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Considering A Crystal Chandelier?

Crystal Chandelier

There is absolutely no denying the beauty of crystal chandeliers. These interior lighting fixtures have been brightening up homes since the 17th century. But would you consider putting a crystal chandelier in your home?

Crystal Designs

While there are many different types of chandelier available today, but crystal remains the most popular.

Strass crystal, manufactured by Swarovski, is recognised the world over as the finest crystal known to man. It is first machine cut and then hand polished and coated with an invisible optical layer, creating a stunning effect. It is these Swarovski crystals that are used every year in the design of the unique Swarovski Crystal Palace Collections. These stunning crystal chandelier designs were introduced in 2002, with the most recent unveiling occurring in April 2006.

Fashion Designers

Let’s take a look at some of the stunning crystal chandelier designs that have been available throughout the years and some fashion designers have even got involved in the process.

Fashion designers Bruno Basso and Christopher Brooke designed a chandelier in 2006 called “Science & Fiction”. The shape of this chandelier was based on the Marie-Therese design, which is identified with the 18th century Empress of Austria.

The beautiful Marie-Therese chandelier is noted for its ornate candle arms, and “Science & Fiction” made sure to pay homage to this old standard. The chandelier includes 111 crystals that feature a print of one of a kind design, and it is completed by 32 lit black candles.

Other Contemporary Designs

Contemporary designer Ferrucio Laviani presented an amazing chandelier in 2005 that he called “Yoga”. He took over 100 crystals of differing pastel shades and enclosed them in a beautiful gold frame. “Yoga” is similar in shape to a standard children’s top, but this is one toy you would not want the children to play with. This marvellous chandelier is lit with halogens, casting off a gentle and hypnotising glow of colours and crystal texture.

Gaetano Pesce introduced a beautiful chandelier in 2006 which he called “Mediterraneo”. This chandelier is a feast for the senses, as Pesce designed this chandelier in much the same style as a traditional old world chandelier – with a twist. The chandelier consists of 140 crystal strands and each one has 87 Swarovski crystals lit up by LEDs that change the colour of the design. In addition, “Mediterraneo” emits certain soothing smells and also changes shape before the viewer’s eyes. This is truly a unique and gorgeous crystal chandelier design.

Chris Levine was the mind behind the chandelier entitled “Vertigo”. This creation has the look and feel of old-time chandeliers similar to those you might see in ballrooms, but “Vertigo” is lit with laser lights throughout the rows of crystals. The result is a visually stunning display of what can be done with beautiful Swarovski crystals.

Buying A Chandelier On The Highstreet

The days of run-of-the-mill chandeliers are a thing of the past. However, you can buy them on the highstreet and many of them have been inspired by the designs mentioned above.

Some of the designs that you’re able to buy will resemble the crystal chandelier designs mentioned within this article. But as designers continue to experiment with the aesthetic beauty of crystals, new designs are bound to spring up.

Hopefully this article has given you some chandelier inspiration!

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