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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.

Find a collection of vintage Space Age seating, tables, lighting and other furniture on 1stDibs.

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Style: Space Age
Mid-Century Modern LT216 Table Lamp by Carlo Nason for Mazzega, 1970
Located in Merida, Yucatan
Space Age, LT216 model, one-light table lamp designed by Carlo Nason for Mazzega, in red 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

Artemide Nessino Giancarlo Mattioli transparent model Y2K design
Located in Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
Masterpiece table lamp of Space Age design.Original was released from the 60s by Artemide. It is transparent model released only from the late 90s u...
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1990s Italian Space Age Table Lamps

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Plastic

1970s Space Age Art Glass and Chrome Table Lamp with Brown and White Inclusions
Located in Melbourne, AU
A compact table light designed and made in Italy or Spain in the late 1970s. We have restored and rewired, adding a satin black coat to the base. Simple push button switch to undersi...
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1970s Italian Vintage Space Age Table Lamps

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Metal, Chrome

Mushroom opaline glass table lamp by METALARTE Spain 1970s
Located in BARCELONA, ES
Indulge in the captivating allure of the 1970s with this vintage Mushroom opaline glass table lamp by METALARTE, a quintessential piece of Spanish design that promises to elevate you...
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1970s Spanish Vintage Space Age Table Lamps

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Metal

XL Red Taupe Ceramic Table Lamp, Germany
Located in Rijssen, NL
Red ceramic wall lights in Fat Lava style. Manufactured by Hustadt Leuchten Keramik, Germany in the 1970s. The style of the glaze is called 'Fat Lava'. Which means the glaze is thick...
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Mid-20th Century German Space Age Table Lamps

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Ceramic

Space Age table lamp by Motoko Ishii for Staff Leuchten, Germany, 1970s
Located in Saarburg, RP
table lamp by Motoko Ishii for Staff (Germany) - 1970s This rare, large table lamp is a real design classic from the 70s. The lounge lamp by Motoko Ishii is an original and provides...
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1970s German Vintage Space Age Table Lamps

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Chrome

XL Midcentury Space Age Table Lamp, Sputnik or Atom, 1970s - Germany
Located in Praha, CZ
- Germany - circa 1970s - Good original condition - US compatible, US adapter uncl. - 3 bulbs any wattage jr.
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1970s German Vintage Space Age Table Lamps

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Metal

XL Midcentury Space Age Table Lamp, Sputnik or Atom, 1970s - Germany
Located in Praha, CZ
- Germany - circa 1970s - Good original condition - US compatible, US adapter uncl. - 3 bulbs any wattage jr.
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1970s German Vintage Space Age Table Lamps

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Metal

Mauro Martini, red 'Picchio' woodpecker table lamp, F.lli Martini Italy 1970s
Located in Firenze, IT
'Picchio' (wood pecker) table lamp designed by Mauro Martini F.lli Martini, Italy 1970s Lacquered sheet metal 55 cm H x 31 x 42 cm The light beam can be adjusted according to the...
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1970s Italian Vintage Space Age Table Lamps

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Metal

Gae Aulenti Mezzoracolo Table , Floor Lamp
Located in Edogawa-ku Tokyo, JP
Perforated round tubular base in dark brown coated metal with hammer-blow paint. White opal glass globe lampshade.
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1960s Italian Vintage Space Age Table Lamps

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Brass, Steel

Table Lamp with Murrine Attrib. to Angelo Brotto - Italy - 1970s
Located in Milano, IT
Mushroom table lamp, consisting of a central chrome-plated metal body carrying a large blown clear glass canopy, enriched with a wide milk-white piece. inside this ultimatum is an op...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Space Age Table Lamps

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Metal, Chrome

Space Age Iconic Lamp - Rotating Color Disc Hypnotic Ambient Lighting 1970s
Located in San Benedetto Del Tronto, IT
Transform your space with this vintage Space Age lamp, a true masterpiece of 70s design. The lamp features an ingenious rotating plastic disc with eight vibrant colors, casting a hyp...
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1970s Italian Vintage Space Age Table Lamps

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Metal

Space Age Green Flying Saucer Table Lamp with Glass Bowl, Italy 1970s
Located in San Benedetto Del Tronto, IT
Discover the epitome of Space Age design with this gorgeous and unfindable space age lamp, featuring a unique white and green plastic base holder topped by a flying saucer-shaped cle...
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1970s Italian Vintage Space Age Table Lamps

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Glass, Plastic

Italian Design Cactus Fabric Floor or Table Lamp, 1970s, Italy
Located in Hagenbach, DE
Italian Design Cactus Fabric Floor or Table Lamp, 1970s, Italy It has casting metal base Fabric in three different sizes on cast metal Minimal and natural design Very high quality....
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1970s Italian Vintage Space Age Table Lamps

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Metal

Space age chromed spherical table lamp, Italy, 1970s
Located in Firenze, IT
Unique space age chromed spherical table lamp Italy, 1970s White plexiglass, chromed metal The lamp is switched on and off by opening and closing it. Light on both sides. 24 x 2...
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1970s Italian Vintage Space Age Table Lamps

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Metal, Chrome

Moon rock style table lamp made from fiberglass, France 1970s
Located in ECHT, NL
Space age table lamp. In the style of the moon rock lamp series by Andre Cazenave. The globe is made from fiberglass with ground mineral powder giving it a moon like appearance in bo...
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Mid-20th Century French Space Age Table Lamps

Materials

Concrete

"Picchio" table lamp by Mauro Martini for Fratelli Martini, Italy 1970s
Located in BARCELONA, ES
The "Picchio" table lamp by Mauro Martini for Fratelli Martini encapsulates the epitome of Italian design excellence from the 1970s, making it an exceptional addition to any discerni...
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1970s Italian Vintage Space Age Table Lamps

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Metal, Chrome

Vintage Space Age Table Lamp - Retro Charm Psychedelic Ambiance Light
Located in San Benedetto Del Tronto, IT
Step into a world of mesmerizing lighting with this rare Space Age lamp, featuring a cream plastic base holder topped by a large clear glass globe. The unique design of this lamp all...
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1970s Italian Vintage Space Age Table Lamps

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Glass, Plastic

Mid Century Modern Atomic Eyeball Table Lamps by Sijaj Hrastnik, 70s, Pair
Located in Lucija, SI
Very retro red pair of Mid Century Eyeball Table Lamps were made by Sijaj Hrastnik Yugoslavia in '70s. Classic Space age design
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1970s Slovenian Vintage Space Age Table Lamps

Materials

Metal, Chrome

Italian Silver Plated metal 1970s abat jour by Nella Longari
By Romeo Rega, Nella Longari
Located in Varese, Lombardia
Elegant table lamp in silver metal designed and made in Italy by Nella Longari, a well-known Milanese antique dealer, decorator and designer from the 1970s. The refined production of...
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1970s Italian Vintage Space Age Table Lamps

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Silver Plate, Brass

Rodolfo Bonetto "Nitia" table lamp for Design House Guzzini Italy 1970s
Located in BARCELONA, ES
Illuminate your space with the avant-garde charm of the Rodolfo Bonetto "Nitia" table lamp, a timeless masterpiece crafted for Design House Guzzini in Italy during the 1970s. This la...
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1970s Italian Vintage Space Age Table Lamps

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Chrome

Vintage Mid-Century Modern Tripod Table Lamp by Louis Kalff for Philips
Located in HEVERLEE, BE
This mid century table lamp model 'bijou' by Louis Kalff was introduced in the 1950's but it still looks modern today. The lampshade and base are made from blue/green metal, light ...
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1950s Belgian Vintage Space Age Table Lamps

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Metal, Enamel

Chromed Cylinder with Cut Out BAG Turgi
Located in Mortsel, BE
A luminaire that marries elegance with innovation. This heavy chromed cylindrical shape boasts a distinctive round cut-out, allowing a unique interplay of light. BAG Turgi, as a bran...
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Mid-20th Century Swiss Space Age Table Lamps

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Metal, Chrome

Metal Table Lamp with Triangular Glass Light on Tripod Stand, 1970's
Located in Madrid, ES
Italian made table lamp from the 1970's. This unusual metal lamp reminds of a globe on a tripod stand with a triangular glass center.
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Late 20th Century Italian Space Age Table Lamps

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Metal

Triple Stem Space Age Table Lamp by SIS
Located in Mortsel, BE
The Sis Leuchten table lamp with model number "483" is a unique and highly functional lighting solution. It features three separate stems, each with its own light source, that can be...
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1970s German Vintage Space Age Table Lamps

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Metal

Elegant Table Lamp by Cosack
Located in Mortsel, BE
This Cosack Table Lamp is a beautifully crafted piece that exudes elegance and sophistication. The chrome stem and base of this lamp provide a modern touch, while the cylindrical lam...
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1960s German Vintage Space Age Table Lamps

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Metal, Steel, Chrome

Pair of Italian Glass Sconce Italy circa 1970 White Color
Located in Auribeau sur Siagne, FR
Pair of Sconces in Brass and Glass. Wall lights. White and gold colors. It has been made in Italy circa 1970.
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1970s Italian Vintage Space Age Table Lamps

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Metal

Albanella table lamp by Sergio Brazzoli & Ermanno Lampa for Harvey Guzzini 1973
Located in Antwerpen, Antwerp
Albanella table lamp designed by Sergio Brazzoli and Ermanno Lampa in 1973 for Harvey Guzzini. This space age sculptural lamp attests the design of the 1970s with its sleek futuristi...
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1970s Italian Vintage Space Age Table Lamps

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Metal

Enrico Tronconi Bulb Table Lamp
Located in BAARLO, LI
Fairly small Italian 1970s 'Bulb' table lamp, attributed to Enrico Tronconi. The lamp is in very good vintage condition. EU plug can be changed with a simple EU to US plug adapter.
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1970s Italian Vintage Space Age Table Lamps

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Metal

Tulip Space Age Table Lamp
Located in BAARLO, LI
Space Age 1970s tulip-shaped table lamp from France. Composed of 4 plastic shades, on a plastic base. The orange lamp has a switch and emits a beautiful warm light. In good vintage c...
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1970s French Vintage Space Age Table Lamps

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Plastic

Acanthus leaves bronze lamp, 1970s.
Located in Lisboa, PT
Bronze lamp base with green and brown patina decorated with acanthus leaves. France, 1970s.
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1970s French Vintage Space Age Table Lamps

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Bronze

Imago DP, Elmo Table Lamp, 1971
Located in London, GB
Very rare table lamp by Imago DP. Movable shade with which the light intensity can be adjusted. Please contact us for additional shipping quotes.
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1970s Italian Vintage Space Age Table Lamps

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Metal

Sergio Mazza & G. Gramigna XL Magnolia Table Lamp
Located in BAARLO, LI
Rare 'Magnolia' table lamp by Sergio Mazza & Giuliana Gramigna for Quattrifolio Design. The Italian design dates back to 1973. This is the (very) large version of the lamp. Resting o...
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1970s Italian Vintage Space Age Table Lamps

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Chrome

1970 Vico Magistretti
Located in Perpignan, FR
Lampe de table originale Telegono de Vico Magistretti pour Artemide 1968. En bon état d'origine. Ce classique italien a un cadre jaune crème et un abat-jour mobile en orange qui ti...
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1970s French Vintage Space Age Table Lamps

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Plastic

Vintage "Torpedo" Table lamp by Tomás Diaz Magro for Fase, Spain 1969
By Fase
Located in BARCELONA, ES
The Vintage "Torpedo" Table Lamp by Tomás Diaz Magro for Fase in Spain, crafted in 1969, encapsulates an era of timeless elegance and functional design. With its sleek, streamlined s...
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1970s Spanish Vintage Space Age Table Lamps

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Metal, Chrome, Aluminum

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 ...
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1970s American Vintage Space Age Table Lamps

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Chrome, Steel

Vintage "Grecia" Table lamp by Luis Pérez de la Oliva for Fase, Spain 1960s
By Fase
Located in BARCELONA, ES
he Vintage "Grecia" Table Lamp by Luis Pérez de la Oliva for Fase, originating from 1960s Spain, is a captivating fusion of classical elegance and modern functionality. Crafted by th...
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1960s Spanish Vintage Space Age Table Lamps

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Metal, Chrome

Francesco Buzzi Ceriani for Francesconi, Large Table Lamp, 1968
Located in London, GB
Buzzi Ceriani is a renowned designer, famous for his contributions to the design and aviation industries. Born on March 27, 1897 in Milan, Italy, he has dedicated his life to creatin...
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Late 20th Century Italian Space Age Table Lamps

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Metal

Space Age Chrome Table Lamp by Artimeta 1970s
Located in BAARLO, LI
A rather rare Mid Century Modern table lamp from Artimeta, Netherlands from the 1970s. The 'sphere' rests (loosely) on a chrome-plated metal frame that stands firmly on its base. The...
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1970s Dutch Vintage Space Age Table Lamps

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Chrome

Large Mushroom Table Lamp 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

Mid century modern gold orb desk lamp circa 1960s
Located in Houston, TX
In very good working condition
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1970s Unknown Vintage Space Age Table Lamps

Materials

Metal

Design XL table lamp, circa 1970. In the manner of Ingo Maurer
Located in BARCELONA, ES
The Vintage Design XL Table Lamp, circa 1970, crafted in the style of the renowned lighting innovator Ingo Maurer, is an extraordinary blend of form, function, and artistic expressio...
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1970s Spanish Vintage Space Age Table Lamps

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Chrome

Danish Søholm Tall Ceramic Table Lamp Brown Blue Beige by Einar Johansen, 1960s
Located in Aarhus C, DK
Tall Mid-century Danish table lamp by Danish ceramist Einar Johansen for Søholm. Made circa 1960s. The lamp base has a matte brown neck contrasted by a shiny glaze in mother-of-pear...
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1960s Danish Vintage Space Age Table Lamps

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Stoneware, Fabric

Magnificent "Sauce" table lamp by Tomás Díaz Magro for Fase 1960s.
By Fase
Located in BARCELONA, ES
This Magnificent "Sauce" Table Lamp by Tomás Díaz Magro for Fase, originating from the 1960s, is an embodiment of timeless elegance and innovative design. This lamp stands as a testa...
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1960s Spanish Vintage Space Age Table Lamps

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Metal, Chrome

DORIA Crackle Ice Glass & Polished Brass Globe Nightstand Lamps, 1960s, Germany
Located in Biebergemund, Hessen
Elegant space age table, night stand lamps manufactured by DORIA Leuchten in Germany. The base is made of polished brass with mouth-blown crackle ice glass lampshades that provides s...
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Mid-20th Century German Space Age Table Lamps

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Brass

Dario Tognon, Dania Table Lamp, 1969
Located in London, GB
Dario Tognon was an Italian post-war industrial designer and architect. The Dania lamp is one of his most successful design. This sculptural table lamp is evocative of the Space Age ...
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Late 20th Century Italian Space Age Table Lamps

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Metal, Aluminum

Two 1990s Modernist Opaline White Glass Italian Egg Bed Lamps by Lumen Center
Located in Aci Castello, IT
A pair of bed lamps designed and manufactured in Italy by Lumen center, glass are in perfect conditions, metal has same rust, but it's not visible. They have been rewired by a profes...
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Late 20th Century Italian Space Age Table Lamps

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Opaline Glass

Pair of Lamps Brass and Gold Bubble Murano Glass by F. Fabbian, Italy, 1970s
Located in SAINT-OUEN, FR
Mid-Century Modern Space Age Pair of bulbs table or bedside lamps in brass and gold bubble Murano glass by F. Fabbian. Famous design like Carlo Aldo Nason for Mazzega, Venini, Vistos...
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1970s Italian Vintage Space Age Table Lamps

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Brass

Birillo floor lamp by Carlo Nason for Mazzega, 1960s
Located in HEVERLEE, BE
Timeless floor lamp model 'birillo' designed by Carlo Nason for AV Mazzega. Beautiful space age floor lamp with a white glass bulb shaped shade. The entire lamp is made out of muran...
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1960s Italian Vintage Space Age Table Lamps

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Murano Glass

Atomic Space Age Adjustable Table Lamp 1970s
Located in Čelinac, BA
Atomic Brass Plated Opaline Glass Adjustable Table Lamp 1970s
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1970s German Vintage Space Age Table Lamps

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Opaline Glass, Plastic

Estiluz table lamp, 1970's
Located in FERROL, ES
Estiluz table lamp, 1970's Chromed steel, white lacquered interior. Very good condition. Light scratches on the base. Measurements: 56x28x28 cm.
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1970s Spanish Vintage Space Age Table Lamps

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Iron

70s Space Age Mushroom Lamp - Iconic Design Charm by Massive Belgium
Located in San Benedetto Del Tronto, IT
Spruce up your space with retro charm using this stunning mushroom 70s lamp crafted by Massive, Belgium, in the 1970s. Boasting the iconic mushroom shape that epitomizes 70s design, ...
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1970s Belgian Vintage Space Age Table Lamps

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Glass, Plastic

Willy Rizzo, rare table lamp, Italy 1970s
Located in Firenze, IT
Space age rare table lamp Willy Rizzo, Italy 1970s aluminum, ABS Double lamp bulbs both sides. 32 cm H - 62 x 13 cm Conditions: excellent consistent with age and use, small la...
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1970s Italian Vintage Space Age Table Lamps

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Metal

Articulated Spanish table lamp in the manner of Gino Sarfatti
Located in BARCELONA, ES
Investing in this articulated Spanish table lamp in the manner of Gino Sarfatti offers an opportunity to bring a touch of mid-century modern sophistication and functionality into you...
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1960s Spanish Vintage Space Age Table Lamps

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Metal, Iron

Original table lamp 'Mezzachimera' by Vico Magistretti for Artemid, 1970s
Located in Saarburg, RP
table lamp 'Mezzachimera' by Vico Magistretti for Artemide The 1970s space-age style lounge floor lamp is a fascinating vintage piece that will give your room a retro-futuristic at...
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1970s European Vintage Space Age Table Lamps

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Metal

Beautiful original 1960s Italian table lamp made of green and white Murano glass
Located in München, DE
Beautiful original 1960s Italian table lamp made of green and white Murano glass. The shape is a like a cone or reminds of a game piece. Great Mid Century design in very good vintag...
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1960s Italian Vintage Space Age Table Lamps

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Metal

Mid Century Brown and White Space Age Mushroom Table Lamp, 1970s
Located in ROTTERDAM, ZH
Big space age mushroom table lamp with large white shade and metal base. The acrylic glass mushroom shade produces a nice and warm light. The lamp requires one E27/26 (standard) ligh...
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20th Century Space Age Table Lamps

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Metal

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

Space Age table lamps for sale on 1stDibs.

Find a broad range of unique Space Age 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, glass and other materials. If you’re shopping for used Space Age table lamps made in a specific country, there are Europe, Italy, and Germany pieces for sale on 1stDibs. While there are many designers and brands associated with original table lamps, popular names associated with this style include Mazzega Murano, Doria Leuchten Germany, Artemide, and Peill & Putzler. 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 $90 and tops out at $25,000 while the average work can sell for $1,200.

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