Form over function dictates the design of this steampunk pendant light.
When I hear steampunk I think of the movie Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea. Based on the science fiction novel written by Jules Verne in 1870, this big screen adaptation depicts the expedition of Captain Nemo in his high tech submarine fighting sea creatures and monsters under the sea. Although filled with sociopolitical themes throughout the story, what draws me to this film is the unique attributes of steampunk design. A far cry from steampunk pendant lighting but the features of his sailing vessel and other artifacts were originated in steampunk. Steampunk design was part industrial and part fantasy. It was our ancestors idea of what future technology would look like. Form superseded function where gadgets and parts were added on just for the fun of it. There was no rhyme or reason that this pendant light should have twisted iron shapes on top with protruding bolts that serve no purpose. Instead, it was all about the aesthetic of the fixture and making it look futuristic. And in this case, it happens to be a steampunk pendant light. Made with solid iron and a brown rust finish, this pendant adds industrial style but also a touch of unique character and whimsy. Hang a row of these pendants over the bar counter or above the kitchen island. Either way these pendants will add vintage charm and character to your space.
Twenty thousand leagues is nearly three times the circumference of the earth.