- The most buoyant of the lighting family, pendant lamps are awfully fun but take a bit of planning; here's how to do it right.
When the enameled steel Krenit bowl was first released in the 1950s, its designer Herbert Krenchel said, “The idea was to make a beautiful bowl, preferably so functional and delicate that it was equally suited for use in the kitchen, on the dining table and as a decoration in the sitting room.” Production ceased in 1966, but Normann Copenhagen recently reissued the versatile design in white, black, turquoise, purple, green, and red.
- Alexallen Studio's clever Lightbracket combines two functions into one streamlined, colorful industrial design.
Arti’s low-profile glass surface looks simple but weighs up to 15 pounds. It comes in a dozen colors, and the digital display is large enough to read across a countertop.
Cozy in Grey, by Finnish designer Harri Koskinen, plays with the look of light through the "beauty and changing reflections" of glass, which is mouthblown with a textile cord (also comes in a milky white to set the mood). Muuto's growing collection brings modern Scandinavian design to the fore, introducing a range of work—lighting, furniture, and accessories—by new Nordic talents.
- Flying high in the air with the greatest of ease or low over a table to accent your meal, a pendant illuminates the room like no other kind of fixture.
Wall shelves are wonderful for storage and display, giving books, pictures, and knick knacks a good-looking home that doesn't take up valuable real estate on the floor. Waveform's generous 13 inch depth will support the larger hardbacks, while its 22 inch length lends itself to a mix-and-match modularity that will make a neat visual statement. The powder-coated, sheet-metal units are available in twelve colors.