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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 The Modernists rejected both natural and historical references and relied primarily on industrial materials such as metal, glass, plywood, and, later, plastics.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 principles 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 chair, and the Eames’s 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 designs are so simple, they can blend in seamlessly with just about any type of décor. Don’t overlook them.

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Kinesis (M.12) Chandelier in Satin Brass and Smoke Glass By Matthew Fairbank
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Kinesis chandelier is a modular lighting system featuring blown glass diffusers which are interconnected by solid brass components. The resulting fixture is an organic and sculptural...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Lighting

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Brass

Lampada 109 Modern Ceiling Pendant Lamp in Brass & Printed Silk by Dimoremilano
Located in Milan, IT
Ceiling lamp in natural brass covered with printed silk. Decorative details in brass and painted metal. Ribbed glass internal lampshade. Progetto Non Finito collection.
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2010s Italian Modern Lighting

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Metal, Brass

Oversized Rock Lamp "Dora" by André Cazenave, Atelier A, France, 1969
Located in Santa Gertrudis, Baleares
Original oversized "Dora" rock lamp designed by Andre Cazenave (1928 - 2003) for Atelier A in France, circa 1969. Naturally shaped rock ambiance lamp featuring a luminous oversized p...
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1960s French Vintage Modern Lighting

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Marble

Wall Sconce Screen of Light Design Gio Ponti Limited Edition Varnished Blue
Located in Milan, IT
Wall sconce hexagonal 'Screen of Light' design Gio Ponti Italy Limited Edition, varnished blue inside white Wall sculpture light, blue painted, a lamp of timeless, iconic design. ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Lighting

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Metal

Jacco Maris LED Mrs.Q Floor Lamp in Leather
Located in Yonkers, NY
Handmade in Holland not only has a nice “ring” to it, it means Jacco Maris’ fixtures exhibit exemplary quality and jaw-dropping style only a lover of experimentation could achieve. I...
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21st Century and Contemporary Dutch Modern Lighting

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Leather

Vertigo Chandelier in Green and Blue Resin by Jacopo Foggini
Located in New York, NY
While working for the family business, Jacopo Foggini discovered the versatile nature of methacrylate, a material generally used in the production of car reflectors. Enchanted by the...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Lighting

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Resin

Vertigo Chandelier in Pink and Blue Resin by Jacopo Foggini
Located in New York, NY
While working for the family business, Jacopo Foggini discovered the versatile nature of methacrylate, a material generally used in the production of car reflectors. Enchanted by the...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Lighting

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Resin

Plane Short Chandelier Light by Tom Dixon
Located in New York, NY
The short plane chandelier is characterised by its simplicity and bold geometry, basic silhouettes made from a brass-plated steel frame and a double-layered white glass sphere creati...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chinese Modern Lighting

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Steel

Solis 48 Freestanding Lamp in Brown by Pablo Designs
Located in San Francisco, CA
Solis is an innovatively simple and elegant suspension lamp that can be used as a pendant, hung from a wall, or as a freestanding portable luminaire to create a distinctive ambiance....
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Lighting

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Steel

Leucos Orleans L 12 Chandelier in Black and Crystal and Chrome by MariToscano
Located in Edison, NJ
Marina Toscano designed Orleans (2006-2007) to use traditional hand blown Murano glass techniques and update them to a contemporary, transitional mood. It is a masterpiece of craftsm...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Lighting

Marquise Gray Handblown Modern Glass Pendant Light, Made in the USA
Located in Beacon, NY
Available in three sizes, this versatile series is comprised of Niche's newest shape, the Marquise. Pendants can be clustered in multiples to create stunning visual arrangements and ...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Lighting

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Blown Glass

Tekna Clovelly Wall Light with Brushed Nickel Finish
Located in New York, NY
Wall light in brass, with one part ‘curved’ arm, closed gallery 3 1/4” and opal spherical glass. For indoor use only (IP42). Lamp LED E27 230V 4W 2700K Retro A60. Main power 230V ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Belgian Modern Lighting

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Brass

Treetops Floor Lamp (US), by Ettore Sottsass from Memphis Milano
Located in Pregnana Milanese, IT
Here you are shown the US wired "Treetops" floor lamp designed by Ettore Sottsass in 1981 in metal with halogen bulb. Ettore Sottsass was born in Innsbruck in 1917. In 1939 he gradu...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Lighting

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Metal

Sweetie Made-to-Order Sconce by Lightmaker Studio
Located in Toronto, Ontario
With the intersection of pure shapes and bold color, Sweetie uses influences from early modernism. Bold proportions contrast with the subtlety of hand blown sandblasted glass in opal...
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2010s Canadian Modern Lighting

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Glass

Lampada 133 Ceiling Lamp in Brushed Steel, Brass and Fringes by Dimoremilano
Located in Milan, IT
Ceiling lamp with structure in brushed steel. LED panel inlaid with chromed brass elements and fringe. Lamp suspended from a bronzed chain. Progetto Non Finito collection.
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2010s Italian Modern Lighting

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Brass, Steel

Italian 1960s Swing Arm Modern Floor Lamp
Located in Fairfax, VA
Simple design but very elegant swing arm swivel shade and large marble base floor lamp. Measures: Width with closed arm 19" with open arm 39".
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1960s Italian Vintage Modern Lighting

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Marble, Metal, Bronze

Vertigo Chandelier in Transparent and Blue Resin by Jacopo Foggini
Located in New York, NY
While working for the family business, Jacopo Foggini discovered the versatile nature of methacrylate, a material generally used in the production of car reflectors. Enchanted by the...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Lighting

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Resin

Ceiling Lamp Designed by Vico Magistretti for Artemide, 1961
Located in Berlin, Berlin
Ceiling lamp, designed by Vico Magistretti. Italy, Artemide, 1961. The Triclinio ceiling lamp with 3 double diffuser glass shades. Opal glass and brushed metal. Reference: Repe...
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1960s Italian Vintage Modern Lighting

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Metal

Bottega Intreccio Sfera Pendant in Bamboo Wicker, by Maurizio Bernabei
Located in Yonkers, NY
With the Sfera pendant, the signature cone-shaped base that recurs throughout Bottega Intreccio’s Caratteri collection gives way to a rotund sphere. Its globular shape echoes the ele...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Lighting

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Wicker

Kong White Lamp, by Stefano Giovannoni, Made in Italy, in Stock in Los Angeles
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Type COLLECTIONI in the search bar to view 300 unique products like this one. Giovannoni's Kong is, surprisingly, technological and almost human. It shines in front of itself just a...
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2010s Italian Modern Lighting

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Fiberglass

"Full Moon" Sculptural Wall Light in Hand Blown Soda Glass by Jeff Zimmerman
Located in New York, NY
Unique "Full Moon" wall-mounted illuminated sculpture in hand blown soda glass. Designed and made by Jeff Zimmerman, USA, 2017. Limited number available. Please note that each ite...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Lighting

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Glass

Amazing Italian Murano Glass Leave Chandelier
Located in Rome, IT
Realized in pure Murano glass leaves. The structure is gilt-metal. 6-light spread a magical light. Measures: Diameter 70 cm, height 110 cm with rod and canopy. The rod can be shor...
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20th Century Italian Modern Lighting

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Glass

Two Floor Lamps by Maison Charles, Paris, 1970s
Located in Belgium, BE
Exceptional pair of 'Arceaux' floor lamps by Jacques Charles for Charles, Paris. These lamps are of exceptionally good manufacture for which Maison Charles is known. Made of solid ...
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1970s French Vintage Modern Lighting

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Brass, Brass

Parenthetical Light, Bronze Wall Sconce Trio by Force/Collide
Located in Seattle, WA
When parenthetical light is turned on, the glow of light from the three hand-finished, sculptural silicon bronze sconces radiates warmth and throws dramatic shadows that change as th...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Lighting

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Bronze

Joy Wall Lamps Big by Draga&Aurel, Resin, 21st Century
Located in Como, IT
Dialoghi Mimetici collection by Draga&Aurel: Wall lamp in cast resin, the final color is the result of matching layers of colored epoxide resin with a dimmable neon lighting. Entire...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Lighting

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Resin

Stone Table Lamp in Morwad Marble by Tom Dixon
Located in New York, NY
A play on our original stone spice grinder, this table light comprises a halo hollowed from white Morwad marble mounted on a tube with a central 'floating' ball in the form of a bras...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chinese Modern Lighting

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Marble

Bola Halo 5-Piece Multi-Light by Pablo Designs
Located in San Francisco, CA
Taking its inspiration from pendant jewelry, Bola Halo is a uniquely expressive pendant light featuring a chromated ring that balances delicately over its elegant opal glass shade wh...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Lighting

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Metal

Leucos The Great JJ TR Floor Light in Glossy White by Leucos Design Lab
Located in Edison, NJ
The great JJ floor lamp updates the original Jac Jacobsen L-1 architect desk lamp (1937) for contemporary use. The 2009 refresh of this iconic design is a clever play on scale that t...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Lighting

Marquise Grand Crystal Optique Handblown Modern Glass Pendant Light, Made in USA
Located in Beacon, NY
Available in three sizes, this versatile series is comprised of Niche's newest shape, the Marquise. Pendants can be clustered in multiples to create stunning visual arrangements and ...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Lighting

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Blown Glass

Tekna Butterfly 45° Wall Light with Copper Finish and Clear Glass
Located in New York, NY
Wall light in copper with canted 45° arm, reflector and clear or frosted glass. For outdoor use (IP44). Lamp LED 230V E27 4W 2700K Retro A60. Main power 230V 50Hz.
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21st Century and Contemporary Belgian Modern Lighting

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Copper

Made to order Laura Wall Lamp in Pink by Pierre Yovanovitch
Located in New York, NY
Laura wall lamp. Designed 2013 by Pierre Yovanovitch. Made to order by Ateliers Bataillard, Paris.
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2010s French Modern Lighting

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Metal

The Faena Floor Lamp by Studio Job, In stock In Los Angeles
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Type COLLECTIONI in the search bar to view 300 unique products like this one. Iconic semantics meet Dadaist derivations in Studio Job’s ode to the tube, bringing a daring poetic aur...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Lighting

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Metal

Meridian, Brass, Marble, Handblown Glass Contemporary Sconce, Kalin Asenov
Located in Savannah, GA
Kalin Asenov designs and fabricates lighting in Savannah, GA. Asenov works with a team of artisans and manufacturers to prototype, and build all pieces in his studio. Asenov’s desi...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Lighting

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Carrara Marble, Brass

Apollo Four Chandelier - Contemporary Matte Black Linear LED Light Fixture
Located in Chicago, IL
Opaque glass and brass shades seamlessly blend into a matte black armature. The Apollo four features four triangular shades in a balanced, double-stemmed luminary. The chandelier fea...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Lighting

Materials

Brass

Betty Custom Made to Order Sconce by Lightmaker Studio
Located in Toronto, Ontario
With curvaceous shapes and a nipped centre, Betty is a modern take on midcentury era design. Sculptural mold-blown glass spheres glow in opal opaque, semi-opaque colors or clear glas...
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2010s Canadian Modern Lighting

Materials

Brass

Zig Zag White Plaster and Brass Floor Lamp
Located in Palm Springs, CA
A sculptural zig zag white plaster and brass floor lamp from the 1980s. The lamp has been newly rewired and has a new vanilla linen shade. Measurements: 65.75” high 24” diameter.
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1980s American Vintage Modern Lighting

Materials

Brass

Wall Sconce Screen of Light by Gio Ponti Italy Limited Edition Varnished Blue
Located in Milan, IT
Wall sconce 'Screen of Light' Square design Gio Ponti Italy limited edition varnished blue inside white Wall sculpture light, blue painted, a lamp of timeless iconic design. Handc...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Lighting

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Metal

Murano Glass Colored Pendants
Located in Austin, TX
Murano glass colored pendants with bras structures and hand blown glass that looks especially striking as the light filters through. The bulb sits within the glass. The set available...
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2010s Italian Modern Lighting

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Blown Glass

Rare Lamp Yonel Lebovici
Located in Perpignan, FR
Lamp "Male Plug" N°16/30 / signed 1978 Lamp in polished cast aluminum and chrome steel. Signed on the point on the back "Lebovici Y". Limited edition of 30 pieces + 2 artist proo...
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1970s French Vintage Modern Lighting

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Aluminum

Designer Curtis Jeré Steel Table Lamp Signed and Dated 1976
Located in Tetbury, GB
A magnificent and impressive Curtis Jeré polished steel table lamp. The trumpet shaped shade has a mirror like effect with a solid rectangle plinth. Signed and Dated 1976.
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Late 20th Century Modern Lighting

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Steel

Bottega Intreccio Cocolla Pendant in Bamboo Wicker, by Maurizio Bernabei
Located in Yonkers, NY
It takes 6.5 hours of skillful weaving using a centuries-old technique known as intreccio to create the bell-shaped Cocolla Pendant, which consists of a tiered, conical top that prot...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Lighting

Materials

Wicker

Tekna Picture Wall Light with Dark Bronze Finish, Medium
Located in New York, NY
Tubular wall light on knuckle joint (90°) with a fixed bracket and backplate in brass. For indoor use (IP20). Two lamps LED 230V E14 deco tubular long 4W 2200K 260lm. Main power 2...
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21st Century and Contemporary Belgian Modern Lighting

Materials

Brass

Muralla Crystal Optique Handblown Modern Glass Pendant Light, Made in the USA
Located in Beacon, NY
Inspired by ancient castle walls, the defined edges and slender build of the Muralla pendant enhance any setting. Every single glass pendant light that comes from Niche is handblown ...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Lighting

Materials

Blown Glass

Piccola Table Lamp in Tan by Pablo Designs
Located in San Francisco, CA
Piccola is limited only by your imagination. Its soft pliable base is covered in supple Italian glove leather and can be tilted to any angle while its hand-spun aluminum shade floats...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Lighting

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Aluminum

Plane Round Pendant Light by Tom Dixon
Located in New York, NY
The plane round pendant is characterized by its simplicity and bold geometry: basic silhouettes made from a brass-plated steel frame and a double-layered white glass sphere creating ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chinese Modern Lighting

Materials

Brass, Steel

Leucos Abbey Wall Sconce White and Gray by Riccardo Giovanetti
Located in Edison, NJ
The Abbey wall lamp is made with a traditional Murano hand blown glass technique called incamiciato (Italian for “jacketed” or “layered”), which folds layers of hand blown glass into...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Lighting

Joy Wall Lamps Small by Draga&Aurel Resin, 21st Century
Located in Como, IT
Transparency Matters collection by Draga&Aurel: Wall lamp in cast resin, the final color is the result of matching layers of colored epoxide resin with a dimmable neon lighting. E...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Lighting

Materials

Resin

Ashoka Metal Table Lamp (US), by Ettore Sottsass from Memphis Milano
Located in Pregnana Milanese, IT
Here you are shown the US wired, Ashoka Table Lamp in lacquered metal, designed by Ettore Sottsass in 1981 for Memphis Milano. Ettore Sottsass was born in Innsbruck in 1917. In 1939...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Lighting

Materials

Metal

Tondo 180 Wall Light in Green Polycarbonate by Jacopo Foggini
Located in New York, NY
Jacopo Foggini was born in Turin and currently lives and works in Milan. He explores art and design crossing the boundaries imposed by the conventions of those disciplines. Jacopo jo...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Lighting

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Resin

Ferai Cesendeo Murano Glass Pendant in Opalino White by Salviati
Located in Venezia, IT
Ferai Cesendeo pendant by Salviati. Designed by Alberto Lago. More glass colors and glass finishing options are available upon request, subject to price change. Version shown in pict...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Lighting

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Murano Glass, Blown Glass

Barovier “Vetro Rostrate” Sconces
Located in Austin, TX
Barovier “vetro rostrate” sconces made of Murano glass and polished brass. We love the design by the iconic Murano creator and the beautiful textured glass mounted on the three branc...
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1940s Italian Vintage Modern Lighting

Materials

Brass

Hexad Series Chandelier, Handmade Contemporary Glass Lighting, Customizable
Located in New York, NY
The Hex Series chandelier features six handblown glass orbs strategically arranged on a hexagon shaped frame. Each individual orb is hand carved on a diamond lathe to create the hone...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Lighting

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Blown Glass

Cassiopeia 13 Porcelain and Brass Chandelier Handmade by Andrea Claire Studio
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Cassiopeia 13: Porcelain is a large horizontal mobile chandelier with thirteen handmade translucent porcelain polyhedrons and three hanging points. This special version of the Cass...
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2010s American Modern Lighting

Materials

Brass

Edie Sconce
Located in Toronto, Ontario
Edie explores the relationship between two similar forms. An exaggerated top column plays against the sconce’s overall sense of quiet restraint. While Edie evokes a certain feelin...
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2010s Canadian Modern Lighting

Materials

Brass

Chrome and Glass Sconces by Giuliana Gramigna
Located in Austin, TX
Chrome and glass sconces by Giuliana Gramigna in a clear; iridescent color. Each hand blown fixture centers a bulb surrounded by chrome trim. It is backed with a chrome plate. They h...
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1960s Italian Vintage Modern Lighting

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Blown Glass

Art Sconce, Handcrafted in Chicago, Designed by Christopher Gentner
Located in Chicago, IL
Brass art light with LED.
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2010s American Modern Lighting

Materials

Brass

Pommer Table Lamp By Matthew Fairbank
Located in Brooklyn, NY
The Pommer table lamp features a satin anodized drum shade with a trumpet like interior. Warm white light radiates light from its core. LED bulbs are supplied and incandescent can be...
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2010s American Modern Lighting

Materials

Aluminum

Pair of Square Triedi Murano Glass Contemporary Flush Mount or Ceiling Light
Located in Rome, IT
Gorgeous contemporary square ceiling light with clear triedi Murano glasses on gold plated square frame.    Four E 14 light bulbs. We can wire for your country standards.   
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2010s Italian Modern Lighting

Materials

Glass

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