The history of lighting fixtures is marked by the contribution of Scandinavian designers, and on this page you'll find many pendant lamps that have marked their time while continuing to influence contemporary designers.
For example, Poul Henningsen's PH5 and PH Artichoke by Louis Poulsen are icons of Danish modernism. Their unique shapes and cut-out metal shades diffuse light in a skilful, harmonious way, eliminating annoying glare. Finnish designer Alvar Aalto, who was close friends with Danish designer Poul Henningsen, is also the creator of several timeless lamps published by Artek.
Other examples include the FlowerPot suspension by Verner Panton (&Tradition), which embodies the pop style of the 1960s, the Concert suspension by Jørn Utzon (Fritz Hansen), the architect of the Sydney Opera House, the Multi-Lite and Semi suspensions by Gubi, and many others, to which we can add a few historic French, Italian and German suspensions.