Contemporary Lighting
Littman Bros |  June 21, 2013

Pick of the Week: Cluster Pendants

ET2 Cluster Pendant LightingModern Pendants are definitely in this year and we love all the styles that are popping up around the industry.  They can be displayed in one line to accentuate a linear space like an island or long dining room table or a single unique pendant can create interest over a kitchen sink or vanity pedestal.  We find the most appealing application is a applied through a cluster or pan of pendants; they can be clustered in almost any odd number to create what looks like a chandelier.

A cluster can be accomplished by layering pendants at different heights, mounted into a single canopy, requiring one power source.  A group of three pendants is a great way to add a modern touch over a bistro or pub table.  Or try a group of 11 pendants clustered into one with a more significant variance in height; this will add a nice focal point in your space, which looks great in a tall but smaller foyer.  If you are attempting to use a larger collection of pendants, as opposed to mini pendants, pick a style with simple geometric shapes and subtle textures or patterns – be careful not to go overboard with multiple larger pendants or wild patterns.

The repetition of the pendants definitely adds interest to any space; try multiple colors of the same pendant or two different simple pendants that complement each other.  Elk Lighting designs most of their pendants in pans up to six, which would be a great brand to peruse if you are looking for something similar to that style, like in the Cadence collection.  Both Tech Lighting and LBL Lighting allow you to mix and match pendant colors and styles on pans with up to 11 ports.  The Hudson pendant from Tech Lighting in white with their satin nickel Piper pendant is one of our favorite combinations.