Many of us live or have lived with those out-of-the-box basic pendant lamps that the landlord or builder got on sale at the nearest hardware store. They’re easy to swap out and when you do, it makes the biggest difference by completely changing the look of your space and how it lights it. To give you some idea of all the options out there, we rounded up 10 modern pendant lamps we’d love to live with.
1. Aplomb 1-Light Cone Pendant by Paolo Lucidi and Luca Pevere for Foscarini 2. PH5 Mini Pendant Lamp by Poul Henningsen for Louis Poulsen Lighting 3. Bloom by Hiroshi Kawano for Ligne Roset 4. Grain Pendant by Brendan Ravenhill 5. IC Lights S Black by Michael Anastassiades for FLOS 6. Perimeter Small Pendant Light by Blu Dot 7. Melt Pendant by Front for Tom Dixon 8. Signal Pendant by Shaun Kasperbauer for Souda 9. Bluff City 8-inch by Jonah Takagi for Roll & Hill 10. Orient by Jo Hammerborg for Fritz Hansen