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Space Age Figurative Sculptures

SPACE AGE STYLE

Vintage Space Age furniture captured post–World War II optimism with swooping shapes, bowed lines and experimentation with new materials including plastic and fiberglass.

From the launch of the Sputnik 1 satellite in 1957 to the landing of Apollo 11 astronauts on the moon in 1969, the space race between the Soviet Union and the United States propelled advancements in technology that transformed culture. Space Age design encompassed fashion, architecture, cars, furniture and objects for the home, bringing wonder and hope for the future into everyday life.

Coinciding with Pop art, Space Age style featured bold colors and forms. Eero Aarnio’s Ball chair, which debuted in 1966, used molded fiberglass for a capsule-like space while Verner Panton’s 1959 Panton chair was a single piece of molded plastic for a gravity-defying S shape. Red versions of Olivier Mourgue’s 1964 Djinn chair were futuristic enough to appear on the space station in Stanley Kubrick’s 1968 film 2001: A Space Odyssey. Today, Joe Colombo is revered as a master of modern Italian design thanks to the provocative modular furniture pieces he created, such as the Tube chair and the Elda armchair, both of which embody the future-forward spirit of the Space Age.

The Space Age spirit extended to home building too. The futuristic Case Study Houses, which were designed by the likes of Pierre Koenig, Charles and Ray Eames, Richard Neutra and Whitney R. Smith, are considered a high point of modernism and the Southern California lifestyle.

Sometimes the nods to space exploration were more literal, like moon and star motifs or the 1965 Eclisse lamp by Vico Magistretti that saw the mid-century Italian designer integrating a movable inner shade to “eclipse” the light source. Alongside the pioneering moon missions, JVC manufactured the Videosphere portable television reminiscent of the Apollo 11 space helmets.

Although the style faded in the 1970s — with the 1975 joining of the Apollo and Soyuz spacecrafts signaling a new era of cooperation and the global oil crisis impacting the availability of plastics — the era’s innovations influenced designers into the 21st century such as Zaha Hadid and Djivan Schapira.

Find a collection of vintage Space Age seating, tables, lighting and other furniture on 1stDibs.

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Style: Space Age
Green Ceramic Horse Figurine - 1970s Handmade Sculpture by Roberto Rigon Italy
Located in San Benedetto Del Tronto, IT
Discover a rare and captivating piece of 1970s art by renowned Italian artist Roberto Rigon. This exquisite green ceramic horse figurine epitomizes the unique charm and artistic flai...
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1970s Italian Vintage Space Age Figurative Sculptures

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Ceramic

Vintage Glazed Porcelain Space Shuttle Sculpture
Located in Chicago, IL
This mid-20th century American space-age porcelain sculpture is a striking ode to NASA's space exploration. Depicting a space shuttle in the initial stages of launch, the orbiter and...
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Mid-20th Century American Space Age Figurative Sculptures

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Porcelain

Christmas Tree FUTURO UFO Bas van Beek, Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen Rotterdam
Located in bergen op zoom, NL
This Futuro Christmas ball is by Dutch artist Bas van Beek who made this creation from a few of the highlights of the permanent collection of the Boijmans van Beuningen Museum in Rotterdam The Netherlands A small series of each collection object has been handcrafted in Poland by a company that is specialized in unique handcrafted glass ornaments for your Christmas tree Offered here is a Christmas Ornament of the prototype of the Futuro house...
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2010s Dutch Space Age Figurative Sculptures

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Blown Glass

Bronze sculpture representing Diana the huntress, XXth c.
Located in Lisboa, PT
Bronze sculpture representing Diana the huntress after HOUDON, XXth. c.
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20th Century French Space Age Figurative Sculptures

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Bronze

20th Century Astronaut Bronze Sculpture by Italian-Brazilian Artist D. Calabrone
By Domenico Calabrone
Located in North Miami, FL
Mid-20th century astronaut bronze sculpture by italian-brazilian artist Doménico Calabrone By: Doménico Calabrone Material: bronze, copper, metal Technique: cast, hammered, hand-cra...
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1960s Brazilian Vintage Space Age Figurative Sculptures

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Metal, Bronze, Copper

Unique Mannequin Pop Art Fashion Sculpture, Schläppi Switzerland 1960's
By Schlappi
Located in Den Haag, NL
Unique Pop Art Fashion mannequin. Made by Schlappi circa 1960's.
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1960s Swiss Vintage Space Age Figurative Sculptures

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Fiberglass

1970's Chrome Robot Lamp by Torino Lamps
Located in Hanover, MA
Highly desirable chrome robot standing lamp by Torino Lamps, 1978. Often believed to be of Italian origin this robot and other character lamps were des...
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1970s American Vintage Space Age Figurative Sculptures

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Steel, Chrome

Space Age Mannequin Long Jenny by Prifio Germany Years 70
Located in Biella, IT
Space Age mannequin Long Jenny by Prifio Germany years 70 for inauguration of the Rinascente in Milan Italy. Round base in black metal and hand pink color, the mannequin is in arg...
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1970s German Vintage Space Age Figurative Sculptures

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Plastic, Acrylic

Space Age Red Black Vintage Plastic Television Discoverer by Philips Netherlands
Located in Vienna, AT
Space Age vintage red and plastic television named discoverer, which was manufactured by Philips, Netherlands, 1980s. Its outstanding shape makes this design piece so fascinating. T...
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1980s Dutch Vintage Space Age Figurative Sculptures

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Glass, Plastic

Abstract Tulip Form Female Mannequin Display Sculpture
Located in Rio Vista, CA
Atomic age abstract female display mannequin having a tulip form or mermaid style design. Constructed from fiberglass and finished in gilt over a coat of red lacquer. The svelte form...
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20th Century European Space Age Figurative Sculptures

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Chrome

1971, Le Temoin by Man Ray, Dino Gavina, Simon, International Ultramobile
Located in Amsterdam IJMuiden, NL
This chair is part of the private collection of Casey Godrie and is situated in his private house. Ask him for competitive shipping quotes. His incredible Dune Villa, Amsterdam Beac...
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1970s Italian Vintage Space Age Figurative Sculptures

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Upholstery, Faux Leather

Machine II Big 1967 Space Age Artwork
By Kor Bekker
Located in Weesp, NL
1967 Big Space Age artwork Machine II. This impressive and unique sculpture titled Machine II, was created by the Dutch sculptor Kor Bekker (Rotterda...
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1960s Dutch Vintage Space Age Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Steel

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Vintage Porcelain Camel Sculptures Figurines Bookends
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Vintage porcelain camel sculptures figurines bookends. Collectible pair of porcelain standing camel on stand bookends. Yellow, orange and green colors...
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Late 20th Century Space Age Figurative Sculptures

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19th Century Diana the Huntress Bronze Bas Relief Wall Plaque
Located in Buenos Aires, Olivos
19th century diana the huntress bronze bas relief wall plaque. Diana with raised bow and hunting dog near her side.
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Late 19th Century French Antique Space Age Figurative Sculptures

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Hand Carved Alabaster Horse Centrepiece Sculpture, Italy, 1970s
Located in Rome, IT
Centerpiece in the shape of a horse in hand carved alabaster. Made in Italy, 1970s.
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1970s Italian Vintage Space Age Figurative Sculptures

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Alabaster

Italian Sculpture "Spartan" 20th Century
Located in Madrid, ES
Italian sculpture "Spartan" 20th Century Synthetic material resin Measures: 55cm x 40cm x 10cm Perfect conditions.
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20th Century Italian Space Age Figurative Sculptures

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H 15.75 in W 21.66 in D 3.94 in
Bust of Diana the Huntress
Located in Rome, IT
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Bust of Diana the Huntress
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H 32.29 in W 22.45 in D 11.82 in
Samuel Mazy Glazed Porcelain Purple and Blue Hydrangea Flower Sculpture
Located in Toronto, ON
Enhance your table with these delicate porcelain flowers by French artist Samuel Mazy. This purple and blue hydrangea is handmade in glazed porcelain, with handpainted copper leaves ...
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2010s French Space Age Figurative Sculptures

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Copper

Vintage German Christmas Tree Stand Iron Folk Art .
Located in Kitzbuhel, AT
Hugh Christmas tree stand made of iron. The stand is decorated with three large hands painted Santa Claus. The Santa Claus is decorated on both si...
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Mid-20th Century German Space Age Figurative Sculptures

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Iron

Unique Bronze Sculpture by Leo Laukkanen Sweden 1960 Signed
Located in Paris, FR
Unique bronze sculpture by Leo Laukkanen Sweden 1960 Nice patina, good condition. More photos available Leo Olavi Laukkanen (11 October 1913 Helsinki - 1 November 1978 Helsinki) was a Finnish sculptor. He is particularly known for his abstract miniature sculptures, most of which are made of granite. Laukkanen studied at the Central School of Art and Design from 1931 to 1933. Although the best-known part of Laukkanen's output consists of abstract sculptures, in the early and late stages of his career he also made figurative sculptures in both stone and bronze, including female figures. In 1980, Helsinki Art Hall hosted an extensive memorial exhibition of Laukkanen's works, which he had bequeathed to the Finnish Artists' Association. Laukkanen was an assistant to the sculptor Wäinö Aaltonen...
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Space Age Figurative Sculptures

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Bronze

Pop-Art Enzo Mari Style Lucite Cube Sculpture
Located in Raleigh, NC
Vintage blue lucite cube sculpture with suspended steel marbles. In the style of Enzo Mari.
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Mid-20th Century Space Age Figurative Sculptures

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Lucite

Seguso Murano Sommerso Green Italian Art Glass Horse Head Figurine Sculpture
Located in Kissimmee, FL
Beautiful vintage Murano hand blown Sommerso green to clear Italian art glass horse head sculpture. The figure is documented to designer Archimede Seguso, circa 1950s. It still retai...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Space Age Figurative Sculptures

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Glass, Sommerso, Art Glass, Murano Glass, Blown Glass

Murano Swirl Art Glass Owl Sculpture Figurine, Italy, 1970s
Located in Nuernberg, DE
Beautiful Murano hand blown owl figure. Colors are a black, red and yellow. Made in Murano, Italy. A great piece for any room or gift for any occasion. Brightens up any room.
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20th Century Bronze Whippet Sculpture
Located in Houston, TX
20th century Bronze whippet sculpture. Beautifully executed Hollywood Regency bronze whippet or greyhound statue or figure from the Mid-20t...
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20th Century Space Age Figurative Sculptures

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Bronze

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The Beatles "Yellow Submarine" Lego Model with Mini Figures
Located in San Diego, CA
A very cool small-scale model of the Beatle's "Yellow Submarine" complete with mini figures of John, Paul, George and Ringo made of Legos circa 2016. The set is in very good conditi...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Space Age Figurative Sculptures

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1990's Scale Guggenheim Museum Model Lego Designed by Frank Lloyd Wright
Located in San Diego, CA
A beautiful small-scale model of the Guggenheim Museum made of Legos circa 1990's , original box and manual.
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Italian Yellow Glazed Space Age Ceramic La Sfera 1970s
Located in Byron Bay, NSW
Stunning Decorative Ceramic signed LA Sfera, very bright yellow glaze ceramic perfect as in interesting sculptural object to have on the sideboard or a table.
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1970s Italian Vintage Space Age Figurative Sculptures

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Ceramic

Space Age Metal Rocket Art Sculpture
Located in Miami Beach, FL
Metal space age rocket art sculpture titled VFR Zeta II by J. Bescant dated 10/2000. This extraordinary futuristic piece features a rocket leaving its launc...
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Space Age Metal Rocket Art Sculpture
Space Age Metal Rocket Art Sculpture
H 10.75 in W 14 in D 6 in
Majestic Agave Lucite Sculpture Signed by Hivo Van Teal
Located in San Diego, CA
Beautiful solid thick Lucite sculpture by Hivo Van Teal, circa 1970s.
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20th Century American Space Age Figurative Sculptures

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Very Rare Squirrel 'Lucite' by Silvio Russo for Guzzini Italy
Located in MIlano, IT
A very rare Squirrel 'lucite'. Designed by Silvio Russo for Guzzini Italy in the 1970 period The Animal is in clear plexiglass and present part of the lab...
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Very Rare Snake 'Lucite', Designed by Silvio Russo for Guzzini, Italy, 1970
Located in MIlano, IT
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Very Rare Lion 'Lucite' Animal by Silvio Russo for Guzzini Italy 1970 Period
Located in MIlano, IT
A very rare Lion 'Lucite'. Designed by Silvio Russo for Guzzini Italy in the 1970 period The animal is in clear plexiglass and present part of the label of productor 2 little dama...
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Very Rare Monkey 'Lucite', Designed by Silvio Russo for Guzzini, Italy
Located in MIlano, IT
A very rare monkey 'Lucite'. Designed by Silvio Russo for Guzzini, Italy in the 1970 period The Animal is in clear plexiglass any label is present but i...
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1970s Italian Vintage Space Age Figurative Sculptures

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Very Rare Rhino 'Lucite', Designed by Silvio Russo for Guzzini, Italy
Located in MIlano, IT
A very rare Rhino 'Lucite'. Designed by Silvio Russo for Guzzini Italy in the 1970 period The Animal is in clear plexiglass and present part of the labe...
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Lucite

Very Rare Elephant Lucite Animals by Silvio Russo for Guzzini, Italy
Located in MIlano, IT
A very rare elephant 'Lucite'. Designed by Silvio Russo for Guzzini Italy in the 1970 period The Animal is in clear plexiglass and present part of the l...
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1970s Italian Vintage Space Age Figurative Sculptures

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Lucite

Rare 1967-1968 Western Electric Telestar Space Age Telephone
By Hid-a-phone and Western Electric
Located in Buffalo, NY
Roll top acrylic cover with retractable cord denotes successful effort to bring futuristic styling to the telephone without veering into novelty territory. Transitional technology me...
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1960s American Vintage Space Age Figurative Sculptures

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Aluminum

Space Age figurative sculptures for sale on 1stDibs.

Find a broad range of unique Space Age figurative sculptures for sale on 1stDibs. Many of these items were first offered in the 21st Century and Contemporary, but contemporary artisans have continued to produce works inspired by this style. If you’re looking to add vintage figurative sculptures created in this style to your space, the works available on 1stDibs include decorative objects, building and garden elements, lighting and other home furnishings, frequently crafted with plastic, metal and other materials. If you’re shopping for used Space Age figurative sculptures made in a specific country, there are Europe, Netherlands, and North America pieces for sale on 1stDibs. While there are many designers and brands associated with original figurative sculptures, popular names associated with this style include Kor Bekker, Dino Gavina, Schlappi, and Ultramobile Collection. It’s true that these talented designers have at times inspired knockoffs, but our experienced specialists have partnered with only top vetted sellers to offer authentic pieces that come with a buyer protection guarantee. Prices for figurative sculptures differ depending upon multiple factors, including designer, materials, construction methods, condition and provenance. On 1stDibs, the price for these items starts at $150 and tops out at $13,281 while the average work can sell for $2,881.

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