The Borghese Glass Foundry began creating bespoke mirrors for churches and lead crystal chandeliers in 1824. Our family has always been at the forefront of developing new techniques to master the art of creating what was originally requested by bishops and leading businessmen and the individual Borghesia.

Since then the Borghese Glass Foundry hasn’t stopped growing and indeed serves many of Muranos and Venice’s leading names in the bespoke chandelier business.


Our belief is that our features are the soul of a personal space, we pride ourselves in creating ‘art with glass’ that reflects Rocco Borghese chandeliers, the years of passion and skill that’s beyond any imagination.

Today we continue the family tradition, designing individual artistic and contemporary pieces that are unique for each client.


Our pieces are specifically designed to work with your exact requirements – a work of art that will not lose its beauty. To preserve the uniqueness and artistic value of the chandeliers and sconces, we do not use ready-made or off-the-shelf components, all parts are designed specifically for you.

We place great importance on the visual appeal of everything we design and create. We take care not to show the inner armature of the chandelier. Our inner lighting is designed to light up as a 360-degree spread, unlike the offerings of many of our competitors. We take exceptional care to ensure the correct flow of light, without hot-spots by employing up to five times as many lamps than many of our rivals.


Our chandeliers are composed of hundreds of blown glass elements that together, make up elaborate, intricate compositions. True luxury lighting on a grand scale.

The difference in feel, texture and lustre quality when compared to scientific or borosilicate glass used by some manufacturers is huge. Our glass will not tarnish or yellow, unlike other cheaper offerings.

In terms of weight it is very important to have lightness without too much transparency. This is something we carefully consider with all our designs.


Rocco Borghese lighting is constructed with the finest quality blend of Venetian soda glass and crystal mix, or pure synthetic crystal.

Many decades of research and experimentation has led to the development of many exquisite glass finish options, including ribbed with slight obscurity, and the clean look of the crystal droplets.

These can be created as hollow tubes to avoid weight issues. Internal frames are designed with minimal obstructions and now include the latest advanced super-strong but almost invisible micro-wires.


The Borghese family has more than three generations of experience in the art of developing handmade luxury lighting. Our Borghese Venetian foundry is renowned for Italian artisan technique. We ensure that all our armatures are manufactured in the UK, by our own steel specialists, with an emphasis on detail. The Rocco Borghese signature of distinction and name is synonymous with quality and elegance. We are the only glass lighting feature specialist with the ability to create a lifetime investment as individual as you.

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