architectural light fixtures
We’re in the final interior design phase of Eva Chen’s loft apartment in the Flatiron district right now where a 108″ long, wood dining table requires a large scale, architectural/sculptural chandelier. The open plan living/dining/kitchen area means that this light fixture will be one of the first things you see when you walk through the door, so it needs to be something special. As we search for the perfect fixture for this space, we thought we would share some of the best options we’ve come across along the way. Below, the Serge Mouille Three-Arm Ceiling Lamp sold through Design Within Reach is a favorite of many architects and interior designers. Serge Mouille’s angular, insect-like lights were most popular as floor lamps, but this ceiling fixture version has really taken off in popularity recently.
1. Serge Mouille Three-Arm Ceiling Lamp sold through Design Within Reach.
This oval pendant comes from a collection of pieces with similar use of concentric, metal rings with LED technology. The overall effect is just so graceful.
2. Another Paul Loebach Halo Oval Pendant (similar to above) in a different size and shape.
This light fixture works well in an eclectic space like this one, below, or in a more streamlined, modern setting. It’s most suitable for rooms with high ceilings.
3. Billy Cotton 5 Stick Pick Up Horizontal
These lacquered shade pendants are a great option for lighting over a dining room table, especially hung as a pair like in the image below.
4. Smithfield S Pendant Light from FLOS lighting.
This Artichoke Lamp is composed of overlapping “leaves” that produce crisp, glare-free 360 degree light. Each leaf is laser cut for precision and configured by hand, hence the expensive price point.
5. Artichoke Lamp designed by Paul Henningsen for Louis Paulsen Lighting.
Brooklyn-based sculptor Stephen Antonson has become famous for his French surrealistic-inspired plaster furniture and lighting. By virtue of the bright white plaster, these pieces bring a freshness to any setting.
6. Stephen Antonson Alexander chandelier.
Apparatus Studio is a great resource for sculptural, modern lighting that really makes a statement. How fabulous is their cloud candelier, below?
7. Apparatus Studio Cloud 37.
8. Apparatus Studio Trapeze 10 (we love this fixture as well from Apparatus Studio).
The George Nelson pendant lamp is our #1 go-to for modern spaces on a budget. It’s also just a great fixture to consider when you want to give a slightly more traditional space a little edge, or if you’re looking for something simple and unobtrusive.
9. Design Within Reach Nelson Saucer Pendant Lamp.
Designer Robert Couturier used Ochre’s delicate Arctic Pear light fixture in a bedroom in this Brooklyn Brownstone he recently decorated.
10. Ochre Arctic Pear.
Do you have any favorite, go-to architectural light fixtures that you love? If so, please share !