I’m currently on the hunt for the perfect light for my living and dining areas. I’m leaning towards something with a mid-century flavour and in particular, something gold (what can I say, I’m a brass-junkie!). The ‘constellation’ style of light is hugely popular at the moment (especially in the US), although they can be a little hard to track down here in Australia. Today I’ve rounded up a few of my favourite pendant lights with serious wow-factor, and that yes, are available right here in Australia. I am obsessed with the striking ‘Aksel’ pendant light in brass from Beacon Lighting (also available in matte black), you can even adjust the arms to create your own unique shape, I love how they’ve configured it in the image above. The six light pendant is $895 (although currently reduced down to $805.50), so it’s a little on the pricey side, but the colour and style makes it a clear winner for me at this stage.
Other worthy contenders include West Elm’s ‘Mobile’ pendant in nickel (pictured above). It’s about half the price of the Aksel light, priced at $449. Whilst it is gorgeous and the perfect shape, I’m leaning more towards something in brass. They did stock it in the US West Elm stores in a brass colour, unfortunately it has sold out over there, and doesn’t look like they’ll be introducing this colour in this style of pendant to Australia. The nickel is still a classic choice, oh the decisions.
Anaesthetic’s ‘Constellation’ pendant (pictured right), is pretty awesome too. Unfortunately it is well and truly outside of my budget coming in at $1683. But if you’ve got the cash to splash, this could be the light for you!
Jardan’s ‘Emry’ pendant light (pictured above and to the left), has long been on my lust-list. I sometimes visit Brisbane’s Jardan store, just to stare at it like a crazed stalker! Its $1387 price tag (for its 5 arm pendant design in brass) is a little out of my price-range, but my gosh it fits the design brief in every way. Mid-century in style, tick! Brass in colour, tick! Perhaps I just need to save up for this absolute shining beauty.
Below I’ve rounded up some of my favourite pendant light styles.