Five Ply Design // 2016 // Product design, Packaging design, Manufacture

Dearborn pendant lights contrast the warm beauty of real wood with the crisp brightness of white acrylic.

Sold in three colors, buyers can mix and match oak, teak, and ebonized ash. 

Ideation & Prototyping

Ideas concerning translucency, pattern, and material were explored.

Veneer and styrene-backed veneer were both too flimsy and ultimately a solution was found by combining veneer and acrylic tube.


A milky white acrylic tube illuminates when the bulb is on. The elegant line of the fine strip of light on the shade is extended up through the white cord.