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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 The modernists rejected both natural and historical references and relied primarily on industrial materials such as metal, glass, plywood, and, later, plastics.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 chaircrafted with his romantic partner, designer Lilly Reich — and the Eames 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 furniture designs are so simple, they can blend in seamlessly with just about any type of décor. Don’t overlook them.

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Brass Sputnik Chandelier with Lilac Glass Globes
Located in Saint-Ouen, IDF
Sputnik style chandelier made of a brass structure and twenty six arms of light. Each of them is ornated with a light purple tinted glass globe hiding the light bulb. When ligh...
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2010s Italian Modern Lighting

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Brass

Dendri Clay Lamp by Ia Kutateladze
Located in Geneve, CH
Unique Erythro Clay chair by Ia Kutateladze Unique piece Dimensions: W 38 x H 30 cm Materials: Raw Black Clay “Playground For Salvation” was created entirely during quarantine,...
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2010s German Modern Lighting

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Clay

Ceramic Lamp, Small by Milan Pekař
Located in Geneve, CH
Ceramic Lamp - Small by Milan Pekar Dimensions: 25x25x30 cm Materials: Ceramic Hand-made in the Czech Republic. Also available in different colors. All our lamps can be wir...
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2010s Czech Modern Lighting

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Ceramic

Unique Womb Table Lamp by Jan Ernst
Located in Geneve, CH
Unique womb table lamp by Jan Ernst Dimensions: L 42 W 20 H 52 cm Materials: White stoneware The Origin Collection is a collaboration between Jan Ernst and Colin Braye. The wo...
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2010s South African Modern Lighting

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Stoneware

Tito Agnoli Wall-to-Ceiling Lamp for Oluce, c1960
Located in London, GB
An icon of modernist lighting design, Peruvian-born Tito Agnoli studied architecture in Italy and interned for the likes of Gio Ponti and Carlo De Carli. He was inspired by the Bauha...
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1960s Italian Vintage Modern Lighting

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Steel

Iguzzini Showbizz Mirror Lights
Located in Dronten, NL
iGuzzini wall mount make-up/mirror lights, from the dressing room of a famous Dutch theatre. These were installed in the early 1980s and recently replaced after 35 years. Ten sconc...
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1980s Italian Vintage Modern Lighting

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Steel

Açafrao & Urucum, Medium Light by Cultivado Em Casa
Located in Geneve, CH
Açafrao & Urucum - medium light by Cultivado Em Casa Dimensions: 40 x 120 cm Materials: Carbon steel, mixed technique in paper, glue and saffron or annatto, frosted milky glass glo...
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2010s Brazilian Modern Lighting

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Paper

Daniela Puppa for Fontana Arte, Table Lamp Model 2850, circa 1990, Italy
Located in Nice, Cote d' Azur
Daniela Puppa (1947) for Fontana Arte, table lamp model 2850, Aluminum and yellow sandblasted glass, circa 1990, Italy. Measures: Width 42 cm, height 61 cm, depth 15 cm. An...
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1990s Italian Modern Lighting

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Aluminum

Dew and Drop Hand Blown Glass Pendant Lamp in Mountain Blue
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Dew and drop is a pendant lamp made of two pieces of hand blown glass, resembling a dewdrop resting on top of a falling droplet of water. The light is trapped in between the glass, c...
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2010s Italian Modern Lighting

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Art Glass

Muse Pendant by Avram Rusu Studio in Antique Brass with Charcoal Shades
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

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Nickel, Brass, Bronze, Pewter

Swedish Craft, Organic Table Lamp, Teak, Sweden, 1960s
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A table lamp designed and produced in Sweden in, c. 1960s. Stated dimensions exclude lampshade, height includes the socket. Upon request lampshade of model illustrated can be incl...
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1960s Swedish Vintage Modern Lighting

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Teak

Modernist Handblown Murano Glass Sconce with 24kt Gold Flecks & Brass Fittings
Located in New York, NY
This elegant modernist wall sconce was realized in Murano, Italy- the island off the coast of Venice renowned for centuries for its superlative glass production. It features a textur...
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20th Century Italian Modern Lighting

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Brass

Pessoa Suspension Lamp Carrara Marble Polished American Oak Brushed Brass
Located in Cartaxo, PT
Suspension lamp in polished Carrara Bianco marble and solid American oak, open-pore with matt finish. Hanging metal tube in brushed brass with a high-gloss finish. With warm white LE...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Lighting

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Marble, Brass

Frosted Glass Slabs Suspension
Located in Saint-Ouen, IDF
Satin brass suspension with decorative and asymmetrical glass slabs placed all around the central structure. The slabs are made of frosted murano glass tinted in two different sha...
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2010s Italian Modern Lighting

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Brass

Unique Le Collier Pendant Lamp by Koen Van Guijze
Located in Geneve, CH
Unique Le Collier pendant lamp by Koen Van Guijze Dimensions: W 10 x D 10 x H 20 cm Materials: Onyx Every house should wear a beautiful necklace. Triangle facetted onyx pendant....
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2010s Belgian Modern Lighting

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Onyx

Flower Power Red Anthurium + Egg Lamps Chandelier, Italy
Located in Quinto di Treviso, Treviso
Flower Power is an ode to the spring, an enchanting awakening of nature featuring bright colors and delicate nuances. Flower Power is a triumph of flowers, which illuminates unique ...
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2010s Italian Modern Lighting

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Steel

Nimbus Lamp by CTO Lighting
Located in Geneve, CH
Nimbus lamp by CTO Lighting Materials: handmade glass and satin brass Also available in handmade glass and dark bronze Dimensions: H 87 x W 159 cm All our lamps can be wired a...
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2010s British Modern Lighting

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Brass

Random Desk Light by HWE
Located in Geneve, CH
Random desk light by HWE Limited edition Materials: Waste SLS 3D nylon powder, sand from sustainable sources Dimensions: H 35 x W 50 x D 35 cm Colour: Anthracite Also available...
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2010s British Modern Lighting

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Nylon

Meridian, Brass, Marble, Handblown Glass Contemporary Sconce, 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

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Carrara Marble, Brass

Trevi Three Pendant by CTO Lighting
Located in Geneve, CH
Trevi three pendant by CTO Lighting Materials: satin brass with matt opal glass shades Also available in dark bronze with matt opal glass shades Dimensions: H 25 x W 110 cm ...
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2010s British Modern Lighting

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Brass

Large 'Atlas' Alabaster Suspension Lamp in the Manner of Pierre Chareau
Located in Glendale, CA
Large 'Atlas' alabaster suspension lamp in the manner of Pierre Chareau. Handcrafted in Los Angeles in the workshop of noted French designer and antiques dealer Denis de le Mesiere, ...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Lighting

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Alabaster, Metal, Gold Leaf

Avatar Sound Absorbing Chandelier by Marie Aigner
Located in Maisach, Bavaria
21st Century European Avatar sound absorbing chandelier by Marie Aigner. This sound absorbing chandelier has also an acoustical effectiveness and hereby melts 2 functions with des...
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21st Century and Contemporary German Modern Lighting

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Plastic

Foscarini Birdie 6 Chandelier in Amaranth by Ludovica and Roberto Palomba
Located in New York, NY
System of diffused light ceiling lamps, available in compositions with 3, 6, 9 arms with rods of 3 different lengths; the versions are achieved by combining several sizes. Metal ceil...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Lighting

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Aluminum

Tall Brass Whistle Lamp, Designed by Laurie Beckerman in 2009
Located in New York, NY
Inspired by church organ pipes, this seven-foot floor lamp or sculpture is fabricated from mirror-polished brass. Incandescent light fills each tube and glows out from strategically ...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Lighting

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Brass

Bird of Prey, Pendant Light by Atelier Haute Cuisine
Located in Geneve, CH
Bird of Prey - Pendant light by Atelier Haute Cuisine Dimensions: 135 x 25,5 x 18 cm Materials: Bronze All our lamps can be wired according to each country. If sold to the USA i...
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2010s Belgian Modern Lighting

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Bronze

Confetti Glass Topaz, Charcoal and Opaline Chandelier by Avram Rusu Studio
Located in Brooklyn, NY
The Confetti glass chandelier features handblown glass discs in a variety of color palates with a choice of metallic accents. Pictured: black, topaz, charcoal, dove, lilac, opaline a...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Lighting

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Stainless Steel, Brass

Achille Castiglioni, Bibip, a Floor Lamp, Flos, 1970s
Located in Paris, FR
Achille Castiglioni (1918-2002) Bibip A ceramic and metal floor lamp. The swivel aluminum reflector with a circular handle connected with a white ceramic head on a steel slend...
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1970s Italian Vintage Modern Lighting

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Metal

Set of Three iGuzzini Outdoor Wall Lamps
Located in Dronten, NL
Sturdy modern iGuzzini wall- or ceiling lamp for in- and outdoor use. Set of 3, priced individually. Marked.
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1990s Italian Modern Lighting

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Aluminum

Solid Bentwood Flush Mount II Light Chandelier by Raka Studio
Located in Cape Girardeau, MO
A flush mount light that sits closely on the ceiling. It has been made using solid ashwood by bending the wood. Three cocoon-like wooden structures bear the light bulbs, dispelling l...
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2010s Asian Modern Lighting

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Bentwood

Molly, Light Sculpture by Atelier Haute Cuisine
Located in Geneve, CH
Molly - Light sculpture by Atelier Haute Cuisine Dimensions: 65 x 11 x 75 cm Materials: Fiberglass All our lamps can be wired according to each country. If sold to the USA it wi...
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2010s Belgian Modern Lighting

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Fiberglass

Tropical Hardwood Lamp + White Linen Shade, Medium Large, Árbol Collection, 30
By l'aviva home
Located in New York, NY
The Árbol collection is an embrace of tropical modernism; each lamp is composed of salvaged tropical hardwoods from the Bolivian city of Santa Cruz, where trees that are felled by na...
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21st Century and Contemporary Bolivian Modern Lighting

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Hardwood, Hardwood

Lamp in Marble, by Bec Brittain, Made in Italy
Located in Milan, IT
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

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Marble

Pair of Claude Boeltz 24-Kt Gold Plated Exploded Bronze & Textured Glass Sconces
Located in New York, NY
This stunning and sophisticated pair of modernist sconces were realized by the celebrated French artist Claude Boeltz. They feature graphic organic forms- recalling both oceanic and ...
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20th Century French Modern Lighting

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Bronze

Modernist Pipistrello Brass & Lucite Lamp by Gae Aulenti for Martinelli Luce
Located in New York, NY
This sophisticated modernist telescoping Pipistrello table lamp was designed by Gae Aulenti for Martinelli Luce. It features a polished brass base that tapers to a tiered skyscraper ...
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20th Century Italian Modern Lighting

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Aluminum, Brass

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

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Stainless Steel

Swedish, Minimalist Wall Lights / Sconces, Solid Pine, Sweden, 1980
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A pair of minimalist wall lights / sconces. Designed and produced in Sweden, 1980s. In solid pine. Signed RL-80. Stated dimensions include lampshades as is illustrated.  
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1970s Swedish Vintage Modern Lighting

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Pine

Jackson, Brass, Hand-Sculpted, Contemporary Chandelier, Kalin Asenov
Located in Savannah, GA
Jackson 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 i...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Lighting

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Brass

Continuum Collection Chandelier 85 by Avram Rusu Studio
Located in Brooklyn, NY
The Continuum consists of a set of custom bent brass tubes that can be arranged in a variety of ways to produce a multitude of styles and sizes. Avram Rusu Studio is a Brooklyn b...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Lighting

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Nickel, Brass, Bronze, Pewter

Lamparas Stoneware Lamp by Camila Apaez
Located in Geneve, CH
Lamparas stoneware lamp by Camila Apaez One of a kind Materials: Stoneware Dimensions: H 9.25 x W 9 x D 7.25 inches All our lamps can be wired according to each country. If sol...
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2010s Mexican Modern Lighting

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Stoneware

Contemporary Suspension Carbon Light Pendant CARB12.00 by Tokio.
Located in Ljubljana, SI
Carbon Light CARB12.00 Stunning beauty powered by the latest technology. Carbon Light is a high-performing modular suspension light made using the latest LED technology. A feather-l...
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2010s Slovenian Modern Lighting

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Composition

Swedish Craft, Organic Table Lamp, Painted Wood, Sweden, 1960s
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A table lamp designed and produced in Sweden in, c. 1960s. Green paint. Stated dimensions exlude lampshade, height includes socket. Sold without lampshade.
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1960s Swedish Vintage Modern Lighting

Materials

Wood

Flower Power Magnolia Pink-Cream Small Round Chandelier, Venice, Italy
Located in Quinto di Treviso, Treviso
Flower power is an ode to the spring, an enchanting awakening of nature featuring bright colors and delicate nuances. Flower power is a triumph of flowers, which illuminates unique ...
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2010s Italian Modern Lighting

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Steel

Italian Travertine and Chrome Table Lamp in the Style of Karl Springer
Located in Palm Springs, CA
1980’s Italian travertine with a polished chrome shade table lamp in the manner of Karl Springer. The travertine is polished on the front and back, the sides are left natural rough...
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1980s American Vintage Modern Lighting

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Travertine, Chrome

Contemporary Pendant Lamp Suprematic One CS5 by NOOM in Brass and Painted Steel
Located in Kyiv, UA
Lamp Suprematic One CS5, one of the lamps from the "Suprematic" collection. The collection inspired by the geometric works of the great Suprematist Kazimir Malevich. Suprematism is a...
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2010s Ukrainian Modern Lighting

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Brass, Steel

Italian Murano Glass Leaves Modern Flushmount or Ceiling Light
Located in Rome, IT
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

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Art Glass

Unique Glass Pendant Etat-des-Lieux by Studio d'Armes
Located in Geneve, CH
Unique glass pendant Etat-des-Lieux by Studio d'Armes Dimensions: D 41.7 x W 152.4 x H 61 cm Materials: Aluminium, frosted glass Color variations are available. Etat-des-Lieux,...
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2010s Canadian Modern Lighting

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Aluminum

Link Chandelier by Avram Rusu Studio in Brushed Brass with White Shades
Located in Brooklyn, NY
The link pendant combines hand blown glass with a dramatically scaled solid brass chain. Pendants can be used individually or clustered on a single ceiling plate as a chandelier. Av...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Lighting

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Nickel, Brass, Bronze, Pewter

Daisy Contemporary Table Lamp Sapphire Silk Glass Silvered Necklace, Brass Sale
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. A...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Lighting

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Brass

Big Butterfly Hanging Lamp Rose Silvered Glass, Brass Body, Crystal Drop
Located in Pietrasanta, IT
This pendant lamp is a contemporary object, made entirely by hand in Tuscany Italy, 100% of Italian origin. An elegant, ethereal lamp with bright light that surrounds the decor of e...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Lighting

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Crystal, Brass

“Tiffany” Wall Bracket 23 Powder Silk, Antiqued Brass, Silvered Glass
Located in Pietrasanta, IT
This light object is a contemporary piece, entirely made in Tuscany-Italy and 100% of Italian origin. Tiffany lamp is Sabrina's first creation and is inspired by Audrey Hepburn's ti...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Lighting

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Brass

“Tiffany” Wall Bracket 23 Teal Silk, Antiqued Brass, Silvered Glass
Located in Pietrasanta, IT
This light object is a contemporary piece, entirely made in Tuscany-Italy and 100% of Italian origin. Tiffany lamp is Sabrina's first creation and is inspired by Audrey Hepburn's ti...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Lighting

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Brass

“Tiffany” Wall Bracket 23 Ruby Cherry Silk, Antiqued Brass, Silvered Glass
Located in Pietrasanta, IT
This light object is a contemporary piece, entirely made in Tuscany-Italy and 100% of Italian origin. Tiffany lamp is Sabrina's first creation and is inspired by Audrey Hepburn's ti...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Lighting

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Brass

“Tiffany” Wall Bracket 23 Champagne Silk, Antiqued Brass, Silvered Glass
Located in Pietrasanta, IT
This light object is a contemporary piece, entirely made in Tuscany-Italy and 100% of Italian origin. Tiffany lamp is Sabrina's first creation and is inspired by Audrey Hepburn's ti...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Lighting

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Brass

“Tiffany” Wall Lamp Bow Tie, Ruby Silk, Antiqued Brass, Silvered Glass
Located in Pietrasanta, IT
This light object is a contemporary piece, entirely made in Tuscany-Italy and 100% of Italian origin. Measure: 40cm. Tiffany lamp is Sabrina's first creation and is inspired by Audr...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Lighting

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Brass

“Tiffany” Wall Bracket 23 Purple Silk, Antiqued Brass, Silvered Glass
Located in Pietrasanta, IT
This light object is a contemporary piece, entirely made in Tuscany-Italy and 100% of Italian origin. Tiffany lamp is Sabrina's first creation and is inspired by Audrey Hepburn's ti...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Lighting

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Brass

“Tiffany” Wall Bracket 23 Rusty Red Silk, Antiqued Brass, Silvered Glass
Located in Pietrasanta, IT
This light object is a contemporary piece, entirely made in Tuscany-Italy and 100% of Italian origin. Tiffany lamp is Sabrina's first creation and is inspired by Audrey Hepburn's ti...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Lighting

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Brass

Big Butterfly Hanging Lamp White Silvered Glass, Brass Body, Crystal Drop
Located in Pietrasanta, IT
This pendant lamp is a contemporary object, made entirely by hand in Tuscany Italy, 100% of Italian origin. An elegant, ethereal lamp with bright light that surrounds the decor of e...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Lighting

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Crystal, Brass

“Tiffany” Wall Bracket 23 Gold Silk, Antiqued Brass, Silvered Glass
Located in Pietrasanta, IT
This light object is a contemporary piece, entirely made in Tuscany-Italy and 100% of Italian origin. Tiffany lamp is Sabrina's first creation and is inspired by Audrey Hepburn's ti...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Lighting

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Brass