Luxebook August 2023

Romans. These candleholders had candles placed at various heights and were designed to be mounted on walls or ceilings to illuminate spaces with high ceilings and often caves. As time went by, people became more interested in owning chandeliers –which have gone from being made of candles, to being lit by gas or electricity, and now even available in a variety of designs, including nature-inspired organic lighting. In the past, candles or oil lamps were used during celebrations, like weddings, to provide light for guests and family members who attended these events at night. Simple in design and functional at its core, soon enough people were captivated by the charm and majestic aura of the iconic chandelier. Brass structures were used to hold candle-forming chandeliers, and soon after crystals were introduced to the design in the 17th century and in the 18th century baroque and rococo styles emerged. Symbolizing Rococo style symbolizes swirls, leaves, flowers, garlands, cupids, and other details, often cast in bronze. By now chandeliers were used by individuals to show off prosperity with fancy decorations. The electric light bulb started lighting the world in 1879,ushering in a sea change to how chandeliers looked. With electricity emerging in the 1890s, occasionally you could find a chandelier that ran off a combination of gas and electricity.Artists in this period looked at completely new design ideas from nature instead of bygone eras. From around 1900 to modern times, electric was the main mode of function for all chandelier lighting. Today, chandeliers have gone way past their design allure to become more modern in design and technology to meet the various needs of modern society even introducing smart chandeliers. A transformation with modernity “From its humble beginnings as a source of ambient light to becoming an awe-inspiring centerpiece, the evolution of the chandelier has been a captivating journey,” said Jiri Krisica, Head of Design, Sans Souci. As gas lighting caught on during the mid-19th century, more complex and elaborate chandeliers continued to be developed throughout the 18th and 19th centuries, but the Living Area, Attico Homes Sans Souci Jiri Krisica, Head of Design, Sans Souci K2India Chandeliers 36|LUXEBOOK|AUGUST 2023 AUGUST 2023 |LUXEBOOK|37