I have loved the Moooi Random Light for as long as I can remember. Back when I worked for an architectural firm we would use the largest version of them in funky/modern offices in converted warehouses (a common occurrence where I live). The look was always very current and I loved how something so simple could make such a memorable statement.
Realizing my obsession with the light, I considered using it in my kitchen, but decided against it because it would be too big. At the time I thought the kitchen light would be my only pendant in the house (aside from a handmade iron lantern I’d already bought for the dining room) so I let go of my Moooi dreams.
Recently my husband and I were talking about lighting in the living room and I could tell that he wasn’t excited to install recessed lights which can be difficult to do in older homes. After trying to come up with a solution that made everyone happy I randomly (bad pun!) remembered the Moooi. Three weeks later it was hanging in my living room looking just a cool and fun as I’d hoped.
I love the simple design and how it plays off of the old architectural elements in the bookcase and fireplace. The Random Light product description is as follows:
Hugely dramatic, light as a feather and distinctly Dutch, the Random Light (2002) by Bertjan Pot began as a modernist craft project of sorts. After making attempts at knitting fiberglass as a means of creating structure, Pot turned to coiling epoxy-dipped fiberglass around a large balloon in varying patterns. Once the balloon was popped, the dramatic globe shape remained, becoming a buoyant pendant lamp for an entryway, dining room or lounge area. The light bulb is visible at the center of the globe, creating an all-over glow with minimal glare when lit.
The Random light can be found at most designer lighting stores or can be ordered through an interior designer. Design Within Reach also sells all three sizes (and both colors) on their website ($642-$2,418).