Ever since 1957, when the Soviet Union launched the first-ever satellite into orbit, Sputnik has leant its name to a whole category of design objects—chandeliers in particular—that bear a resemblance to the silvered sphere with radial extensions that kicked the space race into high gear all those years ago. The strange part is that the original so-called ‘Sputnik’ lamp predates the Soviet satellite by several decades. Italian designer Gino Sarfatti devised a light in a starburst configuration, which he called “Fireworks,” as early as the 30s; although delayed by world war, the piece went into production in the early 50s. Only years later, when Sputnik fever encircled the globe, did starburst lights take on the nickname.
Release an impressive array of twenty-four beams of light with the Sputnik Classic Chrome chandelier. Designed to convey bursts of energy while illuminating your kitchen, living or dining room, Sputnik Classic is an inspiring mid-century modern ceiling pendant made of chrome plated metal that fits twenty-four E12 25W bulbs (not included) and comes with a 39” adjustable wire cord.