Modern Table Lamps

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 The Modernists rejected both natural and historical references and relied primarily on industrial materials such as metal, glass, plywood, and, later, plastics.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 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.

FLOS Biagio Table Lamp by Tobia Scarpa
FLOS Biagio Table Lamp by Tobia Scarpa
Flos, Tobia Scarpa
21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Table Lamps
Marble
Carved seamlessly from a single piece of exquisite Carrara marble, the Biagio lamp by Tobia Scarpa has been a favorite since the design’s debut in 1968. A vision of elegance, the rem...
Sophia Table Lamp in Chrome by Another Human, Modern Sculptural Light
Sophia Table Lamp in Chrome by Another Human, M...
Another Human
21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Table Lamps
Chrome
Inspired by the curvy chrome Italian lighting designs of the late 1960s and 1970s as well as the animated shapes and totems of the Memphis Group, the Sophia lamp is both elegant in f...
Seletti "Monkey Lamp-Outdoor-Us" Resin Lamp, with Rope
Seletti "Monkey Lamp-Outdoor-Us" Resin Lamp, wi...
Seletti
21st Century and Contemporary Chinese Modern Table Lamps
Resin
From its very first year in 1964, Seletti in Cicognara, Mantova, has followed its principle of professionality service and constant research to strive for betterness innovation and o...
Efra Carlo Moretti Contemporary Mouth Blown Clear Murano Glass Table Lamp
Efra Carlo Moretti Contemporary Mouth Blown Cle...
Carlo Moretti, Paolo Martinuzzi
21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Table Lamps
Brass, Glass, Murano Glass, Iron
Table lamp of clear mouth blown Murano glass, anthracite painted iron and natural brass designed in 1984 by Carlo Moretti and Paolo Martinuzzi. 60 watt incandescent bulb, 42 watt...
Large Mottled Mirrored Table Lamp, England, circa 1940
Large Mottled Mirrored Table Lamp, England, cir...
Vintage 1940s English Modern Table Lamps
Glass
Large mottled mirrored lamp, England, circa 1940. Originally used as a chemical storage bottle with incredible patina and surface. New linen shade. Measure: 24" diameter x 40.5...
Mottled Mirrored Table Lamps, England circa 1940
Mottled Mirrored Table Lamps, England circa 1940
Vintage 1940s English Modern Table Lamps
Glass
Mottled Mirrored Table Lamps, England circa 1940. Originally used as a chemical storage bottle with incredible patina and surface. New linen shade. 20" dia x 32" h.     
Seguso, Pair of Rubine Red and Chartreuse Green Murano Glass Table Lamps
Seguso, Pair of Rubine Red and Chartreuse Green...
Seguso Dalla Venezia
Mid-20th Century Italian Modern Table Lamps
Glass
A refined and striking pair of handblown Murano glass lamps in rarefied colors. Each elongated tear-drop shaped base encasing rubine red and chartreuse green Sommerso glass. Remnants...
Pair of Italian Murano Glass Egg Shape Table Lamps by Vetri
Pair of Italian Murano Glass Egg Shape Table La...
Vetri
Vintage 1970s Italian Modern Table Lamps
Metal
A spectacular pair of Italian Murano glass egg shaped table lamps, design in the 1970s by Vetri. The lamps are white with dark amber stripes. Dim: 16” high 12” diameter.
Outstanding and Probably Unique, Late 1930s Table Lamp by Ugo Zaccagnini
Outstanding and Probably Unique, Late 1930s Tab...
Ugo Zaccagnini
Vintage 1930s Italian Modern Table Lamps
Ceramic
The best Zaccagnini ceramic lamp I have ever seen. The full signature means that this is hand thrown and handmade and done in a very small edition or possibly unique. Made with a wav...
Pierre Cardin Modern Metal table Lamp
Pierre Cardin
Vintage 1970s French Modern Table Lamps
Metal
Modern metal table lamp with heavy rectangular body, created by Pierre Cardin in the 1970s. The piece has the Pierre Cardin monogram on the front side and is in great vintage conditi...
Mid-Century Modern Up Light Bronze Table or Flo...
Karl Springer
Vintage 1970s American Modern Table Lamps
Metal
Karl Springer style modern style up light table or floor lamp made in bronze with dark satin finish, with the light source angled up towards the ceiling. The piece was created in the...
Pair of White Black and Brass Rougier Table Lamps
Roger Rougier
20th Century Modern Table Lamps
Brass
A pair of monumental ruched white acrylic table lamps with brass and black bases, newly electrified.
Black Brass Sputnik Atomic Table Lamp
Mid-20th Century Modern Table Lamps
Metal, Brass
A 1950s chic black brass Sputnik atomic lamp, newly wired. Can be sold without shade with a $75 deduction.
Joe Colombo, "Coupe", a Table Lamp by Oluce, 1960s
Joe Colombo, Oluce
Vintage 1960s Italian Modern Table Lamps
Aluminum
A table lamp with white lacquered aluminium shade attached to a chrome steel pole on a white lacquered circular metal base. The back of the shade features a thin slit which creating ...
Pair of Fire Glazed Gilt Ceramic Lamps with Shades
20th Century Modern Table Lamps
Ceramic
A 1970s pair of fire glazed gilt ceramic lamps with black enamel banding and black shades, newly electrified.
1970s Chrome and Glass Ball Table Lamp
George Kovacs
Late 20th Century American Modern Table Lamps
A chrome metal table lamp with a fixed clear and chrome ball to the top surrounded by a chrome guard with a frosted cylinder shade inside the ball to diffuse light , the push button ...
Pampas Wild Horses Ceramic Table Lamps by Chris...
Christina Praestgaard
Late 20th Century Scandinavian Modern Table Lamps
Ceramic
A pair of stunning table lamps by designer Christina Praestgaard. Made in Torekov in the 1970s. Very unusual to find a pair in perfect condition. The model is called "Wild horse...
Pierre Cardin Stamped Brushed Aluminum "Waterfa...
Pierre Cardin
Vintage 1970s American Modern Table Lamps
Aluminum, Nickel
Cast Brushed Aluminum Table Lamp by Pierre Cardin with Pierre Cardin Logo from the 1970's. Featuring a rounded rectangular shape, recessed waterfall design, Aluminum neck with Pierre...
‘Flamingo’ Neon Table Lamp Modern Contemporary ...
Marco Guglielmino
21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Table Lamps
Aluminum, Art Glass, Epoxy Resin
3-Dimensional organic neon sculptures focusing on shape, balance and proportion. Creating a variety of sizes and colors, using an age old medium in a modern way, combining chemistry ...
Donghia Quatrefoil Battuto Lamp and Shade, Citr...
Donghia
21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Table Lamps
Satin, Glass
Crafted into a symmetrical shape of handblown glass, Quatrefoil forms the decorative framework of four linear sides. Graceful lines and textures are produced by one of Murano's class...
Donghia Prong Lamp and Shade, Venetian Glass in...
Donghia
21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Table Lamps
Glass, Nickel
Remarkable hand blown Venetian glass is multi-folded and meticulously finished, allowing light to strike the lamp at multiple angles. Prong's brilliance is captured in Donghia's trad...
Infinitus-II MI Articulating Table Lamp, Flow C...
Jonathan Amar
21st Century and Contemporary Moroccan Modern Table Lamps
Brass, Leather
Contemporary handcrafted articulating table lamp of considerable size in aged brass and a green hand-sewn sheathed leather detail, and designed with our signature pear shaped joint ....
Evolution-I MII Contemporary Table Lamp, Flow C...
Jonathan Amar
21st Century and Contemporary French Modern Table Lamps
Nickel, Brass
Evolution Definition: Progressively going from one state to another Contemporary handcrafted articulating desk, bedside or side table lamp composed of a nickel-plated and solid pol...
Lampe De Table Lamp by Maurice Marty
Maurice Marty
21st Century and Contemporary French Modern Table Lamps
Sheet Metal, Gold Leaf
Table lamp 2017 Perforated sheet metal and white gold leaf Patinated wood Edition of 8 + 4 A.P Signed and numbered Measures: H 32.9 x W 19.6 in. (H 83.5 x W 50 cm) Maurice ...
Aballs Painted Ceramic Table Lamp, Small
Jaime Hayon
2010s Spanish Modern Table Lamps
Ceramic
Table lamp with a base in painted ceramic and a diffuser in blown opal matt glass. Rotating dimmer with polished brass handle, placed on the base. Available in the following finis...
Aballs Painted Ceramic Table Lamp, Large
Jaime Hayon
2010s Spanish Modern Table Lamps
Ceramic
Table lamp with a base in gold ceramic and a diffuser in blown opal matte glass. Rotating dimmer with polished brass handle, placed on the base. Available in the following finishe...
Chinoz Juzuan Ceramic Table Lamp
Jaime Hayon
2010s Spanish Modern Table Lamps
Ceramic
Chinoz Juzuan is a table lamp featuring a blue ceramic body with hand-painted, golden ornaments. The polished brass dimmer runs along a vertical groove in the ceramics body. An elega...

Alistair M Table Lamp

By Jordi Veciana
Alistair M Table Lamp
Jordi Veciana
2010s Spanish Modern Table Lamps
Glass
Table lamp with structure in golden matt steel. Cylindrical diffuser in blown opal matt glass. Dimmer placed in the electrical cord. Designed by Jordi Veciana. Material: Struc...
Modern Black Leather and Brass Table or Desk Lamp
Chanel
Vintage 1970s Modern Table Lamps
Brass
A very beautiful vintage Modern black quilted leather and brass desk or table lamp, circa 1970s or earlier. On/Off switch in two area; on base and at top at socket. Item available ...
Pair of Modern Italian Poliarte Ice Cube Clear ...
Poliarte
Vintage 1970s Italian Modern Table Lamps
Art Glass
Pair/Set Available Here for $2800 A vintage pair of Modern Italian, Poliarte designed, 'ice cube' clear glass table lamps. Clear ice cube glass is intentionally, slightly unrefined,...
Sergio Asti Large Opaline Glass and Chromed Br...
Sergio Asti, Bilumen
Vintage 1970s Italian Modern Table Lamps
Opaline Glass, Nickel
The rare ‘Paracarro’ lamp designed by Sergio Asti for Bilumen in 1972 features a large milk glass shade that sits in a substantial chrome-plated brass base. The large lamp has no sea...
Produzione Privata, Chapeau Table Lamp
2010s Italian Modern Table Lamps
Glass
Design by Michele De Lucchi Blown borosilicate glass, white painted aluminium Measures: 21.6” H x 16.5” Ø G9 bulb? Made in Italy.
Customizable Pair of Signal Table Lights in Bra...
Souda, Shaun Kasperbauer
2010s American Modern Table Lamps
Metal
Price includes 2 table lamps. The signal table lamp is familiar, yet futuristic. From beneath it’s spun metal shade LEDs cast a warm and inviting glow onto a polished central stem gr...
Customizable Signal Table Lamp from Souda, Nick...
Souda, Shaun Kasperbauer
2010s American Modern Table Lamps
Metal
The signal table lamp is familiar, yet futuristic. From beneath it’s spun metal shade LEDs cast a warm and inviting glow onto a polished central stem grounded by a cast iron base. Wi...
Customizable Pair of Signal Table Lamp from Sou...
Souda, Shaun Kasperbauer
2010s American Modern Table Lamps
Metal
This listing is for a pair of the signal table lamps in copper. The signal table lamp is familiar, yet futuristic. From beneath it’s spun metal shade LEDs cast a warm and inviting...
Customizable Signal Table Lamp from Souda, Copp...
Souda, Shaun Kasperbauer
2010s American Modern Table Lamps
Metal
The signal table lamp is familiar, yet futuristic. From beneath it’s spun metal shade LEDs cast a warm and inviting glow onto a polished central stem grounded by a cast iron base. Wi...
Rio Table Lamp in Glass with Crystal Band by Gi...
Leucos, Giusto Toso
Vintage 1970s Italian Modern Table Lamps
Metal
'Rio' table lamp designed by Giusto Toso for Italian manufacturer Leucos. The cone-shaped lamp is made of handblown white glass and has a crystal band as a decoration. The glass ...

Saturno Table Lamp

By Baroncelli
Saturno Table Lamp
Baroncelli
21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Table Lamps
Metal
Saturno is inspired by the Constructivist’s use of geometric shapes. It draws on the simplicity and economy of using graphic lines and planes to organize or ‘construct’ the finished ...
Orion Table Lamp, Small
Baroncelli
21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Table Lamps
The Orion table lamp is one of the latest families in the evolution of the Flexus series by Baroncelli. Flexus is a lighting system that comprises a palette of abstracted lines, ...
Vega Table Lamp, Medium
Baroncelli
21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Table Lamps
Glass
Vega is the latest family in the evolution of the Flexus series by Baroncelli. Flexus is a lighting system that comprises a palette of abstracted lines, curves and circles. Echoing...
Pair of 1970s Modern Travertine and Chrome Skys...
Unknown
Vintage 1970s American Modern Table Lamps
Chrome, Travertine
From a beautiful professionally designed Palm Springs estate, with gorgeous designer 1970s furniture and art, are these pair of travertine and chrome skyscraper lamps. They obtain or...

Mico Table Lamp

By Baroncelli
Mico Table Lamp
Baroncelli
21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Table Lamps
Glass
The Mico Table Lamp belongs to the Mico series that explores the concept and experience of pure light, personifying Baroncelli’s commitment to progressive design and exceptional craf...
Marty I Ebonized Maple and Cherry Bedside Lamp
Aaron Shoon, Heather Shoon
21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Table Lamps
Brass, Fabric, Linen, Cherry, Maple
Small with a big presence, the Marty inhabits intimate spaces, scaled for the bedside or tabletop. Turned, ebonized maple base with a cherry neck and finial. This lamp is 14” tall wi...
Modern Style Lamp in Solid Wood, Metal and Resin
Adolini+Simonini
2010s Brazilian Modern Floor Lamps
Aluminum, Textile, Hardwood
The Glide collection is composed by table and floor lamps, in generous dimensions, our objective was to create a product based on the archetypes, bus thought in modern key full of sm...
Bethel, Turned Walnut and Olive Green-Dyed Ash ...
Aaron Shoon, Heather Shoon
21st Century and Contemporary American American Modern Table Lamps
Ash, Brass, Fabric, Linen, Walnut
The Bethel’s organic curves complement the strong grain of walnut. The base is warmed with amber shellac, and paired with earthy green details. Turned walnut base with olive green-dy...
Pair of Shagreen Porcelain Vases, Now as Lamps
R&Y Augousti
Late 20th Century Modern Table Lamps
Silver Plate
Pair of Shagreen porcelain vases now as lamps, finely painted with bookmatched shagreen pattern, with silver plated mounts. New wiring. Each lamp stands 20" H to the top of the socke...
Tusten I, Dyed Ash and Ebonized Maple Table Lamp
Aaron Shoon, Heather Shoon
21st Century and Contemporary American American Modern Table Lamps
Ash, Brass, Cherry, Cord, Fabric, Linen, Maple
A large table lamp for an open space, the Tusten balances its substantial, geometric form with an expansive shade. The Tusten I has a base of dyed ash and ebonized maple, with cherry...
Marty III Turned Ash Bedside or Table Lamp
Aaron Shoon
21st Century and Contemporary American American Modern Table Lamps
Brass, Fabric, Linen, Maple
Small with a big presence, the Marty inhabits intimate spaces, scaled for the bedside or tabletop. This model has a matte black surface inspired by satin black hot rod paint jobs. Tu...
Marty II, Blond Maple and Dyed Ash Bedside Lamp
Aaron Shoon, Heather Shoon
21st Century and Contemporary American American Modern Table Lamps
Brass, Fabric, Linen, Ash, Maple
Small with a big presence, the Marty inhabits intimate spaces, scaled for the bedside or tabletop. Turned, ebonized maple base with an olive green-dyed ash neck and finial. This lamp...
Large and Very Heavy Display Lamp Chrome Hardwa...
21st Century and Contemporary English Modern Table Lamps
Aluminum, Chrome
We are delighted to offer for sale this lovely large and heavy Chromed lamp with dual chain pull switch A very good looking and well-made piece in lightly used condition, it has s...
Delhi II, Turned Cherry and Turquoise-Dyed Ash ...
Aaron Shoon
21st Century and Contemporary American American Modern Table Lamps
Ash, Brass, Cherry, Fabric, Linen
The Delhi II balances a strong, vertical posture with a large, buoyant shade. Turned cherry base with a turquoise dyed ash neck and finial. This lamp is 28” with a 14” diameter triml...
Delhi I, Ebonized Maple and Cherry Table Lamp
Aaron Shoon, Heather Shoon
21st Century and Contemporary American American Modern Table Lamps
Brass, Fabric, Linen, Cherry, Maple
The Delhi balances a strong, vertical posture with a large, buoyant shade. Turned, ebonized maple base with a cherry neck and finial. Brass hardware, black fabric-covered cord, triml...
Tusten II, Dyed Ash and Honey-Blonde Maple Tabl...
Aaron Shoon, Heather Shoon
21st Century and Contemporary American American Modern Table Lamps
Ash, Brass, Cord, Fabric, Linen, Maple
A large table lamp for an open space, the Tusten balances its substantial, geometric form with an expansive shade. The Tusten II has a base of dyed ash and honey-blonde maple, with d...
Delhi III, Turned Maple and Olive Green-Dyed As...
Aaron Shoon, Heather Shoon
21st Century and Contemporary American American Modern Table Lamps
Brass, Fabric, Linen, Ash, Maple
The Delhi III balances a strong, vertical posture with a large, buoyant shade. Turned maple base with an olive green-dyed ash neck and finial. This piece is 28” with a 14” diameter t...
Dorothy Table Lamp in Chrome by Another Human, ...
Another Human
21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Table Lamps
Chrome
Inspired by the curvy chrome Italian lighting designs of the late 1960s and 1970s as well as the animated shapes and totems of the Memphis Group, the Dorothy lamp is both elegant in ...

Sfere Table Lamp

By Fabio Bergomi
Sfere Table Lamp
Fabio Bergomi, Fabio Ltd
21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Table Lamps
Brass, Murano Glass
Italian modern table lamp shown with clear Murano glass balls with bollicine technique on polished brass frame and clear Murano glass base. One light / E27 type / max 40W Measures: D...

Becco Table Lamp

By Fabio Ltd
Becco Table Lamp
Fabio Ltd
21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Table Lamps
Murano Glass
Italian modern table lamp shown in smoky Murano glass with Rostrato artistic technique, clear Murano glass base and white fabric lampshade One light / E26 or E27 type / max 60W Measu...

Bande Table Lamp

By Fabio Ltd
Bande Table Lamp
Fabio Ltd
21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Table Lamps
Murano Glass
Italian modern table lamp shown in white and black striped Murano glass base and white and black striped lampshade. One light / E26 or E27 type / max 60W Measures: Diameter 15.5 inch...
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