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Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

MID-CENTURY MODERN STYLE

Organically shaped, clean-lined and elegantly simple are three terms that well describe 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.

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 American 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
Carl Aubock Floor Lamp, Austria 1950s
Located in Haderslev, DK
Very rare Carl Auböck floor lamp made of brass, probably ash or birch wood and a glossy white lacquered diabolo shade with two light sources. The base made of solid brass makes th...
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1950s Austrian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

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Brass

Florian Schulz Rare Pair or 'TOS' Vintage Modernist Brushed Brass Table Lamps
Located in Landau an der Isar, Bayern
Incredibly rare and hard to come by pair of vintage Mid-Century Modern German made side table lamps or desk lights by Florian Schulz circa late 1980s - late 2000s. Featuring a matt b...
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Late 20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

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Metal, Brass

Floor Lamp by DBGM, Germany, 1980s
Located in Praha, CZ
Floor lamp made of brass, glass and fabric. Signed DBGM on a bottom. Very good original condition. Rewired: 2x40W, E25-E27 bulbs. US plug adapter included.
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1980s German Vintage Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

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Brass

Tito Agnoli '387' Floor Lamp for Oluce
Located in Glendale, CA
Tito Agnoli '387' floor lamp for Oluce. Designed in 1954, this ultra-refined lamp is now considered to be a key forerunner of minimalism. Executed in nickel-plated metal and traverti...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

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Travertine, Metal, Nickel

Pierre Guariche Model G2 Equilibrium Floor Lamp by Mathieu Diderot, Paris 1950
By Mathieu Diderot, Pierre Guariche
Located in Miami, FL
Superb brass and steel Model G2 Equilibrium floor lamp by Pierre Guariche for Mathieu Diderot. Designed and manufactured in Paris France, circa 1950's. Counterbalanced brass & orig...
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1950s French Vintage Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

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Steel, Brass

Rattan Floor Lamp by Gasparucci Italo, Italy, 1980s
Located in SAINT-OUEN, FR
Tall rattan wicker floor lamp by the editor Gasparucci Italo.
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1980s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

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Wicker, Rattan

Caprani Floor Lamp
Located in Norwalk, CT
Caprani floor lamp.
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1970s Danish Vintage Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

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Linen, Beech, Bentwood

Pair of Patroclo Table Lamps by Gae Aulenti for Artemide
Located in Carpaneto Piacentino, Italy
Couple of "Patroclo" table lamps designed by Gae Aulenti for Artemide, Italy, 1975 The body of the two lamps is made in smoke blown glass, the diffuser is partially covered by an ir...
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1970s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

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Metal

Vintage Italian Ceramic Floor Lamp, 1980s
Located in Ottenburg, BE
Large vintage ceramic floor lamp by Pedro Alcantar - made in italy. Striking ceramic sculpture mounted on a brown lacquered wooden base. New lamp shade. tested and ready to ...
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1980s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

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Ceramic

Vintage Brass Floor Lamp with Our Handcrafted Double Color Lampshades, 1970s
Located in Florence, IT
Vintage brass floor lamp with 7 brass arms each ends with its lampshade. Our Lampshades are handcrafted in double pleated silk chiffon, green inside and blue outside. When the light ...
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1970s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

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Brass

Large Very Rare Beautiful Italian 1960s Wicker Floor Lamp
Located in München, DE
Large, very rare, beautiful Italian 1960s wicker floor lamp. Great 1960s design in a very good vintage condition. Complete lamp is made of wicker. Great, very pleasant light for...
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1960s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

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Wicker

John Mascheroni Tube Floor Lamp
Located in New York, NY
Tube floor lamp of polished aluminum with a cleverly split tripod base. A 1968 pop-era design by John Mascheroni and Tony Palladino, produced in NYC by the John Mascheroni Furniture ...
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1960s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

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Aluminum

Mid-Century Modern Italian Opaline Glass and Gilt Brass Tulip Floor Lamp, 60s
Located in Puglia, Puglia
Tulip floor lamp, gilded brass, composed of six stems that support opal glass cups. Working electrical system, available with adapters for American bulbs. Italian production of the ...
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1960s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

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Brass

'ORO' Brass and Metal Floor Lamp
Located in Glendale, CA
'ORO' brass and metal floor lamp. Hand-fabricated by Los Angeles based designer and lighting professional Alvaro Benitez, this highly refined floor lamp is reminiscent of the iconic ...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

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Metal, Brass

Mid-Century Modern Italian Red Stilux Floor Lamp, Milano, 1950s
Located in Milano, IT
Adjustable floor lamp edited by Stilux in 1950s Thanks to the brass arm and the little handle it s possible to change the arm position. The red reflector is adjustable too. The b...
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1950s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

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Marble, Metal, Brass

Hadrill & Horstmann Counterpoise Trolley Lamp Circa 1950
Located in Forest Row, East Sussex
An Art Deco counterpoise trolley lamp by Hadrill & Horstmann. Set on a four-legged weighted base with circular fork and flat barrel counterpoise weight. Dimensions: H 113cm W 37cm ...
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Mid-20th Century English Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

Materials

Chrome

Kalmar Floor Lamp, Brass Height Adjustable Leather Stem Model 'Telescope'
Located in Vienna, AT
Kalmar floor lamp, Brass Height Adjustable Model 'Telescope', Austria 1969. Original patinated cognac leather with renewed lamp shade.
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1960s Austrian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

Materials

Brass

Midcentury Gino Sarfatti Chrome Aluminum Italian 1073 Floor Lamp, Arteluce 1950s
Located in Roma, IT
Iconic midcentury Gino Sarfatti chromed aluminium Italian lamp no. 1073. This wonderful item was designed by Gino Sarfatti for an Arteluce production in Italy during the 1950s. It...
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1950s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

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Metal, Aluminum, Chrome

Floor Lamp, Anonymous, Sweden, 1950’s
Located in Stockholm, SE
Black lacquered metal and copper. Measure: H: 125 cm / 4' 1 1/4" W: 23 cm / 9".
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

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Metal, Copper

Claudio Salocchi for Lumenform Table Lamp 'Tulpa'
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Claudio Salocchi for Lumenform, table lamp 'Tulpa", marble, chrome-plated steel, acrylic, Italy, 1971. Italian designer Claudio Salocchi based his 'Tulpa' lamp on a marble square....
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1970s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

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Marble, Steel

Vintage Artists Palette Floor Light, English, Mid-20th Century
Located in St Annes, Lancashire
Fabulous and highly sculptural floor light inspired by an artist’s palette. Designer unknown. Made from obeche wood and brass tube. The wood has been varnished, ebonized and paint...
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Mid-20th Century English Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

Materials

Wood

Midcentury Design Adjustable Floor Lamp, 1960s
Located in Praha, CZ
Made in Czechoslovakia Made of metal, plastic Re-polished Fully functional Original condition.
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1960s Czech Vintage Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

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Metal

Italian Design Classic Vintage “Alberello” Floor Lamp
Located in Renens, CH
Italian vintage “Alberello” floor lamp, most likely a Stilnovo production from the 1970s. This highly decorative floor lamp stands on a marble base, and consists of six stems in gil...
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1970s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

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Marble, Brass

Italian Mid-Century Globe Floor Lamp in Wood and Brass
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This unusual floor lamp evokes a futuristic aesthetic. Round globe shade in frosted milk glass and framed in a curved wooden arm in rosewood. The ribbed brass stem leads to a round w...
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Mid-19th Century Italian Antique Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

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Marble, Brass

Shadow 24 Orange, Table / Floor Lamp
Located in Berlin, DE
Reduced forms create fascinating light sculptures, a play with reflection, light and shadow. Formally very clearly sculptural in its effect. The luminaire series "Shadow" plays with...
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2010s German Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

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Aluminum

Mid-Century German Wooden Floor Lamp
Located in San Francisco, CA
Mid-Century Modern floor lamp made with a shaped oak wood base, shades and fasteners. Interesting look and design with shades that can be directed up, down or sideways.
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1970s German Vintage Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

Materials

Metal

1970s Retro Vintage Freestanding Dijkstra Mushroom Shaped Floor Lamp
Located in Cowthorpe, North Yorkshire
1970s Retro vintage freestanding Dijkstra mushroom shaped floor lamp Measures: Height 155 cm x Depth 55 cm x Width 55 cm Designer: Dijkstra Founded in 1922 by Fokke Dijkstra...
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Mid-20th Century Dutch Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

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Metal

Model 12628 "Siluro" Floor Lamp by Angelo Lelli for Arredoluce, 1957
Located in Saint-Ouen, IDF
Staple piece of Mid-Century Modern Italian design, the "Siluro" (torpedo) floor lamp by Angelo Lelli for Arredoluce. Carrara marble round foot, diamond shaped aspect with black en...
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1950s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

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Carrara Marble, Brass

Floor Lamp by Oluce
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Floor lamp by Oluce. Manufactured in Italy, circa 1960's. Acrylic shade, brass stem and base. Original European cord with step switch. We recommend one E27 60w maximum bulbs for the ...
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1960s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

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Brass

Mid Century Cantharel Table Lamp Set by Maija Liisa Komulainen for Raak, 1970s
Located in Oud Beijerland, NL
Set of stunning ''Cantharel'' table lamps designed by Maija Liisa Komulainen for RAAK Amsterdam, circa 1970. It may be obvious the name of the lamp refers to the ''Cantharel'' mu...
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1970s Dutch Vintage Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

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Aluminum

Swedish Designer, Floor Lamp, Brass, Bamboo, Rattan, Sweden, 1950s
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A floor lamp. By unknown Swedish designer, 1950s. Brass rod and base. Assorted vintage lampshade in bamboo and rattan.
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1950s Swedish Vintage Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

Materials

Brass

Midcentury Floor Lamp by Hans Bergström for Ateljé Lyktan, 1940s, Sweden
Located in Karlstad, SE
Lovely floor lamp model 541 in brass and metal by Hans Bergström for Swedish manufacturer Ateljé Lyktan. The lamp consists of a brass and grey metal base, supporting a brass rod th...
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20th Century Swedish Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

Materials

Brass

Vintage Floor Lamp by Koch & Lowy for OMI, 1970s
Located in Praha, CZ
Made in Germany Made of chrome Re-polished Fully functional Very rare model Good, original condition.
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1970s German Vintage Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

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Chrome

Italian Midcentury Big Ceramic Fish Lamp with Brass Details, 1970s
Located in Antwerp, BE
Beautiful white ceramic fish table lamp, handmade and hand painted with gold plate on a brass base.  
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

Materials

Brass

Francesco Buzzi Cuffia Floor Lamp Bieffeplast, Italy, 1969
Located in Roosendaal, Noord Brabant
Fantastic shaped so called Cuffia floor lamp designed by Francesco Buzzi and manufactured by Bieffeplast, Italy 1969. This is a nice large sized floor lamp with half ball shade and s...
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1960s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

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Metal

Extra Large Floor Lamp in the Style of Barbi, 2 Available
Located in Brussels, BE
Extra large floor lamp in the style of Barbi, 2 available Price for one.
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2010s European Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

Materials

Brass

Mid Century Floor Lamp by Lidokov, 1960's
Located in Praha, CZ
Beautiful original floor lamp made by Lidokov in former Czechoslovakia in the 1960's. Original, fully functional wiring with switches at the bottom of the lamp.
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Mid-20th Century Czech Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

Materials

Metal

Frank Ligtelijn for RAAK, Floor Lamp with Adjustable Globe, 1960s
By RAAK
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
Frank Ligtelijn for RAAK, floor lamp with adjustable globe, 1960s.
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1960s Dutch Vintage Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

Materials

Metal, Chrome

Pair of Brass Floor Lamps on Travertine Base, French, circa 1970
Located in Marcq-en-Baroeul, FR
This pair of floor lamps is made of brass on a travertine base. This is a French work, circa 1970.
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1970s French Vintage Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

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Travertine, Brass

Elegant French Mid-Century Modern Bronze Lamp Floor by Arlus, 1950s
Located in Paris, FR
Very elegant French Mid-Century Modern three lights lamp floor 1950s manufactured by Maison Arlus in bronze with black patinated tripod base and fluted black way for the axis. It has...
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1950s French Vintage Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

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Bronze

Mid-Century Modern French 1950 Five Arms Floor Lamp
Located in Le Grand-Saconnex, CH
French modernist floor lamp with five lights, in the manner of Jacques Adnet. Two switch for three lighting positions (2; 3; 5 lights) Tripod foot, curved arms black lacquered, bra...
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1950s French Vintage Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

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Brass, Metal

Chrome Floor Lamp by Francesco Fois for Reggiani, 1960s
Located in Rotterdam, NL
This lamp that stretches from floor to ceiling was designed during the 1960s by Francesco Fois and manufactured by Reggiani. The construction exists of three equal 'rods' of each 90...
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1960s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

Materials

Metal

J14 Floor Lamp by Joseph-André Motte for Disderot
Located in Los Angeles, CA
J14 floor lamp by Joseph-André Motte. Licensed, current production manufactured in France by Disderot. Brushed satin glass diffuser, brass stem with marble base. Numbered edition, de...
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2010s French Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

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Brass, Chrome

Wrought Iron Floor Lamp
Located in Antwerp, BE
Revival wrought iron floor torchieres. On top feature five lights. Measures: Height 178 cm. Width 56 cm. Depth 50 cm.
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Mid-20th Century Belgian Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

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Brass, Wrought Iron

RAAK Zodiac Floor Lamp Ton A.C. Alberts, 1966
By RAAK
Located in Roosendaal, Noord Brabant
Very nice and large floor lamp designed by Ton A.C. Alberts for RAAK Amsterdam, Holland, 1974. This lamp is model number D-2080, also called Zodiac. The lamp has a solid rosewood squ...
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1960s Dutch Vintage Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

Materials

Aluminum

Midcentury Brass Floor Lamp, Czechoslovakia, 1970s
Located in Praha, CZ
- Czechoslovakia, 1970s - Maker: Kamenicky Senov - Good original condition with minor signs of use - Newly rewired - Polished.
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1970s Czech Vintage Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

Materials

Brass

Scheurich West-Germany Ceramic Horses Floor Lamp, circa 1970
Located in Pijnacker, Zuid-Holland
Large Scheurich West-Germany floor lamp with red horses, 1970s. Designer: Unknown Manufacturer: Scheurich Country: West-Germany Date of design: circa 1970 Model: floor...
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1970s German Vintage Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

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Ceramic

Set of Two Monumental Bicolor Table or Floor Lamps by Romeo Rega, 1970s, Italy
Located in Munich, DE
Set of two huge, exceptional and elegant Mid-Century Modern bicolor table or floor lamps by Romeo Rega, 1970s, Italy. Executed in polished brass and chrome-plated steel, each lamp ...
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1970s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

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Chrome, Brass

1960s Chrome Plated Floor Lamp, Czechoslovakia
Located in Praha, CZ
- Newly rewired - New hand made lamp shades from hand made paper.
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1960s Czech Vintage Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

Materials

Metal, Chrome

Bronze Floor Lamp by Félix Agostini, 1957
Located in Paris, FR
Félix Agostini, France. Rare bronze floor lamp called "Temptation," 1957. Dark gilt patina, handle "arm" and tripod base with feet. Circular white shade. Bronze height to socket...
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1950s French Vintage Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

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Bronze

Solid Bronze Floor Lamps by Tom Corbin
Located in Atlanta, GA
Solid bronze floor lamps by Tom Corbin, American, circa 2000s. They retain their warm original patina. Signed and dated at the bases. Corbin's work was clearly influenced by Diego Gi...
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Early 2000s American Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

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Metal, Bronze

Beautiful Torchiere Floor Lamp by Hivo Van Teal, 1970s, Hand Signature Etched on
Located in Mexico City, CDMX
This floor lamp are made in acrylic and aluminum, the electrical system works perfectly. Hivo G. Van Teal is a postwar and contemporary sculptor who was born in 1976.
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1970s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

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Acrylic

1960s Italian Three-Arm Brass Floor Lamp in Style of Tempestini
Located in New York, NY
A three-arm floor lamp with cylindrical shades and adjustable arms, in the style of Tempestini, Italy, circa 1960. Features an aged brass finish and a round white marble base.
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1960s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

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Marble, Metal, Brass

Classic Midcentury Goose Neck Floor Lamp
By Lyfa
Located in Søborg, DK
Classic midcentury goose neck floor lamp with 3 brass flexible arms. This beautiful floor lamp was a best seller in Scandinavia during the 1950s and 1960s. Danish made it has been ...
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1960s Danish Vintage Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

Materials

Steel

Black and Chrome Triennale Floor Lamp by Sonneman
Located in New York, NY
This is the American answer to the classic Italian "Triennale" floor lamp for Arredoluce. The arms (each 36" L) pivot and tilt to adjust the direction of the light. Each arm has a ch...
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1970s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

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Chrome, Steel

Isamu Noguchi Akari Floor Lamp ST2-33N
Located in Seattle, WA
Isamu Noguchi Akari floor lamp model ST2-33N, Isamu Noguchi stamped on steel base and shade. In pristine condition no scratches on the frame or tears on the shade.  
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Early 2000s Japanese Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

Materials

Steel

Two Gilt Italian Floor Lamps, 1960s
Located in Hausmannstätten, AT
One of two wonderful floral hollywood recengy floor lights, manufactured in Mid-Century in Italy between 1960 and 1970. They are made of crystal glass and metal in an antique gilt or...
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1960s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

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Metal

Vintage Floor Lamp
Located in Saint-Ouen (PARIS), FR
Vintage floor lamps, cubic basement
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1970s French Vintage Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

Materials

Metal

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