Daikanyama Pendant

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The Daikanyama Pendant

Inspired by the Tokyo district of the same name, the Daikanyama pendant zigs and zags playfully from cable to cable on a designer’s whims by a mere unclipping and rearranging. The structure created by the electrified suspension wires can be strung between walls, ceilings, posts and other structural elements—perfect for cafés wanting an al-fresco feel. Thomas Bernstrand designed the painted aluminum fixture that comes in a wide variety of colors.

Specifications

Daikanyama Pendant
Daikanyama Pendant Tech Drawing
Product Name
Daikanyama Pendant
Manufacturer
Zero 
Environment
Indoor
Shade
Aluminum
Cord
White
Cord Length
6 Feet
Light Source

E26 A-19
LED

1 x 16 Watt

GU24 Spiral
CFL

1 x 18 Watt
cUL Certified
Yes

Download product specification sheet for a full list of available size and lamping options


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Designer

"Thomas Bernstrand’s objects are not meant to be placed on a pedestal; they are meant to be used,” remarked Mark Isitt, an architecture and design journalist. He does not mean this in the customary manner. “Not as one usually uses furniture and lamps and flowerpots and coat hangers and notice boards and towel hangers and ladders and everything else he has designed. But more… intensively… You should be able to swing from Thomas’ things. Dance on them. Dismantle them.” That’s quite a statement, and if you are doubting Bernstrand has a playful enough personality to pull it off, consider that the fixtures Global Lighting distributes in the North American marketplace—produced by Swedish manufacturer Zero Lighting—are named Hide and Poker!

That said, creativity is more than a game to the award-winning industrial designer, who founded his eponymous studio Bernstrand & Company. Good Design awards, Red Dot awards, IMM Interior Innovations awards, and Light of the Year awards are but a few of the accolades he’s been handed. Bernstrand studied at the University College of Arts, Crafts and Design (Konstfack) in Stockholm and Danmarks Designskole, and has exhibited at Colette in Paris and the Museum of Modern Art in New York City. “I tend to think that Thomas would have been an excellent actor,” Isitt proclaims. This may be true, but the design world is definitely the better for the fact he chose this career path instead! Wouldn't you agree?

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