Designed for a neoclassical style workplace in the City of London, the Planetary Pendant Light is an exploration of artisan techniques and contrasting materials. The brief called for three beautifully refined pendant lights that would bring balance and intimacy to the space.
The pendant comprises three hand-formed glass discs, where each of the glass tiers is unique in its intricate detail due to the nature of the hand-spun process, as pigment is dropped into the glass to produce a distinctive swirling effect. The centre of each glass element houses a ring of side emitting diffused LED, which emanates light outwards and accentuates the cloudy texture of the glass. The smaller the glass piece the more prominent the light, which creates a beautiful gradient from underneath.
The circular glass discs are affixed to connecting sphere-shaped components and a static drop rod, finished in polished brass. The two solid metal orbs sit between the glass discs and form a striking visual contrast when set against the opaqueness of the glass.
The final result is a beautifully understated piece distinguishable for its elegantly balanced proportions and cloudy diffused glow.
2022 was a great year for our Planetary Pendant Light as it was also shortlisted for an SBID Award in the Lighting category and for an FX Award in the Lighting Product category – definitely one to remember.