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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 The Modernists rejected both natural and historical references and relied primarily on industrial materials such as metal, glass, plywood, and, later, plastics.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 chair, and the Eames’s 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 designs are so simple, they can blend in seamlessly with just about any type of décor. Don’t overlook them.

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Established & Sons Small Font Clock by Sebastian Wrong
By Sebastian Wrong, Established & Sons
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

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Plastic

Established & Sons Medium Font Clock by Sebastian Wrong
By Established & Sons, 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

Established & Sons Large Font Clock by Sebastian Wrong
By Established & Sons, 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

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Plastic

NSNG One More Time Clock Black
By Kiki & Joost, Joost van Bleiswijk
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

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Aluminum

Civilized Primitives Clock
By Kiki van Eijk, Kiki & Joost
Located in Eindhoven, NL
Civilized primitives is an extraordinary unique collection that brings together natural elements and the old technique of bronze casting. The designer investigates the basic and func...
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21st Century and Contemporary Dutch Modern Clocks

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Bronze

NSNG One More Time Clock Red
By Joost van Bleiswijk, Kiki & Joost
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

Aluminum

NSNG One More Time Clock Blue
By Kiki & Joost, Joost van Bleiswijk
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

Aluminum

NSNG One More Time Clock Nickel-Plated
By Kiki & Joost, Joost van Bleiswijk
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

Nickel

Floating Frames Mantelclock Copper Oxidized
By Kiki van Eijk, Kiki & Joost
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

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Copper

Floating Frames Mantel Clock Brass and Sandblasted
By Kiki van Eijk, Kiki & Joost
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. ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Dutch Modern Clocks

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Brass

Floating Frames Mantelclock Brass
By Kiki & Joost, Kiki van Eijk
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

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Brass

NSNG Stainless Steel Pendulum Extra Large
By Kiki & Joost, Joost van Bleiswijk
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

Stainless Steel

NSNG One More Time Clock Sandblasted Stainless Steel
By Kiki & Joost, Joost van Bleiswijk
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

Stainless Steel

NSNG One More Time Clock sandblasted Brass
By Kiki & Joost, Joost van Bleiswijk
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

Brass

Protopunk Clock 01
By Kiki & Joost, Joost van Bleiswijk
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

Floating Frames Mantelclock Oxidized Copper-Plated
By Kiki & Joost, Kiki van Eijk
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

Copper

Floating Frames Wallclock
By Kiki van Eijk, Kiki & Joost
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

Soft Clock, Ceramics, Black and Bronze Ceramics
By Kiki van Eijk, Kiki & Joost
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

Floating Frames Mantelclock Copper Nickel-Plated
By Kiki & Joost, Kiki van Eijk
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

Nickel

NSNG One More Time Clock Gold
By Kiki & Joost, Joost van Bleiswijk
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

Aluminum

Floating Frames Mantelclock Copper
By Kiki van Eijk, Kiki & Joost
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

Copper

Floating Frames Mantelclock Gold 24-Karat
By Kiki van Eijk, Kiki & Joost
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

Gold Plate

Floating Framesmantelclock Copper Sand Blasted
By Kiki & Joost, Kiki van Eijk
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...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Dutch Modern Clocks

Materials

Copper

Floating Frames Mantel Clock Copper Sandblasted Nickel-Plated
By Kiki van Eijk, Kiki & Joost
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

Copper

Soft Clock, Ceramics, White Ceramics
By Kiki & Joost, Kiki van Eijk
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

NSNG One More Time Clock Heated Stainless Steel
By Kiki & Joost, Joost van Bleiswijk
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

Stainless Steel

Floating Frames Mantel Clock Blue
By Kiki & Joost, Kiki van Eijk
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

NSNG One More Time Clock Copper-Plated
By Joost van Bleiswijk, Kiki & Joost
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

Copper

NSNG One More Time Clock Patinated Brass
By Joost van Bleiswijk, Kiki & Joost
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

Brass

Floating Frames Mantelclock Aluminium Green
By Kiki & Joost, Kiki van Eijk
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

Floating Frames Mantelclock Aluminium
By Kiki & Joost, Kiki van Eijk
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

Floating Frames Mantelclock Red
By Kiki van Eijk, Kiki & Joost
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

NSNG One More Time Clock Rusted Corten
By Kiki & Joost, Joost van Bleiswijk
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

Floating Frames Mantelclock Black
By Kiki & Joost, Kiki van Eijk
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

NSNG One More Time Clock heated corten
By Joost van Bleiswijk, Kiki & Joost
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

FFmantelclock Aluminium Anodized Gold
By Kiki & Joost, Kiki van Eijk
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

Vitra Ball Clock in Cherry Wood & Brass by George Nelson
By George Nelson, Vitra
Located in New York, NY
These items are currently only available in the United States. Belief in progress and growing economic prosperity were central aspects of the American way of life, circa 1950. Every...
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21st Century and Contemporary Swiss Modern Clocks

Materials

Metal

Vitra Eye Clock in Brass & Walnut by George Nelson
By George Nelson, Vitra
Located in New York, NY
These items are currently only available in the United States. Belief in progress and growing economic prosperity were central aspects of the American way of life, circa 1950. Every...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Swiss Modern Clocks

Materials

Brass

Vitra Ball Clock in Orange by George Nelson
By George Nelson, Vitra
Located in New York, NY
These items are currently only available in the United States. Belief in progress and growing economic prosperity were central aspects of the American way of life around 1950. Every...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Swiss Modern Clocks

Materials

Metal

Vitra Petal Clock in Black & Brass by George Nelson
By George Nelson, Vitra
Located in New York, NY
These items are currently only available in the United States. Belief in progress and growing economic prosperity were central aspects of the American way of life around 1950. Every...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Swiss Modern Clocks

Materials

Brass

Vitra Tripod Clock in Brass & Glass by George Nelson
By George Nelson, Vitra
Located in New York, NY
These items are currently only available in the United States. Belief in progress and growing economic prosperity were central aspects of the American way of life around 1950. Every...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Swiss Modern Clocks

Materials

Brass

Vitra Cone Clock in White & Black by George Nelson
By George Nelson, Vitra
Located in New York, NY
These items are currently only available in the United States. Belief in progress and growing economic prosperity were central aspects of the American way of life around 1950. Every...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Swiss Modern Clocks

Vitra Wheel Clock in Walnut & Aluminum by George Nelson
By George Nelson, Vitra
Located in New York, NY
These items are currently only available in the United States. Belief in progress and growing economic prosperity were central aspects of the American way of life around 1950. Every...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Swiss Modern Clocks

Materials

Aluminum

Vitra Flock of Butterflies Clock in Aluminum by George Nelson
By George Nelson, Vitra
Located in New York, NY
These items are currently only available in the United States. Belief in progress and growing economic prosperity were central aspects of the American way of life, circa 1950. Every...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Swiss Modern Clocks

Materials

Aluminum

Vitra Diamond Clock in Walnut by George Nelson
By George Nelson, Vitra
Located in New York, NY
These items are currently only available in the United States. Belief in progress and growing economic prosperity were central aspects of the American way of life, circa 1950. Every...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Swiss Modern Clocks

Materials

Brass

Vitra Ball Clock in Beech Wood by George Nelson
By Vitra, George Nelson
Located in New York, NY
These items are currently only available in the United States. Belief in progress and growing economic prosperity were central aspects of the American way of life around 1950. Every...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Swiss Modern Clocks

Materials

Metal

Vitra Ball Clock in Red by George Nelson
By Vitra, George Nelson
Located in New York, NY
These items are currently only available in the United States. Belief in progress and growing economic prosperity were central aspects of the American way of life, circa 1950. Every...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Swiss Modern Clocks

Materials

Metal

Vitra Turbine Clock in Brass & Aluminum by George Nelson
By Vitra, George Nelson
Located in New York, NY
These items are currently only available in the United States. Belief in progress and growing economic prosperity were central aspects of the American way of life around 1950. Every...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Swiss Modern Clocks

Materials

Aluminum, Brass

Vitra Star Clock in Chrome & Brass by George Nelson
By Vitra, George Nelson
Located in New York, NY
These items are currently only available in the United States. Belief in progress and growing economic prosperity were central aspects of the American way of life, circa 1950. Every...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Swiss Modern Clocks

Materials

Metal

Vitra Sunflower Clock in Black Ash & Brass by George Nelson
By George Nelson, Vitra
Located in New York, NY
These items are currently only available in the United States. Belief in progress and growing economic prosperity were central aspects of the American way of life, circa 1950. Every...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Swiss Modern Clocks

Materials

Metal

Vitra Spindle Clock in Solid Walnut & Aluminum by George Nelson
By Vitra, George Nelson
Located in New York, NY
These items are currently only available in the United States. Belief in progress and growing economic prosperity were central aspects of the American way of life around 1950. Every...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Swiss Modern Clocks

Materials

Metal

Shou Sugi Ban Charred Grandfather Clock from New York City Water Tower Wood
By Stefan Rurak Studio
Located in Brooklyn, NY
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

Vitra Sunflower Clock in Birch Wood by George Nelson
By Vitra, George Nelson
Located in New York, NY
These items are currently only available in the United States. Belief in progress and growing economic prosperity were central aspects of the American way of life around 1950. Every...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Swiss Modern Clocks

Materials

Metal

Vitra Sunburst Clock in Black & Brass by George Nelson
By Vitra, George Nelson
Located in New York, NY
These items are currently only available in the United States. Belief in progress and growing economic prosperity were central aspects of the American way of life, circa 1950. Every...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Swiss Modern Clocks

Materials

Metal

Mid-Century Modern Wooden Cased Grandfather Clock, 1980s
Mid-Century Modern wooden cased and chrome framed grandfather clock with uplighter detail to the pendulum and weights, 1980s Created by Ridgeway for 'The Connoiseur Collection', b...
Category

1980s American Vintage Modern Clocks

Materials

Chrome

Mini Barcelona Clock, Walnut
Contemporary clock made of walnut wood and black lacquered item indicators with black fiberglass frame. Easy to assembly and quick to ship. Measures: 26" W clock face x 30" H. ...
Category

2010s Spanish Modern Clocks

Materials

Fiberglass, Wood

Cris G Brass and Walnut Clock
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...
Category

2010s Spanish Modern Clocks

Materials

Brass

Jay Strongwater Octagonal Dumont Bee Desk Clock in Red Enamel-Swarovski Crystals
Jay Strongwater's octagonal Dumont bee desk clock in dark red enamel. The ivory face has black roman numerals. The hand painted red enamel is hand set with Swarovski multicolored cry...
Category

1990s American Modern Clocks

Materials

Crystal, Metal, Enamel

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