Looking for a classic? Look no further than these handmade retro Sputnik light fittings by Inscapes Design.
When it comes to ‘retro’, it really is hard to think of a design that’s more typical of the phrase than a Sputnik light. Think of the 1960s and you instantly think of one of these hanging from the ceiling.
Yes, there are plenty out there and to be honest, you can probably find a cheap one somewhere on the high street if you dig deep and hunt around. But a light fitting is the focal point of a room and probably the focus of the most important room in your house – the living room.
So you want to try and get it right, even if it means pushing things along financially. After all, you and your visitors will be looking at it for some years to come.
Which brings me neatly along to the designs produced by Inscapes Design, which produces each one of its Sputniks by hand. As each light fitting is handmade, you get the look of it. Take your pick from a selection of finishes including antique patina, polished brass, brushed brass and raw brass finish, as well as black (blackened brass or antique black) and chrome (polished or brushed).
They will even custom-make the length of the light to your requirements at no extra charge. You don’t get that on the high street.
Have a look at the images here and check out the full range at the maker’s website. As for the price, you are looking at just short of £300. As I said, you can get cheaper, but you are paying for a quality, bespoke item here.
Oh and they do other cool retro light fittings too, so do have a look at those as well.