Amie Nanette Chandelier June 23, 2018 08:55:48
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.
In case of large chandeliers their weight plays an important part. It is important to find out where and to what ceiling construction the chandelier will be installed or otherwise attached. You should take into consideration that an 18-arm chandelier for example can weigh up to 17kilos and such a weight will be attached to one point on your ceiling. In the case of some especially large chandeliers the construction of the ceiling should be assessed by a structural engineer.
For those of you who like to be outrageous go with a crazy style of chandelier. However there are some guidelines to follow when selecting one of these chandeliers. Too often people excitedly buy a chandelier with bright colors or with a wild design but then come to dislike its atypical appearance over time. Try to balance it in some way if you have a wacky styled chandelier make sure it has a conservative color. If you want an unconventional color be sure it matches the area in which it will be located. It is possible to buy a chandelier that you will enjoy the appearance of for a great many years while still expressing your outgoing personality.
Although the first hand forged iron chandeliers were simple in design they played a vital role in the making of the most stylish chandeliers of the future. The initial design was simple. Heavy iron chandeliers were fitted with a few candles and heaved up to the ceiling with metallic chains. Once people started using these chandeliers that only provided light many designers began to enhance the design of the chandeliers. Luxurious people and royalties demanded beautiful handcrafted chandeliers that could brighten up their homes. The simple candle chandeliers were effectively transformed into striking and gorgeous iron chandeliers. Numerous different designs began to surface as the society advanced. With time castles and luxurious forts started sporting hand forged iron chandeliers. These chandeliers were made from the finest materials to give a classy look.
The vintage and traditional type of chandeliers use candle lights or incandescent lights for illuminations and have yellow-tinted illumination while modern chandeliers have fluorescent or LED light bulbs and give bright white luminescence. Lighting chandeliers with candle lights is not practically possible on an everyday basis hence modern chandeliers have electric bulbs that are designed to look like candle lights.