The Nordic countries are big on atmosphere lightning. Pendant lights are for an example much more common in Scandinavia then they are in New Zealand. My new house currently mainly has spotlights but a couple of pendant lights were to be found. The one I decided to remove apparently belonged to a flamboyant kiwi fashion designer who lived in this very house a few decades ago. It is a chandelier and the previous owner liked the history of it (which I totally appreciate) and decided to keep it. Problem is they put t in a spot where it didn't do it justice, nor the place. An electrician removed it for me today and instead hung up the famous New Zealand David Trubridge's Kōura. The Kōura is inspired by woven baskets and also from the curled form of the New Zealand native freshwater shrimp, kōura, which is its Māori name. It gives the most amazing shadows and it has a perfect shape for this particular space.
The following copy is directly from David Trubridge's website: David's designs have featured in countless international publications including the most influential, as an instigator of the trend of 'raw sophistication' and as an exemplar of environmentally responsible design. In 2008 the French magazine Express listed him as one of the top 15 designers in the world, and in 2012 the Pompidou Centre in Paris purchased his 'Icarus' installation for its permanent collection.
The company has a dedication to sourcing sustainable materials. Wherever possible, all timber is from sustainably managed plantations in New Zealand, or the United States. Wood is left natural where appropriate, with natural non-toxic oils being used in place of harmful solvents. From a design point of view, the products use only the minimal amount of materials and are generated with a focus on longevity, rather than mimicking quick-moving trends.
I'm very happy with the outcome of my second little house project. =)