Lighting design

Charlotte is a scintillating pendant light inspired by the 1920’s

Berlin design firm Daniel Becker Studio has released Charlotte, a pendant lamp with filament LEDs embedded into its sculptural brass frame.

Every Daniel Becker design emits a subtle sense of innovation, which in the case of the Charlotte pendant light is reserved for the studio’s use of new-generation LED filaments.

The roaring twenties inspired the glamorous aesthetic that defines the Charlotte pendant light by the Berlin design firm. It’s a striking combination, which serves to complement the sculptural proportions, perfectly designed to fit large dining tables.

Charlotte fills the space with a highly pleasant, non-blinding light—the two upper LED sources emit the light directly upwards, the other two illuminate the table surface generously. The result is an unusually lightweight, cage-like design with no visible cables—it’s constructed from thin brass slats that accommodate the LEDs and their wiring.

Each Charlotte pendant is handmade to order and finished in Germany using the latest generation of filament LEDs, which boast a thin profile. “[They] are remarkably thin while still being completely even and homogeneous in their light output,” explains the studio.

“They have no visible dots anymore and draw a sharp, intense line. Our aim was to use thin filaments in a non-engineered aesthetic, with an elegance that is not sacrificing on technical sophistication and testing limits.” 

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Charlotte stages light with a noble yet minimalistic brass frame 

The result is a light that is both decorative and functional, qualities that the simple construction of the fixture, which is reduced to the essential minimum, helps to underscore.

“When turned off, Charlotte is a refined sculptural object with subtle technical detailing referencing heavy metalwork,” Daniel Becker explains. “Turned on, its light sources seem to float in space weightlessly.” It’s befitting the studio’s extensive collection, which is decidedly modern.

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