Chandeliers are one of the most effective ways to control light in a room. Don't think that they are only suitable for large halls or living rooms. With the right approach, such lighting devices will successfully fit into almost any interior, be it a bedroom, hallway or office.
However, finding the right chandelier is often difficult. Interesting models are produced in many countries of Europe and the world as a whole, but apart, perhaps, are products from Germany, which are able to surprise guests and preserve a cozy classic atmosphere of the interior.
Features of the
The German segment of the luminaire market fully reflects the peculiarities of the national character. Firstly, in Germany, traditionally, products are produced with the utmost care. Craftsmen pay attention to both details and the general concept of a particular format. This scrupulous approach to work makes the design of modern German chandeliers very laconic.
However, this does not deprive the lamps of refinement, sophistication and elegance. On the contrary, some minimalism allows you to eliminate unnecessary (within a certain design approach) elements. In addition, this production ideology does not interfere with experimentation. Now on sale there are very unusual models from German manufacturers - these are both "spider" chandeliers and spiral products. The classic segment is also presented - luxurious but practical items. The principle of many German companies is elegance without pathos.
We also add that another advantage is the reliability and durability of products. Some German lighting companies started out as family businesses, where the quality level showed not only the reliability of the brand, but also the strength of personality, character, personal trust and respect in the relationship between the seller and the buyer.
Of the shortcomings (although this is exclusively a matter of taste) of the products, one can single out their excessive formalism, but not exclusively in the negative sense of the word. The form here does not compromise the content, but one way or another it occupies a dominant position in the design. This style is not always suitable for lovers of the most free form. and radically creative design approaches.
German manufacturers offer a wide range of different product models. Most often, there are ordinary pendant chandeliers on sale - for the Germans, this is a classic of the genre. It is in them that the peculiarities of the national style of lamp production are fully manifested. Models can have a different number of horns: three, five, seven, etc. Some examples look quite luxurious.
Such products are ideal for classic interiors, in some cases for colonial or ethnic styles.
The format of the ceiling chandeliers also meets the standards of the Bundesian style. In some ways, he is even more in tune with him, since he fully meets the requirements of brevity. Chandeliers can be, for example, square. In this case, it is relevant to use various LED elements in them. It is in square lamps that the German "cult of form" is best manifested. Various modern ornaments can be found on the products. At the same time, the chandeliers of this segment are rarely decorated with too catchy drawings. Usually geometry emphasizes the shape.
We add that German companies operate in other market segments as well. So, on sale you can find colorful copies of chandeliers on a rod - again, geometric shapes that are very correct in composition. Among the fashionable design experiments are various manipulations with a line and a plane, which give interesting non-classical lighting effects. There are also very original models that combine ideas of natural styles and techno concepts.
We also add that the lineup of the companies is regularly updated. Among the latest trends is neo-avant-garde - an attempt to rethink experiments with the shape of the beginning of the last century on the basis of new light control technologies, coupled with the usual German rationality. The latter guarantees that the functionality of the products, for all their originality, should not be doubted.
Traditionally, a wide range of materials are used in the manufacture of lighting fixtures. It all depends on the model, the practice of its use and the degree of decorativeness.
German chandeliers are usually made from a whole range of components: glass, metal, wood, crystal and other materials. A feature of some manufacturers, for example, a company Limburg, is the increased attention to glass elements. Special opal glass is used in the products, which is constantly being improved in the company's laboratories.
Classic German chandeliers include wrought iron, wood and crystal models. There are also ceramics. Ceramic chandeliers in German design are especially interesting. The fact is that this material allows you to "sculpt" the form. Of course, now this is by no means a manual process, but, nevertheless, it has received a new interpretation in the best German traditions. Her emphasis is on the utmost neatness, which creates an additional sense of coziness. At the same time, the products do not look like toys, but, on the contrary, are very modern and detailed.
Despite the minimalism and some asceticism inherent in many German approaches to creating chandeliers, manufacturers often actively use precious and semi-precious metals. Beautiful inlays are by no means uncommon, but, again, they are sustained in the German spirit - everything is modest, but elegant.
However, there are also the most practical models. Germans, as a rule, work for the consumer. Nowadays “children's formats” are in great demand. On sale you can see lamps made of lightweight materials, for example, safe plastic. Prussian rationality is fully revealed in such models.
Lighting fixtures of these series do not look too simple and do not lose their aesthetic qualities too quickly - they are easy to wash and they retain their shape for a long time.
Lighting fixtures from Germany are created from various materials, each of which has its own natural color. In the lines of leading brands, there are white, gray, with red shades, multi-color, black and other products. There are a lot of coloristic solutions, but it is important that they adequately fit into the interior.
One of the main design rules is the following: the color of the chandelier should not be dominant in the interior. Ideally, it should be combined with the second primary color present in the decoration and furnishing of the room. In addition, the color scheme should not be disharmonious according to the principle of warm / cold color. So, even a very high quality expensive chandelier made of gold or bronze will not fit into a modern interior, high-tech style or many other modern styles. Strict minimalism, as a rule, is in harmony with cold textures. However, here, too, you can find a universal solution. For lovers of "splendor", a crystal lamp is suitable.
In "warm" interiors, on the contrary, too laconic or emphatically "aristocratic" models will fall out of the general style. An exceptionally white color scheme will violate the harmony of comfort and will be unpleasantly contrasted with interior items: beds, sofas and other furniture, selected in the format of classics or historical styles.
However, you can experiment with colors, especially original models. In addition, much will also depend on the color temperature of the lamps, as well as on the direction of the lighting.
Review of the best brands
The production of chandeliers is the profile of many well-known German companies. Their products can be either directly purchased at retail outlets in many countries, including Russia, or ordered from the manufacturer. Let's talk about the most famous and interesting brands.
Suitable for connoisseurs of sophisticated formats. The company also produces models in the art deco style. The company's lighting fixtures will successfully fit into the classic interiors of the Baroque or Rococo styles. These lamps can be described as light and very aesthetic, but not luxurious, although they are often sold with pendants. Since they are not too "lush", they are suitable for many interiors, including successfully fit into the bedroom space.
The company has more than half a century of history and started as a family business. His products are luxurious while maintaining traditional national austerity. The brand line includes a large number of series and products that are suitable primarily for premises of significant footage. However, there are also sconces on sale. Lamps in such chandeliers often resemble candles; they are stylized as lighting fixtures from different eras. The prices for the company's products are high.
Specializes in lighting fixtures in the middle price segment. The company's products, while retaining the traditional German style, often look simplistic, but this gives them an additional texture. Chandeliers, as a rule, are quite light, from them, if necessary, you can assemble various hanging compositions. The latest trends of the company are products in the Art Nouveau style.
An overview of the chandelier of the German manufacturer Maytoni of the Elina model is presented in the following video.
This company with a history, has been operating for almost half a century and specializes, among other things, in wall lamps, stylized for various natural natural compositions. The bends of the products often resemble plant stems and are entwined with decorative leaves, or even simply made in the form of flowers. In production, the company uses a wide variety of materials: from wood to gold.
Let's clarify that the lamps are made in the spirit of the German style, there is no excessive pretentiousness in them and they will perfectly fit into simple, natural interiors, for example, a bedroom or a living room.
The most knowledge-intensive brand. The manufacturer focuses on the use of the latest developments in the field of light control and environmental friendliness of materials used in the production. The company makes glass itself and experiments in the formation of its composition. As a rule, it is opal laminated glass. At the same time, the company's products are relatively affordable. Now Limburg is actively entering international markets, distributing products both to America and Asia.
The line of the company includes very interesting specimens of sconces, chandeliers and floor lamps. The brand ideology is diversity. You can choose a chandelier for almost any interior style from classic to modern.
When choosing a product, it is better to rely not only on the business reputation and marketing statements of successful companies, but also on customer reviews. The fact is that even a very good lighting fixture may turn out to be unsuitable for a particular interior or room. In this case, it is better to learn from the mistakes of others. So, let's analyze the reviews on products of specific brands and individual models considered in the article.
So, the chandeliers of the company MW-Light cause generally positive emotions among customers due to the attractive design, as well as ease of assembly and installation and the presence of a large number of components, good packaging. The disadvantage is the high price for individual products. In addition, for example, a model released in Russia in the series "Dream" with 8 shades, upset the buyers by the fact that, as standard, all the bulbs turn on and off at the same time. With a large number of shades, this is not always convenient. But in general, the chandelier copes with its task with dignity - it provides high-quality and uniform lighting.
We add that the company's lineup also includes very original models. For instance, children's chandeliers, decorated in fabulous motives. Buyers like them for their safety (shades are made of soft materials), not soiled and easy to clean.
There are also decorative models, in particular from the series "Rosa". As buyers note, such chandeliers seem to “bloom” indoors. The products are well suited not only for the bedroom or living room, but also for the kitchen, for example. The owners of the goods also note the traditional German reliability, which, however, does not negate the fragility. The products of the series are very decorative and require careful and careful handling.
Other brand chandeliers - Maytoni, are liked by buyers due to the price-quality ratio. According to the owners of these products, they managed to save a lot without compromising their sense of taste. Among the advantages, for example, the model of the series "Elegant" variability is also noted - the chandelier is easy to use and you can hang it at any reasonable height.
According to buyers, this product is a good choice for a small cozy living room, but it is unlikely to be suitable for a luxurious apartment.
The chandelier also received good reviews. Maytoni "Eurosize" - customers liked it both for its affordable price and high-quality design. Among the pluses are also pleasant visual effects: the product has crystal pendants that glitter beautifully on the floor and ceiling.
Beautiful examples in the interior
And finally, let's consider some of the most advantageous options for effective and effective interior decoration with German chandeliers:
The first example is a classic-style living room. Suitable for owners of large free space and decorative furniture. A neat German chandelier in this case will create a balance of luxury, balance the aesthetic load of antiques in the living room, and with the correct selection of the color temperature of the lamps (cold shades with warm notes) will add a sense of airiness and lightness to the room. Additional sconces, for example, from Hans Kogl, will look good on the walls
Create neat, lively and dynamic image of a large bedroom also possible with German fixtures. Products of a skillful and harmonious form will allow to bring a large space together and make the bedroom very comfortable for rest and sleep, as well as, with the inherent German quality products, will give the room even and sufficient lighting. In such a bedroom it will be pleasant to read, do a variety of things, relax not only at night, but also during the day. In this case, you can use chandeliers with a large number of lamps (depending on the size of the bedroom) - from five to eight
Lamps made in Germany and for organizing a light space in a small to medium sized bedroom… Here you can safely experiment with the latest fashionable design solutions. For example, hang a spiral lamp, a spider chandelier, or multi-plane lighting fixtures. The German approach to design in this case will not allow destroying the balance of form, and the minimalism inherent in products from Germany will not create additional emotional stress, which is so harmful for a good sleep
However, simpler classic models are also suitable for a small bedroom. These economical options will also provide an adequate level of comfort.
And one more idea - for kitchen. The use of German chandeliers of various shapes and models is relevant here. Floral ornaments will look especially beautiful, which can be matched to the walls or decoratively decorated ceiling
German chandeliers, however, are suitable for almost any room. The austerity and consistency of style, along with rich decorative possibilities and boldness in experimenting with form, will add coziness and conceptuality to the space of the house.