A photograph of a green light fixture made of recycled materials

Two Pendant Lighting Collections Celebrate Their Materials

Introductions from LightArt and Reflections Copenhagen use recycled plastic and jewel-toned crystal to vibrant effect.

Making Waves


Sustainable lighting company LightArt is partnering with Oceanworks, a recycled plastic marketplace, to source raw material for a version of its 3D-printed Coil Collection. The update’s spherical shapes and translucent finishes owe a debt to an engineering process that makes extraordinary use of reclaimed ocean plastic. Available colors (white Sea Foam and green Seagrass) are determined by their waste streams, which are ocean-bound or near-shore. With each new fixture produced, a pound of plastic gets removed from the eight million metric tons ending up in the sea annually.


A photograph of four glass pendant lamps in a variety of colors

Danish Delights


To expand its lines of crystal decor—dinnerware, vases, vessels, and tables—specialty manufacturer Reflections Copenhagen has released a series of pendants made with its signature sharp-cut, jewel-toned lead glass. Designed in collaboration with Danish firm Design By Us, the Carnival Series features four slender fixtures roughly 14 inches in length and a table lamp available in two color combinations topped with a silk shade. While the hanging LEDs produce pointed beams for dramatic accent lighting, the table lamp accommodates a variety of bulb types for a softer glow. Individual pieces may be mixed or matched for a theater of light.


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