Skip to main content

Italian 12 Light Chandelier

Price
Shipping Options
Sort By
12-Light Italian Glass and Gilt Brass Chandelier, circa 1980s
By Murano 5
Located in Wiesbaden, Hessen
Very elegant and high quality 12- arm crystal glass chandelier Italy, circa 1980s. The condition is excellent.
Category

Vintage 1980s Italian Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Brass

Midcentury Italian Multi-Color 12-Light Sputnik Chandelier by Arredoluce, 1950s
By Arredoluce
Located in Nümbrecht, NRW
This multi-color Sputnik chandelier was made in Italy in the 1950s and is attributed to Arredoluce, Monza.  It has got 12 bakelite bulb holders which request an E14 bulb each. The...
Category

Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Brass

'12' Light Monumental Italian Crystal Beaded Chandelier
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Twelve light monumental Italian crystal beaded chandelier adorned with English cut beaded garlands, almond shaped faceted crystals and crystal spheres throughout. The fixture has bee...
Category

Early 20th Century Italian Rococo Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Crystal, Metal

Gabriel 12-Light Chandelier
By Aiardini
Located in Milan, IT
This chandelier will be a sophisticated addition to any interior, thanks to its elegant silhouette and its refined materials. Mounted on a metal ceiling rose, it features a brass and...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Brass

Gabriel 12-Light Chandelier
H 25.6 in. W 31.5 in. D 31.5 in.
Camilla 12-Light Chandelier
By Aiardini
Located in Milan, IT
Boasting a charming Silhouette, this chandelier features a metal ceiling rose with a chain from which hangs a brass and metal structure with a satin nickel finish. The sophisticated ...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Brass

Camilla 12-Light Chandelier
H 19.3 in. W 39.38 in. D 39.38 in.
Esperia Chandelier 12 Light
By Esperia
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Aaaah let there be light, Italian light that is...
Category

Vintage 1970s Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

  • Esperia Chandelier 12 Light
  • Esperia Chandelier 12 Light
  • Esperia Chandelier 12 Light
  • Esperia Chandelier 12 Light
H 40 in. Dm 28 in.
Amanda 12-Light Chandelier
By Aiardini
Located in Milan, IT
This sophisticated chandelier will be a shimmering and elegant addition to any interior. Boasting a modern allure, it is mounted on a metal ceiling rose and is suspended on a brass a...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Brass

  • Amanda 12-Light Chandelier
  • Amanda 12-Light Chandelier
  • Amanda 12-Light Chandelier
  • Amanda 12-Light Chandelier
H 14.18 in. W 37.8 in. D 37.8 in.
Togo 12-Light Chandelier
By Aiardini
Located in Milan, IT
A singular sculptural piece of functional decor, this chandelier boasts a fascinating interplay of lights and reflections even when not lit. It comprises a metal ceiling rose, and a ...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Brass

Togo 12-Light Chandelier
H 16.93 in. W 35.44 in. D 35.44 in.
Italian Modern Polished Chrome 12-Light Chandelier, Sciolari
By Gaetano Sciolari
Located in Hollywood, FL
Cubist abstract multi light chandelier by Gaetano Sciolari- this model is of exceptional size and is finished in polished chrome.
Category

Antique 1860s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Chrome

Pair of Italian 12-Light Beaded Crystal Chandeliers
Located in Dallas, TX
Gorgeous pair of Italian 12-light beaded crystal chandeliers. A lovely array of crystals, beads and prisms along with a beautiful base. A fabulous pair and very fine quality!
Category

Early 20th Century Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Crystal, Metal

Italian Beaded Crystal 12-Light Basket Form Chandelier
Located in Dallas, TX
Lovely Italian beaded crystal basket form chandelier with 12 lights, circa 1920.
Category

20th Century Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Wire

Italian Carved and Parcel Gilt 12-Light Chandelier
Located in Dallas, TX
Classic Italian carved and parcel gilt 12 light chandelier. Very nice carved details on the base of this fixture. Creates an elegant look for a variety of decors!
Category

Early 20th Century Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Wood, Wood

Pair of Large Scale Italian Beaded 12-Light Chandeliers
Located in Dallas, TX
Stunning pair of antique Italian 12-light chandeliers. Very interesting shape on these and they are covered in shimmering beads. The fixture also has an array of beautiful dangling p...
Category

Early 20th Century Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Crystal, Metal

Wall Large 12-Light Chandelier
By Villari
Located in Milan, IT
A superb sculpture that also functions as a chandelier, this stunning piece embodies Villari's traditional inspiration and exquisite manufacturing techniques. The structure in metal ...
Category

2010s Italian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Metal

  • Wall Large 12-Light Chandelier
  • Wall Large 12-Light Chandelier
  • Wall Large 12-Light Chandelier
  • Wall Large 12-Light Chandelier
H 59.06 in. Dm 37.41 in.
Mimosa 12 Light Brass Chandelier
By Alberto Donà
Located in Milan, IT
This chandelier will produce a mesmerizing effect in any room it is placed. The lustrous brass finished tubular structure is comprised of three separate sections each stretching out ...
Category

2010s Italian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Glass

  • Mimosa 12 Light Brass Chandelier
  • Mimosa 12 Light Brass Chandelier
  • Mimosa 12 Light Brass Chandelier
  • Mimosa 12 Light Brass Chandelier
H 13.78 in. W 35.44 in. D 35.44 in.
Wonderful Italian Crystal Gold Gilt 12-Light Fixture Chandelier
Located in Roslyn, NY
A wonderful Italian crystal and gold gilt 12 candelabras light fixture chandelier, rewired and ready to enjoy with chain canopy and mounting hardware included.
Category

20th Century Italian Belle Époque Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Crystal

Italian (12) Light Painted Wood & Scrolled Iron Chandelier, C. 1930's
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Large scale Italian painted wood and scrolled wrought iron chandelier. The fixture is beautifully worn with all of it's imperfections. The chandelier is newly rewired with drip wax c...
Category

Vintage 1930s Italian Rococo Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Wrought Iron

Antique Italian Carved and Silver Giltwood 12-Light Chandelier
Located in Dallas, TX
Very fine antique Italian carved and silver giltwood 12-light chandelier. The carving is exceptional on this piece. Makes a beautiful statement!
Category

Early 20th Century Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Giltwood, Giltwood

Venini Oval Murano Glass Chandelier 12-Light, 1930, Italy
By Venini
Located in Milano, IT
Rare and exceptional Venini oval Murano glass chandelier 12-light, 1930, Italy.
Category

Mid-20th Century Italian Other Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Murano Glass

Scarlett Black 12-Light Chandelier
By Aiardini
Located in Milan, IT
This captivating chandelier will stand out in both a modern and classic interior, thanks to its combination of elegant finishes. The 12 black shades are made of rigid fabric and feat...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Brass

Scarlett Black 12-Light Chandelier
H 20.48 in. W 40.16 in. D 40.16 in.
Jolie Black 12-Light Chandelier
By Aiardini
Located in Milan, IT
Adding an accent of sophistication to any modern interior, this chandelier features a seamless and elegant allure, thanks to its polished black finish and its unique silhouette. It i...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Brass

  • Jolie Black 12-Light Chandelier
  • Jolie Black 12-Light Chandelier
  • Jolie Black 12-Light Chandelier
  • Jolie Black 12-Light Chandelier
H 26.78 in. W 37.01 in. D 37.01 in.
Stilnovo Chandelier 12 Light Brass Metal Opaline Glass, 1950, Italy
By Stilnovo
Located in Milano, IT
Stilnovo chandelier 12 light brass metal opaline glass, 1950, Italy.
Category

Vintage 1950s Italian Other Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Brass

Spectacular Modern Italian Ceiling Light "Mila" 12 Opalines Chandelier Opalin
Located in Lyon, FR
Beautiful modern Italian ceiling light "Mila". Star-shaped structure with twelve branches connected by a central clamp, all in solid brass. Oval shades in opaque white opal. Possibil...
Category

2010s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Brass

1940s Italian Antique Regency Revival Crystal 12-Light Gilded Chandelier
Located in New York, NY
Maria Teresa original chandelier, antique piece entirely handcrafted in Italy late 1930s-early 1940s, with 12 lights, 4 on the upper tier, 8 at the bottom tier, extensively decorated...
Category

Early 20th Century Italian Regency Revival Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Crystal, Metal, Metal

19th Century Italian Empire Style 12-Light Basket Chandelier
Located in Dallas, TX
Fabulous 19th century Italian Empire style 12-light basket chandelier. The piece has beautiful glistening crystals and such an elegant look without being too formal. A true Classic!
Category

Antique Late 19th Century Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Crystal, Metal

Early 20th Century Italian Beaded Crystal 12-Light Chandelier
Located in Dallas, TX
Beautiful early 20th century Italian beaded crystal chandelier with 12 lights. Featuring a lovely brass base covered in beads along with dangling crystals. Also note the flower shape...
Category

Early 20th Century Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Crystal, Brass

Italian Mid-Century Sciolari 12-Light Brass and Crystal Chandelier
By Gaetano Sciolari
Located in New York, NY
Italian Mid-Century Sciolari chandelier featuring 12 sockets and 24 beveled glass prisms radiating from a central cylinder from multi-levels secured with both double and single arm b...
Category

Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Brass

19th Century Italian Carved and Giltwood 12-Light Chandelier
Located in Dallas, TX
Very fine 19th century Italian and giltwood 12-light chandelier. Beautifully carved and high quality gilt finish. An exceptional fixture that creates a truly elegant look!
Category

Antique 19th Century Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Giltwood

Italian Neoclassic Style Black Ebonized and Bronze 12 Light Chandelier
Located in Toledo, OH
An elegant Italian 12 light bronze and black ebonized chandelier. This stunning light fixture features six chains that drape down from the center crown. In front of each chain there ...
Category

20th Century Italian Neoclassical Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Bronze

Massive Gilt Italianate 12-Light Chandelier
Located in Bridgeport, CT
Notable chandelier with handsome form. Large and elegant gilt chandelier in Rustic style. With a gilt tiered metal standard. Two tiers of scrolled black metal arms with twist edges, ...
Category

20th Century Italian Rustic Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Metal

Oscar Torlasco Mid-Century Modern Italian 12-Light Brass Chandelier, 1960s
By Oscar Torlasco
Located in Cerignola, Italy Puglia
Beautiful Italian chandelier designed by Oscar Torlasco in the 1960s. The chandelier is made with a polished brass structure and has 15 arms with attachments for small screws or LED ...
Category

Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Aluminum, Brass

Vintage Italian Half-Crystal and Nickel-Plated Metal Chandelier 12-Light
Located in Prato, Tuscany
Particular and original vintage chandelier, handcrafted in a laboratory in upper Italy between 1960 and 1963; it has a massive and elaborate structure in brushed and polished nickel-...
Category

Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Crystal, Nickel

Wonderful Baguès Beaded Italian Bronze Crystal Beaded 12-Light Basket Chandelier
By Maison Baguès
Located in Roslyn, NY
Wonderful large beaded Italian bronze and crystal beaded 12-light basket form chandelier in the manner of Baguès.
Category

20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Crystal, Bronze

Italian Florentine Baroque Style Polychrome Wood Two-Tier 12-Light Chandelier
Located in Casteren, NL
A beautiful two-tier chandelier with twelve lights that was made in the Italian region of Florence, circa 1910. The chandelier is made in polychrome hand carved wood. The arms featu...
Category

Early 20th Century Italian Baroque Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Steel, Gold Leaf

12-Light Spots Chandelier Bronze and Glass, Italy, 19th Century
Located in Milano, IT
Twelve-light spots chandelier with bronze arms on multiple orders. Crystal hangings and flowers.
Category

Antique Late 19th Century Italian Romantic Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Bronze

Modern Murano White Glass 12-Light Chandelier
Located in Dallas, TX
Large scale modern Murano glass chandelier with 12 lights. Interesting scale and shape to this along with beautiful milky white glass. Stunning!!
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Murano Glass

12 Light Brass Sputnik Flush Mount Chandelier
By Helestra
Located in Frisco, TX
12 light brass sputnik flush mount chandelier inspired by the works and creativity of Gaetano Sciolari. The fixture requires twelve European E14 candelabra bulb, each bulb up to 40 w...
Category

Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Brass

Oversized 1930s Two-Level 12-Light Chandelier
Located in Douglas Manor, NY
12 lite two-level chandelier.  
Category

Vintage 1930s Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Metal

12-Light Iron Chandelier with Straight Arms
By Banci
Located in Milan, IT
An attention-grabbing addition in any Classic interior, the unique design of this chandelier will cast elegant reflections when displayed above a round dining table, in a large foyer...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Crystal, Brass, Iron

  • 12-Light Iron Chandelier with Straight Arms
  • 12-Light Iron Chandelier with Straight Arms
  • 12-Light Iron Chandelier with Straight Arms
  • 12-Light Iron Chandelier with Straight Arms
H 41.34 in. W 45.28 in. D 28.35 in.
19th Century Italian Beaded Crystal and Gilt Bronze 12 Light Chandelier
Located in Dallas, TX
Elegant 19th century Italian beaded crystal and gilt bronze chandelier with 12 lights. Pretty curved base covered in beads and crystal. Makes an impressive statement!!
Category

Antique Late 19th Century Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Crystal, Bronze

Large 12-Light Mid-Century Modern Chrome Trumpet Chandelier, Reggiani Italy 1970
By Alberto Reggianini
Located in Dallas, TX
Rare to find, large size "Trumpet" chandelier, by Reggiani, famous Italian designer, circa 1970s. 12 trumpets with one Medium base or E26 socket light bulb each, newly rewired. Sho...
Category

Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Chrome

Modern Italian Alabaster Satin Brass Space Age Style 12-Light Sputnik Chandelier
By Matlight Milano
Located in New York, NY
Cosulich Interiors & Antiques in collaboration with Matlight - Milan: this bespoke sputnik chandelier, entirely handcrafted in Italy, is an explosion of light and reflections, pleasi...
Category

2010s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Alabaster, Brass

Mid-Century Modern Sciolari 12-Arm Chrome Chandelier Light Fixture Italian 1970s
By Gaetano Sciolari
Located in Keego Harbor, MI
For your consideration is a complex yet chic, chrome chandelier by Gaetano Sciolari, circa 1960s-1970s. In excellent condition. The dimensions are 21" diameter x 45" height.   
Category

Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Chrome

Modern Italian Alabaster Satin Brass Space Age Style 12-Light Sputnik Chandelier
By Matlight Milano, Cosulich Interiors & Antiques
Located in New York, NY
Cosulich Interiors & Antiques in collaboration with Matlight - Milan: this bespoke Sputnik chandelier, entirely handcrafted in Italy, is an explosion of light and reflections, pleasi...
Category

2010s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Alabaster, Brass

Stilnovo Mid-Century Modern Italian Brass Opaline Glass 12-Light Chandelier, 50s
By Stilnovo
Located in Cerignola, Italy Puglia
Large 12-light chandelier in polished brass, black lacquered metal and opal glass. Produced by Stilnovo in Italy in the 1950s. The chandelier has been completely restored and polishe...
Category

Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Brass

Custom Made Murano Glass Chandelier with 12-Light
Located in Dallas, TX
Amazing custom made Murano glass chandelier in a shade of pale green. Fabulous for modern decor and can be made in any color. A Legacy exclusive!
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Murano Glass

Venini Carlo Scarpa 12-Light Chandelier in Clear
By Venini, Carlo Scarpa
Located in New York, NY
Carlo Scarpa chandelier, designed by Carlo Scarpa and manufactured by Venini, was originally designed in 1940. Numbered edition, available in three different sizes. Indoor use only. ...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Glass

Vintage Venetian Two-Tier 12-Light Crystal Chandelier
Located in London, GB
This is a beautiful vintage Venetian style two-tier crystal chandelier with 12 lights and beautiful clear crystal drops, dating from the second half of the 20th century. There are...
Category

Vintage 1970s Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Crystal

Large Scale Vintage Murano Glass 12-Light Chandelier
Located in Dallas, TX
Extraordinary large scale vintage Murano glass chandelier with 12 lights. Featuring beautiful curved arms along with leaves and flowers. Creates a breath taking image. Stunning!
Category

Mid-20th Century Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Murano Glass

Sciolari Chrome and Ice Cube 12 Light Chandelier
By Gaetano Sciolari, Lightolier
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A Gaetano Sciolari designed 12 light chandelier, made for Lightolier, in three levels of four arms and cubes. Lower and upper levels are the same size. The middle section cubes are s...
Category

20th Century Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Chrome

Stilnovo Style Mid-Century Modern 12-Light Brass Chandelier
By Stilnovo
Located in Miami, FL
Stilnovo style superb Mid-Century Modern 12-light brass chandelier and blown glass shades, made in Italy. US rewired and in working condition. Totally restored and refinished.
Category

Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Brass

Early 20th Century Italian Style Iron, Tole and Wood Painted 12-Light Chandelier
Located in Atlanta, GA
Early 20th century Italian style iron, tole and wood 12-light chandelier, large scale, hand painted custom finish New wiring.
Category

Early 20th Century Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Iron, Tôle

Impressive Venetian Glass 12-Light Chandelier with Dolphin-Form Arms
Located in San Francisco, CA
An outstanding example of Venetian glasswork, the center support surrounded by 4 tall glass spires above a large bowl and pendant; all emanating 12 curvaceous arms sheathed in imbric...
Category

Antique Late 19th Century Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Blown Glass

Venini Vittoriale 12-Light Chandelier in Amber Glass by Napoleone Martinuzzi
By Venini
Located in New York, NY
Vittoriale chandelier, designed by Napoleone Martinuzzi and manufactured by Venini, features a blown glass body with gold plated metal chain. Originally designed in 1926 is available...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Blown Glass

Fine Transitional Baguès Jansen 12-Light Gilt Crystal Flower Spiral Chandelier
By Maison Baguès
Located in Roslyn, NY
A wonderful transitional Baguès / Jansen style 12 candelabra light gold gilt crystal beaded Swags, flower and crystal drops on a spiral form chandelier.
Category

20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Crystal

21st Century Karim Rashid Chandelier 12-Light Murano Glass Various Colors
By Purho Murano, Karim Rashid
Located in Brembate di Sopra (BG), IT
21st century Karim Rashid K1 chandelier 12-light Murano glass various colors. Karim Rashid reinterprets the traditional Venetian chandelier for Purho, transforming it into an ethere...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Murano Glass

"Il Pezzo 12 Round Chandelier" Led Lamp in Light Bronze and Crystal
By Il Pezzo Mancante
Located in Firenze, IT
Il Pezzo 12 is a female figure suspended in the air, carrying in her womb the light. It’s nimble, refined, addictive. The solid crystal, illuminated by LEDs, creates suggestive refra...
Category

2010s Italian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Crystal, Brass, Bronze

Clear & Bronze Flecked Murano & Brass 12-Light Globe Chandelier by Alberto Donà
By Alberto Donà
Located in New York, NY
A clear and bronze flecked Murano and brass 12-light globe chandelier by Italian glass maker, Alberto Donà featuring 3 arms each with 4 different hand blown spheres of 3 varying diam...
Category

2010s Italian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Glass

Elegant, Large Maria Teresa Antique Chandelier with 12-Light and Cut Crystals
Located in Houston, TX
Italian Maria Teresa style antique fixture with exquisite crystals, having a silvered armature which enhances the silvery and colorful glow of this piece. It has eight lights on the...
Category

Early 20th Century Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Crystal

Mid-Century Modern Large Silver Leaf Crystal Beaded 12-Light Baguès Chandelier
By Maison Baguès
Located in Roslyn, NY
A wonderful large Mid-Century Modern silver leaf two-tier beaded 12-light chandelier with cut crystal cups in the manner of Baguès.
Category

20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Silver Leaf

  • 1

Italian 12 Light Chandelier For Sale on 1stDibs

With a vast inventory of beautiful furniture at 1stDibs, we’ve got just the Italian 12 light chandelier you’re looking for. Each Italian 12 light chandelier for sale was constructed with extraordinary care, often using metal, glass and brass. If you’re shopping for an Italian 12 light chandelier, we have 113 options in-stock, while there are 33 modern editions to choose from as well. There are many kinds of the Italian 12 light chandelier you’re looking for, from those produced as long ago as the 18th Century to those made as recently as the 21st Century. An Italian 12 light chandelier, designed in the Modern, Mid-Century Modern or Neoclassical style, is generally a popular piece of furniture. You’ll likely find more than one Italian 12 light chandelier that is appealing in its simplicity, but Gaetano Sciolari, Aiardini and Artemide produced versions that are worth a look.

How Much is an Italian 12 Light Chandelier?

Prices for an Italian 12 light chandelier start at $224 and top out at $54,200 with the average selling for $5,520.

Finding the Right Chandeliers and Pendants for You

Chandeliers — simple in form, inspired by candelabras and originally made of wood or iron — first made an appearance in early churches. For those wealthy enough to afford them for their homes in the medieval period, a chandelier's suspended lights likely exuded imminent danger, as lit candles served as the light source for fixtures of the era. Things have thankfully changed since then, and antique and vintage chandeliers and pendant lights are popular in many interiors today.

While gas lighting during the late 18th century represented an upgrade for chandeliers — and gas lamps would long inspire Danish architect and pioneering modernist lighting designer Poul Henningsen — it would eventually be replaced with the familiar electric lighting of today.

The key difference between a pendant light and a chandelier is that a pendant incorporates only a single bulb into its design. Don’t mistake this for simplicity, however. An Art Deco–styled homage to Sputnik from Murano glass artisans Giovanni Dalla Fina (note: there is more than one lighting fixture that shares its name with the iconic mid-century-era satellite — see Gino Sarfatti’s design too), with handcrafted decorative elements supported by a chrome frame, is just one stunning example of the elaborate engineering that can be incorporated into every component of a chandelier.

Chandeliers have evolved over time, but their classic elegance has remained unchanged. Not only will the right chandelier prove impressive in a given room, but it can also offer a certain sense of practicality. These fixtures can easily illuminate an entire space, while their elevated position prevents them from creating glare or straining one’s eyes. Certain materials, like glass, can complement naturally lit settings without stealing the show. Brass, on the other hand, can introduce an alluring, warm glow. While LEDs have earned a bad reputation for their perceived harsh bluish lights and a loss of brightness over their life span, the right design choices can help harness their lighting potential and create the perfect mood. A careful approach to lighting can transform your room into a peaceful and cozy nook, ideal for napping, reading or working.

For midsize spaces, a wall light or sconce can pull the room together and get the lighting job done. Perforated steel rings underneath five bands of handspun aluminum support a rich diffusion of light within Alvar Aalto's Beehive pendant light, but if you’re looking to brighten a more modest room, perhaps a minimalist solution is what you’re after. The mid-century modern furniture designer Charlotte Perriand devised her CP-1 wall lamps in the 1960s, in which a repositioning of sheet-metal plates can redirect light as needed.

The versatility and variability of these lighting staples mean that, when it comes to finding something like the perfect chandelier, you’ll never be left hanging. From the whimsical — like the work of Beau & Bien’s Sylvie Maréchal, frequently inspired by her dreams — to the classic beauty of Paul Ferrante's fixtures, there is a style for every room. With designs for pendant lights and chandeliers across eras, colors and materials, you’ll never run out of options to explore on 1stDibs.