Mingus pendant light by Cecilie Manz

The understated charm of the Mingus pendant light by Danish designer Cecilie Manz is quietly revealed through this series of artfully composed vignettes.

Its strikingly simple yet beautifully expressed design is comprised of 4 straight facets that give the light a soft angular appearance. The designer's intention was to create a technologically uncomplicated pendant to shield modern low-energy light bulbs and provide good lighting that would be adaptable to many different purposes.

Its appeal lies not only in the purity of the design but also in the range of soft muted colours it comes in, which include the light green tone (resembling celadon green) shown above, blue-black, a dusty moss green and an off-white reminiscent of limestone.

Cecilie also designed the B&O Beolit Airplay, shown here and one of my favourite products of last year (here's what Graham had to say about it back in November on Design Hunter).

In naming her lighting designs Cecilie has chosen to pay tribute to some of her favourite figures from the creative world. The Mingus is named after the American jazz musician and composer Charles Mingus and previous designs pay homage to Caravaggio and Brancusi.

They are available from Folklore.