This was the sound that fascinated the world in 1957.
Sputnik 1 was the first artificial Earth satellite. It was a 58 cm diameter polished metal sphere, with four external radio antennas to broadcast radio pulses. The Soviet Union launched it into an elliptical low Earth orbit on 4 October 1957.The satellite traveled at about 29,000 kilometers per hour,taking 96.2 minutes to complete each orbit. It's transmissions were monitored by amateur radio operators throughout the world.The signals continued for 21 days until the transmitter batteries ran out on 26 October 1957. Sputnik 1 burned up on 4 January 1958,as it fell from orbit upon reentering Earth's atmosphere, after travelling about 70 million km (43.5 million miles) and spending 3 months in orbit.
The sputnik chandelier is certainly one of the most enduring elements of what became known as the Atomic Age of Design. It's no wonder that even today, once we catch a glimpse of this icon of mid-century style, we are immediately mesmerized. The sputnik chandelier is the perfect mix of form and function and it's radiating, star burst-like elements is the perfect addition to any interior. A good chandelier can completely transform a room and the Sputnik chandelier is a real statement piece that will make your space feel truly out of this world.
If you are looking for something more unique than traditional lighting, something that will definitely make a statement why not consider a Sputnik chandelier. This iconic chandelier started trending in 2014 and they are on their way to becoming a modern classic. The Sputnik is an equally wonderful choice for the foyer in traditional homes.........
..........or more edgier and modern entrances. This is the bold entry hall in the home of designer Christian Lyon, creative director for Japanese furniture brand Matsuoka. When you have a large space, you might want to add several different sized Sputnik chandeliers for interest.
This Mid-Century Modern favorite know as the Sputnik Chandelier is usually credited in concept to Gino Sarfatti. It is interesting that his background was in engineering, not design.
Sputnik chandeliers add the perfect retro-modern style to trendy spaces.
I think Sputnik lighting fixtures are gorgeous in more classical interiors. They are like edgy crystal chandeliers.
This chandelier came to prominence in what became known as the Atomic Age of Design and it's explosive presence makes a huge statement in any interior.
Sputnik chandeliers are a perfect fit for the more rounded and curvier furniture that has become so popular.
Brass is back in a big way as seen here in the wonderful interior by Jonathan Adler. And the brass Sputnik chandelier certainly adds to this trendy look.
A Sputnik chandelier adds so much energy to a room. It supplies a statement sculptural element without being overpowering.
It is easy to update your space with this design classic and evoke the "wow" response from your visitors.
Sputnik chandeliers are available in chrome, satin/brushed brass, raw brass and rubbed bronze. The standard number of lights is 18, 36, and 48.
An eye catching Sputnik chandelier is sure to be the topic of conversation and is right at home in a variety of interiors. They look stunning over a round table, just make sure the size of the chandelier suits the table.
It is easy to get inspired with these unique fixtures because they add so much personality to a space. This Sputnik chandelier works so well with this Mid-century table and ghost chairs. Put you Sputnik where it will reflect in a mirror for double the effect.
Another great Jonathan Adler room featuring a Sputnik chandelier. Notice how the 3D wall and the top of the round table echo the orbit effect.
Sputnik lighting certainly fuels the fascination for all things interstellar. The shape of this chandelier is my favorite and the style I am considering for the office here in my 100 + year old home. My home is classical in design but I think the Sputnik would be right a home mixed in with antiques and crystal chandeliers.
Many of today's Sputnik chandeliers take a twist on the classic style. These would definitely give your living room bling!
Sputnik chandeliers have a way of invoking a bygone era, while looking respectably contemporary in a modern setting.
A Sputnik chandelier can be both fun and formal and even though it is connected with the past it can be the perfect accent piece for the modern day interiors.
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