Buying a mid century modern lamp?

Where can I get a mid century modern lamp?

 

 How much do you want to spend on a mid century lamp? Hate to answer a question with a question, but TODAY there are many choices.  So, I will separate this out into three simple price categories:

MID CENTURY MODERN REPRODUCTIONS

Newly manufactured mid-century modern lamps moderately priced.   These repop’s are not authentic yet most are highly detailed quality products.

Some current MFR’s use their own blueprints and make original lamp designs with a mid century look & feel.  Look for customer satisfaction and reviews.  Places to go for LAMPS:  Amazon – Moon Shine Lamps & Shades – France & Son – Modilumi – Jetset Design –

MID CENTURY MODERN REPLICA

Authentic lamps usually produced by original MFR. (ex. Herman Miller, Knoll Furniture, etc.) or authorized MFR’s by designers (Vitra Design Museum / George Nelson Re-editions  ) .

Rule of thumb, pricing is usually much higher than repo’s.  But, there is a margin to pick up real bargains or products on sale.  Places to go for LAMPS:  Herman Miller – Hive – Vitra Design Museum

VINTAGE MID CENTURY MODERN

If money is no object and you want original mid century modern lamps, they are a available.  Immediately you’ll find that objects you’re viewing are possible museum worthy pieces.   However, due to auction houses and online bidding – its not impossible to capture those rare and unique mid century lamps you desire.  Places to go for LAMPS :   1stdibs – Archive 20th CenturyChairishFurnish Me Vintage.

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