13 November 2012

pendant grouping

I read a caption in a design mag the other day that went something like this:

"If you're not getting a response, you're probably not taking enough chances."

I truly believe this is one of the most important factors in creating a well-designed space.  The expected can be boring, even if you've spent a fortune on beautiful furniture and paintings and textiles and lighting, what fun is it if you've taken no chances and not risked anything?  Of course, you have to love what it is you're taking a risk on in the first place, otherwise you'll be left questioning your decision every day you look at it.  And although maybe risky, I absolutely love this pendant grouping - a series called 'Beat' by Tom Dixon sold at Klaus by Nienkamper.  You might love or you might hate it- and maybe that's why I am so drawn to it.  I've showed this photo to a few people and each one hasn't been fond of it--and for some reason this makes me love it even more!   

I am drawn to these specifically because I think this concept would work beautifully in my double-height open concept dining room.  We've been stuck with a home-depot-esque chrome and white glass chandelier for the past few years, and I'm patiently waiting for each of the 5 light bulbs to burn out before I must replace the damn thing.  I'm down to three.

This grouping of 8 is a big overkill for my space, I think I'd be looking at about 5 and hang them at varying heights as Kimberley Seldon has done below.  In a recent G&M article she says, "The hand-beaten brass lining gives off a flattering glow. It’s like dining by candlelight. Everyone looks stunning.”

Kimberley Seldon Design Group

So.....love it or hate it?


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