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Modern Furniture Design
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 The modernists rejected both natural and historical references and relied primarily on industrial materials such as metal, glass, plywood, and, later, plastics.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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Venini Ando Time Hourglass in Pink and Red by Tadao Ando
Located in New York, NY
Ando Time Hourglass, designed by Tadao Ando and manufactured by Venini, is a limited edition of 49 art pieces (per color) plus an additional 20 P.d.A. artist's proof. "Architecture i...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Mobiles and Kinetic Sculptures

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Glass

Solar Chandelier, Contemporary Capiz Shell Solar-Powered Lighting, Customizable
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Hanging from strands of transparent wire, solar chandelier is made from photovoltaic modules that power LED bulbs to illuminate translucent materials of different kinds. The material...
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21st Century and Contemporary North American Modern Mobiles and Kinetic Sculptures

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Shell

Lilly 1 Contemporary LED Chandelier, Solid Brass, Handmade/Finished, Art, Large
Located in Torslanda, SE
Lilly is a contemporary chandelier that challenges the differentiation of room and object. Formed from solid brass milled petals, each LED light source contains a single crystal hemi...
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2010s Scandinavian Modern Mobiles and Kinetic Sculptures

Materials

Brass

Dia Contemporary LED Chandelier, Config. 2, Solid Brass, Handmade/finished, Art
Located in Torslanda, SE
Dia is a sculptural chandelier inspired by the heterophony of natural sound. Each frame (or melody) is hand-rolled with all joints cleverly concealed within the circular light source...
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2010s Scandinavian Modern Mobiles and Kinetic Sculptures

Materials

Brass

Bonnie 3 Contemporary LED Chandelier, Solid Brass or Chromed, Handmade/finished
Located in Torslanda, SE
The Bonnie range is designed around the stylized form of a Saffron flower, known around the world for its valuable beauty, fragrance and essence. Each organic flower-like form is ...
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2010s Scandinavian Modern Mobiles and Kinetic Sculptures

Materials

Brass

Dia Contemporary LED Chandelier, Config. 3, Solid Brass, Handmade/finished, Art
Located in Torslanda, SE
Dia is a sculptural chandelier inspired by the heterophony of natural sound. Each frame (or melody) is hand-rolled with all joints cleverly concealed within the circular light source...
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2010s Scandinavian Modern Mobiles and Kinetic Sculptures

Materials

Brass

Laur Large Contemporary LED Chandelier, Brass, Handmade/Finished, Art, Sculpture
Located in Torslanda, SE
Inspired by the three states of matter, Laur combines semi-precious elements of brass, onyx, and hand blown white glass in playful interconnecting arrangements, some with functional ...
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2010s Scandinavian Modern Mobiles and Kinetic Sculptures

Materials

Brass

Bonnie Config 3 Contemporary LED Chandelier, Brass or Nickel, Large, Art
Located in Torslanda, SE
The Bonnie range is designed around the stylized form of a Saffron flower, known around the world for its valuable beauty, fragrance and essence. Each organic flower-like form is ...
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2010s Scandinavian Modern Mobiles and Kinetic Sculptures

Materials

Brass

Contemporary Joni Config, Handmade Sculptural LED Chandelier,Crystal and Páua
Located in Torslanda, SE
Taking inspiration from the necessity of light for life, the Joni range is a portrayal of photosynthesis, the process by which plants convert sunlight to food. Within each leaf-l...
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2010s Scandinavian Modern Mobiles and Kinetic Sculptures

Materials

Crystal, Brass

Bonnie Config 3 Contemporary LED Chandelier, Solid Brass or Chromed, Small, Art
Located in Torslanda, SE
The Bonnie range is designed around the stylised form of a Saffron flower, known around the world for its valuable beauty, fragrance and essence. Each organic flower-like form is ...
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2010s Scandinavian Modern Mobiles and Kinetic Sculptures

Materials

Brass

Bonnie Contemporary LED Small Pendant, Solid Brass or Chromed, Handmade/Finished
Located in Torslanda, SE
The Bonnie range is designed around the stylized form of a Saffron flower, known around the world for its valuable beauty, fragrance and essence. Each organic flower-like form is ...
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2010s Scandinavian Modern Mobiles and Kinetic Sculptures

Materials

Brass

Bonnie Config 3 Contemporary LED Chandelier, Solid Brass or Chromed, Large, Art
Located in Torslanda, SE
The Bonnie range is designed around the stylized form of a Saffron flower, known around the world for its valuable beauty, fragrance and essence. Each organic flower-like form is ...
Category

2010s Scandinavian Modern Mobiles and Kinetic Sculptures

Materials

Brass

Bonnie 5 Contemporary LED Chandelier, Solid Brass or Chromed, Handmade/finished
Located in Torslanda, SE
The Bonnie range is designed around the stylized form of a Saffron flower, known around the world for its valuable beauty, fragrance and essence. Each organic flower-like form is ...
Category

2010s Scandinavian Modern Mobiles and Kinetic Sculptures

Materials

Brass

Rone Contemporary LED Sculptural Brass Table Light, Handmade in Sweden
Located in Torslanda, SE
The Rone range is an exploration of the delicate balance of Classic forms. In simplicity, quality is at the utmost importance and our solid brass parts are painstakingly milled or sp...
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2010s Scandinavian Modern Mobiles and Kinetic Sculptures

Materials

Brass

Bonnie Config 1 Contemporary LED Chandelier, Solid Brass or Chromed, Large, Art
Located in Torslanda, SE
The Bonnie range is designed around the stylised form of a Saffron flower, known around the world for its valuable beauty, fragrance and essence. Each organic flower-like form is ...
Category

2010s Scandinavian Modern Mobiles and Kinetic Sculptures

Materials

Brass

Dia Contemporary LED Chandelier, Config. 1, solid brass, handmade/finished
Located in Torslanda, SE
Dia is a sculptural chandelier inspired by the heterophony of natural sound. Each frame (or melody) is hand-rolled with all joints cleverly concealed within the circular light source...
Category

2010s Scandinavian Modern Mobiles and Kinetic Sculptures

Materials

Brass

Bonnie Config. 4 Contemporary LED Chandelier, Solid Brass or Chromed, Small
Located in Torslanda, SE
The Bonnie range is designed around the stylized form of a Saffron flower, known around the world for its valuable beauty, fragrance and essence. Each organic flower-like form is ...
Category

2010s Scandinavian Modern Mobiles and Kinetic Sculptures

Materials

Brass

Contemporary Joni Config. 1 LED Chandelier with Crystal and Páua Shell
Located in Torslanda, SE
Taking inspiration from the necessity of light for life, the Joni range is a portrayal of photosynthesis, the process by which plants convert sunlight to food. Within each leaf-l...
Category

2010s Scandinavian Modern Mobiles and Kinetic Sculptures

Materials

Crystal, Brass

Bonnie Config 1 Contemporary LED Chandelier, Solid Brass or Chromed, Small, Art
Located in Torslanda, SE
The Bonnie range is designed around the stylised form of a Saffron flower, known around the world for its valuable beauty, fragrance and essence. Each organic flower-like form is st...
Category

2010s Scandinavian Modern Mobiles and Kinetic Sculptures

Materials

Brass

Bonnie Config. 4 Contemporary LED Chandelier, Solid Brass or Chromed, Handmade
Located in Torslanda, SE
The Bonnie range is designed around the stylised form of a Saffron flower, known around the world for its valuable beauty, fragrance and essence. Each organic flower-like form is ...
Category

2010s Scandinavian Modern Mobiles and Kinetic Sculptures

Materials

Brass

Dia Contemporary LED Chandelier, Config. 2, Solid Brass, Handmade/finished, Art
Located in Torslanda, SE
Dia is a sculptural chandelier inspired by the heterophony of natural sound. Each frame (or melody) is hand-rolled with all joints cleverly concealed within the circular light source...
Category

2010s Scandinavian Modern Mobiles and Kinetic Sculptures

Materials

Brass

Bonnie Contemporary LED Large Pendant, Solid Brass or Chromed, Handmade/finished
Located in Torslanda, SE
The Bonnie range is designed around the stylized form of a Saffron flower, known around the world for its valuable beauty, fragrance and essence. Each organic flower-like form is st...
Category

2010s Scandinavian Modern Mobiles and Kinetic Sculptures

Materials

Brass

Rone Contemporary LED Wall Light Sconce, solid brass, hand-finished in Sweden
Located in Torslanda, SE
The Rone range is an exploration of the delicate balance of Classic forms. In simplicity, quality is at the utmost importance and our solid brass parts are painstakingly milled or sp...
Category

2010s Scandinavian Modern Mobiles and Kinetic Sculptures

Materials

Brass

Clessidra Glass Hourglass in Green and Sand by Venini
Located in New York, NY
Venini glass hourglass in green and sand. Perfect for indoor home decor or as a statement piece for any room. Limited edition of 199 pieces. Also available in other colors on 1stdibs...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Mobiles and Kinetic Sculptures

Materials

Art Glass

Clessidra Glass Hourglass in Bamboo and Aquamarine by Venini
Located in New York, NY
Venini glass hourglass in bamboo and aquamarine. Perfect for indoor home decor or as a statement piece for any room. Limited edition of 199 pieces. Also available in other colors on ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Mobiles and Kinetic Sculptures

Materials

Art Glass

Clessidra Glass Hourglass in Grey and Red by Venini
Located in New York, NY
Venini glass hourglass in grey and red. Perfect for indoor home decor or as a statement piece for any room. Limited edition of 199 pieces. Also available in other colors on 1stdibs. ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Mobiles and Kinetic Sculptures

Materials

Art Glass

Carmelo Cappello Bronze Kinetic Sculpture,Signed, Numbered,Dated
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Traditional style sculpture for the well known Italian artist Carmelo Cappello. This is signed and dated 37/99 and 1978. The work shows patina of age and the work seats lose on the b...
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1970s Italian Vintage Modern Mobiles and Kinetic Sculptures

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Brass, Bronze

Venini Limited Edition Ando Time Hour Glass Set in Crystal by Tadao Ando
Located in New York, NY
The collaboration between the master craftsmanship of the Venetian glass and the layered geometric form has created this special piece of objet. Architecture is defined through “Spac...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Mobiles and Kinetic Sculptures

Materials

Glass

Venini Limited Edition Ando Time Hour Glass Set in Pink by Tadao Ando
Located in New York, NY
The collaboration between the master craftsmanship of the Venetian glass and the layered geometric form has created this special piece of objet. Architecture is defined through “Spac...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Mobiles and Kinetic Sculptures

Materials

Glass

Jon Krawczyk Abstract Mobile Desk Sculpture, 1995
Located in Miami, FL
Postmodern contemporary metal desk or table sculpture with hanging mobile by artist Jon Krawzcynk, 1995. Signed and dated.
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1990s American Modern Mobiles and Kinetic Sculptures

Materials

Steel

Venini Ando Time Hourglass in Crystal and Aquamarine by Tadao Ando
Located in New York, NY
Ando time hourglass, designed by Tadao Ando and manufactured by Venini, is a limited edition of 49 art pieces (per color) plus an additional 20 P.d.A. artist's proof. "Architecture i...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Mobiles and Kinetic Sculptures

Materials

Glass

Venini Ando Time Hourglass in Grape and Bamboo by Tadao Ando
Located in New York, NY
Ando Time Hourglass, designed by Tadao Ando and manufactured by Venini, is a limited edition of 49 art pieces (per color) plus an additional 20 P.d.A. artist's proof. "Architecture i...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Mobiles and Kinetic Sculptures

Materials

Glass

Venini Ando Time Hourglass in Pink and Straw Yellow by Tadao Ando
Located in New York, NY
Ando time hourglass, designed by Tadao Ando and manufactured by Venini, is a limited edition of 49 art pieces (per color) plus an additional 20 P.d.A. artist's proof. "Architecture i...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Mobiles and Kinetic Sculptures

Materials

Glass

Venini Ando Time Hourglass in Crystal and Red by Tadao Ando
Located in New York, NY
Ando Time Hourglass, designed by Tadao Ando and manufactured by Venini, is a limited edition of 49 art pieces (per color) plus an additional 20 P.d.A. artist's proof. ""Architecture ...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Mobiles and Kinetic Sculptures

Materials

Glass

Venini Clessidre Glass Hourglass in Pink and Gray by Fulvio Bianconi
Located in New York, NY
Clessidre Hourglass, designed by Paolo Venini and Fulvio Bianconi, was originally designed in 1957. Available in different colors, the grey / mint green version is a limited edition ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Mobiles and Kinetic Sculptures

Materials

Glass

Venini Ando Time Hourglass in Grape and Red by Tadao Ando
Located in New York, NY
Ando Time hourglass, designed by Tadao Ando and manufactured by Venini, is a limited edition of 49 art pieces (per color) plus an additional 20 P.d.A. artist's proof. "Architecture i...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Mobiles and Kinetic Sculptures

Materials

Glass

Wood Model Female Figure Sculpture Piece Articulating
Located in New York, NY
A beautiful seated vintage articulating artist wood model female figure sculpture piece with stand, circa early to mid-20th century. Dimensions including wood base: 4.94" D x 6.94" W...
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Mid-20th Century Modern Mobiles and Kinetic Sculptures

Materials

Metal

The Chariot, A Sculpture of Wood and Steel by Dave Root, 2019
Located in Kansas City, MO
The Chariot by Dave Root is a kinetic piece that is not quite kinetic. It is directly inspired by Alberto Giacometti’s Le Chariot but interpreted on an asymmetrical plane in a non-fi...
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2010s American Modern Mobiles and Kinetic Sculptures

Materials

Steel

Ukiyo Saucer, Concrete Fountain/Fishpond by OPIARY (D50")
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Opiary is a Brooklyn-based biophilic design and production studio. We integrate nature in each of our designs, incorporating live greenery and organic shapes into bespoke furniture, ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Modern Mobiles and Kinetic Sculptures

Materials

Cement

Ukiyo Saucer, Concrete Fountain/Fishpond by OPIARY (D62")
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Opiary is a Brooklyn-based biophilic design and production studio. We integrate nature in each of our designs, incorporating live greenery and organic shapes into bespoke furniture, ...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Modern Mobiles and Kinetic Sculptures

Materials

Cement

Concrete Echelon Planter by OPIARY (D20", H18")
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Opiary is a Brooklyn-based biophilic design and production studio. We integrate nature in each of our designs, incorporating live greenery and organic shapes into bespoke furniture, ...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Modern Mobiles and Kinetic Sculptures

Materials

Cement

Nickel-Plated Mobile Sculpture by Iconic Snob Galeries
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
This large scale, bespoke nickel-plated mobile by Iconic Snob Galeries will make a definite statement with its simplicity and finish Note: Dimensions are approximate as the measur...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Mobiles and Kinetic Sculptures

Materials

Nickel, Nickel

Stella Benvenuto Hand Made Embroidery Mobile, Argentina, 2019
Located in Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires
Stella Benvenuto hand made embroidery mobile, Argentina, 2019. Untitled. The embroidery mobile was exhibited in her solo show "Between sky and earth" at Calvaresi in Buenos Aires, ...
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2010s Argentine Modern Mobiles and Kinetic Sculptures

Materials

Textile

"Red Tower" Box Sculpture by Artist Andy Lakey
Located in San Diego, CA
Unique large "Red Tower" box sculpture by by noted artist Andy Lackey, circa 1998. The piece is made of wood and painted red with a Keith Haring like swirl pattern on the surface; it...
Category

Late 20th Century American Modern Mobiles and Kinetic Sculptures

Materials

Wood

Venini Limited Edition Ando Time Hour Glass Set in Grape by Tadao Ando
Located in New York, NY
The collaboration between the master craftsmanship of the Venetian Glass and the layered geometric form has created this special piece of objet. Architecture is defined through “Spac...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Mobiles and Kinetic Sculptures

Materials

Glass

Unique Colorful Dichroic Sculpture by Camilla Richter
Located in Geneve, CH
Colorful dichroic sculpture by Camilla Richter stained wood, dichroic glass (divers) Measures: 512 x 512 x 996 mm Unique piece Camilla Richter's works were published in Elle De...
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2010s German Modern Mobiles and Kinetic Sculptures

Materials

Glass

Unique Colorful Dichroic Wall Sculpture by Camilla Richter
Located in Geneve, CH
Unique colorful Dichroic wall sculpture by Camilla Richter Wall sculpture ‘And C I’ Powder-coated, steel dichroic glass (red) Measures: 406 x 344 x 174 mm Unique piece Camilla...
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2010s German Modern Mobiles and Kinetic Sculptures

Materials

Glass

Mojo Amulet Brass by Serena Confalonieri
Located in Geneve, CH
Mojo Amulet brass by Serena Confalonieri Dimensions: 23 x 50 x 1 cm Materials: Glass fusion, decorative alluminium chains Glass colors: Transparent, light blue, blue, grey, and br...
Category

2010s Italian Modern Mobiles and Kinetic Sculptures

Materials

Aluminum

Ernest Trova Brass Folding Man Sculpture
Located in Los Angeles, CA
1927-2009 Trova was an artist known for his 'Falling Man' figure that he painted and made sculptures of. This trademarked 'Folding Man' is part of his iconic mechanical figures. limi...
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Mid-20th Century American Modern Mobiles and Kinetic Sculptures

Materials

Brass

Large Modern Chrome on Black Marble Kinetic Sculpture by Michael Cutler
Located in San Diego, CA
Stunning large modern chrome on black marble base kinetic sculpture by noted artist Michael Cutler, circa 1982. Dimensions: 19" W x 26" D x 23" H, the marble base measures 12" W x...
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Late 20th Century American Modern Mobiles and Kinetic Sculptures

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Marble, Chrome

Pair of Brass Ibis Sculptures
Located in Catania, IT
Pair of brass sculptures dating back to 1975 depicting the sacred birds of the Nile river, the Ibis.
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1970s Italian Vintage Modern Mobiles and Kinetic Sculptures

Materials

Brass

Mojo Amulet Copper by Serena Confalonieri
Located in Geneve, CH
Mojo Amulet Copper by Serena Confalonieri Dimensions: 26 x 48 x 1 cm Materials: Artisanal glass, decorative aluminium chains Glass colors: Transparent, pink, red, brown, purple C...
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2010s Italian Modern Mobiles and Kinetic Sculptures

Materials

Aluminum

1 of 2 Roger Feraud Mid-Century Modern French Black & Gold Hat Rack, Space Age
Located in Miami, FL
Roger Feraud in black and gold finish hat rack, coat stand from France, we have two available. Also used as a Sculpture typically in the Mid-Century Modern Space Age interior. We i...
Category

1960s French Vintage Modern Mobiles and Kinetic Sculptures

Materials

Metal, Metal

Stainless Steel "Ribbon" Sculpture by E. David Hershler
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Beautiful stainless steel ribbon sculpture by American artist Elijah David Herschler, the piece is to be hung from the ceiling. Good condition. Measurements: 28 long x 8" wide ...
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Late 20th Century North American Modern Mobiles and Kinetic Sculptures

Materials

Stainless Steel

Rose Bug Handmade Glazed Stoneware Sculpture Unique Edition
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Keith Simpson, who grew up in St. John Washington, a farming Community of about 600 people in eastern WA state, always makes the underdog models of cars. He says, "They are like the ...
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2010s American Modern Mobiles and Kinetic Sculptures

Materials

Stoneware

Monumental Mechanical Wood Angel Art Sculpture Statue by Jay Bolotin
Located in Dayton, OH
"Museum exhibit sculpture by Jay Bolotin. Aptly titled Angel, this art sculpture is larger than life. The wooden body shows elegance as it points to the sky. Affixed with mobile whee...
Category

1990s Modern Mobiles and Kinetic Sculptures

Materials

Hardwood

Mojo Amulet Silver by Serena Confalonieri
Located in Geneve, CH
Mojo Amulet Silver by Serena Confalonieri Dimensions: 30 x 48 x 1 cm Materials: Glass fusion, decorative aluminum chains Glass colors: Transparent, yellow, grey, pink, green Chai...
Category

2010s Italian Modern Mobiles and Kinetic Sculptures

Materials

Aluminum

Unique Contemporary Rocking Armchair Relation by Bert Loeschner
Located in Vienna, AT
Eames Appropriation chair 'relation' by Bert Loeschner-Unique Rocking Bench One of a kind Eames appropriation design piece inspired by one the icons of modern design, the armchair...
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2010s Austrian Modern Mobiles and Kinetic Sculptures

Materials

Epoxy Resin, Oak, Fiberglass