Whether your hallway is poorly lit – and if it’s not you’ll soon find out when the dark nights draw-in and you open the front door to a black abyss – or you’ve got a few dull corners in your living space and you’re looking to improve them, then you won’t go far wrong by introducing a new light to your interior. Not any new light, though. One of these new Hem Alphabeta Pendant Lamps will do just the job. Colourful, compact and contemporary, the limited-edition lamp, designed in collaboration with Luca Nichetto, has just landed online at OPUMO and there's a few reasons as to why you're going to want one.

Available in a variety of shapes, sizes and colours, the two-tone lamp is special in the sense that it emanates light from both the top and bottom of the shade. Which means, despite its relatively diminutive shape, it radiates a lot more light than you would’ve first thought. Perfect, then, for those small spaces and that dimly lit hallway.

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White Alphabeta Pendant Duet
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White Alphabeta Pendant Duet

Designed for Hem by Venetian designer Luca Nichetto, the Alphabeta shades are crafted from steel and spun by-hand on a lathe in a specialist lighting factory near to his studio in the heart of Venice. It results in a smooth, pristine finish that’s matched to the powder-coated inner surface of the shade for optimal and even light diffusion.

As the Alphabeta name suggests, there is a variety of different ways that the lights can be put together. Hem claim the Alphabeta to be ‘the world’s first digitally customisable pendant lamp with more than 10 billion possible combinations.’ It’s a sentiment echoed by Nichetto too, who explains that the inspiration behind the capsule collection of lights was to ‘create an alphabet.’ “I wanted to create a system where you can combine different kinds of shades to create your own lamps,” said Nichetto. “I researched different kinds of shades and effects of light, and tried to simplify that by creating a single piece that can be combined with other shades, to create a kind of alphabet,” he added.

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Black / White Alphabeta Pendant
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White Alphabeta Pendant Duet

The shades are joined by a central metal ‘heartpiece’ and Hem claim that putting the Alphabeta Pendant lights together takes around just a minute. Which is always handy. While the cable can drop to a maximum length of two metres, which is good, too. It can be customised to varying lengths to suit your needs; whether that’s hung over a kitchen counter, dining table or study desk. The only real decision is what colour you prefer.

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White Alphabeta Pendant Duet

Shop the Alphabeta Pendant alongside the entire Hem home and furniture collection at OPUMO.