Explore nine bespoke glass pendants and chandeliers for the kitchen that realise intricate craft and fluidity.
In an interview with est, lighting designer Michael Anastassiades said, “I believe you need to truly appreciate the honesty of an object, which needs to be made of materials to last.” In this Nine to Know, we see notable lighting designers work with glass to reveal the honesty and craftmanship behind a series of pendants and chandeliers. Tracing the intersection between functionality and artistry, each lighting design embodies a unique technique and making process that has led to its creation.
The Brokis Knot pendant lights contrast two dramatically different materials, smooth blown glass and natural fibre cords, to create a statement as a cluster.
Bocci founder and renowned lighting designer Omer Arbel explored a unique crafting process with the design of the 73.5V suspension lamp. Glass is blown into a heat-resistant ceramic fabric to create the crystal-like cluster of pendant lights.
This sculptural pendant light, designed by glass artisan Ota Svoboda, takes inspiration from the qualities of a soap bubble. The Bomma Soap pendant light casts a unique illumination thanks to its iridescent tones and organic shape.
Lindsey Adelman’s long-time obsession with spring-blossoming Japanese trees influenced the creation of the Cherry Bomb pendant. The soft pink glass ball embodies crisp pink flowers, while the twisted brass suspension imitates the tree’s gnarled limbs.
Italian designer Luca Nichetto brought the Tima pendant light to La Manufacture in 2019. The curved Murano glass structure recalls the mesmerising spectacle of jellyfish illuminating their dark ocean surrounds.
The Lasvit Spacey pendant light by Czech designer Lukáš Novák was created using an ancient glass technique called Lithyalin. This technique sees the glass take on a marbled appearance – like a gemstone – to capture the universe in one shape.
The Bocci 28.8a.1 Armature suspension lamp is a unique arrangement of eight blown-glass globes. Through this lamp, designer Omer Arbel explored glass beyond the ordinary by creating satellite shapes within each sphere of the pendant.
Lighting brand Seguso’s history of glassmaking dates back to 1937. This Vetri d’Arte Murano Glass Mori Grey lantern showcases the art of Murano glass through different spheres clustered together with metal branches.