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Tommaso Barbi Table Lamp Vintage 1970 Retro 70s
By Tommaso Barbi
Located in Berlin, DE
Pair of brass lamps by Tommaso Barbi from the 1970s. The lamps feature a brass structure with a leaf shaped shade. It remains in a good vintage condition. Number of lights: two bu...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Hollywood Regency Table Lamps

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Brass

Tommaso Barbi Table Lamp Vintage 1970 Retro 70s
By Tommaso Barbi
Located in Berlin, DE
Pair of brass lamps by Tommaso Barbi from the 1970s. The lamps feature a brass structure with a leaf shaped shade. It remains in a good vintage condition. Number of lights: one bu...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Hollywood Regency Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Brass

70's Mod Desk Lamp by Casella Lighting
By Casella
Located in San Leandro, CA
80's Modern desk lamp by the venerable Casella Lighting of San Francisco. Casella Lighting provided the highest quality designer lighting to the Trade and this piece was one of thei...
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Vintage 1970s American Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

  • 70's Mod Desk Lamp by Casella Lighting
  • 70's Mod Desk Lamp by Casella Lighting
  • 70's Mod Desk Lamp by Casella Lighting
  • 70's Mod Desk Lamp by Casella Lighting
H 16.5 in. W 20 in. D 6 in.
9260/S70 Colored Swarovski Lighting Fixture
By Patrizia Volpato
Located in Milan, IT
An exquisite lighting fixture in colored Swarovski, this stunning piece features a cascade of colored crystals hanging from a suspended circular rim. The finish of the canopy and rim...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Glass

  • 9260/S70 Colored Swarovski Lighting Fixture
  • 9260/S70 Colored Swarovski Lighting Fixture
  • 9260/S70 Colored Swarovski Lighting Fixture
  • 9260/S70 Colored Swarovski Lighting Fixture
H 51.19 in. W 27.56 in. D 27.56 in.
Two Monumental Kalmar Chandeliers, Sputnik Pendant or Flush Mount Lights, 70s
By J.T. Kalmar, Kalmar Lighting
Located in Graz, AT
A pair of extremly rare sputnik or atomic light fixtures "RS 16 HL" by J.T. Kalmar, manufactured in Mid-Century, circa 1970 (at the end of 1960s and beginning of 1970s). Only a small...
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Vintage 1970s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Aluminum

Italian 70s Table Lamp
Located in Milan, IT
Rare space-age table lamp. Two opaline shells connected with black caps and a large hole to move the piece.
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Vintage 1970s Italian Space Age Table Lamps

Materials

Plastic

  • Italian 70s Table Lamp
  • Italian 70s Table Lamp
  • Italian 70s Table Lamp
  • Italian 70s Table Lamp
H 19.69 in. W 11.82 in. D 5.12 in.
70s table lamp for Insta Sensorette set/2
By Gino Sarfatti, Arteluce
Located in Amstelveen, Noord
This table lamp is a further development of the Arteluce 540 model table lamp designed in the 1960s, though re-designed and adjusted to a touch model bij Insta Sensorette, in Italy i...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Plastic

  • 70s table lamp for Insta Sensorette set/2
  • 70s table lamp for Insta Sensorette set/2
  • 70s table lamp for Insta Sensorette set/2
  • 70s table lamp for Insta Sensorette set/2
H 8.67 in. W 4.34 in. D 4.34 in.
Italian Modular Satellite Chandelier 70s
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This unusual item was not a mass produced fixture and is a rare find. Comproised of thick cut cystal disc suspended between chromium plated heavy steel elements and equidistant cut c...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

Pair of 70s Italian Pendants
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Pair of modern black 1970s pendants from Italy. Current drop: 52.5"
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Vintage 1970s Italian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Aluminum, Wire

  • Pair of 70s Italian Pendants
  • Pair of 70s Italian Pendants
  • Pair of 70s Italian Pendants
  • Pair of 70s Italian Pendants
H 6 in. Dm 8.25 in.
70's Italian Torchiere
Located in San Leandro, CA
Brass Italian Floor lamp with large Polycarbonate shade. Freshly polished.
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Vintage 1970s Italian Floor Lamps

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Brass

  • 70's Italian Torchiere
  • 70's Italian Torchiere
  • 70's Italian Torchiere
  • 70's Italian Torchiere
H 65 in. Dm 18 in.
70s "ESPERIA" Pyramid Glass Floor or Table Light
By Esperia
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Esperia light from eccola to you!
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Vintage 1970s Italian Table Lamps

Materials

Glass

70s White Venini Chandelier Murano Glass, Italy
By Venini
Located in Valladolid, ES
Amazing chandelier by Venini, Murano, Italy, 70s. In a very good condition with age and use. It has five floors of cut and faceted crystals in different sizes, the crystal is heavy...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Brass

70s Modern White and Rose Pink Metal Table Lamps
Located in New York, NY
A pair of Modern white and rose pink metal table lamps, circa early 1970s. A chic and rare pair of 1970s Modern white enameled metal table lamps; pair have a strong Midcentury Modern...
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Vintage 1970s Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal, Metal

1960s 70s Strand Electric Steel Stage Theatre Tripod Industrial Salvaged Light
By Strand Electric
Located in Sherborne, Dorset
Originally an electric ‘following spot’ stage light model 755 made by the Strand company. This fantastic tripod lamp has at some point been converted to a home interior feature light...
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Late 20th Century British Industrial Floor Lamps

Materials

Steel

Beautiful 70s Very Big Table Lamp by Christian Hvidt for Nordisk Solar
By Christian Hvidt, Nordisk Solar Co.
Located in München, DE
Beautiful rare 70s very big table lamp by Christian Hvidt for Nordisk Solar. Very elegant minimalist design. Made in Denmark. Entire lamp is made of metal in very good vintage cond...
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Vintage 1960s Danish Space Age Table Lamps

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Metal

CLAUDE VICTOR BOELTZ 70s French Sculptural Bronze and Crystal Table Lamp
By Claude Victor Boeltz
Located in Somerton, GB
CLAUDE VICTOR BOELTZ Sculptural golden gilt-plated exploded bronze lamp with rock crystal inclusions. The natural rock quartz crystal wands are set into the base of the lamp. The bra...
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Vintage 1970s French Brutalist Table Lamps

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Agate, Rock Crystal, Brass, Bronze

70s Scandinavian Lamps Designed by Carl Fagerlund for the Swedish Maker Orrefors
By Orrefors
Located in New York, NY
ATL1899 A pair of "stacked" lamps made of alternating brass discs and squared orange glass pieces. By Carl Fagerlund for the Swedish maker Orrefors. Due to the antique nat...
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Vintage 1970s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

Italian Midcentury Flush Mount Lights in Brass by Angelo Brotto for Esperia, 70s
By Esperia, Angelo Brotto
Located in Clivio, Varese
Flushmount ceiling light of gorgeous design and appearance, made from Esperia, Italy in the 1970s, the design is from Angelo Brotto. The flushmount has a round brass frame with lots ...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Flush Mount

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Brass

1960s/70s Retro Reclaimed Smoked Glass Lights, 20th Century
Located in London, GB
A large set of salvaged vintage 1960s/1970s smoked glass ceiling lamps would add a certain retro style to a discerning pub or restaurant. The light consists of a white glass interior...
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20th Century European Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Glass

20th Century multicolor fragment Vetreria D'Arte Giuliani Floor Lamp Italy 70s
Located in Palermo, IT
Particular floor lamp composed by a perspex tube with the inside full of multicolor fragment of glass in through which the light it's diffused. Produced by the Historical "Vetreria D...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

Materials

Steel

Suspension Lamp Pyppe 70
By Mambo Unlimited Ideas
Located in Lisbon, PT
Pairing smooth and rough surfaces that contrast with one another, Pyppe lamp collection gives way to a new approach in shape and balance. Emphasizing the tension between mass and sha...
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2010s Portuguese Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

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Travertine, Metal, Brass

  • Suspension Lamp Pyppe 70
  • Suspension Lamp Pyppe 70
  • Suspension Lamp Pyppe 70
  • Suspension Lamp Pyppe 70
H 14.18 in. W 31.5 in. D 27.56 in.
Pair of Mid-Century Modern Italian Brass and Murano Glass Ball Table Lamps, 70s
Located in Cerignola, Italy Puglia
Pair of large sphere lamps in satin-finished Murano glass and brass bases, Italy, 1970s.
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

Barovier & Toso Style Mid-Century Italian Murano Glass Ceiling Chandelier, 70s
By Barovier&Toso
Located in Cerignola, Italy Puglia
This chandelier, in the style of Barovier & Toso in the 70s, is made of Murano Gold Graniglia glass and brass, has six lights. The Barovier artistic glass factory has existed sinc...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

70s WAVE Table Light by Koch and Lowy for Peill & Putzler, Germany Light Green
By Koch & Lowy, Peill & Putzler
Located in Kirchlengern, DE
Article: table light glass light green Producer: Peilt and Putzer, Germany Design: Koch & Lowy Origin: Germany Age: 1970s Descriptio...
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Late 20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal

6038/70 T1 Clear Chandelier
By Patrizia Volpato
Located in Milan, IT
A delightful, fancy and unique piece that is highly decorated for anyone that wants their chandelier to stand out when people and guests see it. It is made in 30% T1 lead crystal and...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Crystal

6038/70 T1 Clear Chandelier
H 23.63 in. W 27.56 in. D 27.56 in.
9252/S70 Suspension Lamp
By Patrizia Volpato
Located in Milan, IT
A one-of-a-kind suspension lamp that just by itself is a piece of furniture while also being a beautiful artwork. It is made in transparent crystal and it uses 6 G9 lamps (75 Watt ma...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal

  • 9252/S70 Suspension Lamp
  • 9252/S70 Suspension Lamp
  • 9252/S70 Suspension Lamp
  • 9252/S70 Suspension Lamp
H 51.19 in. W 27.56 in. D 74.81 in.
Three Industrial Styled Pendant Lamps from Hungary in Burnt Orange from the 70s
Located in Vienna, Austria
Three Industrial styled pendant lamps made from metal with a white enamel reflective surface inside, and burnt orange color on the outside. On the top is a series of vents in black ...
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Vintage 1970s Hungarian Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Aluminum

Italian 70's Steel Circular Ring Table Lamp
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Italian 70's Steel Circular Ring With Black Marble Base And Square Top. Surreal space like spheres on marble-molto chic.
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Vintage 1970s Italian Table Lamps

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Marble, Steel

70's Murano Glass Table Lamp by Mazzega
By AVMazzega
Located in San Leandro, CA
Mushroom form table lamp with blown glass shade and base by Mazzega
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Vintage 1970s Italian Table Lamps

Materials

Steel

70's Cantilevered Acrylic and Chrome Desk Lamp
Located in North Miami, FL
Sleek and stylish 70's desk lamp. A simple chrome cylinder is cantilevered over a beguiling, bent lucite base.
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Vintage 1970s American Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Chrome

Set of 6 of Large "Laguna" Sconces by Fratelli Toso. Italy, 60s -70s
By Mazzega
Located in New York, NY
arge "Laguna" sconces by Fratelli Toso. They have a textured clear glass on the sides and a very light blue/gray stripe in the middle.The back plates have two sockets. Price is per p...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

70s Set of 3 Hammered Clear and Amber Wall Lights Italian Design by Longobard
By Longobard
Located in London, GB
A very artistic set of 3 sconces, black enameled wrought iron structure with clear and amber hammered glass rock shaped. A 1970s Italian design by Longobard with an Art Nouveau feel....
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Wrought Iron

Italian 70's Giant Floor Lamp by Sergio Asti
By Sergio Asti
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Oversized stainless swing arm floor light. Shine, shine, shine, let it shine.
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Vintage 1970s Italian Floor Lamps

Exquisite, large but light Italian 70's chandelier
Located in New York, NY
A very unusual and exquisite glass fixture from Italy made with hundreds of hand blown c shaped clear glass pendants hanging from a large brass canopy. Height is variable depending ...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

Isamu Noguchi Akari Ceiling Lamp 70EN Model
By Isamu Noguchi
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Pendant lamp model 70EN designed by Isamu Noguchi. Manufactured by Ozeki & Company Ltd. (Japan.) Bamboo ribbing structure covered by washi paper manufactured according to the tradi...
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1990s Japanese Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

  • Isamu Noguchi Akari Ceiling Lamp 70EN Model
  • Isamu Noguchi Akari Ceiling Lamp 70EN Model
  • Isamu Noguchi Akari Ceiling Lamp 70EN Model
  • Isamu Noguchi Akari Ceiling Lamp 70EN Model
H 11.82 in. W 27.56 in. D 27.56 in.
Important Large Lamp Bulbo Model by Aureliano Toso Murano 1960-70
By Aureliano Toso
Located in Milan, Italy
Important large table lamp designed by Aureliano Toso, Bulbo Model, Murano, 1960-70 This monumental lamp it is composed of glasses s mounted on a chromed metal structure . Perfect ...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Modern Table Lamps

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Murano Glass

Pair of D Murano Wall Sconces Year 70
Located in charmes, FR
Large pair of Murano glass wall sconces of the 1970s all parts are interchangeable, provides with five glass squares in addition mounted on swiveling pivots lacks two small rods of f...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Wall Lights and Sconces

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Art Glass

  • Pair of D Murano Wall Sconces Year 70
  • Pair of D Murano Wall Sconces Year 70
  • Pair of D Murano Wall Sconces Year 70
  • Pair of D Murano Wall Sconces Year 70
H 23.63 in. W 9.85 in. D 9.85 in.
1950s Model 'EV70' Wall or Table Lamp for Itsu, Finland
By Paavo Tynell, Itsu, Tapio Wirkkala
Located in Glendale, CA
1950s model 'EV70' wall or table lamp for Itsu, Finland. A rare and elegant wall or table lamp executed in perforated brass and black painted metal. Shade adjusts up and down. Brass ...
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Vintage 1950s Finnish Scandinavian Modern Table Lamps

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Brass, Metal

Monumental 70-Light Oval Murano Glass Chandelier, circa 1960s
Located in Wiesbaden, Hessen
Amazing, monumental midcentury seventy - light oval glass chandelier with 1935 triedri Murano clear glass rods in four different sizes. The frame consists of two parts that are screw...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

70's Chrome and Glass Laurel Bubble Table Floor Lamp - Custom Shade
By Laurel Lamp Company
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Chrome bubble 55" inch table floor lamp, attributed to Laurel. Features a round glass table top, chrome base, chrome finial and custom silver metallic lamp shade. Hand made shad...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

Materials

Chrome

Chic Italian 70's Chrome Lamp with Custom Drum Shade by Gaetano Sciolari
By Gaetano Sciolari
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Impressive 70's faceted chrome lamp with new custom drum shade. Concave chrome paneled base with stylish visible screws resting on 4 ebonized wood stems. Designed by Gaetano Sciolari...
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Vintage 1970s Italian International Style Table Lamps

Materials

Chrome

Two Large Orange and White Glass Table Lamps on Stone Pedestal, 60's/70's
Located in Steenwijk, NL
This set of two lamps are of unknown origin but the model and style would suggest these are Italian. Both lights are similar and come from the same source. The glasses of both lamps...
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Vintage 1960s European Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Stone, Metal

Important Large Chandelier Elica Model by Aureliano Toso Murano 1960 - 70
By Aureliano Toso
Located in Milan, Italy
Important large chandelier designed by Aureliano Toso, Elica Model, Murano, 1960 - 70. This monumental chandelier has a trefoil shape and it is composed of eleicoidal glasses of diff...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Murano Glass

Six Ball Opal Glass Chrome Orbit Lamp from the '70's
Located in Frisco, TX
A six-arm chrome milk glass Sputnik chandelier with interior lights, circa 1970s. Each fixture requires six European E14 candelabra bulbs, each bulb up to 40 watts.
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Vintage 1970s German Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Chrome

70's Swedish Sconces by Tom Ahlstrom & Hans Ehrich
Located in New York, NY
Dramatic Pair of Swedish Glass and Metal Sconces by Tom Ahlström and Hans Ehrich for A & E Design circa early 70's. They combined wrought iron with the dramatic Swedish glass cr...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Wall Lights and Sconces

Materials

Brass, Wrought Iron

Leucos Lilith S 70 Pendant Light in White and Brushed Nickel by Design Lab
By Leucos Design Lab
Located in Edison, NJ
The Lilith pendant is an elegant lighting solution with a stunning light effect created by threading thin string in a consistent pattern across the shade. As you engage it from diffe...
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21st Century and Contemporary Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Leucos Lilith S 70 Pendant Light in Silver and Brushed Nickel by Design Lab
By Leucos Design Lab
Located in Edison, NJ
The Lilith pendant is an elegant lighting solution with a stunning light effect created by threading thin string in a consistent pattern across the shade. As you engage it from diffe...
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21st Century and Contemporary Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Leucos Lilith S 70 Pendant Light in Mocha and Brushed Nickel by Design Lab
By Leucos Design Lab
Located in Edison, NJ
The Lilith pendant is an elegant lighting solution with a stunning light effect created by threading thin string in a consistent pattern across the shade. As you engage it from diffe...
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21st Century and Contemporary Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Leucos Lilith PL 70 Flush Mount in White & Brushed Nickel by Design Lab
By Leucos Design Lab
Located in Edison, NJ
The Lilith Ceiling Lamp is an elegant lighting solution with a stunning light effect created by threading thin string in a consistent pattern across the shade. As you engage it from ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

Leucos Lilith PL 70 Flush Mount in Silver, White & Brushed Nickel by Design Lab
By Leucos Design Lab
Located in Edison, NJ
The Lilith ceiling lamp is an elegant lighting solution with a stunning light effect created by threading thin string in a consistent pattern across the shade. As you engage it from ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

Leucos Lilith PL 70 Flush Mount in Mocha, White and Brushed Nickel by Design Lab
By Leucos Design Lab
Located in Edison, NJ
The Lilith ceiling lamp is an elegant lighting solution with a stunning light effect created by threading thin string in a consistent pattern across the shade. As you engage it from ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

Monumental Akari Model 70F Light Sculpture by Isamu Noguchi
By Ozeki & Co. Ltd. 1, Akari, Isamu Noguchi
Located in Glendale, CA
Monumental Akari model 70F light sculpture by Isamu Noguchi. The shade is made from handmade washi paper and bamboo ribs with original Noguchi Akari manufacturer's stamp. Akari light...
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21st Century and Contemporary Japanese Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers an...

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Metal

Italian 70s White Orb
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Very mod light for the discerning eye...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Table Lamps

  • Italian 70s White Orb
  • Italian 70s White Orb
  • Italian 70s White Orb
  • Italian 70s White Orb
H 22 in. Dm 18 in.
Italian '70s Brass Table Lamps
Located in New York, NY
Sculptural pair of brass table lamps featuring a dice shaped base with two flat sides and two sculpted sides. Recently polished and lacquered.
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Vintage 1970s Italian Table Lamps

  • Italian '70s Brass Table Lamps
  • Italian '70s Brass Table Lamps
  • Italian '70s Brass Table Lamps
  • Italian '70s Brass Table Lamps
H 22 in. W 6.75 in. D 8.50 in.
Italian 70s Chrome Floor Lamp
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Italian floor lamp
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Vintage 1970s Italian Floor Lamps

  • Italian 70s Chrome Floor Lamp
  • Italian 70s Chrome Floor Lamp
  • Italian 70s Chrome Floor Lamp
  • Italian 70s Chrome Floor Lamp
H 87 in. Dm 18.50 in.
Italian 70s Blue Mercury lamps
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Blue mercury lamps, very "I Dream of Genie"
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Vintage 1970s Italian Table Lamps

Materials

Steel

Italian 70s Chrome Floor Lamp
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Italian 70s Chrome Floor Lamp
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Vintage 1970s Italian Floor Lamps

Materials

Chrome

70s Modernist Glass Chandelier
By Camer Glass
Located in New York, NY
A 1970s Venetian glass prism chandelier with a chrome frame and glass composing two interlocking cubes.
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Chrome

  • 70s Modernist Glass Chandelier
  • 70s Modernist Glass Chandelier
  • 70s Modernist Glass Chandelier
  • 70s Modernist Glass Chandelier
H 21 in. W 30 in. D 18 in.
Pair of German 70s Eyeball Lamps
Located in Los Angeles, CA
The "eyes" have it in this swingin' lil' pair of desk or bedside table reading lamps.
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Vintage 1970s German Table Lamps

Italian 70s Sciolari Chandelier
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Chrome & Glass Chandelier **(we have a pair)
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Vintage 1970s Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

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70s Lighting For Sale on 1stDibs

Find many varieties of an authentic piece of 70s lighting available at 1stDibs. Frequently made of metal, glass and brass, every item from our selection of 70s lighting was constructed with great care. If you’re shopping for a choice in our collection of 70s lighting, we have 26 options in-stock, while there are 9 modern editions to choose from as well. Whether you’re looking for newer or older items, there are earlier versions available from the 20th Century and newer variations made as recently as the 21st Century. Each object in our assortment of 70s lighting bearing Modern, Mid-Century Modern or Hollywood Regency hallmarks is very popular. A well-made option in this array of 70s lighting has long been a part of the offerings for many furniture designers and manufacturers, but those produced by Leucos Design Lab, Patrizia Volpato and Tommaso Barbi are consistently popular.

How Much is a 70s Lighting?

Prices for a piece of 70s lighting start at $566 and top out at $121,954 with the average selling for $2,270.

Finding the Right Lighting for You

The right table lamp, outwardly sculptural chandelier or understated wall pendant can work wonders for your home. While we’re indebted to thinkers like Thomas Edison for critically important advancements in lighting and electricity, we’re still finding new ways to customize illumination to fit our personal spaces all these years later. 

Today, lighting designers like the self-taught Bec Brittain have used the flexible structure of LEDs to craft glamorous solutions by working with what is typically considered a harsh lighting source. By integrating glass and mirrors, reflection can be used to soften the glow from LEDs and warmly welcome light into any space.

Although contemporary innovators continue to impress, some of the classics can’t be beat. 

Just as gazing at the stars allows you to glimpse the universe’s past, vintage chandeliers like those designed by Gino Sarfatti and J. & L. Lobmeyr, for example, put on a similarly stunning show, each with a rich story to tell. As dazzling as it is, the Arco lamp, on the other hand, prioritizes functionality — it’s wholly mobile, no drilling required. Designed in 1962 by architect-product designers Achille & Pier Giacomo Castiglioni, the piece takes the traditional form of a streetlamp and creates an elegant, arching floor fixture for at-home use. There is no shortage of modernist lighting similarly prized by collectors and casual enthusiasts alike — the Tripod floor lamp by T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings, Greta Magnusson-Grossman's sleek and minimalist Grasshopper lamps and, of course, the wealth of postwar experimental lighting that emerged from Italian artisans at Arredoluce, FLOS and many more are hallmarks in illumination innovation. 

With decades of design evolution behind it, home lighting is no longer just practical. Crystalline shaping by designers like Gabriel Scott turns every lighting apparatus into a luxury accessory. A new installation doesn’t merely showcase a space; carefully chosen ceiling lights, table lamps and floor lamps can create a mood, spotlight a favorite piece or highlight your unique personality.

The sparkle that your space has been missing is waiting for you amid the growing collection of antique, vintage and contemporary lighting on 1stDibs.