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Ettore Sottsass Table Lamps

Italian, 1917-2007
Italian, 1917-2007

An architect, industrial designer, philosopher and provocateur, Ettore Sottsass led a revolution in the aesthetics and technology of modern design in the late 20th century.

Sottsass was the oldest member of the Memphis Group — a design collective, formed in Milan in 1980, whose irreverent, spirited members included Alessandro Mendini, Michele de Lucchi, Michael Graves and Shiro Kuramata. All had grown disillusioned by the staid, black-and-brown “corporatized” modernism that had become endemic in the 1970s. Memphis (the name stemmed from the title of a Bob Dylan song) countered with bold, brash, colorful, yet quirkily minimal designs for furniture, glassware, ceramics and metalwork. They mocked high-status by building furniture with inexpensive materials such as plastic laminates, decorated to resemble exotic finishes such as animal skins. Their work was both functional and — as intended — shocking. Even as it preceded the Memphis Group's formal launch, Sottsass's iconic Ultrafragola mirror — in its conspicuously curved plastic shell and radical pops of pink neon — embodies many of the collective's postmodern ideals.

Sottsass's most-recognized designs appeared in the first Memphis collection, issued in 1981 — notably the multihued, angular Carlton room divider and Casablanca bookcase. As pieces on 1stDibs demonstrate, however, Sottsass is at his most imaginative and expressive in smaller, secondary furnishings such as lamps and chandeliers, and in table pieces and glassware that have playful and sculptural qualities.

It was as an artist that Ettore Sottsass was celebrated in his life, in exhibitions at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, in 2006, and the Philadelphia Museum of Art a year later. Even then Sottsass’s work prompted critical debate. And for a man whose greatest pleasure was in astonishing, delighting and ruffling feathers, perhaps there was no greater accolade. That the work remains so revolutionary and bold — that it breaks with convention so sharply it will never be considered mainstream — is a testament to his genius.

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Table Lamp "VALIGIA" Designed in 1977 by Ettore Sottsass for Stilnovo, Italy
By Stilnovo, Ettore Sottsass
Located in Jersey City, NJ
"Valigia" table lamp by Ettore Sottsass in red and black enamel manufactured by Stilnovo. Still has European wiring with original labels underneath. Wiring can be switched to US, if ...
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1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Ettore Sottsass Table Lamps

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Metal, Enamel

Tahiti Table Lamp 'EU VERSION 220v', by Ettore Sottsass from Memphis, Milano
By Memphis Group, Memphis Milano, Ettore Sottsass
Located in Pregnana Milanese, IT
Here you are shown the EU wired 220v 'Tahiti' table lamp, designed by Ettore Sottsass in 1981. The light fixture is of a polychrome enameled metal "duck" with a pivoting-like head mo...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Ettore Sottsass Table Lamps

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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 Ettore Sottsass Table Lamps

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Metal

Ashoka Metal Table Lamp 'EU' 220 Volts, by Ettore Sottsass for Memphis Milano
By Memphis Group, Memphis Milano, Ettore Sottsass
Located in Pregnana Milanese, IT
Here you are shown the EU wired, Ashoka table lamp in lacquered metal, designed by Ettore Sottsass in 1981 for Memphis Milano. Ettore Sottsass was born in Innsbruck in 1917. In 19...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Ettore Sottsass Table Lamps

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Metal

Venini Nopuram Table Lamp in Red by Ettore Sottsass
By Venini, Ettore Sottsass
Located in New York, NY
Venini Nopuram table lamp in red by Ettore Sottsass. Numbered edition for year Year of manufacture: 1994-2017 Marble base Color: Red Measurements: Ø 15.74", H 25.98" 1 x max ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Ettore Sottsass Table Lamps

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Glass

Ettore Sottsass Lamps, Bitossi for Raymor, Ceramic, Patchwork, Signed
By Bitossi, Raymor, Ettore Sottsass
Located in New York, NY
Ettore Sottsass lamps, Bitossi for Raymor, ceramic, patchwork, pink, signed. Pair of tall hand thrown ceramic lamps glazed in a pinkish gray and decorated with a square patchwork pat...
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Ettore Sottsass Table Lamps

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Ceramic

Table Lamp by Ettore Sottsass
By Ettore Sottsass
Located in Berlin, Berlin
TAHITI table lamp, designed by Ettore Sottsass. Italy, 1981. Metal construction, wooden base with laminate and head with halogen lamp, 'The Duck'. With original metal label. Re...
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1980s Italian Post-Modern Vintage Ettore Sottsass Table Lamps

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Metal

Bay Table Lamp 'EU' 220 Volts, by Ettore Sottsass from Memphis Milano
By Memphis Group, Memphis Milano, Ettore Sottsass
Located in Pregnana Milanese, IT
Here you are shown the EU wired, Bay table Lamp in glass, aluminum and plexiglass, designed by Ettore Sottsass in 1983 for Memphis Milano. Ettore Sottsass was born in Innsbruck in...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Ettore Sottsass Table Lamps

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Aluminum

Colorful Ashoka Lamp by Ettore Sottsass for Memphis
By Ettore Sottsass, Memphis Group
Located in Saint-Ouen, IDF
Colorful Ashoka lamp designed by Ettore Sottsass for Memphis Milano in 1981.  
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1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Ettore Sottsass Table Lamps

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Metal

Glass Vistosi Table Lamp by Ettore Sottsass
By Ettore Sottsass
Located in Dronten, NL
Floor lamp or table lamp, designed by Ettore Sottsass for Vistosi. Signed Vistosi.  
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1970s Italian Post-Modern Vintage Ettore Sottsass Table Lamps

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Glass

Tahiti Table Lamp (US VERSION 110v), by Ettore Sottsass for Memphis Milano Coll,
By Memphis Milano, Ettore Sottsass, Memphis Group
Located in Pregnana Milanese, IT
Here you are shown the US wired 'Tahiti' Table lamp, designed by Ettore Sottsass in 1981. The light fixture is of a polychrome enameled metal "duck" with a pivoting-like head mounted...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Ettore Sottsass Table Lamps

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Metal

Table Lamp by Ettore Sottsass
By Ettore Sottsass
Located in Berlin, Berlin
Ashoka table lamp, designed by Ettore Sottsass, Italy, 1981. Metal construction, lacquered in different colors. Numbered edition. The ‘Ashoka’ table lamp is one of the of sever...
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1980s Italian Post-Modern Vintage Ettore Sottsass Table Lamps

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Metal

Bay Table Lamp
By Ettore Sottsass
Located in Brooklyn, NY
The Bay table lamp is a breathtaking masterpiece by Ettore Sottsass for Memphis (1983). Fabricated from tiers of colored perspex plastic & colored and whitened crystal glass, this wo...
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1980s Italian Post-Modern Vintage Ettore Sottsass Table Lamps

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Crystal

Ashoka Metal Table Lamp USA 110 Volts, by Ettore Sottsass for Memphis Milano C.
By Memphis Milano, Ettore Sottsass, Memphis Group
Located in Pregnana Milanese, IT
Here you are shown the US wired, Ashoka Table Lamp in lacquered metal, designed by Ettore Sottsass in 1981 for Memphis Milano. Ettore Sottsass was born in Innsbruck in 1917. In 1939...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Ettore Sottsass 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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1980s Italian Post-Modern Vintage Ettore Sottsass Table Lamps

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Metal

Bay Table Lamp USA, 110 Volts, by Ettore Sottsass for Memphis Milano Collection
By Memphis Milano, Ettore Sottsass, Memphis Group
Located in Pregnana Milanese, IT
Here you are shown the US wired, Bay Table Lamp in glass, aluminum and plexiglass, designed by Ettore Sottsass in 1983 for Memphis Milano. Ettore Sottsass was born in Innsbruck in 1...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Ettore Sottsass Table Lamps

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Aluminum

Ettore Sottsass “Palafitta” Table Lamp Brass Plexiglas, 1957, Italy
By Ettore Sottsass
Located in Milano, IT
Ettore Sottsass “Palafitta“ table lamp brass plexiglas 1957 Italy.
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1950s Italian Other Vintage Ettore Sottsass Table Lamps

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Brass

Venini Darpanah Table Lamp by Ettore Sottsass
By Ettore Sottsass, Venini
Located in New York, NY
Venini Darpanah table lamp by Ettore Sottsass. Numbered Edition for year Year of Manufacture: 1994-2017 Metal White Painted Color: Milk-White/Sapphire/Pink Measurements: Ø 12....
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Ettore Sottsass Table Lamps

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Blown Glass

Artemide Pausania LED Table Lamp in Black and Green by Ettore Sottsass
By Ettore Sottsass, Artemide
Located in Hicksville, NY
Artemide Pausania LED table lamp in black and green by Ettore Sottsass. The godfather of contemporary Italian design, Ettore Sottsass believed products should be as sensual as func...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Ettore Sottsass Table Lamps

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Resin

Venini Bhusanam Table Lamp in Aquamarine by Ettore Sottsass
By Ettore Sottsass, Venini
Located in New York, NY
Venini Bhusanam table lamp in Aquamarine by Ettore Sottsass. Numbered Edition for year Year of Manufacture: 1994 - 2017 Metal: Blue Painted Color: Aquamarine Measurements: Ø 1...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Ettore Sottsass Table Lamps

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Glass

Vintage "Suitcase Lamp" by Ettore Sottsass, circa 1977
By Ettore Sottsass
Located in Roma, IT
Vintage lamp so-called "Suitcase Lamp" by the famous Italian designed Ettore Sottsass. Lacquered metal. Production by "Stilnovo", Italy, circa 1977. Very good conditions.
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1970s Italian Vintage Ettore Sottsass Table Lamps

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Metal

Ettore Sottsass Halo Click 2 Table Lamp Black Philips 1988
By Ettore Sottsass
Located in Roosendaal, Noord Brabant
Nice ‘Halo Click 2’ table lamp designed by Ettore Sottsass and manufactured by Philips, Holland 1988. This rare dark grey table lamp was designed by Ettore Sottsass for the Dutch mar...
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1980s Dutch Post-Modern Vintage Ettore Sottsass Table Lamps

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Metal

1950s Blue Ceramic Table Lamp by Ettore Sottsass
By Gio Ponti, Ettore Sottsass
Located in Frankfurt, Hessen, DE
Table lamp by Ettore Sottsass in blue ceramic and black and white shade, Italy, 1962. Nicely shaped shiny blue ceramic desk lamp designed by famous Italian Ettore Sottsass. The s...
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Ettore Sottsass Table Lamps

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Ceramic

Pair of Dorane Table Lamps by Ettore Sottsass for Stilnovo, 1970s
By Ettore Sottsass, Stilnovo
Located in Rotterdam, NL
Pair of Dorane table lamps designed in 1977 by Ettore Sottsass and manufactured by Stilnovo, Milan. The base of these lamps is made of lacquered metal (one in white and the other ...
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1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Ettore Sottsass Table Lamps

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Metal

Pausania Table Lamp by Ettore Sottsass for Artemide
By Artemide, Ettore Sottsass
Located in Brooklyn, NY
A vintage green, black, and chrome "Pausania" table or desk lamp by Ettore Sottsass for Artemide. Designed in 1982, the Pausania evokes the classic green glass banker's lamp and has ...
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Late 20th Century Post-Modern Ettore Sottsass Table Lamps

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Chrome

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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1980s European Post-Modern Vintage Ettore Sottsass Table Lamps

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Stainless Steel

Venini Kiritam Table Lamp by Ettore Sottsass
By Venini, Ettore Sottsass
Located in New York, NY
Venini Kiritam table lamp by Ettore Sottsass. Numbered Edition for year Marble Base Color: Milk-White/Aquamarine Measurements: Ø 15.35"" H 18.89"" 1 x max E27 10W LED + 3 x ma...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Ettore Sottsass Table Lamps

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Glass

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

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Chrome

Ettore Sottsass, ONE "Pausania" Lamp
By Ettore Sottsass
Located in Encino, CA
Ettore Sottsass (1917) Edition Artemide. ONE TABLE LAMP Model PAUSANIA 1982 GOOD CONDITION. THIS POST IS SHOWING 2 LAMPS BUT ONLY ONE IS FOR SALE Measure: H 16"1/2 x W 18"3/4 x D 4"1...
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Late 20th Century Italian Ettore Sottsass Table Lamps

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Stainless Steel

Polychrome Table Lamp Designed by Ettore Sottsass in Memphis Era, Italy
By Memphis Group, Ettore Sottsass
Located in Copenhagen K, DK
Ettore Sottsass Italy, contemporary Polychrome enameled metal “duck” with pivoting head mounted on a black and white bacterio-patterned laminate base. New production of the “T...
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2010s Italian Ettore Sottsass Table Lamps

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Enamel

Ettore Sottsass for Memphis "Tahiti" Lamp
By Ettore Sottsass, Memphis Group
Located in Palm Springs, CA
An iconic "Tahiti" lamp by Ettore Sottsass for Memphis. Capturing the spirit of the Memphis movement, the lamp is composed of metal, wood and laminate in the abstract form ...
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20th Century Italian Ettore Sottsass Table Lamps

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Metal

“Valigia” Table Lamp by Ettore Sottsass, 1970s
By Stilnovo, Ettore Sottsass
Located in Roma, IT
A “Valigia” table lamp manufactured by Stilnovo. Chrome-plated tubular steel and varnished steel sheet, with a manufacturer’s label. Very good conditions. Bibliography: Giulia...
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1970s Italian Modern Vintage Ettore Sottsass Table Lamps

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Steel

Ettore Sottsass "Pausania" Table Lamp
By Artemide, Ettore Sottsass
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Table lamps by the master! True collector's items from Italy. Available the pair.
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1980s Italian Vintage Ettore Sottsass Table Lamps

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Aluminum

Pausania Table Lamp by Ettore Sottsass for Artemide, Italy
By Artemide, Ettore Sottsass
Located in RHEEZERVEEN, Overijssel
Architecturally designed lamp with classical as well as a modern elements by Ettore Sottsass, one of the founders of the Memphis Milano Group. The lamp is now re-issued, this set is ...
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1980s Italian Post-Modern Vintage Ettore Sottsass Table Lamps

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Chrome, Steel

Ettore Sottsass Don Lamp
By Ettore Sottsass
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Playful reading lamp by Ettore Sottsass for Stilnovo. Aptly called the "Don", this lamp nods (or bows) its straight neck from an emerald cube base, topped by an adjustable shade in t...
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1970s Italian Post-Modern Vintage Ettore Sottsass Table Lamps

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Metal

Ettore Sottsass Ceramic Lava Glaze Lamp for Raymor
By Ettore Sottsass
Located in St. Louis, MO
Beautiful lamp with a nice lava glaze lamp by Ettore Sottsass for Raymor. No cracks or scratches. Comes with a milk glass shade. Wonderful colors.
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Ettore Sottsass Table Lamps

Ettore Sottsass for Rinnovel Small Aluminum Table Lamp, 1950s
By Ettore Sottsass, Rinnovel
Located in Naples, IT
Little table lamp designed by Ettore Sottsass, Rinnovel brand, 1950s Good condition with small signs of aging. This is among the first works created by one of the most important de...
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Ettore Sottsass Table Lamps

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Aluminum, Brass

Lamp Enamelled Aluminum Metal 1970s-1980s E. Sottsass for Stilnovo
By Stilnovo, Ettore Sottsass
Located in Milano, IT
Table lamp, metal and enamelled aluminum.
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Late 20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Ettore Sottsass Table Lamps

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Metal, Aluminum

Murano Glass Table Lamp Dorane by Ettore Sottsass for Stilnovo
By Stilnovo, Ettore Sottsass
Located in Chicago, IL
This post-Modernist Italian model Dorane table lamp for Stilnovo features Ettore Sottsass’s clean lines and smooth finish. With an inherently sculptural aesthetic, this elegant lamp...
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1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Ettore Sottsass Table Lamps

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Steel

Sinus Table Lamp by Ettore Sottsass for Stilnovo, Italy 1970s
By Stilnovo, Ettore Sottsass
Located in Jersey City, NJ
Table lamp model "Sinus" designed by Ettore Sottsass for Stilnovo in 1971 in molded plastic with four original European candelabra base sockets and plug, a push-button on/off switch,...
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1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Ettore Sottsass Table Lamps

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Plastic

Ettore Sottsass for Stillovo Murano Glass Table Lamp Dorane Black Opaque Glass
By Stilnovo, Ettore Sottsass
Located in Chicago, IL
This Postmodernist Italian model Dorane table lamp for Stilnovo features Ettore Sottsass’s clean lines and smooth finish. With an inherently sculptural aesthetic, this elegant lamp ...
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1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Ettore Sottsass Table Lamps

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Steel

Postmodern Green Black Vintage Table Lamp Pausania by Ettore Sottsass Jr Italy
By Ettore Sottsass
Located in Vienna, AT
A green and black Ettore Sottsass jr. vintage table lamp 1982, model Pausania, executed by Artemide Italy. This table lamp, which is no longer in production, features chromed metal, ...
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1980s Italian Post-Modern Vintage Ettore Sottsass Table Lamps

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Metal, Sheet Metal

Original Sottsass Associati Halogen Table Light, Halo Click 2, by Philips 1988
By Ettore Sottsass
Located in München, DE
Very rare original Sottsass Associati halogen table light Halo Click 2 by Philips 1988, Holland. Completely made of rubberised metal black. Lampshade can be adjusted continuously i...
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1980s Italian Post-Modern Vintage Ettore Sottsass Table Lamps

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Metal

Ettore Sottsass "Halo Click 2" Table Lamp for Philips 1988
By Ettore Sottsass
Located in Roosendaal, Noord Brabant
Very rare unusual colored ‘Halo Click 2’ table lamp designed by Ettore Sottsass for Philips, Holland 1988. This rare lime green table lamp was designed by Ettore Sottsass for the Dut...
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1980s Dutch Post-Modern Vintage Ettore Sottsass Table Lamps

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Metal

Ettore Sottsass Halo Click Table Lamp Philips, 1988
By Ettore Sottsass
Located in Roosendaal, Noord Brabant
Rare ‘Halo Click 2’ table lamp designed by Ettore Sottsass for Philips, Holland 1988. This rare off-white table lamp was designed by Ettore Sottsass for the Dutch market and therefor...
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1980s Dutch Mid-Century Modern Vintage Ettore Sottsass Table Lamps

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Metal

Ettore Sottsass Valigia Table Lamp by Stilnovo, Italy, 1977
By Stilnovo, Ettore Sottsass
Located in Roosendaal, Noord Brabant
Four-legged table lamp model Valigia designed by Ettore Sottsass Jr, manufactured by Stilnovo, Italy, 1977. This funny shaped floor lamp is very typical out of the box thinking by Et...
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1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Ettore Sottsass Table Lamps

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Metal

Ettore Sottass "Pattica Lamp" for Memphis 'Post Design' Collection, 2000
By Memphis Group, Ettore Sottsass
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 Ettore Sottsass Table Lamps

Pair,of Ettore Sottsass Lava Glaze Ceramic Table Lamps for Bitossi
By Bitossi, Ettore Sottsass
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Great simple and elegant ceramic table lamp in lava glaze designed by Ettore Sottsass. Documented in Fulvio Ferrari, Tutta La Ceramica. Umberto Allemand Torino in 1996, page 41. The ...
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1960s Italian Modern Vintage Ettore Sottsass Table Lamps

Lamp Enameled Aluminum Metal 1970s-1980s E. Sotsass for Stilnovo
By Stilnovo, Ettore Sottsass
Located in Milano, IT
Table lamp, metal and enameled aluminum.
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Late 20th Century European Mid-Century Modern Ettore Sottsass Table Lamps

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Metal, Aluminum

Ettore Sottsass Table Lamps for sale on 1stDibs.

Ettore Sottsass Table Lamps are available on 1stDibs for sale. These distinctive objects are frequently made of metal and designed with extraordinary care. There are many options in our Ettore Sottsass Table Lamps collection, although beige editions of this piece are particularly popular.. In stock are 37 vintage editions of these items, while there are 13 modern editions to choose from as well. Many of the original Table Lamps by Ettore Sottsass were created in Europe during the 20th century in the post-modern style. Many customers also consider Table Lamps by Memphis Group Table Lamps, Toni Cordero Table Lamps and Franco Albini Table Lamps if you are looking for additional options. Prices for Ettore Sottsass Table Lamps can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes. The price for these items starts at $483 and tops out at $12,076, while pieces like these can sell for $1,638 on average.