The World’s Most Iconic Chandeliers
Throughout history, chandeliers have been associated with the
highest levels of glamour and status. They have always been a
symbol of wealth and fine taste and, for many, they even
represent something tangible to aspire to.
As modern chandeliers have evolved through technology,
fashion, and taste, there are some lighting pieces that have
built a reputation for standing out amongst the crowd and are
now renowned across the world for their iconic beauty. Let’s
take a look at the world’s most iconic chandeliers, and see
which designs can be beautifully mirrored by our own vast
range of exquisite lighting designs.
St Petersburg's St Peter and Paul
This spectacular, colourful chandelier can be found in the St
Peter and Paul Cathedral in St Petersburg, Russia. Whilst few of
our homes will mimic these grand pillars, archways, and
heavily detailed frescoes adorning each wall, there is
something incredibly attractive about the sheer volume of
crystals and the vibrancy of the central element. No wonder the
Cathedral receives over 4 million visitors every year.
We can supply and fit your own chandelier. The Regency by
Lobmeyr has similar characteristics to this one.
Dolmabahçe Palace, Istanbul
The bohemian crystal chandelier in the Istanbul Dolmabahce, is
one of the world’s most iconic of light fixtures, with 750 lights
and weighing around 4.5 tons. Presented to Sultan Abdulmecid
by Queen Victoria, it offers a great feel for beauty, elegance,
and magnificence for all who stand in its presence.
We can supply many similar chandeliers to this one such as
the Maria Theresa 48 Light Tall Crystal Chandelier by
New York Metropolitan Opera House
Built during the 1960s, the lobby of the New York Metropolitan
Opera House is artistically lit with 11 dramatic Swarovski
crystal chandeliers. The auditorium is also lit with twenty one
matching chandeliers. Today, these fixtures have turned out to