Penelope Kirkland. Chandelier. January 18th , 2018.
The production and development of chandeliers slowed down until the 19th century, when multiple revivals began all across Europe. During the Second Empire in France, they created historicizing styles. By the end of the 19th century, gas lighting was becoming increasingly available, and this marked a change in the technological style of chandeliers. In the modern era, chandeliers have been made in a collection of styles, from large decorative chandeliers used in highclass restaurants to small colourful ones especially for children.
Chandeliers, generally, come with either uplight or downlight bulbs the former meaning that the light faces up (and reflects against the ceiling) and the latter meaning the light faces down (creating focus or a very soft light in the immediate area.) Both would depend on the rooms needs. Downlights can be very effective in a dining room, to create a soft light just around the table, but this would depend on the size of the dining room. Chandeliers can complement the home very nicely, even though they have a very antique look.
A customer / user is fully liable for installing a chandelier in an environment contrary to the design parameters thereof, as well as for any damage to the chandelier caused by placing it in such an environment. The size of the room is essential when choosing a chandelier. To illustrate, a multitiered chandelier is suitable for lounges with staircases which will then be dominated by the chandelier, no matter which side it is being viewed from. Conversely, small rooms should be fitted with singletier chandeliers or a flush mount. In both cases chandeliers can be combined with wall, table or standing lamps.
Black Chandeliers: These are by and large manufactured in China and Czech Republic. They are preferred by people because of the contrast they exhibit with the white lights. They are made of black crystals, glasses and wrought iron and go well with vintage style of settings and interior decorations. The earliest genuine chandelier known was created in 1167 A.D for Frederick I, the King of Germany and the Holy Roman Empire. During the eight and a half centuries since then, the history of the chandelier spans many exciting and rapid changes in styles and fashion, but also saw many technological changes as the industrial world revolutionised, bringing with it the invention of candles and wicks, oil fuels, and most importantly, the invention of the electric light bulb.
Over time, it was found that the grease and wax from the candles ruined the wood, so metal began to be used in designing chandeliers. Designers then began to experiment with unique and interesting designs, as well as many different materials (such as iron, brass and silver.) These materials are still used today. The chandelier grew in popularity in the 17th century as it began to be seen more and more in homes, with new elaborate and beautiful designs. This continued into the 18th century, and much of the designs we see today dates from this period.
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