Murano Signifies Beauty And Elegance
Chandeliers with Murano Glass shades are some of the most colorful and beautiful you can install in your home. Since the 9th century Murano glass artisans have been considered the finest glassmakers in the world. Known for making multicolored glass or millefiori, milk glass, imitation gemstones from glass and for combining glass with gold threads, Murano glass blowers also make shades and diffusers for chandeliers. They are truly works of art that have form as well as function.
There are many styles of chandeliers and light fixtures that come with Murano glass shades and they are not all contemporary as you might think. Many of the opaque diffusers on traditional chandeliers are Murano glass, or crushed stone glass. Mission and Craftsman Style Chandeliers and fixtures and also have Murano glass shades and diffusers. But certainly, if you want a splash of color, these beautiful chandeliers are want you are looking for.
There are spectacular blown glass lighting fixtures in organic shapes and bright, almost neon colors like bright orange and cobalt blue that are one-of-a-kind. Some of them resemble sea creatures or sponges with many outstretched tentacles of blown glass. These may have white glass in the interior of the piece to better reflect the light downward. These hand blown Murano Glass Chandeliers and fixtures may be mounted on chain or cord for pendant lighting over dining areas or bars. They make quite the conversation piece!
Murano glass comes in a myriad of colors and patterns, some even imitating other natural stones such as feldspar and granite and can even mimic sea shells. There are bright, transparent jewel tones and soft, muted opaque frosted glass for endless choices. They can direct the light to exactly where you want it with pin-point accuracy or greatly diffuse light all around a room.
Depending on your lighting needs, a Murano glass chandelier should be chosen not only for its beauty, but also for the illumination of the area. Small pendant lights are perfect for dining nooks and breakfast bars, while larger chandeliers are more appropriate for a dining room. There are real statement pieces of Murano Glass for formal entryways and foyers as well. Many floor, table and desk lamps come with Murano shades to match your chandelier choice.
Because many of the shades and diffusers are colored glass the light may be directed up or down to suit your needs. Many floor lamps will have multiple flexible arms with Murano Glass shades to point in many directions at once. These are very useful fixtures to have next to chairs, so that you can have one lamp for your reading, and the rest to reflect off the ceiling for general room lighting.
You have probably seen many of these bright lighting fixtures in commercial settings such as restaurants and coffee houses. They often look like pieces of art. And actually, with Murano glass, that is exactly what they are. Each Murano Glass Chandelier is as unique as it is beautiful.