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Scandinavian Modern Floor Lamps

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
Lisa Johansson-Pape 'Lisa' Floor Lamp for Innolux Oy
Located in Glendale, CA
Lisa Johansson-Pape 'Lisa' floor lamp for Innolux Oy. Originally produced in the 1950s by Orno, this newly authorized re-edition of the iconic lamp is made by Innolux in Finland usin...
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21st Century and Contemporary Finnish Scandinavian Modern Floor Lamps

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Brass

Minimal, Architectural, Sustainable Claus Floor Lamp by Wende Reid
Located in Paddington, NSW
This original, minimal totemic 21st century artisanal floor lamp, reminiscent of 20th century Scandinavian design and Brancusi’s Totem sculptures, is also a modern take on 18th centu...
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21st Century and Contemporary Australian Scandinavian Modern Floor Lamps

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Linen, Wood

Swedish Modern Floor Lamp 541 by Hans Bergström for Ateljé Lyktan
Located in Hägersten, SE
Floor lamp model 541 designed by Hans Bergström. Produced by Ateljé Lyktan ca 1940-50s.The lamp consists of a brass base with the main lamp stem in a light grey lacquer. The stem hol...
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1940s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Floor Lamps

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Metal, Brass

Swedish Designer, Adjustable Floor Lamp, Chome steel, Wood, Fabric, 1940s
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
An adjustable functionalist floor lamp. With adjustable arm. Brand new Swedish-made lampshade. In crome metal, fabric, wood, black-painted wooden base. Dimensions variable. Oth...
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1940s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Floor Lamps

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Chrome

Scandinavian Modern Floor-Lamp, Rattan & Hammered Copper Base, Finland 1940s
Located in Berlin, DE
Floor-lamp, attributed to Paavo Tynell. Rattan covered stem & hand hammered copper base. Executed in Finland in the 1940s. Excellent vintage condition & great patina. Original wir...
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1940s Finnish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Floor Lamps

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Copper

Elegant Danish "Vaterpump" Floor Lamp in Brass by Le Klint, 1940s
Located in Lejre, DK
Danish floor light in patinated brass, adjustable height and shade. Designed and made for Le Klint in the 1940s-1950s. Great condition.
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1950s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Floor Lamps

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Brass

Wood and Brass Floor Lamp from Asea, Sweden
By ASEA
Located in Stockholm, SE
Cool floor lamp from ASEA, with a wide flat base in grey lacquered metal. Wood and brass handle. Graphic lines and nice combination of materials.
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1950s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Floor Lamps

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Metal, Brass

Anders Pehrson Pair of Bumling Floor Lamps by Ateljé Lyktan in Sweden
Located in Malmo, SE
A pair of Bumling floor lamps designed by Anders Pehrson. Produced by Ateljé Lyktan in Åhus, Sweden.
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1960s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Floor Lamps

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Brass

Floor Lamp “K10-11” by Tapio Wirkkala for Idman
Located in Long Island City, NY
Floor Lamp “K10-11 ” designed by Tapio Wirkkala for Idman, Finland, circa 1950th. Rare, original lacquered finish on shade, patina on brass parts. Stamped "Idman". Rewiring availabl...
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1950s Finnish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Floor Lamps

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Metal

Floor Lamp Produced by ASEA in Sweden
Located in Malmo, SE
Floor lamp by unknown designer. Produced by ASEA in Sweden.
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1950s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Floor Lamps

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Lacquer

Floor Lamp in the Manner of Greta Magnusson-Grossman Produced in Sweden
Located in Malmo, SE
Rare floor lamp in the manner of Greta Magnusson-Grossman. Probably produced by Bergbom in Sweden.
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1950s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Floor Lamps

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Metal

1950s Set of Two Danish Tripod Floor Lamps by Svend Aage Holm Sorensenen
Located in Knebel, DK
Rare set of two fully complete Danish tripod floor lamps designed by Svend Aage Holm Sørensen, circa 1955. The floor lamps feature a black enameled metal and brass mounts on three f...
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1950s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Floor Lamps

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Metal

Floor Lamp G123/500 by Hans-Agne Jakobsson, Sweden, 1960s
Located in Hägersten, SE
Swedish floor lamp model G123/500, the so called "Hot air balloon"-lamp designed by Hans Agne Jakobsson. Produced by his own company Hans-Agne Jakobsson AB in Markaryd, Sweden during...
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1960s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Floor Lamps

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Brass

Pair of Floor Lamps by Svend Aage Holm Sørensen
Located in Long Island City, NY
A pair of floor lamps designed by Svend Aage Holm Sørensen. Denmark, circa 1950-1960. Black-varnished wood foot. Black-varnished iron stem fitted with colored glass pieces. Newly r...
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1950s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Floor Lamps

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Metal

Swedish Floor Lamp in Brass and Elegant White Shades
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Floor lamp, brass, fabric, Sweden, 1940s. This graceful Swedish floor lamp contains two arms, each with a flower-like thin white fabric shade that creates a soft warm light partit...
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1960s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Floor Lamps

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Metal, Brass

Scandinavian Modern Sculptural Floor Lamps in Pine, Sweden 1970s
Located in Langserud, SE
Floor lamps manufactured in Sweden. It’s made in solid pine. These ones with organically sculptured pine that gives a wonderful floor lamp. The floor lamps have 3 lamp sockets each, ...
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1970s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Floor Lamps

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Pine

Pair of Midcentury Floor Lamps by Holm Sørensen, Made in Denmark, 1950s
Located in Lejre, DK
Great looking floor lamps in black painted metal and brass. Designed and made by S. A. Holm Sørensen in the mid-1950s. Great original condition.
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1950s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Floor Lamps

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Metal, Brass

1940s Swedish Modern Floor Lamp in Brass by G. A. Berg
Located in Hägersten, SE
Swedish modern floor lamp attributed to Gustaf Axel Berg. Produced by his own workshop in Stockholm, Sweden in the 1940s. Made from polished brass and shades with new hand sewn chint...
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1940s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Floor Lamps

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Brass

Josef Frank Floor Lamp Model 1842 Produced by Svenskt Tenn in Sweden
Located in Malmo, SE
Rare and early height adjustable floor lamp model 1842 designed by Josef Frank. Produced by Svenskt Tenn in Sweden. Please note: This floor lamp will be sold without any lamp shade.
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1950s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Floor Lamps

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Metal, Brass

Arne Jacobsen AJ Floor Lamp in Aubergine for Louis Poulsen
Located in Glendale, CA
Arne Jacobsen AJ floor lamp in Aubergine for Louis Poulsen. These lamps were designed in 1960 by Arne Jacobsen for the SAS Royal Hotel in Copenhagen (Radisson Blu), and contributed t...
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Scandinavian Modern Floor Lamps

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Steel, Zinc

Light Studio by Horn Brass Floor Lamp, Model 1585
By Horn
Located in Madrid, ES
Danish floor lamp, model 1585, produced by Light Studio by Horn in circa 1960s. Lamp rod made of brass, shades of white painted metal.
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Floor Lamps

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Metal, Brass

Wonderful High Adjustable Reading and Floor Lamp
Located in Munich, DE
Attributed to Josef Frank. Brass and silk shade. Measures: High adjustable 110cm - 172cm. Matching side table also available.
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1950s European Vintage Scandinavian Modern Floor Lamps

Materials

Brass

Huge Ceramic Floor Lamp by Rigmor Nielsen for Søholm Denmark 1950s Mid-Century
Located in Aarhus C, DK
Huge conical hand painted ceramic floor lamp by the Danish artist Rigmor Nielsen for Søholm, Bornholm, Denmark. The ceramic foot is decorated with a flower motif on an off-white gla...
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1950s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Floor Lamps

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Brass

Jo Hammerborg, Floor Lamp Steel Black Dyed Leather, Fog & Mørup Denmark, 1970s
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A Danish modernist floor lamp designed by Jo Hammerborg for Fog & Mørup. Base of stainless steel, rod covered in braided black dyed leather. Labeled Stated dimensions exclude lamp...
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1970s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Floor Lamps

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Steel

1960s Solid Teak Onion Floor Lamp
Located in Denton, TX
Danish modern floor lamp with solid teak onion bulb base the shade is not original.
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20th Century European Scandinavian Modern Floor Lamps

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Linen, Teak

Swedish, Adjustable Organic Floor Lamp, Wood, Brass, Bamboo Rattan, Sweden 1940s
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
An adjustable organic floor lamp, designed and produced in Sweden, c. 1940s. With an assorted rattan/bamboo lampshade.  
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1940s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Floor Lamps

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Wood, Fabric

Pair of Brass and Teak Floor Lamps by Hans Bergström
Located in Stockholm, SE
Pair of amazing teak and brass floor lamps by Hans Bergström, with wonderful attention to detail and functionality. The lamp shades can be adjusted in different angles and at differe...
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1950s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Floor Lamps

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Brass

Orange Floor Lamp G-075 by Bergboms, 1970s
Located in Stockholm, SE
Adjustable shade. Good vintage condition, small dents and traces of use. Produced by Bergboms in Sweden, 1970s. Signed.
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1970s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Floor Lamps

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Metal

Swedish, Organic Two-Armed Floor Lamp, Brass, Wood, Fabric, 1930s
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
An organic three-armed floor lamp. Designed by an unknown Swedish modernist designer, 1930s. Possibly manufactured by Böhlmarks. Produced in, wood, fabric, and brass. Other desig...
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1930s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Floor Lamps

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Brass

Rigmor Nielsen, Floor Lamp, Hand Painted Ceramic, Brass, Søholm, Denmark, 1960s
Located in Esbjerg, DK
A floor lamp, designed by Rigmor Nielsen, produced by Søholm Stentøj, Bornholm, Denmark. Hand-signed "RN" and "Søholm", The brass stem is supported by a hand-painted ceramic base ...
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1960s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Floor Lamps

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Ceramic

Pair of Floor Lamps from Bergboms, Sweden, 1960s
Located in Stockholm, SE
Pair of amazing, rare floor lamps from Bergboms. Made with slender brass stems, wound with original dark green leather. Brass bases with cool details.
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1950s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Floor Lamps

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Metal

Pair of Brass and Metal Floor Lamps from Bergboms
Located in Stockholm, SE
Pair of sleek and cool floor lamps from Bergboms, made from brass and black lacquered wood. Tiltable lamp shades, nice brass hoops around the light bulbs make a decorative detail ins...
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1960s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Floor Lamps

Materials

Brass

Ben af Schulten Floor Lamp, Finland
By Ben Af Schulten, Artek
Located in Maastricht, NL
An adjustable floor lamp designed by Ben af Schultén for Artek. The lamp has a height-adjustable and swiveling white lacquered aluminum shade on a chrome stem. This piece is old s...
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1960s Finnish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Floor Lamps

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Aluminum, Chrome

Floor Lamp by Svend Aage Holm Sorensen, Denmark
Located in Berlin, DE
Floor lamp by Svend Aage Holm Sorensen with yellow bouclé shade. The diameter given applies to the size of the pedestal. The lampshade measures 22cm height / 26cm diameter.
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1950s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Floor Lamps

Materials

Brass

Midcentury Pair of Brass Floor Lamps Bergboms G-025, Sweden, 1960s
Located in Langserud, SE
Wonderfully designed floor lamps from Bergboms Sweden. Made in brass and cast iron. They were made in the 1960 and have a nice shaped trumpet foot. These ones come with brand new cot...
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1960s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Floor Lamps

Materials

Brass

Swedish Modern Midcentury Floor Lamp in by ASEA
By ASEA
Located in Karlstad, SE
Floor lamp manufactured by ASEA, Sweden, 1950s. Beautiful uplight swivel-arm floor lamp in metal and brass. Condition: Good/fair original condition with patina. New shade.  
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20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern Floor Lamps

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Brass, Metal

Kai Ruokonen Floor Lamp in Brass for Orno Oy, Finland, 1970s
Located in Stockholm, SE
Rare floor lamp in brass designed by Kai Ruokonen and produced by Orno Oy in Finland early 1970s. Two lamps available and both are in original condition and showing beautiful patina ...
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1970s Finnish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Floor Lamps

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Brass

Arne Jacobsen Vintage Black Metal Floor Lamp "model 28709" for Louis Poulsen
Located in Odense, DK
Floor lamp designed by Arne Jacobsen for the SAS Royal Hotel, Copenhagen in 1958 and made by Louis Poulsen Denmark. This lamp is from the early production in the 1960s and still has ...
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1960s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Floor Lamps

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Metal

Pair of Floor Lamps by Bertil Brisborg for NK, Sweden, 1950s
Located in Stockholm, SE
Pair of striking “Triwa” floor lamps by Bertil Brisborg with great silhouettes. Made from brass and lacquered metal, large wooden balls at the ends of the bases. One lamp is light gr...
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1950s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Floor Lamps

Materials

Brass

Elegant German Space Age Floor Lamp by Kaiser Leuchten, Germany 1970s
Located in Haderslev, DK
Rare tall Space Age floor lamp by Kaiser Leuchten from the 1970s. Functionalism and beautiful design are the keywords for this stunning floor lamp. The awesome pop- or opart bl...
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1970s German Vintage Scandinavian Modern Floor Lamps

Materials

Chrome

Scandinavian Floor Lamps by A. Svensson and Y. Sandström for Bergboms, Sweden
Located in Karlstad, SE
Pair of Scandinavian floor lamps by Alf Svensson and Yngvar Sandström, Sweden, 1970s. The lamps are made of solid brass with a trumpet-shaped foot. They come with their original sha...
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20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern Floor Lamps

Materials

Brass

Mid-Century Brass Leather Floor Lamp Falkenbergs Belysning, Sweden, 1960s
Located in Langserud, SE
This lamp was made in Sweden at Falkenbergs Belysning. Wonderful, assembled brass combination with leather rod. The brass working well together with the brown stitched leather. Go...
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1960s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Floor Lamps

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Brass

Huge Ceramic Floor Lamp by Rigmor Nielsen for Søholm, 1960s, Danish Modern
Located in Odense, DK
Stunning hand painted floor lamp from the 1960s by Danish artist Rigmor Nielsen at Søholm ceramics workshop, Bornholm. Each of these rare lamps were made by hand and are unique in th...
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1960s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Floor Lamps

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Brass

Bergboms Floor Lamp G-075, Sweden 1960s Scandinavian Design Paavo Tynell Style
Located in Lyon, FR
Floor lamp edited by the Swedish company Bergboms.
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1960s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Floor Lamps

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Brass

Greta Magnusson Grossman 'Grasshopper' Floor Lamp in Black
Located in Glendale, CA
Greta Magnusson Grossman 'Grasshopper' floor lamp in black. Designed in 1947 by Grossman, this is an authorized re-edition by GUBI of Denmark who meticulously reproduces her work wit...
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Scandinavian Modern Floor Lamps

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Aluminum, Steel, Brass

Swedish Floor Lamp, 1950s
Located in Stockholm, SE
Adjustable shade. Excellent vintage condition. Produced by EAE in Sweden, 1950s. New wiring.
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1950s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Floor Lamps

Swedish Mid Century Floor Lamp by Boréns
Located in Karlstad, SE
Lovely Swedish floor lamp manufactured in the by Boréns, 1950s. The lamp consists of a black metal base, holding a brass rod that is adjustable in height. The light source is fixtu...
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20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern Floor Lamps

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Metal, Brass

Hans Bergström Floor Lamp in Teak and Brass, ASEA, Sweden, 1950s
Located in The Hague, NL
This striking floor lamp was designed by Hans Bergström and produced by ASEA in Sweden in the early 1950s. A very rare and elegant model by one of the masters of Swedish Modern light...
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1950s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Floor Lamps

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Metal, Brass

Swedish Modern Pair of Floor Lamps, 1960's
Located in Brussels, BE
Floor lamp model G 45 designed by Hans-Agne Jakobsson. Produced in Markaryd, Sweden by his own company during the 1950s. Stem made from solid teak with feet and lamp fitting in polis...
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern Floor Lamps

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Brass

Danish Designer, Adjustable Floor Lamp, Brass, Fabric, Denmark, 1940s
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A functionalist wall light / task light, designed and produced in Denmark, 1940s. Features brass. Brand new lampshade. Stated dimensions with lampshade attached as is illustrated ...
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1940s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Floor Lamps

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Brass

Swedish Art Deco Floor Lamp in Brass and Paper Cord Webbing
Located in Karlstad, SE
Majestic gooseneck floor lamp manufactured in Sweden, 1930s. This floor lamp consists of a beautifully curved rod with paper cord webbing. The rod is supported by a wooden base, tha...
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20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern Floor Lamps

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Brass

Verner Panton Panthella Floor Lamp for Louis Poulsen
Located in Glendale, CA
Verner Panton Panthella floor lamp for Louis Poulsen. The Panthella Collection was designed by Verner Panton in 1971 and remain one of his most popular fixture designs. Panton develo...
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Scandinavian Modern Floor Lamps

Materials

Steel

Louis Weisdorf 'Multi-Lite' Floor Lamp in Black and Brass
Located in Glendale, CA
Louis Weisdorf 'Multi-Lite' floor lamp in black and brass. Designed in 1972 by Weisdorf, this is an authorized re-edition by GUBI of Denmark who meticulously reproduces his work with...
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Scandinavian Modern Floor Lamps

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Metal, Brass

Vintage White Rattan Floor Lamp with Metal Legs, 1960s
Located in Oostrum-Venray, NL
Beautiful vintage floor lamp made of woven rattan in the 1960s. The lamp comes from Denmark. It has a simple but stylish white color. There are two fittings (e27) in the floor ...
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1960s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Floor Lamps

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Rattan

Swedish, Organic Floor Lamp, Brass, Wrapped Wood Veneer, Fabric, 1930s
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
An organic floor lamp. Designed by an unknown Swedish modernist designer, 1930s. Produced in wood and brass. Other designers working in the organic style include Jean Royère, Gio...
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1930s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Floor Lamps

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Brass

Floor Lamp in Brass and Leather by ASEA, Sweden, 1940s
Located in Hägersten, SE
Floor lamp produced by ASEA in Sweden during the 1940s. Attributed to Hans Bergström. Made from brass with black leather stem. New hand sewn shade in off-white chintz fabric. Origina...
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1940s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Floor Lamps

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Brass

Josef Frank, Early Floor Lamp, Brass, Red Paint, Fabric, Svenskt Tenn, 1950s
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
An early production adjustable reading floor lamp. Designed by Austrian architect Josef Frank for Swedish firm Svenskt Tenn, Stockholm. Dimensions variable. Other designers of...
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1950s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Floor Lamps

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Brass

Vintage Midcentury Leather Chrome Floor Lamp Atelje Lyktan, Sweden
Located in Langserud, SE
The Simris floor lamp is designed by Anders Pehrson who took over the business of Atelje´ Lyktan in 1964. The lamp has a chrome foot with a leather and chrome on the other parts. The...
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1970s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Floor Lamps

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Chrome

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