Editor's Picks: Top 10 Modern Pendant Lights

Whether suspended in clusters or hovering over an intimate table setting, pendant lights are the unequivocal jewels of the lighting world. Our picks for most illuminating modern pendant lights dazzlingly illustrate what happens when art, craft and bright ideas converge.


LZF - Dandelion LED Suspension Light

Solid proof that it's possible to be both impeccably tailored and comfortably plush.

Moooi - Heracleum II Suspended Lamp

The very definition of a classic beauty: a stool that looks forever young at the ripe old age of 80.

MacMaster - Iris Pendant Light

No bells and whistles needed. When craftsmanship is this good, there's nothing to hide.


Lightyears - Juicy Pendant Light

Metal that's thin as paper and folds like origami. Real Good? How about real great?

Marset - Discoco Pendant

No "slum of legs" on this table. When it comes to elegance, this pedestal stands alone.

Tom Dixon - Etch Pendant Light

Just try serving coffee on this flowery table—without smiling. Not possible.

Herman Miller - Saucer Lamp

What's not to like about a clean and functional piece, capable of doing double duty?

Louis Poulsen - PH Artichoke Pendant Lamp

It may be museum material, but this 1967 gem is still accessible to design geeks like me.

Secto - Octo Pendant Light

Most with least: barely-there minimalism meets supreme efficiency.

Moooi - Random Suspension Lamp

Forget crystal balls; a shiny copper pendant portends a warmer and rosier future.