CHANDELIERS have been around since before the 16th century – starting out as a preserve of the rich to demonstrate how wealthy they were.

Over the years, as the original wooden versions have made way for elaborate and eye-catching crystal models, these statement lights have helped to transform even the humblest of homes from ordinary to extraordinary.


And it’s no wonder that these dazzling pieces of lighting have enduring appeal being both decorative and functional – instantly adding an eye-catching statement to any home.


Tony Blenkinsop, is owner of Washington Lighting Centre, the city’s premier and largest supplier of lighting. Tucked behind B&Q in Washington, his 8,000 square foot showroom featuring stylish lighting and interiors, is a real hidden gem… a veritable Aladdin’s cave!

He said: “One of the main attractions of a chandelier is that they create a dramatic focal point which has given these dazzling pieces of lighting an enduring appeal, with new more contemporary versions winning over a whole new army of fans.”