Variety and flexibility are at the heart of the modular Alphabeta lighting system by Luca Nichetto. Eight different shade shapes in eight powder-coated colors equate to a plethora of possibilities—992 to be exact. Whatever your aesthetic, from strict and somber all-black to playful and flamboyant color combinations, sharp lines or voluptuous forms, Alphabeta can accommodate them all. Alphabeta are bidirectional—meaning they emit light from both the top and the bottom of the shade—so that you need not choose between spotlight and ambient light but can enjoy both. The Alphabeta Pendant Lights hang on a metal wire, with a sinuous cable adding a curvaceous detail. Pendants can be used singularly or in groups for an impactful installation. Every turned-steel shade and milled part is made in Italy.