From concrete pendants to ceramic shades, the clever combination of contrasting materials makes lighting a striking design feature. If you’re shopping for home updates, we suggest taking the rough with the smooth. (Above) When lights are on, these white gloss shades take on a translucent quality, emitting a soft, ambient glow. (Below from left) This Heimat pendant is made using recycled materials; Modelled on classic factory style, this ceramic pendant is a beautiful example of British design; This ceramic pendant has been carefully finished with deVOL’s signature white crackle glaze; An elegant chandelier by Rieko Kaneko for SCP is available in two, four and six shade configurations.
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(Above) Available as a set of three, each cone shaped pendant in the Bentu collection differs slightly in angle and detail. (Below from left) A blackened concrete pendant is a modern way to reference industrial style in any interior; Polish design studio Loftlight creates a range of handcast pendant lights available in elegant shades of coloured concrete; Delicate cracks in this elegant concrete shade emit soft, dappled light.
Main image courtesy of Such & Such.