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1970s Industrial VEB German Copper & Aluminium Pendant Lamp Cage & Glass lens
By Industrial Design
Located in Leicester, Leicestershire
VEB copper and aluminium pendant with target grill. VEB was formed in the early 1950s and was the biggest Luminaire manufacturer in the GDR.   The publicly owned operation (Germ...
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Vintage 1970s German Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Aluminum, Brass, Bronze, Copper, Steel

Midcentury Industrial German VEB Copper, Cast Brass, Iron and Glass Pendant Lamp
By VEB
Located in Leicester, Leicestershire
A reclaimed retro industrial copper and brass ceiling pendant. Originally bridge lights made in the 1960s by VEB a German manufacturer, salvaged and professionally restored by Loo...
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Vintage 1960s German Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass, Copper, Iron

Solid Copper Pendant Lamp 'Roulet', Jo Hammerborg for Fog & Mørup Denmark, 1963
By Jo Hammerborg
Located in Esbjerg, DK
This solid copper pendant lamp was designed by Johannes Hammerborg for Fog & Mørup, Denmark and released as 'Roulet' in the early 1960s. It is one of Hammerborg earliest designs. Nic...
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Vintage 1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Copper

Copper Svend Aage Holm Sorensen Pendant Lamp for Holm Sorensen and Company
By Holm Sørensen
Located in Den Haag, NL
Rare Svend Aage Holm Sorensen pendant lamp for Holm Sorensen and Company. Denmark. Adjustable in height.
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Vintage 1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass, Copper

Olvidada Chandelier Lamp
By Pepe Cortés
Located in Barcelona, ES
Steel structure and lamp holder nucleas with a brass scotch polished finish. Linestras 9W LED.
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21st Century and Contemporary Spanish Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Copper

  • Olvidada Chandelier Lamp
  • Olvidada Chandelier Lamp
  • Olvidada Chandelier Lamp
  • Olvidada Chandelier Lamp
H 147.25 in. W 37.01 in. D 65.36 in.
Olvidada Chandelier Lamp
By Pepe Cortés
Located in Barcelona, ES
Steel structure and lamp holder nucleas with a brass scotch polished finish. Linestras 9W LED.
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21st Century and Contemporary Spanish Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Copper

  • Olvidada Chandelier Lamp
  • Olvidada Chandelier Lamp
  • Olvidada Chandelier Lamp
  • Olvidada Chandelier Lamp
H 147.25 in. W 37.01 in. D 65.36 in.
Copper Pendant Lamp by Temde, 1970s
By Temde Leuchten
Located in Hagenbach, DE
Copper pendant lamp by Temde in the 1970s. Measures: Height of shade 26 cm Max height 70 cm Diameter 43 cm The light requires one E27 light bulb. Very good vintage con...
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Vintage 1970s Danish Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Copper

  • Copper Pendant Lamp by Temde, 1970s
  • Copper Pendant Lamp by Temde, 1970s
  • Copper Pendant Lamp by Temde, 1970s
  • Copper Pendant Lamp by Temde, 1970s
H 27.56 in. Dm 16.93 in.
Curveaceous Contemporary Solid Copper Pendant Lamp
By Luminosa
Located in San Miguel de Allende, MX
Fresh from the foundry the Cocoon lamp starts as a flat sheet of copper, using traditional copper raising techniques the lamp is gently coaxed and beaten into shape slowly taking its...
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2010s Mexican American Craftsman Chandeliers and Pendants

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Copper

Rare Copper Pendant Lamp by Cosack, 1970s
By Cosack Leuchten
Located in Hagenbach, DE
Extraordinary copper pendant lamp by Cosack in the 1970s. Measures: Height of shade 34 cm Max height 65 cm Diameter 27 cm The light requires eight E14 light bulbs. Ver...
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Vintage 1970s Danish Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Copper

1930s, Red Copper Pendant Lamp with Opaline Glass
Located in Silvolde, Gelderland
Beautiful red copper pendant lamp with white satin finish glass hood. In absolutely perfect condition. Period, 1930. Measures: H. 47 cm, ø 26 cm.
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Vintage 1920s Chandeliers and Pendants

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Copper

1930s Red Copper Pendant Lamp with Opaline Glass
Located in Silvolde, Gelderland
Beautiful red copper pendant lamp with white satin finish glass hood. In absolutely perfect condition. Period 1930. Measures: H. 47 cm, ø 26 cm.
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Vintage 1920s Chandeliers and Pendants

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Copper

Beautiful Red Copper Pendant Lamp With Opaline Glass
Located in Silvolde, Gelderland
Beautiful red copper pendant lamp with white satin finish glass hood. In absolute perfect condition. Period 1930. H. 47 cm , ø 26 cm.
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Vintage 1920s Chandeliers and Pendants

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Copper

1930s Red Copper Pendant Lamp with Opaline Glass
Located in Silvolde, Gelderland
Beautiful red copper pendant lamp with white satin finish glass hood. In absolutely perfect condition. Period 1930. Measures: H. 47 cm, ø 26 cm.
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Vintage 1920s Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Copper

1930s, Red Copper Pendant Lamp with Opaline Glass
Located in Silvolde, Gelderland
Beautiful red copper pendant lamp with white satin finish glass hood. In absolutely perfect condition. Period, 1930. Measures: H. 47 cm, ø 26 cm.
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Vintage 1920s Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Copper

1930s Red Copper Pendant Lamp with Opaline Glass
Located in Silvolde, Gelderland
Beautiful red copper pendant lamp with white satin finish glass hood. In absolutely perfect condition. Period 1930. Measures: H. 47 cm, ø 26 cm.
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Vintage 1920s Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Copper

1930s, Red Copper Pendant Lamp with Opaline Glass
Located in Silvolde, Gelderland
Beautiful red copper pendant lamp with white satin finish glass hood. In absolutely perfect condition. Period, 1930. Measures: H. 47 cm, ø 26 cm.
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Vintage 1920s Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Copper

1930s Red Copper Pendant Lamp with Opaline Glass
Located in Silvolde, Gelderland
Beautiful red copper pendant lamp with white satin finish glass hood. In absolutely perfect condition. Period 1930. Measures: H. 47 cm, ø 26 cm.
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Vintage 1920s Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Copper

1930s Red Copper Pendant Lamp with Opaline Glass
Located in Silvolde, Gelderland
Beautiful red copper pendant lamp with white satin finish glass hood. In absolutely perfect condition. Period 1930. Measures: H. 47 cm, ø 26 cm.
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Vintage 1920s Chandeliers and Pendants

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Copper

Alquimia Cono: Contemporary Polished Conical Copper Pendant Lamp
By Luminosa
Located in San Miguel de Allende, MX
Clean form, bold lines, and an abundance of light and warmth, the Alquimia Cono architectural pendant lamp has been carefully developed to match the exquisite qualities of of hand be...
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2010s Mexican American Colonial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Copper

1960 Denmark Mid-Century Modern Copper Pendant Lamp
Located in Niederdorfelden, Hessen
Elegant Danish mid century modern copper pendant lamp on an aluminium frame. Manufactured in Denmark in the 1960s. Measures: diameter 11.8", height 23.6" in. Lighting: takes one l...
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Vintage 1960s European Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Copper

1930s Copper Pendant Lamp with Glass Diffuser Bauhaus
By Josef Hurka
Located in Berlin, DE
Bauhaus style copper lamp in very good original condition with 6 x E27 / Model A fittings. Absolute stunning early modern lighting. To be on the safe side, the lamp should be checked...
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Vintage 1930s Czech Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Copper

Midcentury Rare Copper Pendant Lamp by Vereinigte Werkstätte, 1960s
By Vereinigte Werkstätten München
Located in Hagenbach, DE
Extraordinary copper pendant lamp by Vereinigte Werkstätte in the 1960s. Measures: Height of shade 33 cm Max height 66 cm Diameter 29 cm The light requires one E27 (US...
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Vintage 1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Copper

Scandinavian Mid-Century Modern cone shaped Copper pendant lamp
Located in Berlin, DE
Scandinavian Mid-Century Modern cone shaped Copper pendant lamp Cone shaped pendant light made of hand-hammered copper produced in Denmark. Great midcentury Scandinavian design.
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Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Copper

DDR Space Age Copper Pendant Lamps by VEB, 1970s
Located in Esbjerg, DK
Here is the chance to acquire a pair of ceiling lamps made in a country no longer in existence. The former DDR - Eastern Germany. These lights were made by VEB Metalldrücke in Halle ...
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Vintage 1970s European Space Age Chandeliers and Pendants

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Copper

DDR Space Age Copper Pendant Lamps by VEB, 1970s
Located in Esbjerg, DK
Here is the chance to acquire a pair of ceiling lamps made in a country no longer in existence. The former DDR - Eastern Germany. These lights were made by VEB Metalldrücke in Halle ...
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Vintage 1970s European Space Age Chandeliers and Pendants

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Copper

1950's Scandinavian Cone-Shaped Hand Beaten Copper Pendant Lamp
Located in London, GB
Hand-beaten copper gives an arts and craft element to the pendent lamp. Brass nails are hand formed as are the surface markings. The total drop with chain is 96 cm
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Vintage 1950s Unknown Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Copper

Danish Copper Pendant Lamp by Svend Aage Holm Sørensen, 1960s
By Holm Sørensen
Located in Wien, AT
Danish Copper Pendant Lamp by Svend Aage Holm Sørensen, 1960s Polished and stove enamelled
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Vintage 1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Copper

1920s Art Deco Red Copper Pendant Lamp with Opaline Glass
Located in Silvolde, Gelderland
Beautiful Art Deco red copper pendant lamp with white satin finish glass hood. In absolutely perfect condition.  
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Vintage 1920s Dutch Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

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Copper

1920s Art Deco Red Copper Pendant Lamp with Opaline Glass
Located in Silvolde, Gelderland
Beautiful Art Deco red copper pendant lamp with white satin finish glass hood. In absolutely perfect condition.    
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Vintage 1920s Dutch Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

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Copper

1920s Art Deco Red Copper Pendant Lamp with Opaline Glass
Located in Silvolde, Gelderland
Beautiful Art Deco red copper pendant lamp with white satin finish glass hood. In absolutely perfect condition.
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Vintage 1920s Dutch Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Copper

1920s Art Deco Red Copper Pendant Lamp with Opaline Glass
Located in Silvolde, Gelderland
Beautiful Art Deco red copper pendant lamp with white satin finish glass hood. In absolutely perfect condition.   
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Vintage 1920s Dutch Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

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Copper

Copper Pendant Lamp from the 1930s, Functionalism, in Excellent Condition
Located in Berlin, DE
A unique copper pendant lamp from the 1930s in excellent vintage condition. 4 x E27 To be on the safe side, the lamp should be checked locally by a specialist concerning local requir...
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Vintage 1930s German Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

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Copper

1920s Art Deco Red Copper Pendant Lamp with Opaline Glass
Located in Silvolde, Gelderland
Beautiful Art Deco red copper pendant lamp with white satin finish glass hood. In absolutely perfect condition.   
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Vintage 1920s Dutch Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Copper

1920s Art Deco Red Copper Pendant Lamp with Opaline Glass
Located in Silvolde, Gelderland
Beautiful Art Deco red copper pendant lamp with white satin finish glass hood. In absolutely perfect condition.   
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Vintage 1920s Dutch Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Copper

1920s Art Deco Red Copper Pendant Lamp with Opaline Glass
Located in Silvolde, Gelderland
Beautiful Art Deco red copper pendant lamp with white satin finish glass hood. In absolutely perfect condition.    
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Vintage 1920s Dutch Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Copper

1920s Art Deco Red Copper Pendant Lamp with Opaline Glass
Located in Silvolde, Gelderland
Beautiful Art Deco red copper pendant lamp with white satin finish glass hood. In absolutely perfect condition.
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Vintage 1920s Dutch Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Copper

1920s Art Deco Red Copper Pendant Lamp with Opaline Glass
Located in Silvolde, Gelderland
Beautiful Art Deco red copper pendant lamp with white satin finish glass hood. In absolutely perfect condition.   
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Vintage 1920s Dutch Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Copper

Vintage Danish Solid Copper Pendant Lamp from Fog & Mørup, 1960s
By Fog & Mørup
Located in Esbjerg, DK
Solid copper pendant light with vertical perforations and a white reflective inner shade. The copper has developed a patina over the span of time. It provides a warm light. It’s by F...
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Vintage 1960s Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Copper

Pair of Mid-Century Louvered Copper Pendant Lamp
Located in Las Vegas, NV
Pair of 1950s copper and white enamel louvered ball pendants lamps. Both are complete and show just light wear/scratches. No dents. Each takes a standard light bulb. Black cloth wi...
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Vintage 1950s Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Calimero Medium by Dan Yeffet – Blown Glass & Copper Pendant Lamp
By Dan Yeffet
Located in London, GB
Calimero sets a style of expression, an homage, a delicate and valuable coexistence. A series of suspensions where the material touches and hugs, but never goes out. Almost like love...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Copper

Calimero Large by Dan Yeffet – Blown Glass & Copper Pendant Lamp
By Dan Yeffet
Located in London, GB
Calimero sets a style of expression, an homage, a delicate and valuable coexistence. A series of suspensions where the material touches and hugs, but never goes out. Almost like love...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Other Chandeliers and Pendants

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Copper

Extraordinary Large Mid-Century Modern Copper Pendant Lamp with 4 Socket
Located in München, DE
Very rare large Mid-Century Modern pendant lamp, shade is made of copper. Manufactured By Bochumer Lampenfabrik 1950. Made in Germany. It has one E27 socket inside the lampshade an...
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Vintage 1950s German Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal, Copper

Danish Midcentury Solid Copper Pendant Lamp from Fog & Morup, 1960s
By Fog & Mørup
Located in Esbjerg, DK
Solid copper pendant light with vertical perforations and a white reflective inner shade. The copper has developed a patina over the span of time. It provides a warm light. Its by Fo...
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Vintage 1960s Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Copper

Set of 3 "Tunika" Copper Pendant Lamps by Fog & Mørup, Denmark, 1963
By Jo Hammerborg, Fog & Mørup
Located in Geneva, CH
Set of 3 "Tunika" copper pendant lamps by Jo Hammerborg produced by Fog & Mørup, Denmark, circa 1963 Good condition. Measures: H 25 x D 17 cm.
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Vintage 1960s Danish Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal, Copper

Disc, Contemporary Pendant Lamps, Copper
By Wishnya
Located in Paris, FR
Disc are Minimalist pendant lamps designed by Wishnya Design Studio. Copper finish. Measures: D 25cm or D 15 cm LED G9 60W 110-220V - US compatible Dimmable Adjustable wire Two si...
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21st Century and Contemporary Russian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Copper

Orbis, Contemporary Pendant Lamps, Copper
By Wishnya
Located in Paris, FR
Orbis 40 or 25 are Minimalist pendant lamps designed by Wishnya Design Studio. Copper finish. Measures: D 40cm or D 25 cm LED G9 60W 220V - US compatible Dimmable Adjustable ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Russian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Copper

Diaradius, Contemporary Pendant Lamps, Copper
By Wishnya
Located in Paris, FR
Diaradius 40 or 34 are Minimalist pendant lamps designed by Wishnya Design Studio. Copper finish. Measures: D 40cm or D 34 cm LED G9 60W 220V - US compatible Dimmable Adjusta...
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21st Century and Contemporary Russian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Copper

  • Diaradius, Contemporary Pendant Lamps, Copper
  • Diaradius, Contemporary Pendant Lamps, Copper
  • Diaradius, Contemporary Pendant Lamps, Copper
  • Diaradius, Contemporary Pendant Lamps, Copper
H 15.75 in. W 15.75 in. D 15.75 in.
Orbis, Contemporary Pendant Lamp, Copper
By Wishnya
Located in Paris, FR
Orbis 40 is a Minimalist pendant lamp design by Wishnya Design Studio. Copper finish. Measures: D 40cm LED G9 60W 220V - US compatible Dimmable Adjustable wire Two sizes a...
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21st Century and Contemporary Russian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Copper

Mid-Century Modern Copper Pendant Lamp by Vereinigte Werkstätten 1960s Germany
Located in Munich, DE
Extremely rare and elegant Mid-Century Modern copper pendant lamp or hanging light. Designed and manufactured by Vereinigte Werkstätten, 1960s, Germany. Executed in perforated coppe...
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Vintage 1960s German Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Copper

Mid-Century Modern Copper Pendant Lamps or Hanging Lights, Germany, 1950s
Located in Munich, DE
Rare and elegant Mid-Century Modern copper pendant lamps or hanging lights. Manufactured in Germany, circa 1950s. Executed in copper, each lamp comes with 1 x E27 / E26 Edison scr...
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Vintage 1950s German Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Copper

Copper and Black Pendant Lamp, 1960s
By Fog and Morup
Located in Hagenbach, DE
Black and copper pendant lamp made in Germany in the 1960s. The fixture gives a very beautiful light. It is made from thin aluminum and copper. The light requires one E27 light bu...
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Vintage 1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Copper, Aluminum

Calimero Small Designed by Dan Yeffet – Blown Glass & Copper Pendant Lamp
By Dan Yeffet
Located in London, GB
Calimero sets a style of expression, an homage, a delicate and valuable coexistence. A series of suspensions where the material touches and hugs, but never goes out. Almost like love...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Copper

Rare and Elegant Mid-Century Modern Copper Pendant Lamp, 1950s, Germany
By Bochumer Lampenfabrik
Located in Munich, DE
Elegant Mid-Century Modern brass pendant lamp or hanging light. Designed & manufactured in Germany, 1950s. Executed in copper sheet, it comes with 1 x E27 Edison screw fit bulb hold...
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Vintage 1950s German Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Copper

Danish Brutalist Copper Pendant Lamp by Svend Aage Holm Sørensen, 1960s
By Holm Sørensen
Located in Esbjerg, DK
This chain-suspended solid copper ceiling lamp has its original canopy and was designed by Svend Aage Holm Sørensen. It is very rare and was produced by his company Holm-Sørensen & C...
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Vintage 1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Copper

Scandinavian Teak and Rosé Copper Pendant Lamp, 1960s, Mid-Century Modern
Located in Esbjerg, DK
Stylish two-shaded adjustable pendant lamp with genuine teak veneer and rosé toned copper alloy to the aluminium based shades. Width in total: 14 inches, height: adjustable, individ...
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Vintage 1960s Scandinavian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Aluminum, Copper

Elegant Mid-Century Modern Copper Pendant Lamp by Staff & Schwarz 1960s, Germany
By Staff & Schwarz
Located in Munich, DE
Minimalistic Mid-Century Modern copper pendant lamp or hanging light. Designed and manufactured by Staff & Schwarz Leuchtenwerke, 1960s, Germany. Executed in copper sheet and plex...
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Vintage 1960s German Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Copper

Disc 15, Contemporary Pendant Lamp, Copper
By Wishnya
Located in Paris, FR
Disc 15 is a Minimalist pendant lamp design by Wishnya Design Studio. Copper finish. Measures: D 15cm LED G9 60W 110-220V - US compatible Dimmable Adjustable wire Two sizes availa...
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21st Century and Contemporary Russian Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Copper

Orbis 25, Contemporary Pendant Lamp, Copper
By Wishnya
Located in Paris, FR
Orbis 25 is a Minimalist pendant lamp design by Wishnya Design Studio. Copper finish. Measures: D 25cm LED G9 60W 220V - US compatible Dimmable Adjustable wire Two sizes a...
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21st Century and Contemporary Russian Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Copper

Diaradius 34, Contemporary Pendant Lamp, Copper
By Wishnya
Located in Paris, FR
Diaradius 34 is a Minimalist pendant lamp design by Wishnya Design Studio. Copper finish. Measures: D 34cm LED G9 60W 220V - US compatible Dimmable Adjustable wire Two siz...
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21st Century and Contemporary Russian Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Copper

  • Diaradius 34, Contemporary Pendant Lamp, Copper
  • Diaradius 34, Contemporary Pendant Lamp, Copper
  • Diaradius 34, Contemporary Pendant Lamp, Copper
  • Diaradius 34, Contemporary Pendant Lamp, Copper
H 13.39 in. W 13.39 in. D 13.39 in.
Radius 34, Contemporary Pendant Lamp, Copper
By Wishnya
Located in Paris, FR
Radius 34 is a Minimalist pendant lamp design by Wishnya Design Studio. Copper finish. Measures: D 34cm LED G9 60W 220V Dimmable Adjustable wire Two sizes available Two ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Russian Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Copper

  • Radius 34, Contemporary Pendant Lamp, Copper
  • Radius 34, Contemporary Pendant Lamp, Copper
  • Radius 34, Contemporary Pendant Lamp, Copper
  • Radius 34, Contemporary Pendant Lamp, Copper
H 13.39 in. W 13.39 in. D 4.93 in.
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Copper Pendant Lamp For Sale on 1stDibs

At 1stDibs, there are many versions of the ideal copper pendant lamp for your home. Frequently made of metal, copper and brass, every copper pendant lamp was constructed with great care. Find 118 options for an antique or vintage copper pendant lamp now, or shop our selection of 103 modern versions for a more contemporary example of this long-cherished piece. Your living room may not be complete without a copper pendant lamp — find older editions for sale from the 19th Century and newer versions made as recently as the 21st Century. Each copper pendant lamp bearing Mid-Century Modern, Modern or Scandinavian Modern hallmarks is very popular. A well-made copper pendant lamp has long been a part of the offerings for many furniture designers and manufacturers, but those produced by Mambo Unlimited Ideas, Wishnya and Poul Henningsen are consistently popular.

How Much is a Copper Pendant Lamp?

Prices for a copper pendant lamp can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — at 1stDibs, they begin at $183 and can go as high as $97,759, while the average can fetch as much as $1,200.

Finding the Right Chandeliers Pendant Lights for You

Chandeliers — simple in form, inspired by candelabras and originally made of wood or iron — first made an appearance in early churches. For those wealthy enough to afford them for their homes in the medieval period, a chandelier's suspended lights likely exuded imminent danger, as lit candles served as the light source for fixtures of the era. Things have thankfully changed since then.

While gas lighting during the late 18th century represented an upgrade for chandeliers — and gas lamps would long inspire Danish architect and pioneering modernist lighting designer Poul Henningsen — it would eventually be replaced with the familiar electric lighting of today.

The key difference between a pendant and a chandelier is that a pendant incorporates only a single bulb into its design. Don’t mistake this for simplicity, however. An Art Deco–styled homage to Sputnik from Murano glass artisans Giovanni Dalla Fina (note: there is more than one lighting fixture named for the iconic mid-century-era satellite — see Gino Sarfatti’s design too), with handcrafted decorative elements supported by a chrome frame, is just one stunning example of the elaborate engineering that can be incorporated into every component of a chandelier.

Chandeliers have evolved over time, but their classic elegance has remained unchanged. Not only does the right chandelier prove stunning, but it can also offer a certain sense of practicality. These fixtures can easily illuminate an entire space, while their elevated position prevents them from creating glare or straining one’s eyes. Certain materials, like glass, can complement naturally lit settings without stealing the show. Brass, on the other hand, can introduce an alluring, warm glow. While LEDs have earned a bad reputation for their perceived harsh bluish lights and a loss of brightness over their life span, the right design choices can help harness their lighting potential and create the perfect mood. A careful approach to lighting can transform your room into a peaceful and cozy nook, ideal for napping, reading or working.

For midsize spaces, a wall light or sconce can pull the room together and get the lighting job done. Perforated steel rings underneath five bands of handspun aluminum support a rich diffusion of light within Alvar Aalto's Beehive pendant light, but if you’re looking to brighten a more modest room, perhaps a minimalist solution is what you’re after. The mid-century modern furniture designer Charlotte Perriand devised her CP-1 wall lamps in the 1960s, in which a repositioning of sheet-metal plates can redirect light as needed.

The versatility and variability of these lighting staples mean that, when it comes to finding something like the perfect chandelier, you’ll never be left hanging. From the whimsical — like the work of Beau & Bien’s Sylvie Maréchal, frequently inspired by her dreams — to the classic beauty of Paul Ferrante's fixtures, there is a style for every room. With designs for pendants and chandeliers across eras, colors and materials, you’ll never run out of options to explore on 1stDibs.