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Vico Magistretti Floor Lamps

Italian, 1920-2006

As one of the founding fathers of modern Italian design, prolific architect and industrial designer Ludovico Magistretti (known by his nickname Vico) was guided by his philosophy, “There is no excuse for bad design.” His architectural projects are widely revered, and an ingenious meld of form and function can be found in his stylish and deceptively simple table lamps, sofas, armchairs and other mid-century furnishings.

Born in Milan, Magistretti followed in the footsteps of his father and grandfather (both architects) to study architecture at the Polytechnic University of Milan. At the outbreak of World War II, he fled to Switzerland, and it was there he met his role model and mentor, renowned humanist architect Ernesto Nathan Rogers. Magistretti was inspired by Rogers’s vision to revive postwar Italy, and they collaborated on several reconstruction projects. Among Magistretti’s first architectural designs is a “poetic” round church, which he created for the QT8, an experimental Milanese neighborhood.

When Magistretti returned to Milan in 1945, he worked at his father’s architectural firm. It wasn’t until the early 1950s that he expanded his talents into design while working with furniture artisans.

In the 1960s, Magistretti began his 30-year working relationship with famed entrepreneur Cesare Cassina of the Cassina furniture manufacturing company. In their design approach, the two men shared a vision of the relationship between modernity and tradition and enjoyed a close bond (Magistretti designed Cassina’s luxurious villa in 1965). However, their friendship was not without contention.

Legend has it that upon seeing the prototype for Magistretti’s Maralunga sofa, Cassina hated it so much that he punched it, breaking the back of the sofa, which crumpled into itself.

“Right, great, it looks perfect to me like that,” an unfazed Magistretti allegedly responded, and the Maralunga’s slumped, adjustable-height backrest was born. Incidentally, the Maralunga sofa won Italy’s Compasso d’Oro award as did his Eclisse lamp for Artemide and his Atollo lamp for Oluce.

Magistretti died in 2006, but his designs live on in galleries, museums and private residences and offices around the world.

Find a range of vintage Vico Magistretti furniture and lighting on 1stDibs.

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Creator: Vico Magistretti
Snow Floor Lamp by Vico Magistretti for Oluce, Italy, 1973
By Vico Magistretti, Oluce
Located in Barcelona, ES
Floor lamp model Snow designed in 1973 by Vico Magistretti for Oluce, Italy. Black metal stem with Carrara marble base and white acrylic shade. Early edition with the conical marble ...
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1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Vico Magistretti Floor Lamps

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Marble, Metal

Vico Magistretti, Chimera Floor Lamp for Artemide, Italy, 1960s (Old Edition)
By Artemide, Vico Magistretti
Located in Argelato, BO
Iconic and unusual lamp designed by the great Italian architect and designer Vico Magistretti. This is one of the first versions, coming from an important hotel in Romagna (Italy) ...
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Vico Magistretti Floor Lamps

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Metal

Clitunno floor lamp by Vico Magistretti, for Artemide, 1964
By Vico Magistretti
Located in Vigevano, PV
Clitunno floor lamp by Vico Magistretti, for Artemide, 1964 beautiful floor lamp icon of Italian design. first edition
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1960s Mid-Century Modern Vintage Vico Magistretti Floor Lamps

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Aluminum

Early Edition Chimera Floor Lamp by Vico Magistretti for Artemide Milano
By Artemide, Vico Magistretti
Located in Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Early chimera floor lamp by Vico Magistretti for Artemide Milano. This is an early edition based on the metal base. Good working condition. 72" H x about 10" W.
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Late 20th Century Mid-Century Modern Vico Magistretti Floor Lamps

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Lucite

Model 321 'Idomedue' Floor Lamp by Vico Magistretti for Oluce
By Vico Magistretti, Oluce
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Model 321 'Idomedue' Floor Lamp by Vico Magistretti for Oluce. Designed and manufactured in Italy, circa the 1980s. A dual spotlight floor lamp comprising a minimalistic tubular base...
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1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Vico Magistretti Floor Lamps

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Aluminum, Steel

Vico Magistretti, Monumental Floor Lamp, Metal, Methacrylate, Italy, 1970s
By Vico Magistretti, O-Luce
Located in High Point, NC
A monumental black-lacquered metal and methacrylate floor lamp or outdoor light designed by Vico Magistretti and produced by O-Luce, Italy, 197...
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1970s Italian Modern Vintage Vico Magistretti Floor Lamps

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Metal

GIUNONE Floor Lamp designed by Vico MAGISTRETTI for Artemide, 1970
By Vico Magistretti
Located in Berlin, Berlin
Large floor lamp designed by Vico Magistretti. Italy, Artemide, 1970. GIUNONE floor lamp with four adjustable semi-spherical 360° rotatable reflect...
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1970s Italian Modern Vintage Vico Magistretti Floor Lamps

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Metal

Vico Magistretti Idomeneo Lamp for Oluce
By Oluce, Vico Magistretti
Located in London, GB
Floor lamp by Vico Magistretti. Designed for Oluce as part of the Idomeneo series. The modular lamp breaks down and features a floating black disk as a shade concealing a bulb holder...
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1970s Italian Post-Modern Vintage Vico Magistretti Floor Lamps

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Cut Steel

Pascal Floor Lamp by Vico Magistretti for Oluce
By Oluce, Vico Magistretti
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Pascal floor lamp by Vico Magistretti for Oluce. Vico Magistretti was an icon of mid-20th century design. During his career, he w...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Vico Magistretti Floor Lamps

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Metal, Aluminum

Large and Rare 'Lyndon' Floor Lamp by Vico Magistretti for Knoll
By Knoll, Vico Magistretti
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Large and rare 'Lyndon' floor lamp by Vico Magistretti for Knoll. Four clear glass globes nested on chrome branch stems in this dramatically large floor lamp. The lamp is secured and grounded by a hefty piece of carrara marble. The lamp holds four E27 sockets, adapted for the US. We recommend four 40w max bulbs. Bulbs not included. Please note this piece is extremely heavy and fragile. Requires professional movers and white glove delivery...
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1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Vico Magistretti Floor Lamps

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Carrara Marble, Steel, Chrome

Vico Magistretti, 1st Edition Chimera Floor Lamp for Artemide, Italy, 1960s
By Vico Magistretti
Located in PARIS, FR
Great vintage condition for this 1st edition of the iconic Chimera floor lamp designed by Vico Magistretti for Artemide and produced in Italy during the 60s. Metal base with very s...
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Vico Magistretti Floor Lamps

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Plastic

Clitunno Floor Lamp in Bronze Edition by Vico Magistretti for Artemide, 1963
By Artemide, Vico Magistretti
Located in Barcelona, ES
Clitunno floor lamp designed in 1963 by Vico Magistretti for the Italian company Artemide. Rare edition in bronze finished and opal glass.
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Vico Magistretti Floor Lamps

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Steel

Vico Magistretti Outdoor Lamp 'Lyndon 350 M' by Oluce
By Vico Magistretti, Oluce
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Outdoor lamp 'Lyndon 350 M' designed by Vico Magistretti in 1977. Outside floor lamp. Zinc-plated black lacquered metal structure, globes in transparent polycarbonate. Manufactured b...
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2010s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vico Magistretti Floor Lamps

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Metal

Mid-Century Floor Lamp "Snow" by Vico Magistretti for Oluce Italy 1970
By Oluce, Vico Magistretti
Located in DE MEERN, NL
Rare floor lamp designed by Vico Magistretti and manufactured by Oluce, Italy, 1973. The Snow floor lamp by Vico Magistretti for ...
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1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Vico Magistretti Floor Lamps

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Carrara Marble, Metal

Chrome Plated & Tobacco Metal 333 DIM Floor Lamp by Magistretti for Oluce, 1975
By Oluce, Vico Magistretti
Located in Varese, Lombardia
This halogen 333 "DIM" floor lamp was dasigned by Vico Magistretti in the 1975 for Oluce. This is a pretty rare version in a light brown finishing. The chrome plated stem hold an adj...
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1970s Italian Space Age Vintage Vico Magistretti Floor Lamps

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Aluminum, Chrome

Vico Magistretti #Floor Lamp Brass Glass, 1960, Italy
By Vico Magistretti
Located in Milano, IT
Floor Lamp Vico Magistretti.
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1960s Italian Other Vintage Vico Magistretti Floor Lamps

Materials

Brass

Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamp "Snow" by Vico Magistretti for O-Luce, Italy, 1970
By Vico Magistretti
Located in Brussels, BE
Mid-Century Modern floor lamp "Snow" by Vico Magistretti for O-Luce, Italy, 1970. Large white plexiglas shade and a circular Carrara marble base. Condition : Good condition Des...
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1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Vico Magistretti Floor Lamps

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Marble

Snow Floor Lamp by Vico Magistretti for O-Luce, 1970s
By O-Luce, Vico Magistretti
Located in Rotterdam, NL
Snow 301/C floor lamp designed by Vico Magistretti and manufactured by O-luce in 1973. This floor lamp is part of the Snow series, consisting of a pendant, table lamp and this floor...
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1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Vico Magistretti Floor Lamps

Materials

Marble, Metal

Vico Magistretti 'Claritas' Floor Lamp for Nemo
By Nemo Lighting 1, Vico Magistretti
Located in Glendale, CA
Vico Magistretti 'Claritas' floor lamp for Nemo. 'Claritas' is the first lamp designed by Vico Magistretti and produced with Mario Tedeschi in 1946. Cleverly executed in a series ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Mid-Century Modern Vico Magistretti Floor Lamps

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Aluminum, Steel

Pascal Floor Lamp by Vico Magistretti for Oluce
By Vico Magistretti, Oluce
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Pascal floor lamp by Vico Magistretti for Oluce. Originally designed in Italy, 1983. Oluce's newest offering of this model comes ...
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2010s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vico Magistretti Floor Lamps

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Bronze

Chimera Lamp by Vico Magistretti, Italy, 1970s
By Vico Magistretti
Located in Roma, IT
Chimera lamp is an original lamp realized in the 1970s by Vico Magistretti (1920 - 2006). Steel and art glass. Mint conditions. Floor Lamp. T...
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1970s Italian Vintage Vico Magistretti Floor Lamps

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Steel

Italian Chimera Floor Lamp by Vico Magistretti for Artemide First Edition, 1969
By Artemide, Vico Magistretti
Located in Byron Bay, NSW
This is a super rare first edition of the chimera floor lamp by Vico Magistretti for Artemide Milano 1970s The first edition has a different base c...
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1960s Mid-Century Modern Vintage Vico Magistretti Floor Lamps

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Plexiglass

Vico Magistretti 'Snow' Floor Lamp for Oluce, Italy, 1973
By Vico Magistretti, Oluce
Located in Oud Beijerland, NL
Very rare floor lamp designed by Vico Magistretti for O'luce, 1973. This floor lamp is type ‘Snow’ and was only in production for a very short period because this was a very expensiv...
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1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Vico Magistretti Floor Lamps

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Carrara Marble, Steel

Snow Floor Lamp Vico Magistretti by Oluce Italian Design 1970s Marble Perspex
By Vico Magistretti
Located in Brescia, IT
"Snow" Vico Magistretti, by Oluce 1970s Table lamp Marble base, white perspex.
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1970s Italian Modern Vintage Vico Magistretti Floor Lamps

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Marble

Rare Floor Lamp Snow by Vico Magistretti for O-Luce, Italy, 1970s
By O-Luce, Vico Magistretti
Located in Munich, DE
Exceptional Mid-Century Modern floor lamp Snow. Designed by the Italian designer Vico Magistretti, 1973 for O-Luce, Italy. This elegant and extremely rare floor lamp is executed in ...
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1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Vico Magistretti Floor Lamps

Materials

Marble, Steel

Rare Snow Floor Lamp by Vico Magistretti for O-luce
By O-Luce, Vico Magistretti
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Rare snow floor lamp by Vico Magistretti for O-luce designed in Italy in 1973. Rare and limited production. Translucent acrylic sha...
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1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Vico Magistretti Floor Lamps

Materials

Marble, Steel

Pascal Floor Lamp by Vico Magistretti for Oluce
By Oluce, Vico Magistretti
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Pascal floor lamp by Vico Magistretti for Oluce. Vico Magistretti was an icon of mid-20th century design. During his career, he won the prestigious Compasso d'Oro numerous times. The...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Vico Magistretti Floor Lamps

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Metal, Aluminum

Alida Floor Lamp by Vico Magistretti for Oluce
By Oluce, Vico Magistretti
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Alida floor lamp by Vico Magistretti for Oluce. Designed and manufactured in Italy, circa the 1970s. This rare model consists of an acrylic dome shade which has an illusion of floati...
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1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Vico Magistretti Floor Lamps

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Steel

Vico Magistretti 'Snow' Floor Lamp in Metal and Marble, Oluce, Italy, 1973
By Vico Magistretti, O-Luce
Located in The Hague, NL
This striking floor lamp was designed by the iconic Vico Magistretti in 1973 and produced by the manufacturer O-Luce in Italy. The floor lamp is from the ‘Snow’ series and was only ...
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1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Vico Magistretti Floor Lamps

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Carrara Marble, Steel

Vico Magistretti, 1st Edition Chimera Floor Lamp for Artemide, Italy, 1960s
By Vico Magistretti, Artemide
Located in Catania, CT
Great vintage condition for this 1st edition with neon of the iconic Chimera floor lamp designed by Vico Magistretti for Artemide and produced in It...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Vico Magistretti Floor Lamps

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Metal

Vico Magistretti Italian Clitunnio Brass Glass Floor Lamp for Artemide, 1960s
By Artemide, Vico Magistretti
Located in Reggio Emilia, IT
Italian midcentury modern design floor lamp model “Clitunno” large version, designed by Vico Magistretti for Artemide in 1964, stem and structure in brass and diffuser in white opal...
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Vico Magistretti Floor Lamps

Materials

Brass

Model 345 Pascal Floor Lamp by Vico Magistretti for Oluce
By Oluce, Vico Magistretti
Located in Los Angeles, CA
The Pascal 345 floor lamp was originally designed by Vico Magistretti for Oluce in 1983. This re-edition utilizes reflected uplight. The solid base is made of Pietra Serena stone. Sh...
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2010s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vico Magistretti Floor Lamps

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Stone, Aluminum

Vico Magistretti floor lamps for sale on 1stDibs.

Vico Magistretti floor 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 Vico Magistretti floor lamps, although black editions of this piece are particularly popular. We have 27 vintage editions of these items in-stock, while there is 6 modern edition to choose from as well. Many of the original floor lamps by Vico Magistretti 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 floor lamps by Gaetano Sciolari, Gianfranco Frattini, and Achille Castiglioni. Prices for Vico Magistretti floor lamps can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — on 1stDibs, these items begin at $1,084 and can go as high as $19,900, while a piece like these, on average, fetch $3,331.
Questions About Vico Magistretti Floor Lamps
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    The Carimate chair for Cassina is one of the most celebrated pieces of Vico Magistretti but this designer is also well known for the Eclipse Table Lamp, Selene Stacking Chair, Chimera Lamp and more. He is seen as one of Italy’s most influential industrial designers, furniture designers and architects. Shop a collection of Magistretti furniture from some of the world’s top sellers on 1stDibs.

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