Luxebook August 2023

Nowadays, rustic chandeliers and modern chandeliers can be created with any material with the right craftsperson directing the design. Speaking about the innovations in design Sunit Kohli believes, “People are moving from a single typical hanging light to more decorative hanging lights which are either hung in multiples or as installations be they in cloth, paper, blown glass or and ceramic. Typical crystal chandeliers have also taken a new avatar of being in colour and with shades of them in cloth.” Wrought iron chandeliers rustically crafted with elegant swirls and loops give off just as much class as a crystal or metal design. As we approach modern times, metal is slowly overpowering the design world, home accessories and lighting. An ornate silver chandelier, or even a perfectly polished aluminium or copper one, looks especially great due to the light that reflects off the metal. Chandeliers found in the world today range from metal ones to abstract, modern chandeliers have had lightbulbs and even lampshade chandeliers to name a few. As per Julka the key change in chandeliers today is in the design; the latest chandelier designs are the ones which are suspended from the ceiling rather than being close to the surface like in the earlier times. Today, we are using unique, artistic, and fun elements in the chandeliers which add to the space’s design story and are modern art pieces. Anything can be treated as a chandelier, provided with an adequate light source, for example, a cloth with light bulbs, a bark of a tree used as an installation, or any installation or wall art with an adequate light source. From metal to brass to crystals, the variety and elements used in chandeliers are endless today, which gives us designers multiple and exquisite options to choose from,” points out Julka. However, to date, chandeliers are synonymous with luxury and status and are used as finer, more decorative silhouettes. Technology inspired chandeliers While the change hasn’t come only in the design and materials used to create chandeliers but also in the technology. Chandeliers can be controlled simply by the click of a button, from your smartphone and can even be adjusted for ambient lighting and the amount of light with dimmer sensors. “Thanks to the massive growth in the technology sector, we can set as many moods in Now found in most homes and in many different styles, chandeliers are typically hung in the living room, dining room, lobby areas, offices and even bathrooms. Used to provide light as well as to create a dramatic focal point, chandeliers are available in materials such as crystal, metal, and glass. For example, Sans Souci has introduced aweinspiring new designs that merge tradition with contemporary art decor. From daring geometric shapes to utilizing metal, acrylic, and sustainable elements to create captivating compositions and cascading clusters of glass orbs. The lighting source has swapped candles for LED light bulbs, new designs have led to modern models, and there are ranges of sizes. From Art deco inspired ones to smart chandeliers and even timeless creations. But the opulence of chandeliers with glistening crystals is hard to match. From the evolution of chandeliers with wood to wrought iron, crystals and cut glass. lighting as we like just at the click of a button on our smart gadget,” states Julka. Throwing light on some of the new technologies found in the market, she highlights that chandeliers can be synchronized to your automation system and work on remote smart gadgets integrated with your home automation system. New LED bulbs have been introduced which consume less electricity and are energy efficient, keeping our surroundings ecofriendly. Additionally, dimmers and sensors are a part of the lighting industry and today, chandeliers are well integrated with this technology further adding to the aesthetics and beauty of the design. Adding to the technological advancements, Jiri says, “With advancements in LED technology, we have integrated energy-efficient lighting systems into our designs, allowing for customizable brightness and colour temperature options. This not only enhances the visual impact but also promotes sustainability. We work with handblown crystal, Bohemian glass, fused and slump glass as well as different materials such as metal. The combination of state-of-the-art technology, exquisite craftsmanship, and unique materials results in a truly unique chandelier, creating a transformative and enchanting ambience in any space.” But technology isn’t the only thing inspiring new designs. Materials like glass, metal, and crystal have been reimagined with a contemporary twist, resulting in mesmerizing textures, organic shapes, and a captivating play of light. Furthermore, Shah throws light on sustainable practices that have inspired designers to explore eco-friendly options such as recycled materials and energy-efficient components, highlighting the importance of environmentally conscious designs. “The marriage of technology and materials in modern chandeliers brings forth a harmonious symphony of functionality, aesthetics, and sustainability, illuminating homes with a touch of brilliance and conscious thinking.” A resisting charm These days, chandelier designs can incorporate hints of the past or go off in a completely new direction. Today the chandelier market has room for a little bit of everything: Rococo ornateness, Neoclassical simplicity, Tiffany beauty, contemporary intrigue and so much more. The lighting standout that dates all the way back to when humans lived in caves, chandeliers are the perfect finishing touch in an interior space. widespread introduction of gas and electricity devalued the chandelier’s appeal as a status symbol. Furthermore, toward the end of the 20th century, chandeliers were utilized as focal points in rooms instead of solely for illumination. Fast forward to modern day, we see the design of chandeliers has transformed. But it isn’t to say that creative individuals haven’t taken their own twist on chandeliers. They’ve modernized it in unimaginable ways and modern chandeliers design show that this art form is so much more than a lighting appliance. At Sans Souci, Jiri shared that the idea behind this transformation arose from their desire to elevate spaces with exquisite craftsmanship and artistic expression.“We drew inspiration from homeowners’ evolving needs and desires, pushing the boundaries of design possibilities. Blending contemporary aesthetics with traditional techniques, we experimented with unconventional materials like hand-blown glass and incorporated innovative technologies for enhanced lighting effects.” Powder Bathroom, Attico Homes Parnika Kapur Julka, Co-founder, Attico Homes 38|LUXEBOOK|AUGUST 2023 AUGUST 2023 |LUXEBOOK|39