We appreciate the fact that the pursuit of a modern and contemporary lighting concept means different things to different people. We embrace the expansive open concept; love the fact that great modern and contemporary style draw bits and pieces from varied influences and materials such as glass, wood, black iron and gold leaf. We appreciate that for some mid-century modern is the icon of contemporary design; while others may have far more modern minimalist approach. We have collected today’s finest mid-century modern chandeliers including chic and glamorous modern crystal chandeliers, Sputnik chandeliers, clear glass globe chandeliers and minimalist chandeliers.
Modern and Contemporary Chandeliers: it’s an exhilarating task to try and put your arms around a style that is constantly trying to push the envelope and expand possibilities. Lighting has always been one of the key ingredients in modern contemporary style with showpiece modern chandeliers frequently taking center stage. At Shades of Light, we are thrilled to surf on the cutting edge of modern design by offer a collection of chandeliers made of unique materials and sophisticated cutting-edge finishes. With a wide variety of modern geometric chandeliers including circular, rectangular and diamond shapes, orb and globe chandeliers and the ever-popular drum shade chandeliers we have taken even these simple though popular designs and curated a collection that pushes modern and contemporary chandeliers to new heights.
Color White (8) Black (5) Clear (5) Aqua (1) Blue (1) Gray (1) Orange (1) Purple (1) Red (1) Yellow (1)
Our modern and contemporary chandeliers are and always will be curated to complement all these bold modern sophisticated approaches to modern design. Now it’s up to you! Replacing an old chandelier with a fresh new modern light can update your dining room or kitchen in an instant. Let us help you distinguish your modern style.
This item was not what I expected at all. The picture on the website did not accurately represent the color of the finish. It appears to be a very bright silver on the website but in fact it was more rustic than it was silver. It had a weathered/blackened finish to it and didn’t match any of my polished and brushed nickel finishes in the space I planned to use it. The quality of the fixture was nice, but at $418 + $49 in shipping charges I will be shipping it back. SHADES OF LIGHT RESPONSE: KJ, thank you for your feedback. We have updated the photo for the Antique Silver Finish to more accurately reflect the finish of this item.
The magnificence of crystal chandelier lighting is perhaps unmatched by any other medium. A beautiful crystal chandelier can quite literally take your breath away. Whether you are looking for a large 3 tier crystal chandelier, a mini crystal chandeliers or a crystal pendant chandelier, we have curated our selection to inspire you. Here we have a complete selection from Italian imports to colored crystals as well as varied designs from traditional shapes to more modern round crystal chandeliers. Should your space be tight or your ceiling height not be tall enough to accommodate the full length of a chandelier, our crystal ceiling lights which showcase their beauty more flush to the ceiling are equally dazzling light fixtures.
Style Modern & Contemporary (53) Transitional (34) Traditional (31) Rustic (7) Industrial (3)
Light Size Medium 23″ To 30″ (165) Large 31″ Or Larger (160) Small 13″ To 22″ (131) Mini Less Than 13″ (16)
Color Black (49) White (45) Neutrals (9) Clear (8) Aqua (6) Blue (6) Gray (4) Red (3) Yellow (3) Green (2) Brown (1) Orange (1) Pink (1) Purple (1)
Number Of Lights 4 To 6 Lights (43) 7 Lights Or More (26) 3 Lights (12) 1 Light (3)
A modern drum shade concept takes a turn towards vintage elegance with crystal pendalogues, antiqued frame, and ripple glass. Hang it down in high ceiling foyers or use one chain link to hang as a semi flush ceiling light.
Select Antique Silver or Aged Gold Leaf. 4×60 watts candle sockets. (16.5″Hx15″W) Supplied with 10′ of chain chain and 15′ of cord.
Actual Finish: Aged Gold Leaf Actual Size: 16.5″Hx15″Wx15″D Finish: Gold Material: Crystal, Glass Number of Lights: 4 Color: Aged Gold Leaf
Number Of Lights 4 To 6 Lights (230) 7 Lights Or More (160) 3 Lights (59) 1 Light (16) 2 Lights (4) 7 Light Or More (1) More
Light Size Small 13″ To 22″ (33) Medium 23″ To 30″ (23) Large 31″ Or Larger (22) Mini Less Than 13″ (6)
A modern drum shade concept takes a turn towards vintage elegance with crystal pendalogues, antiqued frame, and ripple glass. Hang it down in high ceiling foyers or use one chain link to hang as a …Read More
Finish Gold (21) Bronze (19) Chrome (19) Crystal (18) Silver (17) Polished Nickel (13) Brass (6) Brushed Nickel (4) Gunmetal (3) Iron (3) Glass (2) More
Finish Bronze (155) Gold (101) Brass (96) Polished Nickel (73) Silver (64) Chrome (58) Brushed Nickel (53) Iron (24) Pewter (19) Crystal (15) Gunmetal (12) Wood (10) Glass (5) Natural (5) Distressed (4) Copper (3) Galvanized (2) Mirrored (2) Acrylic (1) Shell (1) More
Style Modern & Contemporary (472) Transitional (180) Industrial (108) Rustic (37) Traditional (27) Nautical (17) More
There should be no confusion in discerning the various types of crystal. In fact, the level of quality is as the phrase implies “crystal clear.” Glass trim will reflect light while crystal trim shall refract it. Within a solid white environment, glass will have no color. Crystal, on the other hand, will still display fire and brilliance regardless of the presence of color. All that is needed is light. Strass ( Swarovski ) has the most “color” and is the most expensive crystal, yet other kinds of crystal such as Gem cut, Egyptian, Spectra, Heritage, Turkish, Bohemian, Czech, or wood-polished are also considered fine quality choices. Murano crystal is in a category by itself. Italian glass crystal is used in antique reproduction chandeliers. The frames for our crystal chandeliers include those that are all crystal as well as bronze, gold, iron and silver and more. Visit our Design Guides & Tips for a complete description of the various types of crystal.
And don’t forget to periodically visit our Antique & Vintage Inspired Chandeliers section where we are occasionally able offer some very special one of kind antique cut crystal chandeliers. Real treasures to behold!