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A Study in Industrial Elegance

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Dec 03, 2013 01:07 AM
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by Sarah Lonsdale last modified Dec 02, 2013

Designer Brendan Ravenhill's latest take on the pendant lamp feels refreshingly new, no mean feat for something so utilitarian. Described by the designer as "a study in materials and process," the Bare Pendant features an aluminum shade that's formed over a wooden mold sandblasted to accentuate the grain; during the metal spinning process, wood grain patterns are impressed in the metal on both sides. The result is a simple, elegant form that reflects nature. Prices begins at $345.  N.B. This Saturday, December 7, LA readers, can check out Ravenhill's lighting and meet the designer himself at the  Remodelista Holiday Market  at Big Daddy's Antiques (3334 La Cienega Place, LA), from 10 am to 5 pm. Above: The  Bare Pendant  in black and brass.  Above: The pendant comes with a half-chrome G25 bulb, which is easy on the eyes and reflects light up, accentuating the wood grain embedded in the metal shade.  The design was inspired while Ravenhill was working on a metal wastebasket with a fabricator, who warned him that the wood grain from the spinning mold might be visible. Intrigued by the concept, Ravenhill came up with a shade that highlights the pattern: "In 20 years, he said, I was the only person that heard his disclaimer and wanted to double down."  Above: The Bare Pendant  comes in the three finishes: black and brass, $370; aluminum, $345; and brass, $360.  For more, see our previous posts on Brendan Ravenhill designs , including his ingenious Dustbin, a garbage can with a detachable dustpan lid.






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