May 19, 2015
The everlasting attraction with the Sputnik chandelier, that iconic appealing symbol of the sixties Space Race, may perhaps best be summarized in its power to communicate the past, present, and future in one thrilling presentation. For the Sputnik, essentially a catch-all name assigned to a light fixture with radiating, star burst-like components - has the uncanny talent for strongly evoking a bygone period, while looking totally contemporary and yet, in some way, magically futuristic. No wonder, then, we do not get bored of looking at Sputniks. And it's also no wonder, once we catch a glimpse, we cannot turn away.