Ca'Rezzonico Chandeliers Murano
Ca' Rezzonico chandelier history
Ca’ Rezzonico chandeliers are distinguished by their beauty and complexity, with the first models dating back to the early 18th century, commissioned by the noble Venetian Rezzonico family from whom they take their name.
Designed to be the ultimate expression of Venetian wealth and luxury, Rezzonico chandeliers have immediately become a style reference for Murano glass chandeliers.
Their production is a completely artisanal process that requires immense experience and months of work. Only the most skilled glass masters are capable of creating such chandeliers.
Creating a Ca' Rezzonico chandelier requires a deep understanding of proportions, shapes, and nuances of light. Glass masters know how to harmonize the balance between the various elements of the chandelier, from the main structure to the arms, from intricate decorations to sparkling crystal pendants. Each component is carefully integrated to create a harmonious and evocative composition.
What is the difference between a Ca' Rezzonico chandelier and a classic one?
The main difference between Rezzonico chandeliers and classic ones is the presence of a cage, a complex metal structure that extends to the arms and serves as support for the different glass parts of the chandelier.
The metal cage guarantees extraordinary robustness and allows Rezzonico-style chandeliers to reach significant dimensions (over five meters in diameter). Furthermore, it enables the creation of complex forms and structures that would otherwise be impossible to achieve with glass alone.
This characteristic is particularly evident in the arms that support the lights of the chandelier. In classic chandeliers, the entire piece is made of glass in a single blow, while in Rezzonico-style arms, thanks to their metal core, they are composed of numerous glass elements called bossole and bobeches, making the design much more complex and rich in details.
Several platforms, large glass cups that serve as support for flowers, leaves, lights, and crystal ornaments (cimieri), can be anchored to the ends of the cage. By exploiting this solution, Murano glass masters are able to make Ca' Rezzonico chandeliers rich in details and unique features.
Is it a luxury chandelier?
Absolutely yes. When it comes to luxury lighting, Ca’ Rezzonico chandeliers are the ultimate expression of Murano crystal craftsmanship. For centuries, they have been the ideal choice for embellishing prestigious salons, historical palaces, villas, high-end shops, and luxury hotels.
The complexity of the numerous glass pieces (in the larger models, we are talking about several hundred) that make up each individual part of the chandelier makes Ca’ Rezzonico models capable of attracting and astounding.
The unusual shapes showcase Murano's creativity. Thanks to the cage, a play of empty spaces is created where the chandelier seems to float and defy gravity. The lights can be positioned on multiple levels, creating complex lighting patterns. It starts with six lights and can go up to over ninety in the largest and most majestic chandeliers.
Despite a close connection to classical tradition, Rezzonico chandeliers can be installed and appreciated even in modern and contemporary settings. By adapting shapes and colors, they are also able to meet different lighting needs.
Our Ca' Rezzonico chandeliers: a symbol of 100% Made in Italy
Our glass masters are capable of creating true works of art. The glass is finely crafted in every small detail to obtain enchanting shapes with references to nature, flowers, and leaves with 24k gold accents or colored glass paste—a genuine masterpiece of Murano glassmaking technique.
All Ca' Rezzonico chandeliers are made-to-order products, so it is possible to customize colors, diameter, and height to best suit the environment in which they will be placed.
Each chandelier comes with its own certificate of authenticity, attesting to its artisanal origin and the entirely handmade production process following the centuries-old traditions of Murano glass masters.
Considering the infinite variations and options available, choosing a Ca' Rezzonico chandelier can be a complex task. The team of specialists at Cristalleria Murano is committed to providing comprehensive support to evaluate the best solution with the aim of enhancing every space to the fullest, taking into account specific needs and individual preferences.
With decades of experience, we are able to offer expert and personalized advice and create new custom designs to ensure that the chosen Ca' Rezzonico chandelier perfectly matches the desired style and atmosphere.