Amie Nanette Chandelier June 16, 2018 12:56:37
When you are deciding to purchase lighting for your home chandeliers may not be a part of lighting options you have considered. Ornate crystal chandeliers are usually the first type of chandeliers that people think of when you mention them. But these sparkling hanging lights are not the only style chandeliers available - not by a long shot.
Chandeliers have always been associated with power and wealth and subsequently through the ages many monarchs have owned chandeliers both because of the immense glamour they bring to their surroundings but also because they were seen as a symbol of high class status and demonstrated their wealth. Although a genuine chandelier was not to be created until the 12th century during the 8th century hanging lamps became more decorative and artistic a shadow of the extravagance and beauty that would one day be associated with chandeliers. Between the 11th and the 15th century the Flemish town of Dimant became famous for its chandelier brass works and in the 16th century the Dutch brass ball chandelier became popular. Over the next couple of centuries chandeliers became popular particularly for the very wealthy and royals. The chandeliers changed in many ways shapes and sizes as technology and fashion modernised and transformed.
Among the myriads of chandelier lighting fixtures to choose from crystal chandeliers remains as the most popular preference. These chandeliers are constructed from cut glass crystal pieces that gracefully hang on the arms of the fixture. Crystals reflects light easily and the lights they reflect often produce shimmering effects which makes them all the more visibly entertaining. Crystal chandeliers were popularized by elite Europeans and wealthy Americans during 1920 s and 1930 s.
Murano glass chandeliers are contemporary chandelier fixtures that originated from Murano Italy which is regarded as the glass blowing capital of the world. These light fixtures denote a specific chandelier design that is often curvy and tubular in form exclusively made from blown Murano glass. Because glass can be molded into several shapes Murano chandeliers are often utilized with floral motifs and other complex figures and usually comes in pastel hues. The use of different colors in these chandeliers allows them to emit unique and creative light effects.
The history of chandeliers is as varied as the styles and material that a chandelier is made out of. From the first time that someone realized how brilliantly lit a domicile was if you had multiple candles burning above people s heads or their natural line of sight. Chandeliers jumped from mere light fixtures high above peoples head to a craftsman s work of art. During the early 19th century chandeliers were made to look shine and display their light in a specific well crafted way. In fact there are old rot iron chandeliers that the lighting itself is part of the style. There were many chandeliers made back in the turn of the century to create a desired shadow displayed on the walls and the floor of the room that it was placed in. Legend has it that Edison created a chandelier made entirely of mirrors and it gave off so much light that it allowed the doctor to perform surgery on his Edison s mother. Where the story is true or not chandeliers have become more and more brilliant at time has worn on. As chandeliers have become more modern the way they show off their light has also become more modern.
Many contemporary chandeliers don t have the branched arms we think of in a classic lighting chandelier. Instead they have a central support holding up a central lighted area. This is typical of an art deco or craftsman style chandelier. Modern chandelier lighting with a central support are typically called pendant chandeliers. They can come in all sizes and shapes from mini chandeliers to streamlined steel.