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Heritage

Since 1870, Schonbek® has been synonymous with authentic handcrafted crystal chandeliers of the highest heirloom quality. Each creation is a radiant masterpiece of elegance and opulence, designed to illuminate generations to come.

In 1870, young Adolph Schonbek left his grandfather's glassworks to found A. Schonbek & Co. The young entrepreneur focused on manufacturing crystal chandeliers of the finest quality and quickly built up a successful international business. He was eventually awarded the company's iconic crest by Franz Joseph I of the Habsburg Court, also most notably known as the former Emperor of Austria.


Ingenuity

Passing on this entrepreneurial spirit to the next generations, the family's resilience and passion continued to shine through in its chandelier making, with ingenuity as a driving force. For more than 140 years, the Schonbek name has carried with it a reputation as a change maker in lighting, revolutionizing the industry. To date, Schonbek is responsible for more than 200 patents.


Handcrafted

True to the company's heritage of handcraftsmanship, each premium Schonbek chandelier is delicately hand worked in the service of beauty. The result is pieces of exceptional grandeur that are appreciated by traditionalists and modernists alike. A made-to-order brand, each authentic masterpiece shines with its own special character in more than 50,000 combinations of finishes, crystal types and styles.


Custom

Sought after the world over, Schonbek has a glittering global presence in buildings of grand historic importance, palaces, luxury hotels and resorts, casinos, fine restaurants, Hollywood film sets, and other prestigious settings. For tailored solutions, Schonbek offers a diverse range of custom capabilities, making the brand an ideal partner for the most complex custom lighting projects.


Global

Schonbek is manufactured exclusively at its global headquarters in Plattsburgh, NY, U.S.A., drawing inspiration from its rich European heritage and longstanding tradition of chandelier making. Schonbek is a member of the Swarovski Group.


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