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BRUTALIST STYLE

The term brutalism — which derives from the French word brut, meaning “raw” — was coined to describe an architectural style that emerged in the 1950s featuring monumental buildings, usually made of unornamented concrete, whose design was meant to project an air of strength and solidity. Le Corbusier essentially created the brutalist style; its best-known iterations in the United States are the Marcel Breuer–designed Whitney Museum of American Art and Paul Rudolph's Yale Art and Architecture Building.

Lately, the word “brutalist” has been adopted by the realms of furniture design and the decorative arts to refer to cabinets, tables, and accessory pieces such as mirror frames and lighting that are made of rougher, deeply textured metals and other materials that are the visual and palpable antithesis of the sleek, smooth and suave. Brutalist design encompasses that which is crafted, hewn and worked by hand — an aesthetic rebuke (or, at least, a counterpoint) to furniture that is created using 21st-century materials and technology.

Paul Evans is Exhibit A for brutalist design. His Sculpture Front cabinets laced with high-relief patinated steel mounts have become collector's items nonpareil, while the chairs and tables in his later Cityscape series and Sculpted Bronze series are perhaps the most expressive, attention-grabbing pieces in modern American design. Other exemplars of brutalist design are Silas Seandel, the idiosyncratic New York furniture designer and sculptor whose works in metal — in particular his tables — have a kind of brawny lyricism, and Curtis Jere, a nom-de-trade for the California team of Curtis Freiler and Jerry Fels, the bold makers of expressive scorched and sheared copper and brass mirror frames and wall-mounted sculptures.

The names of other brutalist designers are, so far, unknown to history. The authentic brutalist furniture and sculptures on 1stDibs lend unique, eccentric, human notes to an art and design collection.

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Late 20th Century Brutalist Aged Brass & Stainless Steel MW1 Lamp
Located in Swalmen, NL
This signature Brutalist vintage lamp, was designed by Peter Ghyczy in 1980, and has remained a one-of a kind GHYCZY product - as a very limited number of these were produced. It fea...
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1980s Dutch Vintage Brutalist More Lighting

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Brass, Stainless Steel

Pair of John Richard Brutalist Brass Ribbon Table Lamps with Signed Shades
Located in Milford, NH
A fine pair of brutalist patinated brass ribbon two light table lamps with ebonized stone bases and period shades, signed by John Richard. The pair are in very good working order, wi...
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20th Century American Brutalist More Lighting

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Stone, Brass

Mid-Century Brutalist "Spider” Light, Italy, C 1950’s
Located in Hastings, GB
Amazing mid-century Brutalist "Spider” light, Italy C 1950’s These spider lights were originally crafted with 9 iron legs, they were typically made with the extra leg to ward off ...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Brutalist More Lighting

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Wrought Iron

Danish Brutalist Brass Flower Wall Light by Holm Sørensen, 1960s
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Danish mid-century modern brutalist rustic brass wall light in the shape of a large flower with eight leaves surrounding a big round shiny center. Designed by the versatile Dane Sven...
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1960s Danish Vintage Brutalist More Lighting

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Brass

Pair of Italian Brutalist Brass Sconces
Located in Houston, TX
A pair of 1960s Italian Brutalist brass sconces.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Brutalist More Lighting

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Brass

Pair of Tom Greene Style Sconces
Located in North Miami, FL
A pair of Brutalist sconces in the style of Tom Greene. Great coloration to the brass which compliments the intricate design. Scale is great as well Electrical parts all new.   
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1970s American Vintage Brutalist More Lighting

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Brass

Set of Three Large Ceramic "Hand" Sconces
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Sconces in white ceramic with glass globe, circa 1970s. Unusual size.
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Late 20th Century French Brutalist More Lighting

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Ceramic

Pair of Albano Poli Brutalist Style Murano Glass Sconces by Poliarte, 1970s
Located in Cerignola, Italy Puglia
These wall lamps were created by the master glassmaker Albano Poli for his Poliarte company. The wall lamps have a patinated and handmade metal base, two squares in white relief glas...
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1970s Italian Vintage Brutalist More Lighting

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Metal

French Brutalist Desk or Occasional Lamp in Zinc from the 80s
Located in Lyon, FR
Very original desk or side lamp entirely in zinc with a nice texture work on the whole. Made in France in the 80's. Very nice vintage condition of the set, recommended bulb B22 led (...
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1980s French Vintage Brutalist More Lighting

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Zinc

Jacques Duval Brasseur Illuminated Butterfly Coffee Table
Located in Hastings, GB
A beautiful butterfly inspired hand crafted coffee table, designed and made by the world renowned artist and sculptor Jacques Duval Brasseur in the 1970's. The stunning brass body is...
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1970s French Vintage Brutalist More Lighting

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Agate, Brass

Maison Jansen Aloe Plant Table Lamp
Located in Hastings, GB
A fabulous 1960's Maison Jansen table lamp in the the form of an Aloe Vera plant, constructed entirely of burnished brass, the wide tall leaves stretch upward with a single lamp hold...
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1960s French Vintage Brutalist More Lighting

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Brass

Italian Brutalist Brass and Bakelite Chandelier by Nucleo Forme
Located in Houston, TX
Great midcentury Italian Brutalist style brass and bakelite chandelier by Nucleo Forme. This unusual Gaetano Sciolari style midcentury brass chandelier has been newly wired to U.S. S...
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1960s Italian Vintage Brutalist More Lighting

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Brass

James de Wulf Triton Pendant Lighting
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Foundry cast, solid brass pendant light. Comes with 10' of steel chain, 60 Watt Edison style bulb, and canopy. UL listed. Designed and manufactured in Los Angeles. Additional chain a...
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2010s American Brutalist More Lighting

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Brass

Danish Mid-Century Modern Brutalist Pendant by Holm Sørensen
Located in Haddonfield, NJ
Rare Danish Mid-Century Modern Brutalist pendant by Holm Sørensen.
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1960s Danish Vintage Brutalist More Lighting

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Brass

1960s, Brass Brutalist Wall Light by Svend Aage Holm Sørensen
Located in Silvolde, Gelderland
Beautiful brutalist wall light designed by Svend Aage Holm Sørensen for Holm Sørensen & Co., Denmark. This lamp is flame cut of brass with a very nice patina. It is in a lovely con...
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1960s Danish Vintage Brutalist More Lighting

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Brass

Spherical Glass Shard Lamp
Located in Hudson, NY
A spectacular spherical table lamp created with 1/4 inch pieces of glass. A wire frame sits on a Lucite base.
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1960s American Vintage Brutalist More Lighting

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Glass, Lucite

Pair of Brutalist Pendant Lights
Located in Chicago, IL
An incredibly chic pair of Brutalist steel pendant lights, each with pierced sides and applied cutouts. Wired for US, with black silk twisted cords. Perfect over a kitchen island, do...
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Mid-20th Century North American Brutalist More Lighting

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Steel

Brutalist Metal Sculptured Table Lamp with Raw Woolen Structured Shade
Located in Voorburg, NL
Expressive Brutalist Table lamp made in France in the 1970s. Beautiful Heavy and Large lamp base with Bold Abstract Brass Sculptured accents. Comes with a matching original Raw Woole...
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Mid-20th Century French Brutalist More Lighting

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Brass

Stunning Brutalist Metal Sculptured Table Lamp with Raw Woolen Structured Shade
Located in Voorburg, NL
Expressive Brutalist table lamp made in France. Beautiful heavy and Large lamp base with Bold Abstract Brass Sculptured accents. Comes with a matching original Raw Woolen structured ...
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Mid-20th Century French Brutalist More Lighting

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Brass

1970s Brutalist Style Metal Chandelier
Located in Amherst, NH
Vintage 1970s metal Brutalist style dining room chandelier. The chandelier has gold metal textured pieces with six chandelier bulbs on the outside and three on the inside. The chande...
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Mid-20th Century American Brutalist More Lighting

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Metal

Pr. Brutalist Table Lamps with Original Silver Finish Shades after James Mont
Located in New York, NY
Incredible pair of Brutalist, mid century, Hollywood Regency, table lamps, with original silver and blue decorated shades. The lamps depict a stylized city scene with columns, towers...
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Mid-20th Century American Brutalist More Lighting

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Ceramic, Paper

Large brutalist glass & iron sconce wall lamp, 1960's
Located in Steenwijk, NL
This midcentury wall light is made from hand-wrought anthracite grey iron and thick clear ice Murano glass with and amber tones.
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1960s Swedish Vintage Brutalist More Lighting

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Wrought Iron

Brutalist Nail Sculptural Lucite Table Lamp by Laurel
Located in Van Nuys, CA
Brutalist nail sculpture Lucite table lamp, circa 1967 made by the Laurel Lamp Co. This lamp features a hand welded nail sculpture fixed to an acrylic lamp base with a black lacqu...
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1960s American Vintage Brutalist More Lighting

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Brass, Steel

Mid-Century Modern Brutalist Table Lamp by Maurizio Tempestini in Brass & Steel
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A beautiful and modern Brutalist table lamp designed by Maurizio Tempestini in the 1960s. It features a two-tone metallic gold and silver color scheme. Tested and works perfectly. It...
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1960s North American Vintage Brutalist More Lighting

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Brass, Steel

Poliarte Brutalist Bronze and Glass Life-Size Floor Lamp, 1970s by Albano Poli
Located in Antwerp, BE
The floor lamp made by Albano Poli with artistic hammered glass and cast iron bronze base is hard to find. Albano Poli determined to make unique lamps that could shape light through ...
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1970s Italian Vintage Brutalist More Lighting

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Bronze

Large Custom Iron "Huron" Kitchen Island or Billiard Light Fixture with 9 Lights
Located in Houston, TX
Our exclusive, custom design, the Huron hand-wrought, nine-light chandelier comes with custom chain and canopy. A clean and timeless design. The diameter of each of the three lights...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Brutalist More Lighting

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Iron

1970s Italian Design and Brutalist Style Large Steel and Glass Wall Light
Located in Tourcoing, FR
Italian design and Brutalist style large wall light composed of an aerial stainless steel metal structure with glass finish. E14 lightbulbs are required and 40W maximum.
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21st Century and Contemporary Unknown Brutalist More Lighting

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Stainless Steel

Mid-Century Modern Brutalist Ceramic Dragonfly Table Lamp by Bernard Rooke
Located in London, GB
An organic and Brutalist style ceramic table light with leaf pattern, snails and dancing dragonflies. No chips or cracks. Bernard Rooke (born 1938) is a British artist and studio ...
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1960s English Vintage Brutalist More Lighting

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Ceramic

1980 Italian Brutalist Pair of Cream Beige Murano Glass Round Brass Table Lamps
Located in New York, NY
Late 1970s-early 1980s one of a kind Italian pair of modernist table lamps with an Art Deco flair. The handmade brass structure, raised on a round base with small feet, is composed o...
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1980s Italian Vintage Brutalist More Lighting

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Brass

Spanish Brutalist Large Torch Wall Sconce in Gilt Wrought Iron
Located in Mombuey, Zamora
Torch row wall light, golden wrought iron. Brutalist style Comes from the lighting of a Catholic church Brutalism is an architectural style that emerged from the Modern Movement an...
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20th Century Spanish Brutalist More Lighting

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Iron

Tom Greene Style Brutalist Torch-Cut Brass Torchiere Floor Lamp
Located in Van Nuys, CA
This Tom Greene style Brutalist brass Torchère features a series of multilevel of candles and sculpted torch-cut accents, circa 1970.
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1970s American Vintage Brutalist More Lighting

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Brass

Italian Design and Brutalist Style Large Brass and Glass Wall Light
Located in Tourcoing, FR
Italian design and Brutalist style large wall light composed of an aerial brass metal structure with glass finish.
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21st Century and Contemporary European Brutalist More Lighting

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Brass

Alice Vertical Pendant Hanging Fixture Glass Cubes in Solid Brass Blackened
Located in Los Angeles, CA
The Alice collection is inspired by Brutalist modular architecture. The textured hand blown glass cubes are sandblasted to create a soft glow and stacked together to diffuse light in...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Brutalist More Lighting

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Brass

Midcentury Brutalist Pendant Light with Stunning Murano Mouth Blown Glass Discs
Located in Lisse, NL
Rare design pendant with large, mouth blown art glass discs in gilt wrought iron frame. If you are looking for a striking and extraordinary light fixture to grace your midcentury li...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Brutalist More Lighting

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Wrought Iron

Pair of Modern Brutalist Lamps
Located in Chicago, IL
A sharp pair of contemporary American artist-made table lamps designed with a Brutalist spirit, and constructed with steel dome shades, cylindrical cement bodies, with wood bases. El...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Brutalist More Lighting

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Concrete, Steel

Contemporary Golden Ceiling Light in Cast Brass and Illuminated Raw Crystal
Located in Sao Paulo, BR
Contemporary golden ceiling light in cast brass and illuminated raw crystal. Produced in São Paulo, Brazil. This ceiling light was meticulously handmade by master artisans one delic...
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2010s Brazilian Brutalist More Lighting

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Brass

Brutalist Style Oxidized Finish and Brass Metal Wall Light
Located in Tourcoing, FR
Brutalist and brass metal wall light composed of an aerial structure with oxidized finish.
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21st Century and Contemporary European Brutalist More Lighting

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Metal

Midcentury Brutalist Wrought Iron Five Mouth Blown Glass Art Globe Shape Pendant
Located in Lisse, NL
Large and wonderful, hand-crafted chandelier from the midcentury era. If you are looking for a rare and beautiful fixture to grace your home then this handcrafted chandelier could b...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Brutalist More Lighting

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Wrought Iron

Contemporary Silver Ceiling Light in Cast Aluminum and Illuminated Raw Crystal
Located in Sao Paulo, BR
Produced in São Paulo, Brazil. This contemporary silver ceiling light was meticulously handmade by master artisans one delicate piece at a time. It is therefore quite difficult, if ...
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2010s Brazilian Brutalist More Lighting

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Crystal, Aluminum

Two Textured Hard Wired Brutalist Art Deco Italian Burst Flame Sconces in Iron
Located in Oklahoma City, OK
Pair of two hard wired Italian brutalist sconces. Each sconce is made of cast or forged iron and features two protruding "fans" or bow tie. The pieces are textured and reach out on e...
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1920s Italian Vintage Brutalist More Lighting

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Metal, Steel, Iron

Square Table Lamp, 1970s
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Lamp in aluminium with copper and silver finish Located in Brooklyn
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Late 20th Century French Brutalist More Lighting

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Metal

Brutalist Candle Holder
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Unique torch cut metal candle holder on stone base. Gives great light and has a super look, with patina and color. (Please confirm item location - NY or NJ - with dealer).     
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1960s Vintage Brutalist More Lighting

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Metal

Sculptural Floor Lamp in the Style of Poliarte
Located in Isle Sur La Sorgue, Vaucluse
Stunning brutalist floor lamp of hammered iron with an oxydized, verdigris patina and bronze finish. Thick slabs of bautifully coloured rough-cut glass in the stem which can be light...
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1960s Italian Vintage Brutalist More Lighting

Tom Ahlstrom & Hans Ehrich Brutalist Midcentury Wall Light
Located in Hastings, GB
Tom Ahlstrom and Hans Ehrich Brutalist midcentury wall light with Murano ice glass and cast iron surround. The Murano ice glass has clear and amber coloring, circa 1960s-1970s This...
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Brutalist More Lighting

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Iron

Pia Manu Table Lamps Pyramid Form in Stacked Glass & Corten Steel, Belgium 1960s
Located in Dallas, TX
1970s rough-cut stacked glass pyramid table lamps custom made by the Pia Manu studio in Belgium. These one of a kind light sculptures were designed by Jules Dewaele in the modern Bru...
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Mid-20th Century Belgian Brutalist More Lighting

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Steel

Mid-Century Modern Brutalist Pendant Light by Svend Aage Holm Sørensen, 1960’s
Located in London, GB
Danish designer Svend Aage Holm Sørensen (1913-2004) is known for his self-produced lighting designs dating from the 1950s, ‘60s and ‘70s. Despite the desirability of his designs on ...
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1960s Danish Vintage Brutalist More Lighting

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Brass