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.
Top 16 Modern Pendant Lights
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.
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.
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.
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.