By Roderiga Merino. Pendant Lamps. Published at Monday, August 26th, 2019 - 22:03:25 PM.
First of all, do consult a professional. This is especially important in older buildings, where wiring may have unforeseen issues. Also, the weight of the lamp (and mounting plates) must be carefully considered, so there’s adequate hardware to secure to the ceiling (like hanging a painting).
Over a kitchen island: Clear, ribbed or colored glass as well as metals all can make a statement, especially in multiples. Consider the proportions of your island. Like placement over a dining table, the pieces should neither overpower nor underwhelm. A single four-inch pendant would seem too small and not put out enough light. Hanging a pair of pendants with a 4-foot drop might measure around 42 inches from the surface of a 39-inch tall counter that spans around 72 inches.
Anyone who does not have wall cabinets in the kitchen will be rewarded with a generous amount of space - and therefore more room for lighting. The workspace can be wonderfully and precisely illuminated with pendant lighting such as the classic Toldbod 120 by Louis Poulsen or the Unfold pendant lamp by Muuto.
Most of us follow convention when hanging lights. We naturally place fixtures over the kitchen island, dining table, and maybe in the entry hall. It is increasingly rare to see a chandelier in a living room. And the popularity of open living/dining/kitchen spaces has accelerated the death of the living room pendant, with focus firmly fixed on the dining table.
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