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Pair of Large Kalmar Sconces Wall Lights, Austria, 1960s
By Kalmar Lighting
Located in Aachen, NRW
Fantastic pair of midcentury wall sconces with extra-large Murano glass pieces in each lamp, made
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Vintage 1960s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

Materials

Murano Glass

Pair of Large Kalmar Sconces Wall Lights, Austria, 1960s
By Kalmar Lighting
Located in Aachen, NRW
Wonderful pair of midcentury wall sconces with a large Murano glass piece on a brass frame, made by
Category

Vintage 1960s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

Materials

Brass

Pair of Large Kalmar Sconces Wall Lights, Austria, 1960s
By Kalmar Lighting
Located in Aachen, NRW
Wonderful pair of midcentury wall sconces with three large Murano glass pieces in each lamp, made
Category

Vintage 1960s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

Materials

Murano Glass

Pair of Large Kalmar Sconces Wall Lights, Austria, 1960s
By Kalmar Lighting
Located in Aachen, NRW
Wonderful pair of midcentury wall sconces with three large Murano glass pieces in each lamp, made
Category

Vintage 1960s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

Materials

Murano Glass

Pair of Large Kalmar Sconces Wall Lights, Austria, 1960s
By Kalmar Lighting
Located in Aachen, NRW
Wonderful pair of midcentury wall sconces with three large Murano glass pieces in each lamp, made
Category

Vintage 1960s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

Materials

Murano Glass

Pair of Large Kalmar Sconces Wall Lights, Austria, 1960s
By Kalmar Lighting
Located in Aachen, NRW
Wonderful pair of midcentury wall sconces with three large Murano glass pieces in each lamp, made
Category

Vintage 1960s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

Materials

Murano Glass

Pair of Large Kalmar Sconces Wall Lights, Austria, 1960s
By Kalmar Lighting
Located in Aachen, NRW
Wonderful pair of midcentury wall sconces with three large Murano glass pieces in each lamp, made
Category

Vintage 1960s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

Materials

Murano Glass

Pair of Large Kalmar Sconces Wall Lights, Austria, 1960s
By Kalmar Lighting
Located in Aachen, NRW
Wonderful pair of midcentury wall sconces with three large Murano glass pieces in each lamp, made
Category

Vintage 1960s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

Materials

Murano Glass

Pair of Large Kalmar Sconces Wall Lights, Austria, 1960s
By Kalmar Lighting
Located in Aachen, NRW
Wonderful pair of midcentury wall sconces with 5 Murano glass pieces, made by Kalmar, Austria
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Vintage 1960s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

Materials

Murano Glass

Pair of Large Kalmar Sconces Palmette Wall Lights, Austria, 1970s
By Kalmar Lighting
Located in Aachen, NRW
Fantastic pair of mid-century wall sconces with Murano glass pieces in each lamp, made by Kalmar
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Vintage 1970s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

Materials

Metal

Pair of Large Kalmar Sconces Murano Wall Lights, Austria, 1960s
By Kalmar Lighting
Located in Aachen, NRW
Fantastic pair of midcentury wall sconces with five murano ice glass pieces, made by Kalmar
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Vintage 1960s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

Materials

Murano Glass

Pair of Large Kalmar Sconces Murano Wall Lights, Austria, 1960s
By Kalmar Lighting
Located in Aachen, NRW
Fantastic pair of midcentury wall sconces with five murano ice glass pieces, made by Kalmar
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Vintage 1960s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

Materials

Murano Glass

Pair of Large Kalmar Sconces Murano Wall Lights, Austria, 1960s
By Kalmar Lighting
Located in Aachen, NRW
Fantastic pair of midcentury wall sconces with five Murano ice glass pieces, made by Kalmar
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Vintage 1960s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

Materials

Murano Glass

Pair of Large Kalmar Sconces Wall Lights 'Palazzo', Austria, 1960s
By Kalmar Lighting
Located in Aachen, NRW
Wonderful pair of midcentury wall sconces with nine Murano glass pieces, made by Kalmar, Austria
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Vintage 1960s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

Materials

Murano Glass

Pair of Large Kalmar Sconces Wall Lights 'Palazzo', Austria, 1960s
By Kalmar Lighting
Located in Aachen, NRW
Wonderful pair of midcentury wall sconces with nine Murano glass pieces, made by Kalmar, Austria
Category

Vintage 1960s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

Materials

Murano Glass

Pair of Large Kalmar Sconces Wall Lights 'Palazzo', Austria, 1960s
By Kalmar Lighting
Located in Aachen, NRW
Wonderful pair of midcentury wall sconces with nine murano glass pieces, made by Kalmar, Austria
Category

Vintage 1960s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

Materials

Murano Glass

Pair of Large Kalmar Sconces Wall Lights 'Palazzo', Austria, 1960s
By Kalmar Lighting
Located in Aachen, NRW
Wonderful pair of midcentury wall sconces with nine Murano glass pieces, made by Kalmar, Austria
Category

Vintage 1960s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

Materials

Murano Glass

Pair of Large Kalmar Sconces Wall Lights 'Palazzo', Austria, 1960s
By Kalmar Lighting
Located in Aachen, NRW
Wonderful pair of midcentury wall sconces with nine Murano glass pieces, made by Kalmar, Austria
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Vintage 1960s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

Materials

Murano Glass

Pair of Large Kalmar Glass Sconces or Wall Lights, 1950s
By J.T. Kalmar
Located in Hausmannstätten, AT
Beautiful pair of large 1950s glass sconces or wall lamps by J.T. Kalmar, Vienna, Austria. Thick
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Vintage 1950s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

Materials

Brass, Chrome, Metal

Pair of Large Kalmar Wall Lights Ice Glass, 1970s, Vienna, Austria
By Kalmar Lighting
Located in Bronx, NY
Pair of 1970s Austrian Kalmar sconces, gold painted metal frame with five "ice glass" panels in
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Mid-20th Century Austrian Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

Materials

Metal

Pair of Large Kalmar Wall Lights Ice Glass, Vienna Austria, 1970s
By Kalmar Lighting
Located in Bronx, NY
Pair of 1970s Austrian Kalmar sconces, a silver grey metal frame with five "ice glass" panels in
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Mid-20th Century Austrian Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

Materials

Metal

Pair of Large Kalmar Crystal Glass Sconces Wall Lights, Austria, 1970s
By Kalmar Lighting
Located in Aachen, NRW
Wonderful pair of gilt brass wall sconces, made by Kalmar, Austria, manufactured, circa 1970-1979
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Vintage 1970s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

Materials

Crystal, Brass

Pair of Large Kalmar Crystal Glass Sconces Wall Lights, Austria, 1970s
By Kalmar Lighting
Located in Aachen, NRW
Wonderful pair of gilt brass wall sconces, made by Kalmar, Austria, manufactured, circa 1970-1979
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Vintage 1970s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

Materials

Crystal, Brass

Pair of Large Kalmar Crystal Glass Sconces Wall Lights, Austria, 1970s
By Kalmar Lighting
Located in Aachen, NRW
Wonderful pair of gilt brass wall sconces, made by Kalmar, Austria, manufactured, circa 1970-1979
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Vintage 1970s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

Materials

Crystal

Pair of Large Kalmar Crystal Glass Sconces Wall Lights, Austria, 1970s
By Kalmar Lighting
Located in Aachen, NRW
Wonderful pair of gilt brass wall sconces, made by Kalmar, Austria, manufactured, circa 1970-1979
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Vintage 1970s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

Materials

Crystal, Brass

Pair of Large Kalmar Crystal Glass Sconces Wall Lights, Austria, 1970s
By Kalmar Lighting
Located in Aachen, NRW
Wonderful pair of gilt brass wall sconces, made by Kalmar, Austria, manufactured, circa 1970-1979
Category

Vintage 1970s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

Materials

Crystal

Pair of Large Kalmar Crystal Glass Sconces Wall Lights, Austria, 1970s
By Kalmar Lighting
Located in Aachen, NRW
Wonderful pair of gilt brass wall sconces, made by Kalmar, Austria, manufactured, circa 1970-1979
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Vintage 1970s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

Materials

Crystal, Brass

Pair of Large Kalmar, Four-Petal Flower, Melting Glass Chandeliers, 1970s
By J.T. Kalmar, Kalmar Lighting
Located in Rijssen, NL
of a flower. Designed and executed by Kalmar Vienna in the 1970s. Made of hand blown melting clear
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Mid-20th Century Austrian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Pair of Large Kalmar 'Tulipan' Wall Lights Sconces, Glass Brass, 1960s
By J.T. Kalmar
Located in Hausmannstätten, AT
A pair of large 'Tulipan' brass and glass wall light fixtures by J.T. Kalmar, Austria, Vienna
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Vintage 1970s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

Materials

Brass

1 of 3 Pairs of Large Kalmar Sconces Wall Lights, Austria, 1960s
By Kalmar Lighting
Located in Aachen, NRW
Wonderful pair of midcentury wall sconces with three large Murano glass pieces in each lamp, made
Category

Vintage 1960s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

Materials

Murano Glass

1 of 3 Pairs of Large Kalmar Sconces Wall Lights, Austria, 1960s
By Kalmar Lighting
Located in Aachen, NRW
Wonderful pair of midcentury wall sconces with three large Murano glass pieces in each lamp, made
Category

Vintage 1960s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

Materials

Murano Glass

1 of 2 Pairs of Large Kalmar Sconces Wall Lights, Austria, 1960s
By Kalmar Lighting
Located in Aachen, NRW
Wonderful pair of midcentury wall sconces with large Murano glass piece on a frame in each wall
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Vintage 1960s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

Materials

Murano Glass

1 of 3 Pairs of Large Kalmar Sconces Wall Lights, Austria, 1960s
By Kalmar Lighting
Located in Aachen, NRW
Wonderful pair of midcentury wall sconces with 5 Murano glass pieces, made by Kalmar, Austria
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Vintage 1960s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

Materials

Murano Glass

1 of 3 Pairs of Large Kalmar Sconces Wall Lights, Austria, 1960s
By Kalmar Lighting
Located in Aachen, NRW
Wonderful pair of midcentury wall sconces with 5 Murano glass pieces on a gold color metal frame
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Vintage 1960s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

Materials

Murano Glass

1 of 3 Pairs of Large Kalmar Sconces Wall Lights, Austria, 1960s
By Kalmar Lighting
Located in Aachen, NRW
Wonderful pair of midcentury wall sconces with 5 Murano glass pieces, made by Kalmar, Austria
Category

Vintage 1960s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

Materials

Murano Glass

1 of 3 Pairs of Large Kalmar Sconces Wall Lights, Austria, 1960s
By Kalmar Lighting
Located in Aachen, NRW
Wonderful pair of midcentury wall sconces with 5 Murano glass pieces, made by Kalmar, Austria
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Vintage 1960s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

Materials

Murano Glass

Pair of Large Kalmar 'Tulipan' Wall Lights Sconces, Murano Glass Brass, 1960s
By J.T. Kalmar
Located in Hausmannstätten, AT
A pair of large 'Tulipan' brass and glass wall light fixtures by J.T. Kalmar, Austria, Vienna
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Vintage 1960s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Brass

1 of 2 Pairs of Large Kalmar Sconces Murano Wall Lights, Austria, 1960s
By Kalmar Lighting
Located in Aachen, NRW
Fantastic pair of midcentury wall sconces with four murano ice glass pieces, made by Kalmar
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Vintage 1960s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Murano Glass

1 of 2 Pairs of Large Kalmar Sconces Wall Lights 'Palazzo', Austria, 1970s
By Kalmar Lighting
Located in Aachen, NRW
Wonderful pair of mid-century wall sconces with nine murano glass pieces, made by Kalmar, Austria
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Vintage 1970s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

Materials

Brass

1 of 3 Pairs of Large Kalmar Sconces Murano Wall Lights, Austria, 1960s
By Kalmar Lighting
Located in Aachen, NRW
Fantastic pair of midcentury wall sconces with five Murano ice glass pieces on a silver color metal
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Vintage 1960s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Murano Glass

1 of 4 Pairs of Large Kalmar 'Tulipan' Sconces Wall Lights, Austria, 1970s
By Kalmar Lighting
Located in Aachen, NRW
Wonderful pair of midcentury wall sconces, made by Kalmar, Austria, manufactured, circa 1970-1979
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Vintage 1970s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

Materials

Murano Glass

1 of 4 Pairs of Large Kalmar Wall Lights Murano Glass by Kalmar, Austria, 1960s
By Kalmar Lighting
Located in Aachen, NRW
Fantastic midcentury wall sconces with 3 large Murano glass pieces in each lamp, made by Kalmar
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Vintage 1960s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

Materials

Chrome

1 of 2 Pairs of Large Kalmar Murano Glass Sconces Wall Lights Citrus, 1960s
By Kalmar Lighting
Located in Aachen, NRW
Wonderful pair of midcentury wall sconces with 2 large Murano glass pieces in each lamp, made by
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Vintage 1960s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Murano Glass

1 of 3 Pairs of Large Kalmar Style Sconces Murano Wall Lights, Austria, 1960s
By Kalmar Lighting
Located in Aachen, NRW
Fantastic pair of midcentury wall sconces with large murano glasses, Kalmar style, manufactured
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Vintage 1960s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

Materials

Murano Glass

1 of 3 Pairs of Large Kalmar Style Sconces Murano Wall Lights, Austria, 1960s
By Kalmar Lighting
Located in Aachen, NRW
Fantastic pair of midcentury wall sconces with large Murano glasses, Kalmar style, manufactured
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Vintage 1960s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Murano Glass

Pair of Large Kalmar Chandeliers Citrus Swirl Smoked Glass, Austria, 1969
Located in Rijssen, NL
Pair of high quality murano glass chandeliers by Kalmar, 1960s smoked swirl ice glass, clear
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Vintage 1970s Austrian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Brass

Pair of Large Kalmar Floor Lamps 'Glasschaft' no. 2134, Glass Rod Brass, 1960s
By Venini, J.T. Kalmar
Located in Hausmannstätten, AT
A pair of fantastic and rare floor lamps model 'Glasschaft' (engl. 'glass rod'), no. 2134 by J.T
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Vintage 1960s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

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Aluminum, Brass

1 of the 3 Pairs of Large Kalmar Wall Sconces by J.T. Kalmar, Austria, 1970s
By Kalmar Lighting, J.T. Kalmar
Located in Rijssen, NL
Pair of elegant modern high-end large brass wall lights or sconces, manufactured by J.T. Kalmar
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Vintage 1960s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

Materials

Metal, Brass, Steel

1 of 4 Pairs of Large Kalmar Wall Lights Murano Glass by Kalmar, Austria, 1960s
By Kalmar Lighting, Carlo Nason
Located in Aachen, NRW
Fantastic midcentury wall sconces with 3 large Murano glass pieces in each lamp, made by Kalmar
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Vintage 1960s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

Materials

Murano Glass

Large Pair of Vintage Kalmar "Ice Block" Glass Sconces
By Kalmar Lighting, J.T. Kalmar
Located in Houston, TX
Large pair of vintage Kalmar "Ice Block" glass sconces. Stunning large Mid-Century Modern pair of
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Vintage 1960s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

Materials

Nickel

Pair of Large Austrian 1960s J.T. Kalmar for Kalmar Lighting Glass Wall Lights
By J.T. Kalmar, Kalmar Lighting
Located in London, GB
Pair of large 1960s wall lights or wall sconces designed by J.T. Kalmar and manufactured by Kalmar
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Mid-20th Century Austrian Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

Materials

Brass, Steel

Pair of Stunning Large Kalmar Sconces Wall Lights, Austria, 1960s
By Kalmar Lighting
Located in Aachen, NRW
Wonderful pair of midcentury wall sconces with 5 large Murano glass pieces in each lamp, made by
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Vintage 1960s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

Materials

Metal

Pair of Stunning Large Kalmar Sconces Wall Lights, Austria, 1960s
By Kalmar Lighting
Located in Aachen, NRW
Wonderful pair of midcentury wall sconces with two large Murano glass pieces in each lamp, made by
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Vintage 1960s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

Materials

Chrome

Pair of Stunning Large Kalmar Sconces Wall Lights, Austria, 1960s
By Kalmar Lighting
Located in Aachen, NRW
Wonderful pair of midcentury wall sconces with 7 large Murano glass pieces in each lamp, made by
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Vintage 1960s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

Materials

Metal

Pair of Large Murano Glass Sconces by Kalmar 'Fuente', Austria, 1960s
By Kalmar Lighting
Located in Aachen, NRW
Wonderful pair of midcentury wall sconces with ice glass, made by Kalmar, Austria, manufactured
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Vintage 1960s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Murano Glass

Pair of Large Murano Glass Sconces by Kalmar 'Fuente', Austria, 1960s
By Kalmar Lighting
Located in Aachen, NRW
Wonderful pair of midcentury wall sconces with ice glass, made by Kalmar, Austria, manufactured
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Vintage 1960s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

Materials

Murano Glass

Pair of Large Murano Glass Sconces by Kalmar 'Fuente', Austria, 1960s
By Kalmar Lighting
Located in Aachen, NRW
Wonderful pair of midcentury wall sconces with ice glass, made by Kalmar, Austria, manufactured
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Vintage 1960s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

Materials

Murano Glass

Pair of Stunning Large Kalmar Muano Sconce Wall Light, Florida, Austria, 1960s
By Kalmar Lighting
Located in Aachen, NRW
Wonderful pair of midcentury wall sconces with six Murano glass pieces on a gilt brass frame, made
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Vintage 1960s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

Materials

Murano Glass

Pair Large Kalmar 'Tulipan' Table Lamps, Glass Brass, 1970
By J.T. Kalmar, Kalmar Lighting
Located in Hausmannstätten, AT
A pair of rare and large 'Tulipan' table lamps by Kalmar, Austria, manufactured in midcentury
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Vintage 1970s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Brass

Pair of Large J.T. Kalmar "Palazzo" Wall Sconces, Vienna, 1960s
By J.T. Kalmar
Located in Wiesbaden, Hessen
Pair of large gilt brass and Murano glass wall sconces by J.T. Kalmar, Austria, Vienna, 1960s
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Vintage 1960s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

Materials

Abalone, Glass

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Pair Of Large Kalmar For Sale on 1stDibs

Find many varieties of an authentic pair of large kalmar available at 1stDibs. Frequently made of glass, murano glass and metal, every pair of large kalmar was constructed with great care. There are many kinds of the pair of large kalmar you’re looking for, from those produced as long ago as the 20th Century to those made as recently as the 20th Century. When you’re browsing for the right pair of large kalmar, those designed in Mid-Century Modern and Hollywood Regency styles are of considerable interest. You’ll likely find more than one pair of large kalmar that is appealing in its simplicity, but Kalmar Lighting, J.T. Kalmar and Carlo Nason produced versions that are worth a look.

How Much is a Pair Of Large Kalmar?

A pair of large kalmar can differ in price owing to various characteristics — the average selling price 1stDibs is $2,171, while the lowest priced sells for $1,060 and the highest can go for as much as $11,900.

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 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. A wide range of antique and vintage lighting can be found on 1stDibs.

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 — there are Art Deco table lamps created in a universally appreciated style, the Tripod floor lamp by T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings, Greta Magnusson Grossman's sleek and minimalist Grasshopper lamps and, of course, the wealth of mid-century 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 for sale on 1stDibs.