Editor’s Picks: Best in Glass
Glass has been an integral part of lighting design for centuries and today’s designs range from artisan crafted pieces to cutting-edge modern uses of the age-old material. We have rounded up the 10 latest and greatest glass lighting designs in what we’re calling Best in Glass. Read on to see our picks.
Luna Pendant Light from Gabriel Scott
The Luna Pendant takes delicate blown glass in smokey hues and stacks them, like beaded jewels. The pendant comes stacked in five different arrangements to suit your tastes.
Aella T Table Lamp from Leucos Lighting
A striking, oversize glass table lamp that features Murano blown glass with a vortex-like shape that dips in to meet a concealed light source, creating a pleasant ambient light.
84.3 Multi-Light Pendant Light from Bocci
From the mind of world-renowned designer Omer Arbel comes this fascinating piece that requires master craftsmanship where a fine mesh is submerged in molten glass, then blown to create a design of popping details.
Vine Tiered Pendant Light from ANDlight
Not your typical globe pendant, the Vine Tiered Pendant designed by Caine Heintzman for ANDlight takes glass globes and puts them on modernist arched chrome in a stackable manner that can be three- or five-tiered.
Vitis 7 LED Chandelier from Rich Brilliant Willing
Another lighting design inspired by vines, this Rich Brilliant Willing design comes with one, three, five, or seven blown glass diffusers artfully strung on their cords.
Atollo Glass Table Lamp from Oluce
An icon of Italian design, the Atollo table lamp was designed by Vico Magistretti and has lighting in the base as well as under the shade to really let the opal glass shine.
Pinecone Pendant from FontanaArte
The Pinecone takes its shape from the caged framework that is hand bent, crisscrossed, then welded together—followed by blowing the glass into a single puff, leaving raised segments of shapely glass reminiscent of a pinecone’s exterior.
Plot Pendant Light from Vistosi
With a shade that is blown into a shape that is both rotund and boxy, the Plot Pendant Light comes in a clear or smokey glass and houses a milky white glass globe light nestled between brass supports.
Voronoi I Multi-Light Pendant Light from Tala
Designed as a 3D model inspired by the Voronai pattern found in the forest canopy, each bulb is mouth-blown and filled with a spiral LED filament to mimic the Fibonacci sequence also found in nature.
Random Multi Light Cluster Pendant Light from Studio Italia Design
Hanging in clusters of three, these delicate blown glass shades appear as floating bubbles. The orbs come in clear glass and metallic metal finishes that add an extra touch of sparkle.
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