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Modern Lanterns

MODERN STYLE

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 The modernists rejected both natural and historical references and relied primarily on industrial materials such as metal, glass, plywood, and, later, plastics.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
Maillon 3C LED Pendant Light
Located in Westport, CT
Elegant grouping of 3 oval metal rings with integrated LED diffusing a clean natural light. Soft white 3000K. 31 Watts – 110 lumens / watt Dimmable. Dimensions: Adjustable cables...
Category

2010s Modern Lanterns

Materials

Stainless Steel

Circus Pendant Light By Corinna Warm For Warm Medium Black/Bronze In Stock
Located in Santa Monica, CA
The Circus Collection features a family of three pendant lights taking its cue from the shape of a Victorian circus tent. The spun aluminum lamps are available in black or white with...
Category

2010s American Modern Lanterns

Materials

Aluminum

Circus Pendant Light Design By Corinna Warm For Warm Small Black/Bronze In Stock
Located in Santa Monica, CA
The Circus Collection features a family of three pendant lights taking its cue from the shape of a Victorian circus tent. The spun aluminum lamps are available in black or white with...
Category

2010s American Modern Lanterns

Materials

Aluminum

Large German Silver-Plated Hanging Lantern by WMF
Located in London, GB
Large German silver-plated hanging lantern by WMF German, c.1920 Height 90cm, diameter 24cm Consisting of a round pointed gadrooned finial suspended by curb chains and surmounte...
Category

Early 20th Century German Modern Lanterns

Materials

Silver Plate

Soap 6 Dt Brass Chandelier by Schwung
Located in Geneve, CH
Brass 6 arm sculptural chandelier by Schwung Dimensions: D 117.4 x W 117.4 x H 173.1 cm Materials: Solid brass, hand-blown glass globes Finish: natural brass. Also available in f...
Category

2010s Polish Modern Lanterns

Materials

Brass

RD15 6 Arms Black Gunmetal Chandelier by Schwung
Located in Geneve, CH
RD15 6 Arms Black Gunmetal chandelier by Schwung Dimensions: diameter 139 x height 165.1 cm Materials: solid brass, hand-blown glass globes Finish: black gunmetal. Also availab...
Category

2010s Polish Modern Lanterns

Materials

Metal, Brass

Soap B7 MD Black Gunmetal Chandelier by Schwung
Located in Geneve, CH
Black gunmetal 7 arm chandelier by Schwung Dimensions: W 150.2 x D 23 x H 173.4 cm Materials: solid brass, hand-blown glass globes Max wattage: 1.6W Bulb base: G4, 12V AC Lumens...
Category

2010s Polish Modern Lanterns

Materials

Metal, Brass

RD15 6 Arms Polished Nickel Chandelier by Schwung
Located in Geneve, CH
Polished Nickel 6 arm chandelier by Schwung Dimensions: Diameter 139 x Height 165.1 cm Materials: Solid brass, hand-blown glass globes Finish: Polished Nickel. Also available in ...
Category

2010s Polish Modern Lanterns

Materials

Metal, Nickel

RD15 3 Arms Black Gunmetal Chandelier by Schwung
Located in Geneve, CH
Black gunmetal 3 arm chandelier by Schwung Dimensions: W 97.8 x D 97.8 x H 143 cm Materials: solid brass, hand blown glass globes Lamp: 3 LED 1,6W Extension rods: 1 x 15.24, 1 x...
Category

2010s Polish Modern Lanterns

Materials

Metal, Brass

Universe Black Gunmetal Chandelier by Schwung
Located in Geneve, CH
Black gunmetal 3 arm contemporary chandelier by Schwung. Dimensions: D 25 x W 128.2 x H 178 cm. Materials: solid brass, hand-blown glass globes. Finish: black gunmetal. Also ava...
Category

2010s Polish Modern Lanterns

Materials

Metal, Brass

RD15 3 Arms Polished Nickel Chandelier by Schwung
Located in Geneve, CH
Polished Nickel 3 arm chandelier by Schwung Dimensions: W 97.8 x D 97.8 x H 53 cm Materials: Solid brass, hand-blown glass globes Lamp: 3 LED 1,6W Extension Rods: 1 x 15.24, 1 x...
Category

2010s Polish Modern Lanterns

Materials

Metal, Brass, Nickel

Universe Black Gunmetal Chandelier by Schwung
Located in Geneve, CH
Black gunmetal 3 arm contemporary chandelier by Schwung Dimensions: D 25 x W 128.2 x H 178 cm Materials: solid brass, hand-blown glass globes Finish: black gunmetal. Also avai...
Category

2010s Polish Modern Lanterns

Materials

Metal, Brass

Universe Brass Chandelier by Schwung
Located in Geneve, CH
Brass 3 arm contemporary chandelier by Schwung Dimensions: D 25 x W 128.2 x H 178 cm Materials: solid brass, hand-blown glass globes Finish: solid natural brass. Also available...
Category

2010s Polish Modern Lanterns

Materials

Brass

Soap 6 DT Black Gunmetal Chandelier by Schwung
Located in Geneve, CH
Black Gunmetal 6 arm sculptural Chandelier by Schwung Dimensions: D 117.4 x W 117.4 x H 173.1 cm Materials: Solid brass, hand-blown glass globes Finish: Black Gunmetal. Also avai...
Category

2010s Polish Modern Lanterns

Materials

Metal

Universe Polished Nickel Chandelier by Schwung
Located in Geneve, CH
Polished Nickel 3 arm contemporary chandelier by Schwung Dimensions: D 25 x W 128.2 x H 178 cm Materials: Solid brass, hand-blown glass globes Finish: Polished Nickel. Also availa...
Category

2010s Polish Modern Lanterns

Materials

Brass, Nickel

Universe Polished Nickel Chandelier by Schwung
Located in Geneve, CH
Polished nickel 3 arm Contemporary chandelier by Schwung Dimensions: D 25 x W 128.2 x H 178 cm Materials: solid brass, hand-blown glass globes. Finish: polished nickel. Also a...
Category

2010s Polish Modern Lanterns

Materials

Brass, Nickel

RD15 8 Arms Black Gunmetal Chandelier by Schwung
Located in Geneve, CH
RD15 8 Arms Black Gunmetal Chandelier by Schwung Dimensions: Diameter 200.3 x H 180 cm Materials: Solid brass, hand-blown glass globes Finish: Black Gunmetal. Also available in fin...
Category

2010s Polish Modern Lanterns

Materials

Brass

Soap B7 MD Polished Nickel Chandelier by Schwung
Located in Geneve, CH
Polished Nickel 7 arm chandelier by Schwung Dimensions: W 150.2 x D 23 x H 173.4 cm Materials: Solid brass, hand-blown glass globes Max wattage: 1.6W Bulb base: G4, 12V AC Lumen...
Category

2010s Polish Modern Lanterns

Materials

Brass, Nickel

RD15 8 Arms Polished Nickel Chandelier by Schwung
Located in Geneve, CH
RD15 8 Arms Polished Nickel Chandelier by Schwung Dimensions: Diameter 200.3 x H 180 cm Materials: Solid brass, hand-blown glass globes Finish: Polished Nickel. Also available ...
Category

2010s Polish Modern Lanterns

Materials

Nickel

RD15 12 Arms Black Gunmetal Chandelier by Schwung
Located in Geneve, CH
RD15 12 Arms Black Gunmetal Chandelier by Schwung Dimensions: W 140 x D 140 x H 289 cm Materials: Solid brass. Hand blown glass globes Finishes: Black gunmetal. Available also in ...
Category

2010s Polish Modern Lanterns

Materials

Brass

RD15 12 Arms Polished Nickel Chandelier by Schwung
Located in Geneve, CH
RD15 12 arms polished nickel chandelier by Schwung Dimensions: W 140 x D 140 x H 89.1 cm Materials: Solid brass. Hand blown glass globes Finishes: Polished nickel. Available also ...
Category

2010s Polish Modern Lanterns

Materials

Nickel

RD15 12 Arms Chandelier by Schwung
Located in Geneve, CH
RD15 12 Arms Chandelier by Schwung Dimensions: W 140 x D 140 x H 290 Materials: Solid Brass, Hand Blown Glass Globes Schwung is a german word, and loosely defined, means energy...
Category

2010s Polish Modern Lanterns

Materials

Brass

Circus Pendant Light Design By Corinna Warm For Warm Small White/Bronze In Stock
Located in Santa Monica, CA
The Circus collection features a family of three pendant lights taking its cue from the shape of a Victorian circus tent. The spun aluminum lamps are available in black or white with...
Category

2010s American Modern Lanterns

Materials

Metal, Brass, Gold, Gold Plate, Bronze, Copper, Steel, Stainless Steel, ...

Circus Pendant Light Design By Corinna Warm For Warm Large Black/Bronze In Stock
Located in Santa Monica, CA
The Circus Pendant Light Collection features a family of three pendant lights taking its cue from the shape of a Victorian circus tent. The spun aluminum lamps are available in black...
Category

2010s American Modern Lanterns

Materials

Aluminum

RD15 6 Arms Chandelier by Schwung
Located in Geneve, CH
RD15 6 Arms chandelier by Schwung Dimensions: W 138 x D 138 x H 165 Materials: Solid brass, hand blown glass globes Schwung is a German word, and loosely defined, means energy ...
Category

2010s Polish Modern Lanterns

Materials

Brass

Soap B7 MD Brass Chandelier by Schwung
Located in Geneve, CH
Soap B7 MD Brass chandelier by Schwung Dimensions: W 150 x D 23 x H 83.4 cm Materials: Solid brass, hand blown glass globes Max wattage: 1.6W Bulb base: G4, 12V AC Lumens: 600...
Category

2010s Polish Modern Lanterns

Materials

Brass

Universe Brass Chandelier by Schwung
Located in Geneve, CH
Universe Brass chandelier by Schwung Dimensions: W 128 x D 25 x H 87.5 cm Materials: Solid brass, hand blown glass globes Measures: Ceiling plate diameter 19.5 x H 4.5 cm Glass...
Category

2010s Polish Modern Lanterns

Materials

Brass

Soap 6 DT Chandelier by Schwung
Located in Geneve, CH
Soap 6 DT Chandelier by Schwung Dimensions: W 117 x D 117 x H 173 cm Materials: Metal, hand blown glass globes Finishes: Polished nickel Other finishes available: Black gunmetal...
Category

2010s Polish Modern Lanterns

Materials

Brass

RD15 8 Arms Chandelier by Schwung
Located in Geneve, CH
RD15 8 Arms Chandelier by Schwung Dimensions: W 200 x H 180 Materials: Solid brass, hand blown glass globes Lamp: 8 x max 10W G4, 12V (bulbs included) Schwung is a German wo...
Category

2010s Polish Modern Lanterns

Materials

Brass

RD15 3 Arms Chandelier by Schwung
Located in Geneve, CH
RD15 3 Arms Chandelier by Schwung Dimensions: W 99 x D 99 x H 53 cm Materials: Solid brass, hand blown glass globes Lamp: 3 LED 1,6W Extension Rods: 1 x 15.24, 1 x 27.9 cm, 1 x...
Category

2010s Polish Modern Lanterns

Materials

Brass

Circus Pendant Light Designed By Corinna Warm Medium White/Bronze In Stock
Located in Santa Monica, CA
The Circus Collection features a family of three pendant lights taking its cue from the shape of a Victorian circus tent. The spun aluminum lamps are available in black or white with...
Category

2010s American Modern Lanterns

Materials

Brass, Bronze, Cut Steel, Stainless Steel, Aluminum

"Decò" Contemporary Wall Lamp, Rose, Silvered Crystal Bowl, Cast Melted Brass
Located in Pietrasanta, IT
This wall lamp is a contemporary piece, made in Tuscany, Italy, entirely handmade, 100% of Italian origin. Inspired by the Belle Époque style, the light radiates from the star shape...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Lanterns

Materials

Brass

"Trilogy" Contemporary Pendant Lamp, Sabrina's Silvered Glass
Located in Pietrasanta, IT
This pendant lamp is a contemporary piece, made in Tuscany, Italy, entirely handmade, 100% of Italian origin. The architectural form, reminiscent of the 1930s/ 1940s, draws the wal...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Lanterns

Materials

Iron

Sciolari Cyclone Pendant Chandelier Original Label
Located in Roma, IT
Italian ”Cyclone” pendant fixture by Gaetano Sciolari in polished aluminum Original label Center shade in acrylic Designer Max Sauze 1970s.  
Category

1970s Italian Vintage Modern Lanterns

Materials

Aluminum

Oak Tetra Floor Light by Hollis & Morris
Located in Geneve, CH
Oak Tetra floor light by Hollis & Morris Dimensions: 21" x 21" x H 20" Materials: solid wood, hardwax oil. LED lights. Also available in natural oak, black oak, white oak, and wa...
Category

2010s Canadian Modern Lanterns

Materials

Oak

Walnut Tetra Floor Light by Hollis & Morris
Located in Geneve, CH
Walnut Tetra floor light by Hollis & Morris Dimensions: 21" x 21" x H 20" Materials: Solid wood, Hardwax Oil. LED lights. Also available in natural oak, black oak, white oak, and...
Category

2010s Canadian Modern Lanterns

Materials

Walnut

Maillon 3C LED Wall Light
Located in Westport, CT
Elegant grouping of 3 oval metal rings with integrated LED diffusing a clean natural light. Soft white 3000K. 1800 lumens. Dimmable.
Category

2010s Modern Lanterns

Materials

Stainless Steel

Set/8 Decorative Candleholders & Tray, Rose Gold, Handmade by Lusitanus Home
Located in Cartaxo, PT
Set/8 Rosegold and Silver Candleholders & Tray with Rose Gold Mirror, Lusitanus Home Collection, by Lusitanus Home. This beautiful set includes eight candleholders and one tray, per...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Lanterns

Materials

Crystal, Metal

Minimal Sculptural Bent Wood Candle Stand with a Brass Plate by Raka Studio
Located in Cape Girardeau, MO
A six ft tall bentwood sculpture in solid ashwood, with a candle bearing brass plate. The piece was designed in a minimal sculptural design with an infused element of brass and fire....
Category

2010s Unknown Modern Lanterns

Materials

Brass

Lucilla Lamp by Imperfettolab
Located in Geneve, CH
Lucilla lamp by Imperfettolab 2010 Dimensions : Ø 100 x D 195 cm Materials : Fibreglass Modular lamp system. Imperfetto Lab Who we are ? We are a family. Verter Turroni, Emanuela ...
Category

2010s Italian Modern Lanterns

Materials

Fiberglass

Pearl Grand Modern Luxury Pendant Metal and Frosty Glass
Located in London, GB
Pearls are among the most delightful treasures of the sea. Smooth metal frames with a touch of mother of pearl shimmer encasing an elegant ceramic frame that holds a glass sphere, r...
Category

2010s European Modern Lanterns

Materials

Metal

Maillon 5 LED Pendant Light
Located in Westport, CT
Elegant grouping of 5 oval metal rings with integrated LED diffusing a clean natural light. Soft white 3000K. 2700K is an option. 95 Watts – 110 lumen s / watt Dimmable. Dimension...
Category

2010s Modern Lanterns

Materials

Stainless Steel

Bdlove Outdoor Lamp by Ross Lovegrove
Located in Geneve, CH
BDLove outdoor lamp by Ross Lovegrove Dimensions: D 141 x W 120 x H 300 cm Materials: Rotomolded polyethylene in anthracite gray. 100% recycled and recyclable. Optional dual A&C U...
Category

2010s Spanish Modern Lanterns

Materials

Polystyrene

Sleek Modern Art Deco Large Polished Nickel Octagonal Glass Lantern Fixture
Located in Roslyn, NY
A wonderful sleek modern art deco style large polished nickel octagonal with glass panel lantern fixture having 6 candelabra sockets on the interior, accompanied by chain, canopy and...
Category

20th Century Modern Lanterns

Materials

Nickel

Maillon 3A Led Pendant Light
Located in Westport, CT
Elegant grouping of 3 oval metal rings with integrated LED diffusing a clean natural light. Soft white 3000K. 31 Watts – 110 lumens / watt Dimmable. Can be customized. Standard fi...
Category

2010s Modern Lanterns

Materials

Stainless Steel

Luna Luminaire / Horizontal Collection IO2 in Brass
Located in PRAHA 10, CZ
The collection of luminaries is inspired by the phases of the moon. Its aesthetic is based on the contrast of the monumental hovering glass spheres and the subtle metal construction....
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Czech Modern Lanterns

Materials

Metal, Brass

YKB Collection / Monumental Luminaire
Located in PRAHA 10, CZ
The monumental luminaire is made of lacquered solid wood in combination with brass construction and metal-coated glass spheres. The aesthetics of the chandelier is an expressive inte...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Czech Modern Lanterns

Materials

Metal, Brass

Luna Luminaire / Vertical Collection I04 in Brass
Located in PRAHA 10, CZ
The collection of luminaries is inspired by the phases of the moon. Its aesthetic is based on the contrast of the monumental hovering glass spheres and the subtle metal construction....
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Czech Modern Lanterns

Materials

Metal, Steel

Luna Luminaire / Vertical Collection I08 in Brass
Located in PRAHA 10, CZ
The collection of luminaries is inspired by the phases of the moon. Its aesthetic is based on the contrast of the monumental hovering glass spheres and the subtle metal construction....
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Czech Modern Lanterns

Materials

Metal, Brass, Steel

Luna Luminaire / Vertical Collection I06 in Brass
Located in PRAHA 10, CZ
The collection of luminaries is inspired by the phases of the moon. Its aesthetic is based on the contrast of the monumental hovering glass spheres and the subtle metal construction....
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Czech Modern Lanterns

Materials

Metal, Steel

Luna Luminaire / Vertical II, Collection I04 in Brass
Located in PRAHA 10, CZ
The collection of luminaries is inspired by the phases of the moon. Its aesthetic is based on the contrast of the monumental hovering glass spheres and the subtle metal construction....
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Czech Modern Lanterns

Materials

Steel, Metal, Brass

Luna Luminaire / Horizontal Collection IO6 in Matte White
Located in PRAHA 10, CZ
The collection of luminaries is inspired by the phases of the moon. Its aesthetic is based on the contrast of the monumental hovering glass spheres and the subtle metal construction....
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Czech Modern Lanterns

Materials

Metal, Brass

YKB Collection / Monumental Luminaire
Located in PRAHA 10, CZ
The monumental luminaire is made of lacquered solid wood in combination with brass construction and metal-coated glass spheres. The aesthetics of the chandelier is an expressive inte...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Czech Modern Lanterns

Materials

Metal, Brass

Luna Luminaire / Horizontal Collection II. IO4 in Matte White
Located in PRAHA 10, CZ
The collection of luminaries is inspired by the phases of the moon. Its aesthetic is based on the contrast of the monumental hovering glass spheres and the subtle metal construction....
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Czech Modern Lanterns

Materials

Metal, Brass

Luna Luminaire / Horizontal Collection II. Matte White
Located in PRAHA 10, CZ
The collection of luminaries is inspired by the phases of the moon. Its aesthetic is based on the contrast of the monumental hovering glass spheres and the subtle metal construction....
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Czech Modern Lanterns

Materials

Metal, Brass

Luna luminaire / Vertical collection II. 10 in White Matte
Located in PRAHA 10, CZ
The collection of luminaries is inspired by the phases of the moon. Its aesthetic is based on the contrast of the monumental hovering glass spheres and the subtle metal construction....
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Czech Modern Lanterns

Materials

Metal, Brass

Luna luminaire / Horizontal collection IO2 in Matte White
Located in PRAHA 10, CZ
The collection of luminaries is inspired by the phases of the moon. Its aesthetic is based on the contrast of the monumental hovering glass spheres and the subtle metal construction....
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Czech Modern Lanterns

Materials

Metal, Steel

Luna luminaire / Vertical collection II. I06 in White Matte
Located in PRAHA 10, CZ
The collection of luminaries is inspired by the phases of the moon. Its aesthetic is based on the contrast of the monumental hovering glass spheres and the subtle metal construction....
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Czech Modern Lanterns

Materials

Metal, Brass

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