Tuesday, October 8, 2013

SPUTNIK STYLE

The 1st Dibs floor in the New York Design Center is one of my favorite design shopping haunts. The vendors showcase a curated and eclectic mix of antiques from the 19 C. to the 1980's, many with an emphasis on mid-century pieces.  Even if your aren't in the market, there is great "eye candy" and design inspiration to be had. 

I found myself drawn to the Sputnik chandeliers. One of the most quintessential mid-century light fixtures, the Sputnik light features a space-age star burst pattern with sleek, contemporary arms.  Named for the 1950's Soviet satellite,the fixtures atomic-age design made it popular in the 50's and 60's and today's resurgence for Mid-century design has the darling Sputnik dangling from chic foyers and dining rooms everywhere.  










If you can't make it to 1st Dibs, Jonathan Adler's Sputnik inspired chandelier is a classic take on this favorite.


2 comments:

therelishedroost said...

Aren't they sooo cool!! Love 1stDibs too!

Best,
Karolyn

The enchanted home said...

Wow true works of art...talk about statement pieces!

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