Chandelier, hanging candle – terms from “dark” past and Dahl’s dictionary. They have long been transformed into modern names for lighting devices, along with their types and types. Modern models dazzle with beauty and glare emanating from multi-lamp sources, and with each new collection they never tire of surprising with flights of design thought. What kind of chandelier would you like to contemplate in your kitchen? Do you want to admire the crystal tenderness of pendants, be shocked by futuristic designs or loudly admire original pieces? Among the variety of forms, materials and creativity, it is quite possible to find both strict forms and luxurious art performance..
There is never a lot of light in the kitchen a priori, and there is no need to doubt that several sources are too much. According to the decorators, it is better to make duets, trios from lighting fixtures, and hang transparent clusters of glass beads over the dining table. Compositional groups, with filigree elements of delicate decor, are designed to illuminate and decorate life from all sides.
Turn on the light in the kitchen!
It is customary to combine several types of lighting in a spacious dining room. A muffled flow from a sconce is considered a standby option and is always on «catching up» at the ceremonially sparkling light bulbs that flash in solemn moments. With the help of a dimmer, it is possible to adjust the radiation power of the chandelier on weekday evenings, and connect the light from the furniture lighting to the muted play of glare.
This principle will help to correctly distribute the flow rate depending on the functional area. At the same time, the pouring light will beautifully emphasize the dignity of the design, and the light fixtures will perfectly decorate the room. Since chandeliers conditionally differ in oval, spherical, cone-shaped, square and elongated shapes, such a classification is related to the lighting scheme.
Place the first two types with a straight dotted line along a given vector. With a permissive ceiling area, electrical appliances up to 3 m long dominate in an even row above the table and the home bar. Their figured layouts are not excluded. Several single lamps can form a circle, be diametrically scattered across the ceiling, concentrated in segments. At the same time, they solve zonal problems by grouping longitudinal models.
When drawing up the compositional series, the harmony of the metal parts of electrical appliances with the used counterparts in the kitchen is taken into account. The issue of color matching with a complex configuration fades into the background. It is enough to choose a tone match of the parts purchased from different collections to make the overall design look organic. Still, it’s better to stick to some requirements. Shades of gold, except «samovar», gray and light aluminum, polished steel can be easily combined with each other, which cannot be said about the neighboring group: brass, bright shades of copper, bronze, blackened silver.
There is no need to fear for aesthetics if you combine on the one hand the classics and neoclassics with hi-tech, minimalism in the flow of active light. Eco-style and Japanese direction is better to rhyme with minimalism and country. A ball, a falling drop, a cube or a rectangle made of transparent glass, not weighted down with details, will organically merge in tandem with retro, steampunk or country-style designs that are difficult to combine. Suspended structures, in the above-mentioned retro, will be successfully registered in the kitchen-living room, made in natural design, provence and industrial. More complex decorative moves are allowed, but for a start there are enough universal schemes.
Unexpected and creative
Some types of chandeliers are unique due to their irregular shapes and chaotic arrangement. Others – due to the technique of execution and new formats. Spiral configurations, hemispherical solutions, luminous tubes, intricate metal weaves and a long line of materialized ideas claim to be home decoration.
How to decorate the kitchen in an original and elegant way, when your interior is designed in the same style and the idea needs to be emphasized in an original way? Modern furniture modules are not opposed to being adjacent to pendant lamps made in the spirit of Art Nouveau. Chrome-plated body, with pendants directed downwards, the multivariate types of diffusers made of Murano and colored glass correspond to the idea.
The rounded silhouettes of the chandeliers are interesting and self-sufficient in themselves, they are not noticed in the repetition of the design, except for the identity of the structural part. Bunches and garlands, flower stalks, horns, and other form-forming branches are attached to the central frame. In this order, they form the directions of flows and are relevant from the position of surface illumination..
In the avant-garde concept, complex and non-standard versions should be preferred. A bomb-like structure, a neat shelf with vases, an aeropank-inspired ship hovering in the air, a drum kit, variations in the Klokpunk style with gear décor and tapered fabric lampshades will be happy to fit into the upper space. An extravagant ceramic model with horns, similar to ladies’ gloved pens, a copy of the coffee service from a horizontal height looks unusual. Such glamor from the Italian manufacturer is perceived as an original invitation to pass the time pleasantly with a cup of invigorating drink prepared with female care..
Among the original species, there are stylish lamps that resemble tentacles, falling dewdrops with exclusive decor from Swarovski crystals. Cutting-edge chandelier designs are not limited to shapes, materials and creativity and are sometimes built on contradictions while integrating the entire interior..
Thus, the concept of techno is favorably emphasized by a diffuser made of matte or black glass. In the harmony of digital photo frames placed in a set on the wall and the illumination of an identical sconce, it is easy to catch the characteristic nuances of the interior. Art Deco will add «raisins» forged elements in the glare of crystal glass. It is difficult to compete with the luxurious performance of such a chandelier. Such materialization is due only to overhead lighting and with such a choice you cannot do without the nightly operation of sconces or spotlights..
From the classics of lighting fixtures, it breathes with lyrics and tenderness. Chandeliers are decorated with flower petals and pearl beads, ornate leaves. The austere interior is close to established forms and decor, accompanied by the ringing of crystal pendants. The glass industry of the Czech Republic, known since the 17th century, and its products from Bohemian crystal, in the comparative series of modern manufacturers, probably have no equal. Although, in principle, it is impossible to argue with the beauty of sparkling glass presented in showcases from different companies.
But technological differences are still present. It’s all about the relief cutting and manual patting of metal parts. Refraction of rays, on polished edges «hanging», forms a brilliant shine. It is prestigious and expensive to have such a luxury in the house. In stores, they are sold under the Preciosa brand. The pompous creation will be registered exclusively in the corresponding interior.
In many of today’s collections, interesting ceiling variations are noted with the decoration of the round case with cones. And if 12 bulbs are not enough for the spaciousness of your dining room, then the lighting of 18 lampshades decorated with Swarovski stones will surely be to your liking. Such models against the background of stucco decoration will become accent, and mesmerizing «magical» crystals will permanently stop the gaze on the focal point.
Among the Italian and German cones made of expensive fabrics with gold and their colors, wonderful candelabra with candle lamps, you will certainly find a non-trivial design. The theatrical effect will be formed by ceiling structures with a closed dome in the company of crystal pendants and dew drops. Spherical views from the craftsmen of the island of Murano, with carved openwork of crystal leaves with facet, have a hypnotic effect.
Many things have changed over time, but the changes did not affect the products from Tiffany. Under this brand, lampshades and shades are produced using a completely different glass staining technique. The single-use layer on the inside eliminates the need for surface treatment and the patented idea implies the skillful work of the craftsman’s hands. Another know-how of Lewis Tiffany was the principle of fastening stained glass puzzles with a transparent strip of copper and tin. This laid the foundation for the creation of colored glass lighting fixtures in the community of forged elements. Until now, the author’s technology is still relevant and fans of antiques know the price of stained glass products..
New time – other forms
The constructive part of the chandelier with candles has not changed, but the choice of sources has become more interesting. Models imitating candelabra are equipped with long minion bulbs, «a candle in the wind», embossed flasks coated with gold, amber, silver. Colored rays, painted to match the coating, beautifully fill the kitchen with sparkling lights.
The stylish chandelier with candle columns is impossible to miss. The shape of the cascade, metal and glass will be equally successfully registered in minimalist designs. A model with bronze horns is best supported by similar decorative elements. A wrought-iron chandelier in the Gothic style, made of silver-plated metal and graceful crystal with powerful circles, will remind you of the past. Pop art is open to bold projects perceived with halogen lamps. These models with a remote control are equipped with a dimming function, and create the desired lighting scenario..
Modern variations with glamorous designs and innovative ideas can be called masterpieces. The 3D format is well known, but what is 3D light? Models of rectangular and square shapes with glass fragments and LED lamps will help the imagination. Pendant lamps with four-sided elements, consisting of scattered plates, generally resembling fan blades, will surprise you. Multi-colored powder spraying on the outside of the glass and light creates iridescent reflections and fills the kitchen with warmth. Angular shapes are becoming popular. Origami pendant lamps are an absolute favorite..
Light up your kitchen with powerful streams! Along with the new chandelier, add light to your life. And black and white stripes will be replaced by other colors and moods!