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Cedric Hartman Lighting

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
Cedric Hartman Brass Floor Reading Lamp
By Cedric Hartman
Located in Norwood, NJ
The Cedric Hartman brass reading floor lamp is an exquisite blend of timeless design and functional elegance. Crafted from high-quality brass, its slender yet sturdy frame exudes a s...
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1970s American Vintage Cedric Hartman Lighting

Materials

Brass

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.
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1960s Vintage Cedric Hartman Lighting

Materials

Brass

Pair Of Bronze Cedric Hartman Floor Lamps
By Cedric Hartman
Located in Miami, FL
Exceptional Pair of Cedric Hartman Bronze Floor lamps, Mod 91 CO. Both signed underneath the Base .
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1980s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Cedric Hartman Lighting

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Bronze

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 Lighting

Materials

Brass, Chrome

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 Lighting

Materials

Chrome

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 Lighting

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Chrome

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 Lighting

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Stainless Steel, Chrome

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 Lighting

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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 Lighting

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Brass

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 Lighting

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Brass

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 Lighting

Materials

Bronze, Chrome

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 Lighting

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 Lighting

Materials

Chrome

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 Lighting

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 Lighting

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Chrome

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 Lighting

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Brass

Cedric Hartman Brass and Stainless Steel Floor Lamp
By Cedric Hartman
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Designed in the 1970s, this brass and stainless steel floor lamp by Cedric Hartman is an enduring design classic. The modernist floor lamp features a triangular brass shade attached ...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Cedric Hartman Lighting

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Brass, Stainless Steel

Early Cedric Hartman Mixed Metal Floor Lamps- A Pair
By Cedric Hartman
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Pair of early 1MUWV Cedric Hartman floor lamps. No apparent markings. Brass and polished aluminum/chrome finishes. Patination throughout, unpolished (please refer to photos). Origina...
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1960s North American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Cedric Hartman Lighting

Materials

Brass, Chrome

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 Lighting

Materials

Brass, Chrome

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 Lighting

Materials

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 Lighting

Materials

Stainless Steel

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 Lighting

Materials

Chrome, Aluminum

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 Lighting

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Steel, Chrome

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Cedric Hartman lighting for sale on 1stDibs.

Cedric Hartman lighting 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 lighting, although brown editions of this piece are particularly popular. Many of the original lighting 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 lighting by Charles Hollis Jones, Peter Hamburger, and Casella Lighting. Prices for Cedric Hartman lighting 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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