Thursday, June 8, 2017

Vintage Modern Light Fixtures for Any Modern Home

By Gretchen Sawatzki

There's a lot of good modern light fixtures available on the market today, but if you enjoy vintage and antique lighting, it can be hard to find truly great vintage modern light fixtures. Lucky for you, we've acquired a few great vintage modern light fixtures worthy of a 1950s ranch or concrete contemporary home.
Vintage cast aluminum exterior wall lantern circa 1950.
Photo by Hannah Manning for Materials Unlimited.

1. Vintage Exterior Lantern

This sleek vintage modern exterior wall lantern has all of the charm of an antique lantern with a fun modern twist. With its cast aluminum body and molded bubble glass, this sconce is both practical and whimsical.

Art Moderne chandelier from circa 1935.
Photo by Hannah Manning for Materials Unlimited

2. Early Modern Five Arm Chandelier

This beautiful Art Moderne style five arm chandelier features silver plating and streamline design with minimal embellishment, perfect for a modern or contemporary home.

Vintage brass wall sconces, circa 1955.
Photo by Hannah Manning at Materials Unlimited

3. Retro Brass Wall Sconces

If you love Madmen or brass these are the retro modern sconces for you. The cylindrical reflector shades feature pinholes that emit little rays of light, perfect for brightening any room especially a bedroom or bathroom.

Vintage Space Age Light Fixture.
Photo by Hannah Manning for Materials Unlimited

4. Space Age Pendant Light Fixture

This cool sleek pendant light fixture bridges the gap between Art Moderne and mid century design. With its milk glass shade, bowl shape, and aluminum structure, this light fixture is perfect for a historic home, modern office, or contemporary space.

Retro Hollywood Regency Light Fixture.
Photo by Hannah Manning for Materials Unlimited

5. Retro Hollywood Regency Light Fixture

Trendy and fashionable, Hollywood Regency is the perfect vintage modern style for the lover of luxury. With its brass fixture and milk glass globe, this classic light fixture shape works in just about any space.

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