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Scandinavian Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

SCANDINAVIAN MODERN STYLE

The designers of Scandinavian modernism created the warmest and most human iteration of modernist ideals. Their work was founded on centuries-old beliefs in both quality craftsmanship and the ideal that beauty should enhance even the humblest accessories of daily life. 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.

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, 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 Sarapaneva.

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 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
Vilhelm Lauritzen VL-2 Brass and Glass Wall Lamp for Louis Poulsen
Located in Glendale, CA
Vilhelm Lauritzen VL-2 brass and glass wall lamp for Louis Poulsen. Executed in two hand blown glossy white opal glass shades and unfinished satin polished brass armature and backpla...
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Scandinavian Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Brass

Vilhelm Lauritzen for Louis Poulsen Wall Lamps ‘VL Ring Crown’ in Opaline Glass
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Vilhelm Lauritzen for Louis Poulsen, wall lamps ‘VL Ring Crown, brass, glass, Denmark, 1940s The model ‘VL Ring Crown’ manufactured by Louis Poulson originates in a lamp that Dani...
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1950s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Brass

Danish ‘Scissor’ Extendable Wall Lamp in Teak and Fabric
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Wall lamp, teak, fabric, Denmark, 1960s The design of this Danish wall lamp is reminiscent of Erik Hansen’s ‘Sax’ or ‘scissor’ wall lamp for Le Klint. The harmonica lamp shade fe...
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1960s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Fabric, Teak

Arne Jacobsen AJ Wall Lights for Louis Poulsen
Located in Glendale, CA
Arne Jacobsen AJ wall lights for Louis Poulsen. Designed in 1957 among other lighting fixtures for the SAS Royal Hotel in Copenhagen, Denmark. The fixture emits downward directed lig...
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Scandinavian Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Zinc, Steel

Hans-Agne Jakobsson Brass Wall Lamp with Smoked Glass Shades, Sweden, 1960s
Located in Utrecht, NL
This wall lamp is perhaps the most stunning model of Jakobsson’s. With a brass frame holding five smoked, translucent glass shades, this lamp is the upgraded, larger version of the m...
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1960s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Brass

Louis Poulsen 'Nyhavn' Copper Outdoor Wall Sconce
Located in Glendale, CA
Louis Poulsen 'Nyhavn' copper outdoor wall sconce. Designed by Alfred Homann and Ole V. Kjær in 1976 for lighting in old and heritage urban areas. The light is characterized by a con...
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Scandinavian Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Aluminum, Copper

Gamfratesi White 'Yuh' Wall Light for Louis Poulsen
Located in Glendale, CA
GamFratesi white 'Yuh' wall light for Louis Poulsen. Designed by Stine Gam and Enrico Fratesi, the Yuh reflects Louis Poulsen’s philosophy of designing to shape light. Inspired by th...
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Scandinavian Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Aluminum, Brass

Pair of Hemi Table / Wall Lamps in Brass, Swedish Design, 1970s
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
A pair of Hemi table / wall lamps in brass. Klot type 3. Swedish design, 1970s. Measures: 23 x 18 cm. In excellent condition. Stamped.
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1970s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Brass

Arne Jacobsen AJ Wall Light for Louis Poulsen in White
Located in Glendale, CA
Arne Jacobsen AJ wall light for Louis Poulsen in white. Designed in 1957 among other lighting fixtures for the SAS Royal Hotel in Copenhagen, Denmark. The fixture emits downward dire...
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Scandinavian Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Zinc, Aluminum, Steel

MCM Arched Teak Multi-Directional Wall Lamp / Sconce
Located in San Diego, CA
A very cool and rare MCM arched teak multi-Directional wall lamp or sconce, circa 1960s. The arched lamp can rotate 180 degrees left and right and move up and down on the 29" pole th...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Teak

Vintage Danish Clamp Wall Light in Brass, ABO, 1970s
Located in Esbjerg, DK
A fully adjustable clamp wall light with a shade composed of solid brass. Manufactured by ABO Metal Art in Denmark during the 1970s. The shade can be adjusted 270 degrees. The design...
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1970s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Brass

Set of Four Hans Bergström Wall Lamps Model 397, 1950s
Located in Stockholm, SE
Produced by Ateljé Lyktan, Sweden, 1950s. Excellent condition. New wiring.
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1950s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Brass

Hans-Agne Jakobsson Wall Lamps Model V-220 by Hans-Agne Jakobsson AB in Sweden
Located in Malmo, SE
Wall lamps model V-220 designed by Hans-Agne Jakobsson. Produced by Hans-Agne Jakobsson in Markaryd, Sweden.
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1950s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

Materials

Brass

Paavo Tynell Kontiolahti Church Sconces, 1950s
Located in Houston, TX
Paavo Tynell, Sconces from the Kontiolahti Church, North Karelia. Taito Oy, Finland, circa 1950s. Brass, glass. Measures: 7 W x 14 H inches. Custom installation pieces.
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1940s Finnish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

Materials

Brass

Wall Lamp Designed by Erik Gunnar Asplund, Sweden,1930s
Located in Stockholm, SE
Provenance: Gothenburg law courts. Length of the fitting: 29 cm/ 11 1/2".
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1930s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Steel

Scandinavian Modern Wall Sconce in Brass, 1960s
Located in Esbjerg, DK
Fixed wall light in brass. Decorative engine turned bolts to the side. It hangs and lights up as depicted in photo number 4. It was made in Scandinavia during the 1960s. Probably by ...
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1960s Scandinavian Vintage Scandinavian Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Brass

Hans Bergström Wall Lamps Model 1070 Produced by Ateljé Lyktan in Åhus, Sweden
Located in Malmo, SE
Rare pair of wall lamps model 1070 designed by Hans Bergström. Produced by Ateljé Lyktan in Åhus, Sweden. The listed price is / lamp.
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1940s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Copper

Jørgen Bo Wall Lamps Model Sonet Produced by Fog & Mørup in Denmark
Located in Malmo, SE
Rare wall lamps model Sonet designed by Jørgen Bo. Produced by Fog & Mørup in Denmark. The listed price is for each lamp, there are 8 lamps available.
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1960s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

Materials

Brass

Triplex Lamp by Johan Petter Johansson for ASEA
Located in Hudson, NY
Painted metal lamp with aluminum shade and bakelite switch. Telescoping; can be used on wall or ceiling. 51" closed, can extend to 118". Made by ASEA.
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Early 20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

Materials

Metal

Pair of Swedish Wall Lights in Brass, 1960s Vintage
Located in Lyon, FR
Pair of Swedish wall lights in brass from 1960s. Really nice manufacture. E14 bulb. In the style of  Hans Agne Jakobsson ou Vilhelm Lauritzen.
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1960s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Brass

Danish Modern Vertical Sconce Light
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Beautiful Danish modern vertical wall-mounted sconce that features three tapering glass shades. Gleaming, carved teak wood frame is in good vintage condition with some age-appropriat...
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1960s Vintage Scandinavian Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Teak

Paavo Tynell Adjustable Wall Lamps or Sconces
Located in Toronto, Ontario
A pair of solid brass adjustable wall lamps with black painted shades. Designed by Paavo Tynell for Taito Oy; a beautiful and elegant design.
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1950s Finnish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

Materials

Brass

Swedish Pinocchio Desk and Wall Light in Brass and Green
Located in Voorburg, NL
Beautiful Swedish Pinocchio table lamp designed in the 1950s. Also possible to use as a wall lamp! Adjustable green metal shade with a brass foot resting on a green lacquered metal w...
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Mid-20th Century Scandinavian Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

A Pair of Wall Fixtures / Sconces, Carl Fagerlund for Orrefors, Sweden
Located in Stockholm, SE
A pair of textured bent glass sconces with brass backplate, by designer Carl Fagerlund for Orrefors.
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1960s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Brass

Wall Lamps in the Manner of Carl Fagerlund
Located in Malmo, SE
Set of 8 wall lamps in the manner of Carl Fagerlund. Probably produced by Orrefors in Sweden.
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1950s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

Materials

Brass

Pair of Wall Lights by Fog & Mørup
Located in Long Island City, NY
A pair of wall lights by Fog & Mørup, Denmark, circa 1960s. Opal glass shades in tulips shape on brass hardware. Measures: H 10", W 14.5", D-8".      
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1960s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

Large Swedish Wall Light White 1960s Vintage
Located in Lyon, FR
Large wall light from Sweden edited in 1960s. Structure in lacquered steel with brass parts.
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1960s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Brass, Steel

Pair of Itsu Wall Lights 'AH 48'
By Itsu
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Wonderful 1960s pair of off-white enameled metal up-/down wall lights by Itsu, model AH 48, white reflector grille to the bottom, marked, one E27 socket per fixture, max. wattage 100...
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1960s Finnish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

Materials

Metal

"Triplex Telescopic Lamp" by Johan Petter Johansson
Located in Sammushi, JP
"Triplex Lamp" by Johan Petter Johansson Produced by Triplex Fabriken in Sweden.
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1940s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

Materials

Chrome

Louis Poulsen 'Nyhavn' White Outdoor Wall Sconce
Located in Glendale, CA
Louis Poulsen 'Nyhavn' white outdoor wall sconce. Designed by Alfred Homann and Ole V. Kjær in 1976 for lighting in old and heritage urban areas. The light is characterized by a cone...
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Scandinavian Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

Materials

Aluminum, Copper

Adjustable Birdie Wall Sconces Pair by Birger Dahl, Norway, 1952
Located in Stockholm, SE
The Birdie is a modernist style lamp designed 1952 by Birger Dahl for Sønnico, Norway. These wall lamps have a cone shape and are made of black painted metal and brass fixings. Perfe...
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1950s Norwegian Vintage Scandinavian Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

Materials

Metal

Houseof Pink Diffuser Wall Light with Metal with LED Bulb
By houseof
Located in Bradford on Avon, GB
This versatile, low-profile wall light is part of the houseof diffuser family. The round shade folds to diffuses a warm illuminating glow. Ideal for a living space or bedroom. Not ju...
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2010s Chinese Scandinavian Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

Materials

Metal

Pair of Hans-Agne Jakobsson 'Tratten' Outdoor Sconces in White
Located in Glendale, CA
Pair of Hans-Agne Jakobsson 'Tratten' outdoor sconces in white. Executed in white painted metal with brass hardware. An incredibly refined design that is quintessentially Scandinavia...
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21st Century and Contemporary Swedish Scandinavian Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

Materials

Metal

Swedish Designer, Adjustable Wall Light, Brass, Rattan, Sweden, c. 1940s
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A functionalist wall light / task light, designed and produced in Sweden, 1940s-1950s. Features brass. Assorted vintage rattan lampshade. Takes one lightbulb on E27 socket. No sta...
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1940s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Brass

Swedish Designer, Adjustable Wall Light, Brass, White Fabric, Sweden, c. 1940s
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A functionalist wall light / task light, designed and produced in Sweden, 1940s-1950s. Features brass. Brand new fabric lampshade. With telescopic arm. Takes one lightbulb on E27 ...
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1940s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Brass

Swedish Designer, Wall Light, Brass, White Fabric, Sweden, circa 1940s
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A functionalist wall light / task light, designed and produced in Sweden, 1940s-1950s. Features brass. Brand new fabric lampshade. Takes one lightbulb on E27 socket. No stated max...
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1940s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

Materials

Brass

Danish Designer, Adjustable Wall Light, Brass, Rattan, Denmark, 1940s
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A functionalist wall light / task light, designed and produced in Denmark, 1940s. Features brass, metal. Assorted rattan lampshade. Dimensions variable. Adjustable on joint attach...
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1940s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Brass

Swedish Designer, Wall Lights, Brass, Rattan, Sweden, 1950s
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A pair of wall lights, designed and produced in Sweden, c. 1950s-1960s. Features brass, assorted vintage lampshades. Stated dimensions with lampshade attached.
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1950s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Brass

Porcelain Bathroom Lights by Sigvard Bernadotte for Ifo Circa 1950s
Located in Gloucester, GB
Porcelain bathroom lights by Sigvard Bernadotte for Ifo Circa 1950s - Price is per pair - Vitreous green porcelain wall mounts - Screw off opaline shades - Takes E14 fitting bu...
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1950s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

Materials

Porcelain

Pair of Hans-Agne Jakobsson V239 Wall Lights, 1960s
Located in Stockholm, SE
Original 1960s, model V239 designed by Hans-Agne Jakobsson, produced in Markaryd, Sweden. New wiring.
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1960s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

Materials

Brass

Houseof Pink Cone Shade Wall Light with Metal and Brass
By houseof
Located in Bradford on Avon, GB
This sleek and practical wall sconce fuses traditional and contemporary. The stem base suspends an oversized cone shade which casts a wide atmospheric glow. Ideal for a living space ...
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2010s Chinese Scandinavian Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

Materials

Metal

Set of 4 Hans-Agne Jakobsson Wall Lights, 1950s
Located in Stockholm, SE
Rare opaline glass wall light produced and designed by Hans-Agne Jakobsson, Markaryd, Sweden, 1950s. Measures: Height 50 cm. Please note: Listed price is for one (1) wall light.
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1950s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

Materials

Brass

Scandinavian Geometric Wall Lights in Copper and Acrylic
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Wall lights, copper, acrylic, Scandinavia, 1960s The shape of these wall lights consists of multiple triangles. Firstly, two connected triangles in copper form the wall fixation and...
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1960s Scandinavian Vintage Scandinavian Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Copper

Hans-Agne Jakobsson Wall Lamps Model V-149 by Hans-Agne Jakobsson AB in Sweden
Located in Malmo, SE
Early wall lamps model V-149 designed by Hans-Agne Jakobsson. Produced by Hans-Agne Jakobsson in Markaryd, Sweden.
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1950s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

Materials

Brass

1960s Teak and Agate Geode Hanging Night Light
Located in Garnerville, NY
A superb bench made teak and agate geode inlaid nigh light. A teak light box that contains three very small watt bulbs that light up behind the geode inlay. Circa 1968-70. Approxi...
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1960s American Vintage Scandinavian Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

Materials

Agate

LUcloud Sconce 'LA'
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Stunning LUcloud Sconce. An all brass lightly aged and perforated wall sconce by Lumfardo Luminaires. Made contemporary in the US. Multiples available for order. Can be wired for use...
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2010s American Scandinavian Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

Materials

Brass

Hans-Agne Jakobsson Wall Lamps Model V-180 by Hans-Agne Jakobsson AB in Sweden
Located in Malmo, SE
Rare wall lamps model V-180 designed by Hans-Agne Jakobsson. Produced by Hans-Agne Jakobsson in Markaryd, Sweden. 2 different type of glass is available (clear and opaline). 5 pcs a...
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1950s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

Materials

Brass

LUcloud Sconce 'AN'
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Stunning LUcloud Sconce. A brass and aged nickel, perforated wall sconce by Lumfardo Luminaires. Made contemporary in the US. Multiples available for order. Can be wired for use anyw...
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2010s American Scandinavian Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

Materials

Brass, Nickel

Pair of Hans-Agne Jakobsson 'Mini-Tratten' Dark Brown Patinated Outdoor Sconces
Located in Glendale, CA
Pair of Hans-Agne Jakobsson 'Mini-Tratten' dark brown patinated outdoor sconces. A smaller scale version of the Classic Swedish outdoor wall lamp executed in richly patinated metal. ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Swedish Scandinavian Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

Materials

Metal

Pair of Patinated Copper Fagerhults Sconces, Sweden, 1960s
Located in Maastricht, NL
A pair of cylindrical sconces by Fagerhults, Sweden, suitable for both indoor and outdoor use.  They are made of copper with a beautiful and very heavy patina.
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1960s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Copper

Porcelain Bathroom Lights by Sigvard Bernadotte For Ifo, Circa 1950s
Located in Gloucester, GB
Porcelain bathroom lights by Sigvard Bernadotte for Ifo, Circa 1950s - Price is per light (12 available) - All prices inc VAT - Vitreous white porcelain wall mounts - Screw off...
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1950s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Porcelain

Vilhelm Lauritzen VL-1 Brass and Glass Wall Lamp for Louis Poulsen
Located in Glendale, CA
Vilhelm Lauritzen VL-1 brass and glass wall lamp for Louis Poulsen. Executed in a single hand blown glossy white opal glass and unfinished satin polished brass armature and backplate...
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Scandinavian Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

Materials

Brass

Brass and Opaline Glass Wall Lamp with Two-Light
Located in Madrid, ES
Wall lamp with two-light sources made of brass and opaline glass. Scandinavian maker, circa 1960-1970. Great lamp to use above a mirror.
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20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Brass

LUhans Indoor Outdoor Sconce 'Pat Cop'
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Part of our Lumfardo Luminaries contemporary collection, this LUhans patinated un-lacquered copper indoor outdoor sconce is inspired by Scandinavian mid-century design. Wired with a ...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Scandinavian Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

Materials

Copper

Carl Fagerlund Ceiling Lamp
Located in Esbjerg, DK
Carl Fagerlund ceiling lamp in glass and brass. Made by Lyfa/Orrefors.
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1960s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

Materials

Art Glass

Hans Bergström Wall Lamp Model 407, 1950s
Located in Stockholm, SE
Designed by Hans Bergström, produced by Ateljé Lyktan, Åhus, Sweden, 1950s. Good condition with minor signs of usage and patina.  
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1950s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

Materials

Brass

Pair of Brass wall Lamps "B-075" by Bergboms and Eje Ahlgren
Located in Hägersten, SE
Pair of wall lamps model "V-075" produced by Bergboms in Sweden. Attributed to Eje Ahlgren. Produced ca 1960s. Made from solid brass with original patina. Good vintage condition with...
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1960s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

Materials

Brass

Hans-Agne Jakobsson 'Mini-Tratten' Outdoor Sconce in Black
Located in Glendale, CA
Hans-Agne Jakobsson 'Mini-Tratten' outdoor sconce in black. A smaller scale version of the iconic Jakobsson design executed in black painted metal and brass hardware. An incredibly a...
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21st Century and Contemporary Swedish Scandinavian Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

Materials

Metal, Brass

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