Monday, November 18th, 2013
by Littman Bros Lighting
Award-winning designer Dorian Webb and New York based Crystorama Lighting have created a very strong partnership over the years and together have produced new collections in lighting known as Dorian Webb for Crystorama.
According to crystorama.com, Webb began her career designing hand-crafted necklaces bracelets and earrings inspired by a trip she made to Venice, Italy; each piece of jewelry incorporated Venetian glass.
Webb’s passion for designing jewelry soon turned into a passion for lighting design. She designed lighting privately and became very popular among high-end clientele. According to a biography written about Webb, Dorian’s fixtures incorporated an “array of delicate foliage, dangling drops and draping beads.”
Along with the Venetian glass, Webb also incorporates semi-precious stones such as citrine, aquamarine, cherry quartz and freshwater pearls.
Since partnering with Crystorama, Webb has created two collections of more transitional lighting pieces known as Palla and Fiore. According to crystorama.com, Palla (Italian for “sphere”) and Fiore were both inspired by pieces from her jewelry line.
“[The fixtures] feature neutral-toned diaphanous disks that float in an antique gold wrought iron frame,” Crystorama stated. “Inset irregular prisms add unexpected sparkle to the earth tones.”
The Palla collection was inspired by a specific bracelet in Webb’s jewelry collection while her Fiore collection for Crystorama was inspired by her signature Venetian glass collection of chandeliers she had previously designed.
Webb continues to design lighting for Crystorama; the first two lighting collections will be available exclusively through Crystorama.
Tuesday, May 22nd, 2012
by Littman Bros Lighting
The lighting that Crystorama offers combines tasteful crystal and glass designs that create an overall charming illumination. Crystorama, a family-owned company, has been celebrating its designs for more than 50 years now and pride themselves in extraordinary quality and design.
According to crystorama.com, with every chandelier it manufactures, “Crystorama draws upon its history, knowledge, and legacy of stellar craftsmanship, and then embraces modern shapes, inspirations, and materials. Crystorama chandeliers are timeless and always in fashion.”
With seven decades of lighting and design experience, it is no surprise that Crystorama fixtures can be found in such impressive venues as the U.S. Supreme Court, Constitution Hall and the Palace Theatre.
Looking through the company’s many unique designs, it is apparent that the family at Crystorama strives for superiority in lighting, which is shown in their design techniques and distinct style they emphasize in every product.
Crystorama uses some of the finest crystals in the world to adorn their fixtures such as Swarovski Elements, Swarovski Spectra and Hand Cut Crystal, cut by hand in two stages on a iron wheel and then sandstone wheel. They use their resources to seek out the best quality crystals worldwide.
Crystorama Lighting Group started out solely in the design of chandeliers but has now moved forward creating an array of classical crystal designs in lighting shown in their pendants, flush mounts, wall sconces and vanity lights; they have become one of the industry leaders in residential lighting.