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Mid-Century Italian Modern Aluminum & Smoked Glass Serving Tray from MB, 1970s
By MB Italy
Located in AMSTERDAM, NL
Glamour and stylish serving tray by MB Italy. Typical sleek seventies design, executed in aluminium and grey/greenish smoke glass. Only minor traces of use, still with its original l...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Platters and Serveware

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Smoked Glass

1970s Mid-Century Modern Brass and Smoked Glass Italian Tray by MB
By MB Italy
Located in Aci Castello, IT
A serving tray made in Italy by MB, brass and smoked glass are ion perfect conditions. It's labeled on a side, probably it hasn't been never used.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Platters and Serveware

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Brass

Italian Mid-Century Modern Wood Coffee Table, Italy, 1970s
By Giovanni Michelucci
Located in SAINT-OUEN, FR
Italian Mid-Century Modern coffee low cocktail table in wood attributed to the designer architect Giovanni Michelucci.
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Wood

Italian Mid-Century Modern Orange Glass Vase, 1970s
Located in MIlano, IT
Italian Mid-Century Modern Orange glass vase, 1970s Beautiful and decorative orange irregular shape glass vase in 1970 periods glass of Murano Italy. This vase remember the work of...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Glass

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Glass

Mid-Century Modern Bamboo Italian Coat Stand, Italy, 1970s
Located in Vienna, AT
Mid-Century Modern bamboo Italian coat stand, Italy, 1970s.
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Coat Racks and Stands

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Bamboo, Wicker, Wood

Mid-Century Modern Wall Mirror Italy 1970s
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Mid-Century Modern wall mirror Italy 1970s.
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Wall Mirrors

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Brass

  • Mid-Century Modern Wall Mirror Italy 1970s
  • Mid-Century Modern Wall Mirror Italy 1970s
  • Mid-Century Modern Wall Mirror Italy 1970s
  • Mid-Century Modern Wall Mirror Italy 1970s
H 38.5 in. W 16.5 in. D 1 in.
Mid-Century Modern Italian Bamboo Peacock Armchair, 1970s
Located in Prato, IT
Mid-Century Modern Italian bamboo Peacock armchair. Signs are due to age and use. Cost for restoration on request.
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

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Rattan

Mid-Century Modern Italian Bamboo Sofa Bed, 1970s
Located in Prato, IT
Mid-Century Modern Italian red brown coated bamboo sofa bed. This sofa bed comes with its original metallic bed net and needs a mattress of cm. 80 x 190 (about inch. 31.50 x 74.80)....
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Daybeds

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Bamboo, Rattan

  • Mid-Century Modern Italian Bamboo Sofa Bed, 1970s
  • Mid-Century Modern Italian Bamboo Sofa Bed, 1970s
  • Mid-Century Modern Italian Bamboo Sofa Bed, 1970s
  • Mid-Century Modern Italian Bamboo Sofa Bed, 1970s
H 22.05 in. W 79.93 in. D 37.41 in.
Italian Mid-Century Modern Blue Velvet Armchairs, 1970s
Located in MIlano, IT
These pair of armchairs have the characteristic shape in a "cockpit". Produced in Italy in the 1970s was upholstered with a blue velvet. High quality and best conservations are gua...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

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Velvet

1970s Mid-Century Modern Italian Travertine Dining Table
Located in New York City, NY
Stunning 1970s modern travertine base with glass top Italian dining table. In vintage original condition with minor wear and patina due to age and use.
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables

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Travertine

Mid-Century Modern Italian Wooden Orange Desk, 1970s
Located in Brussels, BE
Mid-Century Modern Italian orange desk, 1970s Lacquered wood.
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Wood

  • Mid-Century Modern Italian Wooden Orange Desk, 1970s
  • Mid-Century Modern Italian Wooden Orange Desk, 1970s
  • Mid-Century Modern Italian Wooden Orange Desk, 1970s
  • Mid-Century Modern Italian Wooden Orange Desk, 1970s
H 31.89 in. W 61.82 in. D 27.37 in.
Italian Mid-Century Modern Brass Frame, 1970s
Located in MIlano, IT
Brass frame, 1970s Brass square frame with back covered in blue velvet. Very good condition Measurements in cm 25x2x25 H.
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Vintage 1970s Italian Modern Picture Frames

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Brass

  • Italian Mid-Century Modern Brass Frame, 1970s
  • Italian Mid-Century Modern Brass Frame, 1970s
  • Italian Mid-Century Modern Brass Frame, 1970s
  • Italian Mid-Century Modern Brass Frame, 1970s
H 9.85 in. W 9.85 in. D 0.79 in.
Mid-Century Modern Bamboo Coat Stand, Italy, 1970s
Located in Vienna, AT
Mid-Century Modern bamboo coat stand, Italy, 1970s.
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Coat Racks and Stands

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Bamboo, Wicker, Wood

Mid-Century Modern Italian Alabaster Elephant Sculpture, 1970s
Located in Byron Bay, NSW
Stunning Mid-Century Modern Italian sculpture in alabaster, perfect for as desk decorative piece and paperweight. Perfect condition.
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Animal Sculptures

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Alabaster

Italian Mid-Century Modern Lucite Pendant, 1970s
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Italian Mid-Century Modern pendant / fixture composed of bicolor cylindrical rings of Lucite (plexiglass / Perspex) cantilevered in an architectural manner. Height of fixture alone ...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Mid-Century Modern Italian Surfboard Coffee Table, 1970s
Located in Puglia, Puglia
Particular coffee table from the 70s, top in mahogany veneer and metal base, the shape is reminiscent of a surfboard.
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Metal

Mid-Century Modern Wooden Secretary Desk, Italy, 1970s
Located in Brussels, BE
Mid-Century Modern wooden secretary desk, Italy, 1970s.
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Secretaires

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Wood

Mid-Century Modern Bamboo Magazine Stand, Italy, 1970s
Located in Vienna, AT
Mid-Century Modern bamboo magazine stand, Italy, 1970s.
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Magazine Racks and Stands

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Bamboo, Wicker, Wood

Italian Mid-Century Modern Gray Glass Mirror, 1970s
Located in MIlano, IT
Gray glass mirror, 1970s Rectangular mirror composed of two superimposed glasses, the base in dark gray and the mirror is irregular and rounded. 1970s Good conditions. Measur...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Wall Mirrors

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Glass, Mirror

Mid-Century Modern Italian Romeo Rega Vitrine, 1970s
By Romeo Rega
Located in Prato, IT
Mid-Century Modern Italian Romeo Rega chrome and brass framed vitrine with smoked glasses. The inner part of the vetrine has a glass shelf.
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Cabinets

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Brass, Chrome

  • Mid-Century Modern Italian Romeo Rega Vitrine, 1970s
  • Mid-Century Modern Italian Romeo Rega Vitrine, 1970s
  • Mid-Century Modern Italian Romeo Rega Vitrine, 1970s
  • Mid-Century Modern Italian Romeo Rega Vitrine, 1970s
H 27.96 in. W 29.93 in. D 14.57 in.
Mid-Century Modern Wooden Sideboard, Italy 1970s
Located in Brussels, BE
Mid-Century Modern wooden sideboard - Italy 1970s European.
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Vintage 1970s Italian Sideboards

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Wood

  • Mid-Century Modern Wooden Sideboard, Italy 1970s
  • Mid-Century Modern Wooden Sideboard, Italy 1970s
  • Mid-Century Modern Wooden Sideboard, Italy 1970s
  • Mid-Century Modern Wooden Sideboard, Italy 1970s
H 31.5 in. W 78.75 in. D 19.3 in.
Mid-Century Modern Bamboo Magazine Stand, Italy, 1970s
Located in Vienna, AT
Mid-Century Modern bamboo magazine stand, Italy, 1970s.
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Magazine Racks and Stands

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Bamboo, Wicker, Wood

Mid-Century Modern Bamboo Magazine Stand, Italy, 1970s
Located in Vienna, AT
Mid-Century Modern bamboo magazine stand, Italy, 1970s.
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Magazine Racks and Stands

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Bamboo, Wicker, Wood

Italian Mid-Century Modern Steel Circular Mirror, 1970s
Located in MIlano, IT
Italian Mid-Century Modern steel circular mirror, 1970s. Fantastic and rare steel frame and original mirror of the 1970 period. Produced from an Italian company of the period and de...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Wall Mirrors

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Metal

Mid-Century Modern Travertine Dining Table, Italy, 1970s
Located in Brussels, BE
Mid-Century Modern Travertine Dining Table, Italy, 1970s.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables

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Travertine

Mid-Century Modern Italian Abstract Painting on Paper, 1970s
Located in Prato, IT
Mid-Century Modern Italian abstract painting on paper with wooden structure from 1970 The paper of the paint shows little signs of wear consistent with age and use as it is visible ...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Paintings

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Wood, Paper

Mid-Century Modern Italian Travertine Coffee Table, 1970s
Located in London, GB
An elegant Italian coffee table in travertine stone rectangular shaped. In good condition, circa 1970s. The table can be disassembled for easier shipping.
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Travertine

Mid-Century Modern Bamboo Italian Flower Pot Stand, Italy, 1970s
Located in Vienna, AT
Mid-Century Modern bamboo Italian flower pot stand, Italy, 1970s.
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Planters and Jardinieres

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Bamboo, Wicker, Wood

Italian Mid-Century Modern Purple Lucite Console, 1970s
Located in MIlano, IT
Italian Mid-Century Modern purple lucite console, 1970s Purple console with structure made up of a single curved lucite plate. In good condition, a visible mark on the top and sc...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Console Tables

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Lucite

Mid-Century Modern Bamboo Italian Flower Pot Stand, Italy, 1970s
Located in Vienna, AT
Mid-Century Modern bamboo Italian flower pot stand, Italy, 1970s.
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Planters and Jardinieres

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Bamboo, Wicker, Wood

Mid-Century Modern Italian Design Floor Lamp, 1970s
Located in The Hague, NL
Vintage floor lamp made in 1970s Italy. Modern Italian design floor lamp is a beautiful accent for your design home. The lamp consists metal frame with acrylic white base and red co...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

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Metal

  • Mid-Century Modern Italian Design Floor Lamp, 1970s
  • Mid-Century Modern Italian Design Floor Lamp, 1970s
  • Mid-Century Modern Italian Design Floor Lamp, 1970s
  • Mid-Century Modern Italian Design Floor Lamp, 1970s
H 39.77 in. W 16.54 in. D 10.24 in.
Mid-Century Modern Bamboo Magazine Stand, Italy, 1970s
Located in Vienna, AT
Mid-Century Modern bamboo magazine stand, Italy, 1970s.
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Magazine Racks and Stands

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Bamboo, Wicker, Wood

Italian Mid-Century Modern Murano Glass Yellow Bowl, 1970s
Located in MIlano, IT
Italian Mid-Century Modern murano glass yellow bowl, 1970s Irregular shaped yellow bowl in Murano gold glass with internal metal decoration incorporated within the glass, produced b...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Centerpieces

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Metal

1970s Mid-Century Modern Ceramic Italian Vase
Located in Aci Castello, IT
A ceramic vase designed and hand-crafted in italy in the Fifties, good conditions overall.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Ceramics

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Ceramic

Mid-Century Modern Italian Pair of Bamboo Chairs, 1970s
Located in Prato, IT
Mid-Century Modern Italian Pair of Bamboo and Rattan Chairs. 1970s They can become a set with their table as shown in the photos. The chairs are in really good vintage conditions. ...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chairs

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Bamboo, Rattan

Italian Mid-Century Modern Gray Pewter Centerpiece, 1970s
Located in MIlano, IT
Italian Mid-Century Modern gray pewter centerpiece, 1970s Pewter centerpiece, slightly satin-finished surface. Good conditions. Measurements in cm 29 x 10 H.
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Pewter

Mid-Century Modern Teak Sideboard, Italy, 1970
By Willy Rizzo
Located in Madrid, ES
Italian sideboard with three doors, shelving and drawers in the style of Willy Rizzo. Made in Mahogany with handles milled in doors with white details.
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Sideboards

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Mahogany

  • Mid-Century Modern Teak Sideboard, Italy, 1970
  • Mid-Century Modern Teak Sideboard, Italy, 1970
  • Mid-Century Modern Teak Sideboard, Italy, 1970
  • Mid-Century Modern Teak Sideboard, Italy, 1970
H 27.96 in. W 64.97 in. D 15.16 in.
Italian Mid-Century Modern Black Floor Steel Ashtray, 1970s
Located in MIlano, IT
Italian Mid-Century Modern floor steel ashtray, 1970s. Floor ashtray with metal base painted in matt black and ashtray in brushed steel. This hourglass shape give a fantastic design ...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Ashtrays

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Metal

Italian Mid-Century Modern Triangular Mini Corner Bookcase, 1970s
Located in MIlano, IT
Triangular mini corner bookcase, 1970s Fantastic and very useful triangular corner bookcase, with chromed steel structure and three smoked glass shelves perfect in an entrance or l...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Bookcases

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Metal

Italian Mid-Century Modern Chromed Steel Magazine Rack, 1970s
Located in MIlano, IT
Italian Mid-Century Modern chromed steel magazine rack, 1970s This is a spectacular and rare magazine rack realized with a unique piece of steel curved and with an hole used like ha...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Magazine Racks and Stands

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Metal

Mid-Century Modern Lighting Trolley, Italy 1970s
Located in Brussels, BE
Mid-Century Modern lighting trolley - Italy 1970s.
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Vintage 1970s Carts and Bar Carts

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Metal

Mid-Century Modern Rattan Wall Mirror, Italy, 1970s
Located in Rome, IT
Wall mirror with rattan frame. Made in Italy in the 1970s.
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Wall Mirrors

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Bamboo, Wicker, Rattan, Mirror

Italian Mid-Century Modern Laminate Wood Parallelepiped Pedestal, 1970s
Located in MIlano, IT
Italian Mid-Century Modern laminate wood parallelepiped pedestal, 1970s Wood parallelepiped shape pedestal, display or coffee table, covered in original walnut-colored laminate. ...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Decorative Boxes

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Laminate, Wood

Italian Mid-Century Modern Orange Murano Glass Ashtray, 1970s
Located in MIlano, IT
Space age Orange and trasparent Murano glass ashtray, form 1970 period. This ashtray have an irregular shaped and the orange color is obtained with the same technique of the "sommer...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Ashtrays

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Murano Glass

Italian Mid-Century Modern Green Velvet Game Table, 1970s
Located in MIlano, IT
Italian Mid-Century Modern green velvet game table, 1970s Game table dating to the 1970s, with chromed steel legs. Black leather and green fabric on the top, with four small foldabl...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Game Tables

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Metal

Mid-Century Modern Italian Square Ice Bucket, 1970s
Located in Roma, IT
Mid-Century modern Italian square ice bucket, 1970s Mid-Century Italian pear shaped ice bucket in chrome plated silver platter, 1970s A wonderful mid century chrome plated bras...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Barware

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Brass, Chrome

Italian Mid-Century Modern Centerpiece Sphera by Sambonet, 1970s
Located in MIlano, IT
Italian Mid-Century Modern centerpiece Sphera by Sambonet, 1970s Fantastic Chromed Sphera centerpiece in stainless steel by Sambonet. Beautiful piece for you living table or to use i...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Centerpieces

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Metal

1970s Mid-Century Modern Italian Square Coffee Table
Located in Aci Castello, IT
A two gilded aluminium shelves coffee table made in Italy in the Seventies, the two smoked glass and the metal parts are in perfect conditions.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Aluminum

Mid-Century Modern Italian Wooden Magazine Rack, 1970s
Located in Vienna, AT
Mid-Century Modern Italian Wooden Magazine Rack, 1970s. This lovely magazine rack has a characteristic form which is typical for the time of the 70’s. It has a brown wooden middle p...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Magazine Racks and Stands

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Hardwood

Mid-Century Modern Aluminium Panel, 1970s
Located in Brussels, BE
Mid-Century Modern aluminium panel, 1970s.
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Wall-mounted Sculptures

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Aluminum

  • Mid-Century Modern Aluminium Panel, 1970s
  • Mid-Century Modern Aluminium Panel, 1970s
  • Mid-Century Modern Aluminium Panel, 1970s
  • Mid-Century Modern Aluminium Panel, 1970s
H 76.19 in. W 37.52 in. D 0.2 in.
Mid-Century Modern Italian Brass Bar Cart, 1970s
Located in Puglia, Puglia
Midcentury brass bar cart, circa 1970s. It is versatile in size and can be used as a bar or serving cart or as an additional storage space in an office. It has four bottle holders at...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Carts and Bar Carts

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Brass

  • Mid-Century Modern Italian Brass Bar Cart, 1970s
  • Mid-Century Modern Italian Brass Bar Cart, 1970s
  • Mid-Century Modern Italian Brass Bar Cart, 1970s
  • Mid-Century Modern Italian Brass Bar Cart, 1970s
H 29.93 in. W 16.93 in. D 32.68 in.
Italian Mid-Century Modern Orange Wood Parallelepiped Pedestal, 1970s
Located in MIlano, IT
Italian Mid-Century Modern orange wood parallelepiped pedestal, 1970s Rectangular parallelepiped-shaped pedestal in bright orange painted wood and black profiles. Visible black feet...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Decorative Boxes

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Wood

Italian Mid-Century Modern Orange Red Leather Daybed, 1970s
Located in MIlano, IT
Italian Mid-Century Modern Orange red leather daybed, 1970s Daybed with rectangular seat in bright orange / red leather. Round buttons on the seat. Round metal and black painted met...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Daybeds

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Metal

Mid Century Modern Coat Rack Brass Style, Italy 1970s
By Gabriella Crespi
Located in Vienna, AT
Mid-Century Modern coat rack brass style, Italy 1970s.
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Coat Racks and Stands

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Marble, Metal

Mid-Century Modern Italian Bamboo and Rattan Single Bed, 1970s
Located in Prato, IT
Mid-Century Modern Italian bamboo and rattan single bed or day bed from 1970s. The Bed is in real good vintage conditions, wear consistent with age and use. Quotation for bed net a...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Beds and Bed Frames

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Bamboo, Rattan

Mid-Century Modern Italian Neon Backlit Mirror, 1970s
Located in Puglia, Puglia
Simple but elegant rectangular mirror with rounded corners, original 1970s design and production. Neon backlight, working. White lacquered resin frame. Overall it is in very good co...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Wall Mirrors

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Mirror, Resin, Lacquer

Mid-Century Modern Pair of Italian Armchairs, Cognac Leather, 1970s
Located in Brussels, BE
Mid-Century Modern pair of Italian armchairs, Cognac Leather, 1970s.
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

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Leather

Four Ash Italian Mid-Century Modern Tapiovaara Style Chairs, 1970s
By Ilmari Tapiovaara
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Amazing set of four Mid-Century Modern dining room chairs. Design in the style of IImari Tapiovaara for Frateli Montina Production. Striking Italian design from the 1970s. Solid a...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Ash

Italian mid-century modern Gray Murano glass vase, 1970s
Located in MIlano, IT
Italian modern Gray Murano glass vase with green and trasparent shades, 1970s Murano Italy glass vase from the I Sommersi series. 1960s period This is part of the fantastic series ...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Murano Glass

Italian Mid-Century Modern Gray Murano Glass Vase, 1970s
Located in MIlano, IT
Gray Murano glass vase, 1970s Gray Murano glass vase from the I Sommersi series. 1970s This Fantastic series of Murano glass vase with various colored shades, is the "I Sommersi" ...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Murano Glass

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1970s Italian Mid Century Modern For Sale on 1stDibs

At 1stDibs, there are many versions of the ideal 1970s Italian mid century modern for your home. Frequently made of metal, glass and brass, every 1970s Italian mid century modern was constructed with great care. If you’re shopping for a 1970s Italian mid century modern, we have 25217 options in-stock, while there are 7 modern editions to choose from as well. You’ve searched high and low for the perfect 1970s Italian mid century modern — we have versions that date back to the 18th Century alongside those produced as recently as the 21st Century are available. When you’re browsing for the right 1970s Italian mid century modern, those designed in Mid-Century Modern, Modern and Hollywood Regency styles are of considerable interest. Gaetano Sciolari, Mario Bellini and Mazzega Murano each produced at least one beautiful 1970s Italian mid century modern that is worth considering.

How Much is a 1970s Italian Mid Century Modern?

Prices for a 1970s Italian mid century modern can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — at 1stDibs, they begin at $1 and can go as high as $150,000, while the average can fetch as much as $2,338.

A Close Look at Mid-Century Modern Furniture

Organically shaped, clean-lined and elegantly simple are three terms that well describe vintage mid-century modern American furniture. The style, which emerged primarily in the years following World War II, is characterized by pieces that were conceived and made in an energetic, optimistic spirit by creators who believed that good design was an essential part of good living.

Postwar American architects and designers were animated by new ideas and new technology. The lean, functionalist “International Style” architecture of Le Corbusier and Bauhaus eminences such as Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and Walter Gropius had been promoted in the United States during the ’30s by Philip Johnson and others. New building techniques, such as “post-and-beam” construction, allowed the International-style schemes to be realized on a small scale, in open-plan houses with long walls of glass.

Materials developed for wartime use became available for domestic goods and were incorporated into mid-century modern furniture designs. Charles and Ray Eames and Eero Saarinen, who had experimented extensively with molded plywood, eagerly embraced fiberglass for, respectively, pieces such as the La Chaise and the Womb chair. George Nelson and his design team created Bubble lamp shades using a new translucent polymer skin. Harry Bertoia and Isamu Noguchi devised chairs and tables built of wire mesh and wire struts. Materials were re-purposed: the Danish-born designer Jens Risom created a line of chairs that used surplus parachute straps for webbed seats and backrests. The Risom lounge chair was among the first pieces of furniture commissioned and produced by legendary manufacturer Knoll, a chief influence in the rise of modern design in the United States thanks to the work of Florence Knoll, the pioneering architect and designer who made the firm a leader in its field.

As the demand for casual, uncluttered furnishings grew, more mid-century designers caught the spirit.

Classically-oriented creators such as Edward Wormley, house designer for Dunbar Inc., offered such pieces as the sinuous Listen to Me chaise; the British expatriate T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings switched gears, creating items such as the tiered, biomorphic Mesa table. There were Young Turks such as Paul McCobb — who designed holistic groups of sleek, blonde-wood furniture — and Milo Baughman, who espoused a West Coast aesthetic in lushly upholstered chairs and sofas with angular steel frames.

As the collection of vintage mid-century modern chairs, dressers, coffee tables and other furniture on 1stDibs demonstrates, this period saw one of the most delightful and dramatic flowerings of creativity in design history.