ISSUE 20  |  The Northern Light

10 Easy Pieces: Metal Pendant Lights

May 16, 2012 9:30 PM

BY Sarah Lonsdale

The industrial metal pendant is one of those basic fixtures that can work in a multitude of settings; it's just as at home in a glamorous kitchen as in a simple potting shed. Here's a roundup of our current favorites:

Above: The Finn Pendant is powder-coated aluminum with a gloss white finish; $99 from West Elm (it's currently on sale for $49.99).

Above: The Factory Light No. 5 Rod is made from hand-spun steel; $249 at Schoolhouse Electric.

Above: The Farm and Barn Pendant is available in black, white, dark green, rust, and galvanized finish; $85 from Barn House Electric.

Above: The Pendant Barn Light comes in black, red, and silver; $315 from DWR.

Above: The British take on Bauhaus design, the BL9L Pendant by Bestlite remains a perennial fixture favorite; $315 from Horne.

Above: The design of the Titan 3 Pendant was inspired by a 1940s lamp. The aluminum shades and bases are hand spun from sheet metal and are made in the UK. Shown in aluminum; $690 from DWR. The pendant also comes in black and putty for $735.

Above: Vintage Barn Pendant shown in warm white, also comes with a range of metal finishes as well as in black and gray. Available in a choice of sizes ranging from 10 inches to 26 inches; $199 to $499 depending on size and finish at Restoration Hardware.

Above: Labour and Wait in London offers this Gray Enamel Lampshade for £45.

Above: A glamorous take on an aluminum pendant from Santa & Cole: the M68 Pendant Lamp is $1,450 from All Modern.

Above: The Smithfield S Suspension by Jasper Morrison was inspired by light fixtures in London's historical Smithfield meat market. Created for Flos, the light is available for $945 and comes in black as shown, and white.