There’s lighting, and there’s wow-factor lighting. Thanks to its design, transparency and size, Kartell’s Fly pendant light ticks our boxes for the latter.
Kartell are well known for designing and creating home accessories and furniture for contemporary homes and their Fly hanging pendant light is no exception. Suspended from the ceiling, it takes centre stage in a room and can be used to help bring together an interior design scheme or add a contrasting splash of colour.
In fact, pretty much whatever colour you’re after is catered for by this product, as it’s available in a veritable rainbow of colours!
The light shade itself is made from a transparent methacrylate that has a lovely sheen to it. The transparency of the material creates interesting effects when the light is turned on and it’s somewhat different to be able to see the light bulb shining through.
If a fully transparent look isn’t for you, then the design is also available in opaque white and opaque black too, which are also equally attractive.
One thing to bear in mind is the size of this pendant lamp. Measuring 52cm in diameter, this is a very large design. Due to its size, it’s best suited hung from high ceilings and in a situation where you won’t get worried that you’re about to hit your head on it as you walk by.
We think it works well hung as a statement light above a dining table, or used to provide colour and light in a living room. Like this, for example:
The Kartell Fly pendant is available to purchase from Kontenta, a specialist online retailer of authentic designer furniture. They specialise in stocking popular contemporary brands such as Kartell, Alessi and Paeressini Casa and aim to offer competitive – and affordable – prices.
The Fresh Design verdict
* What we love about the Kartell Fly pendant lamp: The contemporary style and wide colour choice – there’s something for everyone.
* What makes it a wow-factor piece: Its size, transparency and impact.
* Where to hang it: It’s perfect used as a statement light above a dining table.
***Disclosure: We were sent a Kartell Fly pendant light to review, but all views and opinions are our own***1