Talk about a showstopper – the uniquely named sputnik light and, its close relative, the urchin light are the mother of all statement lights. The lobby of the Metropolitan Opera House is, of course, a memorable sputnik light moment (and has been since 1966) with its 11 cascading, Swarovski-embellished Lobmeyr “Metropolitan” chandeliers. As is the newly upgraded Bergdorf Goodman jewellery hall – unveiled at the end of last year and designed by Senior Vice President Linda Fargo – which includes two Lobmeyr-inspired chandeliers.
Our recent edit of sputnik lights directed our thoughts to some of our favourite ways to work the look. Celebrity designers Martyn Lawrence Bullard and Jeff Andrews (who used an urchin pendant in the music/play room of Kourtney Kardashian’s previous home) are just two enthusiasts of the statement lights. Both designers (and a slew of other designers) feature in this round up of show-stopping interiors.