Down From Above: 10 Gorgeous Hanging Lights

Overhead lights have come a long, long way since the days of iron chandeliers lit by candles and, more recently, the dreaded dome lights of the mid-20th century — perhaps the only element of the 1950s and 60s not to have survived its way into the current trend of midcentury modern design.  Today’s hanging lights are inventive and arresting, environmentally conscious and creative.  From the colorblocked pendants crafted from recycled wine bottles by Jerry Kott to the rather literal medusae installations imagined by Roxyrussell, this collection sheds new light on what it means to flood a room with gorgeous illumination from a show-stopping source.

modern wood pendant light

The Iris Pendant by Alex MacMaster

 

 

white hive pendant light

72 Dpi Lamp by Guillaume Delvigne

 

 

DIY hanging lights

DIY Hanging Lights from The Kitchn

 

 

french globe hanging lights

French Globe Hanging Lights from The Foundary

 

 

wooden pendant lamps

Log Lamp Series from CP Lighting

 

 

abstract hanging glass lights

M Lights by Brodie Neill

 

 

medusa pendant lamps

Medusae Pendant Lamps from Roxyrussell

 

 

modern antler hanging light

Modern Antler Pendants from Constantin Wortmann

 

 

natural fiber hanging lamp

Naturalist Hanging Lamp from Siam House Design

 

 

upcycled wine bottle lights

Recycled Wine Bottle Colorblock Lights from Jerry Kott

 

Recycled wine bottle colorblock lights found at Jerry Kott Online.