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ARTICA enlightens in Singapore, in the quiet Leedon Park neighbourhood. This spacious abode with a luxurious interior design, created by Designworx Interior Consultant. Design director Terri Tan worked closely with architect Betsy Lau of East 9 Architects. 

Set in a recessed ceiling, a 4-metre-wide elliptical ARTICA chandelier by Manooi delivers a chic radiance to this custom living area in this luxury home, making it a perfect atmosphere for entertaining or relaxing with family. This award-winning interior design project by GCB is truly a space where class meets comfort, wonderful aspects of life which Manooi’s creations are happy to shine a light upon.

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The luxury living room, where our flagship ARTICA model is centred, is located beyond the feature wall. The dialogue between the room’s Marine Sky marble flooring and the grandiose elliptical ARTICA chandelier sets the tone for the space in-between. Two off-white sofas and a series of armchairs from Fashion Interiors by Paul Cornelissen, together with a pair of bespoke square coffee tables with seashells set within the table tops, balance the formality of the floor and ceiling with a more relaxed ambience. 

As our flagship and one of the most successful Manooi models, Artica embodies the spirit of the brand; over time it has become the recognised shape and logo of Manooi around the world. Although it entails unique architectural forms, it is ideal for placement in a wide range of spaces due to its smooth and curved shapes.

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When it comes to interior design, the only limit is our imagination. For special concepts and approaches, the possibilities are endless: our crystal chandeliers can be personaly customised into something individualistic and personal as a bespoke light creation.

When your space requires a bespoke lighting design, we provide flexible service to fulfil your wishes and enhance customised interiors. Every one of our tailor-made chandeliers is the fruit of a common planning process by our team of developers to provide an exclusive and personal illumination to your interior. Manooi’s expertise lies in creating fully customised chandeliers and other magnificent bespoke lightings. From conception through design and manufacturing to installation, Manooi works tirelessly to delight its customers.

A colourful Manooi crystal chandelier cluster shines in this luxury interior Hangzhou, China. It’s a fine combination of an elegant, classic home decor with a touch of crystal sparkle. The shape and colour combinations of ARTICA and RIO are in perfect harmony with every aspect of the interior design. A uniquely personalized,  bespoke size of the crystal chandelier cluster— ARTICA 480, RIO 180, RIO 220 —made this project even more special.

Manooi crystal chandeliers can be personalized even more with colour combinations. These crystals are coloured within their own material to ensure the durability of the colours for eternity.

bespoke size Artica and Rio cluster

Manooi 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 and colour 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.

ARTICA

The flagship and one of the most successful Manooi models, Artica embodies the spirit of the brand; over time it has become the recognised shape and logo of Manooi around the world. Although it entails unique architectural forms, it is ideal for placement in a wide range of spaces due to its smooth and curved shapes.

RIO

This chandelier demonstrates the effect of gravity in space: Rio is asymmetry combined with the perfect regularity of the circle. It is the chandelier of choice for those desiring a twist on the everyday symmetrical forms.

 

 

 

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Each of our models has a story to tell. We created MOHA as a bespoke project, but its intricate shape kept raising interest among our partners too. So we brought this interesting chandelier to the Euroluce in 2019, and it became a real hit of the Manooi stand. Since than MOHA shines in luxury interiors as a bespoke light creation of MANOOI upon request and often be seen in luxury aparments like the stunning Saari Mois penthouse in St. Petersburg.

The Saari Mois rooftop villa project came about as a result of a simple request from a client to renovate two separate apartments on the top floor of a residential building. The architect behind the project, Svetozar Andreev, proposed a left-field solution – to knock through part of the dividing walls and ceilings, thereby combining the two apartments into a single space, and to add a second floor featuring living areas and terraces on the roof of the building. As a result, a non-standard architectural solution made it possible to unlock additional space, converting two small separate apartments into a luxurious two-storey Mediterranean-style villa, with spacious terraces and panoramic windows.

A perfectly square geometrical shape set into crystals, the parallel edges of MOHA blend completely into the surroundings. Its harmonious shape, symbolising happiness and positivity, accounts for its popularity. It is suitable for installation on its own or in clusters.

moha composition Bespoke MOHA chandeliers looks stuning in the modern interior of a penthouse in St. Petersburg. The modern style interior was designed by THE SVETOZAR ANDREEV STUDIOan international architectural group founded by architect and interior designer Svetozar Andreev. 

 

 

The end result looks truly amazing. H2 Yacht Design’s project, a unique superyacht, includes a wine cellar featuring our flagship crystal chandelier model, ARTICA.

In fact, we came up with a custom-made ARTICA crystal chandelier specially designed for this project. During the design process, the special conditions of the interior had to be taken into account. Still, our objective was to maintain the sophisticated design of ARTICA, with its imperfect, elliptical curved and smooth shape, to ensure it is a jewel within this unique interior.

For technical safety reasons it was important that it not have a square shape, but should be completely rounded, able to handle humidity, movement, lighting systems etc. The final result, a “2.0 version” of ARTICA, was born with LED light sources, IP protection, and a fine, round shape with fixed crystals. This bespoke crystal chandelier found its place in the centre of the yacht’s wine room.

 

Artica in a yacht

Meet the designers

Kleven shipyard and Marin Teknikk/Oscar Mike have created a private luxury yacht with advanced offshore capabilities with the intent of it eventually being passed on to an equally adventurous owner. “The brief called for an expedition-style vessel with real presence,” explains Kyle Dick of Oscar Mike Naval Architects.

 

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How a boutique crystal chandelier maker found its home

Tucked away on a quiet street on Budapest’s “Rose Hill” is an enchanting, stately old house called the “Neuschlosz Villa”, where Manooi Light Creations’ headquarters are located.

The mansion looks like a castle of sorts, mixing neo baroque and neo renaissance styles. Long-ago pictures of the villa reveal the peak of its tower section topped by a steep crown like one might see adorning many of the towers in Prague. These days, however, it’s flat on top – one of the mansion’s battle scars from the Second World War. And it does have a number of open-air and covered verandas – added later – that offer spectacular views of the city.

Today this unique structure at Apostol Street 13 in the 2nd district is a testament to both the creativity and perseverance of Budapest.

Named after its first owner, Ödön Neuschlosz, the grand old house was completed in 1898 according to a plan by Hungarian architect Ignac Alpar, unknown at the time, but who would become one of an esteemed generation of architects who were responsible for Budapest’s architectural development at the turn of the century. Indeed, after designing the villa, Alpar won broad acclaim for his planning of the Vajdahunyad Castle for the Millenium Celebration in City Park (“Varosliget”) and went on to design the Budapest Stock Exchange, the Hungarian National Bank and the quirky “Anker” building right downtown near Deak Square, all landmarks of architecture in the Hungarian capital.

Discovering the story behind the place

That sort of deep history and grandeur were exactly what Judit Zoltai, Manooi’s co-founder, was in search of when she began looking for a company headquarters about 10 years ago. She says she has a special approach when it comes to finding an office space or picking out a family living space. “For me, it’s important that the place has a story and some history behind it,” she explains.

The Neuschlosz Villa, says Judit, was no different. It had a strange advert that piqued her interest.

She remembers, “The ad had a weird picture that showed the carved wood interior, which is fantastic, but the picture was odd and dark. Still, it was apparent from the ad that the space had some soul to it; I’m not always looking for something that would be ‘good.’ What I choose needs to have a certain ‘something.’”

Judit explains that whenever she and her husband, Janos Heder, Manooi’s co-founder, are looking for a property, she’s the one who does the legwork before showing him the “finalists”.

A masterpiece, inside and out

If the unusual exterior of the Neuschlosz Villa doesn’t wow you, just step through the heavy and massive wooden door at the mansion’s main entrance which opens up to reveal an archaic wooden staircase. Past that, one steps into an expansive parlour filled with intricately carved redwood from South America. The stately old room is big enough for throwing a ball. And just next door, to the left of the parlour, is a stunning, olde-world library. One can easily imagine it filled with classic books. Off the right side of the parlour are the offices of Manooi.

Judit says she also remembers seeing those things for the first time.

“So on the day I went to see the villa, it was enchanting because I entered, looked up and saw all of the handcrafted wood, then I went into our possible office space and looked out over the Danube, and the place really grabbed me. One of the small rooms in the back is especially bright and is a bit different than the other ones – it looks down on Margaret Island and Margaret Bridge. I found it really charming.”

“Janos also liked it, immediately,” she adds.

János Héder co-founder of Manooi

Introducing modern light creations in a classic atmosphere

Part of the reason Manooi chose the villa was the impression it makes with clients who come for a visit.

“We definitely were searching for the kind of space that would accommodate our chandeliers,” Judit explains. “Crystal chandeliers have the same effect on both modern spaces as they do on classic ones, but they definitely give their best to very special rooms, so they absolutely suit our headquarters and are in harmony with it, and our clients are really impressed – they’re taken aback in a positive way when they enter the parlor, where we’ve installed a giant chandelier on purpose, to transport them into a dream, away from life’s everyday hustle and bustle.”

She says Manooi’s offices are a contrast to the Bauhaus-era house that she and her family live in, but most of their time is spent at work in the villa.

“I remember we weren’t quite sure  we wanted to stay because the space was a bit dark, but the house representative encouraged me, saying, ‘Judit dear, you’ll see that you’re going to end up staying here longer than you think.’ And she was right! We really love being and working there,” admits Judit.

 

Lune chandelier in an office

Manooi crystal chandeliers

Where history meets mystery

As for whether there is still something to discover for her in the Neuschlosz Villa, Judit says one of her friends shared some old photos with her that revealed what the interior of the house looked like back in the old days. “Originally, the walls and the windows were much different, and when you see where there were paintings and furniture, vases – what life was like 100 years ago – that gives a really interesting peek into how it used to look.”

But, Judit says, the mansion is hiding an even greater secret about which few are aware – a tunnel that is accessible from the cellar and allegedly leads all the way to the Danube. 

“We asked if anyone had ever gone down the full length of the passage,” she reports. “They haven’t, but say that parts of it are walled in, because there could be mines or who knows what in the tunnel.”

And that’s why, even though it’s no secret what a great space Manooi found for creating and exhibiting its luxury chandeliers, the old house will keep some things to itself.

 

Stay tuned for more stories and insights from the team at Manooi!