Industrial style pendant light fixtures celebrate exposed construction materials that provide spaces with a popular urban appeal. And these hanging fixtures aren't just at home in downtown lofts - industrial pendant lighting can be placed over kitchen islands or seating areas like the living room to infuse your home decor with a sophisticated yet unfinished charisma, no matter the overall theme.
With a nod to the past, industrial style draws influence from a simpler time when the focus was on function rather than aesthetic. The distinct elements of the industrial style bring along with them simplicity, practicality and efficiency. Utility is the mantra that distinguishes industrial style from others and defines its finer details.
Industrial-style lighting is a good way to move away from the conventional and give your contemporary dining room that X-factor which has always been missing. Chic industrial pendants that combine contemporary finishes with industrial materials are a great compromise, as they act as a bridge between the two contrasting styles.
Find intriguing styles in finishes like oil rubbed bronze, brass, copper and more. Zest Lighting is your go-to source for industrial and retro pendant lighting online.
Regardless of your décor style, you can find an industrial or retro pendant that suits your space.
Why Bring Industrial Style Lighting into Your Home?
Industrial style lighting is one of the most popular and versatile design schemes for home décor these days. It can offer contrast and a little edge in delicate, plush, or ornate spaces as the industrial aesthetic lends itself perfectly to all styles. Whether you prefer to keep your decor traditional or love all things modern, industrial-style lighting is a way to go.
Vintage Vibe: In terms of home decorating and home lighting design, industrial pendant light evokes a retro-style atmosphere inspired by the kind in factories. This type of lighting draws inspiration from designs and materials that were popular at least 20 years back and even includes bare bulbs in metallic cages or lantern-style glass shields.
It Complements Low-Key Spaces: The advantage of industrial pendant lights is that they can easily blend and complement the existing decor that you have in your home. In cases of small spaces such as dorm rooms, leaning into the industrial vibe will give your space a minimalist, curated air rather than overwhelming your space with luxurious lampshades or ornate pendants and sconces.
It's Easy to Clean: Since the majority of the industrial pendant light designs are visible and abruptly attached without embellishment, these lights are much easier to clean than those that involve textile complex designs. You can just simply wipe them down and you’re ready to go.
Characteristics of Industrial Lighting
Designed originally for purpose and practicality, these lights are made of dark-toned steel and wood that are unfinished or distressed. Common features include:
1. Exposed bulbs
2. Raw materials
3. Metal shades
4. Wire cages
5. Vintage or rustic look
Popular Styles of Industrial Pendant Lights
Industrial Exposed-Filament Bulb Lighting: These industrial pendant lights seem to effortlessly combine the inherent minimalism of industrial style with a cool, vintage appeal. The Flared Cage Black Coal Industrial Pendant Light features a cone shape with interesting lines. Elegant and chic, its clean shape and colour allow the light bulb to be in focus. These types of stripped-down lighting fixtures are fast becoming a staple in restaurants, coffee houses, and eateries that wish to combine their rich past with a relaxing modern ambiance.
Concrete Cement Industrial Pendant Light: Concrete pendant lighting is a designer favourite because of its rustic yet decidedly modern aesthetic. While concrete can typically be found to be a cold and uninviting home interior, the concrete lighting trend serves to shed some warmth and light in any industrial space. The Concrete Pendantfrom Viore Design is an excellent choice for those wishing to purchase a piece of statement lighting. Crafted from actual hand caste concrete for a raw matt texture and durability, this funky pendant light is a versatile fitting that can be used to add some fun to modern spaces or complement earthy interiors. Textured concrete exterior is contrasted by anodized silver interior for a visually stunning aesthetic.
Wire Caged Industrial Pendant Light: Caged-like, wire structures pendant lights such as the Industrial Copper Cage Pendant Light provides an industrial, rustic, masculine, or even farmhouse touch to their space. The design is likened to the industrial lighting of factories and workhouses at the beginning of the 20th century. Some may also find that it provides an old-fashioned feel to their home’s interior or exterior.
Vintage Style Industrial Pendant Light: These popular lighting fixtures are delighted by bygone eras and have become synonymous with “antique,” and “retro.” The Zircon Perforated Black Dome Pendant Light is one perfect example of rustic perforated pendant light with an industrial feel. This pendant is designed to patina over time for a vintage aesthetic.
Modern Industrial Pendant Light: One of the top choices for an industrial style pendant light is the Melani Dome Chrome Metal Pendant Light. This striking chrome industrial warehouse-style pendant lamp is a timeless piece that will add class to any room in your home. It has a fixed stem that can be unscrewed to shorten or add length by including extra stem sections. Many homeowners are choosing to bring this trend into their personal spaces by incorporating industrial pendant lighting in their kitchens, lounges, or even bars. If you like the sleek, minimalist, no-fuss look, then the modern industrial pendant lights could be the way to go.
Nautical Style Industrial Pendant Light: Nautical style industrial pendant lights like the Liverpool Outdoor Brass Classic Pendant Light are a relaxed informal look that evokes coastal, seaside, or marine styles. Fitted with a diffuser and cage, this nautical-themed pendant light is designed for the outdoor purpose to reflect the design of the lights that once lined the docks of the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard.
If you’re looking to make the jump into the industrial lighting trend, Zest Lighting offers a curated range of high-quality industrial pendant lights and can ship Australia-wide. We invite you to browse and shop the finest industrial statement lighting collection online - light up your space like no other. Every piece is deliverable Australia-wide, straight to your door.
If you need any help in choosing an Industrial Pendant Light for your space, have any questions regarding a piece, or would like to customize a fitting to suit your needs, please contact us.