No Edison Bulbs Here. Only Exquisite (and Expensive) Murano Glass Chandeliers

August 26, 2015

When you go to Santina, the sunny Italian seaside-inspired restaurant in New York’s Meatpacking District, make sure to look up. Yes, the space was designed by starchitect Renzo Piano, and, sure, there just happens to be one of Julian Schnabel’s very large broken plate artworks hanging in the back, but neither of those should monopolize your attention. In between big bites of avocado cecina, feast your eyes on the opulent, candy-colored glass chandeliers dangling from the ceiling. Among the restaurant’s most prized possessions, they’re made from gorgeous (and expensive) Murano glass and imported from tiny Italian islands north of Venice.…