The suspense is thrilling me
A suspended fixture adds a sculptural element and provides specific task lighting in the double height kitchen area of this family home
A long, linear pendant gives new meaning to task lighting in this kitchen
The island, cooktop, and tall cabinetry fixture are all perfectly balanced around a central axis in this kitchen by designer Leonie Metge. A long, minimalist pendant light accentuates the design orientation
The lighting supports this kitchen design in two ways
Three large pendants have been used to support the scale of the 4.6m long island in this design, with the gold colour complementing the use of stainless steel
Crisp and contemporary, this kitchen avoids fussy details such as cabinetry handles for a clean, almost sculptural aesthetic – lighting
While this kitchen avoids fussy details for a clean look, the Y Chandelier, by Douglas & Bec, offers some design swagger in its own right
Maximising a sense of space and light – kitchen, lighting
This kitchen’s veined quartzite benchtops and dark brown-toned island and rear cabinetry make a material statement. Black pendants add to the two-tone decor
The shape of light
Your lighting can accentuate form as well as bring illumination. A long, slender pendant over the island provides yet another contemporary accent in this kitchen.
The bulkhead over this kitchen island performs more than one role
A bulkhead can do more than just help define a kitchen’s workspace – here, it also accommodates wiring for lighting and conceals uplighters that wash the ceiling
Make it three
Why do so many kitchen islands have three pendant lights above? It's an arrangement that gives a visual balance as well as a good spread of task lighting
Even beautiful can be improved on – light fantastic
Together with ceiling spot lights, this kitchen benefits from LED strips under the waterfall island benchtop and rear wall cabinetry. A sculptural contemporary pendant sets off the space.
You definitely need good task lighting on your kitchen worktops – but lighting fixtures can also play a major part in your kitchen's overall look. Here that's achieved by two oversized pendants adding to the symmetrical design of this kitchen.
Space and light
A dramatic pendant draws attention to the scale of this double height volume, part of the wider environment for a kitchen designed by Pepper Design.
This kitchen accentuates its long, linear nature at every turn – even with the lighting. The pendant light over the island was custom designed to length to complement the wider look.
All in the details
A traditional Hamptons aesthetic – in a slightly parred back form – was introduced ito connect with the detail-rich Queenslander home it forms part of. The pendant lighting over the island played a part in this.
Light all round
Does your kitchen have all the different types of lighting it needs? For this kitchen, designer Leonie Metge installed specific task lighting above the island and cooktop, ambient lighting around the splashback and underbench lighting to give the island definition.
Light in the darkness
Pendant lights add glamour while LED strip lighting in the rear panelling offers an ethereal touch and doubles as a night light In this kitchen by William Landeros and Jed MacKenzie
Less can indeed be more
Task lighting over the island is often a must in a kitchen design but you don’t want it to detract from the wider scheme of things. Here, a long, linear pendant provides adequate lighting – assisted by the skylight –– in a design by Bijl Architects. The slender nature of the light downplays its presence, particularly in an environment that has other long metal elements, the window design included.
Light and heavy
White and wood surfaces are matched with a substantial concrete-look benchtop and Aplomb concrete pendants by Foscarini.
In this kitchen, part of a new home by Boon Team Architects, the bevelled kitchen island front is under-lit to emphasise the design. The subtle lighting source also provides a convenient nightlight.
Highlighting your best features
In this TIDA-winning kitchen design by whole-house architect Eliska Lewis, recessed track spots provide both task and mood lighting and also highlight the rich black, honed marble countertop.