The Sputnik Family Tree

The Sputnik Family Tree

The Sputnik Light Family Tree Russian Sputnik Satellite 1957                                Gino Sarfatti 1950 Model #2003 Sputnik Chandelier The Atomic Modern Design period was derived from the nuclear culture of the 1940’s to 1960’s.  It was a time of futuristic science, technology, and outer space exploration that influenced the design of furniture, cars, fashion, and just about every consumer product on the market.  In 1957 the Soviet Union launched the world’s first Satellite into orbit and the race to space had begun.  The Sputnik Satellite was a 23” metal ball with four obtuse radio antennas awkwardly pointing out that circled the Earth in a mere 98 minutes.  It captured the fascination of space travel and soon became a symbol of the world to come.  It was around this time that Gino Sarfatti, the famous Italian designer, launched his own Sputnik ceiling chandelier that created a trend that is still alive today.   Strada Chandelier Collection by Kelly Warstler for Visual Comfort The Strada collection is uber cool, sophisticated, and comfortable all at the same time.  The small and neat little bulbs add to the very secret and peaceful existence of the many spikes.  Unlike most Sputnik style lights, this one has the light coming from within.. Starburst by Blackjack Lighting Completely integrated with LED the Starburst Chandelier squares up all of the celestial Sputnik style lines into a streamlined off balance version of the original.  The beautiful finishes of chrome, satin nickel, brushed brass, and matte white finishes provide you with a look for any modern...
Dream About Design

Dream About Design

Drums & Orecchini by Josephine Repetto   The Drums, are amazingly simple in the design but wonderfully beautiful and functional. The Sconce is in metal with many available finishes. See more of the drums and Orecchini...
Altus

Altus

The Altus by Cerno Designed by Nick Sheridan   “High, deep, noble and profound” hence its namesake ALTUS ! But when I look at this new floor lamp by Cerno, I think 1960’s MAD MEN, Madison Avenue ad agency Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce! I can just see it in Don Drapers office! Hip, fun and lends itself well to the post Modern movement, as well as beach modern luxury. No suprise due to the fact the Cerno Groups, inivative minds and founders Nick Sheridan, Dan Wacholder and Bret Englander, are Laguna Beach Natives.   Altus features boast – Three Metal Finishes: Brushed Brass, Distressed Brass, and Oiled Bronze; Two Wood Finishes: Oiled Walnut and Dark Stained Walnut and Three Shade Options: White Linen, Black and Burlap.Dimensions – 79.5” H – 22” shade (2019mm x 559mm) Walnut, brass, linen shade Product weight – 45 lbs Universal medium base E26 socket Includes LED A19 bulb Energy efficient LED light source Light output – 800 lumens Light color – 2700° K See more of the Altus    ...
I See… IC Lights

I See… IC Lights

IC Lights S by Flos and designed by Michael Anastassiades IC Lights S by Michael Anastassiades and sold by Flos Lighting shows us that sometimes less is more. This simplistic pendant light comes with a brass or bronze stem and has a simple hand blown opal glass ball connected to it. Just the simple bend in the metal down-rod makes this unique and has people talking about its beauty.    ...
Solid H20!

Solid H20!

The H20 Collection by VISO designed by Filipe Lisboa The H20 collection are organic, semi-metalized top quality glass pendants.The semi-translucent nature of the finish allows for a beautiful glow and a peek at the lamp inside. available in silver, copper, and gold, and in 8″ x 8″ and 12″ x 12″ configurations; whether as single units, or in endless amount of clusters, the H20 would be a dazzling addition to any space.    ...