Random pendant light from Moooi
My fave this Friday is the iconic Random pendant from Moooi designed by Bertjan Pot 15 years ago:
The Random is made by a yarn drenched in resin wound randomly around a beach ball. Once the resin has set the ball is deflated and removed through a hole in the top near the suspension set:
To me the Random has a feeling of softness, lightness and airiness – taking up space without obscuring views. In enclosed areas it creates an interesting and completely “random” light spill pattern on the walls, ceiling and floors around it. With a skilled interior design scheme, it can work equally as well in a traditional scheme as a modern one.
It comes in black and white finishes (although I have only specified the white so far) and in 3 sizes from a modest 50cm diameter to a substantial 105cm diameter. One of the things that I love about the Random is the 105cm version creates an impact in a large space, such as a double height hall, for a relatively small amount of money (£1,600.00 or so). It’s as great a solution for the Interior Designer’s staging budget on a speculative build as it is in a private home.