Posted by on Nov 2, 2012 | 2 comments

Porcelain Pendant Lighting for Cafe, Coffee Roaster Down Under

If you think the current industrial design rage is confined to the west, you’d be quite mistaken. We spotted a cafe and coffee roaster Down Under that has fully embraced the trend and taken its industrial décor to new levels of chic. Opened in a former pie factory built in the early 1900s, the Grounds of Alexandria features black and steel framing, reclaimed wood cabinetry and tables, and green-and-white subway tiles. The deep bowl barn pendants add yet another industrial touch to the wildly popular cafe which is famous not only for its seven-bean coffee blend but for its hearty fare as well.

These pendants are much like our Ivanhoe® Wilcox Deep Bowl Porcelain Pendant, part of our growing collection of American made porcelain barn lights. Available in five shade sizes, you can get the same look in your restaurant or kitchen by choosing the 16″ shade in a Bronze finish. If Bronze doesn’t suit your style, there are eight more shiny and durable porcelain enamel finish colors to choose from.

This popular light can be customized with a colored cotton twist cord, wire guard, or cast guard and glass options. While porcelain enamel is one of the toughest finishes on the market today, you can also get this look in a powdercoat finish with The Wesco Cord Hung Pendant. The Wesco is available in the same five shade sizes as the Wilcox and a dozen beautiful finish colors. Starting at just $99, the Wesco is a very affordable yet stylish light for restaurants, retail settings, and other commercial lighting venues. Both the Wesco and the Wilcox are available as goosenecks, stem mount pendants, and wall sconces so you can create a family of complementary lights in your space.

And if you’d like to see more of The Grounds of Alexandria, check out today’s gooseneck blog where we take a look at their classic gooseneck lights!

Top photo courtesy of The Grounds of Alexandria

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  1. Hi,
    Love your shades! Wondering if you send to Australia? I’m inerested in purchasing three pendent barn shades, curious about freight costs.
    Thank you,

  2. Hi Tracey! We are actually in the process of starting up our Australian division! You can peruse their offerings here:


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