One good idea begets another as the Tube Top Pendant Light amply illustrates. Here, Peter Stathis' reworked table lamp design is adapted as a dramatic overhead light. A sculpturally transparent acrylic framework gives form to the mesh fabric shade, elegantly diffusing the light. From San Francisco lighting brand Pablo, known for its refined minimalism.
Base: .5" h x 4.5" dia (1.5x11.5cm)
Shade: 12" h x 7" dia (30.5x18cm)
Cord length: 96" (244cm)
Acrylic, polyester mesh, nickel-chrome steel
Easy-assembly cable system
Voltage: 120V or 220V
Light source: (1x) E26-53W BT-15 White Bulb
“Lighting is undergoing a revolution at the moment,” says Venezuelan-born designer/entrepreneur Pablo Pardo, who’s leading the disruption with the mix of cutting-edge technology and always-cool minimalism behind his signal brand Pablo. As he puts it, nowadays, “you can build smarts right into the lamp.” Internationally recognized, the San Francisco company was started 20-odd years ago and now Pablo racks up design awards regularly for its more than 40 technology-driven and elegantly sparse collections worldwide.
The lighting industry thought-leader credits his upbringing in a family of artists and engineers for the always forward-facing Pablo style, which embraces innovations such as LEDs and flat-panel light. “Lighting is also shrinking in size: LEDs are so small that you can put them almost anywhere,” he adds. “So the standard iconography of a lamp with a shade is being upended.”