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Scandinavian Modern Table Lamps

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
Pair of Table Lamps by KT Valaistus
Located in Long Island City, NY
A pair of table lamps, custom order produced by KT Valaistus ( Kone-Tukku Oy) for Hotel Lappee Lappeenrata, Finland. Circa 1980th. Adjustable lamps head made of polished brass mount...
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1980s Finnish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

Lisa Johansson-Pape Table Lamps
Located in San Francisco, CA
Pair of Lisa Johansson-Papa design opaque glass table lamps, nice organic contemporary design. These are the rarer larger size lamps and ready to install and enjoy.
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1960s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Glass

Mid-Century Danish Modern Mobach Ceramic Vase Table Lamp
Located in Rio Vista, CA
Splendid Mid-Century Danish modern ceramic vase produced by Mobach in Utrecht. Features a hand-shaped cylinder form with a fantastic crackle glaze in an array of muted reds with teal...
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20th Century Dutch Scandinavian Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Brass

Konsthantverk White Table Lamp KH#1
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Table lamp model KH#1 designed by Konsthantverk in 1926 and manufactured actually by themselves. The production of lamps, wall lights and floor lamps are manufactured using crafts...
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2010s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Brass

Danish President Desk Lamp Jo Hammerborg for Fog and Morup, 1960
Located in Saint Ouen, FR
An iconic 1960s danish design, the President desk lamp by Jo Hammerborg for Fog & Mørup. Aluminium shade and chromed and black wood Stand. Very good vintage condition with some si...
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1960s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Table Lamps

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Aluminum, Chrome

Danish Modern Kähler Sculptural Table Lamp Amber Yellow by P E Eliasen, 1960s
Located in Aarhus C, DK
Sculptural Mid-century Danish table lamp from the ceramic studio Kähler (HAK). The lamp was designed by Poul Erik Eliasen and manufactured ca. 1960s or early 1970s. The lamp is made...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Table Lamps

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Ceramic, Fabric

Black Lucca Sc51 Portable Table Lamp by Space Copenhagen for & Tradition
Located in Lebanon, LB
This elegant portable lamp, inspired by the golden glow of the Tuscan city of Lucca, mimics the warmth of the city’s nocturnal light. Intended as a multipurpose piece, the battery-po...
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Scandinavian Modern Table Lamps

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Metal, Brass

Poul Henningsen Chrome and Glass PH 2/1 Table Lamp for Louis Poulsen
Located in Glendale, CA
Poul Henningsen chrome and glass PH 2/1 table lamp for Louis Poulsen. Executed in mouth blown white opal glass and high luster chrome plated metal finish. The mouth-blown three-layer...
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Scandinavian Modern Table Lamps

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Chrome, Metal

Swedish, Organic Table Lamp, Brass, Wood, Rattan, Sweden, 1930s
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A table lamp, designed and produced in Sweden, circa 1930s. Features an organic brass rod on a wooden base. Assorted vintage rattan lampshade.
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1930s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

Nils Landberg/Orrefors Dark Bottle Green Lamps
Located in New York, NY
Pair of Scandinavian Modern dark bottle green crystal lamps with brushed brass hardware. Rewired for use in the USA. Shades not included.
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20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern Table Lamps

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Crystal, Brass

GamFratesi Black Brass and Marble 'Yuh' Table Lamp for Louis Poulsen
Located in Glendale, CA
Gamfratesi black brass and marble 'Yuh' table lamp for Louis Poulsen. Designed by Stine Gam and Enrico Fratesi, the Yuh reflects Louis Poulsen’s philosophy of designing to shape ligh...
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Scandinavian Modern Table Lamps

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Marble, Aluminum, Brass

Swedish Art Deco Table Lamp in Brass
Located in Karlstad, SE
Rare table lamp in brass, most likely manufactured in Sweden circa 1930. This elegant lamp rests on an organically shaped foot, holding the rod and an ornament in the shape of a dog...
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20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

Greta Magnusson Grossman 'Cobra' Table Lamp in Black
Located in Glendale, CA
Greta Magnusson Grossman 'Cobra' table lamp in black. Designed in 1950 by Grossman, this is an authorized re-edition by GUBI of Denmark who meticulously reproduces her work with scru...
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Scandinavian Modern Table Lamps

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Aluminum, Steel

Peter Ipsen Enke, Vase, Glazed Stoneware, Denmark, C 1945
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A rare vase, by P. Ipsen Enke, Denmark, c 1945.  
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1940s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Stoneware

Gamfratesi White Brass and Marble 'Yuh' Table Lamp for Louis Poulsen
Located in Glendale, CA
Gamfratesi white brass and marble 'Yuh' table lamp for Louis Poulsen. Designed by Stine Gam and Enrico Fratesi, the Yuh reflects Louis Poulsen’s philosophy of designing to shape ligh...
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Scandinavian Modern Table Lamps

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Marble, Brass, Aluminum

Poul Henningsen Black Metalized and Glass PH 2/1 Table Lamp for Louis Poulsen
Located in Glendale, CA
Poul Henningsen black metalized and glass PH 2/1 table lamp for Louis Poulsen. Executed in mouth blown white opal glass and black metalized finish. The mouth-blown three-layer opal w...
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Scandinavian Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Metal

Henrik Tengler DK Floor Lamp by Konsthantverk
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Floor lamp model DK designed by Henrik Tengler and manufactured by Konsthantverk. The production of lamps, wall lights and floor lamps are manufactured using craftsman’s technique...
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2010s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Brass

Verner Panton Panthella Mini LED Table Lamp in Orange for Louis Poulsen
Located in Glendale, CA
Verner Panton Panthella Mini LED table lamp in orange for Louis Poulsen. The Panthella mini LED table lamp uses Verner Panton's original drawings to produce an organically shaped lam...
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Scandinavian Modern Table Lamps

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Steel, Aluminum

Greta Magnusson Grossman 'Cobra' Table Lamp in White
Located in Glendale, CA
Greta Magnusson Grossman 'Cobra' table lamp in white. Designed in 1950 by Grossman, this is an authorized re-edition by GUBI of Denmark who meticulously reproduces her work with scru...
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Scandinavian Modern Table Lamps

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Aluminum, Steel

Lisa Johansson Pape Table Lamps
Located in San Francisco, CA
Lisa Johansson-Pape design pair of hand blown frosted glass table lamps. Assembled set one has a slightly more prominent lip at the top of lamp but the same otherwise.
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1960s Finnish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Table Lamps

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Blown Glass

Verner Panton 'Panthella 320' Table Lamp in Chrome for Louis Poulsen
Located in Glendale, CA
Verner Panton 'Panthella 320' table lamp in chrome for Louis Poulsen. The medium sized Panthella 320 table lamp uses Verner Panton's original drawings to produce an organically shape...
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Scandinavian Modern Table Lamps

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Aluminum, Steel

Scandinavian Table Lamp, 1950
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Elegant articulate table lamp, with matte black metal base, curved brass arm, orientable aluminium shade in textured ivory, on/off switch on the base, wired for US standards, one E27...
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1950s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Table Lamps

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Metal, Brass

Poul Henningsen Brass and Glass PH 3 1/2 -2 1/2 Table Lamp for Louis Poulsen
Located in Glendale, CA
Poul Henningsen brass and glass PH 3½-2½ table lamp for Louis Poulsen. Executed in white opal glass and a brass, chrome or black metallized frame. The Industrial look of the dark met...
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Scandinavian Modern Table Lamps

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Brass, Metal

Swedish Designer, Adjustable Retro Desk Lamp in Yellow Lacquered Metal, 1970s
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
Swedish designer. Adjustable retro desk lamp in yellow lacquered metal and chrome. 1970s. Measures: Base diameter: 15 cm. Screen diameter: 14.5 cm. Full length: 71 cm. In excel...
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1970s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Table Lamps

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Metal

1950s Finnish Brass Table Lamp in the Manner of Paavo Tynell
Located in Glendale, CA
1950s Finnish brass table lamp. A highly refined and versatile table lamp executed in polished brass. The shade can be raised and lowered. Reminiscent of the aesthetic of Paavo Tynel...
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1950s Finnish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

Nordiska Kompaniet Brass Table Lamp with Green Lacquered Shade
Located in Stockholm, SE
Amazing brass table lamp, with a large green lacquered shade adorned with a brass flower on top. Handle wound with brown leather. Beautiful combination of materials and colors.
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1940s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Brass

White Ceramic Table Lamp, Finland
Located in Stockholm, SE
White ceramic table lamp in a good condition with no breaks or defects. Newer wiring and fully working. 25 cm high without shade, 55 cm including shade.
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Early 2000s Finnish Scandinavian Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Ceramic

Henrik Tengler DK Two Arms Wall Lamp by Konsthantverk
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Wall lamp model DK designed by Henrik Tengler and manufactured by Konsthantverk. The production of lamps, wall lights and floor lamps are manufactured using craftsman’s techniques...
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2010s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Brass

Carl Fagerlund, Glass Table Lamp for Orrefors, 1960s
Located in Uppsala, SE
Blue glass table lamp designed by Carl Fagerlund for Swedish glass manufacturer Orrefors in the 1960s. Top of the base with chrome fitting and crimped white paper shade. Inscribed by...
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Chrome

ASEA, Adjustable Functionalist Desk Light or Table Lamp, Brass, Sweden, 1940s
By ASEA
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A rare and early functionalist desk lamp / table lamp. Produced by ASEA, Sweden, 1940s. In brass. Stamped. Since being photographed the lamp has been rewired. Other designers of th...
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1940s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Brass

Swedish Midcentury Table Lamp by IWO, 1940s
Located in Karlstad, SE
Table lamp in model 3014 by Swedish manufacturer IWO AB. This sculptural table lamp consist of a wooden base with brass arms, holding one shade each. The beautiful rattan shades wer...
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20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Brass

Pair of Flemming Brylle & Preben Jacobsen Table Lamps, 1960s
Located in Stockholm, SE
Made of acrylic. Produced in Denmark, 1960s. Design: Flemming Brylle & Preben Jacobsen, 1965. Measures: Height 50 cm Diameter 34 cm.
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1970s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Table Lamps

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Plastic, Acrylic

Hans-Agne Jakobsson, Table Lamp Model B225, Sweden, 1960s
Located in DE
Table lamp by Hans-Agne Jakobsson, model B225 in brass and hand blown opaline glass shade. Excellent vintage condition, rewired. Label signed. Sweden, 1960s.
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1960s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Brass

Pair of Swedish Ceramic Table Lamps, 1970s
Located in Stockholm, SE
Pair of ceramic lamps with pink velvet lamps shades, made in Sweden, 1970s. New wiring. Measures: Height, including shade: 60 cm Diameter, shade: circa 35 cm.   
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1970s Italian Vintage Scandinavian Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Ceramic

Danish Table Lamp "President" by Jo Hammerborg for Fog & Mørup
Located in Karlstad, SE
Scandinavian Mid-Century table lamp model "President" by Jo Hammerborg for Fog & Mørup in Denmark. This beautiful table lamp features two light sources and is made of solid brass wit...
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20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

Greta Grossman Grasshopper Table Lamp, Oyster White
Located in Berkeley, CA
Greta M. Grossman designed the iconic Gräshoppa table lamp in 1947 and with its sophisticated yet playful design, it is still as relevant today. The distinctive, elongated conical sh...
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Mid-19th Century Danish Antique Scandinavian Modern Table Lamps

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Aluminum, Brass

Itsu, Modernist Table Lamp, Brass, Leather, Anodized Aluminum, Finland, 1950s
By Itsu
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A rare modernist table lamp by Finnish producer, Itsu. The base features molded and bent brass wrapped in natural leather. The adjustable screen in anodized aluminum. Very similar m...
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1950s Finnish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Table Lamps

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Aluminum, 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 Table Lamps

Table Lamp by Philippe Jean
Located in Lejre, DK
Great looking table lamp in chrome and plexiglass. Designed by Philippe Jean in the 1970s. Made in France. The lamp is signed Ph Jean.
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1970s French Vintage Scandinavian Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Chrome

Pair of Brass Table Lamps by Josef Frank, Svenskt Tenn, Sweden, 1950s
Located in Stockholm, SE
Pair of beautiful, rare table lamps by Josef Frank. Early model, made from brass in a slender, elegant design.
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1950s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Brass

Scandinavian Modern Ceramic Lamp by Ewald Dahlskog, Bo Fajans, Sweden
Located in New York, NY
A very large Scandinavian Modern ceramic lamp by Ewald Dahlskog for Bo Fajans, circa 1940. The glazed body is detailed with thin channels running top to bottom. A hammered brass stem...
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Mid-20th Century Scandinavian Scandinavian Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

Scandinavian Handcrafted White Ceramic Lamp
Located in Bellport, NY
A bulbous form hand-thrown and hand-brushed white ceramic lamp (two available. Chrome cap and rod with a three-way switch, white linen shade, and glass finial. The lamp measures 18 ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Swedish Scandinavian Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Ceramic

Hans Bergström Table Lamp by ASEA
Located in Stockholm, SE
Lovely Swedish table lamp by Hans Bergström, teak and brass. Produced by ASEA, 1950s. New wiring.
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1950s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

Paavo Tynell table lamp for Idman
Located in Toronto, Ontario
A Tynell table lamp in solid brass for Idman, ca. 1950's An unusual form with an iconic adjustable brass flower or florette that can travel the entirety of the central shaft of the ...
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1950s Finnish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Brass

Konsthantverk Svep Black Raw Brass Table Lamp
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Lamp model Svep table lamp designed by Konsthantverk and manufactured by themselves. The production of lamps, wall lights and floor lamps are manufactured using craftsman’s techni...
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2010s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

Swedish, Functionalist Desk Light, Metal, Brass, Painted Wood, Sweden, 1940s
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A table lamp / desk light. Designed and produced in Sweden, c. 1940s. Features a black-painted wooden grip on a metal base. Brass screen.
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1940s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Metal, Brass

Henrik Tengler DK 4 Ceiling Lamp by Konsthantverk
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Ceiling lamp model DK 4 designed by Henrik Tengler and manufactured by Konsthantverk. The production of lamps, wall lights and floor lamps are manufactured using craftsman’s techn...
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2010s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Brass

Scandinavian Modern Table Lamp in Brass & Blue Glass by Vitrika, 1960s
Located in Esbjerg, DK
Ultra rare Table Lamp designed and manufactured by Vitrika in Denmark during the 1960s. It features a solid patinated brass stem set with blue almost turquoise thick textured glass i...
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1960s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Brass

Black Shade and Brass Table Lamp by C.E. Fors for Ewå Värnamo 1960s, Sweden
Located in Stockholm, SE
Black and brass tablelamp designed by C.E. Fors model B162 for EWÅ Värnamo, Sweden 1960s. Lovely design with a golden decor edge all around the lamps shade. Glossy black laquered sto...
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1960s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Table Lamps

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Metal, Brass

Swedish Studio Potter, Table Lamp, Brown Glazed Stoneware, Sweden, 1960s
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A table lamp. In glazed stoneware. Unmarked. Stated dimensions exclude lampshade. Height includes socket. Sold without lampshade.
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1960s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Stoneware

Rare Paavo Tynell Table Lamp for Taito, Finland
Located in San Francisco, CA
A rare table lamp made in the 1940s for "Taito," Finland. The lamp has a brass base, wood stem, and a pleated silk shade with a brass perforated top. The lamp retains the original wi...
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1940s Finnish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

Swedish Studio Potter, Table Lamp, Semi Glazed Stoneware, Sweden, 1960s
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A table lamp. In glazed stoneware. Unmarked. Stated dimensions exclude lampshade. Height includes socket. Sold without lampshade. Upon request illustrated lampshade can be include...
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1960s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Stoneware

Holger Granbäck, Ceramic Table Lamp, Gold Glaze, Finland 1960s
Located in DE
Golden luster glazed ceramic table lamp by ceramic artist Holger Granbäck, Savitorppa, Finland 1960s. Original shade ( with signs of use, due to the age, but otherwise in good condi...
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1960s Finnish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Table Lamps

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Ceramic

Swedish Midcentury Table Lamp in Brass, Glass and Leather
Located in Karlstad, SE
Rare table lamp in brass, leather, glass and metal, most likely manufactured in Sweden, 1930s. This elegant lamp was manufactured during the Swedish Modern era and is of very high q...
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20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern Table Lamps

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Brass, Metal

Swedish Cream Colored Pierced Brass and Wood Table Lamp from Böhlmarks
Located in Stockholm, SE
Neat, small table or desk lamp from Böhlmarks. Made from brass with a smooth wooden handle and an oval, streamlined metal shade. Cream colored lacquer.       
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1940s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

Pair of Tall Table Lamps in Brass Produced in Denmark
Located in Malmo, SE
Rare pair of tall table lamps in brass. Produced in Denmark. Please note: We’re selling these table lamps without any lamp shades.
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1950s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

Flowerpot Vp9 Portable Stone Blue Table Lamp from Verner Panton
Located in Lebanon, LB
The Flowerpot table lamp with a rounded pendant that hangs from the semi-domed upper shade, design of Verner Panton 1968. Slightly smaller in size than the table lamp version, and ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Scandinavian Modern Table Lamps

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Steel

Verner Panton Panthella Mini LED Table Lamp in Black for Louis Poulsen
Located in Glendale, CA
Verner Panton Panthella Mini LED table lamp in black for Louis Poulsen. The Panthella mini LED table lamp uses Verner Panton's original drawings to produce an organically shaped lamp...
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Scandinavian Modern Table Lamps

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Aluminum, Steel