Pendant Lighting Creates Undersea World of Jellyfish


Yes, that’s right: Jellyfish. Aren’t these pendant lamps spectacular? The names of each and every piece of the Medusae Collection have been taken from the root Greek word for the corresponding Jellyfish species. Who would have ever thought to style a light fixture after a Jellyfish? Yet they are so elegant and ethereal. The winding tendrils are so realistic – Roxy Russell Designs has certainly created an unusual lighting group. Don’t they look fantastic when you use one of each together? You don’t need a centerpiece on your table when these Chululy-like shapes are suspended above it. And even with just a single pendant – it’s bound to be the focus of attention wherever you put it. Made from a combination of gloss white powder coated aluminum and velum finish polyester mylar – these pieces are sculpture as much as they are lights.


Medusa is the signature piece – the one the whole collection was named after. And the one most immediately identifiable as a jellyfish. What lurks beneath the ocean surface? These lights seem to be floating through the water, fluid, alive. Quite the accomplishment.


Ophelia – a nod to Shakespeare, while keeping with the theme of originating from Greek word origins of classifications of jellyfish. In this case, ‘Obelia’. The light fixture almost looks like a woman dancing – a ballerina. It is perhaps the most ethereal of the collection.


‘Hydra – a species of jellyfish, yes, but also a serpent with many heads in Greek mythology. He used to guard the entry to the underworld. Killed by Hercules if our memory serves us. These pendants all use a standard A19 bulb, by the way. That’s an important detail, the bulbs won’t be difficult to find or replace (60w maximum).


Polyp – the frilliest of all, has the most intricate of the mylar cutout designs, looking almost Victorian. It has a living, blooming essence – and is available in large or regular size. The four of these (five if you count the two sizes of Polyp) pendant lights are stunning examples of art and function. Transform any room in your home into an undersea delight with their embodiment and light. And wouldn’t these look incredible over the bar of a seafood restaurant, too?


More Information: Roxy Russell
Photos: Roberto Cortez

Written by Beverley Wood

Beverley Wood has lived on boats in Toronto and Vancouver and in an old hacienda in Mexico. She knows funky when she sees it. She's been writing since she was old enough to pick up a pen and has never shied away from the unusual or the whimsical. Her love of the unique (and sometimes bizarre) led her to Captivatist.