Gallery: MOSO BAMBOO PENDANT LAMP by Brian Schmitt


A variety of environmentally-friendly pendant lights lit up the HauteGREEN exhibition last month in New York, but none of them more exquisitely displays our love for bamboo than the Moso Pendant by designer Brian Schmitt. Made almost entirely of bamboo and only three components (shade panels, bamboo frame, and cord set), the Moso Pendant can be flat packed and shipped to your preferred destination and be assembled without the use of any fasteners or glue. How cool is that?

We’ve been a fan a Brian Schmitt’s sophisticated eco-design work for years, ever since we discovered his Adrift Mobiles back in 2005. Both a designer and a builder, Brian incorporates sustainability in his design and practice, offsetting 100% of the electricity he uses in his office and shop through the purchase of renewable energy certificates. His commitment is shown through an ongoing process to improve the sustainable aspects of his designs. Along with the cord set, the shade panels are the exception to the use of bamboo friendly materials in the Moso Pendant, made of a styrene liner with bamboo veneer finished with a mixture of low V.O.C. linseed and tungsten oils. Brian is seeking out a more suitable paper alternative as this post is written.

Even thought production details are still being finalized, Brian hopes to bring the Moso Pendant to market later this summer. The only question that remains is, “Which do you prefer, the beauty of the end or vertical grain veneer?” We’re still having a hard time deciding. However if you can’t get enough of Brian’s designs, we suggest you check out his Adrift Mobiles made from bamboo wood veneers.

+ Moso Pendant in the Inhabitatshop

+ Adrift Mobiles


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  1. visakh viswam March 7, 2015 at 5:47 pm
    great the way he has used Bamboo to make a very modern looking lamp

  2. Beuner September 26, 2010 at 6:20 am

    We are bamboo veneer expert.

    We could supply total bamboo veneer solution for your art design.

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  4. geoffrey June 15, 2008 at 10:08 am

    Dear Mr. Schmitt, The lighting is real attractive using bamboo veneer. We are the manufacturer of bamboo veneer in China, named DMVP Timber Bamboo. You can search our company at
    About the material you used, where do you get them? If you need bamboo veneer in large quantity, please feel free to contact me.

    Dear Bijey Narayan, Glad to learn that you are interested in the bamboo veneer. We are the pofessional manufacturer of bamboo veneer, at 1,000,000m2 annual. If you want to need some sample to test firslty, please contact me.

  5. PadStyle | Modern Furni... June 28, 2007 at 1:54 pm

    […] LIKE MINI SKYSCRAPERS (or stacks of dna electrophoresis, depending on whom you ask), the Moso Pendant is an elegant piece whose vertical grain veneer naturally invites the eye to scan along its height. An eco-friendly piece with a bamboo frame, bamboo veneer and finished with low V.O.C. oils, designer Brian Schmitt (he brought us yesterday’s Mobiles) even purchases renewable energy credits (a nice alternative to carbon emissions trading) to offset the electricity used to construct each lamp. Not quite available yet as production is slated to begin sometime this summer. Via: Inhabitat […]

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