The chandeliers we delivered for the New York Metropolitan Opera in 1966 became icons of lighting design. As we took care of the restoration of the chandeliers of the Met in 2008 and about 1.000 pieces of sputniks have been through our hands we realised how lovely those elements were. So our craftsmen had the idea to create small lighting fixtures from these elements and started tinkering. Finally we arrived at a working object resembling a complete Metropolitan Chandelier in a very small scale.
The sputnik element as main stilistic feature of the prominent chandeliers are the base of this tiny lighting fixture. It can be mounted individually, used as a table lamp or just put on the floor.In combination with a Met Chandelier they can be installed like a galaxy or form clusters of multiple sputniks on their own.
There are many applications of this item of which we merely tried a few.