We were asked to design and manufacture a glass globe pendant light for the reception area of 101 on Cleveland, a boutique residential development in Fitzrovia, London.
The bespoke luminaire had to draw the eye through the space to the concierge desk whilst illuminating the counter below.
The cluster pendant comprises 27 cast glass globes that are arranged in a three-row sequence and housed in a rectangular powder coated steel frame. A specialist glass blower created each glass element using an injection mould process and then carefully inserted a subtle swirl of pigment throughout. The result is a beautiful brush-stroke effect that elevates each globe and brings an artistic touch to the feature.
The geometric design of the luminaire works in harmony with the structured lines and material palette of the interior scheme. The globes and framework echo a duo of glass partition walls and the smoky tone of the pigment references the rich wood of the concierge desk and panelled walls.
Three drop rods attach the luminaire to the ceiling and a lip detail around the edge of the frame conceals the functional components from view. Each glass component is attached to the tray via an antique bronze plated collar and can be easily removed for maintenance.
An LED filament lamp in each globe accentuates the colour and movement of the pigment and emits a soft glow of diffuse light to illuminate the concierge desk below.
Images © James French