Project Description

Chandelier Series 6660 – Met Auditorium


6660-L-16 in standard finish

Hans Harald Rath, 1963
Brass, hand-cut crystal, Swarovski crystal;
Fench gold finish
optional: nickel finish

6660-D-11: Ø: 60 cm, h: 40 cm; 10 kg;
11 lights, max.W.: 660

6660-L-13: Ø: 76 cm, h: 45 cm; 12 kg;
13 lights, max.W.: 780

6660-C-16: Ø: 85 cm, h: 48 cm; 17 kg;
16 lights, max.W.: 960

6660-L-16: Ø: 100 cm, h: 55 cm; 20 kg;
16 lights, max.W.: 960

6660-L-26: Ø: 130 cm, h: 65 cm; 45 kg;
26 lights, max.W.: 1.560

6660-L-30: Ø: 160 cm, h: 75 cm; 55 kg;
30 lights, max.W.: 1.800

6660-L-36: Ø: 180 cm, h: 90 cm; 75 kg;
36 lights, max.W.: 2.160


6660-D-11 in standard finish


6660-L-13 in standard finish


6660-D-6 in nickel finish
(custom size)

When the New York Metropolitan Opera opened on September 13th, 1966, the first applause went to the twelve chandeliers that rose towards the ceiling with the first curtain. On the opening night audience and journalists were startlingly impressed by Starburst Chandeliers from Vienna, a gift to the United States of America by the Republic of Austria out of gratitude for the European Recovery Program after World War II.
The design comes from the pencil of Hans Harald Rath, company owner of those days, who worked in close collaboration with the architect Edward K. Harrison. The fixtures also were the first application of Crystals from Swarovski® in a large-scale project. Hans Harald Rath was the first ever to try Swarovski crystals for chandeliers 10 years earlier.
Their signature elements are the cone-shaped tufts of spikes and beads.

Any size and various shapes/proportions to order, custom finishes upon request