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Cocoon Suspension Lamp, Italian Manufacture, 1960s
By Tobia Scarpa
Located in Arezzo, Italy
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Le Bambole by Mario Bellini for B&b Italia 1972
By Mario Bellini
Located in Arezzo, Italy
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Sectional Sofas

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Fabric

Le Bambole by Mario Bellini for B&b Italia 1972
Le Bambole by Mario Bellini for B&b Italia 1972
H 29.53 in W 106.3 in D 35.04 in
Set of 6 Chairs by Carlo Ratti for Industria Compensati Curvati 50s
By Carlo Ratti
Located in Arezzo, Italy
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Brass, Iron

Trieste Folding Chairs by Aldo Jacober and Pierangela D' Aniello for Bazzani
By Pierangela d'Aniello, Aldo Jacober
Located in Arezzo, Italy
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Straw, Wood

Ciuingam sofa by De Pas D' Urbino & Lomazzi for BBB Bonacina, Italy 1967
By Gionathan de Pas & Donato D’Urbino & Paolo Lomazzi
Located in Arezzo, Italy
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Sofas

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Leather, Plastic, Rubber

Ciuingam sofa by De Pas D' Urbino & Lomazzi for BBB Bonacina, Italy 1967
By Gionathan de Pas & Donato D’Urbino & Paolo Lomazzi
Located in Arezzo, Italy
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Sofas

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Leather, Plastic, Rubber

Eames 670 Lounge chair and 671 ottoman designed by Charles and Ray Eames for ICF
By Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Arezzo, Italy
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Aluminum

Lesbo table lamp by Angelo Mangiarotti for Artemide 1967 1st production
By Angelo Mangiarotti
Located in Arezzo, Italy
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Aluminum

Rare Maja armchair by Emilio Guarnacci & Felix Padovano for 1P 1971
By Emilio Guarnacci, Felix Padovano
Located in Arezzo, Italy
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

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Coating

Rare Maja sofa by Emilio Guarnacci & Felix Padovano for 1P 1971
By Emilio Guarnacci, Felix Padovano
Located in Arezzo, Italy
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Sofas

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Steel

Clio wall sconces designed by Sergio Mazza for Artemide, 1963 Italy
By Sergio Mazza
Located in Arezzo, Italy
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Brass

Clio wall sconces designed by Sergio Mazza for Artemide, 1963 Italy
By Sergio Mazza
Located in Arezzo, Italy
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Brass

Clio wall sconces designed by Sergio Mazza for Artemide, 1963 Italy
By Sergio Mazza
Located in Arezzo, Italy
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Brass

Clio wall sconces designed by Sergio Mazza for Artemide, 1963 Italy
By Sergio Mazza
Located in Arezzo, Italy
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Brass

Ciuingam sofas by De Pas D' Urbino & Lomazzi for BBB Bonacina, Italy 1967
By Gionathan de Pas & Donato D’Urbino & Paolo Lomazzi
Located in Arezzo, Italy
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Sigma wall sconces designed by Sergio Mazza for Artemide, 1960 Italy
By Sergio Mazza
Located in Arezzo, Italy
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Brass

Gamma wall sconces designed by Sergio Mazza for Artemide, 1960 Italy
By Sergio Mazza
Located in Arezzo, Italy
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Brass

Pagrù by Claudio Vagnoni for 1P Industria Chimica per L' Arredamento 1969
By Claudio Vagnoni
Located in Arezzo, Italy
Italiano segui la nostra galleria SECONDA GIOVINEZZA. Misure: 2 Poltrone con braccioli : 85 x 100 H 75 cm
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Sectional Sofas

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Cotton

Nuava armchairs designed by Emilio Guarnacci & Felix Padovano for 1P 1969
By Emilio Guarnacci, Felix Padovano
Located in Arezzo, Italy
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

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Coating, Wool, Cotton

Artichoke wall sconces designed by Gianni Celada for Fontana Arte , Italy 1970
By Gianni Celada
Located in Arezzo, Italy
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Taraxacum ceiling lamp by Achille and Pier Giacomo Castiglioni for Flos, 1960
By Achille & Pier Giacomo Castiglioni
Located in Arezzo, Italy
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Oscar Torlasco ceiling lamp for Stilkronen 1960
By Oscar Torlasco
Located in Arezzo, Italy
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Oscar Torlasco ceiling lamp for Stilkronen 1960
Oscar Torlasco ceiling lamp for Stilkronen 1960
H 31.11 in W 22.84 in D 22.84 in
Sit Down armchair designed by Gaetano Pesce for Cassina 1975
By Gaetano Pesce
Located in Arezzo, Italy
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

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Steel

Abat Jour table lamp by Cini Boeri for Arteluce, 1st production 1970
By Cini Boeri
Located in Arezzo, Italy
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Marble, Iron

Large Taraxacum 2 by Achille and Pier Giacomo Castiglioni for Flos 1960
By Achille & Pier Giacomo Castiglioni
Located in Arezzo, Italy
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Fantasma Grande by Tobia Scarpa for Flos 1961
By Tobia Scarpa
Located in Arezzo, Italy
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

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Fantasma Grande by Tobia Scarpa for Flos 1961
Fantasma Grande by Tobia Scarpa for Flos 1961
H 77.96 in W 23.63 in D 15.75 in

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By Mario Bellini
Located in Arezzo, Italy
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Seconda Giovinezza For Sale on 1stDibs

Choose from an assortment of styles, material and more with respect to the seconda giovinezza you’re looking for at 1stDibs. Each seconda giovinezza for sale was constructed with extraordinary care, often using metal, brass and glass. You’ve searched high and low for the perfect seconda giovinezza — we have versions that date back to the 20th Century alongside those produced as recently as the 20th Century are available. Each seconda giovinezza bearing mid-century modern hallmarks is very popular. Sergio Mazza, Tobia Scarpa and Aldo Jacober each produced at least one beautiful seconda giovinezza that is worth considering.

How Much is a Seconda Giovinezza?

A seconda giovinezza can differ in price owing to various characteristics — the average selling price 1stDibs is $5,527, while the lowest priced sells for $3,595 and the highest can go for as much as $22,517.

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

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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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