Design Spotlight: Currey & Company Multi-Drop Pendant Collection

The possibilities are endless with the lighting manufacturer’s new collection that pairs innovation with classic design and natural materials
A light fixture of 14-pendant lights, with flower-shaped shades made from shells, hangs over a dining room table against a backdrop of wainscoting painted charcoal gray. The fixture is part of Currey and Company’s new Made to Measure Pendant Collection

November 3, 2020 — Imagine a soaring ceiling in bloom with dozens of ruffly tulip-like flowers suspended from their stems. No, it’s not another dazzling floral installation by London artist Rebecca Louise Law or even the smaller-scale amaryllis-bedecked chandelier that graced interior designer Jane Schwab‘s home in Flower’s 2019 holiday issue. Crafted from rosy-hued capiz shells, these flowers last forever and are one of the designs in Ian Thornton’s new Multi-Drop Pendant Collection for Currey & Company.



Our fancy for the collection’s bloom-shaped Catrice shades aside, the Flower editors are wowed by the flexibility and ease of Ian’s design, whether it’s a single pendant that serves as an artful accent in a small space or a dramatic statement piece of up to 36 lights. No toolbox is required to adjust the height of each pendant on a whim. With the press of a button, you can push the cable into the canopy to shorten it or pull to lengthen it up to 10 feet. Consider the possibilities over a kitchen island or dining table, in a stairwell, or even as a wall partition in a large, open room.

Currey and Company Senior Lighting Designer Ian Thornton, creator of the Multi Drop Pendant Collection, stands in the showroom wearing a dark floral print suit coat.

Ian Thornton, Senior Lighting Designer at Currey & Company. Portrait by Beth Tilley Green

“Multi Drops are not new to the industry but what Currey can do with them will be.”

— Ian Thornton

Currey & Company Glace Multi Drop Pendant Light

Glace Rectangular 15-light Multi-Drop Pendant


In keeping with Currey’s emphasis on natural elements and craftsmanship, Ian created eight shade options using materials such as cut crystal, mirror, bone china, and glass beads, as well as hammered metal from India, mother-of-pearl from China, and capiz shells from the Philippines. Along with the Catrice shade, the Flower editors favor the luminous faceted blooms of the Crystal Bud and the artisan jewelry-like flair of Glace, featuring organically shaped panes of Raj mirror connected with brass seams.

And should you change your mind, any of the shade designs can be installed or swapped out with ease.

shade design options for the Currey and Company Multi Drop Pendant Collection

Catrice (left) shown in a 3-light configuration, and Crystal Bud shown in a 7-light configuration

By Terri Robertson

This article is sponsored by Currey & Company. Learn more about the Multi-Drop Pendant Collection at curreyandcompany.com


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