Pendant Light
Pendant Light
Pendant Light
Pendant Light

Layers of concentric glass shades make up this airy pendant light. Each shade is lightly frosted and individually cut with heritage Swiss patterns—allowing for reflective shadow play.

Origin Berneck & Au, Switzerland

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Made-to-order for emphasis on quality and reducing unnecessary waste
Lead time 8–10 weeks
Light Up The Room
This versatile pendant light features up to five glass layers of varying sizes and shapes to help direct even light both horizontally and vertically.
Each layer of glass is hand cut with traditional patterns inspired by local Swiss ceramics. The frosted shades rest upon a stepped aluminum frame—available in two sizes, accommodating three or five shades.
Hand cut heritage patterns shown on the smaller pendant.
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Hand cut heritage patterns shown on the smaller pendant.
Each cut pattern is derived from the unique markings found on Rösti bowls, plates and other utilitarian ceramics produced by Jakob and Ulrich Johann Seitz in the late 1800s. These two were amongst seventeen potters within Berneck and the first of six generations of Seitz craftsmen.
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Bernecker Bauernkeramik
The potters of Berneck made their mark across Switzerland and northern Europe as pioneers in peasant ceramics.
Each potter applied unique patterns to bowls, plates and terrines with a Malhörnchen (cow horn). This was a common ancient technique used on all earthenware across the ceramic regions in Europe.
Heritage
Berneck, Sankt Gallen
Berneck is a municipality in the canton of St. Gallen, Switzerland—located inside the Rhine Valley, where vineyards have flourished for more than 1100 years.
Berneck is a municipality in the canton of St. Gallen, Switzerland—located inside the Rhine Valley, where vineyards have flourished for more than 1100 years.
Women decorating Bernecker pottery, 1923
The producers, mostly family businesses, used traditional techniques to create both small batches and unique pieces. For a long time, pottery was practiced on small farms to produce goods for own use, and this led to the term "Bauernkeramik", meaning farmer or peasant-style ceramics.

Later, the demand for peasant-style ceramics soared with tourism in the nineteenth century. In the trade's heyday, around the turn of the twentieth century, many manufacturers even presented their decorative ceramics at fairs in Paris and London.

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Whether the light’s on or off, each cut glass pattern glistens.
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Collection
2019
Materials
Black anodized aluminum frame; frosted cut glass cones
Dimensions (mm)
S: 390 w x 291 h x 390 d
L: 536 w x 291 h x 536 d
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