Space Age Sputnik Chrome Pendant Lamp by Gaetano Sciolari
Brighten up your home with this amazing Space Age chandelier in chrome from the Italian designer Gaetano Sciolari. This pendant lamp was produced in the Space Age time of the 70s and consists of 11 lights E14 format. This one of a kind chandelier is also known as „dandelion“ because of its special design. To set this Space Age lamp perfectly in scene, we advise to use dimmable half chrome light bulbs. An absolutely eyecatcher in every modern home!
This elegant chandelier was designed by the Gaetano Sciolari in the 70s. The lamp consists of 13 tubular socket holders in shiny chromed metal. These 13 sockets are held by rectangular rods/slats of brass. The socket holders and the rods have hardly any signs of wear or scratches. Very exciting is the combination of chrome and brass, which was unique at that time. All in all a beautiful design object!
Gaetano Sciolaris first designs in the fifties were Sputnik inspired pendants. In the 1960s he created refined, futuristic and sharp classical style chandeliers. Lines were clean and sculptural and materials such as crystal and ice glass sparkled with a volupuously luxurious coolness and he started combining brass with chrome. Gaetano Sciolari was the founder and the first president of the trade association of Italian manufacturers of lighting fixtures, the AIDI. The Associazione Italiana di Illuminazione was founded in 1958 and still exitsts today.
Designer: Gaetano Sciolari
Materials and Techniques: chrome
Place of Origin: Italy
Date of Manufacture: 1970s
Height: 55cm, Diameter: 55cm
Condition: Good, consistent with age and use. Some signs of wear.
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