Satellite Pendant - Outdoor


Why We Love It

Building on the Satellite Collection of whimsical, modernist sculptural lamps, the Satellite Outdoor Pendant and Satellite Outdoor Floor Lamp are GUBI’s first lighting designs created specifically for outdoor use. Based on Mathieu Matégot’s original design concept from 1953, the designs feature an ovoid shade crafted from a perforated sheet of stainless steel, topped with an aluminum cap that helps direct the light. Playful and modern even 70 years after their first creation, both Satellite designs are ideal for installation on covered patios, verandas, or other sheltered dining areas. Two sizes of pendant are available, and both the pendants and the floor lamp are available with a semi-matt shade in either Cream White or Mustard Gold.

  • First launched in 1953, Matégot’s eccentric, modern Satellite Lighting Collection still retains its appeal 70 years later.
  • Satellite features the designer’s signature material innovation, the perforated metal sheeting he called Rigitulle, and the folding and shaping technique he used to form it.
  • The lamp’s name is a nod to the technological optimism of the postwar era, and an acknowledgement of the design’s resemblance to a cosmic object – one of the reasons why the Satellite design seems so at home in outdoor settings.
  • The Satellite’s cap is constructed from aluminum and the shade from stainless steel, which is pressed and bent to Matégot’s signature shape.
  • Powder-coating protects the lamp from rust and the impact of weather, allowing the lamp to be permanently installed outdoors with minimal maintenance.
  • The electronic components are specially constructed to protect them against the elements, and the LED bulb is housed within a watertight polycarbonate cover that keeps it safe without disrupting the light emitted.
  • Satellite's hallmark feature is the shade's ovoid shell, which casts a diffused, ambient light 360° around the lamp.
  • The shade is topped with a cap, which deflects light back into the room, helping to create an enchanting interplay of light and shadow on the space below, and a distinctive glow when the lamp is viewed from underneath.
  • The Satellite Outdoor Collection features a Floor Lamp and Pendant in two sizes; both are available with a semi-matte shade in either Cream White or Mustard Gold.
  • The Satellite Outdoor Pendant can be hung alone to illuminate dining spaces in a covered patio, pagoda, or sheltered veranda – even used to furnish a treehouse – but also works well deployed in clusters to make a head-turning visual statement.
  • If out of stock, item typically ships in 12-16 weeks – contact us for details.


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The curators at Gubi make dwelling in the past look good. Their team of "treasure hunters" is on a mission to re-launch iconic designs from the 30s, 40s, 50s, 60s, 70s, and today. That's over fifty years of eclectic, international, and groundbreaking mid-century modern design brought to the present.