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: 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 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).