Dutch designer Marcel Wanders created this pendant lamp to transport the detail of an antique decorated plaster ceiling from one house to the next. Wanders nicknamed the relief Skygarden and was struck by how it beautiful it looked, even under artificial light. When he had to move from that house, he designed this lamp to take Skygarden with him.
In 2007, Flos issued the Skygarden pendant, and it’s now available in two sizes and four outer finishes: rust, black, white, and gold. I’m drawn to the black and white for the complete contrast between the sleek, modern exterior and romantic, traditional interior. Of course if the gold were glossier, I’d be there.