When it comes to lighting, there’s a myriad of different options to choose from, including chandeliers, floor lamps, table lights and sconces. Depending on the space you’re looking to illuminate you may even end up using all of the above. One category that’s had more dynamic new releases than others is the pendant lamp, which for many years looked simple and straightforward: A small, often geometric shape that descends from the ceiling. Classic, chic and good for keeping a living room fully illuminated.
Now, a new breed of pendant lights is taking more aesthetic risks. Instead of just one straightforward shape, their forms are becoming sculptural. This creates a more interesting light, one that’s often more diffused or cast in intriguing shapes. Here, we’ve rounded up a few of our favorites from some of the most renowned lighting designers and manufacturers in the game, such as Tom Dixon and Apparatus, for you to choose from for your next reno.