Murano chandeliers at factory prices! Authentic venetian glass chandeliers straight from Italy, shipped free of charge!
Murano chandeliers are a unique addition to any home that never fails to accentuate style and elegance, combined with supreme craftsmanship. An alluring piece of lighting fixture sought after by the few who know how to honor the timeless tradition of glass making.
You will here find a wide selection of Murano chandeliers, sconces, ceiling, table lamps, and floor lamps, all manufactured by true Masters glassblowers in Venice, Italy.
Every part that makes a Murano chandelier is handmade with traditional tools and techniques and perhaps for that very reason their charm lasts forever and is well-known worldwide.
An authentic Murano glass chandelier will always be a valuable and enviable masterwork. Do not miss the opportunity to give yourself an object for which you will always be envied.
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Murano glass chandeliers are masterpieces of Venetian art, created following the only possible criterion: the high quality. Chandeliers, wall sconces, ceiling lamps ... everything is customizable both in shape and materials used: glass paste, "in fogo" color, chalcedony, opal, oses, watermarks and avventurina.
The classic Murano glass chandelier is characterized by rich polychrome festive and / or flowering designs: a metal structure covered with glass and a richly decorated with flowers and leaves in transparent and colored glass. The shapes, that almost blend into the glass itself, give gentle and reassuring feelings, and arouse lovely but at the same time mighty emotions leading into an enchanted world of fantasy and dream.
Murano chandeliers are not just a mere decorative accessory, but are the subject of a complex creative journey that starts from the study of the location and ends with the only possible result: unique and unforgettable everyday emotions that will forever belong to you.
Murano is an island in the lagoon of Venice famous for its glass art. The production of Murano glass and Murano chandeliers is related to its history and popularity and its name is associated with the glass, as if they were synonyms. This union is the result of nearly a millennium of history, during which the master artisans of Murano were able to transform simple sand in one of the highest expressions of art.
Seeing a Master at work, shaping the glass with fire, still remains one of the most fascinating shows you can assist. The shapes and designs seem to come from a magic fire with just a few simple and quick gestures.
A few gestures that seem simple, but which are actually the result of many years of work and technical improvements, a school that has been passed down for centuries from generation to generation in the furnace.
Glass, like almost everything, was discovered by chance, noting that the sand exposed to high temperature of the fire melts and becomes glass. The first to master the technique of molten glass seems to have been the Phoenicians, then the technique has spread along the coasts of Middle Eastern and Egyptian Mediterranean. Originally, the molten glass was stamped on the forms to obtain rudimentary containers for food and drink.
The Romans imported this technique from the East and one of the first Italian factories seems to have been founded in Aquileia, an ancient and important Roman harbour through which the trade took place between East and continental Europe.
With the fall of the Western Roman Empire and the Barbarian invasions in northern Italy, the populations of Altino and Aquileia sought refuge in the islands of the Venetian lagoon, in order to escape the raids of these people, and thus founding the first settlement of Venice at the end of fifth century. Recent archaeological excavations, however, seem to prove the existence of a pre-existing Roman settlement. For sure, with the barbarian invasions, the role of the commercial port of Aquileia was gradually replaced by Venice, and it is probably from Aquileia that Venice inherits the glass technique and especially the role of bridgehead between the West and the East.
Through trade with the East, Venice had the ability to assimilate foreign cultures and many advanced techniques together with them. It became a rich and powerful maritime republic but also learned some of the finest arts like wool weaving, precious metals processing and glass blowing. The Eastern influence in both tastes and glass blowing techniques were crucial for the development of glass art in Venice.
That is the reason why the Murano glass chandeliers have plastic shapes and are blown hot in the most elegant forms and in the most varied colors, marking a clear contrast with the previous glass processing style which traditionally limited the glass as a hard and monochromatic material. This way of interpreting the glass develops over time a glass-making school that becomes unique to Venice and soon reaches a climax with great artistic examples of stylistic virtuosity.
The first historical document that certifies glassmaking in Venice is dated 982AD. Since 1291AD glassworkers, which had meanwhile moved to the nearby island of Murano for security reasons and perhaps for privacy, are banned from Venice and from that date Murano links its fate to the glass.
The art of glass becomes exclusive of people from Murano, creating true dynasties of Master glassblowers, some of which are still active from the Middle Ages to nowadays. This makes Murano one of the oldest still operating production plants. A true historical and cultural heritage to defend and preserve.
This is why many collectors around the world seek after these precious works of art which are represented by Murano chandeliers.