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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 The modernists rejected both natural and historical references and relied primarily on industrial materials such as metal, glass, plywood, and, later, plastics.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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21st Century Skateboard Marcantonio Wood Inlay Scapin Yellow
Located in Tezze sul Brenta, IT
Old Skull Board Old Skull Board è una tavola da skateboard decorativa, disponibile in due varianti colore e con un disegno intarsiato simbolo della continuità della vita dopo la ...
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21st Century and Contemporary European Modern Figurative Sculptures

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Plywood

One of a Kind Abstract Figure Sculpture, Hand Crafted, Scagliola
Located in London, GB
One of a kind sculpture of an Abstract Figure, hand crafted in Scagliola ( Stucco marble). A labour intensive Renaissance era method of creating marbleised surfaces to specific formu...
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21st Century and Contemporary British Modern Figurative Sculptures

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Jute, Resin, Fiberglass, Scagliola

Figura Sole by Aldo Londi
Located in New York, NY
Launched in 1959 by expert ceramicist Aldo Londi, the Rimini Blue series, which has been produced for over sixty years by the Manifattura Bitossi, is but one of Bitossi’s numerous cl...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Figurative Sculptures

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Ceramic

Vaso by Aldo Londi
Located in New York, NY
Launched in 1959 by expert ceramicist Aldo Londi, the Rimini Blue series, which has been produced for over sixty years by the Manifattura Bitossi, is but one of Bitossi’s numerous cl...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Figurative Sculptures

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Ceramic

Scatola Rotonda C. Coperchio C. Decoro I by Aldo Londi
Located in New York, NY
Established in 1921 by the heir to a long line of Italian potters and kiln workers, the "Maioliche artistiche Guido Bitossi" factory produces many of the most recognizable ceramics o...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Figurative Sculptures

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Ceramic

Gatto Tigrato Bianco e Nero by Aldo Londi
Located in New York, NY
Established in 1921 by the heir to a long line of Italian potters and kiln workers, the "Maioliche artistiche Guido Bitossi" factory produces many of the most recognizable ceramics o...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Figurative Sculptures

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Ceramic

'Kahan' Modernist Signed Carved Stone Woman Sculpture
Located in New York, NY
'Kahan' modernist signed carved stone sculpture of a standing woman in a dress. Measures: 50" height x 14" diameter.
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Mid-20th Century American Modern Figurative Sculptures

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Stone

Vaso Calice Bianco Nero by Ettore Sottsass
Located in New York, NY
Established in 1921 by the heir to a long line of Italian potters and kiln workers, the "Maioliche artistiche Guido Bitossi" factory produces many of the most recognizable ceramics o...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Figurative Sculptures

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Ceramic

21st Century Skateboard Marcantonio Wood Inlay Scapin Black
Located in Tezze sul Brenta, IT
Old Skull Board Old Skull Board/ Life After Life Board è una tavola da skateboard decorativa, disponibile in due varianti colore e con un disegno intarsiato simbolo della continui...
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21st Century and Contemporary European Modern Figurative Sculptures

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Plywood

Vaso Celeste by Ettore Sottsass
Located in New York, NY
Established in 1921 by the heir to a long line of Italian potters and kiln workers, the "Maioliche artistiche Guido Bitossi" factory produces many of the most recognizable ceramics o...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Figurative Sculptures

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Ceramic

Figura Montone by Aldo Londi
Located in New York, NY
Launched in 1959 by expert ceramicist Aldo Londi, the Rimini Blue series, which has been produced for over sixty years by the Manifattura Bitossi, is but one of Bitossi’s numerous cl...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Figurative Sculptures

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Ceramic

Hand Blown Glass Bonsai Sculpture 2017 #02
Located in Camisano Vicentino, IT
Hand blown glass sculpture representing a bonsai tree. Artist: Simone Crestani Material: borosilicate glass Technique: flame working Unique piece Year: 2017 Measures: Height ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Figurative Sculptures

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Blown Glass

Lladro The Masquerade III Bud Vase by Jaime Hayon
Located in New York, NY
Glossy porcelain candleholder designed by Jaime Hayon with modern design and touches of gilded sheen. Like all the pieces in Jaime Hayon's The Fantasy Collection, this creation arise...
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21st Century and Contemporary Spanish Modern Figurative Sculptures

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Porcelain

Modern Italian "Aphrodite" Torso Chalcedony Art Glass Sculpture by, Dino Rosin
Located in Englewood, NJ
A fantastic and very sensual Italian Modern hand blown "Aphrodite" art glass sculpture by legendary glass maestro Dino Rosin decorated with swirling multicolor accents known as "chal...
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Late 20th Century Italian Modern Figurative Sculptures

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Art Glass

Abstract Sitting Nude Ceramic Sculpture, Unknown, 1960s
Located in Budapest, HU
Abstract sitting nude ceramic sculpture, unknown, 1960s.
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1960s Vintage Modern Figurative Sculptures

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Ceramic

'Visage' One of a Kind Bronze Sculpture
Located in London, GB
'Visage' One of a kind bronze sculpture. Created by Rinat Design, cast in bronze in the lost wax process and fixed into a solid wood base. The sculpture depicts a romantic oval face...
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21st Century and Contemporary British Modern Figurative Sculptures

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Bronze

Modern "Mother & Child" White Marble Sculpture
Located in New York, NY
Modern white marble sculpture depicting the heads of a mother and child, made during the 20th century. The piece is mounted onto a rectangular black marble base. Sculpture: 11" H x 1...
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20th Century Modern Figurative Sculptures

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Marble

Lucite Heart Sculpture by Shlomi Haziza
Located in New York, NY
A good size Lucite heart sculpture that works well in most environments...always room for more heart. The size of this particular sculpture is exceptional as the smaller ones are mo...
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1970s North American Vintage Modern Figurative Sculptures

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Lucite

Art Moderne Airplane Sculpture, 1950s
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Art Moderne airplane sculpture, 1950s, raised on a French polished mahogany base.
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20th Century American Modern Figurative Sculptures

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Chrome

Alessandro Mendini 12 Colonne Collection Superego Editions
Located in Milan, Italy
Four ceramic sculptures of the 12 columns collection designed by Alessandro Mendini and produced by Superego editions. Small model. Limited edition of 50 pieces. Signed and numbered....
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Early 2000s Italian Modern Figurative Sculptures

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Ceramic

Fiori Magici Modular Ceramic Sculpture by Roberto Cambi
Located in Milan, IT
White glazed ceramic ascends gracefully from the roots and stem to form six detachable leaves and flowers. Handcrafted flawlessly, this big eccentric design object exemplifies the pl...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Figurative Sculptures

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Ceramic

Figura Toro by Aldo Londi
Located in New York, NY
Launched in 1959 by expert ceramicist Aldo Londi, the Rimini Blue series, which has been produced for over sixty years by the Manifattura Bitossi, is but one of Bitossi’s numerous cl...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Figurative Sculptures

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Ceramic

Alessandro Mendini Model Kalamis 12 Colonne Collection Superego Editions
Located in Milan, Italy
Ceramic sculpture of the 12 columns collection designed by Alessandro Mendini and produced by Superego Editions. Limited edition of 10 pieces. Signed and numbered. Biography Alessan...
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Early 2000s Italian Modern Figurative Sculptures

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Ceramic

Limited Edition Mike Mignola Hell Boy Designer Toy by Eric So, 2004
Located in Weesp, NL
Eric So limited edition figure based on Mike Mignola's Hell Boy 2004. Number 866 of 999. Figure is in near mint condition. Has never been exposed and always kept in it's box out of s...
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Early 2000s Hong Kong Modern Figurative Sculptures

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Plastic

Large Abstract Folded Metal Sculpture by Victor Roman, 1970's
Located in Ft Lauderdale, FL
Large abstract folded metal sculpture by Victor Roman (1937-1995) 1970's. Constructed of butter-yellow painted folded metal with Barbara Hepworth-inspired struts and supports on a pa...
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Late 20th Century Modern Figurative Sculptures

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Metal

Beautiful Sculpture "Contortion" by Giovanni Rotondo, Italy
Located in Milan, Italy
Sculpture in mild steel with wooden base by Giovanni Rotondo from Italy, 2017. Unique piece. Biography Giovanni Rotondo was born in November 1964 in Rosolini, a small town in the so...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Figurative Sculptures

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Steel

"Abissi" Jellyfish, Murano Glass, Handmade in Italy, Contemporary Design, 2020
Located in San Miniato PI, IT
The jellyfish is the main element of the Mosche Bianche's "Medusa" Collection: fluid, delicate but also dangerous and deadly. It represents the water, the circle of life. The spe...
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2010s Italian Modern Figurative Sculptures

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Art Glass

Ernest Trova Brass Folding Man Objet d'Art
Located in Los Angeles, CA
1927-2009 known for his 'Falling Man' figures that he painted and made sculptures of, trademarked 'Folding Man' is part of his iconic mechanical figures limited production piece sol...
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Mid-20th Century American Modern Figurative Sculptures

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Brass

The Guest by Ricardo Cavolo Figurine. Small Model. Numbered Edition
Located in New York, NY
This piece is the contribution by the prestigious designer Ricardo Cavolo to The Guest, the creative project inviting cutting-edge artists from around the world to customize this fas...
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21st Century and Contemporary Spanish Modern Figurative Sculptures

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Porcelain

Decorative Sculpture Ornament Rose Blossom Solid Block White Statuary Marble
Located in Ancona, Marche
Rose blossom sculpted entirely by hand starting from a solid block of white statuary marble. Dimensions: approximately D 12 x H 12 cm - D 4.7 "x H 4.7". 100% handmade in Italy comes ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Figurative Sculptures

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Statuary Marble

Tall Bronze Abstract Sculpture Figure, Bin, 1997
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A nice decorative sculpture Great for indoors or out Cast bronze on thick slate base.
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Late 20th Century Unknown Modern Figurative Sculptures

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Bronze

Salvador Dali Contemporary Brass Carrara Marble Low Table, Sculpture
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Leda low table designed by Dali manufactured by BD. Legs are in a cast varnish brass. Tabletop in brushed and varnished brass. Carrara marble egg on top. Measures: 51 x 190...
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2010s Spanish Modern Figurative Sculptures

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Brass

Gert Jan Verhoog Wooden Sculpture, Netherlands, 1980
Located in London, GB
This lovely architectural sculpture by Dutch artist Gert Jan Verhoog has been precisely sculpted from painted wood. Its body is formed through the stacking of rectangular pieces scal...
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1980s Dutch Vintage Modern Figurative Sculptures

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Wood

Bronze Sculpture “Amazon” by Nikos Kessanlis from the seventies
By Nikos Bel-Jon
Located in Bruxelles, BE
Sculpture of an Amazon numbered 40/100 Executed circa 1970 by Nikos Kessanlis(1930-2004) On a travertin base.
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1970s Greek Vintage Modern Figurative Sculptures

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Travertine, Bronze

Figura Leone by Aldo Londi
Located in New York, NY
Launched in 1959 by expert ceramicist Aldo Londi, the Rimini Blue series, which has been produced for over sixty years by the Manifattura Bitossi, is but one of Bitossi’s numerous cl...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Figurative Sculptures

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Ceramic

Seletti "Memorabilia" Porcelain My Skull
Located in Doral, FL
From its very first year in 1964, Seletti in Cicognara, Mantova, has followed its principle of professionality service and constant research to strive for betterness innovation and o...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chinese Modern Figurative Sculptures

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Porcelain

'Rat Dog' Sculpture in Fiberglass by Finn Stone
Located in Little Burstead, Essex
We love this piece! Number 2 from an edition of 2, the other was sold recently on Saatchi online, and honestly we don't mind rat dog hanging around, he eats nothing and makes no mess...
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2010s English Modern Figurative Sculptures

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Fiberglass

Loredano Rosin Glass Sculpture 'Two Faces'
Located in Manchester, MA
This Loredano rosin glass sculpture called “2 Faces” was made circa 1984. Made of clear Murano glass in Italy. Loredano Rosin (1936-19991) was a famous glass artist working with th...
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20th Century Italian Modern Figurative Sculptures

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Murano Glass

Sculptural Monroe Gold Wall Sconce Polished Brass Off White Lampshade, Art Light
Located in Oporto, PT
Inspiration: Marilyn Monroe, the sexiest Pin-up of the 1950s, inspired another piece of Art & Design. The Monroe wall lamp was born from the Monroe floor lamp and its design captur...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Figurative Sculptures

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Brass

Viajera Sculpture by Alfredo Sosabravo Limited Edition
Located in Milan, IT
Named after the Spanish word for "wanderer", this sculpture is distinguished by an eclectic combination of lines and colors, symbolic of Cuban artist Alfredo Sosabravo's repertoire. ...
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2010s Italian Modern Figurative Sculptures

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Glass

Vases Sculptures Majolica Handmade Turned Moulded Piercing Black Italy
Located in Sesto Fiorentino, IT
Completely handmade sculpture Majolica vase with nose. Turned and moulded by hand. Metal piercing and frosted natural brass.
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Figurative Sculptures

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Majolica

In Stock in Los Angeles, Korall Vase Red by Andrea Branzi, Made in Italy
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Scroll down and click "view all from Seller" to see more than 400 other unique products. (2.2) In Stock in Los Angeles A vase that incorporates the structure and shape of a coral fi...
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2010s Italian Modern Figurative Sculptures

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Plastic

In Stock in Los Angeles, Donald Duck Monochrome Red Pop Sculpture Figurine
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Scroll down and click "view all from Seller" to see more than 400 other unique products. In Stock in Los Angeles Donald Duck Monochrome red, original pop sculpture figurine Measures...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Modern Figurative Sculptures

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Plastic

Giant Amoeba Sculpture in Orange Lucite
Located in New York, NY
See creature. A modern interpretation of a Classic starburst sculpture with a nod to the organic forms of the sea. Looks fab anchoring a tablescape or makes a great focal point in an...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Figurative Sculptures

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Acrylic

Massimo Giacon's Edited by Superego Modern “Coniglieschio” Italian Sculpture
Located in Madrid, ES
Ceramic sculpture “Coniglieschio” from the series "The pop will eat himself" designed by Massimo Giacon, edited by Studio Superego. A playful and beautiful decorative Italian piece ...
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2010s Italian Modern Figurative Sculptures

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Ceramic, Lacquer

Yellow Cactus 6-Armed Sound Absorbing Figurative Sculpture by Marie Aigner
Located in Maisach, Bavaria
21st century European yellow cactus 6-armed sound absorbing figurative sculpture by Marie Aigner. This sound absorbing sculpture has also an acoustical effectiveness and hereby me...
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21st Century and Contemporary German Modern Figurative Sculptures

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Plastic

Figura Uccello by Aldo Londi
Located in New York, NY
Launched in 1959 by expert ceramicist Aldo Londi, the Rimini Blue series, which has been produced for over sixty years by the Manifattura Bitossi, is but one of Bitossi’s numerous cl...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Figurative Sculptures

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Ceramic

Lladro Naturofantastic Candlestick in Blue by Javier Molina
Located in New York, NY
Candleholder with a blue porcelain design decorated with handmade natural motifs. Lladró's Naturofantastic collection is inspired by lush plant forms to create a luminous and warm fa...
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21st Century and Contemporary Spanish Modern Figurative Sculptures

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Porcelain

Modern Decorative Figurine Head Ceramic Decor Hand Painted Figurative Sculpture
Located in Porto, PT
Modern Decorative Figurine Head Ceramic Decor Hand Painted Figurative Sculpture Lacrimosso God figurine is a ceramic sculpture inspired by the tear boy painting; this time combines t...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Figurative Sculptures

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Ceramic

Ceramic Golf Ball "ALBATROS" Handcrafted in White by Gabriella B. Made in Italy
Located in Treviso, IT
Ceramic golf ball handcrafted in white enamel Albatros - code GB040, measures: H. 40.0, Dm. 40.0 cm. Also available in a smaller (table) version (Dm 15.0 cm.)
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2010s Italian Modern Figurative Sculptures

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Ceramic

Dido Ceramic Sculpture by Makhno
Located in Geneve, CH
Dido Ceramic sculpture by Makhno Dimensions: D 23 x H 44 cm Materials: Ceramics Makhno Studio is a workshop of modern Ukrainian design and architecture. We work in Ukrainian con...
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2010s Ukrainian Modern Figurative Sculptures

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Ceramic

21 Clesitera Glass Vase by Ettore Sottsass from Memphis Milano
Located in Pregnana Milanese, IT
The Clesitera glass vase with pendant, was originally designed by Ettore Sottsass in 1986. The vase is blown glass, and signed on the base, for further information please see authent...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Figurative Sculptures

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Glass

Baywatch Octopus Decorative Centerpiece, Handmade Italy, 2020, Hand-Crafted
Located in San Miniato PI, IT
The piece is a unique representation created by our designer. The creations are completely made by hand. Ceramic and paint are water resistant.     
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2010s Italian Modern Figurative Sculptures

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Ceramic, Paint

Hermanos Calavera Conquistador in Oiled Mahogany by Miguel &Ilse Silva for Wooda
Located in Omro, WI
These handsome but quirky brothers designed by Miguel and Ilse Silva for Wooda are the result of an engaging mix of personality, love, fun and mischievousness. Los Hermanos Calavera(...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Figurative Sculptures

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Wood, Hardwood, Mahogany

Lladro The Black Guest Figurine Large Model by Jaime Hayon
Located in New York, NY
Black porcelain figurine created by Jaime Hayon for the collection The Guest by LLadró Atelier with a black base attached to the piece. The Guest is a piece created by Jaime Hayon fo...
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21st Century and Contemporary Spanish Modern Figurative Sculptures

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Porcelain

Vaso a Palla by Aldo Londi
Located in New York, NY
Launched in 1959 by expert ceramicist Aldo Londi, the Rimini Blue series, which has been produced for over sixty years by the Manifattura Bitossi, is but one of Bitossi’s numerous cl...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Figurative Sculptures

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Ceramic

Alzata Nero Blue by Ettore Sottsass
Located in New York, NY
Established in 1921 by the heir to a long line of Italian potters and kiln workers, the "Maioliche artistiche Guido Bitossi" factory produces many of the most recognizable ceramics o...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Figurative Sculptures

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Ceramic

Lalique Heart Paperweight/Sculpture in Clear Crystal
Located in New York, NY
The smooth, satin finished heart conveys feelings of romance and devotion as the universal symbol of love. Handcrafted in France. Dimensions: 1.65" x 2.56" x 1.61"
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21st Century and Contemporary French Modern Figurative Sculptures

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Crystal