Self-initiated lighting project, created during the pandemic. A piece from a group of light objects designed to create an athmosphere of peace and comfort at home. The name of the object is a reference to Haruki Murakami's famous novel; about the search for love, connection and warmth, and "orbiting" around the object of desire.The word sputnik means companion, fellow traveller.
The object was meant to be exactly that: its pleasant light and soft form create the feeling of a lantern of good wishes and emotions in difficult times.The construction of the shade is the result of a desire to experiment with veneer laminated to paper, and veneer strip with glue - industrial semi-products that are commonly used to cover doors and furniture parts.
Sanja Rotter is a designer, researcher and educator in design, a design-specialist for wood and wood-processing technologies. Her work was exhibited in Croatia, Europe and the US.She is a member of the Croatian Designers' Association, Croatian Association of Independent Artists, and is the winner of several domestic and international awards.As an independent author, she mainly works on furniture and lighting design, as well as packaging, with an emphasis on natural materials and ecological approach to design.