Editor's Picks

Editor’s Picks: Pendant Lighting for Minimalists

Impressive lighting with austere lines do exist. What they may lack in decorative details, minimalist pendant lighting designs more than make up for in a pure display of materials, textures, shapes and gorgeous light diffusion.

Here are ten of my favorite pendant lights that design minimalists will also love:

Beat Fat Pendant Light by Tom Dixon

I like the design of the Beat Fat Pendant Light because it reminds me of ancient water vessels. It’s got a smooth exterior that will satisfy any minimalist’s design taste and the hand-beaten brass interior adds a bit of life to the product.

IC S Pendant Light by FLOS

The balance of the IC S Pendant Light is, frankly, just plain satisfying to look at. The ball-shaped glass shade rests against the steel rod frame like a juggler balancing a ball on the end of his fingertips.

Stix LED Pendant Light by SONNEMAN

The Stix LED Pendant Light looks like a messy tangle, but in that way some guys style their hair in a perfectly messy way. It also offers you some freedom because you can arrange the lights in any position, at any angle you want to. Plus, when all the other lights are off, they kind of look like lights beaming through space, so there’s that.

14. 1 Single Pendant by Bocci

A simple design can have a huge impact on a room’s aesthetics. Case in point, the 14. 1 Single Pendant Light showcases a straightforward pendant lighting design. But its candle-in-water appearance has a huge influence on the mood of whatever room it adorns.

Calle Pendant Light by Terzani

A light in some glass. Design-wise, that’s really, at its most basic level, the best description for the Calle Pendant Light. But the effect is a stunning display of lighting ingenuity that reminds me of light reflecting off of icicles.

Alva Pendant Light by Tech Lighting

A classic Edison-style light with a modern twist. The Alva Pendant Light is an intriguing LED pendant with intricately detailed “filaments” etched into the crystal “bulb.”

Chime Pendant Light by Andrew Neyer

When you’re a minimalist, you have to love simplicity of the cylinder. The Chime Pendant Light pairs a versatile matte black finish with an oiled oak disc top. A few of these in a row over a kitchen island or dining table will make the perfect minimalist design statement.

Bulb Fiction Pendant Light by Lightyears

You can’t get more minimalist than the Bulb Fiction Pendant Light. It takes the standard shape of a lightbulb and gives it a subtle artistic flair that will work with a variety of design motifs.

Mini Endless Pendant Light by Roll and Hill

Taking inspiration from the 1970s Super Graphics, the Mini Endless Pendant Light is a long and lean minimalist dream. It’s simply a tube of light suspended from the ceiling. But its architectural design ensures long-lasting appeal.

Pla LED Pendant Light by Zaneen Design

For minimalists who like to make a point. The Pla LED Pendant Light pairs a wide, flared shade with a spike-like center support. The pure form diffuses light that is just as pure on any surface below.

As every minimalist knows, beauty does not need to be complex. These ten pendant lighting fixtures encapsulate the perfect blend of style and simplicity. They’re the ideal way to minimally brighten your home.

Rhyen Clevenger

Rhyen Clevenger

Rhyen Clevenger is a site merchandiser at YLiving. While he is new to the bath team, it does not hinder his enthusiasm for decorative plumbing. On the weekends he enjoys curling up with his wife and watching some good science fiction.

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