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Contemporary Italian Custom Brass and Glass Flower Organic Sputnik Chandelier
Located in New York, NY
Exclusive Bespoke huge Italian organic chandelier, Work of Art entirely handmade in 1960s Mid-Century Modern style like a dandelion, with many brass stylized flowers having a clear g...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Organic Modern Chandeliers and Pen...

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Brass

Large Organic "Bubbly" 04-Light Linear Chandelier in Polished Brass
By Rosie Li
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Large, organic chandelier with four lights made of interlocking spun brass spheres, from Rosie Li's "Bubbly" series—inspired by soap bubbles and botryoidal hematite, "Bubbly" is an o...
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2010s American Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass, Brass

Organic Mid-Century Modernist Chandelier in Brass, Walnut and Frosted Glass
Located in New York, NY
This sophisticated Mid-Century Modernist chandelier features five frosted glass shades with a subtle conical taper and striations with a beaded line in the center realized in a honey...
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Vintage 1960s German Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Organic "Bubbly" Wall Light in Satin Brass
By Rosie Li
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Organic, sculptural cascading sconce with two hand blown glass lights, designed from interlocking spun brass spheres. Inspired by soap bubbles and botryoidal hematite, Rosie Li's "Bu...
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2010s American Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass, Brass

  • Organic "Bubbly" Wall Light in Satin Brass
  • Organic "Bubbly" Wall Light in Satin Brass
  • Organic "Bubbly" Wall Light in Satin Brass
  • Organic "Bubbly" Wall Light in Satin Brass
H 16.5 in. W 12.5 in. D 11 in.
Organic "Bubbly" Cluster Chandelier in Oil-Rubbed Bronze
By Rosie Li
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Organic mid-size cluster chandelier or large pendant with six hand blown glass lights, designed from interlocking spun brass spheres. Inspired by soap bubbles and botryoidal hematite...
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2010s American Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass, Brass

Bespoke Organic Amethyst Gray Green Murano Glass Brass Pendant Light
Located in New York, NY
Fun and elegant Italian contemporary custom made pendant chandelier, entirely handcrafted, of organic modern design consisting of a succession of elements: handcut jewel like reeded ...
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2010s Italian Organic Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Large Organic "Bubbly" 04-Light Linear Chandelier in Polished Nickel
By Rosie Li
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Large, organic chandelier with four-light made of interlocking spun brass spheres, from Rosie Li's "Bubbly" series, inspired by soap bubbles and botryoidal hematite, "Bubbly" is an o...
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2010s American Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass, Brass

Very Unique Rare Organic Chandelier by René Roubíček, 1960s
By Rene Roubicek
Located in Praha, CZ
- 1960s, Czechoslovakia - Author: René Roubícek (most famous Czech designer) - Producer: Kamenický Šenov - Material: Brass (patina) and glass - Unique organic look - Absolutely ...
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Vintage 1960s Czech Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Large Organic "Bubbly" Linear Chandelier in Polished Nickel with Opal Glass
By Rosie Li
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Large, organic chandelier with four hand blown glass lights made of interlocking spun brass spheres, from Rosie Li's "Bubbly" series—inspired by soap bubbles and botryoidal hematite,...
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2010s American Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass, Brass, Nickel

Raw Brass Chandelier ‘Chiton-4’ by Gallery L7
By Gallery L7
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Elegant four shield pendant 'Chiton-4' by Gallery L7, reminiscent of stag beetle armour, in a raw brass finish, overall height can be customized. Four E26 sockets per fixture, max. w...
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2010s American Organic Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Brass Spiral Chandelier 'XL-6' by Gallery L7
By Gallery L7
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Stunning extra large six-arm, twelve-light chandelier in raw brass, diameter 48" available in custom finishes and/or lacquered, custom total height (shown with a 42" total drop), mad...
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2010s American Organic Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Raw Brass Chandelier ‘Chiton-2’ by Gallery L7
By Gallery L7
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Elegant two shield pendant 'Chiton-2' by Gallery L7, reminiscent of stag beetle armor, in a raw brass finish, overall height can be customized. Two E26 sockets per fixture, max. watt...
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2010s American Organic Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Brass Spiral SL-6 Chandelier by Gallery L7
By Gallery L7
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Stunning circular custom six-arm chandelier by Gallery L7, in raw brass (18"-27"), each arm carries two bulbs, available in different sizes and finishes (24" diameter shown), made to...
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2010s American Organic Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Raw Brass Chandelier ‘Chiton-3’ by Gallery L7
By Gallery L7
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Elegant three shield pendant 'Chiton-3' by Gallery L7, reminiscent of stag beetle armor, in a raw brass finish, overall height can be customized. Three E26 sockets, max. wattage 60w,...
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2010s American Organic Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Brass Spiral VL-6 Chandelier by Gallery L7
By Gallery L7
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Stunning oval-shaped six-arm, twelve-light chandelier by Gallery L7, in raw brass, measures diameter: 42 x 24, height can be customized, made to order. Twelve E12 sockets per fixture...
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2010s American Organic Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Bespoke Italian Art Nouveau Organic Design White Murano Glass Lotus Chandelier
Located in New York, NY
A contemporary creation of the highest quality, this lighting fixture, entirely hand made in Italy, is composed of white Murano glass leaves, that are arranged in a lotus flower shap...
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2010s Italian Art Nouveau Chandeliers and Pendants

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Gold, Brass

Bespoke Italian Art Nouveau Organic Design White Murano Glass Lotus Chandelier
By Cosulich Interiors & Antiques
Located in New York, NY
A contemporary creation of the highest quality, this lighting fixture, entirely hand made in Italy, is composed of white Murano glass leaves, that are arranged in a lotus flower shap...
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2010s Italian Art Nouveau Chandeliers and Pendants

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Gold, Brass

Organic Shaped Pendant Light Uplight Bowl, Brass Cut Crystal Glass, 1960
By Rupert Nikoll, J.T. Kalmar
Located in Graz, AT
A gorgeous uplight chandelier by Rupert Nikoll, Vienna, Austria, manufactured in Mid-Century, circa 1960 (1950s or early 1960s). An organic shaped brass bowl made of solid polished ...
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Vintage 1960s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

'Cosmic Ore' Chandelier, Gradient Patinated Brass Ceiling Light, Pendant
By Eva Menz for Atelier001
Located in London, GB
Finely hand-spun brass plates make up this pendant light, finished in a mixed patina. One side is dark end colour bronze and the other a gently brushed brass gradient. The light is p...
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2010s English Organic Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Organic Italian Mid-Century Modern Curvilinear Brass and Frosted Glass Pendant
Located in New York, NY
This sophisticated and graphic pendant was realized in Italy, circa 1950. It offers the bold organic design sensibility that discerning collectors of the time and place adore. The pi...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Cosmic 'Verdigris' Pendant Handmade Patinated Brass Ceiling Light, Chandelier
By Eva Menz for Atelier001
Located in London, GB
Inspired by the beautiful textures of nature, a verdigris copper patina is applied on two hand-spun brass plates to create this unique pendant light. Please note that with each proce...
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2010s British Organic Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Contemporary Minimalist Geometric Black Marble Satin Brass Chandelier/Pendant
By Matlight Milano
Located in New York, NY
Cosulich Interiors in collaboration with Matlight Studio: this contemporary organic modern lighting, entirely handcrafted in Italy, is part of a collection called essential stick, th...
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2010s Italian Organic Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Marble, Brass

'Cosmic Regolith' Black Patina & Gradient Bronze Brass Pendant Lamp, Chandelier
By Eva Menz for Atelier001
Located in London, GB
Composed by finely hand-spun brass plates, the Regolith Pendant is hand-finished in a mixed patina. One side in dark bronze and the other in a gently brushed brass gradient. Light is...
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2010s English Organic Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

'Cosmic Ore' Pendant, Gradient Patina Bronze Brass Ceiling Lamp, Chandelier
By Eva Menz for Atelier001
Located in London, GB
Two finely hand-spun brass plates make up this pendant light, a bronze to brass gradient accentuates the shape. The light is projected into the shade and reflects out, illuminating w...
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2010s British Organic Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Italian Minimalist Contemporary White Murano Glass and Brass Chandelier
Located in New York, NY
Italian fine organic wheel chandelier, entirely handcrafted in Italy with Exclusive Design, the airy modern round structure in brass with a central wheel element supports six surroun...
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2010s Italian Organic Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Bespoke Italian Aquamarine Murano Glass Round Brass Chandelier / Flushmount
Located in New York, NY
Contemporary organic modern light fixture, entirely handcrafted in Italy, the airy circular hoop brass structure with a satin finish, supports 7 nature-inspired oval convex elements ...
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2010s Italian Organic Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Cassiopeia 7 Bamboo & Brass with globes Chandelier Handmade by Andrea Claire
By Andrea Claire Studio
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Cassiopeia 7 is a horizontal mobile chandelier with glowing bamboo polyhedrons and reflective metal globes. The Cassiopeia Series was specifically designed for spaces with lower ceil...
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2010s American Organic Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Trapezi Five Lights Neutral Shades Contemporary Pendant/Chandelier Brass, Glass
By Silvio Mondino Studio
Located in Novellara, IT
The Trapezi contemporary chandelier is inspired by the idea of a Circus Trapeze artist. Hand blown glass in a variety of forms and colors is combined with brass bars and hung by L...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Organic Modern Chandeliers and Pen...

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Brass

Modern Italian Aquamarine Crystal Murano Glass Tall Brass Lantern / Chandelier
Located in New York, NY
Contemporary Italian Art Deco design huge round pendant chandelier, entirely handcrafted. This light fixture is composed of a handmade brass structure supporting textured frosted Mur...
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2010s Italian Organic Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Soleil Pendant, Raw White Silk and Brushed Brass Light, Contemporary Chandelier
By Eva Menz for Atelier001
Located in London, GB
A gorgeous example of a neutral, exquisitely finished pendant from our ‘Canvas Collection’. ‘Soleil’ pendant light features pure, raw silk shades set in a contemporary frame. This p...
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2010s British Organic Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Bespoke Italian Alabaster White Murano Glass Brass Curved Globe Chandelier
Located in New York, NY
A contemporary innovative custom modern chandelier, entirely handcrafted in Italy. The handmade geometric cylinder brass structure, resembling a sleek birdcage, has a very organic cu...
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2010s Italian Organic Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Contemporary Italian Amber Crystal Murano Glass Tall Brass Lantern / Chandelier
Located in New York, NY
Italian Art Deco Design huge round pendant chandelier, entirely handcrafted. This modern light fixture is composed of a handmade brass structure supporting textured frosted Murano gl...
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2010s Italian Organic Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Contemporary Italian Brass & White Frosted Murano Glass Leaf Sputnik Chandelier
Located in New York, NY
A very elegant Sputnik chandelier, a bespoke creation entirely handmade in Italy with a Mid-Century Modern flair. The round design shows exquisite details of construction and high qu...
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2010s Italian Organic Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Italian Contemporary Brass & Pastel Murano Glass Oval Sputnik Modern Chandelier
Located in New York, NY
Contemporary Italian exclusive Sputnik chandelier of grand size, entirely handcrafted, an enticing modern oval design with a brass structure composed of a central core supporting jut...
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2010s Italian Organic Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Bespoke Italian Alabaster White Murano Glass Brass Round Chandelier / Flushmount
Located in New York, NY
A contemporary innovative custom modern chandelier, entirely handcrafted in Italy, with handmade brass double frame and a Hollywood Regency flair. The exterior is formed by curved el...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Organic Modern Chandeliers and Pen...

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Brass

Italian Contemporary Multi Level Brass and White Murano Glass Disk Chandelier
Located in New York, NY
Italian fine design bespoke chandelier, entirely handmade, modern organic design, with eight round saucer-shaped shades in blown opaline white Murano glass to maximize the light, sus...
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2010s Italian Organic Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Lune Trio Lantern Pendant, Raw White Silk and Brushed Brass Light, Chandelier
By Eva Menz for Atelier001
Located in London, GB
A gorgeous example of a neutral, exquisitely finished pendant from our ‘Canvas Collection’. ‘Lune Trio’ - multiple lanterns light features pure, raw silk shades set in a contemporar...
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2010s British Organic Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Italian Modern 24-Light Brass and Lavender Periwinkle Murano Glass Chandelier
Located in New York, NY
Contemporary custom made rectangular chandelier of exclusive fine geometric design with a Sputnik inspiration, entirely handcrafted in Italy. The brass structure is decorated with 24...
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2010s Italian Organic Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Contemporary Italian White and Mint Green Murano Glass Sputnik Brass Chandelier
Located in New York, NY
A very elegant modern design chandelier in mid-20th century style with overlaid glass elements, entirely handcrafted in Italy. The brass structure has a central sphere supporting the...
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2010s Italian Organic Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Organic Blown Ribbon Glass Hanging Fixture
Located in New York, NY
Beautiful organic form handblown ribbon glass hanging pendant fixture with brass cap and chain.
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21st Century and Contemporary American Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers an...

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Brass

Contemporary Italian White Murano Glass and Brass Sputnik Bud Flower Chandelier
Located in New York, NY
A very elegant Venetian sphere chandelier, entirely handmade in Italy, with a round floral design in Mid-Century Modern style showing exquisite details of construction and high quali...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Organic Modern Chandeliers and Pen...

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Brass

Dandelion Chandelier
By Villari
Located in Milan, IT
Masterfully translating into a contemporary design the delicate silhouette of a dandelion, this chandelier is a superb object of functioning decor. It features 16 lights and a spheri...
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2010s Italian Organic Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

  • Dandelion Chandelier
  • Dandelion Chandelier
  • Dandelion Chandelier
  • Dandelion Chandelier
H 51.19 in. Dm 39.38 in.
Eight Massive Doria Organic-Pattered Glass Pendants
By Doria Leuchten Germany
Located in Wien, AT
Attractive yellow to clear color, brass nickel-plated. priced and sold per piece.
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Vintage 1970s German Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Organic Globe Four-Light Fixture by Doria
By Doria Leuchten Germany
Located in New York, NY
Organic globe fixture by Doria Lighting co. The polished brass fixture supports 2 different size organic style globes of Amber, yellow and clear glass . Each globe has a single ligh...
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Vintage 1960s German Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Organic Hand Blown 3-Glass Boules Eye Light Fixture
Located in Rijssen, NL
These stunning hand blown light spheres are nestled in a massive brass frame. The spheres can shine in an upwards or downwards direction. Each sphere also features a small hole, ensu...
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21st Century and Contemporary Dutch Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

  • Organic Hand Blown 3-Glass Boules Eye Light Fixture
  • Organic Hand Blown 3-Glass Boules Eye Light Fixture
  • Organic Hand Blown 3-Glass Boules Eye Light Fixture
  • Organic Hand Blown 3-Glass Boules Eye Light Fixture
H 43.31 in. W 44.89 in. D 13.78 in.
Large Acapulco Chandelier
By Villari
Located in Milan, IT
Six luxuriant banana leaves, depicted in stunning detail with naturalistic texture, are standout elements of this superb chandelier in brass and porcelain that exudes sophistication ...
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2010s Italian Organic Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

  • Large Acapulco Chandelier
  • Large Acapulco Chandelier
  • Large Acapulco Chandelier
  • Large Acapulco Chandelier
H 66.93 in. Dm 43.31 in.
Organic Ball Light Fixture by Mazzega Italy Ceiling Pendant
By Mazzega
Located in Nürnberg, DE
Large midcentury organic pattern glass ball fixture by Mazzega, Italy. The Fixture requires one European E27 Edison bulb, up to 100 watts. Glass ball only is approximate 12" high. Ca...
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Vintage 1960s German Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal, Brass

Organic Tea Trolley, Bar, Serving Cart by Cesare Lacca
By Cassina, Cesare Lacca
Located in Vienna, AT
Organic trolley from the 1950s, Italian design by Cesare Lacca for Cassina. Organically designed, mahogany finish, equipped with two loose glass-filled trays, brass mountings. Made i...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Pair of Doria Petit Organic Glass Tube Light Fixtures Pendants
By Doria Leuchten Germany
Located in Frisco, TX
Beautiful pair of organic glass tube ceiling light pendants with brass hardware. Made by Doria Leuchten, Germany in the 1970s. Each has one E27 European Socket.
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Vintage 1970s German Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Spiral AS-6 Chandelier by Gallery L7
By Gallery L7
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Stunning extra large six-arm, twelve-light chandelier by Gallery L7 in raw brass, measure: upper diameter 48", lower diameter 24", custom total height (shown with a 42" total drop), ...
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2010s American Organic Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Chandelier "Algae", Nina Edwards Anker
By Nina Edwards Anker
Located in Geneve, CH
Chandelier "Algae" - Nina Edwards Anker Dimensions: H 149.86 cm x Dm 60.96 cm, customizable Materials: Algae Sheets (chlorophyta), LED bulbs, customized chords/brass tubing and can...
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2010s American Organic Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Organic Hand Blown 1 Glass Boules Eye Light Fixture, Made to Order
Located in Rijssen, NL
This model is a nod to the 1970s, yet has a distinctly modern allure. The stunning hand blown light sphere is nestled in a massive brass frame and can shine in an upwards or downw...
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21st Century and Contemporary Dutch Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Lindsey Adelman Branching Bubbles 9 Globe Chandelier
By Lindsey Adelman
Located in New London, CT
Lindsey Adelman has long been obsessed with illumination in all its forms. Her work treads the porous border between sculpture and design, taking inspiration from such diverse source...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Organic Modern Chandeliers and Pe...

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Brass

Spiral ML-6 Orb Chandelier by Gallery L7
By Gallery L7
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Stunning custom six-arm chandelier in brass with oil rubbed bronze finish by Gallery L7 (30" diameter shown), each arm carries two bulbs, available in 30-42"; diameter, made to order...
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2010s American Organic Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Hasta Brass Hanging Lamp, Jan Garncarek
By Jan Garncarek
Located in Geneve, CH
Hasta hanging lamp by Jan Garncarek Brass ceiling lamp with a glass shade. The elements are made of full brass. The supplied cable is available in two colors, black or red. Best matc...
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2010s German Organic Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

  • Hasta Brass Hanging Lamp, Jan Garncarek
  • Hasta Brass Hanging Lamp, Jan Garncarek
  • Hasta Brass Hanging Lamp, Jan Garncarek
  • Hasta Brass Hanging Lamp, Jan Garncarek
H 30.71 in. W 47.25 in. D 11.82 in.
Hasta Brass Hanging Lamp 138, Jan Garncarek
By Jan Garncarek
Located in Geneve, CH
Hasta hanging lamp by Jan Garncarek Brass ceiling lamp with a glass shade. The elements are made of full brass. The supplied cable is available in two colors, black or red. Best matc...
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2010s German Organic Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

  • Hasta Brass Hanging Lamp 138, Jan Garncarek
  • Hasta Brass Hanging Lamp 138, Jan Garncarek
  • Hasta Brass Hanging Lamp 138, Jan Garncarek
  • Hasta Brass Hanging Lamp 138, Jan Garncarek
H 54.34 in. W 47.25 in. D 11.82 in.
Tony Duquette Style White Faux Coral Chandelier
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
This stylish and chic faux coral chandelier is very much in the style of pieces created by Tony Duquette. Note: Required eight candelabra based light bulbs.
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21st Century and Contemporary Chinese Organic Modern Chandeliers and Pen...

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Brass

Elegant and Organic Design Mid-Century Modern Opaline Glass-Art Pendant Light
Located in Lisse, NL
Beautifully flowing, midcentury glass-art light fixture. This marvellous and an absolute joy to look at glass pendant from the 1950s is a truly exquisite lighting statement and she ...
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Mid-20th Century European Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

'Balancier - B50/22' Chandelier by Gallery L7
By Gallery L7
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Elegant four-arm two-tone brass chandelier by Gallery L7, two mirror image pair of arms carrying one adjustable up- and down light (cone and shell) each, shades enameled white, arms ...
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2010s American Organic Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Scandinavian Design Cypress Wood Chandelier Pendant
Located in Bend, OR
A Scandinavian Modern style pendant. Designers also use this as a Mid-Century Modern statement for alcove, entryway, dining room or conference room. This organic modern shade is cust...
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2010s North American Scandinavian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass, Bronze

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Organic Brass Chandelier For Sale on 1stDibs

With a vast inventory of beautiful furniture at 1stDibs, we’ve got just the organic brass chandelier you’re looking for. Each organic brass chandelier for sale was constructed with extraordinary care, often using brass, metal and glass. If you’re shopping for an organic brass chandelier, we have 15 options in-stock, while there are 105 modern editions to choose from as well. Your living room may not be complete without an organic brass chandelier — find older editions for sale from the 20th Century and newer versions made as recently as the 21st Century. Each organic brass chandelier bearing Mid-Century Modern, Scandinavian Modern or Modern hallmarks is very popular. Pani Jurek, Gallery L7 and Eva Menz for Atelier001 each produced at least one beautiful organic brass chandelier that is worth considering.

How Much is a Organic Brass Chandelier?

Prices for an organic brass chandelier can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — at 1stDibs, they begin at $276 and can go as high as $24,000, while the average can fetch as much as $2,938.

Finding the Right Chandeliers and Pendants 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.