Ok, so really I know that many of my blog-o-buddies may cry foul here but I simply do not think this is good design. Not now, not ever.
I keep thinking there surely is a guy strapped to a chair underneath these hanging “pendants” waiting for Igor to finish him off with the nipple clamps…. “good design” or dramatic attempt at “we have no money but lots of style”?
a bit better but still am not buying it…do like the bulb though…if it were inside something
the “finish” of this is much better but hey, it is still just a lightbulb hanging in space
I like much of Ingo Maurer’s work. Missed the boat here though…reminds me of high school and visits to Spencer’s Gifts
Now, I do like the conceptual idea of these lights…but come on folks, they need a shade! Try these on for size!
This is interesting for the right space. Images from Remodelista
Here are a couple of alternatives from Arteriors that I think work with a simplicity in design approach.
Way less expensive of an option that the similiar one above
The Franklin from Arteriors. This is probably my favorite look of this genre and will be using it in a powder bath soon. Pix will follow!
So what are your thoughts on this trend in lighting? The bulbs are pretty cool I will admit. I have several of these lights with the glass globes in my shop at the moment but the light they give off is not great so bear that in mind when doing the lighting plan if you are choosing this type of fixture! Please comment!