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Best Bets: 10 Chandeliers That Go for the Gold

It’s Olympics season, and we’ve got a few metal winners of our own. These 10 golden beauties carry the torch for glam, retro flair and a luxe look that never goes out of style.

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Carousel Chandelier by Lee Broom

Inspired by the merry-go-round of a traditional fairground in the UK, this design floats gently in space but makes a hefty statement over a dining table or other space. Polished brass is one of the key materials in Broom’s designs, but each and every use is a fresh take on British luxury.

Carousel Chandelier by Lee Broom

Etch Pendant by Tom Dixon

A geodesic sculpture inspired by mathematical logic, the Etch Pendant combines ’s penchant for industrial manufacturing with British glamour. A detailed pattern in the metal shade lets light twinkle through like a subtly shining disco ball.

Etch Pendant by Tom Dixon

Crown Major Chandelier by Nemo

A long-time favorite, ’s Crown Major Chandelier strikes gold with this gilded finish that bridges the modern chandelier silhouette with a warmer, more classic aesthetic. It’s a stately piece for a stately space, measuring nearly four feet around and three feet high.

Crown Major Chandelier by Nemo

Pontil Chandelier by George Kovacs

A little mid-century, a little this century. The Pontil Chandelier was named after the iron pontil rod used in traditional glassblowing—the very act that inspired its Sputnik-esque silhouette.

Pontil Chandelier by George Kovacs

Meurice Chandelier by Jonathan Adler

The perfect blend of playful and refined, this beloved favorite embodies the designer's signature “irreverent luxury.” A gold finish lends itself to vintage and modern spaces alike.

Meurice Chandelier by Jonathan Adler

Skygarden Suspension by FLOS

Dutch designer Marcel Wanders drew from his antique plastered ceiling for his Skygarden Suspension for . The sculptural motif is a surprising detail underneath the gold dome.

Skygarden Suspension by FLOS

Sputnik Pendant by Jonathan Adler

Sputnik chandeliers were a cornerstone of mid-century modern style, but the space-age shape is having another heyday in today’s interiors. Jonathan Adler’s Sputnik Chandelier is a retro-inspired favorite swathed in a gold finish.

Sputnik Pendant by Jonathan Adler

La Lollo LED Pendant by Slamp

The final look of the La Lollo LED Pendant reminded designer Lorenza Bozzoli of the chandeliers found in theater foyers of the 1960s and 70s—so she named it after Italian film star Gina Lollobrigida. The mix of gold metallic and softer, smoky hues exudes a dream-like ambient light.

La Lollo LED Pendant by Slamp

Zanadoo Chandelier by Arteriors

Able to fit right in with any style or taste, the Sputnik-style light has become an icon in its own right. ’ Zanadoo Chandelier is like a golden firework, with closely clustered spindles and tiny globes of light.

Zanadoo Chandelier by Arteriors

Solo Multi-Light Pendant with Discs by Intueri Light

The Solo Mulit-Light Pendant has hearts—er, hats—of gold, simply constructed from handcrafted spun metal that connect fluidly to the glass spheres.

Solo Multi-Light Pendant with Discs by Intueri Light
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