The Pil: And Artistic Pendant by Designtree

March 11, 2012

The Pil: And Artistic Pendant by Designtree

The Pil pendant lamp was dreamed up by New Zealand-based product-design studio Designtree. It's an object that is both functionally and visually beautiful. They reference the pill shape and form, but the lights feel warm and modern instead of edgy and alternative.

The lights are crafted with hand-turned logs from the Southland forests of New Zealand, and artisan blown glass forms the LED-lit dome, marrying "old-school craftsmanship with cutting-edge ... lighting technology to produce a beautifully rich sculptural piece."

Design, pil, light
Design, pil, light
Design, pil, light

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Jessica Patterson

Jessica Patterson

Hi, I'm Jessica. I'm a Designer and Writer at Drawbackwards and write for the Design Blog at I enjoy vintage things, letterpress, publication design, and long walks around the Cesar Chavez Park pond. You can follow me on twitter at @jessdoodled for lots of fun randomness.

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