I didn’t ask Philz proprietor Cynthia Markowitz whether this fab pendant light fell off a truck but it’s the only explanation for the jaw-droppingly low price. Featuring 10 sleek black ball lights the pendant is priced at just $350. That’s right, $350! I would buy it myself for a future client but if I did that every time I came across a great deal I’d be drowning in stuff. And so I pass it on to you, dear readers. If you’ve got the ceiling height you will never, EVER find a better deal on a fixture so sexy.
As it turns out, Philz has oodles of great lighting at the moment, none of it priced as low as the magic eight balls but lots of it just as current. The “black stick lamp” below spans at least three feet across and has presence to burn. I find the $1,395 price tag eminently fair given the amount of bang for that buck.
Priced just slightly higher at $1,495 the large, circular pendant below features 18 Edison bulbs mounted on a patinaed metal ring with an adjustable height mechanism. Modern meets medieval.
The hammered copper pendant ($450) below is an obvious riff on Tom Dixon’s Beat lights although the originals never came in this particular shape and size.
In a similar vein are the hammered metal dome lights, below, for $375 each.
And Markowitz has table and floor lamps just as noteworthy. The 1970s coil-mounted light, below left, is one of two priced at $450 each; the industrial iron floor lamp, centre, is great looking if a little pricy at $895 and the steampunk work lights, lower right, are $145 each.
The amazing, mounted-globe floor lamps look like props from Fritz Lang’s Metropolis — they’re priced quite a bit higher at $1,495 each. All-in-all, a pretty remarkable selection of lighting that’s bang on trend.
Philz is at 792 Queen Street East (416.461.9913) in Toronto.