With a nod to the past, industrial style draws influence from a simpler time when the focus was on function rather than aesthetic. A celebration of humble beginnings, industrial style makes use of raw, stripped back, salvageable materials to walk the fine line between sophistication and utility. Here are 13 industrial pendants and chandeliers that are uniquely beautiful and full of modest character.
School's in session! Add a fun pop of color to your industrial abode with this Schoolhouse fixture inspired by the classic barn pendant. Made from hand-spun heavy gauge steel and hand-painted, this playful lamp is sure to brighten up any space.
With its unfinished steel shade complemented by an antique brass socket, this unique pendant lamp intermingles beautifully in a wide array of design styles, particularly: industrial, farmhouse, and rustic interiors. Simple in its design, yet far from a delicate flower, this fixture's cord is hidden within a thick piece of Manila rope, which only adds to its rugged good looks.
Suspend this beautifully designed bell-shaped pendant anywhere you want to make a bold statement. Available in four different sizes and five different colors this fixture is strong enough to stand on its own, or pair in a group to create a compelling design feature.
Based on an original 1940s design, the dome shade of this fixture is larger than its classic counterpart. Made from spun aluminum, with a modern polished chrome finish, we love how this pendant's vintage vibe immediately transports us back to an industrial factory.
Reminiscent of a greenhouse rooftop, this four-light chandelier is a thing of industrial beauty. The glass and iron frame is hand-finished in a warm antique bronze with antique brass accents, and paired with filament bulbs to give it that undeniable pastoral charm. This fixture's eye-catching design would look splendid above a dining table or kitchen island.
Who knew a black vinyl-dipped cage with bronze details and brass hardware could look so good? Apparently, the folks at Schoolhouse Electric & Supply Co. This rustic beauty, with vintage-style brass ball chain and gold tip light bulb, may be small but makes a lasting impression.
This innovative chandelier is industrial ingenuity at work. It's composed of three pendant lights, each with its own pulley system, enabling the fixtures to be hung at varying heights. Second behind the chef, this dynamic lighting design will surely receive all remaining complements from your dinner guests.
Lending a bit of glamour to industrial style is this gorgeous mouth-blown glass pendant light. The exposed antique tubular bulb gives the fixture a vintage flair, while the cinched brass band adds a modern touch. Whether installed at the bathroom vanity, next to the bed, or above the kitchen island, this little number refuses to be ignored.
This geometric classic will immediately grab anyone's attention the second they walk in the door. The timeless exposed frame comes in an oil-rubbed bronze finish that is complemented by aged copper lamp holders, which make it the perfect chandelier for a cozy industrial home.
This curvy gem, named after the first hotel to be lit entirely with electricity, is worthy of its swanky namesake. The pendant's glamorous polished brass exterior and copper-plated interior finish, which reflects an enviously rich down light, are two of the many reasons for this fixture's instant popularity.
Made of solid cast aluminum, this pendant was inspired by an antique naval lamp found in a shipyard located in the South of France. This fixture's stunning polished makeover includes a glass-screen shield to soften the bulb's glare and ensure a lovely, warm ambient glow.
Fashionable at every turn, this six-light chandelier is the epitome of style and grace. The uniquely contoured shades with matte black finish, accented by gold leaf detailing, are a winning combination that demands center stage.
This little gem is an industrial treat! Whether hanging alone in a reading nook, or above your bathroom vanity, this drop pendant emits an enchanting ambient glow. The bubbled glass shade complemented by a luxe brass socket and exposed filament bulb, result in an elegant fixture that you won't soon forget.
Madison Vanderberg is a writer — mostly for the internet (HelloGiggles, Obsev, Racked), occasionally for the screen. When she's not writing, she's following realtors on Instagram and daydreaming about her future Scandinavian-inspired home.