This incredible chandelier is custom made by a German manufacturer for the Abu Dhabi's mega mosque, Sheikh Zayed Mosque. The whole production took two years. German manufacturer worked with infamous Swarovski for the more than a million crystal glass that went into the making of this chandelier. The luminaire bowl contains multiple crystal panels, their rich play of colours enhancing the floral design.
It weighs 10 metric-tonnes. "Manufacturing the numerous cut sections required, fitting them to the frame, and giving the bowls the correct curvature while taking the colour sequences into consideration was an achievement that will probably remain unique worldwide. The chandelier is 10 metres in diameter and 15 metres high, with an 18-kilowatt LED system." says the manufacturer.
Incredibly, this is not the only great chandelier in this mosque. There is one floral designed chandelier in the indoor venue. Also, mosque's walls are filled with gorgeous LED lighting.
More than 3,000 workers and 38 sub-contracting companies took part in its construction. Natural materials were chosen for much of its design and construction due to their long-lasting qualities, including marble stone, gold, semi-precious stones, crystals and ceramics.
Artisans and materials came from many countries including India, Italy, Germany, Egypt, Turkey, Morocco, Pakistan, Malaysia, Iran, China, United Kingdom, New Zealand, Republic of Macedonia and United Arab Emirates.
Why are we talking about this chandelier. Well, it is certainly a great aspiration for Yön Grand Chandeliers and all the chandelier manufacturers who strives to design and produce a not only a decorative lighting but a monumental piece of art that people look up to.
Then where is the biggest chandelier in the world? Let's make it another post's topic.