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MODERN STYLE
MODERN STYLE

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 The modernists rejected both natural and historical references and relied primarily on industrial materials such as metal, glass, plywood, and, later, plastics.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 principals 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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Floating Frames Mantel clock Red
Located in Eindhoven, NL
Kiki van Eijk designed Floating Frames as a collection of handmade objects in anodized aluminium wire. Each piece is meticulously handmade in her workshop; no two items are alike. ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Dutch Modern Clocks

Materials

Aluminum

Sculptural Modern Clock 2019 with Carrara Marble and Finishes in 24-Karat Gold
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Sculptural modern clock 2019 with Carrara marble and finishes in 24-karat gold.
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2010s Italian Modern Clocks

Materials

Carrara Marble, Gold

Materico Table Modern Clock 2019 with Sara Noir Marble and Finishes in 24k Gold
Located in Los Angeles, CA
The Materico collection is a family of watches dedicated to the world of interiors. The collection is characterized by a table clock and a wall clock with a minimal design but at the...
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2010s Italian Modern Clocks

Materials

Marble, Gold Plate

Mid-Century Modern Floor Clock Howard Miller Olivewood Case
Located in Toledo, OH
Mid-Century Modern olivewood case Howard Miller floor clock. Chrome base. Runs. Chimes need to be adjusted.
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20th Century North American Modern Clocks

Materials

Wood

21st Century by Elda Lippi "OROLOGIO 6" Marble Clock
Located in massa, IT
Marble clock designed by Arch. Elda Lippi Size: cm. 12 x 12 x 6 H. Materials: Bianco Carrara - Nero Marquina - Pietra serena - Pietra dorata.   
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Clocks

Materials

Marble

Kartell AIR DU TEMPS Table Clock in Black by Eugeni Quitllet
Located in New York, NY
Lightness is the watchword of the table clock "Air du Temps" inhabited by hollows and light. Its aerial shape and its clean and essential design allow time to elapse suspended on a...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Clocks

Materials

Metal

Protopunk Clock 01
Located in Eindhoven, NL
Protopunk is a collection of furniture and objects designed by Joost Van Bleiswijk. Each piece is handmade with thick cuts of steel roughly cut with a torch, welded together and then...
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21st Century and Contemporary Dutch Modern Clocks

Materials

Cut Steel

Kartell Air du Temps Table Clock in White by Eugeni Quitllet
Located in New York, NY
Lightness is the watchword of the table clock "Air du Temps" inhabited by hollows and light. Its aerial shape and its clean and essential design allow time to elapse suspended on a...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Clocks

Materials

Metal

21st Century by D.Palterer Marble and Metal Clock in Nero Marquina White Carrara
Located in massa, IT
Marble clock designed by Arch. David Palterer. Size: cm. 9 x 5 x 25 H. Materials: Bianco Carrara - Nero Maequina Designed by: David Palterer.
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Clocks

Materials

Marble

Surrealistic Sculptural Clock by Pedro Friedeberg
Located in Atlanta, GA
An iconic craved sculptural clock by the famed Mexican surrealistic artist and designer Pedro Friedeberg (Mexican, b. 1937) circa 1960s. The whimsical design incorporates the signatu...
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1960s Mexican Vintage Modern Clocks

Materials

Wood

Clessidra Hourglass in Bamboo and Aquamarine Glass by Venini
Located in New York, NY
Perfectly balanced between two different colours, the sand flows through the sleek glass chambers made using the Incalmo technique, taking on its colour and becoming a part of it. Gr...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Clocks

Materials

Glass

Euclideo Wall Clock, Modern, Italy, 2019
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Metals and precious woods give life to a large clock inspired by the perfection of mathematics. The circumference of Euclidean, divided by its diameter, is emphasized by long and con...
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2010s Italian Modern Clocks

Materials

Chrome

Cris G Brass and Walnut Clock
Located in New York, NY
The Cris G is a handmade clock that combines emotive aesthetic with strong impact. The design incorporates contrasting materials, such as brass, walnut and fiberglass. The minute han...
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2010s Spanish Modern Clocks

Materials

Brass

Venini Clessidra Hourglass in Amber Murano Glass
Located in New York, NY
Clessidra hourglass in amber Murano glass by Paolo Venini and Fulvio Bianconi. Little grains of sand, impalpable and unnoticeable as a whole yet so real, like time ticking away. In 1...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Clocks

Materials

Murano Glass

Established & Sons Medium Font Clock by Sebastian Wrong
Located in London, GB
The iconic calendar clock, with its distinctive form and flip mechanism, has an established following in design circles. Sebastian Wrong deliberately increases our attraction to its ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Modern Clocks

Materials

Plastic

Kartell Air Du Temps Table Clock in Crystal Red by Eugeni Quitllet
Located in New York, NY
Lightness is the watchword of the table clock "Air du Temps" inhabited by hollows and light. Its aerial shape and its clean and essential design allow time to elapse suspended on a...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Clocks

Materials

Metal

Howard Miller Grandfather Clock
Located in New York, NY
Howard Miller Grandfather clock with a brass and glass frame. The clock has weights, a beautiful pendulum, chimes and the clock lights up as well.  
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1980s Vintage Modern Clocks

Materials

Brass

Contemporary Gaetano Pesce Watch Me L Clock Resin Blue Pink Green
Located in barasso, IT
Watch Me Clock, clear blue Klein, bottle green, matt pink Clock in hard resin designed by Gaetano Pesce in 1995 for Fish Design collection. Measures: L ø 42cm Other sizes av...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Clocks

Materials

Resin

Sculptural Clock 2019 with Black Sarah Noir Marble and Finishes in 24-Karat Gold
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Sculptural clock 2019 with black Sarah Noir marble and finishes in 24-karat gold. Elegance, class, precision. Sculptural wall clock is characterized by a black shara noir marble s...
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2010s European Modern Clocks

Materials

Marble

Soft Clock, Ceramics, Black and Bronze Ceramics
Located in Eindhoven, NL
Soft is a collection of sensual and tactile ceramic pieces in which Kiki looks at vernacular shapes to re-imagine them. The Netherlands has a long history of craft and Dutch designer...
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21st Century and Contemporary Dutch Modern Clocks

Materials

Ceramic

Established & Sons Small Font Clock by Sebastian Wrong
Located in London, GB
The iconic calendar clock, with its distinctive form and flip mechanism, has an established following in design circles. Sebastian Wrong deliberately increases our attraction to its ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Modern Clocks

Materials

Plastic

Metropole Clock, by George Sowden for Memphis Milano Collection
Located in Pregnana Milanese, IT
Metropole Clock in plastic laminate, designed in 1982, George Sowden. George Sowden was born in Leeds, UK in 1942. He studied architecture at Gloucestershire College of Art in the 1...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Clocks

Materials

Plastic

Soft Clock, Ceramics, White Ceramics
Located in Eindhoven, NL
Soft is a collection of sensual and tactile ceramic pieces in which Kiki looks at vernacular shapes to re-imagine them. The Netherlands has a long history of craft and Dutch designer...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Dutch Modern Clocks

Materials

Ceramic

Shou Sugi Ban Charred Grandfather Clock from New York City Water Tower Wood
Located in Biddeford, ME
A sleek modern take on the grandfather clock. This piece is made from historic decommissioned NYC water tower wood. The wood is torched in the Shou Sugi Ban method and then sealed wi...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Clocks

Materials

Aluminum, Steel

Established & Sons Large Font Clock by Sebastian Wrong
Located in London, GB
The iconic calendar clock, with its distinctive form and flip mechanism, has an established following in design circles. Sebastian Wrong deliberately increases our attraction to its ...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Modern Clocks

Materials

Plastic

Kartell Air Du Temps Table Clock in Crystal Black by Eugeni Quitllet
Located in New York, NY
Lightness is the watchword of the table clock "Air du Temps" inhabited by hollows and light. Its aerial shape and its clean and essential design allow time to elapse suspended on a...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Clocks

Materials

Metal

Floating Frames Wallclock
Located in Eindhoven, NL
Kiki van Eijk designed floating frames as a collection of handmade objects in anodized aluminium wire. Each piece is meticulously handmade in her workshop; no two items are alike. ...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Dutch Modern Clocks

Materials

Aluminum

Kartell Air Du Temps Table Clock in Crystal Gold by Eugeni Quitllet
Located in New York, NY
Lightness is the watchword of the table clock "Air du Temps" inhabited by hollows and light. Its aerial shape and its clean and essential design allow time to elapse suspended on a...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Clocks

Materials

Metal

Modern Classic Grandfather Floor Clock, Polished Brass and Calacatta Gold Marble
Located in Oporto, PT
Inspiration: This is a piece marked by great sentimental value because it is inspired by the grandfather’s tender figure and his old clocks that accompanied our childhood. This uni...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Clocks

Materials

Marble, Gold Plate, Brass

NSNG Stainless Steel Pendulum Extra Large
Located in Eindhoven, NL
No Screw No Glue is an iconic range of furniture and objects designed by Joost Van Bleiswijk in which the components are laser cut and assembled by slotting the pieces together. As t...
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21st Century and Contemporary Dutch Modern Clocks

Materials

Stainless Steel

Clessidra Hourglass in Green River & Powder Pink Glass by Venini
Located in New York, NY
Perfectly balanced between two different colours, the sand flows through the sleek glass Chambers made using the Incalmo technique, taking on its colour and becoming a part of it. Gr...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Clocks

Materials

Glass

NSNG One More Time Clock heated corten
Located in Eindhoven, NL
No Screw No Glue is an iconic range of furniture and objects designed by Joost Van Bleiswijk in which the components are laser cut and assembled by slotting the pieces together. As t...
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21st Century and Contemporary Dutch Modern Clocks

Materials

Steel

Seiko World Timer GMT Desk Clock, Quartz Movement with Sweeping Seconds, 1980s
Located in Uppsala, SE
Seiko world timer GMT tilted desk or table clock with a sweeping seconds with a red aeroplane seconds hand and quartz movement from the 1980s. Case made of walnut veneer. This exampl...
Category

1980s Japanese Vintage Modern Clocks

Materials

Walnut

Square Gents of Leicester Clock, England, circa 1930
Located in Culver City, CA
Square Gents of Leicester clock Large clock with painted numerals and black metal surround. Measures: 27” W x 27” D x 5.75” H   $ 5,800 each (2 available).
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1930s English Vintage Modern Clocks

Materials

Metal

Contemporary Infinity Floor Clock in Brushed Aluminium
Located in Toledo, OH
An unusual modern infinity floor clock. Created with a silver, brushed aluminium and glass finish, This is a freestanding clock, or you can remove the top and hang on the wall. Infin...
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Late 20th Century Unknown Modern Clocks

FFmantelclock Aluminium Anodized Gold
Located in Eindhoven, NL
Kiki van Eijk designed Floating Frames as a collection of handmade objects in anodized aluminium wire. Each piece is meticulously handmade in her workshop; no two items are alike. ...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Dutch Modern Clocks

Materials

Aluminum

Mid-Century Modern Howard Miller Floor Clock
Located in Toledo, OH
Mid-Century Modern Howard Miller floor clock. Black lacquer with half round chrome trim. Wood paneled front. Chimes need adjustment does not strike properly. Weighs have some dents.
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20th Century North American Modern Clocks

Materials

Chrome

Lucite & Brass Wall Clock George Nelson for Howard Miller
Located in Toledo, OH
Lucite & brass wall clock by George Nelson for Howard Miller. Two weights large brass pendulum. Working order.
Category

20th Century North American Modern Clocks

Materials

Brass

Contemporary Gaetano Pesce Watch Me XL Clock Resin Blue Pink Green
Located in barasso, IT
Watch Me Clock, clear blue Klein, bottle green, matt pink Clock in hard resin designed by Gaetano Pesce in 1995 for Fish Design collection. Measures: XL - ø 64cm Other sizes...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Clocks

Materials

Resin

Floating Frames Mantel clock Copper Sand Blasted
Located in Eindhoven, NL
Kiki van Eijk designed Floating Frames as a collection of handmade objects in anodized aluminium wire. Each piece is meticulously handmade in her workshop; no two items are alike. Sh...
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21st Century and Contemporary Dutch Modern Clocks

Materials

Copper

Howard Miller Burl / Chrome Wall Clock
Located in Cincinnati, OH
A maple burl wood framed wall clock with cast chrome accents to each corner and a cream face with roman numeral numbers. Battery operated and hanging hole drilled to the backside wit...
Category

Mid-20th Century American Modern Clocks

Materials

Wood

Tacchini Mod Wall Round Clock in Dark Walnut Frame by Think Work Observe
Located in New York, NY
The inspiration for Mod clock comes from the design of the electronics world and the contemporary graphics of railway and underground stations. With its modern aesthetic and modular ...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Clocks

Materials

Wood

Floating Frames Mantel clock Aluminium
Located in Eindhoven, NL
Kiki van Eijk designed Floating frames as a collection of handmade objects in anodized aluminium wire. Each piece is meticulously handmade in her workshop; no two items are alike. ...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Dutch Modern Clocks

Materials

Aluminum

Clessidra Hourglass in Gray and Red Glass by Venini
Located in New York, NY
Perfectly balanced between two different colours, the sand flows through the sleek glass chambers made using the Incalmo technique, taking on its colour and becoming a part of it. Gr...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Clocks

Materials

Glass

Solid Brass Clock
Located in Los Angeles, CA
The (wh)ORE HAüS STUDIOS small goods collection was made for those that wanted to experience the (wh)ORE HAüS brand without committing to our larger pieces. Our clock is made of soli...
Category

2010s American Modern Clocks

Materials

Brass

Floating Frames Mantel Clock Blue
Located in Eindhoven, NL
Kiki van Eijk designed floating frames as a collection of handmade objects in anodized aluminum wire. Each piece is meticulously handmade in her workshop; no two items are alike. ...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Dutch Modern Clocks

Materials

Aluminum

Mully & Rose Large Marble Mantle Clock
Located in New York, NY
A large marble mantel clock by Mully & Rose, with a gorgeous dial. French, 1930s. 8-Day movement. Measures: 12.5" x 3.5" x 11".
Category

1930s Vintage Modern Clocks

Materials

Marble

Meissen Table Clock Modern Model 60886 Painted Flower, Peter Strang, circa 1981
Located in Vienna, AT
Meissen gorgeous rare table clock of finest manufacturing quality. Measures: height 38.5 cm (= 15.15 inches) diameter 17.5 cm (= 6.88 inches) Manufactory: Meissen Hallmarked: B...
Category

Late 20th Century German Modern Clocks

Materials

Porcelain

Hand Blown Hour Glass on a Custom Iron Stand
Located in Los Angeles, CA
An hour glass on a custom stand - the piece keeps time at about 50 minutes, however is far more decorative than practical. A unique and hand crafted metal stand holds this hand blown...
Category

20th Century Modern Clocks

Materials

Metal

Schauer Industrial or Station Clock, Vienna, 1964
Located in Vienna, AT
Four pieces available The clock is in perfect condition, no major scratches, no glass scratched. Flat glass cover, black painted figures an ivory white embossed dish, painted blac...
Category

1960s Austrian Vintage Modern Clocks

Materials

Steel

Jaeger-LeCoultre Mystery Mantel Clock
Located in Norwich, GB
Jaeger-LeCoultre mystery clock in a Lucite case with beautiful chinoiserie decoration featuring a bird in flight and standing on a gilded stepped base. Eight day ‘in line’ movemen...
Category

1960s Swiss Vintage Modern Clocks

Materials

Lucite

Large Ferrari Logo Neon Sign and Clock, circa 1980
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Large Ferrari logo neon sign and clock, circa 1980. In fantastic working condition with little to no damage. Clock is functioning well and all lights are bright and working. Amazing ...
Category

1980s American Vintage Modern Clocks

Materials

Metal

Time Goes By Clock in Stainless Steel and Smoked Glass
Located in New York, NY
When is a piece of design a piece of art? Is ‘design-art’ a convenient terminology to describe this new orientation in design which highlights unique design objects with a whiff of f...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Clocks

Materials

Stainless Steel, Silver Leaf

NSNG One More Time Clock Rusted Corten
Located in Eindhoven, NL
No Screw No Glue is an iconic range of furniture and objects designed by Joost Van Bleiswijk in which the components are laser cut and assembled by slotting the pieces together. As t...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Dutch Modern Clocks

Materials

Steel

Modern Shape Clock in Canaletto Walnut Wood, Italy, 2019
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Shape Collection is a family of complements of pure beauty. The sinuous lines obtained from the hollowed-out walnut block welcome the heart of Materium watches inside its soul. A flu...
Category

2010s Italian Modern Clocks

Materials

Gold

21st Century by D. Palterer Marble and Metal Clock in Rosso Framcia e Verde Alpi
Located in massa, IT
Marble clock designed by Arch. David Palterer. Size: cm. 10.5 x 6 x 26 H. Materials: Rosso Francia / Verde Alpi Designed by: David Palterer.
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Clocks

Materials

Marble

Vintage Zig Metal Clock by Seccose “Clocky Clock”
Located in San Diego, CA
Graphic and high design piece by Seccose. The metal frame is bent to create an effect on profile. The piece is powered coated in a unique orange red color, finished with a plexiglass...
Category

1980s Italian Vintage Modern Clocks

Materials

Metal, Enamel

Dator 6041 Clock by Solari Udine
Located in Sacile, PN
Dator 6041 clock by Solari Udine, dated 1991. It will be sold after a fine-tuning.
Category

Late 20th Century Italian Modern Clocks

Materials

Plastic