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Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

MID-CENTURY MODERN STYLE

Organically shaped, clean-lined and elegantly simple are three terms that well describe 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.

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 American furniture on 1stDibs demonstrates, this period saw one of the most delightful and dramatic flowerings of creativity in design history.

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Style:Mid-Century Modern
Dieter Schulz Model No. 57/4 16 Floor Lamp for Wohnbedarf AG Schweiz, 1957
By Wohnbedarf, Dieter Schulz, Stilnovo
Located in Glendale, CA
Dieter Schulz Model No. 57/4 16 floor lamp for Wohnbedarf AG Schweiz, 1957. Executed in black enameled metal and brass. A quintessentially midcentury European design that is highly f...
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1950s Swiss Vintage Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

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Metal, Brass

Swedish, Wall Lights / Sconces, Brass, Blue Lacquer Metal Rattan Sweden, 1970s
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A pair of wall lights, designed and produced in Sweden, 1970s. In brass, blue lacquered metal, assorted rattan lampshades. No stated max wattage on fixture, not UL-listed. Current...
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1970s Swedish Vintage Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

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Brass

Swedish, Adjustable Organic Floor Lamp, Brass, Fabric, Sweden, 1940s
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
An adjustable floor lamp, designed and produced in Sweden, 1940s. brass. Brand new fabric lampshade. Organic adjustable arm and rod, height adjustable. Features ornamentation to t...
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1940s Swedish Vintage Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

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Brass

Art Deco Style Valverde Floor Lamp Handcrafted Portugal by Greenapple
Located in Cartaxo, PT
21st century contemporary art deco style Valverde floor lamp polished brass clear glass handcrafted in Portugal - Europe by Greenapple. Valverde floor lamp materials Round floor l...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

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Stainless Steel, Brass

Tripod Floor Lamp, Italy, 1950
Located in Catonvielle, FR
Tripod floor lamp in brass, metal and fabric, Italy, 1950. The 3 quadrangular pieces, connected by a mat black metal part, are thinned at their top, the 3 cylindrical shades each rec...
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1950s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

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Metal, Brass

Goffredi Riggiani Delicate Floor Lamp in Chromed Metal
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Goffredi Reggiani, floor lamp, chromed metal, Italy, 1970s. A chromed floor lamp by Goffredi Reggiani, featuring four shades at different heights. The shades can be directed indepen...
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1970s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

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Metal, Chrome

Mid-Century Modern Aluminum Laurel Mushroom Floor Lamp, 1973
Located in Haddonfield, NJ
Mid-Century Modern mushroom floor lamp, marked 1973. Classic and iconic mushroom floor lamp made by The Laurel Lamp Company of Newark, NJ. The brushed aluminum base and original fro...
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1970s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

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Aluminum

Adjustable Brass Floor Lamp 1970s
Located in Frankfurt / Dreieich, DE
Height-adjustable floor lamp with swivel brass arm. The lamp has a dimmer and requires a light bulb with an E27 socket. Good original condition. Details Creator: unknown Peri...
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1970s European Vintage Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

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Brass

Mid-Century Modern Brass and Illustrated Fabric Floor Lamp, 1950s, Germany
Located in Hagenbach, DE
Mid-Century Modern brass and illustrated fabric floor lamp, 1950s, Germany Lamp is in very good vintage condition. This lamp works with 2 x E27 light bulb. Max 100W Wired and ...
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1950s German Vintage Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

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Brass

Swedish, Three-Armed Floor Lamp, Lacquered Metal, Brass, Fabric, Sweden, 1950s
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
An adjustable three-armed floor lamp. In lacquered metal, brass. Original fabric lampshades. Other designers of the period include Paavo Tynell, Hans Bergström, Hans Agne Jakobsso...
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1950s Swedish Vintage Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

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Metal, Brass

Large Very Rare Beautiful Italian 1960s Wicker Floor Lamp
Located in München, DE
Large, very rare, beautiful Italian 1960s wicker floor lamp. Great 1960s design in a very good vintage condition. Complete lamp is made of wicker. Great, very pleasant light for...
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1960s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

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Wicker

Mid-century Italian Floor lamp attributed to Giuseppe Ostuni
Located in Carpaneto Piacentino, Italy
Stunning Mid-century floor lamp attributed to Giuseppe Ostuni. The lamp consists of a marble base that support a white enamelled metal rod with brass details. The original lampsha...
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1950s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

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Marble, Metal, Brass

French Brass Nickel Floor Lamp by Henri Fernandez for Honoré Paris 1970s
Located in Paris, FR
The sculptural quality of this floor lamp is typical of designer Henri Fernandez for French firm Maison Honore Paris from the late 1970s. The piece, made largely from quality brass a...
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1970s French Vintage Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

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Brass, Nickel

Luigi Caccia Dominioni Lte 10 Floor Lamp
Located in Chicago, IL
Luigi Caccia Dominioni Lte 10 floor lamp, Black granite base with chrome-plated brass stem and frosted glass shade.
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1950s Vintage Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

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Granite, Chrome

Brass Bamboo Simulated Floor Lamp With Tripod Base in the style Maison Baguès
Located in Rijssen, NL
An early 20th century simulated bamboo brass standard lamp with a tripod base, attributed to Maison Baguès. Please note: lampshades included. Also possible to buy without shades. ...
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1950s French Vintage Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

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Brass

Mid-Century Floor Lamp by Meblo Designed by Harvey Guzzini, Italy, 1970s
Located in Praha, CZ
- Labeled by Meblo on bulb sockets - Very good original condition - Adjustable height. - Rewired - 2x60W, E12-E14 bulbs - US plug adapter included.  
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1970s Croatian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

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Chrome

Mariana Pellegrino Soto Two Arms Floor Lamp 'Alba' by Oluce
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Floor lamp 'Alba' designed by Mariana Pellegrino Soto in 2017. Floor lamp giving diffused light in polished opaline blown-glass. Satin brass or anodic bronze finish structure with r...
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2010s Italian Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

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Metal

1970s Modern Casella Brass Pharmacy Reading Floor Lamp Adjustable Illumination
Located in National City, CA
Pharmacy floor lamp Sensational modern design 1970s Pharmacy Brass Floor Lamp designed by Casella San Francisco In the style of architect designer Cedric Hartman. Maker stamp pre...
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1970s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

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Brass

1950s Floor Lamp
Located in Milan, IT
1950s floor lamp, Italian manufacture. The lamp has five adjustable brass light points with a black iron stem.
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1950s Vintage Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

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Brass, Iron

Pair of Brushed Brass Floor Lamps, France, 1960's
Located in New York, NY
Elegant pair of brushed brass floor lamps on circular bases. Shades are for photographic purposes.
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

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Brass

Mid-Century Brass Floor Lamp, circa 1950, France
Located in Brussels, BE
Elegant mid-century floor lamp, circa 1950, France. Tripod base in polished brass, new ivory fabric shade with thin red fabric edge. Rewired, one E27 bulb of 60W. Dimensions: 175 ...
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1950s European Vintage Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

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Brass

Serge Mouille Mid-Century Modern White One-Arm Standing Lamp
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Standing lamp model "One-Arm Standing Lamp" designed by Serge Mouille in 1953. Manufactured by Editions Serge Mouille in France. The production of lamps, wall lights and floor lam...
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2010s French Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

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Aluminum, Brass, Bronze

Mid-Century Floor Lamp by Josef Hurka for Napako, 1960s
Located in Praha, CZ
Adjustable height Good original condition Wear consistent with age and use Cleaned and polished 1x40W E25-E27 bulb US plug adapter included.
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1960s Czech Vintage Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

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Metal

Hadrill & Horstmann Counterpoise Trolley Lamp Circa 1950
Located in Forest Row, East Sussex
An Art Deco counterpoise trolley lamp by Hadrill & Horstmann. Set on a four-legged weighted base with circular fork and flat barrel counterpoise weight. Dimensions: H 113cm W 37cm ...
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Mid-20th Century English Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

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Chrome

Mid-Century American Modern Brass Three Fixture Floor Lamp with Ceramic Planter
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Three-fixture brass floor lamp with painted metal accents and a white ceramic insert planter. Vintage linen shades are included, though not original to the piece. Includes original...
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1950s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

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Metal, Brass

Mid Century Floor Lamp by Lidokov, 1960's
Located in Praha, CZ
Beautiful original floor lamp made by Lidokov in former Czechoslovakia in the 1960's. Original, fully functional wiring with switches at the bottom of the lamp.
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Mid-20th Century Czech Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

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Metal

Gino Vistosi Large Table or Floor Lamp for Vetreria Vistosi
Located in Tilburg, NL
Unusual and rare Vistosi table or floor lamp, Italy, 1970s. This rare Vistosi lamp is hand crafted in Murano glass, showing a well balanced combination between clear and opaline ...
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Late 20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

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Glass, Murano Glass

Hans Bergström, Adjustable Floor Lamp, Brass, Fabric, for ASEA, Sweden, 1950s
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A floor lamp. Designed by Swedish Hans Bergström. Produced by ASEA, Sweden, 1950s. Stated dimensions include lampshade. Other designers of the period include Paavo Tynell, Hans...
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1950s Swedish Vintage Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

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Brass

GamFratesi 'Cheshire' Floor Lamp in Black for Fontana Arte
Located in Glendale, CA
GamFratesi 'Cheshire' floor Lamp in black for Fontana Arte. Designed by Stine Gam and Enrico Fratesi, the ultra refined Cheshire echoes GamFratesi's Nordic imprint in its simplicity ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

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Metal

Frances Elkins Style Mid Century Brass and Burlwood Adjustable Floor Lamp
Located in Countryside, IL
Frances Elkins style mid century brass and burlwood adjustable floor lamp This lamp measures: 10 wide x 10 deep x 53 inches high, with a maximum height of 66 inches We take our...
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1970s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

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Brass

Laurel Globe Walnut and Aluminum Floor Lamp
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Laurel Lamp Company, walnut and aluminum with a round glass globe. Focal point of any room with this great looking lamp! Aluminum bands form a circle around a white glass globe. Ligh...
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1960s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

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Aluminum

Tito Agnoli '387' Floor Lamp for Oluce
Located in Glendale, CA
Tito Agnoli '387' floor lamp for Oluce. Designed in 1954, this ultra-refined lamp is now considered to be a key forerunner of minimalism. Executed in nickel-plated metal and traverti...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

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Travertine, Metal, Nickel

Mid-Century Floor Lamp by Kamenicky Senov, 1950‘s
Located in Praha, CZ
Made in Czechoslovakia Made of glass, brass, glazed ceramic 2x E27 or E26 socket With aged patina The glaze has superficial crack Re-polished Fully functional Original conditi...
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1950s Czech Vintage Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

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Brass

Pair of Adjustable Floor Lamps by Lunel, 1950
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
Pair of adjustable floor lamps by Lunel From 1950 in black lacquered metal and brass fabric shade.
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20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

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Brass

Modern Italian Floor Lamp "Chiara" with Three Vintage Style Diabolos
Located in Lyon, FR
Modern Italian floor lamp "Chiara" composed of a brass structure and three green lacquered metal diabolo lampshades resting on a white marble base. Floor switch, and it is recommende...
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2010s Italian Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

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Marble, Metal, Brass

Mid-Century Floor Lamp, 1960's
Located in Praha, CZ
- made in Czechoslovakia - made of metal, glass - re-polished - fully functional - good, original condition.
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1960s Czech Vintage Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

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Metal

Ralph Lauren Boom Arm RL 67 Est Chrome Floor Standing Height Adjustable Lamp
Located in GB
We are delighted to offer for sale this lovely Ralph Lauren Boom arm est 67 chrome height adjustable floor standing lamp This sale is for a height adjustable floor lamp, it has a...
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20th Century English Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

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Chrome

Pair of Floor Lamps by Mario Barbaglia and Marco Colombo, 1985
Located in Saint ouen, FR
Pair of floor lamps by Mario Barbaglia and Marco Colombo Edition Italiana Luce, circa 1985 Logo Collection by Nemo Metal, halogen Dimensions: 192 x 32 x 19.  
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1980s European Vintage Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

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Metal

Dazor 1950s Flying Saucer Floor Lamp in Brass & Buff Lacquer
Located in San Francisco, CA
A rare floor lamp in this design- flying saucer style shade with mesh, brass banded accent on top; buff color lacquered metal shade and base. Complimented with a sloping brass stem w...
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Mid-20th Century North American Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

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Metal, Brass

Vintage Adjustable Floor Lamp, 1970's
Located in Praha, CZ
Adjustable mid-century floor lamp made of plastic and metal. It shows some signs of use and one imperfection which can be seen in the photos. Original, fully functional wiring.
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1970s Czech Vintage Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

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Metal

Anatomy Design 'Awkward Light' Steel and Aluminium Floor Lamp
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Floor lamp designed by Anatomy Design in 2012. Quirky and slightly off, Awkward is a floor lamp with a deliberately peculiar anatomy - its long, slender arms reaching to illumina...
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2010s Danish Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

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Aluminum, Steel

1970s Preciosa Gold Floor Lamp, Czechoslovakia
Located in Praha, CZ
- Made in Czechoslovakia - Made of brass and glass - Re-polished - Fully functional - Good, original condition.
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1970s Czech Vintage Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

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Brass

Pair of Brass Cactus Lamps
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Pair of massive brass saguaro cactus lamps. Lizards are for decoration and are not for sale.
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1970s Vintage Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

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Brass

Pair of Vintage Brass Bamboo Lantern Floor Lamps, 1970s
Located in Paris, FR
A gorgeous pair of 20th-century Italian vintage floor lamps with integrated side tables from the 1970s designed in bamboo and brass. The design is highlighted by the stylish tripod s...
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20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

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Brass

Italian Floor Lamp in Black Steel Opaline Glasses and Marble Base
Located in Rome, IT
Floor lamp, black enameled steel, opaline glass, brass and marble base, Italy, 1950s The marble base is heavy but small in size, because it is a little higher than normal, from th...
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1950s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

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Marble, Brass, Iron

Pair of Floor Lamp by Maison Lunel, 1950
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
Pair of floor lamp in black lacquered metal and brass, composed of a circular base in black lacquered, a brass ring articulated by a ball joint, receiving on both sides two conical ...
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20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

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Metal, Brass

One Counterbalance Solid Brass Floor Lamp, Two Lights Shade with Pivotting Head
Located in Tavarnelle val di Pesa, Florence
Floor lamp with two opposite shades. One for giving light to a reading lounge chair and the other for ambiance light. The heads are joined to the central stem through a pivotting joi...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

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Aluminum, Brass, Metal

Midcentury Style Brass and Black and White Lacquered Tripod Floor Lamp Stilnovo
Located in Berlin, DE
This floor lamp from Italy in the style of Stilnovo is in excellent condition and shows great patina. It is composed of brass tripod legs joined in the middle with adjustable metal r...
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2010s Italian Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

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Brass, Metal

Anatomy Design 'Steel Lab Light Floor' Steel and Aluminium Floor Lamp
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Floor Lamp designed by Anatomy Design in 2010. Inspired by her parents’ pharmaceutical work and their old lab equipment, Andrea Kleinloog from Anatomy Design designed the Lab Lig...
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2010s Danish Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

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Aluminum, Steel

Design Midcentury Space Age Floor Lamp "Giraffe" by Josef Hůrka, 1960s
Located in Praha, CZ
- 1960s - Design: Josef Hurka - Maker: Napako - Original condition, new handmade parchment paper shade!! - Completely polished.
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1960s Vintage Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

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Metal

Table Lamp White Blown Glass by Sergio Asti for Fontana Arte
Located in London, GB
Sculptural and minimal table (or floor) lamp Daruma in opaline white blown glass by Fontana Arte 1960s Italy. It is the largest size of six of this model, composed of two elements. I...
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1960s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

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Blown Glass, Milk Glass

Midcentury Brass Koch and Lowy Torchère Floor Lamp
Located in BROOKLYN, NY
For your consideration is this elegant and space saving floor lamp with white glass shade. It takes a halogen bulb and there are LED replacements. In working order and ready for use.
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

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Brass

Midcentury Floor Lamp by Hans Bergström for Ateljé Lyktan, 1940s, Sweden
Located in Karlstad, SE
Lovely floor lamp model 541 in brass and metal by Hans Bergström for Swedish manufacturer Ateljé Lyktan. The lamp consists of a brass and grey metal base, supporting a brass rod th...
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20th Century Swedish Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

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Brass

Midcentury Germany Floor Lamp Designed by Rudolf Arnold, 1960s
Located in Praha, CZ
Made in Germany Made of metal, plastic Re-polished Fully functional Original condition.
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1960s German Vintage Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

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Metal

Mid-C. Brutalist Wrought Iron and Murano Glasses Floor Lamp VeArt, Italy, 1960s
Located in Palermo, IT
Prestigious and impressive brutalist style wrought iron floor lamp with polychrome chiselled Murano glasses by VeArt Venezia, 1960s. Peach-colored fabric shade. Amazing colorful ligh...
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1960s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

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Wrought Iron

Temde Teak Floor Lamp, 1960s
Located in Den Haag, NL
Very nice teak floor lamp. Adjustable in height. Temde, Germany, 1960s complete with shade. Two E27 bulbs. Feet switch.
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1960s German Vintage Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

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Teak

Adjustable Brass Floor Lamp by Nessen Studios
Located in Providence, RI
Adjustable brass floor lamp by Nessen Studios of New York, circa 1939. Adjusts from floor lamp height (65"), to reading lamp height (55"). Lamp has been completely re-wired for safet...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

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Brass

Rare Design Midcentury Adjustable Floor Lamp by Lidokov, 1960s
Located in Praha, CZ
- Czechoslovakia, 1960s - Maker: Lidokov - Good original condition - Max.height cca 180cm.
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1960s Czech Vintage Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

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Metal, Chrome