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Chandeliers That Go for the Gold

When it comes to opulent elegance, chic chandeliers set the gold standard. These golden beauties carry the torch for glam, retro flair and a luxe look that never goes out of style.

Written by Sarah Schaale

Carousel Chandelier by Lee Broom

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.

Etch Pendant by Tom Dixon

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.

Crown Major Chandelier by Nemo

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.

Pontil Chandelier by George Kovacs

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.

Meurice Chandelier by Jonathan Adler for Robert Abbey

Meurice Chandelier by Jonathan Adler for Robert Abbey

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

Skygarden Suspension by FLOS

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.

Sputnik Pendant by Jonathan Adler for Robert Abbey

Sputnik Pendant by Jonathan Adler for Robert Abbey

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

La Lollo LED Pendant by Slamp

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.

Zanadoo Chandelier by Arteriors

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.

Solo Multi-Light Pendant with Discs by Intueri Light

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.

Theory Chandelier by Corbett Lighting

Theory Chandelier by Corbett Lighting

How about some glass with your brass? Corbett Lighting has the futuristic glam look down to a science in the Theory Chandelier, with all the opulence you can handle.

Patrona Chandelier by Tech Lighting

Patrona Chandelier by Tech Lighting

We expect the Patrona Chandelier will be a mainstay in modern homes, with its reverse take on classic chandeliers of yore. Not only is the design a stunning modern update with an unexpected silhouette, it's LED for energy savings all year round.