with tiny punctures might seem couterintuitive, but the dreamy diffusion of light emitted doesn't take away from Perf's ability to cast a directed beam on your nighttime reading. Designed by the Diesel Creative Team for Diesel/Foscarini.
Bring a bit of still life into your living room with this faux-fowl pendant. The copper wire structure is accented with colorful birdies enjoying the comfort of your home just as much as you do.
To conspiciously shade or not to conspicuously shade, that is the question. When it comes to pendants, they can be a focal point or a more utilitarian fixture, and if you're going for a subdued aesthetic you can't get much more classic than this Conran exclusive. It looks like a hard-working factory light and functions like a hard-working factory light, and comes in red or black to match your interiors.