You would think that using modern Murano glass chandeliers in a decorating scheme these days is an oxymoron. The more common notion is that they are old-fashioned, over the top light pendants in pastel colors that are far removed from today’s more simple lines and sensibilities. But I was mistaken (and certainly underrated an industry that’s been around for at least 800 years), and as I will show you today, some less fussy Murano glass chandeliers work splendidly in contemporary interiors.
All of the Murano glass lighting selections come from London-based Villaverde, luxury lighting designers with a keen eye on marrying traditional craft with classic 21st century living. I was first introduced to the brand last summer during the birthday party of a friend’s friend where all I could do is to gawk at the chandelier in their living room!!!!
What I really appreciate about Villaverde’s aesthetic is the (generally) understated curves and rich iridescence of their glass chandeliers that comes from their use of chic and hip colors. Imagine the statement of a chandelier in emerald green, gothic black or even deep magenta (not necessarily on the same pendant!). Or imagine the sumptuousness of lighting in glass of clear tobacco color enveloped in gold leaf!
Hands-down I would love to place a green Murano modern glass chandelier in an interior with contemporary deep-tufted dark chocolate suede sofas, paired with rich aubergine side chairs resting on a geometric-patterned rug with subtle touches of gold. Delicious!!!
image credits: Villaverde, London