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Elegant Mid-Century Modern Copper Ceiling Lamps or Flush Mounts, 1960s, Denmark
Located in Munich, DE
Elegant Mid-Century Modern copper ceiling lamps. Designed and manufactured probably in 1960s, Denmark. Nine identical lamps available! Executed in copper sheet, each lamp come...
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Vintage 1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Flush Mount

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Copper

Maria Theresa Crystal Purple Chandelier Antique Ceiling Lamp Lustre Art Nouveau
Located in Berlin, DE
The frame is fully dressed all-over with glass. Cut crystal drops of different dimensions and shapes are hanging all-over the octagonal button chains, all around the chandelier. M...
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Vintage 1940s European Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Wire

Pair of Staff Bubble Glass Flush Mounts Lamps Ceiling Lights, 1960
By Glashütte Limburg, J.T. Kalmar, Staff Leuchten
Located in Vienna, AT
Pair staff bubble glass flush mounts lamps ceiling lights. Priced per pair. One large bulb with 60 W is illuminating each fixture. They have been newly rewired according to US and ...
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Vintage 1960s German Mid-Century Modern Flush Mount

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Glass, Plastic

Midcentury Limburg Ceiling or Wall Lamp in Ball Shape, Germany, 1970s
By Glashütte Limburg
Located in Aachen, DE
Stunning midcentury ceiling or wall lamp in Ball shape, by Glashütte Limburg, Germany, 1970s. Made of smocked glass and brass. Sockets: It needs 1 x E27 standard bulb and function...
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Vintage 1970s German Mid-Century Modern Flush Mount

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Brass

1 of 4 Midcentury Limburg Ceiling or Wall Lamp in Ball Shape, Germany, 1970s
By Glashütte Limburg
Located in Aachen, DE
Stunning midcentury ceiling or wall lamp in Ball shape, by Glashütte Limburg, Germany, 1970s. Made of smoked glass and Chrome. Sockets: It needs 1 x E27 standard bulb and function ...
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Vintage 1970s German Mid-Century Modern Flush Mount

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Chrome

Pair Gino Sarfatti Arteluce 3003 Ceiling Lamp or Semi Flush Mount, Italy, 1950
By Arteluce, Gino Sarfatti
Located in Vienna, AT
Gino Sarfatti Arteluce 3003 ceiling lamp or semi flush mounts, Italy, 1950. Two pieces available, priced and sold individually. Desirable white (egg-shell) painted aluminum light wit...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Flush Mount

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Aluminum

1950s Golden Brass Ceiling Lamp by Paavo Tynell 'D'
By Alvar Aalto, Paavo Tynell, Taito Oy
Located in Frankfurt, Hessen, DE
Brass and etched glass, ceiling lamp by Paavo Tynell, Finland, 1952. Fantastic ceiling lamp by Finland Classic Paavo Tynell. His cautious hand in light design comes to full effect...
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Vintage 1950s Finnish Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal, Brass

Serge Mouille Spider Ceiling Lamp with Five Arms
By Serge Mouille
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Entire Serge Mouille lighting collection, currently 42 models. See listing in pictures. Most lamps in stock in our Brooklyn warehouse. Not all models posted on 1stdibs, any model c...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and ...

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Aluminum, Steel

1960s Golden Brass Ceiling Lamp by Paavo Tynell 'b'
By Alvar Aalto, Paavo Tynell, Taito Oy
Located in Frankfurt, Hessen, DE
Brass and etched glass, ceiling lamp by Paavo Tynell, Finland, 1965. Very elegant brass counterweight pendant designed by famous Finnish Paavo Tynell. Tapered with an etched glas co...
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Vintage 1960s Finnish Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal, Brass

1960s Golden Brass Ceiling Lamp by Paavo Tynell 'c'
By Paavo Tynell, Taito Oy
Located in Frankfurt, Hessen, DE
Brass and etched glass, ceiling lamp by Paavo Tynell, Finland, 1965. Very elegant counterweight pendant designed by famous Finnish Paavo Tynell in brass, tapered with etched glass...
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Vintage 1960s Finnish Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal, Brass

Large Midcentury Brass Ceiling Lamp-Chandeliers with Hand Blown Glass
Located in Almelo, NL
Large ceiling lamp chandeliers with brass base and large hand blown glass globe. The lights are beautifully decorated thanks to the structured glass. The pleasant light it spreads is...
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Mid-20th Century Austrian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Opaline Glass Round Ceiling Lamp by Glashütte Limburg, 1960s, Germany
By Glashütte Limburg
Located in Hagenbach, DE
Ceiling lamp by Glashütte Limburg made in Germany in the 1960s. It is fascinating with its opaline glass, which is typical for the German brand. The shape of the lamp is similar to a...
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Vintage 1960s German Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Large Set Midcentury Brass Ceiling Lamp-Chandeliers with Hand Blown Glass, 1960s
Located in Almelo, NL
Large set ceiling lamp chandeliers with brass base and large handblown glass globe. The lights are beautifully decorated thanks to the structured glass. The pleasant light it spreads...
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Mid-20th Century Austrian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Square Amber Pendant Light, 1970s, Vintage Double Crystal Glass Ceiling Lamp
Located in Frederiksberg, DK
Square Amber pendant light by unknown producer in the 1970s, Scandinavian modern double crystal glass hanging light with aluminium top in very good vintage condition. This beauty ...
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Vintage 1970s Scandinavian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Aluminum

Nordisk Solar Midcentury Ceiling Lamp
By Nordisk Solar Co.
Located in Porto, PT
Brown lacquered metal and gild plastic ceiling lamp. Producer: Nordisk Solar.
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Vintage 1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Pair of Midcentury Ceiling Lamps, Napako, 1970s
Located in Praha, CZ
- Made in Czechoslovakia - very good original condition - can be used as a table lamp / on request a cable with a switch can be added - 1x E27 or E26 socket - Re-polished - Full...
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Vintage 1970s Czech Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Glass

Midcentury Ceiling Lamp Perpex and Brass Stilux-Milano
By Stilux
Located in Palermo, Palermo
Wonderful ceiling lamp 1950s Italian manufacturing attributed to Stilux-Milano.
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20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Large Midcentury Ceiling Lamp Murano, Flush Mount, Italy, 1970s
By Mazzega, Murano Glass Sommerso
Located in Praha, CZ
- very nice style of lighting - very representative - rare type.
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Flush Mount

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Metal

Midcentury Ceiling Lamp with Glass Stones Brass Frame Vereinigten Werkstätten
Located in München, DE
Mid-Century Modern ceiling lamp with glass stones and brass frame. Made by the Vereinigten Werkstätten. Very high quality and in very good vintage condition. All the stones at the ...
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Vintage 1950s German Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Brass

Modernist Lucite & String Ceiling Lamp by Paul Secon for Sompex, Germany, 1960s
By Paul Secon
Located in Esbjerg, DK
Graphic midcentury ceiling lamp designed by Paul Secon and manufactured by Sompex in Germany during the 1960s. It features a Lucite frame and has Nylon wires woven all around for a d...
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Vintage 1960s German Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Acrylic, Lucite

Seguso Murano Flower Ceiling Lamp
By Seguso Vetri d'Arte
Located in Weesp, NL
Flower ceiling lamp Seguso Murano Gorgeous big handmade midcentury ceiling lamp “bunch of flowers” by Seguso, Murano, Italy. The art glass flowers are semi transparant with gold deta...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Flush Mount

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Art Glass

  • Seguso Murano Flower Ceiling Lamp
  • Seguso Murano Flower Ceiling Lamp
  • Seguso Murano Flower Ceiling Lamp
  • Seguso Murano Flower Ceiling Lamp
H 9.06 in. Dm 23.63 in.
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

Mid-Century Modern Space Age Floor to Ceiling Pole Lamp Sonneman
By Robert and Richard Sonneman
Located in Port Jervis, NY
Simple but elegant and rare pole lamp. Twin pods connected by bent smoked Lucite panels with a three-way switch. Floor to ceiling extension pole fits snugly in any room with a 8ft. c...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

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Steel, Brass

Brass Triple Light Floor to Ceiling Tension Pole Lamp
Located in Van Nuys, CA
Midcentury brass triple light floor to ceiling tension pole lamp. This lamp features a unique tension pole lamp features an adjustable brass pole which adjust to the size of you ceil...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

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Brass

Unique Luminaire/ Light / Floor Lamp Clamped Between the Ceiling and Floor
Located in Munster, NRW
Unique and rare italian luminaire that is clamped between the ceiling and the floor by an internally seated spring. the two outer rods touching the floor and deck are made of chro...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

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Metal, Brass

Pair of Midcentury Glass Design Wall or Ceiling Lamps, 1970s
By Kamenicky Senov
Located in Praha, CZ
- 1970s - Maker: Kamenicky Senov - Good original condition.
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Vintage 1970s Czech Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Glass

Bigo Floor to Ceiling Lamp by S.T. Valenti for Valenti, 1980s
By Valenti, Valenti Luce
Located in Rotterdam, NL
Fully adjustable Bigo floor to ceiling lamp by S.T. Valenti for Italian manufacturer Valenti Luci, 1981 Bigo is a halogen floor lamp equipped with a system of telescopic tubes to ...
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Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

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Metal, Aluminum

Set of four Midcentury Glass Design Wall or Ceiling Lamps, 1970s
By Kamenicky Senov
Located in Praha, CZ
- 1970s - Maker: Kamenicky Senov - Good original condition. - Marked by manufacturer.
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Vintage 1970s Czech Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Glass

Rare Midcentury Floor to Ceiling Lamp by Josef Hůrka for Napako, 1960s
By Napako, Josef Hurka
Located in Praha, CZ
- Czechoslovakia, circa 1960s - Designer: Jisef Hurka - Manufacturer: Napako - Good original condition - The height is adjustable from 235 up to 280 cm.
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Vintage 1960s Czech Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

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Metal

Austrian Mastercraft Original Mid-Century Modern 1960 Ceiling Lamp-Post War Era
By Woka Lamps
Located in Vienna, AT
This chandelier shows creative elements of the post-war era, combined with then modern technology material: Brass partly white lacquered, glass-rods.
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Vintage 1960s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Floor to Ceiling Light
Located in London, GB
Rare floor to ceiling light. Three shades. Italian. Switch to each individual shade.
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Vintage 1970s Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

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Brass, Metal

  • Floor to Ceiling Light
  • Floor to Ceiling Light
  • Floor to Ceiling Light
  • Floor to Ceiling Light
H 118.12 in. W 11.03 in. D 5.52 in.
Gilt Metal Sunburst Crown Ceiling Fixture with Frosted Glass
Located in Miami, FL
Spanish gilt metal, crown form ceiling fixture with points and frosted glass cover.
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Mid-20th Century Spanish Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

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Metal

Mid-Century Cascading Ceiling Lamp
Located in Vienna, AT
Six handblown glass shades with painted aluminum top and aluminum ceiling plate. Fitted with E14 sockets from the 1960s.
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Vintage 1960s European Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Aluminum

  • Mid-Century Cascading Ceiling Lamp
  • Mid-Century Cascading Ceiling Lamp
  • Mid-Century Cascading Ceiling Lamp
  • Mid-Century Cascading Ceiling Lamp
H 43.31 in. Dm 11.82 in.
Mid-Century Modern Rattan Ceiling Lamp
Located in Vordingborg, DK
Mid-Century Modern woven wicker and rattan conical shaped lantern or pendant ceiling lamp. Probably Denmark, 1960s. In original condition, with minor wear consistent with age and u...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Rattan

5 Armed Red and Black Metal Sputnik Flush Mount Ceiling Light, 1950s, Germany
By Hillebrand
Located in Hagenbach, DE
5 armed red and black metal sputnik flush mount ceiling light, 1950s, Germany Lampshade is in very good vintage condition. This lamp works with 5 x E14 light bulbs. Wired and...
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Vintage 1950s German Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal, Brass

Swedish Mid-Century Ceiling Lamp, 1960s
Located in Praha, CZ
His ceiling lamp was produced in Sweden during the 1960s. Very good condition.
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Vintage 1960s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Mid century Modern Mazzega Ceiling Lamp
By Mazzega
Located in Weesp, NL
Mazzega Mid Century Modern ceiling lamp. Rare Mazzega ceiling lamp from the 1970s made of stainless steel and glass, handblown in Murano (Venice), Italy. Lamp is in very good cond...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Glass

  • Mid century Modern Mazzega Ceiling Lamp
  • Mid century Modern Mazzega Ceiling Lamp
  • Mid century Modern Mazzega Ceiling Lamp
  • Mid century Modern Mazzega Ceiling Lamp
H 40.16 in. W 14.97 in. D 7.09 in.
Carl Witzmann Mid Century Modern Brass Wall or Ceiling Lamp, Re-Edition
By Carl Witzmann, Woka Lamps
Located in Vienna, AT
Wall or ceiling lamp with opaline glass with an opening device Brass, optionally varnished or nickel-plated, all other surfaces on request, opaline-glass, handblown. Now manuf...
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2010s Austrian Jugendstil Wall Lights and Sconces

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Brass

Mid-Century Modern Sunburst Brass Ceiling Lamp
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Mid-Century Modern sunburst brass wall lamp, circa 1960 Traditionally manufactured in France. By unknown designer. In original condition with minor wear consistent of age and us...
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Vintage 1960s French Mid-Century Modern More Lighting

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Brass

Mid-Century Modern Sunburst Brass Ceiling Lamp
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Mid-Century Modern sunburst brass wall lamp, circa 1960 Traditionally manufactured in France. By unknown designer. In original condition with minor wear consistent of age and us...
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Vintage 1960s French Mid-Century Modern More Lighting

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Brass

Mid-Century Flush Mount Ceiling Lamp, 1950s
Located in Oslo, NO
Sculptural ceiling/wall lamp with shade in opaline glass and painted metal frame. Designed and made in Norway from circa 1950s first half by Høvik Lys. The lamp is fully working and ...
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Vintage 1950s Norwegian Mid-Century Modern Flush Mount

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Metal

Mid-Century Flush Mount Ceiling Lamp, 1950s
Located in Oslo, NO
Decorative ceiling lamp with shade in opaline glass and metal frame. Designed and made in Norway from circa 1950s first half by Høvik Lys. The lamp is fully working and in good vinta...
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Vintage 1950s Norwegian Mid-Century Modern Flush Mount

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Metal

Italian Mid-Century Ceiling Lamp Stilnovo Design
By Stilnovo
Located in Palermo, Sicily
Italian Mid-Century ceiling lamp Stilnovo design.
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Ceiling Lamp Mid-Century Italian Design Stilnovo
Located in Palermo, Sicily
Ceiling lamp Mid-Century Italian design Stilnovo, plexiglass design.
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal, Aluminum, Brass

Spiral Ceiling Lamp or Floor Lamp, Italy Mid Century
By Angelo Mangiarotti
Located in Vienna, AT
Large 29.3" chandelier in the style of Angelo Mangiarottis Spirali from 1970, Italy Versatile spiral light with a single bulb that can easily be used as a floor lamp (with Led's) ...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Stainless Steel

Mid-Century Modern Large Sputnik Ceiling Lamp, 3 Available
Located in Brussels, BE
Mid-Century Modern Large Sputnik Ceiling Lamp, 3 Available
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Mid-20th Century European Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Mid Century Ceiling Lamp in Brass and Glass
Located in Malmo, SE
Mid century ceiling lamp in brass and glass probably produced in Italy.
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Mid Century Swedish Ceiling Lamp in Iron and Glass
By Rolf Sinnemark
Located in Madrid, ES
Swedish ceiling lamp from the middle of the 20th century, attributed to the designer Rolf Sinnemark, the lamp is made of iron with six arms for candles, the central part is a glass g...
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal, Wrought Iron

Mid-Century Ceiling Lamp by Hans-Agne Jakobsson, 1970s
Located in Antwerp, BE
Mid-Century ceiling lamp by Hans-Agne Jakobsson, 1970s Measures: Height 83 cm. Diameter 40 cm. Total height with the cable 190 cm.  
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Mid-20th Century European Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Serge Mouille Mid-Century Modern White Bibliothèque Ceiling Lamp
By Editions Serge Mouille, Serge Mouille
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Ceiling lamp model 'Bibliothèque Ceiling Lamp' designed by Serge Mouille in 1953. Manufactured by Editions Serge Mouille in France. The production of lamps, wall lights and floor ...
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2010s French Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Bronze, Steel, Aluminum

Serge Mouille Mid-Century Modern White Bibliothèque Ceiling Lamp
By Editions Serge Mouille, Serge Mouille
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Ceiling lamp model 'Bibliothèque Ceiling Lamp' designed by Serge Mouille in 1953. Manufactured by Editions Serge Mouille in France. The production of lamps, wall lights and floor ...
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2010s French Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Aluminum, Bronze, Steel

Beautiful and Rare Mid-Century Modern Plexiglass Ceiling Lamp
Located in München, DE
Beautiful and rare Mid-Century Modern plexiglass ceiling lamp. Great interesting 1950s design. Shade is made entirely of plexiglass, screwed together with three original tapered sc...
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Vintage 1950s European Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Serge Mouille Mid-Century Modern Black Bibliothèque Ceiling Lamp
By Editions Serge Mouille, Serge Mouille
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Ceiling lamp model 'Bibliothèque Ceiling Lamp' designed by Serge Mouille in 1953. Manufactured by Editions Serge Mouille in France. The production of lamps, wall lights and floor ...
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2010s French Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Aluminum, Bronze, Steel

Serge Mouille Mid-Century Modern Black Bibliothèque Ceiling Lamp
By Editions Serge Mouille, Serge Mouille
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Ceiling lamp model 'Bibliothèque Ceiling Lamp' designed by Serge Mouille in 1953. Manufactured by Editions Serge Mouille in France. The production of lamps, wall lights and floor ...
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2010s French Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Aluminum, Bronze, Steel

Venini Mid-Century Modern Glass and Chrome Ceiling Lamp
By Venini
Located in Weesp, NL
Rare and beautiful Mid-Century Modern ceiling lamp "Membrane" by Toni Zuccheri for Venini, Murano, Italy. In the 1970s, Zuccheri designed Membrane, a series in which a glass skin on...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Chrome

Danish Mid-Century Teak and Glass Ceiling Lamp, 1960s
Located in Vordingborg, DK
Triple glass shade suspention lamp with teak stretcher. Rewired and new canopy. Height can be adjusted. Light source: E27 Edison screw fitting max 60W. Measures as shown: Heig...
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Vintage 1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Glass, Teak

Stilnovo Mid-Century Modern Purple and Orange Ceiling Lamp
By Stilnovo
Located in Weesp, NL
Mid-Century Modern Stilnovo ceiling lamp made of an orange and purple acrylic shade icm with teakwood, stainless steel and black painted iron. The shades can be adjusted separately ...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Stainless Steel, Iron

Mid-Century Italian Design Stilnovo Ceiling Lamp, 1960s
By Stilnovo
Located in Palermo, Sicily
Mid-Century Italian design Stilnovo ceiling lamp.
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Vintage 1960s Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

French Mid-Century Modern Rustic Rattan Ceiling Lamp, circa 1960
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Rattan and fabric ceiling lamp by unknown designer. Manufactured in France, circa 1960. In original condition with in or wear consistent of age and use, preserving a beautiful pa...
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Vintage 1960s French Mid-Century Modern More Lighting

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Fabric, Rattan

  • French Mid-Century Modern Rustic Rattan Ceiling Lamp, circa 1960
  • French Mid-Century Modern Rustic Rattan Ceiling Lamp, circa 1960
  • French Mid-Century Modern Rustic Rattan Ceiling Lamp, circa 1960
  • French Mid-Century Modern Rustic Rattan Ceiling Lamp, circa 1960
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Serge Mouille Mid-Century Modern White Bibliothèque Ceiling Lamp Set
By Editions Serge Mouille, Serge Mouille
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Ceiling lamp model 'Bibliothèque ceiling lamp' designed by Serge Mouille in 1953. Manufactured by Editions Serge Mouille in France. The production of lamps, wall lights and floor ...
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2010s French Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Aluminum, Bronze, Steel

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Midcentury Ceiling Lamp For Sale on 1stDibs

Choose from an assortment of styles, material and more with respect to the midcentury ceiling lamp you’re looking for at 1stDibs. A midcentury ceiling lamp — often made from metal, glass and brass — can elevate any home. Whether you’re looking for an older or newer midcentury ceiling lamp, there are earlier versions available from the 20th Century and newer variations made as recently as the 20th Century. A midcentury ceiling lamp, designed in the Mid-Century Modern, Scandinavian Modern or Industrial style, is generally a popular piece of furniture. Kamenicky Senov, Glashütte Limburg and Hans-Agne Jakobsson each produced at least one beautiful midcentury ceiling lamp that is worth considering.

How Much is a Midcentury Ceiling Lamp?

A midcentury ceiling lamp can differ in price owing to various characteristics — the average selling price 1stDibs is $1,225, while the lowest priced sells for $180 and the highest can go for as much as $19,652.

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 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. 

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 — the Tripod floor lamp by T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings, Greta Magnusson-Grossman's sleek and minimalist Grasshopper lamps and, of course, the wealth of postwar 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 on 1stDibs.