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.
Boasting an impressive design, Starpop dazzles with a unique array of eighteen brass metal rods that shoot out of the spherical center at varying lengths. True to its name, Starpop radiantly shines when illuminated, sending warm streams of light across its surroundings. The sculptural form and modernized mid-century style of this charming modern pendant chandelier is a perfect fit for the living room, dining room, or entryway. Eighteen E26 25W Bulbs (not included).