The Contemporary Chandelier for the Golf Club


How to select a Chandelier for a modern commercial building

There were a lot of buildings that were built in the 1960’s that are certainly very practical and were cost effective when they were built, but quite frankly they simply are not architectural works of art. Now this is an understatement and I think it is fair to say that if we could delete the 1960’s decade from architectural history then the world would be a finer place to live in. However, clearly we cannot do that so what we need to do is make the most of it and look at ways of taking buildings with straight red brick walls and simple rectangular windows and enhance them. This is easier said than done because you cannot add a multitude of period features, for example, as this would create quite a monstrosity by the clashing contrast of the modern style and the Victorian glamour.  Your first port of call may not be a chandelier because these are traditionally thought of as lighting features for grand old buildings with high ceilings and marble fireplaces. However, by selecting wisely a  contemporary chandelier can be a very appropriate choice.

Looking at the case for Contemporary Chandeliers

The natural architectural period for the traditional chandelier which is dressed with a multitude of sparkling crystal trimmings is undoubtedly Victorian of Georgian. This period of architecture just cries out for ornate style chandeliers and the more crystal you add the more the spectacular appeal will amplify. However with a modern building and particularly one from the 1960’s you need to choose wisely as a traditional chandelier will simply look out of place. The answer is to look closely at the architectural features and choose your chandelier to compellent them wisely. For example if there is a abundance of chrome plate then a 24 carat gold plate chandelier is wrong and you need a polished nickel finish to bring some life into the space. If the ceilings are square and the architectural styling is simple then you need corresponding lines and design to be present in your chandelier.

Looking at the Blackmoor Golf Club Chandelier in more detail.

Contemporary Chandelier
Now Blackmoor golf course is certainly a fine golf course and in fact it is in the top 100 golf courses in the UK. However if the golf course judges were looking at architecture and the club house design then that prize would not have been achieved! Yet if you look closely at what has been done here from an interior design perspective then it is simply amazing. Just imagine this space with out the chandelier pictures and embosses stairway glazing and you will probably be picturing a hospital or similar institution. However by careful selection of interior design artifacts and colours then the space has been enhanced to produce a highly desirable entrance hall.
Modern Chandelier

Now looking at the chandelier in more detail as you can see simple clean lines have been chosen to complement the simplistic interior design and the polished nickel finish on the chandelier, candle tubes works very well with the brushed aluminum finish stairway banister. Also take a look at those LED candle bulbs with the silver finish which really moves this contemporary chandelier into the 21st century. And finally the distinct lack of crystal trimmings is turned into a strong design feature to match the lines and style of the interior. So I will let you be the judge but I think Blackmoor Golf club have got this exactly right.


One thought on “The Contemporary Chandelier for the Golf Club”

  1. G’Day! Admin,
    I take your point, I’m looking for chandelier ceiling fans, but not the kind that seem to be readily available everywhere as “chandelier ceiling fans”.
    I’m trying to find the kind that has the fan part close to the ceiling and then has the chandelier part drop down from the middle of the fan.
    I’m interested in the more contemporary lines. Do these even exist?

    Currently all I can find is where the fan and lighting part drop down from the ceiling together, which wouldn’t work for my purpose!
    Any help/links would be greatly appreciated!
    Good Job!

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