From sumptuous to streamlined, these striking modern chandeliers are sure to create a focal point in any room.
Traditionally, chandeliers have been understood as central, sculptural installations that are the visual focus of a room. The 14 Series, designed by Omer Arbel in 2005, is one of the first collections to challenge this idea. The 14 Series is an ambient chandelier, achieving its power through a strategy of composition and clustering. The 14.14 is a chandelier comprised of 14 cast glass pendants configured with a rectangular or round canopy. Light interacts with the bubbles and imperfections of the cast glass to produce a glow reminiscent of small candles floating within spheres of water.
Inspired by the heracleum plant, the Heracleum II Pendant features delicate, thin compositions of LED lights that can make a statement in any setting. The white leaves connect the branches replicating organic structures. The Heracleum leaves are not frozen in one position; they can be freely re-positioned by rotating them around their stem.
The Crown Major Suspension is a modern interpretation of the traditional chandelier structure. Designed by Markus Jehs for the Italian brand Nemo, it is made of die-cast aluminum with frosted glass diffusers. This chandelier will provide indirect ambient illumination to any room.
The Caboche collection, by Foscarini, was designed by Patricia Urquiola and Eliana Gerotto in 2005. Caboche is the result of observing a pearl bracelet with different eyes. The collection features spherical elements combined with a modular arch structure. This modern chandelier is composed of transparent globes made of polymethylmetacrylate. A shade with a white matte finish and glass offers direct light projection as well as diffusion throughout the space.
The Bling Chadelier pairs the luminescence of glass drop beads with multiple incandescent lamps for a modern take on traditional crystal fixtures. The Large Chandelier features a 35″ overall diameter and available in Polished Nickel or Deep Patina Bronze metal accents.
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Designed by David Chipperfield in 2004 and imported from Italy, the Chandelier Chandelier features a sleek structure of metal grey or black aluminum and stainless steel suspension cables.
The Zeppelin S1 designed by Marcel Wanders provides gentle diffused lighting. Its white powder coated internal steel structure is sprayed with a unique “cocoon” resin to create the diffuser. The chandelier also includes a faceted crystal globe located at the lower center as a central jewel for a sparkle effect.
The Spillray collection, by AXO Light, was designed by Manuel Vivian. Spillray centers on crisp, transparent blown Pyrex diffusers. The collection features glasses in various shapes and colors (crystal, red, orange, or grey) and a chrome plated metal support.
The Agnes Chandelier – 14 Light is a Ylighting exclusive. Its elegant design, features a modular anodized aluminum structure with articulated joints. The articulated joints allow Agnes to change appearance making it a versatile piece that can be customized to fit the needs of any room. Agnes’s glowing glass tubes add to the inspiration from the candelabra.
The Volver LED Suspension Light represents Terzani’s first fixture designed exclusively around energy-efficient LED lamping. Layers of handmade chain drape in lustrous strips over a linear LED bar, creating a statement piece that is both extravagant and strikingly modern. The Volver Pendant Light represents a point where cutting-edge technology complements luxurious design, following Terzani’s deeply rooted heritage of combining traditional Italian craftsmanship with generations of innovative designers, concepts and technologies.
Ashlee Coogan is a Site Merchandiser for YLighting. Ashlee calls the East Bay home and is usually found in the California sun enjoying brunch with her schnoodle. With a great appreciation for glamorous, modern design, she continues on her forever pursuit of perfect gold accent pieces to incorporate into her home décor or fashion.