Top Directed Ceiling Pendant Lights: Le Lampe Gras, Unfold, Tom Dixon & 6 More

Top Directed Ceiling Pendant Lights: Le Lampe Gras, Unfold, Tom Dixon & 6 More

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Maxwell Ryan
Feb 4, 2015

Getting light down from the ceiling to a work surface or table in an intentional, directed way that's also COOL can be a challenge. I saw this super beautiful Lampe Gras a few weeks ago and bookmarked it. It's an awesome and surprising solution designed by Bernard-Albin Gras in 1922. For a few more great ideas, head below...

Top Directed Ceiling Pendant Lights

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From the Swedish design house, Form Us With Love, the Unfold is a new take on the big, metal industrial pendant. Made of silicone rubber, the lamp comes in three colors, is totally opaque and comes squished inside its box.


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A classic Artek design from 1952 by Alvar Aalto, "The fitting was nicknamed Käsikranaatti (in English- Hand Grenade) and first used for the Finnish Engineer's Association and in the council chambers at Säynätsalo Town Hall."


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A lovely Indian inspired design with a matte black outer on a shiny, beaten spun brass interior, this 2007 design rocks, particularly when hung in groups.


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With the proper bulb, these would really shine light downward as well as glow with life. Made of jute and coming in three shapes.


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IKEA crushes it on price again.


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A tribute to Ingo Maurer by Ron Gilad and made by Moooi, this is 16, count 'em, black task lamps centered on a single point. Totally positionable in any way.


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Designed by Cecilie Manz and one of my favorite intentional lights that carry a statement all their own, the Caravaggio comes in three colorways and four sizes, but all with a pop of red in the cord out the top.


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These are just beautiful pendants with rough lower edges and black cord that I found online by this Finnish designer. Love them.


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