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Scandinavian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

SCANDINAVIAN MODERN STYLE

The gentle, organic contours that are typical of vintage Scandinavian modern furniture appear in the work of Danish, Finnish and Swedish designers not as a stylistic gesture, but rather as a practical, ergonomic — and, as importantly, elegant — response to the human form.

Characterized by bold, clean lines and simple, sturdy symmetries, Scandinavian modernism is perhaps the warmest and most organic iteration of modernist design. The work of the designers associated with this style was founded on centuries-old beliefs in both quality craftsmanship and the ideal that beauty should enhance even the humblest accessories of daily life.

Each nation produced exceptional talents in all areas of the applied arts, yet each had its forté. Sweden was home to Bruno Mathsson, creator of the classic Grasshopper chair and Berlin daybed, but the country excelled most notably at ceramics. In the ’20s at the great Gustavsberg porcelain manufactory, Wilhelm Kåge introduced Scandinavian modern pieces based on influences from folklore to Cubism; his skills were passed on to his versatile and inspired pupils Berndt Friberg and Stig Lindberg.

Likewise, Finland produced a truly ingenious Scandinavian modern furniture designer in the architect Alvar Aalto, a master at melding function and artistic form in works like the Paimio chair. Yet Finnish glassware was pre-eminent, crafted in expressive, sculptural designs by Tapio Wirkkala and Timo Sarpaneva.

The Danes excelled at chairs. Hans Wegner and Arne Jacobsen were exemplars of the country’s facility with wood, particularly teak.

Wegner created such iconic pieces as the Round chair and the Wishbone chair; Jacobsen — while he produced the best-selling plywood Ant chair — designed two classic upholstered pieces of the 1950s: the Swan chair and Egg chair. The list of great Danes could go on and on, including Finn Juhl, maker of the bold Chieftain chair; Poul Kjaerholm, with his lean metal-and-rattan aesthetic; and Vernor Panton, who introduced a vibrant Pop note into international design.

On 1stDibs, you will note both instantly recognizable vintage Scandinavian modern designs — those that have earned iconic status over time — and many new discoveries. Even more than 50 years on from their heyday, the prolific, ever-evolving Scandinavian modernists continue to amaze and delight.

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Style: Scandinavian Modern
Ceiling Lamp Produced by Bergbom in Sweden
Located in Malmo, SE
Rare height adjustable ceiling lamp by unknown designer. Produced by Bergbom in Sweden.
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1950s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Hans-Agne Jakobsson Ceiling Lamp Model T-603, 1960
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Wonderful pendant lamp by Hans-Agne Jakobsson for Markaryd, Sweden, 1960, with five tiers of off-white fringe silk cord with brass hardware frame and original brass canopy. Overall d...
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1960s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Danish Modern Style White Wood 27" Chandelier Pendant
Located in Bend, OR
This Scandinavian modern chandelier pendant is a contemporary lighting fixture in wood veneer with a Mid Century Modern design style and an organic modern feel. There are many luxury...
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2010s American Scandinavian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

'Pan 190' Pendant Lamp by Bent Karlby for Lyfa
Located in Paris, FR
Pendant lamp pan / 190 by Lyfa Pendant lamp pan signed by Bent Karlby for Lyfa Polished aluminum D.190 mm H.320 mm Textile wire (white) 300cm Bulb: E27 max 60W (120-230V) ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Scandinavian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Aluminum

'Divan 2', 400, Pendant Lamp in Stainless Steel by Lyfa
Located in Paris, FR
Divan 2, size 400, pendant lamp in stainless steel by LYFA Size : H 52.2cm W 40cm D 40cm Inside: Red, purple, blue, green, white Materials : Stainless steel Textile wire (bla...
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Scandinavian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Stainless Steel

Organic Modern Wood Veneer 27" Chandelier
Located in Bend, OR
A Scandinavian Modern style pendant. Also use this as a Mid-Century Modern statement with this organic modern shade offered in several wood types. Modern lighting for alcove, entrywa...
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2010s American Scandinavian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Organic Material, Wood, Hardwood, Bentwood

Hans Agne-Jakobsson Moon Pendant Lamp in Pine Veneer Slats
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Hans Agne-Jakobsson for AB Markaryd, ‘Moon’ pendant lamp, pine veneer slats, 1960s. This particular ‘Moon’ lamp is designed by the renowned Swedish designer Hans Ange-Jakobsson. ...
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1960s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Pine

'Coco' Pendant in White Aluminum with Turned Victorian Ash Wood Top by Coco Flip
Located in New York City, NY
Influenced by Scandinavian and Japanese aesthetics, Coco's hand-turned victorian ash top holds its spun white, powdercoat aluminum shade. Like a beautiful, heavy yo-yo at the end of ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Australian Scandinavian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Aluminum

Konsthantverk Stoby Oxide D30 Opal Glass Ceiling Lamp
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Ceiling lamp model Stoby designed by Konsthantverk and manufactured by themselves. A true Art Nouveau classic in white matte opal glass and oxidized brass. Comes in a number of di...
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2010s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Houseof Metal Diner Pendant Light in Brass
Located in Bradford on Avon, GB
Everyone makes a diner pendant these days... but not like ours. The adjustable pendant wire suspends a high quality metal shade, which focuses light down on to the work surface below...
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2010s Chinese Scandinavian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Large Yrjö Harsia 'Taifuuni' Pendant for Innolux Oy, Finland
Located in Glendale, CA
Large Yrjö Harsia 'Taifuuni' pendant for Innolux Oy, Finland. Designed in 1969, Harsia's innovative 'Taifuuni' represents this undeservedly obscure designer's most iconic work. Execu...
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21st Century and Contemporary Finnish Scandinavian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Acrylic

'Peanut 250' Pendant Lamp by Bent Karlby for Lyfa 'New Edition'
Located in Paris, FR
Pendant Lamp by Bent Karlby for Lyfa Opal glass, brass Sizes available: D 175 mm – H 290 mm D 250 mm – H 420 mm D 400 mm – H 620 mm Textile wire (black) 300cm Bulb: E14/...
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Scandinavian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

1960s Brass Perforated 'Onion' Pendants by Helge Zimdal for Falkenberg
Located in Glendale, CA
1960s brass perforated 'Onion' pendants by Helge Zimdal for Falkenberg, Sweden, circa 1960s. A rare and beautiful pair of sculptural pendant lamps executed in perforated brass and me...
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1960s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal, Brass

Vilhelm Lauritzen, "Christiansborg" Chandelier
Located in Vienna, AT
Brass construction fitted with e27 sockets and seven opaline glass shades, model "Christiansborg". Designed in the 1950s for Louis Poulsen. Fully restored, up to three pie...
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1950s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Midcentury Pendant in Copper, Made in Denmark
Located in Lejre, DK
Great looking pendant in copper. Designed and made Denmark, 1960s
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1960s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Copper

3-Light Cone Glass and Teak Pendant Chandelier Attributed to Holmegaard
Located in New York, NY
Stylish midcentury hanging fixture having 3 cone shaped pendant shades each topped with a solid teak cap. The shades gather at a tri armed teak structure. Each shade is approximately...
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Mid-20th Century Finnish Scandinavian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Glass, Teak

Konsthantverk Glob Chrome D20 Ceiling Lamp
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Ceiling lamp model Glob designed by Konsthantverk and manufactured by themselves. Incredibly beautiful in all its simplicity. Available in several different varieties and sizes. ...
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2010s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Glass Pendant Lamp by Hans-Agne Jakobsson
Located in Stockholm, SE
Striking ceiling lamp by Hans-Agne Jakobsson with three cylindrical glass shades suspended from a large brass ceiling cup. Perforated brass cylinders inside enclose the light sources...
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1960s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Brutalist 12-Arm Candalabre by Erik Hogland for Boda, Sweden
Located in Antwerp, BE
Wrought iron and clear glass 12-arm chandelier by Erik Hoglund, Boda. Cast iron, mouth-blown and pressed amber and clear glass 12-arm chandelier for 12 candles by Swedish designer Er...
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1950s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Wrought Iron

Yrjö Harsia 'Taifuuni' Pendant for Innolux Oy, Finland
Located in Glendale, CA
Yrjö Harsia 'Taifuuni' Pendant for Innolux Oy, Finland. Designed in 1969, Harsia's innovative 'Taifuuni' represents this undeservedly obscure designer's most iconic work. Executed in...
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21st Century and Contemporary Finnish Scandinavian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Acrylic

Carl Fagerlund Brass Chandelier with Eight Glass Leaves for Orrefors Sweden
Located in Voorburg, NL
Amazing sculptural chandelier, designed by Carl Fagerlund for Orrefors Lighting, produced in the ‘60s. Th chandelier is an elegant composition in quality brass with eight large glass...
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Brass

Ceiling Lamp in Brass and Opaline Glass Produced by ASEA in Sweden
By ASEA
Located in Malmo, SE
Rare ceiling lamp produced by ASEA in Sweden.
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1950s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Chandelier or Ceiling Pendant of Brass by Fog & Mørup
Located in Lejre, DK
Chandelier or ceiling pendant of brass and light yellow shades by Fog & Mørup from the 1960s. The lamp is in great vintage condition.
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1960s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

1950s Chandeliers in Oak and Brass by Sten Carlquist, for Hans Agne Jakobsson
Located in Hägersten, SE
Unique set of four chandeliers designed by Sten Carlquist during the 1950s. Solid oak with dull polished brass diffusers and acrylic shades. Only remaining set from "Immanuelskyrkan"...
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1950s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Fagerhult Iconic Sonatra Pendant by Jan Wickelgren, Large Stock
Located in Voorburg, NL
Very beautiful and fascinating Sonatra pendant designed by Jan Wickelgren and manufactured by Fagerhult in 2006 in Sweden. This iconic example of Scandinavian design features an Opal...
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Early 2000s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Steel

Poul Henningsen Red PH5 Mini Pendants for Louis Poulsen
Located in Glendale, CA
Poul Henningson Red PH5 Mini pendants for Louis Poulsen. Poul Henningsen originally introduced the full-sized PH 5 pendant light in 1958 as a Classic new product. No one knew at the ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Scandinavian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Aluminum

Rare Pair of Large Orrefors Chandeliers Model Festival by Gert Nyström, 1950s
Located in Stockholm, SE
A pair available. New wiring. Excellent condition. Produced in Sweden by Orrefors and designed by Gert Nyström. Height is adjustable after your preferences. Price is for one chan...
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1950s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Glass

Rare Ceiling Pendant by Bent Karlby for Lyfa, Mid-1960s, Denmark
Located in Haderslev, DK
The rare Pantre by Bent Karlby for Lyfa, mid-1960s, Denmark. Sections of orange and yellow lacquered parts divided with a grey belt of lighting shining through the sides. Light i...
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1960s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Aluminum, Chrome

Pair of Bumling Ceiling Pendants in Brass, Sweden, 1960s
Located in Stockholm, SE
Produced in Sweden by Ateljé Lyktan, 1960s Design Anders Pehrson. Complete with acrylic diffuser. Great condition with minor signs of usage.     
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1960s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

PH 2/1 Stem Fitting Designed by Poul Henningsen and Louis Poulsen, 1997
Located in Lejre, DK
PH 2/1 stem fitting designed by Poul Henningsen and manufactured by Louis Poulsen. The stem is in burnished brass. The lamp was made in 1997 to celebrate the 100th year anniversary o...
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1940s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Red Danish Ceiling Lamp, 1970s
Located in Chorzów, PL
Danish lamp, 1960s Very good condition. Dimensions: height 18 cm, diameter 38 cm.
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1970s Scandinavian Vintage Scandinavian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Swedish Midcentury Pendant in Brass and Glass by Hans Bergström for ASEA
By ASEA
Located in Karlstad, SE
Midcentury pendant in brass and frosted opaline glass by Hans Bergström for ASEA, Sweden, 1950s. This great looking pendant is made with the quality and details that Hans Bergström i...
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20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Hans-Agne Jakobsson Ceiling Lamp Produced by Hans-Agne Jakobsson AB in Sweden
Located in Malmo, SE
Rare ceiling lamp designed by Hans-Agne Jakobsson. Produced by Hans-Agne Jakobsson AB in Markaryd, Sweden.
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1960s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Yellow Pendant, P415 by Bent Karlby and Lyfa, 1960s
Located in Lejre, DK
Yellow pendant, model P415, designed by Bent Karlby and manufactured by Lyfa in the 1960s. The lamp is in great vintage condition from the 1960s.
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1960s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Large Golden Bumling Chandelier by Atelje Lyktan, Sweden
Located in Haderslev, DK
Original 1970s golden Bumling edition by Anders Pehrson for Atelje Lyktan of Sweden. This is the large iconic 50cm edition. Condition: Nice vintage use with few scratches. ...
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1960s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Rare Paavo Tynell Double Pendant
Located in Toronto, Ontario
Such an incredible example of Paavo Tynell's lighting designs. This example is rather unusual and comes with the original custom ordered glass shades. Simple and Classic. Soli...
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1950s Finnish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Hans-Agne Jakobsson Mid-Century Copper "T292" Pendants Produced in Sweden, 1950s
Located in Stockholm, SE
Rare copper pendant designed by Hans-Agne Jakobsson in 1958 and produced in the late 1950s or early 1960s. In good vintage and original condition showing beautiful patina from age an...
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1950s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Copper

Pair of Modernist Pendants by Werner Schou
Located in Atlanta, GA
Overall Dimensions: 4 1/4"Dia. x 47"H Fixture Body: 4 1/4"Dia. x 8"H Chain: 36"H
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1960s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal, Copper

Swedish Mid-Century Modern Art Glass Pendant Light
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Scandinavian Modern, art glass pendant light features a finely striped black and white exterior and shapely form. The pendant is newly wired with 60 inches of cloth cord to accept up...
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Glass

Chandelier by Carl Fagerlund for Orrefors
Located in Long Island City, NY
A vintage Chandelier by Carl Fagerlund for Orrefors, Sweden, circa 1960. Measures: D 18.5"; H 24". Glass cover for canopy also available (not show on the picture). Exist...
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1960s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Pendant Lamp by Hans-Agne Jakobsson, Sweden, 1950s
Located in Hägersten, SE
Tripple pendant lamp designed by Hans-Agne Jakobsson. Produced by his own company in Åhus during the 1950s. Three solid brass shades and ceiling mount with teak details and solid tea...
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1950s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Brass & Glass Ceiling Lamp by Hans-Agne Jakobsson
Located in Stockholm, SE
Rare ceiling lamp model T 789/12 designed and manufactured by Hans- Agne Jakobsson in Sweden during the 1950s. Made from brass with twelve original light yellow glass shades. The hei...
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Poul Henningson Green PH5 Mini Pendants for Louis Poulsen
Located in Glendale, CA
Poul Henningson green PH5 mini pendants for Louis Poulsen. Poul Henningsen originally introduced the full-sized PH 5 pendant light in 1958 as a Classic new product. No one knew at th...
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Scandinavian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Aluminum

Hans Bergström for Ateljé Lyktan Chandelier in Brass
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Hans Bergström for Ateljé Lyktan, chandelier, brass, Sweden, 1950s This unique chandelier features a charming composition based on four cone-shaped shades fixated to a geometrical...
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1950s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Erik Höglund Hanging Candelabra Produced by Boda in Sweden
Located in Malmo, SE
Hanging candelabra designed by Erik Höglund. Produced by Boda in Sweden.
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1960s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Wrought Iron

Swedish Designer, Chandelier, Pewter, White Fabric, Sweden, 1930s
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A four-armed chandelier in cast pewter with brand new fabric lampshades, designed and produced in Sweden, 1930s.
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1930s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Pewter

Mid-Century Pendant Chandelier Teak and Resin, Denmark, 1960
Located in Saarbruecken, DE
Danish modern pendant lamp from the 1960s. Elegant and timeless design made of teak and four lampshades made of synthetic resin. Wonderful glow through the granules. A great accen...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Resin, Teak

Ceiling Lamps in the Style of Simon Henningsen Produced in Denmark
Located in Malmo, SE
A pair of ceiling lamps in the style of Simon Henningsen. Produced in Denmark.
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1960s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Aluminum

1950s Jo Hammerborg Pendants for Louis Poulsen
Located in Glendale, CA
1950s Jo Hammerborg Pendants for Louis Poulsen. Executed in black painted cylindrical metal with custom patinated brass canopy and thick black cloth cord, Denmark, circa 1950s. Pr...
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1950s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Mid-Century Modern white wood 19" Pendant
Located in Bend, OR
A Danish style pendant. Designers also use this as a Mid-Century Modern statement for alcove, entryway, dining room or conference room. This organic modern shade is customizable, off...
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2010s American Scandinavian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Acrylic, Wood, Bentwood

Large Bumling Ceiling Pendant in Brass, Sweden, 1960s
Located in Stockholm, SE
Produced in Sweden by Ateljé Lyktan, 1960s. Design Anders Pehrson. Complete with acrylic diffuser. Diameter: 50 cm Good condition with signs of usage.
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1960s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Pink Hans-Agne Jakobsson Ceiling Lamp Model T601, 1960s
Located in Stockholm, SE
Brass and silk fringes. Produced by Hans-Agne Jakobsson, Markaryd, Sweden, 1960s. Measures: Diameter 28 cm. Height is adjustable.
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1960s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Mid-Century Modern wood 27" chandelier pendant
Located in Bend, OR
This Scandinavian modern chandelier pendant is a contemporary lighting fixture in wood veneer with a Danish design style and an organic modern feel. There are many luxury design appl...
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2010s American Scandinavian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Bentwood, Lacquer, Organic Material, Acrylic, Wood, Hardwood, Natural Fi...

SOLITAIRE 03 Pendant Light Ø60cm / Ø23.6in., Hand Crocheted in Egyptian Cotton
Located in London, London
Each Naomi Paul pendant and lighting design is crafted entirely by hand in our London studio to order, by our highly skilled team of makers. SS05 makes a stunning focal point in ...
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21st Century and Contemporary British Scandinavian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

'Peanut 175' Pendant Lamp by Bent Karlby for Lyfa 'New Edition'
Located in Paris, FR
Pendant lamp by Bent Karlby for Lyfa Opal glass, brass Sizes available: D 175 mm – H 290 mm D 250 mm – H 420 mm D 400 mm – H 620 mm Textile wire (black) 300cm Bulb: E14/...
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Scandinavian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Konsthantverk Glimminge 3 Arms Oxideized Brass Ceiling Lamp
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Ceiling lamp model Glimminge designed by Konsthantverk and manufactured by themselves. A lamp that they still produce by hand. Truly comes into its own in Classic settings. Thre...
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2010s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Houseof Metal Diner Pendant Light in White
Located in Bradford on Avon, GB
Everyone makes a diner pendant these days... but not like ours. The adjustable pendant wire suspends a high quality metal shade, which focuses light down on to the work surface below...
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2010s Chinese Scandinavian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Danish Ceiling Lamp by Cabinetmaker, Solid Teak, Denmark, 1950s
Located in Hägersten, SE
Ceiling lamp made in Denmark. Made from thick solid staved teak. Most likely made by a skilled cabinet maker and likely unique. Done somewhere around the 1950s. Custom made brass fit...
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1950s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

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