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Murano Sputnik Chandelier by Mazzega, Italy, 1970s
By Mazzega
Located in Gaiarine Frazione Francenigo (TV), IT
The Sputnik lamp from Mazzega has twelve fixtures surrounding a orange central sphere element. The fixtures are surrounded by Murano glass elements shaped like flowers, 6 trasparent ...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Blown Glass

Mid-Century Modern Italian Sputnik Chandelier, Murano Glass
By Mazzega
Located in Gaiarine Frazione Francenigo (TV), IT
1970s Italian Sputnik glass chandelier in a chrome frame, painted black. The chandelier has 37 fantastic yellow/amber Murano glass flowers. Period: 1970s Dimensions: 43.30 inches (...
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1990s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Blown Glass

Crystal Prism Sputnik Chandeliers, 50 Prisms, Italy, Murano
By Mazzega
Located in Gaiarine Frazione Francenigo (TV), IT
Sputnik chandelier surrounding 50 crystal glass 'triedri' prisms radiating from a center black metal nucleus. Brass lamp holder. Period: Late 20th century Dimensions: 51.20 inches ...
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1990s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Blown Glass

Exceptional Murano Amber Glass Sputnik Chandelier, 51 Glasses
By Mazzega
Located in Gaiarine Frazione Francenigo (TV), IT
Italian Sputnik chandelier in a black and brass metal, 51 unobtainable amber glass tips. Murano blown glass in a traditional way. 10 light points. Period: late xx century Dimension...
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1990s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Blown Glass

Crystal Prism Sputnik Chandeliers, 50 Multicolored Prisms, Italiy Murano
By Mazzega
Located in Gaiarine Frazione Francenigo (TV), IT
Sputnik chandelier surrounding 50 multicolored crystal glass 'triedri' prisms radiating from a center black metal nucleus. Brass lamp holder. Period: late 20th century Dimensions: ...
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1990s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Blown Glass

Stilnovo Multi-Color Sputnik Chandelier Mid-Century Italian Design
By Stilnovo
Located in Rome, IT
Features 24 brass arms, each sporting multicolored, perforated shades. Black central Sphere. Bearing a circa 1970s label in the canopy. Commonly called ' Sputnik' chandeliers today (...
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20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Italian Sputnik Chandelier in Murano Glass 24-Karat Gold
Located in Villaverla, IT
Italian Sputnik chandelier in Murano glass, composed of white circular glass elements with a 24-karat gold edge, and with in the middle a black glass stem, all is supported by an ele...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

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24k Gold, Chrome

Sputnik Chandelier by Sciolari, 1960s
By Gaetano Sciolari
Located in Neervelp, BE
Midcentury chrome Sputnik chandelier by Gaetano Sciolari featuring 11 lights. The lamp emits a spectacular light. Light patina visible. Tested and ready for use with regular...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Chrome

Half Sputnik Chandelier with Murano Glass Butterflies
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
This very unusual half sputnik chandelier features a multitude of brass rods, some ending with brass balls and others ending with flying butterflies in Murano glass. All the rods ha...
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1990s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Half Sputnik Chandelier with Murano Glass Blue Flowers
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
This very unusual half Sputnik chandelier features a multitude of brass rods, some ending with brass balls and others ending with large blue flowers in Murano glass. All the rods ha...
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1990s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Sputnik Cut-Glass in Fontana Arte Style, 1960s
By Fontana Arte
Located in Rome, IT
Fontana Arte Sputnik chandelier. Chrome frame with green colored cut-glass.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Cut Glass

Beige Murano Glass and Brass Sputnik Chandelier in Stilnovo Style
By Stilnovo
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
Very elegant Sputnik brass chandelier featuring 20 lights, 20 solid brass rods ending with beige Murano glass bowls and brass rodes ending with an arrow. White lacquered steel cones....
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1990s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Extraordinary Huge Murano Glass Sputnik Chandelier in the Manner of Venini
By Venini
Located in Berlin, DE
Extraordinary huge, iconic Murano glass chandelier in the manner of Venini. The chandelier is manufactures in high quality. It is a real eyecatcher. 12 x E14. To be on the the safe s...
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20th Century Italian Hollywood Regency Chandeliers and Pendants

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Murano Glass

1980s Brass Sputnik Chandelier with Two-Tone of Violet Polyhedron Murano Glasses
Located in Firenze, Tuscany
Murano polyhedron glasses designed by Carlo Scarpa. Four colors all together: dark violet and violet with a touch of amber and pink. 16 E14 light bulbs. Approximate weight 70 Kg.
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Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Mid-century Style Large Italian Sputnik Fireworks Chandelier
By Stilnovo
Located in Bochum, NRW
Gorgeous large Italian Sputnik chandelier with twenty lights and "spikes". Made of brass and aluminum shades, ivory lacquered. Dimensions: Diameter ~115cm (42,28 in.), height 140 ...
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2010s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Aluminum, Brass

Italian Murano Glass and Brass Sputnik Design Chandelier
Located in Vilnius, LT
This Italian chandelier is made of clear Murano glass and brass base. Chandelier includes 29 pcs. Of E14 bulbs.
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20th Century Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

20th Century Italian Design Sputnik Chrome Chandelier, 1980s
Located in Bosco Marengo, IT
Beautiful and refined Italian chandelier from the circa 1980s made of chromed metal. Very bright eight interior lights. Used conditions. The height can be adjusted as desired the rin...
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Vintage 1980s Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Chrome

Space Age Mazzega Sputnik Chandelier, Textured Murano Glass, 1970s, Italy
By Mazzega, Angelo Vittorio Mazzega, AVMazzega
Located in Vienna, AT
Beautiful Space Age chandelier manufactured by A.V. Mazzega, with the characteristic blown glass of Murano. This lamp is a striking appearance in any room. Due to the sublime combina...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Space Age Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Midcentury Italian Multi-Color 12-Light Sputnik Chandelier by Arredoluce, 1950s
By Arredoluce
Located in Nümbrecht, NRW
This multi-color Sputnik chandelier was made in Italy in the 1950s and is attributed to Arredoluce, Monza.  It has got 12 bakelite bulb holders which request an E14 bulb each. The...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Italian Midcentury Twelve-Light Sputnik Chandelier in the Manner of Stilnovo
By Stilnovo
Located in Nümbrecht, NRW
This elegant Sputnik style chandelier was manufactured in Italy in the 1950s. It is made of brass and has got 12 black lacquered bakelite bulb holders. The brass lamp rod can be s...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Crystal Prism Sputnik Chandeliers
By Mazzega
Located in Gaiarine Frazione Francenigo (TV), IT
Sputnik chandelier surrounding 30 crystal glass 'triedri' prisms radiating from a centre black metal nucleus. Brass lamp holder. Period: late 20th century. Dimensions: 47.25 inches...
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1990s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Blown Glass

  • Crystal Prism Sputnik Chandeliers
  • Crystal Prism Sputnik Chandeliers
  • Crystal Prism Sputnik Chandeliers
  • Crystal Prism Sputnik Chandeliers
H 47.25 in. Dm 29.53 in.
Vintage Midcentury Italian Murano Flower Sputnik Art Glass Gilt Brass Chandelier
By Venini
Located in Coimbra, PT
1970s vintage Italian Murano flower sputnik bouquet art-glass after Venini / hand-blow white and clear glass flowers and gold-plated brass. Measures: Diameter 12 in (30 cm) Height...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Gold Plate, Brass

Murano Glass Prism Sputnik Chandelier
Located in Austin, TX
Italian Murano glass sputnik prism chandelier. This fixture features many hand blown textured prisms of various colors (black, gray, clear) mounted on a gilt brass structure. This sp...
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2010s Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Murano Glass

Very Large Sputnik Starburst Light
Located in Westport, CT
Starburst Sputnik ceiling fixture comprised of blown triedri crystal glass rods in two lengths, hardware available in brass, chrome and champagne matte brass color. Measuring 44" dia...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Fantastic "Sputnik" Style Murano Chandelier
By Cenedese
Located in Bois-Colombes, FR
Very nice Murano glass Sputnik chandelier. Possibility of a second one. Price given for one.
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Vintage 1970s Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Grand Sputnik Flush Ceiling Chandelier
By Arredoluce
Located in New York, NY
A large Italian flush light in the style of Arredoluce Monza. Twenty-one light sources.
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2010s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass, Enamel

Monumental Brass Sputnik or Urchin Chandelier
Located in Berlin, DE
Very huge brass Sputnik or Urchin chandelier. The chandelier has a very impressing size and is a real eyecatcher in every room. The chandelier is in excellent condition. 12 x E14 bu...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Large Handmade Venetian Glass Butterfly "Sputnik" Chandelier
Located in London, London
Very large Venetian handmade chandelier, inspired by 1950s “Sputnik” models, made with glass green and gold butterflies exploding from the centre. A truly spectacular piece of interi...
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20th Century Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Blue Glass Globes and Brass Sputnik Chandelier
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
This very unusual Sputnik chandelier features 30 turquoise glass globes mounted on brass rods. When the light is on, its turquoise globes turn to light blue color and it is still ma...
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Early 2000s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Midcentury Sputnik Spike Chandelier, Clear Prismatic Elements, Murano
By Kalmar Lighting
Located in Tavarnelle val di Pesa, Florence
Imposing Sputnik chandelier with spike prismatic shaped glass elements hold by a brushed brass rod. Murano glass pyramid in clear. Glass is shaped first on the bronzino and then pr...
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Late 20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass, Metal

1 of 2 Huge Sputnik Murano Glass and Brass Chandelier
Located in Berlin, DE
Exceptional huge mother of pearl colored Murano glass and brass Sputnik chandeliers. The chandeliers have a very impressing size and there are real eyecatchers in every room. The cha...
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Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Half Sputnik Mercurised Silver Color Murano Glass Globes Chandelier
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
This brass chandelier features 15 hand blown silver Murano glass globes and 15 brass balls extends on brass stems from its centre. When the light is on, globes change color and becom...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Exceptional Huge Atomic or Sputnik Chandelier Attributed to Stilnovo
By Stilnovo
Located in Berlin, DE
Exceptional huge Murano glass, metal and brass chandelier attributed to Stilnovo. The chandelier has a very impressing size and they are real eyecatchers in every room. The chandel...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and...

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Metal, Brass

Midcentury Sputnik Chandelier, Baloton Gold Rods, Alberto Dona, 1990s, Camer
By Camer Glass, Alberto Donà
Located in Tavarnelle val di Pesa, Florence
Teardrop shaped glass elements with Baloton finish and pure gold leaf. The mix of lens effect made by the bubbles and warm mirror reflection made by the gold speckling creates a be...
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Late 20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Chrome

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

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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Crystal, Rock Crystal, Nickel

Italian Brass Sputnik Pendant, 1970s
Located in L'Escala, ES
Beautiful Italian brass sputnik pendant, circa 1970, four bulbs included, gold chrome and brass. In perfect vintage condition.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass, Chrome

  • Italian Brass Sputnik Pendant, 1970s
  • Italian Brass Sputnik Pendant, 1970s
  • Italian Brass Sputnik Pendant, 1970s
  • Italian Brass Sputnik Pendant, 1970s
H 23.63 in. Dm 15.75 in.
Italian Midcentury Chrome Sputnik Pendant by Sciolari
Located in Antwerp, BE
Italian midcentury chrome Sputnik chandelier by Sciolari. Six light sockets/E14 fitting. Measures: Diameter 38 cm. Height 75 cm.
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Mid-20th Century Belgian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Chrome Sputnik Style Pendant
Located in New York, NY
Chrome Sputnik style pendant with clear glass globes.
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Chrome

Italian Sputnik Chandelier
Located in New York, NY
This Italian beauty has real star power. This spectacular piece consists of clear triedri (three-sided) clear crystals in varying lengths extending from a center globe. Newly re-wired.
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20th Century Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Brass

  • Italian Sputnik Chandelier
  • Italian Sputnik Chandelier
  • Italian Sputnik Chandelier
  • Italian Sputnik Chandelier
H 44 in. Dm 44 in.
Italian Sputnik Chandelier
Located in New York, NY
This Italian beauty has real star power. This spectacular piece consists of clear triedri (three-sided) clear crystals in varying lengths extending from a center globe. Newly re-wired.
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20th Century Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

  • Italian Sputnik Chandelier
  • Italian Sputnik Chandelier
  • Italian Sputnik Chandelier
  • Italian Sputnik Chandelier
H 44 in. Dm 40 in.
Red Italian Sputnik
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Stunning twelve-light Italian Sputnik light fixture from the 1950s. Original brass finish and painted aluminum finish in red. Rewired for use in the US. Candelabra based E12 sockets....
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Aluminum, Brass

  • Red Italian Sputnik
  • Red Italian Sputnik
  • Red Italian Sputnik
  • Red Italian Sputnik
H 35 in. Dm 30 in.
1950s Italian Sputnik
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Of the period Italian sputnik chandelier from the 1950s. Fully restored with (8) single E12 candelabra based socket per arm, wired for the US. Overall drop adjustable upon request. W...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Aluminum, Brass, Steel

  • 1950s Italian Sputnik
  • 1950s Italian Sputnik
  • 1950s Italian Sputnik
  • 1950s Italian Sputnik
H 32 in. Dm 27 in.
Italian Black & Brass Mid-Century Modern Style Sputnik Pendant
Located in New York, NY
A spectacular modern interpretation of the Classic Italian Sputnik light.
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2010s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Beautiful Italian Vintage Glass Sputnik Pendant Light Chandelier, 1960s
Located in Berlin, DE
Beautiful glass and nickel Snowball chandelier. Italy, 1960s Lamp sockets: 10
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Nickel

Italian Sputnik Pendant Lights Chandeliers, Chrome Smoked Glass, 1970
By Fontana Arte
Located in Graz, AT
A pair of (a set of two) sputnik pendant light fixtures manufactured in Italy in Mid-Century, circa 1970 (late 1960s or early 1970s.) They are made of chromed metal frames and square...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Chrome, Nickel

Italian Bronze Sputnik Chandelier
Located in New York, NY
Majestic Italian aged bronze Sputnik chandelier with 24-light sources. Rewired for use in the USA.
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20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Bronze

  • Italian Bronze Sputnik Chandelier
  • Italian Bronze Sputnik Chandelier
  • Italian Bronze Sputnik Chandelier
  • Italian Bronze Sputnik Chandelier
H 47.5 in. W 15 in. D 15 in.
Signed Stilnovo Domed Sputnik Pendant
By Stilnovo
Located in Hingham, MA
The high level of quality is apparent in the heft and skilled metal craft of this unusual pendant light fixture by Stilnovo Milano (see original brand mark under dome). Created from...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass, Nickel

Italian Floral Sputnik Chandelier
Located in New York, NY
Elegant Italian floral Sputnik chandelier. The chrome armature supports clear and opaque floral glass elements with light bulbs nestled in between. The fixture has been newly rewired...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Chrome

1970s Italian Sputnik Chandelier
Located in New York, NY
1970s Italian sputnik chandelier. The large chrome ball supports the Murano glass prisms that are illuminated by the newly rewired candelabra light sockets.  
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Murano Glass

1960s Italian Sputnik Chandelier
Located in Cathedral City, CA
Twelve lights chrome Sputnik light.
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Two Italian Sputnik Pendant Lights Chandeliers, Chrome Smoked Glass, 1970
By Fontana Arte
Located in Graz, AT
One of two sputnik pendant light fixtures manufactured in Italy in midcentury, circa 1970 (late 1960s or early 1970s.) The fixtures are made of chromed metal frames and square, face...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Chrome, Nickel

Oversized Italian Sputnik Light
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Does this light have an ego! Gorgeous enormous large brass and black lacquered 1970s Sputnik!
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal, Brass

Vintage Italian Eighteen-Arm Stilnovo Style Sputnik Pendant Chandelier, 1950s
By Stilnovo
Located in Berlin, DE
Exceptional and very rare brass, glass and lacquered metal chandelier. Italy, 1950s. Height of the body: 15.75 In Total height (currently): 35.4 In Lamp sockets: 18 x E27 (US E26).
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal, Brass

Italian Vinage Twelve-Arm Murano Glass Flower Sputnik Pendant Chandelier
By Mazzega
Located in Berlin, DE
Beautiful vintage Mazzega-Murano chandelier with twelve large blown glass flowers. Italy, 1960s. Lamp sockets: 12.
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass, Chrome

Captivating Italian Sputnik Chandelier
Located in Kingston, NY
This captivating Italian Sputnik chandelier features a unique organic atomic design that has been entirely handcrafted. The rods have been designed in bronze and decorated with high ...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Captivating Italian Sputnik Chandelier
H 50 in. W 47 in. D 43 in.
Late 1940s Italian Sputnik
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Late 1940s or very early 1950s Sputnik chandelier from Italy. Fine lines and graceful appearance. Brass and aluminum. Measures: 28" diameter with bulbs.
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Vintage 1940s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Aluminum, Brass

  • Late 1940s Italian Sputnik
  • Late 1940s Italian Sputnik
  • Late 1940s Italian Sputnik
  • Late 1940s Italian Sputnik
H 26.5 in. Dm 28 in.
Sculptural Sputnik Italian Chandelier
By Gio Ponti, Stilnovo
Located in National City, CA
For your consideration an amazing large chandelier (46" in diameter) with ten (10) arms. Solid brass construction alternating six (6) large arms with polished brass and rubber oil br...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Iconic Italian Sputnik Chandelier
By Stilnovo
Located in Sag Harbor, NY
Italian custom Sputnik chandelier 32 brass stems radiating from central brass sphere with ring detail The Sputnik is a Mid-Century icon of lighting design Brass stem support can b...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and...

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Metal, Brass

Midcentury 5-Arm Sputnik Chandelier or Pendant Lamp by Arredoluce, 1950s, Italy
By Arredoluce
Located in Munich, DE
Extremely rare, original Mid-Century Modern Sputnik pendant lamp or chandelier. Manufactured by Arredoluce Monza in Italy, 1950s. Executed in blue, red, black, yellow and beige la...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Aluminum, Brass

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Sputnik Pendant Italy For Sale on 1stDibs

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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.