Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Our Ibiza- Chapter 10: Pendant Light Poll

Right now I am trying to stay ahead of the decisions I need to make about the finish work on our house because I know they are going to be fast and furious all at once, and I don't function well under pressure. One of the most important decisions we need to make is on what pendant light we are going to use over our dining room table. Because the house is minimal and the space is large, we need something modern with a lot of presence. Here's a 3-D image of the space :


If I had an unlimited budget, I would choose this one by Droog design, but, alas, I don't have $3,700 to spend:


I love this one because I saw a show at the MOMA in New York of Droog stuff, and they had this one on display. But it is a little industrial, and way too expensive, so I've been searching other options. I am putting the top three I have found to this point on this post, and I'd love it if you'd leave a comment on which one you like best. Here they are:

This one is from a company called Norman Copenhagen, and I love the sculptural quality of it. It is called the Norm 69 because it is made up of 69 pieces and has to be assembled, and then the socket and cord kit comes separately. It is definitely modern, but it reminds me a big of a pine cone, which gives it a bit of an organic quality.

This one is called the Nelson Saucer light, and it is a classic of modern design. It has stretched fabric over it that makes it look like it is made of paper, and it glows when it's turned on. I love this one because it definitely has a mid-century modern vibe, which will work perfectly with the Neo-Mid-Century look of our house.

This one doesn't have a fancy name, and on the website I found it on they just call it an acrylic hanging light. It is the most traditional of the three, but I really like the minimalism of it. This house also has a lot of angles, so I like the linear simplicity of it.

So, there you go. Please cast your vote, and I will let you know what I decide.

11 comments:

Christian said...

I like the first one, but it just makes me think about dust. I say go minimalist. It's really cool and will be easier to clean, and won't go out of style as quickly.

I walked thru your house yesterday (Hope that was ok!). It's amazing!

Christian said...

that last comment was lara . . .

mirjam said...

you know my favorite is the minimalist with telescope fixtures.

Alison said...

I love the droog, Laura, and must've been with you at the Moma when you saw it, because I have pictures of it taken there too. I read a comment about it recently making a good point that with 85 bulbs it is not very environmentally friendly. I still love it though, and while aimlessly surfing a few months ago came across the instructions for making one yourself.

Of your choices, my favourite is the Nelson Saucer light. I love its Modern and clean look and its beautiful rounded form. I love minimalist sensibilities, but I think it can sometimes have too many harsh lines, and the Nelson Saucer will add some subtle softness.

sarah said...

I vote for the saucer or the minimalist. Your house is going to be so cool!

All of Us said...

Lara -
I knew that it must be you and not Christian making the comment since I know that no man would ever worry about dust on a light fixture. I'm glad you like the house thus far, and you're always welcome to do a walk through.

Patricia said...

I second Alison's choices and sentiments ... 1. the Nelson Saucer light & 2. the minimalist. Have fun choosing.

Patricia said...

Ps - Steve votes for the traditional minimalist.

Janell said...

I really like the traditional one best. I think it would also go well with your rectangular table. My second choice would be the Nelson Saucer light.

Take-a-Wipf said...

Have you selected one yet? I really like the rectangular box one. It's a beautiful fixture. I thinks lines and shape will be wonderful in your space.

Mini said...

Those Pendant Lightingturned out gorgeous! I would love to have this light fixture in my home. Thanks for all the help.............