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Robert Kuo Table Lamps

Chinese artist and designer Robert Kuo is known worldwide for his modern furniture and objets d’art that merge ancient tradition and popular decorative styles such as Art Deco and Art Nouveau.

Born in Beijing, Kuo moved with his family to Taiwan in 1947. While he never received a formal art education, Kuo gained technical expertise working as an apprentice at his father’s cloisonné workshop from the age of 15.

In 1973, Kuo emigrated to the U.S. and opened his own cloisonné studio in Beverly Hills, California. There, he utilized the time-honored skills he learned with his father for a wide range of uniquely striking vases, sculptures and bowls. His Goldfish bowl — a technical masterpiece of vibrant colors and cloisonné designs that appear to float against a black enamel background — was acquired by the Smithsonian’s Arthur M. Sackler Gallery for its permanent collection.

In 1984, Kuo opened a showroom in West Hollywood, where it became a favorite among interior designers for the sculptural and often whimsical coffee tables, stools and table lamps on offer. A year later, Kuo shifted his attention toward repoussé — a technique that sees decorative reliefs hammered onto the surface of metals. Examples of Kuo’s repoussé pieces include his black lacquer Cloud chair and Oval coffee table in antique copper.

In 2014, a retrospective exhibition celebrating Kuo’s 30th anniversary as a designer was held at the Pacific Design Center in Los Angeles and his New York studio. In 2016, he also hosted an exhibition in his New York studio titled “Robert Kuo Selects: Los Angeles Studio Made, Found and Represented Artists,” showcasing his works as well as pieces by prominent L.A. designers Blackman Cruz, Dana John and JF Chen. In 2019, Italian artist Mattia Biagi’s L.A. exhibition “Metropolitan Sets” included Kuo’s Back Rest chair and brass Facet Seat.

Today, Kuo’s works can be seen at the National History Museum in Taipei, Singapore Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco’s Hotel Palomar, the Las Vegas MGM Grand and the Four Seasons in New York.

On 1stDibs, find a range of vintage Robert Kuo decorative objects, seating, lighting and more.

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Creator: Robert Kuo
Tree Trunk Lamp in Red Lacquer by Robert Kuo, Limited Edition
By Robert Kuo
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Tree trunk design table lamp Red lacquer Copper base Hand repoussé Silk shade Limited edition Lacquer is a technique that dates back to the Shang dynasty, circa 1600-1100 B.C. These...
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21st Century and Contemporary Robert Kuo Table Lamps

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Copper

Tall Block Web Table Lamp in Fig Color by Robert Kuo, Limited Edition
By Robert Kuo
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Tall Block Web Table Lamp with Shade Fig Color Cloisonne (Enamel) Hand Repousse Natural Silk Shade Limited Edition The cloisonné technique is an enameling on metal technique...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chinese Robert Kuo Table Lamps

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Enamel

Robert Kuo Rock Crystal Table Lamp
By Robert Kuo
Located in Houston, TX
Signed Robert Kuo carved rock crystal table lamp with a gold-plated bronze base and ivory silk shade.
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21st Century and Contemporary North American Organic Modern Robert Kuo Table Lamps

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Rock Crystal, Bronze

Contemporary Carved Hua Design Table Lamp in Black Lacquer by Robert Kuo
By Robert Kuo
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Carved Hua design table lamp Black lacquer Hand carved Metal base Hand repoussé Limited edition Natural linen shade Repoussé is the traditional art of hand-hammering decorat...
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2010s Modern Robert Kuo Table Lamps

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Metal

Contemporary Cream Lacquer Twisted Arch Table Lamp by Robert Kuo
By Robert Kuo
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Twisted arch table lamp Cream Lacquer Hand Repoussé Natural silk pongee Each piece is individually crafted and is unique. Repoussé is the tradit...
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2010s Modern Robert Kuo Table Lamps

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Lacquer

Contemporary "O" Table Lamp in 24K Gold Plate by Robert Kuo, Hand Repoussé
By Robert Kuo
Located in Los Angeles, CA
"O" Table Lamp 24K Gold Plated Hand Repoussé Copper Base Limited Edition Natural Silk Pongee Shade Wired with US plug Repoussé is the traditional art of hand-hammering decorative r...
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2010s Minimalist Robert Kuo Table Lamps

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Gold, Copper

Buddha Stone Lamp by Robert Kuo, Hand Carved, Limited Edition
By Robert Kuo
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Buddha stone lamp by Robert Kuo, hand carved, limited edition Buddha stone lamp Han Bai Yu stone (white marble) Hand carved Silk shade Wood base Limi...
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2010s Robert Kuo Table Lamps

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Marble

Hand Carved Crystal Ta Shape Ice Carved w/ Brass Center Lamp by Robert Kuo
By Robert Kuo
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Ta shape ice carved w/ brass center Crystal Hand carved Brass Hand repoussé White pongee silk shade (14" x 16" x 11 1/2"H) Each piece is individuall...
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2010s Robert Kuo Table Lamps

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Crystal, Brass

Qiu Ling Table Lamp, Crystal by Robert Kuo, Hand Repousse, Limited Edition
By Robert Kuo
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Qiu Ling table Crystal Hand carved Antique copper Hand repousse Limited edition Each piece is individually crafted and is unique. Crystal inclusion...
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2010s Robert Kuo Table Lamps

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Crystal, Copper

Contemporary Cloisonné Baluster Lamp in Moss by Robert Kuo, Limited Edition
By Robert Kuo
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Baluster Lamp Cloisonne Moss Glass Enamel Cloisonné Metal Contemporary The cloisonné technique is an enameling on metal technique that dates b...
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2010s Modern Robert Kuo Table Lamps

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Gold Plate, Copper, Enamel

Bian Hu Table Lamp, Black Lacquer and Copper by Robert Kuo, Hand Repoussé
By Robert Kuo
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Bian Hu table lamp Black lacquer Antique copper Hand respoussé Silk shade Handmade Respoussé is the traditional art of hand-hammering decorative relief onto sheet metal. The techniq...
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2010s Robert Kuo Table Lamps

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Copper

Jie Jarlet Lamp, Cream Lacquer by Robert Kuo, Handmade, Limited Edition
By Robert Kuo
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Jie Jarlet lamp Cream lacquer Hand repousse Copper base Silk shade Limited Edition Each piece is individually crafted and is unique. Lacquer is a technique that dates back to the Sh...
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2010s Robert Kuo Table Lamps

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Copper

Si Wa Table Lamp, Black Lacquer by Robert Kuo, Hand Repousse, Limited Edition
By Robert Kuo
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Si Wa table lamp Black lacquer Hand repousse Copper base Limited edition Each piece is individually crafted and is unique. Lacquer is a technique that dates ...
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2010s Robert Kuo Table Lamps

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Copper

Gu Copper Lamp W/ Nephrite Jade by Robert Kuo, Hand Carved, Repousse, Limited
By Robert Kuo
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Gu copper lamp Nephrite jade - hand carved Antique copper finish Hand repousse Natural silk shade Limited edition Each individual jade va...
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2010s Robert Kuo Table Lamps

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Jade, Copper

Root Shape Lamp with Shade in Black Stone by Robert Kuo, Limited Edition
By Robert Kuo
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Root shape lamp with shade Black stone Hand carved Silk shade Limited edition.  
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21st Century and Contemporary American Robert Kuo Table Lamps

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Stone

Contemporary 24K Gold Plated Oval Fei Tian Wen Lamp by Robert Kuo
By Robert Kuo
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Oval Fei Tian Wen lamp 24K gold plated Hand Repoussé Copper base Natural linen shade Limited Edition Each piece is individually crafted and is unique. Repoussé is the tradi...
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2010s Modern Robert Kuo Table Lamps

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Gold Plate, Copper

Tall Cocoon Table Lamp, Red Lacquer by Robert Kuo, Hand Repousse, Limited
By Robert Kuo
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Tall cocoon table lamp Red lacquer Hand repousse Copper base Silk shade Limited edition Each piece is individually crafted and is unique. Lacquer is a technique that dates back to t...
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2010s Robert Kuo Table Lamps

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Copper

Pebble Lamp, Black Lacquer and Copper by Robert Kuo, Limited Edition
By Robert Kuo
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Pebble lamp Black lacquer Antique copper Hand repoussé Silk shade Limited edition Repousse´ is the traditional art of hand-hammering decorative relief onto sheet metal. The techniqu...
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2010s Robert Kuo Table Lamps

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Copper

Contemporary Falls Crystal w/ Brass Base Light by Robert Kuo, Limited Edition
By Robert Kuo
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Falls crystal with brass base light Crystal Hand carved Brass base Limited edition Each piece is individually crafted and is unique.  
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2010s Organic Modern Robert Kuo Table Lamps

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Crystal, Brass

Contemporary Trumpet Alabaster Lamp w/ Fluted Base by Robert Kuo
By Robert Kuo
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Trumpet Alabaster lamp w/ fluted base Alabaster Antique Copper Hand Repoussé Repoussé is the traditional art of hand-hammering decorative relief onto...
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2010s Robert Kuo Table Lamps

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Alabaster, Copper

Pair of Robert Kuo Palais Cloisonne Table Lamps
By Robert Kuo
Located in Bridgeport, CT
Robert Kuo designed cloisonné table lamps with interlocking leaf design comprised of five spheres in graduated size from 2 1/2" to 4 1/2". With hardback shades in a Champagne Linen t...
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20th Century Mid-Century Modern Robert Kuo Table Lamps

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Metal

Contemporary Cloisonné Conical Table Lamp in Azure Design by Robert Kuo
By Robert Kuo
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Conical table lamp Azure design Turquoise and blue Cloisonné Hand made Silk shade Limited edition The cloisonné technique is an enameling on metal technique...
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2010s Art Deco Robert Kuo Table Lamps

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Enamel

Contemporary Cylindrical Alabaster Lamp W/ Copper Kuai Base by Robert Kuo
By Robert Kuo
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Cylindrical Alabaster copper trim lamp w/ Kuai base Alabaster Copper Hand Repoussé Limited Edition Each piece is individually crafted and is unique Repoussé is the traditiona...
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2010s Robert Kuo Table Lamps

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Alabaster, Copper

Rectangular Table Lamp and Shade Set in Cream Lacquer by Robert Kuo
By Robert Kuo
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Rectangular table lamp and shade set Cream Lacquer Metal Base Hand Repoussé Limited Edition Each piece is individually crafted and is unique. Lacquer is a technique that dates...
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2010s Minimalist Robert Kuo Table Lamps

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Lacquer

Three-Tier Faceted Lamp with Stand by Robert Kuo, Limited Edition
By Robert Kuo
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Three-tier faceted lamp with stand. Hand-carved bai jade peking glass. Hand repoussé copper with antique finish. Natural silk shade. Shade dimensions...
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21st Century and Contemporary Robert Kuo Table Lamps

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Copper

Contemporary Silver Plated Rocco Cube Table Lamp by Robert Kuo, Limited Edition
By Robert Kuo
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Rocco cube table lamp Silver plated Copper base Hand repoussé Limited edition Natural linen shade Each piece is individually crafted and is unique. Repoussé is the traditiona...
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2010s Art Deco Robert Kuo Table Lamps

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Silver Plate, Copper

Black Lacquer Obelisk Table Lamp w/ White Bronze by Robert Kuo, Limited Edition
By Robert Kuo
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Obelisk table lamp Black lacquer and white bronze Hand repoussé Natural silk shade Each piece is individually crafted and is unique. These pieces are made with at least 60 coat...
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2010s Robert Kuo Table Lamps

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Bronze

Vertical Stone Lamp with Shade by Robert Kuo, Hand Carved, Limited Edition
By Robert Kuo
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Vertical stone lamp with shade Han Bai Yu stone Wood base Hand carved Limited Edition.  
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21st Century and Contemporary Chinese Robert Kuo Table Lamps

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Stone

Tall Cocoon Table Lamp, Mila Lacquer by Robert Kuo, Hand Repousse, Limited
By Robert Kuo
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Tall cocoon table lamp Mila lacquer Hand repousse Limited edition Measures: Natural silk pongee shade (19" diameter x 12" height) Lacquer is a technique that dates back to the...
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2010s Robert Kuo Table Lamps

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Copper

Jie Light in Crystal and Copper by Robert Kuo, Handmade, Limited Edition
By Robert Kuo
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Jie light in crystal and copper Hand repousse copper Copper base Hand carved crystal Limited Edition Repousse´ is the traditional art of hand-hammering decorative relief onto ...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Robert Kuo Table Lamps

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Crystal

Stone Raised Corner Lamp with Shade in Han Bai Yu by Robert Kuo, Limited Edition
By Robert Kuo
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Stone raised corner lamp with shade Han Bai Yu Hand carved Copper base Hand repousse Limited edition.    
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21st Century and Contemporary American Robert Kuo Table Lamps

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Stone

Scholar Rock Lamp, Smoke Crystal by Robert Kuo, Hand Repousse, Limited Edition
By Robert Kuo
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Scholar rock lamp Smoke crystal Hand carved Silk shade Lamp shade dimensions: 14" L x 14" D x 11 1/2" H Each piece is individually crafted and...
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2010s Robert Kuo Table Lamps

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Crystal

Coronet Lamp, Tang Grass Design, Cloisonné by Robert Kuo, Handmade, Limited
By Robert Kuo
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Coronet lamp Tang grass design Cloisonné Glass enamel Handmade Limited edition The cloisonné´ technique is an enamelling on metal technique that d...
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2010s Robert Kuo Table Lamps

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Enamel

Cube Lamp by Robert Kuo, Moss Cloisonné, Limited Edition
By Robert Kuo
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Cube Lamp Cloisonné Moss Handmade Pongee silk shade Limited edition The cloisonne´ technique is an enameling on metal technique that dates back to ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Robert Kuo Table Lamps

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Enamel

Double C Table Lamp with Copper Shade, Crystal and Copper by Robert Kuo Handmade
By Robert Kuo
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Double C table lamp with copper shade Antique copper Hand repousse Crystal Hand carved Limited edition Repousse´ is the traditional art ...
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2010s Robert Kuo Table Lamps

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Crystal, Copper

Huang Design Table Lamp, Crystal by Robert Kuo, Hand Carved, Limited Edition
By Robert Kuo
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Huang design table lamp Crystal Hand carved Silk shade Crystal inclusions vary Base dimensions: 14" W x 4" D.
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2010s Robert Kuo Table Lamps

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Crystal

High Meru Light, Smoke Crystal and Brass by Robert Kuo, Limited Edition
By Robert Kuo
Located in Los Angeles, CA
High Meru light Smoke crystal Brass Hand-carved Hand repoussé Limited edition.
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2010s Robert Kuo Table Lamps

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Crystal, Brass

Bell Shape Lamp, Bai Jade Peking Glass by Robert Kuo, Hand Carved, Limited
By Robert Kuo
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Bell shape lamp Bai Jade Peking glass Hand carved Stainless steel Limited edition Each piece is individually crafted and is unique. Peking glass refers to the high-quality glass art produced by the imperial and commercial workshops in Beijing during the Ching Dynasty, China 1644-1911. Since then, ‘Peking Glass’ has become synonymous with the Chinese technique of glassmaking. Robert Kuo glass...
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2010s Robert Kuo Table Lamps

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Stainless Steel

Cuadra Light by Robert Kuo, Smoke Crystal and Brass, Limited Edition, in Stock
By Robert Kuo
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Cuadra light Smoke crystal Hand-carved Brass base Hand repoussé Limited edition Inclusions and shape slightly vary.   
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2010s Robert Kuo Table Lamps

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Crystal

Low Meru Light by Robert Kuo, Crystal and Brass, Limited Edition, in Stock
By Robert Kuo
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Low Meru light Crystal Hand-carved Brass Hand repoussé Crystal and brass: 8 7/8" W x 5 3/4" D x 17 1/8" H Smoke crystal and brass: 8 1/2" W x 5 3/4" D x 18" H Available i...
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2010s Robert Kuo Table Lamps

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Crystal, Brass

Robert Kuo table lamps for sale on 1stDibs.

Robert Kuo table lamps 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 Robert Kuo table lamps, although beige editions of this piece are particularly popular. We have 1 vintage editions of these items in-stock, while there is 39 modern edition to choose from as well. Many of the original table lamps by Robert Kuo were created in the modern style in north america during the 21st century and contemporary. If you’re looking for additional options, many customers also consider table lamps by Design Line, Denis Castaing, and Ghidini 1961. Prices for Robert Kuo table lamps can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — on 1stDibs, these items begin at $1,200 and can go as high as $4,500, while a piece like these, on average, fetch $3,000.

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