When designer Peter Bowles discovered a mold for an industrial-style light, he was inspired to recreate it, but in a way that would work in a variety of settings. Although the designer of the original fixture (circa 1940) is unknown, Bowles was determined to stay true to its shape and quality, while also updating it in ways that are more eco-friendly. Referring to his lights as "beautifully unprocessed," all of Bowles' aluminum shades and bases are hand spun from sheet metal in the heart of the U.K.'s metal-working industry, and sent to Oxford for assembly. His factory is committed to its green practices, and in reducing the use of petrochemicals as much as they can. The lighting provided by the Titan Pendant (1995) is mostly downward focused, but there's some uplighting as well, and the frosted wired glass diffuser allows you to enjoy the energy-savings of compact fluorescent bulbs without sacrificing the soft, warm ambient lighting you're looking for. The Titan is UL Listed and suitable for commercial spaces. Bulb (not included): compact fluorescent or incandescent 100W (max). Made in England.