ISSUE 25  |  The Life Aquatic

Tie One On: Dutch Ceramic Lights from Folklore

June 26, 2014 1:00 PM

BY Alexa Hotz

Spotted (and admired): a new ceramic pendant light that puts creative use to cloth-covered electrical cord. Inspired by nautical ropework on moorings, the design is the work of Rotterdam-based industrial designer Patrick Hartoq.

Above: Available through Folklore in London, the Cable Lamp is made in Holland of slip-cast white earthenware and cable tied through a sturdy metal ring; $255.75 each. Folklore ships to the UK, Europe, US, and Canada. For more on the shop, see Folklore in London: Style Plus Sustainability.

Above: A groove in the ceramic shade allows for the cable to be wrapped and re-wrapped according to desired dimensions for hanging.

Above: The shades are unglazed and measure about 5 inches by 9 inches; the cloth-covered cable is approximately 78 inches long.

Above: Lamp cables can also be customized in different lengths and colors by contacting Folklore directly.

On the hunt for the perfect pendant? Browse through more of our favorite Pendant Lights and see How to Choose an Overhead Light Fixture. Then learn how to hang pendant to best advantage in our Remodeling 101 posts: 10 Solutions for Romantic Lighting and How to Install Flattering Lighting in the Bathroom.