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Collage Tiles, Randomly Composes Art Wall Covering w/Acoustical Benefits.
By Peter Glassford
Located in San Antonio, TX
These collage tiles are composed randomly from recycled wood remnants and when installed bathe any space with warm feeling and texture which is meditative, sanded to a soft finish an...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Brutalist Wall-mounted Sculptures

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Wood

Collage Tiles, Randomly Composed Art Wall Covering w/Acoustical Benefits.
By Peter Glassford
Located in San Antonio, TX
These collage tiles are composed randomly from recycled wood remnants and when installed bathe any space with warm feeling and texture which is meditative, sanded to a soft finish an...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Mexican Brutalist Decorative Art

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Wood

Collage Tiles, Randomly Composed Art Wall Covering w/Acoustical Benefits.
By Peter Glassford
Located in San Antonio, TX
These collage tiles are composed randomly from recycled wood remnants and when installed bathe any space with warm feeling and texture which is meditative, sanded to a soft finish a...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Mexican Brutalist Decorative Art

Materials

Wood

Collage Tiles, Randomly Composed Art Wall Covering w/Acoustical Benefits.
By Peter Glassford
Located in San Antonio, TX
These collage tiles are composed randomly from recycled wood remnants and when installed bathe any space with warm feeling and texture which is meditative, sanded to a soft finish an...
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2010s Mexican Brutalist Decorative Art

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Wood

Collage Tiles, Randomly Composed Art Wall Covering, w/Acoustical Benefits.
By Peter Glassford
Located in San Antonio, TX
These collage tiles are composed randomly from recycled wood remnants and when installed bathe any space with warm feeling and texture which is meditative, sanded to a soft finish an...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Brutalist Contemporary Art

Materials

Wood

Collage Tiles, Random Composed Art Wall Covering w/Acoustical Benefits.
By Peter Glassford
Located in San Antonio, TX
These collage tiles are composed randomly from recycled wood remnants and when installed bathe any space with warm feeling and texture which is meditative, sanded to a soft finish an...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Mexican Brutalist Contemporary Art

Materials

Wood

Collage Tiles, Randomly Composed Art Wall Covering w/Acoustical Benefits.
By Peter Glassford
Located in San Antonio, TX
These collage tiles are composed randomly from recycled wood remnants and when installed bathe any space with warm feeling and texture which is meditative, sanded to a soft finish an...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Mexican Brutalist Decorative Art

Materials

Wood

peter-glassford Biography and Important Works

Peter Glassford Furniture is available on 1stDibs for sale. These distinctive objects are often made of wood and designed with extraordinary care. There are many options in our Peter Glassford collection of furniture, although brown editions of this piece are particularly popular. In stock, we have 1 vintage editions of these items, while there are 15 modern editions to choose from as well. Many original furniture by Peter Glassford were created in North America during the 20th century in the modern style. The prices for Peter Glassford furniture can vary depending on size, time period and other attributes. The price for these items starts at $36 and tops out at $3,200, while pieces like these can sell for $423 on average..

A Close Look at brutalist Furniture

The term brutalism — which derives from the French word brut, meaning “raw” — was coined to describe an architectural style that emerged in the 1950s featuring monumental buildings, usually made of unornamented concrete, whose design was meant to project an air of strength and solidity. Le Corbusier essentially created the brutalist style; its best-known iterations in the United States are the Marcel Breuer–designed Whitney Museum of American Art and Paul Rudolph's Yale Art and Architecture Building.

Lately, the word “brutalist” has been adopted by the realms of furniture design and the decorative arts to refer to cabinets, tables, and accessory pieces such as mirror frames and lighting that are made of rougher, deeply textured metals and other materials that are the visual and palpable antithesis of the sleek, smooth and suave. Brutalist design encompasses that which is crafted, hewn and worked by hand — an aesthetic rebuke (or, at least, a counterpoint) to furniture that is created using 21st-century materials and technology.

Paul Evans is Exhibit A for brutalist design. His Sculpture Front cabinets laced with high-relief patinated steel mounts have become collector's items nonpareil, while the chairs and tables in his later Cityscape series and Sculpted Bronze series are perhaps the most expressive, attention-grabbing pieces in modern American design. Other exemplars of brutalist design are Silas Seandel, the idiosyncratic New York furniture designer and sculptor whose works in metal — in particular his tables — have a kind of brawny lyricism, and Curtis Jere, a nom-de-trade for the California team of Curtis Freiler and Jerry Fels, the bold makers of expressive scorched and sheared copper and brass mirror frames and wall-mounted sculptures.

The names of other brutalist designers are, so far, unknown to history. The authentic brutalist furniture and sculptures on 1stDibs lend unique, eccentric, human notes to an art and design collection.

Finding the Right Wall Decorations for You

An empty wall in your home is a blank canvas, and that’s good news. Whether you’ve chosen to arrange a collage of paintings in a hallway or carefully position a handful of wall-mounted sculptures in your dining room, there are a lot of options for beautifying your space with the antique and vintage wall decor and decorations available on 1stDibs.

If you’re seeking inspiration for your wall decor, we’ve got some ideas (and we can show you how to arrange wall art, too).

“I recommend leaving enough space above the piece of furniture to allow for usable workspace and to protect the art from other items damaging it,” says Susana Simonpietri, of Brooklyn home design studio Chango & Co.

Hanging a single attention-grabbing large-scale print or poster over your bar or bar cart can prove intoxicating, but the maximalist approach of a salon-style hang, a practice rooted in 17th-century France, can help showcase works of various shapes, styles and sizes on a single wall or part of a wall.

If you’re planning on creating an accent wall — or just aiming to bring a variety of colors and textures into a bedroom — there is more than one way to decorate with wallpaper. Otherwise, don’t overlook what textiles can introduce to a space. A vintage tapestry can work wonders and will be easy to move when you’ve found that dream apartment in another borough.

Express your taste and personality with the right ornamental touch for the walls of your home or office — find a range of contemporary art, vintage photography, paintings and other wall decor and decorations on 1stDibs now.