Chandeliers are often associated with the royal and refined ceilings of old castles and palaces that are a part of decadent societies, dating back to the medieval times. A chandelier makes a strong statement of luxury and style. 

Chandeliers are often associated with the royal and refined ceilings of old castles and palaces that are a part of decadent societies, dating back to the medieval times. A chandelier makes a strong statement of luxury and style. 

Now, let’s a take a look to some world famous chandeliers and to their location, history and features.

The world largest Bohemian chandelier is a 4.5 tonne crystal fixture illuminating the Dolmabahce Palace in Istanbul. It comprises 750 crystal lamps and it is the central piece of a large Baccarat and Bohemian candleholdres collection hosted by the house.

Gifted by Queen Voctoria herself, this massive piece is not the only major highlight of the palace: the huge staircase is made of mahogany, brass and Baccarat crystal.

When thinking of a chandelier, most of us would think about “The Phantom Of The Opera” and the massive fixture that crashed in the 1986 play at the Hippodrome theatre. In the 2004 film by Button we see a piece designed in the shape of a wedding cake, inspired by the original chandelier.

Hanging from the cieling of the Blue Room in the White House is a 19th Century French Lustre made of cut glass and glided wood.

And, of course, the city of lights has its own dramatic chandelier-performance: at the Venetian Hotel in Las Vegas, the auditorium momentarily goes dark so that guests can admire the falling of the sparkling chandelier.

Becoming the focal point of your living or dining area, an elegant chandelier is a must have to express your love of beauty and class. 

Contemporary designers have embraced the importance of a beautiful piece illuminating our living space, and today chandeliers are made more accessible, customisable and as refined as they ever were. Whether you choose a classic design or you prefer a contamporary feel, there is something out there for you.

 

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