It’s rare to find something different, rather than variations on a theme. So the Eos feather pendant light (made from real feathers) stopped me in my tracks and really made me smile when I saw it at the 100% Design show in September.
The Eos ceiling pendant lamp shade is a wonderful way to get softness, delicacy and texture up high in a room. Light fittings are so often made from materials such as metal, glass and plastic, so these feathery fittings really ring the changes.
Playful, but still super-stylish and sophisticated, the Eos feather pendant light is a new product from Danish brand VITA and comes in two sizes.
The large version (45cm in diameter and 30cm in height) makes a real statement, and the smaller size (35cm x 20cm) is ideal for more compact spaces or to hang in clusters or rows.
The feathers are carefully fastened to a paper core by hand, and shield the light bulb almost entirely to produce a lovely soft glow.
It’s impossible to see this from the photos. But the Eos light, with its incredibly delicate and oh-so-soft feathery texture, appears to float weightlessly in the air. It really seems like a kind of optical illusion, and an utterly delightful one.
I have to admit that after immediately loving this unusual design, my next reaction was uncharacteristically practical. How easy or not it would be to clean?
I asked one of the lovely people on the VITA stand about this, and we decided between us that maybe a feather duster (!) might be the most appropriate means. However, I see that their website recommends that routine cleaning can be done with a hairdryer – problem solved.
Like all Vita lamp shades, the Eos feather ceiling light comes flat packed in a glossy black gift box. And it’s available in the UK from Graham & Green, both instore and online.