Founded by Adolph Schonbek in 1870, the name Schonbek carries a reputation for innovation in the crystal lighting industry. The former Austrian Emperor Franz Joseph I of Habsburg awarded Schonbek a personal crest - a crest that remains the iconic brand logo to this day. For more than 140 years, the Schonbek name has carried with it a reputation as a change maker in lighting, revolutionizing the industry.

Since its inception, Schonbek has been synonymous with authentic, handcrafted crystal lighting of the highest heirloom quality. Continuing Schonbek's long tradition of chandelier making, each Schonbek piece is proudly designed, engineered and hand made in Plattsburgh, NY, U.S.A.

A made-to-order brand, Schonbek offers lighting in your choice of more than 50,000 combinations of finishes, crystal types and styles. Our team of in-house designers draws inspiration from Schonbek's rich European heritage and traditional grandeur. Once a design is complete, each is carefully engineered using exclusive metalworking
techniques, and finished by hand to highlight the elegance of the frame. In the final stage, the design comes to life with beautifully pinned crystal into radiant masterpieces of lighting.

Each piece shines with its individual, special character, a radiant masterpiece of elegance and opulence, designed to illuminate generations to come.


While Schonbek is often purchased for fine residential homes, Schonbek also has a glittering global presence in buildings of grand historic importance including palaces, luxury hotels and resorts, casinos, fine restaurants, Hollywood film sets and other prestigious settings.