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Space Age Table Lamps

SPACE AGE STYLE

Vintage Space Age furniture captured post–World War II optimism with swooping shapes, bowed lines and experimentation with new materials including plastic and fiberglass.

From the launch of the Sputnik 1 satellite in 1957 to the landing of Apollo 11 astronauts on the moon in 1969, the space race between the Soviet Union and the United States propelled advancements in technology that transformed culture. Space Age design encompassed fashion, architecture, cars, furniture and objects for the home, bringing wonder and hope for the future into everyday life.

Coinciding with Pop art, Space Age style featured bold colors and forms. Eero Aarnio’s Ball chair, which debuted in 1966, used molded fiberglass for a capsule-like space while Verner Panton’s 1959 Panton chair was a single piece of molded plastic for a gravity-defying S shape. Red versions of Olivier Mourgue’s 1964 Djinn chair were futuristic enough to appear on the space station in Stanley Kubrick’s 1968 film 2001: A Space Odyssey. Today, Joe Colombo is revered as a master of modern Italian design thanks to the provocative modular furniture pieces he created, such as the Tube chair and the Elda armchair, both of which embody the future-forward spirit of the Space Age.

The Space Age spirit extended to home building too. The futuristic Case Study Houses, which were designed by the likes of Pierre Koenig, Charles and Ray Eames, Richard Neutra and Whitney R. Smith, are considered a high point of modernism and the Southern California lifestyle.

Sometimes the nods to space exploration were more literal, like moon and star motifs or the 1965 Eclisse lamp by Vico Magistretti that saw the mid-century Italian designer integrating a movable inner shade to “eclipse” the light source. Alongside the pioneering moon missions, JVC manufactured the Videosphere portable television reminiscent of the Apollo 11 space helmets.

Although the style faded in the 1970s — with the 1975 joining of the Apollo and Soyuz spacecrafts signaling a new era of cooperation and the global oil crisis impacting the availability of plastics — the era’s innovations influenced designers into the 21st century such as Zaha Hadid and Djivan Schapira.

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Style: Space Age
Brass and Glass Floor Lamp by La Murrina Murano, Italy, 1990s
Located in SAINT-OUEN, FR
Floor lamps or huge table lamps in blown Murano glass ball and brass feet by the Italian editor La Murrina. The glass is attributed to Ludovico Diaz de Santillana with the anemone gl...
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1990s Italian Space Age Table Lamps

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Brass

Chrome Stacked Ball ‘Caterpillar’ Lamps in the Style of George Kovacs, a Pair
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Pair of Mid-Century chrome stacked ball form lamps. Styled after George Kovacs’ “Caterpillar” lamp. Lamp shades not included. Measurements are of each lamp including the harp and fi...
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Mid-20th Century North American Space Age Table Lamps

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Chrome

Mid-Century Space Age Orange and White Murano Glass Italian Table Lamp, 1970s
Located in Roma, IT
Amazing mid-century space age orange and white Murano glass table lamp. This fantastic piece was designed in Venice, Italy, during the 1970s. This item is astonishing as the artis...
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1970s Italian Vintage Space Age Table Lamps

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Metal

Vintage Italian Made Floor/Table Chromed Lamp, Space Age Style, Cast Iron Base
Located in Milan, IT
Design doesn't need a name to be good. There is plenty of objects out there - chairs, lamps, tables... - that are "anonymous" but look like they were created by one of the greatest d...
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1970s Italian Vintage Space Age Table Lamps

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Iron

Yellow Danish Table or Pendant Lamp by Bent Karlby for ASK Belysninger, 1970s
Located in Esbjerg, DK
This is a dual colored hybrid table or pendant light designed by the Danish designer Bent Karlby in the late 1960s. It is made from yellow and white acrylic and was manufactured by A...
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1970s Danish Vintage Space Age Table Lamps

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Acrylic

Mid-Century Modern Table Lamp by Carlo Nason for Mazzega, 1970
Located in Merida, Yucatan
Space Age, one-light table lamps designed by Carlo Nason for Mazzega, in clear Pulegoso (bubbles) and white Murano glass. Made in Italy, circa 1970.    
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Mid-20th Century Italian Space Age Table Lamps

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Murano Glass

Italian, Space Age Desk Lamp, Model Flip Top, by R. Carruthers for Leuka, 1970s
Located in Schagen, NL
Rare vintage desk lamp designed by Richard Carruthers for Leuka in Italy, circa 1970s. It features a brown metal enameled base drom where the shade can be flipped out. It remains i...
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1970s Italian Vintage Space Age Table Lamps

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Steel

Original XXl 1960s Kaiser Leuchten Table Lamp Model 6875 Made of Metal and Teak
Located in München, DE
Original 1960s large Kaiser Leuchten table lamp model 6875. With teak foot and steplessly swiveling double metal neck. The shade holds in every position, so the shade always remain...
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1960s German Vintage Space Age Table Lamps

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Metal, Chrome, Iron

1960's Eyeball Table Lamp, Italy
Located in Praha, CZ
Vintage Space age italian table lamp. The lampshade resembles an eyeball and is adjustable in all directions, up, down and sideways.
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1960s Italian Vintage Space Age Table Lamps

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Metal

Vintage Louis Kalff Diplomat or Z Model Table Lamp, 1950s
Located in Ottenburg, BE
Z model or 'diplomat' table lamp designed by Louis Kalff for Philips. This model is one of Louis Kalff's best designs. It features a brass Z shaped base with a single light poi...
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1950s Dutch Vintage Space Age Table Lamps

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Aluminum, Brass, Enamel

Large Plexiglass Mushroom Table Lamp by Groupe Habitat, France, c.1970
Located in Surbiton, GB
Large Space Age table lamp produced by Groupe Habitat, France, c.1970. Formed from a large plexiglass dome shade on a lacquered aluminium base. Dimensions (cm, approx): Height: ...
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1970s French Vintage Space Age Table Lamps

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Aluminum

1970s Space Age Aluminium Table Lamp Attributed to Arredoluce
Located in Aci Castello, IT
An Italian table lamp made in the seventies, often attributed to Arredoluce, good quality of this Space Age table lamp confirm that. It works 110-240 volts and need regular e27 bulb.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Space Age Table Lamps

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Aluminum

Mid-Century Modern Pair of Donuts Lamps Murano Glass by MGP, Italy, 1970s
Located in SAINT-OUEN, FR
Mid-Century Modern Space Age pair of Donuts table or bedside lamps in Murano glass by the manufacture MGP. Original manufacture stamps. Famous design like Carlo Aldo Nason, Selenova,...
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1970s Italian Vintage Space Age Table Lamps

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Metal, Chrome

Scandinavian Space Age Table Light by A. Schrøder, 1970s
Located in Esbjerg, DK
Small mushroom shaped table lamp made from shine through white and red acrylic. Manufactured by A. Schrøder in Denmark during the 1970s. Some believe its by Bent Karlby but it remain...
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1970s Vintage Space Age Table Lamps

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Acrylic

1970s Space Age Pair of Table Lamps in Caramic, Made in Italy
Located in Milan, IT
Astonishing Space Age pair of table lamps in caramic, made in Italy with original lampshade in fabric and brass.
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1970s Italian Vintage Space Age Table Lamps

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Ceramic

Large Table Lamp Pipistrello, Gae Aulenti for Martinelli Luce, Italy, 1980s
Located in Regensburg, DE
Classic design table lamp, model "Pipistrello" in the shape of a cloverleaf Design: Gae Aulenti, 1965 Manufacturer: Martinelli Luce White 4-lamp acrylic lampshade. Height-adjust...
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1980s Italian Vintage Space Age Table Lamps

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Aluminum

Vintage Italian Murano Luce Glass Lamps in Style of F. Fabbian
Located in Saarbrücken, SL
Et of murano glass lamps in red/white with makers tags. 1980's - Made in Italy by Murano Luce dimensions: 33 cm height 20 cm diameter colour: red and white materials: mura...
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1980s Italian Vintage Space Age Table Lamps

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Metal

Opaline Glass and Metal Atomic Age Pair of Table Lamps by Kaiser Leuchten, 1970s
Located in Hagenbach, DE
Opaline glass and metal pair of atomic age table lamps by Kaiser Leuchten, 1970s, Germany Rare oval opaline glass and copper colored metal tulip base Very high quality. Fully ...
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1970s German Vintage Space Age Table Lamps

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Metal

Cocoon Adjustable Height Table Lamp by Goldkant, 1970s, Germany
Located in Hagenbach, DE
Cocoon adjustable height table lamp by Goldkant, 1970s, Germany Lamp height can be shortened. Cocoon shades & metal body Minimal and natural design Very high quality. Ful...
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1970s German Vintage Space Age Table Lamps

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Metal

Pair of Large 1960s Space Age Table Lamps with Plastic Shades from Italy
Located in München, DE
Pair of large rare 1960's Space Age table lamps with plastic shades. Made in Italy. Great minimalist Space Age design. Probably made by Guzzini. Reminds strongly of the manufacture...
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1960s Italian Vintage Space Age Table Lamps

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Aluminum, Iron

Pair of Mushroom Lamps Brass and Murano Glass by F. Fabbian, Italy, 1970s
Located in SAINT-OUEN, FR
Mid-Century Modern Space Age Pair of mushroom table or bedside lamps in brass and Murano glass by F. Fabbian. The large version of the model. Slight differences of height due to a va...
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1970s Italian Vintage Space Age Table Lamps

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Brass

Vintage Lamp, Metal Flower from the 1970s/1980s
Located in Hoogeveen, NL
Cool special vintage lamp from the 1970s/1980s. The lamp in the shape of a flower, all metal and has a weighted base. Can be bent in all kinds of positions and is a feast for the eye...
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1970s European Vintage Space Age Table Lamps

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Metal

Taccia Lamp by Achille & Pier Giacomo Castiglioni
Located in Miami, FL
Taccia lamp by Castiglioni Brothers Base is stainless steel, round glass diffuser shade and white opaline glass top. In perfect working condition and takes a regular light bulb, LE...
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Late 20th Century French Space Age Table Lamps

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Metal, Stainless Steel

Large Space Age Lucite and Metal Ball Lamp, Italy, 1970s
Located in SAINT-OUEN, FR
Large Space age mid-century ball lamp in lucite and metal chrome attributed to the italian design lightning manufacture Stilux. In the mood of Filippo Panseca, Gaetano Missaglia, Car...
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1970s Italian Vintage Space Age Table Lamps

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Chrome, Metal

Space Age Lucite and Metal Chrome Lamp, Italy, 1970s
Located in SAINT-OUEN, FR
Space age mid-century lamp in lucite and metal chrome base. in the mood of Filippo Panseca, Gaetano Missaglia, Carlo Nason, Stilnovo, Angelo Brotto for Esperia, Pierre Cardin, France...
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1970s Italian Vintage Space Age Table Lamps

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Metal, Chrome

Set of Two Space Age Table Lamps by Stepan Tabery, 1960s
Located in Praha, CZ
Set of two red glass table lamp designed by Stepan Tabery for Osvetlovaci sklo, Valasske Mezirici. Good original condition, small losses on the edge of one shade seen on photo 60w,...
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1960s Czech Vintage Space Age Table Lamps

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Glass

Mid- Century Space Age Chrome Table Lamp, circa 1970
Located in Beirut, LB
Mid-century magnificent space age table lamp in chrome with it's cylindrical shape circa 1970 Can be wired and delivered for European or US users.
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Late 20th Century German Space Age Table Lamps

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Metal, Chrome

Two Mid-Century Modern LT216 Table Lamps by Carlo Nason for Mazzega, 1970
Located in Merida, Yucatan
Space Age, LT216 model, one-light table lamps designed by Carlo Nason for Mazzega, in red and white Murano glass. Made in Italy, circa 1970. Two identical lamps available, priced in...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Space Age Table Lamps

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Murano Glass

Rocket Table Lamp, 1960s
Located in Praha, CZ
- Metal base - Shade from paper - Original good condition - One small crack on the top of the shade - Warm and gentle light - 25W, E14 bulb.
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1960s Czech Vintage Space Age Table Lamps

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Metal

Glass and Metal 1970s Jo-Jo Table Lamp by E. Gentili Tedeschi for Fontana Arte
Located in Varese, Lombardia
Small table lamp made from 2 molded glass shades with a chrome-plated metal belt. Designed by Eugenio Gentili Tedeschi for Fontana Arte in 1970s. Condition like new.
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1970s Italian Vintage Space Age Table Lamps

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Metal, Chrome

Space Age Orange Ceramic Table Lamp by Enzo Bioli for Il Picchio, Italy 1960s
Located in Rome, IT
Space Age table lamp in orange ceramic by Enzo Bioli for Il Picchio. Made in Italy in the 1960s. The original signature saying "Il Picchio" is still visible on the bottom of the ...
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1960s Italian Vintage Space Age Table Lamps

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Ceramic

Vintage West Germany Ceramic Table Lamp in Dark Yellow Colour with Glass Shade
Located in ROTTERDAM, ZH
A small ceramic west germany table lamp with glass shade. The lamp requires one E14 lightbulb and currently has an EU-plug. Dimensions: ø Shades: 12 cm Height: 19 cm Conditi...
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1970s European Vintage Space Age Table Lamps

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Ceramic, Opaline Glass

Space Age Lucite and Metal Sculpture Lamp by Gaetano Missaglia, Italy, 1970s
Located in SAINT-OUEN, FR
Rare Space Age lucite and metal handle, sculpture table lamp by Gaetano Missaglia.
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1970s Italian Vintage Space Age Table Lamps

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Lucite

Large Chrome / Acrylic Space Age Table Lamp by Fagerhults, Sweden 1970s
Located in Barcelona, ES
Large Space Age table lamp produced by Fagerhults in the 1970s. Base made of chromed metal and shade of chromed metal / acrylic.
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Space Age Table Lamps

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Chrome

Large Mushroom Table Lamps by Peill Putzler, 1970s
Located in Rijssen, NL
This unique Mid-Century Modern table lamp from the 1970s was designed by Peill & Putzler. It has a mushroom design made of hand-blown Murano glass and brass fixture. The glass was ma...
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1970s German Vintage Space Age Table Lamps

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Brass

1970s XXL Space Age Rocket table lamp by Göran Pehrson for Ateljé Lyktan Ahus
Located in München, DE
Very rare 1970s XXL Rocket table lamp by Göran Pehrson for Ateljé Lyktan Ahus. Made in Sweden futuristic minimalistic space age design from the 1970s. Shade is made of chrome-plated ...
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1970s Swedish Vintage Space Age Table Lamps

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Metal, Aluminum, Chrome

Pair of Ghost Murano Glass Lamps, Italy, 1970s
Located in SAINT-OUEN, FR
Mid-Century Modern Space Age Ghost double glass shades pair of table lamps clear and white opaline glass, black lacquered metal base. Original Murano authenticity label. In the mood ...
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1970s Italian Vintage Space Age Table Lamps

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Metal

Wonderful Large Space Age Table Lamp by Targetti Sankey, Italy, 1970s
Located in Bergen op Zoom, NL
Wonderful large Space Age table lamp by Targetti Sankey, Italy, 1970s. 3 milk to clear glass spheres on 3 chromed stems on a white lacquered round metal base Perfect for a Spac...
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1970s Italian Vintage Space Age Table Lamps

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Metal, Chrome

Telegono Table Lamp by Vico Magistretti for Artemide 1968 in Very Good Condition
Located in München, DE
Original Telegono table lamp by Vico Magistretti for Artemide 1968. In very good, perfect original condition. The Italian classic with a red frame and the movable shade in creamy w...
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1960s Italian Vintage Space Age Table Lamps

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Plastic

Rare Space Age Table Lamp "Rocket" by Josef Hůrka for Napako, 1960s
Located in Praha, CZ
- Czechoslovakia, - 1960s - Design: Josef Hurka - Maker: Napako - Marked.
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1960s Czech Vintage Space Age Table Lamps

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Metal

Scandinavian Space Age Green Ball Table Lamp by E. S. Horn, 1960s
Located in Esbjerg, DK
Rare grass green colored table light from E. S. Horn in Denmark. Designed and manufactured during the mid-late 1960s in a style reminiscent of Verner Panton. Its adjustable by the sh...
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1960s Danish Vintage Space Age Table Lamps

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Steel, Chrome

Table Lamp Designed by Angelo Brotto for Esperia, 1970s
Located in taranto, IT
Beautiful table lamp, if necessary to be used as a chandelier, original 1960s Esperia production designed by Angelo Brotto Measure cm. 45 in diameter x 24 cm in height, in perfect...
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1970s Italian Vintage Space Age Table Lamps

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Metal

Orange Swiss Space Age Mushroom Lamp by Temde Leuchten
Located in Saarbrücken, SL
Very rare lamp from Temde lamps from the Space Age era. Iconic design of the 70s. The metal tulip base completes the design. Original and very good condition with light patina due t...
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1970s Swiss Vintage Space Age Table Lamps

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Metal

Space Age Eyeball Lamp in the Manner of Robert Sonneman c. 1960's
Located in Locust Valley, NY
A space age era desk lamp in the manner of Robert Sonneman. It has aged wonderfully through the years, developing a very light and consistent patina throughout. Very Good Vintage Con...
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1960s Vintage Space Age Table Lamps

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Aluminum

1972 A.R.D.I.T.I. Large Mirrorpan Table Lamp Prismar 3 by Sormani Nucleo, Italy
Located in Arosio, IT
1972 Smoked gray mirrored glass table lamp. The largest version of the renowned series of lamps designed in the early 1970s by Gruppo A.R.D.I.T.I. for Sormani Nucleo division, Italy ...
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1970s Italian Vintage Space Age Table Lamps

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Steel

Green Table Lamp Drive by Adalberto Dal Lago & Adam Thiani for Francesconi, 1970
Located in Rotterdam, NL
Table lamp drive designed by Adalberto Dal Lago and Adam Thiani in 1974. It was manufactured by Francesconi and features an original label on its underside. This model is part of ...
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1970s Italian Vintage Space Age Table Lamps

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Glass, Plastic, Rubber

Rare Space Age Lamp by Gae Aulenti for Artemide
Located in Saarbrücken, SL
Original very rare by Gae Aulenti for Artemide model: Pileino. Icon of the Space Age Era. 1972 - Made in Italy Dimensions: up to 29 cm height up to 29 cm TIefe 18 cm width ...
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1970s Italian Vintage Space Age Table Lamps

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Metal

Classic Italian Table Lamp, 1970s
Located in Haderslev, DK
In style of Harvey Guzzini italian made large table lamp. Tulip shaped chrome base and milky white acrylic shade. All original and in excellent condition with few age related...
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1970s Italian Vintage Space Age Table Lamps

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Chrome

Large Panthella Lamps by Verner Panton, 1970s, Set of 2
Located in Ottenburg, BE
Pair of large Panthella table lamps designed by Verner Paton and produced by Louis Poulsen. These are the large models, and where produced in the 1970s. Timeless space age desi...
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1970s Danish Vintage Space Age Table Lamps

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Metal

Pair of Brass and Metal Chrome Lamps by Lumica, Spain, 1970s
Located in SAINT-OUEN, FR
Very rare Space Age Mid-Century Modern pair of table or bedside lamps in brass and metal chrome, shades in white lucite perspex methacrylate by the spanish editor Lumica, design attr...
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1970s Spanish Vintage Space Age Table Lamps

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Metal, Brass, Chrome

Orange Swiss Space Age Mushroom Lamp by Temde Leuchten
Located in Saarbrücken, SL
Very rare lamp from Temde lamps from the Space Age era. Iconic design of the 70s. The metal tulip base completes the design. Original and very good condition with light patina due t...
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1970s Swiss Vintage Space Age Table Lamps

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Metal

Vintage Stacked Chrome Ball Table Lamp
Located in Hanover, MA
Knock out vintage stacked chrome ball table lamp attributed to George Kovacs. Polished mirror finish. Excellent condition. It is 29 inches high to the top of the shade (not incl...
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1970s American Vintage Space Age Table Lamps

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Steel, Chrome

Space Age Table Lamp in Aluminium and Plexiglass, 1970s
Located in taranto, IT
This is a wonderful and very rare original table lamp from the 70s, in full space age with an aluminum base and white and orange plexiglass diffuser, the typical colors of the renova...
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1970s Italian Vintage Space Age Table Lamps

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Aluminum

Vintage "Space Age" Onyx and Opaline Glass Table Lamp, 1970s
Located in taranto, IT
Rare space age era table lamp, early 70s, made of onyx with sand beige opaline glass diffuser It measures 36 cm in height by 28 cm in width, in excellent storage conditions, fully...
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1970s Vintage Space Age Table Lamps

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Agate, Alabaster

Pair of Split Mushroom Glass Table Lamps Attributed to Vistosi, Murano
Located in Rijssen, NL
Pair of Timeless Murano glass table lamp in a rare and delicate mushroom shape. This piece was presumably designed by Luciano Vistosi or Gino Vistosi in the early 1970s. Its simple a...
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1970s Italian Vintage Space Age Table Lamps

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Murano Glass

Vintage "Nomade Led" Lamp by Matali Crasset for Ikea
Located in Leicester, GB
Vintage "Nomade Led" lamp by Matali Crasset for Ikea. Measures: Width - 19cm Depth - 20cm Height - 25cm We strongly recommend that all electrical items are PAT tested...
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Space Age Table Lamps

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Metal

1 of the 2 Large Hand Blown Bubble Glass Doria Table Lamps, 1970
Located in Rijssen, NL
1 of enormous Doria hand blown glass sphere on brass base lamps, Germany, circa 1970. This exceptional artefact of modern design reflects the extreme interest in modernism across Eur...
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1970s German Vintage Space Age Table Lamps

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Chrome

Murano Glass Table Lamp, 1970s, by Toni Zuccheri for VeArt
Located in Vienna, AT
Murano glass table lamp by Toni Zuccheri for VeArt from the 1970s. A clear glass bowl with five inward 'folds' rising toward the single E14 bulb create a superb light effect.
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1970s Italian Vintage Space Age Table Lamps

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Chrome

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