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When it is important for a particular room to create a certain impression, the use of a chandelier or hanging pendant light can certainly help.
Apart from the aesthetic factor, these lights can also help to fill more practical needs, by bringing light closer to you without increasing its intensity.
That can be useful, for example, in a dining room setting, where people need enough light to see what they are doing, but where soft light improves the ambience.
Softer light creates a cosy atmosphere with more intimacy, helping to stimulate conversation and the desire to linger at the table. Strong light, on the other hand, makes people feel quite the opposite.
Restaurants use bright light when they want to increase table turn over. When they want to encourage people to stay, they use softer light, or almost no light at all.
The difference between chandeliers and pendants is that chandeliers employ multiple branches of small lights, while pendants are usually a single large light.
This means, of course, that pendants are more focused light, while chandeliers tend to spread or scatter light more.
When a chandelier is used in a lobby, ballroom, or large hall, it will normally be set to have bright light.
The chandeliers and pendants designed by Christopher Wray come in a great diversity of styles. With looks ranging from antique to futuristic, and many different options for how they can be implemented, it is assured that you will find something to suit the space you intend to use the lighting within.
Christopher Wray is one of the most prolific and innovative UK lighting designers, with a huge collection of more than 1,000 designs for customers to choose from. Show Less...
Classic bowl chandelier with Art Deco influences. Featuring an ornate cast brass frame and elaborately curved arms with intricate cast detailing. Complete with hand carved crystal panels, bobeches and decorative vase adorning the centre stem.
Modern suspension pendant collection with a planetary inspired design, featuring an oval shaped satin white glass shade surrounded by three interlinked decorative aluminum rings which orbit around the inner sphere. Available in two sizes and a choice of three metal finish options. Matching wall light and table lamp complete the collection.
Contemporary Venetian style hand blown glass chandelier, featuring a series of 'S' shaped curved arms in clear glass, with gold blown glass cup shaped diffusers and a gold blown glass central body. Available in two sizes with gold metal detailing.
Stunning suspension light collection designed by Zaha Hadid. Available in four sizes and a choice of two colours. Fluid and dynamic, Avia is a miniature piece of architecture, perfect for adding stature to the home. Realised using 50 different layers of Polycarbonate Lentiflex, which transforms each piece from a source of light into an object of admiration with soft, amplified tones and reflections. Illumination supplied via E27 lamps featured in the main body for indirect lighting and a single E27 spotlight located at the base of each lamp which gives a direct downward glow.
Contemorary starburst style chandelier with a reto inspired design, featuring a series of arms protruding at different angles from a central globe, each fitted with globe shaped glass shades. Available in a choice of two metal finishes with either clear or white glass shades, according to metal finish.
Elegant minimal Murano style glass chandelier with cut strass crystal clear droplets, as featured with 12+6 lights two tier and in frosted colour glass. Clear glass also available and total of four sizes exists and matching double and triple wall lights also available in the family.
Decorative classically styled chandelier hand painted gold frame, beaded glass circular centre frame, with beaded glass drapes, cut glass body and arm cuplets and finally dressed with combination of clear and red crystal droplets.
Hand blown Murano glass chandelier, wall, table and floor lamps series. Unusual concept of suspension with multi series of upright, downlight or combination up and down lights all with decorative glass features. Metal detail in chrome. The suspension design is ideal over dining tables, counters or similar, or merely as a decorative feature in your living space. Glass available in three colours and selection of colours for the shade options on all lighting pieces, see images.
Hand blown Murano glass chandelier collection with a classic design featuring a central body with leaf and daffodil design decorative details both as inserts and within the body itself and curved arms with up-turned shade cuplets which have frilled edge detail, with each arm adorned with a blown glass decorative ring with a bell shaped Murano glass decorative element. Available in six sizes and a combination of different colours which are all coloured Murano Glass, coloured Murano Glass with contrast crystal or gold Murano glass detail or crystal Murano Glass with contrast blue and gold Murano Glass detail. Metal parts available in either 24k gold or chrome finish.
Modern Murano glass chandelier featuring a series of curved downward facing arms with bell shaped shades, arranged around a central stem formed of a blown Murano Glass bowl, vase, orb and decorative base finial from which a Murano Glass drop is suspended. The entire chandelier has an optic pattern through the glass, and is available in three sizes and an extensive selection of colours. Metal detailing can be ordered in chrome or gold.
Contemporary crystal suspension collection, featuring a minimalist metal frame swathed in a waterfall of octagonal shaped elements of either Asfour or Swarovski crystal with an alternating sequence of cut crystal pear shaped drops, prisms and pendalogues suspended from each chain. Available in three sizes, all of which are ideally suited for use over a table, counter or bar. The frame is available in a choice of twelve metal finishes and the crystal decoration is available in a wide selection of colours with the option of combing two or more colours upon request. Matching flush ceiling light, wall light, table and floor lamp complete the collection.