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Mid-Century Modern Bathroom Fixtures

MID-CENTURY MODERN STYLE

Organically shaped, clean-lined and elegantly simple are three terms that well describe vintage 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. The Risom lounge chair was among the first pieces of furniture commissioned and produced by legendary manufacturer Knoll, a chief influence in the rise of modern design in the United States thanks to the work of Florence Knoll, the pioneering architect and designer who made the firm a leader in its field.

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 chairs, dressers, coffee tables and other furniture on 1stDibs demonstrates, this period saw one of the most delightful and dramatic flowerings of creativity in design history.

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Style: Mid-Century Modern
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. roses mirror mid 2...
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Mid-20th Century Spanish Mid-Century Modern Bathroom Fixtures

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Metal

Coolest Mid-Century Modern Trio of Mosaic Bathroom Accessories
Located in Hopewell, NJ
One of a kind coolest ever hand made trio of Mid-Century Modern bathroom accessories constructed with multi color stained glass mosaics and including a waste paper basket, tissue box...
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1960s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Bathroom Fixtures

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Stained Glass

Bathroom Set of Murano Glass & Brass Towel Holder, Italy, 1950s
Located in Rome, IT
Bathroom set of towel holders in transparent Murano glass and brass details made in Italy in the 1950s. Dimensions: l Width 62, Height 2.5, Depth 6.5 cm. Width 54, Height 2.5, D...
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1950s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Bathroom Fixtures

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Metal, Brass

Glass Vintage Baby Blue and Gold Bathroom Set, France, 1960s
Located in 05-080 Hornowek, PL
This beautiful baby blue bathroom set is in very good vintage condition. An elegant addition to a Classic bathroom. Only one unique set. Made in France in 1960s.
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Bathroom Fixtures

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Glass

Solid Brass Valet with Change and Pants Holder
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A wonderful brass valet with a unique and heavy base. We have never seen one with a more solid base with lion feet - very nice. Holds a jacket, pants and has the necessary platform f...
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Early 20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Bathroom Fixtures

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Brass

Glass Vintage Burgundy Red Cristal Bathroom Set, France, 1960s
Located in 05-080 Hornowek, PL
This beautiful burgundy red cristal bathroom set is in very good vintage condition. An elegant addition to a Classic bathroom. Only one unique set. Made in France in 1960s.
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Bathroom Fixtures

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Glass

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 Pair of Porcelain Wash basins, Antonia Campi for Lavenite Ginori 1960
Located in Milano, IT
Two beautiful and rare porcelain washbasins Conchiglia designed in 1960 by the famous ceramist Antonia Campi for Lavenite Ginori The bathroom sinks are characterized both from is n...
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1960s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Bathroom Fixtures

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Porcelain

Italian White Onyx Marble and Brass Box
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 Q-tips, jewelry (as de...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Bathroom Fixtures

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Onyx, Brass

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

Bronze Swan or Goose with Shell Soap Dish
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A wonderful brass or bronze soap dish of a swan or goose with a shell shaped holder. The piece represents the mid century or earlier and is a compliment to bathrooms or work areas fo...
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20th Century Mid-Century Modern Bathroom Fixtures

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Bronze

Mid-Century Modern Acrylic Lucite Toilet Paper Stand
Located in Charleston, SC
Mid-Century Modern clear lucite free standing toilet paper holder. This item is super chic and totally translucent. Made in the USA during the 1970s, it is in fantastic condition. Re...
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Late 20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Bathroom Fixtures

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Lucite

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

Glass Vintage Pink Bathroom Set, France, 1960s
Located in 05-080 Hornowek, PL
This beautiful light pink ceramic bathroom set is in very good vintage condition. An elegant addition to a Classic bathroom. Only one unique set. Made in France in 1960s.
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Bathroom Fixtures

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Glass

Mid-Century Modern Walnut Bathroom Hamper and Wastebasket Set, Circa 1960's
Located in Haddonfield, NJ
Mid-Century Modern wood hamper and trashcan set. This classic Mid-Century Modern bathroom accessory pair is walnut with black metal accents. The hamper has a lid and is lined in whit...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Bathroom Fixtures

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Metal

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

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

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

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 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

Pair of Wall Sconces Brass and Black Crytal and Original Lampshade, Italy 1970s
Located in Mombuey, Zamora
Pair of Wall Sconces brass and black crystal and original lampshade, 1970s Mid-Century Modern. It has two beautiful lampshades, surely made of Murano glass. They are two very nic...
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Mid-20th Century Spanish Mid-Century Modern Bathroom Fixtures

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Brass

Wicker Pencil Reed Tissue Box Cover Holder in the Crespi Style
Located in New York, NY
A Modern wicker pencil reed tissue box cover holder in the design style of designer Gabriella Crespi, circa 1960s, 1970s, English ruled Hong Kong. A great piece of any bathroom, offi...
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Mid-20th Century Hong Kong Mid-Century Modern Bathroom Fixtures

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Wicker, Reed

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Space Age Toilet Sink from the 70s
Located in bari, IT
Washbasin cabinet typical of the space age period in the Joe Colombo style, production of the 70s.
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1970s Vintage Mid-Century Modern Bathroom Fixtures

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Ceramic, Wood

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

Italian Bathroom Set by Veca
By VECA
Located in Palm Springs, CA
Vintage seven item bathroom set with thick blue beveled glasses and chrome hardware / Made in Italy by Veca, circa 1960s Original mark on the hardware 1 shelf: length 21 inches, dept...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Bathroom Fixtures

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Chrome

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

Materials

Chrome

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