Mar 24, 2021 / Lighting
Vertigo by Michael Anastassiades

Vertigo is a minimal pendant created by London-based designer Michael Anastassiades. Vertigo is a pendant light formed of two elements: a simple horizontal beam with a linear array of LED light acts as an up and downlighter, with a vertical strap that holds the fixture in balance. It is this simple attachment, suggesting the hoisting of a structural beam, that evokes the iconic images of the steel construction of skyscrapers in 1930s New York City captured by photographer Charles C. Ebbets. There is no separate ceiling rose – the driver is fully integrated into the structure of the pendant and the two pendant rods carry the electrical current, removing any need for wires that might visually obstruct the design. The light intelligently operates through a touch-sensitive dimmer in the middle of the horizontal beam. Vertigo is produced in black anodized aluminum. It is available in three length options – 1m, 1.5m and 2m – and there are multiple drop lengths to choose from, covering all possible requirements.