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Mid-Century Modern Umbrella Stands

MID-CENTURY MODERN STYLE

Organically shaped, clean-lined and elegantly simple are three terms that well describe vintage mid-century modern furniture. The style, which emerged primarily in the years following World War II, is characterized by pieces that were conceived and made in an energetic, optimistic spirit by creators who believed that good design was an essential part of good living.

ORIGINS OF MID-CENTURY MODERN FURNITURE DESIGN

CHARACTERISTICS OF MID-CENTURY MODERN FURNITURE DESIGN

MID-CENTURY MODERN FURNITURE DESIGNERS TO KNOW

ICONIC MID-CENTURY MODERN FURNITURE DESIGNS

VINTAGE MID-CENTURY MODERN FURNITURE ON 1STDIBS

The mid-century modern era saw leagues of postwar American architects and designers animated by new ideas and new technology. The lean, functionalist International-style architecture of Le Corbusier and Bauhaus eminences Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and Walter Gropius had been promoted in the United States during the 1930s by Philip Johnson and others. New building techniques, such as “post-and-beam” construction, allowed the International-style schemes to be realized on a small scale in open-plan houses with long walls of glass.

Materials developed for wartime use became available for domestic goods and were incorporated into mid-century modern furniture designs. Charles and Ray Eames and Eero Saarinen, who had experimented extensively with molded plywood, eagerly embraced fiberglass for pieces such as the La Chaise and the Womb chair, respectively. 

Architect, writer and designer George Nelson created with his team shades for the Bubble lamp using a new translucent polymer skin and, as design director at Herman Miller, recruited the Eameses, Alexander Girard and others for projects at the legendary Michigan furniture manufacturer

Harry Bertoia and Isamu Noguchi devised chairs and tables built of wire mesh and wire struts. Materials were repurposed too: The Danish-born designer Jens Risom created a line of chairs using surplus parachute straps for webbed seats and backrests.

The Risom lounge chair was among the first pieces of furniture commissioned and produced by legendary manufacturer Knoll, a chief influencer in the rise of modern design in the United States, thanks to the work of Florence Knoll, the pioneering architect and designer who made the firm a leader in its field. The seating that Knoll created for office spaces — as well as pieces designed by Florence initially for commercial clients — soon became desirable for the home.

As the demand for casual, uncluttered furnishings grew, more mid-century furniture designers caught the spirit.

Classically oriented creators such as Edward Wormley, house designer for Dunbar Inc., offered such pieces as the sinuous Listen to Me chaise; the British expatriate T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings switched gears, creating items such as the tiered, biomorphic Mesa table. There were Young Turks such as Paul McCobb, who designed holistic groups of sleek, blond wood furniture, and Milo Baughman, who espoused a West Coast aesthetic in minimalist teak dining tables and lushly upholstered chairs and sofas with angular steel frames.

As the collection of vintage mid-century modern chairs, dressers, coffee tables and other furniture for the living room, dining room, bedroom and elsewhere on 1stDibs demonstrates, this period saw one of the most delightful and dramatic flowerings of creativity in design history.

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Style: Mid-Century Modern
Iron & ceramic umbrella stand in the style of Mathieu Matégot, France 1950s
Located in STRASBOURG, FR
Umbrella stand circa 1950 in the style of Mathieu Matégot, made out of iron painted black and an unfolded perforated sheet adorned with glazed ceramic cabochons. I good overall con...
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Umbrella Stands

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Iron

Midcentury umbrella stand by Gabriella Crespi, Italy
Located in Piacenza, Italy
Umbrella stand designed by Gabriella Crespi Unique umbrella stand by Gabriella Crespi with golden brass details Recorded by Archivio Gabriella Crespi, Milan. Signed. Italy 1970s
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1970s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Umbrella Stands

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Brass

Giovanni Gariboldi Very Tall Vase or Umbrella Stand for Richard Ginori
Located in New York, NY
Giovanni Gariboldi (1908-1971 ) An imposing and tall vase or umbrella stand in glazed ceramic by Giovanni Gariboldi for Richard Ginori Italy, 1940's With maker's mark underneath ...
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1940s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Umbrella Stands

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Ceramic

Mid Century Modern umbrella stand, 1960s
Located in MIJDRECHT, NL
Mid Century Modern umbrella stand, 1960s. wood and gold aluminum stand. rare model with a special appearance.
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1960s European Vintage Mid-Century Modern Umbrella Stands

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Aluminum

Antique Italian Gilt Cast Iron Sculpture Umbrella Stand
Located in Carimate, Como
Beautiful and elegant golden cast iron umbrella stand. The top is decorated with four snakes and their heads, the central andles and stand are as well decorated and show two faces an...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Umbrella Stands

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Metal

Mathieu Matégot (attrib.) Black Enamel Metal Umbrella Stand, France. c. 1950
Located in Brooklyn, NY
NOT REPAINTED, Original finish. Made of Perforated metal in the clover arpel Mategot design.
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1950s French Vintage Mid-Century Modern Umbrella Stands

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Metal, Enamel

Mid Century Modern Vintage Brass Orange Umbrella Stand 1950s France
Located in Vienna, AT
Mid-Century Modern vintage red umbrella stand from perforated metal in orange color tone with brass details attributed to Mathieu Matégot, France, 1950s. An amazing and beautiful umb...
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1950s French Vintage Mid-Century Modern Umbrella Stands

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Metal, Brass

Mid-Century Industrial Aluminum Umbrella Stand Holder
Located in Atlanta, GA
This elegant Mid-Century modernist aluminum umbrella stand or holder features an industrial Machine Age design with a large double round shape and removable inserts. There is no visi...
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1970s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Umbrella Stands

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Metal, Aluminum

Mathieu Matégot Magazine Rack, Brass and Perforated Ivory Iron, France 1950s
Located in Roma, IT
Gorgeous magazine rack in brass and enameled and perforated metal. This stunning piece was realized in France during the 1950s by Mathieu Mategot. This one of a kind magazine rack h...
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1950s French Vintage Mid-Century Modern Umbrella Stands

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Brass, Iron, Wrought Iron

Mid-Century Hand Carved Tapered Square Brutalist Dark Oak Umbrella Stand
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Mid-Century Brutalist oak umbrella stand, planter or bin. In original condition with visible patina and wear consistent with it's age and use.
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1960s Dutch Vintage Mid-Century Modern Umbrella Stands

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Oak

Midcentury Umbrella Stand in Iron and Brass by Siva Di Poggibonsi, Italy, 1960s
Located in Rome, IT
Midcentury amazing umbrella stand in enamel iron and painted with brass details by S.I.V.A. di Poggibonsi. Made in Italy in the 1960s. S.I.V.A., a factory of artistic enamels o...
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1960s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Umbrella Stands

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Metal, Brass, Iron, Enamel

Mid-Century Danish Teak Umbrella Stand or Trash Bin with Large Circular Handles
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Mid-Century teak umbrella stand or waste basket with organically carved handles and beautiful wood grain from Denmark. An attractive handmade basket that can be used to add a functio...
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1960s Danish Vintage Mid-Century Modern Umbrella Stands

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Teak

Italian Modern Umbrella Stand Designed by Ettore Sottsass for Poltronova, Italy
Located in Lucija, SI
Very rare umbrella stand designed by Ettore Sottsass for Poltronova
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1960s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Umbrella Stands

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Wood

Ettore Sottsass, Aluminum Umbrella Holder for Rinnovel, 1955, Italy
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Ettore Sottsass for Rinovel, Italy, circa 1955. An umbrella Stand in near black over aluminium. Signed to the base. Stand has some dents and dings commensurate with age and wear.
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Early 20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Umbrella Stands

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Aluminum

Wrought Iron Snail Umbrella stand 1950s France
Located in Den Haag, NL
For sale 1950s France Umbrella stand . Wrong Iron . look at the the little Snail in the middle . Very good condition .
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1950s French Vintage Mid-Century Modern Umbrella Stands

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Wrought Iron

Italian mid-century modern Hexagonal umbrella stand in brass, 1950s
Located in MIlano, IT
Italian mid-century modern Hexagonal umbrella stand in brass, 1950s Umbrella stand with hexagonal base entirely in brass. Round feet at the base. 1950s Good condition, in patina. Lig...
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1950s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Umbrella Stands

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Brass

Italian mid-century modern Umbrella stand with dog by Fornasetti, 1950s
Located in MIlano, IT
Italian mid-century modern Umbrella stand with dog by Fornasetti, 1950s Metal umbrella stand. On the front there is a shaped and painted metal sheet: the subject is a dog sitting on ...
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1950s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Umbrella Stands

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Metal

Italian Modern Brass And Glass Umbrella Stand
Located in Houston, TX
Italian Modern Brass And Glass Umbrella Stand. Offered is stylish Italian mid century modern brass and glass umbrella stand in the manner of Max Ingrand For Fontana Arte Age related ...
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1960s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Umbrella Stands

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Brass

Mid-Century French Riviera Umbrella Stand in Rattan and Brass, Italy 1970s
Located in Roma, IT
Gorgeous Mid-Century umbrella stand made in curved rattan, wicker and brass. This lovely French Riviera style umbrella or stick stand was made in Italy during the 1970s. This stunni...
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1970s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Umbrella Stands

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Brass

Piero Fornasetti ‘Soriano’ Cat Umbrella Stand, Italy
Located in London, GB
A fabulous light-colored version of the tromp l’oeil Tabby cat umbrella stand designed by Piero Fornasetti. Originally designed in the 1950s, this piece is from a more recent, very l...
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Early 2000s Italian Mid-Century Modern Umbrella Stands

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Metal

Pilastro Red Enameled Metal Triangle Bin with Black Frame
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Dutch, Mid-Century, red enameled metal triangle bin with black frame by Dutch post-war furniture and home goods manufacturer Pilastro. Produced in the 1950's and in original conditio...
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1960s Dutch Vintage Mid-Century Modern Umbrella Stands

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Metal

Rattan Umbrella Stand with Brass Rim, Italy, 1970s
Located in Barcelona, ES
Beautiful Mid-Century Modern decorative brass and bamboo / rattan umbrella stand, tall planter or paper bin. Handcrafted in Italy, 1970s. Round shape hand woven rattan structure with...
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20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Umbrella Stands

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Brass

French Mid-Century Woven Rattan Basket or Umbrella Stand with Wrapped Handle
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Beautifully woven small, French, Mid-Century rattan basket with black enameled base and rattan wrapped handle. Perfect as an umbrella stand, waste basket, or small storage bin. In g...
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1960s Dutch Vintage Mid-Century Modern Umbrella Stands

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Metal

Fontana Arte umbrella stand
Located in London, GB
An elegant umbrella stand by Max Ingrand for Fontna Arte Curved smokey glass with brass In very good condition. Nice patina to the brass. Glass all good.
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1960s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Umbrella Stands

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Brass

White Metal Umbrella Stand
Located in Antwerp, BE
Umbrella holder or basket in a rectangular shape, in openwork metal of ivory color with a brass handle. It is in perforated white metal in the style of designer Josef Hoffmann. Time-...
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Umbrella Stands

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Metal

Mid-Century Rope Umbrella Stand Adrien Audoux & Frida Minet
Located in Austin, TX
Mid-Century Rope Umbrella Stand Adrien Audoux & Frida Minet.
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1950s French Vintage Mid-Century Modern Umbrella Stands

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Rope

Elegant Umbrella Stand Bamboo and Solid Brass italian Design 1970s
Located in Palermo, Sicily
Eleant Umbrella Stand rare piece original Italian Design
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1970s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Umbrella Stands

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Brass

Original 1950s Copper Umbrella Stand by Vereinigte Werkstätten München, Germany
Located in Kirchlengern, DE
Article: Umbrella stand Origin: Germany Producer: Vereinigte Werkstätten München, 1955 Age: 1950s Literature: Artnet search Verneigte Werkstätten M...
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1950s German Vintage Mid-Century Modern Umbrella Stands

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Brass, Copper

Mid Century Designer Umbrella Stand Italy
Located in Albano Laziale, Rome/Lazio
Here we have a truly uniqe umbrella stand produced in Italy during the 1950's. It has an organic shaped base with four holes on top where you would put your umbrella. The holder has ...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Umbrella Stands

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Aluminum, Brass

Emma Gismondi Schweinberger for Artemide Dedalo Umbrella Stand, Italy 1960s
Located in Naples, IT
Iconic space age umbrella stand 'Dedalo' designed by Emma Gismondi Schweinberger for Artemide Milano in the mid-1960s. It was made of the best resistant plastic material of its time....
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1960s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Umbrella Stands

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Plastic

Mid-Century Leather and Brass Umbrella or Walking Stick Stand, Italy 1950s
Located in Roma, IT
Beautiful Mid-Century umbrella or walking stick stand fully made in thick leather and enirched with a brass emblem in the middle. This charming round umbrella stand is fully made in...
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1950s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Umbrella Stands

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Brass

1950s Italian Midcentury Gilt Metal Rope and Tassel Stool and Umbrella Stand
Located in Haarlem, NL
Vintage MCM Hollywood Regency gilt metal or tole rope and tassel stool or bench and umbrella stand. This fantastic set would look great in any ha...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Umbrella Stands

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Metal

Austrian Midcentury Brass Bamboo Umbrella Stand
Located in Vienna, AT
Cast iron base blackened with vertical bamboo rods and brass upper triangular part. Made in Austria in the 1950s. Partially restored   
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1950s Austrian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Umbrella Stands

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Brass, Steel

Umbrella Stand Tomba’l by Miguel Milà for Misel·lania, circa 1989
Located in Barcelona, ES
Umbrella Stand and Ashtray model Tomba’l. Designed by Miguel Milà. Manufactured by Misel·lania (Spain), circa 1989. All made in metal. In good original condotion, with minor wear c...
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1980s Spanish Vintage Mid-Century Modern Umbrella Stands

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Metal

Hammered Massive Brass Umbrella Stand, 1960s, Austria
Located in Nürnberg, Bayern
Great work
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1960s Austrian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Umbrella Stands

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Brass

1950s Mid-Century Modern Brass Italian Umbrella Stand in the Manner of Gio Ponti
Located in Aci Castello, IT
This brass umbrella stand is a stylish and collectible piece of furniture. Brass was a popular material for Mid-Century Modern designs, and it imparts a sleek and timeless look, the ...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Umbrella Stands

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Brass

Campo Graffi Prisco Wrought Iron Midcentury Coat-Rack, Italy, 1961
Located in Milan, IT
Franco Campo and Carlo Graffi were Italian architects and designers known for their contributions to the modernist design movement. They met whilst studying architecture at the Polit...
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1960s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Umbrella Stands

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Iron

Mid-Century Moder Bamboo and Brass Umbrella Stand, 1950s
Located in Brussels, BE
Mid-Century Moder Bamboo and Brass Umbrella Stand, 1950s
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1950s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Umbrella Stands

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Bamboo

Black and Brass Umbrella Stand
Located in New York, NY
Italian Mid-Century umbrella stand with a black body and brass detailing. Condition: Excellent vintage condition, minor wear consistent with age and use. Diameter: 10” Height: 21.5”
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1960s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Umbrella Stands

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Brass

Fontana Arte Umbrella Stand with Smoked Glass By Max Ingrand
Located in Westport, CT
Fontana Arte umbrella stand composed of two smoked glass panels, the front side beveled and panels mounted on a solid unlacquered brushed brass frame. Origin: Max Ingrand For Fontan...
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1960s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Umbrella Stands

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Art Glass

Cristal Art Umbrella Stand, Italy, 1960s
Located in New York, NY
Playful glass and brass umbrella stand by crystal Art. Each of the four glass pieces has an etched image of an umbrella. The base is lacquered gold while the hinges at the corners a...
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1960s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Umbrella Stands

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Brass

Fontana Arte Umbrella Stand with Satin Nickel Framing
Located in New York, NY
Refined 1960s Fontana Arte umbrella stand designed by Max Ingrand composed of two beveled green glasses mounted on brushed nickel frame. Condition: Excellent vintage condition, wea...
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1960s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Umbrella Stands

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Nickel

Midcentury Brass Mategot Style Hollywood Regency Umbrella Stand, France, 1950s
Located in Kirchlengern, DE
Article: Umbrella stand in style of Matégot Origin: France Age: 1950s This original vintage umbrella stand element was produced in the 1950s in France. It is made of solid...
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Umbrella Stands

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Metal

Jacques Adnet Style Faux Leather Umbrella Stand Waste Basket
Located in Bad Säckingen, DE
A vintage Jacques Adnet style umbrella stand or waste basket with a movable handle, made of cognac colored faux leather with cream colored contrast stitching by unknown manufacturer,...
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1960s French Vintage Mid-Century Modern Umbrella Stands

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Faux Leather

Mid Century Modern Style Vintage Golden Brassed Umbrella Stand Cane Holder 1980s
Located in Vienna, AT
Mid Century Modern Style vintage umbrella stand or cane holder 1980s. A fantastic golden brassed vintage umbrella stand or cane holder with a conical shaped body from perforated bras...
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Late 20th Century Mid-Century Modern Umbrella Stands

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Metal

Ettore Sottsass, Aluminum Umbrella Holder for Rinnovel, 1955, Italy
Located in Milan, IT
Ettore Sottsass, Aluminum Umbrella Holder for Rinnovel, 1955, Italy Ettore Sottsass was an influential Italian architect and designer, best known for his role in founding the Memphi...
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1950s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Umbrella Stands

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Aluminum

Back to Wall Umbrella Stand in Solid Oak 1950s
Located in Tilburg, NL
Back to Wall Umbrella Stand in Solid Oak, probably French, 1950s. This is a wonderful back to wall umbrella stand, made from solid oak and with a very beautiful and modest modernist...
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Mid-20th Century European Mid-Century Modern Umbrella Stands

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Oak

Mid Century Italian Umbrella Stand by Rometti Umbertide
Located in Atlanta, GA
Wonderful 1950s umbrella stand of ceramic with hand painted decoration featuring a dramatic black field that highlights playing cards in rich green and red hues. It is cylindrical in...
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1950s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Umbrella Stands

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Ceramic

Fornasetti waste basket
Located in London, GB
Fornasetti waste bin. Baroque pattern lithographic transfer, and lacquered metal. Green on black ground. With brass trim and brass feet. Stamp...
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1950s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Umbrella Stands

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Metal, Brass

Luigi Caccia Dominioni, 2 Door Stops by Azucena in metal and leather, Italy
Located in Argelato, BO
Luigi Caccia Dominioni, 2 doorstops by Azucena in metal and leather, Italy, 1980s This is one of the rarest and most ironic versions of the famous series of door stops created by th...
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1980s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Umbrella Stands

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Metal

Elegant Marble Doorstop
Located in Zürich, CH
Mid-century Italian inspired doorstop. It pairs marble and brass to great effect. The sculpted handle provides a comfortable grip to securely place the doorstop where needed. The han...
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2010s Swiss Mid-Century Modern Umbrella Stands

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Marble, Brass

Portaombrelli Anno 1940
Located in Bastia Umbra, IT
Portaombrelli Anni '40, Made in Italy.  Portaombrelli in ferro e ghisa. Rarissimo oggetto della prima metà degli anni '40. E' costituito da una base in ghisa con dei disegni in rilie...
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1940s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Umbrella Stands

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Iron

Vintage Brass Umbrella Stand. 1960 - 1970
Located in CADALSO, ES
Great condition500
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1960s German Vintage Mid-Century Modern Umbrella Stands

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Brass

Mid-Century French Black Enameled Polkadot Umbrella Stand
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Fun, Mid-Century, 1950s French wall mounted black enameled polkadot umbrella stand with brass accent details. The back has a cut-out 'polkadots' design and brass trim with a removabl...
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1950s French Vintage Mid-Century Modern Umbrella Stands

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Metal, Brass

French Vintage Umbrella Stand in the Manner of Jacques Adnet
Located in Austin, TX
Umbrella stand made of brass from France in the manner of Jacques Adnet. This piece sits on a tripod base and has a functional holder at the base. There is a handle and a top holder.
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1960s French Vintage Mid-Century Modern Umbrella Stands

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Brass

Exceptional rare 1960s sculptural heavy brass umbrella stand by Gabriella Crespi
Located in München, DE
Exceptional 1960s sculptural brass umbrella stand. Designed by the well-known Italian artist and designer Gabriella Crespi. Great floral very elaborate design. Made in Italy. The umb...
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1960s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Umbrella Stands

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Brass

MidCentury Umbrella Stand. 1950 - 1959
Located in CADALSO, ES
The umbrella stand is in a very nice condition. made of teak and metal ​
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1950s German Vintage Mid-Century Modern Umbrella Stands

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Metal

Pluvium orange umbrella stand by Giancarlo Piretti for Anonima Castelli 70s
Located in Padova, IT
The Pluvium umbrella stand was designed by Giancarlo Piretti for Anonima Castelli in 1972. It features a rotating stack of six discs on a weighted base. Excellent condition used onl...
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1970s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Umbrella Stands

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Plastic

Mid-century Modern umbrella stands for sale on 1stDibs.

Find a broad range of unique Mid-Century Modern umbrella stands 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 umbrella stands created in this style to your space, the works available on 1stDibs include more furniture and collectibles, decorative objects, building and garden elements and other home furnishings, frequently crafted with metal, brass and other materials. If you’re shopping for used Mid-Century Modern umbrella stands made in a specific country, there are Europe, Italy, and Austria pieces for sale on 1stDibs. While there are many designers and brands associated with original umbrella stands, popular names associated with this style include Piero Fornasetti, Werkstätte Carl Auböck, Artemide, and Mathieu Matégot. 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 umbrella stands differ depending upon multiple factors, including designer, materials, construction methods, condition and provenance. On 1stDibs, the price for these items starts at $121 and tops out at $12,500 while the average work can sell for $1,076.

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