5 Unique Chandeliers
1. Sputnik (Starburst) Chandeliers
The Space Race was a defining time in American history, so much so that its impact extended to interior lighting and ushered in an entire design period known as the Atomic Age. Inspired by the first-ever satellite launched into space, Sputnik chandeliers mimic the original Soviet satellite’s form with their spherical silhouettes and antennae-inspired arms. (Fun fact: Sputnik was actually around the same size as a beach ball, and it was constructed with four long antennae jutting out from its core.) The result is an iconic design that’s hip, retro, and smart all at once. Add it to mid-century modern dining rooms, classic living rooms, and urban-industrial lofts alike. The Sputnik makes a statement all its own, so it’s a smart choice for minimalist décor, as well.