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Modern Transitional Brushed Nickel Sputnik Rock Crystal Ball Chandelier Fixture
Located in Roslyn, NY
Perfect for the transitional space, this brushed nickel Sputnik style chandelier is detailed with crystal beads and accented with crystal flowers. The flowing rock crystal crown sits...
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20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Rock Crystal, Crystal, Nickel

Midcentury Sputnik Chandelier Kamenický Šenov, 1970s
Located in Praha, CZ
- Made in Czechoslovakia - Made of brass, milk glass - Re-polished - Fully funktional - Original condition.
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Vintage 1960s Czech Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

'Sputnik' Chandelier in Brass and Glass
Located in Waalwijk, NL
'Sputnik' chandeliers, brass and glass, Austria, 1960s Round like a ball this 'Sputnik' chandelier consists out of a center sphere from which many rods with glass spheres at their e...
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Vintage 1960s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Mid-Century Modern Chrome Sputnik Chandelier
Located in Miami, FL
Mid-Century Modern Chrome Sputnik Chandelier Offered for sale is a chrome sputnik chandelier which is shown with large chrome tipped bulbs. The look of this fixture can be changed b...
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Chrome

Mid-Century Modern Chrome Sputnik Chandelier
Located in New York, NY
A Mid-Century Modern Sputnik chandelier in chrome, with a multitude of arms. The piece is in great vintage condition with age-appropriate use.
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Vintage 1970s Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Mid-Century Modern Italian Sputnik Chandelier
By Stilnovo, Arredoluce
Located in National City, CA
For your consideration a vintage modern Italian chandelier. Constructed with solid brass and aluminum shades painted in red color. Rewired and ready to go. It will require six (6) e...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Aluminum, Brass

Mid Century Modern Italian Sputnik Chandelier
By Stilnovo
Located in National City, CA
For your consideration a vintage Italian chandelier with five arms. Sputnik style with brass hardware and aluminum shades (painted in ivory color). Unmarked. 41 1/2" H x 30" in Di...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Aluminum, Brass

Mid-Century Modern Italian Stilnovo Sputnik Chandelier
By Stilnovo
Located in Kingston, NY
Large Italian Stilnovo Sputnik chandelier with 20 arms in brass with trumpet diabolo shades enameled in black. Great original / vintage condition. Holds E14 bulbs Made in Italy, ...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass, Enamel

Vintage Mid-Century Modern Brass Sputnik Chandelier
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This Mid-Century Modern Sputnik chandelier is in good condition and is made out of solid brass features 24 arms. This lighting fixture has a sleek modern design, is wired to US stand...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal, Brass

Mid-Century Modern Italian Chandelier Sputnik Era
By Stilnovo
Located in National City, CA
For your consideration a vintage Italian chandelier with six (6) aluminium shades painted in ivory color. Brass arms in original vintage patina. Unmarked, Attributed to Stilnovo, ...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Aluminum, Brass

Incredible Mid-Century Modern Italian Sputnik Chandelier
Located in North Bergen, NJ
Beautiful Italian Mid Century Sputnik chandelier, having numerous individually multicolor glass suspended on rods. Height can be adjusted. Perfect for any room in your house. From th...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

Elegant Mid-Century Modern Sputnik Chandelier, 1960s, Germany
Located in Hagenbach, DE
A midcentury chandelier made in Germany in the 1960s. Its very elegant design makes the light very exclusive. The Sputnik design gives the lamp a special look. Measurements: He...
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Vintage 1960s European Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Mid-Century Modern Brass and Glass Sputnik Chandelier
Located in Miami, FL
Mid-Century Modern Brass and Glass Sputnik Chandelier Offered for sale is a Mid-Century Modern brass and glass globe six-light Sputnik style chandelier. The frosted white globes are...
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Vintage 1960s Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Chrome French Mid-Century Modern Sputnik Chandelier, 1970s
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Stunning chrome French Mid-Century Modern Sputnik chandelier, 1970s. Elegant design from the seventies. In good original condition with minor wear consistent with age and use, pre...
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Vintage 1970s French Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Chrome

Mid-Century Modern Lightolier Sputnik 6-Light Chrome Chandelier
By Lightolier
Located in Minneapolis, MN
This stunning Mid-Century Modern 6-light Lightolier Sputnik chandelier features a sleek Space Age design, reflective chrome and six handsome white globes. When illuminated, the globe...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Chrome, Metal

Mid-Century Chrome Sputnik Chandelier
Located in North Bergen, NJ
Mid Century Modern chrome Sputnik chandelier. Any amount of chain can be added for custom hanging length. Height without chain 18 inches .
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Vintage 1970s Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Mid-Century Chrome Sputnik Chandelier
Located in North Bergen, NJ
Stunning Mid-Century Modern chrome Sputnik chandelier with 36 silver tipped bulbs. Height without chain 27 inches.
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Vintage 1970s Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Mid-Century Modern Bronze Sixteen-Arm Sculptural Sputnik Chandelier
Located in New York, NY
This refined and graphic Sputnik chandelier was crafted in Italy, circa 1960. It features sixteen arms emanating outwards from a spherical body capped on the end with candelabra bulb...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Bronze

1950s Mid-Century Modern 24-Arm Brass Sputnik Chandelier
Located in New York City, NY
1950s Mid-Century Modern 24-arm brass Sputnik chandelier. Fully restored and rewired ready to use.
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Elegant Mid-Century Modern Brass Sputnik Chandelier, 1960s, France
Located in Hagenbach, DE
A midcentury chandelier made in France in the 1960s. Its very elegant and its design makes the light very exclusive. Six opaline glass shades. Measurements: Height 68 cm Dia...
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Vintage 1960s French Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Mid-Century Modern Chrome Spiral Sputnik Chandelier after Sciolari
By Gaetano Sciolari, Lightolier
Located in Philadelphia, PA
An adjustable chrome Sputnik chandelier, circa 1970s. It consists of nine chrome tubular bars with bulbs at both ends. It takes 18 candlebra bulbs at 25 watts each. Tested and fully ...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Chrome

Mid-Century Modern Brass and Metal Sputnik Italian Chandelier, 1960s
By Stilnovo
Located in Aci Castello, IT
An Italian chandelier made in the 1960s. Due to bad conditions, It has been rewired and restored. It works 100-240 volts and need 8 e14 regular bulbs.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal, Brass

Mid-Century Modernist Brass Sputnik Chandelier
Located in Van Nuys, CA
Eleven-light Sputnik chandelier shown in a brass finish, circa 1950.
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass, Steel

Stilnovo Style Mid-Century Modern Italian Sputnik Chandelier, circa 1960
By Stilnovo
Located in Aci Castello, IT
A multicolored ten lights Sputnik Italian chandelier in the manner of Stilnovo. It works 110-240 volts and needs 10 regular e14 bulbs.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal, Brass

Elegant Italian Mid-Century Modern Sputnik Brass Chandelier Sixteen-Arm
By Stilnovo
Located in Voorburg, NL
Highly rare and beautiful Italian midcentury brass chandelier. Produced during the 1950s and in perfect original condition. This characteristic piece has been attributed to the Itali...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass, Steel

Mid-Century Modern Style, Sputnik Chandelier with Murano Glass Orbs
By Charles Burnand
Located in London, GB
In the Mid-Century Modern style, this Sputnik chandelier, manufactured in Italy has 30 hand blown Murano glass orbs with patinated brass caps fixed to a central brass ball. Between e...
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2010s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Italian Mid-Century Modern Stilnovo Style Sputnik Black Enamel Chandelier
By Stilnovo
Located in New York, NY
Italian Mid-Century Modern Stilnovo style Sputnik flush-mount chandelier with seven black enameled metal shades. In great vintage condition with age-appropriate wear and use.
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20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Mid-Century Modern Transitional Silver Leaf Sputnik Ball Chandelier Fixture
By Maison Baguès
Located in Roslyn, NY
A wonderful Mid-Century Modern transitional silver leaf Sputnik ball chandelier light fixture Perfect for any space, this silver leaf Sputnik style chandelier is detailed with cryst...
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20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Silver Leaf

Mid-Century Modern Sputnik Murano Glass and Brass Italian Chandelier
Located in Ibiza, Spain
Sputnik chandelier made of Murano glass spikes and brass rods fixed to a central brass lacquered orb. It requires twenty four light bulbs that are fixed to the central orb. Made in ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and...

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Brass

Mid-Century Modern Dramatic Italian Sputnik Chandelier by Stilnovo, 1950s
By Stilnovo
Located in National City, CA
For your consideration a vintage Italian chandelier with five arms. Sputnik style with brass hardware and aluminum shades (painted in an ivory color). Unmarked. 41 1/2" H x 30" in Di...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Mid-Century Modern Chromed Metal Vintage Sputnik Chandelier, circa 1960
Located in Vienna, AT
This presented Mid-Century Modern chandelier was designed and executed, circa 1960. Also the chandelier shows 15 sockets E 14. Furthermore the hanging lamp features a great size wi...
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Vintage 1960s Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Mid-Century Modern Chrome Sputnik Ceiling Light Chandelier, 1960s
Located in Hamilton, Ontario
Excellent condition chrome hanging Sputnik light with six lights with tinted glass globes. Over 24 feet of hanging chain and electrical cord with an off on dial switch, actual fixtur...
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Vintage 1960s European Chandeliers and Pendants

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Chrome

Kalmar Mid-Century Modern Green Triedri Murano Chandelier Sputnik, 1982
By Kalmar Lighting
Located in Murano, Venezia
Designed in 1982 by Kalmar, this chandelier has 41 green glass elements called “Triedri”. Perfect for a modern space, the chandelier reach the diameter of 90 cm and is lighted by 9...
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Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Art Glass, Murano Glass

Kalmar Mid-Century Modern Crystal Triedri Murano Chandelier Sputnik, 1982
By Kalmar Lighting
Located in Murano, Venezia
Designed in 1982 by Kalmar, this chandelier has 41 crystal glass elements called “Torciglioni”. Perfect for a modern space, the chandelier reach the diameter of 90 cm and is lighte...
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Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Art Glass, Murano Glass

Camer Glass Mid-Century Modern Crystal Murano Chandelier Sputnik, 1982
By Camer Glass
Located in Murano, Venezia
Designed in 1982 by Camer glass, this chandelier has 43 clear glass elements called “Triedri”. Perfect for a modern space, the chandelier reach the diameter of 90 cm and is lighted ...
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Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Art Glass, Murano Glass

Mid Century Modern Metal Sputnik Vintage Chandelier 1960s Italy
Located in Vienna, AT
Fantastic rare nickel-plated Sputnik chandelier with 21 arms. Metal sockets with round chromed bulbs E 14. Measurements: Diameter 19.68 in (50cm), height 30.31 in (77cm). All measur...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Space Age Chandeliers and Pendants

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Nickel

Mid-Century Glass Flower Sputnik Chandelier
Located in New York, NY
Mid-Century Sputnik chandelier with stylized glass flower elements on a brushed nickel frame. Rewired for use in the USA. Currently a pair is available, 2800 each.
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20th Century Austrian Scandinavian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Glass

Stilnovo Mid-Century Modern Brass 16-Light Sputnik Chandelier, circa 1950
By Angelo Lelii, Stilnovo
Located in Aci Castello, IT
A Sputnik chandelier made in Italy in the 1950s by Stilnovo, brass has been cleaned but maintain his vibrant vintage look, original wiring, triple type of lighting, 8-light up, eight...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Mid-Century Modern Sputnik Italian Chandelier in the Manner of Stilnovo
By Stilnovo
Located in Aci Castello, IT
A brass Sputnik chandelier made in Italy in the 1950s. Fully restored electrical parts, It works 110-240 volts and need three regular e14 bulbs.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Huge Enamel & Brass Sputnik Chandelier, Mid-Century Modern, Stilnovo Style 1970s
By Stilnovo
Located in Dallas, TX
Extra large Mid-Century Modern ivory enamel and brass Sputnik chandelier, Italy, 1970s. The shape is round, but with different length of stems; giving the chandelier some dynamic im...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass, Enamel

Lightolier 1960s Mid-Century Modern Sputnik Atomic Chandelier 30 Glass Globes
By Lightolier
Located in West Hartford, CT
Coveted Mid-Century Modern lightolier 30 light sputnik chandelier, circa 1960s. Features 30 original glass globes on polished chrome spokes radiating from a central chrome nucleus. I...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Chrome

Colored through Light, Large Murano Sputnik Chandelier, Mid-Century Modern 1980s
By AVMazzega
Located in Dallas, TX
Very large Mid-Century Modern white and gold butterflies Murano glass sputnik chandelier, with brass stems, and painted center ball frame. "Once upon a time", the Murano glass color...
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Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Mid-Century Modern Style Sputnik Murano Glass and Brass Italian Chandelier
Located in Ibiza, Spain
An impressive and very large Sputnik chandelier made of clear Murano glass shards and brass rods fixed to a central brass lacquered orb. Bulbs are coming from the brass rods ends and...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and...

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Brass

Mid-Century Modern Lightolier Atomic Chrome and Glass Sputnik Style Chandelier
By Lightolier
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Vintage sixteen light chrome and white glass shade chandelier by Lightolier. Fixture features a chrome frame with trumpet form arms, round glass shades and great Sputnik form. Chande...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Chrome

Mid-Century Modernist 1960s Brass Sputnik Chandelier
Located in Kingston, NY
This wonderful Mid-Century Modernist Sputnik chandelier features a brass base with (12) opal glass bulbs. It is in excellent condition and has been newly rewired. Made in Germany,...
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Vintage 1960s German Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Amazing Mid-Century Modern Sputnik Brass Chandelier or Pendant Lamp, 1960s
Located in Nürnberg, Bayern
Gorgeous twelve-flamed Mid-Century Modern Sputnik chandelier or pendant lamp. Designed and manufactured in 1960s, Germany. Executed in brass. The chandelier needs 12 x E27 screw f...
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Vintage 1960s German Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal, Brass

Magnificent Mid-Century Modern style Sputnik Chandelier with Murano Glass Spikes
Located in Kingston, NY
This magnificent Mid-Century Modernist style Sputnik chandelier features large textured Murano glass spikes (98) fixed directly to a large brushed brass central sphere with (29) stan...
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2010s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Stilnovo 18 Lights Sputnik Mid-Century Modern Brass Italian Chandelier, 1950
Located in Milano, IT
Stilnovo Exceptional chandelier sputnik 1950, brass. 18 light.
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Superb 1970s Mid-Century Modernist Sputnik Chandelier
Located in Kingston, NY
This superb 1970s Mid-Century Modernist Sputnik chandelier features an heart shape form design on a chrome frame with (12) opal glass globes. Made in Germany, circa 1970 Measur...
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Vintage 1970s German Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Chrome

Mid-Century Modern Sputnik Italian Chandelier in Brass Pavo Tynell Attributed #2
By Paavo Tynell
Located in National City, CA
We are pleased to offer for your consideration a beautiful chandelier made in Italy, circa 1960s. Brass with glass and iron rods. Sputnik style. Unmarked, no information present on t...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass, Iron

Mid-Century Modern Sputnik Italian Chandelier in Brass Paavo Tynell Attributed
By Paavo Tynell
Located in National City, CA
We are pleased to offer for your consideration a beautiful chandelier made in Italy, circa the 1960s. Brass with glass and iron rods. Sputnik style. Unmarked, no information present ...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass, Iron

Lightolier 1960s Mid-Century Modern Sputnik Atomic Chandelier 30 Glass Globes
By Lightolier
Located in West Hartford, CT
Coveted Mid-Century Modern Lightolier 30 light Sputnik chandelier, circa 1960s. Features 30 original glass globes on polished chrome spokes radiating from a central chrome nucleus. I...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Chrome

Set of Three Lightolier 1960s Mid-Century Modern Sputnik Atomic Chandelier
By Lightolier
Located in West Hartford, CT
Coveted set of three matching Mid-Century Modern Lightolier thirty-light Sputnik chandeliers, circa 1960s. Feature 30 original glass globes on polished chrome spokes radiating from a...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Chrome

Mid Century Modern Chrome and Lucite Sputnik Orb Chandelier Light Fixture
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Remarkable vintage lucite and chrome sputnik chandelier. This fantastic light fixture features a mirror finished chrome plated frame, four arms with four lights per arm extending fro...
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Chrome

German Mid-Century Modern Polished Chrome and Glass Ball Sputnik Chandelier
By Honsel
Located in Nürnberg, DE
This Mid-Century Modern chandelier was made in the 1960s in Germany. It is made of six unique glass balls mounted on a chrome frame. The fixture requires six European E14 candelabra ...
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Vintage 1960s German Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal, Chrome

Lovely Mid-Century Modern Sputnik Chandelier or Pendant Lamp, 1950s, Germany
By Arredoluce
Located in Munich, DE
Exceptional Mid-Century Modern three-armed Sputnik chandelier or pendant lamp in lovely colors. Manufactured probably in 1950s in Germany. Executed in brass sheet and tubes. The p...
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Vintage 1950s German Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass, Brass

Mid-Century Modern Style Sputnik Ceiling Light
Located in Bochum, NRW
Exceptional ceiling light in midcentury style, Sputnik shaped, 6 E14 light bulbs, black painted, adjustable height. In excellent used functioning condition. Dimensions: diameter 50...
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Early 2000s European Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Camer Glass Mid-Century Modern Amber Murano Chandelier Italian Sputnik, 1982
By Camer Glass
Located in Murano, Venezia
Made up of 41 elements called Trihedrons, this chandelier belongs to that category called sputnik. The amber color of the glass elements perfectly matches the golden color of the fr...
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Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Art Glass, Murano Glass

Mid Century Modern Vintage Gold and Glass Sputnik Chandelier 1955 Vienna
By Emil Stejnar
Located in Vienna, AT
A mid century modern vintage gold and glass sputnik chandelier or hanging lamp, which shows a gold plated version with lucite flowers and cut crystal glasses. Also the chandelier sh...
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Vintage 1950s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Gold Plate

Toso Stefano Mid-Century Modern Crystal Murano Glass Chandelier Sputnik, 1985
By Stefano Toso
Located in Murano, Venezia
Fantastic Sputnik chandelier in blown Murano glass with 65 elements, crystal color. The chandelier can be reconditioned according to the country of destination. Six E27 / E26 bulbs. ...
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Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Art Glass, Murano Glass

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Mid Century Modern Chandeliers Sputnik For Sale on 1stDibs

At 1stDibs, there are many versions of the ideal mid century modern chandeliers sputnik for your home. Frequently made of metal, glass and brass, every mid century modern chandeliers sputnik was constructed with great care. There are 656 variations of the antique or vintage mid century modern chandeliers sputnik you’re looking for, while we also have 214 modern editions of this piece to choose from as well. Your living room may not be complete without a mid century modern chandeliers sputnik — find older editions for sale from the 18th Century and newer versions made as recently as the 21st Century. Each mid century modern chandeliers sputnik bearing Mid-Century Modern or Scandinavian Modern hallmarks is very popular. You’ll likely find more than one mid century modern chandeliers sputnik that is appealing in its simplicity, but Fabio Ltd, Emil Stejnar and Rupert Nikoll produced versions that are worth a look.

How Much are Mid Century Modern Chandeliers Sputnik?

The average selling price for a mid century modern chandeliers sputnik at 1stDibs is $4,400, while they’re typically $567 on the low end and $45,000 for the highest priced.

Finding the Right Chandeliers Pendant Lights for You

Chandeliers — simple in form, inspired by candelabras and originally made of wood or iron — first made an appearance in early churches. For those wealthy enough to afford them for their homes in the medieval period, a chandelier's suspended lights likely exuded imminent danger, as lit candles served as the light source for fixtures of the era. Things have thankfully changed since then.

While gas lighting during the late 18th century represented an upgrade for chandeliers — and gas lamps would long inspire Danish architect and pioneering modernist lighting designer Poul Henningsen — it would eventually be replaced with the familiar electric lighting of today.

The key difference between a pendant and a chandelier is that a pendant incorporates only a single bulb into its design. Don’t mistake this for simplicity, however. An Art Deco–styled homage to Sputnik from Murano glass artisans Giovanni Dalla Fina (note: there is more than one lighting fixture named for the iconic mid-century-era satellite — see Gino Sarfatti’s design too), with handcrafted decorative elements supported by a chrome frame, is just one stunning example of the elaborate engineering that can be incorporated into every component of a chandelier.

Chandeliers have evolved over time, but their classic elegance has remained unchanged. Not only does the right chandelier prove stunning, but it can also offer a certain sense of practicality. These fixtures can easily illuminate an entire space, while their elevated position prevents them from creating glare or straining one’s eyes. Certain materials, like glass, can complement naturally lit settings without stealing the show. Brass, on the other hand, can introduce an alluring, warm glow. While LEDs have earned a bad reputation for their perceived harsh bluish lights and a loss of brightness over their life span, the right design choices can help harness their lighting potential and create the perfect mood. A careful approach to lighting can transform your room into a peaceful and cozy nook, ideal for napping, reading or working.

For midsize spaces, a wall light or sconce can pull the room together and get the lighting job done. Perforated steel rings underneath five bands of handspun aluminum support a rich diffusion of light within Alvar Aalto's Beehive pendant light, but if you’re looking to brighten a more modest room, perhaps a minimalist solution is what you’re after. The mid-century modern furniture designer Charlotte Perriand devised her CP-1 wall lamps in the 1960s, in which a repositioning of sheet-metal plates can redirect light as needed.

The versatility and variability of these lighting staples mean that, when it comes to finding something like the perfect chandelier, you’ll never be left hanging. From the whimsical — like the work of Beau & Bien’s Sylvie Maréchal, frequently inspired by her dreams — to the classic beauty of Paul Ferrante's fixtures, there is a style for every room. With designs for pendants and chandeliers across eras, colors and materials, you’ll never run out of options to explore on 1stDibs.