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  • Vintage floor lamp by Knut & Marianne Hagberg
    Vintage floor lamp by Knut & Marianne Hagberg

    Vintage floor lamp by Knut & Marianne Hagberg

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    Very nice floor lamp designed by the danish designers Knut & Marianne Hagberg and produced in Sweden. Made of metal and featuring an industrial look, the spot is signed (stamped) on the handler. The tripod is made of aluminum and plastic by Süda.
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  • Spectacular pair of two bedside table lamps by Wessel-Herford
    Spectacular pair of bedside table lamps by Wessel-Herford

    Spectacular pair of bedside table lamps by Wessel-Herford

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    Spectacular pair of bedside table lamps made by Wessel-Herford in Germany, in the late 1970s or early 1980s. The light shades are made of plastic. The base and the tubing are made of white painted bronze. Each lamp feature two lightbulb sockets and a pull switch. Amazingly beautiful, this minimalist pieces show the naked elegance of the German geometric design. On the bottom, the label of the maker is still present and it specifies also the production number (8528). The lamps are in very good vintage condition.
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  • Vintage architect table lamp by HCF
    Vintage Architect Lamp by HCF

    Vintage architect table lamp by HCF

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    Beautiful white and green Architect table lamp made by HCF in Denmark, in the 1970s. The lamp has all its original elements and is in great vintage condition. The lamp is marked on the bottom arm.
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  • Philips INFRAPHIL KL7500 light made in the 1960s
    Philips INFRAPHIL KL7500 light made in the 1960s

    Philips INFRAPHIL KL7500 light made in the 1960s

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    Philips INFRAPHIL KL7500 light made in the 1960s in the Netherlands. This model is designed by the french architect and designer Charlotte Perriand Her work aimed to create functional living spaces in the belief that better design helps in creating a better society. The item is in full working order and in great vintage condition. This Infraphil KL7500 represents the basic design for the 1960's an 1970's. Made from cast aluminium it weighs more than one kilo and a half. For the first time pressed glass with an integrated Fresnel lens is applied. The lamp is fixed with a clamping ring that fits in a groove in the front of the armature. The trademark Philips is integrated in the grip, a foil with the Philips logo is adhered on top of armature. There is no further type indication on the armature. Royal Philips Electronics registered the brand name Infraphil in September 1945. Infraphil is a clipping from INFRAred and PHILips. From 1946 on Philips released several dozens of infrared light bulbs for soothing warming appliances worldwide.   You can read the user manual HERE.
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The 1950s were marked by optimism, by rebirth, by the desire for a better, snug life. It is then no wonder that today, in the rush of the 21st century, we openly, admiringly and nostalgically look back to the atmosphere of those days.

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Mid-century modern is an architectural, interior, product and graphic design that describes mid-20th century developments in modern design, architecture and urban development from roughly 1933 to 1965. The term, employed as a style descriptor as early as the mid-1950s, was reaffirmed in 1983 by Cara Greenberg in the title of her book, Mid-Century Modern: Furniture of the 1950s (Random House), celebrating the style that is now recognized by scholars and museums worldwide as a significant design movement. The Mid-Century modern movement in the U.S. was an American reflection of the International and Bauhaus movements, including the works of Gropius, Florence Knoll, Le Corbusier and Ludwig Mies van der Rohe. Though the American component was slightly more organic in form and less formal than the International Style, it is more firmly related to it than any other. Brazilian and Scandinavian architects were very influential at this time, with a style characterized by clean simplicity and integration with nature. Like many of Wright’s designs, Mid-Century architecture was frequently employed in residential structures with the goal of bringing modernism into America’s post-war suburbs. This style emphasized creating structures with ample windows and open floor plans, with the intention of opening up interior spaces and bringing the outdoors in. Many Mid-century houses utilized then-groundbreaking post and beam architectural design that eliminated bulky support walls in favor of walls seemingly made of glass. Function was as important as form in Mid-Century designs, with an emphasis placed specifically on targeting the needs of the average American family. In Europe the influence of Le Corbusier and the CIAM resulted in an architectural orthodoxy manifest across most parts of post-war Europe that was ultimately challenged by the radical agendas of the architectural wings of the avant-garde Situationist International, COBRA, as well as Archigram in London. A critical but sympathetic reappraisal of the internationalist oeuvre, inspired by Scandinavian Moderns such as Alvar Aalto, Sigurd Lewerentz and Arne Jacobsen, and the late work of Le Corbusier himself, was reinterpreted by groups such as Team X, including structuralist architects such as Aldo van Eyck, Ralph Erskine, Denys Lasdun, Jorn Utzon and the movement known in the United Kingdom as New Brutalism. Pioneering builder and real estate developer Joseph Eichler was instrumental in bringing Mid-Century Modern architecture (“Eichler Homes”) to subdivisions in the Los Angeles area and the San Francisco Bay region of California, and select housing developments on the east coast. George Fred Keck, his brother Willam Keck, Henry P. Glass, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, and Edward Humrich created Mid-Century Modern residences in the Chicago area. Mies van der Rohe’s Farnsworth House is extremely difficult to heat or cool, while Keck and Keck were pioneers in the incorporation of passive solar features in their houses to compensate for their large glass windows. (source: wikipedia.org)

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