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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 The modernists rejected both natural and historical references and relied primarily on industrial materials such as metal, glass, plywood, and, later, plastics.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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Alone, Set of Three TOTEM Sculptures, Bronze, Figurative, Tribal Influence
By Steve Turner
Located in Chicago, IL
Set of three bronze totems on base, Tribal influence sculpture by Steve Turner. This minimal sculpture was first carved in wood then cast in bronze. The wood grain is visible in the ...
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2010s American Modern Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Bronze, Bronze

Man on the Moon by András Wahorn, 2018, Hungary
By András Wahorn
Located in Debrecen-Pallag, HU
Andras Wahorn (Hungary, Budapest 1953-) is a painter, graphic designer, sculptor, musician, composer, director, videographer, who is an ever explorer of art and the Avant Garde and h...
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2010s Hungarian Modern Figurative Sculptures

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Steel

Feng Shui Bonsai "Zen", Handmade in Italy, Sculpture, Contemporary
Located in San Miniato PI, IT
The Zen Bonsai is inspired by the Zen gardens, tipical places in Japan. Calm, spirit and relax are the main inspirations. The materials are wood and metals, representing both the st...
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2010s Italian Modern Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Aluminum

Contemporary Design 'Thinking Space - Stool , by Andredottir & Bobek
Located in copenhagen, DK
One-off a kind - Contemporary Design, Thinking space - stool, made by the art and design duo Andredottir & Bobek They have in this collection imitated landscape with artificial ma...
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2010s Danish Modern Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Foam, Ash

Modern Signed Midcentury Abstract Carved Wood Female Male Torso Sculpture
By Sondheimer
Located in Studio City, CA
Beautiful, abstract figural, hand carved wood sculpture of female nude torso on swivel (appears to be male torso when viewed at different angle). Signed by the artist under the base....
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1970s American Vintage Modern Figurative Sculptures

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Metal

Contemporary Apple w/ Worm Sculpture in Antique Copper and Brass by Robert Kuo
Located in West Hollywood, CA
Apple with worm sculpture Antique copper Brass Hand Repoussé Limited Edition Each piece is individually crafted and is unique. Repoussé is the traditional art of hand-hammer...
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2010s Modern Figurative Sculptures

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Brass, Copper

'Kiss' Sculpture
Located in Brussels, BE
The 'Kiss' sculpture in limited edition by artist Laurent Pernot for French Cliché. This is Presented by French Cliché. Artist Laurent Pernot interprets romantic French Kiss by crea...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Modern Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Plaster

Sculptural Farewell Gold Wall Sconces, Hand Polished Brass, Art Lighting
Located in Oporto, PT
1. Product description: The “Farewell” wall lamps are made of brushed brass cast. After smelting, a process known for thousands of years widely used in brass and bronze sculptures a...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Brass, Brass

Sculptural Monroe Gold Wall Sconce Polished Brass Off White Lampshade, Art Light
Located in Oporto, PT
1. Product description: The “Monroe” wall lamp is made of brushed brass cast with a lampshade adorned by a gold tassel fringe complementing the set. After smelting, a process known ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Figurative Sculptures

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Brass

21st Century Monroe Floor Lamp, Brushed Brass and Beige Lampshade, Art Lighting
Located in Oporto, PT
1. Product description: The “Monroe” floor lamp is made of brushed brass cast with a lampshade adorned by a gold tassel fringe complementing the set. After smelting, a process known...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Brass

Ceramic Sculpture by Roger Capron
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Extremely affecting, with the charm of great Folk Art, this "Mother and Child" is a rare piece. Roger Capron, obviously working in his favorite vernacular idiom, modeled th...
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1950s French Vintage Modern Figurative Sculptures

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Ceramic

Anatomy Body Parts "Gold Feet", Biscuit Porcelain, Gold paint. Handmade Design.
Located in San Miniato PI, IT
The Anatomy collection is the result of the extravagant creativity of two innovative designers, who are inspired especially by the human body. This sculptures represent human body p...
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2010s Italian Modern Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Porcelain, Acrylic

Anatomy Body Parts "Gold Thorn", Biscuit Porcelain, Gold Leaf, Handmade Design
Located in San Miniato PI, IT
The Anatomy collection is the result of the extravagant creativity of two innovative designers, who are inspired especially by the human body. This sculptures represent human body p...
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2010s Italian Modern Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Porcelain, Acrylic

"Amber" Jellifish, 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

Materials

Art Glass

"Her Majesty", 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

Materials

Art Glass

"Extraterrestrial", 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

Materials

Art Glass

"Transparent vessel", 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

Materials

Art Glass

Spanish Tabletop Globe with Turned Wood Support, Early 20th Century
Located in Madrid, ES
Spanish Tabletop globe with turned wood support. Early 20th Century Measurements: 32 x 35 cm Good condition
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20th Century Spanish Modern Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Wood

Zeville Beige Handcrafted Leather "Punching Bag"
Located in St.Niklausen, LU, Lucerne
The interesting thing in boxing was always the combination of violence and chic. We combined these two attributes into a beautiful piece of art. The Zeville Punching Bag is a great c...
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2010s Italian Modern Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Leather

Zeville Black Handcrafted Leather "Punching Bag"
Located in St.Niklausen, LU, Lucerne
The interesting thing in boxing was always the combination of violence and chic. We combined these two attributes into a beautiful piece of art. The Zeville Punching Bag is a great c...
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2010s Italian Modern Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Leather

Zeville Brown Handcrafted Leather "Punching Bag"
Located in St.Niklausen, LU, Lucerne
The interesting thing in boxing was always the combination of violence and chic. We combined these two attributes into a beautiful piece of art. The Zeville Punching Bag is a great c...
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2010s Italian Modern Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Leather

Contemporary Lima Bean Sculpture in Brass by Robert Kuo, Hand Repoussé, Limited
Located in West Hollywood, CA
Lima bean sculpture Brass Hand Repoussé Limited edition Repoussé is the traditional art of hand-hammering decorative relief onto sheet metal. The technique originated around 80...
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2010s Modern Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Brass

Modern Surrealist Bronze Sculpture
Located in New York, NY
Modern Surrealist cast bronze sculpture on marble base, depicting a nude man holding a winged humanoid creature in embrace. The piece dates from the 1970's and was likely made by a N...
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1970s American Vintage Modern Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Marble, Bronze

Ajax, a Unique clear, cream & taup / camel Glass Sculpture by Cathryn Shilling
Located in London, GB
Ajax is a unique glass sculpture by the British artist Cathryn Shilling. The interior figure is free-blown glass which is wrapped in kiln-formed glass cane 'fabric' created in cream,...
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2010s British Modern Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Art Glass, Blown Glass

20th Century Cubist Ceramic Sculpture
Located in Santa Fe, NM
A strong cubist ceramic sculpture with a textural glaze.
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20th Century American Modern Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Ceramic

Hermès Eye of Cleopatra Magnifier Desk Accessory or Paperweight, Vintage
Located in North Miami, FL
This always conversational and clever signed Hermes Cleopatra eye magnifier and or paperweight is gold-plated and glass. It is vintage from the 1960s. It was designed by Jean Cocteau...
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1960s French Vintage Modern Figurative Sculptures

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Gold Plate

Mermaid Handmade Ceramic Vase Made in Italy
Located in ROCCAVIVARA CB, IT
The best of Italian craftsmanship is represented in this amazing vase handmade and hand painted Ceramic made in Italy.
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Ceramic

Sea Woman Handamade Ceramic Vase Made in Italy
Located in ROCCAVIVARA CB, IT
The best of Italian craftsmanship is represented in this amazing vase handmade and hand painted Ceramic made in Italy
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Ceramic

HOLLY HUNT Hunters Totem in Wood, Cotton & Rope by Christian Astuguevieille
Located in Chicago, IL
HOLLY HUNT Hunters totem in wood, cotton & rope by Christian Astuguevieille Additional Information: Materials: Wood, cotton & rope Dimensions: 10.5 W x 99 H inch Note: Unique scul...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Rope

Seletti "Memorabilia" Porcelain My Robot
Located in New York, NY
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

Materials

Porcelain

Elephant Animal Figure in Black Biscuit Porcelain by Nymphenburg
By Nymphenburg Porcelain, August Göhring
Located in New York, NY
If one is to compare this elephant designed by August Göhring in 1936 with its older brothers, it soon becomes clear why it was decided to produce the young bull Edward in black bisc...
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21st Century and Contemporary German Modern Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Porcelain

Lladro Naturofantastic Candleholder in Golden Lustre by Javier Molina
Located in New York, NY
Chandelier with a white porcelain design and gilded luster decorated with natural handmade motifs. An imaginary universe where the organic and fantasy are combined to create everyday...
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21st Century and Contemporary Spanish Modern Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Porcelain

Perching Bird Emil Figure in White Biscuit Porcelain by Nymphenburg
By Ted Muehling, Nymphenburg Porcelain
Located in New York, NY
Designer Ted Muehling chose this bird — "Emil" — from the Nymphenburg figure repertoire and reinterpreted it, the branch clip made from blackened metal adds a new design element to t...
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21st Century and Contemporary German Modern Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Porcelain

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

Materials

Porcelain

Lladro Naturofantastic Candlestick with Multi Design by Marco Antonio Noguerón
Located in New York, NY
Candlestick with a multicolored porcelain design decorated with natural handmade motifs. Lladró's Naturofantastic collection is inspired by lush plant forms to create a luminous and ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Spanish Modern Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Porcelain

Wave Business Card Holder from Souda, Copper, in Stock
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This listing includes 1 Wave Business card holder in a copper finish. Add some polish to your desktop with the Wave Business card holder. Geometric, minimal and poetic, this deskt...
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2010s Chinese Modern Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Copper, Steel, Metal

Mindfulness 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

Materials

Art Glass

"Mars" 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...
Category

2010s Italian Modern Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Art Glass

"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...
Category

2010s Italian Modern Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Art Glass

"Transparent Vessel", 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...
Category

2010s Italian Modern Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Art Glass

21st Century Brass Modern Contemporary Sculpture, Raw Bronze by Margit Wittig
Located in London, GB
This raw bronze sculpture has a natural golden brass finish. The female and male Giacometti-influenced portraits are individual objects and can be positioned in various combinations ...
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21st Century and Contemporary English Modern Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Bronze

Pop Comic Artistic Murano Glass Sculpture
Located in Murano, VE
Sandy crabs, is a blown glass pop comic figurine with a passion for comedy. Created by Roberto Beltrami in Murano glass.
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2010s Italian Modern Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Murano Glass

Pop Comic Artistic Murano Glass Sculpture
Located in Murano, VE
Heedless beaver, is a blown glass pop comic figurine with a passion for comedy. Created by Roberto Beltrami, in Murano glass.
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2010s Italian Modern Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Murano Glass

Pop Comic Artistic Murano Glass Sculpture Chef Pork
Located in Murano, VE
Chef Pork, is a blown glass pop comic figurine with a passion for comedy. Created by Roberto Beltrami, in Murano glass.
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2010s Italian Modern Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Murano Glass

Pop Comic Artistic Murano Glass Sculpture Rhino
Located in Murano, VE
Gangsta Rhino is a blown glass pop comic figurine with a passion for comedy. Created by Roberto Beltrami, in Murano glass.
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2010s Italian Modern Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Murano Glass

Pop Comic Artistic Murano Glass Sculpture Bull
Located in Murano, VE
Fighting bull, is a blown glass pop comic figurine with a passion for comedy. Created by Roberto Beltrami, in Murano glass.
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2010s Italian Modern Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Murano Glass

Pop Comic Artistic Murano Glass Sculpture
Located in Murano, VE
Sheriff, is a blown glass pop comic figurine with a passion for comedy. Created by Roberto Beltrami, in Murano glass.
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2010s Italian Modern Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Murano Glass

Pop Comic Artistic Murano Glass Sculpture King Lion
Located in Murano, VE
King lion, is a blown glass pop comic figurine with a passion for comedy. Created by Roberto Beltrami, in Murano glass.
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2010s Italian Modern Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Murano Glass

Artistic Handmade Murano Glass Sculpture Gold Soul
Located in Murano, VE
A modern sculpture portraying the soul of a glass man. Core of black glass with 24-karat gold leaf Sommerso with clear glass.
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2010s Italian Modern Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Murano Glass

Artistic Handmade Murano Glass Sculpture Aquamarine Turtle
Located in Murano, VE
A modern artistic acquatic turtle sculpture . Handmade in Murano.
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2010s Italian Modern Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Murano Glass

Artistic Handmade Murano Glass Sculpture Epic Hand
Located in Murano, VE
A modern Murano glass sculpture portraying an epic hand . Dark Amber with blue Sphere.
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2010s Italian Modern Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Murano Glass

Equus Decorative Horse Hand Sculpted Calacatta Bianco Port Saint Laurent Marble
Located in Cartaxo, PT
Hand sculpted horse in Calacatta Bianco marble matte finish. Base in Port Saint Laurent marble polished. Equus marble sculpture ST027 Calacatta Bianco marble; matte finish ST0...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Marble, Marble

Feng Shui Bonsai "Pink curls", Handmade in Italy, Sculpture, Contemporary
Located in San Miniato PI, IT
The Pink Curls Bonsai is inspired by the weeping willow tree, a wonderful and unique tree. The materials are wood and metals, representing both the strength of life and the roots of...
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2010s Italian Modern Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Aluminum

Feng Shui Bonsai "Little Green", Handmade in Italy, Sculpture, Contemporary
Located in San Miniato PI, IT
The Little Green Bonsai is inspired by the Sophora Japonica Pendula, a Japanese tree. The materials are wood and metals, representing both the strength of life and the roots of Moth...
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2010s Italian Modern Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Aluminum

Feng Shui Bonsai "Cascata", Handmade in Italy, Sculpture, Contemporary
Located in San Miniato PI, IT
The Cascata Bonsai is inspired by the Niagara falls. The materials are wood and metals, representing both the strength of life and the roots of Mother Nature. Sculptures are composed...
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2010s Italian Modern Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Aluminum

Cactus 4-Armed Sound Absorbing Figurative Sculpture by Marie Aigner
Located in Maisach, Bavaria
21st century European cactus 4-armed sound absorbing figurative sculpture by Marie Aigner. This sound absorbing sculpture has also an acoustical effectiveness and hereby melts 2 f...
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21st Century and Contemporary German Modern Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Plastic

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

Materials

Plastic

Cactus 6-Armed Sound Absorbing Figurative Sculpture by Marie Aigner
Located in Maisach, Bavaria
21st century European cactus 6-armed sound absorbing figurative sculpture by Marie Aigner This sound absorbing sculpture has also an acoustical effectiveness and hereby melts 2 fu...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary German Modern Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Plastic