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Post-Modern Floor Lamps

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
Amorphous Liquid Lamp by Sema Topaloglu
Located in Geneve, CH
Amorphous liquid lamp by Sema Topaloglu Dimensions: 17 x 31 x 99.7 cm. Materials: iron, handblown glass. Sema Topaloglu is known for her dedication to materials, craftsmanship a...
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2010s Turkish Post-Modern Floor Lamps

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Iron

Oda in Between Smoky Grey Black Floor Lamp by Pulpo
Located in Geneve, CH
Oda in between smoky grey black floor lamp by Pulpo Dimensions: D 45 x H 111.2 cm Materials: handblown glass coloured and steel. Also available in different finishes. A slend...
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2010s German Post-Modern Floor Lamps

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Steel

Studio Salvatori for Sormani Table Lamp in Plexiglass
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Studio Salvatori, (G. Salvatori, A. Bazzini) for Sormani, table lamp, model 'Cartesio', metal, silkscreened plexiglass, Italy, 1971 Impressive table lamp, designed by Studio Salva...
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1970s Italian Vintage Post-Modern Floor Lamps

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Metal

Arborescence XL Satin Graphite Floor Lamp by Hervé Langlais
Located in Geneve, CH
Arborescence XL satin graphite floor lamp by Hervé Langlais Dimensions: D 40 x H 180 cm Materials: Solid brass, lampshade drop paper® M1, black textile cable (2m). Others finishes...
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2010s French Post-Modern Floor Lamps

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Brass

Post Modern Plaster Twist Floor Lamp
Located in New York, NY
Chic voguish glazed ceramic twist form post modern floor lamp, in very good original condition clean, working and ready to use. Sophisticated white on white color way, modern design...
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Mid-20th Century American Post-Modern Floor Lamps

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Ceramic, Plaster

Eliptic Liquid Lamp by Sema Topaloglu
Located in Geneve, CH
Eliptic liquid lamp by Sema Topaloglu. Dimensions: 17 x 36.5 x 66.5 cm. Materials: iron, handblown glass. Sema Topaloglu is known for her dedication to materials, craftsmanship ...
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2010s Turkish Post-Modern Floor Lamps

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Iron

Wink Floor Lamp by Masquespacio
Located in Geneve, CH
Wink floor lamp by Masquespacio Dimensions: 128 x 50 x 200 H cm Materials: Metal structure bathed in 24 Ct gold. Glass tulip. 2 Directability winks horizontally. LED bulbs E2...
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2010s Spanish Post-Modern Floor Lamps

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Metal

Contemporary Floor Lamp by Faina
Located in Geneve, CH
Contemporary floor lamp by Faina Design: Victoriya Yakusha Material: Cotton, ceramics Dimensions: 50 x 170 cm Weight: 50 kg *All our lamps can be wired according to each count...
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2010s Ukrainian Post-Modern Floor Lamps

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Plastic, Ceramic

OBJ-01 Steel Floor Lamp by Manu Bano
Located in Geneve, CH
OBJ-01 steel floor lamp by Manu Bano Dimensions: H 122 x W 24 x D 12 cm Material: steel All lamps are wired for the US, but voltage converter is available for other countries. ...
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2010s Mexican Post-Modern Floor Lamps

Materials

Steel

Fabio Lenci for Guzzini Black Floor Lamp
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Fabio Lenci for Guzzini, floor lamp 'Lampione', in steel and lucite, Italy, 1971. This black edition of the 'Lampione' floor lamp is designed by the Italian designer Fabio Lenci for...
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1970s Italian Vintage Post-Modern Floor Lamps

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Steel

Limited Edition Callimaco by Ettore Sottsass
Located in Dronten, NL
Limited Edition Callimaco floor lamp by Ettore Sottsass in grey, white and yellow. Callimaco was designed by Ettore Sottsass for Artemide in 1982 and became a true icon of 1980s. I...
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2010s Italian Post-Modern Floor Lamps

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Steel

Postmodern Geometric Sculptural Aluminum Floor Lamp, USA, 1980s
Located in Miami, FL
Postmodern geometric sculptural floor lamp rendered in spun aluminum base comprised of two intersecting cones with a suspended fabric shade, USA, 1980s.
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Late 20th Century American Post-Modern Floor Lamps

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Aluminum

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 Floor Lamps

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Metal, Brass

Mid 20th Century Harvey Guzzini Arc Floor Lamp for Laurel Lamp Co
Located in Miami, FL
This mid century Italian Arc floor lamp designed by Harvey Guzzini for the Laurel Light Company circa 1970's features a tubular chrome arc, with an acrylic/aluminum globe shade weigh...
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1970s Italian Vintage Post-Modern Floor Lamps

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Carrara Marble, Stainless Steel, Chrome

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 Floor Lamps

Materials

Brass

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 Hand sculpted in brass, leather, wood and dip dyed colored Fringes in viscose. The movable arms makes it...
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2010s Dutch Post-Modern Floor Lamps

Materials

Brass

Ninho Floor Lamp by Mameluca
Located in Geneve, CH
Ninho floor lamp by Mameluca Material: maçaranduba, african mahogany, faya Dimensions: D 220x W 100 x H 190 cm All our lamps can be wired according to each country. If sold to t...
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2010s Brazilian Post-Modern Floor Lamps

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Wood, Mahogany

Stellar Grape Big Aubergine Acetato Black Floor Light by Pulpo
Located in Geneve, CH
Stellar grape big aubergine acetato black floor light by Pulpo. Dimensions: D61 x H158 cm. Materials: handblown glass coloured, powder coated steel. Also available in different ...
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2010s German Post-Modern Floor Lamps

Materials

Steel

Silvio Carpani Zagar Floor Lamp
Located in Asbury Park, NJ
The Zagar floor lamp by Silvio Carpani for Stilnovo. This monumental light is entirely comprised of lacquered metal. A handle at the top is used to direct the beam of light, generate...
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1970s Italian Vintage Post-Modern Floor Lamps

Pill Floor Lamp by Square in Circle
Located in Geneve, CH
Pill floor lamp by Square in Circle Dimensions: D 14 x W 20 x H 145 cm Materials: Brushed brass/ black marble/ white frosted glass Other finishes available. A minimal floor lam...
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2010s British Post-Modern Floor Lamps

Materials

Metal, Brass

Ensemble of Three Floor Lamps, Sander Bottinga
Located in Geneve, CH
Ensemble of three floor lamps - Sander Bottinga Light object - floor lamp - circle blue grey Handmade in brass, leather, wood and hand printed and painted linen. A dimmer is inlaid w...
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2010s Dutch Post-Modern Floor Lamps

Materials

Brass

Postmodern White Varnished Metal and Opaline Glass Floor Lamp, Italy 1970s
Located in Bresso, Lombardy
Made in varnished metal, white opaline glass and chrome. It is a vintage piece, therefore it might show slight traces of use, but it can be considered as in good original condition...
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1970s Italian Vintage Post-Modern Floor Lamps

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Metal, Chrome

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 Floor Lamps

Materials

Metal

Set of 3 Arborescence Satin Brass Floor Lamps by Hervé Langlais
Located in Geneve, CH
Set of 3 Arborescence Satin brass floor lamps by Hervé Langlais Dimensions: D40 X H210, D40 x H180, D40 x H150 cm Materials: Solid Brass, Lampshade Drop Paper® M1, Black textile ca...
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2010s French Post-Modern Floor Lamps

Materials

Brass

Fell Angus Floor Lamp by Raka Studio
Located in Geneve, CH
Fell Angus floor lamp by Raka Studio Dimensions: D 73.6 x W 66 x H 185.5 cm Material: ash wood This arc lamp stands over 6 ft tall and has been finished in coal black to have a ...
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2010s Pakistani Post-Modern Floor Lamps

Materials

Ash

Pink Charme Floor Lamp, Sander Bottinga
Located in Geneve, CH
Pink charme floor Lamp, Sander Bottinga Dimensions: H 153 x W 38 x D 25 cm Hand-sculpted in brass, leather, wood and dip dyed colored Fringes in viscose. The movable arms makes it p...
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2010s Dutch Post-Modern Floor Lamps

Materials

Brass

Set of 2 Stati x Silver Smoke Floor Lamps by ELOA
Located in Geneve, CH
Set of 2 stati x silver smoke floor lamps by ELOA Material: glass, steel, silver, led bulb, brass, walnut, oak Dimensions: D60 x W60 x H160 cm Also available in different colours ...
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2010s German Post-Modern Floor Lamps

Materials

Brass, Steel

Ensemble of Three Table Lamps, Sander Bottinga
Located in Geneve, CH
Ensemble of three table lamps, Sander Bottinga Handmade in brass, leather, wood, and hand printed and painted linen. A dimmer is inlaid with leather Dimensions: H 83 x W 27 x D 16 cm...
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2010s Dutch Post-Modern Floor Lamps

Materials

Brass

Circle Blue Grey Table Lamp, Sander Bottinga
Located in Geneve, CH
Light object, floor lamp, circle blue grey Handmade in brass, leather, wood, hand printed and painted linen. A dimmer is inlaid with leather Dimensions: H 68 x W 27 x d 16 cm The...
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2010s Dutch Post-Modern Floor Lamps

Materials

Brass

Aseptic I Floor Lamp by The Async
Located in Geneve, CH
Aseptic I floor lamp by The Async Dimensions: D40 x W46 x W165 cm Materials: Brass, glass & resin composite Edition of 10 + 2 A/P All our lamps can be wired according to each c...
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2010s American Post-Modern Floor Lamps

Materials

Brass

Caterpillar, Floor Lamp Sculpture, Vincent Darré and Ludovic Clément d’Armont
Located in Geneve, CH
Caterpillar, floor lamp sculpture, Vincent Darré and Ludovic Clément d’Armont Blown glass, textile, brass. Dimensions: 22 x 105 x 30 cm. Created in cooperation with designer Vin...
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2010s French Post-Modern Floor Lamps

Materials

Brass

Ensemble of Three Floor Lamps, Sander Bottinga
Located in Geneve, CH
Ensemble of three floor lamps, Sander Bottinga Light object, floor lamp, circle blue grey Handmade in brass, leather, wood and hand printed and painted linen. A dimmer is inlaid with...
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2010s Dutch Post-Modern Floor Lamps

Materials

Brass

Matteo Thun Palm Spring Floor Lamp Tronconi, Italy, 1989
Located in Roosendaal, Noord Brabant
Stunning post modern 'Palm spring' floor lamp designed by Matteo Thun and Maurizo Favetta, and manufactured by Tronconi, Italy 1989. This postmodern floor lamp, has the shape of a sp...
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1980s Italian Vintage Post-Modern Floor Lamps

Materials

Aluminum

Gian Nicola Gigante for Zerbetto Fluorescent Floor Lamp
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Gian Nicola Gigante for Zerbetto, floor lamp, black coated metal, glass, Italy, 1980s. This Postmodern floor lamp is designed by Italian designer Gian Nicola Gigante. Gigante is kn...
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1980s Italian Vintage Post-Modern Floor Lamps

Materials

Metal

Stellar Grape Small Aubergine Acetato Black Floor Light by Pulpo
Located in Geneve, CH
Stellar grape aubergine acetato black floor light by Pulpo. Dimensions: D61 x H68 cm. Materials: handblown glass coloured, powder coated steel. Also available in different finis...
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2010s German Post-Modern Floor Lamps

Materials

Steel

Ensemble of Three Floor Lamps, Sander Bottinga
Located in Geneve, CH
Ensemble of three floor lamps - Sander Bottinga Light object - floor lamp - circle blue grey Handmade in brass, leather, wood and hand printed and painted linen. Different silk drawi...
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2010s Dutch Post-Modern Floor Lamps

Materials

Brass

Circle Blue Grey, Table Lamp, Sander Bottinga
Located in Geneve, CH
Light object, floor lamp, circle blue grey Handmade in brass, leather, wood, hand printed and painted linen. A dimmer is inlaid with leather Dimensions: H 55 x W 27 x D 16 cm The...
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2010s Dutch Post-Modern Floor Lamps

Materials

Brass

Circle Blue Grey, Table Lamp, Sander Bottinga
Located in Geneve, CH
Light object, floor lamp, circle blue grey Handmade in brass, leather, wood, hand printed and painted linen. A dimmer is inlaid with leather Dimensions: H 55 x W 27 x D 16 cm The des...
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2010s Dutch Post-Modern Floor Lamps

Materials

Brass

7-Lens Floor Lamp by Object Density
Located in Geneve, CH
7-Lens floor lamp by Object Density Handmade Dimensions: Ø28 x 125 cm Material: Brass (Messing), Optical lenses, Dimmable 12V LED Through a close inquiry into an optician’s pro...
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2010s Dutch Post-Modern Floor Lamps

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Brass

Afra & Tobia Scarpa 'Fantasma' Floor Lamp
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Afra & Tobia Scarpa for Flos, floor lamp 'Fantasma', metal, spray-on plastic coating, Italy, 1961 This biomorphic floor lamp is typical for 1960s Italian design. The lampshade is ma...
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1960s Italian Vintage Post-Modern Floor Lamps

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Metal

Contemporary Brass Floor Lamp, Robert Dudley Best
Located in Geneve, CH
Contemporary brass floor lamp, Bauhaus style Dimensions: 120 x 105 x 15 cm Material: Brass Robert Dudley best Produced by Gubi in Denmark The multi-light pendant embraces th...
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1930s Danish Vintage Post-Modern Floor Lamps

Materials

Brass

1980s Extra Tall Italian Floor Lamp Odue Astralis by Quaia, Italy
Located in St- Leonard, Quebec
Massive sensuous shaped red acrylic shade with opale diffuser on top and under. Shade pivot a full 360 degree and measure 20 in. wide by 18 in. high. Lighting is provided by a ro...
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1980s Italian Vintage Post-Modern Floor Lamps

Materials

Stainless Steel

Set of 2 Stati X Amber Iridescent Floor Lamps by ELOA
Located in Geneve, CH
Set of 2 Stati X Amber Iridescent Floor Lamps by ELOA Material: Glass, Steel, Silver, LED Bulb, Brass, Walnut,Oak Dimensions: D62 x W62 x H180 cm Also Available in different colou...
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2010s German Post-Modern Floor Lamps

Materials

Brass, Steel

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 Floor Lamps

Materials

Marble, Metal, Brass, Other

Contemporary Tower Floor Lamp with Terracotta Geometric Oak Base & Frosted shade
Located in London, GB
The Tower floor lamp V2 is a One-off design by Louis Jobst. It has an asymmetric solid oak base made up from harmonised geometric forms with a Terracotta finish. The design echoes po...
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21st Century and Contemporary British Post-Modern Floor Lamps

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Glass, Acrylic, Oak

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

Materials

Brass

Arche #3 White Stoneware Lamp by Elisa Uberti
Located in Geneve, CH
Arche #3 White Stoneware Lamp by Elisa Uberti Dimensions: D35 x W23 x H35 cm Materials: Stoneware Also available in: white/pinck or black Stoneware. All our lamps can be wired ...
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2010s French Post-Modern Floor Lamps

Materials

Stoneware

Small Halo Line Floor Lamp by Mandalaki
Located in Geneve, CH
Small Halo Line floor lamp by Mandalaki Dimensions: D 10 x H 120 cm Materials: Aluminium, glass Available in other light color and other size. Weight: 2kg Input: 24V - 2A LED...
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2010s Italian Post-Modern Floor Lamps

Materials

Aluminum

16.40 Birch Trunk Scuptural Floor Lamp by Bocci
Located in Geneve, CH
16.40 Birch trunk sculptural floor lamp by Bocci Dimensions: D 203.5 x W 293 x H 710 cm Materials: poured glass, electrical components, bead-blasted stainless steel armature compo...
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2010s Canadian Post-Modern Floor Lamps

Materials

Stainless Steel

Ensemble of Three Floor Lamps, Sander Bottinga
Located in Geneve, CH
Ensemble of three floor lamps, Sander Bottinga Light object, floor lamp, circle blue grey Handmade in brass, leather, wood and hand printed and painted linen. Different silk drawi...
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2010s Dutch Post-Modern Floor Lamps

Materials

Brass

Large Enrico Tronconi 'Il Personaggi' Floor Lamp
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Enrico Tronconi, 'Il Personaggi' floor lamp, acrylic, Italy, 1972. This Post Modern floor lamp by Enrico Tronconi reminds of a contemporary skyscraper. The pyramid shaped lamp co...
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1970s Italian Vintage Post-Modern Floor Lamps

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Acrylic

Ophelia Brass Sculptural Table Lamp by Morghen Studio
Located in Geneve, CH
Ophelia brass sculptural table lamp by Morghen Studio Materials: 30 x 30 x 50 H cm materials: brass, silicone Finishing: brushed brass, on request; Light source: COB LED, 24 volts, 3...
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2010s Italian Post-Modern Floor Lamps

Materials

Brass

Arche #4 White Stoneware Lamp by Elisa Uberti
Located in Geneve, CH
Arche #3 White Stoneware Lamp by Elisa Uberti Dimensions: D55 x W23 x H55 cm Materials: Stoneware Also available in: white/pinck or black Stoneware. All our lamps can be wired ...
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2010s French Post-Modern Floor Lamps

Materials

Stoneware

Salvador Dali Surrealist Fine Gold Leaf Bracelli Lamp Sculpture for BD Barcelona
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Braceli lamp designed by Salvador Dali manufactured by BD furniture in Barcelona. Bracelli panel structure covered with silver plated polyester painting (Fine gold leaf). Lampsh...
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2010s Spanish Post-Modern Floor Lamps

Materials

Cotton

Post Modern Style Frame Floor Lamp Black, 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. Made to Order and color custo...
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2010s Portuguese Post-Modern Floor Lamps

Materials

Metal

Pop Art Lamp by Carlo Nason for Mazzega
Located in New York, NY
Vibrant and playful Pop Art lipstick lamp by Carlo Nason for Mazzega, Italian, circa 1960s. This example is in very fine, original, clean and working condition, it accepts standard s...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Post-Modern Floor Lamps

Materials

Chrome

Ensemble of Three Table Lamps, Sander Bottinga
Located in Geneve, CH
Ensemble of three table lamps, Sander Bottinga Handmade in brass, leather, wood, hand printed and painted linen. A dimmer is inlaid with leather Dimensions: H 83 x W 27 x D 16 cm H 6...
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2010s Dutch Post-Modern Floor Lamps

Materials

Brass

Gaetano Pesce Rag Lamp, 1995
Located in Las Vegas, NV
Gaetano Pesce Rag lamp for Fish Designs, 1995. Excellent example of Pesce’s ability with resin showcasing delicate draping and folds in a gorgeous orange-yellow. Slight wear consiste...
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Late 20th Century American Post-Modern Floor Lamps

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Resin

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