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Bruno Karlsson, Brown Stoneware, Studio Ego, Sweden, 1960s
By Bruno Karlsson
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A brown and light green, glazed stoneware designed by Bruno Karlsson and produced in his studio "Ego Stengods Atelje", Sweden, 1960s.  
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Vintage 1960s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Ceramics

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Stoneware

Bruno Karlsson, Vase, Brown-Glazed Stoneware, Studio Ego, Sweden, 1960s
By Bruno Karlsson
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A brown, glazed stoneware vase designed by Bruno Karlsson and produced in his studio "Ego Stengods Atelje", Sweden, c. 1960s.
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Vintage 1960s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Stoneware

Heinz Schlichting, Unique Table Lamp, Glazed Stoneware, Studio Ego, Sweden 1960s
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A stoneware table lamp, designed by Heinz Schlichting. Produced by Studio Ego, Sweden, 1960s. Signed Lampshade in images is not included. Dimensions stated excluding lampshade. Gla...
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Vintage 1960s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Stoneware

Bruno Karlsson, Vase, Stoneware, Studio Ego, Sweden, 1960s
By Bruno Karlsson
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
An orange, yellow and brown glazed stoneware vase designed by Bruno Karlsson for Ego Stengods, Sweden, c. 1960s.  
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Vintage 1960s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Stoneware

Bruno Karlsson, Vase, Stoneware, Studio Ego, Sweden, 1960s
By Bruno Karlsson
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A stoneware vase, executed by Bruno Karlsson in abstract form and highly artistic brown glaze. In his Studio, called "Ego Stengods Atelje". Signed at bottom. Other ceramicists of...
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Vintage 1960s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Stoneware

Bruno Karlsson, Vase, Stoneware, Studio Ego, Sweden, 1960s
By Bruno Karlsson
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A brown-glazed stoneware vase designed by Bruno Karlsson for Ego Stengods, Sweden, c. 1960s. Stamped to the underside.  
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Vintage 1960s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Ceramics

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Stoneware

Bruno Karlsson, Vase, Stoneware, Studio Ego, Sweden, 1960s
By Bruno Karlsson
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A stoneware vase, executed by Bruno Karlsson in abstract form and highly artistic brown glaze. In his Studio, called "Ego Stengods Atelje". Signed at bottom. Other ceramicists of...
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Vintage 1960s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Ceramics

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Stoneware

Bruno Karlsson, Vase, Stoneware, Studio Ego, Sweden, 1960s
By Bruno Karlsson
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A stoneware vase, executed by Bruno Karlsson in abstract form and highly artistic brown glaze. Studio, called "Ego Stengods Atelje". Signed at bottom. Other ceramicists of the pe...
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Vintage 1960s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Stoneware

Bruno Karlsson, Vase, Stoneware, Studio Ego, Sweden, 1960s
By Bruno Karlsson
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A stoneware vase, executed by Bruno Karlsson in abstract form and highly artistic brown glaze. In his Studio, called "Ego Stengods Atelje". Signed at bottom. Other ceramicists of...
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Vintage 1960s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Ceramics

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Stoneware

Bruno Karlsson, Vase, Stoneware, Studio Ego, Sweden, 1960s
By Bruno Karlsson
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A stoneware vase, executed by Bruno Karlsson in abstract form and highly artistic brown glaze. In his Studio, called "Ego Stengods Atelje". Signed at bottom. Other ceramicists of...
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Vintage 1960s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Ceramics

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Stoneware

Bruno Karlsson, Table Lamp, Stoneware, Studio Ego, Sweden, 1960s
By Bruno Karlsson
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A stoneware table lamp, executed by Bruno Karlsson. In his Studio, called "Ego Stengods Atelje". Stamped at bottom. Stated dimensions exclude lampshade. Height including socket. So...
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Vintage 1960s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Stoneware

Bruno Karlsson, Table Lamp, Stoneware, Studio Ego, Sweden, 1960s
By Bruno Karlsson
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A stoneware table lamp, executed by Bruno Karlsson. In his Studio, called "Ego Stengods Atelje". Stamped at bottom. Stated dimensions exclude lampshade. Height including socket. So...
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Vintage 1960s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Stoneware

Bruno Karlsson, Table Lamp, Stoneware, Studio Ego, Sweden, 1960s
By Bruno Karlsson
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A stoneware table lamp, executed by Bruno Karlsson in abstract form and highly artistic brown glaze. In his Studio, called "Ego Stengods Atelje". Signed at bottom. Stated dimensions...
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Vintage 1960s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Stoneware

Bruno Karlsson, Sizable Table Lamp, Stoneware, Studio Ego, Sweden, 1960s
By Bruno Karlsson
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A sizable stoneware table lamp, executed by Bruno Karlsson at Ego Stengods Atelje. Stamped and initialed at bottom. Stated dimensions exclude lampshade. Height including socket. ...
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Vintage 1960s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Stoneware

Bruno Karlsson, Small Table Lamp, Stoneware, Studio Ego, Sweden, 1960s
By Bruno Karlsson
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A stoneware table lamps, executed by Bruno Karlsson in abstract form and highly artistic brown / beige glaze. In his Studio, called "Ego Stengods Atelje". Signed at bottom. State...
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Vintage 1960s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Stoneware

Bruno Karlsson, Sizable Table Lamp, Stoneware, Studio Ego, Sweden, 1960s
By Bruno Karlsson
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A sizable stoneware table lamp, executed by Bruno Karlsson at Ego Stengods Atelje. Stamped and initialed at bottom. Stated dimensions exclude lampshade. Height including socket. So...
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Vintage 1960s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Stoneware

Bruno Karlsson, Table Lamp, Stoneware, Fabric, Studio Ego, Sweden, 1960s
By Bruno Karlsson
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A stoneware table lamp, executed by Bruno Karlsson. In his Studio, called "Ego Stengods Atelje". Signed at bottom. Stated dimensions exclude lampshade. Height including socket. Sol...
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Vintage 1960s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Stoneware

Bruno Karlsson, Table Lamp, Stoneware, Fabric, Studio Ego, Sweden, 1960s
By Bruno Karlsson
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A stoneware table lamp, executed by Bruno Karlsson. In his Studio, called "Ego Stengods Atelje". Signed at bottom. Stated dimensions exclude lampshade. Sold without lampshade. Oth...
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Vintage 1960s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Stoneware

Bruno Karlsson, Table Lamps, Stoneware, Fabric, Studio Ego, Sweden, 1960s
By Bruno Karlsson
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A pair of stoneware table lamps, executed by Bruno Karlsson. In his Studio, called "Ego Stengods Atelje". Signed at bottom. Stated dimensions exclude lampshade. Height including ...
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Vintage 1960s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Stoneware

Bruno Karlsson, Small Vase, Brown Stoneware, Studio Ego, Sweden, 1960s
By Bruno Karlsson
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A small handmade stoneware vase, executed by Bruno Karlsson in abstract form and highly artistic brown glaze. In his Studio, called "Ego Stengods Atelje". Signed at bottom. Glaze f...
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Vintage 1960s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Ceramics

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Stoneware

Bruno Karlsson, Small Table Lamps, Stoneware, Studio Ego, Sweden, 1960s
By Bruno Karlsson
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A stoneware table lamp, executed by Bruno Karlsson in abstract form and highly artistic brown glaze. In his Studio, called "Ego Stengods Atelje". Stated dimensions exclude lampshad...
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Vintage 1960s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Stoneware

Bruno Karlsson, Table Lamp, Stoneware, Rattan, Studio Ego, Sweden, 1960s
By Bruno Karlsson
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A stoneware table lamp, executed by Bruno Karlsson. In his Studio, called "Ego Stengods Atelje". Signed at bottom. Stated dimensions exclude lampshade. Height including socket. Upo...
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Vintage 1960s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Stoneware

Bruno Karlsson, Table Lamp, Stoneware, Fabric, Studio Ego, Sweden, 1960s
By Bruno Karlsson
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A stoneware table lamp, executed by Bruno Karlsson. In his Studio, called "Ego Stengods Atelje". Signed at bottom. Stated dimensions exclude lampshade. Height including socket. Sol...
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Vintage 1960s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Stoneware

Bruno Karlsson, Table Lamp, Stoneware, Rattan, Studio Ego, Sweden, 1960s
By Bruno Karlsson
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A stoneware table lamp, executed by Bruno Karlsson in abstract form and highly artistic brown glaze. In his Studio, called "Ego Stengods Atelje". Signed at bottom. Stated dimension...
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Vintage 1960s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Stoneware

Bruno Karlsson, Table Lamp, Brown-Glazed Stoneware, Studio Ego, Sweden, 1960s
By Bruno Karlsson
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A brown-glazed stoneware table lamp designed by Bruno Karlsson and produced by Ego Stengods, Sweden, c. 1960s. Sold without lampshade. Dimensions of Lamp (inches) : 10.8125 x 5.062...
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Vintage 1960s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Stoneware

Bruno Karlsson, Table Lamp, Brown-Glazed Stoneware, Studio Ego, Sweden, 1960s
By Bruno Karlsson
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A brown-glazed stoneware table lamp designed by Bruno Karlsson and produced by Ego Stengods, Sweden, c. 1960s.
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Vintage 1960s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Stoneware

Bruno Karlsson, Table Lamp, Brown Stoneware, Fabric, Studio Ego, Sweden, 1960s
By Bruno Karlsson
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A stoneware table lamp, executed by Bruno Karlsson. In his Studio, called "Ego Stengods Atelje". Signed at bottom. Stated dimensions exclude lampshade. Height including socket. Sol...
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Vintage 1960s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Stoneware

Bruno Karlsson, Table Lamp, Brown Stoneware, Rattan, Studio Ego, Sweden, 1960s
By Bruno Karlsson
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A stoneware table lamp, executed by Bruno Karlsson. In his Studio, called "Ego Stengods Atelje". Signed at bottom. Stated dimensions exclude lampshade. Height including socket. Upo...
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Vintage 1960s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Stoneware

Bruno Karlsson, Small Table Lamp, Glazed Stoneware, Studio Ego, Sweden, 1960s
By Bruno Karlsson
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A stoneware table lamp, executed by Bruno Karlsson in abstract form and highly artistic brown / yellow / beige glaze. In his Studio, called "Ego Stengods Atelje". Signed at bottom. ...
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Vintage 1960s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Stoneware

Bruno Karlsson, Table Lamp, Brown-Glazed Stoneware, Studio Ego, Sweden, 1960s
By Bruno Karlsson
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A brown-glazed stoneware table lamp designed by Bruno Karlsson and produced by Ego Stengods, Sweden, c. 1960s. Sold without lampshade. Dimensions of Lamp (inches) : 15.375 x 5.875 ...
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Vintage 1960s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Stoneware

Bruno Karlsson, Table Lamp, Brown-Glazed Stoneware, Studio Ego, Sweden, 1960s
By Bruno Karlsson
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A brown-glazed stoneware table lamp designed by Bruno Karlsson and produced by Ego Stengods, Sweden, c. 1960s.
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Vintage 1960s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Stoneware

Bruno Karlsson, Table Lamp, Brown-Glazed Stoneware, Studio Ego, Sweden, 1960s
By Bruno Karlsson
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A brown-glazed stoneware table lamp designed by Bruno Karlsson and produced by Ego Stengods, Sweden, c. 1960s. Sold without lampshade. Dimensions of Lamp (inches) : 14.875 x 6 x...
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Vintage 1960s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Stoneware

Bruno Karlsson, Small Table Lamp, Stoneware, Linen, Studio Ego, Sweden, 1960s
By Bruno Karlsson
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A stoneware table lamp, executed by Bruno Karlsson in abstract form and highly artistic brown glaze. In his Studio, called "Ego Stengods Atelje". Signed at bottom. Stated dimension...
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Vintage 1960s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Stoneware

Bruno Karlsson, Small Table Lamp, Stoneware, Linen, Studio Ego, Sweden, 1960s
By Bruno Karlsson
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A stoneware table lamp, executed by Bruno Karlsson in abstract form and highly artistic brown glaze. In his Studio, called "Ego Stengods Atelje". Signed at bottom. Sold without lamps...
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Vintage 1960s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Stoneware

Bruno Karlsson, Table Lamp, Brown Glazed Stoneware, Studio Ego, Sweden, 1960s
By Bruno Karlsson
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A stoneware table lamp, executed by Bruno Karlsson in abstract form and highly artistic brown / yellow / beige glaze. In his Studio, called "Ego Stengods Atelje". Signed at bottom. ...
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Vintage 1960s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Stoneware

Bruno Karlsson, Small Table Lamp, Stoneware, Linen, Studio Ego, Sweden, 1960s
By Bruno Karlsson
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A stoneware table lamp, executed by Bruno Karlsson in abstract form and highly artistic brown / beige glaze. In his Studio, called "Ego Stengods Atelje". Signed at bottom. Lampshade ...
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Vintage 1960s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Stoneware

Bruno Karlsson, Table Lamp, Brown Glazed Stoneware, Studio Ego, Sweden, 1960s
By Bruno Karlsson
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A stoneware table lamp, executed by Bruno Karlsson in abstract form and highly artistic brown / yellow / beige glaze. In his Studio, called "Ego Stengods Atelje". Signed at bottom. ...
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Vintage 1960s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Stoneware

Bruno Karlsson, Small Table Lamp, Stoneware, Rattan, Studio Ego, Sweden, 1960s
By Bruno Karlsson
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A stoneware table lamp, executed by Bruno Karlsson. In his Studio, called "Ego Stengods Atelje". Signed at bottom. Stated dimensions exclude lampshade. Height including socket. Upo...
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Vintage 1960s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Stoneware

Bruno Karlsson, Small Table Lamp, Stoneware, Linen, Studio Ego, Sweden, 1960s
By Bruno Karlsson
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A stoneware table lamp, executed by Bruno Karlsson in abstract form and highly artistic brown glaze. In his Studio, called "Ego Stengods Atelje". Signed at bottom. Stated dimension...
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Vintage 1960s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Stoneware

Bruno Karlsson, Small Table Lamps, Stoneware, Studio Ego, Sweden, 1960s
By Bruno Karlsson
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A pair of stoneware table lamps, executed by Bruno Karlsson in abstract form and highly artistic brown / beige glaze. In his Studio, called "Ego Stengods Atelje". Signed at bottom. ...
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Vintage 1960s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Stoneware

Bruno Karlsson, Sizable Table Lamps, Stoneware, Studio Ego, Sweden, 1960s
By Bruno Karlsson
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A stoneware table lamp, executed by Bruno Karlsson. Highly artistic glazed and incised stoneware. In his Studio, called "Ego Stengods". Signed at bottom. Pair sourced from one estate...
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Vintage 1960s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Contemporary Italian Studio Super Ego Resin Console Bon Bon
Located in Aspen, CO
Contemporary Italian Studio Super Ego Resin Console Bon Bon.
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21st Century and Contemporary European Console Tables

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Resin

Bruno Karlsson, Vase, Stoneware, Studio Ego, Sweden, 1960s
By Bruno Karlsson
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A stoneware vase, executed by Bruno Karlsson in abstract form and highly artistic brown glaze. In his Studio, called "Ego Stengods Atelje". Signed at bottom. Other ceramicists of...
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Vintage 1960s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Stoneware

Bruno Karlsson, Vase, Stoneware, Studio Ego, Sweden, 1960s
By Bruno Karlsson
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A stoneware vase, executed by Bruno Karlsson in abstract form and highly artistic brown glaze. In his Studio, called "Ego Stengods Atelje". Signed at bottom. Other ceramicists of...
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Vintage 1960s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Stoneware

Bruno Karlsson, Table Lamp, Stoneware, Studio Ego, Sweden, 1960s
By Bruno Karlsson
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A stoneware table lamps, executed by Bruno Karlsson in abstract form and highly artistic brown / beige / grey glaze. Produced by Ego Stengods. Stated dimensions exclude lampshade....
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Vintage 1960s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Stoneware

Bruno Karlsson, Table Lamps, Stoneware, Rattan, Studio Ego, Sweden, 1960s
By Bruno Karlsson
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A stoneware table lamp, executed by Bruno Karlsson in abstract form and highly artistic brown glaze. In his Studio, called "Ego Stengods Atelje". Signed at bottom. Sourced from o...
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Vintage 1960s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Stoneware

Bruno Karlsson, Small Table Lamp, Stoneware, Linen, Studio Ego, Sweden, 1960s
By Bruno Karlsson
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A stoneware table lamp, executed by Bruno Karlsson in abstract form and highly artistic brown glaze. In his Studio, called "Ego Stengods Atelje". Signed at bottom. Sold without lamps...
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Vintage 1960s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Stoneware

Bruno Karlsson, Small Table Lamp, Stoneware, Rattan, Studio Ego, Sweden, 1960s
By Bruno Karlsson
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A stoneware table lamp, executed by Bruno Karlsson in abstract form and highly artistic brown glaze. In his Studio, called "Ego Stengods Atelje". Signed at bottom. Assorted vintage r...
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Vintage 1960s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Stoneware

Bruno Karlsson, Sizable Fluted Table Lamps, Stoneware, Studio Ego, Sweden, 1960s
By Bruno Karlsson
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A pair of stoneware table lamps, executed by Bruno Karlsson. Highly artistic glazed and incised stoneware. In his Studio, called "Ego Stengods". Signed at bottom. Dimensions list...
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Vintage 1960s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Stoneware

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Studio Ego For Sale on 1stDibs

Find many varieties of an authentic studio ego available at 1stDibs. A studio ego — often made from ceramic, stoneware and lacquer — can elevate any home. Find 9 options for an antique or vintage studio ego now, or shop our selection of 1 modern versions for a more contemporary example of this long-cherished piece. There are many kinds of the studio ego you’re looking for, from those produced as long ago as the 20th Century to those made as recently as the 21st Century. A studio ego, designed in the Mid-Century Modern style, is generally a popular piece of furniture. A well-made studio ego has long been a part of the offerings for many furniture designers and manufacturers, but those produced by Bruno Karlsson, DRAMA and October Gallery are consistently popular.

How Much is a Studio Ego?

The average selling price for a studio ego at 1stDibs is $1,800, while they’re typically $1,100 on the low end and $20,500 for the highest priced.

Bruno Karlsson Biography and Important Works

Furniture by Bruno Karlsson are available for sale on 1stDibs. These distinctive objects are often made of ceramics and are designed with extraordinary care. In our collection of Bruno Karlsson Furniture, there are many options, although brown editions of this piece are particularly popular. In-stock we have 28 vintage editions of these items, while there is also 0 modern edition to choose from. Many of the original furniture by Bruno Karlsson were created in Europe during the 20th century in the Mid-Century Modern style. The prices for Bruno Karlsson furniture can vary depending on size, time period and other attributes. The price for these items starts at $690 and tops out at $3,900, while pieces like these can sell for $1,500 on average.

A Close Look at Mid-Century Modern Furniture

Organically shaped, clean-lined and elegantly simple are three terms that well describe vintage mid-century modern American furniture. The style, which emerged primarily in the years following World War II, is characterized by pieces that were conceived and made in an energetic, optimistic spirit by creators who believed that good design was an essential part of good living.

Postwar American architects and designers were animated by new ideas and new technology. The lean, functionalist “International Style” architecture of Le Corbusier and Bauhaus eminences such as Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and Walter Gropius had been promoted in the United States during the ’30s by Philip Johnson and others. New building techniques, such as “post-and-beam” construction, allowed the International-style schemes to be realized on a small scale, in open-plan houses with long walls of glass.

Materials developed for wartime use became available for domestic goods and were incorporated into mid-century modern furniture designs. Charles and Ray Eames and Eero Saarinen, who had experimented extensively with molded plywood, eagerly embraced fiberglass for, respectively, pieces such as the La Chaise and the Womb chair. George Nelson and his design team created Bubble lamp shades using a new translucent polymer skin. Harry Bertoia and Isamu Noguchi devised chairs and tables built of wire mesh and wire struts. Materials were re-purposed: the Danish-born designer Jens Risom created a line of chairs that used surplus parachute straps for webbed seats and backrests. The Risom lounge chair was among the first pieces of furniture commissioned and produced by legendary manufacturer Knoll, a chief influence in the rise of modern design in the United States thanks to the work of Florence Knoll, the pioneering architect and designer who made the firm a leader in its field.

As the demand for casual, uncluttered furnishings grew, more mid-century designers caught the spirit.

Classically-oriented creators such as Edward Wormley, house designer for Dunbar Inc., offered such pieces as the sinuous Listen to Me chaise; the British expatriate T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings switched gears, creating items such as the tiered, biomorphic Mesa table. There were Young Turks such as Paul McCobb — who designed holistic groups of sleek, blonde-wood furniture — and Milo Baughman, who espoused a West Coast aesthetic in lushly upholstered chairs and sofas with angular steel frames.

As the collection of vintage mid-century modern chairs, dressers, coffee tables and other furniture on 1stDibs demonstrates, this period saw one of the most delightful and dramatic flowerings of creativity in design history.

Finding the Right Ceramics for You

Whether you’re adding an eye-catching mid-century modern glazed stoneware bowl to your dining table or grouping a collection of decorative plates by color for the shelving in your living room, decorating and entertaining with antique and vintage ceramics is a great way to introduce provocative pops of colors and textures to a space or family meals.

Ceramics, which includes pottery such as earthenware and stoneware, has had meaningful functional value in civilizations all over the world for thousands of years. When people began to populate permanent settlements during the Neolithic era, which saw the rapid growth of agriculture and farming, clay-based ceramics were fired in underground kilns and played a greater role as important containers for dry goods, water, art objects and more.

Today, if an Art Deco floor vase, adorned in bright polychrome glazed colors with flowers and geometric patterns, isn’t your speed, maybe minimalist ceramics can help you design a room that’s both timeless and of the moment. Mixing and matching can invite conversation and bring spirited contrasts to your outdoor dining area. The natural-world details enameled on an Art Nouveau vase might pair well with the sleek simplicity of a modern serving bowl, for example.

In your kitchen, your cabinets are likely filled with ceramic dinner plates. You’re probably serving daily meals on stoneware dishes or durable sets of porcelain or bone china, while decorative ceramic dishes may be on display in your dining room. Perhaps you’ve anchored a group of smaller pottery pieces on your mantelpiece with some taller vases and vessels, or a console table in your living room is home to an earthenware bowl with a decorative seasonal collection of leaves, greenery and acorns.

Regardless of your tastes, however, it’s possible that ceramics are already in use all over your home and outdoor space. If not, why? Whatever your needs may be, find a wide range of antique and vintage ceramics on 1stDibs.