March 2018

If you’re looking for a bespoke modern crystal chandelier then you certainly won’t need to worry about the cost of lighting it or imagine that it must have candles sitting in it! Modern chandeliers come with LED light bulbs, which have been called the future of lighting. LED bulbs use a fraction of the energy that older incandescent bulbs do. They also last a lot longer and provide instant brightness when switched on, with no warming up period. You might have...

The magnificence and glamour of chandeliers is something that inspires people the whole world over. The beautiful light fittings have even made several entries into the Guinness Book of World Records. Here are some of the record-setting chandeliers that have wowed and inspired awe across the world: The World’s Largest Outdoor Chandelier In Playhouse Square, Cleveland Ohio, the largest outdoor chandelier was constructed on 30th April 2014. It stands at 20 feet tall with a diameter of 17 feet and is on...

When you hear the word ‘chandelier’, you probably picture a colossal creation, dripping with crystals and hanging in a grand opera house somewhere. You probably don’t immediately picture one in your kitchen! Well, here are some fantastic reasons why you should keep an open mind about both traditional and contemporary chandeliers for sale, and where they can be placed: Kitchens used to be all about function and while they do still have an important function to serve, these days there is...

We are surrounded every day by objects and processes that we don’t often give much thought to. One such process is that of light. You might have heard various scientific terms in relation to light, but do you really know what they mean? Terms such as ‘electromagnetic wave’ are bandied about but unless you can remember everything you learned in high school science class, it’s not going to mean much to you. Here we look at what makes the magic...

When you’re in the market for new and stylish lighting for your home, there are three main types of lighting to choose from. Choosing the right kind will greatly depend on what you do in that area. Will you be relaxing, showing off an amazing piece of art or reading a novel? Ambient or General Lighting This is the most common form of lighting in homes and consists of a warm, soft light that provides just enough to see clearly without any...

So, you’ve decided that you want to commission an artist to create a bespoke chandelier feature for you? If you’re new to the concept of commissioning unique work, then here are some helpful tips for getting the most out of your experience and enjoying the best relationship with the artist you choose to turn your ideas into reality: Once you’ve made contact and established that the craftsman is available and interested in your project, it’s important to have a contract. If...

Nothing says luxury like antique crystal chandeliers and there are many stunning examples gracing the ceilings of important buildings around the globe. The scale of some of the most impressive chandeliers is awe-inspiring, and whilst they would never fit into our humble abodes, replicas and bespoke designs are hugely popular in contemporary interior design. Here we look at some of the most creative, opulent and grandest chandeliers on view today across the world: The Chandelier Bar, Las Vegas With a name like...