Designed by Ben Wahrlich for Australian design brand Anaesthetic, Constellation is a range of luxurious pendant lights inspired by star patterns. “For us, staring up at the sky on a clear night, and looking at the sheer beauty and vastness of space is very humbling. We wanted to capture the essence of this feeling and recreate it indoors, in an abstract, luxurious and contemporary manner. And so, Constellation was born.” 

Each star is represented by a globe and the connecting brass rods reflect the lines typically drawn to illustrate the star pattern.


The constellations chosen are unique to the Southern Hemisphere, so naturally, the first choice was the Southern Cross. The range of 6 options is designed for areas of different scale, from a 2 light combination – Gemini, to a stacked 6 light combination – Pisces. In addition, the simplicity of the construction enables multiples of one constellation to be utilised where required and custom arrangements can easily be designed to suit a specific space.

Each star is represented with an adapted version of the studio’s Bala pendant. The lamps are made from polished, solid brass, with hanging options of cloth braided cable, or solid brass tube.

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all images © PETE DALY