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The late 19th and early 20th centuries saw sweeping social change and major scientific advances—both of which contributed to a new aesthetic: Modernism. Rejecting the rigidity of Victorian artistic conventions, Modernists sought a new means of expression. References to the natural world and ornate classical embellishments gave way to the sleek simplicity of the Machine Age. Architect Philip Johnson characterized the hallmarks of modernism as “machine-like simplicity, smoothness or surface [and] avoidance of ornament.”


     Early practitioners of modernist design include the De Stijl (“The Style”) group, founded in the Netherlands in 1917, and the Bauhaus School, founded two years later in Germany. Followers of both groups produced sleek, spare designs—many of which became icons of daily life in the 20th century. The Modernists rejected both natural and historical references and relied primarily on industrial materials such as metal, glass, plywood, and, later, plastics. While Bauhaus principles Marcel Breuer and Ludwig Mies van der Rohe created furniture from mass-produced, chrome-plated steel, American visionaries like Charles and Ray Eames worked in materials as novel as molded plywood and fiberglass. Today, Breuer’s Wassily chair, Mies van der Rohe’s Barcelona chair, and the Eames’s Lounge chair are emblems of progressive design and vintage originals are prized cornerstones of collections.


     It’s difficult to overstate the influence that Modernism continues to wield over designers and architects—and equally difficult to overstate how revolutionary it was when it first appeared a century ago. But because modernist designs are so simple, they can blend in seamlessly with just about any type of décor. Don’t overlook them.

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Rib Vault Light, Brass Chandelier in Triangular and Customizable Configurations
By Talbot & Yoon
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Modular Lighting designed and produced by Talbot & Yoon. The Rib Vault Light recalls architectural rib-vaults which outline the contours of a decorative ceiling or framed a preven...
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2010s American Modern Lighting

Materials

Brass, Brass

"Angel" Contemporary Hanging Lamp, Crystal Bowl Craquele, Silvered Glass Circle
By Sabrina Landini
Located in Pietrasanta, IT
This pendant lamp is a contemporary object, made entirely by hand in Tuscany Italy, 100% of Italian origin. A bright crystal "craquele boule" decorated with a movable ring made of s...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Lighting

Materials

Crystal, Brass

Green and Blue Aurora Resin LED Sconce by Richard Clarkson Studio
By Richard Clarkson
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Inspired by NASA satellite footage, the Aurora sconce captures the feeling of flying through space and witnessing the southern lights from above. Available in a palette of delicate g...
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2010s American Modern Lighting

Materials

Brass, Steel

Vintage Italian Brass Cactus Lamps
Pair of vintage Italian brass cactus lamps. Each features a brass cactus planted mounted on a clear glass base. We love the patina of the pair, and they have been newly wired to fit ...
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1970s Italian Vintage Modern Lighting

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Brass

Psychedelic Shells, Pair of One of a Kind Glass Contemporary Sconces
By Another Human
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Psychedelic shells are the first design in Another Human's magical evolution collection, a series of one of a kind glass sconces inspired by fantasy flora and fauna. These glass a...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Lighting

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Brass

Stylish and Elegant Barrovier and Toso Glass Floor Lamp Murano, Venice, Italy
By Barovier&Toso
Located in Weesp, NL
Barovier and Toso stylish blue glass floor lamp handmade in Murano, Venezia. This beauty is fantastic condition and not any more in production. Because of its fragility, we only ship...
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1990s Italian Modern Lighting

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Blown Glass

Floor Lamp ‘Lady Mary’ by Marc Sadler, Italy, 21st Century
By Marc Sadler
Located in Greding, DE
Large cream white polyethylene floor lamp in tulip shape. The translucent, spirally arranged line wraps around the entire foot and head and creates a special light effect. Embossed o...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Lighting

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Plastic

Hexad Series Chandelier, Handmade Contemporary Glass Lighting, Customizable
By Furthur Design
Located in New York, NY
The Hex Series chandelier features six handblown glass orbs strategically arranged on a hexagon shaped frame. Each individual orb is hand carved on a diamond lathe to create the hone...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Lighting

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Blown Glass

1980s Pair of ''Grifo'' Table or Wall Lamp by Artemide, Italy
By Artemide
Located in St- Leonard, Quebec
Spun aluminum shade anodized in a matte silver metallic finish sitting on thin metal wire legs with phenolic plastic feet and trim. The design is quite unique with an assumed space-...
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1980s Italian Vintage Modern Lighting

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Aluminum, Metal

Rock Crystal Lamps, Diadem Model by Alexandre Vossion
Original creation by Alexandre Vossion. Made in the same spirit than the Diadem Chandelier. Rock crystal stone, brass, black chrome, 24-karat gold (not polished brass),customized l...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Modern Lighting

Materials

Rock Crystal, Gold Plate, Brass

Murano Glass Disc Sconces by Carlo Nason
By Carlo Nason
Located in Austin, TX
Beautiful Murano glass disc sconces by Carlo Nason. This Italian pair of important fixtures feature 21 light amber hand blown glass discs, each textured and arranged vertically on a ...
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2010s Italian Modern Lighting

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Brass

“Flame” contemporary wall sconce black Silvered Glass, antiqued brass
By Sabrina Landini
Located in Pietrasanta, IT
This Wall sconce is a contemporary piece, made in Tuscany Italy , manufactured entirely by hand, 100% of Italian origin . Sophisticated and sensual, the Flame wall sconce is an ob...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Lighting

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Crystal, Brass

Pink Mazzega Murano Glass Chandelier
By Mazzega
Located in Austin, TX
Pink Mazzega Murano glass chandelier from Murano. This fixture features multiple organic glass components with varying color in opaque white, pink, and smoked gray. They surround the...
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2010s Italian Modern Lighting

Materials

Brass

Swarovski Crystal Glitterbox Horizontal LED Suspension Lamp
By Georg Baldele, Swarovski
Located in Vancouver, BC
Spanning one meter, this stunning pendant lamp by Georg Baldele proudly display a matrix of Swarovski Strass Crystals. Said to be one of Swarovski's most iconic suspension lights. Th...
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Early 2000s Austrian Modern Lighting

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Crystal

Rock Crystal "R" Model Lamp by Alexandre Vossion
Original creation by Alexandre Vossion. This model is made in rock crystal, brass, black chrome and 24-karat gold-plated (not polished brass). Could be made in other finition. Han...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Modern Lighting

Materials

Rock Crystal, Gold Plate, Brass

Muse Pendant by Avram Rusu Studio in Brushed Brass with Mocha Shades
By Andreea Avram Rusu
Located in Brooklyn, NY
The Muse collection is comprised of triangular bent brass tube hardware with hand blown glass shades. Elements can be suspended in both horizontal and vertical orientations, combined...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Lighting

Materials

Brass, Nickel, Bronze, Pewter

Focal Point Wall Sconce in Brass and White Enamel by Blueprint Lighting, 2019
By Arredoluce, Stilnovo, Blueprint Lighting
Located in New York, NY
The focal point wall sconce packs a big design punch in a compact package. The focus family of products, designed in 2019 by Blueprint Lighting, features clean, handsome lines that w...
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2010s American Modern Lighting

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Aluminum, Brass, Bronze, Enamel, Chrome, Nickel

STACKED Large Saucer Pendant Light by Richard Haining, Custom, shown in Cherry
By Richard Haining
Located in Brooklyn, NY
The saucer shaped pendants have not been turned on a lathe. Each shade is hand-built, and is available in a variety of salvaged domestic hardwoods, as well as specialty woods. Stacke...
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2010s American Modern Lighting

Materials

Marble, Metal, Brass, Steel, Sheet Metal

Sibari Table Lamp by Toni Cordero for Artemide
By Toni Cordero
Located in Weesp, NL
Stylish Artemide Sibari table lamp by Toni Cordero, 1990. The Sibari lamp by Italian designer Toni Cordero (1937-2001) belongs to the series of the Milano Torino light sculptures suc...
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1990s Italian Modern Lighting

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Art Glass

Cini Boeri Abat Jour Table Lamp
By Cini Boeri, Arteluce
Located in NYC, NY
Abat Jour table lamp with marble base and wide pyramid perspex shade by Cini Boeri for Arteluce, Italy, circa 1978.
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20th Century European Modern Lighting

Materials

Marble

Philip & Kelvin Laverne One of a Kind Torso Table Lamps, circa 1970
By Philip and Kelvin LaVerne
Located in New York, NY
One of a kind male and female torso table lamps in Hydro Stone plaster on patinated bronze bases by Philip & Kelvin LaVerne, American, circa 1970 (signed on bases). These table lamps...
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1970s American Vintage Modern Lighting

Materials

Bronze

Daisy Contemporary Table Lamp Rose Silk Glass Silvered Necklace, Gloss Brass
By Sabrina Landini
Located in Pietrasanta, IT
This light object is a contemporary piece, entirely made in Tuscany and produced 100% by hand in Sabrina Landini's atelier. Inspired by the natural and fresh charm of its namesake fl...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Lighting

Materials

Brass

Murano Glass and Brass Lamp Made by La Murrina
By La Murrina
Located in Stamford, CT
A lamp constructed of a striking black and white grid sphere with a brass armature supporting a white frosted glass shade / diffuser. Made by La Murrina, circa 1970s.
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1970s Italian Vintage Modern Lighting

Materials

Art Glass

Tulle 2 Wall Lamp in Bronze and Black Enamel Mesh by Blueprint Lighting, 2019
By Stilnovo, Mathieu Matégot, Blueprint Lighting
Located in New York, NY
The tulle 2 wall lamp is an architectural piece that works well in both modern and transitional interiors. Shown here in our gloss black enamel and bronze hardware. About the Tull...
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2010s American Modern Lighting

Materials

Brass, Bronze, Enamel, Nickel, Bronze

Porcelain and Brass Chandelier - Cassiopeia 15 - handmade By Andrea Claire
By Andrea Claire Studio
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Cassiopeia 15: Porcelain is a show-stopping 3 stem Chandelier with 15 glowing hand-cast unglazed porcelain polyhedrons. Stunning in any setting, this classy piece of light-art offers...
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2010s American Modern Lighting

Materials

Brass

Gray Hued Murano Glass and Brass Table Lamps
Murano glass in a gray hue and solid brass make these beautiful table lamps so stunning. With rectangular bases, the opaque gray colored glass is surrounded by brass, and light is ab...
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2010s Italian Modern Lighting

Materials

Brass

Planetaria Globe Table Lamp, Dark Brass Frame and Glass Sphere by Lara Bohinc
By Lara Bohinc
Located in London, GB
The new Planetaria lights are both geometric and organic. The lights rep-resent an exploration of the globe; one created by folding and rotating three flat circles to create a single...
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2010s Portuguese Modern Lighting

Materials

Metal, Brass

Lamp in Marble, by Bec Brittain, Made in Italy
Lightness and vitality. Bec Brittain’s study of weights and proportions wasn’t meant to be a pure sculptural exercise but, rather, aimed to make marble more her own, an everyday mate...
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2010s Italian Modern Lighting

Materials

Marble

Morning Dew, Pair of One of a Kind Glass Contemporary Sconces
By Another Human
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Morning dew is the second design in Another Human's magical evolution collection, a series of one of a kind glass sconces inspired by fantasy flora and fauna. These glass and bras...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Lighting

Materials

Brass

Horizontal Valiant Chandelier
By Barlas Baylar
Located in New York, NY
Inspired by the resplendent natural forms of ancient flora, this collection is rigorously crafted in hand blown Murano glass and solid sculpted bronze (or stainless steel). Descri...
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2010s European Modern Lighting

Materials

Bronze

Horizontal Valiant Chandelier
By Barlas Baylar
Located in New York, NY
Inspired by the resplendent natural forms of ancient flora, this collection is rigorously crafted in hand blown Murano glass, solid sculpted bronze (or stainless steel) and Black Lac...
Category

2010s European Modern Lighting

Materials

Bronze

Modernist Translucent Hand Blown Murano Glass Sputnik with Chrome Fittings
This gorgeous glass Sputnik chandelier was realized in Murano, Italy- the island off the coast of Venice renowned for centuries for its superlative glass production. It features an a...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Lighting

Materials

Chrome

Pair of AIKO 2 Rock Crystal Pair of Lamps by Alexandre Vossion
Pair of AIKO 2 rock crystal pair of lamps. 24-karat gold-plated handmade in brass in France Design by Alexandre Vossion.
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21st Century and Contemporary French Modern Lighting

Materials

Rock Crystal, Gold Plate, Brass

Set of Three Contemporary Pendant Lamps Suprematic CS5 by NOOM in Brass & Steel
By Kateryna Sokolova
Located in Kyiv, UA
Suprematic lighting collection inspired by the geometric works of the great Suprematist Kazimir Malevich. Suprematism is a modernist movement in the art of the early 20th century, f...
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2010s Ukrainian Modern Lighting

Materials

Brass, Steel

Synodic Sconce, Light Sculpture by Neal Aronowitz, Glass, S. Steel, Granite
Synodic sconce: Nightlight brings mankind in touch with the mysteries of space and the farther reaches of the universe. The moon, traditionally our principal source of nightlight, c...
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2010s American Modern Lighting

Materials

Granite, Stainless Steel

Impressive and Monumental Murano Glass Spiked Starburst Chandelier
Impressive and monumental spiked Sputnik chandelier that features a black enamel center that boosts 24 candelabra based bulbs. This chandelier has numerous brass rods that emanate fr...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Lighting

Materials

Brass, Enamel

Pair of Aiko 1 Rock Crystal Lamps by Alexandre Vossion
Pair of Aiko 1 model of rock crystal and brass (chrome and 24-karat gold plated) Handmade in France. Pastel grey color handmade lampshade. This model could be customized in differ...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Modern Lighting

Materials

Rock Crystal, Gold Plate, Brass

Struthio Ostrich Egg Chandelier
By James Devlin
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Six armed chandelier in blackened steel with brass fittings, featuring six bias cut natural ostrich egg diffusers. Adjustable arms can be arrayed at various angles. Can also be made ...
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2010s American Modern Lighting

Materials

Eggshell

La Cage Chandelier 'Bronze' by Hudson
By Barlas Baylar, Hudson Furniture 1
Located in New York, NY
Designed by Barlas Baylar, this chandelier has a unique contemporary style that makes a statement in any environment. La Cage is created by 12 Type T LED bulbs embedded to the solid ...
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2010s European Modern Lighting

Materials

Bronze, Stainless Steel

Mother Chandelier with Filigree Band 'Stainless Steel' by Hudson
By Hudson Furniture 1
Located in New York, NY
Seemingly alive, Mother chandelier`s shimmering light creates a vibrant source of energy. Its mesmerizing organic effect is created by hundreds of illuminated lengths of draped nicke...
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Early 2000s European Modern Lighting

Materials

Bronze, Stainless Steel

Continuum Collection Sconce Model 04 by AVRAM RUSU STUDIO
By Andreea Avram Rusu
Located in Brooklyn, NY
The Continuum collection comprises five sconce models and multiple large-scale chandeliers. Sconces are available handed for symmetrical installations. Avram Rusu Studio is a Broo...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Lighting

Materials

Brass

"Trilogy" Contemporary Wall Sconce, 40 Silvered Glass
By Sabrina Landini
Located in Pietrasanta, IT
This wall sconce is a contemporary piece, made in Tuscany, Italy, entirely handmade, 100% of Italian origin. Sophisticated, with its up and down light cut and its three-dimensional...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Lighting

Materials

Metal

Italian Murano Glass Leaves Modern Flushmount or Ceiling Light
Exclusive production with precious Murano glass leaves. Six E 27 light bulbs. We can wire for your country standards.   
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Lighting

Materials

Art Glass

Palm Tree Floor Lamp Attributed to Maison Jansen
By Maison Jansen
Located in New York, NY
Three-light floor lamp as a stylized palm tree. Attributed to Maison Jansen in brass. France, 1970s.
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1970s French Vintage Modern Lighting

Materials

Brass

Britannica Chandelier 'Murano Glass, Bronze' by Hudson
By Barlas Baylar, Hudson Furniture 1
Located in New York, NY
Description: Britannica Chandelier (Horizontal) Dimensions: Approx. 108"L x 40"W Materials: Hand-blown Murano Glass, Solid Bronze Transferring traditional Murano glassware design se...
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2010s European Modern Lighting

Materials

Bronze, Stainless Steel

Kawa Pendants from Souda, Cluster of Five, Made to Order
By Souda, Luft Tanaka
Located in Brooklyn, NY
To create the Kawa Pendant for Souda, Luft Tanaka slip cast porcelain directly into dozens of leather molds resulting in highly-unique ceramic shades. Once Luft arrived at the perfec...
Category

2010s American Modern Lighting

Materials

Metal

Customizable Signal Chandelier Three in Brass from Souda, Made to Order
By Shaun Kasperbauer, Souda
Located in Brooklyn, NY
A polished and plated aluminium armature effortlessly supports spun shades and perforated diffusers that soften custom LEDs. With a nod towards Mid-Century Modern, and some heavy ins...
Category

2010s American Modern Lighting

Materials

Metal

Customizable Signal Pendant Light from Souda, Copper, Made to Order
By Souda, Shaun Kasperbauer
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Utilizing warm LEDs and indirect light, signal pendants hover above any interior like a celestial body emitting a comforting glow. Consisting of a spun metal shade pierced by a polis...
Category

2010s American Modern Lighting

Materials

Aluminum, Steel, Metal

Customizable Signal Linear Pendant, Souda, Medium, White & Copper, Made to Order
By Souda, Shaun Kasperbauer
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Price is for a signal linear pendant with white shade and copper accents. This piece is customizable so we can also make the finishes per order to your spec. Lighting details are as ...
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2010s American Modern Lighting

Materials

Metal, Aluminum, Steel

Signal Chandelier Three in Copper, from Souda, Made to Order
By Shaun Kasperbauer, Souda
Located in Brooklyn, NY
A polished and plated aluminium armature effortlessly supports spun shades and perforated diffusers that soften custom LEDs. With a nod towards Mid-Century Modern, and some heavy ins...
Category

2010s American Modern Lighting

Materials

Metal

Customizable Signal Linear Pendant, Souda, Medium, Black & Copper, Made to Order
By Shaun Kasperbauer, Souda
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Price is for a signal linear pendant with white shade and nickel accents. This piece is customizable so we can also make the finishes per order to your spec. Lighting details are as ...
Category

2010s American Modern Lighting

Materials

Metal, Aluminum, Steel

Pair of Echo Six Sconces in Brass, from Souda, Made to Order
By Souda, Shaun Kasperbauer
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Simple, elegant and playful, the Echo Series is a line of surface-mount fixtures that can be used on a wall or ceiling. White or brass cones mount to mirrored glass to perfectly refl...
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2010s American Modern Lighting

Materials

Metal, Steel

Customizable Signal Arm Sconce in Black x Brass, Long, by Souda, Made to Order
By Souda, Shaun Kasperbauer
Located in Brooklyn, NY
The Signal arm sconce is a rotatable sconce that seamlessly blend the Mid-Century Modern aesthetic with that of science fiction. A bent aluminum tube cantilevers from a wall-mounted ...
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2010s American Modern Lighting

Materials

Metal, Steel

Customizable Signal Swing Arm Sconce in Brass, Long, from Souda
By Souda, Shaun Kasperbauer
Located in Brooklyn, NY
The Signal arm sconce is a rotatable sconce that seamlessly blend the Mid-Century Modern aesthetic with that of science fiction. A bent aluminium tube cantilevers from a wall-mounted...
Category

2010s American Modern Lighting

Materials

Metal, Brass, Steel

Customizable White and Brass Signal Wall/Ceiling Light from Souda, Made to Order
By Souda, Shaun Kasperbauer
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Modern Sconce or Flush Mount. Composed of a spun metal shade that reflects light filtered through a perforated metal diffuser, the subtle warmth of the signal sconce is perfectly bal...
Category

2010s American Modern Lighting

Materials

Aluminum, Steel, Metal

Echo One Sconce / Flush Mount in Brass from Souda, Made to Order
By Shaun Kasperbauer, Souda
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Simple, elegant, and playful, the Echo series is a line of surface-mount fixtures that can be used on a wall or ceiling. White or brass cones mount to mirrored glass to perfectly ref...
Category

2010s American Modern Lighting

Materials

Brass, Steel, Metal

Customizable Signal Swing Arm Sconce, White x Copper, from Souda
By Souda, Shaun Kasperbauer
Located in Brooklyn, NY
The signal arm sconce is a rotatable sconce that seamlessly blend the Mid-Century Modern aesthetic with that of science fiction. Made to order. A bent aluminium tube cantilevers from...
Category

2010s American Modern Lighting

Materials

Metal, Steel

Customizable Signal Wall/Ceiling Light from Souda, Copper, Made to Order
By Souda, Shaun Kasperbauer
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Composed of a spun metal shade that reflects light filtered through a perforated metal diffuser, the subtle warmth of the signal sconce is perfectly balanced by it’s striking form. W...
Category

2010s American Modern Lighting

Materials

Metal, Aluminum, Steel

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