The Globe Pendant

Jan Van Lierde designed the Globe pendant, a classic suspension light that declares its name by its very countenance. The shade, crafted from matte white Murano glass, covers an incandescent bulb. The delicacy of the cord and cable leaves the light source to take all the glory.

Specifications

Globe Pendant
Globe Pendant Tech Drawing
Product Name
Globe Pendant
Manufacturer
B.lux 
Environment
Indoor
Shade
Murano Glass
Cord
Clear
Cord Length
6 Feet
Light Source

Medium A-15
Incandescent

1 x 100 Watt
cUL Certified
Yes

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


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Designer

Belgian architect Jan Van Lierde heads up his eponymous JVL Studio in Antwerp, where he and his team design architectural projects, and lighting and product designs. Lierde received his architectural degree from the Municipal Higher Institute for Architecture and Urban Planning in Ghent in 1978, and has spent the next 25 years designing more than 100 buildings in Belgium, as well as numerous lighting projects for some of the world’s top manufacturers, including Basque Country heavyweight Grupo B.lux. His Pinot and Globe pendants are among the B.lux lighting fixtures Global Lighting brings to the North American marketplace. His portfolio includes public and private works of art, some of the private installations, which he sees as springing from a very solitary imaginative process free to the influence of others, are in collaborations with avant-garde entities like Smogallery in Beirut.

His architecture portfolio and the cultural interests he lists as his likes on his website shows he is well-rounded and he sees life with an artist’s heart. Highlighting galleries from London and New York to Edinburgh and Sydney, and refined design entities and happenings in France and Italy, his focus is global and it shows in his work. His connection with his home country of Belgium is, of course, top of mind with nods to cultural interests like musician Wim Mertens; but his interests cut across many international lines, as is expressed in his fascination with such international art stars as Raf Simons. We at Global Lighting point these out because this breadth of cultural sophistications comes through in the depth of a designer’s work. Lucky for young designers, he offers six-month internship programs to undergraduate and graduate students who are eager to launch themselves into the world of design.

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