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IKEA Maskros Pendant

Remember how the Maskros Pendant was all over the design blogs after IKEA showed it at the latest ICFF? And it was supposed to be in select US IKEA stores by August? I think the light would look great in my bedroom, and it is now in stock at my nearest IKEA! I’m going to have to take a little trip out there to see it in person…

IKEA PS Collection Maskros Pendant Lamp

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  • siescierto
    September 13, 2009 at 11:50 am

    This is amazing, I hadn’t seen it!

  • RachelQ
    September 13, 2009 at 12:20 pm

    I was just looking at this light fixture on Ikea’s Web site, and I think it is available at some select U.S. stores. It’s not in the Ikea closest to me (Atlanta), but I did some random searches of other markets, including the two stores in Illinois and the site says they have it in stock. I love this pendant! I wish the Atlanta store carried it.

  • Michele
    September 13, 2009 at 1:12 pm

    I saw it this weekend at the Schaumburg Ikea! It is really cool, looks like it is made out of paper and it is really big! I have my eye on the KNAPPA
    Pendant lamp but they have been out of stock the last 2 times I was there.

    • Andrea
      September 24, 2009 at 12:55 pm

      I wouldn’t suggest buying the KNAPPA lamp :/ it’s pretty hard to keep it clean :( I got it and then switched to the paper-ball-lamp-thing which cost me about €3 ^^

  • Yvonne
    September 13, 2009 at 1:33 pm

    I bought this lamp last Thursday for my TV room but that was in The Netherlands. I was quite surprised as there’s no mention of this lamp on either the website or the new catalog. I’m so in love with it and will show it to you when the room is done.

  • Audrie
    September 13, 2009 at 1:42 pm

    I love this!! My studio needs a new light fixture but I doubt this would disperse enough light though.

  • Kim @ The TomKat Studio
    September 13, 2009 at 1:45 pm

    I love it! I’m in Phoenix, so I’ll have to check for it! We are moving and I have to leave behind my black crystal chandelier from Ikea, this would be a great replacement!

  • Shanon
    September 13, 2009 at 1:47 pm

    Really?! I’ve been wanting this since I first saw it! Yay! I can finally get my crappy fixture out of our bedroom. =D

  • Shanon
    September 13, 2009 at 1:53 pm

    Boo. Actually, it’s not available at my Ikea. I got all excited for no reason. I better look first next time before I start my happy dance. =(

  • Amanda Laird
    September 13, 2009 at 1:56 pm

    I love this! And I have to admit I got a smug little sense of satisfaction knowing it’s available in Canada and not in the US. Throw us a bone! You guys get all of the good stuff. READ: J Crew, CB2, Target… I could go on for hours.

  • TheYoupiTouch
    September 13, 2009 at 2:06 pm

    It may be the first time that European guys can be lucky to have something available before the US guys ! ;-)

  • Catherine
    September 13, 2009 at 2:19 pm

    I’ve seen it in person. IT”S MASSIVE!! And definitely very delicate.

  • vera
    September 13, 2009 at 2:36 pm

    It’s even more pretty when you see it for real :)
    It was bigger then i thought :)

  • Jasmine
    September 13, 2009 at 3:01 pm

    oh wow. i LOVE it. it’s exactly what we’ve been looking for in our dining nook…except it’s about twice as big as we need. :( bummer. i hope you enjoy it though!

    • Making it Lovely
      September 13, 2009 at 8:11 pm

      Um… I think it’s about twice as big as we need too. :(

  • jenn ski
    September 13, 2009 at 3:14 pm

    Oh it’s beautiful! I want one in my dinning room!

  • danielle
    September 13, 2009 at 3:21 pm

    Holy cow that is an awesome light!!!

  • natalyn
    September 13, 2009 at 4:13 pm

    Beautiful. If this thing shows up in Atlanta I’m all over it.

  • Jill Seidner | Interior Design
    September 13, 2009 at 4:57 pm

    Love this! Definitely want to keep in mind for a project! (Or myself!) Such a great pendant!

  • Emily
    September 13, 2009 at 5:08 pm

    Did you buy it?? This is going to sound odd but I totally saw you at IKEA and Eleanor is even cuter in person. I wanted to say hello but since I don’t technically know you, even though I feel as though I do from your blog, thought it would be creepy to chat with you at IKEA. It was a madhouse today!!

    • Making it Lovely
      September 13, 2009 at 8:12 pm

      How funny! You should have said hello. :)

      Yeah, it was kind of crazy there today. And I bought it… but it might need to be returned.

    • Lori
      October 9, 2009 at 9:27 pm

      I am hoping to find someone with a paypal account who would buy this for me and ship it to me. I was just in the Schaumberg store about three weeks ago, its a five hour drive for me, I fell in love but could not mentally find a spot. Now I have the spot, I just need the light and would rather skip the big commute!

  • Nina
    September 13, 2009 at 5:10 pm

    Lucky! I’ve been waiting for ages for our local Ikea (Vancouver) to get them. I want one so badly!

  • Mackenzi
    September 13, 2009 at 5:31 pm

    I was not at all thrilled with it when I saw it at my local IKEA. Seems cheap (I know, I know…) which is sad, I have a dandelion theme of sorts in my LR.

  • Jules
    September 13, 2009 at 6:11 pm

    I saw it today at the IKEA dream house. It is HUGE and made of paper. I think it would look great in our toy room/den (once I’ve redone it) or in they boys’ bedroom (also once I’ve redone it. However, like previous posters have said, it’s made of paper and looks kind of cheap. Some of the…thistles? daisies? dandelion thingies? were already bent and looking goofy. Plus, I keep brainstorming how I would keep it from being a giant dust collector since I refuse to individually dust/blow each one of those…whatever they are.

    • Making it Lovely
      September 13, 2009 at 8:13 pm

      Ah, I didn’t even think of how dusty it would get. I didn’t think it looked cheap though – I really liked it in person.

    • Jules
      September 14, 2009 at 4:39 pm

      I really liked it, too, but when I considered that I would have to find a way to clean it, the paper construction was a bummer. If it were made of a different material I could blow it clean with the compressor or something similar. Of course, if it were made of a different material such a large light would be 5 times the cost that it is now.

  • Viv
    September 13, 2009 at 8:02 pm

    Pretty! Hope you find it in store Nicole.

    I wonder if they will release it to Australia.

  • Jennifer
    September 13, 2009 at 8:08 pm

    I saw it in Schaumburg yesterday as well. It’s gorgeous but seems like you’d need loft sized ceilings to make it work. It reminded me of one of the exhibits I saw in the Museum of Contempary Art yesterday as well!

  • Making it Lovely
    September 13, 2009 at 8:17 pm

    OK. After waiting months for this fixture to come out with no actual specs to go off of, I was surprised to see how H-U-G-E the pendant was! I bought it, even though I knew deep down that it just wasn’t going to work in our bedroom. The ceilings are really low on our second floor – only seven and a half feet up. I *thought* that maybe I could hack it and make it smaller, or just use half of it, but after looking at it here at home I just don’t think I’m going to be able to make it work. I’m so disappointed! I wanted it to work so badly.

  • The Consummate Hostess
    September 13, 2009 at 8:26 pm

    Wow, this is amazing! I have just the perfect spot for it.

  • Emily
    September 13, 2009 at 9:10 pm

    aww too bad, I hope the trip wasn’t a total waste and yes, if for some odd reason I see you at IKEA again I will say hello! :)

  • Juliette
    September 14, 2009 at 4:53 am

    yeah, we saw it in person this summer here in Germany and it was ridiculously huge – we wanted it over our dining room table but after seeing it were thinking ‘no way’. I just can’t even imagine assembling that thing and not bending wire/paper the wrong way. Good idea—but not quite. I’m now drooling over the Norm 06 lamp over at Norm Copenhagen – same price range and totally cute…but for my office! =)

  • gnomeangel
    September 14, 2009 at 7:17 am

    I can’t wait to see how you go with this.

    I was really keen to see it in person, and had the luck on the weekend, but it was HUGE. (I was hoping to make my walk-in-robe a little den of girlie chic…)

    It’s so cute. I’ll just need to find a bigger place to put it.

  • Martha
    September 14, 2009 at 8:01 am

    As someone who is trying to de-IKEA-fy my house a bit (but still very much in love with the place and not really trying all that hard) I often appreciate these bummer moments. When I get excited about one of their products and don’t love it when I see it in person it sometimes brings a little relief. Ah: I don’t need another thing!

  • RisaJ
    September 14, 2009 at 8:36 am

    you always find the best things…i love the fixture…it would look great in my craft room….

    i don’t have an IKEA near me, but I am making a trip to Houston next month for my husband’s class reunion. last night I was wondering why I was so excited about the class reunion…then it came to me….I’m not excited about the class reunion, but I’m excited about IKEA!!!

  • Miss Prissy Paige
    September 14, 2009 at 10:26 am

    I love this pendant. It looks so grand and would be such a statement in any room!

  • LizzieBeth
    September 14, 2009 at 12:04 pm

    it reminds me dandelions. You know when they are white at the top and you can blow on them… we call them “wishies”.


  • Elaine
    September 14, 2009 at 12:06 pm

    I, like you was soooooo disappointed when I realised that I couldn’t have this in my bedroom … but then my practical side kicked in and I realised how difficult it would be to clean. I just hope that they add a smaller one to the range, despite the cleaning thing!

  • my little apartment
    September 14, 2009 at 1:53 pm

    yup, I saw it in Schaumberg and I thought it looked cheapy-cheap. however I am LOVING their kinda wicker-ish woven pendants!!

  • John Anderson
    September 14, 2009 at 2:54 pm

    I wanted to buy one since I got the impression that its a cross between a disco ball and a snow flake. anyway, it is huge and the idea that this would act as a dust filter turned me off.

  • Sherry
    September 14, 2009 at 3:55 pm

    Have I ever told you I love your blog so much?! Not sure you’d even know since you have so many fans. I just wanted to say yet again how much you inspire me. I seriously check your blog for updates everyday. Oh, and I love the light pendant :)

  • Jess
    September 14, 2009 at 5:57 pm

    Love the pendant (sorry you can’t use it!!)… but how do you change the lightbulb? Sorry, HAD to ask! It looks very prickly.

  • Maria
    September 15, 2009 at 4:22 am

    I thought I wanted the lamp too but was disappointed when I saw it. I think it looks more eerie or something on the photos than it actually does. Not the first Ikea disappointment for me and not the last either, I guess.

  • ikea girl
    September 15, 2009 at 8:53 pm

    Hey all, just thought I’d share…this is part of the IKEA PS 2009 line, a line of really cool, over the top furnishings that IKEA brings out every 3 years. It was slated to be introduced worldwide earlier this year, but unfortunately, they decided with the recession hitting the U.S. so hard, they would not introduce in U.S. Then they announced that 9 U.S. stores would be getting the new IKEA PS line, but only in “markets that could support” the new designs. So it looks like, for now, it’s only New York, Chicago, possibly Miami (not sure), and a couple of the Cali stores. I have been drooling over this one since it was first announced about a year ago, and I am still lusting after one, because my store does not carry them. Hope you guys figure out a way to make it work in your bedroom! I’d love to see it there, I think it would be AMAZING!

  • Dianna
    September 16, 2009 at 7:57 am

    I’ve seen the IKEA catalog but I haven’t stepped foot in one of the stores. It’s about an hour from me, will have to make a little trip.

  • Silvina
    September 16, 2009 at 6:35 pm

    Hi! I´m an interior stylist from Buenos Aires (where there are no Ikea´s) and I´m dying to get this lamp forever!!! Luckily I´ll find it in my next trip to miami and bring it home with me!

  • Rebecca
    September 17, 2009 at 7:03 am

    We are making a trip to the IKEA in Jersey this Saturday! I just might have to scope this one out.

  • Cath W
    September 17, 2009 at 8:00 am

    I was just going to post to let you know how HUGE this fixture is, but saw that you’ve already discovered its size! We have it hanging on the upstairs landing – luckily we have very high ceilings.

  • Alana
    September 17, 2009 at 6:25 pm

    It’s really interesting and I actually do have a spot for it. We have a 2 story high entryway that would be a good place for this guy. But the house came with some cool MC fixtures that I feel guilty for pulling out. I already yanked one out for my daughter’s room and my husband still gives me crap about it. Do you pull fixtures that are in themselves very cool *and*, more importantly original to the house, to replace with an Ikea fixture because it’s fresh? Yikes. I’m torn!

    • Making it Lovely
      September 25, 2009 at 8:18 am

      I’ve never been lucky enough to start out with good fixtures! Well, except for the Nelson bubble lamp that was in the dining room of this house, oddly enough (we just moved it to the living room).

      You can always hang on to the originals and put them back if you wanted to. Or put them back if you ever move and take the newer ones with you!

  • Down Pillow
    September 20, 2009 at 8:42 pm

    I hadn’t seen this before. I just love it – it looks like a big dandelion.

  • Andrea
    September 24, 2009 at 12:59 pm

    I saw it at the Ikea catalouge a couple of weeks ago and I immediately fell in love with it! Then we went there and I really, really didn’t like it at all when we came across it. :( as several others mentioned before, this lamp is HUGE and I suppose it would be extremely hard to a) keep it clean and b) to put it together in the first place :D

  • Making it Lovely
    September 25, 2009 at 8:15 am

    Here it is along with the rest of the PS Collection:
    IKEA's PS Collection

  • kristen
    January 6, 2010 at 12:48 pm

    wow. why did they make it soo giant? it’s unforutnate. it’s really cute, if only we all lived in times square…

  • Dawn
    March 27, 2010 at 1:10 am

    WOW!!! I NEED this.
    Just bought our first home and this would be perfect and I could clean it.
    I LOVE it…hope it comes to our Ikea someday….:)

  • gwen
    October 4, 2010 at 11:22 am

    I just finished hanging mine and it’s really nice! we completely renovated our attic and the height is just perfect!
    if you don’t like the size, in our stores in belgium they have a smaller version, but I think it’s the size that makes it cool! the smaller one is not so impressive – some things are better in a certain size -.
    for the dust: just ignore it ;-) , and for the price you pay this fixture, you can change it whenever it’s too dirty. I think they should sell some ‘refills’.
    To change the light bulb: just take out some half circles and you can do it!
    for the material: if it was in plastic (which I believe is possible) it certainly looked cheaper…

  • Em
    December 24, 2010 at 10:44 pm

    To change the light bulb, you just reach up in the center. It helps to have someone reach in from the side to steady it, too. It’s not difficult, though, and the fixture uses only low-wattage bulbs, so once you get a CFL in there it won’t be an issue for years.

    We have it in the dining room, it’s huge, I like the hugeness. I did have to hack it with some frosted plastic around the bulb because you can see right through the fixture. The good news about cleaning is that the paper is somewhat resilient, so you can dust normally and even aim the vacuum at it. The bad news, of course, is that any kind of stain is permanent. So when we had a ladybug problem this fall, and the ladybugs were drawn to the light, hanging around and pooping on it… yeah. I really wish they sold refills, too.

  • Paul Salisbury
    May 26, 2011 at 1:48 am

    Oh I’ve seen that too and it is HUGE! Actually changing the bulb is the least of my concern, it’s cleaning it that’s bothering me.