Sputnik Style Light Fixture

For those too old to remember, or for those who didn't pay attention in history class, Sputnik was the first orbiting satellite, launched way back in 1957.

At the time, it helped spawn a surge in space-age design, from car fins to boomerang architecture and starburst chandeliers.

Sputnik Chandelier

That retro-classic starburst look is captured in several new chandelier designs. Take this Possini Euro Design Opal Glass Chandelier, which has opal glass globes bursting out from a chrome finish center point, reminiscent of the Sputnik satellite design.

Sputnik Ceiling Light

Another product that captures the look is the New Orbit Ceiling Light (above and top image.) It has boomerang swoops with halogen lights set inside sparkling glass spheres. Very Sputnik retro.

Sputnik LED Ceiling Light

Finally, there's this LED LIght Show Ceiling Light. It has the flair of the Sputnik style, with curved chrome bars and halogen lights. It also comes with color-changing LEDs that can be operated by a remote control. Very high-tech and a dazzling way to take your decor into the space age!