April 27, 2016
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Crystorama Lighting Mixes Metals and Other Materials Adding Zest to Lighting
Finds Growing Consumer Interest in Creative Design Combinations

Westbury, N.Y. - Whether it's updated classic combinations of chrome and crystal or fashion-forward fusions of white and gold, creative metal and material mixes are adding personality to today's lighting fixtures, providing a focal point that both complements and enhances today's increasingly eclectic room settings.

"Today's homeowners love mixing and matching a variety of different elements in a room to achieve their own unique look," said Brad Kleinberg, president of Crystorama Lighting. "With the right lighting fixture, they can tie all of these elements together by incorporating a unifying color, shape or texture, or build on the mix by adding an unexpected accent of metal or crystal that makes the whole room shine."

Sterling room scene Crystorama Sterling Distressed Twilight Chandelier
From kitchens and dining rooms to bathrooms and dens, metal and material blends are playing an increasing role as design enhancers in furnishings throughout the home. Popular combinations in lighting include subtle silver-and-gold mixtures on iron and sophisticated two-tone chrome finishes on steel. In addition, white is gaining strength as an accent color in lighting and décor, while crystal and frosted glass continue to provide a crowning touch to chandeliers in metals ranging from gold and brass to nickel and steel.
"Bronze and brass are particularly effective metals to mix and match, since they offer a luxurious pop of color, but can still pass as neutrals that blend well with other furnishings in the room, such as antique woods or vintage, multi-hued rugs," said Kleinberg. "Appropriate for both contemporary and traditional fixtures, brass and bronze are definitely back."

When mixing metal fixtures with other furnishings, Kleinberg says it's helpful to think of some metals, like gold or brass, as warm, and others, like chrome or silver, as cool. Similar-hued metals, such as nickels and chromes or golds and bronzes, pair particularly well together, he said, but certain mixes of warm and cool, such as polished nickel and bronze, also can be effective.

Crystorama Luna
Bronze & Gold Oval Chandelier

"Mixing metals creates layers and depth that give a room a more balanced and refined look," he said. "At its best, lighting serves as the jewelry of the room, adding that essential decorative touch that makes the space uniquely yours."

Mixing metals and others materials has long been a signature strength of Crystorama Lighting. The company's line features a variety of fashionable mixes, including these four new models introduced at the January 2016 Lightovation show in Dallas:
Bleecker: The Bleecker model's design starts with a sleek, streamlined, polished chrome metal frame, then surrounds it with dozens of clear, frosted glass rods arranged in two circular tiers. A mix of retro and modern, Bleecker delivers a mid-century glam look that's both current and timeless. "Mid-century glam is very hot right now and, with Bleecker, we've come up with a very fresh take on the category," Kleinberg said. "The glass and chrome combine for a very dramatic effect."
Cedar: An exciting twist on traditional with its classy combination of chrome and crystal, the Cedar chandelier provides a fashionable solution for modern settings, projecting spectacular sparkle and shine. "The mix of chrome and crystal gives Cedar a very modern feeling," said Kleinberg, adding that Crystorama Lighting plans to develop additional Cedar fixtures for introduction at the summer Dallas lighting market.

Hollis: Modern-style crystal drops of varying lengths capture the beauty of icicles in the highly creative Hollis Collection. Draped from a circular or rectangular frame in a rugged, Forged Bronze finish, this chic, geometric design delivers a sophisticated take on rustic that adds graphic glamour to any home's décor.
Luna: Combining bold, spherical shapes with flat, sleek panels reminiscent of ribbon, the sophisticated Luna Collection has expanded its appeal even further with a new matte white and antique gold version introduced at the January Lightovation show in Dallas. "White provides a nuanced beauty that frames and flatters Luna's one-of-a-kind industrial modern design, giving it a very fresh look," Kleinberg said. In addition to the new gold-and-white combination, available on two models, Luna also is offered with a unique two-tone, English bronze and antique gold finish that enhances the design's texture and movement.
In addition, Crystorama Lighting's line features a number of other popular collections with distinctive mixes of metals and materials. They include these five popular designs:
Broche: Inspired by French brooches, the Broche Collection lights up any room with tailored elegance. Distinguished by its series of gorgeous, wrought-iron leaves, the design is available in a range of fixture types and sizes, in either a burnished antique gold or English bronze finish. The Collection also includes a stunning two-tone sphere option that incorporates both finishes for added drama and dimension, as well as an on-trend all-matte white version.
Culver: A classic arm-style chandelier, Culver combines the bling of polished nickel with a softly elegant "shade within a shade" treatment. Textural and sheer, the open-weave linen featured on the outer shade filters the light and softens the inner nickel metalwork. This design is part of the popular Libby Langdon Lighting for Crystorama Collection. "Libby's use of mixed materials makes this design highly versatile for a range of room settings," Kleinberg said. "The dual-shade approach makes a room feel extra-warm and inviting, and it also provides an enticing glimpse at the stunning shape of the inner metal chandelier."
Garland: The Garland model features shapely wrought iron curves in a shimmery, distressed, two-tone Twilight finish that is achieved by foiling silver over gold. Adding to the drama are strands of oval, cut crystal beads that hug the frame like jewelry. With its shimmery finish and classic crystal touches, this Collection offers tremendous versatility and can easily transform any decor.
Solstice: Glamorous and romantic, the Solstice Collection combines an intricate oval steel frame in an antique silver finish with dozens of hand-cut, golden shadow crystals. The square-faceted crystals, each like a perfect diamond, adorn the antique frame in a mix of graduated sizes, emitting a warm, light amber glow.
Sterling: Also sporting an innovative, two-tone Twilight finish is the fashionable Sterling Collection. Projecting an aura of romance and mystery, this design blends graduated sparkling crystal gems with cool metal glowing in rich tones of silver and gold.

About Crystorama

For more than 50 years, Crystorama has been a leader in the lighting industry, recognized for distinctive lighting creations that are exceptional in quality, design and craftsmanship. The company was honored by the home furnishings industry as the top lighting fixtures manufacturer at the 2015 ARTS Awards. Drawing upon its depth of knowledge and expertise and inspired by fashion and art, Crystorama continues to innovate with modern shapes, materials and colors.

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