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The lighting piece was not only to be a show stopper, but to become a talking point of their home too.

The Challenge

Melanie, wife of comedian John Bishop, had a clear vision of the type of chandelier she wanted for her expansive listed building hallway; she just couldn't find it.

Hours spend browsing online and trawling lighting shops saw Melanie draw a blank, so she decided to redirect her search to bespoke lighting companies, bringing her to Chantelle Lighting. Melanie said: "When house hunting before we found the hall I did see a chandelier which I loved, so sat down and described this to Anthony Holly.

"We soon had a design sketched out on paper and Anthony took it away to come back with a CAD design that was perfect. He also made me aware of the practicalities of having such a heavy chandelier; such as the need for a reinforced ceiling, which I wouldn't have even considered.

The Solution

The design was a three tier crystal chandelier, 18 ft in length and bearing some 2000 jewels, which would dress the sweeping staircase and become the focal feature of the impressive hall.

The chandelier, handmade in Chantelle's Nelson factory, took 3 months to create and Melanie and John were invited to view it there before it was dismantled and transported carefully to their Manchester home.

The Result

Melanie said: "It is just what I imagined; both fabulous and staggering. When the sun comes in the crystals create rainbows right around the hall."



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