Midcentury Style Chandelier, 21st century.
Inspired by retro style, this midcentury style chandelier is an eye catcher. Its shimmering body illuminates its pairing of a sunburst sculpture with 24 bold Sputnik-style candelabra-style glass shades. It is the perfect light for any dining room or living room area.
Historical Background and Design
The first satellite that ever orbited the earth was the Soviet Union’s Sputnik satellite, launched in 1957. Soon thereafter the launch inspired the creation of NASA in the United States, which in turn started an obsession with all things and objects space-related.
Furniture and accents embraced this influence, with iconic pieces, including the Sputnik chandelier. Its many arms imitate the shape of a satellite. They each extend to support a single light bulb. This lighting chandelier has become a favorite for home decorators in many applications.
The classic setting is a midcentury modern room. It can be used as a playful accent for an otherwise minimalist designed room. But you can also easily mix it with other classic design pieces from any era.
In this case a silver-toned Sputnik can work very well with other silver and gray accents, like gray covered antique chairs.
Details and Specs
The adjustable hanging length of this chandelier is min 36 inches to max 106 inches. The canopy measures H 1 inch x D 5 inches. The fixture measures H: 34 inches, W: 53 inches, D: 53 inches. It weights 26 lb.
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