Twinkling on the ends of brass stemmed arms, floating weightlessly above heads, the sputnik chandelier is a fixture of awe. With varieties that span shape, articulation, hue, and mass, the sputnik has survived due to its manipulations in modern design. It can effortlessly fit into any period, style, and design.
Photo credit: LoftLife MagazineOne of the most well known manufacturers of sputnik lights was Lightolier. Interestingly enough, they were already producing the chandeliers that would later be known as "sputnik" lamps three years before the launch of Sputnik 1. The sputnik lamp is an illustrious example of human thought with its conceptual birth taking place nations away and years apart.
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