Honest opinions about how to buy Appliances and Lighting.

Monday, March 16, 2009

Fad or Fashion

You are looking at the Schonbek line of modern crystal called Geometrix. In my opinion, this was the brilliant introduction in the history of lighting. Geometrix basically thrust Schonbek into the contemporary market for crystal, which was huge.

And guess what, Swaroski, the huge crystal company, purchased Schonbek soon thereafter. Unfortunately, lighting can be traditional or a fashion item.

Have a look...

How would you feel if you were the owner Swaroski crsytal right about now...For the people buying pendants, consider this a cautionary tale.


  1. Anonymous9:14 AM

    God, these are awful looking. They look like they were pulled from a trailer park in the '70s.

  2. Funny...as in I can give you 80 million reasons why the former owners of Schonbek are laughing

    Can you guess?

    Look is still tremendously popular in upscale restaurants and trendy homes, so thats a mighty expensive trailer park

  3. Anonymous7:34 AM

    I guess its kind of like when I'm in Neiman Marcus thinking who the heck wears this stuff. Must be nice to be on the other side!