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POSTMODERN STYLE

Strictly speaking, postmodern design was a short-lived movement that manifested itself chiefly in Italy and the United States in the early 1980s. The characteristics of postmodern furniture and other postmodern objects included hot-colored, loud-patterned, usually plastic surfaces; strange proportions and weird angles; and a vague-at-best relationship between form and function.

Critics derided postmodern design as a grandstanding bid for attention and nothing of consequence. The fact that, decades later, postmodern design still has the power to provoke thoughts (along with other reactions) proves they were not entirely correct.

Postmodernism began as an architectural critique. Starting in the 1960s, a small cadre of mainly American architects began to argue that modernism, once high-minded and even noble in its goals, had become stale, stagnant and blandly corporate. In the next decade in Milan, a cohort of designers led by Ettore Sottsass and Alessandro Mendini brought the discussion to bear on design.

Sottsass and Michele de Lucchi, in 1980, gathered a core group of young designers, which would come to include Michael Graves, Marco Zanini, Shiro Kuramata and Matteo Thun, into a design collective they called Memphis. The Memphis Group saw design as a means of communication and they wanted it to shout. That it did: the first Memphis collection appeared in 1981 and broke all the modernist taboos, embracing irony, kitsch, wild ornamentation and bad taste.

Memphis works remain icons of postmodernism: the Sottsass Casablanca bookcase, with its leopard-print plastic veneer; de Lucchi’s First chair, which has been described as having the look of an electronics component; Martine Bedin’s Super lamp: a pull-toy puppy on a power cord leash. After the initial Memphis show caused an uproar, postmodern design quickly took off in America. The architect Robert Venturi had already begun a series of plywood chairs for Knoll Inc. with beefy, exaggerated silhouettes of traditional styles such as Queen Anne and Chippendale. In 1982, the new firm Swid Powell enlisted a group of top American architects, including Frank Gehry, Richard Meier, Stanley Tigerman and Venturi to create postmodern tableware in silver, ceramic and glass.

On 1stDibs, the collection of postmodern furniture includes seating, decorative objects, lighting fixtures and more.

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Style: Post-Modern
Sconce 2 Rotating Straight Arms by Serge Mouille
Located in Geneve, CH
Sconce 2 Rotating Straight Arms by Serge Mouille Dimensions: D134 x H75 cm Materials: Brass, Steel, Aluminium One of a King. Numbered. Also available in different colour. All...
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2010s French Post-Modern More Lighting

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Aluminum, Brass, Steel

Molecule Spark Flush Mount by Schwung
Located in Geneve, CH
Molecule spark flush Mount by Schwung Dimensions: D 107 x H 92.4 cm Materials: Brass, opal glass Weight: 4.9 kg Finishes available: Black gunmetal, polished nickel, brass Othe...
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2010s Polish Post-Modern More Lighting

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Brass

Post Modern Style Frame Floor Lamp Copper Color, Woven Cane and Terrazzo
Located in Lisbon, PT
Frame lamp stands out for its strong shapes made of Terrazzo stone, with opal glass globes kindly wrapped by a smooth, curved lacquered metal structure. Powder coated in Cobalt Blu...
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2010s Portuguese Post-Modern More Lighting

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Metal

Post Modern Frame Wall Sconce Handcrafted in Portugal Black, Frosted Glass
Located in Lisbon, PT
Frame Wall Sconce stands out for its strong shapes made of Terrazzo stone, with frosted glass globes kindly wrapped by a smooth, curved lacquered metal structure. In its Post Modern ...
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2010s Portuguese Post-Modern More Lighting

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Metal

Silk #12 Wall Light by Margaux Leycuras
Located in Geneve, CH
Silk #12 wall light by Margaux Leycuras One of a Kind, Signed and numbered. Dimensions: Ø51, H58 cm. Material: Ceramic, sandy stoneware platters with a porcelain slip finish. The...
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2010s French Post-Modern More Lighting

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Ceramic, Porcelain, Stoneware

TRN C1 Pendant Lamp I by Pani Jurek
Located in Geneve, CH
TRN C1 pendant lamp I by Pani Jurek Dimensions: D 5 x W 35 x H 28 cm Material: Hand glazed ceramic and brass. Available in other colors. Lamps from the TRN collection hang on a meta...
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2010s Polish Post-Modern More Lighting

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Brass

Natural Jabin Wood Floor Lamp with Palm Screen by Daniel Orozco
Located in Geneve, CH
Natural jabin wood floor lamp with palm screen by Daniel Orozco Material: Jabin wood. Dimensions: D 39.9 x H 159.8 cm Available in palm or linen lampshade and in natural or black woo...
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2010s Mexican Post-Modern More Lighting

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Wood

84.1 Pendant by Bocci
Located in Geneve, CH
84.1 Pendant by Bocci Dimensions: D11.6 x H300 cm Materials: white powder coated square canopy Weight: 2 kg Also Available in different dimensions. All our lamps can be wired ...
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2010s Canadian Post-Modern More Lighting

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Other

Wink Ceiling Lamp by Masquespacio
Located in Geneve, CH
Wink ceiling lamp by Masquespacio. Dimensions: 30 x 60 x 150 cm. Materials: Metal structure bathed in 24 carats gold. Transparent cable of 1,5 m. adjustable. LED Bulb E27 inclu...
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2010s Spanish Post-Modern More Lighting

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Metal

Cobalt TRN A1 Pendant Lamp by Pani Jurek
Located in Geneve, CH
Cobalt TRN A1 pendant lamp by Pani Jurek. Dimensions: D 5 x W 15 x H 18 cm. Material: ceramic and brass. Available in other colors. Lamps from the TRN collection hang on a metal tube...
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2010s Polish Post-Modern More Lighting

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Brass

Black Stone Pendant Lamp by Philip Bro
Located in Geneve, CH
Black Stone pendant lamp by Philip Bro Materials: Metal. Dimensions: D 15.9 x H 16 cm Available in yellow, white and black. Philip Bro is an experienced Danish designer with a ...
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2010s Danish Post-Modern More Lighting

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Metal

Tub 60 Alabaster Wall Light by Contain
Located in Geneve, CH
Tub 60 Alabaster wall light by Contain. Dimensions: D 4 x W 4 x H 60 cm Materials: Alabaster Also available in different dimensions. All our lamps can be wired according to eac...
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2010s Spanish Post-Modern More Lighting

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Alabaster

Yellow Charme Floor Lamp, Sander Bottinga
Located in Geneve, CH
Yellow Charme floor lamp, Sander Bottinga Dimensions: H 153 x W 38 x D 25 cm Handmade in brass, leather, wood and dip dyed colored Fringes in viscose. The movable arms makes it poss...
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2010s Dutch Post-Modern More Lighting

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Brass

Bubblegum Light Sprinkles Bon Bon Pendant Lamp by Helle Mardahl
By Helle Mardahl
Located in Geneve, CH
Bubblegum Light Sprinkles Bon Bon Pendant Lamp by Helle Mardahl Dimensions: D 24 cm Materials: glass Also Available: other colors available, All our lamps can be wired accordin...
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2010s Danish Post-Modern More Lighting

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Glass

Triple Momentum Blown Glass Pendants by Alex de Witte
Located in Geneve, CH
Triple momentum blown glass pendants by Alex de Witte Dimensions: 50 - 70 cm Materials: Mouth blown glass All pieces are unique and available in different sets: -Single 20-25 c...
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2010s Dutch Post-Modern More Lighting

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Blown Glass

Sirius XL Pendant by ELOA
Located in Geneve, CH
Sirius XL pendant by ELOA Material: LED Bulb, Glass Dimensions: D38 x W43 x H38 cm Also Available in different colours and dimensions. All our lamps can be wired according to e...
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2010s German Post-Modern More Lighting

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Glass

Armstrong Dual Wall Sconce by Schwung
Located in Geneve, CH
Armstrong Dual Wall Sconce by Schwung Dimensions: H 63.7 x W 15 x D 16.9 cm Materials: Brass, Opal glass Weight: 2.6 kg Finishes available: Black gunmetal, polished nickel, brass Ot...
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2010s Polish Post-Modern More Lighting

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Brass

Polycarbonate Lampe Gras N° 312 Ceiling Lamp by Bernard-Albin Gras
Located in Geneve, CH
Polycarbonate lampe Gras N° 312 ceiling lamp by Bernard-Albin Gras Dimensions: D 36 x W 14 x H 100 cm Materials: Steel, polycarbonate Also available: Different colors and other shade...
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2010s French Post-Modern More Lighting

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Steel

Copper Lampe Gras N° 312 Ceiling Lamp by Bernard-Albin Gras
Located in Geneve, CH
Copper Lampe Gras N° 312 Ceiling Lamp by Bernard-Albin Gras Dimensions: D 36 x W 14 x H 100 cm Materials: Steel Also Available: Different colors and other shade available, All ...
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2010s French Post-Modern More Lighting

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Steel

28t Clear Table Lamp by Bocci
Located in Geneve, CH
28t cable table lamp by Bocci Dimensions: Diameter 16.5 x Height 16.5 cm Materials: blown glass, black fl exible cord with brass base and dial control Lamping: : 1.5w LED. Non-di...
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2010s Canadian Post-Modern More Lighting

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Metal, Steel, Nickel

Ambience Red Grape Table Lamp by Warm Nordic
Located in Geneve, CH
Ambience red grape table lamp by Warm Nordic Dimensions: D22 x W32 x H43 cm Material: Lacquered steel, Brass Weight: 1 kg Also available in different colors. All our lamps ca...
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2010s Danish Post-Modern More Lighting

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Brass, Steel

Post-modern Chrome XL Chandelier, Modernist, 40+ Light Bulbs, Sciolari, 1970's
Located in Antwerp, BE
Chandelier; Contemporary; Industrial; Modern; Modernist; Chrome; Chique; Pendant; Light; Lamp; Germany; Bauhaus; 1970's; Walter Gropius; Post-modern; frans van praet; Tobia Scarpa; G...
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1970s German Vintage Post-Modern More Lighting

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Chrome

White Stone Pendant Lamp by Philip Bro
Located in Geneve, CH
White Stone pendant lamp by Philip Bro Materials: Metal. Dimensions: D 15.9 x H 16 cm Available in yellow, white and black. Philip Bro is an experienced Danish designer with a ...
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2010s Danish Post-Modern More Lighting

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Metal

Lampe Gras N° 304 Bathroom Wall Lamp by Bernard-Albin Gras
Located in Geneve, CH
Lampe Gras N° 304 bathroom wall lamp by Bernard-Albin Gras Dimensions: D 15 x W 14.6 x H 15 cm Materials: Steel All our lamps can be wired according to each country. If sold to ...
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2010s French Post-Modern More Lighting

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Steel

28.7 Cluster Pendant Lamp by Bocci
Located in Geneve, CH
28.7 Cluster pendant lamp by Bocci Dimensions: Diameter 49.5 x H 300 cm Materials: blown glass, braided metal coaxial cable, electrical components, brushed nickel canopy. Lamping...
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2010s Canadian Post-Modern More Lighting

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Metal, Steel, Nickel

28.7 Pendant by Bocci
Located in Geneve, CH
28.7 Pendant by Bocci Dimensions: D20.3 x H300 cm Materials: white powder coated round canopy Weight: 8 kg Also Available in different dimensions. All our lamps can be wired a...
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2010s Canadian Post-Modern More Lighting

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Nickel

Marble and Wedge Floor Lamp by Square in Circle
Located in Geneve, CH
Marble and wedge floor lamp by Square in Circle Dimensions: D 40 x W 43.5 x H 147.2 cm Materials: Brushed brass/ brushed grey metal/ white marble/ white frosted perspex Other fini...
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2010s British Post-Modern More Lighting

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Marble, Metal, Brass, Other

Upper Floor Lamp by Hervé Langlais
Located in Geneve, CH
Upper floor lamp by Hervé Langlais Dimensions: D60X H200 cm Materials: Solid brass,Lampshade Drop Paper® M1, Black textile cable (2m). Others finishes are available. All our la...
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2010s French Post-Modern More Lighting

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Brass

Flea Brass Wall Light by Emilie Cathelineau
Located in Geneve, CH
Flea Brass Wall Light by Emilie Cathelineau Dimensions: D11.5 x W15 X H33.5 cm Materials: Solid brass,Mouth-blown glass,Textile cable Others finishes and dimensions are available....
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2010s French Post-Modern More Lighting

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Brass

Tango i Dome, Sculpted Pendant by Paul Matter
Located in Geneve, CH
Tango I dome, sculpted pendant by Paul Matter. Dimensions: W 30 x D 30 x H 148 cm. Materials: Brass Available in different finishes. Tango is born from playful experimentation ...
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2010s Indian Post-Modern More Lighting

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Brass

Sedna Petrol Table Lamp by ELOA
Located in Geneve, CH
Sedna Petrol table lamp by ELOA Material: Glass, Steel,Silver, LED Bulb Dimensions: D25 x W38 x H28 cm Also Available in different colours and dimensions. All our lamps can be ...
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2010s German Post-Modern More Lighting

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Steel

Pair of Postmodern Lucite Brass Wall Lights by Metalarte, 1980s
Located in Badajoz, Badajoz
Chic and beautiful pair of midcentury Lucite and brass wall sconces. These wall sconces are made in Barcelona (Spain) by Metalarte during 1980s. “Metalarte” original label still sho...
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1980s Spanish Vintage Post-Modern More Lighting

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Brass

Set of 2 Starglow Violet Pendants by Eloa
Located in Geneve, CH
Set of 2 Starglow Violet Pendants by Eloa Material: glass, steel, silver Dimensions: D 15 x W 13 x H 100 cm Also available in different colours and dimensions. All our lamps ca...
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2010s German Post-Modern More Lighting

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Glass

Alba Triple Wall Angle Light by Contain
Located in Geneve, CH
Alba triple wall angle light by Contain. Dimensions: D15 x W85 x H11.5 cm angle 115 Materials: Brass, 3D printed PLA structure and optical lens Also available in different finishe...
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2010s Spanish Post-Modern More Lighting

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Brass, Other

Angelo Mangiarotti Saffo Table Lamp in Blown Glass for Artemide, 1970
Located in Montecatini Terme, IT
Iconic table lamp Saffo designed by Angelo Mangiarotti and produced by Artemide in 1970, present a polished aluminium base and a blown glass lampshade. Literature: Giuliana Grami...
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1970s Italian Vintage Post-Modern More Lighting

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Aluminum

Karen Table Lamp S by Mason Editions
Located in Geneve, CH
Karen Table Lamp S by Mason Editions. Dimensions: Ø 19 cm x H 34 cm Materials: Aluminum, Blown Glass White acid-etched. Colours: Emerald green, aquamarine, cotto, taupe, pink, burgun...
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2010s Italian Post-Modern More Lighting

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Aluminum

Spanish Postmodern Wall Sconces by Leonardo Marelli for Estiluz, 1980s
Located in Badajoz, Badajoz
Postmodern and lovely Spanish halogen wall sconces from 1980s, model A-1090. These wall sconces were made in Barcelona (Spain) by Estiluz during 1980s. The Estiluz design studio was...
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1980s Spanish Vintage Post-Modern More Lighting

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Metal

Double Momentum Blown Glass Pendants by Alex de Witte
Located in Geneve, CH
Double momentum blown glass pendants by Alex de Witte Dimensions: 30 - 40 cm Materials: Mouth blown glass With the Momentum Alex de Witte has found the prefect artistic defining mom...
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2010s Dutch Post-Modern More Lighting

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Blown Glass

Modern Industrial Large Round faced Steel & Aluminum Table Lamp with Brass and W
Located in Treadwell, NY
Collection I: Tank light Combining hand-finished steel, burnished aluminum, antiqued brass, and oiled walnut, the tank light is substantial, solid, and refined. Intended as a s...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Post-Modern More Lighting

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Aluminum, Brass, Steel

Gold In the Sun Table Lamp by Dominique Perrault & Gaëlle Lauriot-prévost
Located in Geneve, CH
Gold In the Sun Table Lamp by Dominique Perrault & Gaëlle Lauriot-Prévost Dimensions: D 13 x H 12.7 cm Materials: Steel, Aluminum All our lamps can be wired according to each countr...
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2010s French Post-Modern More Lighting

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Aluminum, Steel

Balance Floor Lamp by Square in Circle
Located in Geneve, CH
Balance floor lamp by Square in Circle Dimensions: D 40 x H 147 cm Materials:Brushed brass / white frosted glass / white powder coated metal / honed black Other finishes available...
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2010s British Post-Modern More Lighting

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Metal, Brass

Postmodern Table, Desk or Task Arc Lamp
Located in Miami, FL
Postmodern arc lamp with black metal base and arch and a green shade, great Memphis style lamp.
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Late 20th Century American Post-Modern More Lighting

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Metal

Original L4 Ceramic Table Lamp by Daniel Orozco
Located in Geneve, CH
Original L4 ceramic table lamp by Daniel Orozco Material: Ceramic. Dimensions: D 25.4 x H 60 cm White ceramic table lamp, with white peaks and palm screen. Handmade by Mexican artis...
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2010s Mexican Post-Modern More Lighting

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Ceramic

Strate Moon Wall Light by Emilie Cathelineau
Located in Geneve, CH
Strate Moon Wall Light by Emilie Cathelineau Dimensions: W 62.9 x D 8.7 x H 150 cm Materials: Solid brass, Polycarbonate diffuser. Others finishes and dimensions are available. ...
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2010s French Post-Modern More Lighting

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Brass

Black TRN A1 Pendant Lamp by Pani Jurek
Located in Geneve, CH
TRN A1 pendant lamp by Pani Jurek Dimensions: D 5 x W 15 x H 18 cm Material: ceramic and brass. Available in other colors. Lamps from the TRN collection hang on a metal tube, not on...
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2010s Polish Post-Modern More Lighting

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Brass

Free Form B XL Pendant by Elsa Foulon
Located in Geneve, CH
Free Form B pendant by Elsa Foulon Dimensions: D 75 x H 65 cm Materials: Ceramic, Brass Unique Piece Also available in different options: Bowl or Cup (lower part). The height i...
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2010s French Post-Modern More Lighting

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Brass

Metropolis Noir, Brass Limited Edition Table Lamp by Jan Garncarek
Located in Geneve, CH
Metropolis Noir, Brass Limited Edition Table Lamp by Jan Garncarek Dimensions: 81 x 52 x 25 cm Material: Brass Hand-sculpted by Jan Garncarek. Signed and Numbered, limited edition of...
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2010s Polish Post-Modern More Lighting

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Brass

Postmodern German Pair of Metal Chromed and Lucite Wall Sconces, 1980s
Located in Badajoz, Badajoz
Postmodern and beautiful pair of metal lucite wall sconces. These wall sconces are made in Germany during 1980s. Each wall sconce is equipped with one light sockets (E27). A profess...
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1980s German Vintage Post-Modern More Lighting

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Metal

14.14 Round Pendant by Bocci
Located in Geneve, CH
14.14 Round Pendant by Bocci Dimensions: D50.8 x H300 cm Materials: white powder coated round canopy Weight: 37 kg Available: Round and Rectangle version. All our lamps can be...
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2010s Canadian Post-Modern More Lighting

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Glass, Coating

Edifice #39 Stoneware Lamp by Elisa Uberti
Located in Geneve, CH
Edifice #39 stoneware lamp by Elisa Uberti Unique Piece Dimensions: H 55 cm Materials: white stoneware This product is handmade, dimensions may vary. After fifteen years in f...
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2010s French Post-Modern More Lighting

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Stoneware

Yellow Stone Pendant Lamp by Philip Bro
Located in Geneve, CH
Yellow Stone pendant lamp by Philip Bro Materials: Metal. Dimensions: D 15.9 x H 16 cm Available in yellow, white and black. Philip Bro is an experienced Danish designer with a...
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2010s Danish Post-Modern More Lighting

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Metal

Pair of Murano Glass Lamps by Vetri
By Mazzega, Vetri, Vitossi
Located in Houston, TX
Large pair of Postmodern murano glass pyramid or triangular shaped lamps. This unusual and rare pair of Italian lamps was manufactured by Vetri, Murano in the 1970s. These Venetian g...
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1970s Italian Vintage Post-Modern More Lighting

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Blown Glass, Murano Glass

TRN D1 Pendant Lamp II by Pani Jurek
Located in Geneve, CH
TRN D1 pendant lamp II by Pani Jurek Dimensions: D 5 x W 35 x H 38 cm Material: Hand glazed ceramic and brass. Available in other colors. Lamps from the TRN collection hang on a met...
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2010s Polish Post-Modern More Lighting

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Brass

Bone #17 Wall Light by Margaux Leycuras
Located in Geneve, CH
Bone #17 wall light by Margaux Leycuras One of a Kind, Signed and numbered Dimensions: Ø58, H54 cm Material: Ceramic, sand stoneware tops with a porcelain engobe finish. The pie...
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2010s French Post-Modern More Lighting

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Stoneware, Ceramic, Porcelain

14.7 Pendant by Bocci
Located in Geneve, CH
14.7 single pendant by Bocci Dimensions: D 20.3 x H 300 cm Materials: Brushed nickel Weight: 14 kg Adjustable lengths, Other materials and dimensions can be ordered. All our l...
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2010s Canadian Post-Modern More Lighting

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Nickel

21.14 Porcelain Chandelier Lamp by Bocci
Located in Geneve, CH
21.14 Porcelain chandelier lamp by Bocci Dimensions: Round canopy: diameter 50.8 x height 300 cm Rectangular canopy: D 28.4 x W 85 x H 300 cm Materials: Porcelain, borosilicat...
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2010s Canadian Post-Modern More Lighting

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Steel, Nickel

Cloud Suspension, Hae Young Yoon
Located in Geneve, CH
Cloud suspensions - designed by Hae Young Yoon. Thin cotton fiber is blown into shape by seemingly weightless wire armatures. The delicate forms are stronger than they appear and ...
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2010s Philippine Post-Modern More Lighting

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Cotton

Kokeshi Medium White Acetato Terracotta Floor Lamp by Pulpo
Located in Geneve, CH
Kokeshi Medium White Acetato Terracotta Floor Lamp by Pulpo Dimensions: D45 x H112.5 cm Materials: glass and ceramic Also available in different finishes: white acetato white, grey ...
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2010s German Post-Modern More Lighting

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Ceramic, Glass

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