Shop Mid Century Modern style pendant lights online today at Zest Lighting. We have a huge range of iconic Mid Century pieces as well as new designs inspired by this extraordinary era.
Mid Century Modern style consists of clean lines, gentle organic curves and admiration for different materials and forms. Although lasting from the mid 1930’s to late 60’s, the Mid Century Modern style is considered to be a timeless and universally appealing style that continues to get admiration from world renowned designers to this day.
Mid Century Modern pendant lights and chandeliers are considered to be both an art piece as well as a functional piece of lighting for your space.
Browse our large selection of Mid Century Modern style lighting and light up your home, office or business in style. We offer free and fast shipping Australia wide.
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Mid century pendant lights is a style that was most prominent from the 30’s to late 60’s. It evolved from the Bauhaus movement of the early 20th century.
The distinguishing features of this style consist of a classic, understated look, and clean lines with strong form and minimal fuss. In summary, mid century modern pendant lights have the following features:
There is heavy emphasis on functionality - form follows function
Uncluttered and sleek lines are combined with organic forms
Strong experimentation with new materials to create new shapes and designs
The juxtaposition of different, and sometimes contrasting materials
So, in summary, this extraordinary era was characterised by endless experimentation by designers with colour, materials, function, and shape to create stunning lighting designs consisting of playful colours, organic curves, efficient function, clean lines and minimalist style. Designs from this era fuses an array of materials and colours to create timeless designs that will adorn your homes for years.
Looking back now, these mid century modern lighting designs reflect the forward-facing attitude of the space age.
Is Mid Century Pendant Lighting Right for Your Home, Office or Business
Mid century designer lighting is as popular today as it has ever been. The designs that were created during this extraordinary era are considered universally stylish and timeless with ultimate function. In fact, these stunning pieces of illuminated art are suitable in both contemporary and traditional spaces. They are versatile fittings that can tie your decor together to fit your taste and personality.
Popular Mid Century Pendant Lights
There are several mid-century Modern designers of note, and pieces designed by them have continued to inspire designers who came after them. In fact, there is a vibrant contemporary trend of “mid century modern lighting” designs where new designers take the charms and style of the era and reinvents it for today’s tastes. Although the style is considered timeless, this new contemporary movement and use of midcentury lighting stands on the shoulder of giants of this era like Serge Mouille, Louis Poulson, Poul Henningsen and George Nelson. We offer replicas of the iconic designs by this era of designers but we also offer more “contemporary” designs based on mid century style.
In fact, We have a huge selection of mid century pendant lighting spanning from the 1930’s to the more contemporary designs that is built on the work by the great designers of the mid-century era of 30’s to 60’s. The reemergence of this style in the new millennia is a testament to the timelessness of the school of art.
Now, given the large range available as well as the importance of the fitting as both a light and art piece for your home, we understand that choosing a mid century pendant light may be a difficult choice to make. So below, we have listed a curated selection of the most popular mid century modern pendant lights that are available at Zest Lighting.
Ignite your senses with our faithful reproduction of the Artichoke Pendant Light by Poul Henningsen. 72 leaves are joined in 12 circular rows with 6 blades in each row to shelter the light source and channel the light onto the underlying leaves - this creates a uniquely beautiful source of illumination that will inspire any living space. Functional and stylish, the replica Artichoke pendant will serve as a stunning feature piece as the centre of a living area, entrance hall, dining room, or bedroom. Can also make a bold and beautiful feature when hung in multiples in a large space.
"A Serge Mouille lamp is as much a work of art as it is a source of illumination."
Our Replica Serge Mouille Three Arm Ceiling Lamp is an angular insect-like light that makes an evocative style statement. Its three arms rotate in various directions which make way for a highly flexible and versatile lighting solution.
George Nelson got his inspiration form Liberty Ships being mothballed. When Nelson was outfitting his office in 1947, he coveted a silk-covered Swedish hanging lamp but found it prohibitively expensive. He then recalled seeing a photo in the paper of Liberty ships being mothballed “by having the decks covered with netting and then being sprayed with a self-webbing plastic,” said Nelson. He convinced himself it would be perfect for lighting. He made a metal frame, tracked down the source of the webbing material and by the next day he created a big glowing sphere and the Bubble Lamp was born.
Our Replica Bubble Lamp is a premium Zest Lighting reproduction of the original by George Nelson.
This light fitting is a perfect example of a contemporary design based on midcentury modern design. A design that pumps up a room's drama. Although its form is sculptural enough to double as art, function remains paramount with ambient lighting as its focal point.
Zest Lighting invites you to browse our selection of premium mid century modern pendant lights available in various sizes, colours, and finishes. We offer free shipping to selected metro cities around Australia and their surrounding areas. Shop now at Zest Lighting and find the mid century modern pendant light that suits your application.