Like delicate mobile sculptures, these contemporary chandeliers balance naked bulbs with steel rods to create perfectly poised show pieces.
Drawing inspiration from French aerialist Philippe Petit, Apparatus have designed Tandem, a balancing light that rotates along its axis.
Atelier Areti have designed this simple yet effective balancing Two Sphere pendant, made using a powder coated metal structure with and hand-blown glass lights, finished with a brass joint.
The Modo pendant by Jason Miller is made from machined aluminum with two globe lights, with mobile arms that can be repositioned for different configurations.
This Branching Bubble pendant by Lindsey Adelman explores the visual tension from combining hand-blown glass with machined metal parts.
London-based designer Michael Anastassiades takes a more sculptural approach to lighting with his Mobile Chandelier series, finished with black patinated brass and mouth blown spherical lights.