Although crystal has symbolized wealth and sophistication for thousands of years, many consumers think of crystal lighting as a style that was popular in the homes of their grandmothers. Crystal’s value hasn’t changed, but its perception as belonging to an older generation has. These days, crystal lighting has been reinterpreted into modern styles that still convey classic elegance, but offer an updated twist that appeals to a much younger generation. Here is an assortment of some of the newest designs in crystal lighting.
Feiss: Inspired by the silhouette of cabanas along Miami Beach, the Soros Collection offers a contemporary take on crystal. Alternating strings of highly polished, custom-extruded curved crystals and smaller octagonal crystals (with a prism effect) make an impactful statement. The 8-light fixture shown here measures 17” high x 48 1/8” long x 14-5/8” wide and features an Ebonized Silver Leaf finish. www.feiss.com
|Capital Lighting Fixture Co.: The Harper Collection includes a pendant (shown) and semi-flushmount in a Brushed Gold finish accented with Clear & Painted Crystals & Capiz shells. It is topped by a white fabric shade. www.capitallightingfixture.com
Progress (Noir): The Noir collection features a faceted clear crystal center column and bobeche. The double-tiered clear crystal drops with a teardrop element create a cascading waterfall effect for added visual appeal. www.progresslighting.com
|Savoy House (semi-flush mount): Bring crystal to any room with the Sheraton semi-flushmount. It features rows of crystal beads and pendalogue adornments and is further enriched by slender white drip candle covers and a new Tortoise Shell finish. www.savoyhouse.com
|Edge Lighting” The Crystal Galaxy suspension light is distinguished by hanging crystals that are intertwined throughout the fixture to complement its lightweight and airy design aesthetic. It is height-adjustable and available in 3 sizes with either krypton or LED lamps for general light distribution. It can also be specified with a krypton or LED downlight. www.edgelighting.com
James R. Moder Crystal Chandelier (Model 91830S22): Part of the Maria Theresa Grand Collection, this 128-Light entryway chandelier is dressed in IMPERIAL™ crystal and shown in a Silver finish. Each candelabra socket can be lamped with up to 60 watts. www.jamesrmoder.com