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Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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
Italian Pendant by Stilux, circa 1960
Located in Vienna, AT
Italian pendant attributed to Stilux from the 1950-1960s. Slim nickeled brass hardware with a black lacquered shade and dual acrylic diffusers. Fine original condition with a light p...
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1950s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Nickel

Murano Glass Ceiling Pendants
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Murano glass ceiling pendants Made for us exclusively in Italy Hand blown glass, custom finished metal Available in brass or patinated brass Italy 2021 Rewired for US Overall drop is...
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2010s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Large Hanging Pendant with Birch Dowels by Mel Smilow
Located in New York, NY
The large hanging pendant is part of the re-issued Smilow Lighting Collection, originally designed by Mel Smilow in 1956 and officially reintroduced by his daughter Judy Smilow in 20...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Vintage Stilnovo Chandelier, Original Label
Located in Milano, IT
Rare vintage chandelier by Stilnovo designed in the 1950s, fine Italian manufacture, with original printed label. The chandelier starts from a round beige metal base, from which 4 g...
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1950s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal, Aluminum

Orbitale Brass Chandelier 3 Rotating Balanced Arms, Ivory Black Twin Shades
Located in Tavarnelle val di Pesa, Florence
Orbitale 3 arms frame using the twin shade. Thanks to a customer who had the articulated sconces and wanted this version with black and ivory shades. It's a beautiful combination of ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal, Aluminum, Brass

Italian Suspension Light
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Seven-shade Italian Suspension Light. Manufactured in Italy, circa 1950's. Enameled aluminum, brass, custom brass ceiling plates. Rewired for U.S. standards. Shades adjust up/down. W...
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1950s French Vintage Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Kalmar Flush Mount Light Fixture 'Pagoda', Glass Nickel, 1970, One of Four
Located in Hausmannstätten, AT
One of four large flush mount chandeliers 'Pagoda' or 'Pagode' by Kalmar, manufactured in midcentury, circa 1970 (late 1960s or early 1970s). Each chandelier takes twelve E14 candel...
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1970s Austrian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Nickel

One of Nine Mid-Century Modern Patinated Copper Pendant Lights, 1960
Located in Hausmannstätten, AT
One of nine pendants with wonderful warm natural aged patina made of massive copper. Manufactured in Italy in Mid-Century, circa 1960 (late 1950s or early 1960s). The price is per ...
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1960s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Copper

Six Arms Brass Chandelier, Ivory Sage Pivot Shades, Stilnovo Style, Twelve Bulbs
Located in Tavarnelle val di Pesa, Florence
Bestseller for the perfect price and size combination. For eclectic or midcentury dining room and living rooms. Enchanting 54in-135cm diameter chandelier. The 12 bulbs are providing ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Aluminum, Brass, Metal

Orbitale Brass Chandelier 3 Rotating Balanced Arms, Stilnovo Style, Twin Shades
Located in Tavarnelle val di Pesa, Florence
Orbitale 3 arms frame using the twin shade. Shown with 3 rotating arms. I designed this for being placed above a kitchen island where it's at the best of use, having task light and m...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Aluminum, Metal, Brass

Italian Mid Century 8 Light Fixture with White Globes and Chrome Base
Located in Troy, MI
Circa 1960s Italian hanging light fixture with a round chrome frame and eight white glass globes. Unknown maker. New wiring for US electrical standards.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Chrome

Sistema, Brass 6 Rotating Orbitale Arms Chandelier, for Oval dining Table
Located in Tavarnelle val di Pesa, Florence
Second SISTEMA chandelier with 3 sections and 6 arms. Ideal for an oval dining table. It works well also over an island or a counter, and still great on a rectangular table. With a r...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Sistema Solare, Luxury Ivory Onyx and Brass 8 Rotating Orbitale Arms Chandelier
Located in Tavarnelle val di Pesa, Florence
Sistema Solare is the variation of the Sistema chandelier where the shade is made of a thin cut Ivory Onyx slab. Actually the whole project started for this incredible material. Ivor...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Onyx, Brass

Orbitale Brass Chandelier 5 Rotating Balanced Arms, Stilnovo Style, Brass Shades
Located in Tavarnelle val di Pesa, Florence
Sculptural bespoke brass chandelier. Shown with 5 rotating arms. April 2022. Added photos from beautiful home projected by Elad Cohen of Alex Meitlis studio. Great photography fro...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass, Metal

Set of 4 Kaiser Sputnik Glass Globes Patinated Brass Chandeliers, Germany, 1970s
Located in Almelo, NL
Stunning set of 4 Sputnik chandeliers with 9 handmade glass globes and patinated brass by Kaiser Leuchten, Germany, 1960s.This chandelier will contribute to a luxurious character of ...
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1970s German Vintage Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Glass

Smoked Glass Chandelier by RAAK, 1970s
By RAAK
Located in Vienna, AT
1970s cascading chandelier by RAAK, Netherlands, with three large smoked glass globe pendants in different sizes that can be adjusted individually. Very good original condition with ...
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1970s Dutch Vintage Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Elegant Chandelier in Brass and Glass
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Chandelier, brass, glass, France, 1960s Magnificent large round brass chandelier of French origin with twenty-four textured glass shades. This lamp is handcrafted and consists of tw...
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1960s French Vintage Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Compact Orbitale Brass Chandelier 3 Rotating Balanced Arms, Low Ceiling Featured
Located in Tavarnelle val di Pesa, Florence
Sculptural bespoke brass chandelier. The Orbitale collection is modular. Here a compact version using the short sections of the 5 arm to compact the height of the chandelier body...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal, Brass

Adjustable Three-Arm Chandelier Brass Patinated Sage Green New Staggered Design
Located in Tavarnelle val di Pesa, Florence
This chandelier repeats the arms construction of the other three arms chandeliers in line. The new feature is that the pivot points on the central stem are not on the same line but s...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal, Aluminum, Brass

Orbitale Grand Planetario Brass Chandelier 8 Arms, Stilnovo Style, Brass Shades
Located in Tavarnelle val di Pesa, Florence
Sculptural bespoke brass chandelier that belongs to the Orbitale collection. I gave the Planetario name for the 8 planets and the sun representation. it's just one of the best chand...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal, Brass

Murano Pendant with Stained Yellow Glass and Chrome
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Pendant, murano, chrome, Italy, 1960s. Beautiful pendant with six Murano glass leaves in "Mazzega" style. The six leaves which are held up by a chrome pole, form an umbrella-shaped...
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1960s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Chrome

Grand Midcentury Flushmount, Chandelier in Structured Glass and Brass, Europe
Located in Almelo, NL
Extreme 62" large flushmount chandelier, in glass and brass, Europe, 1960s. Wonderful and very heavy quality flushmount chandelier made in Europe, manufactured, circa 1960s. The c...
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Mid-20th Century European Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Chandelier Bakalowits Oswald Haerdtl Glass and Brass, Austria, 1950
Located in Vienna, AT
Chandelier designed by Oswald Haerdtl and manufactured by Bakalowits Vienna, circa 1950, Austria. We can customize any drop required in our workshop free of charge, please inquire...
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1950s Austrian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Ceiling Light by Stilnovo
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Brass Ceiling Light by Lumen. Designed and manufactured in Italy, circa the 1950's. All brass three-armed fixture. Each arm has one brass shade with textured glass diffusers set at t...
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1950s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Eight-Arm Brass Chandelier, Ivory or Black Heads, Gold Inside in Stilnovo Style
Located in Tavarnelle val di Pesa, Florence
Best size for dining room use. Enchanting 54in - 135cm diameter chandelier. Midcentury eight-arm spider chandelier with ivory or black shades and natural patinated brass. Pivotting...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Aluminum, Metal, Brass

Great 18 Palmette Shallow Flush Ceiling Mount, Murano
Located in Tavarnelle val di Pesa, Florence
Here the larger version of the successful 12 leaves compact palmette ceiling fixture. This group of shallow ceiling mount Murano chandelier was first designed for a luxury yacht lo...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Mid Century Italian Brass Black Large Mobile Chandelier "Magico e Meditativo"20t
Located in Milano, IT
Original Italian brass mobile chandelier manufactured in a very small handcraft production in Milano, 20th century Large, magic and poetical mobile chandelier with brass and black s...
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Late 20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal, Brass, Wire

Four-Arm Brass Asymmetrical Chandelier, Ivory Gold Pivot Shades, Stilnovo Style
Located in Tavarnelle val di Pesa, Florence
New design using a regular structure and playing with the arm combination to achieve asymmetry and an intriguing new approach for these stemmed chandeliers. Heads are pivoting thi...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Aluminum, Metal, Brass

Stilnovo Pendant Chandelier Lamp Black Opal Glass, Mid-Century Modern, Italy
Located in Vienna, AT
Stilnovo pear-shaped ball suspension lamp with 3 shades Italy, circa 1950 Wonderful and rare example of a nest of Mid Century ceiling fixtures in original condition. Beautiful penda...
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1950s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Aluminum, Brass

Ceiling Lights by Caccia Dominioni for Azucena
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Pendants by Caccia Dominioni for Azucena. Designed and manufactured in Italy circa the 1950s. White sandblasted cylinders are suspended by brass chain. Original canopies paired with ...
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1950s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass, Steel

Mid Century Modern Archimede Seguso, Murano 400 Element Chandelier
Located in North Bergen, NJ
Stunning Mid Century Modern Italian Chandelier by talented artist Archimede Seguso. This double waterfall chandelier has Tronchi glass tubes hanging from hooks onto a nickel (silver)...
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1970s Vintage Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Glass

Mid-Century Modern Ebonized Walnut & Brass Six Arm Frosted Glass Chandelier
Located in New York, NY
This refined and graphic Mid-Century Modern chandelier was realized in Italy, circa 1950. It features a circular canopy with a conical embellishment that descents into a stylized wis...
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1950s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Mid-Century Modern 2-Tier Handblown Murano Translucent Glass Tronchi Chandelier
Located in New York, NY
This elegant and graphic Mid-Century Modern chandelier was realized in Murano, Italy- the island off the coast of Murano renowned for centuries for its superlative glass production- ...
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1970s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Chrome

Semi Flush Mount Attributed to Luigi Brusotti, circa 1945, Italy
Located in Vienna, AT
Semi flush mount attributed to Luigi Brusotti, circa 1945, Italy. Beautifully preserved ceiling lampmount with a 19.5" glass disk and a small satin glass dome. The light is in very g...
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1940s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Arredoluce Attributed Chandelier Flush Mount, Italy 1950s
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Designed and manufactured in Italy in 1950s. Opaline glass, patinated brass. 10 branches. Rewired for US.  
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1950s European Vintage Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Unique Mid-Century Modern Hand Crafted Amethyst Stained Glass Lighting Fixture
Located in West Hartford, CT
Exquisite hand crafted umbrella shaped stained glass light fixture in a beautiful pink amethyst color supported by copper rod. Why not own the best? Made in Italy but wired for the USA.
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1970s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal, Copper

Colorful French Chandelier, 1960s
Located in Vienna, AT
Rare French colorful glass chandelier from the 1960s. Alternating yellow and red enameled glasses are mounted on brass and anodized aluminum hardware with a red glass centerpiece. Ve...
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1960s French Vintage Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Aluminum, Brass

Floral Bronze Ring Dome Chandelier
Located in Peekskill, NY
We have a nice a number of these pendents in stock. It's not often that we can offer or even find a collection like this. The glass and ring fixture were old factory finds. The lamp ...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Bronze

Palmette Chandelier by Fabio Ltd
Located in Venice, Italy
Italian Palmette chandelier shown in clear Murano glass leaves mounted on unlacquered natural brass finish frame with frosted bottom glass diffusers / Made in Italy Length 86.5 inch...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Contemporary Handcrafted Ceiling Lamp "Ischys" with Brass Curved Arms by Anaktae
Located in Athens, GR
Contemporary, handmade ceiling fixture model "Ischys" in oxidized brass with 24 curved arms, in two different lengths, with light source on either end. The light source consists of ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Greek Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Early and Rare 45XL Akari Pendant by Isamu Noguchi for Ozeki, 1950s
Located in Echt, NL
Early 45XL Akari lamp in excellent condition. Designed by Isamu Noguchi in 1951 Produced by Ozeki & Co., Ltd. New old stock, 4 items available! Model 45XL is a square shaped p...
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20th Century Japanese Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Murano Art Glass Rectangular Teal Mid-Century Chandelier, 1970
Located in Rome, IT
Murano chandelier with an elongated design with a brass structure and unique glass teal color. All in Murano glass with a brass structure. The glasses are treated with a particular ...
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1970s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Duchessa Chandelier by Fabio Ltd
Located in Palm Springs, CA
Italian modern chandelier shown in gold, frosted, pink and amethyst textured Murano glass tiles with frosted granulated glass diffuser mounted on brass structure, designed by Fabio B...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Palma Chandelier by Fabio Ltd
Located in Venice, Italy
Italian flush mount or chandelier with clear Murano glass leaves hand blown in Graniglia technique to produce a granular textured effect, mounted on gold finish internal frame and un...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Blown Glass, Murano Glass

Luigi Caccia Dominioni for Azucena LS10 Ceiling Lights, a Pair
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Luigi Caccia Dominioni for Azucena ceiling suspension lights. Model LS10 Boccia. Designed and manufactured in Italy in 1960s. Murano glass, patinated aluminum glass holder and stee...
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1960s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Aluminum, Steel

Mid-Century Big Glass Pedant by Napako, 1960s
Located in Praha, CZ
Made in Czechoslovakia. Made of glass. Cable compatible with USA. 1x E27 or E26 bulb. Polished. Fully functional. Good original condition. Height adjustable.
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1960s Czech Vintage Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Glass

Gino Sarfatti for Arteluce Pendant Lamp
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Gino Sarfatti for Arteluce, pendant, aluminum, metal, Italy, 1950. This lamp features a chrome counterweight and the shade is executed in lacquered aluminum. This exceptional pendan...
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1950s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal, Aluminum

Large Pendant Lamp Tricena I by Ingo Maurer for Design M 1968
Located in Vienna, AT
Large pendant lamp Tricena I by Ingo Maurer for Design M 1968, Munich, Germany Cool light by the German Master of light Info Maurer. The Tricena I is the larger model available fr...
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1960s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Steel, Chrome

Felci Flushmount by Fabio Ltd
Located in Venice, Italy
Italian flush mount with clear hand blown Murano Felci fern glass leaves mounted on chrome finish metal frame by Fabio Ltd / made in Italy 6 lights / E12 or E14 type / max 40W each M...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Murano Glass

Tall Vistosi Ceiling Light, 1960s
Located in Vienna, AT
Tall murano glass ceiling light from the 1960s attributed to Vistosi. Long conical 'triplex opal' glass diffuser with colored glass stripes. Glass height is approximately 19inches/48...
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1960s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Aluminum, Brass

Seven Arms Alabaster Chandelier, 1970
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
Seven arms alabaster chandelier in chrome and gold metal From 1970.
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Murano Glass Ceiling Pendants
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Murano glass ceiling pendants Made for us exclusively in Italy Hand blown glass, custom finished metal Available in brass or patinated brass Italy 2021 Rewired for US Overall d...
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2010s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Set of Four Bakalowits Light Fixtures, Brass and Crystal Glass, Austria, 1960s
Located in Rijssen, NL
Set of very elegant light fixtures by Bakalowits and Sohne with huge gem-like crystals and brass frame. Two large chandeliers and two wall lights. The crystals are meticulously cut i...
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Mid-20th Century Austrian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Brass

Italian Chandelier in Structured Light Brown Glass
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Chandelier with six arms, glass, metal, Italy, 1950s This six-armed chandelier is made of soft brown colored glass. The glass features a structured surface with differently shaped l...
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1950s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Petite Vertigo Ceiling Light by Constance Guisset
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Ceiling light made of structured lightweight fiberglass and polyurethane ribbons. Lead time 6-8 weeks when not in stock. Also available in white, teal and copper. 55 inches in diamet...
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2010s French Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Fiberglass, Polyurethane

Large Hotel Chandelier in Brass and Hand Blown Glass, Austria 1950s
Located in Almelo, NL
Large hotel chandelier with brass fixture and large hand blowed glass, Austria 1950s. The chandelier with brass frame consist of six lights, formed in a circle, with glass shades. Th...
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Mid-20th Century Austrian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Stilnovo Style Chandeliers, a Pair
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Stilnovo style chandeliers, a pair Italy 1960s Nine arms with tulip shaped glass.  
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1960s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal, Brass

Stilnovo Double Suspension Pendant Lamp Red Aluminum Glass, Italy, 1950
Located in Vienna, AT
Rare double suspension chandelier Stilnovo, Italy, 1950 Two-cord suspension light with original canopy. Two red lacquered aluminum slightly conical tubes with glass disks. The fixtu...
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1950s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Aluminum, Brass

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