Chandeliers – Jewels of Light: Opening reception and events


Kronleuchter - Juwelen des Lichts, Museum Bellerive Zürich

This article is available in English and in German as well. Please also see the initial article Chandeliers – Jewels of Light Chandelier exhibition, Museum Bellerive, Zurich December 3, 2010 – March 27, 2011 Opening reception: Thursday, December 2, 7 pm Whether made of rock crystal glass or plastic hardly any other design theme has undergone […] Read the whole article »



Chandeliers – Jewels of Light


Chandeliers - Jewels of Light

This article is available in English and in German as well. Chandelier exhibition, Museum Bellerive, 03.12.2010 – 27.03.2011 A wide range of light sources has been available for centuries from the splint to the energy-saving lamp and high demands are made of design to stage them. The chandelier has special significance among the wide variety of lighting […] Read the whole article »



Artificial light in the aristocratic palaces in the Po valley


Artificial light in the aristocratic palaces in the Po valley

Remarks on the lighting devices between the 17th and the 18th century by Laura Balboni, Paolo Corradini, Angelo Landi Politecnico di Milano, Department Architecture and Planning PhD in preservation of architectural heritage Reports, diaries of travelers who cross Italy, XVIIIth gazettes, often treat about suggestions and references regarding the topic of the artificial light. Admired […] Read the whole article »



The light of the king – Das Licht des Königs


The light of the king - Das Licht des Königs

This article is currently available in German only. Licht ist für uns heute kein Luxus. Doch zur Zeit Friedrichs II. war künstliches Licht kostbar. Die teuren Kerzen wurden vom Silberkämmerer persönlich verwaltet und einzeln ausgegeben. Im Alltag begnügten sich selbst Könige mit kleinen Wand- und Tischleuchtern; nur zu besonderen Anlässen wurden die kostbaren, mehrstöckigen Kronleuchter […] Read the whole article »



Chandeliers as bearers of symbols of all kind


Chandeliers as bearers of symbols of all kind

This lecture was held within the official program of the La Granja, Spain Meeting of LIGHT and GLASS on September, 25th 2009. The full version is available in German – below you can find a short version in English as well. Dr. Käthe Klappenbach, Potsdam Kronleuchter als Symbolträger mit Beispielen aus den brandenburgisch-preußischen Schlössern   […] Read the whole article »