Ceiling lamps come in handy if the ceiling is not very high and a pendant lamp will interfere with the ability to walk freely across the room. These lamps are not just practical, but also function as a lovely piece of jewellery in the house: accentuating and decorating the ceiling. This is especially true for historic Art Nouveau and Art Deco houses.
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The Art Nouveau or Jugendstil ceiling lamp is frivolous and charming. It is based on natural shapes. Mouth-blown glass lampshades, which are often flower-shaped, adorn the gold/bronze winding fitting.
Just have a look at the French collection of ceiling lamps that has models such as the Butterfly and the Pergola. Click here to find out more about this kind of lighting.
The Tiffany ceiling lamps are also mostly based on natural shapes. Beautiful pieces of glass were ingeniously combined with the winding metal of the fixture that is often shaped like a plant. These ceiling lamps are all listed in the Tiffany Lamps category, click here to visit that particular page.
Art Deco ceiling lamps characterise themselves by a smooth fitting that can be ordered in brass (glossy or matte), bronze, glossy nickel, matte nickel and chrome. Fittings are made of stainless steel and can be used in any room.
The shape of round ceiling lamps can be rounded (pressed out of a sheet) or sharp (stepped) like a flight of stairs. There are also square fixtures which are cut out of metal and are then welded together. A lathe was used to create the lines on the Gispen ornaments.
The almost innumerable Art Deco glass shapes are a feast for the eyes. There are cubes, spheres, stepped lamps, menhirs, peppermint, ellipses, fungi, flames and a great deal more! Certain lamps also come in different shapes, sizes and colours. The Acorn, for example, can be ordered in 3 different sizes and its glass is available in opal white, soft yellow and marble. If these options are combined with the different choices that the fitting offers, it amounts to a total of 99 varieties!
Handmade ceiling lamps in the style of the Amsterdam School are certainly noteworthy as well. The breathtaking models have whimsical shapes and colours.