Stilnovo sputnik ceiling lamp Italy 1950







Milano 1946 – 1988
Lighting manufacturer

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Striking so called “Sputnik” ceiling or wall lamp designed and manufactured by Stilnovo, Italy 1950. It’s made of solid brass with black-painted tubular ends and has a, compared to the other Sputnik lamps, unique design. It features ten arms in two different lengths, which gives it a dynamic and eye-catching shape. What’s great about this lamp is that you can hang it on the wall or use it on the ceiling, and it looks fantastic either way. The light it gives is lovely, thanks to the way it reflects on the ceiling or wall.


The name “Sputnik” references to the first unmanned satellite that went into space. Design historians credit Italian lighting master Gino Sarfatti with the early concept, around two decades before the satellite’s launch. Even more intriguing: Sarfatti studied aero-naval engineering at the University of Genoa before launching his legendary modernist lighting company Arteluce in 1939. His first Sputnik, sometimes known as Model 2003 or Fuoco d’Artificio, dates back to the 1930s, with increased production in the 1950s. Numerous designers and manufacturers, especially in Italy, created their own versions. While many original designers remain unknown, the Sputnik’s hazy history hasn’t diminished its market appeal


The lamp uses 10x E14 bulbs. This lamp is checked in our own atelier, cleaned and is suitable for use in the USA.



Designer: Stilnovo
Type: Sputnik ceiling lamp
Manufacturer: Stilnovo
Year: 1950
Country: Italy
Materials: Brass, aluminium
Condition: Very good, original
Height: 13 cm
Width: 96 cm
Depth: 36 cm
Item nr: PAF23AP24

Holland / Belgium: € Free
Europe: € 100 - 250
Outside Europe: € 250 - 350

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