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Desk Lamp Mcm

Vintage MCM Kock & Lowy Desk Lamp
By Kocks
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Rare vintage MCM Kock & Lowy articulating angel arm desk lamp, solid steel enamel rod arm, small
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Steel

  • Vintage MCM Kock & Lowy Desk Lamp
  • Vintage MCM Kock & Lowy Desk Lamp
  • Vintage MCM Kock & Lowy Desk Lamp
  • Vintage MCM Kock & Lowy Desk Lamp
H 16 in W 33 in D 33 in
MCM Model 7100 "Diax" Adjustable Desk Lamp in Gold Accents by Tensor
By Tensor
Located in San Diego, CA
A very nice MCM model 7100 "Diax" adjustable desk lamp in gold accents by Tensor, circa 1970s. The
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal

Mid-20th Century MCM Drip Glaze Ceramic Ball Lamp with New Black Shade
Located in Topeka, KS
Fabulous vintage Mid-Century Modern drip glaze ceramic ball lamp with a new silk-like black drum
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Mid-20th Century Unknown Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal

Casella Brass Flat Bar Desk Lamp Rare 1970s
By Casella
Located in Lake Worth, FL
Desk Lamp Approximate Measurements in Inches 15.75" high 20.5" deep 6.5" wide Condition In good
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

  • Casella Brass Flat Bar Desk Lamp Rare 1970s
  • Casella Brass Flat Bar Desk Lamp Rare 1970s
  • Casella Brass Flat Bar Desk Lamp Rare 1970s
  • Casella Brass Flat Bar Desk Lamp Rare 1970s
H 15.75 in W 6.5 in D 20.5 in
MCM Gold Spun Fiberglass String Swag Pendant Hanging Light Fixture or Lamp
Located in Topeka, KS
light fixture or lamp. Beautiful condition, keeping in mind that this is vintage and not new so will
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Mid-20th Century Unknown Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Metal, Wire

MCM White Dome Swag Pendant Hanging Light Fixture or Lamp Style of Lightolier
By Lightolier
Located in Topeka, KS
fixture or lamp in the style of Lightolier. Beautiful condition, keeping in mind that this is vintage and
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Mid-20th Century Unknown Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

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Vintage MCM Art Deco Figural Jester Harlequin Table Lamps Style of Marbro Pair
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1980s Henredon Burl Wood Drum Nightstand/End Table
By Henredon
Located in Dallas, TX
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Pair of Tibetan Hand Hammered Brass Lamps with Glass Jewels
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Neoclassical French Empire Round Cherry Somno Drum Table Nightstand Cabinet Vtg
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Mid-Century Modern Cylinder Drum Shape Burl Wood End Side Table Nightstand Mint!
By John Widdicomb
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Mid-Century Modern cylinder drum shape burl wood end side table nightstand mint!
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Mid Century Swedish Modern Nightstand Chest of Drawers
Located in Atlanta, GA
MCM Swedish Teak Four drawer Chest, stained dark walnut. Perfect height as a console, end table or nightstand. Please let us know if you have any questions'
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Large Mid-Century Modern Brass Stag Head on Marble Base
Located in Haddonfield, NJ
Brass Stag Deer Head with Antler on Marble Base MCM Stunning large stag bust sculpture on a marble base. This decorative object certainly makes a statement either in a formal or inf...
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Mid-Century Alarm Clock Task Lamp by Tensor
By Tensor
Located in New York, NY
Task lamp with combination clock and alarm by Tensor. USA, circa 1950. Fully functioning clock and alarm.

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Peter Hvidt for John Stuart Danish Teak and Cane Two Tier MCM Coffee Table
By Peter Hvidt, John Stuart Inc.
Located in Keego Harbor, MI
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Vintage white murano wall lamp, Italy 1980s
Located in Miklavž Pri Taboru, SI
Vintage white Murano wall lamp with petals-shaped design, made in Italy in the 1980s. This Mid-Century Modern (MCM) Murano sconce features an elegant petals-like structure and accomm...
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Murano Glass

  • Vintage white murano wall lamp, Italy 1980s
  • Vintage white murano wall lamp, Italy 1980s
  • Vintage white murano wall lamp, Italy 1980s
  • Vintage white murano wall lamp, Italy 1980s
H 7.88 in W 15.75 in D 5.91 in
Vintage Chrome Geometric Table Lamps, USB Charging Port on Base
Located in Miami, FL
Vintage chrome geometric table lamps, USB charging port on base. Offered for sale is a vintage pair of chrome geometric form table lamps with drum shades included. The lamps have ge...
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1990's National Mt. Airy Biedermeier Style Drum Tables
By National Mt. Airy
Located in Dallas, TX
Add a touch of elegance to your living space with this remarkable set of National Mt. Airy Biedermeier Style drum form nightstands/bedside tables that could also serve as dry bar cab...
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1990s American Biedermeier End Tables

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Pair MCM Black & Gold Large Scale Table Lamps by Carstens Tonnieshof of Germany
By Carstens Tönnieshof
Located in Topeka, KS
Stunning vintage mid-century modern black matte and gold asymmetrical glazed design floor vase style large scale table lamps with off-white linen-look hard backed drum shades and rou...
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Architect's Task Lamp by Tensor
By Tensor
Located in New York, NY
The "Z" model task lamp by Tensor. Signed. USA, circa 1950. Features a long tubular shade; complemented by weighted base with two electrica outlets and on/off switch. Takes one...
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Neoclassical Biedermeier Drum Cabinet, Mahogany, Marble, France circa 1830
Located in Regensburg, DE
Rare, cannelured french Restauration "Biedermeier" drum cabinet, drum table or nightstand from France around 1830. Solid mahogany, hand polished with shellac. All around cannelu...
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Vintage MCM Table Lamp with Frosted White Glass Mushroom Shade by Laurel Lamp Co
By Laurel Lamp Company
Located in Topeka, KS
Amazing vintage Mid-Century Modern table lamp with frosted white glass mushroom shade by Laurel
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Artemide Tizio Richard Sapper Italian Swivel Table Desk Reading Lamp MCM
By Artemide
Located in Dayton, OH
". Introduced in 1972, the lamp is built with two counterweights allowing the user to direct the light at will
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Mid-Century Modern Blue Ceramic and Pickled Oak Desk Table Lamp Atomic Boho MCM
Located in Dayton, OH
Retro or Mid-Century Modern pickled oak and robin’s egg blue ceramic table lamp. Measures: 8.5
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Best British Adjustable Reading Lamp in Brass by OMI 1960s MOD
By OMI
Located in Chula Vista, CA
AMBIANIC is pleased to present: OMI best British desk-table reading lamp, fully adjustable, in a
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Vintage 1960s English Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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MCM Norwegian Architects Red Desk Lamp
Located in Bradenton, FL
A Mid-Century Modern period architects desk lamp in a red gloss finish. Two spring mounted metal
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Mid-Century Modern Desk Lamp by Laurel Lamp Co.
By Laurel Lamp Company
Located in San Diego, CA
Highly collectible MCM desk lamp by Laurel Lamp Co., circa 1960s. The lamp features a 10" diameter
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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2 Vintage Regency Brass Acrylic MCM Lucite Table Lamps Charles Hollis Jones Pair
By Charles Hollis Jones
Located in Dayton, OH
2 vintage Regency brass acrylic MCM Lucite table lamps Charles Hollis Jones pair Charles Hollis
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MCM Walnut & Chrome Cube Clock Lamp by V. H. Woolums Style Howard Miller Clocks
By Howard Miller
Located in Topeka, KS
Awesome Mid-Century Modern walnut cube clock/lamp on a Stand comprised of a chrome shaft and square
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Midcentury Scandinavian Modern Teak Royal Board Trestle Base Desk
By Royal Board
Located in Baltimore, MD
for a laptop, file organizer and lamp. Remarkable and rare, this glamorous desk is sure to add a flair
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1950s Gerald Thurston for Lightolier Adjustable Brass and Black Desk Lamp
By Lightolier, Gerald Thurston
Located in Bainbridge, NY
Classic MCM Gerald Thurston for Lightolier Library Lamp. Featuring single cone Black enameled metal
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MCM Chrome & Walnut Veneer Display Cabinet or Room Divider 3 Piece Unit by Lane
By Lane Furniture
Located in Topeka, KS
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1960s Modern Vintage Silver Task Light Desk Top Clamp Lamp
By Lightolier
Located in Chula Vista, CA
Clamp Lamp MCM Vintage Silver Task Light Desk Top Clamp Lamp Screw on 11 tall x 6 diameter Preowned
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Rare Original MCM Robert Sonneman Adjustable Tak Desk Lamp Model 7702, 1970s
By Robert Sonneman
Located in Westmaas, NL
Rare orange tak desk lamp designed by Robert Sonneman for Robert Sonneman Associates Inc. and
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Mid Century Modern Desk
Located in Raleigh, NC
great MCM chair pulled up to and a funky lamp. It is in very good vintage condition.
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Desks

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  • Mid Century Modern Desk
  • Mid Century Modern Desk
H 28 in W 48.5 in D 23 in
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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 legendary 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.

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.

Questions About Desk Lamp Mcm
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    An MCM lamp is a lighting fixture produced during the middle of the 20th century. MCM stands for mid-century modern, the name associated with this era. The lamps include both tabletop and freestanding floor fixtures. On 1stDibs, shop a large selection of vintage lamps.
  • 1stDibs ExpertSeptember 28, 2021
    A good desk lamp is going to make a substantial difference in any home, office or studio. The ideal desk lamp should provide apt task lighting, be easy to use, and also be aesthetically pleasing. Find a wide range of unique and elegant desk lamps on 1stDibs today.
  • 1stDibs ExpertOctober 26, 2021
    The best desk lamp is a matter of preference — the right fixture can help you work more efficiently while also reducing eye strain. LED desk lamps in the 2700K to 4500K color temperature range often provide a warm and pleasing light under which to work. Shop a collection of antique, vintage, and modern desk lamps from some of the world’s top dealers on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    The desk lamps with the green shade are called banker’s lamps. Banker’s lamps are green because it is believed the color helps to encourage concentration and is mentally soothing. It is also said that green helps with eye strain. You can shop a selection of banker’s lamps from some of the world’s top sellers on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertOctober 5, 2021
    There are many types of best LED desk lamps for your home — it's really a matter of preference. On 1stDibs, there are modern, mid-century modern desk lamps and other lighting to choose from.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    British designer George Carwardine designed the Anglepoise desk lamp. Before creating the light fixture, he worked as an engineer designing automobile suspension systems. The first Anglepoise lamps debuted in 1931. You can find a variety of Anglepoise desk lamps on 1stDibs.