Designer Pablo Pardo sees the Bel Occhio Pendant Light "as a study in weightlessness and transparency." Certainly the striking combination of clear globe fixture and seemingly mysterious suspended inner column invites some serious contemplation. While the cylindrical diffuser provides focused illumination, its surrounding sphere produces an all-over ambient glow to smooth out the visual rough edges in any setting.
15.5" h x 16" w (49.5x40.5cm)
Canopy 4.5" dia (11.5 cm)
Cord 96" l (243.8cm)
Acrylic sphere, Steel canopy, Fabric cord
Bulb: 1 White BT15 - med base (72W) per lamp
UL listed components, CE
“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.”