ISSUE 39  |  Belgian Masters

10 Easy Pieces: Fabric Pendant Lamps

October 01, 2014 9:00 AM

BY Alexa Hotz

A fabric pendant lamp is like a sweater tied around the shoulders–cooly effortless but done with stylistic intent. Swapping a glass or metal fixture for fabric adds an instant ease and lightness to a room. The design world has certainly caught on. Here are 10 of our favorite fabric pendant lights of the moment.

Above: The B7 Sail Cloth Lamp with white leather lacing is €366 (USD $462) from Danish designer Birgit Oestergaard.

Above: The Ay Illuminate Z2 Ona Sisal Lamp is made of bamboo and sisal sourced from Swaziland in collaboration with the Gone Rural project; $775 at Lost & Found in Los Angeles.

Above: From Pierre + Charlotte of Melbourne, the Pacman Pendant Light has a powder-coated metal frame and a removable cotton-linen shade; $440 AUD (USD $385). For more on the designers, see Pierre + Charlotte, A Melbourne Design Duo.

Above: Designed and manufactured by Enoki, the Cumulus Pendant comes in three different sizes and with 11 fabric choices. It’s available at stores across Australia, including Les Interieurs, shown here.

Above: The Koushi Lamp, a Remodelista favorite, is by American-in-Paris photographer and designer Mark Eden Schooley. Handmade of wire and cotton fabric, it’s 5,900 KR (USD $818) at Artilleriet.

Above: The Linen Pendant Lamp from CB2 has a linen shade and a steel canopy with a nickel finish; it’s currently on sale for $39.99.

Above: The Bigger Lamp by Italian designer Orietta Marcon of Oggetti measures about 20 to 24 inches in diameter and is made of hand-finished linen. For pricing and availability, contact Oggetti, and for a DIY version, see DIY: Rustic Linen Lampshades from Italy.

Above: Designed by Nelson Sepulveda for Netherlands-based lighting company Ay Illuminate, the Z1 Cotton Lamp is made of bamboo and cotton; $520.51 at Bodie & Fou. A variation on the design, also from Ay Illuminate, is the Z5 Lamp with a handwoven khadi cover for $450 at Lost & Found.

Above: A suspended shade made of natural linen, the Dream Pendant Lamp by Modus Studio for Cattelan Italia can be used on its own or in a group; $525 each. For more on the design, see High/Low: Linen Pendant Shades.

Above: Made by industrial designer Marc Sarrazin for Petite Friture, the Lampe Moire has a colored polyester shade stretched over a steel frame; €230 (USD $290).

For a DIY version of a fabric lamp, go to DIY: Koushi Lamp by Mark Eden Schooley. See the Schooley design in situ in our post Moon & Hey at Home in NYC.