Chandeliers always make a space more special. They are dramatic, glamorous, and sometimes even awe inspiring. Take for instance this beautiful chandelier that resides in the Metropolitan Opera’s foyer. The grandness of this amazing fixture seems to announce each opera lover’s entrance as they walk in the doors of the Met. How could you not be enamored by the more than 49,000 crystals twinkling high above the Opera floors?
More about the chandeliers (according to Apartment Therapy)
- The chandeliers were a gift from the Austrian government to Lincoln Center, which opened in 1966
- The designer, Hans Harald Rath, was supposedly inspired by a book on the big-bang theory, given to him by the opera house’s architect, Wallace K. Harrison
- Lobmeyr recently dismantled the chandeliers, refurbishing them with 49,000 new crystals donated by Swarovski