Aura is defined as the distinctive atmosphere or quality that surrounds and is generated by something—an invisible emanation. Here, the delicate brass ring of the Aura Pendant Light seems to make the illumination wholly tangible as it surrounds the elemental electric bulb. From Seattle-based Ladies & Gentlemen studio, with their incredible knack for purveying modern goods with a soulful attitude, the pendants come in 2 sizes with either a brass or a copper base (10 or 15 inches in diameter, hardwired with 8-foot fabric cord for ceiling mounting and including a brass canopy, bulbs sold separately.) Whether the Aura hangs singly or a few are clustered at varied heights, these pendants bring an undercurrent of enchantment to any environment.
- 11" h x 10" dia (28x25.4cm)
- 16" h x 15" dia (40.7x38.1cm)
- Canopy: 5" dia (12.7cm)
- UL listed
- E26, E27
- Color temperature: 2700K
- 10": G25
- 15": G40
Ladies & Gentlemen
This is design achieved with a sense of mindfulness and social engagement with the greater world. Based in Brooklyn’s creative enclave Red Hook, Ladies & Gentlemen Studio merges a sophisticatedly sculptural sensibility along with a spark of playfulness to its lighting, furniture and tabletop collections. The multi-faceted creative partnership of real-life couple Dylan Davis and Jean Lee began in Seattle in 2010 and relocated East in 2013. They chose the name because of its ambiguous meaning and lack of categorization. The free-thinking resourcefulness of the 1970s counterculture inspired their first defining success, an unpretentiously striking pendant with a visible light bulb encircled by a simple brass ring and fittingly called Aura.
Their whimsical but polished spin on geometry continues to evolve, with pieces such as Maru, a jewel-like suspended light that stacks metal, wood and clear acrylic elements above a milky glass globe, or the mini-installation Equalizer, with chameleon-like spheres that change hues, set in a metal framework inspired by a room divider. L & G has been appreciatively singled out by numerous design publications, including Architectural Digest, New York Times, Wallpaper and World of Interiors, for its fresh but timeless vision.