ISSUE 31  |  Southwestern Style

10 Easy Pieces: White Globe Pendant Lights

August 03, 2011 10:00 AM

BY Janet Hall

Crisp and luminescent, the mod yet classic white globe pendant light never goes out of style.

Above: Designed by Vilhelm Wohlert for Louis Poulsen, the handblown Wohlert opal glass light sets the standard. It's available in three sizes; the 11.8-inch Wohlert Pendant is $852 at Y Lighting. Also available in a 13.7-inch size ($948) and a 15.7-inch size ($988).

Above: Jasper Morrison designed the handblown opaline glass Glo Ball for Flos in 1998; it's quickly become a design classic. The 13-inch Glo-Ball S1 Pendant Light is $496 at Y Lighting; the 17.7-inch Glo-Ball S2 Pendant Light is $592 at Y Lighting.

Above: The Luna Cord Pendant with 10-inch-diameter white globe shade is available in powder-coated white or antique black (shown) with a choice of a white or black vinyl cord; $99 including shade at Schoolhouse Electric.

Above: The handblown Murano glass Globe Pendant Light by B. Luxs is a generous 19.75 inches in diameter and suspends from a single tension cable with a canopy of matte gray finished aluminum; $1,097.60 at Lumens.

Above: The Topan Pendant VP6 was originally designed by Verner Panton for the hotel and restaurant Astoria in Trondheim, Norway, in 1960. Made of glossy lacquered spun aluminum, polished stainless steel accents, matching color fabric cord; $370 at Horne.

Above: The Meltemi Asteroid Pendant measures 10 inches in diameter and comes with a clear cord; $184.69 at YLighting.

Above: Designed by Matteo Thun, the Leucos Sphera s29 Suspension Lamp has a satin handblown round glass shade; it measures 11.5 inches in diameter and costs $500 at Unica Home.

Above: Designed by Vincente Garcia Jimenez in 2006, the handblown small Back Light Pendant (17.75 inches in diameter) is available in opal white, cognac, or graphite and starts at $1,390.50 at Y Lighting.

Above: The Globo Pendant Lamp is a rotational-molded polyethylene sphere with a 15.75-inch diameter; $175 at the Conran Shop.

Above: The Minut Pendant Lamp features a stainless steel ceiling cup and shade holder with a 13-inch diameter glass globe open at the bottom; $39.99 at Ikea

Above: Sea Gull Lighting Single-Light Globe Pendant is 10 inches in diameter with opal glass; $83.70 at Amazon.