Murano Chandeliers – Magical pieces of luxury and history

For hundreds of years Murano chandeliers have been signs of style and taste, symbolizing both luxury as well as opulence for at least three hundred years. Designers and interior decorators alike realize there is no other symbol of power and opulence as a Murano chandelier.

murano chandeliers

These chandeliers have been decorating palaces and royal houses for centuries. Their unique style and intricate designs is a by product that came when designers and manufacturers started producing the chandeliers for specific customer’s in mind. In much the same way as it has been with major artistic pieces. These objects have thus turned into sought after pieces by rich collectors and artistic organizations. Thus, there have been several efforts by both Murano manufacturers as well as government agents to keep the same manufacturing techniques.

Murano chandelier design schools

There are several schools of design when it comes to Murano chandeliers. Although these schools share some similarities into how they define the Murano products, it should also be acknowledged that most Murano glass chandeliers have a distinctive seal that defines their value. There are several Murano pieces kept in display in Museums, galleries and government offices due to their historical value.

What really creates the Murano value as well as its distinctive looks is the craftsmanship involved on its manufacturing process. Every Murano glass piece is created by hand by highly skilled artisans in the Murano, italy. The magic brought by the artisan’s expertise is reflected on its pieces, shine and colorful glitter, especially when lighted.

Murano glass chandeliers traditionally come in several coloured glasses, following the traditional style after 18th century Murano master Briati. Other simpler forms of Murano glass offer other pattersn, based in their simple colours and styles.

No matter the personal taste of the Murano glass owner, these pieces offer such varied styles and patterns that it’s impossible there won’t be a model that will appeal to anyone who can afford a chandelier.

How to buy Murano chandeliers

For those fortunate ones’ Murano chandeliers make the best personal gift. Some online store of Murano glass chandeliers offer models at affordable prices. The beauty of these chandeliers is not only in how they create a magic atmosphere, but also, from being a classical pattern, they create a style that does not go out of fashion. There are several specialists that offer professional services, tailored to satisfy the needs of Murano glass chandelier owners.

All of these inspiration, history and beauty has created a black market of fake copies as well as cheap products. Thus it is important to truly understand how to buy a Murano glass chandelier. This guide offers a simple way to learn how to identify these magical products. My advice is, if you are going to buy a Murano glass, not only do you need to make sure the vendor is reliable, but also make sure the manufacturer is reliable. I have known most Murano glass manufacturers from my childhood. If you are still not convinced on what type of chandelier you should get, feel free to get back in touch. I’d be more than happy to help you.

From Murano, with love.

Custom Murano Chandeliers: How We Work Them

Some of our customers want custom made murano chandeliers that are not part of our catalogue, they send us a link, picture or mock-up to tell us what they exactly want and we accept the challenge.

This blog post is about how we make the dreams of our clients come true.

Below I’m arriving to Murano from Florida, early this January, to personally follow the making of a big project for a hotel chain in which they required an specific chandelier model in various colors for their hotels. In this particular case, the client sent us a picture of the desired chandelier with a quote from a company not registered at Promovetro; we improved the quote and also guaranteed original Murano glass chandeliers, properly certified by The Promovetro Consortium.

Arriving Murano to begin with the chandeliers

After my arrival, I start discussing the project with the glass master, we analyze existent pieces to determine the necessary technique to develop the chandeliers that the client wants and hands on work.

Discussing the project with the glass master

Analyizing the project with the glass master

Analyzing the project with the glass master

We proceed with the realization of a sample piece of the chandelier to compare it with the required model by the client, so as to eliminate all the variants not necessary to the project and deliver a perfect work, exactly like the picture the client sent us.

Murano chandelier realization

Murano chandelier realization

I directly participate on the creation of the sample for the glass master to completely understand how to make the chandelier as the client wants.

Murano glass sample creation

Murano glass sample creation

Murano glass sample creation

After I’ve done the sample, it’s time for the glass master to begin with his magic.

Custom chandeliers and lights are the most challenging requests a client can send us, and we love them. So if you want a custom chandelier or light, don’t hesitate to write us at contact@muranodirect.com with the model you want and we’ll give you the best available quote on the market, guaranteed.

That is all for now, folks. Stay tuned for more, our love for glass perfection never ends.

From Murano with love,

Ciao!
Giuliano Balbo

Obvious Reasons Why a Chandelier is the Best Way to Light a Room

Lightning is one of those projects that is usually postponed, and often ignored, when designing a house. The right kitchen or the right furniture is usually what stays in our heads, leaving lightning as an afterthought. Sad to say, this is a prevailing mistake because there is no better way to set the right mood, feel and atmosphere than with the proper lighting. For example, having too much light in places where you are planning to spend a relaxed time, or having too little light in places where you will plan to read or engage in some activity will make the room feel awkward and unhealthy. Doing a bit of research in regards with the type of lightning pays off big time. Even better, the benefits of a good light setting are for the long term.

There are many reasons why you’ll want to purchase a chandelier. They fit every room including sitting rooms, hallways, bedrooms or kitchens. Chandeliers offer the most versatile source of light and because they come in a variety of design and sizes, they can be accommodated to almost every budget or taste. But sometimes these reasons are forgotten, which is why we are listing the obvious reasons why people acquire chandeliers.

Four Reasons Why a Chandelier Light is the Best Light

REASON #1: THE BEAUTY OF THE PIECE

Of course the main reason to acquire a chandelier is because of its exquisite beauty. It’s shape, tone, curves, carvings, tubes, bulbs and refraction, all create a sight that just can’t be duplicated with other types of hanging or common lamps. Walking into a room and seeing a chandelier is often a moving experience. The kind of regal quality, elegance and style that chandeliers project will have your guests commenting every time they enter your house. Simply put, no other type of light can project what a chandelier can. You can even reduce the amount of furniture and other type of decoration by simply drawing attention to your chandelier.

REASON #2: TIMELINESS OF CHANDELIERS

Without a doubt, the beauty and design of chandeliers is everlasting. Because of styled  lines and curves, it can never go out of fashion. One thing to note here, the design of chandeliers has barely changed from how they were designed hundreds of years ago. This cannot be claimed for modern or contemporary light sources, as they go quickly out of fashion after five or ten years. That’s why it’s better to furnish your home with traditional pieces, it will keep it out of fashion trends.

REASON #3: MANY STYLES AND DESIGNS

Because chandeliers are usually hand-crafted, they come in a variety of sizes and shapes that can almost be traced to the geographical location. This explains why a Murano chandelier can’t be compared with a Tiffany chandelier. This also means that almost all tastes can be accommodated. A modern or contemporary home will be a good fit for a chandelier. An old-fashioned home with antiques will surely be lightened up with a chandelier. If your house is a hybrid mix of modern and traditional, you should pick a colored crystal chandelier. One suggestion is to pick a red or black in order to blend items better.

REASON #4: CONTEMPORARY TRENDS IN LOCATION

It use to be that chandeliers had to be located in hallways or sitting rooms. Not anymore, contemporary design and architecture have revolutionized usual assumptions, leaving ample room for experimentation in moods and atmospheres. Chandeliers displayed over a dining table, or in a kitchen make any room look amazing. The elegance and style projected by a hanging chandelier can never be equalized. These are the obvious reasons why you may want a chandelier, but rest assured, acquiring a Murano glass chandelier will be the best decision you’ll ever make in your interior home decoration. With murano glass mirrors, or other chandelier types you will surely add the touch of class needed by your residence.