These modern orbit globe pendants are reflective of the style and design that began in the mid 1940’s and continued through the 1960’s. It was a natural off shoot of Modern design that is associated with the casual furnishings and carefree look of popular track homes in California during the 1950’s. Mid century modern was an era of mass production that produced furniture, lamps and other household items because designers believed they should be affordable to the average homeowner. Not just the wealthy elite. The simple design forms of mid century chairs, tables and lighting are examples of this principle. The United States, Britain, Japan and Scandinavia became the primary centers for the mid century modern aesthetic. In the United States, leading designers during this period were Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller and George Nelson. They designed lighting that was both functional and sculptural in design
Modern Orbit Globe Pendants
Vintage mid century modern lights were characterized by simple lines and a fun space age feel. The dominant shapes were geometric with globes, hourglasses and rings. One look at these orbit globes and you recognize the inspiration of 1950’s lighting. Simple straight metal cables that suspend glass globes to provide a light source and an artistic sculpture at the same time. Hang these pendants in the vaulted ceiling of the grand foyer or hang them over the kitchen island. Either way they will add mid century charm and style to your space. Get inspired and shop mid century modern lighting.