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Venini Midcentury "Tessuto" White and Crystal Murano Glass Chandelier, 1970s
By Venini, Carlo Scarpa
Located in Roma, IT
Lazzari (Onorina Lazzari). However, Scarpa refused to take the pro forma professional exam administered
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Venini Midcentury "Tessuto" White and Crystal Murano Glass Chandelier, 1970s
By Venini
Located in Roma, IT
). However, Scarpa refused to take the pro forma professional exam administered by the Italian government
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Chrome

Jar Murano, 1930, Italian. Attributed to Carlo Scarpa
By Carlo Scarpa
Located in Ciudad Autónoma Buenos Aires, C
Rinaldo's niece, Nini Lazzari (Onorina Lazzari). However, Scarpa refused to sit the pro forma professional
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Vintage 1930s Italian Art Deco Glass

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Murano Glass

Mid-Century Modern Armchairs in Iron & Woven Cotton Fiber, Carlo Hauner, Brazil
By Carlo Hauner
Located in New York, NY
technique Hauner used back in the fifties. So we found Marcelo, the super pro artisan with more than 30
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Vintage 1950s Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

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Iron

A pair of extremely rare Valk table globes
By Gerard and Leonard Valk
Located in ZWIJNDRECHT, NL
forma, meô aere alios excudam Gerardus Valk calcographus, Amsterdami, A[nn]o 17[50] cum privilegio
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Antique 18th Century Dutch Dutch Colonial Globes

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Other

A pair of extremely rare Valk table globes
A pair of extremely rare Valk table globes
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H 23 in Dm 15 in

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Venini “Filigrana“ Chandelier Murano Glass Brass Metal, 1930, Italy
By Paolo Venini
Located in Milano, IT
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Mid-20th Century Italian Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

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Murano Glass

Custom Made Round Sheepskin Ottoman with Oak Ball Feet
Located in London, GB
Custom-made ottomans developed & produced at our workshops in London using the highest quality materials. This example is upholstered in 'Moonlight' cream sheepskin and features oile...
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2010s British Scandinavian Modern Ottomans and Poufs

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Sheepskin, Oak

Eros Solid Oak Dining Table
By Aeterna Furniture
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Solid oak handcrafted dining table. 2" thick tabletop with nature inspired pedestals.  
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2010s Modern Tables

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Hardwood, Oak

Eros Solid Oak Dining Table
Eros Solid Oak Dining Table
H 30 in W 102 in D 45 in
LUdown Cylinder Flush Mount
By Lumfardo Luminaires
Located in Los Angeles, CA
The LUdown cylinder flush mount fixture by Lumfardo Luminaires is part of our contemporary collection. In patinated unlacquerd brass and steel with (1) E26 medium based socket. Light...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Mid-Century Modern Flush Mount

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Brass, Steel

Rosso Wall Mirror
By Specchi Veneziani
Located in Milan, IT
Venetian mirror made in the strictest Murano tradition. Assembled with crystal/gold and red elements handmade in the Murano furnaces. Wooden frame with a natural finish.
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2010s Italian Renaissance Wall Mirrors

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Glass

Rosso Wall Mirror
H 31.5 in W 23.63 in D 1.97 in
Arflex Marenco Sofa in Fabric Heidi and Candy by Mario Marenco
By Mario Marenco, Arflex
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Marenco Sofa is designed by Mario Marenco for Arflex. This sofa features the system with making the armrest and seat as the base portion. There is a metal tubular frame facilitated f...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Sofas

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Metal

Contemporary Minimal Round Coffee Center Table in Travertine Stone Natural Pores
Located in Porto, PT
Lunarys Center Table is an outstanding modern design piece. A key coffee table for a contemporary living room project seems to come directly from space. Made in travertine stone is p...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Organic Modern Center Tables

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Travertine

Muller Freres Luneville Cameo Landscape vase 1900
By Muller Fres Lunneville
Located in Dallas, TX
A sumptuous art nouveau French cameo lake landscape acid etched cameo vase with applied handles. Sunrise or sunset with a yellow orange background with engraved trees, bushes and mou...
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Antique Early 1900s French Art Nouveau Vases

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Art Glass

Panoplie Petite Iron Tripod Lamp
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Petite iron tripod lamp with slender legs and tapered feet. New wiring and new oyster linen shade. Multiple available, sold individually. Takes one E12 base bulb, up to 25 W or highe...
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2010s Table Lamps

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Iron

Bespoke Handmade Belgian Linen Sofa
Located in Jesteburg, DE
Introducing the home collection.  An iconic, unobtrusive design. A small selection of timeless Flemish designs made by hand for us in a small third generation workshop in Belgium....
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2010s Belgian Modern Sofas

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Linen

Bespoke Handmade Belgian Linen Sofa
Bespoke Handmade Belgian Linen Sofa
H 31.5 in W 106.3 in D 39.38 in
Josef Hoffmann and the Wiener Werkstaette Fabric Department Pendant, Re-Edition
By Wiener Werkstätte, Josef Hoffmann, Woka Lamps
Located in Vienna, AT
A simple but sensational fixture, designed by Josef Hoffmann, for the fabric department of the Wiener Werkstaette on Kaerntnerstrasse in Vienna. Style and color of the fabric custom-...
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2010s Austrian Jugendstil Chandeliers and Pendants

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Silk

'Plissé White Edition' Pleated Textile Table Lamp by Folkform for Örsjö
By Örsjö Industri AB
Located in Glendale, CA
'Plissé White Edition' pleated textile table lamp by Folkform for Örsjö. This unique table lamp was awarded “Lighting of the Year 2022” by Residence Magazine Sweden, who called it “...
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21st Century and Contemporary Swedish Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Textile

Vico Magistretti "122" Chairs for Cassina, 1967, Set of 8
By Vico Magistretti, Cassina
Located in Lonigo, Veneto
Vico Magistretti for Cassina "122" chairs for Cassina, brown leather, beech and plywood, Italy, 1967, set of eight. The "122" chairs designed by Vico Magistretti in 1967 have a scul...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Beech, Plywood, Leather

Antique French Oil on Canvas Stag Hunt Painting in Giltwood Frame, H. De Forges
Located in Dallas, TX
A beautiful oil on canvas rendering of a stag hunt, presented in a fluted giltwood frame with a bundled husk border and large, parted leaves in the corners. The painting is signed in...
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Antique 19th Century French Barbizon School Paintings

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Giltwood, Paint, Canvas, Wood

Italian Artdeco Mirrored Bar Cabinet by Valzania
By Valzania
Located in Vilnius, LT
Italian Art Deco period bar cabinet created by Valzania in 1930-40s. The cabinets leg-base is in glossy black colour painted wood with hand-carved surface wood pedestal. The cabine...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Art Deco Dry Bars

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Metal

Italian Artdeco Mirrored Bar Cabinet by Valzania
Italian Artdeco Mirrored Bar Cabinet by Valzania
No Reserve
H 55.91 in W 45.67 in D 15.75 in
Vittorio Dassi Wall Unit / Dry Bar for Permanente Mobili Cantù, Italy, 1950-60
By Vittorio Dassi, La Permanente Mobili Cantù
Located in Pijnacker, Zuid-Holland
Sophisticated and very rare wall unit by Vittorio Dassi for Mobili Cantù - Italy, circa 1950-60. The inside of the cabinets and drawers are covered very luxuriously in Birch venee...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Dry Bars

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Brass

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Rare Russian Enamel Painted on Copper Icon Deposition of Christ from the Cross
Located in Venice-Lido, IT
spesso imitate anche nelle icone dei pittori post bizantini pro occidentali: Teodoro Pulakis e Emmanuelle
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Antique Late 18th Century Russian Arts and Crafts Religious Items

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Copper

Poltrona "Laser" di Tarcisio Colzani per MobilGirgi Cantù
By Tarcisio Colzani, Mobil Girgi
Located in Conversano, IT
massello di noce, pelle color tabacco Design Distintivo: Forma scultorea e dettagli artigianali Dimensioni
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

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Leather, Wood

Carlo Scarpa Midcentury Aluminum Italian Serving Tray with Mirror Top, 1960s
By Carlo Scarpa
Located in Roma, IT
(Onorina Lazzari). However, Scarpa refused to sit the pro forma professional exam administrated by the
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Late 20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Tray Tables

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Aluminum

Carlo Scarpa Midcentury Aluminum Italian Serving Tray with Mirror Top, 1960s
By Carlo Scarpa
Located in Roma, IT
(Onorina Lazzari). However, Scarpa refused to sit the pro forma professional exam administrated by the
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Late 20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Tray Tables

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Aluminum

Carlo Scarpa Midcentury Gilt Aluminum Italian Serving Tray with Mirror Top 1960s
By Carlo Scarpa
Located in Roma, IT
(Onorina Lazzari). However, Scarpa refused to sit the pro forma professional exam administrated by the
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Late 20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Tray Tables

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Aluminum

Pair of Venini Art Deco "Reticello" Murano Glass Italian Sconces, 1930s
By Carlo Scarpa, Venini
Located in Roma, IT
, Scarpa refused to sit the pro forma professional exam administrated by the Italian Government after World
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Vintage 1930s Italian Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

Materials

Brass

Carlo Scarpa Midcentury Aluminum Italian Serving Tray with Mirror Top, 1960s
By Carlo Scarpa
Located in Roma, IT
(Onorina Lazzari). However, Scarpa refused to sit the pro forma professional exam administrated by the
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Late 20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Centerpieces

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Aluminum

Midcentury Carlo Scarpa Light Beige Murano Glass Italian Vase for Venini, 1960s
By Venini, Carlo Scarpa
Located in Roma, IT
(Onorina Lazzari). However, Scarpa refused to sit the pro forma professional exam administrated by the
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Glass

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Glass, Art Glass, Murano Glass

Midcentury Carlo Scarpa Light Blue Murano Glass Italian Vase for Venini, 1960s
By Venini, Carlo Scarpa
Located in Roma, IT
, Scarpa refused to sit the pro forma professional exam administrated by the Italian Government after World
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Glass

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Glass, Art Glass, Murano Glass

Murano Chandelier by Venini, Italy, 50ties
Located in Sint Annaland, NL
married Rinaldo's niece, Nini Lazzari (Onorina Lazzari). However, Scarpa refused to sit the pro forma
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Iron

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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.

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