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David Wurster

David Wurster Floor Lamp for Raymor
By David Wurster
Located in Denton, TX
Very rare in the red color 1950s triple shade floor lamp designed by David Wurster for Raymor. The
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20th Century Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

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Metal

David Wurster Double Head Brass Desk Lamp with Barrel Shades, C. 1950
By David Wurster
Located in Bainbridge, NY
David Wurster articulating two head brass desk lamp. Featuring finely crafted directional lighting
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Vintage 1940s American Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

David Wurster for Raymor Steel & Gray Enamel Aluminum Torchiere, Early 1950s
By David Wurster, Raymor
Located in Bainbridge, NY
Tall David Wurster for Raymor uplight floor lamp. Featuring a slim lacquered steel stem, gray
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

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Steel, Aluminum

Funky Mid Century Modern Black Enamel Floor Lamp by David Wurster for Raymor
By David Wurster, Raymor
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A nice early floor lamp designed by David Wurster and produced by Raymor in the 1950's. It features
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

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Steel

David Wurster Floor Lamp for Raymor
By David Wurster, Raymor
Located in New York, NY
. Designed by David Wurster and distributed by Raymor, circa 1952. The black lacquered metal is in original
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

Materials

Metal

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David Wurster Black Cross Arm Gooseneck Floor Lamp with Two White Shades, 1950s
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Rare David Wurster Lamp Table for Raymor
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wooden ball switch. Designed by David Wurster for Raymor, circa 1951. Wurster's s side tables and lamps
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Nest of three tables with birch tops and blackened tubular steel legs. Designed by David Wurster
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David Wurster Floor Lamp
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David Wurster For Sale on 1stDibs

With a vast inventory of beautiful furniture at 1stDibs, we’ve got just the david wurster you’re looking for. Frequently made of metal, fabric and wood, every david wurster was constructed with great care. You’ve searched high and low for the perfect david wurster — we have versions that date back to the 20th Century alongside those produced as recently as the 20th Century are available. When you’re browsing for the right david wurster, those designed in Mid-Century Modern and Modern styles are of considerable interest. Raymor each produced at least one beautiful david wurster that is worth considering.

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Finding the Right floor-lamps for You

The modern floor lamp is an evolution of torchères — tall floor candelabras that originated in France as a revolutionary development in lighting homes toward the end of the 17th century. Owing to the advent of electricity and the introduction of new materials as a part of lighting design, floor lamps have taken on new forms and configurations over the years. 

In the early 1920s, Art Deco lighting artisans worked with dark woods and modern metals, introducing unique designs that still inspire the look of modern floor lamps developed by contemporary firms such as Luxxu

Popular mid-century floor lamps include everything from the enchanting fixtures by the Italian lighting artisans at Stilnovo to the distinctly functional Grasshopper floor lamp created by Scandinavian design pioneer Greta Magnusson-Grossman to the Paracarro floor lamp by the Venetian master glass workers at Mazzega. Among the more celebrated names in mid-century lighting design are Milanese innovators Achille and Pier Giacomo Castiglioni, who, along with their eldest brother, Livio, worked for their own firm as architects and designers. While Livio departed the practice in 1952, Achille and Pier Giacomo would go on to design the Arco floor lamp, the Toio floor lamp and more for legendary lighting brands such as FLOS

Today’s upscale interiors frequently integrate the otherworldly custom lighting solutions created by a wealth of contemporary firms and designers such as Spain’s Masquespacio, whose Wink floor lamps integrate gold as well as fabric fringes. 

Visual artists and industrial designers have a penchant for floor lamps, possibly because they’re so often a clever marriage of design and the functions of lighting. A good floor lamp can change the mood of any room while adding a touch of elegance to your entire space. Find yours now on 1stDibs.

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