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Scandinavian Modern Table Lamps

The designers of Scandinavian modernism created the warmest and most human iteration of modernist ideals. Their work was founded on centuries-old beliefs in both quality craftsmanship and the ideal that beauty should enhance even the humblest accessories of daily life. The gentle, organic contours that are typical of vintage Scandinavian modern furniture appear in the work of Danish, Finnish and Swedish designers not as a stylistic gesture, but rather as a practical, ergonomic — and, as importantly, elegant — response to the human form.

Each nation produced exceptional talents in all areas of the applied arts, yet each had its forté. Sweden was home to Bruno Mathsson, creator of the classic Grasshopper chair, but the country excelled most notably at ceramics. In the ’20s at the great Gustavsberg porcelain manufactory, Wilhelm Kåge introduced Scandinavian modern pieces based on influences from folklore to Cubism; his skills were passed on to his versatile and inspired pupils Berndt Friberg and Stig Lindberg.

Likewise, Finland produced a truly ingenious Scandinavian modern furniture designer in the architect Alvar Aalto, a master at melding function and artistic form in works like the Paimio chair. Yet Finnish glassware was pre-eminent, crafted in expressive, sculptural designs by Tapio Wirkkala and Timo Sarapaneva.

The Danes excelled at chairs. Hans Wegner and Arne Jacobsen were exemplars of the country’s facility with wood, particularly teak. Wegner created such iconic pieces as the Round chair and the Wishbone chair; Jacobsen — while he produced the best-selling plywood Ant chair — designed two classic upholstered pieces of the 1950s: the Swan chair and Egg chair. The list of great Danes could go on and on, including Finn Juhl, maker of the bold Chieftain chair; Poul Kjaerholm, with his lean metal-and-rattan aesthetic; and Vernor Panton, who introduced a vibrant Pop note into international design.

On 1stDibs, you will note both instantly recognizable Scandinavian modern designs — those that have earned iconic status over time — and many new discoveries. Even more than 50 years on from their heyday, the prolific, ever-evolving Scandinavian modernists continue to amaze and delight.

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Large Table Lamp by Bjorn Wiinblad
Located in Long Island City, NY
Large size uniques table lamp by Bjorn Wiinblad, Denmark, Circa 1960th. Hand painted glazed ceramic. Ceramic base 24" Height. Newly rewired. The shade is not included.
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1960s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Table Lamps

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Ceramic

Markslöjd Table Lamp in Solid Pine, Kinna, Sweden, Early 1970s
Located in The Hague, NL
This table lamp was produced by Markslöjd in Kinna, Sweden, in the early 1970s. The base is in solid pine with a beautiful wood grain. The tall, cone shaped shade gives the design a ...
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1970s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Table Lamps

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Fabric, Pine

Olive Green & Light Blue Table Lamp Model DL/30 by Per Linnemann-Schmidt, 1960s
Located in Rotterdam, NL
Danish chamotte (texture clay) table lamp with impressed decoration by Annelise and Per Linnemann-Schmidt for Palshus Denmark, 1960s. Palshus produced a wide range of table lamps,...
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1960s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Table Lamps

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Clay

Andersson & Johansson, Table Lamp, Blue Glazed Ceramic, Höganäs, Sweden, c 1940s
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A table lamp, produced by Andersson Johansson, Höganäs, Sweden, c. 1940s. Stoneware Features simple hand-painted decor. Stated dimensions exclude lampshade. Height includes soc...
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1930s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Table Lamps

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Ceramic

Rare Arne Jacobsen 'AJ' Desk Lamp, 1957
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Classical grey desk lamp in steel with original lacquering designed by Arne Jacobsen, probably Axel Annell on license by Louis Poulsen, Denmark, angle of shade can be adjusted to opt...
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1960s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Table Lamps

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Metal, Steel

Yki Nummi 'Modern Art' Table Lamp for Innolux Oy, Finland
Located in Glendale, CA
Yki Nummi 'Modern Art' table lamp for Innolux Oy, Finland. Designed in the 1955 for Stockmann-Orno, Nummi's iconic design is comprised of an opaline white acrylic conical shade that ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Finnish Scandinavian Modern Table Lamps

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Acrylic

Swedish Modernist Designer, Table Lamp, Brass, Stained Oak, Wood Inlays, 1940s
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
An early modernist table lamp. In brass and stained oak with inlays. Produced in Sweden, 1940s. Other designers of the period include Paavo Tynell, Lisa Johansson-Pape, Carl-Axel ...
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1940s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

Pair of Stilarmatur Tranås Table Lamps in Teak, Sweden, 1960s
Located in The Hague, NL
This elegant pair of table lamps was produced by AB Stilarmatur Tranås in Sweden in the 1960s. Made of teak wood, the circular bases have an interesting hand carved arched motif thro...
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1960s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Table Lamps

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Fabric, Teak

Jerk Werkmäster, Table Lamp, Ceramic, Brass, Nittsjö, Sweden, c. 1940s
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A large modernist table lamp design attributed to Jerk Werkmäster. Produced by Nittsjö, Sweden, 1930s. Stamped. Sold without lampshade. Stated dimensions exclude the lampshade. ...
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1930s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Table Lamps

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Stoneware

Swedish, Table Lamps, Brass, Fabric, Sweden, 1970s
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A pair of table lamps, designed and produced in Sweden, circa 1970s. Brand new lampshades. Stated dimensions include lampshade.
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1970s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

Swedish, Small Table Lamp, Glazed Ceramic, Brass, Fabric, Sweden, 1940s
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A small table lamp. Designed and produced in Sweden, 1940s. Brand new lampshade.
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1940s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

Swedish, Organic Table Lamp, Solid Wood, Brass, Sweden, 1940s
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
An organic shaped table lamp. Lamp mounted atop of organic wooden architectural element, Sweden, c. 1940s. Stated dimensions exclude lampshade. Height includes socket. Shade is no...
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1940s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Table Lamps

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Wood

Swedish, Table Lamp, Brass, Rattan, Sweden, 1950s
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
An adjustable table lamp / desk light, designed and produced in Sweden, circa 1950s-1960s. Stated dimensions exclude lampshade, height includes socket. Assorted vintage rattan lam...
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1930s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

Johan Carpner Grenverk Raw Brass Long Wall Lamp by Konsthantverk
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Wall lamp model Grenverk designed by Johan Carpner and manufactured by Konsthantverk. The production of lamps, wall lights and floor lamps are manufactured using craftsman’s techn...
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2010s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

Jesper Ståhl Megafon 3-Raw Brass Ceiling Lamp by Konsthantverk
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Ceiling lamp model Megafon designed by Johan Carpner and manufactured by Konsthantverk. The production of lamps, wall lights and floor lamps are manufactured using craftsman’s tec...
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2010s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

Bergboms B-024 Brass Table Lamp with Beige Silk Shade, Sweden, 1960s
Located in The Hague, NL
This elegant table lamp was produced by Bergboms in Sweden in the 1960s. The model is numbered B-024. The lamp consists of a polished brass stem and cone shaped base, acrylic top di...
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1960s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Table Lamps

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Brass, Metal

Danish Midcentury Palshus Ceramic Table Lamp Brown Glaze and Stripe Decor, 1960s
Located in Aarhus C, DK
Mid-century Danish ceramic table lamp designed by Per Linnemann-Schmidt for Palshus. Made circa 1960s. The lamp is made from chamotte clay and covered by a warm brown glaze with ...
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1960s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Table Lamps

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Ceramic, Fabric

Poul Henningsen, Table Light 3/2 Yellow Metal Top Shade and Opal Glass Shades
Located in New York, NY
Poul Henningsen (1894 Ordrup, Denmark - Hillerød, Denmark 1967), table light 3/2 yellow or white metal top shade with opal white glass middle and lower shades, patinated metal compon...
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20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Table Lamps

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Metal

Black and Classic Pair of Metal Table Lamps 1940s, Sweden
Located in Stockholm, SE
Lovely and Classic pair of metal tablelamps with an adjustable head in all directions. Good vintage design. Beautiful shaped head with metal colored inner shade. Black lackered outsi...
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1940s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Table Lamps

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Metal, Chrome

Pair of Danish Solid Staved Teak Bulbous-Form Table Lamps
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Sculptural bulbous-form table lamps in solid staved-teakwood (ca. 1960s, Denmark). Vivid grain and rich color with new sockets / wiring and added "on / off" pull strings. Excellent,...
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1960s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Table Lamps

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Teak

Herman a Kähler Table Lamp with Amber Colored Glaze Made in Denmark Mid-Century
Located in Aarhus C, DK
Table lamp designed by Nils Kähler and made by Herman A. Kähler´s ceramic workshop in Denmark in the 1960s Nils Kähler (1906-1979) was fourth generation of the family Kähler. He and...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Table Lamps

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Ceramic, Fabric

Einar Bäckström Table Lamp in Brass and Leather with a Dark Green Shade, 1940s
Located in Stockholm, SE
Rare table lamp designed by Einar Bäckström in brass and original leather with a dark green enameled metal shade. In good vintage and original condition with some signs from age and ...
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1940s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Table Lamps

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Metal, Brass

Gemelli Table Lamp
Located in Roma, IT
A minimal design with two rotational domes allowing the direction of the light, for direct or indirect lighting, as the user desires, providing sensations to daily life, home work, r...
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2010s Italian Scandinavian Modern Table Lamps

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Metal

Konsthantverk Uno Medium Polished Brass Table Lamp
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Lamp model Uno medium polished brass table lamp designed by Konsthantverk and manufactured by themselves. The production of lamps, wall lights and floor lamps are manufactured usi...
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2010s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

Sabina Grubbeson December Snö White Table Lamp by Konsthantverk
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Table lamp model December Snö designed by Sabina Grubbeson and manufactured by Konsthantverk. The production of lamps, wall lights and floor lamps are manufactured using craftsman...
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2010s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Table Lamps

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Steel

Swedish Table Lamps by Hans Bergström for ASEA, 1950s
Located in Stockholm, SE
Pair of table lamps designed by Hans Bergström for ASEA. Manufactured in Sweden during the 1950s. Made from solid teak and polished brass. New wiring. New, hand sewn, off-white...
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

Sabina Grubbeson December Raw Iron Table Lamp by Konsthantverk
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Table lamp model December Raw Iron with four arms designed by Sabina Grubbeson and manufactured by Konsthantverk. The production of lamps, wall lights and floor lamps are manufac...
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2010s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Table Lamps

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Iron

Jesper Ståhl Megafon 5 Round Raw Brass Ceiling Lamp by Konsthantverk
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Ceiling lamp model Megafon 5 round designed by Jesper Ståhl and manufactured by Konsthantverk. The production of lamps, wall lights and floor lamps are manufactured using craftsma...
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2010s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

Table Lamp #9224 by Paavo Tynell
Located in San Francisco, CA
A table lamp model #9224 by Paavo Tynell for Idman Oy, Finland, 1953. The lamp is in solid brass with an adjustable shade and a perforated edge. The stem is wrapped in leather and si...
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1950s Finnish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

Henrik Tengler DK Two Arms Wall Lamp by Konsthantverk
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Wall lamp model DK designed by Henrik Tengler and manufactured by Konsthantverk. The production of lamps, wall lights and floor lamps are manufactured using craftsman’s techniques...
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2010s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

Erik Mornils, Table Lamp, Green Glazed Ceramic, Brass, Nittsjö, Sweden, 1940s
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A round table lamp. In glazed earthenware and brass. Hand-signed NS. By Erik Mornils for Nittjö. Stated dimensions exclude lampshade. Height includes socket. Sold without lampsha...
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1940s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

Johan Carpner Grenverk Raw Brass Short Wall Lamp by Konsthantverk
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Wall lamp model Grenverk designed by Johan Carpner and manufactured by Konsthantverk. The production of lamps, wall lights and floor lamps are manufactured using craftsman’s techn...
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2010s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

Anna-Lisa Thomson, Table Lamp, Green-Glaze Earthenware Upsala-Ekeby Sweden 1940s
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
An early modernist table lamp. Designed by Anna-Lisa Thomson, for Upsala-Ekeby, Sweden, 1940s. Presents with finely incised fluted decoration. Stated dimensions exclude lampshade....
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1940s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Table Lamps

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Earthenware

Einer Johansen for Søholm Tablel Amp
Located in Esbjerg, DK
Einer Johansen for Søholm table lamp. Green glazed ceramic.
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1970s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Table Lamps

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Ceramic

Herman A. Kähler Table Lamp
Located in Esbjerg, DK
Herman A. Kähler table lamp in partly glazed ceramic.  
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Early 1900s Danish Antique Scandinavian Modern Table Lamps

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Ceramic

Tue Poulsen Stoneware Table Lamp
Located in Esbjerg, DK
Tue Poulsen stoneware table lamp.   
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1960s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Table Lamps

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Stoneware

Perforated Brass Table Lamp, Sweden, 1950s
Located in Stockholm, SE
Pair of elegant brass table lamps, perfect for bedside tables. Perforated shades that let the light out like little stars when lit. Curved necks and handles embossed with stripes.
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1950s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

Danish Modern Kähler Sculptural Table Lamp Amber Yellow by P E Eliasen, 1960s
By Carl Cunningham Cole, Poul Erik Eliasen
Located in Aarhus C, DK
Sculptural Mid-century Danish table lamp from the ceramic studio Kähler (HAK). The lamp was designed by Poul Erik Eliasen and manufactured ca. 1960s or early 1970s. The lamp is made...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Table Lamps

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Ceramic, Fabric

Table Lamp by Patrick Nordstrom, 1924
Located in Long Island City, NY
Patrick Nordström, table lamp, ceramic. A table lamp by Patrick Nordstrom (1870-1929), Sweden. Ceramics with brown glaze. Marked: 'NP ISLE 1924.' Made in his own workshop in Islev. ...
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1920s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Table Lamps

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Earthenware

Danish Midcentury Table Lamp Handpainted Decor Studio Pottery by Kai Klinge 1960
Located in Aarhus C, DK
Mid-century ceramic table lamp by Danish painter and ceramist Kai Klinge (1925-2000). Made circa 1950s to 60s. The lamp is decorated with Kai Klinge´s typical matte glaze in brow...
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1960s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Table Lamps

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Ceramic, Fabric

Scandinavian Modern Table Lamps
Located in San Francisco, CA
Scandinavian Modern turned teak table lamps with new wiring and shades, ready to enjoy.
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1970s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Table Lamps

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Teak

Tall Ceramic Table Lamp, by Rolf Tiemroth, Norway, 1970s
Located in Barcelona, ES
Tall ceramic table lamp handmade by Danish ceramist Rolf Tiemroth (1917-2009), during his time in Norway 1970s. Organic leaf / floral pattern, dark red to burnt orange and brown glaz...
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Mid-20th Century Norwegian Scandinavian Modern Table Lamps

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Ceramic

Konsthantverk Black Table Lamp KH#1
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Table lamp model KH#1 designed by Konsthantverk in 1926 and manufactured actually by themselves. The production of lamps, wall lights and floor lamps are manufactured using crafts...
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2010s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

Yki Nummi 'Kupoli' Table Lamp for Innolux Oy
Located in Glendale, CA
Yki Nummi 'Kupoli' table lamp for Innolux Oy. Designed in 1960, this simple and stylish table lamp fits into many surroundings. The name, which means cupola in Finnish, comes from it...
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21st Century and Contemporary Finnish Scandinavian Modern Table Lamps

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Metal, Aluminum

Long and Stylish Pair of Metal Table Lamps by Markslöjd Sweden 1980s
Located in Stockholm, SE
Great and uniqe designed pair of long metal lamps model nr 4008 by Markslöjd Sweden 1980s. Cylinder shaped chrome lamp body with an adjustable top head to adjust to the sides, down a...
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1980s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Table Lamps

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Metal, Chrome

Pair of Extra Large Glass Shaped Table Lamp with Custom Made Silk Lamp R Houben
Located in Rijssen, NL
A unique Minimalist timeless design. Each extra large glass table lamp features a green exceptional transparent shaped base with a solid walnut wooden foot with old brass accents and...
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21st Century and Contemporary Dutch Scandinavian Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

Pair Danish Modern Large Porcelain Table Lamps, Hand Painted Sea Coastal Scenes
Located in New York, NY
Silvery grey and blue tones create a serene sea shore setting depicted in these hand painted custom lamps. The porcelain vessels are Royal Copenhagen, circa 1920 with custom made han...
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Early 20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Table Lamps

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Porcelain, Wood

Flutred Green Ceramic Table Lamps by Einar Johansen for Søholm, 1970s
Located in Esbjerg, DK
A pair of ceramic pumpkin table lamps featuring horizontal ribbings and light green glaze. Designed by Einar Johansen and manufactured by Søholm in Denmark in early 1970s. The style ...
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1970s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Table Lamps

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Ceramic

Table Lamp with Turquoise Glaze by Einar Johansen, Søholm, 1960s
Located in Esbjerg, DK
One of the most sought out designs by the danish ceramist Einar Johansen. This version with prominent Turquoise craquele glaze and blue accents is commonly called the Caribbean Sea. ...
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1960s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Table Lamps

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Ceramic

Two Table Lamps in Brass and Leather by EMA, Sweden
Located in Goteborg, SE
Two table lamps in brass with leather details. The pleaded shades are included. The lamps is in high quality, heavy and solid and made in the early 1960´s.
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1960s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

Brass Table and Desk Lamp by Selecto AS, Norway, 1950s
Located in Stockholm, SE
Classic Norwegian brass and metal tablelamp by Selecto AS in the 1950s. Brass shade and body with a black painted metal base. Light switch located on the base. Brass shade and body a...
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1950s Norwegian Vintage Scandinavian Modern Table Lamps

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Metal, Brass

Lisa Johansson-Pape 'Senator' Table Lamp
Located in Glendale, CA
Lisa Johansson-Pape 'Senator' table lamp. An iconic table lamp design by the Finnish master executed in brass, painted aluminum shade, acrylic diffuser and hand-wrapped leather. An a...
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21st Century and Contemporary Finnish Scandinavian Modern Table Lamps

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Metal, Brass

Lovemose Danish Modern Handmade Ceramic Organic Earth Colored Table Lamp, 1950s
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Pleasantly plump midcentury Scandinavian modern stoneware table lamp by Løvemose Keramik manufactured on the small Danish island of Langeland. Organic leaf like relief decorations gl...
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1950s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Table Lamps

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Stoneware

Scandinavian Midcentury Table Lamp by ASTRA
Located in Karlstad, SE
Table lamp produced by Norwegian manufacturer ASTRA circa 1950. This sculptural table lamp consists of a u-shaped brass rod, resting on a round brass base. The brass rod supports tw...
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20th Century Norwegian Scandinavian Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

Ceramic Table Lamp Birch by Bruno Karlsson for Ego, Sweden, 1970s
Located in Stockholm, SE
A special table lamp designed as a round birch tunk by Bruno Karlsson for Ego Stengods Atelje, Sweden 1970s. With speckled grey, brown and and white mix of colors as in the birch tre...
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1970s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Table Lamps

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Ceramic

Norwegian Rectangular Stoneware `Conglo` Tablelamp 1980s
Located in Stockholm, SE
Lovely and heavy Norwegian stone tablelamp with a lovely conglomerate mix of different stones by Buskøy Steinindustri AS. Norway. Mix of white beige, red, grey and black colors. Rec...
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1980s Norwegian Vintage Scandinavian Modern Table Lamps

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Stone, Brass

Wilhelm Kåge Gustavsberg Argenta Green Stoneware Lamp
Located in Los Angeles, CA
"Argenta" series table lamp, glazed stoneware, silver overlay (not polished), by Wilhelm Kåge in Gustavsberg, Sweden. Lamp shade can be included if desired, but is only shown for con...
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1940s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Table Lamps

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Silver

Jesper Ståhl Blackstar Black Raw Brass Ceiling Lamp by Konsthantverk
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Ceiling lamp model Blackstar designed by Jesper Ståhl and manufactured by Konsthantverk. The production of lamps, wall lights and floor lamps are manufactured using craftsman’s te...
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2010s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Table Lamps

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Brass