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Acrilica 281

Acrilica 281 by Gianni & Joe Colombo for Oluce
By Oluce, Joe Colombo
Located in Vienna, AT
The Oluce Acrilica 281 is a table lamp, with a transparent, wavy diffuser fixed laterally on a
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2010s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Aluminum

  • Acrilica 281 by Gianni & Joe Colombo for Oluce
  • Acrilica 281 by Gianni & Joe Colombo for Oluce
  • Acrilica 281 by Gianni & Joe Colombo for Oluce
  • Acrilica 281 by Gianni & Joe Colombo for Oluce
H 9.45 in W 10.24 in D 10.24 in
Joe Colombo ACRILICA 281 TABLE LAMP OLUCE 1962
By O-Luce, Joe Colombo
Located in Munich, DE
Joe Colombo’s 281 vintage model table lamp, aka the “Acrilica” lamp, is a magical design that
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal

Mid-Century Modern Italian Lamp Acrilica by Joe Colombo
By Oluce, Joe Colombo
Located in Courbevoie, FR
Joe Colombo, a table lamp, model Acrilica 281 for O-Luce. Joe Colombo, a table lamp, model Acrilica
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Vintage 1960s Italian Table Lamps

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Steel

Superb Acrilica Lamp by Joe Colombo Very Rare US Version
By Joe Colombo
Located in Saint ouen, FR
edition The Acrilica 281 table lamp was designed in 1962 by Joe Colombo. The designer, who soon became
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Vintage 1960s Table Lamps

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Plexiglass

Acrilica Table Lamp by Joe Colombo for Oluce
By Oluce, Joe Colombo
Located in Brooklyn, NY
The Acrilica table lamp designed by Marco Zanuso Soto for Oluce. Initially known as the 281 model
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Table Lamps

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Steel

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  • Acrilica Table Lamp by Joe Colombo for Oluce
  • Acrilica Table Lamp by Joe Colombo for Oluce
  • Acrilica Table Lamp by Joe Colombo for Oluce
H 9.06 in W 10.24 in D 10.24 in
Joe Colombo 'Acrilica' Methacrylate Table Lamp by Oluce
By Oluce, Antonio Ari Colombo
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Table lamp designed by Joe Colombo in 1962. Manufactured by Oluce, Italy. The 281 model
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2010s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Steel

Acrilica Portoro Marble Table Lamp by Joe Colombo for Oluce
By Oluce, Joe Colombo
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Originally designed in 1962 by Joe and Gianni Colombo, the 281 model dubbed, the Acrilica Table
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Table Lamps

Materials

Marble

Joe Colombo 'Mid-Century Modern Acrilica' Methacrylate Table Lamp by Oluce
By Oluce, Antonio Ari Colombo
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Table lamp designed by Joe Colombo in 1962. Manufactured by Oluce, Italy. The 281 model
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2010s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Steel

"Supercomfort" Armchair, Joe Colombo, Plywood, Black, Comfort, Meda, Italy, 1964
By Joe Colombo
Located in Berlin, DE
, various individual items, such as the Elda armchair for Comfort (1963), the 281 "Acrilica" table lamp
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

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Plywood

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Joe Colombo Acrilica Desk Lamp
By Joe Colombo
Located in Dronten, NL
enameled steel base, model no. 281. The first edition is recognizable by the external round transformer as
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H 9.45 in W 9.45 in L 9.45 in
Joe Colombo Acrilica Table Lamp 281 Model for Ostuni Oluce 1962 Made in Italy
By Oluce, Joe Colombo
Located in Chicago, IL
Designed in 1962, Joe Colombo’s 281 model table lamp, aka the “Acrilica” lamp, is a magical design
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Vintage 1960s Italian Space Age Table Lamps

Materials

Metal

Joe Colombo, Model no. 281 'Acrilica' for O-Luce
Located in JM Haarlem, NL
This lamp was the culmination of Colombo’s studies into the thermoplastic and optical properties of PMMA. The enamelled metal base contains the source of the light which is a neon tu...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Table Lamps

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Finding the Right table-lamps for You

Well-crafted antique and vintage table lamps do more than provide light; the right fixture-and-table combination can add a focal point or creative element to any interior.

Proper table lamps have long been used for lighting our most intimate spaces. Perfect for lighting your nightstand or reading nook, table lamps play an integral role in styling an inviting room. In the years before electricity, lamps used oil. Today, a rewired 19th-century vintage lamp can still provide a touch of elegance for a study.

After industrial milestones such as mass production took hold in the Victorian era, various design movements sought to bring craftsmanship and innovation back to this indispensable household item. Lighting designers affiliated with Art Deco, which originated in the glamorous roaring ’20s, sought to celebrate modern life by fusing modern metals with dark woods and dazzling colors in the fixtures of the era. The geometric shapes and gilded details of vintage Art Deco table lamps provide an air of luxury and sophistication that never goes out of style.

After launching in 1934, Anglepoise lamps soon became a favorite among modernist architects and designers, who interpreted the fixture as “a machine for lighting,” just as Le Corbusier had reimagined the house as “a machine for living in.” The popular task light owed to a collaboration between a vehicle-suspension engineer by the name of George Carwardine and a West Midlands springs manufacturer, Herbert Terry & Sons

Some mid-century modern table lamps, particularly those created by the likes of Joe Colombo and the legendary lighting artisans at Fontana Arte, bear all the provocative hallmarks associated with Space Age design. Sculptural and versatile, the Louis Poulsen table lamps of that period were revolutionary for their time and still seem innovative today

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Whether it’s a classic antique Tiffany table lamp, a Murano glass table lamp or even a bold avant-garde fixture custom-made by a contemporary design firm, the right table lamp can completely transform a room. Find the right one for you on 1stDibs.