Pendant lights are popular modern lighting fixtures, and our Top 10 Modern Pendant Lights demonstrate why. Scene-stealers, whether hung individually or in clusters, modern pendant lights make dazzling design statements. Our favorite pendants comprise the ornamental and the minimal, the industrial and the cutting edge—each a lights-out example of modern pendant lighting at its best. If you're looking for more of an eye-catching statement piece, view our curated Top 10 Dining Room Chandeliers list.
Top 16 Modern Pendant Lights
The Somerset Collection by Hinkley features industrial-finish options with a modern and elegant touch. Its etched opal glass floats inside a stunningly built metal yoke and ring while maintaining a vintage style.
A classically modern fixture, the Grain Pendant by Muuto, captures a sleek and elegant uniformity to your dining room. Effortless in its design, the outer shell has small grains of fiber giving texture and diffusing the light with ease.
A Mobius Strip fashioned from delicate wood veneers, this contemporary pendant light, available in a wide range of striking colors, makes an organic modern lighting statement in any living room, study or bedroom.
Asteria Pendant Light
The mid-century modern presence of the Asteria Pendant by Umage is one of complete symmetrical beauty. It’s flat design is best set at a low to mid setting to feel its modern presence and bright light.
The Danish designed Carmina Pendant is a whimsical creation of waves and poetic gesture. The shade itself is created of rose quartz available in a variety of soft colors and details with a nice juxtaposition with a concrete fixture.
Swell Single Pendant
The Swell Single Pendant by Pablo is a sexy, minimal addition revealing a gold plated undertone in the shade. Available by itself or in multiples to create a chandelier effect, the Swell comes in 3 slick colors and 6 different sizes for a playful arrangement.
Nelson Saucer Bubble Pendant
A mid-century modern icon that needs no introduction, the understated elegance of George Nelson's 1952 creation seamlessly segues into any contemporary space, its ample surface area dispersing an irresistible ambient glow.
The Ambit Pendant by Muuto is a beautiful Scandinavian design originally crafted and imagined in Stockholm at Taf Studio. This timeless pendant was created employing old Braizer traditions with precise, hand-spun aluminum and a rubber cord.