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Trend Alert: The New Mobile Pendant Light, 12 Examples


Trend Alert: The New Mobile Pendant Light, 12 Examples

July 10, 2018

Babies aren’t the only ones mesmerized by mobiles. Of late we’ve been admiring sculptural pendant lights that take inspiration from Calder—and in many cases come with moving parts that dance in the breeze. These are statement pieces that are outsized—and pricey—but have the power to transfix. Here are 12 we’re currently eyeing.

influential london lighting designer michael anastassiades introduced his first 17
Above: Influential London lighting designer Michael Anastassiades introduced his first Mobile Chandelier series in 2008, and his latest, including Mobile Chandelier 13, this past year. Each is made of black patinated brass with mouth-blown opaline glass spheres. This one measures 75.4 inches across and weighs 35 pounds and is available from a number of sources, including directly from Michael Anastassiade, and in the US, from 12 mobile lights trend alert 136; inquire about pricing.
astro mobile \1 by andrew neyer is one of the designer&#8\2\17;s  18
Above: Astro Mobile 1 by Andrew Neyer is one of the designer’s five Astro lights, all hand-fabricated in Cincinnati and available from TRNK. Made of powder-coated steel, aluminum, and oak, and 80 inches across, it’s available in a range of drop sizes (as are most of the lights shown here) for $2,250. Go to Stuff by Andrew Neyer to purchase directly from the artist and to see his full collection of lights.
the blackened brass tempo chandelier is by atelier de troupe: see handmade in l 19
Above: The blackened brass Tempo Chandelier is by Atelier de Troupe: See Handmade in LA. It comes in an eight-foot size (shown) for $12,500, and a six-foot size for $8,500.
the gaia pendant light by ochre of london and nyc features a solid glass d 20
Above: The Gaia Pendant Light by Ochre of London and NYC features a solid glass drop illuminated by two LEDs. Its canopy and counterweight are made of blackened nickel. In addition to the single-tier, 52-inch-wide Gaia, shown, there are double tier options with three or four glass “pebbles.” Inquire for pricing.
Is this the next much-imitated design from Ochre? See High/Low: The Arctic Pear Chandelier.

another from michael anastassiades&#8\2\17;s latest series: the 59 inch tal 21
Above: Another from Michael Anastassiades’s latest series: The 59-inch-tall Mobile Chandelier 11 is $17,500 from the Future Perfect.
from ladies & gentlemen studio&#8\2\17;s illuminated sculpture series,  22
Above: From Ladies & Gentlemen Studio’s illuminated sculpture series, the Float Light Wide of aluminum, steel, and blackened brass, has an integrated LED board. It’s 43 inches wide and starts at $5,200. There’s a companion Float Light Round and the studio also makes custom versions.
israeli designer naama hofman&#8\2\17;s modular tube pendant light is  23
Above: Israeli designer Naama Hofman’s modular Tube Pendant Light is composed of illuminated acrylic tubes connected by brass rods and rings that can be configured in a range of ways. Go to Naama Hofman to see the possibilities.
made in minnesota, room & board&#8\2\17;s howard double pendant fixture 24
Above: Made in Minnesota, Room & Board’s Howard Double Pendant Fixture comes with LED globe lights in clear or smoky glass; $880. Its powder-coated steel Howard Canopy is 38 inches wide and available on its own for $150.
from lambert & fils of montreal, the beaubien 07 is from the beaubien  25
Above: From Lambert & Fils of Montreal, the Beaubien 07 is from the Beaubien Collection of powder-coated aluminum and brass lights that, though static, are all about movement. Inquire directly for details and pricing.
young french designer jean pascal gauthier creates balletic lights, some of whi 26
Above: Young French designer Jean Pascal Gauthier creates balletic lights, some of which playfully incorporate plants. A website is in the works, and he reports a new collection will be available in August: Stay tuned at @JeanPascalGauthier.
new york designer david weeks, a remodelista favorite since the founding of our 27
Above: New York designer David Weeks, a Remodelista favorite since the founding of our site—see his Tribeca studio in our Spotlight— specializes in kinetic lights. His Hanging Mobile No. 405, shown in polished nickel with black satin shades, is custom made to client specifications.
olivier abry of the wo & wé collection of lyons, france, applies dan 28
Above: Olivier Abry of the Wo & Wé Collection of Lyons, France, applies dancing lines to his handmade lighting designs. He works from a vocabulary of shapes and parts that can be combined in myriad ways. See more in Industrial-Chic Lighting.

In the market for a mobile? Take a look at Object of Desire: Glamorous Brass Mobiles Inspired by Alexander Calder and Living Above the Studio: At Home with Lappalainen.

For more lighting ideas of all kinds, browse our Lighting Archive.

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