I had a vision of what the new interior decoration would look like and it involved a giant pendant. So I went and got a giant pendant from the Uttermost Store. It was beautiful. The only problem was, our ceiling is too low – 2 meters and 4 centimetres. The pendant had a 35 centimetre height and 55 diameter. That’s excluding the rod. As you can imagine it didn’t work out. I tried to live with the mistake for weeks until I saw this Beehive pendant from Artek. I fell in love. I thought it was perfect since I am also into gardening and the outdoors. I could bring my love of the outdoors indoors.
My husband wasn’t too sold on it the first time I showed the photo of it from the Net. But when he saw it after it was installed by the electrician, he fell in love with it too. I bought it from this fabulous furniture importer-retailer called Anibou at 726 Bourke St Redfern, NSW Sydney.
It is truly mesmerising. What’s so special about the pendant is that you can stare at it without your eyes suffering from the glare. It’s actually quite nice to look at in person.
I was surprised by how old this design is. It was designed by Finnish architect and furniture designer Alvar Aalto in 1953. He had it in his own home.