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Cradle of the Light Plays with the Concept of Suspended Modularity

 - Jan 24, 2012
Modularity in furnishings often involves the coherent geometric assembly of several objects which can be easily configured together to create a larger whole. In terms of the Cradle of the Light lamps, the notion of combining modules is a little different. Instead of arranging pieces with the firmness of the floor beneath, these lampshade units must be carefully suspended to hang in precise alignment.

Niki Mihaylov has created two nearly identical fixtures, with the only difference between them being the location of the lightbulb hole and the consequent vertical orientation. The gorgeous shapes are reduced from the smooth forms of spheres, sliced at the sides to emit illumination indirectly for activities immediately below. Each Cradle of the Light pendant lamp looks wonderful when hanging solo and whimsical when displayed in an alternating row.