This pendant is called the Soft Geometry Light and it is designed by Mathieu Lehanneur for Lasvit. He calls it a giant quartz shaped pendant light, a stone which thinks and breathes. The carbon black is a nice contrast to the glowy, white and grey bubbly shapes on the side. I really like it, and it certainly is a one-of-a-kind piece and design.
"Sometimes the world is reduced to several large families: plant; animal; mineral. But it is the non-indentified organisms which escape this division. Living objects disrupt these established boundaries. Soft Geometry being an example of which. Halfway between quartz and gas, between mineral and animal, Soft Geometry is a stone which thinks and breathes. It was first noticed somewhere in Bohemia. It is difficult to know if it marks the beginning of a new cycle or if it is a vestige from a previous one..." says Mathieu. For more from him, visit www.mathieulehanneur.fr.