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The late 19th and early 20th centuries saw sweeping social change and major scientific advances — both of which contributed to a new aesthetic: modernism. Rejecting the rigidity of Victorian artistic conventions, modernists sought a new means of expression. References to the natural world and ornate classical embellishments gave way to the sleek simplicity of the Machine Age. Architect Philip Johnson characterized the hallmarks of modernism as “machine-like simplicity, smoothness or surface [and] avoidance of ornament.”

Early practitioners of modernist design include the De Stijl (“The Style”) group, founded in the Netherlands in 1917, and the Bauhaus School, founded two years later in Germany.

Followers of both groups produced sleek, spare designs — many of which became icons of daily life in the 20th century. The modernists rejected both natural and historical references and relied primarily on industrial materials such as metal, glass, plywood, and, later, plastics. While Bauhaus principals Marcel Breuer and Ludwig Mies van der Rohe created furniture from mass-produced, chrome-plated steel, American visionaries like Charles and Ray Eames worked in materials as novel as molded plywood and fiberglass. Today, Breuer’s Wassily chair, Mies van der Rohe’s Barcelona chaircrafted with his romantic partner, designer Lilly Reich — and the Eames lounge chair are emblems of progressive design and vintage originals are prized cornerstones of collections.

It’s difficult to overstate the influence that modernism continues to wield over designers and architects — and equally difficult to overstate how revolutionary it was when it first appeared a century ago. But because modernist furniture designs are so simple, they can blend in seamlessly with just about any type of décor. Don’t overlook them.

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Style: Modern
Contemporary by Chitarrini Studio Handmade Table Lamp Natural Rattan White
Located in Barcelona, ES
AMÀ Table lamp THE FAMILY: Amà , comes from the Catalan '' a mà '', which means '' handmade '', and it is how this lamp is made. With hand-turned beech wood, white-metal details...
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21st Century and Contemporary Spanish Modern More Lighting

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Metal

Contemporary by Chitarrini Studio Handmade Wall Lamp Natural Rattan Brass
Located in Barcelona, ES
AMÀ Wall lamp THE FAMILY: Amà , comes from the Catalan '' a mà '', which means '' handmade '', and it is how this lamp is made. With hand-turned beech wood, solid brass details, and...
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21st Century and Contemporary Spanish Modern More Lighting

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Brass

Contemporary by Chitarrini Studio Handmade Table lamp Natural Rattan Brass
Located in Barcelona, ES
AMÀ Table lamp THE FAMILY: Amà , comes from the Catalan '' a mà '', which means '' handmade '', and it is how this lamp is made. With hand-turned beech wood, solid brass details, an...
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21st Century and Contemporary Spanish Modern More Lighting

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Brass

Contemporary by Chitarrini Studio Handmade Pendant Lamp Natural MDF Wood
Located in Barcelona, ES
ARLES Pendant lamp XL THE FAMILY: Arles, is a family of lights that tells a story, it is designed to create a cozy and mysterious atmosphere in interior rooms. The parallel and con...
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21st Century and Contemporary Spanish Modern More Lighting

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Plywood

Cintola Maxi Pendant by Tom Kirk with Hand Blown Glass in Polished Aluminum
Located in New York, NY
Deco inspired and hand finished, the Cintola Maxi is a stand-out feature luminary designed by Tom Kirk. Just like the Cintola pendant, the Maxi pendant comes in seven different col...
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21st Century and Contemporary British Modern More Lighting

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Aluminum

21st Century Contemporary Giampiero Romanò Pencil Style Table Lamp Brass
Located in Milan, IT
Giotto Junior is the name of this limited edition table lamp. It is the small version of the pencil like glowing sculpture “Giotto”. It is made from a treated and finely polished se...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern More Lighting

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Brass, Copper

21st Century Modern Lima Arc Floor Lamp Handcrafted in Portugal by Greenapple
Located in Cartaxo, PT
21st Century Contemporary Modern Lima Arc Floor Lamp Natural Solid Beech Polished Stainless Steel and Calacatta Bianco Marble Handcrafted in Portugal - Europe by Greenapple. This f...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern More Lighting

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Marble, Brass, Stainless Steel

LED Swirl Four Ring Chandelier Pendant Light in Gold Contemporary
Located in Westport, CT
Individual rings with integrated LED stripes grouped together. The height and tilt of each ring can be adjusted individually. 3000K 110 lumen / watt Finishes: Rose gold, poli...
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2010s Modern More Lighting

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Stainless Steel

Contemporary by Chitarrini Studio Handmade Pendant Lamp Mdf Wood Large 800
Located in Barcelona, ES
ARLES Pendant lamp THE FAMILY: Arles , is a family of lights that tells a story, it is designed to create a cozy and mysterious atmosphere in interior rooms. The parallel and...
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21st Century and Contemporary Spanish Modern More Lighting

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Plywood

Maillon LED Horizontal Pendant Light 6
Located in Westport, CT
Elegant grouping of 6 metal rings with integrated LED diffusing a clean natural light. Soft white 3000K. 75 watts – 110 lumens / watt, dimmable. Finishes: Rose gold, polished or ...
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2010s Modern More Lighting

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Stainless Steel

Vertigo Chandelier in Transparent Resin by Jacopo Foggini
Located in New York, NY
While working for the family business, Jacopo Foggini discovered the versatile nature of methacrylate, a material generally used in the production of car reflectors. Enchanted by the...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern More Lighting

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Resin

Sneeze A Chandelier in Red Resin by Jacopo Foggini, 1stdibs New York
Located in New York, NY
While working for the family business, Jacopo Foggini discovered the versatile nature of methacrylate, a material generally used in the production of car reflectors. Enchanted by the...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern More Lighting

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Resin

Contemporary by Ghirò Studio 'Tigra' Table Lamp Iridescent Pink Crystal and Gold
Located in Pieve Emanuele, Milano
2021 Collection of table lamps by Ghirò Studio (Milan) The 'Tigra' lamp is not just a table lamp. It’s an object of pure art and design. Sober, fine and elegant even when off, it is ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern More Lighting

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Brass

21st Century Modern Sublime Arc Floor Lamp Handcrafted in Portugal by Greenapple
Located in Cartaxo, PT
21st Century Contemporary Modern Sublime Arc Floor Lamp Polished Stainless Steel and Nero Marquina Marble Handcrafted in Portugal - Europe by Greenapple. This floor lamp with a han...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern More Lighting

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Marble, Stainless Steel, Brass

Tiffany Contemporary Table Lamp 40 Tree Silk Silvered Glass antiqued Brass
Located in Pietrasanta, IT
This light object is a contemporary piece, entirely made in Tuscany-Italy and 100% of Italian origin. Tiffany lamp is Sabrina's first creation and is inspired by Audrey Hepburn's tim...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern More Lighting

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Brass

Customizable STACKED Multi-Bulb Chandelier by Richard Haining, Shown in Cherry
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Custom design a one-of-a-kind stacked multi-bulb chandelier. Although this particular chandelier is shown in salvaged cherry with 3-Bulbs, rest assured, we will tailor this fixtu...
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2010s American Modern More Lighting

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Hardwood, Softwood, Reclaimed Wood, Scrap Wood, Wood, Mahogany, Cherry, ...

Italian Modern Black Metal Telescopic Wall Lamp, 1970s
Located in MIlano, IT
Italian modern black metal telescopic wall lamp, 1970s Wall lamp in black metal, with telescopic structure and with counterweight along the cable to position the lampshade at a vari...
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1970s Italian Vintage Modern More Lighting

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Metal

Customizable STACKED 5-Bulb Chandelier by Richard Haining, Shown in Cherry
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Custom design a one-of-a-kind STACKED Multi-Bulb Chandelier. Although this particular STACKED Chandelier is shown in salvaged cherry with 5-bulbs, rest assured, we will tailor th...
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2010s American Modern More Lighting

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Reclaimed Wood, Hardwood, Softwood, Scrap Wood, Wood, Cherry, Mahogany, ...

Customizable STACKED Floor Lamp by Richard Haining, Shown in Walnut
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Customize a one-of-a-kind STACKED floor lamp. Perhaps you would like the elongated neck to be more curvilinear? Or you have a larger room with tall ceilings, we can make your lamp ...
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2010s American Modern More Lighting

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Wood, Mahogany, Maple, Oak, Walnut, Hardwood, Cherry, Softwood, Reclaime...

Pair of STACKED Floor Lamps by Richard Haining, Oxidized Walnut, Available Now
Located in Brooklyn, NY
.This pair of STACKED post floor lamps was created from thousands of tiny pieces of wood, approximately 5000 pieces in each one. The simple forms possess a slightly playful nature, p...
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2010s American Modern More Lighting

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Walnut, Hardwood, Softwood, Reclaimed Wood, Scrap Wood, Wood

Pessoa Suspension Lamp Carrara Marble Polished American Oak Brushed Brass
Located in Cartaxo, PT
21st Century Contemporary Modern Pessoa Suspension Lamp Carrara Marble Polished American Oak Brushed Brass Handcrafted in Portugal - Europe by Greenapple. Fernando Pessoa, the man w...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern More Lighting

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Carrara Marble, Marble, Brass, Stainless Steel

Ensemble of Marshmallow Ceiling Lamps, Royal Stranger
Located in Geneve, CH
Marshmallow ceiling lamp - Royal Stranger Dimensions: 17 x 75 x 75 cm (each one) Sizes for each element. The total height is adjustable. Material: Brass (also available in Copper ...
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2010s Portuguese Modern More Lighting

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Brass

Contemporary by Chitarrini Studio Handmade Wall Lamp Natural Rattan White Metal
Located in Barcelona, ES
AMÀ Wall lamp THE FAMILY: Amà , comes from the Catalan '' a mà '', which means '' handmade '', and it is how this lamp is made. With hand-turned beech wood, white metal details,...
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21st Century and Contemporary Spanish Modern More Lighting

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Brass

Contemporary by Chitarrini Studio Handmade Floor Lamp Natural Rattan White
Located in Barcelona, ES
AMÀ Floor lamp The Family: Amà , comes from the Catalan '' a mà '', which means '' handmade '', and it is how this lamp is made. With hand-turned beech wood, white metal details...
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21st Century and Contemporary Spanish Modern More Lighting

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Metal

Cintola Maxi Pendant by Tom Kirk with Hand Blown Glass in Satin Bronze
Located in New York, NY
Deco inspired and hand finished, the Cintola Maxi is a stand-out feature luminary designed by Tom Kirk. Just like the Cintola pendant, the Maxi pendant comes in seven different col...
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21st Century and Contemporary British Modern More Lighting

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Bronze

Flute Wall Light by Tom Kirk in Polished Nickel with Frosted Glass
Located in New York, NY
Designed by Tom Kirk, the Flute Wall Light’s frosted glass diffuser produces a soft, subtle glow that is perfect for a range of applications. It is the perfect accompaniment to the F...
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21st Century and Contemporary British Modern More Lighting

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Nickel

Totem #3 Modern Black Jesmonite Plastered Terracotta Raffia & Brass Table Lamp
Located in Bothas Hill, KZN
The Totem lamp collection is inspired by Brutalist forms. Each piece is finished with hand applied details which gives it a hand crafted aesthetic. The terracotta base is finished in...
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2010s South African Modern More Lighting

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Brass

Small ISO Sconce Light by Ladies & Gentlemen Studio
Located in Geneve, CH
Small ISO sconce light by Ladies & Gentlemen Studio Dimensions: H 17” x W 30”, 6” globe Materials: Powder-coated steel (also available in brass), fabric cord, color washed acid etc...
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2010s American Modern More Lighting

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Steel

Flute Wall Light by Tom Kirk in Polished Gold with Frosted Glass
Located in New York, NY
Designed by Tom Kirk, the Flute Wall Light’s frosted glass diffuser produces a soft, subtle glow that is perfect for a range of applications. It is the perfect accompaniment to the F...
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21st Century and Contemporary British Modern More Lighting

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Gold

Daisy contemporary Table Lamp , champagne Silk, silvered necklace Glass,brass
Located in Pietrasanta, IT
This light object is a contemporary piece, entirely made in Tuscany-Italy and 100% of Italian origin. Daisy is inspired by flowering of the daisy with her timeless simple charm. Att...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern More Lighting

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Brass

Welles Steel Long Chandelier in Black by Gabriel Scott
Located in New York, NY
A fixture of metallic proportion, Gabriel Scott’s signature Welles is a modern piece that showcases expert artistry. Hollowed metallic polygons branch out into a modular system of in...
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21st Century and Contemporary Canadian Modern More Lighting

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Metal

Modern Contemporary Three Pearl Wall Light, Brass & White, Margit Wittig
Located in London, GB
This handmade Margit Wittig wall light (sconce) features three organic, white resin shaped pearls with brass detail. The sconce is made by Artist and Sculptor, Margit Wittig in her L...
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21st Century and Contemporary English Modern More Lighting

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Brass

LED Cloud Chandelier Large
Located in Westport, CT
Unique chandelier where hundreds of small LED lights are combined with a handmade wire mesh sculpture shaped like a cloud. Eight LED lights are mounted on the canopy. Dimmable. Finis...
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2010s Modern More Lighting

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Metal

“Tiffany” Table Lamp 30 Tobacco Silk, Antiqued Brass, Silvered Glass
Located in Pietrasanta, IT
This light object is a contemporary piece, entirely made in Tuscany-Italy and 100% of Italian origin. Tiffany lamp is Sabrina's first creation and is inspired by Audrey Hepburn's ti...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern More Lighting

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Brass

Revolve Floor Lamp, Polished Brass, Black by Bert Frank
Located in Geneve, CH
Revolve floor lamp - polished brass - black by Bert Frank Dimensions: 130 x 35.4 x 9.3 cm Materials: Brass, steel Also Available in brushed brass When Adam Yeats and Robbie Llewelly...
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2010s British Modern More Lighting

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Brass, Steel

Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamp With 30s Shapes In White Marble, Leather & Brass
Located in Porto, PT
Luminous Floor Lamp is a classic reinterpretation turned into a modern unique floor lamp. This piece’s design revives the timeless shapes of the 30s. A design floor lamp with bold an...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern More Lighting

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Marble, Brass

Oyster Wall Mounted Electric Blue, Carla Baz
Located in Geneve, CH
Oyster wall mounted electric blue, Carla Baz Dimensions: ø 30 x H 78 x D 14 cm Weight: 2 kg Material: Brass, blown satin glass globes Oyster is a series of sculptural lighting ...
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2010s Lebanese Modern More Lighting

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Brass

LED Belva Pendant
Located in Westport, CT
Elegant shaping of twin LED lights shown in polished gold finish. Standard soft white 3000K, warm white 2700K available. Dimmable. Custom sizing is available. Standard dimensions as...
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2010s Modern More Lighting

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Stainless Steel

Contemporary Manolo Eirin Wall Sconce Ceramic White
Located in Carballo, ES
Ceramic Hand - Crafted wall sconce, designed and signed by Rulo and Manolo Eirin. Interior and exterior vitrified in white, which allows a greater projection of light on the wall. Th...
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21st Century and Contemporary Spanish Modern More Lighting

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Ceramic

Contemporary Manolo Eirin Handmade Table Side Lamp Ceramic Black
Located in Carballo, ES
Handmade ceramic table lamp, designed and signed by the artisan Rulo and the artist Manolo Eirin. Vitrified piece in black. The electrical connection of the lamp is suitable for both...
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21st Century and Contemporary Spanish Modern More Lighting

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Ceramic, Stoneware

Blue Storm Wall Light Copper by Johannes Hemann
Located in Geneve, CH
Blue storm table light copper by Johannes Hemann Material: polycarbonate, copper Dimensions: Ø 43 cm The Storm Series is by its concept the purest example of a process-design, w...
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2010s German Modern More Lighting

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Copper

Copper/White Marble Linea Disc Light by Atris
Located in Geneve, CH
Copper/White Marble Linea Disc Light by Atris Materials: copper, white marble, satin glass Also available in steel and brass. Dimensions: H 40-100 x D 140 cm We are the preache...
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2010s Unknown Modern More Lighting

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Marble, Copper

Handmade Small Nemesis I Chandelier by Gobo Lights
Located in Geneve, CH
Handmade small Nemesis I chandelier by Gobo Lights Dimensions: 100 L x 12 l x 100 H Materials: Brass, opaline Nemesis is the Greek Goddess of fair anger, revenge and balance whi...
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2010s Belgian Modern More Lighting

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Brass

Revolve Floor Lamp, Brushed Brass, Green by Bert Frank
Located in Geneve, CH
Revolve floor lamp - brushed brass - green by Bert Frank Dimensions: 130 x 35.4 x 9.3 cm Materials: Brass, steel Also available in polished brass When Adam Yeats and Robbie Llewelly...
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2010s British Modern More Lighting

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Brass, Steel

Pearl Floor Lamp by 101 Copenhagen
Located in Geneve, CH
Pearl floor lamp by 101 Copenhagen Designed by Kristian Sofus Hansen & Tommy Hyldahl. Dimensions: L 40 x W 39 x H 140 cm Cable length: 350 cm. Materials: All metal parts incl. ...
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2010s Danish Modern More Lighting

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Brass, Iron

Set of 2 Bronze Junction Wall Lights by Square in Circle
Located in Geneve, CH
Set of 2 bronze junction wall lights by Square in Circle Dimensions: W 12,5 x H 38 x D 6 cm Materials: Dark bronze, white frosted glass tube A dark bronze wall light crafted fr...
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2010s British Modern More Lighting

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Bronze

Brass Sculpted Floor Lamp "Art Deco" by Brajak Vitberg
Located in Geneve, CH
Brass Sculpted Floor Lamp "Art Deco" by Brajak Vitberg Materials: travertine, aged brass Dimensions: Ø: 34 cm h: 8 cm Aged brass lampshade: Ø: 60 cm, h: 120 cm 6 - 8 week production ...
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2010s European Modern More Lighting

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Brass

Tulle Table or Desk Lamp in Brass and BlackEnamel Mesh, Blueprint Lighting, 2021
Located in New York, NY
The Tulle table lamp or desk lamp is an architectural piece that works well in both modern and transitional interiors. Shown here in our matte black enamel and natural brass hardware...
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2010s North American Modern More Lighting

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Bronze, Enamel, Nickel, Brass

In Stock in Los Angeles, XS Rabbit Rechargeable LED Lamp by Stefano Giovannoni
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Rabbit XS is a wireless lamp designed by Stefano Giovannoni. It has a rechargeable battery, LED light and 16 different interchangeable RGB colors. Symbol of love and fertility, this ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern More Lighting

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Plastic

Form No_004 by Alicja Strzyżyńska
Located in Geneve, CH
Form No_004 by Alicja Strzyzynska Dimensions: W 30 x D 10 x H 48 cm Materials: Ceramic Bisque Color options available upon request. The idea was born after deciding to reconnec...
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2010s Dutch Modern More Lighting

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Plaster

Glaive Wall Light Single by Bert Frank
Located in Geneve, CH
Glaive wall light single by Bert Frank Dimensions: 10 x 8 x 50 cm Materials: Brass, Bone China All our lamps can be wired according to each country. If sold to the USA it will...
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2010s British Modern More Lighting

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Brass

Kernal Floor Light, White by Bert Frank
Located in Geneve, CH
Kernal floor light - White by Bert Frank Dimensions: 125 x 40 x 30 cm Materials: Brass, steel Brushed brass lacquered as standard, custom finishes available. When Adam Yeats ...
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2010s British Modern More Lighting

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Brass, Steel

21st Century Karim Rashid Table Lamp Murano Glass Various Colors
Located in Brembate di Sopra (BG), IT
21st century Karim Rashid Flik table lamp Murano glass various colors Karim Rashid has designed Flik for Purho, a lamp which by the designer’s definition is “forged by fire but rese...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern More Lighting

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Murano Glass

Dusk Table Lamp by 101 Copenhagen
Located in Geneve, CH
Dusk table lamp by 101 Copenhagen Designed by Kristian Sofus Hansen & Tommy Hyldahl. Dimensions: L 20 x W 30 x H 50 cm Cable length: 200 cm Materials: metal: aluminum / oxideze...
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2010s Danish Modern More Lighting

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Aluminum

Tiffany Contemporary Floor Lamp 60 Champagne, Antiqued Brass, Silvered Glass
Located in Pietrasanta, IT
This light object is a contemporary piece, entirely made in Tuscany-Italy and 100% of Italian origin. Tiffany lamp is Sabrina's first creation and is inspired by Audrey Hepburn's ti...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern More Lighting

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Brass

Foscarini Medium Caboche Floor Lamp by Patricia Urquiola & Eliana Gerotto
Located in Brooklyn, NY
A genuine design gem, sparkling and precious like a bracelet, the Caboche floor lamp has a metal base with a circular design that reflects the shape of the diffuser. To add a touch o...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern More Lighting

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Metal

Ring Cluster Long 4 Pendant by CTO Lighting
Located in Geneve, CH
Ring Cluster Long 4 Pendants by CTO Lighting. Materials: satin brass with black silk braided flex. Also available in bronze and satin brass with black silk braided flex. Dimensions: ...
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2010s British Modern More Lighting

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Brass

Flute Double Wall Light by Tom Kirk in Polished Gold with Frosted Glass
Located in New York, NY
Designed by Tom Kirk, the Flute Wall Light Double extends the functions of its single counterpart, increasing your options as well as delivering twice the light output. The fixture i...
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21st Century and Contemporary British Modern More Lighting

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Gold

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