The size of a chandelier is an important factor in harmonizing with your living environment. The chandeliers are primarily sized for the home but larger sizes have been made for corporate offices and public spaces.
The standard size chandelier Ed makes is around 36" diameter. He uses 75 to 100 standard size glass pieces to properly fill out the chandelier with no obvious gaps that conspicuously show the inside hardware of the chandelier. This size chandelier will be approximately 26" tall, 36" diameter.
Some smaller chandeliers are made from smaller pieces of glass. The smallest so far has been 8" tall, 24" diameter made of small spikes, see #533. These smaller chandeliers usually range from 12 to 20 inches tall, and 22 to 36 inches diameter.
The largest made so far has been 108" in height but can be made as large as your space and budget allow. Your gallery staff, Ed, or your interior designer can help you determine a size to work in your room. Keep in mind that not only the size of the room itself but the type of furnishings, the size of the doorways and an open or closed layout of the house will be factors in how the chandelier looks and fits within the environment. You also need to decide if you want the chandelier to make a statement and be the "WOW" factor of the room or house or if you want it to fit in as more of a subtle or elegant statement.
Everyone is interested extremes so here is a list of some of the large chandeliers Ed has made.
Tallest, Chandelier #617, 108" height, 38" diameter, 590 glass pieces
Largest Diameter, Chandelier #557, 38" height,65" diameter, 544 glass pieces
Most glass pieces, Chandelier #491, 87" height, 60" diameter, 1102 pieces
Largest oval shape, Chandelier #598, 25" height, 32" depth, 108" width, 391 glass pieces
The chandeliers are best used as an ambient or mood light source with other lighting in the room for work or task lighting. The amount of light given off by the chandelier is influenced by the choice of colors and size of the chandelier. The lighter glass colors will allow more light to come through into the room. A predominance of darker colors (red, cobalt) are recommended only if you have other lighting in the room and want the chandelier to make a statement primarily as an art piece and not provide functional lighting. Normally chandeliers with up to 160 pieces have two light bulbs, 60 watt bulbs are provided. The 60 watt bulbs can be replaced with 75 or 100 watt bulbs if desired. Larger chandeliers will have more light bulbs. Some smaller chandeliers may only have one light bulb. LED bulbs are used for all chandeliers.