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Chandelier Lighting - Modern, Traditional & Contemporary

As there is such a wide range of chandeliers on offer we have created sub categories to make it easier for you to find a particular type of ceiling suspended lighting. A chandelier is a branched lighting fixture (often ornate) hung from the ceiling. Many modern suspended ceiling lights have components in common with chandeliers but do not fall easily in a chandelier category.  Please call us if you are hoping to find something in particular and we will happily discuss your requirements with you and lead you to the right chandelier.

Ultra Modern Chandeliers - Glitz & Glamour

Ultra Modern Chandeliers - Glitz & Glamour

When once chandeliers were merely multi armed with crystals and shades we are now blessed with a multitude of ultra modern lights that dazzle, mystify and delight our notions of what a chandelier might be.  No longer is a chandelier an imitation of the Victorian candelabra (complete with drip sconces) but a far more interesting and adaptable piece of lighting.

With the rise of these functional yet funky and unusual lights, which can be seen dangling from the ceiling sof high street stores and trendy bars, we believe they may be something we can only dream about within our home.  Thankfully this is not the case!

Many manufacturers understand that customers want choice and the way to do that is by creating cheaper alternatives of the more expensive chandeliers so now everyone has the option of adding ultra modern lighting to their home.

Choose from LED, cacoon fabric, multi arm ultra unusual, Murano jazzy coloured Venetian glass, twisted wire and much, much more!

What Makes Murano Glass so Treasured?

What Makes Murano Glass so Treasured?

I can hear you all asking what makes those oversized and garish chandeliers so popular and expensive.

Murano glass is steeped in history and made on the Venetian island of Murano. For years the glassmakers of Murano have led the way in Europe and specialised in unique glass creations, using tools developed in the Middle Ages.

In 1291, glass makers were banished from Venice through fears that their then wooden buildings where a fire risk, so off to the island of Murano they went. But it didn’t take long for these talented glassmakers to be the leading citizens of the island. Artisans were granted the right to wear swords and enjoyed immunity from any form of prosecution. By the late 14th Century, the daughters of glassmakers were even allowed to marry into Venice's nobility!

Such luxury had just one catch: glassmakers weren't allowed to leave the island for risk of being assassinated or having their hands cut off.

With the glass making secrets locked away no other glassware still being produced today has such a rich history and as much artistic value as Murano glass.

The Murano glass chandeliers make a perfect addition to those who want a traditional fitting with a modern twist brightly coloured and full of contemporary design. 

So, now you know the exciting history of Murano glass which  one will you buy?

Guide to Chandelier Styles

Guide to Chandelier Styles

Chandelier styles, names and details.  Great if you don't know your bobeche from your spire or your Venetian from your baluster - everything you need to know is here:

Adam style A neoclassical style, light, airy and elegant chandelier - usually English.

Arm The light-bearing part of a chandelier also sometimes know as a branch.

Arm Plate The metal or wooden block placed on the stem, into which the arms slot.

Bag A bag of crystal drops formed by strings hanging from a circular frame and looped back into the centre underneath, associated especially with early American crystal and regency style crystal chandeliers.

Baluster A turned wood or moulded stem forming the axis of a chandelier, with alternating narrow and bulbous parts of varying widths.

Bead A glass drop with a hole drilled right through.

Bobeche A dish fitted just below the candle nozzle, designed to catch drips of wax. Also know as a drip pan.

Branch Another name for the light-bearing part of a chandelier also know as an arm.

Candelabra Not to be confused with chandeliers, candelabras are candlesticks, usually branched, designed to stand on tables, or if large, the floor.

Candlebeam A cross made form two wooden beams with one or more cups and prickets at each end for securing candles. Candle nozzle The small cup into which the end of the candle is slotted

Canopy An inverted shallow dish at the top of a chandelier from which festoons of beads are often suspended, lending a flourish to the top of the fitting.

Cage An arrangement where the central stem supporting arms and decorations is replaced by a metal structure leaving the centre clear for candles and further embellishments.

Corona Another term for crown-style chandelier

Crown A circular chandelier reminiscent of a crown, usually of gilded metal or brass, and often with upstanding decorative elements.

Crystal Glass with a lead content that gives it special qualities of clarity, resonance and softness – making it especially suitable for cutting. Also know as lead crystal.

Drip Pan The dish fitted just below the candle nozzle, designed to catch drips of wax. Know also as a bobeche.

Drop A small piece of glass usually cut into one of many shapes and drilled at one end so that it can be hung from the chandelier with a brass pin. A chain drop is drilled at both ends so that a series can be hung together to form a necklace or festoon.

Dutch Also known as Flemish, a style of brass chandelier with a bulbous baluster and arms curving down around a low hung ball.

Festoon An arrangement of glass drops or beads draped and hung across or down a glass chandelier, or sometimes a piece of solid glass shaped into a swag. Also known as a garland.

Finial The final flourish at the very bottom of the stem. Some Venetian glass chandeliers have little finials hanging from glass rings on the arms.

Hoop A circular metal support for arms, usually on a regency-styles or other chandelier with glass pieces. Also know as a ring.

Moulded The process by which a glass piece is shaped by being blown into a mould (rather than being cut).

Neoclassical Style Chandelier Glass chandelier featuring many delicate arms, spires and strings of beads.

Prism A straight, many sided drop.

Regency Style Chandelier A larger chandelier with a multitude of drops. Above a hoop rise strings of beads that diminish in size and attach at the top to form a canopy. A bag, with concentric rings of pointed glass, forms a waterfall beneath. The stem is usually completely hidden.

Soda Glass A type of glass used typically in Venetian glass chandeliers. Soda glass remains “plastic” for longer when heated, and can therefore be shaped into elegancy curving leaves and flowers.

Spire A tall spike of glass, round in section or flat sided. To which arms and decorative elements may be attached, made from wood, metal or glass.

Tent A tent shaped structure on the upper part of a glass chandelier where necklaces of drops attach at the top to a canopy and at the bottom to a larger ring.

Venetian A glass from the island of Murano, Venice but usually used to describe any chandelier in Venetian style.

Waterfall Concentric rings of icicle drops suspended beneath the hoop or plate.

Polished Nickel Multi-Arm Pendant with Marble Shades

Polished Nickel Multi-Arm Pendant with Marble Shades

3 Products
£295.00
Vintage Crystal Glass Detail
Solid Brass Decorative Flemish Chandelier

Solid Brass Decorative Flemish Chandelier

2 Products
£1,036.00
6 or 12 Arm Options
Modern 5 Light Chandelier with Diffuser

Modern 5 Light Chandelier with Diffuser

2 Products
£340.91
Available in a White or Brown Finish
Flush Mounted 6 Arm Chandelier - 3 Finishes

Flush Mounted 6 Arm Chandelier - 3 Finishes

3 Products
£245.00
Arms Swivel - 480mm Drop
Modern Bare Bulb Multi Flex Chandelier - 7 Arm

Modern Bare Bulb Multi Flex Chandelier - 7 Arm

3 Products
£192.00
Available with 3 Colours of Flex
LED Jogg Chandelier - 5 Sizes

LED Jogg Chandelier - 5 Sizes

6 Products
£447.55
12, 19, 30, 40, and 60 Arm Options
Six Arm Adjustable Industrial-Style Chandelier

Six Arm Adjustable Industrial-Style Chandelier

 
£930.00
Available in Polished Nickel
Chic & Modern Bare Lamp Chandelier - 5 Arm

Chic & Modern Bare Lamp Chandelier - 5 Arm

4 Products
£570.00
Available in Three Finishes with Optional Shades
Hourglass Elegant Styled Chandelier - Two Colours

Hourglass Elegant Styled Chandelier - Two Colours

6 Products
£906.00
3 Size Options Available
Matt Nickel Adjustable Drop Rod Chandelier - Two Sizes

Matt Nickel Adjustable Drop Rod Chandelier - Two Sizes

6 Products
£151.11
Choice of Four Colour Shades
Bare Lamp 13 Arm Spider Chandelier

Bare Lamp 13 Arm Spider Chandelier

3 Products
£1,295.00
3 Colour Options Available
Large Industrial Bare Bulb Explosion Chandelier D:1100mm

Large Industrial Bare Bulb Explosion Chandelier D:1100mm

4 Products
£2,550.00
With a Choice of 4 Finishes
Ultra Modern Industrial 8 Arm Spider Pendant

Ultra Modern Industrial 8 Arm Spider Pendant

3 Products
£1,638.00
Fully Adjustable Arms
Mother of Pearl 6 Light Chandelier with Gold Detail

Mother of Pearl 6 Light Chandelier with Gold Detail

 
£757.07
Wall Light, Pendant & Drum Shades Available
Multi-Coloured Bauble Explosion Chandelier

Multi-Coloured Bauble Explosion Chandelier

 
£216.00
Unique Colourful Lighting
Modern LED Ghost Candelabra Chandelier

Modern LED Ghost Candelabra Chandelier

 
£380.00
A Modern Take on the Traditional
Modern Gothic LED 6 Light Chandelier

Modern Gothic LED 6 Light Chandelier

 
£804.50
Matt Nickel & White Finish
Large Crystal Ring LED Pendant with 4m Drop

Large Crystal Ring LED Pendant with 4m Drop

 
£4,798.80
820mm Ceiling Plate & Tensile Wires
Hunting Lodge Antler Pendant

Hunting Lodge Antler Pendant

 
£694.00
Wall Light & Table Lamp Available
Crystal Explosion LED Pendant - Gold or Chrome Finishes

Crystal Explosion LED Pendant - Gold or Chrome Finishes

6 Products
£1,070.40
Available in Three Sizes
Crystal Droplet & Chrome Lurex Shaded Pendant

Crystal Droplet & Chrome Lurex Shaded Pendant

2 Products
£347.52
Two Diameters 400mm or 600mm
20 LED Chrome & Glitter Balls - 4 Metre Drop

20 LED Chrome & Glitter Balls - 4 Metre Drop

 
£2,340.00
Adjustable for Spiral or Random Design
Iron Work 6 Light Pendant - Chain Link

Iron Work 6 Light Pendant - Chain Link

2 Products
£540.00
Ivory or Iron Candle Drip Option
Retro Matt White Opal Shade Pendant

Retro Matt White Opal Shade Pendant

 
£155.00
Mimas Shape - 400mm Diameter
The Modern Medusa Murano Glass Chandelier

The Modern Medusa Murano Glass Chandelier

12 Products
£1,694.00
12 Colour Options Available!
Vintage Textured Grey Flemish Chandelier

Vintage Textured Grey Flemish Chandelier

2 Products
£124.00
Available as a 5 or 8 Arm Option
Modern Chrome Double Ball Chandelier - Two Sizes

Modern Chrome Double Ball Chandelier - Two Sizes

2 Products
£233.00
Stunningly Unique
Elegant White Venetian Glass Chandelier

Elegant White Venetian Glass Chandelier

3 Products
£886.60
Hand Blown in 3 Sizes
Ruby - Ornate 7 Arm Chandelier
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  • 52% OFF

Ruby - Ornate 7 Arm Chandelier

 
£101.00
Clearance Whilst Stock Lasts
Corona Chrome & Crystal Glitzy Pendants
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  • 29% OFF

Corona Chrome & Crystal Glitzy Pendants

2 Products
£374.00
Choose Diameters 360mm or 610mm
Ornate Rusty Finish 5 Arm Chandelier
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  • 62% OFF

Ornate Rusty Finish 5 Arm Chandelier

 
£70.00
Good Design and Detailed Fitting

Chandeliers - everything you wanted to know

Chandeliers are heavier than any other ceiling light fixture and some of them might require special attachments to the ceiling or may not require any support and can directly be plugged to an electrical box. The earliest chandeliers were used in medieval churches to brighten up large halls and were generally made up of wooden cross on which candles were placed, from the 15th century more complex form of chandeliers with crown or designs had become popular and by the early 18th century brass chandeliers with long curved arms were seen the homes of wealthy merchants.

Chandelier Glossary

Adam style A neoclassical style, light, airy and elegant chandelier - usually English.

Arm The light-bearing part of a chandelier also sometimes know as a branch.

Arm Plate The metal or wooden block placed on the stem, into which the arms slot.

Bag A bag of crystal drops formed by strings hanging from a circular frame and looped back into the centre underneath, associated especially with early American crystal and regency style crystal chandeliers.

Baluster A turned wood or moulded stem forming the axis of a chandelier, with alternating narrow and bulbous parts of varying widths.

Bead A glass drop with a hole drilled right through.

Bobeche A dish fitted just below the candle nozzle, designed to catch drips of wax. Also know as a drip pan.

Branch Another name for the light-bearing part of a chandelier also know as an arm.

Candelabra Not to be confused with chandeliers, candelabras are candlesticks, usually branched, designed to stand on tables, or if large, the floor.

Candlebeam A cross made form two wooden beams with one or more cups and prickets at each end for securing candles. Candle nozzle The small cup into which the end of the candle is slotted

Canopy An inverted shallow dish at the top of a chandelier from which festoons of beads are often suspended, lending a flourish to the top of the fitting.

Cage An arrangement where the central stem supporting arms and decorations is replaced by a metal structure leaving the centre clear for candles and further embellishments.

Corona Another term for crown-style chandelier

Crown A circular chandelier reminiscent of a crown, usually of gilded metal or brass, and often with upstanding decorative elements.

Crystal Glass with a lead content that gives it special qualities of clarity, resonance and softness – making it especially suitable for cutting. Also know as lead crystal.

Drip Pan The dish fitted just below the candle nozzle, designed to catch drips of wax. Know also as a bobeche.

Drop A small piece of glass usually cut into one of many shapes and drilled at one end so that it can be hung from the chandelier with a brass pin. A chain drop is drilled at both ends so that a series can be hung together to form a necklace or festoon.

Dutch Also known as Flemish, a style of brass chandelier with a bulbous baluster and arms curving down around a low hung ball.

Festoon An arrangement of glass drops or beads draped and hung across or down a glass chandelier, or sometimes a piece of solid glass shaped into a swag. Also known as a garland.

Finial The final flourish at the very bottom of the stem. Some Venetian glass chandeliers have little finials hanging from glass rings on the arms.

Hoop A circular metal support for arms, usually on a regency-styles or other chandelier with glass pieces. Also know as a ring.

Moulded The process by which a glass piece is shaped by being blown into a mould (rather than being cut).

Neoclassical Style Chandelier Glass chandelier featuring many delicate arms, spires and strings of beads.

Prism A straight, many sided drop.

Regency Style Chandelier A larger chandelier with a multitude of drops. Above a hoop rise strings of beads that diminish in size and attach at the top to form a canopy. A bag, with concentric rings of pointed glass, forms a waterfall beneath. The stem is usually completely hidden.

Soda Glass A type of glass used typically in Venetian glass chandeliers. Soda glass remains “plastic” for longer when heated, and can therefore be shaped into elegancy curving leaves and flowers.

Spire A tall spike of glass, round in section or flat sided. To which arms and decorative elements may be attached, made from wood, metal or glass.

Tent A tent shaped structure on the upper part of a glass chandelier where necklaces of drops attach at the top to a canopy and at the bottom to a larger ring.

Venetian A glass from the island of Murano, Venice but usually used to describe any chandelier in Venetian style.

Waterfall Concentric rings of icicle drops suspended beneath the hoop or plate.