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Scandinavian Midcentury Floor Lamp by Falkenbergs, Sweden
By Falkenbergs Belysning
Located in Karlstad, SE
Lovely floor lamp in brass, by Swedish manufacturer Falkenbergs, Sweden. The lamp is adjustable in both height and angle, making it a perfect reading lamp beside the sofa. Condit...
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20th Century Swedish Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

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Brass

Scandinavian Midcentury Brutalist Floor Lamp
Located in Karlstad, SE
Lovely floor/table lamp in copper colored metal, most likely manufactured in Sweden. The lamp can be used as a floor lamp or table lamp. This lamp is a great example of the Brutalis...
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20th Century Swedish Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

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Metal

  • Scandinavian Midcentury Brutalist Floor Lamp
  • Scandinavian Midcentury Brutalist Floor Lamp
  • Scandinavian Midcentury Brutalist Floor Lamp
  • Scandinavian Midcentury Brutalist Floor Lamp
H 25.6 in. W 7.49 in. D 7.49 in.
Scandinavian Midcentury Floor Lamp by Bertil Brisborg for NK
By NK (Nordiska Kompaniet), Bertil Brisborg
Located in Karlstad, SE
Scandinavian midcentury floor lamp by Bertil Brisborg for NK, Sweden. This rare model is made for Nordiska Kompaniets "Triva" series and was designed by Bertil Brisborg during the 1...
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20th Century Swedish Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

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Brass

Turned Mahogany Mid-Century Swedish Floor Lamp
Located in Surbiton, Surrey
A turned mid-century floor lamp. Stained mahogany. Original shade retained but may want updating. Sweden, c1960s. Mid to late 20th. Re-wired and PAT tested. D...
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Floor Lamps

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Wood

Mae, Floor Lamps, Wood, Brass, Sweden, 1950s
By MAE Lamp
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Floor lamps produced by Mae, Möller Armatur, Eskilstuna, Sweden, 1950s. In brass and finely sculpted wood. Please note the refined shape of the bases. Lampshades are attached for ...
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Vintage 1950s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

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Brass

Pair of Solid Wood Mid-Century Modern Swedish Floor Lamps
By Hans J. Wegner
Located in New York, NY
Very chic pair of solid oak pole lamps marked made in Sweden. Midcentury Danish modern style floor lamps in unusually clean condition, working and ready to use. Priced and offered as...
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern Floor Lamps

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Oak

Fagerhults Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamp
By Fagerhult
Located in Port Jervis, NY
Fantastic plastic flexible floor lamp. Mid-1960s orange with a flexible neck for maneuverability with positioning. Lamp is 44 inches tall when in the reading flex position. All origi...
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Vintage 1960s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

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Plastic

Scandinavian Mid-Century Floor Lamp
Located in Long Island City, NY
Scandinavian Mid-Century floor lamp with three metal mesh and parchment shades. Existing wiring, rewiring available upon request.
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Vintage 1960s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Floor Lamps

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Metal

Mid-Century Modern Swedish Teak, Brass and Linen Floor Lamp, 1960s
Located in Escalona, Toledo.
Floor lamp made of teak wood with brass details and large light colored linen lampshade. Made in Sweden in the 1960s. Exquisite design with clean, elegant and quality lines. In ver...
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20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern Floor Lamps

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Brass

Pair of Mid-Century Brass Floor Lamps
Located in London, GB
A pair of brass floor lamps. Sweden, third quarter of the 20th century. With the shade: 159 cm high by 45 cm diameter. Lamp bases only: 133 cm high by 32 cm diameter.
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

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Brass

Swedish, Floor Lamp, Brass, Rattan, Sweden, 1950s
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A floor lamp, designed and produced in Sweden, 1950s. In brass. Assorted vintage rattan lampshade.    
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Vintage 1950s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

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Brass

Mid century Swedish Floor Lamp, Attributed to Svend Aage Holm Sørensen for ASEA
By Svend Aage Holm Sørensen, ASEA
Located in Odense, DK
Mid century floor lamp, attributed to Danish designer Svend Aage Holm Sørensen for Swedish company ASEA. Probably from the 1950s. Lot of similarities to the Grasshopper light. Gol...
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Vintage 1960s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

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Brass, Steel

Modernist Rosewood Floor Lamp, Sweden
Located in San Diego, CA
Vintage modernist rosewood floor lamp with weighted base made in Sweden, circa 1960s. Measures: Overall height of 58.5", largest diameter of shade is 18", diameter of base is 10".
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

Mid-Century Modern Adjustable Floor Lamp
Located in Porto, PT
Mid-Century Modern adjustable chrome and white lacquered floor lamp. Diam. 29 cm (shade), H 160 cm, D 33 cm.
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Vintage 1960s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Floor Lamps

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Metal, Chrome

  • Mid-Century Modern Adjustable Floor Lamp
  • Mid-Century Modern Adjustable Floor Lamp
  • Mid-Century Modern Adjustable Floor Lamp
  • Mid-Century Modern Adjustable Floor Lamp
H 63 in. W 11.42 in. D 13 in.
Large Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamp by Arthur Percy for Gullaskruf 1950s, Sweden
By Arthur Percy, Gullaskruf
Located in Munich, DE
Exceptional, elegant and large Mid-Century Modern floor lamp. Designed by Arthur Percy for Gullaskruf, Sweden, 1950s. Makers mark on the glass base. Executed in blown glass in dark ...
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Vintage 1950s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

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Brass

Swedish, Adjustable Floor Lamp, Patinated brass, Sweden, 1950s
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A floor lamp, designed and produced in Sweden, 1950s-1960s. In patinated brass. Features a pure form enhanced by simple ornamentation to the screen.    
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Vintage 1950s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

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Brass

Swedish, Adjustable Floor Lamp, Brass, Fabric, Sweden, 1940s
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
An adjustable floor lamp. Designed and produced in Sweden 1940s. With a brand new lampshade.
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Vintage 1950s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

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Brass

Mid-Century Brass and Black Leather Floor Lamp
Located in London, GB
A brass and twisted black leather floor lamp. Sweden, third quarter of the 20th Century. With the shade: 147 cm high by 41 cm diameter. Lamp base only: 128 cm high by 25 cm diameter.
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

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Brass

Mid-Century Brass and Black Reading Floor Lamp
By Boréns Borås
Located in London, GB
A brass and black enamelled iron reading floor lamp, by Boréns. Sweden (Borås), Circa 1950.
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

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Brass, Iron

Pair Mid Century White Lacquered Metal Floor Lamps
Located in Madrid, ES
A pair of mid-20th century floor lamps, made of white lacquered metal with ocher color in the middle bordered with a brass ring,the measurements with the lampshade <llas of lamps is ...
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

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Metal, Brass

Swedish, Adjustable Floor Lamp, Brass, Fabric, Sweden, 1950s
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
An adjustable floor lamp. Designed and produced in Sweden, c. 1950s-1960s. With a vintage string lampshade.
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Vintage 1950s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

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Brass

Teak Floor Lamp Made in Sweden
Located in New York, NY
Midcentury teak floor lamp made in Sweden. Original clean and working condition, shade not included.
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern Floor Lamps

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Teak

Midcentury Swedish Floor Lamp in Metal
Located in Stockholm, SE
Swedish floor lamp, manufactured during the 1950s. Metal stem, aluminum shade. Grey lacquer finish. Adjustable reflector with brass fitting. Light switch on shade in working condition.
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern Floor Lamps

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Metal, Aluminum

  • Midcentury Swedish Floor Lamp in Metal
  • Midcentury Swedish Floor Lamp in Metal
  • Midcentury Swedish Floor Lamp in Metal
  • Midcentury Swedish Floor Lamp in Metal
H 54.34 in. W 14.57 in. D 15.36 in.
Swedish, Adjustable Floor Lamp, Teak, Brass, Fabric, Sweden, 1950s
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A floor lamp. Designed and produced in Sweden, 1950s. Brand new lampshade of traditional model, hand-made in Sweden.
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Vintage 1950s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

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Brass

Swedish Designer, Floor Lamp, Brass, Bamboo, Rattan, Sweden, 1950s
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A floor lamp. By unknown Swedish designer, 1950s. Brass rod and base. Assorted vintage lampshade in bamboo and rattan. Other designers of the period include Hans-Agne Jakobsson, P...
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Vintage 1950s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

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Brass

Swedish, Small Floor Lamp, Copper, Solid Teak, Sweden, 1950s
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A small floor lamp. In copper and solid teak, Sweden, 1950s Sold without lampshade. Stated dimensions excluding the lampshade. Other designers of the period include Hans Bergst...
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Vintage 1950s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

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Copper

Swedish, Floor Lamp, Brass, Metal, Parchment Paper, Sweden, 1950s
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A highly modernist floor lamp. Designed and produced in Sweden, c. 1950s-1960s. Other designers of the period include Paavo Tynell, Josef Frank, Hans Agne Jakobsson, Lisa Johansso...
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Vintage 1950s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

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Metal, Brass

Swedish Designer, Floor Lamp, Brass, Bamboo, Rattan, Sweden, 1950s
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A floor lamp. By unknown Swedish designer, 1950s. Brass rod and base. Assorted vintage lampshade in bamboo and rattan.
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Vintage 1950s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

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Brass

Swedish Modern Teak & Marble Midcentury Floor Lamp, 1950s, Sweden
Located in Vienna, AT
Elegant midcentury floor lamp made in Sweden. The lamp is made of tapered and hand carved teak wood stem with very fine brass details and a heavy Breccia marble base. The big origina...
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Vintage 1950s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

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Breccia Marble, Brass

ASEA, Floor Lamp, Brass, Rattan, Sweden, 1950s
By ASEA
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A small floor lamp, produced by ASEA, 1950s. Brass, assorted vintage rattan lampshade sourced in Swedish secondary market. Stated dimensions include illustrated lampshade. ...
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Vintage 1950s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

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Brass

Mid-Century Modern Scandinavian Design Adjustable Reflector Floor Lamp
By Ateljé Lyktan
Located in Bochum, NRW
Refined Swedish adjustable floor lamp by Ateljé Lyktan, 1980s, in wine red color. The lamp is adjustable on height through a retractable swivel arm, between 120 to 190 cm The light...
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Vintage 1980s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

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Metal

Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamp with Eyelet Linen Shades
Located in New York, NY
This slender and graceful lamp features a pair of flexible brass arms which allow the lamp to illuminate both up or down, providing reading and working light as well as to spotlight ...
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Vintage 1940s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

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Fir

Midcentury Floor Lamp by Liberty, 1940s, Sweden
Located in Karlstad, SE
Lovely floor lamp manufactured by Liberty, 1940s. The lamp consists of a wooden pole, supporting a brass rod that is adjustable in height. Maximum height is 160cm (55"). Con...
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20th Century Swedish Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

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Brass

  • Midcentury Floor Lamp by Liberty, 1940s, Sweden
  • Midcentury Floor Lamp by Liberty, 1940s, Sweden
  • Midcentury Floor Lamp by Liberty, 1940s, Sweden
  • Midcentury Floor Lamp by Liberty, 1940s, Sweden
H 63 in. W 15.75 in. D 21.66 in.
1950s, Black Three-Light Floor Lamp, Sweden
Located in Silvolde, Gelderland
Typical 1950s floor lamp with two off-whites and one salmon polyester fabrics covers. The caps are lined with black cords. The lamp stands on a metal three-leg rest covered with bl...
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Vintage 1950s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

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Steel

Floor Lamp, Anonymous, for Bergboms, Sweden, 1960s
By Bergboms
Located in Stockholm, SE
Brass.
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Vintage 1960s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

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Brass

Floor Lamp, Anonymous, for Bergboms, Sweden, 1960s
By Bergboms
Located in Stockholm, SE
Brass.
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Vintage 1960s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

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Brass

Floor Lamp, Anonymous, for Bergboms, Sweden, 1960s
Located in Stockholm, SE
Floor lamp, anonymous, for Bergboms, Sweden, 1960s. Metal.
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Vintage 1960s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

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Metal

Scandinavian Midcentury Floor Lamp by Falkenbergs, Sweden
By Falkenbergs Belysning
Located in Karlstad, SE
Lovely floor lamp in oak and brass, model 7072 by Swedish manufacturer Falkenbergs, circa 1960. The lampshade is adjustable, making it a perfect reading lamp beside the sofa or even...
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20th Century Swedish Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

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Brass

Scandinavian Midcentury Floor Lamp by Falkenbergs, Sweden
By Falkenbergs Belysning
Located in Karlstad, SE
Lovely floor lamp in brass, metal, and wood, model 7069, by Swedish manufacturer Falkenbergs. The lamp is adjustable in both height and angle, making it a perfect reading lamp besi...
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20th Century Swedish Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

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Brass

Swedish Designer, Adjustable Floor Lamp, Brass, Leather, Fabric, Sweden, 1960s
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
An adjustable floor lamp. Produced and designed in Sweden, c. 1960s. Base and rod clad in brown leather.  
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Vintage 1960s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

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Brass

Floor Lamp, Anonymous, for Bergboms, Sweden, 1960s
By Bergboms
Located in Stockholm, SE
Floor lamp, anonymous, for Bergboms, Sweden, 1960s. Brass.
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Vintage 1960s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

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Brass

Black Leather Swedish Floor Lamp from Bergboms
By Bergboms
Located in Stockholm, SE
Cool floor lamp from Bergboms with a leather-clad brass pole and foot. Black leather with contrasting white seams. Bergboms was a successful Swedish lighting firm which manufactur...
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Vintage 1950s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

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Brass

1960s Carl Fagerlund Floor Lamp Orrefors, Sweden
By Carl Fagerlund
Located in Praha, CZ
- New handmade lampshade from hand made paper - Newly rewired - Plug adapter included for US order - Stand 23 cm.  
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Vintage 1960s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

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Paper

Swedish, Two-Armed Floor Lamp, Brass, Teak, Fabric, Sweden, 1950s
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A floor lamp, designed and produced in Sweden, 1950s. In brass and teak. Brand new high-end lampshades.     
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Vintage 1950s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

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Copper

Scandinavian Midcentury Floor Lamp by Falkenbergs, Sweden
By Falkenbergs Belysning
Located in Karlstad, SE
Lovely floor lamp in brass and metal, model 7071 by Swedish manufacturer Falkenbergs, circa 1950. The lampshade is adjustable, making it a perfect reading lamp beside the sofa. Con...
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20th Century Swedish Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

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Brass, Metal

Swedish, Adjustable Floor Lamp, Brass, Stained Oak, Fabric, Sweden, 1950s
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
An adjustable floor lamp. Designed and produced in Sweden, 1940s. With a brand new lampshade.
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Vintage 1950s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

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Brass

Swedish, Two-Armed Floor Lamp, Copper, Teak, Fabric, Sweden, 1950s
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A floor lamp, designed and produced in Sweden, 1950s-1960s. In copper and teak. Brand new high-end lampshades.    
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Vintage 1950s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

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Copper

Mid-Century Swedish Walnut Three-Light Ceiling Tension Pole Lamp
Located in Esperance, NY
Stunning mid century tension floor lamp. The lamp consists of three Swedish shades with a metal and walnut frame.
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Vintage 1950s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

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Walnut

20th Century Silver Swedish Golvlampa - Steel Floor Lamp by Konsthantverk
By Konsthantverk Tyringe 1
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A vintage Mid-Century Modern Swedish floor lamp whit a white shade, made of stainless steel. Produced by Konsthantverk, featuring a one light socket, in good condition. Model 2792, L...
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

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Metal, Stainless Steel

Pair of Floor Lamps, Sweden, 1950-1960s
Located in Stockholm, SE
A pair of floor lamps in black and yellow lacquered metal, Sweden, 1950-1960s. Adjustable height.
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Antique Mid-19th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern Floor Lamps

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Metal

  • Pair of Floor Lamps, Sweden, 1950-1960s
  • Pair of Floor Lamps, Sweden, 1950-1960s
  • Pair of Floor Lamps, Sweden, 1950-1960s
  • Pair of Floor Lamps, Sweden, 1950-1960s
H 54.34 in. W 18.9 in. D 15.75 in.
Swedish, Large Adjustable Floor Lamp, Brass, Masur Birch Fabric, Sweden, 1940s
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A large adjustable floor lamp. Designed and produced in Sweden 1940s. Brass rod of adjustable height, sizable base in masur birch, original lampshade.
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Vintage 1950s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

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Brass

Greta Magnusson Mid-Century Modern Blue Metal "Grasshopper" Floor Lamp
By Greta Magnusson-Grossman
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Floor lamp designed by Greta Magnusson Grossman in Sweden, circa 1947. In original condition, with minor wear consistent with age and use, preserving a beautiful patina. Greta ...
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Vintage 1940s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

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Aluminum, Brass, Steel

Swedish, Two-Armed Floor Lamp, Lacquered Metal, Brass, Fabric, Sweden, 1950s
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A two-armed floor lamp. In lacquered metal, brass. Brand new lampshades, Sweden, 1950s.
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Vintage 1950s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

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Metal, Brass

Greta Magnusson Mid-Century Modern Black Metal "Grasshopper" Floor Lamp
By Greta Magnusson-Grossman
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Floor lamp designed by Greta Magnusson Grossman in Sweden, circa 1947. In original condition, with minor wear consistent with age and use, preserving a beautiful patina. The lamp...
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Vintage 1940s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

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Aluminum, Brass, Steel

Swedish, Two-Armed Floor Lamp, Lacquered Metal, Brass, Rattan, Sweden, 1950s
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
An adjustable two-armed floor lamp. In lacquered metal, brass. Assorted vintage rattan lampshades.
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Vintage 1950s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

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Metal, Brass

Swedish, Three-Armed Floor Lamp, Lacquered Metal, Brass, Rattan, Sweden, 1950s
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
An adjustable three-armed floor lamp. In lacquered metal, brass. Assorted vintage rattan lampshades.
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Vintage 1950s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

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Metal, Brass

Bergboms, Adjustable Floor Lamps, Brass, Fabric, Sweden, 1970s
By Bergboms
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A pair of adjustable floor lamps. Designed and produced by Bergboms, Sweden, circa 1970s. Brand new fabric lampshades. Other designers of the period include Paavo Tynell, Hans Ber...
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Vintage 1960s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

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Brass

Swedish, Two-Armed Floor Lamp, Lacquered Metal, Brass, Fabric, Sweden, 1950s
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
An adjustable two-armed floor lamp. In lacquered metal, brass, fabric. Vintage lampshades.
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Vintage 1950s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

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Metal, Brass

Bergboms, Small Floor Lamp, Brass, Rattan, Sweden, 1970s
By Bergboms
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A small floor lamp. Designed and produced by Bergboms, Sweden, c. 1970s. Assorted vintage rattan lampshade. Other designers of the period include Paavo Tynell, Hans Bergström, Jos...
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Vintage 1960s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

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Brass

Bergboms, Adjustable Floor Lamp, Brass, Rattan, Sweden, 1970s
By Bergboms
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
An adjustable floor lamp. Designed and produced by Bergboms, Sweden, c. 1970s. Assorted vintage rattan lampshade. Other designers of the period include Paavo Tynell, Hans Bergströ...
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Vintage 1960s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

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Brass

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Floor Lamp Sweden Mid Century For Sale on 1stDibs

Find many varieties of an authentic floor lamp Sweden mid century available at 1stDibs. A floor lamp Sweden mid century — often made from metal, brass and wood — can elevate any home. You’ve searched high and low for the perfect floor lamp Sweden mid century — we have versions that date back to the 19th Century alongside those produced as recently as the 20th Century are available. A floor lamp Sweden mid century is a generally popular piece of furniture, but those created in Mid-Century Modern, Scandinavian Modern and Art Deco styles are sought with frequency. You’ll likely find more than one floor lamp Sweden mid century that is appealing in its simplicity, but Ateljé Lyktan, Hans-Agne Jakobsson and Falkenbergs Belysning produced versions that are worth a look.

How Much is a Floor Lamp Sweden Mid Century?

Prices for a floor lamp Sweden mid century start at $440 and top out at $22,669 with the average selling for $2,600.

A Close Look at mid-century-modern Furniture

Organically-shaped, clean-lined and elegantly simple are three terms that well describe 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.

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 American furniture on 1stDibs demonstrates, this period saw one of the most delightful and dramatic flowerings of creativity in design history.

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.