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B Rooke

Pair of B. Rooke Ceramic Lamp with Custom Made Lampshade René Houben
By Bernard Rooke
Located in Rijssen, NL
A rare pair of table lamps by Bernard Rooke, England, 1960s. Sculptural pieces, made of handmade ceramic elements in natural tones of terracotta and stone. With matching custom made ...
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Mid-20th Century European Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Metal, Brass

B. Rooke Ceramic Lamp with New Custom Made Lampshade by René Houben, 1960s
By Bernard Rooke
Located in Rijssen, NL
A rare ceramic table lamp by Bernard Rooke, England, 1960s. Sculptural piece, made of handmade ceramic elements in natural tones of terracotta and stone. With an exceptional custom m...
Category

Mid-20th Century British Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Metal, Brass

B. Rooke Ceramic Lamp with New Custom Made Lampshade by René Houben, 1960s
By Bernard Rooke
Located in Rijssen, NL
A rare ceramic table lamp by Bernard Rooke, England, 1960s. Sculptural piece, made of handmade ceramic elements in natural tones of terracotta and stone. With an exceptional custom m...
Category

Mid-20th Century British Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Metal, Brass

Large B. Rooke Ceramic Lamp, 1960s with Custom Made Silk Lampshade by René Hoube
By Bernard Rooke
Located in Rijssen, NL
A rare large ceramic table lamp by Bernard Rooke, England, 1960s. Sculptural piece, made of handmade ceramic elements in natural tones of terracotta and stone. With a special custom ...
Category

Vintage 1960s British Brutalist Table Lamps

Materials

Brass

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Large B. Rooke Ceramic Table Lamp with Custom Made Silk Lampshade by René Houben
By Bernard Rooke
Located in Rijssen, NL
A rare large ceramic table lamp by Bernard Rooke, England, 1960s. Sculptural piece, made of handmade ceramic elements in natural tones of terracotta and stone. With a special custom ...
Category

Mid-20th Century British Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Metal, Brass

Pair of B. Rooke Ceramic Lamp with Custom Made Lampshade René Houben
By Bernard Rooke
Located in Rijssen, NL
A rare pair of table lamps by Bernard Rooke, England, 1960s. Sculptural pieces, made of handmade ceramic elements in natural tones of terracotta and stone. With matching custom made ...
Category

Mid-20th Century British Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Metal, Brass

B. Rooke Ceramic Lamp with Custom Made Silk Lampshade René Houben, 1960s
By Bernard Rooke
Located in Rijssen, NL
A rare ceramic table lamp by Bernard Rooke, England, 1960s. A sculptural piece, made of handmade ceramic elements in natural tones of terracotta and stone. With a special custom made...
Category

Mid-20th Century British Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Metal, Brass

B. Rooke Ceramic Floor Lamp with Custom Made New Silk Lampshade by René Houben
By Bernard Rooke
Located in Rijssen, NL
A rare, or oversize, ceramic TOTEM table lamp by Bernard Rooke, England, 1960s. Sculptural piece, made of handmade ceramic elements in natural tones of terracotta, aqua and stone, wi...
Category

Mid-20th Century British Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

Materials

Metal, Brass

Pair of B. Rooke Ceramic Table Lamps with Custom Made Lampshade by René Houben
By Bernard Rooke
Located in Rijssen, NL
A rare pair of ceramic table lamps by Bernard Rooke, England, 1960s. Sculptural pieces, made of handmade ceramic elements in natural tones of terracotta and stone, with a combination...
Category

Mid-20th Century British Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Metal, Brass

B. Rooke Ceramic Lamp with New Custom Made Silk Lampshade by René Houben, 1960s
By Bernard Rooke
Located in Rijssen, NL
Exceptional table lamp by Bernard Rooke, England, 1960s. Sculptural high-end piece, made of handmade ceramic elements in natural tones of terracotta and stone. With a special custom ...
Category

Mid-20th Century British Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Metal, Brass

B Rooke For Sale on 1stDibs

Choose from an assortment of styles, material and more with respect to the b rooke you’re looking for at 1stDibs. Each b rooke for sale was constructed with extraordinary care, often using ceramic, metal and brass. You’ve searched high and low for the perfect b rooke — we have versions that date back to the 20th Century alongside those produced as recently as the 20th Century are available. A b rooke, designed in the Mid-Century Modern style, is generally a popular piece of furniture. Bernard Rooke, Bernard Rooke Studio and Peter Rooke-Ley each produced at least one beautiful b rooke that is worth considering.

How Much is a B Rooke?

The average selling price for a b rooke at 1stDibs is $2,579, while they’re typically $250 on the low end and $12,500 for the highest priced.

Bernard Rooke Biography and Important Works

Bernard Rooke Furniture is available on 1stDibs for sale. These distinctive objects are often made of ceramics and are designed with extraordinary care. There are many options in our Bernard Rooke Furniture collection, although brown editions of this piece are particularly popular. We have 43 vintage editions of these items in-stock, while there is 0 modern edition to choose from as well. Many original furniture by Bernard Rooke were created in Europe during the 20th century in the Mid-Century Modern style. Bernard Rooke Furniture prices can vary depending on size, time period and other attributes. On Amazon, the price for these items starts at $411 and tops out at $8,750, while pieces like these can sell for $2,148 on average.

A Close Look at Mid-Century Modern Furniture

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

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

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

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

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

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

A Close Look at Mid-Century Modern Furniture

Glashütte Limburg möbel are available for sale on 1stDibs. These distinctive objects are often made of glasswaren and are designed with extraordinary care. There are many options in our collection of Glashütte Limburg Mobel, although beige editions of this piece are particularly popular. There are 661 vintage versions of these items in stock, while there is 0 modern edition to choose from as well. Many of the original möbels by Glashütte Limburg were created in the modern der Mitte des jahrhunderts style in Europe during the 20. jahrhundert. If you’re looking for additional options, many customers also consider Mobel by and. The prices for Glashütte Limburg Mobel can vary depending upon size, time period and other attributes. Price for these items starts at 265 $ and tops out at 34.200 $, while pieces like these can sell for 1.084 $ on average..

On the Origins of Europe

Georg Jensen furniture is available for sale on 1stDibs. These distinctive items are frequently made of metal and are designed with extraordinary care. In our collection of Georg Jensen furniture there are many options to choose from, although silver editions of this piece are particularly popular. 952 vintage editions of these items are in stock, while there are 446 modern editions to choose from as well. Many original furniture by Georg Jensen were created in Europe during the 20th century in the Art Nouveau style. If you’re looking for additional options, many customers also consider furniture by and . The prices for Georg Jensen furniture can vary depending on size, time period and other attributes. 1stDibs's price starts at $19 and tops out at $269,950, while pieces like these can sell for $737 on average.

Furniture of the 20th Century

Gaetano Sciolari furniture are available for sale on 1stDibs. These distinctive items are frequently made of metal and are designed with extraordinary care. There are many options in our Gaetano Sciolari collection of furniture, although beige editions of this piece are particularly popular.. We stock 687 vintage versions of these items, while there is 0 modern edition to choose from as well. Many original furniture by Gaetano Sciolari were created in Europe during the 20th century in the mid-century modern style. If you’re looking for additional options, many customers also consider furniture by and . Prices for Gaetano Sciolari furniture can vary depending on size, time period and other attributes. The price for these items starts at $153 and tops out at $28,437, while pieces like these can sell for $2,400 on average.

Materials: Brass Furniture

Whether burnished or lacquered, antique, new and vintage brass furniture can elevate a room.

From traditional spaces that use brass as an accent — by way of brass dining chairs or brass pendant lights — to contemporary rooms that embrace bold brass decor, there are many ways to incorporate the golden-hued metal.

“I find mixed metals to be a very updated approach, as opposed to the old days, when it was all shiny brass of dulled-out silver tones,” says interior designer Drew McGukin. “I especially love working with brass and blackened steel for added warmth and tonality. To me, aged brass is complementary across many design styles and can trend contemporary or traditional when pushed either way.”

He proves his point in a San Francisco entryway, where a Lindsey Adelman light fixture hangs above a limited-edition table and stools by Kelly Wearstleralso an enthusiast of juxtapositions — all providing bronze accents. The walls were hand-painted by artist Caroline Lizarraga and the ombré stair runner is by DMc.

West Coast designer Catherine Kwong chose a sleek brass and lacquered-parchment credenza by Scala Luxury to fit this San Francisco apartment. “The design of this sideboard is reminiscent of work by French modernist Jean Prouvé. The brass font imbues the space with warmth and the round ‘portholes’ provide an arresting geometric element.”

Find antique, new and vintage brass tables, case pieces and other furnishings now 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.