7 Artists and Designers Inspired by Murano Glass

We have written before of some artists who, under the brand name of Murano glass, have developed new products that go beyond the confines of the technique.

This time we will talk about how the designers are breaking schemes to implement the Murano technique with new environments, designs or elements.

Artists Making an Impact for their love of Murano glass

One of the most important changes that have impacted the world of Murano crystal is how it has been imbued with new concepts. Thus, we see that on the one hand the most contemporary designers have decided to retake the classical school of Murano and incorporate it into their creations, generally found in less traditional environments.

Another type of designers have resorted to the same Murano techniques to produce objects that harmoniously combine this millenary technique with new materials and techniques.

Manish Arora

The first of them is the renowned fashion designer, Manish Arora, one of the most celebrated and inspiring contemporary designers in the fashion world today.

Manish Arora is known for his astute craftsmanship and unique play on colors, such as his trademark palette of pink and gold.

He recently participated in a collaboration with other designers, in the crystal studio, Soneva Fushi, to produce some artistic elements inspired by the Murano blown glass technique.

As you can see, the artist’s passion for the feminine and colorful elements, so characteristic of his work is evident on his Murano-inspired creations.

Vincenzo De Cotiis

Italian designer, Vincenzo De Cotiis, decided to use the Murano technique to design his collection of coffee table tops, lamps and mirrors.

marble, silvered cast brass and Murano glass with industrial components like fiberglass.

Incorporating marble, silvered cast brass plates, fiberglass and Murano glass, he makes a work that projects a diffuse harmony.

The mixture with fiberglass gives non-pure properties to the glass, which, however, do not cease to amaze for its execution and aesthetic beauty, as well as by the fusion of techniques and materials.

Discs of metal and Murano glass

Fred Wilson

The following example of how the Murano world impacts the world of art comes from the hand of renowned artist Fred Wilson, with his exhibition Afro Kismet at the Pace Gallery in New York.

The artist is presenting a series of sculptures based on the technique of Murano glass, which show a deployment of evolving shifts in scale, color, and complexity, which has allowed the artist to return to themes such as blackness, death and beauty.

Afro Kismet - Fred Wilson installation 1/4

Emily Current and Meritt Elliott

But the Murano world has not only impacted artists, this week we discovered an LA duo formed by Emily Current and Meritt Elliott and their fashion brand.

The Great, a so-called casual-cool brand, recently opened a store in West Hollywood (WeHo), incorporating a Murano chandelier as part of its decoration.

The Great tries to incorporate a Boy-meets-girl décor with vintage accents that mirror the brand’s aesthetic.

WeHo The Great Murano Chandelier

In particular, I love how the Murano world is a constant source of inspiration for designers in search of elevating the vintage concept.

Love for Murano Glass is Love for Life

Finally, I leave you a sample of how the love for Murano chandeliers can be combined into something much larger and inclusive.

Nancy Olnick and Giorgio Spanu met for their love of Murano glass, and now they maintain the Magazzino gallery of contemporary Italian art.

As you can see, the world of Murano is for many the beginning of their love story for life.

Do you want to tell the next love story with Murano? Call or email me with that specific Murano glass request and I’d love to give you the best price and service.

Four Seasons Cyprus Bespoke Chandelier for Buffet

Hydiscus dinner buffet 4 seasons Hydiscus buffet chandelier Hydiscus uneven discs Hydiscus lightning zoom-in Hydiscus bespoke lightning profile Hydiscus bespoke lightning closeup

Hydiscus bespoke lightning
Hydiscus bespoke lightning

Every time the 4 Seasons Hotel is mentioned, one can only think of the luxury and grandiose evoked by this internationally recognized elite hotels brand.

The Canadian company is synonym with best-in-class hotels and resorts, with top of the line quality and exclusivity.

Many of its properties are considered landmark buildings, and often have a positive impact on the environment or neighborhood they’re in.

Few  companies in the world can claim this level of artistic, social and cultural influence.

As such, it’s only understandable that sourcing for every new building or property is meticulously taken care of.

Each 4 seasons supplier has to past a rigorous vetting phase in order to become approved.

Hydiscus, A Unique Bespoke Chandelier

For their most recent project, the 4 Seasons Hotel management, went looking for a partner that not only was able to deliver as expected, but that would also be able to provide an artistic and unique bespoke lightning chandelier for their dinner / buffet area in their new Cyprus Hotel complex.

Four Seasons chose Murano glass due to its timeless beauty and master crafting technique, perfectly matching their brand name.

As with most Murano glass artifacts, the new chandelier aims at becoming not merely a modern lightning fixture, but also becoming an artistic and iconic piece.

The chosen supplier was Multiforme, a Trebaseleghe-based, italian glass manufacturer of chandeliers and lamps.

We couldn’t be prouder for this mention, because the glassmaster in charge of creating the new Hydiscus chandelier for Four Seasons Cyprus, is one of our closest glassmasters and friends.

The piece’s value relies on its unique emotional and scenic impact, achieved by its multilayered plates aimed at simulating plants and uneven discs.

As requested by 4 Seasons Cyprus team, they not only wanted a modern chandelier, but wanted to create a warm, tropically colored atmosphere that would transmit lively and cheerful vibrations whether it was lit on or off.

The glass master fully achieved this with this unique chandelier Hydiscus.

Hydiscus is composed of a top mirror, with more than 400 mouth-blown artistic glass discs hanging below a stainless steel structure. Uneven discs in yellow, red and crystal discs are included along with drop-shaped pendants.

Introducing Our New Murano Glass Partner Program

Since its inception, Murano glass masters have been very cautious abut their craft, realizing what they have mastered needed some kind of secrecy in order to ensure top quality and heritage, and to a lesser degree, to ensure a price monopoly.

For this reason, throughout its history, Murano glass has seen a lot of forgery, as well as having served as an inspiration for many crystal or glass families.

Tiffany glass, Millefiori, Swarovski, Baccarat, Riedel, Steuben, Waterford, Edinburgh, Ajka, etc., are but a few examples of internationally recognized lead glass making companies. While each one has their unique characteristics and differences, they usually have the same commonality of providing top quality and manufacturing techniques, and hardly matched beauty.


As you might have imagined, forgery has accompanied the Murano world throughout its history. Even nowadays you’ll most likely find Murano replicas or Murano fake products throughout the world. All Murano ripoffs usually fall on these categories:

  1. Fake Murano products claiming to be authentic.
  2. Murano replicas labeled as such.

While we won’t talk much about the merits of either, we’ll say that fake stuff is warrantees to be low quality. Always.


If you have seen our homepage video, by know you might have acknowledged that we are not amateurs, and that we’ve been dealing with Murano glass for decades. As such, we have established long lasting friendships and commercial relations with some of the best glass masters in all of Murano, Venice.

Our agreement lets us give you prices that no one can match, along with the top quality in Murano chandeliers.

When you buy a Murano product with us, you’ll realize that you won’t pay all of the overhead costs that you would by doing business with any of the traditional Murano glass retailers located throughout the US.

With us, you simply are literally a call away to some of the best glass masters in Venice.

And if this is not enough to get you enticed about handling us all of your Murano glass needs. We have also some logistic arrangement sin order to give you highly competitive rates in shippings, along with the usual insurance and protection from international parcel companies.

Simply put, when you do business with Murano Direct, you are doing business with a company that has over 20 years reputation in the Murano glass business.


Recently we decided to create a partner program aimed at interior designers, architects, real state developers, design houses and similar parties dedicated to interior design and decoration.

If you’re interested in applying to our partner program or simply need additional information, please fill in the form below so that we can arrange a call and send you further documentation.

As always, we strive to give you world class service in Murano glass products. Remember, with Murano, you are one step away from heaven.

5 New Hotel Lobby Lighting Fixtures feat. Murano glass

This time I bring you five hotel lobby lighting fixtures that will give you the goosebumps. It’s beauty, charm and above all, price sets these apart. From classic, to contemporary, and unique, these hotel lobby objects d’art embellish every place. See what the past few weeks brought in the wonder world of Muranolust.

We’ve talked about Murano glass chandeliers on board the SS Beatrice in the past. But we haven’t talked about the boat lavish interiors. For a closer look visit this page and see the wonders that designers match with the magic of Murano.

1. The Siren Hotel (Detroit)

Candy Bar chandelier, Detroit
Candy Bar chandelier, Detroit

A stunning vintage Murano chandelier made of dozens of spiral glass pieces make this a wonderful addition to this Detroit, Candy Bar at The Siren Hotel.

Hidden inside the Wurlitzer Building, this cocktail lounge may go unnoticed unless you know what you’re looking for. Luckily for us, we have a radar for all Murano art glass and we didn’t miss the chance to write about it.

Although I give it to you, the photo just does not do any favor. I don’t have a better pic, so i’m hoping it’s an authentic Murano glass chandelier and not a cheap copy, given its size.

2. Hotel Lutetia (Paris)

Hotel Lutetia Lobby, Paris
Hotel Lutetia Lobby, Paris

We weren’t lucky enough to get a glimpse of the recent reopening of Hotel Lutetia in Paris, the classic Parisian hotel is again opening shop “108 years after its debut” on the bitterly cold evening of Dec. 28, 1910.

Alas, the hotel looks charming and lavish enough as to host a Marie Claire event every once in a while. The postcard hotel houses modern contemporary style, that matches the newer trends in Murano glass chandeliers.

3. Blantyre Hotel (Berkshire, MA)

If you’re into big, bushy, green, yellow and red gardens, you’ll be awed by this luxury retreat in western Massachusetts’ lovely Berkshire hills. Not only will you be inspired by its long beautiful and timeless gardens, but you’ll also be reminded that good taste and class can perfectly be paired with comfort and coziness.

Blantyre Bar with Murano chandelier
Blantyre Bar with Murano chandelier

The views are magnifiqué, in and out. Inside, they obviously picked Murano glass chandelier for their lighting fixtures. It’s dizzyingly gorgeous beauty exudes joy and elegance.

If you’re in the Lenox, Massachusetts area, don’t miss this jewel. But if Lenox is really not your thing, no need to worry as you can still enjoy the timeless beauty of Murano glass chandelier brought directly to you from Murano, Italy.

4. Hotel Café Royal (London)

We’re fascinated by the new lobby area and restaurant in Hotel Café Royal in London’s Piccadilly. Designer by renowned Italian architect Piero Lissoni, the lobby features double revolving doors and spectacular views of a bespoke Murano chandelier. Long-vertical white crystal strings form this two stories high chandelier.

London’s Hotel Café Royal unveils new lobby and restaurant


5. Hotel Splendide (Italy-Switzerland)

For the ultimate royal experience you might want to check this circa-1887 wonderful neoclassic villa turned 93-room lavish lakefront haven.

Hotel Splendide Royal Lugano, located between the borders of Italy and Switzerland, perfectly meshes old world architecture with wealthy, modern flair. Gorgeous vistas and splendid decoration make this a place to admire the majestic green cliffs. What we like is their, as the Hotel’s name implies, splendid Murano chandelier. Many to be admired, I particularly liked the lobby, topping the piano and creating classic, yet cozy atmosphere in the main hall room.

Murano chandelier
Murano chandelier

If you’re serious about your chandelier sight seeing, or want to get your hands on a Murano glass chandelier of your own, just call or email me. I’ll seriously do my best to give you the best price and customer service. Heck, you might even find that I’m a pretty charming guy (although be warned, I’m already married).




Designer Profiles: Fabio Fornasier, Lu Murano Chandeliers

Breaking the rules of tradition with style.

Fabio Fornasier is an internationally acclaimed Murano glass master who has transformed the traditional Venetian chandelier into one with futuristic elements of elegance and extravaganza, intended for classic and modern settings.

Lu Murano light fixtures, crafted by Fabio Fornasieri, are renowned worldwide. Their amazing styles being the outcome of endless experiments and also ideal balance in between glass and light, a synchrony birthed from custom yet always motivated by innovation.

The expression of excellence as well as technology showcased by these light fixtures brought them at the initial enhancement of Maison & Objet Americas which is where I came across several of their iconic styles.

The chandeliers are hand-made by Master Fabio Fornasier, each of them being a special piece of art. The brand name’s collection remains in continual development, being both advanced and conventional, maintaining undamaged the historical and also cultural origins while also looking in the direction of the future and all the splendid explorations and opportunities it brings with it.

Ruthless enthusiastic research study as well as trial and error led the musician responsible for these one-of-a-kind creations to reach brand-new levels of style as well as improvement. His distinct chandeliers are entirely hand made as well as shaped by blowing. They’re fed with oil, completely clear and available in various dimensions and in more than 20 different colors.

VENEZIA 31/05/13 – Fabio Fornasier IlLUsion evento al Liassidi Palace.
©Andrea Pattaro/Vision

Using traditional techniques Fabio produces modern styles, being able to produce such items as the cLUb light fixture which is a suspension lighting fixture, developed for the lighting of bar areas, clubs, resorts, dining establishments and also private homes. The version is based on 60 elements and also has an adjustable layout.

An additional fascinating piece is LUngo, a vertically developable chandelier with a fundamental, three level model showcasing a total amount of 36 components in blown and etched glass, 12 on each degree.

Yet there’s a much more fascinating job which became referred to as the TechnoLUgy chandelier. This is a carbon fiber prototype standing for a separation from Murano light fixture making but, however, infused with the unique attributes that specify each of these amazing tasks.

The design was made from moulds drawn from an initial LU blown glass chandelier. The developer’s constant research for ingenious suggestions led him to experiment with different materials of glass. The experiments also culminated with this best synergy between modern technology as well as contemporary art.

Translated in a much more present-day fashion, the TehnoLUgy chandelier is closer to both design and art as stated by him “the beginning of a brand-new voyage in the matching of varied materials“. Fabio reanimates tradition and history, yet is able to present them in a new lenses that blends modern style with carbon fiber manufacturing, an avant-garde product with a solid feeling and extremely light.

The chandelier thus surpasses the confines of glass to become something new, something unexpected as well as totally out-of-the-box. Much easier to install and weighing just 4 kg (8.8 lbs) which is substantially less than the 40 kg (88 lbs) traditional Murano glass chandelier. Something that mostly tailor-made fixtures or high-end private yachts could incorporate, a modern trend I’ve already mentioned.

These type of chandelier is probably addressed to a younger audience, Millenials perhaps? Them being less sensitive to the frailty of glass and more interested in cutting-edge materials as well as styles. Very similar to what is happening with Millenials switching to synthetic diamonds over traditional ones. I wont get into an argument into whether one is better than the other, specially because fortunately for us Murano has does not have a negative history unlike the so called blood-diamonds.

In any case, if you love Murano glass you might appreciate Master Fabio Fornasier’s work. If you would like to get a similar piece like his work, or buy a classic Murano chandelier just write or email me. I’d be happy to answer all of your queries as promptly as possible.


PS. If you’d like to find our more about Fabio Fornasier I suggest you read this interview on discover.places.

What is Murano Glass and What’s so Special About it?

Crystal palace chandelier
Crystal palace chandelier

Many people have heard the name of Murano, often associated with something Italian, stylish and old. But do you really know what is Murano glass? And do you know what’s so special about it?

Read on as we present you some facts and history surrounding this magical timeless piece of art and craft.

Into the Light

Chandeliers, that is, multi-limbed lights that hang from the ceiling, can provide an exquisite lightning for every environment.

Chandeliers received the shape in which we know them at the end of the seventeenth century. Therefore, two hundred years before the invention of Thomas Edison’s first marketable incandescent lamp in 1879.

They were once considered as one of the most important civilizing steps of mankind, the triumph of man over darkness.

A Memory of Light

Initially used as a candle holder, a source of light that evolved from animal tallow and beeswax to paraffin, the chandeliers were custom made, majestic pieces of metal or quartz, which illuminated the nobles’ immense dining tables.

Beginning in 1676, they became more accessible when English master George Ravenscroft, after adding lead oxide to glass, created a crystalline, quartz-like, highly refracting, more easily manipulated material.

The new material was soon widely adopted for the production of chandeliers in Murano. Many of which can be obtained directly from MuranoDirect.com, both as a homage and worthy heir to the first chandeliers initially manufactured there.

What is Murano glass?? Murano glass is technique, history and location
What is Murano glass?? Murano glass is technique, history and location

The Glassblower of Murano

Starting in the 1940s, Barovier & Toso were the first to bring back the opulence of classic Murano chandeliers with more modern designs, also influenced by Art Noveau and other art, design and decorative art trends of the time.

But Barovier’s history does not actually started in the 1940s, instead, it has been manufacturing specialty glass for over 700 years, since 1295, year when the house was founded.

Contrary to what many think, Murano is not a glass brand, but the name of an archipelago of seven islands, joined by bridges, 1 km away from Venice, on the Adriatic Sea.

my friend the Murano glassmaster
my friend the Murano glassmaster

It’s widely known that in 1291 the city’s mayor forced local glassmakers, already famous throughout Europe, to move to the islands to avoid fires in what was then an urban center built mostly of wooden buildings, and thus protect the secrets of glass art.

This situation achieved both advancements in their chandelier and glass making manufacturing, as well as more secrecy which in turned was monopolized in order to increase profits.

Important and old names of master glassmakers subsist in place, such as Seguso, Venini, Barovier & Toso, Cenedese, Mazzegga etc.

Soon, the best and more renowned glassmakers began obtaining noble titles and building small fortunes which had the dance elbow to elbow with both local and foreign royalty.

As it usually happens in poorly regulated industries, these glassmaking houses began over profiting and over charging for their art.

While this ensured top quality in their craft, it also ensured many new comers would not be able to learn or equally profit from their avant-garde skill.

So, several glass maker apprentices soon fled to the UK and other remote places and started building their own glass making houses. While at the same time taking some of the Murano secrecy with them.

What is Murano Glass?

Murano glass is one part technique, one part location and one part history.

While most people think of Murano as a brand, it actually has more similarities with champagne.

Champagne derives it’s name from Champagne, France. The internationally known province in northeast France, immortalized by its sparkling white drink.

For centuries, the Murano name has remained as the top name in luxury glass making.

There have been several efforts from local and regional governments to create a Murano seal that’s given to all glass made in the Island.

Nonetheless, this has turned not very fortunate and has provoked the same alienating mistakes as in the past.

Giving the Murano seal to some glassmakers, while at the same time not being totally able to fully certify the inherited Murano craft.

Anyway, this is it for now. Please read our previous post on Modern trends in Murano chandelier selection.


Modern Trends in Murano Glass Chandelier Selection

Hardly a day goes by without us finding out about how people all over the world discover their love for Murano glass. While most of us like traditional Murano chandeliers, it’s notable what some interior designers are doing when incorporating modern trends in Murano glass chandelier selection.

4 Trends in Murano Glass Chandelier Selection for Modern Atmospheres

Their beauty, majestic, and everlasting charm attracts everyone, from classically trained interior designers, to wholesale interior decorators. From real state moguls to tv personalities. And from rappers and boat owners to restaurant owners and more. Everyone has found their love for Murano once they see one.

Providing both a glamorous look with a bit of eccentricity. Murano glass chandeliers worldwide make a statement that’s hardly matched by any other lightning picture.

1. Joan and Erika favor Murano

The most recent example comes reality TV star, from Erika Jayne, from the real housewives of Beverly Hills as she shares her worth, along with her fondness for Murano art in her interview with the LA Times.

Erika Jayne’s, from TV show Real Housewifes of Beverly Hills
Real Housewife of Beverly Hills Erika Jayne’s

It’s to note that she also likes Wayfair, Anthropologie and Lamps Plus chandeliers. But what really attracted us was that she chose world class interior designer Joan Behnke & Associates to help her decorate her 17,000 square foot Beverly Hills home.

Although we recently talked about Jan Showers chandeliers, we are quite fond of Joan Behnke non-traditional style when choosing lightning, as seen from her collections on her website. We hope we get to see what she picked for Erika.

We wouldn’t be surprised she chose a modern-looking and extravagant $25,000 hand-blown Murano glass chandelier from Murano. Who needs vacation when paradise is right here at home?

Anyways, the second example we got to know recently, comes from an all-day wine bar in Houston, Texas. Located in the heights -area, Postino Wine Cafe recently acquired a vintage Murano glass chandelier as part of their retro decoration.

2. Crystal Chandelier in Postino Cafe

Located in a historic building that once was an old post office as well as a warehouse of Pappas Restaurants. The fancy cafe is open from dawn till dusk, for all Houstonians to meet, celebrate and enjoy their well crafted beverages as well as their relaxed and urban atmosphere. We celebrate their taste in choosing a non-traditional, yet, retro chandelier from Murano.

3. Aye Aye, Murano Chandelier in a Ship

Keeping up with the non-traditional chandelier style, we got to know S.S. Beatrice added a Murano chandelier as part of their decoration. Topping its grand staircase, Uniworld’s Super Ships signature design element.

This one is definitely one of those trends in Murano glass chandelier selection that we are seeing more often, as even yacht owners are incorporating them as well.

SS Beatrice grand staircase chandelier
SS Beatrice grand staircase chandelier

For the lucky few who get to make their Budapest to Giurgiu trip, we can only add you will not only be awarded by their gorgeous white Murano chandelier with blue shades, but you’ll get awarded by some pieces from Pablo Picasso, Alexander Calder and Pino Signoretto.

4. Luxury Chandeliers for Realty

Last but not least, we wanted to point out how some modern realty developers are incorporating Murano chandeliers in ways hardly seen before.


The Needham Homefront tudor, located in 810 South St, Needham, in the county of Norfolk, in Massachusetts, has included a variety of chandeliers in their decoration.

Beginning with their dinning room, featuring a white crystal chandelier, with 8-lights and five tiers. Gorgeously adding accent and charm to the property and in beautiful contrast with the carefully selected furniture and carpeting.

A second chandelier has been chosen for their casual dining room, along a circular eat-in area. The two tier chandelier perfectly balances the circular room and spectacular views.

If this wasn’t enough, the realty has added a third chandelier, and this is the one we’re more fond of. As part of our selection of non-traditional crystal chandelier selections, the Needham folks have selected a stunning Murano chandelier inside their bath tub, an elevated stand-alone centrally located steam shower.

What we like here is not so much the chandelier itself, but how they decided to incorporate it inside the tub. Even though it’s been already elevated. It’s probably a custom chandelier as it’s intended for under water usage. But that’s hardly a problem for expert glass masters in custom Murano chandeliers.

Having a chandelier on top of your elevated bathtub can only put the royalty in their place.

That is all for now. But we’ll keep covering current and modern trends in Murano glass chandelier selection.

We keep a close eye on what designers and buyers are incorporating. And we will of course comment and bring you the best and most creative ideas in the Murano world.

Hope to see you next time.


Modern Crystal Chandeliers for Your Dining Room: Inspiring and Trendy Styles


When you’re looking for modern crystal chandeliers for your dining room, whether for an urban concept, loft, or classic shaped dining room, there’s plenty of chandelier styles to choose for your private or public space.

From the trendy and modern chandeliers with geometrical shapes, to the more anamorphic designs, finding the perfect chandelier can seem like a daunting task, unless you’re Jan Showers.

Fortunately, we live in a time where it’s easier than ever to get inspired by the visual web. So went in the lookout for some modern glass chandeliers for your dining room.

We focused our search in the trendiest and most modern styles of crystal chandeliers, especially those that offered a modern, yet comfortable and homey style more suited for a dining room.

While everyone of us has seen the traditional fruit or floral crystal chandeliers, it’s usually not very common to decorate your dining room with a trendy chandelier.

The meal is a ritualistic habit for many, and most people want to get their meals in a friendly and comfortable atmosphere.

Looking at triangular shapes, or star-shaped glass pipes during diner may not be as enticing to some. Still, there’s something about modern chandeliers that classic styles can’t usually create.

We discovered  finding a modern chandelier wasn’t as hard as we initially thought.

It all comes done to finding that chandelier that better suits and balances your space.

Either because of the welcoming light a glass chandelier can create. Or because of the subtle, yet elegant lightning, the perfect chandelier will not only lit and beautify your dining room. It will also make you feel in harmony with your meals.

1. Coco Cristal modern chandelier

The first pick is a aimed at creating a period uptown vibe. With cylindrical sheer silk plissè lampshades, this Coco-inspired glass chandelier is manufactured using a particular glassmaking technique, called rigadin.

What rigadin does is it allows to obtain straight vertical ribs, conferring to each vase the translucent surface of a peculiar lamp-shaped optical illusion.

Coco Cristal glass chandelier
Coco Cristal glass chandelier

The peculiar thing about this crystal chandelier is how its alignment can contribute to creating harmony and uniformity of the whole structure.

Offering a modern, yet comfy feeling, this Coco Cristal chandelier is suitable for modern dining rooms.

2. Chapeau glass classic/modern chandelier


What modern chandeliers can’t create, the timeless collection can. Sometimes you will want to integrate a chandelier that provides a modern look, yet with a classic flair.

Chapeau does this. It perfectly captures the timeless expression of a two-tiered 15 lights glass chandelier, with modern-looking handmade lampshades.

It’s tiered sections work in tandem with high ceilings or large spaces. As you can see from the picture, the contrast provided by the modern/classic chandelier along with the washed out walls of the urban loft, perfectly balance the elegance of a two-tiered glass chandelier, along with the informality of the wall painting.

The down graded atmosphere embellished with the opulence and style of Chapeau.

3. Atmosphera spheres chandelier

Atmosphera chandelier
Atmosphera chandelier

A unique twist to the classical chandelier is created with Atmosphera. A single-module handmade blown glass spheric hanging lamp.

With its purpose to reinterpreting the tradition of Murano lamps. Atmosphera is handblown and surrounded by a nickel structure, its shape allow it to create a certain dynamism with the surrounding space. Suitable for your modern dining room or avant-guard spaces.

It’s spheres, while creating a unique lightning fixture, can also add some charm due to its geometric and harmonic shape.

4. Mystique Gold retro chandelier

Mystique Gold glass chandelier
Mystique Gold glass chandelier

Not typically seen in a dining room.  This retro looking golden square chandelier reminds us of the 1970’s exotic and sometimes chic charm.

It’s four sided, geometric body provides a faded light, designed to provide a lighting work with neat and simple volumes.

Each of the four gilded decorative plates has been handcrafted with exquisite detail in a lightly marble finishing.

Available in nine lights, this modern looking glass chandelier comes in 24k gold for an even more extravagant look.

5. Medusa extravagant chandelier


An extravagant looking chandelier, Medusa can be used to adorn an otherwise semi formal and minimal urban dining room.

Suitable to be used in an uniformed looking room. The chandelier can offset the otherwise boring design of a full wood-themed dining room. The dark and light cabinetry carried throughout the entire dining space will be emboldened with this extravagant looking chandelier.

Handblown and carrying 8 G9 leds, the lightning tentacles will give life and style to the dining space.

Medusa chandelier detail
Medusa chandelier detail

As you have seen. These are but a few suggestions in the never ending universe of modern glass chandeliers. While there are obvious reasons to buy a chandelier for your room. Finding the right chandelier for your dining room is not as easy as it may look, yet it’s also not impossible. No matter which decoration style you have in your house, there’s always a way how you can find a chandelier that can enhance your home.

If you’re looking to purchase a modern crystal chandeliers for your dining room, head to our store and see some of our current modern glass chandeliers. If you’re only curious or are looking for ideas, or are a regular visitor to our blog, welcome back!

And as always, feel free to reach out for anything regarding chandeliers.

Ciao, Giuliano.

Interior Designer Profiles: Jan Showers Chandeliers

Jan Showers office with Murano chandelier
Jan Showers office with Murano chandelier

Jan Showers recently showcased her home in Dallas. In case you don’t know who she is, she’s also known as the best interior designer in the world. While we won’t argue she’s a fantastic designer, we hardly believe she’s the best in the world.

But still, her style is fantastic and she has a fondness for lightning that not many interior designers share.

Her bedroom interior showcases a couple of vintage blush Murano lamps sitting side by side of her bed, on top of two Jan’s commodes 405 from her own Jan Showers collection.

They make a great effort in providing a nice contrasting look that matches the contemporary mirrored finishing.

One thing that we like about her bedroom is how the whole pink gives both a balance and an atmosphere into her room. With soft pastel tones that match everything, from the rig, carpeting, drapes, lamps, furniture and mattress.

A Stunning Modern Chandelier With a Royalty Seal

Another feature that we liked was her stunning and rare fifties chandelier, designed by world class Italian glass masters Mazzega. One of the oldest Murano glass-art houses in Italy.

Showers stair rail featuring 1950 Mazzega chandelier
Showers stair rail featuring 1950 Mazzega chandelier

While we couldn’t find the exact model she just, we found a couple chandeliers that match Shower’s stair rail entry.

Mazzega Large Chandelier with Molded Glass Panels, 1950s
Mazzega Large Chandelier with Molded Glass Panels, 1950s

Molded glass seems to give shape to a large style Mazzega chandelier hanging high above her house entry stairs. Available on 1stdibs, we also feature a couple modern chandeliers that could match Shower’s style.

First is two variants of our Bebop modern chandelier (160 and 170), with its tubed structure in several tiers, housing 12 lights.

Bebop 170 chandelier
Bebop 170

A second suggestion, that is not similar to Jan’s chandelier, but that could provide an even more eclectic entry is our Galactic chandelier. With dozens of pipe structures framed by a gilded circled ring in mirrored gold.

Galactic suspension lamp
Galactic suspension lamp

Classic Chandelier for a Home-Office

While we won’t say we loved her chandelier pick for the house office. We do love her pick for her breakfast room. A minimal style chandelier with six cilinder-shaped frames.

The piece does create a nice job in setting the tone for an inspiring space that also provides a beautiful look and magnificent lightning.

Her Elizabeth chandelier is a 6-light minimal chandelier available both in factory-made glass canopy. She also offers an Italian Murano glass version, which we’re more fond of.


We chose two designs to complement her home-office and breakfast room. We did noticed she uses a more classical style chandelier in her dining room. Which is interesting how she picks the contrasting minimal chandelier for the breakfast room, while she picked a more classic look for her dining room.

Serenade 9-light chandelier from MuranoDirect
Serenade 9-light chandelier from MuranoDirect
Domino Murano Chandelier with eight lights
Domino Murano Chandelier with eight lights

Domino coloring is not a style that most would welcome, as its’c ontrasting looks might take away strength from more subtle decorations, specially if it’s the breakfast room.

Still, we think a custom made Domino chandelier, with the current looks, painted with a single tone of white would improve the desired look.

Chandelier lightning for breakfast room
Chandelier lightning for breakfast room

Finally, we couldn’t help but notice how she carefully choses every item to compliment and accentuated every aspect of each room. For her nursery room, an 8-light transparent white glass chandelier was selected. Creating a very soft, clean and neutral atmosphere.

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