Modessa is rare among contemporary chandeliers for combining a flirtatiously ornamental charm with clean technical lines. The pure Czech crystal is electric with texture, making Modessa a highly refractive and prismatic chandelier. Handcut ridges create a radial pattern on the oversized mouth-blown, hand-formed bobeches. The optic center column is deeply ribbed. Dainty ridges ornament the small hollow crystal balls dangling beneath the bobeches. Even the optic crystal spoke arms are imbued with a subtle wave texture. At the tips of the crystal spoke arms, caps of stainless steel gleam like mirrors and intensify the high-tech feel of the design.