Ireland's Largest Crystal Chandelier by Marcus Notley
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    Commissioned to design Ireland's largest crystal chandelier for the 5 Star Merchant Hotel in Belfast. At 4.5m height x 2.9m diameter; 400kg weigh… Read More
    Commissioned to design Ireland's largest crystal chandelier for the 5 Star Merchant Hotel in Belfast. At 4.5m height x 2.9m diameter; 400kg weight - it was a heavy challenge. Read Less
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Ireland's Largest Crystal Chandelier by Marcus Notley
The Merchant Hotel, Belfast
As an Irish Product Designer Marcus Notley was commissioned to design Ireland's largest crystal chandelier for the 5 Star Merchant Hotel in Belfast. At 4.5m height x 2.9m diameter; 400kg weight - it was a heavy challenge.
 
Designed by Marcus Notley the chandelier is made up of over 2600 crystal pieces.
The chandelier is suspended inside a wood & glass dome with an illusion of it hanging from the centre of it. Chandelier design by Marcus Notley.
The physical scale of it! Over 2 stories in height. Chandelier design by Marcus Notley.
The chandelier was suspended from a bespoke structural steel ring, hidden inside the attic dome, by use of 4 steel cables.
It took 4 men 5 days to fully assemble the chandelier. Here you can see about 2/3 of the chandeliers overall height already assembled.
Gilded gold metalwork frame. Chandelier design by Marcus Notley.
The end result. Chandelier design by Marcus Notley.
Close-up detail of the base of the chandelier. Chandelier design by Marcus Notley.
It hangs above the hotel main restaurant inside the hotel lobby. Chandelier design by Marcus Notley.
The chandelier was to be visible from the front entrance of the hotel.
Double and triple checking to make sure none of the crystal drops ends up in somebody's soup!