Hanging pendant lighting can be a bit of a chore, and having hung lights before and then decided that they are either too high or too low, the idea of ‘rise and fall’ pendants make soooo much sense.

Another example of industrial wares making it into the home, they were first produced for workspaces to allow the worker to pull the lighting closer in when needed.

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Great for kitchens and dining areas, as you can pull the lights closer when needed, and push them back up when you need more space.

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The weight on the one below is a canon ball found on a beach!

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