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Cedric Hartman Furniture

American, b. 1929

Cedric Hartman stated that the sole purpose of his floor lamps and table lamps was illumination, not noticeability. The result of this function-first philosophy has been a masterful collection of subtle mid-century modern and modern lighting fixtures that shine with simple but undeniable beauty. Hartman brought the same approach to his sleek and elegant side tables, which can blend into space while elevating an interior.

Hartman was born in Lincoln, Nebraska, in 1929. In the late 1940s, he began a career as an architect; it was put on pause while he served in the Korean War. After the war, he spent time in Chicago, Paris and New York studying art and design. Hartman moved to Omaha in the early 1960s and started designing lamps. His dream was to create a lamp that would provide ample lighting without any imposition on a room.

Hartman’s ambitions were realized in 1966 with the design of the 1UWV floor lamp. While sleek lamp designs are easier to make today due to LED technology, Hartman’s lamp was revolutionary for its time. The slim and unimposing metal lamp with its thin triangular shade contrasted with the bold, bulky and decorative lights of the day. 

The 1UWV lamp was an instant success. It was acquired by the Museum of Modern Art in New York and displayed in its 1967 “Recent Acquisitions: Design Collection” exhibition. It also became a favorite of architects and decorators and was featured prominently in design magazines.

Hartman created many more floor and table lamp designs, including the 1H floor lamp, another low-profile luminaire added to the Museum of Modern Art collections. In 1968, Hartman began designing sofas, and in 1973, he branched out into table design.

While the 1UWV floor lamp remains his most famous work, Hartman’s illustrious furniture career spans over 40 years of thoughtful design.

On 1stDibs, find a collection of Cedric Hartman lighting and tables.

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Creator: Cedric Hartman
Rare Pair Tuxedo Sofas by Cedric Hartman
By Cedric Hartman
Located in Fraser, MI
Please feel free to reach out for efficient shipping to your zip code. Pair Tuxedo Sofas by Cedric Hartman. Circa 1969. Model #15C. Fully restored in olive cotton velvet. Solid scul...
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1960s Vintage Cedric Hartman Furniture

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Velvet, Walnut

Cedric Hartman Travertine Top AE Side Table on Brass Base
By Cedric Hartman
Located in Ferndale, MI
AE table stamped with Cedric Hartman signature MADE IN USA and the number 860434 . The beauty of this Travertine topped side table by Cedric Hartman is in its simple minimal aesthet...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Cedric Hartman Furniture

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Travertine, Bronze

Early Floor Lamp by Cedric Hartman
By Cedric Hartman
Located in Dallas, TX
An early example of a classic form by Cedric Hartman in chrome and brass with a beautiful iridescent patina.
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1960s Vintage Cedric Hartman Furniture

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Brass, Chrome

Cedric Hartman Table in Bronze and Granite
By Cedric Hartman
Located in Dallas, TX
A bronze side table with Rosso granite top designed by Cedric Hartman.
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1970s Vintage Cedric Hartman Furniture

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Bronze

Articulating Floor Lamp by Cedric Hartman
By Cedric Hartman
Located in Dallas, TX
A chrome floor lamp with rotating base and swiveling head by Cedric Hartman.
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1970s Vintage Cedric Hartman Furniture

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Chrome

Cedric Hartman Side Table in Chrome and Green Marble
By Cedric Hartman
Located in Dallas, TX
A polished chrome side table with green marble top by Cedric Hartman.
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1970s Vintage Cedric Hartman Furniture

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Marble

Early Cedric Hartman Marble and Mixed Metal “AE” Table
By Cedric Hartman
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Early Cedric Hartman marble and mixed metal “AE” table. Signed. Beautiful original patina to the base, unpolished. Edges of marble top are free of any chips (please refer to photos)....
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1970s North American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Cedric Hartman Furniture

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Marble, Bronze, Copper

Rare Half Moon Brass Floor Lamp by Cedric Hartman
By Cedric Hartman
Located in Oklahoma City, OK
The Cedric Hartman rare half moon brass reading floor lamp is an exquisite blend of timeless design and functional elegance. Crafted from high-quality brass, its slender yet sturdy f...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Cedric Hartman Furniture

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Chrome

Mid Century Modern Side Table w Polished Marble Top by Cedric Hartman
By Cedric Hartman
Located in Port Jervis, NY
Fabulous side table in marble and bronze, great size. Signed on the underside, see pics. In excellent vintage condition with minimal age related patina wear.
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Cedric Hartman Furniture

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Marble, Bronze

Cedric Hartman Stainless Steel Floor Lamp
By Cedric Hartman
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Designed in the 1970s, this stainless steel floor lamp by Cedric Hartman is an enduring design classic. The modernist floor lamp features a ...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Cedric Hartman Furniture

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Stainless Steel

Cedric Hartman Stainless Steel Floor Lamp
By Cedric Hartman
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Designed in the 1970s, this stainless steel floor lamp by Cedric Hartman is an enduring design classic. The modernist floor lamp features a ...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Cedric Hartman Furniture

Materials

Stainless Steel

Three Cedric Hartman Side Tables in Three different Finishes. Granite Tops.
By Cedric Hartman
Located in Kansas City, MO
Cedric Hartman end / side / occasional tables. One is frame is brass, one is bronze (photos look too dark on that one. It's a beautiful finish) and one is chromed plated brass. Al...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Cedric Hartman Furniture

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Brass, Bronze, Chrome

Pair of Cedric Hartman Retractable Sconces
By Cedric Hartman
Located in Miami, FL
Pair of Cedric Hartman (American, b. 1929) brass and chrome wall-mounted reading lamps / sconces, made in the USA, marked. 28.5" H x 21" W x 8" D.
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1980s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Cedric Hartman Furniture

Materials

Brass, Chrome

Cedric Hartman Chrome Pharmacy Floor Lamp
By Cedric Hartman
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Designed in the 1970s, this chrome floor lamp by Cedric Hartman is an enduring design classic. The modernist floor lamp features a chrome dome shade attached to a curved aluminum ste...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Cedric Hartman Furniture

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Aluminum, Chrome

Cedric Hartman Round Dark Gray Almost Black Marble and Brass End Table
By Cedric Hartman
Located in Kansas City, MO
Cedric Harman end table. Dark grey / charcoal / almost black round marble top with brass frame. The brass has a beautiful even patina presenting in a soft luster. The frame could ...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Cedric Hartman Furniture

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Marble, Brass

Cedric Hartman 2H Stainless Steel Pharmacy Floor Lamp
By Cedric Hartman
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Designed in the 1970s, the stainless floor lamp by Cedric Hartman is an enduring design classic. The modernist floor lamp features a stainless steel dome shade attached to a curved s...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Cedric Hartman Furniture

Materials

Stainless Steel, Chrome

Cedric Hartman Table in Brass and Rosso Granite
By Cedric Hartman
Located in Dallas, TX
A brass side table with Rosso Tranas Rubino granite top designed by Cedric Hartman.
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1970s Vintage Cedric Hartman Furniture

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Granite

Cedric Hartman Floor Lamp, 1970
By Cedric Hartman
Located in Chicago, IL
Cedric Hartman floor lamp, 1970. Original
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Cedric Hartman Furniture

Materials

Brass

Cedric Hartman 10CO Adjustable Floor Lamp, 2000
By Cedric Hartman
Located in Chicago, IL
Cedric Hartman 10CO adjustable floor lamp, 2000. Original condition, beautiful patina. Floor lamp works great.
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Early 2000s American Post-Modern Cedric Hartman Furniture

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Brass

Cedric Hartman Side Table with Blue Granite Top
By Cedric Hartman
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Cedric Hartman mixed metal and granite side table, circa.1970s, USA. The round striking blue granite stone table top showcases a cream and black vei...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Cedric Hartman Furniture

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Granite, Copper

Cedric Hartman Brass Counterbalance Desk Lamp, 1990s
By Cedric Hartman
Located in Ft Lauderdale, FL
Cedric Hartman Brass Counterbalance Desk Lamp 1990s Counterbalance desk lamp, USA 1990s. Brass, acrylic, single socket. Swivel shade on swive...
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Late 20th Century American Modern Cedric Hartman Furniture

Materials

Brass

Pair of Bronze Floor Lamps by Cedric Hartman
By Cedric Hartman
Located in Atlanta, GA
Designed in 1978 by Cedric Hartman (American, Omaha, NE, 1929), this model "91 CO" floor lamp, features a brushed bronze finish. Heavy base for stability, the lamp is adjustable with...
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1970s American Modern Vintage Cedric Hartman Furniture

Materials

Bronze, Chrome

Bronze Floor Lamp by Cedric Hartman
By Cedric Hartman
Located in Atlanta, GA
Designed in 1978 by Cedric Hartman (American, Omaha, NE, 1929), this model "91 CO" floor lamp, features a brushed bronze finish with a contrasting brushed chrome light cap. Heavy bas...
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1970s American Modern Vintage Cedric Hartman Furniture

Materials

Bronze, Chrome

Cedric Hartman Chrome Desk Lamp
By Cedric Hartman
Located in Chicago, IL
Signed Cedric Hartman chrome desk lamp.
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Late 20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Cedric Hartman Furniture

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Chrome

Cedric Hartman Polished Steel and Brass Side Table with Black Granite Top
By Cedric Hartman
Located in Dallas, TX
A classic Cedric Hartman table. Polished steel and brass base with polished black granite top. Signed and numbered.
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Mid-20th Century North American Mid-Century Modern Cedric Hartman Furniture

Materials

Granite, Brass, Steel

Cedric Hartman Mid Century Brass and Marble Side End Table
By Cedric Hartman
Located in Countryside, IL
Cedric Hartman Mid Century brass and marble side end table This table measures: 17 wide x 17 deep x 23.75 inches high This price includes gettin...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Cedric Hartman Furniture

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Marble, Brass

Pair Vintage Cedric Hartman 'Swivel' Brass Floor Lamps Signed/Numbered
By Cedric Hartman
Located in Sharon, CT
The classic, and ultra high quality adjustable (36" to 42") floor lamps, with lucite dimmer switch.
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1970s American Modern Vintage Cedric Hartman Furniture

Materials

Brass

Chrome Floor Lamp by Cedric Hartman
By Cedric Hartman
Located in Atlanta, GA
An iconic telescopic floor lamp designed by Cedric Hartman, in chrome finish with Lucite knob. The height of the lamp can be adjusted from 35 to 42. Branded under the base. .
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Cedric Hartman Furniture

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Chrome

Cedric Hartman Bronze and Marble "AE" Table
By Cedric Hartman
Located in Highland, IN
The sublime beauty of this marble topped side table by Cedric Hartman is matched only by its exceptional craftsmanship. The "AE" table was designed in 1973. Hartman's aesthetic is re...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Cedric Hartman Furniture

Materials

Marble, Bronze

Pair of Side Tables by Cedric Hartman
By Cedric Hartman
Located in Dallas, TX
A pair of Cedric Hartman side tables with bevelled granite tops.
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1970s Vintage Cedric Hartman Furniture

Important 1966 Cedric Hartman Floor Lamp for Jack Lenor Larsen Serial No. 1
By Jack Lenor Larsen, Cedric Hartman
Located in Nierstein am Rhein, DE
Important "Backslider" floor lamp designed by Cedric Hartman in 1966 for Jack Lenor Larsen, Pandora, Kirchberg, Switzerland. This great modernist icon has a minimalist curved teleskoping chromed steel stem, a tent form shade with original bulb and a rectangular solid brass base as counterbalance which enables to adjust position and height. Marked at the bottom of base " Cedric Hartman, Made in Switzerland for Jack Lenor Larsen Inc. , Serial No...
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1960s Swiss Mid-Century Modern Vintage Cedric Hartman Furniture

Materials

Brass, Steel

Cedric Hartman Counterweighted Brass Table Lamp
By Cedric Hartman
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This iconic lamp was designed by Cedric Hartman in the 1960s. Manual movement of the counterweight at the base allows the lamp to seamlessly swivel in a full 360 degree angle. The sh...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Cedric Hartman Furniture

Materials

Brass

Bronze And Granite Top Table Cedric Hartman
By Cedric Hartman
Located in Atlanta, GA
Elegance and Grace denotes the design by Cedric Hartman (b 1929). This iconic side table is an interpretation of classic gueridon and it has a cast bronze base with a white wash fini...
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1970s American Vintage Cedric Hartman Furniture

Materials

Granite, Bronze

Cedric Hartman Pair of Granite Side Tables
By Cedric Hartman
Located in Pasadena, TX
A pair of side tables made and designed by Cedric Hartman. These tables feature a new granite top with a beveled edge and a frame of stainless steel. Under the tabletop, on the metal...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Cedric Hartman Furniture

Materials

Granite

Pair of Nickel AE Side Tables with Black Marble by Cedric Hartman
By Cedric Hartman
Located in Danville, CA
Classic pair of AE side tables in our favorite materials; black Nero Marquina marble on the polished nickel base. The pair are in beautiful original condition.
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Late 20th Century American Modern Cedric Hartman Furniture

Materials

Marble, Nickel, Steel

Cedric Hartman Model 91 CO Bronze Floor Lamps, Pair
By Cedric Hartman
Located in New York, NY
Cedric Hartman (American, b. 1929) pair of bronze model '91 CO' floor lamps, designed 1978, each with weighted base signed "Cedric Hartman Omaha..." to underside. Dimensions; 43" H ...
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Late 20th Century Post-Modern Cedric Hartman Furniture

Materials

Bronze

Pair of Chrome Table Lamps by Cedric Hartman
By Cedric Hartman
Located in Pawtucket, RI
Pair of chrome steel table lamps with lucite switches by Cedric Hartman. These lamps come from a Virginia home designed by noted American architect Hugh Newell Jacobsen. The home wa...
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1980s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Cedric Hartman Furniture

Materials

Steel, Chrome

Floor Lamp or Reading Light 'Backslider' by Cedric Hartman for Jack Lenor Larsen
By Jack Lenor Larsen, Cedric Hartman
Located in Munich, DE
Absolutely iconic design piece. A must for every design lovers. Rare and elegant Mid-Century Modern telescopic and rotating floor lamp or reading light 'Backslider'. Serial No 1. Adj...
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1960s Swiss Mid-Century Modern Vintage Cedric Hartman Furniture

Materials

Brass, Stainless Steel

Cedric Hartman furniture for sale on 1stDibs.

Cedric Hartman furniture are available for sale on 1stDibs. These distinctive items are frequently made of metal and are designed with extraordinary care. There are many options to choose from in our collection of Cedric Hartman furniture, although brown editions of this piece are particularly popular. Many of the original furniture by Cedric Hartman were created in the mid-century modern style in north america during the 20th century. If you’re looking for additional options, many customers also consider furniture by Feldman Lighting Co., Peter Hamburger, and Lion in Frost. Prices for Cedric Hartman furniture can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — on 1stDibs, these items begin at $2,800 and can go as high as $12,968, while a piece like these, on average, fetch $5,500.

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