The Borghese Glass Foundry began creating luxury lighting and lead crystal chandeliers for churches in 1824. Our high-end lighting manufacturers have always been at the forefront of developing new techniques to master the art of glass creation. The quest for luxury lighting requested by bishops, leading businessmen and the individual Borghesia has enabled us to hone our craft over the years.

Since then our Glass Foundry hasn’t stopped growing as high-end lighting manufacturers. Indeed we serve many of Murano’s and Venice’s leading names in the bespoke chandelier business.

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Many years of experience, passion, skilled craftsmanship and an unimaginable pride in our work ensure that all our chandeliers exude life and soul. We create ‘art within glass’ and add light to produce not only a high-end chandelier fit for a palace but also an experience that we hope you will enjoy from the moment our work is installed.

The Borghese family have become experts in creating luxury lighting. Rocco Borghese, head designer, ensures the family business continues to design high end bespoke,  artistic, modern,  contemporary, traditional and unique glass work for a range of clients across the globe.

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My 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 luxury lighting, I do not use ready-made or off-the-shelf components, all parts are designed specifically for you.

As a high end lighting designer I place great importance on the visual appeal of everything I design and create. I take care not to show the inner armature of the chandelier. All inner lighting is designed to light up as a 360-degree spread, unlike the offerings of many of my competitors. I 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 my competitors.

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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.

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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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