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Few had their finger on the pulse of American furniture like importer and distributor Raymor. Founder Irving Richards first had his eyes opened to the world of furniture while attending the 1928 Salon d’Automne art and design fair in Paris. He joined Lightolier two years later and developed its business relationships, including with designer Russel Wright.

Wright and Richards met in 1935 and Russel Wright, Inc. was formed in 1936. Its American Modern ceramic tableware, produced under the name Wright Accessories in 1938, was a notably lucrative collaboration. Following the early success of American Modern, Richards obtained the majority share of Wright Accessories and changed its name to Raymor Mfg Division Inc. in 1941.

By 1952, the exclusivity over American Modern had ended (the line was initially produced by Wright Associates and later manufactured by Steubenville for two decades). To keep up with American markets, Raymor worked with prominent designers such as George Nelson, Arthur Umanoff, Ray and Charles Eames, and Hans J. Wegner.

The company’s imports expanded to Denmark, which contributed to the rise of Scandinavian modern designs in the American market. Throughout the 1950s, Richards established relationships with factories in Scandinavia, Italy and Germany, as well as with the influential tastemaker and importer Charles Stendig.

The furniture company Simmons bought Raymor in 1963 and changed its name to Raymor Richards, Morgenthau Inc. in 1969. During that time, Raymor’s Omnibus range of Scandinavian-style wall units became widely popular, along with Italian glass and pottery like Bitossi ceramics designed by Aldo Londi and Bagni ceramics by Alvino Bagni

Shifting styles coupled with rising competition, and the departure of Richards from the company, ended Raymor. By the late 1970s, Raymor faced a wave of international factories able to produce similar products of lesser quality for a lower cost. Buyers were eager to frequently change their interior styles, limiting the need for high-end, durable furniture, which Raymor had been importing. 

On 1stDibs, find a collection of vintage Raymor ceramics, lamps, decorative objects and more.

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$1,466
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Vintage Aldo Londi Italian Pottery Bird / Duck Sculpture by Bitossi Raymor
By Raymor, Bitossi, Jonathan Adler, Aldo Londi
Located in San Diego, CA
Beautiful and rare and very collectible bird/duck sculpture by Aldo Londi for Bitossi Raymor, circa the 1960s. The piece is in very great vintage condition with great color and textu...
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Raymor

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Metal

Aldo Londi for Bitossi Cambogia Striped Vase, 1950's
By Raymor, Aldo Londi, Bitossi
Located in Ferndale, MI
Aldo Londi for Bitossi Cambogia Series cylindrical vase with alternating horizontal stripes of various glazes and textures from the 1950s. The last photo shows it paired with a lidde...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Raymor

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Ceramic

Rare 3 PC Mid Century Modern RAYMOR BITOSSI chess sculptures by Alvino Bagni
By Alvino Bagni, Raymor
Located in Buffalo, NY
RARE MID CENTURY MODERN WHIMSY Ramor Bitossi SCULPTURE SET Of Biscotti Jars In the form of CHESSMAN. KING, QUEEN, AND ROOK. Designed by Alvino Bagin.... Each has a lid that fits o...
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Raymor

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Pottery

Fantoni for Raymor Torched Copper Ashtray
By Raymor, Fantoni
Located in Chicago, IL
Fantoni for Raymor Torched Copper Ashtray, Stamped underside Fantoni Firenze Italy Raymore Dimensions 5.50" dia 3" high
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1950s Italian Vintage Raymor

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Copper

Pair of Table Lamps by Harry Gitlin for Raymor
By Raymor
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Pair of Table Lamps by Raymor. Designed and manufactured in the USA, circa the 1950s. Enameled steel rodded frames and moveable ball shades. The ball shades can be handled to move th...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Raymor

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Cut Steel, Steel, Aluminum

Fantoni for Raymor Vase with Graduated ColorDip Glaze Design
By Fantoni, Raymor
Located in Chicago, IL
Fantoni for Raymor Vase with Graduated Color Drip Glaze Design , Singed underside Fantoni Raymor Italy with original Raymor sticker Dimensions: 5.50" high 9.50" dia 4.25" opening
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1950s Mid-Century Modern Vintage Raymor

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Ceramic

Vintage Italian Pottery and Leather Diabolo Vase by Marcello Fantoni for Raymor
By Raymor, Marcello Fantoni
Located in Bad Säckingen, DE
Mid-Century Modern Italian diabolo shaped and goat leather wrapped pottery vase by Marcello Fantoni,depicting the abstract image of a girl.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Raymor

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Ceramic, Clay, Pottery, Leather

1970s Alvino Bagni for Raymor Sgraffito Pottery Vase
By Raymor, Alvino Bagni
Located in West Hollywood, CA
The Alvino Bagni for raymor sgraffito pottery vase, crafted in the 1970s, this sizable mid-century modern vase features a striking matte black glaze a...
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1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Raymor

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Ceramic

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Raymor furniture for sale on 1stDibs.

Raymor furniture are available for sale on 1stDibs. These distinctive items are frequently made of ceramic and are designed with extraordinary care. There are many options to choose from in our collection of Raymor furniture, although brown editions of this piece are particularly popular. Many of the original furniture by Raymor were created in the mid-century modern style in europe during the 20th century. If you’re looking for additional options, many customers also consider furniture by Murano Glass Sommerso, Alfredo Barbini, and Flavio Poli. Prices for Raymor furniture can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — on 1stDibs, these items begin at $150 and can go as high as $22,297, while a piece like these, on average, fetch $1,500.

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