Form and Function with Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers & Pendant Lights
The time-period from the 1930s through the 1960s was an iconic, defining time in American modern design. Aptly named mid-century modern, these styles were characterized by their organic, clean aesthetics, and designed to be as functional as they are beautiful. Due to this design philosophy, designers during this time created light fixtures that were pieces of art yet kept function as the primary focus of the design.
A mid-century modern chandelier such as the PH Artichoke from Louis Poulsen boasts a captivating, sculptural design that is not only eye-catching but also serves to provide glare-free light from every angle. In addition to construction, the materials of these chandeliers and pendant lights have also served to increase the fixture's functionality. The material of the Saucer Lamp from George Nelson Bubble Lamps enhances the pure, natural form of the mid-century pendant light while simultaneously diffuses the light from all angles beautifully and eliminates any glare.
Iconic Mid-Century Modern Pendant Lights & Chandeliers
Due to the innovative pairing of form and function, mid-century pendant lighting designs have become highly iconic light fixtures. Truly timeless and transcending trends, the uncomplicated, pure designs of these light fixtures are visually pleasing to many. Designed in 1947, the organic, clean form of the pendant lights from George Nelson Bubble Lamps have remained true to their original design and a popular choice in many homes throughout the years. The mid-century sputnik chandelier is one of the most iconic fixtures from this design era. The intriguing shape of this mid-century modern chandelier continues to inspire designers today such as Jonathan Adler with his retro Sputnik Chandelier and Stephen Blackman with his futuristic interpretation, the Starburst LED Chandelier.
Where to Use a Mid-Century Modern Chandelier or Pendant Light
Approrpiate for use in any room and with any decor, mid-century pendant light fixtures feature a complementary style due to their fresh, natural aesthetic. A mid-century chandelier suspended above a dining room table will instantly become the focal point of the space. While mid-century globe pendant lights suspended in a kitchen enhance the feeling of an open, spacious environment while adding a natural, organic touch. Or mid-century drum pendant lights with bold, graphic prints will add color and personality to a living room or breakfast nook.
Whether you are looking for an iconic mid-century modern chandelier or pendant light, or a fixture inspired by this great design era, YLighting offers a range of ceiling light fixtures that will add the perfect touch of mid-century modern design to any home. With no sales tax, free shipping on most orders, and a team of lighting experts that are happy to help with any questions, YLighting is the premier destination for modern lighting.