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Ettore Sottsas Tahiti Memphis Milano Postmodern
By Ettore Sottsass, Memphis Group
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

Materials

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.
Martine Bedin Super Yellow Memphis Milano Postmodern
By 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. Yellow color model.                                     
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2010s Italian Post-Modern Table Lamps

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Stainless Steel

Martine Bedin Super White Memphis Milano Postmodern
By Martine Bedin
Located in Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
Famous super lamp designed by Martine Bedin. Six-light bulb along with its back. With wheel and movable. All white color model.  
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2010s Italian Post-Modern Table Lamps

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Stainless Steel

Post Modern Desk Lamp, 1980s
By Memphis Milano
Located in Den Haag, NL
Typical 80s square shaped desk lamp, White plastic on a black metal base. Tubular lighting good working condition.      
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Vintage 1980s Dutch Post-Modern Table Lamps

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Plastic

  • Post Modern Desk Lamp, 1980s
  • Post Modern Desk Lamp, 1980s
  • Post Modern Desk Lamp, 1980s
  • Post Modern Desk Lamp, 1980s
H 16.54 in. W 14.97 in. D 3.94 in.
Post Modern Memphis Milano, 1980s Oceanic Table Lamp by Michele de Lucchi
By Michele de Lucchi, Memphis Group
Located in Renens, CH
Authentic vintage Oceanic table lamp by Italian architect Michele de Lucchi for the Memphis movement in the early 1980s. De Lucchi was one of the co-founders of the postmodern design...
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Vintage 1980s Italian Post-Modern Table Lamps

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Metal

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

Materials

Steel

Ettore Sottass "Pattica Lamp" for Memphis 'Post Design' Collection, 2000
By Ettore Sottsass, Memphis Group
Located in London, GB
Ettore Sottsass Post design (Memphis), Milan, Italy. ‘Pattica’ lamp, 2000. Yellow dyed maple base with five florescent lamps. Original box. Fully function, supplied complete with ...
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Late 20th Century Italian Post-Modern Table Lamps

Memphis Style Table Lamp, circa 1980
By Memphis Group
Located in Vienna, AT
Desk light from wood and glass-fiber, Italy post-modernism Very good condition, the wood was lacquered in white, blue and black, the glass-fiber dome shows no damages. One bulb w...
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Vintage 1980s Italian Post-Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

Oversized Pop Art Post Modern GLASS Light Bulb Lamp
By Memphis Group
Located in Chicago, IL
Oversized Pop Art glass light bulb lamp. Appears to be from the early 1980s. High quality. Possibly made in Italy. Memphis Ettore Sottsass Arredoluce style.
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20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Glass

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

Post Modern Memphis Style S Curve Iron Table Lamp
Located in Chicago, IL
Post modern Memphis style table lamp constructed of a series of three S curve iron bars and an iron plate base. Powder coated finish and dual socket illumination. Sold sans shade.
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20th Century American Table Lamps

Post-modern memphis style Industrial Floor Lamp, Italy 1970s
By George Kovacs
Located in Antwerp, BE
George Kovacs floor lamp, Post-Modern era, Perspex and lacquered metal, Measures: H 187cm. Would fit well in a memphis style inspired interior and matches designs from Ettore Sottsa...
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Vintage 1970s Austrian Industrial Floor Lamps

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Lacquer

Piccadilly Table Lamp Gerard Tayler for Memphis Milano
By Gerard Taylor, Memphis Group
Located in Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
Piccadilly by Gerard Tayler for Memphis Milano. Light bulb is E14.
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Vintage 1980s Italian Post-Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Steel

Ashoka Large Table Lamp by Ettore Sottsass for Memphis Milano
By Ettore Sottsass, Memphis Group
Located in Kansas City, MO
Ashoka lamp by Ettore Sottsass for Memphis, Milano, 1981. Excellent condition.
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Vintage 1980s Italian Post-Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Steel

Super Lamp by Martine Bedin for Memphis Milano, Italy, 1981, First Edition
By Martine Bedin, Memphis Milano
Located in Bochum, NRW
First edition “Super” table lamp designed by Martine Bedin for Memphis Italy in 1981. Metal label under base. In excellent condition. Dimensions: 53 x 38 x 18 cm.  
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Vintage 1980s Italian Post-Modern Table Lamps

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Enamel, Steel

Italian Postmodern or Mid-Century Modern Torchère Floor Lamp, Made in Milan
By Memphis Milano, Memphis Group, Tony Duquette
Located in Houston, TX
Interesting Italian Postmodern or modernist or Mid-Century Modern chrome and multicolored acrylic torchère or floor lamp. This floor lamp is in the manner of Tony Duquette. This Ita...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Post-Modern Floor Lamps

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Acrylic

Michele de Lucchi Oceanic Memphis Milano Postmodern
By Michele de Lucchi, Memphis Group
Located in Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
Michele de Lucchi's oceanic lamp. Materpiece of 1980s design.    
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Vintage 1980s European Post-Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Stainless Steel

  • Michele de Lucchi Oceanic Memphis Milano Postmodern
  • Michele de Lucchi Oceanic Memphis Milano Postmodern
  • Michele de Lucchi Oceanic Memphis Milano Postmodern
  • Michele de Lucchi Oceanic Memphis Milano Postmodern
H 29.53 in. W 31.11 in. D 4.73 in.
Memphis style 1980s Metal Desk Lamp
By Hala Zeist
Located in Den Haag, NL
Curious Memphis style metal desk lamp featuring a typical 1980s style shade/armature assembly mounted to an unusual square metal base on brass ball feet. Three ball joints in the lon...
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Vintage 1980s Italian Post-Modern Table Lamps

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Metal

  • Memphis style  1980s Metal Desk Lamp
  • Memphis style  1980s Metal Desk Lamp
  • Memphis style  1980s Metal Desk Lamp
  • Memphis style  1980s Metal Desk Lamp
H 23.63 in. Dm 11.82 in.
Pair of Postmodern Steel Frame Lamps
By Memphis Group
Located in Miami, FL
Postmodern steel frame lamps, architectural detail, in original grey powder coated finish. Shade is for display purposes only.
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Late 20th Century Italian Post-Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Steel

Postmodern Table, Desk or Task Arc Lamp
By Memphis Group
Located in Miami, FL
Postmodern arc lamp with black metal base and arch and a green shade, great Memphis style lamp.
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Late 20th Century American Post-Modern Table Lamps

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Metal

  • Postmodern Table, Desk or Task Arc Lamp
  • Postmodern Table, Desk or Task Arc Lamp
  • Postmodern Table, Desk or Task Arc Lamp
  • Postmodern Table, Desk or Task Arc Lamp
H 30 in. W 11 in. D 18.5 in.
Michele De Lucchi Memphis Floor Lamp, 1983
By Michele de Lucchi
Located in Denver, CO
Grand floor lamp designed by Michele De Lucchi in 1983 for Memphis, in metal with plexiglass lamp shade, linear halogen bulb. A rare chance to buy an iconic design from the Memphi...
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Vintage 1980s Italian Post-Modern Floor Lamps

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Metal

  • Michele De Lucchi Memphis Floor Lamp, 1983
  • Michele De Lucchi Memphis Floor Lamp, 1983
  • Michele De Lucchi Memphis Floor Lamp, 1983
  • Michele De Lucchi Memphis Floor Lamp, 1983
H 88.5 in. W 32.25 in. D 18 in.
Postmodern Memphis Era Multidirectional Desk Table Lamp
By Ron Rezek
Located in San Diego, CA
Colorful and beautiful desk lamp freshly rewired and refinished desk table lamp, enameled metal base and shade with protective glass diffuser, with handle for easy moving shade, new ...
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Late 20th Century North American Post-Modern Table Lamps

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Metal

Robert Sonneman Memphis Lamp for George Kovacs
By George Kovacs, Robert Sonneman
Located in Miami, FL
Memphis inspired desk or table lamp by Robert Sonneman for George Kovacs, 1980s.
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Vintage 1980s American Post-Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Metal

Ettore Sottsass Tahiti Table Lamp for Memphis Srl
By Ettore Sottsass
Located in Brooklyn, NY
The ultimate Sottsass table light!! Anthropomorphic (looks like a parrot)!! The head w/ lamp swivels up and down. His Sottsass-designed "Bacteriae" laminate on the base! An a...
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2010s Italian Post-Modern Table Lamps

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Metal

Ettore Sottsass ASHOKA Table Lamp for MEMPHIS srl
By Ettore Sottsass
Located in Brooklyn, NY
The Ashoka table lamp is an early Ettore Sottsass lighting masterwork for the introductory 1981 MEMPHIS collection as iconoclastic a light/sculpture as you'll find anywhere!! With v...
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Vintage 1980s Italian Post-Modern Table Lamps

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Metal

Multidirectional Goose Neck Memphis Era Italian Desk Lamp
By Vico Magistretti
Located in San Diego, CA
Nice Italian desk table lamp circa the 1980s, the lampshade moves up and down, it takes a 40Watt or less type R bulb.
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20th Century Italian Post-Modern Table Lamps

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Metal

Martine Bedin White Super Table Lamp w/ Colored Lamp Holders for Memphis Srl
By Martine Bedin
Located in Brooklyn, NY
A new, refreshed and updated version of the Classic blue super lamp with rubber wheels by early Memphis inceptor/memer Martine Bedin (France). Same scale and details but in this inst...
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2010s Italian Post-Modern Floor Lamps

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Fiberglass

Postmodern Multidirectional Italian Elegant Halogen Reading Floor Lamp Memphis
By Artemide
Located in San Diego, CA
Minimalist modern halogen agile reading floor lamp. Rotate on pole 180 degrees left to right. Measure: 68 in. straight up. The arm is 42 in. long. The main stem is 46 in. high....
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20th Century Italian Post-Modern Floor Lamps

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Metal

Martine Bedin White Super Table Lamp for Memphis Srl
By Martine Bedin
Located in Brooklyn, NY
New color version “white” designed in 2019 Measures: W. 45, H. 30 cm A new refreshed & updated version of the classic blue super lamp with rubber wheels by early Memphis inceptor...
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2010s Italian Post-Modern Table Lamps

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Fiberglass

Memphis Style Postmodern Color Blocked Plaster Table Lamp, 1980's
Located in Lambertville, NJ
Memphis style color blocked table lamp, circa 1980's. This sculptural modern form lamp features a yellow fluted column with accents of purple, pink, teal, and blue. Lamp shade includ...
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Vintage 1980s Post-Modern Table Lamps

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Plaster

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

Postmodern Memphis Era Table/Desk Lamp by Robert Sonneman
By George Kovacs, Robert Sonneman
Located in San Diego, CA
1987 designed by Robert Sonneman for George Kovacs table desk lamp, with dimmer switch freshly rewired, with brass poles and glass diffuser, beautiful simple and elegant.
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Late 20th Century American Post-Modern Table Lamps

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Brass, Chrome

Postmodern Memphis Era Table/Desk Lamp by Robert Sonneman
By George Kovacs, Robert Sonneman
Located in San Diego, CA
1987 Designed by Robert Sonneman for George Kovacs table desk lamp, with dimmer switch freshly rewired, with brass poles and glass diffuser, beautiful simple and elegant.
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Late 20th Century American Post-Modern Table Lamps

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Brass, Chrome

Pair of Postmodern Steel and Black Wood Table Lamps by BE-YANG, 1980s
By Ettore Sottsass, Memphis Milano, 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

Marco Zanuso Attr. Prototype Memphis Era, Postmodern Table Lamp, Italy, 1980s
By Marco Zanuso Jr.
Located in London, GB
Marco Zanuso jr. (b. 1954 Milan, Italy) is an Italian architect and designer who started his journey with an experimental university thesis on radical architecture and its characters...
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Vintage 1980s Italian Post-Modern Table Lamps

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Wood

"Nastro" by Stilnovo 1980s Italian Design Alberto Fraser Memphis Table Lamp
By Alberto Fraser, Stilnovo
Located in Brescia, IT
"Nastro" Alberto Fraser by Stilnovo 1983 Multi-color pvc Black polycarbonate base.  
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Vintage 1980s Italian Post-Modern Table Lamps

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Plastic, PVC

1980s Metal Postmodernist Floor Lamp by OMK Yellow and Black Memphis Style
By OMK
Located in Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
1980s floor lamp designed and manufactured by OMK, UK. Black metal frame with a yellow and black metal shade. Foot switch.
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Vintage 1980s British Post-Modern Floor Lamps

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Metal

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

Resin, Chrome and Fiberglass Floor Lamp Postmodern Memphis Style by Steve Zoller
By Steve Zoller
Located in Doornspijk, NL
American artist Steve Zoller is unique in his use of color, elemental shapes and flamboyant style. In 1993 he made this beautiful floor lamp together with a table lamp, a sconce and ...
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1990s American Post-Modern Floor Lamps

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Chrome

After Memphis Style Circular Red Blue Green Metal Italian Floor Lamp Italy, 1980
Located in Madrid, ES
Floor lamp in "Memphis" style with circular metal base lacquered in blue, tubular structure lacquered in red and green cable with a black shade.  
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Vintage 1980s Italian Post-Modern Floor Lamps

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Metal

2 Floor Lamp Sculptures 'Privat Lampe des Kunstlers II' Attr. to Franz West
By Memphis Group, Franz West
Located in New York, NY
A pair of standing lamp sculptures, 'Privat Lampe des Kunstlers 2' ('Private Lamp for Artists', circa 1989) in welded chain link attributed to Austrian artist, Franz West (1947-2012)...
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Late 20th Century Austrian Post-Modern Floor Lamps

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Iron

Rare Postmodern Memphis Era Desk Lamp in Chrome Enamel Metal and Glass
By Robert Sonneman
Located in San Diego, CA
A very unique desk /table lamp freshly rewired, enamel finish on base and shade with 2 clear glass inserts circa 1980s, we have restored the lamp it's very unique, with a Memphis Pos...
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20th Century American Post-Modern Table Lamps

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Metal, Chrome

Postmodern Italian Memphis Design Yellow Red Green Blue White Murano Glass Lamps
Located in New York, NY
A 1980s unique pair of Italian colorful Murano glass lamps in the style of Ettore Sottsass for Memphis. Constructed with tiers of highly vibrant and geometrical colored blown Murano ...
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Vintage 1980s Italian Post-Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

Pair of Italian Red Postmodern Gooseneck Adjustable Table Desk or Task Lamps
By Ettore Sottsass, Memphis Milano
Located in Miami, FL
Unique pair of adjustable goose neck table desk or task lamps rendered in Red metal and plastic with a black gooseneck and cone shade head, Italy, 1980s.
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Late 20th Century Italian Post-Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Metal

Martine Bedin YELLOW SUPER Table for MEMPHIS srl
By Martine Bedin
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Special edition!! New!!! Hot!!!! Another new and refreshed version of the famed Super floor/table lamp (originally in cobalt blue) --- now in brilliant primary Yellow!!! Created/u...
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2010s Italian Post-Modern Floor Lamps

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Fiberglass

Pair of Italian 1990s Memphis Style Small White Metal Bedside Wall or Desk Lamps
By Veneta Lumi
Located in Melbourne, AU
These super fun desk or bedside lamps can be configured in a multitude of ways. See images for just a few of the options. Labeled 'Made in Italy', they remind us of Veneta Lumi lam...
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1990s Italian Post-Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Metal, Sheet Metal

Ombra1 Nathalie Du Pasquier for Memphis-Milano
By Nathalie du Pasquier
Located in Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
Ombra1 table lamp by Nathalie Du Pasquier for Memphis-Milano. Halogen 220 V-240 V.
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Vintage 1980s Italian Post-Modern Table Lamps

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Stainless Steel

  • Ombra1 Nathalie Du Pasquier for Memphis-Milano
  • Ombra1 Nathalie Du Pasquier for Memphis-Milano
  • Ombra1 Nathalie Du Pasquier for Memphis-Milano
  • Ombra1 Nathalie Du Pasquier for Memphis-Milano
H 12.21 in. W 7.49 in. D 3.55 in.
Postmodern Memphis Style Rhombus Glass Lamp Chandelier, Italy
By Memphis Group
Located in Vienna, AT
Cool 27.5" wide melted glass lamp from the late 1980s Italy Postmodern Memphis style ceiling light featuring an opal or satinized glass rhombus with orange melted glass tips. It's...
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Vintage 1980s Italian Post-Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Steel

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

Italian Valigetta Table Light by Matteo Thun for Bieffeplast 1988, Memphis Style
By Matteo Thun, Bieffeplast
Located in Renens, CH
Italian Valigetta table light by Matteo Thun for Bieffeplast 1988, Memphis style This table light is inspired by the glass blocks used in construction also called vetrocemento. H...
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Vintage 1980s European Post-Modern Table Lamps

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Metal

Pair of 'Memphis' Floor Lamps by Ron Rezek
By Ron Rezek
Located in LOS ANGELES, CA
Pair of 'Memphis' floor lamps by Ron Rezek, vintage, 1980s Metal torchiere floor lamps, 3 metal rods on 4 sided black pyramidal base, black bowl torch shades. Touch operated, work be...
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Vintage 1980s American Post-Modern Floor Lamps

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Metal

Pair of Memphis Post Modern Lamps Attributed to Ettore Sottsass
By Memphis Group, Ettore Sottsass
Located in Miami, FL
Pair of cantilevered lacquered steel table or desk lamps attributed to Ettore Sottsass.
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Late 20th Century Italian Table Lamps

Materials

Metal

Post Modern Steel and Brass Memphis Style Lamp
Located in New York, NY
Hand-hammered steel and brass post modern lamp with steel shade and rectangular step pedestal brass base. Double socketed with candelabra sockets. Brass base measures 3" x 4".
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Late 20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Brass, Steel

Post-modern Ceramic Memphis Style Table Lamp by Antonangeli
By Antonangeli
Located in Antwerp, BE
Memphis style ceramic table lamp by Antonangeli, Italy, 1970s. The lamp is equipped with one large light bulb at the back, and two halogen light underneath the blue lacquered alu...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Aluminum

Postmodern Memphis Era Multidirectional Small Desk or Table Eye Lamp
By Memphis Group
Located in San Diego, CA
A very cool and unique multidirectional desk table lamp, the eyeball moves any way you want to point it, with a magnet that keeps the eyeball in place, gives a good strong light and ...
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20th Century Hong Kong Post-Modern Table Lamps

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Plastic

Table Lamp Oceanic by Michele de Lucchi for Memphis
By Michele de Lucchi, Memphis Group
Located in Vienna, AT
Large iconic table lamp Oceanic by Michele de Lucchi, Memphis, 1981. Enameled metal with a single bulb (E27), condition is excellent.
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Vintage 1980s Italian Post-Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Metal

  • Table Lamp Oceanic by Michele de Lucchi for Memphis
  • Table Lamp Oceanic by Michele de Lucchi for Memphis
  • Table Lamp Oceanic by Michele de Lucchi for Memphis
  • Table Lamp Oceanic by Michele de Lucchi for Memphis
H 29.52 in. W 37.79 in. D 4.72 in.
Pair of Memphis Style Modern Floor Lamps
Located in Pasadena, CA
1980s Memphis era floor lamps or torchiere. Blue and orange cone Murano glass shades are suspended within the metal spiral and light is emitted from both ends.
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Vintage 1980s Italian Post-Modern Floor Lamps

Materials

Metal

Memphis Table Lamp
Located in Pasadena, CA
A Memphis table lamp, doubling as an abstract piece of art, with a metal sunburst tip to hide the bulb and hoisted up by curvy metal wiring. The lamp sits on an oblong kind of marble...
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Vintage 1980s Post-Modern Table Lamps

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Composition

  • Memphis Table Lamp
  • Memphis Table Lamp
  • Memphis Table Lamp
  • Memphis Table Lamp
H 35.5 in. W 12 in. D 6 in.
Squash Maria Sanchez for Memphis, Milano
By Maria Sanchez, Memphis Group
Located in Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
Squash ashtray by Maria Sanchez for Memphis, Milano.  
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Vintage 1980s Italian Post-Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Ceramic

  • Squash Maria Sanchez for Memphis, Milano
  • Squash Maria Sanchez for Memphis, Milano
  • Squash Maria Sanchez for Memphis, Milano
  • Squash Maria Sanchez for Memphis, Milano
H 3.15 in. W 5.91 in. D 5.91 in.
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Post Modern Memphis Lamp For Sale on 1stDibs

Find many varieties of an authentic post modern memphis lamp available at 1stDibs. A post modern memphis lamp — often made from metal, plastic and glass — can elevate any home. Find 101 options for an antique or vintage post modern memphis lamp now, or shop our selection of 3 modern versions for a more contemporary example of this long-cherished piece. Your living room may not be complete without a post modern memphis lamp — find older editions for sale from the 20th Century and newer versions made as recently as the 21st Century. A post modern memphis lamp made by Mid-Century Modern designers — as well as those associated with Industrial — is very popular. Many designers have produced at least one well-made post modern memphis lamp over the years, but those crafted by Memphis Group, Ettore Sottsass and Martine Bedin are often thought to be among the most beautiful.

How Much is a Post Modern Memphis Lamp?

Prices for a post modern memphis lamp start at $225 and top out at $12,475 with the average selling for $1,800.

A Close Look at post-modern Furniture

Strictly speaking, postmodern design was a short-lived movement that manifested itself chiefly in Italy and the United States in the early 1980s. The characteristics of postmodern furniture and other postmodern objects included hot-colored, loud-patterned, usually plastic surfaces; strange proportions and weird angles; and a vague-at-best relationship between form and function.

Critics derided postmodern design as a grandstanding bid for attention and nothing of consequence. The fact that, decades later, postmodern design still has the power to provoke thoughts (along with other reactions) proves they were not entirely correct.

Postmodernism began as an architectural critique. Starting in the 1960s, a small cadre of mainly American architects began to argue that modernism, once high-minded and even noble in its goals, had become stale, stagnant and blandly corporate. In the next decade in Milan, a cohort of designers led by Ettore Sottsass and Alessandro Mendini brought the discussion to bear on design.

Sottsass and Michele de Lucchi, in 1980, gathered a core group of young designers, which would come to include Michael Graves, Marco Zanini, Shiro Kuramata and Matteo Thun, into a design collective they called Memphis. The Memphis Group saw design as a means of communication and they wanted it to shout. That it did: the first Memphis collection appeared in 1981 and broke all the modernist taboos, embracing irony, kitsch, wild ornamentation and bad taste.

Memphis works remain icons of postmodernism: the Sottsass Casablanca bookcase, with its leopard-print plastic veneer; de Lucchi’s First chair, which has been described as having the look of an electronics component; Martine Bedin’s Super lamp: a pull-toy puppy on a power cord leash. After the initial Memphis show caused an uproar, postmodern design quickly took off in America. The architect Robert Venturi had already begun a series of plywood chairs for Knoll Inc. with beefy, exaggerated silhouettes of traditional styles such as Queen Anne and Chippendale. In 1982, the new firm Swid Powell enlisted a group of top American architects, including Frank Gehry, Richard Meier, Stanley Tigerman and Venturi to create postmodern tableware in silver, ceramic and glass.

On 1stDibs, the collection of postmodern furniture includes seating, decorative objects, lighting fixtures and more.

Finding the Right Lighting for You

The right table lamp, outwardly sculptural chandelier or understated wall pendant can work wonders for your home. While we’re indebted to thinkers like Thomas Edison for critically important advancements in lighting and electricity, we’re still finding new ways to customize illumination to fit our personal spaces all these years later. 

Today, lighting designers like the self-taught Bec Brittain have used the flexible structure of LEDs to craft glamorous solutions by working with what is typically considered a harsh lighting source. By integrating glass and mirrors, reflection can be used to soften the glow from LEDs and warmly welcome light into any space.

Although contemporary innovators continue to impress, some of the classics can’t be beat. 

Just as gazing at the stars allows you to glimpse the universe’s past, vintage chandeliers like those designed by Gino Sarfatti and J. & L. Lobmeyr, for example, put on a similarly stunning show, each with a rich story to tell. As dazzling as it is, the Arco lamp, on the other hand, prioritizes functionality — it’s wholly mobile, no drilling required. Designed in 1962 by architect-product designers Achille & Pier Giacomo Castiglioni, the piece takes the traditional form of a streetlamp and creates an elegant, arching floor fixture for at-home use. There is no shortage of modernist lighting similarly prized by collectors and casual enthusiasts alike — the Tripod floor lamp by T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings, Greta Magnusson-Grossman's sleek and minimalist Grasshopper lamps and, of course, the wealth of postwar experimental lighting that emerged from Italian artisans at Arredoluce, FLOS and many more are hallmarks in illumination innovation. 

With decades of design evolution behind it, home lighting is no longer just practical. Crystalline shaping by designers like Gabriel Scott turns every lighting apparatus into a luxury accessory. A new installation doesn’t merely showcase a space; carefully chosen ceiling lights, table lamps and floor lamps can create a mood, spotlight a favorite piece or highlight your unique personality.

The sparkle that your space has been missing is waiting for you amid the growing collection of antique, vintage and contemporary lighting on 1stDibs.