Handcrafted in New Zealand, the Geometric Hex LED Pendant (2013) is the brainchild of Scott Bridgens and Simon James, who founded their company Resident on a desire to give customers “an authentic blend of craft and innovation.” Their Auckland-based design and manufacturing business produces a refined and carefully planned assortment of furniture and lighting. To create Hex, the designers paired cutting-edge LED technology with a slim yet substantial aluminum frame that appears to hover in air, spending months testing lights until they found the perfect warm hue. The beautiful quality of light “will have a deep intrinsic effect on the viewer,” explains Bridgens. “For some it will be very subtle and for others it will be profound, but this is something that will affect people.” A recessed diffuser furthers the pleasing qualities of the light. The frame hangs from three thin wires, two of which supply electricity. Hex received top honors in the 2013 Furniture and Lighting Design Awards by New Zealand’s Home magazine. Bulbs (included): LED strips. UL Listed. Made in New Zealand.