Niche Modern Lighting

Plenty of OOMPH!

Ian Graham of Toronto-based Oomph Design Inc., has lead his multi-disciplinary firm in creating award-winning residential and commercial projects, custom furnishings, graphics and branding. The integration of these specialties create an effective design resource that can tackle complicated projects of various scopes. Oomph Design has selected Niche Pendants for several past and upcoming projects, so we’re happy to see our lighting once again!
Graham’s philosophy stems from ignoring convention and trends, and instead combining innovative ideas with practical solutions, without undermining comfort or functionality. The kitchen island has both standard cabinetry and unique built-in shelving for wine bottles, perfect for entertaining.

The wood base cabinetry provides a stark contrast between the soft blue cabinets and white and gray tile that line the perimeter of the kitchen. Graham emphasizes the island’s warm-toned base cabinetry as the centerpiece of his design.

Niche Bella Pendants in Crystal add just the right amount of embellishment to the hospitable, simple gathering space, reflecting among the silver hardware and appliances.

Additionally, Emeco’s Navy Chairs, add a stunning, nostalgic touch to the kitchen. During World War II the U.S government gave the Electrical Machine & Equipment Company (Emeco) a big assignment: make lightweight, strong chairs that could withstand water, salt air and sailors, and have them last a lifetime. Today, the aluminum chairs are still manufactured for practical purposes and have manifested into different styles, such as these shiny bar stools.
Taking a step back from the utilitarian, metallic bar stools, this kitchen also offers a cozy eat-in nook with cushioned benches. Graham’s use of tasteful incongruities is a refreshing perception in modern interior design.
Find more projects photos by Oomph Design Inc. on their Facebook page and browse our Bella Pendant here!

Top 10 Blown Glass Lighting!

3rings, a weblog devoted to uncovering and sharing the latest and greatest products in architecture and design, featured Niche on a list of Top 10 Blown Glass Lighting!

Browse our classic Stamen Pendant here!

Interior Design Magazine

Niche’s Crystalline Series was a pendant lighting finalist in the Interior Design Magazine Best of the Year Awards. We are very grateful to have made it into the final four out of countless other entries.  Check out the Crystalline Series featured in Interior Design Magazine’s October issue.

The excerpt (below) reads:

Jeremy Pyles’s Crystalline Series pendants are handblown in Beacon, New York. Axia boasts a healthy “belly,” bold Delinea offers ledges and edges, and Calla embodies the grace of is namesake lily. All three measure 9 1/4 inches high and 6 3/4 wide. The large Trove (91/4 inches high and 9 3/4 wide) nods to the boxy form of a treasure chest. Choose between nine gem-tone colorways: Condesa, Rose, Amber, Gray, Crystal, Chartreuse, Clementine, Tulip, and Icicle.

Browse the Crystalline Series here!

Fresh Florida Hues

Miami-based design consultants Allen Saunders, Inc., exhibit a consistent alliance between form and function in their sophisticated residential and commercial interiors. Allen Saunders leads an experienced team with a keen grasp on inventive products ranging from furniture, lighting, woodwork, and finishes. The cutting-edge blend of design, color, and functionality lends itself to the individuality and success of each space the team constructs.

Canyon Ranch is a hotel, spa, and condominium community in Miami Beach, Florida, situated on a strip bordered by the Biscayne Bay and the Atlantic. The earth tones and foliage of this living room form a continuation of the beach-scape seen outside. What a view!

Unique, organic decor line the hallway walls, and a huge floor-to-ceiling mirror creates another dimension to this already surreal interior.

Rich lime green is a refreshing accent color among the neutrals throughout the rooms. Combined with the aqua glow radiating from the surrounding water, a tropical and serene atmosphere makes for a relaxing vacation nap. Tucked next to the bed is a Niche Pod Pendant in Gray. The warm glow from our signature translucent glass generates a subtle parallel between the bedroom’s cool shades, and the striking green rugs.

The sleek and refined dark woodwork and tile of the kitchen makes this a desirable gathering area to dine, entertain, and unwind after a day of oceanic adventures!

Longing for white sands and a warm getaway in the middle of December?  While you’re daydreaming, browse our Pod Pendants now!

BOY Awards Finalist Ceremony Tonight!


In case you missed it, Niche’s Crystalline Series was a pendant lighting finalist in the Interior Design Magazine Best of the Year Awards! Our Creative Director, Jeremy Pyles, is heading to New York City for the awards ceremony tonight. Thank you to all who voted last month to help make this recognition possible. Keep your fingers crossed for Team Niche!


Give the Gift of Authentic Modern Design

With the holidays approaching, why not give the gift of modern design? Design Within Reach makes it easy to shop this season’s hottest gifts, all in one place. Niche’s Pod Pendant is featured on the lighting spread of DWR’s 2014 Holiday Catalog! Browse DWR online for unique furniture, kitchenware, lighting, bedding, and more. Give form, function, and fun to the design enthusiast on your list!


Niche pendants are sure to light up your holiday season! Shop here!

Bright Whites & Lights on Bergen Street

Maletz Design is a Brooklyn-based design studio focusing on creating interiors for living, working, learning and playing. This renovated townhouse was designed to take advantage of the bright exposure to sunlight. The stark white cabinets and walls bounce light off the glossy finish of the subway tiles and matte countertops, while the dark base cabinets ground the space with rich contrast. 

The rear end of the townhouse was expanded into a kitchen with a back door to the deck, furthering the idea of bringing the outside light inside. The transition between the kitchen and deck also exemplifies a wider range of communal family space in a small New York City home.

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The neutral blacks and whites of the kitchen are broken up with a powerful burst of blue in the diner-style benches.  This unique eat-in corner shelters a solo Niche Minaret Pendant in Crystal, a classic centerpiece and gratifying facet of this kitchen’s open-air design.

Take a peek at more projects from Maletz Design and browse our Minaret Pendants here!