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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 The Modernists rejected both natural and historical references and relied primarily on industrial materials such as metal, glass, plywood, and, later, plastics.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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Contemporary Hand-Built Matte Pink Sculptural Glazed Ceramic Spore Floor Lamp
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This contemporary sculptural ceramic floor lamp has a trumpet shaped double-layered ceramic body in a matte pink glazed finish on a hand-built textured surface. From Spore collection...
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2010s North American Modern Lighting

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Ceramic

Contemporary Ceiling/Wall Lamp by Niccolo Spirito in Mirrored Brass & Abs Niples
Located in Milan, IT
Niccoló Spirito Wall / ceiling lamp Supernova lighting collection Designed in 2020 Limited edition of 50 Each piece is accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity numbered a...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Lighting

Materials

Brass

Pair of Chrome Sconces by Goffredo Reggiani
Located in Stamford, CT
A pair of playful stylized bubble form sconces. One sconce designed to have 7 domes and the other designed to have 9 domes. Made by Reggiani and each retaining stickers of distributo...
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1970s Italian Vintage Modern Lighting

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Chrome

1980's Murano Glass Chandelier by Donghia
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Beautiful chandelier created by Seguso for the Angelo Donghia showrooms. The piece center pieces in the main structure have a mercury silverish tone and the arms are a in a gray c...
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1980s Italian Vintage Modern Lighting

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Metal

3H White Metal Cube Table Lamp by Paolo Tilche for Sirrah, 1970s
Located in Rotterdam, NL
Paolo Tilche designed this small table lamp; model '3 H', for Italian manufacturer Sirrah. It is equipped with four magnetic feet (see picture) that can be placed on the sides of the...
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1970s Italian Vintage Modern Lighting

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Metal

Foscarini Twice as Twiggy LED Floor Lamp in Crimson by Marc Sadler
Located in New York, NY
Large floor lamp with direct and indirect up light. Diffuser and rod made of fiberglass-based composite material and liquid coated. The lamp body consists of a large painted aluminum...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Lighting

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Metal

Bolshoi Theatre Glass Chandelier by Lasvit
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Neverending Glory: Bolshoi Theatre Lasvit Design: Jan Plechác & Henry Wielgus Jan Plechác and Henry Wielgus sketched the shape of the Lasvit Neverending Glory chandeliers by rot...
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21st Century and Contemporary Czech Modern Lighting

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Metal

Prague Estate Theatre Chandelier by Lasvit
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Neverending Glory: Prague Estate Theatre by Lasvit Design: Jan Plechác & Henry Wielgus The Neverending Glory collection re?ects nostalgic emotions and interprets opulent candle c...
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21st Century and Contemporary Czech Modern Lighting

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Metal

Contemporary Sculptural Hand-Built Ceramic Mushroom-Shaped Table Lamp
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Persimmon is a mushroom-shaped hand-built ceramic table lamp whose plinth base and socket cover are integrated into the main body making one seamless sculptural ceramic shell. The cu...
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2010s American Modern Lighting

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Ceramic, Ceramic

Striking Multicolor Triedi Crystal Prism Chandelier
Located in Rome, IT
Fabulous Murano glass chandelier with 265 multicolor triedri on chrome frame. Listing price each 9500$ Dimensions: 43.30 inches (110 cm) height with chain; 15.75 inches (40 cm) ...
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1990s Italian Modern Lighting

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Steel

Paul Evans Sculptural Floor Lamp in Tessellated Chrome and Brass, 1970s
Located in New York, NY
Sculptural floor lamp, model PE-4014, in tessellated brass and chrome by Paul Evans for Directional Furniture, American, 1970's. The floor lamps from this series are rare.
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1970s American Vintage Modern Lighting

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Brass, Chrome

In Stock in Los Angeles, White Giraffe Wall Lamp, Marie-Thérèse Chandelier
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Scroll down and click "view all from Seller" to see more than 400 other unique products. (2.2) In Stock in Los Angeles "Giraffe in Love" is the new product born from artist/designer...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Lighting

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Fiberglass

Modernist Pendant L40 Designed in 1922 by Gerrit Rietveld
Located in Doornspijk, NL
The L40 pendant was designed by Gerrit Rietveld in 1922. It was part of the greater design Rietveld made for the consultation room of progressive doctor Arie Marinus Hartog in the to...
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Early 20th Century Dutch Modern Lighting

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Plastic, Wood

Ring, Chandelier, Chemical Blackened Iron, Thermoformed Polycarbonate
Located in Roeselare, BE
Chandelier in form of a ring in iron which has been chemical blackened. And ring in thermoformed polycarbonate in inner side. With dimmable folded T5 lamps. Also possible in led. Dr...
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2010s Belgian Modern Lighting

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Iron

Pair of Murano Glass Shell Wall Sconces
Located in Saint-Ouen, IDF
Pair of pretty Murano glass wall sconces shaped like sea shell. The Murano glass is smooth on the outside while having a rough inner texture, it also has golden speckles allowing...
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2010s Italian Modern Lighting

Materials

Brass

Contemporary Ceiling/Wall Lamp by Niccolo Spirito in Aluminum & Abs Niples
Located in Milan, IT
Niccoló Spirito Ceiling/wall lamp Supernova lighting collection Designed in 2020 Limited edition of 50 Each lamp is accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity numbered and ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Lighting

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Aluminum

Pair of Wall Light in Metal Gold Patina by Aymeric Lefort
Located in SENLIS, OISE
Pair of wall light in metal with gold patina with wooden Sycomore plate. The lamp shades and in silk fabric with gold braid. The wall lamps will take led bumps e27 and b22 with an ad...
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2010s French Modern Lighting

Materials

Metal

Contemporary Pendant Lamp EL Lamp medium CS2 by NOOM in Copper
Located in Kyiv, UA
EL collection of lighting is inspired by the geometric works of the great Suprematist artists El Lissitzky and Kazimir Malevich. Suprematism is a modernist movement in the art of the...
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2010s Ukrainian Modern Lighting

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Copper

Bronze Wall Light Trio, Sconce, Patina, Sculptural, Architectural, Force/Collide
Located in Seattle, WA
When parenthetical light is turned on, the glow of light from the three hand-finished, sculptural silicon bronze sconces radiates warmth and throws dramatic shadows that change as th...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Lighting

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Bronze

Henry Table Lamp by Pierre-Axel Coulibeuf
Located in Geneve, CH
Henry table lamp by Pierre-Axel Coulibeuf 2019 Edition of 20 + 4AP Dimensions: W 32 x D 32 x H 55 cm Materials: Cast bronze, brass, patina Wiring. Can be EU, UK or US (UL List...
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2010s English Modern Lighting

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Brass, Bronze

Large Undulating Sculptural Wall Sconce in White Corian
Located in New York, NY
Part of the Barcelona series, sconce II, inspired by elements experienced in Richard Meier's iconic Barcelona Museum of Contemporary Art. An ample body and harmonious curves define t...
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2010s American Modern Lighting

Materials

Cast Stone

Giacometti Style Modern Bronze Floor Lamp
Located in New York, NY
Giacometti style modern bronze floor lamp, with original fabric shade.
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Late 20th Century Unknown Modern Lighting

Materials

Metal, Bronze

Green Wall Light in Bronze Created by Atelier Boucquet
Located in Roeselare, BE
Wall fixture in chemical colored blue-green bronze with GU10 lamp 220v 50w or LED.
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Early 2000s Belgian Modern Lighting

Materials

Bronze

Pair of Modernist Murano Obelisk Sconces in Pearlescent Glass with 24-Karat Gold
Located in New York, NY
This stunning and graphic pair of sconces were realized in Murano, Italy- the island off the coast of Venice renowned for centuries for its superlative glass production. It features ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Lighting

Materials

Brass

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

Venini Kiritam Table Lamp by 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 Lighting

Materials

Glass

Table Lamp 'Hamer' in Belgian Bluestone and Silk, White Shade
Located in Amsterdam, NL
The first use of hammers was probably 2.6 million BC when stones were used to break and shape stone, bone and wood. This table lamp can shape a room by breaking the space with light....
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2010s Dutch Modern Lighting

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Belgian Black Marble

Hanover Table Lamp by CTO Lighting
Located in Geneve, CH
Hanover table lamp by CTO Lighting Materials: opal white glass, satin brass Dimensions: 38.5 x H 60 cm All our lamps can be wired according to each country. If sold to the USA i...
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2010s British Modern Lighting

Materials

Opaline Glass

Contemporary Floor Lamp by Niccolo Spirito in Aluminum and Abs Niples
Located in Milan, IT
Niccoló Spirito Floor lamp Supernova Lighting Collection Designed in 2020 Limited edition of 50 Each lamp is accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity numbered and signed...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Lighting

Materials

Aluminum

Wall Light, Sconce in Gold Patina and Chestnut Wood
Located in SENLIS, OISE
Wall light, sconce in gold patina metal, the base is in chestnut wood. There are five lampshades in white fabric. This wall lamp is new but has been used for an exhibition. This is f...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Modern Lighting

Materials

Metal

Pair of Art Deco Style Brass and Glass Wall Sconces
Located in Saint-Ouen, IDF
Pair of Art Deco style wall sconces made of a brass structure setting multiple glass rods diffusing the light. Two lights per wall sconce Price displayed per pair of wall s...
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2010s Italian Modern Lighting

Materials

Brass

Lamp in Green Guatemala Marble, by Niko Koronis, Made in Italy in Stock
Located in Milan, IT
Normally, we think of marble as a metamorphic rock that embodies the platonic idea of sculpture; the beginning and the end. But what if one tried to investigate its limitations and m...
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2010s Italian Modern Lighting

Materials

Marble

In Stock in Los Angeles, Kong Gorilla Pink Floor Lamp by Stefano Giovannoni
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Scroll down and click "view all from Seller" to see more than 400 other unique products. (2.2) In Stock in Los Angeles Giovannoni's Kong is, surprisingly, technological and almost h...
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2010s Italian Modern Lighting

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Plastic

Pair of Wall Lamp Sconce 'Sano' Gold Bronze Patina by Aymeric Lefort
Located in SENLIS, OISE
Pair of wall lamp sconce “sano” left and right gold bronze patina and tow wooden sconce by Aymeric Lefort made to order.    
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2010s French Modern Lighting

Materials

Metal

Outer Lantern Brass Created by Atelier Boucquet
Located in Roeselare, BE
Lantern made of brass and chemically colored. With E27 socket and lamp.
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Early 2000s Belgian Modern Lighting

Materials

Brass

Swedish, Minimalist Wall Lights / Sconces, Solid Pine, Sweden, 1970s
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A pair of minimalist wall lights / sconces. Designed and produced in Sweden, c. 1970s. In solid pine.   
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1970s Swedish Vintage Modern Lighting

Materials

Pine

Neverending Glory La Scala Chandelier by Lasvit
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Neverending Glory: La Scala Lasvit Design: Jan Plechác & Henry Wielgus Designer: Jan Plecha´c? & Henry Wielgus Year of design: 2013 Material: Hand blown bohemian crystal glass...
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21st Century and Contemporary Czech Modern Lighting

Materials

Metal

Poetic Sconces
Located in Saint-Ouen (PARIS), FR
Pair of sconces with patinated brass branches, alabaster doves, led lighting Creation Galerie Glustin. Price for 1 sconce.
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2010s French Modern Lighting

Materials

Alabaster, Brass

Dora Aluminium Wall Lamp by Studio Nikolas Piper
Located in Geneve, CH
Dora aluminium wall lamp by Studio Nikolas Piper Unique piece Dimensions: 25 x 18 x H 65 cm Materials: Cast aluminum Also available in bronze. All our lamps can be wired acc...
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2010s Spanish Modern Lighting

Materials

Aluminum

Chelsea Table Lamp by CTO Lighting
Located in Geneve, CH
Chelsea table lamp by CTO Lighting Materials: Polished black marquina marble with satin brass and opal glass shade Dimensions: W 30 x D 30 x H 38 cm Also available in white carr...
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2010s British Modern Lighting

Materials

Marble, Brass

Cassiopeia 8 Bamboo & Brass Mobile Chandelier Handmade By Andrea Claire Studio
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Our unique mobile “kit of parts” chandelier can be configured into many variations, extended both vertically and horizontally. We do standard and custom sizes. We work closely with o...
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2010s American Modern Lighting

Materials

Brass

Prop Floor Lamp Walnut
Located in Eindhoven, NL
With an expressive design recalling the shape of a paper ball, Prop lamp is a collection of lighting characterized by curved lines and a warm color. By changing scale and material to...
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21st Century and Contemporary Dutch Modern Lighting

Materials

Walnut

Contemporary Pendant Light by Niccolo Spirito in Aluminum and Abs Niples
Located in Milan, IT
Niccoló Spirito Ceiling fixture pendant Supernova Lighting collection Designed in 2020 Limited edition of 50 Each lamp is accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity number...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Lighting

Materials

Aluminum

Pair of Italian Murano Glass Gold Leaves Modern Flush Mount or Ceiling Light
Located in Rome, IT
Exclusive production with precious Murano glass leaves with gold intrusion, creating a fabulous light effect. Available also with ice color glasses. Frame; gold-plated or nickel. ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Lighting

Materials

Art Glass

Pair of Table Lamps, circa 2000, France
Located in Girona, Spain
Pair of plaster ring table lamps. Made with plaster. Ratan lampshades Circa 2000, France. Very good condition.
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Early 2000s French Modern Lighting

Materials

Plaster

In Stock in Los Angeles, Black Scottie Dog LED Lamp, by Stefano Giovannoni
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Scroll down and click "view all from Seller" to see more than 400 other unique products. (2.2) In Stock in Los Angeles Scottie, holding happily a bone in his mouth, communicates sat...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Lighting

Materials

Plastic

Pair of Brass and Smoked Murano Glass Table Lamps
Located in Saint-Ouen, IDF
Pair of table lamps made of brass feet and smoked Murano glass body with black tinted Murano glass parts. Dimensions displayed without the shades.    
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2010s Italian Modern Lighting

Materials

Brass

Array Large Cotton Pendant Light by CTO Lighting
Located in Geneve, CH
Array large cotton pendant light by CTO Lighting Materials: Bronze with satin brass details, black cotton shades/gold lining Dimensions: 270 x H 110 cm All our lamps can be wir...
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2010s British Modern Lighting

Materials

Bronze

Canal Table Lamp, Handcrafted in Chicago, Designed by Christopher Gentner
Located in Chicago, IL
Darkened brass light with LED.
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2010s American Modern Lighting

Materials

Brass

James de Wulf Armadillo Pendant Lighting
Located in Los Angeles, CA
James de Wulf's playful rendition of one of nature's most curious animals: A solid brass pendant designed to mimic the mighty armadillo. The fixture is composed of brass "scales," f...
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2010s American Modern Lighting

Materials

Brass

Meridian, Brass, Marble, Handblown Glass Contemporary Pendant, Kalin Asenov
Located in Savannah, GA
Kalin Asenov designs and fabricates lighting in Savannah, GA. Asenov works with a team of artisans and manufacturers to prototype, and build all pieces in his studio. Asenov’s desi...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Lighting

Materials

Carrara Marble, Brass

Modernist Polished Brass & Translucent Handblown Murano Glass Barbell Chandelier
Located in New York, NY
This outstanding Murano glass chandelier was realized in Murano, Italy- the island off the coast of Venice renowned for centuries for its superlative glass production. It features nu...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Lighting

Materials

Brass

Murano Glass Chandelier with Lavender Coloured Glass Disks
Located in Berlin, Berlin
Large glass disk chandelier. Italy, Murano. Chandelier with Lavender coloured glass disks, hand-made in Murano. Metal frame with eight light sockets.
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2010s Italian Modern Lighting

Materials

Chrome

Floor Lamp Sculpture or End Table in White Corian, Ltd. Edition, II
Located in New York, NY
Part of the Fire Island series. Three functions: end table, sculpture, and floor lamp. The series is inspired by different perspectives of early iconic homes on Fire Island, Long Isl...
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2010s American Modern Lighting

Materials

Cast Stone

Robert Yellow Lamp by Lea Mestre
Located in Geneve, CH
Robert Yellow Lamp by Lea Mestre Craving for Crepi Collection Materials: Crepi Dimensions: w 40 x l 60 x h 170 cm Léa Mestres is a young French designer born in Paris in 1992. ...
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2010s French Modern Lighting

Materials

Plaster

Quartz "Carbonite" Floor Lamp, Waldir Junior
Located in Geneve, CH
Quartz "Carbonite" pendant lamp, Waldir Junior Dimensions: 40 x 5 x 158 cm Materials: white quartz, silver leaf, gold leaf, brass leaf, copper leaf, pink gold leaf. Lightning: 01 ...
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2010s Brazilian Modern Lighting

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Multi-gemstone, Quartz, Brass, Copper, Gold Leaf, Silver Leaf

In Stock in Los Angeles, Gold Starship to Mars Table Lamp by Studio Job
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Scroll down and click "view all from Seller" to see more than 400 other unique products. (2.2) In Stock in Los Angeles The V-2 rocket from World War II became an icon in the 1950s a...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Lighting

Materials

Plastic

Brass Sculpted Floor Lamp "Art Deco" by Brajak Vitberg
Located in Geneve, CH
Brass Sculpted Floor Lamp "Art Deco" by Brajak Vitberg Materials: travertine, aged brass Dimensions: Ø: 34 cm h: 8 cm Aged brass lampshade: Ø: 60 cm, h: 120 cm 6 - 8 week production ...
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2010s European Modern Lighting

Materials

Brass