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Gordon Martz Small Ceramic Torpedo Table Lamp in White
By Gordon & Jane Martz
Located in Chicago, IL
Gordon Martz small ceramic torpedo table lamp in white.
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Ceramic

Torpedo 4.0 by Sunshine Thacker
By Sunshine Thacker
Located in New York, NY
Handmade ceramic lamp. Raw basaltic stoneware, 3mm thin translucent, hand cast and polished porcelain lampshade.  
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Table Lamps

Materials

Ceramic

Torpedo 4.0 by Sunshine Thacker
By Sunshine Thacker
Located in New York, NY
Handmade ceramic lamp. Raw red stoneware clay, 3mm thin translucent, hand cast and polished porcelain lampshade.  
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Table Lamps

Materials

Ceramic

Torpedo 3.0 by Sunshine Thacker
By Sunshine Thacker
Located in New York, NY
Handmade ceramic lamp. 3mm thin translucent, hand cast and polished porcelain lampshade. *Custom glazing available.  
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Table Lamps

Materials

Clay

Large 1960 Italian Murano Glass Torpedo Floor Lamp Aldo Nason attr.
By Aldo Nason
Located in Niederdorfelden, Hessen
Large and heavy three-light Torpedo Murano glass floor lamp. Manufactured in Italy in the 1960s. Gem from the time. With this light you make a clear statement in your interior desig...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

Materials

Chrome

Floor Lamp Torpedo Glass Metal by Carlo Nason for Mazzega, Italy, 1970s
By Mazzega, Carlo Nason
Located in SAINT-OUEN, FR
Rare floor lamp Torpedo model by Carlo Nason the brother of Aldo Nason. Blown Murano glass, metal chrome. Famous manufacture like Venini, Vistosi, La Murrina, Hollywood Regency, Poli...
Category

Vintage 1970s Italian Space Age Floor Lamps

Materials

Metal

Carlo Nason for Mazzega Torpedo Table Lamps, 1960s
By Mazzega, Carlo Nason
Located in Clivio, Varese
Set of two table lamps or night lights designed from Carlo Nason in the 1960s and manufactured from Mazzega, Italy. The upper parts are made of white glass, whilst the lower lamp's ...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Aluminum

Torpedo Desk Lamp by Tomas Diaz Magro for Fase, Spain, 1969
By Fase
Located in Haderslev, DK
Sophisticated, well built and breathtaking desk or table lamp made in 1969 by Tomas Diaz Magro for Fase Madrid, Spain. Torpedo is the name and probably one of the most rare desk l...
Category

Vintage 1960s Spanish Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Hardwood, Lacquer

Italian Pendant Lamp Torpedo by Carlo Nason for Mazzega, 1960s
By Mazzega, Carlo Nason
Located in Clivio, Varese
Gorgeous pendant lamp with 6 beautiful opalescent glasses and nickel lamp base, designed from Carlo Nason in the 1960s. The lamp have been manufactured from Mazzega, Murano during t...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Nickel

1930s Art Deco Opaline Glass Torpedo Skyscraper Ceiling Light Lamp
Located in Oakland, CA
1930s Art Deco Opaline glass torpedo skyscraper ceiling lamp Consists of a spectacular cream ribbed opaline glass torpedo shaped shade, perhaps influenced by details on the Chrysler ...
Category

Vintage 1930s English Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Chrome

Torpedo Lamps For Sale on 1stDibs

An assortment of torpedo lamps is available at 1stDibs. The range of distinct torpedo lamps — often made from glass, metal and ceramic — can elevate any home. Find 7 antique and vintage torpedo lamps at 1stDibs now, or shop our selection of 3 modern versions for a more contemporary example of this long-cherished furniture. Torpedo lamps have long been popular, with older editions for sale from the 20th Century and newer versions made as recently as the 21st Century. Mid-Century Modern and Art Deco torpedo lamps are consistently popular styles. Torpedo lamps have been a part of the life’s work for many furniture makers, but those produced by Carlo Nason, Mazzega Murano and Sunshine Thacker are consistently popular.

How Much are Torpedo Lamps?

Prices for torpedo lamps can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — at 1stDibs, torpedo lamps begin at $750 and can go as high as $8,077, while the average can fetch as much as $2,939.

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. 

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 — the Tripod floor lamp by T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings, Greta Magnusson-Grossman's sleek and minimalist Grasshopper lamps and, of course, the wealth of postwar 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 on 1stDibs.