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Mid-Century Modern Bathroom Fixtures

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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Bathroom Set, 24-Karat Gold-Clad Bronze, Never Used ,7 Pices, 80s
Located in Mombuey, Zamora
Lot of 7 pieces (Never used, only commercial exhibition) Black and gold bathroom fixtures. 24-karat gold-clad bronze Vintage 80's.
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20th Century Spanish Mid-Century Modern Bathroom Fixtures

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Bronze

Italian Mid-Century Modern Beige Glass Pendant Light
Located in Haddonfield, NJ
Italian blown glass pendant light with chrome accent and vintage black spiral cording. This ceiling fixture light will glow through it's milky golden tiered glass shade. The curved a...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Bathroom Fixtures

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Blown Glass

Yellow Faux Bamboo Grape Design Wall Mirror, Mid-Century Modern
Located in Haddonfield, NJ
Mid-Century Modern bright sunshine yellow powder-coated painted wall mirror. This vintage bright and bold yellow wall mirror has heavy metal frame with beautifully decorated grape,...
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1950s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Bathroom Fixtures

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Metal

Bathroom Set 24-Karat Gold-Clad Bronze, Never Used. 80s
Located in Mombuey, Zamora
Lot of 7 pieces (Never used, only commercial exhibition) Black and gold bathroom fixtures. 24-karat gold-clad bronze Vintage 80's. Gold and black.Elegant and sophisticated, a touc...
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20th Century Spanish Mid-Century Modern Bathroom Fixtures

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Bronze

Vintage Cubist Chrome and Glass Wall Sconce by Gaetano Sciolari, c. 1970's
Located in Fort Lauderdale, FL
Italian Mid-Century Modern sconce featuring four molded glass block shades. Cubist design in polished chrome with chrome center finial. Can be is mounted vertically or horizontally. ...
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1970s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Bathroom Fixtures

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Chrome

Retro Vanity Mirror Tray
Located in New York, NY
A retro vanity mirror tray, circa 1950s. Corners are gold gilt metal. A great piece to hold and display your favorite perfume, jewelry, hair clips, etc., in a bathroom, vanity area, ...
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1950s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Bathroom Fixtures

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Metal

Tubax Wall Hanging Coatrack 1960s, Belgium
Located in Antwerp, BE
Vintage chrome half round wall hanging coat rack with four chrome hooks. Perfect for small homes when everything’s in harmony and organized, even the tiniest space can feel expansiv...
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1960s Belgian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Bathroom Fixtures

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Metal, Chrome

Tubax Wall Hanging Coatrack, 1960s, Belgium
Located in Antwerp, BE
Vintage chrome half round wall hanging coat rack with four chrome hooks. Perfect for small homes when everything’s in harmony and organized, even the tiniest space can feel expansiv...
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1960s Belgian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Bathroom Fixtures

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Metal, Chrome

Set of 12 Vintage Brass and Enamel Cabinet Hardware, circa 1965
Located in Costa Mesa, CA
Set of 12 vintage brass and enamel cabinet hardware, circa 1965. Beautiful brass with enameled interior. Measures: 4.25" L and mounting holes are 3.5" on center. Original screws ...
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1960s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Bathroom Fixtures

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Brass

Tall Midcentury Gilt Metal Étagère
Located in Bridgeport, CT
A very well made four-tiered gilt metal étagère with four glass shelves. Fluted column supports with pointed finials at the tops front and back. Raised on tapering cylindrical feet w...
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Bathroom Fixtures

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Brass

White Onyx Marble Box, Italy
Located in New York, NY
An Italian white onyx marble round box with decorative brass hinge, circa mid-20th century, Italy. Piece could work well in a bathroom, vanity, dresser to hold like Q-tips, jewelry (...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Bathroom Fixtures

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Onyx, Brass

Pair of Mid Century Soap Dish and Towel Hook by Arthur Court, Signed, 1970s
Located in Bedford Hills, NY
Fantastic pair of Mid Century Arthur Court mask bathroom fixtures in cast aluminum. A towel hook and a soap dish! These are truly unique and magnificent period pieces. Each signed.
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1970s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Bathroom Fixtures

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Aluminum

Vintage Yellow Fantini Rubinetti I Balocchi Kitchen Bar Faucet Tap, 1978
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Vintage yellow Fantini Rubinetti I Balocchi kitchen bar faucet tap, 1978. This beautiful display piece is one of the original models of the iconic I Balocchi collection (1978) by Dav...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Bathroom Fixtures

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Brass

Pair of Solid Bronze and Vitreous Enamel Buffets or Bathroom Vanities
Located in Chicago, IL
Jansen inspired custom made pair of solid bronze and vitreous enamel bathroom vanities or buffets, handcrafted in our Chicago Workshop. This particular pair have 4 interior drawers a...
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2010s American Mid-Century Modern Bathroom Fixtures

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Bronze

Pair of Midcentury Oval Movable Bathroom Mirrors with 4 Bulbs
Located in Zurich, CH
Pair of midcentury oval movable bathroom mirrors with 4 bulbs.
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1970s French Vintage Mid-Century Modern Bathroom Fixtures

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Chrome

Vintage Gio Ponti for Ceramica Bardelli Casa dell'Efebo Porcelain Tile Set of 6
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Vintage Gio Ponti for Ceramica Bardelli Casa dell'Efebo porcelain tile set of 6 extremely rare. No longer in production. Sold as set of 6 tiles. 2 sets available. Each tile is 20 cm ...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Bathroom Fixtures

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Ceramic

Midcentury Solid Silver Brass Italian Towel Floor Holder Rack, 1950s
Located in Rome, IT
Midcentury floor towel holder in a silver brass structure made in Italy, circa 1950. The towel handles are embellished with twirls. This unique piece is a perfectly elegant bathroom ...
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1950s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Bathroom Fixtures

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Metal, Brass

1970s Five Piece Clear and Chrome Bath Set Attributed to Fontana Arte
Located in New York, NY
A wonderful Italian 1970s five piece bath set attributed to famed glass house Fontana Arte. All pieces consist of this glass with chrome and mirror mounts. Two towel bars measuring 1...
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1970s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Bathroom Fixtures

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Chrome

Midcentury Fantini Italia Sculptural Postmodern Wall Hooks & Paper Holder, 1960s
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Midcentury Fantini Italia sculptural postmodern wall hooks and paper holder 1960s. Rare gorgeous Italian made vintage fittings.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Bathroom Fixtures

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Stainless Steel, Chrome

Pair of Sinks by Gio Ponti with G. Labalme, G. Pozzi and A. Rosselli, Italy
Located in Bresso, Lombardy
Italy, 1953-1954. Gio Ponti designed this piece with his collaborators George Labalme, Giancarlo Pozzi and Alberto Rosselli. This sink was produced by Ideal Standard. "By taking...
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1950s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Bathroom Fixtures

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Ceramic

Vintage Wall-Mounted Hairdressers Wash Basin with Cabinet by Olymp, Germany 1950
Located in Steenwijk, NL
This vintage hairdressers wash basin was designed in 1927 by Olymp, a Stuttgart-based family business that exists since 1901 and sets up hairdressing salons all-over the world. This ...
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1950s German Vintage Mid-Century Modern Bathroom Fixtures

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Metal, Steel

Midcentury Solid Brass Italian Towel Holder with Horse Heads, 1950s
Located in Roma, IT
Wonderful bathroom fixture: a brass towel rack with horse heads on the extremities. It is made of three solid brass pieces, the two horse heads and the rack. It was made in I...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Bathroom Fixtures

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Brass

Bathroom Set in Blue Glass and Chrome 1960's Italian
Located in London, GB
Italian 1960s seven item bathroom set attributed to Fontana Arte, crystal Arte is consisting of; A pair of wall lights, H 28 - W 8 - D 14 cm Double soap dish, H 5 - W 36 - D 30 cm Si...
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1960s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Bathroom Fixtures

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Chrome

Up To Seven Austrian Mid-Century Brass Wall Hooks by Hertha Baller, 1950s
Located in Vienna, AT
Up to seven beautiful Austrian brass wall hooks, executed in the 1950s by Baller, Austria. In very good condition with nice patina. Sold separately, the price is per piece.
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Mid-20th Century Austrian Mid-Century Modern Bathroom Fixtures

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Brass

Midcentury Golden Mirror Illuminated Decorated with Leaves and Roses Spain 1960s
Located in Mombuey, Zamora
Midcentury Spanish mirror with leaves and roses. It is brass type metal, gold color It has interior lighting and can be placed in horizontal or vertical position.
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Mid-20th Century Spanish Mid-Century Modern Bathroom Fixtures

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Metal

Stunning Midcentury Amethyst Murano Art Glass Bathroom Set
Located in Chillerton, Isle of Wight
Stunning midcentury amethyst Murano art glass bathroom set A very rare and stunning set, the glass is well over 1” thick (and a lot thicker in many places) solid and very heavy, ...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Bathroom Fixtures

Pair of Brass-Mounted Lucite Rails
Located in Ferndale, MI
Pair of brass-mounted Lucite rails. Measure: Two 2.25" diameter Lucite hand rails. Both in excellent condition. First measures 60" x 2.25 diameter second measures 52 x 2.25" diameter.
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Late 20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Bathroom Fixtures

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Brass

Mid-Century Modernist Lucite and Brushed Nickel Towel Rod, circa 1960
Located in New York, NY
A stylish Mid-Century Modernist Lucite and brushed nickel towel rod attractively finished in transparent circular shaped Lucite with bold round nickel end fixtures somewhat reminisce...
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1960s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Bathroom Fixtures

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Nickel

Pair of Mid-Century Modern Lucite and Nickel Towel Rods, American, circa 1960
Located in New York, NY
A superb pair of Mid-Century Modern Lucite and brushed nickel towel rods, beautifully designed with transparent angular shaped Lucite rods attractively finished at each end with nick...
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1960s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Bathroom Fixtures

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Nickel

Ten Carl Aubock 5-Shaped Brass Hooks for the Wooden Coat Rack, Austria
Located in Vienna, AT
Up to ten 5-shaped brass hooks, designed by Carl Aubock, Vienna. To use with the Carl Aubock coat rack. Executed in the 1960s, in excellent condition. Sold separately, price per piece.
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Mid-20th Century Austrian Mid-Century Modern Bathroom Fixtures

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Brass

Vintage Brand New Out-Of-The-Box Lucite Towel/ Robe Hooks, American, Circa 1970
Located in New York, NY
This pair of vintage, pristine lucite robe hooks from C. 1975, never been used, still in the original packaging. With their austere and translucent forms, these hooks would be a perf...
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Bathroom Fixtures

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Lucite

Vintage Out-Of-The-Box Lucite Robe Hook
Located in New York, NY
This vintage lucite robe hook features a semi-opaque finish resembling frosted glass and a simple muscular form is also incredibly dynamic with its wavelike undulating curve. This ob...
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1970s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Bathroom Fixtures

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Lucite