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Pair of Crystallographic Sconces Serge Lacroix Creation
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
Crystallographic wall lamp composed of a welded metal rod structure covered with a parchment - like coating set with a black border. These sconces can be hung or laid. Their creatio...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Metal

1950s Boris Lacroix Table Lamp
By Jean Boris Lacroix, Serge Mouille
Located in Glendale, CA
1950s Boris Lacroix table lamp. This rare and elegant table lamp is executed in black metal and brass, France, circa 1950s. A celebrated Art Deco lighting designer who successfully m...
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Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass, Metal

  • 1950s Boris Lacroix Table Lamp
  • 1950s Boris Lacroix Table Lamp
  • 1950s Boris Lacroix Table Lamp
  • 1950s Boris Lacroix Table Lamp
H 19.5 in. W 9.25 in. D 17.25 in.
1950s Boris Lacroix Table Lamp
By Jean Boris Lacroix, Serge Mouille
Located in Glendale, CA
1950s Boris Lacroix table lamp. This rare and elegant table lamp is executed in black metal and brass, France, circa 1950s. A celebrated Art Deco lighting designer who successfully m...
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Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass, Metal

  • 1950s Boris Lacroix Table Lamp
  • 1950s Boris Lacroix Table Lamp
  • 1950s Boris Lacroix Table Lamp
  • 1950s Boris Lacroix Table Lamp
H 21 in. W 9.25 in. L 21 in.
1950s Boris Lacroix Table Lamp
By Jean Boris Lacroix, Serge Mouille
Located in Glendale, CA
1950s Boris Lacroix table lamp. This rare and elegant table lamp is executed in red metal and brass, France, circa 1950s. A celebrated Art Deco lighting designer who successfully mad...
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Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal, Brass

  • 1950s Boris Lacroix Table Lamp
  • 1950s Boris Lacroix Table Lamp
  • 1950s Boris Lacroix Table Lamp
  • 1950s Boris Lacroix Table Lamp
H 21 in. W 9.25 in. L 21 in.
Pair of 1950s Boris Lacroix Table Lamps
By Jean Boris Lacroix, Serge Mouille
Located in Glendale, CA
Pair of 1950s Boris Lacroix table lamps. This rare and elegant table lamp is executed in black metal and brass, France, circa 1950s. Shade rotates freely on brass ball joint for high...
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Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Brass, Metal

  • Pair of 1950s Boris Lacroix Table Lamps
  • Pair of 1950s Boris Lacroix Table Lamps
  • Pair of 1950s Boris Lacroix Table Lamps
  • Pair of 1950s Boris Lacroix Table Lamps
H 21 in. W 9.25 in. L 21 in.
Rare Pair of 1950s Jean Boris Lacroix Table Lamps
By Jean Boris Lacroix, Serge Mouille
Located in Glendale, CA
Pair of 1950s Boris Lacroix table lamps. This rare and elegant table lamp is executed in black metal and brass, France, circa 1950s. Shade rotates freely on brass ball joint for high...
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Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Metal, Brass

Jean Boris Lacroix Biography and Important Works

Boris Lacroix was a French architect and interior designer famous for his seminal contributions to Art Deco, particularly his lamps and light fixture designs created during the 1950s. Lacroix’s work is most renowned for its sensitive and precise configurations of glass and metal in the fashioning of chandeliers, sconces and table lamps. He is also known for being an important artistic director for the fashion house Vionnet from the mid-1920s up until towards the end of the 1930s. He was one of the pioneers of modern lighting in his design of geometric forms and his development of specifically manufactured acrylic fixtures. In 1927, Lacroix exhibited his designs at the Salon des Artistes Décorateurs as well as the Salon d’Automne to great critical success. The seamlessness of his design and quality of production was greatly appreciated. Particularly because Lacroix’s materials were also glass and metal, the way his pieces slotted into place was a feat in modern design and manufacturing. Lacroix left Vionnet in 1937 to begin his practice. After World War II, Lacroix re-established his practice and in 1950, launched his Dog Lamp design to huge success. This marked a turning point in his career as his designs attracted an enormous degree of popular attention from this point onwards. Throughout the 1950s, he launched several seminal and popular designs such as Lamp 315, which is still popular today. Lacroix died in Paris in 1984, aged 82.

Jean Boris Lacroix Biography and Important Works

Jean Boris Lacroix Furniture is available on 1stDibs for sale. These distinctive objects are frequently made of metal and designed with extraordinary care. In our collection of Jean Boris Lacroix furniture there are many options to choose from, although beige editions of this piece are particularly popular. In-stock we have 28 vintage editions of these items, while there is also 0 modern edition to choose from. Many of the original furniture by Jean Boris Lacroix were created in Europe during the 20th century in the Art Deco style. Prices for Jean Boris Lacroix furniture can vary depending on size, time period and other attributes. On Amazon, the price for these items starts at $1,407 and tops out at $32,000, while pieces like these can sell for $4,788 on average.

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.

Finding the Right Table Lamps for You

Perfect for lighting your nightstand or reading nook, table lamps play an integral role in styling an inviting room. A well-crafted antique or vintage table lamp does more than provide light; the right fixture-and-table combination can add a focal point or creative element to any interior.

Proper table lamps have long been used for lighting our most intimate spaces. In the years before electricity, lamps used oil. Today, a rewired 19th-century vintage lamp can still provide a touch of elegance for a study.

After industrial milestones such as mass production took hold in the Victorian era, various design movements sought to bring craftsmanship and innovation back to this indispensable household item. Lighting designers during the Art Deco movement, originating in the glamorous roaring ’20s, sought to celebrate modern life by fusing modern metals with dark woods and dazzling colors in the fixtures of the era. The geometric shapes and gilded details of an Art Deco table lamp provide an air of luxury and sophistication that never goes out of style.

Some mid-century modern table lamps, particularly those created by the likes of Joe Colombo and the legendary lighting artisans at Fontana Arte, bear all the provocative hallmarks associated with Space Age design. Sculptural and versatile, the Louis Poulsen table lamps of that period were revolutionary for their time and still seem innovative today.

If you are looking for something more contemporary, industrial table lamps are demonstrative of a newly chic style that isn’t afraid to pay homage to the past. They look particularly at home in any rustic loft space amid exposed brick and steel beams.

Before you buy a desk lamp or table lamp for your living room, consider your lighting needs. The Snoopy lamp, designed in 1967, or any other “banker’s lamp” (shorthand for the Emeralite desk lamps patented by H.G. McFaddin and Company), provides light at a downward angle that is perfect for writing, while the Fontana table lamp and the beloved Grasshopper lamp by Greta Magnusson-Grossman each yield a soft and even glow. Some table lamps require lampshades to be bought separately.

Whether it’s a classic antique Tiffany table lamp or even a bold avant-garde fixture custom-made by a contemporary design firm, the right table lamp can completely transform a room. Find the right one for you on 1stDibs.