For more than 60 years, SCE has brought high-quality lighting designs to the international stage, distinguishing their line with a complementary blend of skilled artistry and rigorous quality control. In their expansive facility just south of Toulouse, France, SCE oversees all aspects of production in-house, bringing each piece from concept to completion with total attention on every detail. SCE’s contemporary designs are practical, minimalist and chic, as described in the Typo series. The elegant combination of wood, metal and fabric is simply splendid, doing SCE’s Made-in-France label proud.
Based in the Czech Republic, Brokis creates modern glass art using traditional Bohemian glassmaking methods. World-renowned Czech and international designers realize their creative visions with award-winning results, continually adding innovation and intrigue to the Brokis portfolio. Expert glassblowing technique is required to produce the puffy glass cones that give the Muffin series their remarkably sleek and charming silhouettes. Natural oak bases ground the fixtures, and this exquisite contrast highlights the carefully chosen materials and skilled artistry upon which Brokis stakes its reputation.
Haus Series by Niche Modern
New York's Niche Modern employs master glassblowers to achieve the stunning colors and crisp silhouettes common to all their glass pendants. The Haus Series takes inspiration from different eras and aesthetics, but the resulting fixtures retain the same impeccable quality as the rest of the line. The Schoolhaus Pendant hearkens to homey old schoolrooms, made modern by the combination of a vibrant palette and a slick interplay of metal and glass. And displaying an Art-Deco vibe, the Coolhaus Pendant exudes modernism and glamour with its sharply pointed silhouette.
Luxxbox, founded by Australian designer Jason Bird, follows the tenets of Bird’s personal career in remaining committed to ingenuity and social responsibility. In an effort to reduce their carbon footprint, Luxxbox established a studio in Northern California to reduce shipping impact from Australia. Their Helm Pendant showcases Bird's penchant for uncommon materials, using electroplated spun copper to create the shade. In the Flirt Pendant, a cheeky peek of polycarbonate diffuser peeps out the top of the two-part shade, highlighting its lighthearted yet deliberate design.
Robert Abbey selection runs the gamut from wild and retro to chic and ultramodern. Among these dazzling designs, the Anemone Brass Flushmount/Wall Light stands out with its unique silhouette. Like a sea creature blooming from a reef, its ball-topped "tentacles" surround a gold-tipped bulb that reflects glints of light and creates a pretty pattern of shadows on the wall or ceiling. And the Antique Brass finish lends a flashy yet classic feel that balances out its modern-meets-mid-century vibe.
Iacoli & McAllister
The carefully constructed designs by Seattle's Iacoli & McAllister reflect a mindful balance between positive and negative space, scale and proportion. While continually exploring new materials, the design duo also discovers new processes--like welding, laser-cutting and etching--that keep their creations fresh and ahead of the curve.
What do you get when you merge an eye for modern design, impeccable craft and good ol' fashioned Midwestern roots? The seriously covetable Parallel Series from Hennepin Made. These pendants showcase a complementary mix of spun aluminum and hand-blown glass that zeroes in on that sweet spot between contrast and harmony.
Family-owned Boyd Lighting has created heirloom-quality fixtures since its inception in San Francisco at the start of the Roaring '20s. Embracing the notion that decorative lighting enhances an overall architectural scheme, Boyd Lighting fixtures have evolved with a modern-day focus on energy efficiency, while retaining the same luxe quality and craftsmanship that made them desirable nearly 100 years ago.
Arkwright Ceiling Fan by Kichler
As beautiful as they are functional, Kichler's ceiling fans come in an innovative array for interior and exterior applications. And the Arkwright Ceiling Fan is no exception: With slick, industrial-inspired lines and a clean silhouette, this tough-yet-pretty fan complements contemporary to modern warehouse-style aesthetics with tapering blades and high-impact finishes.
Axia Pendant by Niche Modern
Niche Modern's Axia Pendant introduces to the brand’s already coveted collection a shapely new silhouette in a stunning array of colors. Clean and sexy, Axia does not stray from the principle of elegant simplicity that the design house was founded on. Each pendant is made by hand by Niche Modern’s team of artisans in Beacon, New York.