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Modern Furniture Design

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 The Modernists rejected both natural and historical references and relied primarily on industrial materials such as metal, glass, plywood, and, later, plastics.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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"Wish" 1 Dandelion Sculpture Pendant Lamp, Optic Fiber, Brass, Silvered Glass
Located in Pietrasanta, IT
This pendant lamp is a contemporary art object, made entirely by hand in Tuscany Italy, 100% of Italian origin. The line is essential, the thin brass stems makes irregular curves,...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Lighting

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Crystal, Brass

Hotel Light Series Contemporary Wall Light by Hot Wire Extensions
Located in London, GB
The Hotel Light series is an example of Hot Wire Extensions’ bold innovative manufacturing process. Hot Wire Extensions is a young sustainable design brand, dedicated to material exp...
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2010s British Modern Lighting

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Nylon

Sneeze B Chandelier in Yellow Resin by Jacopo Foggini
Located in New York, NY
While working for the family business, Jacopo Foggini discovered the versatile nature of methacrylate, a material generally used in the production of car reflectors. Enchanted by the...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Lighting

Materials

Resin

Circle Wall Light and Sculpture in White Corian
Located in New York, NY
Part of the Cycladic Series, exploring the power of architecture brought to small scale. The Circle sconce illuminates the purity, symbolism and intimate power of the circle: one of ...
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2010s American Modern Lighting

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Cast Stone

Exceptional Large Ceramic Table Lamp, 1970s
Located in New York, NY
Large ceramic table lamp with hand-applied geometric decoration on a thick Lucite base by Trattoria G., Italy, 1970s (signed on base and side).
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1970s Italian Vintage Modern Lighting

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Ceramic

Pair of Poliarte 'Vesta' Sconces
Located in New York, NY
Sconces made in chiseled raw crystal with metal electrical plates. Two electrical sockets per sconces.
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20th Century Italian Modern Lighting

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Glass

Judy, Brass, Hand-Sculpted, Contemporary Chandelier, Kalin Asenov
Located in Savannah, GA
Judy is a pendant light, part of the Posse collection; a system designed around the core ideas of collaboration and play.? The pendant is created to give the customer freedom in t...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Lighting

Materials

Brass

Pair of Impressive Egyptian Style Brass Table Lamps, 1960s
Located in New York, NY
Pair of large brass Egyptian style brass table lamps with hieroglyphic motif made in Italy for the Marbro Lamp Company, original "Marbro Lamp Co." label on lamps, American, 1960s.
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1960s Italian Vintage Modern Lighting

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Brass

In Stock in Los Angeles, Avia Black Suspension Lamp by Zaha Hadid, Made in Italy
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Scroll down and click "view all from Seller" to see more than 400 other unique products. (1.8) In Stock in Los Angeles Zaha Hadid’s luminous architecture is visionary, fluid and dyn...
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2010s Italian Modern Lighting

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Plastic

Large Asian Hieroglyphic Studio Ceramic Table Lamp, 1960s
Located in New York, NY
Large studio made ceramic table lamp with Asian style hieroglyphic symbols, Japan, 1960s (signed with maker's mark).
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1960s Japanese Vintage Modern Lighting

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Ceramic

Daisy contemporary standing lamp, sapphire silk , silvered glass necklace,brass
Located in Pietrasanta, IT
This light object is a contemporary piece, entirely made in Tuscany-Italy and 100% of Italian origin. Daisy is inspired by flowering of the daisy with her timeless simple charm. Att...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Lighting

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Brass

Leucos Elysee PL 60 Ceiling Light in Crystal, Silver Leaf & White by MariToscano
Located in Edison, NJ
The Elysée ceiling lamp evokes the traditional style of a Murano chandelier, but with a modern twist. Designed by Marina Toscano, Elysée is composed of translucent, hand blown Italia...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Lighting

Modern Hermann Czech Brass Wall Light, Design Re-Edition
Located in Vienna, AT
Originally built by Lucas von Hildebrand and Fischer von Erlach 1716 for the Prince Schwarzenberg, the Palace was converted and redesigned by Herman Czech 1982-84 as a Hotel and was ...
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2010s Austrian Modern Lighting

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Brass

Melt LED Surface Light by Tom Dixon
Located in New York, NY
With Melt, our experiments in the technologically advanced field of vacuum metallisation take on a new twist. Melt is a distorted lighting globe born from our collaboration with Swed...
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21st Century and Contemporary German Modern Lighting

Materials

Other

Maillon LED Horizontal Pendant Light 6
Located in Westport, CT
Elegant grouping of 6 metal rings with integrated LED diffusing a clean natural light. Soft white 3000K. 75 watts – 110 lumens / watt, dimmable. Finishes: Rose gold, polished or ...
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2010s Modern Lighting

Materials

Stainless Steel

NUR Led Pendant by Ernesto Gismondi from Artemide
Located in Los Angeles, CA
The Nur HAL suspension from Artemide is a cable suspended luminaire providing direct and subtle indirect halogen lighting. Deep dome shaped body/diffuser in spun aluminum, available ...
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Early 2000s Italian Modern Lighting

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Aluminum

Wall Sconce Screen of Light Gio Ponti Limited Edition 2012-2017 Bronzed Brass
Located in Milan, IT
Wall sconce square 'Screen of Light' Gio Ponti limited edition Italy 2012-2017 light bronzed brass. Wall sculpture light in light bronzed brass. Handcrafted product, realized by P...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Lighting

Materials

Brass

Large Five-Branch Grand Chandelier with Dynamic Hardware in Graphite
Located in Albuquerque, NM
The Grand Daikon stilk chandelier features a quintet (5) of illuminated branches. Each branch is connected using dynamic swivel mounts. The dynamic swivel feature allows for horizont...
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2010s American Modern Lighting

Materials

Aluminum

Tubetop Table Lamp in Bright Green by Pablo Designs
Located in San Francisco, CA
A Minimalist statement in form and proportion, Tube Top combines a transparent formed acrylic base to support its elegant mesh fabric shade in tension, steering away from conventiona...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Lighting

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Acrylic, Polyester

Tekna Ilford Pendant Extra Large Light with Sateen Brass Finish and Clear Glass
Located in New York, NY
Hanging light in dark bronze with inside fitted clear glass, closed top. With fixed tube (on measure) and ceiling dome (to order separately). Central lamp holder with four cold catho...
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21st Century and Contemporary Belgian Modern Lighting

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Bronze

Ovale Carlo Moretti Contemporary Mouth Blown Black Murano Glass Table Lamp
Located in New York, NY
Chosen as one of Architectural Digest "best new lights, 2015", Ovale is a table lamp of black mouth blown Murano glass and mouth blown Murano white opaline glass shade mounted on gil...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Lighting

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Chrome

Modern World War II Rocket Gold Silver or Copper Table Lamp By Studio Job
Located in Origgio (VA), IT
The V-2 rocket from World War II became an icon in the 1950s a symbol of futuristic technology and the American space program. It became iconic with children as the rocket that took ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Lighting

Materials

Plastic

"Daisy" Contemporary Standing Lamp, Chalky Gauze, Silvered Glass, Brass
Located in Pietrasanta, IT
This light object is a contemporary piece, entirely made in Tuscany-Italy and 100% of Italian origin. Daisy is inspired by flowering of the daisy with her timeless simple charm. Att...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Lighting

Materials

Brass

Helio Prisma Crystal Handblown Modern Glass Pendant Light, Made in the USA
Located in Beacon, NY
With a vivid array of options in both transparent and opaque glass colors, the compact yet versatile Helio Series charms and delights. The Helio pendant is sleek enough to stand on i...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Lighting

Materials

Glass

Gil Melott Bespoke Luz SC Form 19 Bronze and Alabaster Sconce
Located in Chicago, IL
Winner of Interior Design Magazine's 2020 BEST OF YEAR award - the Gil Melott bespoke Luz SC form 19 bronze and alabaster sconce serves not just as a light fixture, but as an anthrop...
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2010s American Modern Lighting

Materials

Alabaster, Bronze

Sabina Grubbeson Strapatz Ceiling Small Raw Brass by Konsthantverk Tyringe
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Ceiling lamp designed by Sabina Grubbeson manufactured by Konsthantverk Tyringe in Sweden. Strapatz ceiling small Measures: D 450 mm H 600 mm, cord 3 m Max 4 x 60 W E27 3414-6...
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2010s Swedish Modern Lighting

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Brass

Centric Wall Sconce in Oil-Rubbed Bronze & White Enamel Mesh, Blueprint Lighting
Located in New York, NY
The centric wall sconce is a stately take on French modernism, featuring a spun metal mesh shade nestled into a large solid brass bowl. Part of our Axial family of products, the cent...
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2010s American Modern Lighting

Materials

Bronze, Enamel, Brass, Bronze

Sneeze A Chandelier in Red Resin by Jacopo Foggini, 1stdibs New York
Located in New York, NY
While working for the family business, Jacopo Foggini discovered the versatile nature of methacrylate, a material generally used in the production of car reflectors. Enchanted by the...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Lighting

Materials

Resin

Lladro Belle de Nuit Ceiling Lamp II
Located in New York, NY
Hanging ceiling lamp with handmade porcelain design. Beauty of the Night. Such is the name of the plant whose petals reflect the moonlight, thus acquiring the magical property of glo...
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21st Century and Contemporary Spanish Modern Lighting

Materials

Porcelain

Leucos Orleans L 12 Chandelier in Black and Crystal and Chrome by MariToscano
Located in Edison, NJ
Marina Toscano designed Orleans (2006-2007) to use traditional hand blown Murano glass techniques and update them to a contemporary, transitional mood. It is a masterpiece of craftsm...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Lighting

Freevolle Sculpture Table Lamp, cast melted Brass Body, red passion Taffeta
Located in Pietrasanta, IT
This table lamp is a contemporary piece, made entirely by hand in Tuscany Italy, 100% of Italian origin. The piece highlights femininity and décorates with character, with its clean...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Lighting

Materials

Brass

Guerra Table Lamp in Natural Ceramic by Curatedkravet
Located in Bethpage, NY
A wood slice table lamp topped with a light cream linen shade. Please note: this table lamp is one sided as the cord is visible on the reverse side.       
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21st Century and Contemporary Thai Modern Lighting

Materials

Ceramic

Lucite and Chrome Table Lamp by Robert Sonneman
Located in Palm Springs, CA
1970s clear Lucite and polish aluminum table lamp or desk lamp design by Robert Sonneman. The lamp has been newly rewired and professionally polished. Measurements: 18” wide, 4” dee...
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1970s American Vintage Modern Lighting

Materials

Aluminum, Chrome

Groove Series Orb Tilt Pendant in Grey, Contemporary Handmade Glass Lighting
Located in New York, NY
These hanging lights feature an embedded groove that offers a precise, machine-made quality to offset these otherwise wholly handmade creations. Whether showcased individually, as an...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Lighting

Materials

Blown Glass

Leucos Link P Wall Sconce in Satin White and Brushed Nickel by Mauro Marzollo
Located in Edison, NJ
Link is a versatile wall lamp designed by Mauro Marzollo in 2005. It features a blown glass diffuser finished in satin and is available in white, red or black. A metal structure in b...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Lighting

“Pagoda” Contemporary Table Lamp, Ruby Satin Silk Satin Brass
Located in Pietrasanta, IT
This table lamp is a contemporary piece, made entirely by hand in Tuscany Italy, 100% of Italian origin. Inspired by Pagoda temple, the lamp combines unlimited geometric lines with ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Lighting

Materials

Crystal, Brass

Melt Mini LED Pendant Light by Tom Dixon
Located in New York, NY
Melt is a beautifully distorted light that creates a mesmerizing melting hot blown glass effect. Its surface is reminiscent of the interior of a melting glacier or images of deep spa...
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21st Century and Contemporary German Modern Lighting

Materials

Other

Uno Semi-Flushmount Ceiling Light by form A
Located in New York, NY
The Uno ceiling light exemplifies simple elegance via its clean profile designed around a single Murano glass shade. Shown in polished brass with our signature Murano bubble glass. S...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Lighting

Materials

Brass

Table Light LightHouse Artwork by Massimo Uberti Limited Edition White Metal
Located in Milan, IT
Table light LightHouse artwork by artist Massimo Uberti limited edition white varnished metal The new artwork of light by the artist Massimo Uberti at Pollice Light Gallery LightHou...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Lighting

Materials

Metal

Large Black Chandelier - Industrial Chandelier - Adjustable Chandelier - Modern
Located in Albuquerque, NM
The Grand Daikon Stilk chandelier features a quintet (five) of illuminated branches. Each branch is connected using dynamic swivel mounts. The dynamic swivel feature allows for horiz...
Category

2010s American Modern Lighting

Materials

Steel

Bel Occhio Pendant Light in White by Pablo Designs
Located in San Francisco, CA
Bel Occhio pendant is a study in weightlessness and transparency. Its inner column suspends freely within a clear acrylic shell and provides both ambient and focused illumination. Av...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Lighting

Materials

Fabric, Acrylic

Tekna Ilford Battery-Powered Floor Lamp with Bronze Finish and Clear Glass
Located in New York, NY
Eclectic floor light in dark bronze with outside fitted clear safety-glass, supplied with rechargeable Li-ion battery at the top, good for a life span of 11 hours after full recharge...
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21st Century and Contemporary Belgian Modern Lighting

Materials

Bronze

Johan Carpner Grenverk Black Brass Ceiling Lamp by Konsthantverk Tyringe
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Ceiling lamp designed by Johan Carpner manufactured by Konsthantverk Tyringe in Sweden. Grenverk ceiling Measures: D 300 mm H 750 mm LED 5 W dimmable Ceiling cup, hook mounted...
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2010s Swedish Modern Lighting

Materials

Brass

Piega Wall Lamp or Flushmount in Oil-Rubbed Bronze & Glass by Blueprint Lighting
Located in New York, NY
Piega wall lamp or flushmount ceiling fixture by Blueprint Lighting, 2020. An elegant study in clean lines and graceful curves, Piega is truly a go-anywhere design and is equally ...
Category

2010s American Modern Lighting

Materials

Brass, Bronze, Chrome, Nickel

Pair of Wall Sconces with Wood Block Bases
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Beautiful and modern wall sconces in metal with thick wood block bases. The pieces are in working condition and with minimal use, no makers mark. Made in 1/2013 Measurements:...
Category

2010s Chinese Modern Lighting

Materials

Metal

Leucos Iside 2 R Jade Flush Mount by Roberto Pamio
Located in Edison, NJ
Iside 2 brings any recessed light application to life with its beautiful handmade crystal diffuser, which is available in four colors. Designed by Roberto Pamio, Iside 2 is an elegan...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Lighting

Monumental Contemporary Italian Murano Glass Triedi Ceiling Light
Located in Rome, IT
Spectacular and large ceiling light with a myriad of handmade Murano glass "Triedi" with a fabulous light effect. Bold contemporary form ideal for luxurious interiors. 24 x E 27 li...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Lighting

Materials

Blown Glass

Brovier & Toso Monumental Handblown Blue Glass Table Lamp, 1950s
Located in New York, NY
Monumental handblown blue glass table lamp, footed with channelled body by Barovier & Toso, Murano Italy, 1950s.
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1950s Italian Vintage Modern Lighting

Materials

Art Glass

Marquise Petite Gray Optique Handblown Modern Glass Pendant Light, Made in USA
Located in Beacon, NY
Available in three sizes, this versatile series is comprised of Niche's newest shape, the Marquise. Pendants can be clustered in multiples to create stunning visual arrangements and ...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Lighting

Materials

Blown Glass

Melt Mini LED Surface Light by Tom Dixon
Located in New York, NY
Melt is a beautifully distorted light that creates a mesmerizing melting hot blown glass effect. Melt is evocative of molten glass, the interior of a melting glacier or images of dee...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary German Modern Lighting

Materials

Other

Lladro Niagara 1.10m Chandelier by Bodo Sperlein
Located in New York, NY
Chandelier with handmade fairies in matte white porcelain and gold lustre cascading 1.1 metres over a fibre optic with subtle highlights. Designed by Bodo Sperlein. Within the Re-Cyc...
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21st Century and Contemporary Spanish Modern Lighting

Materials

Porcelain

"Angel" Contemporary Hanging Lamp, Crystal Bowl Craquele, Silvered Glass Ring
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" surrounded by a bright movable ring made...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Lighting

Materials

Crystal, Brass

Large Counterbalance Ceiling Fixture in Matte Black Made by Blueprint Lighting
Located in New York, NY
Handcrafted and made to order, the counterbalance in our popular "Blackout" matte black colorway commands attention with its fluid architectural silhouette. Drawing inspiration from ...
Category

2010s American Modern Lighting

Materials

Brass, Bronze, Enamel, Nickel

Contemporary Ceramic Pendant Lamp in Silky White Glaze
Located in San Miguel de Allende, MX
The Cacahuate ceramic pendant lamps are a modern and stylish take on one of our best sellers at Luminosa the original Cacahuate glass pendant lamp. Cast in high fire ceramic and glaz...
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2010s Mexican Modern Lighting

Materials

Ceramic

Relic Torch Sconce
Located in Bronx, NY
Unglazed porcelain with black burnout detail. Unfinished brass hardware. Measures: Fixture width 5 inches Fixture height 14 Fixture depth 8 inches UL listed.
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Lighting

Materials

Brass

Leucos Mercure S Pendant Light in Pulegoso Clear and Mirror by Patrick Jouin
Located in Edison, NJ
With Mercure, Patrick Jouin explored a traditional Murano glass blowing technique called pulegoso and updated it to create a decidedly contemporary light that dazzles. Mercure is mad...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Lighting

Larson Table Lamp in Natural Ceramic by Curatedkravet
Located in Bethpage, NY
A concrete colored ceramic table lamp, detailed with an acrylic base. Topped with a coarse linen shade.       
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21st Century and Contemporary Thai Modern Lighting

Materials

Ceramic

Glustin Luminaires Pear Shaped Brass Table Lamps and Alabaster Shades
Located in Saint-Ouen, IDF
Table lamps made of pear shaped brass feet inspired by the 1950s and topped with an alabaster lamp shade. Designed by Glustin Luminaires Can be bought separately, price display...
Category

2010s Italian Modern Lighting

Materials

Alabaster, Brass