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MANOOI is  proud to be part of a stunning restylishing design project with one of its most popular crystal chandeliers. DEEP SKY is an attempt to grasp the infinity of space, composed of crystals augmented by their own reflections. This endless      mass of twinkling stars is only visible from below, within the solid mirror box structure concealing a sparkling multitude.

This restylishing, modern interior design by Martinuzzi Interiors in magnificent property located on the hill of Erlenbach, overlooking Lake Zurich. The brief of the client entailed the restyling of the property to add substantially to its market value. To that end, the villa needed to be brought up-to-date and revived. Martinuzzi Interiors prefered to draw attention to the fact that “Restyling” is in high demand on the real estate market, because it combines a modernisation with a renovation concept & planning using the technologies of renders and video renders.

The main challenges were to find the perfect color palette that would contrast and at the same time harmonize the built-in furniture with the flooring, all realized in the same American walnut wood. The combination of warm and cold grey colors with the brown/orange existing elements highlights the re-modernization adding a refined taste. The concept intelligently embraced also the existing Asian design elements and colors giving the villa an original and sophisticated new look.

For the dining area of the villa, they continued the harmony with the different shapes of grey color. The texture was enriched by a luxury Anguilla leather wallpaper in different areas of the Villa. The lighter warmer grey was used for the entire interiors walls of the villa. The final result is a feeling of living with style and Harmony. The future furnishing of those areas will be completed by the wish of the client. This is the area where the interior design and the athmospeher was completed with a stunnng black covered, DEEP SKY crystal chandelier.

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Location: Zurich

Year: 2018

Size: 600 m2, 12 rooms

Project Objectives: Restyling, Renovation, Color and Material Concept.

 

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Manooi crystal chandeliers only are made with premium-quality crystals, due to the complexity of their manufacture. The chandeliers are made with full-cut octagon crystals with special grindings to recall the cut of diamonds. This special cut helps to absorb the natural light and to create the unique sparkling effect that only crystal can provide.

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We use different sizes of crystals to give a streamlined shape and an airy effect to our chandeliers. As a final touch, we decorate the chandeliers with various shape, design and style of crystal pendants.

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But what is crystal? What does it mean and where is it used?

Overall, the word crystal describes a material whose components are arranged in a regular structure, but it can also be one piece of that material: meaning “a” crystal or “piece of crystal”.

Crystal is also a mineral that has a regular shape, like when salt crystallizes from evaporated seawater. Or, it can also be a clear, transparent rock used in a piece of jewelry.

Crystal in the Manooi Universe

Or a crystal can be a piece of high quality, cut glass whose patterns reflect light, like the single pieces of crystal Manooi uses in its chandelier creations. Such crystal pieces – the ones that shine and dazzle our eyes – are truly the stars of our universe.

Sometimes called “pendalogues”, these chandelier crystals, which are cut and polished into various shapes and sizes, reflect and amplify the light from our contemporary crystal chandelier models, which can accommodate both classic and modern interiors. When it comes to crystal, we couldn’t do what we do without them!

How long has crystal been used in chandeliers?

The use of crystal in chandeliers was part of the evolution of ceiling lamps, the first one being the candelabra, which hung from the ceiling holding candles as a light source.

The chandelier, an upgrade of sorts of the candelabra, came about in the medieval period. Over time, chandeliers became increasingly sophisticated and were fashioned from precious materials (like gold), making them status symbols in a home or estate. Eventually, Murano glass from Venice was used on chandeliers to reflect their candle light.

Then, lead glass was invented. In the 17th century English glassmaker George Ravenscroft came up with it. Now commonly called crystal or lead crystal, this special glass reflected light more decoratively than regular glass and was also easier to work with than Venetian glass.

Owing to a deep tradition of glass making that began at the end of the 13th century, manufacturers in Bohemia (in today’s Czech Republic) became renowned for their crystal glass production, which featured unique colours and cuts.

 

The “golden age” of crystal

Starting in the 19th century, within a remarkably short period of time Bohemian crystal earned world renown for its design and quality – one Bohemian glass maker even won the highest award at the 1900 World Exhibition in Paris.

However, in the meantime, in 1895, Daniel Swarovski, who had emigrated from Bohemia to Austria, invented a machine which cut and polished crystal, a development that revolutionized how it was made. Today, of course, his company is world famous in the worlds of design and fashion, and is Manooi’s biggest supplier of crystal pieces.

 

Lead crystal versus “regular” glass

While everyday glass comes from sand (containing mostly silicon dioxide) heated to 1700 degrees Celsius thus turning into a liquid that can be fashioned into objects, to make crystal glass minerals are added to the glass-making process to strengthen it. The mineral content of crystal glass runs anywhere from 2-30%, with or without lead.

If you’re wondering how to differentiate between real crystal and ordinary glass, just tap on it: a glass made of crystal will ring, while ordinary glass doesn’t. Also, objects made of crystal are much more brilliant and dazzling to the eye than common glass. And crystal is stronger and thinner than glass, so it’s used     , for example, to make delicate wine glasses.

Health and environmental concerns      from the production of lead crystal glass      drove      crystal makers to invent a way to manufacture lead-free crystal. Today this is done by replacing the lead oxide used in the traditional process with      other compounds that do not entail possible health risks.

With the help of today’s most advanced technology, for the production of crystal chandeliers Swarovski has succeeded in creating a sustainable, lead-free crystal glass material that shows off the same lustre as the original lead version, ADVANCED CRYSTAL, a development which the company considers proprietary knowledge. In connection with this, Manooi crystal chandeliers are made with the highest quality crystal materials, and the pinnacle of such crystal making is a custom-made crystal from Swarovski, the Artica crystal, a piece of which serves as a trademark and token of authenticity on every Manooi creation.

Manooi headquarter

MANOOI’s showroom hosted a gathering of industry partners whose aim was to introduce the company’s profile and chandeliers to the design profession in Hungary. MANOOI’s long-term partner Ambi Light invited leading designers and interior architects from Hungary to embark on an exciting design journey. Guests gained insight into the company’s history, from its inception to the present day. They got the chance to meet one of the founders of MANOOI, designer Judit Zoltai, who provided an abundance of inspiration. They were also introduced to the birth of MANOOI’s luxury crystal chandeliers and got acquainted with the various components, technical details and characteristics of the crystals it employs in its creations. The designers in attendance had their eyes opened to the versatile use of crystal chandeliers through inspiring and prestigious design projects, a true introduction to the MANOOI universe.

Manooi Ambilight partner meeting

Manooi Ambilight partner meeting

Manooi chandeliers only are made with premium-quality crystals, due to the complexity of their manufacture. The chandeliers are made with full-cut octagon crystals with special grindings to recall the cut of diamonds. This special cut helps to absorb the natural light and to create the       unique sparkling effect that only crystal can provide. We use different sizes of crystals to give a streamlined shape and an airy effect to our chandeliers. As a final touch, we decorate the chandeliers with various shape and style of crystal pendants.

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Voile chandelier in an art deco interior

STYLE OF LUXURY AND MODERNITY – ART DECO

We are proud to be present in a luxury apartment design in art deco style by SimmenGroup, a team of market leading professional designers for prestigious new buildings and renovations in Switzerland and abroad.

The art deco style, which above all reflected modern technology, was always characterized by smooth lines, geometric shapes, streamlined forms and bright, sometimes garish colours. Initially a luxury style using high quality materials like silver, crystal, ivory, jade and lacquer.

Light ivory, beige colours of the furnitures, carpets define the friendly but elegant  style of the appartment. The bright colours are enlivened by the golden accessories typical for Art Deco style. Crysltas not just ideal or fit into this interior design but essential.

In the living room a stunning cluster of six VOILE chandeliers by MANOOI elevates the mood. VOILE chandelier is designed to stand the test of time. It combines the latest LED technology with artistic manufacturing techniques. Its versatility makes it adaptable to any kind of space. It is available in various sizes and shapes – quarter, oval and square to fit any imagination. Recommended to be installed in clusters,  the number of size and colour combinations is infinite.

 

 Voile chandelier in an art deco interior

 Voile chandelier in an art deco interior

Manooi Polaris crystal chancdelier cluster

Luxury apartment on the East Coast in Florida features a stunning sea view

This stylish apartment has a real personal touch since it was designed by the owner herself and Lights of Venice. In the large sitting room there is plenty of space to fill with designer furniture and accessories. The challenge was to fill up the large space proportionately with light, to highlight its stunning sea view. The designer was looking for a specific crystal chandelier to occupy the space in the sitting room area.

The POLARIS crystal chandelier has several different sizes to choose from, so the designer went ahead and arranged that the area accommodate three different sizes and then hung them at different heights. Every piece of the interior design is well-planned, personal and creates harmony while using light pastel colours. The large windows provide a stunning sea view and lots of natural light.

Manooi crystal chandeliers are only made with premium-quality crystals: full-cut octagon pieces specially carved to recall the look of diamonds. This special cut helps to absorb natural light and to create the incomparable sparkling effect that only a crystal can provide. Its optical traits can break down visible light into spectra, resulting in colour combinations like those of a rainbow. We use various-sized crystals to give a streamlined and an airy effect to our lighting creations. As a final touch, we decorate the chandeliers with various shapes and styles of crystal pendants so the chandeliers provide a stunning sparkling effect from every angle.

POLARIS is perfect for installing in a composition, having an exclusive, inimitable shape. The intricate shape of this chandelier will underline the complex lines in contemporary interiors. With both mineral and stellar associations, this chandelier captivates and represents a new departure in the manufacturing possibilities of the brand. The POLARIS crystal chandelier is available in three standard shapes and can be further enhanced by combinations of the coloured crystals of your choice.

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Manooi Iceberg crystal chandelier

Out of the many aspects making Arndt Geiger Herrmann Architects’ oeuvre so exciting and extraordinary, it is mainly two that perfectly characterise the firm’s architectural stance: firstly, the references, in terms of both form and content, to 21st century Swiss modernism, which the architects have steadfastly devoted themselves to, irrespective of all postmodern trends, whose idiosyncrasies continue to have repercussions to this day; and secondly, the reflection upon the location, the acknowledgement of and involvement with different truths and their diversity, without which their architectural concepts would be unthinkable. Only a few steps away from Lake Lucerne in this idyllic scenery, an amazing single family house with a unique panoramic view was built on an empty plot of land. In the steep terrain of “Nagelfluh”, elaborate foundation work had to be carried out in order to be able to realise the planned three-story house. The infinity pool was deliberately designed so that one can fully enjoy the fabulous view from there.

Manooi is proud to be present in that realm with one of its Iceberg crystal chandeliers in  one of their stunning, “single family house with panoramic view” projects. Our Iceberg chandelier resembles a glistening hemisphere, andechnically speaking, it is one of the most intricate and advanced chandeliers. Manufactured in the Manooi atelier, Iceberg comes in 32 different sizes and shapes to accommodate every architectural space. Thanks to its flexibility, it looks gorgeous in a cluster or on its own, too.

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The materials of the cubic villa were carefully selected in close dialogue with the client. The ventilated facade consisting of gray clinker brick was glued and then grouted. The interior is also dominated by stone. The only exception is a compact core of smoked eucalyptus wood, which runs vertically through the three floors of the property and is not only a visual eye-catcher, but also cleverly hides undesirables thanks to elaborate planning. 

 

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Manooi Infinity crystal chandelier
Juliettes Interiors London Showroom

Juliettes Interiors has become well-recognised for offering luxury furniture with a splash of glamour, depth and character. Almost all our furniture collections can be customised into tailor-made, exclusive pieces, offering anything from the simple to the more outrageous. Juliettes Interiors London showroom on the Kings Road in Chelsea is a good starting point to gather ideas to enhance your interior with a sparkling crystal chandelier. Whether you’re an interior designer looking for inspiration for your project or a private client wishing to touch and feel our luxury home accessories and furniture before making a decision.

Manooi is proud to be presented in the showroom with INFINITY, a crystal chandelier which symbolizes empowerment and everlasting beauty. It offers a playful and dynamic illumination concept to any setting. The unique shape of this exclusive pendant lamp will bring an artistic touch to any interior design project.

 

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Each Manooi crystal chandelier is the fruit of an intensive creative process by our team of designers, who seek to bring beauty and luminance to the world, providing exclusive illumination to your atmosphere. INFINITY crystal chandelier awakes the power of eternity with its never-ending loops. Other specialty of INFINITY is the 360 ̊  sparkling effect which is an additional sparkle on the top of a crystal chandelier provides a gorgeous 360 degree shimmering from every perspective. No matter if you choose a transparent or a colour version to your interior, the result is stunning.

It offers a playful and dynamic illumination concept to any setting. The unique shape of this exclusive pendant design lamp will bring an artistic touch to any interior design project.

Every piece is chosen and manufactured with close attention to detail in our workshop, which means that each and every chandelier is an exclusive artistic work!

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Manooi Looop crystal chandelier
THE OMNIPRESENT CIRCLE

The elegant luxury apartment with spectacular view, including our LOOOP crystal chandelier model was designed by Austin Chai and managed by Louvre Casa Hangzhou. 

A preference for circular shapes is deeply ingrained in all of us from birth. As a modern version of one of the most ancient forms, the omnipresent circle, LOOOP is a majestic crystal chandelier. Its application is generally recommended for interiors where it has the space to create unparalleled harmony between light and space. LOOOP crystal chandelier need space to become alive due to its majestic dimensions.

Our LOOOP model can be installed on its own or in different sized clusters. The suspended crystal circles can provide an airy flying effect when it is installed into spacious spaces. We use various sized crystals to give a streamlined and an airy effect to our lighting creations. As a final touch, we decorate the chandeliers with various shapes and styles of crystal pendants.

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Just like most of our crystal chandelier, LOOOP is available in coloured versions, too. These crystals are coloured within their own material to ensure the durability of the colours for eternity. Alongside transparent versions, it is also available in nine standard colour combinations to fit your interior design and imaginations. The used full-cut octagon pieces specially carved to recall the look of diamonds. This special cut helps to absorb natural light and to create the incomparable sparkling effect that only a crystal can provide. Its optical traits can break down visible light into spectra, resulting in colour combinations like those of a rainbow. This makes crystal sparkle so stunning.

The sitting room provides a grandious space for this bespoke sized, coloured LOOOP crystal chandelier. The blue and brown colour combination of the chandelier recalls the calming colours of the sea, and highlights the stunning view to the city.

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Manooi Fjord crystal chandelier

BIRTH OF A BESPOKE LIGHT CREATION

 

Experts of MANOOI always like to push their own boundaries. Manooi’s standard crystal chandeliers can be personalised as bespoke light creations to provide for differences in personal taste and to best complement the styles and colour schemes of the interiors in which they will be placed.

A special project took place in the soon-to-be the new Manooi atelier. Its extrem,  500-square-meter, 13-meter-high hall provides a generous space for our bespoke crystal chandeliers. Our unique size FJORD crystal chandelier debuted in this special interior. Its extreme height needed the generous space provided by the Manooi atelier.

Manooi’s quality control procedures ensure that production undergoes a rigorous inspection process so that each lighting creation meets and exceeds the highest standards. A special area of the workshop is dedicated to the design of Manooi’s bespoke chandeliers and to product development. Our expertise lies in creating fully customised chandeliers and other magnificent bespoke light creations. Creating a 6 meters high bespoke FJORD crystal chandelier was a very inspiring project for us, so much so that it needed to be shown to our audience.

Light is a piece of art and when it plays with crystals, it just recalles the elegant moves of a graceful balett dancer.

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CREATIVE ENERGIES

ONCE THERE WAS A TEXTILE FACTORY IN ÓBUDA

The Goldberger Textile Factory operated in Óbuda for two hundred years. The founder, Ferenc Goldberger, opened his blue painting plant in 1784. In the 19th century, the small company developed into a large textile factory, so successful that even Emperor Franz Joseph and his wife Sissi visited here. After the World War II, the factory was nationalized and began to decline. Following the change of regime, production decreased permanently in 1997. But the buildings still stand today. MANOOI has found the creative energy it has long been looking for in an impressive building complex in its thousands of square meters of ruins to create its magnificent crystal light creations.

“At MANOOI, creation is an integral part of our day, so it was important to find a place to expand our production of crystal chandeliers where we could also expand in space. We are in the area of ​​the factory’s old energy center, where was the boiler house. The special atmosphere of the place, its vast spaces and its unadulterated industrial atmosphere make the hall such a creative powerhouse that the flow of creative energies is almost perceptible. ” – Judit Zoltai (CEO, designer)

Manooi Fjord crystal chandelier

The 500-square-meter, 13-meter-high hall still functioned as a boiler house at the time of the textile factory. Just as the factory functioned as an energy hub at the time, so will MANOOI’s creative energy hub. 

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In the future, the hall will simultaneously act as a contemporary exhibition space, a showroom and a cultural project space accessible to artists and creators.

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