ISSUE 13  |  London Minimalism

7 Favorites: Minimalist Brass Pendants

March 31, 2015 11:00 AM

BY Izabella Simmons

We’ve long admired the elegant industrial lighting designs of Brooklyn architects Workstead and have recently noticed that several other studios have been taking the same minimalist approach. Here are seven simple pendants with circular, beret-like crowns, all made of brass (plus one in copper).


Above: The Brass Pendant by Workstead features a 10-inch disk, a long brass rod, and a brass socket. A brass joint allows for 90 degrees of rotation, and the pendant arm is available in small (18 inches), medium (24 inches), and large (42 inches), and can be custom ordered at any length; $525 from Workstead. The Brass Pendant is also available from the Horne Shop. 

See more of Workstead’s lighting in Workstead Bent Chandelier and Workstead Bent Wall Lamp. Last week, we ran a DIY Partner’s Desk designed by the Workstead.


Above: The all-brass CB0150 Pendant is designed by Danish House Doctor; $319 from Royal Design.


Above: The Dot-Suspension Lamp by Montreal lighting design studio Lambert & Fils is made of brass with a black nylon cord; $360 CAD ($283 USD). To learn more about the workshop, go to Streamlined Light: Designs by Lambert & Fils of Montreal.

Above: The Disc and Sphere Horizontal Pendant by Atelier Areti of London is polished brass with a powder-coated metal rod. It’s available in black or white, and you can choose from a fabric cable or metal rod (length can be customized). See Atelier Areti’s distribution list for purchase information. And see more in our post Avian-Inspired Lighting from Atelier Areti.


Above:The Star pendant lamp is made of copper by Orsjo Belysning, a company in Smaland, Sweden, that originally manufactured kerosene lamps in the 1950s. It has a black fabric cable and is €217 ($234.80) from Casa Lumi.


Above: The 6a Light by Izé, a London company, has a 30-centimeter disk and is available in a wide range of finishes, including polished nickel (shown) and brass. Contact Izé for information and pricing. See Design Sleuth: GAS light pendants from Ize, to learn more about their designs. 


Above: The Grain Pendant by LA designer Brendan Ravenhill has a hand-turned brass shade (also available in other materials) that’s formed over a wooden mold. During the spinning process, the patterns of the wood grain are impressed on the shade. It’s available with a black or white cord; $400 from Brendan Ravenhill. Read about the design and see more finishes in A Study in Industrial Elegance.

Go to our archive to browse more Pendant Lights, including: