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Space Age Cabinets

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
Space Age Style Lacquered Wooden Cabinets, 1970s, Set of 2
Located in Montelabbate, PU
Pair of white lacquered cabinets of excellent quality, generously thick carved and shaped wood. Furniture that can be used in bathrooms, offices. The design style is close to Joe Col...
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1970s Italian Vintage Space Age Cabinets

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Wood, Lacquer

Mid Century Space Age Collectors Display Case 1960s
Located in Norwich, GB
A fabulous Mid Century Space Age collectors display case. Circa late 1960s. Previously from a collector's estate, a rarely seen item. The display has a two part fibreglass tulip st...
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Mid-20th Century European Space Age Cabinets

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Plastic, Fiberglass

DF2000 trolley bar cabinet by Raymond Loewy for the Doubinsky Frères 1968
Located in Antwerpen, Antwerp
After a brief but promising career as a fashion illustrator, French- American designer Raymond Loewy dedicated his talent to the field of graphic and industrial design. Loewy’s creat...
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1960s French Vintage Space Age Cabinets

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Metal

Raymond Loewy DF-2000 Orange Plastic Drawer Media Cabinet Credenza
Located in Chattanooga, TN
The restoration team pulled no punches on this authentic Raymond Loewy Media Cabinet Credenza, and the end result exceeded our expectations. Every inch of the wood doors and side pan...
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1970s French Vintage Space Age Cabinets

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Chrome

Olaf von Bohr Model 4963 Shoerack / Cabinet, Kartell, 1970s
Located in Las Vegas, NV
Handsome 6-tier modular cabinet in beige plastic by Olaf Von Bohr for Kartell, 1970s. Designed as a shoe rack this piece can be used for any storage needs. Very solid and well-made p...
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1970s Italian Vintage Space Age Cabinets

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Plastic

Iconic Cabinet Column with Laundry Bin Kartell 'Componibili' Anna Castelli, 60s
Located in San Benedetto Del Tronto, IT
Embark on a journey into the iconic era of Space Age Furniture Design with our exclusive offering - Kartell's 'Componibili' series, designed by the visionary Anna Castelli Ferrieri i...
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1960s Italian Vintage Space Age Cabinets

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Plastic

Iconic Boby Trolley by Joe Colombo - Space Age Award Winning Cabinet, 1970s
Located in San Benedetto Del Tronto, IT
tep into the world of timeless design with the legendary Boby Trolley, a masterpiece crafted by the visionary Joe Colombo and produced by Bieffeplast in the 1970s. This iconic storag...
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1970s Italian Vintage Space Age Cabinets

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Plastic

Space age cabinet in lacquered wood and steel, 1970s
Located in Parma, IT
Space Age style cabinet, Italian-production from the 1970s. In black lacquered wood with drawers, side storage columns and shaped riser with drawer, chrome-plated steel trim and hand...
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1970s Italian Vintage Space Age Cabinets

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Wood

Swedish wooden cabinet, 1920s.
Located in Lisboa, PT
Natural wood cabinet opening with two doors in the upper part and four drawers in the lower part, decorated with light and dark wood marquetry of wind roses and framed with nets. Arc...
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1920s Swedish Vintage Space Age Cabinets

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Bronze

Oak cabinet, 1940s.
Located in Lisboa, PT
Oak high cabinet with a checkered pattern opening with three doors and a frieze drawer. France, 1940s.
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1940s French Vintage Space Age Cabinets

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Oak

Blond wood cabinet with glass doors, 1970s.
Located in Lisboa, PT
Blond wood cabinet with two glass doors decorated with wooden arrows. England, late XIXth c.
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1970s English Vintage Space Age Cabinets

Materials

Wood

Giovanni Pelis Artist’s Trolley, Stile Neolt, Italy, 1960s
Located in Las Vegas, NV
Vintage artist’s trolley by Giovanni Pelis for Stile Neolt. Cream ABS plastic in good condition for its age with minor imperfections.
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1960s Italian Vintage Space Age Cabinets

Materials

Plastic

Pace Collection ORBA System Wall Unit
Located in Hanover, MA
Pace collection ORBA wall system by Janet Schweitzer, 1974. Four extruded highly polished aluminum standards incorporating half inch thick glass s...
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1970s American Vintage Space Age Cabinets

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Aluminum

Very Rare, Original 1960s Orange Plastic Washstand by Vidal, Spain
Located in Amsterdam IJMuiden, NL
This item is part of the private collection of Casey Godrie and is situated in his private house. Ask him for competitive shipping quotes. His incredible Dune Villa, Amsterdam Beach...
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1960s Spanish Vintage Space Age Cabinets

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Plastic

1980s Italian Space Age Memphis Corner Cabinet / Copper Doors and Black Corpus
Located in Berlin, DE
This unique and unusual Italian 1980s corner cabinet / cabinet comes with copper doors. It has this Space Age or Memphis look. The cabinet is in good vintage condition. Of course it ...
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1980s Italian Vintage Space Age Cabinets

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Metal, Copper

Mobile 1970s Plastic Vintage Space Age Bar in Off-White, circa 1970
Located in Amsterdam IJMuiden, NL
This item is part of the private collection of Casey Godrie and is situated in his private house. Ask him for competitive shipping quotes. His incredible Dune Villa, Amsterdam Beach, find more details on his family name plus eu, is for sale soon too. :-) Mobile 1970s plastic bar...
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1970s Spanish Vintage Space Age Cabinets

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Plastic

Contemporary Atomo Lacquered Cabinets Buffets by Antonio Cagianelli, Italy
Located in SAINT-OUEN, FR
Contemporary Atomo black lacquered cabinets buffets by the Italian designer Antonio Cagianelli , sculpture handle and feet in nice gilt wrought iron made in gold bath 24-karat, in a ...
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2010s Italian Space Age Cabinets

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Wrought Iron

White Laminated Plastic Storage Unit with Shelves & Sliding Doors, La Rinascente
Located in Varese, Lombardia
This small storage unit is made from black and white laminated plastic sheets. It features three useful and adjustable shelves with two sliding doors. The storage has been partially...
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1960s Italian Vintage Space Age Cabinets

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Plastic, Laminate

Boby Trolley by Joe Colombo for Biefflast, Italy, 1970s.
Located in BARCELONA, ES
Purchasing the Boby trolley by Joe Colombo for Bieffeplast, Italy, from the 1970s is an opportunity to own a piece of iconic design history that seamlessly combines functionality and...
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1970s Italian Vintage Space Age Cabinets

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Plastic

Cupboard Space Age, 1970
Located in Perpignan, FR
Rare Italian fiberglass cupboard 1970 - Cylindrical - space age movment. In original conditions.
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1970s Italian Vintage Space Age Cabinets

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Fiberglass

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Lacquer hollywood regency bar cabinet, 1970s
Located in HEVERLEE, BE
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Pair of Small Black Lacquer Cabinets Nightstands by J.C. Mahey, 1970s
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J.C. Mahey Brass Black Lacquered Sideboard Bar Cabinet 1970s
Located in Paris, IDF
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Kartell Componibili 2-Tier Drawer in Blue by Anna Castelli Ferrieri
Located in Brooklyn, NY
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Kartell Componibili 3-Tier Drawer in Green by Anna Castelli Ferrieri
Located in Brooklyn, NY
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Erik Brouer Rosewood Display Cabinet, Denmark 1960s
Located in Norwalk, CT
This captivating rosewood cabinet, designed by the celebrated Danish furniture maker Erik Brouer for Brouer Møbelfabrik in the 1960s, embodies the era's love for rich materials and s...
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Raymond Loewy Inspired Yellow Chapter One Stereo Record Cabinet Broyhill Premier
Located in Chattanooga, TN
The FMV restoration team pulled no punches on this Broyhill Chapter One Dry Bar / Media Cabinet, and the end result exceeded our expectations. Eve...
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Hardwood

Art Deco style Burlwood veneer walnut cabinet, 1970s
Located in amstelveen, NL
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Kartell Componibili 3-Tier Drawer in Red by Anna Castelli Ferrieri
Located in Brooklyn, NY
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Previously Available Items
Modern space age DF2000 cabinet by Raymond Loewy for Doubinsky Frères in 1968.
Located in Antwerpen, Antwerp
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Green Squared Cabinet Kartell Componibili by Anna Castelli Ferrieri, 1960s
Located in San Benedetto Del Tronto, IT
Ultra rare and beautiful square-based storage cabinet column on wheels designed by Anna Castelli Ferrieri and manufactured by Kartell in the 60s. This cabinet column is composed of two boxes with matching door- one of which is on wheels – and one smaller open box. The sleek design with the curved borders immediately distinguish this space age masterpiece. The componibili (Italian for “modular”) can be transported easily and integrated into any space in the home and adapted to any use. These square-based units are no longer produced by Kartell and are becoming increasingly rare. The green color adds a touch of originality and distinction to this great vintage piece. In excellent vintage conditions, healthy and cleaned, with wheels perfectly working. A beautiful and functional 60s design complement for your distinguished interiors. item. cabinet with wheels...
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Cabinet Set 'Componibili' with 3 modules by Anna Castelli for Kartell, 1960s
Located in San Benedetto Del Tronto, IT
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Boby Storage Cabinet Trolley by Joe Colombo for Bieffeplast, 1970s
Located in San Benedetto Del Tronto, IT
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Cabinet Column Componibili by Anna Castelli Ferrieri for Kartell, 1960s
Located in San Benedetto Del Tronto, IT
Iconic square-based storage cabinet column on wheels with the ultra rare laundry basket designed by Anna Castelli Ferrieri and made by Kartell in the 60s. This column is composed of three boxes. The base is made of the unique laundry basket unit model 4984 with its original wheels. The other boxes are the classic modular open boxes. The square-based design - no longer in production - and the combination of different modules make the cabinet probably one of the most distinctive and rare examples of the iconic Componibili series. The sleek design with the curved borders immediately distinguish this space age masterpiece. The componibili (Italian for "modular") can be transported easily and integrated into any space in the home and adapted to any use. In excellent vintage conditions, healthy and cleaned, with wheels perfectly working. Spruce up your interiors with this iconic and unique vintage design piece! item. cabinet with wheels...
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Black Chest of Drawers Model “4964” by Olaf Von Bohr for Kartell, 1970s
Located in Ixelles, Bruxelles
Designer - Olaf Von Bohr Producer - Kartell Model - Model “4964” Design Period - Seventies Measurements - Width 72 cm x Depth 34 cm x Height 131 cm Materials - Plastic Color - ...
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Red Chest of Drawers Model “4964” by Olaf Von Bohr for Kartell, 1970s
Located in Ixelles, Bruxelles
Designer - Olaf Von Bohr Producer - Kartell Model - Model “4964” Design Period - Seventies Measurements - Width 72 cm x Depth 34 cm x Height 131 cm Materials - Plastic Color - ...
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Spage Age Set of Two Fiberglass Bedside Tables, 1970s Denmark
Located in Oostrum-Venray, NL
Spage Age Set of two fiberglass bedside tables, 1970s Denmark. This is a set of two beautifully shaped cabinets, a beautiful shelf to put a magazine in. Very handy and on top of...
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3-Tier Compinibili, Anna Castelli-Ferrieri for Kartell, 1967
Located in Las Vegas, NV
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Located in La Mesa, CA
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Componibili Square Cabinet Design by Anna Castelli Ferrieri, Kartell, 1967
Located in FERROL, ES
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Boby Trolley by Joe Colombo for Bieffeplast
Located in Byron Bay, NSW
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Space Age cabinets for sale on 1stDibs.

Find a broad range of unique Space Age cabinets 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 cabinets created in this style to your space, the works available on 1stDibs include case pieces and storage cabinets and other home furnishings, frequently crafted with plastic, wood and other materials. If you’re shopping for used Space Age cabinets made in a specific country, there are Europe, Italy, and North America pieces for sale on 1stDibs. While there are many designers and brands associated with original cabinets, popular names associated with this style include Anna Castelli Ferrieri, Antonio Cagianelli, Broyhill, and Giovanni Pelis. 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 cabinets differ depending upon multiple factors, including designer, materials, construction methods, condition and provenance. On 1stDibs, the price for these items starts at $550 and tops out at $9,500 while the average work can sell for $1,995.

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