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Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

Organically-shaped, clean-lined and elegantly simple are three terms that well describe mid-century modern American furniture. The style, which emerged primarily in the years following World War II, is characterized by pieces that were conceived and made in an energetic, optimistic spirit by creators who believed that good design was an essential part of good living.

Postwar American architects and designers were animated by new ideas and new technology. The lean, functionalist “International Style” architecture of Le Corbusier and Bauhaus eminences such as Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and Walter Gropius had been promoted in the United States during the ’30s by Philip Johnson and others. New building techniques, such as “post-and-beam” construction, allowed the International-style schemes to be realized on a small scale, in open-plan houses with long walls of glass.

Materials developed for wartime use became available for domestic goods and were incorporated into mid-century modern furniture designs. Charles and Ray Eames and Eero Saarinen, who had experimented extensively with molded plywood, eagerly embraced fiberglass for, respectively, pieces such as the La Chaise and the Womb chair. George Nelson and his design team created Bubble lamp shades using a new translucent polymer skin. Harry Bertoia and Isamu Noguchi devised chairs and tables built of wire mesh and wire struts. Materials were re-purposed: the Danish-born designer Jens Risom created a line of chairs that used surplus parachute straps for webbed seats and backrests.

As the demand for casual, uncluttered furnishings grew, more mid-century designers caught the spirit.

Classically-oriented creators such as Edward Wormley, house designer for Dunbar Inc., offered such pieces as the sinuous Listen to Me chaise; the British expatriate T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings switched gears, creating items such as the tiered, biomorphic Mesa table. There were Young Turks such as Paul McCobb — who designed holistic groups of sleek, blonde-wood furniture — and Milo Baughman, who espoused a West Coast aesthetic in lushly upholstered chairs and sofas with angular steel frames.

As the collection of vintage mid-century modern American furniture on 1stDibs demonstrates, this period saw one of the most delightful and dramatic flowerings of creativity in design history.

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1940´s Standing Lamp, Stained Beech, Brass Decoration, New Lampshade, Italy
Located in Girona, ES
Standing lamp with stained beech base and stand, French polish. Solid brass decorations in the base and in the middle of the stand. Double lightning system. New lampshade in a golden...
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1940s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

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Brass

Tito Agnoli for O'luce Floor Lamp in Glass and Orange Plexi, Italy, 1960s
Located in Milan, IT
A rare Tito Agnoli for O'luce floor lamp, Italy 1960s. When the lamp is lit the orange plexi gives warmth to the light.
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1960s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

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Metal

Ben Siebel Swivel-Base Floor Lamp with Adjustable Shade
Located in Chicago, IL
Ben Siebel swivel-base floor lamp with adjustable shade, model no. 5006 wrought iron base and upright. Overall height 58". Shade black perforated metal.
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1950s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

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Wrought Iron

Angelo Lelii Siluro Floor Lamp Model 12628 Arredoluce Monza 1957
Located in Roosendaal, Noord Brabant
Super dynamic shaped floor lamp model 12628 'Siluro' designed by Angelo Lelii and manufactured by Arredoluce Monza, Italy 1957. This lamp is one of Lelii's techincal masterpieces, th...
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1950s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

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Carrara Marble, Metal, Brass

Fine French 1950s Brass and Glass Floor Reading Lamp by Jean Perzel
Located in Long Island City, NY
Atelier Perzel - Fine French mid-century floor reading lamp with a brass base and a brass and enameled white glass shade.  
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1950s French Vintage Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

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Brass

Dora Rock Lamps in the Style of Andre Cazenave, 1960's
Located in Cincinnati, OH
A pair of formed resin light up " Dora " rock lamps with small grains of crushed pebble substance making them light in weight and translucence so you get a wonderful glowing warm ton...
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

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Plastic

Maison Lunel Mid Century Floor Lamp
Located in Fairfax, VA
French mid century, glass, bronze, lacquer metal and Lucite.
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1950s French Vintage Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

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Metal, Bronze

Ewå Värnamo, Adjustable Table Lamp, Brass, Fabric, Sweden, 1960s
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A floor lamp produced by Swedish firm Ewå Värnamo. Brand new lampshade. Adjustable height. Stated dimensions as illustrated. Other designers of the period include Paavo Tynell,...
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1950s Swedish Vintage Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

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Brass

Adjustable Tripodal Cantilevered Wrought Iron & Brass Floor Lamp, France 1950's
Located in New York, NY
Adjustable tripod wrought iron floor lamp with brass accent and paper shade.
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

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Brass, Wrought Iron

Arc Floor Lamp with Five Adjustable Brass Arms and White Marble Foot
Located in Saint-Ouen, IDF
Swedish Arc floor lamp made of a white marble foot, brass body and arms. Each of the five arm is adjustable as well as the sconces holding the light bulbs. Clever switch mechanism...
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1990s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

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Marble, Brass

Jean Touret "Girouette" Floor Lamp for Atelier Marolles, circa 1950, France
Located in Girona, Spain
Jean Touret "Girouette" floor lamp for Atelier Marolles. Wrought iron floor lamp with four-light weather vane with rooster. Circa 1950, France. Very good vintage condition. Jean ...
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

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Iron

Bergboms, Adjustable Floor Lamp, Brass, Fabric, Sweden, 1970s
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A small floor lamp. Designed and produced by Bergboms, Sweden, c. 1970s. Brand new lampshade. Other designers of the period include Paavo Tynell, Hans Bergström, Josef Frank, and ...
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1960s Swedish Vintage Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

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Brass

German, Five-Armed Floor Lamp, Brass, Lacquered Metal, Fabric, Germany, c. 1950s
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A floor lamp. Designed and produced in Germany, c. 1950s. In brass and white-lacquered metal. Brand new lampshades. Dimensions stated measured with lampshades attached.
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1940s German Vintage Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

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Metal, Brass

Austrian, Adjustable Floor Lamp, Brass, Fabric, Austria, c. 1950s
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
An adjustable functionalist floor lamp. Designed and produced in Austria, c. 1950s. In brass. Brand new lampshades. Dimensions stated measured with lampshades attached.
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1940s German Vintage Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

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Brass

Italian Fontana Arte Style Murano Glass and Bronze Floor Lamp, circa 1940
Located in Houston, TX
Sensational Italian Fontana Arte style modernist floor lamp of bronze with large solid glass rods, newly wired for U.S. market. We have seen this stunning glass floor lamp or torchèr...
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1940s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

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Bronze

Mid-Century Swedish Walnut Three-Light Ceiling Tension Pole Lamp
Located in Esperance, NY
Stunning mid century tension floor lamp. The lamp consists of three Swedish shades with a metal and walnut frame.
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1950s Swedish Vintage Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

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Walnut

Valenti Floor Lamp, 1975
Located in Saint ouen, FR
Valenti Floor lamp Circa 1975 Metal and steel - With dimmer Measures: H190 x D30 signs of wear and tear.
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1970s European Vintage Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

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Metal

Murano Glass Floor Lamps from the 1950s
Located in bari, IT
Superb pair of 50's floor lamps with an imposing structure in the dimensions all in Murano glass cordoned with an iron structure.
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1950s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

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Murano Glass

Extra Large Ceramic Floor Lamp with New Silk Custom Made Lampshade René Houben
Located in Rijssen, NL
Exceptional large ceramic bubble floor lamp, Germany, 1960s. A sculptural high-end piece made of handmade ceramic in rich glazed dark red orange, brick and blue tones. With a new cus...
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Mid-20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

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Metal, Brass

Mid-Century Modern Metal Reading Lamp with Adjustable Height
Located in New York, NY
Mid-Century Modern metal floor reading lamp with adjustable rotating head and height. The piece is in good vintage condition.
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

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Metal

Mid Century Adjustable Gooseneck Floor Lamp, Brussels Period, 1960´s
Located in Prague 8, CZ
This standing lamp is a typical example of Czechoslovak lightings from the mid century associated with “Brussels period” and world-renowned EXPO58. Nickel-plated construction, three ...
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Mid-20th Century Czech Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

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Nickel

Midcentury Floor Lamp, Italy, 1950
Located in London, GB
Unusual brass, steel and glass midcentury floor lamp. Italian circa 1950. Lovely twist to the brass uprights, large glass shade and a polished heavy steel floor plate. Pull on/off sw...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

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Brass

Mid-Century Modern Walnut & Brass Tripod Floor Lamp with Side Table
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Mid-Century Modern walnut & brass tripod floor lamp with side table Dimensions 60in H x 18in W x 18in D Lamp shade: 12in H x 18in W Side table height: 22.25in.
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1960s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

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Brass

Italian Arco Floor Lamp Pier Giacomo and Achille Castiglioni for Flos
Located in Bedford Hills, NY
The Arco lamp is a modern overhead lamp designed by brothers Pier Giacomo and Achille Castiglioni for Flos, Italy. The lamp is characterized by a suspended spun aluminum pendant att...
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Late 20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

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Carrara Marble, Stainless Steel

Chrome Gooseneck Floor Lamp
Located in Amherst, NH
Vintage chrome gooseneck floor lamp with a round base. The lamp adjusts height to a maximum of 66” H. Wired for the US and in working condition, the lamp uses a standard size bulb up...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

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Chrome

Pair of Ettore Sottsass Callimaco Floor Lamps for Artemide
Located in Glendale, CA
Pair of Ettore Sottsass Callimaco floor lamps for Artemide. Originally created in 1982, Ettore Sottsass’ “Horn” of light creates the remarkable illusion of an oversized musical instr...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

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Aluminum

Ettore Sottsass Callimaco Floor Lamp for Artemide
Located in Glendale, CA
Ettore Sottsass Callimaco floor lamp for Artemide. Originally created in 1982, Ettore Sottsass’ “horn” of light creates the remarkable illusion of an oversized musical instrument. Th...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

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Aluminum

Gianfranco Frattini Megaron Floor Lamp for Artemide
Located in Glendale, CA
Gianfranco Frattini Megaron floor lamp for Artemide. New modern edition of the design Classic by Gianfranco Frattini from 1979. The elegant uplighter radiates with its timeless outer...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

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Aluminum, Steel

Vintage Brass Italian Floor Lamp, 1970s
Located in Ottenburg, BE
Elegant mid century floor lamp consisting of three hand blown murano glass lamp shades which are slightly frosted and patinated brass tubes and base. The lamp is in good vintage c...
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1970s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

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Brass

Fabio Lenci for Guzzini 'Lampione' Floor Lamp
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Fabio Lenci for Guzzini, floor lamp 'Lampione', in steel and Lucite, Italy, 1971. Real nice example of the rare to find 'Lampione' floor lamp by Fabio Lenci for Guzzini. A sculptu...
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1970s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

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Steel

Brass & White Enameled Floor Lamp, Italy, 1960's
Located in New York, NY
Minimalist brass and white enameled metal floor lamp. Shade not included.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

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Metal, Brass

Gordon & Jane Martz Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamp / End Table
Located in Plainview, NY
An elegant Mid-Century Modern floor table lamp by designers Gordon and Jane Martz (American, 1924-2015 / /American, 1929-2007). The floor lamp is hand carved of walnut and is a chic ...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

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Stone

Italian Mid-Century Modern Metal and Brass Floor Lamp by Lumen, 1950s
Located in SAINT-OUEN, FR
Very rare modernist floor lamp Mid-Century Modern late 40s beginning of 50s, lacquered metal and brass by the manufacture Lumen, design attributed to Angelo Lelii. Famous design like...
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1950s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

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Brass, Metal

Contemporary Pair of UFO Brass and Murano Glass Lamps
Located in SAINT-OUEN, FR
Contemporary pair of UFO brass and bubble Murano glass lamps. Small Italian workshop from Murano.
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2010s Italian Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

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Brass

Contemporary Brass Floor Lamp Opaline Glass Ball, Italy
Located in SAINT-OUEN, FR
Huge tall contemporary floor lamp brass and opaline Murano glass ball. A great pair possible. Very impressive and decorative. In the style of Stilnovo, Arteluce, Sciolari, Reggiani ...
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2010s Italian Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

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Brass

Midcentury French Brass and Glass Floor Lamp Inspired by Jacques Adnet
Located in Houston, TX
Stylish Jacques Adnet style French bronze or brass and glass floor lamp. Newly wired for U.S. market. (Shade as-is, best to select a new one). Beautiful patina to bronze.
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1940s French Vintage Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

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Bronze

Italian Fontana Arte Style Murano Glass and Bronze Floor Lamp, circa 1940
Located in Houston, TX
Chic Italian Fontana Arte style modernist floor lamp of bronze with glass tubes, newly wired for U.S. market. We have seen this floor lamp or torchère attributed to Jacques Adnet. ...
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1940s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

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Bronze

Floor Lamp by Lumi, 1968 Milano
By Lumi
Located in Tuscany, IT
Floor lamp produced by Lumi in 1968, with a plated steel and opaque Murano glass globe.
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1960s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

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Steel

Italian Travertine Floor Lamp by Reggiani
Located in Houston, TX
Stunning Italian Mid-Century Modern honed travertine floor lamp designed by Goffredo Reggiani. Our vintage Reggiani travertine floor lamp has a beautiful fluted design on the front a...
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1970s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

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Travertine

Midcentury Chrome Faux Bamboo Lotus Floor Lamp
Located in Houston, TX
Stunning James Mont style midcentury polished chrome faux bamboo floor lamp with a lotus base. This great Asian Modern floor lamp has been newly wired with a new Edison socket. Ready...
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1960s Vintage Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

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Chrome

Mid-Century Modern French Floor Lamp Attributed to Maison Barbier
Located in Houston, TX
Impressive French midcentury or Postmodern nickel-plated steel floor lamp. This fabulous and shapely French nickel or chrome-plated floor lamp is attributed to Philippe Barbier for M...
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1960s French Vintage Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

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Nickel

Caleidoscopio Floor Lamp by Gabriella Crespi
Located in Milan, IT
Caleidoscopio floor lamp by Gabriella Crespi. Italy, circa 1970 Signed and numbered exemplar. Example provided with certificate of authenticity released by Archivio Gabriella Crespi....
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1970s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

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Brass

Paracarro Floor Lamp by Mazzega
Located in Milan, IT
Paracarro floor lamp by Mazzega Italy, 1960s. Manufactured by Mazzega. Opalescent blown glass. Measures: D 33 x H 117 cm. D 46 x H 13 in. Please note: Prices do not include VAT. VA...
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1960s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

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Blown Glass

Caleidoscopio floor lamp by Gabriella Crespi
Located in Milan, IT
Caleidoscopio floor lamp by Gabriella Crespi, Italy, circa 1970. Signed and numbered exemplar. Example provided with certificate of authenticity released by Archivio Gabriella Crespi...
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1970s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

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Brass

Rare Adjustable Floor Lamp Mod. 1045 by Gino Sarfatti
Located in Milan, IT
Rare adjustable floor lamp mod. 1045 by Gino Sarfatti, Italy, circa 1948. Manufactured by Arteluce. Brass, lacquered metal. Base 34 x 34 cm H min-max 104-166 cm (13.3 x 13.4 in H min...
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1940s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

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Brass, Metal

Serge Mouille 3-arm Floor Lamp, Black
Located in Vancouver, BC
A re-release of an iconic model from 1952, from the series “Black Shapes”, this Serge Mouille 3-arm Floor Lamp features brass ball joints. Designed with three feet and three reflecto...
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2010s French Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

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Aluminum, Steel

Gaetano Sciolari Italian Modern Chrome Floor Lamp whit 4 Arms
Located in Verviers, BE
Beautiful floor lamp in chrome by Gaetano Sciolari The original floor switch allows the lamps to illuminate. Every component passed by our strict internal quality control processes...
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1960s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

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Chrome

Brass and Black Metal Floor Lamp Flex Mounted Shades, Germany, 1960s
Located in Verviers, BE
Beautiful floor lamp in brass and black metal, 1960s. Floor lamp flex mounted shades Every component passed by our strict internal quality control processes. The lamp is in wo...
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1960s German Vintage Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

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Metal, Brass

Two Large Tinted Murano Glass Ball Shaped Lamps Mid-Century Modern Mazzega Style
Located in Dallas, TX
Pair of large beige with gold flakes, Murano glass ball shaped table lamps, or floor lamps, Mid-Century Modern. Attributed to AV Mazzega, Italy, 1970s. The glass globes have a diam...
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1970s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

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Murano Glass

Barba Corsini 'PD2' Pedrera Floor Lamp in Black
Located in Glendale, CA
Barba Corsini 'PD2' Pedrera floor lamp in black. Executed in a black painted perforated metal shade with white interior diffuser. Price is per item. Available in white in a separa...
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21st Century and Contemporary Spanish Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

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Aluminum

Barba Corsini 'PD2' Pedrera Floor Lamp in White
Located in Glendale, CA
Barba Corsini 'PD2' Pedrera floor lamp in white. Executed in a matte white painted perforated metal shade with white interior diffuser. Price is per item. Each finish includes a m...
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21st Century and Contemporary Spanish Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

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Aluminum

Modernist Italian Brass Arc Floor Lamp, Elegant Design Attrib. Goffredo Reggiani
Located in Buffalo, NY
Modernist Italian brass arc floor lamp, attrib, Goffredo Reggiani unusual mounting design, heavy painted steel base, retains original on/off switch brilliantly located on end of arc,...
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1970s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

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Brass, Steel

Red Wrougt Iron and Brass Floor Lamp by Stablet, France 1950's
Located in New York, NY
Whimsical floor lamp with a coiled wrought-iron base enameled red and brass stem. Stamped "Stablet" underfoot. Single socket.
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

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Wrought Iron, Brass

20th Century Black Italian Marble, Brass Floor Lamp by Stilnovo
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A black, vintage Mid-Century Modern Italian floor lamp made of hand crafted metal and brass, having three slightly curved arms with frosted, cylindrical opaline glass cylinders, shad...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

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Marble, Metal, Brass

Torchiere Lamp by Walter Von Nessen
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Vintage white torchiere lamp by Von Nessen Studios. Subtly-Space Age in appearance, but minimal enough to suit almost any space.
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1960s Vintage Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

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Steel

Mid-Century Modern Tripode Floor Lamp in Lacquered Metal & Brass, France, 1950s
Located in La Teste De Buch, FR
French Mid-Century Modern floor lamp Black lacquered metal with brass accents 1950s.
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1950s French Vintage Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

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Metal, Brass

1950 Black Metal and Brass Floor Lamp, Hans Bergström for Ateljé Lyktan, Sweden
Located in Silvolde, Gelderland
Beautiful and rare floor lamp made in the 1950s. Designed by Hans Bergström for Ateljé Lyktan in Sweden. Measures: Height 136 cm or 54 inches. Wide 60 cm or 24 inches. Technically...
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1950s Swedish Vintage Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

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Metal, Aluminum, Brass

1950s, Black Three-Light Floor Lamp, Sweden
Located in Silvolde, Gelderland
Typical 1950s floor lamp with two off-whites and one salmon polyester fabrics covers. The caps are lined with black cords. The lamp stands on a metal three-leg rest covered with bl...
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1950s Swedish Vintage Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

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Steel