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Atollo Large Black Gloss Table Lamp by Vico Magistretti
By Vico Magistretti
Located in Glasgow, GB
Designed in 1977 by Vico Magistretti, the award-winning Atollo 233 Table Lamp is a timeless light source that is sure to be appreciated for years to come. Exquisitely crafted by O...
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2010s Italian Modern Table Lamps

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Metal

Atollo Gold Table Lamp by Vico Magistretti for Oluce
By Vico Magistretti, Oluce
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Atollo Metal Table Lamp by Vico Magistretti for Oluce. The Atollo lamp has become an iconic representation of the table lamp. The simple cylinder, cone, and hemisphere combine in suc...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Table Lamps

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Metal

Atollo Metal Table Lamp by Vico Magistretti for Oluce
By Vico Magistretti, Oluce
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Atollo Metal Table Lamp by Vico Magistretti for Oluce. The Atollo lamp has become an iconic representation of the table lamp. The simple cylinder, cone, and hemisphere combine in suc...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Table Lamps

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Metal

Atollo 239 Table Lamp by Vico Magistretti for Oluce
By Oluce, Vico Magistretti
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Atollo lamp by Vico Magistretti for Oluce, circa 1977. Designed by Magistretti in 1977, it was awarded the Compasso d'Oro in 1979. Early production with original textured matte ename...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Aluminum, Steel

Atollo White Table Lamp by Vico Magistretti for Oluce
By Vico Magistretti, Oluce
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Atollo Metal Table Lamp by Vico Magistretti for Oluce. The Atollo lamp has become an iconic representation of the table lamp. The simple cylinder, cone, and hemisphere combine in suc...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Table Lamps

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Metal

Atollo Black Table Lamp by Vico Magistretti for Oluce
By Vico Magistretti, Oluce
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Atollo Metal Table Lamp by Vico Magistretti for Oluce. The Atollo lamp has become an iconic representation of the table lamp. The simple cylinder, cone, and hemisphere combine in suc...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Table Lamps

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Metal

Atollo Opal Table Lamp by Vico Magistretti for Oluce
By Vico Magistretti, Oluce
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Atollo Metal Table Lamp by Vico Magistretti for Oluce. The Atollo lamp has become an iconic representation of the table lamp. The simple cylinder, cone, and hemisphere combine in suc...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Table Lamps

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Metal

Atollo Glass Table Lamp by Vico Magistretti for Oluce
By Vico Magistretti, Oluce
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Atollo Table Lamp by Vico Magistretti for Oluce. The Atollo lamp has become an iconic representation of the table lamp. The simple cylinder, cone, and hemisphere combine in such a s...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Table Lamps

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Metal

Vico Magistretti 'Atollo' Small Black Metal Table Lamp by Oluce
By Oluce, Vico Magistretti
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Table lamp designed by Vico Magistretti in 1977 Manufactured by Oluce, Italy. Designed in 1977 by Vico Magistretti, over the years, Atollo has become the archetype of the table l...
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2010s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal

Large Early Atollo Table Lamp in White Lacquered Steel by Vico Magistretti
By Vico Magistretti
Located in Kansas City, MO
Early production white enameled steel table lamp designed by Vico Magistretti. This example was purchased by the original owner, an architect, in London in the 1980s. It has been wit...
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Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Steel

Vico Magistretti 'Atollo' Medium Black Metal Table Lamp by Oluce
By Oluce, Vico Magistretti
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Table lamp designed by Vico Magistretti in 1977 Manufactured by Oluce, Italy. Designed in 1977 by Vico Magistretti, over the years, Atollo has become the archetype of the table l...
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2010s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal

Atollo Model 233 Table Lamp by Vico Magistretti for Oluce
By Oluce, Vico Magistretti
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Atollo Model 233 table lamp by Vico Magistretti for Oluce. Current production manufactured in Italy. Opal glass diffuser and stem. Atollo is available in three different sizes and fi...
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2010s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Glass

Glass Table Lamp Atollo 237 by Vico Magistretti for Oluce
By Oluce, Vico Magistretti
Located in Vienna, AT
The Atollo table lamp (1977) is distinguished by its minimal geometric construction. The worldwide imitated and yet inimitable lamp won numerous awards, and it can also be found as a...
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2010s Italian Table Lamps

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Brass

Vico Magistretti 'Atollo' Medium White Glass Table Lamp by Oluce
By Oluce, Vico Magistretti
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Table lamp designed by Vico Magistretti in 1977 Manufactured by Oluce, Italy. Designed in 1977 by Vico Magistretti, over the years, Atollo has become the archetype of the table l...
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2010s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Opaline Glass

Vico Magistretti 'Atollo' Large Metal Black Table Lamp by Oluce
By Oluce, Vico Magistretti
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Table lamp designed by Vico Magistretti in 1977 Manufactured by Oluce, Italy. Designed in 1977 by Vico Magistretti, over the years, Atollo has become the archetype of the table l...
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2010s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal

Vico Magistretti 'Atollo' Small White Glass Table Lamp by Oluce
By Vico Magistretti, Oluce
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Table lamp designed by Vico Magistretti in 1977 Manufactured by Oluce, Italy. Designed in 1977 by Vico Magistretti, over the years, Atollo has become the archetype of the table l...
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2010s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Opaline Glass

Glass Table Lamp Atollo 236 by Vico Magistretti for Oluce
By Oluce, Vico Magistretti
Located in Vienna, AT
The Atollo Table Lamp (1977) is distinguished by its minimal geometric construction. The worldwide imitated and yet inimitable lamp won numerous awards, and it can also be found as a...
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2010s Italian Table Lamps

Materials

Brass

Atollo Satin Bronze Table Lamp by Vico Magistretti for Oluce
By Oluce, Vico Magistretti
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Atollo Metal Table Lamp by Vico Magistretti for Oluce. The Atollo lamp has become an iconic representation of the table lamp. The simple cylinder, cone, and hemisphere combine in suc...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Table Lamps

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Metal

Vico Magistretti 'Atollo' Large White Glass Table Lamp by Oluce
By Oluce, Vico Magistretti
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Table lamp designed by Vico Magistretti in 1977 Manufactured by Oluce, Italy. Designed in 1977 by Vico Magistretti, over the years, Atollo has become the archetype of the table l...
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2010s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Opaline Glass

Vico Magistretti 'Atollo' Large Metal Black Table Lamp by Oluce
By Oluce, Vico Magistretti
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Table lamp designed by Vico Magistretti in 1977 Manufactured by Oluce, Italy. Designed in 1977 by Vico Magistretti, over the years, Atollo has become the archetype of the table l...
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2010s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal

Glass Table Lamp Atollo 235 by Vico Magistretti for Oluce
By Oluce, Vico Magistretti
Located in Vienna, AT
The Atollo table lamp (1977) is distinguished by its minimal geometric construction. The worldwide imitated and yet inimitable lamp won numerous awards, and it can also be found as a...
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2010s Italian Table Lamps

Materials

Brass

Vico Magistretti 'Atollo' Medium Metal Satin Bronze Table Lamp by Oluce
By Vico Magistretti, Oluce
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Table lamp designed by Vico Magistretti in 1977 Manufactured by Oluce, Italy. Designed in 1977 by Vico Magistretti, over the years, Atollo has become the archetype of the table l...
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2010s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal

Vico Magistretti 'Atollo' Large Metal Satin Gold Table Lamp by Oluce
By Oluce, Vico Magistretti
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Table lamp designed by Vico Magistretti in 1977 Manufactured by Oluce, Italy. Designed in 1977 by Vico Magistretti, over the years, Atollo has become the archetype of the table l...
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2010s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal

Vico Magistretti 'Atollo' Large Opaline Murano Glass Table Lamp by Oluce
By Vico Magistretti, Oluce
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Table lamp designed by Vico Magistretti in 1977 Manufactured by Oluce, Italy. Designed in 1977 by Vico Magistretti, over the years, Atollo has become the archetype of the table l...
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2010s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Murano Glass, Opaline Glass

Vico Magistretti 'Atollo' Medium Metal Satin Gold Table Lamp by Oluce
By Vico Magistretti, Oluce
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Table lamp designed by Vico Magistretti in 1977 Manufactured by Oluce, Italy. Designed in 1977 by Vico Magistretti, over the years, Atollo has become the archetype of the table l...
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2010s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal

Vico Magistretti 'Atollo' Large Metal Satin Bronze Table Lamp by Oluce
By Vico Magistretti, Oluce
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Table lamp designed by Vico Magistretti in 1977 Manufactured by Oluce, Italy. Designed in 1977 by Vico Magistretti, over the years, Atollo has become the archetype of the table l...
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2010s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal

Vico Magistretti 'Atollo' Small Metal Satin Bronze Table Lamp by Oluce
By Vico Magistretti, Oluce
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Table lamp designed by Vico Magistretti in 1977 Manufactured by Oluce, Italy. Designed in 1977 by Vico Magistretti, over the years, Atollo has become the archetype of the table l...
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2010s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal

Vico Magistretti 'Atollo' Large Metal Satin Bronze Table Lamp by Oluce
By Oluce, Vico Magistretti
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Table lamp designed by Vico Magistretti in 1977 Manufactured by Oluce, Italy. Designed in 1977 by Vico Magistretti, over the years, Atollo has become the archetype of the table l...
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2010s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal

Vico Magistretti 'Atollo' Small Metal Satin Gold Table Lamp by Oluce
By Vico Magistretti, Oluce
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Table lamp designed by Vico Magistretti in 1977 Manufactured by Oluce, Italy. Designed in 1977 by Vico Magistretti, over the years, Atollo has become the archetype of the table l...
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2010s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal

Set of 'Atollo' Glass Table Lamp Designed by Vico Magistretti for Oluce
By Vico Magistretti, Oluce
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Set of two table lamp -medium and small- "Atollo" designed by Vico Magistretti in 1977 Manufactured by Oluce, Italy. Designed in 1977 by Vico Magistretti, over the years, Atollo ...
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2010s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Opaline Glass

Metal Black/White Table Lamp Atollo 233 by Vico Magistretti for Oluce
By Vico Magistretti, Oluce
Located in Vienna, AT
The Atollo table lamp (1977) is distinguished by its minimal geometric construction. The worldwide imitated and yet inimitable lamp won numerous awards, and it can also be found as a...
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2010s Italian Table Lamps

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Aluminum

Metal Black/White Table Lamp Atollo 238 by Vico Magistretti for Oluce
By Vico Magistretti, Oluce
Located in Vienna, AT
The Atollo table lamp (1977) is distinguished by its minimal geometric construction. The worldwide imitated and yet inimitable lamp won numerous awards, and it can also be found as a...
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2010s Italian Table Lamps

Materials

Aluminum

Metal Black/White Table Lamp Atollo 233 by Vico Magistretti for Oluce
By Vico Magistretti, Oluce
Located in Vienna, AT
The Atollo table lamp (1977) is distinguished by its minimal geometric construction. The worldwide imitated and yet inimitable lamp won numerous awards, and it can also be found as a...
Category

2010s Italian Table Lamps

Materials

Aluminum

Set of 'Atollo' Large and Medium Black Table Lamp Designed by Vico Magistretti
By Oluce, Vico Magistretti
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Set of two table lamp, large and medium, "Atollo" designed by Vico Magistretti in 1977 Manufactured by Oluce, Italy. Designed in 1977 by Vico Magistretti, over the years, Atollo ...
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2010s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal

Set of 'Atollo' Medium and Small Bronze Table Lamp Designed by Vico Magistretti
By Oluce, Vico Magistretti
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Set of two table lamp -medium and small- "Atollo" designed by Vico Magistretti in 1977 Manufactured by Oluce, Italy. Designed in 1977 by Vico Magistretti, over the years, Atollo ...
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2010s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal

Set of 'Atollo' Large and Medium Gold Table Lamp Designed by Vico Magistretti
By Oluce, Vico Magistretti
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Set of two table lamp -large and medium- "Atollo" designed by Vico Magistretti in 1977 Manufactured by Oluce, Italy. Designed in 1977 by Vico Magistretti, over the years, Atollo ...
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2010s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal

Set of 'Atollo' Large and Small Glass Table Lamp Designed by Vico Magistretti
By Oluce, Vico Magistretti
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Set of two table lamp -large and small- "Atollo" designed by Vico Magistretti in 1977 Manufactured by Oluce, Italy. Designed in 1977 by Vico Magistretti, over the years, Atollo h...
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2010s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Opaline Glass

Set of 'Atollo' Large and Small Gold Table Lamp Designed by Vico Magistretti
By Oluce, Vico Magistretti
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Set of two table lamp -large and small- "Atollo" designed by Vico Magistretti in 1977 Manufactured by Oluce, Italy. Designed in 1977 by Vico Magistretti, over the years, Atollo h...
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2010s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal

20th Century Vico Magistretti for Oluce Table Lamp "Atollo" in Lacquered Metal
By Oluce, Vico Magistretti
Located in Turin, Turin
Atollo, for many years now, is no longer a lamp, or rather, it is not just a lamp. It is a myth, an icon: one of the most accepted symbols in the world of design, one of the very fe...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal

Set of 'Atollo' Large and Medium Glass Table Lamp Designed by Vico Magistretti
By Oluce, Vico Magistretti
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Set of two table lamp, large and medium, "Atollo" designed by Vico Magistretti in 1977 Manufactured by Oluce, Italy. Designed in 1977 by Vico Magistretti, over the years, Atollo ...
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2010s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Opaline Glass

Set of 'Atollo' Large and Small Bronze Table Lamp Designed by Vico Magistretti
By Oluce, Vico Magistretti
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Set of two table lamp, large and small, "Atollo" designed by Vico Magistretti in 1977 Manufactured by Oluce, Italy. Designed in 1977 by Vico Magistretti, over the years, Atollo h...
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2010s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal

Set of 'Atollo' Medium and Small Gold Table Lamp Designed by Vico Magistretti
By Oluce, Vico Magistretti
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Set of two table lamp -medium and small- "Atollo" designed by Vico Magistretti in 1977 Manufactured by Oluce, Italy. Designed in 1977 by Vico Magistretti, over the years, Atollo ...
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2010s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal

Set of 'Atollo' Large and Small Gold Table Lamp Designed by Vico Magistretti
By Oluce, Vico Magistretti
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Set of two table lamp -large and small- "Atollo" designed by Vico Magistretti in 1977 Manufactured by Oluce, Italy. Designed in 1977 by Vico Magistretti, over the years, Atollo h...
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2010s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal

Set of 'Atollo' Large and Medium Bronze Table Lamp Designed by Vico Magistretti
By Oluce, Vico Magistretti
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Set of two table lamp -large and medium- "Atollo" designed by Vico Magistretti in 1977 Manufactured by Oluce, Italy. Designed in 1977 by Vico Magistretti, over the years, Atollo ...
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2010s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal

Italian Adjustable White Glass Atollo Lamp by Magistretti for Oluce, 1977
By Oluce, Vico Magistretti
Located in MIlano, IT
Italian adjustable white glass Atollo lamp by Vico Magistretti for Oluce, 1977 Stunning and unique Atollo lamp, old model from 1969 by Oluce, entirely crystal made. Uniqueness due to...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Glass

Set of 'Atollo' Large, Medium and Small Glass Table Lamp Designed by Magistretti
By Oluce, Vico Magistretti
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Set of three table lamps large, medium and small model- "Atollo" designed by Vico Magistretti in 1977. Manufactured by Oluce, Italy. Designed in 1977 by Vico Magistretti, over the...
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2010s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Opaline Glass

Set of 'Atollo' Large Medium and Small Bronze Table Lamp Designed by Magistretti
By Oluce, Vico Magistretti
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Set of three table lamps -large, medium and small model- "Atollo" designed by Vico Magistretti in 1977. Manufactured by Oluce, Italy. Designed in 1977 by Vico Magistretti, over th...
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2010s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal

Set of 'Atollo' Large, Medium and Small Gold Table Lamp Designed by Magistretti
By Oluce, Vico Magistretti
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Set of three table lamps -large, medium and small model- "Atollo" designed by Vico Magistretti in 1977. Manufactured by Oluce, Italy. Designed in 1977 by Vico Magistretti, over th...
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2010s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal

Set of 'Atollo' Large, Medium and Small Black Table Lamp Designed by Magistretti
By Oluce, Vico Magistretti
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Set of three table lamps -large, medium and small model- "Atollo" designed by Vico Magistretti in 1977. Manufactured by Oluce, Italy. Designed in 1977 by Vico Magistretti, over th...
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2010s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal

Magistretti Atollo Pair 1970s Black Aluminum Table Lamps
By Vico Magistretti
Located in Sarasota, FL
These lamps are a game changer. Entering any room, the shape, is immediately changed and the room feels extremely different. The feeling and the look is indescribable. This pair is i...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Aluminum

Vico Magistretti Atollo Table Lamp
By Vico Magistretti
Located in Ferndale, MI
Vico Magistretti Atollo table lamp for Artemide.
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Vintage 1970s Italian Table Lamps

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Aluminum

Atollo Glass Table Lamp by Vico Magistretti
By Vico Magistretti
Located in Dronten, NL
Iconic Atollo model 236 table lamp designed in 1977 by Vico Magistretti for oluce. Over the years, Atollo has become the archetype of the table lamp, winning the Compasso d’Oro in 19...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Glass

Atollo Pair of Lamps by Vico Magistretti
By Vico Magistretti
Located in Madrid, ES
Pair of table lamps designed by Vico Magistretti made in white lacquer metal.
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Vintage 1980s Italian Table Lamps

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Metal

Large Atollo 233 Table Lamp by Vico Magistretti
By Vico Magistretti
Located in Dronten, NL
Iconic Atollo model 233 table lamp designed in 1977 by Vico Magistretti for oluce. Over the years, Atollo has become the archetype of the table lamp, winning the Compasso d’Oro in ...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Steel

Atollo Lamp by Vico Magistretti for O Luce
By Oluce, Vico Magistretti
Located in Costa Mesa, CA
Atollo Lamp by Vico Magistretti for O Luce. Circa 1970's
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Vintage 1970s Italian Table Lamps

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Metal

Mid-Century Modern Vico Magistretti "Atollo" Desk Lamp, Model 239
By Vico Magistretti
Located in Brussels, BE
Mid-Century Modern Vico Magistretti "Atollo" Desk Lamp, Model 239
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal

Atollo Table Lamp Originally Designed by Vico Magistretti for O Luce
By Vico Magistretti
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Italian table lamp by Vico Magistretti for O Luce, circa 1970s. Metal and brass. Dimer as shown on the photo.
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Rare Atollo Table Lamp by Vico Magistretti for Oluce
By Oluce, Vico Magistretti
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Atollo table lamp by Vico Magistretti for Oluce. Designed and manufactured in Italy, circa 1970's. Painted metal. Original EU cord. We recommend two E27 60w maximum bulbs. Bulbs not ...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal

Rare "Atollo" Table Lamp by Vico Magistretti for Oluce
By Oluce, Vico Magistretti
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Atollo table lamp by Vico Magistretti for Oluce. Designed and manufactured in Italy, 1977. Rare, out of production finish. Original cord, U.S. adaptor provided. We recommend two E27 ...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Aluminum

Atollo Table Lamp in Glass by Vico Magistretti, Oluce, Italy, 1990s
By Vico Magistretti
Located in Brussels, BE
Atollo table lamp in glass by Vico Magistretti, Oluce, Italy, 1990s.
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1990s Italian Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Glass

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Atollo Lamp Vico Magistretti For Sale on 1stDibs

Choose from an assortment of styles, material and more with respect to the atollo lamp vico magistretti you’re looking for at 1stDibs. Frequently made of metal, glass and aluminum, every atollo lamp vico magistretti was constructed with great care. If you’re shopping for a atollo lamp vico magistretti, we have 20 options in-stock, while there are 44 modern editions to choose from as well. Whether you’re looking for an older or newer atollo lamp vico magistretti, there are earlier versions available from the 20th Century and newer variations made as recently as the 21st Century. Each atollo lamp vico magistretti bearing Mid-Century Modern or Modern hallmarks is very popular.

How Much is a Atollo Lamp Vico Magistretti?

A atollo lamp vico magistretti can differ in price owing to various characteristics — the average selling price 1stDibs is $2,652, while the lowest priced sells for $890 and the highest can go for as much as $6,500.

Vico Magistretti Biography and Important Works

As one of the founding fathers of modern Italian design, prolific architect and industrial designer Ludovico Magistretti (known by his nickname Vico) was guided by his philosophy, “There is no excuse for bad design.” His architectural projects are widely revered, and an ingenious meld of form and function can be found in his stylish and deceptively simple table lamps, sofas, armchairs and other mid-century furnishings.

Born in Milan, Magistretti followed in the footsteps of his father and grandfather (both architects) to study architecture at the Polytechnic University of Milan. At the outbreak of World War II, he fled to Switzerland, and it was there he met his role model and mentor, renowned humanist architect Ernesto Nathan Rogers. Magistretti was inspired by Rogers’s vision to revive postwar Italy, and they collaborated on several reconstruction projects. Among Magistretti’s first architectural designs is a “poetic” round church, which he created for the QT8, an experimental Milanese neighborhood.

When Magistretti returned to Milan in 1945, he worked at his father’s architectural firm. It wasn’t until the early 1950s that he expanded his talents into design while working with furniture artisans.

In the 1960s, Magistretti began his 30-year working relationship with famed entrepreneur Cesare Cassina of the Cassina furniture manufacturing company. In their design approach, the two men shared a vision of the relationship between modernity and tradition and enjoyed a close bond (Magistretti designed Cassina’s luxurious villa in 1965). However, their friendship was not without contention.

Legend has it that upon seeing the prototype for Magistretti’s Maralunga sofa, Cassina hated it so much that he punched it, breaking the back of the sofa, which crumpled into itself. Unfazed, Magistretti allegedly responded, “Right, great, it looks perfect to me like that,” and the Maralunga's slumped, adjustable-height backrest was born. Incidentally, the Maralunga sofa won Italy’s Compossa d’Oro award as did his Eclisse lamp for Artemide and his Atollo lamp for Oluce.

Magistretti died in 2006, but his designs live on in galleries, museums and private residences and offices around the world.

Find a range of vintage Vico Magistretti furniture and lighting on 1stDibs.

Finding the Right Table Lamps for You

Perfect for lighting your nightstand or reading nook, table lamps play an integral role in styling an inviting room. A well-crafted antique or vintage table lamp does 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. 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 during the Art Deco movement, originating 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 an Art Deco table lamp provide an air of luxury and sophistication that never goes out of style.

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.

If you are looking for something more contemporary, industrial table lamps are demonstrative of a newly chic style that isn’t afraid to pay homage to the past. They look particularly at home in any rustic loft space amid exposed brick and steel beams.

Before you buy a desk lamp or table lamp for your living room, consider your lighting needs. The Snoopy lamp, designed in 1967, or any other “banker’s lamp” (shorthand for the Emeralite desk lamps patented by H.G. McFaddin and Company), provides light at a downward angle that is perfect for writing, while the Fontana table lamp and the beloved Grasshopper lamp by Greta Magnusson-Grossman each yield a soft and even glow. Some table lamps require lampshades to be bought separately.

Whether it’s a classic antique Tiffany 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.