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Unusual Floor Lamp by Tapio Wirkkala
By Tapio Wirkkala
Located in Toronto, Ontario
Such an unusual example of Tapio Wirkkala's coveted lighting. This model has an adjustable light source which is controlled by a sliding bar on the lamp head. Highly adjustabl...
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Vintage 1950s Finnish Scandinavian Modern Floor Lamps

Materials

Metal, Brass

  • Unusual Floor Lamp by Tapio Wirkkala
  • Unusual Floor Lamp by Tapio Wirkkala
  • Unusual Floor Lamp by Tapio Wirkkala
  • Unusual Floor Lamp by Tapio Wirkkala
H 56 in. W 36 in. D 6 in.
Unusual Floor Lamp in the Style of Mathieu Matégot
By Mathieu Matégot
Located in St.Petersburg, FL
An unusual floor lamp in the style of Mathieu Matégot. Perforated metal, circa 1950s, heavy, tripod base.
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Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

Most Unusual Floor Lamp with a hand made knot Metal Shade
Located in Palm Springs, CA
A most unusual three footed floor lamp with a metal shade that is quite contorted. This lamp looks like a one of a kind piece as the shade has hand marker markings where it is held t...
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20th Century Unknown Modern Floor Lamps

Unusual Industrial French Adjustable Floor Lamps
Located in Surbiton, Surrey
A run of adjustable floor lights, on chrome bases. French, circa 1950s. The height can be adjusted (see photos) but the 'neck' also adjusts in a variety of ways. Sold indivi...
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Vintage 1950s French Floor Lamps

Materials

Metal

Unusual Adjustable Floor Lamp w/ Swing Arm
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Vintage chrome floor lamp with telescoping center pole and adjustable swing arm help position the light exactly where you need it. Lovely lucite dome shade helps diffuse any harsh li...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

Unusual Stilnovo Floor Lamp, Italy, 1960s
By Stilnovo
Located in Milan, IT
Unusual Stilnovo floor lamp, Italy, 1960s.
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

Materials

Metal

  • Unusual Stilnovo Floor Lamp, Italy, 1960s
  • Unusual Stilnovo Floor Lamp, Italy, 1960s
  • Unusual Stilnovo Floor Lamp, Italy, 1960s
  • Unusual Stilnovo Floor Lamp, Italy, 1960s
H 64.18 in. W 11.82 in. D 10.24 in.
Unusual Italian Floor Lamp ca' 1970's
By Ernesto Gismondi
Located in St.Petersburg, FL
An interesting Italian floorlamp, ca' 1970's, with adjustable height shade, coned shaped base.
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

Materials

Steel, Aluminum

Unusual Polished Aluminum Tubular Floor Lamp
By Lightolier
Located in St.Petersburg, FL
An unusual polished aluminum, tubular lamp, circa 1970s.
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Vintage 1970s American Minimalist Floor Lamps

Materials

Aluminum

A Pair of Unusual Italian Floor Lamps
By Arredoluce
Located in St.Petersburg, FL
A pair of unusual Italian floor lamps in patinated brass. Adjustable height, pivoting shades. Height extends to to approx. 77". The shades are approx. 18.5"L, base is 8"D.
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Vintage 1970s Italian Modern Floor Lamps

Materials

Brass

Pair of Unusual George Kovacs Floor Lamps
By George Kovacs
Located in St.Petersburg, FL
A pair of interesting lamps by George Kovacs. Measuring 53.25"H, with biomorphic Noguchi style chrome bases.
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Vintage 1960s American Modern Floor Lamps

Large and Unusual Brutalist Copper Floor Lamp
Located in Isle Sur La Sorgue, Vaucluse
A fun and lovely floor lamp representing a large flower crafted out of copper and brass. The flower head is made out of a large red copper disc and a number of brass and copper petal...
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Vintage 1960s French Brutalist Floor Lamps

  • Large and Unusual Brutalist Copper Floor Lamp
  • Large and Unusual Brutalist Copper Floor Lamp
  • Large and Unusual Brutalist Copper Floor Lamp
  • Large and Unusual Brutalist Copper Floor Lamp
H 61.82 in. W 23.63 in. D 16.54 in.
Unusual Mid Century Brass Torchiere or Floor Lamp
Located in Woodbury, CT
Topped by a thick glass "shade" this torchiere throw light upwards from the socket found just below the glass in the top of the brass housing. Double legs in a rectangular...
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

Materials

Brass

Unusual 1980s Naturalistic Beaten Bronzed Metal Floor Standing Lamp
By Mark Brazier-Jones
Located in Bedford, Bedfordshire
The good quality beaten bronzed metal floor-standing reading lamp having an undulating textured shaft with applied spiral collars and shepherd’s crook shaped top, on a domed circular...
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Vintage 1980s English Floor Lamps

Materials

Metal

An Unusual Baroque Torchere now Mounted as a Floor Lamp
Located in Sheffield, MA
An Unusual Baroque Torchere Now mounted as a Lamp Height 72 in. With a lamb skin shade
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Antique 18th Century and Earlier French Floor Lamps

Unusual 1970s Floor Lamp in the Style of Yonel Lebovici
By Yonel Lebovici
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Unusual 1970s floor lamp in the style of Yonel Lebovici.
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Vintage 1970s French Floor Lamps

Materials

Steel, Chrome

Unusual Chrome Floor Lamp Extension Curved Arm Articulated Round Top
Located in Miami, FL
Unusual curved design for this chrome floor lamp, the curved arm is extendable and the round top is flexible upper and down as well. Very good lightening. Eight lights. Wired for U...
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Late 20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

Materials

Chrome

Unusual Brass, Chrome and Marble Floor Lamp, French, circa 1970
Located in Marcq-en-Baroeul, FR
This unusual and elegant floor lamp is made of gilt brass and chrome on an octogonal marble base. The top looks like an opened flower. This lamp is French, circa 1970.
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Vintage 1970s French Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

Materials

Marble, Chrome, Brass

Pair of Unusual Napoleon III Giltwood and Marble Floor Lamps
Located in Essex, MA
Each with a fire gilt bronze shade with acanthus finial, each base with four light socket fixtures over a finely carved wood column with overall fabulously gilded surface, resting on...
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Antique 1880s French Napoleon III Floor Lamps

Materials

Gold Leaf

Unusual 1970s Floor Lamp in the Style of Yonel Lebovici
By Yonel Lebovici
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Unusual 70's Floor Lamp in the style of Yonel Lebovici.
Category

Vintage 1970s French Floor Lamps

Materials

Chrome, Steel

Unusual Chrome Standing Lamp
Located in Palm Springs, CA
An elegant standing lamp with chrome body and an unusual silk shade that fits in the interior shell. It takes four long bulbs, as in aquariums. The shade has points in it that receiv...
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Vintage 1970s American Floor Lamps

Materials

Chrome

  • Unusual Chrome Standing Lamp
  • Unusual Chrome Standing Lamp
  • Unusual Chrome Standing Lamp
  • Unusual Chrome Standing Lamp
H 42 in. W 13.5 in. D 6 in.
Fine and Unusual French Art Deco Reading Floor Lamp by Jean Perzel
By Atelier Jean Perzel
Located in Long Island City, NY
With a bronze leg and a pivoting ivory lacquered arm that support a brass and glass shade. Perfect next to a sofa or a writing table (the hole in the base was designed to put a table...
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Vintage 1930s French Art Deco Floor Lamps

Materials

Brass

Unusual Cast Iron and Brass Goose-Neck Industrial Floor Lamp, by Hendryx
By Hendryx
Located in Buffalo, NY
Unusual cast iron and brass goose-neck industrial floor lamp by Hendryx, fully adjustable, bendable. Amazing designed 1920s serpent like base.
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Vintage 1920s Industrial Floor Lamps

Materials

Brass, Iron

Unusual Iron Lily Standing Lamp
Located in Southampton, NY
Unusual iron standing lamp with green leaves and cream lilies. Great wear and patina. Measures: 55.5” high x 19.5” wide x 19.5” deep base 10” wide lily projection at widest point.
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20th Century Unknown Floor Lamps

Materials

Iron

  • Unusual Iron Lily Standing Lamp
  • Unusual Iron Lily Standing Lamp
  • Unusual Iron Lily Standing Lamp
  • Unusual Iron Lily Standing Lamp
H 55.5 in. W 19.5 in. D 19.5 in.
Unusual Art Deco Floor Lamp in Aluminum, Brass and Iron, circa Late 1920s
By Kem Weber
Located in Buffalo, NY
Art Deco Floor Lamp, attached, original brass, iron and aluminum plant holders. Most unusual design,Classic sky-scraper base.Fluted brass standard. Painted aluminum trumpet shade, (1...
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Vintage 1920s American Art Deco Floor Lamps

Materials

Aluminum, Brass, Iron

Unusual 1970's Bronze Standing Lamp by Relco.
By Relco Italia
Located in Montreal, QC
1970's Brass and cast Bronze Italian floor lamp by Relco, featuring unusual "modern rococo" details.
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

Materials

Bronze, Brass

Pair of Unusual Architectural Lamps with Travertine Bases
Located in St.Petersburg, FL
A pair of unusual architectural lamps, circa 1980s. Heavy and well made, travertine bases, on a dimmer providing uplight. These lamps could also be room dividers, etc...
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Vintage 1980s American Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

Materials

Metal

Pair of Unusual Tension Pole Lamps by Stiffel
By Lightolier
Located in St.Petersburg, FL
A great pair of vintage brass pole lamps. In the style of Lightolier or Stilnovo made by Stiffel ca' 1950's. These have a lot of presence and style and height adjusts to 107".
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

Materials

Brass

Pair of Unusual Neoclassical Floor Standing Candelabra France, Late 19th Century
Located in London, GB
Pair of rare and unusual neoclassical floor standing candelabra, France, late 19th century. The carved marble base with acanthus leaf decoration is supported by four gilt bronze paw ...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Floor Lamps

Unusual German Modernist Torchere
Located in St.Petersburg, FL
Unusual German, 1930s modernist torchere.
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Vintage 1930s Floor Lamps

Stilnovo Floorlamp With Unusual Brass Shades
Located in St.Petersburg, FL
A stylish floorlamp with green marble base and atomic style brass shades by Stilnovo.
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Vintage 1950s Italian Floor Lamps

Materials

Marble, Brass, Metal

Unusual Floor Lamp by Arredoluce
Located in New York, NY
Stylized Double-cone Shade w/ Adjustable Reflector. <br /> Black & White Painted Metal w/ Polished Brass Base & Mounts. <br /> Signed on Floor Switch.
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Vintage 1950s Italian Floor Lamps

  • Unusual Floor Lamp by Arredoluce
  • Unusual Floor Lamp by Arredoluce
  • Unusual Floor Lamp by Arredoluce
  • Unusual Floor Lamp by Arredoluce
H 72 in. W 15 in. D 18 in.
Very Unusual Floor Lamp with Two Colored Glasses
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Very unusual Italian floor lamp with two colored glasses, Italy 1960s. This sculptural floor lamp is quite an eyecather because of its design and elegance. The red and green shap...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

Materials

Brass

Unusual Floor Lamp by Franco da Conceiçao Silva
Located in Paris, FR
Two adjustable arms floor lamp with a marble round basis designed by Franco da Conceiçao Silva for livings in the South of Lisbonne, lacquered mat metal cloches in red and black, nic...
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Vintage 1970s Portuguese Floor Lamps

  • Unusual Floor Lamp by Franco da Conceiçao Silva
  • Unusual Floor Lamp by Franco da Conceiçao Silva
  • Unusual Floor Lamp by Franco da Conceiçao Silva
  • Unusual Floor Lamp by Franco da Conceiçao Silva
H 65.36 in. W 25.6 in. D 11.82 in.
Unusual 50s Floor Lamp
Located in Pasadena, CA
Unusual 50s Floor Lamp.
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Vintage 1950s Danish Floor Lamps

Materials

Brass

  • Unusual 50s Floor Lamp
  • Unusual 50s Floor Lamp
  • Unusual 50s Floor Lamp
  • Unusual 50s Floor Lamp
H 53.5 in. D 28 in.
Unusual Floor Lamp From Italy 1960's Lucite Prism Shades
Located in St.Petersburg, FL
An interesting floor lamp from Italy, in steel and brushed aluminum. Thick multifaceted shades in lucite.
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Vintage 1960s Italian Floor Lamps

Materials

Steel, Aluminum

Unusual Bronze Floor Lamp
Located in Paris, Ile-de-France
Unusual and high quality bronze floor lamp, wooden base and finial. Adjustable height and length ( lenght as shown 103 cm , but adjustable 76cm/111cm )
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Vintage 1940s French Floor Lamps

Materials

Bronze

  • Unusual Bronze Floor Lamp
  • Unusual Bronze Floor Lamp
  • Unusual Bronze Floor Lamp
  • Unusual Bronze Floor Lamp
H 82.68 in. Dm 14.57 in.
Unusual Industrial Machine Age Floor Lamp
Located in Petaluma, CA
Here is one of the most unusual floor lamps we have offered in a long time. The metal shade is extra large and has the original silver paint inside for better reflection of light. ...
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Early 20th Century American Floor Lamps

Materials

Metal

Unusual 3-Light Floor Lamp by Stilnovo
By Stilnovo
Located in New York, NY
Painted metal standard and movable shades in three colors. Large circular top reflector. Marble base and brass fittings.
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

Unusual Leather Covered Tripod Floor Lamp
Located in Doylestown, PA
A whinsical tripod floor lamp, possibly by Jacques Adnet, circa 1940, in brown saddle-stitched leather covering with brass wire wrapping in center, rewired.
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Vintage 1940s French Floor Lamps

Materials

Iron, Brass

Unusual Mid- Century Metal Floor Lamp
Located in Middleburg, VA
Unusual Mid- Century Metal Floor Lamp. Made of steel with chrome shade and painted details. Made in the U.S.A. circa 1970.
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20th Century American Floor Lamps

Materials

Steel, Chrome

Unusual Possibly Unique Adjustable Floor Lamp
Located in New York, NY
Mid Century Modern, architectural adjustable floor lamp. The shelf swivels, as does the two tier cylinder hood shade. Possibly a prototype, as I never seen one before. Shows some wea...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

Materials

Metal

Unusual 1950s Cane Floor Lamp, Italy, 1950
By Franco Albini
Located in Roosendaal, Noord Brabant
Very nice and unusual floor lamp in the manner of Franco Albini and Isamu Noguchi, Italy, 1950. This lamp has a black painted metal wire frame and the shade is woven in cane. The lam...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

Materials

Metal

  • Unusual 1950s Cane Floor Lamp, Italy, 1950
  • Unusual 1950s Cane Floor Lamp, Italy, 1950
  • Unusual 1950s Cane Floor Lamp, Italy, 1950
  • Unusual 1950s Cane Floor Lamp, Italy, 1950
H 63 in. W 9.85 in. D 5.52 in.
Unusual Large Scale Floor Lamp by Luci
Located in New York, NY
Overscaled Lamp with Flat Circular Base, Wide Cylindrical Body and Top Bowl, all Brass with a Brushed Finish. Large Ball Shade of Frosted White Glass. Multiple Sockets and Dimmer S...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Floor Lamps

Great , unusual ,extensible stage light / floor lamp
Located in New York, NY
An unusual theatrical light on a massive base with an extensible column. Possibility of regulating the flood/spot beam and the shape of the light.
Category

Vintage 1930s American Floor Lamps

Materials

Steel

Unusual Wrought Iron and Mica Floor Lamp
Located in San Francisco, CA
Interesting wrought iron lamp with mica shade and large iron bug detail.
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Early 20th Century Floor Lamps

  • Unusual Wrought Iron and Mica Floor Lamp
  • Unusual Wrought Iron and Mica Floor Lamp
  • Unusual Wrought Iron and Mica Floor Lamp
  • Unusual Wrought Iron and Mica Floor Lamp
H 64.5 in. W 17.5 in. D 13.5 in.
Unusual and Fun Italian 1950s Floor Lamp
Located in New York, NY
Unusual and fun Italian floor light featuring an oversize shade. The shade can be pointed in all directions. The electrical wire comes out from one of the legs and has a foot switch.
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

Unusual and Massiv Carved Wood Floor Lamp
Located in Pasadena, CA
Beautifully carved wood lamp base in circular, cascading design.
Category

Vintage 1960s American Floor Lamps

Materials

Wood

Unusual Steel and Glass Floor Lamp by Luci
By Luci Italia
Located in Paris, Ile-de-France
A polished steel and glass floor lamp. The polished steel stem supporting a circular "frosty effect" glass ball held by six brass brackets by Luci (labelled), Italy, 1960.
Category

Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

Materials

Steel

Unusual French Midcentury Glass Globe Cluster Floor Lamp
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Unusual French Midcentury Glass Globe Cluster Floor Lamp. Triangular marble base with foot switch.
Category

Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

Materials

Marble, Brass, Steel

Unusual American Floor Lamp in Oscar Bach Style
By Oscar Bruno Bach
Located in Fairfax, VA
An unusually designed American floor lamp with oblong column that is wide at top and gets narrow at the base. The column is a two tone colored oxidized nickel with highlights of soft...
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Vintage 1920s American Art Deco Floor Lamps

Materials

Brass, Iron, Nickel

Tall Unusual French Conservatory Painted Toleware Floor Lamp
Located in Chillerton, Isle of Wight
A tall unusual French conservatory painted toleware floor lamp. The theme of this lamp is a bamboo tree, and it will give a pleasant light and leafy feel to any room The lamp sta...
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Early 20th Century French Folk Art Floor Lamps

Unusual 1950s Floor Lamp with Cane Shade Holland, 1950
By Carl Auböck
Located in Roosendaal, Noord Brabant
Very nice typical 1950s unusual floor lamp made by unknown designer or manufacturer. Possibly manufactured by Philips or Anvia. Nice black painted tripod base with nickel plated stem...
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Vintage 1950s Dutch Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

Materials

Metal

Luci Unusual Steel and Glass Floor Lamp, 1960, Italy
By Luci Italia
Located in Naples, IT
A polished steel and glass floor lamp. The polished steel stem supporting a circular "frosty effect" glass ball held by six brass brackets by Luci, Italy, 1960.
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Floor Lamps

Materials

Steel

Unusual Mid-Century Brass and Lucite Adjustable Floor Lamp
Located in Hopewell, NJ
Beautiful and functional standing floor lamp for reading or mood light made of brass and Lucite, adjusts from 37" H to 53" H, with one flame shaped 60 watt bulb.
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

Very Unusual Gilt Metal Floor Lamp Attributed To Caldwell
By Edward F. Caldwell & Co.
Located in New York, NY
Very unusual and fine quality gilt metal floor lamp attributed to Caldwell with adjustable height.
Category

Early 20th Century American Floor Lamps

Materials

Metal

Unusual Italian Floor Lamp with Large Murano Glass Shades
By Venini
Located in London, GB
An unusual Italian floor lamp with five large white and clear swirling patterned Murano glass shades. All fixed on a circular chrome base. Re wired with antique silver cord flex, foo...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

Materials

Metal, Chrome

Unusual, French Black and Gold Floor Lamp, Circa 1940
Located in Houston, TX
Heavy, black twisted painted iron floor lamp with gold accents and three leg base. Newly wired with all UL listed parts, featuring a switch at the socket and push button floor line s...
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Vintage 1940s French Hollywood Regency Floor Lamps

Materials

Tôle

Unusual Tension Pole Floor Lamp with Brass Bird Cage Enclosure
Located in Hingham, MA
Sophisticated tension pole floor lamp with an elegant brass 'birdcage' design and three opaline glass cylinder shades. Accepts three standard light bulbs with 3-way switch on pole.<b...
Category

Vintage 1970s Italian Floor Lamps

Materials

Brass, Metal

Italian Brass and Enameled Floor Lamp with Unusual Counterweight Design
Located in New York, NY
Italian, brass and steel floor lamp in the style of Arredoluce, circa 2015, with interesting counterweight base with solid brass ball and T joint. Two available but sold separately-o...
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2010s Italian Floor Lamps

Materials

Brass, Enamel, Steel

Italian Brass and Enameled Floor Lamp with Unusual Counterweight Design
Located in New York, NY
Italian brass and steel floor lamp in the style of Arredoluce, circa 2015, with interesting counterweight base with solid brass ball and T joint. Two available but sold separately-on...
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2010s Italian Floor Lamps

Materials

Brass, Metal

Unusual Floor Lamp For Sale on 1stDibs

Choose from an assortment of styles, material and more with respect to the unusual floor lamp you’re looking for at 1stDibs. Each unusual floor lamp for sale was constructed with extraordinary care, often using metal, brass and chrome. Whether you’re looking for an older or newer unusual floor lamp, there are earlier versions available from the 18th Century and newer variations made as recently as the 20th Century. When you’re browsing for the right unusual floor lamp, those designed in Mid-Century Modern, Modern and Art Deco styles are of considerable interest. Atelier Jean Perzel, George Kovacs and Hendryx each produced at least one beautiful unusual floor lamp that is worth considering.

How Much are Unusual Floor Lamp?

Prices for an unusual floor lamp start at $745 and top out at $36,396 with the average selling for $2,595.

Finding the Right Floor Lamps for You

The modern floor lamp is an evolution of torchères — tall floor candelabras that originated in France as a revolutionary development in lighting homes toward the end of the 17th century. Owing to the advent of electricity and the introduction of new materials as a part of lighting design, floor lamps have taken on new forms and configurations over the years. 

In the early 1920s, Art Deco lighting artisans worked with dark woods and modern metals, introducing unique designs that still inspire the look of modern floor lamps developed by contemporary firms such as Luxxu

Popular mid-century floor lamps include everything from the enchanting fixtures by the Italian lighting artisans at Stilnovo to the distinctly functional Grasshopper floor lamp created by Scandinavian design pioneer Greta Magnusson-Grossman to the Paracarro floor lamp by the Venetian master glass workers at Mazzega. Among the more celebrated names in mid-century lighting design are Milanese innovators Achille and Pier Giacomo Castiglioni, who, along with their eldest brother, Livio, worked for their own firm as architects and designers. While Livio departed the practice in 1952, Achille and Pier Giacomo would go on to design the Arco floor lamp, the Toio floor lamp and more for legendary lighting brands such as FLOS

Today’s upscale interiors frequently integrate the otherworldly custom lighting solutions created by a wealth of contemporary firms and designers such as Spain’s Masquespacio, whose Wink floor lamps integrate gold as well as fabric fringes. 

Visual artists and industrial designers have a penchant for floor lamps, possibly because they’re so often a clever marriage of design and the functions of lighting. A good floor lamp can change the mood of any room while adding a touch of elegance to your entire space. Find yours now on 1stDibs.