Today’s incredible solar eclipse seen in variations of totality across the U.S. has us thinking about all things space age and celestial so naturally, we’re gravitating toward a sputnik chandelier and every variation thereof.
Sputnik or starburst chandeliers, call them what you like. They’ve been around since the glory days of the Atomic Age and really peaked between 1950-1960.
Maybe your mind is wandering to Don Draper and Mad Men (my mind wanders there a lot, I don’t blame you…) and you’d be exactly right, the sputnik chandelier was a lighting design staple back then, deep in the Mid-Century Modern aesthetic.
Even if MCM design isn’t exactly your jam, you can still rock a sputnik. That’s what makes it so great! Sputnik chandeliers have this way of transcending nearly every type of design style and feeling right at home. They’re that one kid we all knew who managed to be popular without even trying.
Effortlessly cool, (just like me).
So really what we’re saying is if you don’t already have a sputnik chandelier and you’ve been thinking deeply about it, just get one. Everyone needs a sputnik. In fact, we’ve included a few of our favorites below and maybe your spirit will connect deeply with one of these options and if that’s the case we’ll take full credit. You’re WELCOME!