If there's one region that should know about luxury, it's Savoy. Now shared between France and Italy, Savoy was the longest surviving royal house in the history of Europe. Tucked into the western edge of the Alps, Savoy was home to legions of kings and dukes. So it's the perfect inspiration and name for a spectacular chandelier by Zia-Priven of North Hollywood. The lighting company is composed of husband and wife team Marcia Zia and Paul Priven, who in 1999 decided to create "beautifully hand crafted lighting with a classically modern aesthetic."
Savoy Chandelier. Designed by Zia-Priven.
Savoy Chandelier is an oval ring with three tiers of handmade crystals--a grand total of 280 elongated tear-shaped crystals. The overall height of this wondrous, pendant illumination is 55 inches (dimensions are 42" L x 16" W). Lamping is 2 x 150 watts, enough lighting to bring those crystal clusters to life with glittering. The frame is a sleek trio of polished nickel tracks that hang from two spare rods mounted to the ceiling. This skeleton allows the luxurious, long crystal pendants to get all the attention they deserve. The contrast of the bulbous ends of the hanging crystals with the straight lines of the silver frame gives the Savoy Chandelier a modern twist, and the use of a well-established, luxury material alongside a new, oval shape modernizes the lighting. The opulence of Savoy may be imported, but its production is not. Like all Zia-Priven products, Savoy Chandelier is handmade in the United States by a "team of meticulous craftspeople." See their products at the AD Home Design Show 2010 from March 18-21 at New York's Pier 94.