History of Chandeliers and a Wide Range of Their Models
Chandelier has gone through many evolutionary processes; ranging from the use of traditional woods to the elegant luxurious crystals. Chandelier comes from Latin namely Candelabrum which means candle, and it was only used for aristocratic. In the past, it only had a simple design with two pieces of wood stacked crosswise and then fitted with candles in every corner, afterward, it suspended by chains or ropes.
Chandelier made of crystal became the trend and much liked by European aristocratic in the 17th century. This was the impact of the crystal glasses production flourishing at that time, especially in England. This invention was acclaimed and got tremendous enthusiasm from people of that era, in which an ordinary glass was sharpened would reflect the beautiful light refraction.
However, the crystal chandelier shapes and designs at that time were still really simple. The development of crystal chandeliers forms and models that more complex and elaborate had just started on the 18th and the 19th century.
Along with the development, the chandelier designs also have changed. Some of their models today are use crystal materials with large sizes and brighter lighting.
The colors of chandeliers are also varied and ease people to get the one which proper to their interior theme. Chandelier, however, not only has some dark colors such as black, gray, blue and brown but also already has several varieties of colors such as red, white, green, pink and the other else. However, most of them still have an expensive price; therefore, chandelier is included as sumptuous furniture.
As illumination furniture, it come with some many design and models that area really fantastic to be provided in your living room. Chandelier comes with many different materials, colors, and shapes. There are eight types of chandelier that the most popular nowadays. There they are:
1. Candle Chandelier
It is an original type of chandelier which is equipped with some bowl-shaped candle holders. We rarely find this type of chandelier in this modern era.
2. Incandescent lamp chandelier
If in the past, the use of the light that used on the chandelier was candles. Today, as the time developments, candles had been changed by small bulbs. They usually have vague lighting because it tends to make the light similar to the candle. Moreover, it can create the dramatic ambiance to the whole room.
3. Beaded and shell chandelier
This chandelier type is almost same to the crystal one but equipped with some accessories such as pearl shape ornaments.
4. Coral crystal chandelier
This kind of chandelier has a shape similar to the crystal but made of coral and also equipped with other pearl accessories. It usually used in the contemporary interior designs. Another advantage using this chandelier is because the pearls can shine like a diamond when it exposed to light.
5. Capiz Chandelier
This chandelier often provided in the casual living room which not really formal. However, some people think that this one has a light weight. In fact, it is heavier and needs a solid holder to withstand its weight.
6. Mission chandelier
To those of you who like art deco interior design, this type of chandelier can be proper for you.
7. Metal chandelier
It made of metal and decorated with some ornaments. This one has a long dangling shape, and its lighting leads to the light source. Its decorations have an S-letter shape or curved, while to show up the modern feel it usually uses geometrical ornament shape. Brass, iron, polished nickels are used as the finishing elements for this chandelier.