“Chandeliers are… the jewellery of architecture” (Peter York)

“Chandeliers are… the jewellery of architecture” (Peter York)

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Humans as a race have always been attracted to shiny things, coveting the most brilliant and rare of Earth’s treasures. Perhaps that is why crystal chandeliers have never gone out of style.

"Chandeliers are… the jewellery of architecture'' (Peter York)

Pictured above: ‘Trilliane’ chandelier by Schonbek

Gone are the days when crystal chandeliers were synonymous with large, stately homes. Nowadays, crystal is used in a variety of applications to highlight, accentuate and decorate.

"Chandeliers are… the jewellery of architecture'' (Peter York)

19 Aug 2010 — Modern family room with glowing fireplace and grand piano in this Chicago IL residence. — Image by © Michael Robinson/Corbis

Pictured: ‘Jasmine’ chandelier by Schonbek

Crystal can be fun as well as formal. Natural, yet precise. It absorbs its surroundings, reflecting and refracting back into the world.

Swarovski are world-renowned as creators of crystal jewellery and artefacts and their chandeliers are the perfect example of Peter York’s portrayal of chandeliers as the jewellery of architecture.

"Chandeliers are… the jewellery of architecture'' (Peter York)

19 Aug 2010 — Modern family room with glowing fireplace and grand piano in this Chicago IL residence. — Image by © Michael Robinson/Corbis

Pictured: ‘Apta’ pendant by Swarovski