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Scandinavian Modern Table Lamps

SCANDINAVIAN MODERN STYLE

The gentle, organic contours that are typical of vintage Scandinavian modern furniture appear in the work of Danish, Finnish and Swedish designers not as a stylistic gesture, but rather as a practical, ergonomic — and, as importantly, elegant — response to the human form.

Characterized by bold, clean lines and simple, sturdy symmetries, Scandinavian modernism is perhaps the warmest and most organic iteration of modernist design. The work of the designers associated with this style was founded on centuries-old beliefs in both quality craftsmanship and the ideal that beauty should enhance even the humblest accessories of daily life.

Each nation produced exceptional talents in all areas of the applied arts, yet each had its forté. Sweden was home to Bruno Mathsson, creator of the classic Grasshopper chair and Berlin daybed, but the country excelled most notably at ceramics. In the ’20s at the great Gustavsberg porcelain manufactory, Wilhelm Kåge introduced Scandinavian modern pieces based on influences from folklore to Cubism; his skills were passed on to his versatile and inspired pupils Berndt Friberg and Stig Lindberg.

Likewise, Finland produced a truly ingenious Scandinavian modern furniture designer in the architect Alvar Aalto, a master at melding function and artistic form in works like the Paimio chair. Yet Finnish glassware was pre-eminent, crafted in expressive, sculptural designs by Tapio Wirkkala and Timo Sarpaneva.

The Danes excelled at chairs. Hans Wegner and Arne Jacobsen were exemplars of the country’s facility with wood, particularly teak.

Wegner created such iconic pieces as the Round chair and the Wishbone chair; Jacobsen — while he produced the best-selling plywood Ant chair — designed two classic upholstered pieces of the 1950s: the Swan chair and Egg chair. The list of great Danes could go on and on, including Finn Juhl, maker of the bold Chieftain chair; Poul Kjaerholm, with his lean metal-and-rattan aesthetic; and Vernor Panton, who introduced a vibrant Pop note into international design.

On 1stDibs, you will note both instantly recognizable vintage Scandinavian modern designs — those that have earned iconic status over time — and many new discoveries. Even more than 50 years on from their heyday, the prolific, ever-evolving Scandinavian modernists continue to amaze and delight.

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Style: Scandinavian Modern
Danish Modern Atomic Age Teak Rocket Table / Desk Lamp
Located in San Diego, CA
Beautiful rare atomic age rocket lamp circa 1950's, solid teak legs with plastic wrap cord beautiful glow in perfect condition.
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20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Table Lamps

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Plastic, Teak

Hans-Agne Jakobsson, 3 Candleholder, Model L-95, Markaryd, Sweden, 1950s
Located in Berlin, DE
A nice set of 2 brass and colored purple & green glass candleholder by Hans-Agne Jakobsson, Sweden, 1950s. Purple glass has chip to the rim, but not visible when stuck on the brass h...
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1950s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

Poul Henningsen Chrome and Glass PH 2/1 Table Lamp for Louis Poulsen
Located in Glendale, CA
Poul Henningsen chrome and glass PH 2/1 table lamp for Louis Poulsen. Executed in mouth blown white opal glass and high luster chrome plated metal finish. The mouth-blown three-layer...
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Scandinavian Modern Table Lamps

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Chrome, Metal

Flowerpot Vp9 Portable Matt White Table Lamp from Verner Panton
Located in Lebanon, LB
The Flowerpot table lamp with a rounded pendant that hangs from the semi-domed upper shade, design of Verner Panton 1968. Slightly smaller in size than the table lamp version, and d...
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Scandinavian Modern Table Lamps

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Steel

Mid-Century Modern Table Lamp in Black and Brass by Boréns, Sweden, 1950s
Located in Stockholm, SE
Table lamp model 8260 produced in Sweden by Boréns. Made during the 1950s. black lacquered metal with brass details.Boréns was a lighting company based in Borås that truly stand out ...
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1950s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Table Lamps

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Metal, Brass

Klosterkeramik, Sizable Table Lamp, Semi Glazed Stoneware, Ystad, Sweden, 1960s
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A sizable table lamp, designed and produced by Klosterkeramik, Ystad, Sweden, c. 1960s. Features semi glazed stoneware, in brown and teal / blue. With makers label. Incised details. ...
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1960s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Table Lamps

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Stoneware

Pair of Green Table Lamps DL/21 by Annelise & Per Linnemann-Schmidt for Palshus
Located in Rotterdam, NL
Two charming Danish chamotte (texture clay) table lamps model DL/21 with impressed decoration by Annelise and Per Linnemann-Schmidt for Palshus, Denmark, 1960s. Palshus produced a...
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1960s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Table Lamps

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Clay

Poul Henningsen Brass and Glass PH 2/1 Table Lamp for Louis Poulsen
Located in Glendale, CA
Poul Henningsen brass and glass PH 2/1 table lamp for Louis Poulsen. Executed in mouth blown white opal glass and metalized brass. The mouth-blown three-layer opal white glass shades...
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Scandinavian Modern Table Lamps

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Metal, Brass

Niels Rasmussen Thykier, Table Light, Origin: Denmark, Circa 1940
Located in New York, NY
Niels Rasmussen Thykier (1883 Danish - ), table light, origin: Denmark, circa 1940 This lamp is the precursor of Fog and Mørup’s "Kongeleys" table lamp designed by Rasmussen in 1928...
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20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Table Lamps

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Chrome

GamFratesi Black Brass and Marble 'Yuh' Table Lamp for Louis Poulsen
Located in Glendale, CA
Gamfratesi black brass and marble 'Yuh' table lamp for Louis Poulsen. Designed by Stine Gam and Enrico Fratesi, the Yuh reflects Louis Poulsen’s philosophy of designing to shape ligh...
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Scandinavian Modern Table Lamps

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Marble, Aluminum, Brass

Vilhelm Lauritzen Black 'Radiohus' Table Lamps for Louis Poulsen
Located in Glendale, CA
Vilhelm Lauritzen black 'Radiohus' table lamps for Louis Poulsen. The VL38 table lamp was originally designed in the 1930s by Vilhelm Lauritzen in partnership with Louis Poulsen for ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Scandinavian Modern Table Lamps

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Aluminum, Metal, Brass

Table Lamps Model B-075 Produced by Bergbom in Sweden
Located in Malmo, SE
Pair of table lamps model B-075 by unknown designer. Produced by Bergbom in Sweden.
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1950s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

Scandinavian Modern Table Lamp in Brass with White Glass Sphere, 1970s
Located in Esbjerg, DK
Small simplistically composed table lamp from Danish ABO - Metal Art Studio. Manufactured and designed in the early 1970s. The style of this light is Art Deco Revival and it resemble...
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1970s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

Poul Henningsen Black Metalized and Glass PH 2/1 Table Lamp for Louis Poulsen
Located in Glendale, CA
Poul Henningsen black metalized and glass PH 2/1 table lamp for Louis Poulsen. Executed in mouth blown white opal glass and black metalized finish. The mouth-blown three-layer opal w...
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Scandinavian Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Metal

Table Lamp by Hans Bergström for ASEA, Sweden, 1950s
Located in Stockholm, SE
Neat table lamp by Hans Bergström for ASEA, made from brass with a teak stem, pleated white shade. The electrical cord runs visibly through the wood, an elegant detail. Wide brass base.
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1950s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

Brass Table Lamp by Harald Elof Notini for Böhlmarks, Sweden, 1940s
Located in Hägersten, SE
Table lamp model number 15365 designed by Harald Elof Notini. Produced in Stockholm by Böhlmarks lampfabrik during the 1940-50s. Made from brass and elm. Adjustable in angle. With li...
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1940s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

Scandinavian Modern Table Lamp in Brass & Blue Glass by Vitrika, 1960s
Located in Esbjerg, DK
Ultra rare Table Lamp designed and manufactured by Vitrika in Denmark during the 1960s. It features a solid patinated brass stem set with blue almost turquoise thick textured glass i...
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1960s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

Bergboms Swedish Desk Lamp in Brass
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Bergboms, desk / table lamp model ‘B 120M’, metal, plastic, brass, Sweden, 1960s This delicate table lamp of Swedish origin embodies a splendid construction of round shapes and de...
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1960s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Table Lamps

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Metal, Brass

Gray Marble 'Gravity' Table Lamp by Space Copenhagen for Gubi (Large)
Located in Glendale, CA
Gray marble 'Gravity' table lamp by Space Copenhagen for Gubi (Large). Executed in gray marble with a white textile (or canvas) shade, antiqued brass dimmer in bass and black cloth c...
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Scandinavian Modern Table Lamps

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Marble, Metal

Rare Hans-Agne Jakobsson Desk Lamps ‘Nicke’ in Brass
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Hans-Agne Jakobsson manufactured in Markaryd, table / desk lamps ‘Nicke’ model B195/2, brass, metal, Sweden, 1960s This rare desk lamp is designed by the renowned Swedish designe...
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1960s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Table Lamps

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Metal, Brass

Böhlmarks, Table Lamp Brass, Stained Elm, Lacquered Steel, 1935
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A modernist table lamp or desk light. Produced by the iconic Swedish lamp maker Böhlmarks. Produced in 1935. Features engraving in Swedish, with dating. Features a finely sculpted...
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1940s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Table Lamps

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Metal, Brass

Swedish, Desk Light, Brass, Rattan, Sweden, 1930s
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
An adjustable table lamp / desk light, designed and produced in Sweden, circa 1930s. Assorted vintage rattan lampshade.
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1930s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Table Lamps

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Metal, Brass

Anna-Lisa Thomson, Table lamp, Glazed Stoneware, Linen Upsala-Ekeby Sweden 1940s
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
An early modernist table lamp. Designed by Anna-Lisa Thomson, for Upsala-Ekeby, Sweden, 1940s. With stamp including artist's initials. Sold without lampshade. Glaze features white-g...
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1940s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Table Lamps

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Stoneware

Swedish Table Lamp in Brass Produced for Nordiska Kompaniet, 1940s
Located in Stockholm, SE
Rare table lamp in brass and elm produced for Nordiska Kompaniet in Stockholm during the 1940s. Original shade and condition showing nice patina and some signs from use and age.
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1940s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

Blue DL/30 Table Lamp by Annelise and Per Linnemann-Schmidt, 1960s
Located in Rotterdam, NL
Danish chamotte (texture clay) table lamp with impressed decoration by Annelise and Per Linnemann-Schmidt for Palshus, Denmark, 1960s. Palshus produced a wide range of table lamps, ...
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1960s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Table Lamps

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Clay

Table Lamps Produced by AB Armaturhantverk in Sweden
Located in Malmo, SE
Rare table lamps by unknown designer. Produced by AB Armaturhantverk in Sweden.
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1960s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Table Lamps

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Leather, Cane

Greta Grossman Grasshopper Table Lamp, Vintage Red
Located in Berkeley, CA
Greta M. Grossman designed the iconic Gräshoppa table lamp in 1947 and with its sophisticated yet playful design, it is still as relevant today. The distinctive, elongated conical sh...
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Scandinavian Modern Table Lamps

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Aluminum, Brass

Vintage Milky Glass Desk Lamp, Designed by Ivan Jakeš, 1970s
Located in Prague 8, CZ
Glass lamp made of white milk glass in the shape of a pawn. It was designed by Ivan Jakeš in the early 1970s and was produced by OS Valašské Mezirící. The lamp has a very pleasant di...
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Mid-20th Century Czech Scandinavian Modern Table Lamps

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Milk Glass

Scandinavian Mid Century Table Lamp by ASEA
By ASEA
Located in Karlstad, SE
Beautiful table lamp in oak and brass, manufactured by ASEA (Sweden), 1940s. The lamp comes with a new high-quality shade in off-white satin fabric. Condition: Very good conditi...
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20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

Pair of Swedish Brass and Bamboo Floor Lamps by Bergboms, 1970s
Located in Stockholm, SE
Rare model in brass and bamboo. Produced in Sweden by Bergboms, 1970s. Great condition, new wiring and velvet shades. Measures: Height 135 cm Diameter 35 cm.  
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1960s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

Pair of Table Lamps in lacquered metal, made in Sweden 1940's
Located in Goteborg, SE
Pair of table lamps in chrome and painted metall. They were made in Sweden during the 1940's. The two colors of the lamps, one green and one red, beautifully match each other.    
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1940s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Table Lamps

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Metal

Pair of Table Lamps by KT Valaistus
Located in Long Island City, NY
A pair of table lamps, custom order produced by KT Valaistus ( Kone-Tukku Oy) for Hotel Lappee Lappeenrata, Finland. Circa 1980th. Adjustable lamps head made of polished brass mount...
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1980s Finnish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

Hans J. Wegner, Opala Table Lamp in Lacquered Aluminium and Opal Glass
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
Hans J. Wegner. Opala table lamp in lacquered aluminium and opal glass. Large model. Late 20th century. Measures: height: 58 cm. Screen diameter: 41.5 cm. Foot diameter: 21 cm. ...
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Late 20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Table Lamps

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Aluminum

Swedish Pair of Brass Table Lamps by Sonja Katzin for ASEA, 1950s
Located in Stockholm, SE
Pair of table lamps in brass designed by Sonja Katzin and produced by ASEA in the 1950s, Sweden. Beautiful patina and gorgeous design with carved stripe patterns on the brass base. L...
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1950s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

Vintage Scandinavian Red Glass Table Lamp
Located in San Jose, CA
Mid century Scandinavian handblown glass lamp, circa 1960s. This piece has a deep red cylinder shade accented with frosted white interior and a supporting teak base.
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1960s European Vintage Scandinavian Modern Table Lamps

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Glass, Teak

Niels Rasmussen Thykier, Early Table Lamp, Brass, Waxed Paper, Denmark, 1960s
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A rare and early table lamp / desk light. Designed by Niels Rasmussen Thykier for Fog & Mørup, Denmark, 1930s. Features a break-through switch typical to early production examples. ...
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1930s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Brass

Table Lamp by Philippe Jean
Located in Lejre, DK
Great looking table lamp in chrome and plexiglass. Designed by Philippe Jean in the 1970s. Made in France. The lamp is signed Ph Jean.
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1970s French Vintage Scandinavian Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Chrome

Pair of Lamps by Carl Fagerlund for Orrefors
Located in Long Island City, NY
A pair of glass table lamps by Carl Fagerlund for Orrefors. Lamp height 12" without shade. Newly rewired. Price is for single lamp.
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1960s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Chrome

Greta Grossman Cobra Table Lamp, Warm Grey
Located in Berkeley, CA
The authentic cobra table lamp is of the most iconic designs by Greta M. Grossman. The table lamp was originally designed in the 1950s and takes its name from the shape of the oval s...
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Scandinavian Modern Table Lamps

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Aluminum, Chrome

Bing Grøndahl White Porcelain Lamp
Located in New York, NY
Tall and elegant white porcelain lamp marked B G (Bing Grøndahl) Danish modern lamp, free of damage, original and working.Measures: Shade diameter 18.5 ".
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Porcelain

Scandinavian Modern G.A.B. Pewter Table Lamp on Lacquered Wood Plinth
Located in New York, NY
A Scandinavian modern spherical pewter table lamp on a lacquered wood plinth detailed with a series of horizontal groves. Made by G.A.B. (Guldsmedsaktiebolaget), circa 1930s. Newly p...
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Mid-20th Century Scandinavian Scandinavian Modern Table Lamps

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Pewter

Jesper Ståhl Megafon 9 Round Raw Brass Ceiling Lamp by Konsthantverk
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Ceiling lamp model Megafon 9 round designed by Jesper Ståhl and manufactured by Konsthantverk. The production of lamps, wall lights and floor lamps are manufactured using craftsma...
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2010s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Brass

Swedish Studio Potter, Table Lamp, Brown Glazed Stoneware, Sweden, 1960s
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A table lamp. In glazed stoneware. Unmarked. Stated dimensions exclude lampshade. Height includes socket. Sold without lampshade.
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1960s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Stoneware

White Ceramic Table Lamp, Finland
Located in Stockholm, SE
White ceramic table lamp in a good condition with no breaks or defects. Newer wiring and fully working. 25 cm high without shade, 55 cm including shade.
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Early 2000s Finnish Scandinavian Modern Table Lamps

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Ceramic

Pair of Bergboms Green-Brown Glass Table Lamps, 1960s
By Berndt Nordstedt, Bergboms
Located in Stockholm, SE
A pair of diabolo shaped Swedish green-brown glass table lamps designed by Berndt Nordstedt for Bergboms. Newly rewired. Very good vintage condition. We are selling these lamps wit...
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern Table Lamps

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Glass, Teak

Itsu, Modernist Desk Lamp, Brass, Lacquer Metal, Acrylic, Leather, Finland 1950s
By Itsu
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
An adjustable desk / table lamp by Finnish producer Itsu. Marked. Brass, lacquered metal. Rod wrapped in original leather. Features wrapped acrylic on lampshade. Dimensions variab...
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1950s Finnish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Table Lamps

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Metal, Brass

Caret MF1 Silk Grey Portable Table Lamp, by Matteo Fogale for &Tradition
Located in Lebanon, LB
A practical solution to the increasingly blurred boundaries between work and home, the portable Caret reimagines the linear silhouettes of the classic, green-shaded designs – known a...
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Scandinavian Modern Table Lamps

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Metal

Verner Panton Panthella Mini LED Table Lamp in Orange for Louis Poulsen
Located in Glendale, CA
Verner Panton Panthella Mini LED table lamp in orange for Louis Poulsen. The Panthella mini LED table lamp uses Verner Panton's original drawings to produce an organically shaped lam...
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Scandinavian Modern Table Lamps

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Steel, Aluminum

Mid-Century Modern Pair of Brass Table Lamps Luxus, Sweden, 1970s
Located in Langserud, SE
These Mid-Century Modern table lamps were manufactured in Sweden for Luxus. The rounded base and rod are made in brass. These lamps come with both the new cotton cloud rounded shades...
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1970s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

Greta Grossman Grasshopper Table Lamp, Anthracite Grey
Located in Berkeley, CA
Greta M. Grossman designed the iconic Gräshoppa table lamp in 1947 and with its sophisticated yet playful design, it is still as relevant today. The distinctive, elongated conical sh...
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Scandinavian Modern Table Lamps

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Aluminum, Brass

Modernist Porcelain Table Lamp with Blue Tulips, Bing & Grøndahl, 1970s
Located in Esbjerg, DK
White glazed porcelain table light with an modenist depictions of tulips in blue and black glazes. Designed in-house at Bing & Grondahl in Denmark during the 1960s. This one dates fr...
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1970s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Table Lamps

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Porcelain

Hans Bergström Table Lamp by ASEA
Located in Stockholm, SE
Lovely Swedish table lamp by Hans Bergström, teak and brass. Produced by ASEA, 1950s. New wiring.
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1950s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

Böhlmarks, Organic Table Lamp, Brass, Fabric, Sweden, 1940s
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A table lamp or desk light. In brass. Produced by Böhlmarks, Sweden, 1940s. Other designers of the period include Josef Frank, Paavo Tynell, Hans Bergström, Böhlmarks, and Jean Ro...
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1940s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

Table Lamp Designed by Tore Kullander, Sweden, 1930s
By Tore Kullander
Located in Stockholm, SE
Pewter and brass with a textile shade. Measures: Base H 51 cm/ 1' 8 3/4" D 16 cm/ 6 1/4" in. Shade H 20 cm / 7 7/8" D 26 cm/ 10 1/4".
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1930s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Table Lamps

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Brass, Pewter

Table Lamp by Berndt Friberg
Located in Long Island City, NY
A table lamp by Berndt Friberg (1899-1981). Stoneware signed by artist, Sweden, circa 1960. Existing wiring, we do not guaranty functionality. Rewiring available upon request.
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1960s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Table Lamps

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Earthenware

Swedish Designer, Table Lamp, Painted and Gilt Wood, Sweden, 1940s
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A painted and gilt wooden table lamp designed and produced in Sweden, 1940s. Lamp sold without shade. Measurements listed are of the lamp without shade. Shade : 5 x 12.25 x ...
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1940s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Table Lamps

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Wood

Swedish Midcentury Table Lamp in Brass by Böhlmarks
Located in Karlstad, SE
Small table lamp in brass and wood by Böhlmarks, Sweden. Simple and elegant design, significant for the Swedish modern era Condition: Very good condition. New shade. *** Ple...
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20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

Ewald Dahlskog, Fluted Table Lamp, Blue-Glazed Earthenware, Sweden, 1940s
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A table lamp in blue-glazed earthenware. Designed by Ewald Dahlskog, produced by Bo Fajans, Sweden 1930s-1940s. Sold without lampshade. Measurements listed are of lamp. Shade...
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1940s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Table Lamps

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Earthenware

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