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Willy Daro

French

Willy Daro’s sculptural furniture creations double as striking works of art. The designer is known for his glitzy Hollywood Regency-style lighting fixtures, including a range of elegant table lamps, wall lights and ceiling lights. Collectors also gravitate toward vintage Willy Daro coffee tables — with their provocatively winding bases of brass or travertine, these pieces exude sophistication in any modern space. 

Daro established his design studio after World War II. In the early 1960s, he opened Les Nouveaux Ateliers Willy Daro in Brussels, where he produced furniture for nearly three decades until the workshop closed in 1987.

Most of Daro’s most famous designs were created during the 1970s when he garnered attention for an innovative use of natural materials. Daro’s audacious furnishings featured an unlikely merging of brass, minerals, fossils, coral, shells and stones. The works from this era frequently share commonalities with brutalist-style design while retaining a luxurious look and feel.

Daro’s lighting fixtures add visual intrigue to bedrooms and living rooms. Each lamp, pendant and chandelier has a distinct personality, such as through the contrast of a metallic finish with a large shell or a geode. Daro’s fixtures often see an integration of botanical and floral flourishes, complete with intricate brass leaves and petals. His tables similarly draw on the natural world — metal bases shaped like bonsai trees are topped with thick glass surfaces that allow for visibility of the sculptural forms below. Today, Daro's pieces remain highly collectible, fetching considerable prices at auction.

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Pair of Lamps in Sculptural Brass and Amethyst by Willy Daro
By Willy Daro
Located in Brussels, BE
From the 1970s comes this pair of table lamps in sculptural brass and amethyst. The lamps received new electric al wires according to the latest safety standards and new polish. Sign...
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1970s Belgian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Willy Daro

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Amethyst, Brass, Bronze

Midcentury Coffee Table in Full Brass and Cut Glass by Willy Daro, 1970s
By Willy Daro
Located in Morazzone, Varese
Very beautiful and highly decorative, sculptural midcentury coffee table with a massive brass base in form of tree. Designed by Willy Daro, Belgium, 1970s. Executed in massive brass...
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1970s Belgian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Willy Daro

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Brass

Floor lamps one of a kind by Willy Daro
By Willy Daro
Located in Brussels, BE
From the 1980s comes this one of a kind floor lamps in FULL etched brass. This Floor lamps received new electric al wires according to the latest safety standards. Signed by the arti...
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1980s Belgian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Willy Daro

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Brass, Bronze

Willy Daro Sculptural Table Lamp with Mounted Pyrite 1970s (signed)
By Willy Daro
Located in New York, NY
Sculptural table lamp in polished brass with mounted pyrite crystal by Willy Daro, Belgium 1970's (etched signature reads Willy Daro). This lamp is a stunning sculptural work of art....
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1970s Belgian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Willy Daro

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Pyrite, Brass

Mid-century coffee table 'Bonsai' by Willy Daro
By Willy Daro
Located in SON EN BREUGEL, NL
A stunning and very elegant coffee table by Belgian designer Willy Daro. With bronze patinated base representing bonsaï tree, decorated with golden leaves. Oval glass plate. Willy ...
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Mid-20th Century Belgian Mid-Century Modern Willy Daro

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Brass, Bronze

Willy Daro Brass Table Lamps with Mounted Seashell, a pair
By Willy Daro
Located in Atlanta, GA
Willy Daro designed these stunning table lamps in the 1970s. These lamps boast oversized sea shells mounted on a square polished brass base.  The lampshades are geometrically shaped ...
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1970s Belgian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Willy Daro

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Metal, Brass

Organic Vintage Brass Gilt Flower Sconce Flush Mount Willy Daro 1970s Belgium
By Willy Daro
Located in Vienna, AT
Willy Daro Hollywood Regency style organic vintage sconce or flush mount from brass and gilded metal 1970s Belgium. A wonderful vintage organic ...
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Late 20th Century Hollywood Regency Willy Daro

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Metal, Brass

Pairof Brass Lamps with Agathe Inset by willy Daro
By Willy Daro
Located in Montreal, QC
Great pair of solid brass lamps with agate inset by Willy Daro signed: "Willy Daro".
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1970s Belgian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Willy Daro

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Brass

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Willy Daro furniture for sale on 1stDibs.

Willy Daro 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 Willy Daro furniture, although brown editions of this piece are particularly popular. Many of the original furniture by Willy Daro 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 Massive Lighting, S.A. Boulanger, and Roger Vanhevel. Prices for Willy Daro furniture can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — on 1stDibs, these items begin at $448 and can go as high as $28,500, while a piece like these, on average, fetch $4,170.

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