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.