The term “chandelier” is associated with opulence and grandeur, but the earliest candle chandeliers were designed much more modestly. They were simply erected in the form of a wooden cross. Sharp metal spikes were hammered into this for several candles so that they would be secured. Suspended from a chain on a roof beam, the chandelier would have illuminated many medieval banquets by noble lords. It is fascinating to think that this is gorgeous modern chandelier lighting, With many complex examples and intricate style presented, all have evolved from this relatively simple design.
Pendant lamp by Kundalni
More complex and decorative forms of the chandelier began to emerge in the 15th century. These became popular in royal palaces as well as aristocratic and wealthy households in Northern Europe. The chandelier became a symbol of luxury living because of the high cost of burning so many candles. Owning a chandelier became a significant status symbol that was associated with great wealth. Fortunately today will modern chandelier lighting powered by electricity and not more expensive to use than any other light assembly.
modern plexiglass chandelier
The one shown here modern chandelier lighting ranges from simple to very ornate designs, all of these designs have interesting historical associations. The most elaborate modern chandelier designs probably refer to the 18th century when ‘ormolu’ designs became the height of fashion. This style was complex and flamboyant with multiple curved branches supporting a large number of candles. At that time, additional decorative elements including flower or leaf shapes were added and lead crystal droplets scatter the light in fascinating shapes.
Polycarbonate pendant lamp
So once a wonderful eye-catcher in the interior design of palaces and mansions and affordable only for the most wealthy, but the fabulous chandelier is now available to everyone. The popularity of the modern chandelier lighting is undisputed. The fashion of the chandeliers is now included in all styles of interior design. With designs to suit all budgets, chandeliers are affordable for anyone who wants one. But if you are incredibly rich, you can of course still choose and pay a small fortune for an excellent handcrafted crystal version or an original antique like the world’s largest chandelier. This was a gift from Queen Victoria and is located in the “Dolmabahce Palace” in Istanbul. This remarkable work of art has 750 lamps in total and weighs 4.5 tons. I’m sorry to disappoint you, but he’s a not for sale!
Twisted lights by Erwin Zwiers
modern light installation by Ramon Esteve
Aura chandelier by Oceane Delain
Silicone pendant lamp by Arturo Alvarez