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Design Within Reach Neverending Glory Bolshoi Theatre Pendant
Design Within Reach Neverending Glory Bolshoi Theatre Pendant 

DWR Exclusive Jan Plechč and Henry Wielgus met during their studies at The Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design in Prague, where they first began to collaborate. In 2011, they founded their own design studio, Jan Plechč & Henry Wielgus, with the goal of transcending barriers between architecture, art and design. Currently, the duo is commissioned for internationally renowned galleries and brands around the globe. Their Neverending Glory Collection (2013) was inspired by chandeliers from five of the worlds most eminent opera houses. If you imagine the grand, original chandeliers in these opera houses, theyre glorious, elucidates Plechč, and the neverending part relates to the profiles and the idea of infinite rotation – a neverending glory. This one honors Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow. Bulb (not included): LED, CFL or incandescent; E26 base; 40W max. UL Listed. Made in the Czech Republic. Materials: Hand-blown glass. Measurements:H 30.75" Diameter 21.75", 26.5 lbs.

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Design Within Reach Modo Chandelier, 3 Sided, 10 Globes
Design Within Reach Modo Chandelier, 3 Sided, 10 Globes 

For his simple and innovative lighting, Jason Miller draws on everyday aspects of American culture, transforming them into something surprising and beautiful. For his Modo Chandelier (2009), Miller was inspired by off-the-shelf industrial parts like those found on Canal Street, not far from his Brooklyn studio. We have re-engineered inexpensive parts that are made by the thousands in China or India, says Miller about the pieces manufacturing. Modos parts are made by high-end machine shops here in America that typically work for the airline industry. While the inspiration is a bit banal, it is now a very sophisticated product. The chandeliers components are painstakingly engineered and custom CNC-milled from solid aluminum. This version has a three-sided frame that holds 10 glass globes, and it includes a three-foot stem that can be cut upon installation to the desired length. Bulb (included): incandescent half-silver globe 25W/G25/E26. UL and CUL Listed. Made in U.S.A. The Modo Collection features hand-blown glass globes with slight variances in shape and color, which make each piece unique. Materials: Machined aluminum; aluminum tubing; black or bronze finish with smoked glass globes or polished nickel finish with cream glass globes. Measurements:H 20" W 36" D 41", 15 lbs.

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Design Within Reach NelsonTM Crisscross Saucer Pendant Lamp
Design Within Reach NelsonTM Crisscross Saucer Pendant Lamp 

Architect George Nelson, who was Herman Millers design director from 1945 to 1972, once said, Every truly original idea seems to find its most important expression in a chair. And then he blew the doors off lighting design. While outfitting his office, Nelson discovered a silk-covered Swedish hanging lamp that he coveted but found too expensive. He then recalled seeing a photo in the paper of Liberty ships being mothballed by having the decks covered with netting and then being sprayed with a self-webbing plastic, which got him thinking. And then, Whammo! Inspiration struck, and by the next night, Nelson had designed his first Bubble Lamp® (1952) by spinning a skeleton of steel wires on a turntable and shooting it with translucent plastic until it was covered in a smooth, washable film. When you put a light in it, it glowed. This is the authentic Bubble Lamp, produced in partnership with the George Nelson Foundation. Bulb (not included): LED, CFL or incandescent; E26 base; 150W max. UL Listed. Made in U.S.A. Materials: Plastic polymer; steel frame. Measurements:Small: H 6" Diameter 17.5" Cord L 6', 5 lbs. Medium: H 9.5" Diameter 25" Cord L 6', 8 lbs.

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Design Within Reach Random Light
Design Within Reach Random Light 

Hugely dramatic, light as a feather and distinctly Dutch, the Random Light (2001) by Bertjan Pot began as a modernist craft project of sorts. After making failed attempts at knitting fiberglass as a means of creating structure, Pot resorted to coiling a strand of epoxy-dipped fiberglass around a large balloon in varying patterns. Once the form had completely dried, the balloon was popped, leaving behind a dramatic globe-shaped form that serves as the diffuser for this stunningly airy pendant lamp. Random Light is suitable for entryways, lounge areas and dining rooms, with a light bulb visible at the center of the globe when lit, creating an all-over glow with minimal glare. Bulb (not included): incandescent 60W/A19/E26. UL Listed. Made in the Netherlands. This pendant is not precisely spherical, featuring denser fiberglass on the end opposite the bulb access opening. We recommend mounting it no more than 4" from the opening to ensure it emits the most symmetrical lighting pattern. White and black versions each include a chrome socket, chrome canopy and black cord. Materials: Epoxy-coated fiberglass diffuser; chrome socket and canopy. Measurements:Small: Diameter 19.75", 2.6 lbs.

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Design Within Reach Semi Pendant
Design Within Reach Semi Pendant 

Architects Claus Bonderup and Torsten Thorup were students at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts when they co-designed their first lamp. Craving pure, crisp geometric shapes in a design world dominated by soft organic forms, they created the Semi Pendant (1968) by placing two circles back to back, producing an elegant shape in the negative space between with a diameter matching that of each circle. Timeless by design, it just has that simplicity of form, which cannot be slotted into any single style period, says Bonderup. Its not surprising that Semi took first prize in the School of Architectures 1968 design competition with its satisfying, perfectly balanced proportions. Bulb (not included): half-mirror incandescent, E12 base, 40W max for small lamp; half-mirror incandescent, E26 base, 60W max for others. UL Listed. Made in Denmark. All aluminum pendants include a matte black ceiling rose except the matte white pendant, which includes a matte white ceiling rose. Brass and chrome pendants include brass and chrome ceiling roses, respectively. Materials: Powder-coated aluminum, brass or chrome diffuser and ceiling rose; fabric-covered cord. Measurements:Small: H 6" Diameter 11.75", 1 lb. Medium: H 9.25" Diameter 18.5", 1.9 lbs. Large: H 12" Diameter 23.75", 2.8 lbs.

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Design Within Reach Drop 2 Pendant
Design Within Reach Drop 2 Pendant 

Saving a factory and helping the employees keep their jobs was not something Peter Bowles thought hed be doing when he designed his first bone china light. The story begins in Stoke-on-Trent, the heart of the British ceramics industry, where its prized porcelain has been produced for more than three centuries. Bowles convinced a tableware factory to produce his first design, but as the orders started to come in, he learned the factory would be closing. Rather than moving production overseas, Bowles bought the factory and offered the entire staff new jobs with his company, Original BTC. The Drop 2 Pendant (2000) is beautifully crafted of hand-cast bone china. Creating these lights involves a highly skilled, labor-intensive process that begins with raw clay and ends with biscuit firing, glazing, glossing and firing again. When lit, the shade has a translucent glow that allows for warm diffused light. Attention to detail is at the heart of every Drop 2 Pendant, right down to the braided cord, which was designed by Peter and can be found on every light his company makes. Drop is UL Listed and suitable for contract use. Bulb (not included): 40W/120V/E26. Made in England. Materials: Natural bone china shade and ceiling rose; braided cotton covered cord. Measurements:H 7" W 8" D 8" Cord L 59", 2 lbs.

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Design Within Reach Cielo Pendant
Design Within Reach Cielo Pendant 

Venezuela-born Pablo Pardo graduated in 1986 with an industrial design degree from the University of Cincinnati. In 1993, he established Pablo Designs in San Francisco, a studio that has since gained international recognition for its creations. The studio operates with the belief that the right lighting can transform almost any environment, challenging traditional designs with innovative solutions that distill lighting down to its bare essence: form and light. Sporting a crisp, expressive profile, the Cielo Pendant (2012) uses energy-efficient flat-panel LED technology with a 50,000-hour life span to provide fully dimmable glare-free illumination. Suitable for residential and commercial spaces alike. Use alone or mix and match multiples to create dynamic groupings. Bulb (included): LED array. Made in China. Materials: Aluminum housing; polycarbonate lens; ABS canopy; fabric-covered cord. Measurements:H 9" Diameter 6", 2 lbs.

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Design Within Reach Vitra Miniatures Collection: Rietveld Zig Zag Stool
Design Within Reach Vitra Miniatures Collection: Rietveld Zig Zag Stool 

Each handmade Vitra miniature is a classic in the history of furniture design reduced in size at a scale of 1:6. True to the original pieces in structure and materials, the miniatures are precision-crafted, making them a thoughtful gift for a furniture lover or design professional. Each miniature comes handsomely packaged in a wood box with an informational booklet. Materials: Laminated wood. Measurements:H 4.84" W 2.44" D 2.55"

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Design Within Reach Spun Floor Lamp
Design Within Reach Spun Floor Lamp 

Sculptor and designer Sebastian Wrong demonstrates his flair for bold, minimalist forms in his Spun Lamp (2001) for Flos. This lamp features satin-smooth machined aluminum construction available in high-gloss finishes for maximum dramatic impact. The fluid pedestal base stabilizes the design, and the full-range on-cord dimmer provides infinitely variable light. Bulb (included): incandescent 240W/A21/E26 or comparable CFL/LED. Made in Italy. Materials: High-gloss painted or polished aluminum. Measurements:H 69" Diameter 20" Cord L 84"

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Design Within Reach Fucsia Pendant Lamp 3
Design Within Reach Fucsia Pendant Lamp 3 

From the master of modern lighting comes a light source within a reversed glass cone that provides both diffused and direct light over a dining table or desk. The blown-glass cone is sand-blasted at the edge to avoid glare and finished with a translucent silicone ring to protect cones from movement. The ceiling mount creates a triangular composition of three cones. Bulb included: Incandescent 40W/120V/E14/R50. UL Listed. Made in Italy. Materials: Blown glass with translucent silicone ring. Measurements:H 13.5" W 13" D 12" Cord L 180" max, 5.5 lbs.

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Design Within Reach Fucsia Pendant Lamp 8
Design Within Reach Fucsia Pendant Lamp 8 

From the master of modern lighting comes a light source within a reversed glass cone that provides both diffused and direct light over a dining table or desk. The blown-glass cone is sand-blasted at the edge to avoid glare and finished with a translucent silicone ring to protect cones from movement. The ceiling mount creates a composition of eight cones whose shape recalls the flower for which the lamp is named. Bulb included: Incandescent 40W/120V/E14/R50. UL Listed. Made in Italy. Materials: Blown glass with translucent silicone ring. Measurements:H 13.5" W 19" D 25" Cord L 180" max, 19.6 lbs.

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Design Within Reach Drop 1 Pendant, Grouping of 6
Design Within Reach Drop 1 Pendant, Grouping of 6 

Saving a factory and helping the employees keep their jobs was not something Peter Bowles thought hed be doing when he designed his first bone china light. The story begins in Stoke-on-Trent, the heart of the British ceramics industry, where its prized porcelain has been produced for more than three centuries. Bowles convinced a tableware factory to produce his first design, but as the orders started to come in, he learned the factory would be closing. Rather than moving production overseas, Bowles bought the factory and offered the entire staff new jobs with his company, Original BTC. The Drop 1 Pendant (2000) is beautifully crafted of hand-cast bone china. Creating these lights involves a highly skilled, labor-intensive process that begins with raw clay and ends with biscuit firing, glazing, glossing and firing again. When lit, the shade has a translucent glow that allows for warm diffused light. Attention to detail is at the heart of every Drop 1 Pendant, right down to the braided cord, which was designed by Peter and can be found on every light his company makes. Drop is UL Listed and suitable for contract use. Bulbs (not included): 40W/120V/E26. Made in England. Materials: Natural bone china shade and ceiling rose; braided cotton covered cord. Measurements:6 Pendants: H 9.5" W 6" D 6" Cord L 59" each, 13 lbs. total

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Design Within Reach NelsonTM Propeller Pendant Lamp
Design Within Reach NelsonTM Propeller Pendant Lamp 

Architect George Nelson, who was Herman Millers design director from 1945 to 1972, once said, Every truly original idea seems to find its most important expression in a chair. And then he blew the doors off lighting design. While outfitting his office, Nelson discovered a silk-covered Swedish hanging lamp that he coveted but found too expensive. He then recalled seeing a photo in the paper of Liberty ships being mothballed by having the decks covered with netting and then being sprayed with a self-webbing plastic, which got him thinking. And then, Whammo! Inspiration struck, and by the next night, Nelson had designed his first Bubble Lamp® (1952) by spinning a skeleton of steel wires on a turntable and shooting it with translucent plastic until it was covered in a smooth, washable film. When you put a light in it, it glowed. This is the authentic Bubble Lamp, produced in partnership with the George Nelson Foundation. Bulb (not included): LED, CFL or incandescent; E26 base; 150W max. UL Listed. Made in U.S.A. Materials: Plastic polymer; steel frame. Measurements:H 14" Diameter 21" Cord L 6', 5 lbs.

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Design Within Reach Drop 1 Pendant
Design Within Reach Drop 1 Pendant 

Saving a factory and helping the employees keep their jobs was not something Peter Bowles thought hed be doing when he designed his first bone china light. The story begins in Stoke-on-Trent, the heart of the British ceramics industry, where its prized porcelain has been produced for more than three centuries. Bowles convinced a tableware factory to produce his first design, but as the orders started to come in, he learned the factory would be closing. Rather than moving production overseas, Bowles bought the factory and offered the entire staff new jobs with his company, Original BTC. The Drop 1 Pendant (2000) is beautifully crafted of hand-cast bone china. Creating these lights involves a highly skilled, labor-intensive process that begins with raw clay and ends with biscuit firing, glazing, glossing and firing again. When lit, the shade has a translucent glow that allows for warm diffused light. Attention to detail is at the heart of every Drop 1 Pendant, right down to the braided cord, which was designed by Peter and can be found on every light his company makes. Drop is UL Listed and suitable for contract use. Bulb (not included): 40W/120V/E26. Made in England. Materials: Natural bone china shade and ceiling rose; braided cotton covered cord. Measurements:H 9.5" W 6" D 6" Cord L 59", 2 lbs.

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Design Within Reach Taraxacum 88 Pendant Lamp
Design Within Reach Taraxacum 88 Pendant Lamp 

Decades after creating his Taraxacum S2 (1960), Achille Castiglioni updated his own design with the introduction of his Taraxacum 88 Pendant Lamp (1988). Taraxacum is the scientific name for the plant commonly known as dandelion, but unlike a weed that can become a lawn pest, the Taraxacum 88 is sculptural art that provides direct and reflected light. Hanging from a steel ceiling rose, the structure is made of 20 pressed and polished aluminum triangles that reflect the light of 60 clear globes. Almost like a reversed version of the original Taraxacum, which hid the bulbs under a transparent diffuser, the Taraxacum 88 celebrates the play of reflection and light. The lamp has a satisfying balance between the contrasting shapes of the round bulbs and triangular backdrops, as well as in its mixture of warm incandescent light and cool aluminum. Bulbs (included): incandescent 25W/120V/G40 medium. Made in Italy by Flos. Materials: Clear light bulbs; pressed and polished aluminum; steel ceiling fitting and rose. Measurements:H 31.5" Diameter 31.5", 24 lbs.

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Design Within Reach Cielo 13 Chandelier
Design Within Reach Cielo 13 Chandelier 

Venezuela-born Pablo Pardo graduated in 1986 with an industrial design degree from the University of Cincinnati. In 1993, he established Pablo Designs in San Francisco, a studio that has since gained international recognition for its creations. The studio operates with the belief that the right lighting can transform almost any environment, challenging traditional designs with innovative solutions that distill lighting down to its bare essence: form and light. Sporting a crisp, expressive profile, the Cielo Chandelier (2012) uses energy-efficient flat-panel LED technology with a 50,000-hour life span to provide fully dimmable glare-free illumination. Suitable for residential and commercial spaces alike. Use alone or mix and match multiples to create dynamic groupings. Bulb (included): LED array. Made in China. Materials: Aluminum housing; polycarbonate lens; ABS and steel canopy; fabric-covered cord. Measurements:H 9" Diameter 27" Maximum drop 131", 21.7 lbs.

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Design Within Reach Cielo 5 Chandelier
Design Within Reach Cielo 5 Chandelier 

Venezuela-born Pablo Pardo graduated in 1986 with an industrial design degree from the University of Cincinnati. In 1993, he established Pablo Designs in San Francisco, a studio that has since gained international recognition for its creations. The studio operates with the belief that the right lighting can transform almost any environment, challenging traditional designs with innovative solutions that distill lighting down to its bare essence: form and light. Sporting a crisp, expressive profile, the Cielo Chandelier (2012) uses energy-efficient flat-panel LED technology with a 50,000-hour life span to provide fully dimmable glare-free illumination. Suitable for residential and commercial spaces alike. Use alone or mix and match multiples to create dynamic groupings. Bulb (included): LED array. Made in China. Materials: Aluminum housing; polycarbonate lens; ABS and steel canopy; fabric-covered cord. Measurements:H 9" Diameter 18.5" Maximum drop 131", 14 lbs.

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Design Within Reach Raimond LED Pendant
Design Within Reach Raimond LED Pendant 

An inventor and an idealist, Dutch designer Raimond Puts is fondly remembered as the man who brought the starry sky into our homes. He had a lifelong obsession with the pure beauty of mathematics, but it wasnt until he was fooling around with a football one day that he became particularly interested in how round shapes can be formed by triangles. That fascination led to the Raimond Pendant (2007), a sphere of perfect triangles formed by intricate spheres and punctuated by tiny LED lights. The stainless steel structure safely transports the electrical current to the transparent bulbs, specially designed to spread warm white light in all directions. This is a dimmable light you can lose yourself in, much like a clear night sky covered in stars. Bulbs (included): 92 LEDs in the small Raimond, 162 in the medium and 252 in the large. For indoor use only. UL listed. Made in the Netherlands. Materials: Type 304 stainless steel; shatter-resistant PMMA LEDs; white steel ceiling canopy; clear cord. Measurements:Small: Diameter 17" Cord L 13', 3.3 lbs. Medium: Diameter 24" Cord L 13', 4.4 lbs. Large: Diameter 35" Cord L 13' 5.5 lbs. Cord can be shortened to a minimum of 12".

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Design Within Reach Neverending Glory La Scala Pendant
Design Within Reach Neverending Glory La Scala Pendant 

DWR Exclusive Jan Plechč and Henry Wielgus met during their studies at The Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design in Prague, where they first began to collaborate. In 2011, they founded their own design studio, Jan Plechč & Henry Wielgus, with the goal of transcending barriers between architecture, art and design. Currently, the duo is commissioned for internationally renowned galleries and brands around the globe. Their Neverending Glory Collection (2013) was inspired by chandeliers from five of the worlds most eminent opera houses. If you imagine the grand, original chandeliers in these opera houses, theyre glorious, elucidates Plechč, and the neverending part relates to the profiles and the idea of infinite rotation – a neverending glory. This one honors La Scala in Milan. Bulb (not included): LED, CFL or incandescent; E26 base; 40W max. UL Listed. Made in the Czech Republic. Materials: Hand-blown glass. Measurements:H 23.5" Diameter 23.25", 26.5 lbs.

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Design Within Reach Geometric Hex LED Pendant
Design Within Reach Geometric Hex LED Pendant 

Handcrafted in New Zealand, the Geometric Hex LED Pendant (2013) is the brainchild of Scott Bridgens and Simon James, who founded their company Resident on a desire to give customers an authentic blend of craft and innovation. Their Auckland-based design and manufacturing business produces a refined and carefully planned assortment of furniture and lighting. To create Hex, the designers paired cutting-edge LED technology with a slim yet substantial aluminum frame that appears to hover in air, spending months testing lights until they found the perfect warm hue. The beautiful quality of light will have a deep intrinsic effect on the viewer, explains Bridgens. For some it will be very subtle and for others it will be profound, but this is something that will affect people. A recessed diffuser furthers the pleasing qualities of the light. The frame hangs from three thin wires, two of which supply electricity. Hex received top honors in the 2013 Furniture and Lighting Design Awards by New Zealands Home magazine. Bulbs (included): LED strips. UL Listed. Made in New Zealand. Materials: Anodized aluminum frame with powder-coated finish; LED strips; acrylic diffuser. Measurements:H 2.5" W 21.75" D 21.75", 1.25 lbs.

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Design Within Reach Titan 1 Pendant Lamp with Diffuser
Design Within Reach Titan 1 Pendant Lamp with Diffuser 

When designer Peter Bowles discovered a mold for an industrial-style light, he was inspired to recreate it in a way that would work in a variety of settings. Although the designer of the original (circa 1940) is unknown, Bowles was determined to stay true to its shape and quality while also updating it to be more eco-friendly. Referring to his lights as beautifully unprocessed, all of Bowles aluminum shades and bases are spun by hand from sheet metal in the heart of the U.K.s metalworking industry and sent to Oxford for assembly. His company is committed to green practices and to reducing petrochemical use as much as possible. The Titan Pendant (1995) provides mostly downward-focused lighting, with a wired glass diffuser that lets you enjoy the energy savings of fluorescent bulbs without sacrificing soft, warm ambient lighting. This fixture suits both residential and commercial spaces. Bulb (not included): incandescent 100W/A21/E26 or comparable CFL/LED. UL Listed. Made in the U.K. Materials: Aluminum housing; spun aluminum ceiling rose; wired glass diffuser; cloth-covered cord. Measurements:H 13.75" Diameter 13.75" Cord L 59", 2.7 lbs.

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Design Within Reach Model 2097 30 Chandelier
Design Within Reach Model 2097 30 Chandelier 

Gino Sarfatti was an industrialist and designer, and the combination shows in his Model 2097 30 (1958). In his 30-year career, Sarfatti produced more than 400 lamps and was known for tireless research into new materials, production methods and sources of light. A steel suspension light providing indirect light, Model 2097 uses 30 bulbs arranged around a steel tube and held in place by chromium-plated horizontal arms. In contrast to the strong horizontal and vertical lines, the electrical wires gently curve from each lamp to the stem and give this modern icon a hint of traditional chandelier shape. The Venice-born designer held a degree in aeronaval engineering and was instrumental in advancing the modern architectural movement in lighting through his work for Arteluce, which he founded, and Flos. Bulbs (included): 30 incandescent 15W/120V/E14. Materials: Steel structure, ceiling fitting and rose; chromium-plated brass arms; suspension cable. Measurements:H 28" Diameter 35", 11 lbs.

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Design Within Reach Stamen Pendant
Design Within Reach Stamen Pendant 

The subtly sexy Stamen Pendant (2004) is the work of Jeremy Pyles for Niche Modern, a company that came into being somewhat by accident. When opening a homewares store in SoHo, Jeremy Pyles and Mary Welch were unable to find lights that satisfied their super picky sensibilities. Then Jeremy saw a man selling blown glass vases out of the back of his truck. The glass designer wasnt sure he could create the shape Jeremy was looking for – telling him that glass is not meant to curve in on itself – but the two of them kept at it, eventually creating three pendants to light the front of the Niche store. The lights werent for sale, but customers kept asking for them, and a new business was born. Stamen consists of hand-blown colored glass, designed around the shape of a light bulb that Jeremy selected after studying more than 30 types. The result is a play of light and dark, strength and delicateness, simple lines and lush colors, with no two identical – like snowflakes. Bulb (included): tubular dimmable incandescent 120V/75W. Made in U.S.A. Materials: Hand-blown glass. Measurements:H 12" Diameter 12" Cord L 4', 5 lbs.

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Design Within Reach Neverending Glory Estates Theatre Pendant
Design Within Reach Neverending Glory Estates Theatre Pendant 

DWR Exclusive Jan Plechč and Henry Wielgus met during their studies at The Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design in Prague, where they first began to collaborate. In 2011, they founded their own design studio, Jan Plechč & Henry Wielgus, with the goal of transcending barriers between architecture, art and design. Currently, the duo is commissioned for internationally renowned galleries and brands around the globe. Their Neverending Glory Collection (2013) was inspired by chandeliers from five of the worlds most eminent opera houses. If you imagine the grand, original chandeliers in these opera houses, theyre glorious, elucidates Plechč, and the neverending part relates to the profiles and the idea of infinite rotation – a neverending glory. This one honors the Estates Theatre in Prague. Bulb (not included): LED, CFL or incandescent; E26 base; 40W max. UL Listed. Made in the Czech Republic. Materials: Hand-blown glass. Measurements:H 28.75" Diameter 17.25", 26.5 lbs.

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Design Within Reach Fucsia Pendant Lamp 1
Design Within Reach Fucsia Pendant Lamp 1 

From the master of modern lighting comes a light source within a reversed glass cone that provides both diffused and direct light over a dining table or desk. The blown-glass cone is sand-blasted at the edge to avoid glare and finished with a translucent silicone ring to protect cones from movement. Modular design allows installation as a single pendant, a row of multiple pendants or a composition of cones whose shape recalls the flower for which the lamp is named. Bulb included: Incandescent 40W/120V/E14/R50. UL Listed. Made in Italy. Materials: Blown glass with translucent silicone ring. Measurements:H 13.5" Diameter 6.5" Cord L 180" max, 2.2 lbs.

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Design Within Reach Pod Pendant
Design Within Reach Pod Pendant 

The unique, sexy and subtle Pod Pendant (2004) is the work of Jeremy Pyles for Niche Modern, a company that happened somewhat by accident. When opening a homewares store in SoHo, Jeremy Pyles and Mary Welch were unable to find lights that satisfied their super picky sensibilities. Then Jeremy saw a man selling blown-glass vases out of the back of his truck. The glass designer wasnt sure he could create the shape Jeremy was looking for – telling him that glass is not meant to curve in on itself – but the two of them kept at it, eventually creating three pendants to light the front of the Niche store. The lights werent for sale, but customers kept asking for them, and a new business was born. Pod Pendants are partially hand-blown and partially made in a mold, and no two are exactly alike (like snowflakes). The result is a play of light and dark, strength and delicateness, simple lines and lush colors. The fixture is designed around the shape of the bulb (included): a tubular dimmable incandescent 120V/75W, which Jeremy selected after studying 30 or more bulbs. Made in U.S.A. Materials: Hand-blown glass. Measurements:H 12" Diameter 7" Cord L 4', 5 lbs.

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Design Within Reach Neverending Glory Palais Garnier Pendant
Design Within Reach Neverending Glory Palais Garnier Pendant 

DWR Exclusive Jan Plechč and Henry Wielgus met during their studies at The Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design in Prague, where they first began to collaborate. In 2011, they founded their own design studio, Jan Plechč & Henry Wielgus, with the goal of transcending barriers between architecture, art and design. Currently, the duo is commissioned for internationally renowned galleries and brands around the globe. Their Neverending Glory Collection (2013) was inspired by chandeliers from five of the worlds most eminent opera houses. If you imagine the grand, original chandeliers in these opera houses, theyre glorious, elucidates Plechč, and the neverending part relates to the profiles and the idea of infinite rotation – a neverending glory. This one honors the Palais Garnier in Paris. Bulb (not included): LED, CFL or incandescent; E26 base; 40W max. UL Listed. Made in the Czech Republic. Materials: Hand-blown glass. Measurements:H 21.75" Diameter 20", 26.5 lbs.

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Design Within Reach Ktribe S1 Pendant
Design Within Reach Ktribe S1 Pendant 

Philippe Starck jump-started his career by designing two nightclub interiors in Paris in the 1970s. The success of the clubs won the attention of President Francois Mitterand, who asked Starck to refurbish one of the private apartments in the Elysee Palace. Two years later, Starck designed the interior of the Café Costes, Paris, and was on his way to becoming a design celebrity. In quick succession, he created elegant interiors for the Royalton and Paramount hotels in New York, the Delano in Miami and the Mondrian in Los Angeles. He also began to produce chairs, lamps, motorbikes and boats. Starck's approach to design is subversive, intelligent and always interesting. His objects surprise and delight even as they transgress boundaries and subvert expectations. For his Ktribe Pendant (2005), Starck used a special polycarbonate, and when the lamp is lit, the shade reveals a diffuser hidden inside. When the lamp is off, the internal diffuser is invisible. Bulb (included): halogen 75W T4 G9 Frosted. UL Listed. Made in Italy by Flos. Unique shade creates an x-ray effect when lit. Materials: Polycarbonate. Measurements:H 7.5" Diameter 9.5" Cord L 180" Ceiling Plate Diameter 3.5", 2.2 lbs.

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Design Within Reach IC S1 Pendant
Design Within Reach IC S1 Pendant 

After being schooled in industrial design and engineering at the Royal College of Art and Imperial College in London, Michael Anastassiades founded his own studio in 1994. His work falls somewhere in between the industrial and sculptural, especially his lighting, which consists of reflective materials such as polished bronze and mirrored glass in simple geometric shapes. Anastassiades pieces can be found in hotels, restaurants and shops worldwide, including the SoHo House New York, the Grand Hôtel Stockholm and Sergio Rossi boutiques. The IC Lamp (2013) possesses the poetic grace and balance that characterize all of his pieces, consisting of a blown glass diffuser mounted on an ultra-thin yet stable frame. Positioned in a seemingly precarious manner, as if its ready to drop any moment, the perched sphere lends captivating tension to the design. Bulb (included): 60W/G9 frosted halogen. Made in Italy. Materials: Brass frame with clear finish or steel frame with chrome finish; frosted blown glass diffuser. Measurements:H 19" W 8" D 8", 4.85 lbs.

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Design Within Reach Drop 1 Pendant, Grouping of 11
Design Within Reach Drop 1 Pendant, Grouping of 11 

Saving a factory and helping the employees keep their jobs was not something Peter Bowles thought hed be doing when he designed his first bone china light. The story begins in Stoke-on-Trent, the heart of the British ceramics industry, where its prized porcelain has been produced for more than three centuries. Bowles convinced a tableware factory to produce his first design, but as the orders started to come in, he learned the factory would be closing. Rather than moving production overseas, Bowles bought the factory and offered the entire staff new jobs with his company, Original BTC. The Drop 1 Pendant (2000) is beautifully crafted of hand-cast bone china. Creating these lights involves a highly skilled, labor-intensive process that begins with raw clay and ends with biscuit firing, glazing, glossing and firing again. When lit, the shade has a translucent glow that allows for warm diffused light. Attention to detail is at the heart of every Drop 1 Pendant, right down to the braided cord, which was designed by Peter and can be found on every light his company makes. Drop is UL Listed and suitable for contract use. Bulbs (not included): 40W/120V/E26. Made in England. Materials: Natural bone china shade and ceiling rose; braided cotton covered cord. Measurements:11 Pendants: H 9.5" W 6" D 6" Cord L 59" each, 22 lbs. total

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Design Within Reach Geometric Tri LED Pendant
Design Within Reach Geometric Tri LED Pendant 

Handcrafted in New Zealand, the Geometric Tri LED Pendant (2013) is the brainchild of Scott Bridgens and Simon James, who founded their company Resident on a desire to give customers an authentic blend of craft and innovation. Their Auckland-based design and manufacturing business produces a refined and carefully planned assortment of furniture and lighting. To create Tri, the designers paired cutting-edge LED technology with a slim yet substantial metal frame that appears to hover in air, spending months testing lights until they found the perfect warm hue. The beautiful quality of light will have a deep intrinsic effect on the viewer, explains Bridgens. For some it will be very subtle and for others it will be profound, but this is something that will affect people. A recessed diffuser furthers the pleasing qualities of the light. The frame hangs from three thin wires, two of which supply electricity. Bulbs (included): LED strips. UL Listed. Made in New Zealand. Materials: Brass frame with clear lacquered finish or anodized aluminum frame with powder-coated finish; LED strips; acrylic diffuser. Measurements:H 2.5" W 30.75" D 30.75", 7 lbs.

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Design Within Reach Titan 3 Pendant Lamp with Diffuser
Design Within Reach Titan 3 Pendant Lamp with Diffuser 

When designer Peter Bowles discovered a mold for an industrial-style light, he was inspired to recreate it in a way that would work in a variety of settings. Although the designer of the original (circa 1940) is unknown, Bowles was determined to stay true to its shape and quality while also updating it to be more eco-friendly. Referring to his lights as beautifully unprocessed, all of Bowles aluminum shades and bases are spun by hand from sheet metal in the heart of the U.K.s metalworking industry and sent to Oxford for assembly. His company is committed to green practices and to reducing petrochemical use as much as possible. The Titan Pendant (1995) provides mostly downward-focused lighting, with a wired glass diffuser that lets you enjoy the energy savings of fluorescent bulbs without sacrificing soft, warm ambient lighting. This fixture suits both residential and commercial spaces. Bulb (not included): incandescent 100W/A21/E26 or comparable CFL/LED. UL Listed. Made in the U.K. Materials: Aluminum housing; spun aluminum ceiling rose; wired glass diffuser; cloth-covered cord. Measurements:H 16.75" Diameter 18" Cord L 59", 3.5 lbs.

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Design Within Reach Cielo 7 Chandelier
Design Within Reach Cielo 7 Chandelier 

Venezuela-born Pablo Pardo graduated in 1986 with an industrial design degree from the University of Cincinnati. In 1993, he established Pablo Designs in San Francisco, a studio that has since gained international recognition for its creations. The studio operates with the belief that the right lighting can transform almost any environment, challenging traditional designs with innovative solutions that distill lighting down to its bare essence: form and light. Sporting a crisp, expressive profile, the Cielo Chandelier (2012) uses energy-efficient flat-panel LED technology with a 50,000-hour life span to provide fully dimmable glare-free illumination. Suitable for residential and commercial spaces alike. Use alone or mix and match multiples to create dynamic groupings. Bulb (included): LED array. Made in China. Materials: Aluminum housing; polycarbonate lens; ABS and steel canopy; fabric-covered cord. Measurements:H 9" Diameter 18.5" Maximum drop 131", 17 lbs.

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Design Within Reach GM 15 Pendant
Design Within Reach GM 15 Pendant 

For the first decade of her lengthy career, Danish architect and designer Grethe Meyer studied living habits and building practices. She contributed to Byggebogen , or The Building Book, which later became the foundation for teachings at the Royal Danish Academy of Architecture, and was employed by the Danish Government to provide her expertise to the Institute for Home Building Research. She founded her own practice in 1960, and her simple and smart approach to everyday objects brought commissions from Georg Jensen, Royal Copenhagen and many other clients. In 2014, the company Menu worked with the Grethe Meyer Design Foundation to produce her GM Pendant (1984), working from her original sketch. Simple by design, GM is quietly alluring. Design must be uncomplicated, and the product easy and comfortable to use, reasoned Meyer, and as simple and anonymous as possible in the expression of its properties. It is in this way that I think that beauty will present itself. Bulb (not included): LED, CFL or incandescent; 40W/E12. UL Listed. Made in Denmark. Materials: Stainless steel with painted finish or solid copper with clear lacquer finish. Measurements:H 4.75" Diameter 6", 2.5 lbs.

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Design Within Reach Modo Chandelier, 4 Sided, 15 Globes
Design Within Reach Modo Chandelier, 4 Sided, 15 Globes 

For his simple and innovative lighting, Jason Miller draws on everyday aspects of American culture, transforming them into something surprising and beautiful. For his Modo Chandelier (2009), Miller was inspired by off-the-shelf industrial parts like those found on Canal Street, not far from his Brooklyn studio. We have re-engineered inexpensive parts that are made by the thousands in China or India, says Miller about the pieces manufacturing. Modos parts are made by high-end machine shops here in America that typically work for the airline industry. While the inspiration is a bit banal, it is now a very sophisticated product. The chandeliers components are painstakingly engineered and custom CNC-milled from solid aluminum. This version has a four-sided square frame that holds 15 glass globes, and it includes a three-foot stem that can be cut upon installation to the desired length. Bulb (included): incandescent half-silver globe 25W/G25/E26. UL and CUL Listed. Made in U.S.A. The Modo Collection features hand-blown glass globes with slight variances in shape and color, which make each piece unique. Materials: Machined aluminum; aluminum tubing; black or bronze finish with smoked glass globes or polished nickel finish with cream glass globes. Measurements:H 32" W 42" D 42", 21 lbs.

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Design Within Reach Cargo Light
Design Within Reach Cargo Light 

DWR Exclusive Originally known as Davey & Co., the company was established in 1885 and has roots dating back to the shipyards of 19th-century London. Its clients back then were the marine merchants operating out of London's West India Docks, and Davey Lights graced the decks of many of history's best-known vessels, including, it is said, the Titanic. Architects and designers have been longtime fans of Davey's industrial aesthetic, like their Cargo Light (1920s), and satisfying the needs of this market helped the company continue to thrive. When manufacturing challenges brought the threat of closure, Peter Bowles stepped in and purchased the company. As part of Original BTC, which Bowles founded, Davey Lighting now supplies marine, industrial and decorative lighting to residential and contract customers – making Davey available to the public (instead of only to the trade) for the first time. All components are handcrafted by small specialist suppliers according to centuries-old traditions. Bulbs (not included) 6 x 40W/GLS/E26. Made in England. This light is supplied as standard with 1.5 meters of cable, chain and a ceiling hook plate. Six-bulb cluster. Materials: Cast aluminum, galvanized steel shade. Measurements:H 12.75" Diameter 20.75", 7 lbs.

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Design Within Reach Sola 36 Chandelier
Design Within Reach Sola 36 Chandelier 

In 2003, while opening their homewares store Niche in SoHo, Jeremy Pyles and Mary Welch were unable to find lights that satisfied their super picky sensibilities. Taking matters into his own hands, Pyles designed the subtly sexy hand-blown Stamen Pendant, and Niche Modern was born. Fast-forward several years later, and we now have his Sola 36 Chandelier (2009), which takes obvious styling cues from the original Stamen. This chandelier features a carefully handcrafted aluminum canopy and five hand-blown glass globes with Edison light bulbs for a nostalgic touch that juxtaposes nicely with the pieces decidedly modern feel. Like snowflakes, no two of these chandeliers are alike. Specify 36-, 48- or 60-inch overall height when ordering. Bulbs (included): 40W Edison incandescent. Made in U.S.A. Materials: Polished aluminum canopy; glass globes. Measurements:H 36"–60" Diameter 36", 35 lbs. Globes: H 10" Diameter 10.5"

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Design Within Reach Companionway Light
Design Within Reach Companionway Light 

DWR Exclusive Originally known as Davey & Co., the company was established in 1885 and has roots dating back to the shipyards of 19th-century London. Its clients back then were the marine merchants operating out of London's West India Docks, and Davey Lights graced the decks of many of history's best-known vessels, including, it is said, the Titanic. Architects and designers have been longtime fans of Davey's industrial aesthetic, like their Companionway Light (1920s), and satisfying the needs of this market helped the company continue to thrive. When manufacturing challenges brought the threat of closure, Peter Bowles stepped in and purchased the company. As part of Original BTC, which Bowles founded, Davey Lighting now supplies marine, industrial and decorative lighting to residential and contract customers – making Davey available to the public (instead of only to the trade) for the first time. All components are handcrafted by small specialist suppliers according to centuries-old traditions. Bulbs (not included) 60W/GLS/E26 or compact fluorescent equivalent. Made in England. Companionway Light is weatherproof. Materials: Weathered brass finish; clear well glass. Measurements:H 7.5" D 5", 1.5 lbs.

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Design Within Reach Cielo 3 Chandelier
Design Within Reach Cielo 3 Chandelier 

Venezuela-born Pablo Pardo graduated in 1986 with an industrial design degree from the University of Cincinnati. In 1993, he established Pablo Designs in San Francisco, a studio that has since gained international recognition for its creations. The studio operates with the belief that the right lighting can transform almost any environment, challenging traditional designs with innovative solutions that distill lighting down to its bare essence: form and light. Sporting a crisp, expressive profile, the Cielo Chandelier (2012) uses energy-efficient flat-panel LED technology with a 50,000-hour life span to provide fully dimmable glare-free illumination. Suitable for residential and commercial spaces alike. Use alone or mix and match multiples to create dynamic groupings. Bulb (included): LED array. Made in China. Materials: Aluminum housing; polycarbonate lens; ABS and steel canopy; fabric-covered cord. Measurements:H 9" Diameter 12.5" Maximum drop 131", 10 lbs.

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Design Within Reach Ktribe S2 Pendant
Design Within Reach Ktribe S2 Pendant 

Philippe Starck jump-started his career by designing two nightclub interiors in Paris in the 1970s. The success of the clubs won the attention of President Francois Mitterand, who asked Starck to refurbish one of the private apartments in the Elysee Palace. Two years later, Starck designed the interior of the Café Costes, Paris, and was on his way to becoming a design celebrity. In quick succession, he created elegant interiors for the Royalton and Paramount hotels in New York, the Delano in Miami and the Mondrian in Los Angeles. He also began to produce chairs, lamps, motorbikes and boats. Starck's approach to design is subversive, intelligent and always interesting. His objects surprise and delight even as they transgress boundaries and subvert expectations. For his Ktribe Pendant (2005), Starck used a special polycarbonate, and when the lamp is lit, the shade reveals a diffuser hidden inside. When the lamp is off, the internal diffuser is invisible. Bulb (not included): halogen 150W BT15 Med Base. UL Listed. Made in Italy by Flos. Unique shade creates an X-ray effect when lit. Materials: Polycarbonate. Measurements:H 12" Diameter 15.75" Cord L 180", 5.4 lbs.

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