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Sputnik: The Comeback

An icon of mid-century modern design, the Sputnik chandelier has taken mainstream design by storm because of its nostalgia and surprising versatility.

Named after the first satellite launched into space in 1957, the Sputnik chandelier became a hit in the mid-20th century when the world turned its eyes to the sky. It was an exciting time for exploring new frontiers, including design. Mid-century modern design is characterized by clean simplicity and integration with the natural world, captured by the sputnik’s starburst shape.

Hammerton Studio Starbursts: Sputniks that sparkle

As a forerunner in industry-leading lighting design, we capitalized on the aesthetic power of the sputnik chandelier as a platform for showcasing the captivating beauty of our artisan blown glass. Each of our starburst chandeliers pair integrated LED lighting with one of five hand-blown glass shade styles. Each shade has a distinct shape and is a unique one-of-a-kind artisan creation that refracts the LED light in surprising ways.

Glass shade shapes include Gem, Rock Crystal, Blossom, Hedra and Aalto. All are applicable to a wide range of interiors, including mid-century modern, mountain rustic,  transitional, contemporary and beyond.



































All starburst chandeliers are available in round and oval shapes and a variety of sizes between 36″-72″ diameters. Choose from eight finishes and up to four glass colors.