Adolf Schonbek founded his chandelier factory in Bohemia in 1870. Driven by the spirit of innovation, he laid the foundation for a successful company that, to this day, continues to make history. Now based in Plattsburgh, New York, with a product it has perfected over time, SCHONBEK’s reach extends far beyond the present. It doesn’t take a secret formula to achieve lasting quality – it just takes consistency. And since1870, SCHONBEK has remained true to it’s principles. More than 140 years of craftmanship by the hands of masters has made SCHONBEK the world’s leading manufacturer of crystal chandeliers, ensuring innovative designs, superior quality, and individual service. Chandeliers from SCHONBEK radiate grace and opulence. They are engineered to embellish places of historical importance such as the whitehouse, Buckingham Palace and other places of exceptional character. More than mere lighting, a SCHONBEK chandelier will illuminate your life’s stories. All things of beauty in life look even more beautiful in the right light. SCHONBEK makes crystal chandeliers that are meant to last for generations. A SCHONBEK design is atreasure whose value is reflected not just in its luster , but also in it’s timelessness. In 2007 SCHONBEK became a member of the SWAROVSKI company, bringing together two world-class brands under one roof – each with there own unique identity and heritage. To view the Schonbek range click here:http://www.schonbek.com/ws/web/sch_home3.html Text courtesy of Schonbek.