Thursday, October 30, 2014


In recent years, there's been a resurgence of all things mid-century modern.  One of my favorite mid-century modern classics is the Sputnik light fixture.  What is a Sputnik?  Sputnik was actually the world's first artificial Earth satellite.  It was launched on October 4, 1957 by the Soviet Union.  Soon thereafter the launch inspired the creation of NASA in the United States, which in turn launched an infatuation with all things celestial, manifesting itself in design from textiles to furniture and accessories, with iconic pieces including the Sputnik chandelier.

The classic setting for a Sputnik light fixture is in a mid-century modern room.  You will commonly see it with brass arms, paired with medium toned woods and retro colors, but it's not to say it can't work well in many other styles either.  This fixture has become a favorite for designers in many applications, adding a playful addition to a well composed room.  

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