Classic metallics like copper never go out of style, and the last few years have seen an abundance of new designs. Most lighting manufacturers have seem to incorporate copper into their new collections. Unlike other metals, copper is extremely versatile, making it easy to incorporate in contemporary, as well as traditional interiors. Here are 6 of our favourite copper lighting pendants.
Tom Dixon – Copper Shades
Tom Dixon is known for his sleek, sophisticated designs and Copper Shade is no exception. The Copper Shade adds a sculptural elegance to any interior. The pendant can be used individually or in clusters for a more dramatic effect.
Steven Banken – Copper Lamp
The Copper Lamp by Steven Banken successfully combines wood and copper for a softer looking pendant. The walnut parts fit perfectly in the ends of the copper tube, making a seamless transition between the two materials. The light reflects on the copper to create a clear light centre surrounded with a warm copper ‘semblance’.
Innermost – Bubbles
Designed by Innermost Co-founder Steve Jones, this playful downlight took inspiration from a simple earring. The elegant and delicate shape adds a fun element to any interior. Combining it with other colours in the collection, makes it ideal for those who want to introduce copper in their spaces, in a subtle way.
While at the moment Innermost marks it as a discontinued item, they are working on launching a new version later in the year. The new Bubble will be smaller and lighter, making it more flexible for creative installations. We are excited to see the new version.
Innermost – Beads
Beads is an exquisite example of elegant lighting that combines technology with jewellery craftsmanship. Winnie Lui created a glamorous design for Innermost, using copper to emphasize and compliment the elegant form. When lit, Beads creates the illusion that the interior is inlaid with jewels.
David Derksen – Copper Lights
David Derksen’s Copper Lights use a thin folded copper sheet to achieve the delicate design. The unique aspect of these pendants is how they reflect their surroundings, each facet getting a slightly different tone, from dark brown, to red, to orange. The copper gives a warm colour to the light, making these lights ideal for a dinning setting, or a lounge area. The lights are available through Vij5.
Lightyears – Orient
This classic pendant light was designed by Jo Hammerborg in 1963 for one of the most important Danish lighting companies of the time, Fog & Mørup. 50 years after its launch, Lightyears has chosen to relaunch it in close collaboration with the Hammerborg family.
Orient beautifully connects the deep vibrant copper glow, with the rosewood top. The elegant form of the pendant conceals the light source, and reveals a soft, pleasant light without any glare.