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Contemporary Lighting | Jan 9, 2017
Mid-Century Modern Lighting Designers We Know and Love
Mid-Century Modern Lighting Designers We Know and Love

Today we present you some of our favorite mid-century modern lighting designers! Great design is an essential component of good living and that’s what mid-century modern style is all about.Quoting the antique’s expert Judith Miller on her 2006 Decorative Arts, “mid-century lighting designers reveled in using modern materials and sculptural forms.” And indeed they did. From ceiling fixtures inspired by the Space Age to lamps meant to be touched, midcentury designs are as innovative today as they were decades ago.


So, let’s meet these incredible mid-century modern lighting designers:

DelightFULL  Mid-Century Modern Lighting Designers We Know and Love

“Unique lamps” – the big statement of this Portuguese lighting brand. DELIGHTFULL’s unique collection, Heritage, is full of a broad selection of high-quality lighting designs, versatile enough for many types of atmospheres and spaces. Heritage assorted 30’s, 40’s and 50’s Soul and Jazz inspired lamps takes on the legacy of – WISDOM – of men who craft with their own hands. A multipurpose collection composed of 45 highly aesthetic designs in 4 typologies.

Castiglioni Brothers

Mid-Century Modern Lighting Designers We Know and LoveIn the 1950s and 1960s, the Castiglioni brothers practically ruled Italian lighting design. The Milanese siblings worked by Achille’s creed that “design demands observation.” They therefore believed in using the minimal amount of materials to execute their grand visions. Arco floor lamp’s silhouette was inspired by a street lamp, and consists of only stainless steel and a Carrara marble pedestal.


Mid-Century Modern Lighting Designers We Know and LoveFounded in 1946, Stilnovo is rightfully considered one of the leaders of Italian postwar design. Famed for its use of newly developed materials and utterly functional products, the lighting designs of Stilnovo were considered incredibly innovative at the time — and still resonate creatively in today’s homes.

Serge Mouille

Mid-Century Modern Lighting Designers We Know and LoveParis-born Serge Mouille earned his master silversmith diploma from the School of Applied Arts in Paris with the intention of designing silverware utensils. It was during this period that he discovered lighting fixtures were his forte. His metallurgical expertise mixed with an interest in musculature led to his minimal, multi-armed light fixtures that can be rotated. These pieces have become synonymous with Mouille’s credo that “lamps are there to be touched.”

Aalvar Alto

Mid-Century Modern Lighting Designers We Know and LoveA member of the Scandinavian Modern school, the Finnish architect/designer Alvar Aalto instilled warmth and organic elements into everything he touched. From the Finnish pavilions he designed for the world’s fairs in 1937 and 1939 to his furnishings that seem to undulate with movement, he always wanted his work to reflect a human touch.

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We hope you liked our article! Feel free to pin all the images to your favorite Pinterest board or to print it and use in your mood board. Don’t forget to explore our Pinterest  for more Contemporary Lighting Ideas.100 Contemporary Floor Lamps Free EbookAlso, download this FREE EBOOK and get some inspiration from this 100 Contemporary Floor Lamps.

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