Beam me up Scotty with the sputnik chandelier

Jonathan Adler chandelier from Lamps Plus

Jonathan Adler chandelier from Lamps Plus

We were recently roaming the mall with another couple and while my girlfriend and I stopped in Z Gallerie to check things out the guys followed us and found a couple of chairs to sit in and continue their very important (?) conversation.  Right over their heads was a sputnik chandelier selling for about $895.  Our friend was shocked at the price (he doesn’t get out much) but did not like the light fixture at all.

Personally, I kind of like this look.  It is interesting and sparkly and sheds a lot of light, all the things you want out of a chandelier.  And I also appreciate the nod to the past as this was a popular shape when I was growing up.  Does anyone remember “The Jetsons”?  So what is your opinion on this unique chandelier?  Would you hang one in your home?

And in case you are wondering, the original sputnik was one of the first satellites launched into space back in the fifties and looked something like this-

sputnik satellite via wikipedia

sputnik satellite via wikipedia

You’r welcome.

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About hayniedi

What about me? In a nutshell I am a middle-aged interior designer and freelance writer, mother of an amazing 27 year old daughter, wife to my semi-retired lawyer husband and step-grandma to two delicious babies. From my earliest memories I have been fascinated with interior decorating and love to share my passion for beautiful rooms with anyone who will listen. Join me on this blog as my husband and I enter our empty nest years and move back into the first home we bought when we were first married that has been a rental for the past 15 years. I will share our experience with remodeling as well as other ideas and thoughts that I hope will inspire you.
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2 Responses to Beam me up Scotty with the sputnik chandelier

  1. diane says:

    I know, Lulu, it is so funny to see all the “new” stuff that is such a throwback to many of us.

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  2. lulu says:

    Omigosh, I picked a chandelier very similar to this for the dining room in the mid 70’s. What goes around does come around!

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