Bert Frank launches a Bauhaus-inspired pendant light
The Kernel XL Pendant Lamp, extra-large in size and stature, is braced to demand attention with its graphic silhouette
An extension of the Kernel family first launched in 2015, the new Kernel XL Pendant Lamp by Bert Frank is born from a "form follows function" philosophy with an aesthetic that takes design cues from the Bauhaus style and modernism.
With clean, simple lines and repeating shapes, the Kernel XL is composed of intersecting horizontal and vertical lines and geometric forms, utilising symmetry and modern materials – brass, glass and lacquer. Formed from a rectangular solid metal, matte petrol blue shade and supported by a solid brass drop rod, the rigid design is braced to demand attention with its graphic silhouette.
In a contrast to the sharp rigid form of the outer rectangular frame, the design is offset in material and form by six hand-blown opal glass globes encased within a laser cut brass diffuser. Echoing the shape of the encased spheres, the diffuser features fluid and curving cut-work detailing adding an unexpected twist to the design.
Casting soft, warm angular ripples of light on surfaces while also emitting a gentle upward illumination, the Kernel XL is well-placed above a dining table or kitchen island.