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20 February 2013

Monthly Trend Report

 

Dear hearts, Tina is back with her monthly trend reports!  Do say thank you by showing her lots of love on her blog.

Hello mirrormirror readers! It's Tina of Life in Sketch, back again with a Monthly Trend Report for February. Today I'd like to chat about the Sputnik Chandelier. I've had my eye on this type of lamp for about a year now, and it's holding steady as one of my favorite chandelier looks! I know you've seen these around, but may not have identified them as Sputniks. Sputniks come in all shapes, sizes and heights. Some are very close to the ceiling and some hang much lower and take up more space. Some have long, pointy bulbs, and some have round, globe shaped bulbs.

 

Sputnikchandelier1

{via Loft Life Mag}

Although the sputnik is trending right now, it's not a new look. The original sputnik style lamps were made in the 1950s and 1960s, soon after the launch of the Russian Sputnik satellite. (Interesting note: the Sputnik was the first artificial satellite to circle the Earth.) Some of the first designers that created the sputnik type lamp were George Nelson and Gino Sarfatti.

 

Sputnikchandelier2

{via Steven Gambrel}

The sputnik lamp works well in many settings. The one that comes to mind first is a "Mad Men" look of the 1960's, because that was the way the lamp was first used. However, since it does come in many different shapes and styles you can pick the perfect sputnik for your room! There's a wide cost range, too, so you can definitely find something that fits your budget. On the lower end of the spectrum, IKEA has come up with it's version of the lamp which will cost you $90, and ZGallerie makes one for $300. Design Within Reach makes a satellite lamp for $1325. If you're willing to spend a bit more you can find some originals and replicas at 1st Dibs.

Sputnikchandelier3

Sources: Furnnish // Desire to Inspire // Elle Decor // Architectural Digest // Paloma 81 // Design Within Reach

Whatever your budget, you can definitely get this look, which I'm sure is here to stay. I'm curious, do you have a Sputnik chandelier in your home? If not, are you thinking of getting one? Do you love the look or hate it?

     

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I love these chandeliers, especially in the first and second rooms. Such a nice update for lighting!

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