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Akari Model 2A Light Sculpture by Isamu Noguchi
By Isamu Noguchi, Akari
Located in Glendale, CA
Akari model 2A light sculpture by Isamu Noguchii. The shade is made from handmade washi paper, wood
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21st Century and Contemporary Japanese Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal

Monumental Isamu Noguchi Akari 25N Floor Lamp
By Akari, Ozeki & Co. Ltd. 1, Isamu Noguchi
Located in Glendale, CA
Monumental Isamu Noguchi Akari 25N floor lamp. The shade is made from handmade washi paper and
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21st Century and Contemporary Japanese Anglo-Japanese Floor Lamps

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Metal

Monumental Isamu Noguchi Akari 23N Floor Lamp
By Akari, Ozeki & Co. Ltd. 1, Isamu Noguchi
Located in Glendale, CA
Large Isamu Noguchi Akari 23N floor lamp. Executed in handmade washi paper and bamboo ribs with
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21st Century and Contemporary Japanese Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

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Metal

Akari Model 24N Light Sculpture by Isamu Noguchi
By Isamu Noguchi, Ozeki & Co. Ltd. 1, Akari
Located in Glendale, CA
Akari model 24N light sculpture by Isamu Noguchi. The shade is made from handmade washi paper and
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21st Century and Contemporary Japanese Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal

Early Rare Isamu Noguchi 30A Akari Light Sculpture, Ozeki 1951
By Isamu Noguchi, Ozeki & Co. Ltd. 1
Located in Mortsel, BE
Introducing the Akari Light Sculpture Model 30A by Isamu Noguchi, a rare gem from 1951 meticulously
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Vintage 1950s Japanese Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Isamu Noguchi Akari Model 14A Light Sculpture in Washi Paper and Bamboo by Ozeki
By Ozeki & Co. Ltd. 1, Vitra, Isamu Noguchi
Located in Amsterdam, NL
bamboo. Each Akari Light Sculpture was meticulously crafted by hand in the Ozeki workshop, a traditional
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Vintage 1950s Japanese Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

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Metal

'Tekio Horizontal P4' Pendant Lamp in Japanese Washi Paper for Santa & Cole
By Santa & Cole
Located in Glendale, CA
other European icons with a commitment to faithfully re-edition their legendary designs with
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21st Century and Contemporary Spanish Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and...

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Metal

'Tekio Horizontal P2' Pendant Lamp in Japanese Washi Paper for Santa & Cole
By Santa & Cole
Located in Glendale, CA
other European icons with a commitment to faithfully re-edition their legendary designs with
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21st Century and Contemporary Spanish Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and...

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Metal

'Tekio Horizontal P3' Pendant Lamp in Japanese Washi Paper for Santa & Cole
By Santa & Cole
Located in Glendale, CA
other European icons with a commitment to faithfully re-edition their legendary designs with
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21st Century and Contemporary Spanish Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and...

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Metal

'Tekio Vertical P1' Pendant Lamp in Japanese Washi Paper for Santa & Cole
By Santa & Cole
Located in Glendale, CA
other European icons with a commitment to faithfully re-edition their legendary designs with
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21st Century and Contemporary Spanish Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and...

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Metal

'Tekio Vertical P4' Pendant Lamp in Japanese Washi Paper for Santa & Cole
By Santa & Cole
Located in Glendale, CA
other European icons with a commitment to faithfully re-edition their legendary designs with
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21st Century and Contemporary Spanish Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and...

Materials

Metal

'Tekio Vertical P3' Pendant Lamp in Japanese Washi Paper for Santa & Cole
By Santa & Cole
Located in Glendale, CA
other European icons with a commitment to faithfully re-edition their legendary designs with
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21st Century and Contemporary Spanish Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and...

Materials

Metal

'Tekio Vertical P2' Pendant Lamp in Japanese Washi Paper for Santa & Cole
By Santa & Cole
Located in Glendale, CA
other European icons with a commitment to faithfully re-edition their legendary designs with
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21st Century and Contemporary Spanish Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and...

Materials

Metal

'Tekio Horizontal P1' Pendant Lamp in Japanese Washi Paper for Santa & Cole
By Santa & Cole
Located in Glendale, CA
other European icons with a commitment to faithfully re-edition their legendary designs with
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21st Century and Contemporary Spanish Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and...

Materials

Metal

Stunning Rare "Zodiak" Lamp by Architect Ton Alberts for Raak Lighting Amsterdam
By Anton Alberts 1, RAAK
Located in bergen op zoom, NL
a wonderful pure and gentle ,cozy warm glow, the quality of the light reminds me of the Akari lamps
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Vintage 1960s Dutch Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

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Opal, Aluminum

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Akari Model 1AG Light Sculpture by Isamu Noguchi
By Akari, Isamu Noguchi
Located in Glendale, CA
Akari model 1AG light sculpture by Isamu Noguchi. The shade is made from handmade washi paper, ink and bamboo ribs with the original Noguchi Akari manufacturer's stamp. Akari light s...
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Akari Model 20n Light Sculpture by Isamu Noguchi
By Akari, Isamu Noguchi
Located in Glendale, CA
Akari Model 20N light sculpture by Isamu Noguchi. The shade is made from handmade washi paper and bamboo ribs with Noguchi Akari manufacturer's stamp. Akari light sculptures by Isamu...
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21st Century and Contemporary Japanese Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal

Akari Model 3A Light Sculpture by Isamu Noguchi
By Akari, Isamu Noguchi
Located in Glendale, CA
Akari model 3A light sculpture by Isamu Noguchii. The shade is made from handmade washi paper, wood and bamboo ribs with authentic Noguchi Akari manufacturer's stamp. Akari light scu...
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21st Century and Contemporary Japanese Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Isamu Noguchi Akari 55A Pendant Lamp: Timeless Japanese Elegance
By Ozeki & Co. Ltd. 1, Isamu Noguchi
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Experience the timeless elegance of the Isamu Noguchi Akari 55A Pendant Lamp, a design masterpiece that transcends generations. Created in 1951 and expertly manufactured by Ozeki & C...
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Vintage 1980s Japanese Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Pair of Mid-Century Tulip Table Lamps by Designline in Orange on White Glass
By Laurel Lamp Company, Design Line
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A gorgeous matching pair of tulip form table lamps after Laurel Lamp Company These feature an orange powder coated cast aluminum bases with mouth blown frosted white glass shades. Th...
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2010s Indian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Akari Model 1AS Light Sculpture by Isamu Noguchi
By Isamu Noguchi, Akari
Located in Glendale, CA
Akari model 1AS 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 sculptures...
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Vintage 1950s Japanese Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal

Mart Stam Cognac Leather and Chrome Dining Chairs for Thonet
By Thonet, Mart Stam
Located in Atlanta, GA
Set of four Cantilevered Cognac leather and chrome dining chairs, designed by Mart Stam for Thonet, circa 1970s. They retain their warm original patina.
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Metal

1950's Amazing "Magic Box' Organiser Bureau Compact Plywood Ateliers Genestar
By Mummenthaler and Meier
Located in bergen op zoom, NL
This 'Magic Box' organising desk has been produced by various manufactures in Europe in the 1950's and 1960's Commonly this desk is known as produced in Switzerland by Mummenthale...
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Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Oak, Plywood

Danish Cabinetmaker Three-Seater Banana Sofa, Denmark 1940s
Located in Utrecht, NL
This beautiful Danish three-seater sofa recalls the Art Deco style of the 1930s with the recognizable touch of Danish Modernism. Thanks to its elegantly curved shape, this type of so...
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Vintage 1940s Danish Scandinavian Modern Sofas

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Fabric, Wood

Short Cream & Brass Swing Arm Sconce, Made in Italy
Located in Culver City, CA
Adjustable with painted metal shade and brass hardware extending from black metal mounting plate. Modern era Italian design. Made in Italy *Please Note: This fixture is made to or...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Metal, Brass

Mawu Sculpted Oak Chair by Laura Gonzalez
By laura gonzalez
Located in Paris, FR
Original chair in golden oak, satin finish. Flared legs, backrest and seat upholstered in a textured cream fabric by Dedar.
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2010s French Modern Chairs

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Oak

Mawu Sculpted Oak Chair by Laura Gonzalez
Mawu Sculpted Oak Chair by Laura Gonzalez
H 35.44 in W 18.12 in D 19.69 in
Large Bamboo Pair of Table Lamps with Brass Bases
Located in New York, NY
Large bamboo pair of table lamps with brass bases Beautiful and chic table lamps. Lovely brass bases and bamboo tops held by brass top. These are made to order in Italy. They can...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

Verner Panton 'Panthella 250' LED Table Lamp in Chrome for Louis Poulsen
By Louis Poulsen, Verner Panton
Located in Glendale, CA
Verner Panton 'Panthella 250' LED table lamp in chrome for Louis Poulsen. The 'Panthella 250' LED table lamp uses Verner Panton's original drawings to produce an organically shaped...
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Scandinavian Modern Table Lamps

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Chrome, Aluminum, Steel

Pair of Constant Night Stands in Poplar Burl wood by Yaniv Chen for Lemon
By Lemon
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Envisioned by designer Yaniv Chen, the Constant nightstand exudes an air of refined luxury, celebrating the inherent splendor of Poplar burl wood. Meticulously crafted with impeccabl...
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2010s South African Minimalist Night Stands

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Burl, Poplar

Eros Solid Oak Dining Table
By Aeterna Furniture
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Solid oak handcrafted dining table. 2" thick tabletop with nature inspired pedestals.  
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2010s Modern Tables

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Hardwood, Oak

Eros Solid Oak Dining Table
Eros Solid Oak Dining Table
H 30 in W 102 in D 45 in
Moooi The Golden Chair in Black Steel Frame with Vesper, Bronze Upholstery
By Moooi, Nika Zupanc
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Under a mysterious magic spell, a retro-looking school chair is dipped in enchanted golden nectar, which washes away its austerity and crows it with a shiny aureole. Isn't this a typ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Dutch Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Steel

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Akari "2A UKAI" by Isamu Noguchi for Ozeki
By Isamu Noguchi
Located in Edogawa-ku Tokyo, JP
Lighting of Isamu Noguchi, Akari series "2A UKAI" type vintage. Stand-type lighting with Isamu
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Vintage 1960s Japanese Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Bamboo, Paper

Isamu Noguchi Akari Table or Floor Lamp, Model 2A
By Isamu Noguchi
Located in Seattle, WA
Rare old stock Noguchi Akari floor lamp model 2A. Believed to be discontinued from production. In
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Early 2000s Japanese Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

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Steel

Isamu Noguchi Model 10A Akari Light Sculpture hand crafted by Ozeki, Japan
By Ozeki & Co. Ltd. 1, Isamu Noguchi
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Iconic Akari light sculpture known as Model 10A designed by Isamu Noguchi and handcrafted from
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Vintage 1950s Japanese Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

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Bamboo, Paper

Isamu Noguchi Pair Model 14A Akari Light Sculpture in Washi Paper for Ozeki
By Ozeki & Co. Ltd. 1, Vitra, Isamu Noguchi
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Wonderful Pair Akari light sculptures (Model 14A) by Isamu Noguchi handcrafted from traditional
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Vintage 1950s Japanese Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

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Metal

Stunning Rare "Zodiak" Lamp by Kho Liang le for RAAK
By Kho Liang Ie
Located in bergen op zoom, NL
the permanent design collection at the world famous Stedelijk museum in Amsterdam (please see image 2
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Vintage 1960s Dutch Floor Lamps

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Rosewood

Akari Model 2A Light Sculpture by Isamu Noguchi
By Akari, Isamu Noguchi
Located in Glendale, CA
Akari model 2A light sculpture by Isamu Noguchii. The shade is made from handmade washi paper, wood
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21st Century and Contemporary Japanese Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Metal

Akari Model 1AS Light Sculpture by Isamu Noguchi
By Akari, Ozeki & Co. Ltd. 1, Isamu Noguchi
Located in Glendale, CA
Akari model 1AS light sculpture by Isamu Noguchi. The shade is made from handmade washi paper and
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Vintage 1950s Japanese Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal

Akari Model 1AS Light Sculpture by Isamu Noguchi
By Akari, Ozeki & Co. Ltd. 1, Isamu Noguchi
Located in Glendale, CA
Akari model 1AS light sculpture by Isamu Noguchi. The shade is made from handmade washi paper and
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Vintage 1950s Japanese Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Metal

Isamu Noguchi Akari 10A Floor Lamp in Washi Paper and Bamboo by Ozeki
By Vitra, Isamu Noguchi
Located in Amsterdam, NL
bamboo. Each Akari Light Sculpture was meticulously crafted by hand in the Ozeki workshop, a traditional
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Vintage 1950s Japanese Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

Materials

Bamboo, Paper

Isamu Noguchi Akari 10A floor lamp in Washi Paper and Bamboo by Ozeki
By Isamu Noguchi
Located in Amsterdam, NL
bamboo. Each Akari Light Sculpture was meticulously crafted by hand in the Ozeki workshop, a traditional
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Vintage 1950s Japanese Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

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Bamboo, Paper

Isamu Noguchi Akari 10A Light Sculpture in Washi Paper and Bamboo by Ozeki
By Ozeki & Co. Ltd. 1, Vitra, Isamu Noguchi
Located in Amsterdam, NL
bamboo. Each Akari Light Sculpture was meticulously crafted by hand in the Ozeki workshop, a traditional
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Vintage 1950s Japanese Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

Materials

Metal

Isamu Noguchi Akari Hanging Light Sculpture, 1950s, Japan
By Isamu Noguchi
Located in Berkeley, CA
acquired from the Noguchi website to insure a safe fixture. Includes a wall outlet kit with 12ft of white
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Vintage 1950s Japanese Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Bamboo

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Akari 2a For Sale on 1stDibs

With a vast inventory of beautiful furniture at 1stDibs, we’ve got just the akari 2a you’re looking for. A akari 2a — often made from metal, paper and aluminum — can elevate any home. There are 2 variations of the antique or vintage akari 2a you’re looking for, while we also have 8 modern editions of this piece to choose from as well. Your living room may not be complete without a akari 2a — find older editions for sale from the 20th Century and newer versions made as recently as the 21st Century. When you’re browsing for the right akari 2a, those designed in mid-century modern styles are of considerable interest. A well-made akari 2a has long been a part of the offerings for many furniture designers and manufacturers, but those produced by Santa & Cole, Anton Alberts and Isamu Noguchi are consistently popular.

How Much is a Akari 2a?

Prices for a akari 2a can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — at 1stDibs, they begin at $1,200 and can go as high as $4,400, while the average can fetch as much as $3,285.

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 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.

ORIGINS OF MID-CENTURY MODERN FURNITURE DESIGN

CHARACTERISTICS OF MID-CENTURY MODERN FURNITURE DESIGN

MID-CENTURY MODERN FURNITURE DESIGNERS TO KNOW

ICONIC MID-CENTURY MODERN FURNITURE DESIGNS

VINTAGE MID-CENTURY MODERN FURNITURE ON 1STDIBS

The mid-century modern era saw leagues of postwar American architects and designers animated by new ideas and new technology. The lean, functionalist International-style architecture of Le Corbusier and Bauhaus eminences Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and Walter Gropius had been promoted in the United States during the 1930s 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 pieces such as the La Chaise and the Womb chair, respectively. 

Architect, writer and designer George Nelson created with his team shades for the Bubble lamp using a new translucent polymer skin and, as design director at Herman Miller, recruited the Eameses, Alexander Girard and others for projects at the legendary Michigan furniture manufacturer

Harry Bertoia and Isamu Noguchi devised chairs and tables built of wire mesh and wire struts. Materials were repurposed too: The Danish-born designer Jens Risom created a line of chairs using surplus parachute straps for webbed seats and backrests.

The Risom lounge chair was among the first pieces of furniture commissioned and produced by celebrated manufacturer Knoll, a chief influencer 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. The seating that Knoll created for office spaces — as well as pieces designed by Florence initially for commercial clients — soon became desirable for the home.

As the demand for casual, uncluttered furnishings grew, more mid-century furniture 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, blond wood furniture, and Milo Baughman, who espoused a West Coast aesthetic in minimalist teak dining tables and lushly upholstered chairs and sofas with angular steel frames.

Generations turn over, and mid-century modern remains arguably the most popular style going. As the collection of vintage mid-century modern chairs, dressers, coffee tables and other furniture for the living room, dining room, bedroom and elsewhere on 1stDibs demonstrates, this period saw one of the most delightful and dramatic flowerings of creativity in design history.

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. A wide range of antique and vintage lighting can be found on 1stDibs.

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 — there are Art Deco table lamps created in a universally appreciated style, the Tripod floor lamp by T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings, Greta Magnusson Grossman's sleek and minimalist Grasshopper lamps and, of course, the wealth of mid-century 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 for sale on 1stDibs.