Sputnik Chandeliers: Space-Age Design at Home

Sputnik Chandeliers: Space-Age Design at Home

Sputnik’s launch was in 1957, but its influence on the”Atomic Age” of style throughout the 1960s and outside is impressive. 1 thing we see today is known as the Sputnik chandelier, a mid-century contemporary light fixture that boasts several arms, each extending to support a single light bulb. This fixture is now a favorite for designers in several applications.

Design Within Reach

The classic setting for a Sputnik lighting is at a mid-century contemporary room. You may commonly see it with metal arms, paired together with moderate toned woods and retro colours such as aqua. It’s a lively, punchy accession to a well-composed living area.

Annette English

The Sputnik is now an iconic style, and as such could be mixed with any other classic design pieces from any era. Here, it’s in complete harmony with a mid 1950s Saarinen tulip base table and post -contemporary Phillipe Starck Louis Ghost chairs. Adding mirrors to reflect and also the very small light fixtures makes the Sputnik feel much more impressive.

BergDesign Architects

The Sputnik functions in the most modern and minimalist of rooms as well. It provides just the right amount of frill without being frilly. I’d have gone somewhat larger here, provided the ceiling peaks of this space, but the design is right.

Lizette Marie Interior Design

A Sputnik can appear daring with a dark painted ceiling. The trellis graphic wallpaper and black ceiling would be the last things I’d expect to get paired with a Sputnik mild, but the result is urban, chic and modern.

Adeeni Design Group

A brass-toned Sputnik coupled with lavish textures such as velvet and sheepskin and accented with golden brown colour tones is feminine and rich.

Amoroso Design

A silver-toned Sputnik with other silver and grey accents can feel cool and composed.

A dab of red to a smaller Sputnik chandelier, in an otherwise impartial and neutral bedroom, creates a memorable effect.

Amy Lau Design

An interesting art installation can be a wonderful complement to your Sputnik ceiling fixture.

Artistic Designs for Living, Tineke Triggs

A recent variant of this Sputnik chandelier is more natural. This variant is known as the Bubble chandelier and it’s getting more and more popular.


Sergei Chandelier

There are many sources for Sputniks. Here is a long-armed version.

Z Gallerie

Orbit Chandelier | Z Gallerie – $299

And a more petite short-armed version.

The Well Appointed House

Bubble Chrome Ceiling Fixture – $990

Here’s the more recent bubble variant.

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