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Space Age Furniture

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
Italian Space Age White Curved Steel Base for Round Top Table, 1970s
Located in MIlano, IT
Italian space age white curved steel base for round top table, 1970s Table base in curved steel with four spokes, painted in white, ideal for round top. Good conditions Measures 7...
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1970s Italian Vintage Space Age Furniture

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Steel

Pair of 1950s Italian Attr. Pierluigi Colli Tan Boucle & Velvet Armchairs
Located in London, GB
An absolutely stunning futuristic pair of 1950s Italian armchairs attributed to Pierluigi Colli. Newly reupholstered The armchairs are iconic examples of what you would expect from I...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Space Age Furniture

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Brass

Chromed Ufo Wall or Ceiling Lamp from Sölken
Located in München, DE
Very nice wall or ceiling lamp from the 1970s. Nice reduced design. Very high quality processing. Manufacturer: Soelken Condition: Very good vintage condition with slight signs of...
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1970s German Vintage Space Age Furniture

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Metal

Set of 2 Cubist 1970s Modernist Metal Wall or Table Lamps
Located in München, DE
Very beautiful and impressive cubist wall or table lamps from the 1970s. Exceptional design and a real highlight for every room. The lighting effect of the lamps is extremely beautif...
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1970s German Vintage Space Age Furniture

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Metal

Walter Leeman Zeppelin sofa for Velda 1970s
Located in Padova, IT
Rare Zeppelin sofa designed by Walter Leeman in the seventies for Velda and produced in 20 copies. The sofa, thanks to its monumental dimensions and seamless tubular structure, makes...
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Mid-20th Century Belgian Space Age Furniture

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Steel

Mario Bellini White Velvet Camaleonda Sofa for B&B Italia, 1972, Set Of 2
Located in Vicenza, IT
“Camaleonda” sofa, in white velvet upholstery, designed by Mario Bellini and manufactured by B&B Italia in 1972. Fully restored and reupholstered in Italy. The sofa is very comfort...
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1970s Italian Vintage Space Age Furniture

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Chenille, Velvet, Foam

Rare Calendar Ring-A-Date Euroway – Space Age Icon 1970 with original box
Located in San Benedetto Del Tronto, IT
“Ring-a-Date” wall calendar, designed by Giorgio Della Beffa for Euroway Torino in the 1970s, a space age icon that epitomizes the retro-futuristic charm of space age era. Its uniqu...
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1970s Italian Vintage Space Age Furniture

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Plastic

Abstract Reversible Modular Sculpture in Metal and Acrylic by Miguel Ángel Vidal
By Miguel Ángel Vidal
Located in North Miami, FL
Abstract reversible modular sculpture in aluminum, metal and acrylic by argentine artist Miguel Ángel Vidal By: Miguel Ángel Vidal Material: acrylic, aluminum, synthetic, plastic, m...
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1970s Argentine Vintage Space Age Furniture

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Aluminum, Metal

Original Fabric Gianfranco Frattini Style 3-Seater Tubular Sofa, Italy 1970s
Located in Beograd, RS
In this listing you will find a n exceptionally rare Space Age sofa with tubular frame. This original brown velvet Gianfranco Frattini style 3-seater sofa features stunning design an...
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1970s Italian Vintage Space Age Furniture

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Steel

Set of 2 vintage swivel armchairs by Michel Cadestin, Airborne publisher, 1970s
Located in BARCELONA, ES
Experience the epitome of mid-century charm with this exquisite Set of 2 vintage swivel armchairs by Michel Cadestin + 1 Otomana, originally crafted and distributed by Airborne in th...
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1970s French Vintage Space Age Furniture

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Chrome

Adjustable Space Age Gallery Spot for Wall or Ceiling by Staff
Located in München, DE
Fantastic lamp for wall or ceiling mounting from the 1970s. The Staff brand is known for its high-quality workmanship and perfectionist design. The large yellow-orange lamp head is i...
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1970s German Vintage Space Age Furniture

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Metal

Vintage Spage Age Table Lamp ca 1970 Germany
Located in Kitzbuhel, AT
Vintage Space Age large table lamp in chromed steel. The stand is covered with glass elements designed from the 70th with lighting inside. special shaped pink shade in plastic. Overa...
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1970s German Vintage Space Age Furniture

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Chrome

Early Edition Danielle Quarante 'Albatros' Airborne France 1969 Space Age Design
Located in bergen op zoom, NL
A beautiful original early edition "Albatros' Lounge Chair by French Female Designer Danielle Quarante for Airborne France 1969 This amazing chair was presented at the 1969 "Salon d...
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1960s French Vintage Space Age Furniture

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Fiberglass

Space Age Mohair “Orchidée” Lounge Chairs Michel Cadestin, Airborne, France 1968
Located in bergen op zoom, NL
Luxurious Mohair velvet upholstered Orchidée "lady & senior" lounge chairs by Michel Cadestin for Airborne International, France, 1968 “Orchidée” was one of the Cadestin models that were ordered by the Centre Pompidou Museum in Paris We fully restored these chairs with high quality 100% mohair wool velvet fabric "Musco" by De Ploeg In this process we preserved the old and original Airborne marked old upholstery from under the cushions and used it again The large model has 4 caster wheels to move the chair around in a space About the designer: Michel Cadestin was born in France in 1942. He is an interior designer and architect and through his work, he wishes to offer a functional and fun design accessible to the majority. A prolific designer, he has experienced with diverse forms and materials during his career. His creations are varied as evidenced by the furniture intended for the Center Georges Pompidou, such as the Karate armchair...
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1960s French Vintage Space Age Furniture

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Mohair, Foam, Fiberglass

Ello Queen Size Floating Bed System in Gunmetal Stainless & Smoked Mirror
Located in Hanover, MA
Our most liked and saved piece, 1970 designed "Moods" illuminated floating platform bed with nightstands and headboard unit designed by O. B. Solie for Ello Furniture Mfg. Co. clad in gunmetal smoke tinted brushed stainless steel and smoked mirror. The seven piece headboard unit consists of a pair of double door nightstand cabinets (27.75" High x 24.75" Wide x 17" deep) flanking a queen headboard section (27.75" high by 62.5" wide by 8" deep). Standing atop the nightstands and headboard are four illuminated shelf...
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1970s American Vintage Space Age Furniture

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Stainless Steel

Italian Desk from the 60s
Located in Ciudad Autónoma Buenos Aires, C
Red lacquered wood desk from the 60s, Italian. Desk 1960s Country: Italian Finish: polyurethanic lacquer It is an elegant and sophisticated desk. If you...
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1960s Italian Vintage Space Age Furniture

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Wood

Italian Mid-Century Space Age Living Room Set in Natural Leather, 1970
Located in Traversetolo, IT
Splendid living room set composed of the three-seater sofa and a pair of armchairs made in Italy in the 70s. The seats are very comfortable and supportive. The pads are still origina...
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1970s Italian Vintage Space Age Furniture

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Metal

Monumental Chandelier in Murano and chrome, 50°, Italian
Located in Ciudad Autónoma Buenos Aires, C
Hanging lamp Material: chrome, murano Style: 50 Country: Italian To take care of your property and the lives of our customers, the new wiring has been done. We have specialized in t...
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1950s Italian Vintage Space Age Furniture

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Chrome

Pair of vases in Murano, 1970, Italian.
Located in Ciudad Autónoma Buenos Aires, C
Murano They were exhibited at the Original Miami Beach Antique Show We have specialized in the sale of Art Deco and Art Nouveau and Vintage styles ...
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1970s Italian Vintage Space Age Furniture

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Murano Glass

Pair of Putzler Wall Lights, Sculptural Glass and Chrome, 1970s
Located in Rijssen, NL
Pair of Putzler wall lights in sculptural glass on a highly polished chrome frame, circa 1970s, Germany. Statement pieces. A clear design, with modern materials and special textures....
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1970s Austrian Vintage Space Age Furniture

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Chrome

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 Furniture

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Murano Glass

Vintage Italian Space Age Dining Table with Chromed Legs and Smoked Glass Top
Located in Milano, IT
Offered for sale is a stunning and timeless Space Age dining table, with tubular legs in chromed metal and a round smoked glass top with squared edge. Designed and manufactured most ...
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1970s Italian Vintage Space Age Furniture

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Metal, Steel, Chrome

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 Furniture

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Metal, Chrome

Set 45 Ingrid Chicago Nesting Picnic Serving Tableware 6 Place Setting Space Age
Located in Miami, FL
Stunner done this practical Tableware Set for Your next Outdoor Picnic with this 45-piece picnic set in bright orange by Ingrid. All pieces magically fi...
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Late 20th Century Space Age Furniture

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Plastic

Verner Panton Curtain Panel, Tapestry, Fabric by Mira-X Collection, 1960s
Located in Morazzone, Varese
Powerful original curtain panel designed by Verner Panton during 1969-1971. 100% cotton material, Mira-X Collection., Made in Switzerland. The curtain is custom made directly from t...
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1970s Swiss Vintage Space Age Furniture

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Fabric, Cotton

Walter Leeman Zeppelin sofa for Velda 1970s
Located in Padova, IT
Rare Zeppelin sofa designed by Walter Leeman in the seventies for Velda. The sofa, thanks to its monumental dimensions and seamless tubular structure, ma...
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Mid-20th Century Belgian Space Age Furniture

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Steel

Italian 60s Iconic Eyeball Lamp - Space Age Table Lamp Reggiani Eclipse Style
Located in San Benedetto Del Tronto, IT
Step into the futuristic world of the 1960s with this Iconic Eyeball table lamp, a true marvel of space age design reminiscent of the Reggiani ‘Eclipse’ style. Crafted in Italy with ...
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1960s Italian Vintage Space Age Furniture

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Metal

Castelli "Planta" coat rack by Giancarlo Piretti, 1972.
Located in Athens, Attiki
Iconic “Planta” coat rack designed by Giancarlo Piretti for Anonima Castelli,Italy 1972. Made from beige ABS plastic featuring six fold down segments ...
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1970s Italian Vintage Space Age Furniture

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Plastic

glass ice cube desk lamp by Peill & Putzler, 1970s
Located in Saarburg, RP
desk lamp ice glass by Peill & Putzler, 1970s. The designer lamp is a real classic from the 70s. The lounge lamp from Peill & Putzler is made of high-quality glass in the shape of ...
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1970s German Vintage Space Age Furniture

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Glass

Pair of Rare Wall Lights by Motoko Ishii for Staff Leuchten, 1970
Located in Hagenbach, DE
A wonderful set of 2 wall lights by the Japanese designer Motoko Ishii for the German brand Staff Leuchten. They have a very thin amber glass shade and a brass base. The lights requ...
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1970s German Vintage Space Age Furniture

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Glass

Floor Lamp Space Age Designed by Caps I Mans for Lamsar, 1972, Spain
By Lamsar, Caps i Mans
Located in Santa Gertrudis, Baleares
Stunning white metal floor lamp, Space Age, designed by Caps I Mans for Lamsar, 1972, Spain.
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1970s Spanish Vintage Space Age Furniture

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Metal

Milo Baughman Style Chrome Swivel Coffee Table 1970s
Located in Den Haag, NL
A Chrome plated metal coffee table with a frame consisting of three trays that can be pulled out from the central body by means of two lateral joints. The model of this table was des...
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1970s European Vintage Space Age Furniture

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Chrome

Rare Op Art Perpetual Calendar 'Wall Ball' Euroway Torino, 1970s
Located in San Benedetto Del Tronto, IT
Unfindable wall calendar 'Wall Ball' made in Italy by Euroway Torino the 70s. A statement piece for those who appreciate the charm of space age era. The “Wall Ball” square perpetual...
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1970s Italian Vintage Space Age Furniture

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Plastic

Chrome Floor Lamp by Paul Mayen for Habitat
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Chrome Floor Lamp by Paul Mayen for Habitat
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1960s American Vintage Space Age Furniture

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Chrome

20th Century Boule Floor Lamp Max Bill Style, 1970s
Located in Paris, FR
A 1960s vintage floor lamp in the style of Swedish designer Max Bill's iconic design. This piece is built with 10 atomic style boule opal glas...
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20th Century Swiss Space Age Furniture

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Steel

Vintage Italian 1960s Space Age Tall Floor Lamp
Located in Koper, SI
This vintage floor lamp was manufactured in the late 1960s in Italy. Although its designer has not been yet identified, it is well crafted and with a captivating shape. Thanks to its...
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1960s Italian Vintage Space Age Furniture

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Metal

Sabrina Chairs by Gastone Rinaldi for Rima, 1970s Italy
Located in Las Vegas, NV
Chrome-plated steel wire frames. Show some wear but overall good condition.
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1970s Italian Vintage Space Age Furniture

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Chrome, Steel

Black Metal and White Plastic Shade 1960s Serpente Table Lamp by Elio Martinelli
Located in Varese, Lombardia
Black metal adjustable base with white plastic shade. Maker label inside the shade and above the base. The lamp remains in very good condition; light scratches around the lampshade...
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1960s Italian Vintage Space Age Furniture

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Metal

pair of vintage aluminum cast leather eco chairs
By Elledue Arredamenti
Located in Medesano, IT
Discover a hidden gem in the world of furniture - exquisite vintage Italian chairs crafted from posh cast aluminum, boasting a space age design that will transport you to another era...
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1970s Italian Vintage Space Age Furniture

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Aluminum

Certificated UFO Ceiling Light by Verner Panton for Verpan, Denmark
Located in Haderslev, DK
Iconic sculptural ceiling light by Verner Panton for Verpan. New In Box (NIB) with gloves and certificate. 100 of these super rare pieces ever made. 75 of these are with the chro...
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Early 2000s Danish Space Age Furniture

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Chrome, Wire

Space Age Convex Plexi-view Mirror for Ram Products
By Ram Products
Located in Denton, TX
Plexiglass convex bubble designed mirror with a silver metal frame for that pop art ambiance of reflective materials.
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Mid-20th Century Space Age Furniture

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Metal

Vintage coffee table by Knut Hesterberg, 1970s
Located in HEVERLEE, BE
Sculptural aluminum coffee table by Knut Hesterberg for Ronald Schmitt Beautiful timeless design. One of the more rare tables from Knut Hesterberg. Good condition. 1970s- Germany...
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1970s German Vintage Space Age Furniture

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Aluminum

Glass sculpture by HD-AZ for STUDIO AHUS Sweden, 1988
By Arthur Zirnsack, Studio Ahus
Located in BARCELONA, ES
Investing in this glass sculpture by Hanne Dreutler & Arthur Zirnsack for STUDIO AHUS Sweden, 1988, offers an opportunity to own a captivating piece of Scandinavian artistry and craf...
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1980s Swedish Vintage Space Age Furniture

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Art Glass

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 Furniture

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Metal, Iron

Space age bottle holder, 1960s
Located in HEVERLEE, BE
Vintage space age bottle holder side table with an organe and black plastic top and chromed base. Cool decorative piece. 1960s - Belgium Good overall condition Dimensions: Height...
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1960s European Vintage Space Age Furniture

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Chrome

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 Furniture

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Iron

Very rare 1960s Space Age Chrome ceiling lamp by J.T. Kalmar Austria
Located in München, DE
Very rare 1960s Space Age Chrome flush mount lamp by J.T. Kalmar. Great very high quality design from the 1960s. Made in Austria. Molecular construction made of chrome-plated metal. ...
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1960s Austrian Vintage Space Age Furniture

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Metal, Chrome

Space Race Moon Landing July 20, 1969 Apollo 11 Large Brutalist Steel Sculpture
Located in St. Louis, MO
Unique and very large, One of a kind - Mid-Century period Brutalist Artisan made & hand crafted Space Sculpture paying homage to the Apollo 11 moon landing on July 20, 1969. Brutalis...
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1960s American Vintage Space Age Furniture

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Brass, Copper, Steel

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 Furniture

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Opaline Glass, Plastic

Red spring table lamp attributed to Ingo Maurer, 1970s
Located in Lyon, FR
Beautiful and rare spring table lamp attributed to Ingo Maurer, made in Germany in the 1970s. Red lacquered metal spiral with original opaline glass. Very good condition, light scrat...
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1970s German Vintage Space Age Furniture

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Metal

Eero Aarnio - 1st Series, Pastil Chair in bright orange, 1967 by Asko, Finland
Located in Munster, NRW
Eero Aarnio - 1st series Pastil Chair in bright orange, 1967 by Asko, Finland. Eero Aarnio made the first prototype of the Pastil chair out of polystyrene, which helped him to verif...
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1960s Finnish Vintage Space Age Furniture

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Fiberglass

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 Furniture

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Metal

Richard Wolthekker for Faber - Space Ace Gas fireplace 1960s
Located in Den Haag, NL
Design gas fireplace model "2000", winner of the design prize in 1965, designed by Richard Wolthekker and manufactured by Faber. Beautiful Design. Stunning patine on the globe . Sp...
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1960s Dutch Vintage Space Age Furniture

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Metal

Harvey Guzzini Alba Lamp by Sergio Brazzoli & Ermanno
Located in Saarbrücken, SL
Rare Harvey Guzzini Alba floor lamp. Designed by Sergio Brazzoli & Ermanno Good original condition with slight signs of age & use dimensions: 162 cm heigh 66 cm depth 42 cm width
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1970s Italian Vintage Space Age Furniture

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Metal, Iron

1970 Mirror Glass Bronze Coffe Cocktail Table Willy Rizzo Style
Located in Madrid, ES
Elegant coffee or cocktail table in the style of the famous designer Willy Rizzo, this table represents very well the essence of design in the 70s, with a low height and great simpli...
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Late 20th Century French Space Age Furniture

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Bronze

Mid century 60s grey checked sofa
Located in Leicester, GB
Amazing condition 1960s sofa. Comfortable three seater Original grey wool check upholstery with off white and light plaster brown tones. Firm seat with undulating buttoned design. Sp...
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Mid-20th Century British Space Age Furniture

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Wool, Acrylic

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 Furniture

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Metal

Sciolari Gaetano Style Space Age Pair Of Italian Sconces In Chrome-Plated Brass
Located in Prato, Tuscany
We kindly suggest you read the whole description, as with it we try to give you detailed technical and historical information to guarantee the authenticity of our objects. Original a...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Space Age Furniture

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Brass

Space Age furniture for sale on 1stDibs.

Find a broad range of unique Space Age furniture 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 furniture created in this style to your space, the works available on 1stDibs include lighting, seating, tables and other home furnishings, frequently crafted with metal, glass and other materials. If you’re shopping for used Space Age furniture 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 furniture, popular names associated with this style include Mazzega Murano, Artemide, Kartell, and Joe Colombo. 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 furniture differ depending upon multiple factors, including designer, materials, construction methods, condition and provenance. On 1stDibs, the price for these items starts at $22 and tops out at $650,000 while the average work can sell for $1,719.

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