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Bauhaus Table Lamps

BAUHAUS STYLE

The Bauhaus was a progressive German art and design school founded by the architect Walter Gropius that operated from 1919 to 1933. Authentic Bauhaus furnituresofas, dining chairs, tables and more — and the school’s followers married industrial and natural materials in simple, geometric forms. The goal of the Bauhaus was to erase the distinction between art and craft while embracing the use of new technologies and materials.

ORIGINS OF BAUHAUS FURNITURE DESIGN

CHARACTERISTICS OF BAUHAUS FURNITURE DESIGN

  • Emphasis on craft
  • Simplicity, order, clarity and a prioritization of functionalism
  • Incorporation of geometric shapes
  • Minimalist and refined, little to no ornamentation
  • Use of industrial materials such as tubular chrome, steel and plastic as well as leather, cane and molded plywood in furniture and other products

BAUHAUS FURNITURE DESIGNERS YOU SHOULD KNOW

AUTHENTIC BAUHAUS FURNITURE ON 1STDIBS

The name Bauhaus is derived from the German verb bauen, “to build.” Under the school’s innovative curriculum, students were taught the fine arts, such as painting and sculpture, as well as practical skills like carpentry and metalworking. 

The school moved from Weimar in 1925 to the city of Dessau, where it enjoyed its heyday under Gropius, then Hannes Meyer and Ludwig Mies van der Rohe. The period from 1932 to 1933 when it operated in Berlin under Mies was its final chapter. Despite its brief existence, the Bauhaus has had an enduring impact on art and design in the United States and elsewhere, and is regarded by many as the 20th century’s chief crucible of modernism

The faculty roster at the Bauhaus reads like a who’s who of modernist creative genius — it included such artists as Paul Klee, Wassily Kandinsky and László Moholy-Nagy along with architects and designers like Mies and Marcel Breuer, who became known for his muscular brutalist-style concrete buildings in the postwar years. In 1925, while he was head of the Bauhaus carpentry workshop, Breuer gave form to his signature innovation: the use of lightweight tubular-steel frames for chairs, side tables and sofas — a technique soon adopted by Mies and others. Breuer’s Cesca chair was the first-ever tubular steel frame chair with a caned seat to be mass produced, while the inspiration for his legendary Wassily chair, a timeless design and part of the collection crafted to furnish the Dessau school, was the bike he rode around campus.

Bauhaus design style reflects the tenets by which these creators worked: simplicity, clarity and function. They disdained superfluous ornament in favor of precise construction. Seating pieces such as side chairs, armchairs or club chairs for example, were made with tubular metal or molded plywood frames, and upholstery was made from leather or cane. Above all, designs in the Bauhaus style offer aesthetic flexibility. They can be the elements of a wholly spare, minimalist space, the quiet foundation of an environment in which color and pattern come from one’s own collection of art and artifacts.

Today, from textiles to typefaces, architecture, furniture and decorative objects for the home, Bauhaus creations continue to have an outsize influence on modern design.

Find a collection of authentic Bauhaus furniture on 1stDibs.

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Style: Bauhaus
Series 03 Table Lamp, "Smoke" Patinated Brass, Stitched Goatskin Parchment Shade
Located in Ozone Park, NY
Sculpted solid brass in "smoke" acid patinated finish, machined and mechanically fastened. handstitched goatskin parchment shade, with hand-dyed braided cotton cord. All material fin...
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2010s American Bauhaus Table Lamps

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Brass

A pair of vintage industrial desk lamps in the style of Egon Hillebrand
Located in Houston, TX
A pair of vintage industrial desk lamps in the style of Egon Hillebrand, circa 1980s. Lamps are a licensed reproduction, made some time in the 1980s - inspired by iconic Egon Hillebr...
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1980s Unknown Vintage Bauhaus Table Lamps

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Metal

Table Lamp by F. Anyž, Functionalism
Located in Praha, CZ
Fully functional in beautiful original condition. Chrome-plated brass (nickel plating on the base rubbed off in places). Switch, bulb holder, gooseneck - all structural parts are in ...
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Early 20th Century Czech Bauhaus Table Lamps

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Chrome

Art deco bakelite desk lamp, 1950s
Located in HEVERLEE, BE
Very stylish bakelite bauhaus style desk lamp which was produced in the Czech Republic. The arm and lamp shade can be adjusted which makes this lamp very versatile. It also has its...
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1950s Czech Vintage Bauhaus Table Lamps

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Bakelite

1930s Bauhaus Brass Finish "Mushroom" Table Lamp, Czechoslovakia
Located in Praha, CZ
- cleaned polished and rewired -1x , E26-E27 bulbs - US wiring compatible
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1930s Czech Vintage Bauhaus Table Lamps

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Metal, Brass

Mid-century silvered metal german lamp, Bauhaus Style.
Located in BARCELONA, ES
The Mid-century Silvered Metal German Lamp in Bauhaus Style is a quintessential representation of the Bauhaus movement, which seamlessly blends form and f...
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Mid-20th Century German Bauhaus Table Lamps

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Metal

Hala table lamp, scissor lamp, Netherlands 1930
Located in Schwerin, MV
Workshop workstation lamp from the 1930s Manufacturer: Hala Leuchten, Zeist, Netherlands Designer: Herman Theodoor Jan Anthoin Busquet Black metal scissor lamp from Hala with a ro...
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Early 20th Century Dutch Bauhaus Table Lamps

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Metal

bauhaus style lamp pair.
Located in Felino, IT
pair of bedside lamps, Bauhaus style. 2 different types. 1990s reissue. one lamp with clear glass stem and base. one lamp with chrome metal stem and base. A classic Bauhaus style by ...
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Early 2000s European Bauhaus Table Lamps

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Metal

Vintage Louis Poulsen PH 3/2 Table Lamp in Chrome & Opaline Glass
Located in Esbjerg, DK
Based upon a design from the late 1920s this PH 3/2 desk lamp was relaunched by Louis Poulsen in Denmark in 1999. This particular table lamp is from that series. It features a 3-tier...
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1920s Danish Vintage Bauhaus Table Lamps

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Metal, Chrome

Repurposed Original Hanau Bullit Table Light, Germany, 1950s
Located in Esbjerg, DK
The Hanau Alpinette lamp was originally intended for light therapy. It dates back to the 1950s and has a wonderful Bullit - streamline design. This style was popularized by people li...
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1950s German Vintage Bauhaus Table Lamps

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Aluminum

Bauhaus Telescopic and Flexible Desk Lamp of Brass with Brown Patina 1930s
Located in Aarhus C, DK
Vintage Bauhaus telescopic desk lamp in the style of Christian Dell and Kaiser Idell. Most likely made in France or Belgium in the 1930s. The lamp is made of brass with beautiful br...
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1930s French Vintage Bauhaus Table Lamps

Materials

Metal, Brass

Vintage Bauhaus Table Lamp - 1940's - Bakelite and Metal
Located in Casteren, Noord-Brabant
A beautiful vintage Bauhaus table lamp. Possibly from the manufacturer SBF. The lamp has several marks / numbers, but no clear mark. The lamp is made of metal with bakelite accents o...
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1940s German Vintage Bauhaus Table Lamps

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Metal

1930s Pair of Restored Bauhaus Table Lamps, Czechoslovakia
Located in Praha, CZ
- Restored - Cleaned and rewired - 1 x E26-E27 bulbs - US wiring compatible
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1930s Czech Vintage Bauhaus Table Lamps

Materials

Chrome

1930's Modernist Desk Lamp
Located in Brno, CZ
This is an original 1930’s office/workshop desk lamp. Due to its design, it is often nicknamed the “gooseneck”. This piece can be fixed directly to the desk (of varying thicknesses) ...
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1930s Czech Vintage Bauhaus Table Lamps

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Metal, Steel

Bauhaus bedside table lamps
Located in Banská Štiavnica, SK
Bauhaus bedside table lamps with marble base and opaline glass lampshades. New wires and EU plug.
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1930s Slovak Vintage Bauhaus Table Lamps

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Marble, Chrome

Exceptional Articulated Bauhaus Workshop Wall Lamp or Task Light 1920s Germany
Located in Munich, DE
Extremely rare and articulated Bauhaus functionalist workshop lamp or task light. Designed and manufactured in late 1920s, Germany. The lamp can be mounted on workshop table or wall....
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1920s German Vintage Bauhaus Table Lamps

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Aluminum, Steel

1930s BIG Bauhaus chrome Table Lamp, Czechoslovakia
Located in Praha, CZ
- 1930s - new electricity - one bulb any wattage - US adapter jr
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1930s Czech Vintage Bauhaus Table Lamps

Materials

Nickel

Art Deco Oyster lamp by Josef Hůrka for Napako, 1930s
Located in PRAHA 5, CZ
Designed by Josef Hůrka, manufactured by Napako coop under catalogue number 3530, former Czechoslovakia in the 1930s. Chrome plated wall or bedside table lamp reminiscing an oyster s...
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1930s Czech Vintage Bauhaus Table Lamps

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Steel, Chrome

Mid-century design desk lamp by Christian Dell for Escolux Germany
Located in Banská Štiavnica, SK
Mid-century design desk lamp by Christian Dell for Escolux Germany in original vintage condition with signs of use.
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1930s German Vintage Bauhaus Table Lamps

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Metal

Pair of Bauhaus bakelite table or wall lights by Elektrosvit, 1950s
Located in PRAHA 5, CZ
Manufactured by Elektrosvit Nové Zámky under catalogue number 11641. Former Czechoslovakia 1950s. Crafted from black and white bakelite, can b...
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1950s Czech Vintage Bauhaus Table Lamps

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Bakelite

Bauhaus table lamp
Located in Banská Štiavnica, SK
Bauhaus desk lamp with white glass opaline lampshade.
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1940s Slovak Vintage Bauhaus Table Lamps

Materials

Chrome

Vintage black desk lamp Model 2768 Matador Bur by Christian Dell Germany 1930s
Located in Miklavž Pri Taboru, SI
Introducing the exceptional industrial desk lamp designed by Christian Dell, the iconic Model 2768 Matador Bur produced by the esteemed Bauhaus in the 1930s. This lamp stands as a vi...
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1930s Italian Vintage Bauhaus Table Lamps

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Metal

Karl Trabert, Diffuna Table Lamp, Brass, Parchment Paper, Germany 1930
Located in High Point, NC
A beige parchment paper and brass table lamp designed by Karl Trabert and produced by Schanzenbach & Co., Frankfurt am Main, Gemany, c. 1930s. Overall Dimensions (inches): 19”  H x ...
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1930s German Vintage Bauhaus Table Lamps

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Brass

French Bauhaus Table Lamp 1930s
Located in Čelinac, BA
French Bauhaus Table Lamp 1930s
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1930s French Vintage Bauhaus Table Lamps

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Aluminum

1930's Modernist Table Lamp Type 3530 by Carl Jucker for Napako
Located in Brno, CZ
This is an original Modernist Table lamp produced in the 1930’s by a Czech Company Napako. It was designed by Carl Jucker, who later became famous for his design of the now iconic ta...
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1930s Czech Vintage Bauhaus Table Lamps

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Metal, Steel

Chrome Table Bauhaus Lamp, 1930s
Located in Praha, CZ
- 1930s, Czechoslovakia - Nice original condition with patina - New electricity.
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1930s Czech Vintage Bauhaus Table Lamps

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Chrome

Egon Hillebrand Bauhaus Desk Lamp in Brass, 1940s
Located in Esbjerg, DK
Iconic arched desk lamp in a full brass construction. Designed by Egon Hillebrand during the 1930s and manufactured by Hillebrand Lighting in The Nede...
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1930s Dutch Vintage Bauhaus Table Lamps

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Brass

Kaiser Idell by Christian Dell Model 6632 President Green Desk Lamp
Located in Vienna, AT
Bauhaus table lamp green lacquered from the 1930s model 6632. Lamp is repainted.
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1930s German Vintage Bauhaus Table Lamps

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Aluminum, Brass

Small Black Bauhaus Style Metal Desk Lamp, 1970s
Located in ROTTERDAM, ZH
Small black table lamp in bauhaus style. The lamp has a metal shade and a stone base. The shade can be turned in any directions. The lamps has a switch on the base. It requires a E27...
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20th Century Bauhaus Table Lamps

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Metal

Mid Century Brass Office Desk Lamp - Bauhaus Style Table Lamp - Golden Lamp
Located in ROTTERDAM, ZH
Vintage brass desk lamp with adjustable shade. The shade can easily turned in different directions, see pictures. The lamp requires an E27 lightbulb and currently has an EU-plug. Ad...
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20th Century Bauhaus Table Lamps

Materials

Glass

Black Vintage Flexible Desk Lamp by Hala Bauhaus Style, 1970s
Located in ROTTERDAM, ZH
Black Bauhaus style desk lamp by Hala. The position of the lamp can easily be adjusted, it moves nicely back and forth, see pictures. The lamp is fully made out metal and has a black...
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20th Century Bauhaus Table Lamps

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Metal

Vintage Hala Busquet / Hala 144 Table Lamp - White Bauhaus Desk Lamp, 1970s
Located in ROTTERDAM, ZH
White bauhaus table lamp classic 'Hala Busquet' or 'Hala 144' designed by Herman Busquet for Hala Zeist. The shade can be moved up and do...
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20th Century Bauhaus Table Lamps

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Metal

Vintage Hala Busquet/Hala 144 Table Lamp by Herman Busquet, 1970s
Located in ROTTERDAM, ZH
Silver bauhaus table lamp classic 'Hala Busquet' or 'Hala 144' designed by Herman Busquet for Hala Zeist. The shade can be moved up and d...
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20th Century Bauhaus Table Lamps

Materials

Metal

Tischleuchte Quadro von Jacques Adnet
Located in Aachen, DE
Die Leuchtikone Quadro von Jacques Adnet. Die Metallstruktur aus Palladium-Messing, verchromt, die Diffusoren aus satiniertem Glas und der Sockel aus Marmor. Mit dem Original-Dimmer....
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1990s Bauhaus Table Lamps

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Brass, Chrome

HUGE Sculptural MEMPHIS Style GEOMETRIC Ceramic FLOOR or TABLE LAMP France 1980
Located in PARIS, FR
A spectacular very large conical floor or table lamp, Post-Modernist, Free-Form, Memphis, Constructivist, Bauhaus.... in thick blue enameled ceramic, topped with a large lampshade, w...
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1980s French Vintage Bauhaus Table Lamps

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Ceramic

Christian Dell Black Bauhaus Desk Lamp for Bünte und Remmler
Located in Esbjerg, DK
A rare version/configuration of the Matador Desk Lamp. Model 2700A designed by iconic Bauhaus designer and teacher Christian Dell. It is adjustable by the shade and at the base. Its ...
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1930s German Vintage Bauhaus Table Lamps

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Aluminum, Steel

Pair of 1930 Bauhaus Table Lamps GOETHE by Christian Dell for Bünte & Remmler
Located in Berlin, DE
This elegant and rare pair of 1930 Bauhaus table lamps by Christian Dell for Bünte & Remmler are named "GOETHE" lamp. They are made out of lacquered steel and are adjustable in heig...
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1930s German Vintage Bauhaus Table Lamps

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Steel

Bauhaus table lamp by Christian Dell for Koranda OVE Austria
Located in Banská Štiavnica, SK
White bauhaus table lamp by Christian Dell for Koranda OVE Austria in original vintage condition.
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1930s Austrian Vintage Bauhaus Table Lamps

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Metal

Bakelite Bauhaus Table Lamps from ESC, 1940s, Set of 2
Located in Żory, PL
A set of two bakelite table lamps in the Bauhaus style, produced in Czechoslovakia in the 1940s. Asymmetrical form, adjustable angle of the lampshade. The lamps have a visible model...
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1940s Vintage Bauhaus Table Lamps

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Bakelite

1950s Karl Trabert German Desk Table Lamp Bauhaus
Located in Chula Vista, CA
German Desk Table Lamp Art Deco Bauhaus Karl Trabert 18.5 h x 13 d x 13 d-Inclined 17.5 long Preowned original vintage condition Refer to images provided.
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1950s German Vintage Bauhaus Table Lamps

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Aluminum

Koch & Lowy Articulated Swing Brass Desk Lamp Mid-Century Modern 1965 Stamped
Located in Miami, FL
This Swing Brass Desk Lamp was made by Koch & Lowy the esteemed American Company that designed all forms of lighting, from table to floor lamps, and chandeliers. It is best known a...
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1960s American Vintage Bauhaus Table Lamps

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Stone, Brass, Metal

De Stijl Bedside Lamp DS 36 by Tecnolumen
Located in Los Angeles, CA
The light source for this bedside lamp is concealed in a cylinder that stands on a round baseplate, and the glow is reflected softly by a white varnished pane. The reflector screen i...
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21st Century and Contemporary German Bauhaus Table Lamps

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Metal

1930s Rare Restored Bauhaus Table Lamp, Czechoslovakia
Located in Praha, CZ
- Restored, Very good condition - Rewired , E26-E27 bulb US wiring compatible
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1930s Czech Vintage Bauhaus Table Lamps

Materials

Brass

Wagenfeld Multi-Purpose Lamp WNL 30 by Wilhelm Wagenfeld for Tecnolumen
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This multi-functional lamp was designed by Wilhelm Wagenfeld in 1939. It was originally created as a “bedside lamp” that was “also suitable as a wall lamp”, as described in the broch...
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21st Century and Contemporary German Bauhaus Table Lamps

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Metal

German Green Bauhaus brass and metal Table Light by HELO LIGHTS, Germany, 1950s
Located in Kirchlengern, DE
Article: Desk light Producer: HELO Leuchten, Germany Age: 1950s Original Helo Leuchten Bauhaus Light, designed and produced in the 1950s in Germany. All original good and fu...
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Mid-20th Century German Bauhaus Table Lamps

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Metal

Art Deco Bauhaus Style Table Lamp, 1940s
Located in Żory, PL
This Bauhaus style table lamp was produced in the 1940's in Czechoslovakia. The lamp is in working order, preserved in original, good condition with a visible patina. The lamp has a ...
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Mid-20th Century Bauhaus Table Lamps

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Steel

Table lamp "Oslo" by Heinz Pfaender for Hillebrand Leuchten, 1961
Located in Amstelveen, NL
Modernist table lamp in Bauhaus style by Heinz Pfaender for Hillebrand Leuchten in 1961. Great (original) colour combination of black, chrome and red. The metal shade can be turned...
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1960s German Vintage Bauhaus Table Lamps

Materials

Steel

Vintage Bauhaus German Minimalist Black Metal Desk Lamp from Gebrüder Cosack
Located in Warszawa, Mazowieckie
This classic table lamp was produced by the German manufacture Gebrüder Cosack (Gecos) during the 1940s. Also known as a doctor's lamp. The base is made of cast iron, and the lampsha...
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1940s German Vintage Bauhaus Table Lamps

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Metal

1970's Modernist Table/Wall Lamp by Elektrosvit Nove Zamky
Located in Brno, CZ
This is an original piece produced by Eletroskvit Nove Zamky in former Czechoslovakia. This lamp is made of white bakelite and can be hang as wall light or simply used as a desk lamp...
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1970s Slovak Vintage Bauhaus Table Lamps

Materials

Steel

Bauhaus / Functionalist Table or Wall Large Lamp, 1930s
Located in Praha, CZ
Made in Czechoslovakia Made of glass, metal New cabling Re-polished Good original condition US adapter included.
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1930s Czech Vintage Bauhaus Table Lamps

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Metal

Bauhaus Style Table Lamp Model 7603 designed by Heinz Pfaender for Hillebrand
Located in Beograd, RS
In this listing you will find a spectacular Bauhaus style table lamp Model 7603, which was designed by Heinz Pfaender for the German Manufacturer Hillebrand, which is known for the h...
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1960s German Vintage Bauhaus Table Lamps

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Steel

Set of Two Table/Bedside Lamps by Napako, 1930s
Located in Praha, CZ
Set of two Functionalist/Bauhaus table or bedside lamps made by Napako in Czechoslovakia in 1930s. Adjustable shade. Cleaned, rewired: 1x25W, E25-E27 bulbs US plug adapter included
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1930s Czech Vintage Bauhaus Table Lamps

Materials

Chrome

Table Lamp By E. Kloepfel & Sohn Circa 1930s
Located in Gloucester, GB
Table Lamp By E. Kloepfel & Sohn Circa 1930s - S shaped aluminium arm - Black aluminium shade - Concrete base - On/Off switch on the shade - Takes E27 fitting bulbs - By E. Kloepfe...
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1930s German Vintage Bauhaus Table Lamps

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Steel

Bauhaus Style Chrome Table Lamps from Napako, 1940s, Set of 2
Located in Żory, PL
These chrome table lamps (type 1195) in the Bauhaus style were manufactured by Napako in the 1940s in the Czech Republic. The lamps have new electrical installations and retro-style ...
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Early 20th Century Bauhaus Table Lamps

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Steel, Chrome

Bauhaus Modernist table lamp manufactured by RETROLUMEN-BERLIN
By Fritz August Breuhaus de Groot 1
Located in PRAHA 4, CZ
Introducing our exclusive Bauhaus Modernist Table Lamp, a masterpiece of modern design and functionality. This elegant piece is crafted by RETROLUMEN, renowned for its quality and in...
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21st Century and Contemporary German Bauhaus Table Lamps

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Brass, Nickel

1930's Bauhaus Table Lamp
Located in Brno, CZ
This 1930’s Modernist table lamp is made of chromed steel with a lampshade painted in a cream colour. The bulb is positioned vertically, right un...
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1930s Czech Vintage Bauhaus Table Lamps

Materials

Stainless Steel

Table/Bedside Lamp by Napako, 1930s
Located in Praha, CZ
Functionalist/Bauhaus table or bedside lamp made by Napako in Czechoslovakia in 1930s. Adjustable shade. Cleaned, rewired: 1x25W, E25-E27 bulbs US plug adapter included
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1930s Czech Vintage Bauhaus Table Lamps

Materials

Chrome

Original Bauhaus Nickel table lamp 1920s Germany
Located in Den Haag, NL
Original Art Deco Nickel table lamp . Comes with a ball joint in top of the shade . Still in a very good condition .One large E27 bulb needed .
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1920s Dutch Vintage Bauhaus Table Lamps

Materials

Nickel

Bauhaus table lamps for sale on 1stDibs.

Find a broad range of unique Bauhaus table lamps for sale on 1stDibs. Many of these items were first offered in the 21st Century and Contemporary, but contemporary artisans have continued to produce works inspired by this style. If you’re looking to add vintage table lamps created in this style to your space, the works available on 1stDibs include lighting, decorative objects, mirrors and other home furnishings, frequently crafted with metal, brass and other materials. If you’re shopping for used Bauhaus table lamps made in a specific country, there are Europe, Germany, and Czech Republic pieces for sale on 1stDibs. While there are many designers and brands associated with original table lamps, popular names associated with this style include Christian Dell, Kaiser Idell, Adam Otlewski, and Marianne Brandt. It’s true that these talented designers have at times inspired knockoffs, but our experienced specialists have partnered with only top vetted sellers to offer authentic pieces that come with a buyer protection guarantee. Prices for table lamps differ depending upon multiple factors, including designer, materials, construction methods, condition and provenance. On 1stDibs, the price for these items starts at $193 and tops out at $23,495 while the average work can sell for $1,079.

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