Spring Forward: Light Fixtures that Last a Lifetime

May 15, 2017 10

This content was produced by The Globe and Mail’s Globe Edge Content Studio, in consultation with Robinson Lighting & Bath Centre.

Sparkling Statements

A chandelier is the ultimate in punctuation for any room — a way to add impact and elegance. But these dazzling Schonbek fixtures, handcrafted in Austria of artisanal Swarovski crystals, are anything but old-fashioned.

A great opportunity to play with scale and mix textures and styles, Schonbek’s show-stopping pieces can add opulence to any room.

Karley Villeneuve, an Interior Designer with Ace Lange Homes and a member of our designer community, says that a beautifully handcrafted piece will work with virtually any era or look. “These Schonbek chandeliers can command a room,” she says. “They are a dramatic focal point, the jewel that sets the room alight.”


Instant Heirloom

“The Sarella is a great contemporary choice,” says Brad Fortner, an ALA (American Lighting Association) certified Lighting Specialist at at our Vancouver showroom. “The mixing of metals — a waterfall of discs and crystal beading around fine glass arms — make it particularly current,” he says. The Sarella family of lights comes in a wide array of shapes, from traditional glass frames for large areas to jeweled columns suitable for smaller spaces. But each piece shares the same soft light effect.


Glass Act

The Sterling by Schonbek is made entirely of crystal, from its arms to the pendants, columns and dishes. This glassmaking feat has been in use since the 18th century, and still is made by hand the same way today.


A Dash of Opulence

If you are looking for a classic chandelier, says Brad Fortner, look no further than the Century. This is the pick for a grand dining room or staircase entry, someplace with lots of room for this piece to light up. But smaller spaces also welcome this versatile fixture, which can add an elegant counterpoint to minimalist styling.


Decorating and renovations can be stressful, but they don’t have to be. If you’re looking for a light fixture with the “wow” effect, or just something simple and functional, we can help match you with the perfect fit. Call or stop by your local showroom for more information or browse our lighting catalogue here.