Contemporary lighting chandeliers patterns run from glitter to gimmick. For example, the Dutch crown designer Anneke Jakobs is more inspired by the idea of morphing junk in chandeliers than she is of dozens of dangling crystals or branches of baroque scrollwork. Regardless of her design philosophy, yours is – or if your imagination goes to patterns that are more dramatic than funky — get a flying start on your project with some instructions.
Examine the room where your chandelier design is to be hung. Tackle the practical stuff — as well as the roof electric source and decide if it will support the contemporary lighting chandeliers you imagine. Feeling doubtful either? Contact an electrician to be on the safe side. Prove the chandelier optimum drop length to make sure you do not design a fixture that is too low or too high to be both useful and attractive. Assess the colors, the atmosphere and the style of the room in question. Armed with this information, look for examples of the type of chandelier you hope to design using the library’s encyclopedia, the Internet and by visiting lighting studios and inspiration stores. Take pictures, if possible, to use as references. Keep in mind the importance of the scale: your final work must be proportionate properly so it neither dominates the room nor is too small to do the job to highlight it.
Outline your visions for the fixture or use CAD or design software to coarse multiple contemporary lighting chandeliers ideas. Match them to available materials. For example, if you cannot get enough glass crystals to cover your luminaire, you may need to switch to Lucite, choose another plastic or abandon this term. Then make a design choice based on all factors. Collect all tools, materials and supplies. Choose a comfortable workplace that offers plenty of space to spread. Be sure that there is at least one convenient power outlet for power plugging tools. Make certain sockets and wires meet Writers Laboratory codes for security. Keep a copy of your CAD or handwritten design on hand for reference. Don gloves and eye coatings at the same time work with sharp materials.