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Modern Furniture Design

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 The modernists rejected both natural and historical references and relied primarily on industrial materials such as metal, glass, plywood, and, later, plastics.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 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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Capiz Shell Pendant, France, circa 1960
Located in Culver City, CA
Capiz shell pendant, France, circa 1960 Black capiz shells with tin armature, forming a series of flowers. Measures: 24.5” diameter x 27” height $ 7,200.  
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1960s French Vintage Modern Lighting

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Tin

Italian Modernist Murano Glass Flush Mount in Mottled Sherbert Glass
Located in New York, NY
This refined modernist flush mount was realized in Murano, Italy- the island off the coast of Venice renowned for centuries for its superlative glass production- during the 20th cent...
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20th Century Italian Modern Lighting

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Brass

Brace Wall Light Large by Bert Frank
Located in Geneve, CH
Brace wall light large by Bert Frank Dimensions: 91 x 33 x 29 cm Materials: Brass Available in: Nickel All our lamps can be wired according to each country. If sold to the U...
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2010s British Modern Lighting

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Alabaster, Brass

Dia Contemporary LED Chandelier, Config. 3, Solid Brass, Handmade/finished, Art
Located in Torslanda, SE
Dia is a sculptural chandelier inspired by the heterophony of natural sound. Each frame (or melody) is hand-rolled with all joints cleverly concealed within the circular light source...
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2010s Scandinavian Modern Lighting

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Brass

HOLLY HUNT Fjord Hanging Small LED Light in Aged Nickel
Located in Chicago, IL
Holly Hunt Fjord hanging small LED light in aged nickel Additional Information: Materials: Nickel Frame finish: Aged nickel Diffuser: Acrylic Illumination: Integrated LED, 120, 2700...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Lighting

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Nickel

McTavish Chandelier from the Pisces Collection by Andrea Claire
Located in Brooklyn, NY
The McTavish is a chandelier featuring smooth, floating brass and undulating sea-colored fiberglass. It’s a horizontal chandelier ideal for dining rooms, living rooms and can be in...
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2010s American Modern Lighting

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Brass

HOLLY HUNT Artemis Left Facing Sconce in Medium Bronze by Stefan Gulassa
Located in Chicago, IL
Holly Hunt Artemis left facing sconce in medium bronze by Stefan Gulassa Additional Information: Materials: Cast bronze, glass Frame finish: Medium Bronze Frame: Left facing ...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Lighting

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Bronze

Venini Fragments Small Wall Light in Blue and Green by Fernando & Humberto Campa
Located in New York, NY
Fragments applique giant wall sconce, designed by Fernando & Humberto Campana and manufactured by Venini, is made of scraps and pieces of Venini glass. Every lamp is a unique art pie...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Lighting

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Glass

Vega Quattro Flush Mount in Cast Glass by Matthew Fairbank
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Vega is a geometric, modular, contemporary lighting fixture. The body is made from extruded aluminum with brass accents. The diffusers are available in cast glass. No external driver...
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2010s American Modern Lighting

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Aluminum

Avocado Modern Ceramic Table Desk Lamp Marble and Gold Detail, Pop Art Lighting
Located in Porto, PT
The avocado table lamp is a standing light designed to impress. Inspired by the most popular fruit in the world. The Avocado desk lamp summarises the Pop Art concept, distilling the ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Lighting

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Ceramic

In Stock in Los Angeles, 8.6 Feet Pop Art White Indoor Giraffe with Chandelier
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Scroll down and click "view all from Seller" to see more than 400 other unique products. (2.2) In Stock in Los Angeles "Giraffe in Love" is the new product born from artist/designer...
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2010s Italian Modern Lighting

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Fiberglass

Pair of Modernist Handblown Murano Smoked Pendants w/ Oil Rubbed Bronze Fittings
Located in New York, NY
This elegant pair of modernist pendants were handblown in Murano, Italy- the island off the coast of Venice renowned for centuries for its superlative glass production. The fixtures ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Lighting

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Bronze

Coquillage Chandelier by Ludovic Clément d'Armont
Located in Geneve, CH
Coquillage chandelier by Ludovic Clément d'Armont Materials: Brass, blown glass Dimensions: diameter 120 x height 40 Every creation of Ludovic Clément d’Armont can be made to o...
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2010s French Modern Lighting

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Brass

21st Century Jack Russell Dog Lamp Light by Marcantonio, White Painted Bronze
Located in Cesena, IT
"5 minutes alone" Jack Russell dog lamp, by Marcantonio. White painted bronze. Never leave a Jack Russell alone for 5 minutes because he disassembles your furniture! I wanted to add...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Lighting

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Brass, Bronze

Bonnie 3 Contemporary LED Chandelier, Solid Brass or Chromed, Handmade/finished
Located in Torslanda, SE
The Bonnie range is designed around the stylized form of a Saffron flower, known around the world for its valuable beauty, fragrance and essence. Each organic flower-like form is ...
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2010s Scandinavian Modern Lighting

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Brass

'Bird in Flight' Sculptural Pendant, Brass and Bronze-Resin by Margit Wittig
Located in London, GB
This Margit Wittig pendant (ceiling) light which features a bronze-resin pearl sitting below a hand-sculpted resin bird -in-flight cast in her London studio. The detail elements are ...
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21st Century and Contemporary English Modern Lighting

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Brass

Globe Liquid Lamp by Sema Topaloglu
Located in Geneve, CH
Globe liquid lamp by Sema Topaloglu Dimensions: 22.5 x 31 x 71.5 cm Materials: iron, handblown glass Sema Topaloglu is known for her dedication to materials, craftsmanship and a...
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2010s Turkish Modern Lighting

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Iron

Tahiti Table Lamp (US VERSION 110v), by Ettore Sottsass from Memphis Milano
Located in Pregnana Milanese, IT
Here you are shown the US wired 'Tahiti' Table lamp, designed by Ettore Sottsass in 1981. The light fixture is of a polychrome enameled metal "duck" with a pivoting-like head mounted...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Lighting

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Metal

Karl Springer "J.M.F. Floor Lamp" in Sandstone with Bronze Hardware, 1985
Located in New York, NY
"JMF Floor Lamp" in sandstone with bronze base and hardware and original parchment shade by Karl Springer, American, 1985. Height adjustable. Reference: Karl Springer LTD Red Bin...
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1980s American Vintage Modern Lighting

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Sandstone, Bronze

LED Belva Pendant
Located in Westport, CT
Elegant shaping of twin LED lights shown in polished gold finish. Standard soft white 3000K, warm white 2700K available. Dimmable. Custom sizing is available. Standard dimensions as...
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2010s Modern Lighting

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Stainless Steel

Frosted Murano Dome-Shaped Pendant Ceiling Fixture, Contemporary
Located in Westport, CT
Frosted Murano glass blown semi flushmout/pendant dome-shaped ceiling fixture, stem composed of four clear glass balls and a large opaque swirl blown ceiling canopy. This nickel fixt...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Lighting

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Blown Glass

Reng, Pierce I, Suspended Punched Steel Random Perforation
Located in Dallas, TX
Punched steel, random circles. Bulb 1x medium base 75 watt incandescent. Handcrafted in Italy. Sold exclusively at Brendan Bass. Measures: Minimum hanging height n/a Maxim...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Lighting

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Steel

Wave and Sticks Lamp by HWE
Located in Geneve, CH
Wave and sticks lamp by HWE Limited edition Materials: Waste SLS 3D nylon powder, Sand from sustainable sources Dimensions: H 167 x W 112 x D 52 cm Colour: white All our lamp...
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2010s British Modern Lighting

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Nylon

Ceramic Lamp by Olivia Cognet
Located in Geneve, CH
Ceramic lamp by Olivia Cognet Materials: Ceramic Dimensions: H around 40-50 cm tall Each of Olivia’s handmade creations is a unique work of art, the snapshot of a precious momen...
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2010s American Modern Lighting

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Ceramic

Maillon LED Horizontal Pendant Light 6
Located in Westport, CT
Elegant grouping of 6 metal rings with integrated LED diffusing a clean natural light. Soft white 3000K. 75 watts – 110 lumens / watt, dimmable. Finishes: Rose gold, polished or ...
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2010s Modern Lighting

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Stainless Steel

Cupper Ring Pendant Created by Atelier Boucquet
Located in Roeselare, BE
Pendant in brass in ring form.
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2010s Belgian Modern Lighting

Materials

Brass

Dining Chandelier by Raka Studio, Bent Wood
Located in Cape Girardeau, MO
A chandelier made in solid ashwood using wood bending techniques. The piece is a complex design, giving it a varying look from each angle. Spotlights are placed under the structure c...
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2010s Modern Lighting

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Wood

Joy Wall Lamp by Draga & Aurel
Located in Geneve, CH
Joy wall lamp by Draga & Aurel Dimensions: W 20, D 13, H 80 Materials: Resin and brass All our lamps can be wired according to each country. If sold to the USA it will be wired ...
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2010s Italian Modern Lighting

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Brass

Halo, Brass, Hand Blown Glass, Contemporary Chandelier, 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. The design o...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Lighting

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Brass

21st Century Contemporary Giampiero Romano Pencil Style Floor Lamp Brass
Located in Milan, IT
Giotto is the name of this limited edition floor lamp, just like the name of a very important figure who has conceived art beyond belief during his lifetime. There are only 9 uniq...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Lighting

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Brass, Copper

Ghidini 1961 Dusk Dawn Table Lamp in Brass and Metallic Glass by Branch
Located in Villa Carcina, IT
Table lamp in brass and metalized glass. Dusk Dawn draws its name from a magical arc of time: the arrival and departure of soft light. It is the time when the sun dips below the hori...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Lighting

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Brass

Lilly 1 Contemporary LED Chandelier, Solid Brass, Handmade/Finished, Art, Large
Located in Torslanda, SE
Lilly is a contemporary chandelier that challenges the differentiation of room and object. Formed from solid brass milled petals, each LED light source contains a single crystal hemi...
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2010s Scandinavian Modern Lighting

Materials

Brass

Pair of Barovier Style Wall Lights, Contemporary, UL Certified
Located in Westport, CT
Pair of Murano “pulegoso” glass and brass sconces, modified art deco brass arm upholds a large handblown oval shape ivory blown glass cup with gold infused 23-karat gold bubbles. Two...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Lighting

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Blown Glass

Cassiopeia 7 Bamboo ((2A3B2C) - mobile chandelier by Andrea Claire Studio
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Cassiopeia 7 Bamboo (2A3B2C) - is a horizontal mobile chandelier with 7 glowing bamboo polyhedrons. The Cassiopeia Series is designed for spaces with lower ceiling heights where a h...
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2010s American Modern Lighting

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Brass

Foscarini Spokes 1 Suspension Lamp in Copper by Garcia and Cumini
Located in New York, NY
A collection of suspension lamps with two different shapes. The opaque epoxy powder varnished steel spokes are attached to the upper part by two ABS/polycarbonate discs and to the lo...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Lighting

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Steel

Molto Table Lamp or Reading Lamp in Brass and Enameled Mesh, Blueprint Lighting
Located in New York, NY
The molto table lamp or desk lamp is a fresh, new take on Italian modernism, featuring a spun metal mesh shade, brass counterweight and a heavy black marble base. This lamp articulat...
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2010s North American Modern Lighting

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Brass, Bronze, Enamel, Nickel

Original Christian Ludwig Attersee 1992 Table Lamp from Woka Art Collection
Located in Vienna, AT
Lighting-sculpture designed by Christian Ludwig Attersee in 1992. Material used is wood, silk-screen process, signed, numbered.   
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Late 20th Century Austrian Modern Lighting

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Nutwood, Parchment Paper

Modernist Polished Brass & Handblown Champagne Murano Glass Teardrop Flush Mount
Located in New York, NY
This stunning modernist teardrop flush mount chandelier was hand blown in Murano Italy- the island off the coast of Venice renowned for centuries for its superlative glass production...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Lighting

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Brass

Aneta, Table Lamp, Solid Pine, Rattan, Sweden, 1970s
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A table lamp designed and produced by Aneta. In solid pine. Assorted vintage rattan lampshade. With makers label.
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1970s Swedish Vintage Modern Lighting

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Rattan, Pine

Reng, Kukei, Pendant Artisanal Cast and Striated Glass
Located in Dallas, TX
Artisanal cast and striated glass. Bulb 1 x medium base tubular LED. Handcrafted in Italy. Sold exclusively at Brendan Bass.
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Lighting

Materials

Glass

Arch Ceiling Fixture Light Created by Atelier Boucquet
Located in Roeselare, BE
The arch is a dark chemical colored lighting fixture with led lights and lenses, driver and dimmer not included in the fixture. It has to be provided outside of the armature.
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2010s Belgian Modern Lighting

Materials

Brass

Swedish Maker, Signed Table Lamp, Solid Pine, Fabric, Sweden, 1983
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A table lamp. In solid pine. Signed NP and dated 1983. Stated dimensions exclude lampshade, height includes socket. Upon request illustrated lampshade can be included in purchase.
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1980s Swedish Vintage Modern Lighting

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Pine

Myrna Sconce Light by Ladies & Gentlemen Studio
Located in Geneve, CH
Myrna sconce light by Ladies & Gentlemen Studio Dimensions: 23” x 18”, 6” globe Materials: Powder-coated steel (also available in brass), fabric cord, color washed acid etched glas...
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2010s American Modern Lighting

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Steel

Pair of Modernist Crescent Form Alabaster Sconces with Brass Fittings
Located in New York, NY
This stunning pair of modernist alabaster sconces were realized in the United States during the latter half of the 20th century. They feature demilune crescent forms in carved alabas...
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20th Century American Modern Lighting

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Alabaster, Brass

Contemporary Table Lamp Lampshade Brushed Brass Brushed Silver
Located in Sesto Fiorentino, IT
Brushed brass table lamp in brushed silver finish.
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Lighting

Materials

Silver Plate, Brass

Laur Large Contemporary LED Chandelier, Brass, Handmade/Finished, Art, Sculpture
Located in Torslanda, SE
Inspired by the three states of matter, Laur combines semi-precious elements of brass, onyx, and hand blown white glass in playful interconnecting arrangements, some with functional ...
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2010s Scandinavian Modern Lighting

Materials

Brass

Beran Wall Light Small, Brass by Bert Frank
Located in Geneve, CH
Beran wall light small - brass by Bert Frank Dimensions: 46 x 46 x 27 cm Materials: Brass Available finishes: Nickel All our lamps can be wired according to each country. If s...
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2010s British Modern Lighting

Materials

Brass

LED Swirl Four Ring Chandelier Pendant Light in Gold Contemporary
Located in Westport, CT
Individual rings with integrated LED stripes grouped together. The height and tilt of each ring can be adjusted individually. 3000K 110 lumen / watt Finishes: Rose gold, poli...
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2010s Modern Lighting

Materials

Stainless Steel

Metallslöjden Gusum, Pair of Swedish Four Arm Solid Brass Candelabra, Circa 1988
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Each square double standard, flanked by two arms, terminating in a rectangular foot. The underside dated and marked: METALLSLÖJDEN GUSUM Made in Sweden BK.
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1980s Swedish Vintage Modern Lighting

Materials

Brass

Large Circus Pendant Light Designed by Corinna Warm Black/Luxurious Bronze
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 Lighting

Materials

Aluminum, Aluminum

Tulle 2 Wall Lamp in Brass and Black Enamel Mesh by Blueprint Lighting, 2019
Located in New York, NY
The Tulle 2 wall lamp is an architectural piece that works well in both modern and transitional interiors. Shown here in our gloss black enamel and natural brass hardware. About t...
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2010s American Modern Lighting

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Bronze, Brass, Bronze, Enamel, Nickel

Onyx Table Lamp by Atelier Boucquet
Located in Roeselare, BE
Table lamp made in chemically black colored brass with onyx marble sheets and incandescent lamp e27.
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2010s Belgian Modern Lighting

Materials

Onyx, Brass

Handblown Murano Mottled White Glass Flush Mount Chandelier with Chrome Fittings
Located in New York, NY
This refined modernist flush mount was realized in Murano, Italy- the island off the coast of Venice renowned for centuries for its superlative glass production- during the 20th cent...
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20th Century Italian Modern Lighting

Materials

Chrome

Handcrafted Magnum Lamp of Graphite Ash and Walnut
Located in St. Paul, MN
Handcrafted lamp of selected ash and walnut, laminated and turned on a lathe. Horizontal grooves are cut into the surface to intersect with the vertical grain patterns of the tree's ...
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2010s American Modern Lighting

Materials

Wood

Large Evolve Lamp by HS Studio
Located in Geneve, CH
Large Evolve lamp by HS Studio Morphic Collection Dimensions: 43 x 40 x 15cm Materials: Ceramic Also available: 28 x 18 x 9cm Hannah Simpson is a ceramic artist, based in Ke...
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2010s British Modern Lighting

Materials

Ceramic

Swedish, Minimalist Floor Lamp, Solid Pine, Rattan, Sweden, 1970s
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A floor lamp designed and produced in Sweden, 1970s. In solid pine. Assorted vintage rattan lampshade.
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1970s Swedish Vintage Modern Lighting

Materials

Rattan, Pine

Modernist Handblown White Swirling Murano Glass Flush Mount with Brass Fittings
Located in New York, NY
This refined modernist flush mount was realized in Murano, Italy- the island off the coast of Venice renowned for centuries for its superlative glass production- during the 20th cent...
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20th Century Italian Modern Lighting

Materials

Brass

LED Oval Rings Four Chandelier Pendant Light in Gold Contemporary
Located in Westport, CT
Individual oval rings with integrated LED stripes grouped together. We offer four standard sizes with 3, 4, 5 or 7 rings. Height and tilt of rings can be adjusted. Can be customize...
Category

2010s Modern Lighting

Materials

Stainless Steel