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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 The modernists rejected both natural and historical references and relied primarily on industrial materials such as metal, glass, plywood, and, later, plastics.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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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...
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2010s American Modern Lanterns

Materials

Aluminum

Arm Chandelier by Schwung
Located in Geneve, CH
Arm chandelier by Schwung Dimensions: W 140 x D 100 x H 100 Materials: Solid brass, hand blown glass globes Schwung is a German word, and loosely defined, means energy or momentumm...
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2010s Polish Modern Lanterns

Materials

Brass

Fine E. F. Chapman Modern Globe Polished Nickel Pendant Visual Comfort Fixture
Located in Roslyn, NY
A wonderful E. F. Chapman modern white glass globe & polished nickel sputnik pendant by Visual Comfort.
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20th Century Modern Lanterns

Materials

Nickel

Unique Pair of Large Swedish Glass and Painted Metal Chandeliers, Circa 1935
Located in Philadelphia, PA
An extraordinarily rare find; the pair of large and impressive chandeliers are a special commission for Örenäs Castle in Skåne, Sweden. The Castle was one of the last works by archit...
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Early 20th Century Swedish Modern Lanterns

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Metal

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

Ghidini 1961 Contemporary Bell Brass Suspension Lamp by Giovannoni Large Size
Located in Brescia, IT
This beautiful Ghidini 1961 contemporary suspension lamp is designed by the Italian Elisa Giovannoni and it is the result of the meeting between the highest Italian quality manufactu...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Lanterns

Materials

Brass

7 Ciel Chandelier by Ludovic Clément d'Armont
Located in Geneve, CH
7 Ciel chandelier by Ludovic Clément d'Armont Every creation of Ludovic Clément d’Armont can be made to order in any requested dimensions. Please contact us for custom made creations...
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2010s French Modern Lanterns

Materials

Brass

Courbes Chandelier by Ludovic Clément d'Armont
Located in Geneve, CH
Courbes chandelier by Ludovic Clément d'Armont Every creation of Ludovic Clément d’Armont can be made to order in any requested dimensions. 2020 Materials: Blown glass, brass, LE...
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2010s French Modern Lanterns

Materials

Brass

Brass Chandelier by Schwung
Located in Geneve, CH
Brass chandelier by Schwung Dimensions: W 181 x D 28 x H 100 cm Materials: Solid brass, hand blown glass globes Max wattage: 1.6W Bulb base: G4, 12V AC Lumens: 600lm Colour temperat...
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2010s Polish Modern Lanterns

Materials

Brass

Tekna Montrose Small-C Wall Light on Bracket with Bronze Finish and Clear Glass
Located in New York, NY
Small lantern with pagoda structure in dark bronze with outside fitted clear glass, mounted on a support bracket in black smith finishing. For outdoor use (IP44). Caret Squirrel C...
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21st Century and Contemporary Belgian Modern Lanterns

Materials

Bronze

2010s Iron Lantern Pendant Light with Stained Glass Mid-Century Modern Style
Located in New York, NY
Handcrafted simple iron framed lantern pendant light from the 2010s with red and green stained glass and brass hardware. Done in a Prairie or Mid-Century Modern style. This can be se...
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2010s American Modern Lanterns

Materials

Brass

Custom Plaster Alard Four-Light Fixture
Located in New York, NY
Custom plaster Alard four-arm fixture. Please note this fixture is customizable. This fixture is UL wired. One in stock.
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21st Century and Contemporary North American Modern Lanterns

Materials

Plaster

Organic Modernist Natural Teak Wood Veneer and Wicker Pendant Lamp, 1960s
Located in Clivio, Varese
Gorgeous modern pendant lamp in organic, natural shape made of teak wood veneer or bentwood, teak details and wicker in the middle of the 20th Century. The pendant is hand crafted a...
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1960s Swedish Vintage Modern Lanterns

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Wicker, Teak, Bentwood

Angle Indoor/Outdoor Blackened Wet-Rated Sconce/Light
Located in Los Angeles, CA
The Angle is a sculptural wall light in cast aluminum. A sweeping arc of light is carved into the face of the fixture bringing balance to its Brutalist form. The casting is finished ...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Lanterns

Materials

Aluminum, Silver Plate

"Gina" Stainless Steel Metallic Lace Chandelier, 24 Lights
Located in Palermo, IT
This contemporary chandelier is made in metallic lace and is a very decorative hanging light with 12 branches for 24-light bulbs. The chandelier was designed by Enzo Scibetta, using ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Lanterns

Materials

Metal

Arm Chandelier by Schwung
Located in Geneve, CH
Arm chandelier by Schwung 8 arms Dimensions: W 200 x D 109 x H 114 Materials: Solid brass, hand blown glass globes Lamp: 8 x max 10W G4, 12V (bulbs included) Schwung is a German ...
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2010s Polish Modern Lanterns

Materials

Brass

21st Century Italian Design Outdoor Brass Floor Lantern
Located in Brescia, IT
This is a gorgeous outdoor floor lantern in brass, chrome finish, with opal diffuser. Wonderful to lighting a swinning pool or a garden.  
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Lanterns

Materials

Brass

Perle Collier and Courbes Wall Light by Ludovic Clément d'Armont
Located in Geneve, CH
Perle Collier and Courbes wall light by Ludovic Clément d'Armont Every creation of Ludovic Clément d’Armont can be made to order in any requested dimensions. Please contact us for cu...
Category

2010s French Modern Lanterns

Materials

Brass

Arm Chandelier by Schwung
Located in Geneve, CH
Arm chandelier by Schwung Dimensions: W 140 x D 140 x H 235 Materials: Solid Brass, Hand Blown Glass Globes Schwung is a german word, and loosely defined, means energy or momentumm...
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

Aluminum

"Gina" Contemporary Chandelier in Black Metallic Lace with 24 lights
Located in Palermo, IT
This contemporary chandelier is made in metallic lace and is a very decorative hanging light with 12 branches for 24-light bulbs. Enzo Scibetta (designer), using pencil, fretsaw, gim...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Lanterns

Materials

Metal

Hand-Turned Adjustable "Reading Light" of Ebony, Hard Maple and Sapele
Located in Biddeford, ME
The Reading light is an adjustable floor lamp with an all wood system. Hand-turned ebony pins allow the reader to adjust the arms to the desired angle and height. The solid hanging p...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Lanterns

Materials

Ebony, Maple, Cord

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

Ghidini 1961 Contemporary Suspension Lamp Solid Brass Cone and Glass Diffuser
Located in Brescia, IT
This beautiful Ghidini 1961 contemporary suspension lamp is designed by the Californian Branch Creative and it is the result of the meeting between the higher Italian quality manufac...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Lanterns

Materials

Brass

Louis Poulsen, Outdoor Wall Lamp in Black by Poul Henningsen
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
Louis Poulsen, outdoor wall lamp in black by Poul Henningsen Measures: Width x height x length (mm) 283 x 239 x 336, 2.4 kg Material: Shades and arm in black lacquered stainless s...
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Modern Lanterns

Materials

Metal

Three Caged White Glass Italian Pendants
Located in Houston, TX
Three caged white glass Italian pendants, (circa 1930-1950). White glass turns a cool opal-like color when pendant is lit. Newly wired for use within the USA using all UL approved pa...
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1930s Italian Vintage Modern Lanterns

Materials

Iron

Perle Collier and Courbes Wall Light by Ludovic Clément d'Armont
Located in Geneve, CH
Perle Collier and Courbes wall light by Ludovic Clément d'Armont Every creation of Ludovic Clément d’Armont can be made to order in any requested dimensions. Please contact us for cu...
Category

2010s French Modern Lanterns

Materials

Brass

Arm Chandelier by Schwung
Located in Geneve, CH
Arm chandelier by Schwung 3 arms Dimensions: W 35.75 x D 35.75 x H 31.50 cm Materials: Solid brass, hand blown glass globes Lamp: 3 LED 1,6W Extension Rods: 1 x 15.24, 1 x 27.9 cm,...
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2010s Polish Modern Lanterns

Materials

Brass

Black Gunmetal 12 Arm Chandelier by Schwung
Located in Geneve, CH
Black gunmetal 12 arm chandelier by Schwung Dimensions: W 140 x D 140 x H 235 cm Materials: Solid brass. Hand blown glass globes Finishes: Black gunmetal. Available also in polish...
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2010s Polish Modern Lanterns

Materials

Brass

Polished Nickel 12 Arm Chandelier by Schwung
Located in Geneve, CH
Polished Nickel 12 Arm Chandelier by Schwung Dimensions: W 140 x D 140 x H 235 cm Materials: Solid Brass. Hand Blown Glass Globes Finishes: Polished Nickel. Available also in Blac...
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2010s Polish Modern Lanterns

Materials

Nickel

Monumental Custom American Iron and Glass "Seneca" Lantern
Located in Houston, TX
This timeless, large-scale, iron lantern is blacksmith made with tempered glass. It comes with a handmade iron canopy and three feet of iron interlocking shepherd hooks. Custom hand-...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Lanterns

Materials

Iron

Silver Round Modern Moroccan Pendant or Chandelier, a Pair
Located in Plainview, NY
The pair of ball-shaped pendants or chandeliers are painstakingly created in the workshop of master artisans and features Fine white brass and intricate hand-tooled filigree work. Th...
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1990s Moroccan Modern Lanterns

Materials

Brass

Perle Collier and Courbes Wall Light by Ludovic Clément d'Armont
Located in Geneve, CH
Perle collier and Courbes wall light by Ludovic Clément d'Armont Every creation of Ludovic Clément d’Armont can be made to order in any requested dimensions. Please contact us for cu...
Category

2010s French Modern Lanterns

Materials

Brass

Outer Lantern Brass Created by Atelier Boucquet
Located in Roeselare, BE
Lantern made of brass and chemically colored. With E27 socket and lamp.
Category

Early 2000s Belgian Modern Lanterns

Materials

Brass

Brass Chandelier by Schwung
Located in Geneve, CH
Brass chandelier by Schwung Dimensions: W 117 x D 86 x H 89 cm Materials: Solid brass, hand blown glass globes Measures: Ceiling plate diameter 19.5 x H 4.5 cm Glass globes diameter...
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2010s Polish Modern Lanterns

Materials

Brass

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

Pair of Blue Murano Prism Chandelier with Golden Frame, 1980
Located in Rome, IT
Blue heavenly Murano chandelier made by Quadriedri crystal prism with a golden metal frame. Period: 1980s E 14 lamp holders suitable for the American electrical system. Perfect co...
Category

20th Century Italian Modern Lanterns

Materials

Cut Glass

American Hand-Crafted Custom "Scioto" Brass and Glass Ball Top Lantern
Located in Houston, TX
Our exclusive design, the Scioto lantern is hand-made in the United States of solid (darkened) brass construction. Four candelabra base sockets on a handmade brass cluster, UL listed...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Lanterns

Materials

Brass

Kartell Kabuki Outdoor Floor Lamp in Crystal by Ferruccio Laviani
Located in Brooklyn, NY
The Kabuki floor lamp is injection molded. The sophisticated injection technology used makes it possible to create a woven structure similar to lace with a unique perforated surface ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Lanterns

Materials

Plastic

Flowers Sputnik Amazing Modern Murano Glass Chandelier
Located in Rome, IT
Large contemporary Sputnik chandelier composed of precious hand blown Murano flowers art glasses with clear and white color. Available also a pair. Chromed steel spherical frame,...
Category

2010s Italian Modern Lanterns

Materials

Blown Glass

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

Felis Midern Wall Light with Smoked Grass
Located in London, GB
Contemporary wall light Felis is a rare combination of silver steel and smoked glass. The light is soft and delicate. *Custom finishes available upon request.
Category

2010s European Modern Lanterns

Materials

Brass, Bronze, Stainless Steel

Fornacis Modern Metal Wall Light with Art-Deco Vibes
Located in London, GB
The metal contemporary wall light Fornacis has a stepped form that makes it ideal for use on stairways. *Custom finishes available upon request.   
Category

2010s European Modern Lanterns

Materials

Nickel

Plaster Lantern White Finish Chandelier by Apsara Interior
By Diego Giacometti
Located in Sag Harbor, NY
Plaster Lantern White Finish Chandelier By Tracey Garet for Apsara Interior 5 Light lantern/ pendant style chandelier. 4 Small bobeche on lantern edges and one central larger cup ...
Category

2010s American Modern Lanterns

Materials

Metal, Enamel

Angle Indoor/Outdoor LED Cast plated Silver Wet-Rated Sconce/Light
Located in Los Angeles, CA
The Angle is a sculptural wall light in cast aluminum. A sweeping arc of light is carved into the face of the fixture bringing balance to its Brutalist form. The casting is finished ...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Lanterns

Materials

Aluminum, Silver Plate

Glustin Luminaires Creation Brass Lanterns with Murano Ribbons
Located in Saint-Ouen, IDF
Brass lanterns with Murano glass ribbons stacked.  
Category

2010s Italian Modern Lanterns

Materials

Brass

FLOS Romeo Outdoor C3 Light in Green Wall by Philippe Starck
Located in New York, NY
Part of the Romeo family by artist Philippe Starck, the Romeo Outdoor C3 moves the eye upwards with a balanced refinement. The outer diffuser is made by weaving colored PVC tube comp...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Lanterns

Materials

Aluminum, Stainless Steel

FLOS Romeo Outdoor C3 Light in Panama by Philippe Starck
Located in New York, NY
Part of the Romeo family by artist Philippe Starck, the Romeo Outdoor C3 moves the eye upwards with a balanced refinement. The outer diffuser is made by weaving colored PVC tube comp...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Lanterns

Materials

Aluminum, Stainless Steel

Angle Indoor/Outdoor Wet-Rated Sconce/Light
Located in Los Angeles, CA
The Angle is a sculptural wall light in cast aluminum. A sweeping arc of light is carved into the face of the fixture bringing balance to its Brutalist form. The casting is finished ...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Lanterns

Materials

Aluminum, Silver Plate

FLOS Romeo 36" Outdoor C3 Light in Green Wall by Philippe Starck
Located in New York, NY
Part of the Romeo family by artist Philippe Starck, the Romeo Outdoor C3 moves the eye upwards with a balanced refinement. The outer diffuser is made by weaving colored PVC tube comp...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Lanterns

Materials

Aluminum, 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

Louis Poulsen, Outdoor Wall Lamp in Cooper by Poul Henningsen
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
Louis Poulsen, outdoor wall lamp in cooper by Poul Henningsen Size: Width x height x length (mm) 450 x 290 x 505, 6.8 kg Shades: Spun copper. Wall box and arm: Copperplated, brass...
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Modern Lanterns

Materials

Metal

Calais Chamfered Exterior Wall Lantern in Darkened Bronze by Remains Lighting
Located in New York, NY
EW2432.24 The Calais Chamfered wall lantern was conceived and drawn by Designer Tracey Topping for Remains Lighting. The gossamer, lace-like scrim of fleur-de-lis and quatrefoils con...
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2010s American Modern Lanterns

Materials

Brass

In stock in Los Angeles, Can Can Suspension Lampshade in Copper Chrome Finish
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Can Can suspension lampshade in copper chrome finish In stock in Los Angeles Suspension lamp with steel rod lampshade Thin steel wires draw the sophisticated and elegant shapes that...
Category

2010s Italian Modern Lanterns

Materials

Steel

Modern Fontana Arte Globo di Luce Chrome Art Glass Pendant, Roberto Menghi, 1968
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Round shape suspension lamp that radiates a direct light which originates from the heart of the lamp itself, blown glass, in chrome finish, which enhances the spherical form. This is...
Category

2010s Italian Modern Lanterns

Materials

Stainless Steel

Geometric Brass, Tan Leather and Glass 'Pentagone' Lantern by Design Frères
Located in Los Angeles, CA
The geometric brass, tan leather and glass 'Pentagone' lantern by Design Frères. In the style of Adolf Loos. The Dodekaeder lamp as originally designed by Adolf Loos for the Knize Ge...
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21st Century and Contemporary Austrian Modern Lanterns

Materials

Brass

Murano Glass Lantern
Located in Austin, TX
This striking fixture catches light in wonderful ways through the panes of stamped and textured Murano glass. The large size gives the piece significant impact. We love the chevron d...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Lanterns

Materials

Brass

Blue Murano Glass Chandelier, Italy, 1990
Located in Rome, IT
Curious blue four arms Murano glass chandelier with chrome finishes. Perfect vintage condition. Four E 14 light bulbs.
Category

20th Century Italian Modern Lanterns

Materials

Blown Glass