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Modern Furniture Design

The late 19th and early 20th centuries saw sweeping social change and major scientific advances — both of which contributed to a new aesthetic: modernism. Rejecting the rigidity of Victorian artistic conventions, modernists sought a new means of expression. References to the natural world and ornate classical embellishments gave way to the sleek simplicity of the Machine Age. Architect Philip Johnson characterized the hallmarks of modernism as “machine-like simplicity, smoothness or surface [and] avoidance of ornament.”

Early practitioners of modernist design include the De Stijl (“The Style”) group, founded in the Netherlands in 1917, and the Bauhaus School, founded two years later in Germany. Followers of both groups produced sleek, spare designs — many of which became icons of daily life in the 20th century. The modernists rejected both natural and historical references and relied primarily on industrial materials such as metal, glass, plywood, and, later, plastics. While Bauhaus principles Marcel Breuer and Ludwig Mies van der Rohe created furniture from mass-produced, chrome-plated steel, American visionaries like Charles and Ray Eames worked in materials as novel as molded plywood and fiberglass. Today, Breuer’s Wassily chair, Mies van der Rohe’s Barcelona chaircrafted with his romantic partner, designer Lilly Reich — and the Eames lounge chair are emblems of progressive design and vintage originals are prized cornerstones of collections.

It’s difficult to overstate the influence that modernism continues to wield over designers and architects — and equally difficult to overstate how revolutionary it was when it first appeared a century ago. But because modernist furniture designs are so simple, they can blend in seamlessly with just about any type of décor. Don’t overlook them.

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"Kogetsudai 'black'", 2015 Coiled Rope Sculptural Fiber Vessel by Doug Johnston
Located in Brooklyn, NY
"Kogetsudai (black)", 2015 coiled nylon cord, sewing thread "Kogetsudai (black)" is one of four works made in the approximate shape of the Kogetsudai gravel mound in the garden o...
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2010s North American Modern Decorative Baskets

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Nylon

"Kogetsudai 'beige'", 2015 Coiled Rope Sculptural Fiber Vessel by Doug Johnston
Located in Brooklyn, NY
"Kogetsudai (beige)", 2015 coiled nylon cord, sewing thread "Kogetsudai (beige)" is one of four works made in the approximate shape of the Kogetsudai gravel mound in the garden o...
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2010s North American Modern Decorative Baskets

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Nylon

Postmodern Perforated Italian Waste Basket, circa 1980
Located in Costa Mesa, CA
Postmodern Perforated Italian waste basket, circa 1980.
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20th Century Italian Modern Decorative Baskets

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Metal

Ghidini 1961 Cestino 3 Cylinder Bowl in Polished Brass by Andrea Branzi
Located in Villa Carcina, IT
"The dance, intended as an eternal circle and sacred ritual and celebration of the ancient tribal traditions." This is the reference of Andrea Branzi when he thought of this series o...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Decorative Baskets

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Brass

Ghidini 1961 Cestino 1 Medium Bowl in Polished Brass by Andrea Branzi
Located in Villa Carcina, IT
"The dance, intended as an eternal circle and sacred ritual and celebration of the ancient tribal traditions." This is the reference of Andrea Branzi when he thought of this series o...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Decorative Baskets

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Brass

Ghidini 1961 Cestino 2 Large Bowl in Polished Brass by Andrea Branzi
Located in Villa Carcina, IT
"The dance, intended as an eternal circle and sacred ritual and celebration of the ancient tribal traditions." This is the reference of Andrea Branzi when he thought of this series o...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Decorative Baskets

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Brass

Ghidini 1961 Tip Top Large Paper Basket in Rose Gold by Richard Hutten
By Richard Hutten, Ghidini 1961
Located in Villa Carcina, IT
Large paper basket in openwork steel When you look at the top view of the Tip-Top series, all the triangles have the same size. In 3D these triangles have been stretched, which crea...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Decorative Baskets

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Stainless Steel

Ghidini 1961 Tip Top Large Paper Basket in Gold by Richard Hutten
By Richard Hutten, Ghidini 1961
Located in Villa Carcina, IT
Large paper basket in openwork steel When you look at the top view of the Tip-Top series, all the triangles have the same size. In 3D these triangles have been stretched, which crea...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Decorative Baskets

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Stainless Steel

Ghidini 1961 Tip Top Small Paper Basket in Gold by Richard Hutten
By Richard Hutten, Ghidini 1961
Located in Villa Carcina, IT
Paper basket in openwork steel. When you look at the top view of the Tip Top series, all the triangles have the same size. In 3D these triangles have been stretched, which creates a...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Decorative Baskets

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Stainless Steel

Ghidini 1961 Tip Top Small Paper Basket in Rose Gold by Richard Hutten
By Richard Hutten, Ghidini 1961
Located in Villa Carcina, IT
Paper basket in openwork steel When you look at the top view of the Tip-Top series, all the triangles have the same size. In 3D these triangles have been stretched, which creates a ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Decorative Baskets

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Stainless Steel

In Stock in Los Angeles, Killer White Shark Umbrella Stand by Studio Job
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
In stock in Los Angeles From an umbrella stand to a paper basket to a champagne cooler in polyethylene, killer leaves total freedom of interpretation and use in the home and beyond....
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2010s Italian Modern Decorative Baskets

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Plastic

Willow Basket Capponara Shoulder Belt, Portego, Handmade in Italy
Located in Stienta, IT
Capponara shoulder belts is a basket made from willows harvested in Vicenza area, Italy. Mario Brocchi is the maker who grows weaving this natural material, as extremely flexible wh...
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2010s Italian Modern Decorative Baskets

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Willow

Willow Basket Niche, Portego, Handmade in Italy
Located in Stienta, IT
Niche is a basket made from willows harvested in Vicenza area, Italy. Mario Brocchi is the maker who grows and weaving this natural material, extremely as flexible when it's wet as ...
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2010s Italian Modern Decorative Baskets

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Willow

Amphora Vase Woven in Lemon, Black, Green by Studio Herron
Located in Chicago, IL
The Amphora vase is hand dyed and woven with reed in our Chicago studio. Inspired by forms in ancient Greek ceramics, the material language of this vessel brings together the rich cr...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Decorative Baskets

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Reed

Strata Lace Vase hand woven in Orange, green, and Natural by Studio Herron
Located in Chicago, IL
The Strata Lace woven vase is hand dyed and woven with reed in our Chicago studio. Inspired by forms in ancient Greek ceramics, the material language of this vessel brings together t...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Decorative Baskets

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Reed

Petal Vase hand woven and dyed in Purple Dip by Studio Herron
Located in Chicago, IL
The Petal woven vase is hand dyed and woven with reed in our Chicago studio. Inspired by forms in ancient Greek ceramics, the material language of this vessel brings together the ric...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Decorative Baskets

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Reed

Hydria Vase Woven in Wine and Natural by Studio Herron
Located in Chicago, IL
The Hydria Vase is hand dyed and woven with reed in our Chicago studio. Inspired by forms in ancient Greek ceramics, the material language of this vessel brings together the rich cr...
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21st Century and Contemporary North American Modern Decorative Baskets

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Reed

Moira Vase in Black, Natural, and Sienna Basket Reed
Located in Chicago, IL
The Moira Vase is a one-of-a-kind objet d’art, hand dyed and woven with reed in our Chicago studio. Inspired by forms in ancient Greek ceramics, the material language of this vessel ...
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21st Century and Contemporary North American Modern Decorative Baskets

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Reed

Christian Dior Home Collection 1970s Lucite and Rattan Waste Basket or Planter
Located in Atlanta, GA
Lovely wastebasket or planter designed by Christian Dior for his Home Collection in the 1970s. Rounded shape with real rattan cane work embedded in the crystal clear Lucite. Two bras...
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1970s French Vintage Modern Decorative Baskets

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Brass

"Kogetsudai (navy)", 2015 Coiled Rope Sculptural Fiber Vessel by Doug Johnston
Located in Brooklyn, NY
"Kogetsudai (navy)", 2015 coiled nylon cord, sewing thread "Kogetsudai (navy)" is one of four works made in the approximate shape of the Kogetsudai gravel mound in the garden of ...
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2010s North American Modern Decorative Baskets

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Nylon

Petal Vase Hand Woven in Blue, and Lemon Dyed Reed by Studio Herron
Located in Chicago, IL
The Petal woven vase is hand dyed and woven with reed in our Chicago studio. Inspired by forms in ancient Greek ceramics, the material language of this vessel brings together the ric...
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21st Century and Contemporary North American Modern Decorative Baskets

Materials

Reed

Lantern Woven Vassel
Located in Chicago, IL
The lantern woven vessel in orange + lemon is a one-of-a-kind objet d’art, hand dyed and woven with reed in our Chicago studio. Inspired by forms in ancient Greek ceramics, the mater...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Decorative Baskets

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Reed

The Lumpy Vessel
Located in Chicago, IL
The Lumpy vessel is a one-of-a-kind objet d’art, hand dyed and woven with reed in our Chicago studio. Inspired by forms in ancient Greek ceramics, the material language of this vesse...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Decorative Baskets

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Reed

Amphora Hand Woven Vase in Lemon + Denim + Natural Hand-Dyed Reed
Located in Chicago, IL
The Amphora Vase Woven in Natural + Denim + Lemon is a one-of-a-kind objet d’art, hand dyed and woven with reed in our Chicago studio. Inspired by forms in ancient Greek ceramics...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Decorative Baskets

Materials

Reed

Lantern Woven Vessel
Located in Chicago, IL
He lantern woven vessel is is a one-of-a-kind objet d’art, hand dyed and woven with reed in our Chicago studio. Inspired by forms in ancient Greek ceramics, the material language of ...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Decorative Baskets

Materials

Reed

Vertical Stripe Woven Mini Vase
Located in Chicago, IL
The vertical stripe mini vase vertical stripe mini vase is a one-of-a-kind objet d’art, hand dyed and woven with reed in our Chicago studio. Inspired by forms in ancient Greek cerami...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Decorative Baskets

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Reed

"Untitled 'Navy Shroud'" 2015 Sewn Rope Sculptural Fiber Object by Doug Johnston
Located in Brooklyn, NY
"Untitled (Navy Shroud)", 2015 coiled nylon cord, sewing thread, urethane resin "Untitled (Navy Shroud)" was made as part of a group of works exploring objects as shroud spaces. ...
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2010s North American Modern Decorative Baskets

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Nylon, Epoxy Resin

Senzafine Soft Resin Basket by Gateano Pesce
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Particular object Meritalia Senza fine square black basket design Gaetano Pesce of Meritalia. 2010 With “Certificate of Authentication”.
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2010s Italian Modern Decorative Baskets

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Plastic

Senzafine Soft Resin Basket by Gateano Pesce
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Particular Object Meritalia Senza fine square red basket design Gaetano Pesce of Meritalia. 2010 With certificate of authentication.
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2010s Italian Modern Decorative Baskets

Materials

Plastic

Senzafine Soft Resin Basket by Gateano Pesce
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Particular Object Meritalia Senza fine square basket design Gaetano Pesce of Meritalia. 2010 With certificat of authentication.
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2010s Italian Modern Decorative Baskets

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Plastic

Sand Large Basket Handmade Crochet in Stoneware, Acrylic, Cotton Limited Edition
By iota
Located in Tel Aviv, IL
Iota X Abs Objects - Large basket Crochet basket with rope handle and stoneware beads. Our collaboration was born early March 2020. While trying to figure out life in the shade o...
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2010s Israeli Modern Decorative Baskets

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Ceramic, Acrylic, Cotton

Sand Small Basket Handmade Crochet in Stoneware, Acrylic, Cotton Limited Edition
By iota
Located in Tel Aviv, IL
Iota X Abs Objects - Large basket Crochet basket with rope handle and stoneware beads. Our collaboration was born early March 2020. While trying to figure out life in the shade of C...
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2010s Israeli Modern Decorative Baskets

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Ceramic, Cotton, Acrylic

Kenilworth Basket in Leather by CuratedKravet
Located in Bethpage, NY
This spacious multipurpose basket with a Classic design is ideal for keeping magazines, newspapers, firewood, toys etc. It is handmade, hand colored and hand finished resulting in su...
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21st Century and Contemporary Indian Modern Decorative Baskets

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Leather

"Untitled Vessel 6" Coiled and Sewn Cotton Fiber Sculpture by Doug Johnston
Located in Brooklyn, NY
-Made in 2015 -cotton cord, and sewing thread. "Untitled (Vessel 6)" was made in 2015 as part of a body of work for my exhibition "what it is." It is a sculptural vessel-form obj...
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2010s North American Modern Decorative Baskets

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Cotton

Giovannozzi Home, Tray "ESSENCE" Marble and Metal Brass Finish
Located in Tivoli Terme, Roma
- Tray composed in marble and metal, created by Michele Arcarese Architect together with Giovannozzi. - Slab in marble type "CARRARA" or "NERO MARQUINIA". Measures: 27 x 40 x 2 cm ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Decorative Baskets

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Marble, Carrara Marble, Brass

Giovannozzi Home, Tray "BALANCE" Marble and Metal Brass Finish
Located in Tivoli Terme, Roma
- Tray composed in marble and metal, created by Michele Arcarese Architect together with Giovannozzi. - Slab in marble type "NERO MARQUINIA" or "CARRARA". - Metal structure brass f...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Decorative Baskets

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Marble, Carrara Marble, Brass

Giovannozzi Home, Tray "GROOVE" Marble and Metal Brass Finish - Italy
Located in Tivoli Terme, Roma
- Tray composed in marble and metal, created by Michele Arcarese Architect together with Giovannozzi. - Slab in marble type "CARRARA". - Metal plate brass finishing.
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Decorative Baskets

Materials

Quartz, Marble, Carrara Marble, Brass

Giovannozzi Home, Tray "BALANCE" Black Marble and Metal Brass Finish
Located in Tivoli Terme, Roma
- Tray composed in marble and metal, created by Michele Arcarese Architect together with Giovannozzi. - Slab in marble type "NERO MARQUINIA" or "CARRARA". - Metal structure brass f...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Decorative Baskets

Materials

Marble, Carrara Marble, Brass

Belle Vase Woven in Emerald and Lemon, by Studio Herron
Located in Chicago, IL
The Belle Vase is hand dyed and woven with reed in our Chicago studio. Inspired by forms in ancient Greek ceramics, the material language of this vessel brings together the rich craf...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Decorative Baskets

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Reed

Hillary Woven Vase in Peach and Pink by Studio Herron
Located in Chicago, IL
The Hillary Vase is hand dyed and woven with reed in our Chicago studio. Inspired by forms in ancient Greek ceramics, the material language of this vessel brings together the rich cr...
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21st Century and Contemporary North American Modern Decorative Baskets

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Reed

Persephone Vase Woven in Denim by Studio Herron
Located in Chicago, IL
The Persephone Vase is hand dyed and woven with reed in our Chicago studio. Inspired by forms in ancient Greek ceramics, the material language of this vessel brings together the rich...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Decorative Baskets

Materials

Reed

Cristallo Cupboard, Alessandro Mendini
Located in Geneve, CH
Cristallo cupboard, Alessandro Mendini Limited edition Dimensions: 45 x 147 x 165 H cm Materials: MDF, Sycamore wood A furniture piece made of MDF and lacquered in different co...
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2010s Spanish Modern Decorative Baskets

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Sycamore

Fornasetti Paper Basket Mani Hands Black and White Metal Brass
Located in MILANO, IT
Like all Fornasetti accessories, the paper basket is handcrafted using original artisan techniques. This piece is silk-screened by hand, painted by hand and covered with a smooth lac...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Decorative Baskets

Materials

Brass, Metal

Fornasetti Paper Basket Architettura Black and White Handcrafted Metal Brass
Located in MILANO, IT
Like all Fornasetti accessories, the paper basket is handcrafted using original artisan techniques. This piece is silk-screened by hand and covered with a smooth lacquer. The shap...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Decorative Baskets

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Metal, Brass

Fornasetti Paper Basket Casa Con Colonne Architectural Motif Black and White
Located in MILANO, IT
Like all Fornasetti accessories, the paper basket is handcrafted using original artisan techniques. This piece is silk-screened by hand, painted by hand and covered with a smooth lac...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Decorative Baskets

Materials

Metal, Brass

Fornasetti Paper Basket Farfalle Butterflies Hand Colored on White Metal Brass
Located in MILANO, IT
Like all Fornasetti accessories, the paper basket is handcrafted using original artisan techniques. This piece is silk-screened by hand, painted by hand and covered with a smooth lac...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Decorative Baskets

Materials

Brass, Metal

"Giulia" Leather Basket with Handles Designed by C. Bouchard for Oscar Maschera
Located in New York, NY
"Giulia" is a leather basket with handles, designed by Claude Bouchard and manufactured by Oscar Maschera, and is part of Foglia Couture collection. Genuine Italian leather vegetable...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Decorative Baskets

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Leather

"Giovanni" Leather Basket Designed by Claude Bouchard for Oscar Maschera
Located in New York, NY
"Giovanni" is a leather basket, designed by Claude Bouchard and manufactured by Oscar Maschera, and is part of Foglia Couture collection. Genuine Italian leather vegetable tanned. Co...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Decorative Baskets

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Leather

"Piero" Leather Basket With Handles Designed by C. Bouchard for Oscar Maschera
Located in New York, NY
"Piero" is a leather basket with handles, designed by Claude Bouchard and manufactured by Oscar Maschera, and is part of Foglia Couture collection. Genuine Italian leather vegetable ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Decorative Baskets

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Leather

"Brad, Gordon, Tony & Chuck" Leather Baskets by C. Bouchard for Oscar Maschera
Located in New York, NY
"Brad, Gordon, Tony & Chuck" are leather baskets with handles, designed by Claude Bouchard and manufactured by Oscar Maschera. Genuine Italian leather vegetable tanned. Colors combin...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Decorative Baskets

Materials

Leather

"Robin" Leather Basket Designed by Claude Bouchard for Oscar Maschera
Located in New York, NY
"Robin" is a leather basket, designed by Claude Bouchard and manufactured by Oscar Maschera, and is part of Foglia Couture collection. Genuine Italian leather vegetable tanned. Color...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Decorative Baskets

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Leather

Urn by Rick Owens
Located in Geneve, CH
Urn by Rick Owens 2007 Dimensions: L 34 x W 34 x H 57 cm Materials: Bronze Weight: 37 kg available in Black finish or Nitrate (Dark Brown) finish, Please contact us. Rick Owens is ...
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2010s French Modern Decorative Baskets

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Bronze

Leather Basket with Stand Dark Brown
Located in Milan, IT
Standing proudly on its own stand, this leather basket offers you help in organizing any room of the house. Perfect in the bathroom for beauty supplies or at the front door for keys ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Decorative Baskets

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Leather

Leather Basket with Stand Mustard Yellow
Located in Milan, IT
A handy organization tool, the mustard leather basket with stand gives you a place to store keys and tech accessories near the entrance. The basket is crafted in vegetable-tanned lea...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Decorative Baskets

Materials

Leather

Woven Leather Basket Brown
Located in Milan, IT
Handcrafted in nabuck leather, top grain leather that has been buffed to a velvety feel, the basket is then stitched and woven by Bottega Conticelli artisans. Perfect for organizing ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Decorative Baskets

Materials

Leather

Woven Leather Basket Gray
Located in Milan, IT
Woven by hand, this organizing basket is crafted in nabuck leather. The top grain leather is buffed to create a velvet-like surface, then handstitched by Bottega Conticelli artisans....
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Decorative Baskets

Materials

Leather

Woven Leather Basket Mustard Yellow
Located in Milan, IT
Handwoven in the Italian region of Umbria, this versatile basket is made from the highest-quality leather, utilizing processes that respect the environment. Available in a selection ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Decorative Baskets

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Leather

Rubber Tire Bucket
Located in Chicago, IL
A chic and modern two-handled bucket made from an old rubber tire, sewn with heavy-gauge white string and aluminum rivets. Perfect as your wastepaper basket in your bathroom or next ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Unknown Modern Decorative Baskets

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Rubber