A few nights ago in my insomniac-writing-posts-late-into-the-night frame of mind, I discovered a collection by a company called ET2 on CSN Lighting‘s site – the collection is called “The Starburst Collection,” and is a collection of pendant fixtures. The sources are small frame halogens, and the pendant configuration can be acquired in groups of 1, 6, 7, 9, 19, and 37. I wonder if these random groups of numbers will bring some kind of luck to the end user. I would also like to see these in an LED source configuration too.
What just floored me about these simple pendant fixtures is the configuration of the actual source within the pendant element of the design – the halogen source is covered with a sculpted glass “star,” if you will, that is surrounded by a glass diffuser. It is truly a pendant style lamp, and the glass star that envelops the glass envelope of the source adds another element of visual interest to the piece.
My wife and I are constantly on the lookout for new fixtures to add into our home or replace an existing fixture with which we’re not quite pleased. Our last home was filled with cheap Ikea fixtures that either had terrible distribution, tried to perform a function that it failed to perform, or was just very large and clunky. As you know, I’m a lighting designer – and perhaps it’s post-event justification on my part, but I am a huge proponent of luminaire design that serves not only an illumination function, but that also has an attractive form. You know, crazy lighting designers and their wanting to make their world as “illuminated” as possible. Yuk, yuk.
I’ll be adding a review of ET2’s “Solara Collection” soon. It’s another fixture that accomplishes its function by having a visually appealing form.
Check out a few more images from the Starburst Collection below. I love that 37-piece pendant grouping!