Nothing accentuates a nostalgic interior design quite like the soft glow of a hanging lantern. Read More...
Lanterns fill a similar lighting role to hanging pendant lighting, however they are usually smaller and more decorative. The smaller size means the light given is even more focused than is usually the case with a pendant light.
While lanterns may be used anywhere, they are really at their best in rooms that otherwise already have an antique look, especially where a nautical or maritime theme has been applied.
Lanterns will also look very well in spaces designed with a late 19th or early 20th century look. For example, the kind of décor shown in movie adaptations novels by authors such as Agatha Christie or Arthur Conan Doyle.
Certain styles of lighting are also good for use in spaces decorated with a Mediterranean, Turkish, or Middle Eastern theme. This is the case with designs that are more open and feature more intricate metal work in the lantern design.
Combined with carefully chosen wall lights, lanterns may be used to very good effect. The important factor will be that the wall lights and lantern have designs that complement, not clash.
The lantern designs from Christopher Wray are generally among the more ornate and traditional looking items in the Christopher Wray lighting collection. They often feature heavy use of metal and glass, with the intention usually being to replicate the authentic look of a traditional lantern.
A few pieces have a very decorative flourish, with an Art Nouveau inspiration, and there are a few that are a bit more modern in style, but generally speaking the lantern designs are not flamboyant or ostentatious.
This is appropriate for lantern design, and the deliberate understatement is one of the things that makes a lantern so charming and, in some settings, intimate. Lanterns can enhance a room design theme without really seeming like they are trying. Show Less...
Contemporary lantern collection with geometric and minimalist design influences, featuring a lantern within a lantern concept with a small triangular framed lantern suspended within a larger rectangular frame which is in turn suspended from a square shaped ceiling rose with a stepped design. Available in a choice of three metal finishes.
Georgian inspired hanging lantern with a tall cylindrical shaped frame with feature banding in the design of a series of linked rings and an over-sized chain loop, complete with a cylindrical shaped glass shade. Available in a choice of two metal finishes with a matching wall light completing the collection. Ideally suited for use in hallways or entrances.
Contemporary lantern collection with an art deco influenced design, featuring a conical shaped frame in a polished nickel metal finish and clear seeded glass panels. Available in two sizes with a matching flush ceiling light and wall light completing the collection. Please note that the larger version is suspended from a chain whereas the smaller version is suspended via a metal rod which is supplied in four attachable pieces (2 x 15cm and 2 x 30cm) allowing flexibility of height.
Elegant solid brass hanging lantern and wall lantern collection. Measured and refined polished gold frame with clear bevelled glass. Available in three sizes and matching wall light also exists in the family. Chrome and satin nickel finishes can be requested as special where price will vary according to the size and finish selected.
Transitional lantern collection with a British colonial style inspired design featuring a lantern within a lantern. With an angular tapered square shaped frame without glass and pyramid shaped crown, available in a choice of three metal finishes. With clean, simple lines the Balfern collection is suitable for most interiors whether modern or classic in style.
Classically themed bowl lantern featuring a central rod with three candelabra style lamps, hurricane shaped clear glass bowl with lattice patterned cut detailing and a supporting ring with musical clef shaped arms suspended by chain from a round disc shaped crown. Formed in brass and finished in polished nickel.
Large entrance and hallway lantern with an Edwardian inspired design featuring a tapered square shaped frame with an arched crown. Formed in brass and available in a choice of four metal finishes, complete with clear glass panels. With clean simple lines and classic influences, this impressive collection makes an ideal statement piece for interiors both traditional and modern.
Hand blown Murano glass lantern style suspension. Bell shaped concept realised using a series of individual frosted/clear panels, with shiny nickel metal detail. Size offered is for the fixture only and does not include cable suspension supplied which is approx 60cm.
Elegant lantern collection with a design inspired by the many facets and angles of the Moravian Star. Featuring a metal frame complete with antique mirrored glass panels. Available in three sizes and three finish options.
Marine designed hanging lantern. New England inspired design featuring two layer top cap with over sized ring. Finished in a choice of victorian Bronze and hematite finishes with an opal glass diffuser. Interior lantern for entrances, hallways or over counters with multi-line or similar, in modern or traditional interiors.