1950s Spider Chandelier
Materials: Brass, maroon lacquered aluminium. Brass and porcelain socket.
Height: 73 cm / 28.74”
Width: ∅ 80 cm / 31.49”
Electricity: 10 bulbs E14, 10 x 40 watt maximum, 110/220 volt.
Any type of light bulb can be used, not a specific one preferred. For this setup frosted light bulbs were used.
Period: 1950s, 1960s – Mid-Century Modern.
Designer: To be appraised.
Manufacturer: To be appraised.
Chandeliers in this style (sputnik/spider) were, among others, produced by many companies around the globe. Lamps like these are usually attributed to Italian companies such as Stilnovo, Arredoluce, Arteluce and so on.
There is no label on most lamps from that period, unfortunately. It was not mandatory to mention brands and wattage’s at that time, so most manufacturers did not. Stilnovo always did. It is very rare to find a lamp from Stilnovo without a label.
The name “Sputnik Chandelier” is usually used for lamps with arms pointing in all directions.
Many Thanks to Ger for the beautiful pictures and enthusiasm.