If you’re looking for a way to add a bold statement to any room, whether it be more traditional or modern, look no further. Glass chandeliers allow you to add high drama and style all while casting an artful glow throughout your home.
Glass chandeliers first became popular during the 13th Century when all Italian glass makers were moved to the island of Murano, outside of Venice, due to the risk of fire involved with the wooden structures of the area.
From this island, lighting masterpieces were created and found in stately homes throughout Europe.
Fast-forward several hundred years to the 1950’s and 60’s. During this period Murano Glass was produced in great quantities for export and for tourists, thus making its way to our side of the pond.
Many of you also may be familiar with one of the greatest American glass sculptors who also studied in Venice and Murano during this time, Dale Chihuly. Chihuly, born in Tacoma, Washington, is known throughout the world for his beautiful works of art and blown glass fixtures. If you’re lucky enough to live near one of his permanent collections, we highly recommend the visit!
While clear glass chandeliers create an impact without competing with other artwork or furnishings in a room, colored glass chandeliers really allow a fun pop of color to command attention, while playing up other accents in a room, creating an overall balance.
Our favorite ways to go for the bold, with a few of our very own colorful glass chandeliers…