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Postmodern Halogen Desk Table Lamp by Robert Sonneman for George Kovacs, 1980s
By Robert Sonneman, George Kovacs, Ettore Sottsass
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Vintage Postmodern desk or bankers lamp by Robert Sonneman for George Kovacs from the 1980s. Born from the idea of Ettore Sottsass and his Memphis Group in the early eighties, the de...
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Vintage 1980s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal, Brass

Postmodern Reflex or Moon Lamps by Samuel Parker for Slamp
By Samuel Parker
Located in Doornspijk, NL
The Reflex lamps - also called Moon lamps - were designed in the 1980s by Samuel Parker for Italian lamp maker Slamp. They are made of soft plastic and have brass or metal details. ...
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Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Plastic

Ettore Sottsas Tahiti Memphis Milano Postmodern
By Memphis Group, Ettore Sottsass
Located in Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
Ettore Sottsass's Tahiti lamp. Materpiece of 1980s design.        
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Vintage 1980s European Post-Modern Table Lamps

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Stainless Steel

  • Ettore Sottsas Tahiti Memphis Milano Postmodern
  • Ettore Sottsas Tahiti Memphis Milano Postmodern
  • Ettore Sottsas Tahiti Memphis Milano Postmodern
  • Ettore Sottsas Tahiti Memphis Milano Postmodern
H 25.6 in. W 14.97 in. D 3.94 in.
Martine Bedin Super Memphis Milano Postmodern
By Memphis Group, Martine Bedin
Located in Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
Famous Super lamp deigned by Martine Bedin. Six light bulb along with its back. With wheel and movable. Iconic one in Memphis Milano and 1980s Postmodern designs.  
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Vintage 1980s European Post-Modern Table Lamps

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Stainless Steel

  • Martine Bedin Super Memphis Milano Postmodern
  • Martine Bedin Super Memphis Milano Postmodern
  • Martine Bedin Super Memphis Milano Postmodern
  • Martine Bedin Super Memphis Milano Postmodern
H 13 in. W 22.84 in. D 7.09 in.
Postmodern Table Lamp, Sweden, 1980s
Located in Oslo, NO
Wonderful and refreshing table lamp in plexiglass with revolving lampshade. Designed and made in Sweden, cirka 1980s second half. The lamp is fully working and in very good condition...
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Vintage 1980s Scandinavian Post-Modern Table Lamps

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Plexiglass

  • Postmodern Table Lamp, Sweden, 1980s
  • Postmodern Table Lamp, Sweden, 1980s
  • Postmodern Table Lamp, Sweden, 1980s
  • Postmodern Table Lamp, Sweden, 1980s
H 18.71 in. W 6.89 in. D 5.71 in.
Postmodern Marble Sculpture Lamp, USA, 1980s
Located in Los Angeles, CA
1980s Postmodern marble sculpture, custom made into a table lamp. Newly rewired and fitted with a custom silk shade.
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Vintage 1980s North American Post-Modern Table Lamps

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Marble

Memphis Postmodern Lamps, 1980
By Memphis Group
Located in Chicago, IL
Pair of Memphis Postmodern table lamps attributed to Ettore Sottsass, circa 1980s. Cantilevered Lacquered steel.
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Late 20th Century Italian Post-Modern Table Lamps

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Steel

Postmodern Table Lamps Italy 1980s Attributed Giorgetti
By Giorgetti S.p.A.
Located in Den Haag, NL
Two outstanding and rare Postmodern table lamps. Brass wings and base. Frosted glass tube shade beautiful made. Like a totem. Halogen with good working dimmer. Because the little s...
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Vintage 1980s Italian Post-Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

Victory Lumen center Floor Lamp Postmodern Minimal, 1980s
By Artoff, Lumen Center
Located in Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
Floor lamp by Lumen center. Top shade can revolve around and change direction of light beam. Working with 100-120V.
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Vintage 1980s Italian Minimalist Floor Lamps

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Steel

Arteluce Tango Stephan Copeland Lamp 1980s Style Postmodern
By Stephan Copeland, Arteluce
Located in Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
Tango desk lamp designed by Stephan Copeland for Arteluce in 1989 Made of steel. Black and purple color combination. Twin arms with spring makes freely direction and position of t...
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Vintage 1980s Italian Post-Modern Table Lamps

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Steel

1980s by Erco Postmodern Italian Design Adjustable Floor Lamp
By Erco
Located in Brescia, IT
Black and white metal Steel details Black laquered wood base Excellent condition Rare model.
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Vintage 1980s Italian Post-Modern Floor Lamps

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Metal, Steel

Postmodern Ceramic Table Lamps Lucite Base, 1980
Located in Chicago, IL
Postmodern Ceramic table lamps with lucite base, 1980      
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Vintage 1980s Table Lamps

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Ceramic

Postmodern Pair of Table Lamp by Robert Sonneman, 1980s
By Robert Sonneman, George Kovacs
Located in Budapest, HU
Pair of table lamp by Robert Sonneman 1980s -extraordinary Postmodern design.
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Vintage 1980s American Modern Table Lamps

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Steel, Chrome

Postmodern Geometric Sculptural Aluminum Floor Lamp, USA, 1980s
By Verner Panton, Eero Saarinen
Located in Miami, FL
Postmodern geometric sculptural floor lamp rendered in spun aluminum base comprised of two intersecting cones with a suspended fabric shade, USA, 1980s.
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Late 20th Century American Post-Modern Floor Lamps

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Aluminum

Postmodern Floor Lamp with Rugged Charcoal Paint and Plexiglass, 1980s
Located in Budapest, HU
This Postmodern floor lamp, from the 1980s features a dark, texture charcoal/gunmetal painted finish and clear plexiglass accents on the top. It's in great condition. This vintage i...
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Vintage 1980s Floor Lamps

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Metal

Rare Large 1980s Ikea Fackla Floor Lamp Uplighter Postmodern Design
By Ikea
Located in München, DE
Rare big 1980s Ikea Fackla floor lamp uplighter. Great Postmodern Sweden design. Lamp made of white and red plastic. Lampshade inside of metal. Very nice pleasant glare-free light...
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Vintage 1980s Swedish Post-Modern Floor Lamps

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Metal

Postmodern Pair of "Scorpio" Table Lamps by Fase, Madrid, 1980s
By Fase
Located in Badajoz, Badajoz
Rare pair of table lamps by Fase, from 1980s. These pieces were made during the 1980s in Madrid by “Fase”. And there was sort production of this model "Scorpio". “Fase” original la...
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Vintage 1980s Spanish Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal

Postmodern Memphis Milano Desk Lamps Megalit, Italy, 1980s, Set of 2
Located in Niederdorfelden, Hessen
Elegant set of two extremely rare Postmodern metal Table Arc Lamps. Manufactured by Megalit, Memphis Milano Era, Italy in the early 1980s. Exceptional functionality: switching on/o...
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Vintage 1980s Italian Modern Table Lamps

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Chrome, Metal

Postmodern Chrome and Marble Two-Light Torchiere Floor Lamp, 1980s
Located in San Francisco, CA
A very cool and uncommon 1980s postmodern chrome two-light torchiere floor lamp with black marble base. Minimalist architectural aluminum body with chrome finish and black enamele...
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Vintage 1980s Canadian Post-Modern Floor Lamps

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Belgian Black Marble, Metal, Aluminum, Chrome

Koch and Lowy Postmodern Tripod Floor Lamp, 1980
By Koch & Lowy
Located in Chicago, IL
Koch and Lowy postmodern tripod floor lamp, circa 1980s. Black enamel.
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Vintage 1980s American Modern Floor Lamps

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Metal, Enamel

Postmodern Memphis Era Rare 1980s Metal Enameled Table Lamp
Located in San Diego, CA
Beautiful elegant table lamp in black and white enameled finish accents, circa 1980s perfectly working with a cool white painted wood ball finial, lampshade is not included. The lamp...
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20th Century American Post-Modern Table Lamps

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Metal

Italian Postmodern "Shogun" Floor Lamps by Mario Botta for Artemide, 1980s
By Mario Botta, Artemide
Located in Renens, CH
Vintage Artemide floor lamp, model Shogun Terra – a design by the architect Mario Botta (1985). An impressive lamp being a typical design originating from the Memphis-Milano movem...
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Vintage 1980s Italian Post-Modern Floor Lamps

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Metal

Rudi Stern Postmodern Red Neon Floor Lamp for George Kovacs, 1980s
By Rudi Stern, Kovacs
Located in Miami, FL
Black tower with red neon and dimmable uplight by Rudi Stern for George Kovacs, 1980s.   
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Vintage 1980s American Post-Modern Floor Lamps

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Steel

Contemporary Modern Postmodern Table Lamp by Piotr Sierakowski Koch & Lowy 1980s
By Piotr Sierakowski, Koch & Lowy
Located in Keego Harbor, MI
For your consideration is a Minimalist table lamp, with a long glass shade, by Piotr Sierakowski for Koch & Lowy, circa the 1980s. In excellent condition. The dimensions are 12" W x ...
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Vintage 1980s American Table Lamps

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Glass

Gianfranco Frattini Postmodern Italian RT3 Floor Lamp for Relco Milano, 1980s
By Gianfranco Frattini, Relco Italia
Located in Cerignola, Italy Puglia
This floor lamp was designed by Gianfranco Frattini for Relco. It can both be used as an uplighter and as a reading light. With built-in dimmer. No longer in production.
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Vintage 1980s Italian Post-Modern Floor Lamps

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Metal

Pair of Postmodern Italian Iridescent Murano Glass Fan Table Lamps, 1980s
Located in Cerignola, Italy Puglia
Pair of fan-shaped lamps in iridescent murano glass.
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Vintage 1980s Italian Post-Modern Table Lamps

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Metal

Postmodern Black Ceramic and Brass Table Lamp by Champman, ca. 1980s
By Chapman Manufacturing Company
Located in New York, NY
A gorgeous, large, Post-Modern black glazed ceramic and brass table lamp by Chapman, circa 1980s. Table lamp Includes original large round brass finial. Maker's mark at socket: 1982 ...
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Vintage 1980s American Post-Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

Pair of Postmodern Black White Glass and Metal Italian Table Lamps, 1980s
Located in Badajoz, Badajoz
Postmodern, beautiful and cool Italian table lamps. These table lamps were made during the 1980s in Italy. Each lamp is equipped with one-light sockets (E14). A professional electri...
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Vintage 1980s Italian Post-Modern Table Lamps

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Metal

1980s Heavy Metal Chrome Elephant Floor Lamp as Side Table Postmodern Design
Located in München, DE
Very rare chrome metal elephant as a floor lamp or table lamp. Great postmodern design from the 1980s. Made entirely of chromed metal, very high quality and solid. Many details su...
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Vintage 1980s European Post-Modern Floor Lamps

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Metal, Chrome

Very Elegant 1980s Large Metal Table Lamp from Italy in Postmodern Design
Located in München, DE
Very elegant 1980s large metal table lamp from Italy. Great minimalistic postmodern design. Heavy metal foot, shade also made of metal. Both rods holding the shade are made of bra...
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Vintage 1980s Italian Post-Modern Table Lamps

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Metal

Large Halogen Table Lamp by Alberto Fraser for Stilnovo 1980s Postmodern Design
By Alberto Fraser, Stilnovo
Located in München, DE
Large 1980s halogen table lamp by Alberto Fraser for Stilnovo. The design Classic from the 1980s in postmodern design. Made in Italy. Great Minimalist design. Housing is made of ...
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Vintage 1980s Italian Post-Modern Table Lamps

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Metal

1980s Postmodern Baseball Cap Table Lamp by Giorgetto Giugiaro for Bilumen
By Giorgetto Giugiaro, Bilumen
Located in Brooklyn, NY
A fantastic postmodern 1980s “Cap” table lamp by Giorgetto Giugiaro for Bilumen. A red baseball hat sits on a white globe shade, which in turn sits on the black base. On/off switch i...
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Late 20th Century Italian Post-Modern Table Lamps

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Plastic

1980s Postmodern Plaster Floor Lamp in a Freeform Ribbon Motif by Jaru
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Very unusual plaster floor lamp by Jaru in an abstract form in tan with gold painted accents.
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Late 20th Century North American Post-Modern Floor Lamps

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Plaster

Postmodern Floor Lamp 'Ettore' by Ernesto Gizmondi for Artemide, Italy, 1980s
By Ernesto Gismondi, Artemide
Located in Zagreb, HR
Rare floor lamp from the 1980s, model 'Ettore' by Ernesto Gismondi for Artemide The arm of the lamp rotates and on each end has a light source enabling several combinations of lig...
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Late 20th Century Italian Post-Modern Floor Lamps

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Metal

Postmodern Pair of "Delta" Table Lamps by Mario Bertorelle for JM RDM, 1980s
By Mario Bertorelle
Located in Badajoz, Badajoz
Unique Italian pair of table lamps by Mario Bertorelle, from 1980s. These pieces were made during the 1980s in Massanzago by JM RMD. These table lamps are named Delta. Delta is the ...
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Vintage 1980s Italian Post-Modern Table Lamps

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Plastic

Artemide Postmodern Balancing Lamp
By Artemide
Located in National City, CA
Artemide postmodern balancing lamp Italy, 1980s.
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Vintage 1980s Italian Post-Modern Table Lamps

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Metal

Tablelamp by Lungean & Pellmann Lighting Memphis Postmodern Design Germany 1980s
By Brilliant Leuchten AG
Located in Vienna, AT
A very strong example of Italian postmodern design of the early 1980s manufactured by Brilliant Leuchten AG. Lungean & Pellmann were part of the so called Memphis collective giving i...
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Vintage 1980s German Post-Modern Table Lamps

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Metal

Phillips Postmodern Task Lamp
By Phillips
Located in Miami, FL
Postmodern red and black desk or table lamp by Phillips, 1980s.
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Vintage 1980s French Post-Modern Table Lamps

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Metal

  • Phillips Postmodern Task Lamp
  • Phillips Postmodern Task Lamp
  • Phillips Postmodern Task Lamp
  • Phillips Postmodern Task Lamp
H 15.5 in. W 5 in. D 16 in.
Pair of Postmodern Steel and Black Wood Table Lamps by BE-YANG, 1980s
By Memphis Milano, Ettore Sottsass, Memphis Group
Located in Miami, FL
Set of two Postmodern, Memphis style table lamps rendered in stainless steel and geometric black painted wood components, by BE-YANG, 1980s.
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Late 20th Century South Asian Post-Modern Table Lamps

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Stainless Steel

Postmodern Memphis Style Floor Lamp, Burnished Metal and Blue Glass, Italy, 1980
By Sottsass Associati
Located in Berlin, DE
Postmodern Memphis style torchiere/ floor lamp, Italy c. 1980. The rough burnished metal lamp rod has the typical Memphis 'Pilastro' composition, with a glass tube segment and a glas...
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Vintage 1980s Italian Post-Modern Floor Lamps

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Metal

Postmodern Swing Arm Floor Lamp
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Vintage swing arm floor lamp from the 1980s. Height-adjustable and pivoting reflector.
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Vintage 1980s Post-Modern Floor Lamps

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Steel

  • Postmodern Swing Arm Floor Lamp
  • Postmodern Swing Arm Floor Lamp
  • Postmodern Swing Arm Floor Lamp
  • Postmodern Swing Arm Floor Lamp
H 51.5 in. W 19 in. D 8.5 in.
Postmodern Table Lamp by Belux
By Belux
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Vintage adjustable task lamp by Belux of Spain, 1980s.
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Vintage 1980s Post-Modern Table Lamps

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Steel, Iron

  • Postmodern Table Lamp by Belux
  • Postmodern Table Lamp by Belux
  • Postmodern Table Lamp by Belux
  • Postmodern Table Lamp by Belux
H 25.5 in. W 9.5 in. D 8.75 in.
Italian Postmodern Torchiere Floor Lamp
Located in Norwalk, CT
This simple but elegant glass lamp. Channeled glass support rod topped with small frosted glass uplight shade. Halogen bulb with slide dimmer on floor cord. Heavy weighted base in ch...
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Vintage 1980s Italian Post-Modern Floor Lamps

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Glass

Italian Postmodern Table Lamp in Glass
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Table lamp, metal, glass, Italy, 1980s Eye-catching table lamp that functions as a great example of Italian postmodern design. The lamp consists of two elements. In the inside a lig...
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Vintage 1980s Italian Post-Modern Table Lamps

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Metal

  • Italian Postmodern Table Lamp in Glass
  • Italian Postmodern Table Lamp in Glass
  • Italian Postmodern Table Lamp in Glass
  • Italian Postmodern Table Lamp in Glass
H 15.95 in. W 10.63 in. D 10.63 in.
Postmodern Red and Black Desk Lamp
Located in New York, NY
A Postmodern red and black adjustable desk lamp. Shade and base are a red enameled metal. Neck is adjustable. In fine working order for US electric.   
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Vintage 1980s European Post-Modern Table Lamps

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Metal

Pair of IKEA Postmodern "Fackla" Floor Lamps
By Ikea, Ettore Sottsass
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Pair of IKEA "Fackla" floor lamps, Sweden, c.1980s. These petite torchères emit an uplight and feature white plastic bodies with gold plastic around the top opening of the lamp. The ...
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Vintage 1980s Swedish Post-Modern Floor Lamps

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Plastic

Postmodern Italian Floor Lamp in Opaline Glass
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Floor lamp, opaline glass, brass, Italy, 1980s This Postmodern floor lamp reminds of an artistic mushroom. The way that the cone-shaped stem and the shade are designed, create this ...
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Vintage 1980s Italian Post-Modern Floor Lamps

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Brass

  • Postmodern Italian Floor Lamp in Opaline Glass
  • Postmodern Italian Floor Lamp in Opaline Glass
  • Postmodern Italian Floor Lamp in Opaline Glass
  • Postmodern Italian Floor Lamp in Opaline Glass
H 61.03 in. W 18.12 in. D 18.12 in.
Postmodern Articulated Floor Lamp Brass and Metal
Located in Arles, FR
Striking postmodern articulated floor lamp, circa 1980s-1990s. This stunning French artisan crafted sculptural metal standing lamp is accented with brass fittings and designed with a...
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Vintage 1980s French Floor Lamps

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Metal, Brass

Postmodern Karl Springer Design Metal Ball Lamp
By Karl Springer
Located in Las Vegas, NV
Metal ball lamp, documented by designer Karl Springer. "Confetti" painted shapes and colors all the way around, circa 1980s. No shade included.
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Vintage 1980s Post-Modern Table Lamps

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Steel

Postmodern Torchiere Floor Lamp by Ron Rezek
By Ron Rezek
Located in Palm Springs, CA
A spectacular Postmodern torchiere floor lamp design by Ron Rezek in the 1980s. The lamp is metal powder coated white and black with a red on/off switch on the base. Dimensions: 71....
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Vintage 1980s American Post-Modern Floor Lamps

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Steel

Postmodern Pausania Table Lamp by Ettore Sottsass
By Ettore Sottsass
Located in Dronten, NL
A green and black Ettore Sottsass jr. vintage table lamp model Pausania, produced in 1982 by Artemide Italy. This table lamp, which in this version is no longer in production, feat...
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Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Chrome

  • Postmodern Pausania Table Lamp by Ettore Sottsass
  • Postmodern Pausania Table Lamp by Ettore Sottsass
  • Postmodern Pausania Table Lamp by Ettore Sottsass
  • Postmodern Pausania Table Lamp by Ettore Sottsass
H 16.93 in. W 18.9 in. D 1.97 in.
Postmodern Double Headed Memphis Style Desk Lamp
By Memphis Group
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Rare and impressive, Postmodern, black cast metal, double-headed, desk lamp circa 1980s in the manner of Memphis Design with articulating heads that accept one Halogen bulb each.
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Vintage 1980s American Post-Modern Table Lamps

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Metal

Postmodern Ceramic/Metal Floating Sphere Table Lamps
Located in Miami, FL
Postmodern pair of ceramic and metal table lamps Offered for sale is a pair of 1980s Postmodern ceramic and metal "floating sphere" table lamps. These unusual lamps have been crea...
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Vintage 1980s Adam Style Table Lamps

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Iron

Italian Yellow and Black Postmodern Desk Lamp
Located in Palm Springs, CA
A beautiful 1980s Italian yellow and black Postmodern desk lamp. The lamp has a high-low switch and it takes a small halogen light bulb. Dimension: 25” diameter 3” wide 16.5” high.
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Vintage 1980s Italian Post-Modern Table Lamps

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Steel

Postmodern Black Torchère Floor Lamp by Koch & Lowy
By Koch & Lowy
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A striking minimalist floor lamp that is anything but boring. This tall floor lamp was crafted in matte black metal. The previous owner told us that he bought this in the early 8...
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Vintage 1980s North American Post-Modern Floor Lamps

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Metal

Mario Arnaboldi Postmodern “Mira” Floor Lamp for Programmaluce
By Programmaluce, Mario Arnaboldi
Located in Miami, FL
Rare “Mira” black painted aluminum with red accent floor lamp designed by Mario Arnaboldi for Programmaluce, Italy. Toggles between high and low light.
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Vintage 1980s Italian Post-Modern Floor Lamps

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Paint, Alligator

Hartmut Engel German Postmodern White Metal Floor Lamp
By Hartmut Engel
Located in New York, NY
German Postmodern floor lamp in white enameled metal, designed by Hartmut Engel in the 1980s. The head can rotate as well as the upper section of the stem. Electrical box integrated ...
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Vintage 1980s German Post-Modern Floor Lamps

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Metal

Postmodern White and Gold Swedish Torchiere Floor Lamp
Located in Baltimore, MD
1980s Postmodern uplit conical torchiere floor lamp by Fackla with dimmer. It measures 31" H and could also be used as a table lamp. The base is made up of three interlocking ivory p...
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Vintage 1980s Swedish Post-Modern Floor Lamps

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Metal

Black and White Postmodern Table of Desk Lamp
Located in Miami, FL
Postmodern lamp with white enameled shade supported by a chrome stem and mounted on a black steel base. The shade tilts back and forth. Not height adjustable.
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Vintage 1980s Unknown Post-Modern Table Lamps

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Steel

Rare Postmodern Carlo Forcolini Glass Floor Lamp/ Uplight
By Carlo Forcolini
Located in East Hampton, NY
Very rare and exceptional with curved glass feature and chrome touches with heavy steel base. Lighting source has floor dimmer and on/off switch. Measures: Iron base 16 x 14.5 inches.
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Vintage 1980s Italian Post-Modern Floor Lamps

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Chrome, Iron

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1980s Postmodern Lamps For Sale on 1stDibs

Find a variety of 1980s postmodern lamps available on 1stDibs. The range of distinct 1980s postmodern lamps — often made from metal, steel and glass — can elevate any home. 1980s postmodern lamps have long been popular, with older editions for sale from the 20th Century and newer versions made as recently as the 20th Century. 1980s postmodern lamps bearing Mid-Century Modern or Modern hallmarks are very popular at 1stDibs. There have been many well-made 1980s postmodern lamps over the years, but those made by Artemide, Arteluce and Ettore Sottsass are often thought to be among the most beautiful.

How Much are 1980s Postmodern Lamps?

Prices for 1980s postmodern lamps can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — at 1stDibs, 1980s postmodern lamps begin at $279 and can go as high as $9,500, while the average can fetch as much as $1,500.

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