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Top 16 Modern Pendant Lights

Pendant lights are popular modern lighting fixtures, and our Top 10 Modern Pendant Lights demonstrate why. Scene-stealers, whether hung individually or in clusters, modern pendant lights make dazzling design statements. Our favorite pendants comprise the ornamental and the minimal, the industrial and the cutting edge—each a lights-out example of modern pendant lighting at its best. If you're looking for more of an eye-catching statement piece, view our curated Top 10 Dining Room Chandeliers list.

Somerset Pendant
The Somerset Collection by Hinkley features industrial-finish options with a modern and elegant touch. Its etched opal glass floats inside a stunningly built metal yoke and ring while maintaining a vintage style.
Grain Pendant
A classically modern fixture, the Grain Pendant by Muuto, captures a sleek and elegant uniformity to your dining room. Effortless in its design, the outer shell has small grains of fiber giving texture and diffusing the light with ease.
Link Pendant
A Mobius Strip fashioned from delicate wood veneers, this contemporary pendant light, available in a wide range of striking colors, makes an organic modern lighting statement in any living room, study or bedroom.
Asteria Pendant Light
The mid-century modern presence of the Asteria Pendant by Umage is one of complete symmetrical beauty. It’s flat design is best set at a low to mid setting to feel its modern presence and bright light.
Carmina Pendant
The Danish designed Carmina Pendant is a whimsical creation of waves and poetic gesture. The shade itself is created of rose quartz available in a variety of soft colors and details with a nice juxtaposition with a concrete fixture.
Swell Single Pendant
The Swell Single Pendant by Pablo is a sexy, minimal addition revealing a gold plated undertone in the shade. Available by itself or in multiples to create a chandelier effect, the Swell comes in 3 slick colors and 6 different sizes for a playful arrangement.
Nelson Saucer Bubble Pendant
A mid-century modern icon that needs no introduction, the understated elegance of George Nelson's 1952 creation seamlessly segues into any contemporary space, its ample surface area dispersing an irresistible ambient glow.
Ambit Pendant
The Ambit Pendant by Muuto is a beautiful Scandinavian design originally crafted and imagined in Stockholm at Taf Studio. This timeless pendant was created employing old Braizer traditions with precise, hand-spun aluminum and a rubber cord.
FL_Y Suspension Lamp
The FL/Y Suspension Lamp by Kartell captures its light with a deep-set diameter bowl and illuminates out through its transparent setting. Reminiscent of light, bubbly jellyfish floating in mid-air, the light comes in several shades for your perfect match.
Eos Pendant
High-fashion elegance comes to mind with the Eos Pendant by Umage. Designed from hundreds of recycled goose feathers, the shade is meticulously hand-sewn together creating a statement of beauty and class.
Unfold Pendant
The illusion of this Unfold Pendant by Muuto is unmistakable at close glance to see it’s industrially modern rubber mold - yes, we said rubber. A level of cool factor comes into play with the molds unique flexibility in what might seem to be a simple, edgy pendant.
Trace 3 Pendant
A simple, yet eye-catching piece, the Trace 3 by Blu Dot, is available in three finishes with gleaming copper and a custom-feel glass shade. This pendant is a certain grabber as a single lamp, or in a group arrangement.
Random Pendant Light II
It's easy to see why this fiberglass and resin sphere—generously sized, but visually light—is a modern design best seller. Featuring an LED light source encased in a diffuser, Random has the warmth of incandescent light bulbs.
Libellule Pendant
A stunning architectural masterpiece, the Libellule Pendant by designer Elise Fouin, resembles a dragonfly and is on the edge of creative modern design. An absolute statement for your dining experience, the Libellule is the wow factor for change.
Vornado LED Chandelier
The Vornado is a free flowing mobius strip of high powered LED illumination. A simple, yet dynamic piece, the chandelier is hand-crafted to perfection and is adjustable to different lengths through a push-pin locking mechanism at the canopy.
Brynne Pendant
A traditional minimalist design, the Brynne Pendant features industrial notes to really bring out the fervor of elegance and a fulfilling presence. Available in a number of sleek steel finishes, the Brynne is timeless and pleasing to the eye.