INTERVIEW SPOTLIGHT ON CRYSTORAMA

Distinctive lighting with a contemporary spin

Distinctive New York-based lighting designers, Crystorama, have been the go-to global choice for top quality and fine craftsmanship for more than fifty years. Renowned for cut-crystal opulence with a modern design flourish, their stunning chandeliers twinkle in buildings such as the U.S. Supreme Court and Washington’s Constitution Hall, and hotels, theaters and resorts of distinction. They also grace private residences ranging from edgy urban lofts and elegant apartments, to rambling country estates and suburban family homes.

We ask Crystorama’s Marketing Director, Nancy Lonoff, for a run-down on what makes the company tick.

We’re a family company based in Westbury, New York. Our design team is small and communicates incredibly well, with daily discussions about home trends, the lighting marketplace, and outside influences such as fashion and art—even cars.

The right lighting can make a person glow; the wrong lighting can make the same person look sallow, tired and washed out. It is the touch that completes a room, transforming it from drab to fab, while ill-chosen fixtures can make everything appear out of place.

Our most difficult project was the recent 2014 Met Gala. It’s one of the most exclusive, glamorous parties of the year with an A-list celebrity guest list and a ticket price of $25,000. The museum was still keeping normal opening hours, so our challenge was to install a massive chandelier at night, over a two-day period. Over 1,500 crystals were involved and each had to be double-pinned and tied to the chandelier to prevent any possibility of a crystal falling!

Wedding events are fun and allow us to go to town. The request is usually a grand, feminine statement piece.

We’re thrilled with our latest innovation, the Libby Langdon for Crystorama lighting line, launched earlier this year. Libby Langdon is an interior designer with a fresh eye for design—her style is tailored, modern, clean and polished, combining classic with chic. Our ideas are complementary, and we’re keen to harness this upcoming market.

Our ‘bread and butter’ crystal styles are always from Swarovski, and we’re always excited about Swarovski’s ever-growing designs and color options.

Color trends are born on the catwalk; we study fashion as much as we study lighting styles, so we always enjoy borrowing from fashion aesthetics to enhance our designs.

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