Italian Inspiration for the Holidays: Innovative Lighting and Bold Design

Italian lighting design from traditional to high-tech ignites the imagination with brilliant colors and robust finishing. The latest ceiling pendants, wall sconces and floor lamps blend artistry with illumination in the most uncharacteristic and inventive ways.

From Milan, Bellagio and Bergamo to Verona, Bologna and Venice–decorative light fixtures and lamps of Northern Italy are breathtaking.  The city of fashion and art is illuminated with a myriad of novel and traditional lighting designs and a variety of surprising twists.  Bellissima!

tangled up in blue


Sophisticated and royal, Italian chandeliers take center stage in the Liberty Room at the Regina Palace Hotel in Stresa.  Deep royal blue shades set the trend for robust color in decor.


As leaders in the fashion industry, Italian designers are daring—experimenting with a variety of colors and textures and incorporating ingenuity with the latest lighting technology.



Top 5 Fashion Forward Italian Lighting Designs


1. Dazzling Crystal Chandeliers:  LED (light emitting diode) light sources update traditional crystal chandeliers.

crystal chandelier italy

This crystal chandelier is mesmerizing.  It almost comes to life with LED light sources in this Old World masterpiece to fill the grand entryway with exquisite illumination.

la scala chandelier

Bravo! Bravo!!  The spectacular crystal chandelier in the famous Teatro alla Scala raises the roof with every aria!

matching medallion too

Matching medallions complete and define this semi-flush ceiling fixture and the exquisite Italian glass.


2. The Art of the Arc Lamp: With an innovative installation, the arc lamp provides a sumptuous illumination.

arc over dining table

The oversized arc lamp emits plentiful task light and soothing ambient light over dining tables and service areas.  Architecturally, these oversized arc lamps provide depth and add interest.


3.  Intermingled Shades of Distinction:  Shaded hanging pendants are meticulously grouped and installed as an ensemble.

even more hanging lamps

Mixing it up with varying heights and shade patterns, the ambience in this quaint bistro is defined by these hanging pendant lamps.


4.  Rich Color and Hand-painted Glass:  Modern elements are highlighted in Italian art glass and Murano glass.


Eye-catching illumination delights the imagination.

eye catching pendants



5.  Eclectic Elements Intermixed: Rustic minimalism and clean lines blend magnificently with Old World architecture and decor.

ecelectic in Italy

The rustic frame and floating orbs play beautifully off the mirror and molded arches in this grand entryway.

pendant lamps

Natural and free form pendants add panache to this Italian jewelry store.


And, wall lighting is never an afterthought…

fabulous wall lighting

Fabulous flowering illumination in Murano glass



red white and blue ws

Colorful geometrics and polished chrome in modern Italian glass


Enticing the senses with dramatic style, Italian lighting designs are outstanding in their attention to detail, fine quality and unique lighting effects.  From rustic wineries and country cottages along Lake Como and Lake Maggiore to grand hotels in Bologna and Milan, it is easy to see why Italian designers are famous for their charisma and exquisite taste.


Showcasing magnificent LED crystal chandeliers, brilliant arc lamps and whimsical blown-glass ceiling and wall lights, Italian lighting design sets the bar high for a new age of illumination.

Find the look for less at  See the latest Italian-style chandeliers, decorative table and floor lamps, ceiling and wall fixtures at Capitol Lighting.  Enjoy holiday savings and our best price guarantee.

Top picks include:


9730 rhapsody

“Rhapsody” from Framburg Lighting with Italian Piastra glass





tfa8538 Honeycomb arc lamp

“Honeycomb” arc lamp from Trend Lighting






39726copc Maxim mimi

“Mimi” LED pendant from Maxim Lighting



8560-63 villa verona

“Villa Verona” wall sconce from Livex Lighting





n950496 venetian ws

“Venetian” glass wall sconce from Metropolitan Lighting




94438g22 Murano James R Moder

“Murano” glass pendant chandelier from James R Moder




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“Paparazzi”arc lamp from Trend Lighting






Bergamo lamp from Currey and company

“Bergamo” table lamp from Currey and Company





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“Milan” table lamp from Wildwood Lamps






9194 serena c and c

“Serena” chandelier from Currey and Company with Silver Granato finish and Aqua glass


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“Orb” chandelier from Sonneman Lighting


See these fine Italian-inspired designs and trend-setting lamps and chandeliers from top vendors, including Sonneman, Trend Lighting, Maxim, Framburg, Livex Lighting, Metropolitan, James R.  Moder, Wildwood Lamps and Currey and Company at





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