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Mexican Mid-Century Modernist Feders Pendant Light
By Felipe Delfinger
Located in Mexico City, CDMX
Circa 1970, we offer these original pendant light designed by Felipe Delfinger. Made of iron and multicolored blown glass.
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Vintage 1970s Mexican Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Iron

Mexican Mid-Century Modernist Feders Pendant Light
By Felipe Delfinger
Located in Mexico City, CDMX
Circa 1970, we offer these original pendant light, these are one of the most stunning samples of Brutalist art designed by Felipe Delfinger. Made of iron and multicolored blown glass.
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Vintage 1970s Mexican Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Iron

Mexican Mid-Century Modernist Feders Pendant Light
By Felipe Delfinger
Located in Mexico City, CDMX
Circa 1970, we offer these original pendant light, these are one of the most stunning samples of Brutalist art designed by Felipe Delfinger. Made of brass and multicolored blown glass.
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Vintage 1970s Mexican Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Mid-Century, Mexico, Chandelier from J. T. Kalmar, Design by Jonathan Browning
By Jonathan Browning
Located in Vienna, Austria
The Mexico Chandelier was designed by Jonathan Browning in the 1940's, it gently hangs from the
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Mid-20th Century Austrian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Brutalist Chandelier by Felipe Delfinger for Feders, Mexico
By Felipe Delfinger
Located in San Antonio, TX
Feders. Mexican mid-century modernist chandelier is high-quality construction with thick glass and
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Mid-20th Century Mexican Brutalist Chandeliers and Pendants

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Iron

Brutalist Chandelier by Felipe Delfinger for Feders, Mexico, Circa 1960s
By Felipe Delfinger
Located in San Antonio, TX
Feders. Mexican mid-century modernist chandelier is high-quality construction with thick glass with
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Mid-20th Century Mexican Brutalist Chandeliers and Pendants

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Iron

1960s Alluring Five Ring Sculptural Chandelier Brass and Mahogany Mexico City
By Stilnovo, Lightolier
Located in Chula Vista, CA
Modern Five Ring Swirling Sculptural Chandelier from Mexico City 1960s Unmarked. Crisp Clean design
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Vintage 1960s Mexican Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Angular Brass Chandelier White Ceramic Shades Arturo Pani 1970s Modern Mexico
By Arturo Pani
Located in Chula Vista, CA
AMBIANIC presents Midcentury Mexican Modernism Brass & Ceramic Chandelier circa 1970s Arturo Pani
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Vintage 1970s Mexican Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Midcentury Modern Sculptural Chandelier 5 Ring Brass Mahogany Mexico City 1960s
By Stilnovo, Lightolier
Located in Chula Vista, CA
Modern Five Ring Swirling Sculptural Chandelier from Mexico City 1960s Unmarked. Crisp Clean design
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Vintage 1960s Mexican Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Pair of Pendant Lights Chandeliers 'Mexico' J.T. Kalmar, Brass Cane Wicker, 1960
By Rupert Nikoll, Stilnovo, Svenskt Tenn, Josef Frank, J.T. Kalmar
Located in Hausmannstätten, AT
A pair of fantastic pendant lamps model no. 3635/6 'Mexiko' (engl. Mexico) by J.T. Kalmar, Austria
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Vintage 1960s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Medieval Gothic Spanish Revival Iron & Wood Beam Hanging Light Fixture Mexico
Located in Topeka, KS
portray any imperfections. Circa, Mid-20th Century. A little bit Medieval, a little bit Gothic, a little
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Mid-20th Century Mexican Gothic Revival Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass, Iron

Mid Century Modern Glass Pendant Lamp
Located in San Pedro Garza Garcia, Nuevo Leon
Beautiful pendant lamp from the early 60s in amber color, includes its original chain and wiring, works perfectly
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Mid-20th Century Mexican Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Glass

Mid Century Caged Glass Pendant Lantern
Located in Winter Park, FL
A Mid Century Mexican Arts and Crafts style caged glass hanging lantern pendant light with hand
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Mid-20th Century Mexican Arts and Crafts Chandeliers and Pendants

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Iron

Pendant Light Chandelier 'Mexico' J.T. Kalmar, Brass Cane Wicker, 1960s, 1 of 2
By J.T. Kalmar
Located in Hausmannstätten, AT
One of two large pendant lamps model no. 3635/6 'Mexiko' (engl. Mexico) by J.T. Kalmar, Austria
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Vintage 1960s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

1970s Brutalist Blown Glass Pendants Feders Felipe Delfinger Mexico
Located in Chula Vista, CA
Brutalist Pair of Feders Pendants Color Banded Glass Panel Lamps Mexican Mid-Century Modernism
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Vintage 1970s Mexican Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Blown Glass

1960s Pendant Lamp Mahogany Art Glass Eugenio Escudero Mexico
By Eugenio Escudero
Located in Chula Vista, CA
1960s Eugenio Escudero Chandelier Pendant Lamp Mahogany Wood modern sway bar with two-globe design
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Vintage 1960s Mexican Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Mid Century Italian Pendant Lamp made in Opal Glass
Located in Mexico City, CDMX
Circa 1960. We offer this Mid Century Pendant Lamp. Beautiful design made in opal glass metal and
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Vintage 1960s Mexican Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Opaline Glass

1970s Felipe Delfinger Feders Handcrafted Art Glass Lamp Shade Mexico
By Felipe Delfinger
Located in Chula Vista, CA
1970s Felipe Delfinger for Feders Colorful Art Glass Lamp Shade from Mexico Artisan Hand Blown
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Vintage 1970s Mexican Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Art Glass

1950s Pepe Mendoza Sculptural Hanging Pendant Fixture Brass and Malachite Mexico
By Pepe Mendoza
Located in Chula Vista, CA
light fixture by Pepe Mendoza Mexico Sculptural brass design with malachite. No hardware. Decorative. No
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Vintage 1950s Mexican Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Malachite, Brass

Felipe Delfinger for Feders Brutalist Metal & Stained Glass Pendant 1970s Mexico
By Poliarte
Located in Brooklyn, NY
own forged metal pod, set together as a striking cylinder chandelier pendant. Chain: approx 30” with
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Mid-20th Century Mexican Brutalist Chandeliers and Pendants

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Iron

Feders Hand Blown Glass Chandelier
By Felipe Delfinger
Located in Mexico City, CDMX
We offer this Feders hand blown glass chandelier designed by Felipe Delfinger, Feders, Cuernavaca
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Vintage 1970s Mexican Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Art Glass

Feders Hand Blown Glass Chandelier
By Felipe Delfinger
Located in Mexico City, CDMX
We offer this Feders hand blown glass chandelier designed by Felipe Delfinger, Feders, Cuernavaca
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Vintage 1970s Mexican Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Art Glass

1970s Feders Delfinger Trio of Lights Glass Dangle Pendant in Blue Green Mexico
By Felipe Delfinger
Located in Chula Vista, CA
For your consideration: Set of three glass shades in a custom chandelier dangle pendant lamp from
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Vintage 1970s Mexican Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Feders Colors Hand Blown Glass Chandelier
By Felipe Delfinger
Located in Mexico City, CDMX
We offer this Feders hand blown glass chandelier designed by Felipe Delfinger, Feders, Cuernavaca
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Vintage 1970s Mexican Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Art Glass

Hanging Handmade Chandelier by Feders
By Felipe Delfinger
Located in Mexico City, CDMX
Circa 1960, We offer this hanging chandelier with custom- hand made glass pendants in transparent
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Vintage 1970s Mexican Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Art Glass

Feders Amber Hand Blown Glass Chandelier
By Felipe Delfinger
Located in Mexico City, CDMX
Circa 1970. We offer this Amber hand blown glass chandelier designed by Felipe Delfinger, Feders
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Vintage 1970s Mexican Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Art Glass

Feders Amber Hand Blown Glass Chandelier
By Felipe Delfinger
Located in Mexico City, CDMX
We offer this Feders Amber hand blown glass chandelier designed by Felipe Delfinger, Feders
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Vintage 1970s Mexican Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Art Glass

Felipe Derflinger Caged Glass Chandelier Light
By Felipe Delfinger
Located in Berkeley, CA
60watts LED bulbs shown are included. Great for Mid-century dining room. "Brutalism" redirects here. For
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Mid-20th Century Mexican Brutalist Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Giant Hand Blown Glass Chandelier by Feders
By Felipe Delfinger
Located in Mexico City, CDMX
If you are looking for a huge dimensions chandelier. We offer this unique piece made entirely by
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Vintage 1970s Mexican Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Art Glass

Big Size Artesanal Recycled Glass Color Chandelier
Located in Mexico City, CDMX
Circa 1970. We offer this Artesanal Recycled Glass Color Chandelier, created by melting different
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Vintage 1970s Mexican Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Art Glass

Big Size Hand Blown Glass Chandelier by Feders
By Felipe Delfinger
Located in Mexico City, CDMX
We offer this big size chandelier, made of steel and multicolored blown glass in fantastic vintage
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Vintage 1970s Mexican Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Steel

Felipe Delfinger for Feders Brutalist Metal & Stained Glass Pendant 1970s Mexico
By Felipe Delfinger
Located in Brooklyn, NY
in its own forged metal pod, set together as a striking cylinder chandelier pendant.
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Mid-20th Century Central American Brutalist Chandeliers and Pendants

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Iron

Big Size Hand Blown Glass Chandelier by Feders
By Felipe Delfinger
Located in Mexico City, CDMX
This chandelier is one of the most stunning samples of Brutalist art, made of steel and
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Vintage 1970s Mexican Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Art Glass

Fantastic Big Chandelier in Pagoda Shape by Feders
Located in Mexico City, CDMX
We offer this fantastic chandelier in pagoda shape by Feders, constructed in brass accents and
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Vintage 1960s Mexican Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Art Glass

Fantastic Big Chandelier in Pagoda Shape by Feders
Located in Mexico City, CDMX
We offer this fantastic chandelier in pagoda shape by Feders, constructed in brass accents and
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Vintage 1960s Mexican Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Art Glass

Feders Posh Amber Sculpted Glass Chandelier after AV Mazzega Italy 1960s
By AVMazzega
Located in Chula Vista, CA
Chandelier Posh Vintage FEDERS handblown sculpted glass chandelier 1960s made in Mexico. Unmarked
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Vintage 1960s Mexican Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Blown Glass

Seychelles Woven Reed Pagoda Form Chandelier from the FS Flores Collection
By FS Henemader Antiques, Inc.
Located in Palm Beach, FL
The Seychelles, a chic midcentury inspired pagoda form eight light chandelier handcrafted with a
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21st Century and Contemporary Mexican Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and...

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Wicker, Reed

Florencia Large Wicker Palm Leaf Chandelier from the FS Flores Collection
By FS Henemader Antiques, Inc.
Located in Palm Beach, FL
The Florencia, an impressive wicker eight light palm leaf chandelier or light fixture crafted with
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21st Century and Contemporary Mexican Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and...

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Metal

John C Virden Medieval Gothic or Spanish Revival Style Hanging Light Fixture
By John C. Virden Co.
Located in Topeka, KS
portray any imperfections. Circa, Mid-20th Century. Just hanging here EXPLODING with mid-century
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Mid-20th Century Mexican Gothic Revival Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass, Iron

Wood Pendant, Brushed Brass Hardware, Vertical, Size C, Celosía Collection
By L'Aviva Home
Located in New York, NY
Celosías–wooden latticework–have played a recurring role in Mexican history. From the country’s
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21st Century and Contemporary Mexican Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and...

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Brass

Wood Pendant, Brushed Brass Hardware, Horizontal, Size B, Celosía Collection
By L'Aviva Home
Located in New York, NY
Celosías–wooden latticework–have played a recurring role in Mexican history. From the country’s
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21st Century and Contemporary Mexican Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and...

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Brass

Wood Pendant, Brushed Brass Hardware, Horizontal, Size C, Celosía Collection
By L'Aviva Home
Located in New York, NY
Celosías–wooden latticework–have played a recurring role in Mexican history. From the country’s
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21st Century and Contemporary Mexican Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and...

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Brass

Wood Pendant, Brushed Brass Hardware, Vertical, Size A, Celosía Collection
By L'Aviva Home
Located in New York, NY
Celosías–wooden latticework–have played a recurring role in Mexican history. From the country’s
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21st Century and Contemporary Mexican Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and...

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Brass

Wood Pendant, Brushed Brass Hardware, Vertical, Size B, Celosía Collection
By L'Aviva Home
Located in New York, NY
Celosías–wooden latticework–have played a recurring role in Mexican history. From the country’s
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21st Century and Contemporary Mexican Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and...

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Brass

Monumental wrought brass wire pendant
Located in Tarrytown, NY
Monumental brass wire pendant with intricate wrought pattern including a flower motif.
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Early 2000s Mexican Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Small Terracotta Ceramic Pendant Light, Oiled Bronze, Diamantes Atzompa
By L'Aviva Home
Located in New York, NY
innovation to this centuries-old craft. Using a red clay that comes from local mountains, the pieces in this
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21st Century and Contemporary Mexican Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and...

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Ceramic

Large Terracotta Ceramic Pendant Light, Brushed Brass Ajedrez Atzompa Collection
By L'Aviva Home
Located in New York, NY
innovation to this centuries-old craft. Using a red clay that comes from local mountains, the pieces in this
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21st Century and Contemporary Mexican Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and...

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Ceramic

Large Terracotta Ceramic Pendant Light, Natura Brass, Ajedrez Atzompa Collection
By L'Aviva Home
Located in New York, NY
innovation to this centuries-old craft. Using a red clay that comes from local mountains, the pieces in this
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21st Century and Contemporary Mexican Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and...

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Ceramic

Medium Terracotta Ceramic Pendant Light, Brushed Brass, Diamantes Atzompa
By L'Aviva Home
Located in New York, NY
innovation to this centuries-old craft. Using a red clay that comes from local mountains, the pieces in this
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21st Century and Contemporary Mexican Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and...

Materials

Ceramic

Medium Terracotta Ceramic Pendant Light, Brushed Brass, Ajedrez Atzompa
By L'Aviva Home
Located in New York, NY
innovation to this centuries-old craft. Using a red clay that comes from local mountains, the pieces in this
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21st Century and Contemporary Mexican Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and...

Materials

Ceramic

Medium Terracotta Ceramic Pendant Light, Oiled Bronze, Ajedrez Atzompa
By L'Aviva Home
Located in New York, NY
innovation to this centuries-old craft. Using a red clay that comes from local mountains, the pieces in this
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21st Century and Contemporary Mexican Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and...

Materials

Ceramic

Medium Terracotta Ceramic Pendant Light, Oiled Bronze, Diamantes Atzompa
By L'Aviva Home
Located in New York, NY
innovation to this centuries-old craft. Using a red clay that comes from local mountains, the pieces in this
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21st Century and Contemporary Mexican Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and...

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Ceramic

Large Terracotta Ceramic Pendant Light, Aged Brass, Ajedrez Atzompa Collection
By L'Aviva Home
Located in New York, NY
innovation to this centuries-old craft. Using a red clay that comes from local mountains, the pieces in this
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21st Century and Contemporary Mexican Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and...

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Ceramic

Terracotta Ceramic Pendant Light XL, Natural Brass, Diamantes Atzompa Collection
By L'Aviva Home
Located in New York, NY
innovation to this centuries-old craft. Using a red clay that comes from local mountains, the pieces in this
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21st Century and Contemporary Mexican Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and...

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Ceramic

Small Terracotta Ceramic Pendant Light, Brushed Brass, Diamantes Atzompa
By L'Aviva Home
Located in New York, NY
innovation to this centuries-old craft. Using a red clay that comes from local mountains, the pieces in this
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21st Century and Contemporary Mexican Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and...

Materials

Ceramic

Large Terracotta Ceramic Pendant Light, Natural Brass Diamantes Atzompa
By L'Aviva Home
Located in New York, NY
innovation to this centuries-old craft. Using a red clay that comes from local mountains, the pieces in this
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21st Century and Contemporary Mexican Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and...

Materials

Ceramic

Medium Terracotta Ceramic Pendant Light, Natural Brass, Diamantes Atzompa
By L'Aviva Home
Located in New York, NY
innovation to this centuries-old craft. Using a red clay that comes from local mountains, the pieces in this
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21st Century and Contemporary Mexican Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and...

Materials

Ceramic

Large Terracotta Ceramic Pendant Light, Aged Brass Diamantes Atzompa
By L'Aviva Home
Located in New York, NY
innovation to this centuries-old craft. Using a red clay that comes from local mountains, the pieces in this
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21st Century and Contemporary Mexican Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and...

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Ceramic

Terracotta Ceramic Pendant Light XL, Oiled Bronze, Diamantes Atzompa Collection
By L'Aviva Home
Located in New York, NY
innovation to this centuries-old craft. Using a red clay that comes from local mountains, the pieces in this
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21st Century and Contemporary Mexican Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and...

Materials

Ceramic

Large Terracotta Ceramic Pendant Light, Oiled Bronze Diamantes Atzompa
By L'Aviva Home
Located in New York, NY
innovation to this centuries-old craft. Using a red clay that comes from local mountains, the pieces in this
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21st Century and Contemporary Mexican Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and...

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Ceramic

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Mexican Mid Century Chandelier For Sale on 1stDibs

Find many varieties of an authentic Mexican mid century chandelier available at 1stDibs. A Mexican mid century chandelier — often made from metal, glass and ceramic — can elevate any home. If you’re shopping for a Mexican mid century chandelier, we have 128 options in-stock, while there are 88 modern editions to choose from as well. There are many kinds of the Mexican mid century chandelier you’re looking for, from those produced as long ago as the 19th Century to those made as recently as the 21st Century. A Mexican mid century chandelier made by mid-century modern designers — as well as those associated with modern — is very popular. A well-made Mexican mid century chandelier has long been a part of the offerings for many furniture designers and manufacturers, but those produced by Felipe Delfinger, L'Aviva Home and Felipe Derflingher are consistently popular.

How Much is a Mexican Mid Century Chandelier?

A Mexican mid century chandelier can differ in price owing to various characteristics — the average selling price 1stDibs is $2,500, while the lowest priced sells for $123 and the highest can go for as much as $32,000.

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 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, and antique and vintage chandeliers and pendant lights are popular in many interiors today.

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 light 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 that shares its name with 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 will the right chandelier prove impressive in a given room, 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 pendant lights and chandeliers across eras, colors and materials, you’ll never run out of options to explore on 1stDibs.