Metal industrial-style pendant lights – a buyer’s guide

Super Stanley

The industrial style has developed in all sorts of interesting ways, and that’s why we’ve developed all sorts of interesting industrial pendant lights. From antiqued factory style shades to very smart little brassy numbers, here’s a buyer’s guide to our metal, ironwork and industrial pendant lights...

No doubt about it, a hefty metal pendant light hanging in a smart interior makes a statement. Bold, very now, very cool, very industrial. But that doesn’t mean your house has to look like an old factory. You can use a pendant light for a kitchen table, a smart sitting room or make a grand entrance to your hallway. In fact, in any space where a floor lamp won’t fit and there’s nowhere handy to place a table lamp. It’s just a question of choosing the right one. We do pendant lights in glass, brass, ceramics, fabric and more, but here’s a buyer’s guide to the ones made of metal...

Timothy – the smart end of industrial


Timothy in ash black with stone interior - Unfortunately the Timothy pendant range are no longer available, but please take a look at our extensive range of pendant lights here

It would be a very smart factory indeed that housed the Timothy. Yes, it carries more than a hint of the industrial, but the stylish brass cap elevates it above the hoi polloi. Make no mistake, this is a substantial pendant, with a base diameter of 45cm, but it looks right at home in a kitchen or even a sitting room. timothy maroon Timothy in deep maroon

Stanley and Super Stanley – contemporary cones

stanley pendant Stanley in military green - shop here

At the smaller end of the size scale is the Stanley, a dainty 19cm in diameter, and available in six different colours. Stanley is perfect for hanging in rows, for example over a long table (top interior design tip: hang pendant lights in odd numbered rows – threes and fives are better than twos and fours). Stanley also now has a Super Stanley cousin (top). It's big (35cm diameter) but not too big and seriously contemporary. On the top of the cut off cone there is a thick solid brass plate and the brass interior casts a lovely warm light. Available in gunmetal or white.

Saturn – nicely rounded

A nice combination of straight and round lines, the Saturn in antiqued brass has an industrial look but is also very smart (perhaps something of the Steampunk about it?). 25cm in diameter and casts a warm and gentle glow. Gorgeous in a kitchen. - Unfortunately the Saturn is no longer available, but please take a look at our extensive range of pendant lights here

Cookie – our versatile classic

coolie hat blue and white Cookie in navy blue with stone interior - shop here Our coolie hats are quite simply a classic, and hugely versatile to boot - hang them as singles or in clusters or rows, or use them as beautiful wall lights. There are simply loads of colours and finishes to choose from. Your options are infinite with the coolie hat. Take a look at the whole Cookie family here. coolie hat collection

Shop all the Cookie range here

Choosing pendant fittings

If you’re going for a pendant light, we offer a range of light fittings to match them, including in antique brass, chrome, silver and bronze. View all our designer ceiling light fittings here. We also do pendant lamps in ceramics, fabric, glass and even concrete. Check out the full collection of designer pendant lights here.