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1960s Lamps

Published: May 18, 2021

The swinging 60s gave us The Beatles, mini skirts and Woodstock – as well as, for many people, a sizeable disposable income, and the counterculture movement dominated the second half of the 1960s, its most famous moments being the Summer of Love in San Francisco in 1967. The space age and rebellion in general both influenced 1960s home décor. Green, gold, orange and yellow were very popular and could be found on everything from clothes to home interiors, and even cars. Space age designs often focused on the unusual shapes caused by orbits and lack of gravity.

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The 1960s were a highly creative and experimental era in modern history. It saw man land on the moon, the fight for civil rights, the introduction of Rock 'n Roll, the invention of the mini skirt and the dawn of the summer love movement and Woodstock. It was also a changing era for architecture, design, and style. And for 1960s office and interior design, this was an exciting time. From the lavish, Mad Men-styled offices of the wealthy to the modernist design the general public could now enjoy, the 1960s have a lot to love. Even beyond a nostalgic adoration, some 1960s design ideas and trends are still popular and worth considering today. For example lava Lamps released in the late 1940s became very prevalent in the 1960s, and is seeing a resurgence nowadays.

Postmodernism is less well-understood as a movement. However, in simple terms, it was all about shattering the utopian ideals cherished by modernists. Complexity and contradiction were at the heart of postmodernist design, with a wide range of styles emerging from it between the 1970s and 1990s—from dystopia to punk, psychedelia to grunge. 

1960s Lamps value and price guide

What's your 1960s Lamps worth in 2021? Here are some recently sold items.

Item Title Date Price
general MID CENTURY ALESSANDRO MENDINI MID CENTURY ALESSANDRO MENDINI CUBOSFERA 06/2021 $ 2 286.53
general Beaumont Mood Lighting Globe Beaumont Mood Lighting Globe Lamp 1960s 04/2021 $ 1 911.60
general 1960s PAIR OF COUNTERWEIGHT 1960s PAIR OF COUNTERWEIGHT TABLE LAMP 06/2021 $ 2 065.00
general Italy Wall Lights Sconces Italy Wall Lights Sconces Lamps Gilt 07/2021 $ 1 679.59
general Harvey Guzzini Quadrifoglio Harvey Guzzini Quadrifoglio Lamp… 04/2021 $ 1 643.91
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