First impressions matter – and each of these modern chandeliers will catch the eye of guests entering office buildings or hotels. From art-deco inspired brass compositions to minimal LED constellations: here are five radiating showstoppers.
Passionate purist Michael Anastassiades has designed Arrangements, a LED lighting series consisting of various geometrical elements that can be assembled to create striking constellations. The collection is manufactured by Italian lighting powerhouse Flos, with each aluminium unit seamlessly attaching onto the previous one, forming a glowing chain.
Evoking nature’s magnitude, the Basalt Triple Pendant by British brand Tala combines irregular hexagonal brass pendants with translucent mouth-blown borosilicate glass bulbs. Designed to mimic the natural processes that inspired it, the dimmable LED light is defined by its exposed lost-wax cast finish, with polished metal touches to provide a striking aesthetic counterpoint.
Continuing the exploration of pivots and supports, British designer Lee Broom has created the Fulcrum Light, a slimline pendant of gold, chrome or black cylinders suspended around a central sphere. It can be specified in clusters of five or three.
Awash with inspiration, Nuura's designer Sofie Refer sketched the Anoli lights after watching the rainfall on a September afternoon. The shape of rain drops is translated into mouth-blown glass shades, which are hand-painted with a special lustre to give the glass its golden colour. Even the bulb fitting mirrors the drop shape. Shown here is the impressive version with 13 pendants.
Characterised by its simplicity and bold geometry, the Plane Chandelier by Tom Dixon is an exercise in expressive minimalism. The combination of basic graphic silhouettes made from a brass-plated steel frame and a double-layered white glass spheres creates a glistening spectacle.