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Ceiling lighting is more than just gorgeous chandeliers and discreet recessed lights; it’s arguably the most practical and efficient way to light a home. Ceiling lights can illuminate entire rooms with minimal obstruction, and oftentimes a single light bulb, simply by being placed in the correct overhead spot. This depends on where you plan to place the fixture, but in general you want it to feel in proportion to your other room furnishings. Even if a chandelier is going to be the focal point, you don’t want it to overwhelm the space. In addition to the surrounding furnishings, you also want to take into account the size of the room and make sure the overall design of the room is balanced. Ceiling fixtures work best to highlight certain areas, such as a dining table, sitting area or entryway. You can either center one fixture over an area, or hang multiple to achieve additional light and an interesting look. (houzz.com)

  • 3 lights brass chandelier made in France, in the 1940s
    3 lights brass chandelier made in France, in the 1940s

    3 lights brass chandelier made in France, in the 1940s

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    Elegant and impressive 3 lights chandelier made in France, in the late 1930s or early 1940s. The chandelier, resembling a bouquet of flowers, has three shades made of translucent brown glass, with pearl shimmering. The arms are made of brass and the central tubing is made of silver metal. The chandelier features the Art Deco aesthetics, but at the same time recalls the Art Nouveau lines (especially on the lightshades), which were so popular in France. On the inside of the canopy is marked "Albani". The piece is kept in good condition and is in full working order.
    400 
  • Beautiful Space Age / Atomic Age ceiling lamp with 5 lights
    Beautiful Atomic Age ceiling lamp with 5 lights

    Beautiful Space Age / Atomic Age ceiling lamp with 5 lights

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    Beautiful ceiling lamp made in the 1970s. The piece is representative for Space Age/Atomic Age Design. It has 5 lights with spherical lampshades, diametrically arranged around a central axis made of dark brown metal. Simulating as the model of an atom (or, more precisely, of how electrons gravitate around the nucleus), this is a very beautiful piece and is in very good vintage condition. The Space Age is a time period encompassing the activities related to the Space Race, space exploration, space technology, and the cultural developments influenced by these events. The Space Age is generally considered to have begun with Sputnik (1957). During the 1950s, architecture, furniture, interior design, cars, and gadget design took on a curiously spaceflight-inspired aesthetic.
    200 
  • Set of Two Space Age pendant lamps made in Denmark

    Set of Two Space Age pendant lamps made in Denmark

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    Set of two Space Age pendant lamps made in Denmark, in the late 1960s. The set is in a very good shape, with only small age-related traces. The set is representative for both the Scandinavian Modern and Space Race aesthetics and could be accommodated in any contemporary home.
    80 
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    9 lights brass chandelier made in Italy, in the 1950s
    9 lights brass chandelier made in Italy, in the 1950s

    9 lights brass chandelier made in Italy, in the 1940s

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    Elegant yet spectacular 9 lights radial chandelier made in Italy, in the late 1940s or early 1950s. This radial chandelier features 9 arms made of brass with shades made of glass and black metal fixtures. It is in its original condition and displays all the major characteristics of International Style / Mid-Century design, alongside with reminiscences of Stile Liberty and Art Deco. An exquisite piece, resembling a bouquet of tulips. The chandelier is kept in good condition. Italy's Stile Liberty took its name from the British department store Liberty, the colorful textiles of which were particularly popular in Italy. Notable Italian designers included Galileo Chini, whose ceramics were inspired both by majolica patterns and by Art Nouveau. He was later known as a painter and a scenic designer; he designed the sets for two Puccini operas Gianni Schicchi and Turnadot. The Teatro Massimo in Palermo, by the architect Ernesto Basile, is an example of the Italian variant of the style, architectural style, which combined Art Nouveau and classical elements. The most important figure in Italian Art Nouveau furniture design was Carlo Bugatti, the son of an architect and sculptor, and brother of the famous automobile designer. He studied at the Milanese Academy of Brera, and later the Académie des Beaux-Arts in Paris. His work was distinguished by its exoticism and eccentricity, included silverware, textiles, ceramics, and musical instruments, but he is best remembered for his innovative furniture designs, shown first in the 1888 Milan Fine Arts Fair. His furniture often featured a keyhole design, and had unusual coverings, including parchment and silk, and inlays of bone and ivory. It also sometimes had surprising organic shapes, copied after snails and cobras.
    600  480 
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    Space Age UFO ceiling lamp made in Germany
    Space Age UFO ceiling lamp made in Germany

    Space Age UFO ceiling lamp made in Germany, in the 1960s

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    Spectacular UFO Space Age ceiling light made in Germany, in the mid 20th century. The light consists of two plates of yellow glass with geometric decorations (black lines). Made in the 1960s and resembling an UFO, this is a representative piece fort the aesthetics of the Space Race era. The Space Age is a time period encompassing the activities related to the Space Race, space exploration, space technology, and the cultural developments influenced by these events. The Space Age is generally considered to have begun with Sputnik (1957). During the 1950s, architecture, furniture, interior design, cars, and gadget design took on a curiously spaceflight-inspired aesthetic.
    350  300 
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    Atomic Age ceramic ceiling lamp made in Germany
    Atomic Age ceramic ceiling lamp made in Germany

    Atomic Age ceramic ceiling lamp made in Germany

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    Atomic Age pendant ceiling lamp made in Germany, in the late 1960s or early 1970s. The lamp shade is made of glazed ceramic. The vivid colors (of earth and fire), the organic lines and the circular shape, all shows the influence of the Atomic/Space Age aesthetics. The cord is adjustable. Atomic Age in design refers to the period roughly corresponding to 1940–1960 and extending in the 1970s, when concerns about nuclear war dominated Western society during the Cold War. The discovery and development of the Electron microscope had also a huge impact. Architecture, industrial design, commercial design (including advertising), interior design, and fine arts were all influenced by the themes of atomic science, as well as the Space Age, which coincided with that period. Atomic Age design became popular and instantly recognizable, with a use of atomic motifs and space age symbols. Retrofuturism is a current resurgence of interest in Atomic Age design. Free-form organic shapes also appear as a recurring theme in Atomic Age design, reflecting x-ray technology that was becoming more widespread and familiar in pop culture. These botanic designs influenced later Atomic Age patterns that included repeating organic shapes similar to cells and organisms viewed through a microscope. Vital forms, or abstract organic forms, were identified as a core motif.
    125  100 

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