Design Within Reach Cellula Chandelier - Crystals
Design Within Reach Random Light
Hugely dramatic, light as a feather and distinctly Dutch, the Random Light (2002) by Bertjan Pot began as a modernist craft project of sorts. After making attempts at knitting fiberglass as a means of creating structure, Pot turned to coiling epoxy-dipped fiberglass around a large balloon in varying patterns. Once the balloon was popped, the dramatic globe shape remained, becoming a buoyant pendant lamp for an entryway, dining room or lounge area. The light bulb is visible at the center of the globe, creating an all-over glow with minimal glare when lit. Bulb (not included): incandescent 60W/120V/A19/E26. UL Listed for commercial use. Made in the Netherlands. Materials: Epoxy; fiberglass. Measurements:Small: Diameter 19.75", 2.6 lbs.
Design Within Reach GM 30 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; 60W/E26. UL Listed. Made in Denmark. Materials: Stainless steel with painted finish or solid copper with clear lacquer finish. Measurements:H 8.5" Diameter 12", 4.6 lbs.
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 piece's manufacturing. "Modo's 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 chandelier's 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.
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 piece's manufacturing. "Modo's 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 chandelier's 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.
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 piece's 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"
Design Within Reach Neverending Glory La Scala Pendant
DWR Exclusive Jan PlechÃ¡Ä 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 PlechÃ¡Ä & 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 world’s most eminent opera houses. “If you imagine the grand, original chandeliers in these opera houses, they’re glorious,” elucidates PlechÃ¡Ä, “and the âneverending’ 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.
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"
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 it's 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.
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.
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.
Design Within Reach Bluff City Pendant, Small
DWR Exclusive Born in Tokyo and raised in New England, Jonah Takagi earned his bachelor's degree from the Rhode Island School of Design in 2002. Pursuing his two passions, he has spent the intervening years designing furniture and playing bass guitar for several indie rock bands. Unfortunately, being on the road gave him little time to showcase his furniture, leaving him with a house full of products no one had seen. To showcase his growing body of work, he founded Atelier Takagi in 2005. With a nod toward the Memphis movement, Takagi borrowed that American city's nickname for his Bluff City Pendant (2009). A mix of industrial and refined aesthetics, this pendant features a bulb enclosed in a metal cage on the top for ambient lighting and a solid metal shade on the bottom for concentrated downward lighting. Bluff City was nominated for a Dwell magazine Modern World Award in 2011. Bulb (not included): G40 incandescent 60W/120V/E26 medium base. UL Listed. Made in China. Materials: Powder-coated and plated steel. Measurements:H 10" Diameter 8", 3 lbs.