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Mid-Century Ceramic Vase
Located in Paris, FR
Mid-Century ceramic vase.
Category

Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Ceramics

Materials

Ceramic

  • Mid-Century Ceramic Vase
  • Mid-Century Ceramic Vase
  • Mid-Century Ceramic Vase
  • Mid-Century Ceramic Vase
H 8.67 in. Dm 9.85 in.
Mid Century Italian Ceramic Box
Located in Buenos Aires, Argentina
Mid century Italian ceramic box Crab design on its lid Circa 1950 Origin Italy Mid-Century Color Green and red no visible signature.
Category

Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Decorative Boxes

Materials

Ceramic

  • Mid Century Italian Ceramic Box
  • Mid Century Italian Ceramic Box
  • Mid Century Italian Ceramic Box
  • Mid Century Italian Ceramic Box
H 2.76 in. W 7.09 in. D 6.7 in.
Mid-Century Modern Ceramic Lamp
Located in New York, NY
Mid-Century Modern ceramic lamp. Reeded ceramic and walnut Mid-Century Modern table lamp. In very good original condition.
Category

Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Ceramic, Walnut

Signed Mid Century Ceramic Ashtray
By David Cressey
Located in Costa Mesa, CA
Signed mid century ceramic ashtray, Circa 1965.
Category

Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Ashtrays

Materials

Ceramic

  • Signed Mid Century Ceramic Ashtray
  • Signed Mid Century Ceramic Ashtray
  • Signed Mid Century Ceramic Ashtray
  • Signed Mid Century Ceramic Ashtray
H 2.63 in. W 7.38 in. D 7.38 in.
Venus Mid-Century Modern
Located in Lucca, IT
Venus Mid-Century Modern very nice Italy 1957. colorful artistic ceramic
Category

Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Ceramics

Materials

Ceramic

  • Venus Mid-Century Modern
  • Venus Mid-Century Modern
  • Venus Mid-Century Modern
  • Venus Mid-Century Modern
H 11.82 in. W 5.91 in. D 3.94 in.
Mid-Century Modern Sculptural Ceramic Vase
Located in New York, NY
Mid-Century Modern sculptural ceramic vase. Made in Belgium circa 1950, this ceramic vase is decorated with drip glaze. Simple but dramatic form makes this piece an elegant Mid-Centu...
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Mid-20th Century Belgian Mid-Century Modern Ceramics

Materials

Ceramic

Midcentury Ceramic Ceiling Lamp
Located in Budapest, HU
Midcentury ceramic ceiling lamp.
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Vintage 1960s Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Ceramic

  • Midcentury Ceramic Ceiling Lamp
  • Midcentury Ceramic Ceiling Lamp
  • Midcentury Ceramic Ceiling Lamp
  • Midcentury Ceramic Ceiling Lamp
H 35.44 in. Dm 11.03 in.
Ceramic Mid-Century Dutch Bowl
Located in London, GB
A mid-century ceramic bowl. Holland, c1960s. A lovely pocked finish. Location: Belgium Gallery. Dimensions: 16 height x 18.5 diameter in cm. Delivery: POA.
Category

Vintage 1960s Dutch Mid-Century Modern Decorative Bowls

Materials

Ceramic

  • Ceramic Mid-Century Dutch Bowl
  • Ceramic Mid-Century Dutch Bowl
  • Ceramic Mid-Century Dutch Bowl
  • Ceramic Mid-Century Dutch Bowl
H 6.3 in. Dm 7.29 in.
Mid-Century Modern Heavy Ceramic Planter
Located in Budapest, HU
Mid-Century Modern heavy ceramic planter, 1970s.
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Vintage 1970s Mid-Century Modern Planters, Cachepots and Jardinières

Materials

Ceramic

Mid-Century Aqua Ceramic Vessel
Located in Las Vegas, NV
Mid-Century Aqua Pottery Vessel. Crackled glaze with incised design. Taco / clam shell shape. Unmarked. Excellent condition.
Category

Vintage 1960s Unknown Mid-Century Modern Pottery

Materials

Pottery

  • Mid-Century Aqua Ceramic Vessel
  • Mid-Century Aqua Ceramic Vessel
  • Mid-Century Aqua Ceramic Vessel
  • Mid-Century Aqua Ceramic Vessel
H 4.25 in. W 10.5 in. D 5 in.
Mid-Century Modern Ceramic Stoneware Vase
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Mid-Century Modern Ceramic Stoneware vase.
Category

Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vases

Materials

Ceramic

Mid-Century Ceramic Table Lamp, 1970s
Located in Budapest, HU
Midcentury ceramic table lamp, 1970s.
Category

Vintage 1970s Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Ceramic

Mid-Century Belgian Ceramic Floor Lamp
Located in Brussels, BE
Mid-century Belgian ceramic floor lamp.
Category

Vintage 1950s Belgian Floor Lamps

Materials

Ceramic

Danish Mid-Century Lamp
Located in Stamford, CT
A Danish Mid-Century table lamp composed of metal base, white ceramic body and slender teak neck.
Category

Vintage 1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Ceramic, Teak

  • Danish Mid-Century Lamp
  • Danish Mid-Century Lamp
  • Danish Mid-Century Lamp
  • Danish Mid-Century Lamp
H 33 in. W 8 in. D 8 in.
Mid-Century Modern Scandinavian Ceramic Platter
Located in Courbevoie, FR
Mid-Century Modern Scandinavian ceramic platter Signed Y.R.
Category

Vintage 1960s European Ceramics

Materials

Ceramic

Mid-Century Ceramic Table Lamp
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Mid-century table lamp. Vintage ceramic base with walnut wooden accents. Newly manufactured linen shade. Overall dimensions: 8" Di 45" H Shade 19" H Base 22" H.
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Vintage 1960s North American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Ceramic

Mid Century Pagoda Lamp
Located in Pasadena, TX
Mid century pagoda lamp Five story ceramic pagoda Hand painted with silk blend shade Measures: Width 16" x height 46" Wired and working.
Category

Mid-20th Century Asian Chinoiserie Table Lamps

Materials

Ceramic

  • Mid Century Pagoda Lamp
  • Mid Century Pagoda Lamp
  • Mid Century Pagoda Lamp
  • Mid Century Pagoda Lamp
H 46 in. W 16 in. D 16 in.
Mid Century Modern Architectural Ceramic Pottery
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Beautiful Mid Century Modern architectural painted ceramic pottery. Dual openings on top.
Category

Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Ceramics

Materials

Ceramic

Mid-Century Belgium Ceramic Vase
Located in London, GB
An elegant mid-century vase. Ceramic. Belgium, c1970s. Good condition. Dimensions: 31.5 height x 23 diameter in cm. The inner rim is 11 cm diameter. Delivery: POA...
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Mid-20th Century Belgian Vases

Materials

Ceramic

  • Mid-Century Belgium Ceramic Vase
  • Mid-Century Belgium Ceramic Vase
  • Mid-Century Belgium Ceramic Vase
  • Mid-Century Belgium Ceramic Vase
H 12.41 in. W 9.06 in. D 9.06 in.
Mid Century Ceramic Table Lamp
By Affiliated Craftsmen
Located in Oklahoma City, OK
Extraordinary midcentury ceramic lamp from the "K Series Lamps" at Affiliated Craftsmen Studios of Bob Kinzie and Phil Bartok. Pictured with Knoll credenza and chair for scale.
Category

Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Ceramic

  • Mid Century Ceramic Table Lamp
  • Mid Century Ceramic Table Lamp
  • Mid Century Ceramic Table Lamp
  • Mid Century Ceramic Table Lamp
H 19.5 in. Dm 12 in.
Mid-Century Ubelacker Brutalist Vase
By Ü-Keramik
Located in Waddinxveen, ZH
A bit of a Brutalist mid-century vase from the Ubelacker pottery.
Category

Mid-20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Vases

Materials

Ceramic

Mid-Century Modern Scandinavian Ceramic Vase
Located in Courbevoie, FR
Mid-Century Modern Scandinavian ceramic vase with leaves pattern. Swedish work.
Category

Vintage 1960s Scandinavian Scandinavian Modern Vases

Materials

Ceramic

  • Mid-Century Modern Scandinavian Ceramic Vase
  • Mid-Century Modern Scandinavian Ceramic Vase
  • Mid-Century Modern Scandinavian Ceramic Vase
  • Mid-Century Modern Scandinavian Ceramic Vase
H 11.03 in. W 5.12 in. D 4.73 in.
Mid-Century Japanese Ceramic Vase
Located in Bochum, NRW
Mid-century Japanese ceramic vase, beautifully decorated with flowers and foliage. Marked under the bottom "Import". In very good used condition, no chips or other damages. Dimens...
Category

Vintage 1950s Japanese Japonisme Ceramics

Materials

Ceramic

  • Mid-Century Japanese Ceramic Vase
  • Mid-Century Japanese Ceramic Vase
  • Mid-Century Japanese Ceramic Vase
  • Mid-Century Japanese Ceramic Vase
H 5.91 in. Dm 3.55 in.
Mid Century Royal Haeger Vase
By Royal Haeger
Located in Costa Mesa, CA
Mid Century Royal Haeger vase , circa 1989.
Category

Vintage 1980s American Post-Modern Vases

Materials

Ceramic

  • Mid Century Royal Haeger Vase
  • Mid Century Royal Haeger Vase
  • Mid Century Royal Haeger Vase
  • Mid Century Royal Haeger Vase
H 8.5 in. W 9.5 in. D 9.5 in.
Mid-Century Modern Scandinavian Ceramic Bowl
Located in Courbevoie, FR
Mid-Century Modern Scandinavian ceramic bowl with leaves pattern. Swedish work.
Category

Vintage 1960s Scandinavian Scandinavian Modern Decorative Bowls

Materials

Ceramic

  • Mid-Century Modern Scandinavian Ceramic Bowl
  • Mid-Century Modern Scandinavian Ceramic Bowl
  • Mid-Century Modern Scandinavian Ceramic Bowl
  • Mid-Century Modern Scandinavian Ceramic Bowl
H 3.15 in. W 7.88 in. D 8.67 in.
Mid-Century Modern Ceramic Lamp
Located in New York, NY
Mid-Century Modern Ceramic Swirl Lamp. Studio hand formed organic earthenware having swirl glaze with interesting abstract to the neck. Beautiful glaze pattern very nice example of t...
Category

Vintage 1960s Unknown Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Ceramic, Earthenware

Mid-Century Orange Ceramic Profile Portrait
Located in New York, NY
Mid-Century modern orange glass ceramic profile portrait of a young Dutch woman.
Category

Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Decorative Art

Materials

Glass

Midcentury Ceramic Wall Plate, 1970's
Located in Budapest, HU
Midcentury ceramic wall plate, 1970's.
Category

Vintage 1970s European Mid-Century Modern Decorative Bowls

Materials

Ceramic

Oversized Mid Century Ceramic Bowl
Located in Chicago, IL
A textural oversized Mid Century glazed Ceramic bowl featuring a primitive design and vibrant blue and yellow hues. Marked S227 on underside. This bowl can sit on a table top or hang...
Category

20th Century Mid-Century Modern Decorative Bowls

Materials

Ceramic

  • Oversized Mid Century Ceramic Bowl
  • Oversized Mid Century Ceramic Bowl
  • Oversized Mid Century Ceramic Bowl
  • Oversized Mid Century Ceramic Bowl
H 5 in. W 18.5 in. D 18.5 in.
Italian Mid-Century Modern Sideboard
Located in Porto, PT
Italian Mid-Century Modern sideboard in mahogany with glazed craquellé ceramic door handles.
Category

Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Sideboards

Materials

Ceramic, Mahogany

  • Italian Mid-Century Modern Sideboard
  • Italian Mid-Century Modern Sideboard
  • Italian Mid-Century Modern Sideboard
  • Italian Mid-Century Modern Sideboard
H 35.04 in. W 78.75 in. D 17.92 in.
Mid-Century Modern Table Lamp
Located in San Francisco, CA
Mid-Century Modern studio ceramic table lamp, in very good original condition.
Category

Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Ceramic

Mid-Century Modern Abstract Ceramic Sculpture, Signed
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Mid-Century Modern abstract ceramic sculpture, signed.
Category

Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Platters and Serveware

Materials

Ceramic

Mid-Century Signed Grey Emailled Ceramic, 1960s
Located in Brussels, BE
Mid-century signed grey emailled ceramic - 1960s.
Category

Vintage 1960s French Ceramics

Materials

Ceramic

Mid-Century Modern Ceramic Small Lamp
Located in Courbevoie, FR
Mid-Century Modern ceramic small lamp. Handmade in Sylvie Barbara French workshop. Unique piece. E27 bulb. Shade included.
Category

2010s French Table Lamps

Materials

Ceramic

Mid-Century Modern Life-Size Ceramic Bust
Located in Hamilton, Ontario
Mid-Century Modern life-size ceramic bust.
Category

Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Busts

Materials

Ceramic

Large Mid-Century Ceramic White Table Lamp
Located in Esperance, NY
Large mid-century ceramic white table lamp.
Category

Vintage 1960s Unknown Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Ceramic

  • Large Mid-Century Ceramic White Table Lamp
  • Large Mid-Century Ceramic White Table Lamp
  • Large Mid-Century Ceramic White Table Lamp
  • Large Mid-Century Ceramic White Table Lamp
H 40.5 in. W 7.5 in. D 7.5 in.
Mid-Century Modern Flaming Orange Ceramic Pendant
Located in Haddonfield, NJ
Mid-Century Modern flaming orange ceramic pendant.
Category

20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Ceramic

Mid-Century Modern Ceramic Small Lamp
Located in Courbevoie, FR
Mid-Century Modern ceramic small lamp. Hand made in Sylvie Barbara French workshop. Unique piece. E27 bulb. Shade included.
Category

2010s French Table Lamps

Materials

Ceramic

German Mid-Century Ceramic Vase, 1960s
By Scheurich Keramik
Located in Saint-Amans-des-Cots, FR
German Mid-century ceramic vase, Germany, 1960s. Measures: Height: 45cm - 17.7 in., Diameter : 22cm - 8.7 in. Marked under the base (see photo).
Category

Vintage 1960s German Mid-Century Modern Vases

Materials

Ceramic

Midcentury Ceramic Floor Vase 20e
Located in Budapest, HU
Midcentury ceramic floor vase with high gloss glase, 1970s.
Category

Vintage 1970s European Mid-Century Modern Vases

Materials

Ceramic

  • Midcentury Ceramic Floor Vase 20e
  • Midcentury Ceramic Floor Vase 20e
  • Midcentury Ceramic Floor Vase 20e
  • Midcentury Ceramic Floor Vase 20e
H 19.69 in. Dm 7.09 in.
Mid-Century Modern Ceramic Table Lamp, 1970s
Located in Brussels, BE
Mid-Century Modern ceramic table lamp, 1970s New lampshade.
Category

Vintage 1970s Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Ceramic

Mid Century Sculptural Modernist Lamp
Located in San Francisco, CA
C. 20th century Mid Century Sculptural Modernist Table Lamp. This lamp has a Pretty Awesome Design on it!.
Category

20th Century Table Lamps

Materials

Ceramic

Mid Century Danish Ceramic Table Lamp
Located in New York, NY
A single mid century Danish ceramic table lamp. Measurements: Height of body: 19? Height to shade rest: 29? Diameter at widest: 7?.
Category

Vintage 1950s Danish Table Lamps

Materials

Wood, Ceramic

Large Mid-Century Red Ceramic Lamp, 1950s
Located in Brussels, BE
Large mid-century red ceramic lamp - 1950s.
Category

Vintage 1950s Italian Floor Lamps

Materials

Ceramic

Mid-Century Modern Glazed Ceramic Table Lamps
Located in Miami, FL
Mid-Century Modern glazed ceramic table lamps Offered for sale is a pair of glazed ceramic Mid-Century Modern table lamps. Both lamps are wired and in working condition. Shades pi...
Category

Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Metal

Mid-Century Modern Studio Crafted Ceramic Bowl
Located in Costa Mesa, CA
Vintage Mid-Century Modern studio crafted bowl. Hand signed.
Category

Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Decorative Bowls

Materials

Ceramic

Mid-Century Modern Ceramic Table Lamp, Belgium
Located in Brussels, BE
Mid-Century Modern Ceramic Table Lamp, Belgium
Category

Vintage 1960s Belgian Table Lamps

Materials

Ceramic

Mid-Century Modern Ceramic Large Lamp
Located in Courbevoie, FR
Mid-Century modern scandinavian lamp in ceramic with original shade in linen. New electrical system brought up to EU standard. E27 bulb.
Category

Vintage 1960s Scandinavian Table Lamps

Materials

Ceramic

Mid-Century Modern Ceramic Table Lamp, Belgium
Located in Brussels, BE
Mid-Century Modern Ceramic Table Lamp, Belgium
Category

Vintage 1960s Belgian Table Lamps

Materials

Ceramic

Mid-Century Modern Ceramic Hanging Owl Ashtray
Located in New York, NY
Mid-Century Modern ceramic hanging owl ashtray. Nice vibrant orange ceramic color.    
Category

Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Ashtrays

Materials

Ceramic

German Mid-Century Ceramic Vase, 1970
Located in Saint-Amans-des-Cots, FR
German mid-century ceramic vase, Germany, ca.1970. Height: 45cm - 17.7 in. , Diameter : 22cm - 8.7 in. Marked "424.-33 W.Germany" (see photo ).
Category

Vintage 1970s French Mid-Century Modern Vases

Materials

Ceramic

  • German Mid-Century Ceramic Vase, 1970
  • German Mid-Century Ceramic Vase, 1970
  • German Mid-Century Ceramic Vase, 1970
  • German Mid-Century Ceramic Vase, 1970
H 13 in. W 5.52 in. D 4.73 in.
Mid Century Blue Ceramic Table Lamp
Located in Countryside, IL
Mid century blue ceramic table lamp This lamp measures: 10.5 wide x 10.5 deep x 48 inches high We take our photos in a controlled lighting studio to show as much detail as poss...
Category

Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Ceramic

  • Mid Century Blue Ceramic Table Lamp
  • Mid Century Blue Ceramic Table Lamp
  • Mid Century Blue Ceramic Table Lamp
  • Mid Century Blue Ceramic Table Lamp
H 48 in. W 10.5 in. D 10.5 in.
Pair Mid-Century Painted Lamps
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Pair of mid-century ceramic lamps with shades. Bright red coloring over beige, with single medium base socket. Location: Brooklyn NY.
Category

Vintage 1960s Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Ceramic

Mid-Century Vase Germany Fat Lava
Located in Waddinxveen, ZH
Nice mid-century vase, good condition.
Category

Vintage 1960s German Mid-Century Modern Vases

Materials

Ceramic

  • Mid-Century Vase Germany Fat Lava
  • Mid-Century Vase Germany Fat Lava
  • Mid-Century Vase Germany Fat Lava
  • Mid-Century Vase Germany Fat Lava
H 10.24 in. W 3.55 in. D 2.76 in.
Japanese Mid-Century Art Studio Ceramic Jars
Located in New York, NY
Japanese Mid-Century Modern art studio ceramic lidded jars with rich glaze, unsigned.
Category

Mid-20th Century Japanese Mid-Century Modern Jars

Materials

Ceramic

Mid-Century Majolica Rope Trivet Vallauris
By Vallauris
Located in The Hills, TX
Mid-century Majolica trompe l'oeil Rope Trivet Vallauris.
Category

Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Platters and Serveware

Materials

Ceramic

Mid-Century Modern Ceramic Table Lamp, 1970s
Located in Budapest, HU
Mid-Century Modern ceramic table lamp, 1970s. Handmade, signed ceramic with high gloss glaze.
Category

Vintage 1970s Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Ceramic

Ceramic Hen, Scandinavian Mid-Century, C 1960, Danish
Located in New York, NY
Ceramic Mid-Century hen, C 1960, Denmark. Decorative turquoise hen with a floral pattern in a rustic quality.
Category

Vintage 1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Ceramics

Materials

Ceramic

Glazed Pottery Vase Mid Century, 1970s
Located in New York, NY
Mid century 1970s ceramic pottery vase. Beautifully glazed. Excellent condition.
Category

Mid-20th Century Vases

Materials

Ceramic, Pottery

Large Midcentury Ceramic Floor Vase, 1970s
Located in Budapest, HU
Large midcentury ceramic floor vase, 1970s.
Category

Vintage 1970s Mid-Century Modern Ceramics

Materials

Ceramic

  • Large Midcentury Ceramic Floor Vase, 1970s
  • Large Midcentury Ceramic Floor Vase, 1970s
  • Large Midcentury Ceramic Floor Vase, 1970s
  • Large Midcentury Ceramic Floor Vase, 1970s
H 14.18 in. W 11.42 in. D 3.94 in.
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Midcentury Ceramic For Sale on 1stDibs

Choose from an assortment of styles, material and more with respect to the midcentury ceramic you’re looking for at 1stDibs. A midcentury ceramic — often made from ceramic, metal and wood — can elevate any home. Find 1862 options for an antique or vintage midcentury ceramic now, or shop our selection of 8 modern versions for a more contemporary example of this long-cherished piece. Your living room may not be complete without a midcentury ceramic — find older editions for sale from the 18th Century and newer versions made as recently as the 21st Century. A midcentury ceramic, designed in the Mid-Century Modern, Scandinavian Modern or Modern style, is generally a popular piece of furniture. A well-made midcentury ceramic has long been a part of the offerings for many furniture designers and manufacturers, but those produced by Rörstrand, Gunnar Nylund and Bitossi are consistently popular.

How Much is a Midcentury Ceramic?

Prices for a midcentury ceramic can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — at 1stDibs, they begin at $75 and can go as high as $16,000, while the average can fetch as much as $1,063.

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.