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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 The Modernists rejected both natural and historical references and relied primarily on industrial materials such as metal, glass, plywood, and, later, plastics.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 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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Venini, Murano Glass Bowl/Small Vase Acid Signed 'Venini, Murano, Italia' 3 Line
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Beautiful small bowl in ruby red glass by Venini. Signed in acid 3 lines, several designers worked at the studio at same time in the 40-70" could be any, for sure made for Venini as ...
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1950s Italian Vintage Modern Decorative Objects

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Glass, Art Glass

Italian Marble Vessel with Brass Inset Bowl, Apparatus
Located in Tulsa, OK
Neo Vessel Nero Kinitra by Apparatus Made of Italian marble with a brass inset bowl, this vessel distills the visual language of ceremonial objects to its simplest forms. The coll...
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2010s American Modern Decorative Objects

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Marble

Contemporary by Las Animas Keru 201 Sculpture Vase Vessel Epoxi Resin Red White
Located in Seville, ES
Keru is a collection of sculptures / vessels handmade with lost mold technique. Only 8 numbered units for each model. Nevertheless the entire process of artisanal creation and since ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Spanish Modern Decorative Objects

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Epoxy Resin

Larsdrejare, Vase / Vessel, Glazed Stoneware, Laholm, Sweden circa 1970s
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A vase / vessel / bottle. Designed and produced by Larsdrejare, Laholm, Sweden. Signed. With highly artistic glaze. Studio production.
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1970s Swedish Vintage Modern Decorative Objects

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Stoneware

Christopher Carter Oxidised Textured Studio Pottery Vase
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
An absolutely stunning one-off studio pottery stoneware vase decorated in textured oxidised glazes by Chris Carter (b.1945). The vase has flat cut bands in a wrythen twist design aro...
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1990s British Modern Decorative Objects

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Pottery, Stoneware

Contemporary by Las Animas Keru 202 Sculpture Vase Vessel Resin Yellow Pink
Located in Seville, ES
Keru is a collection of sculptures or vessels handmade with lost mold technique. Only 8 numbered units for each model. Nevertheless the entire process of artisanal creation and since...
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21st Century and Contemporary Spanish Modern Decorative Objects

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Epoxy Resin

Modern Decorative Head Decor, Hand-Painted David Bowie Figurine Sculpture
Located in Porto, PT
David figurine decor is an eye-catching decorative object to adorn your tabletop. Inspired by the unique David Bowie, hand-painted, this beautiful ceramic head is perfect for decorat...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Decorative Objects

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Ceramic

Biomorphic Stone Sculpture
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Smooth curvature creating delicate and thin peaks characterize this small sculpture. The natural characteristics of the stone, black and grey with pearl colored veining that shimmers...
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Mid-20th Century Unknown Modern Decorative Objects

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Stone

Ceramic Vase 'Baby' "Thai" White Glazed with Bronze Top by Gabriella B.
Located in Treviso, IT
Ceramic vase white glazed with handcrafted bronze top (baby) THAI - code AS000, measures: H 80.0 cm, Dm 12.0 cm.
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2010s Italian Modern Decorative Objects

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Ceramic

Blue Join, Hand Built Ceramic Double Bowl Vessel Organic Sculptural Art Object
Located in Chicago, IL
This vivid blue vessel is totally built by hand and kiln fired. The clay is glazed in cobalt blue and the surface is textured with variation throughout. Jerilyn Virden Blue Join ...
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2010s American Modern Decorative Objects

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Ceramic, Earthenware

21st Century Federico Peri Small Vase Murano Glass Various Colors
Located in Brembate di Sopra (BG), IT
Linae small vase, Murano glass, by Federico Peri, 21st century. The Linae vases — circular pots with a blunt rim are made in solid colour and thick blown Murano glass — are available...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Decorative Objects

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Murano Glass

Biomorphic Wood Sculpture
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Laminated pine boards make up the structure for this hand carved biomorphic abstract sculpture. Undulating curves have been carved into all surfaces, there isn’t a straight edge to b...
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Mid-20th Century American Modern Decorative Objects

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Wood

Biomorphic White Stone Sculpture
Located in Los Angeles, CA
From one side this sculpture looks beautifully abstract, and from the other it looks like the bust of a horse, almost as if it were plucked off of a chess table populated by the most...
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Mid-20th Century Unknown Modern Decorative Objects

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Stone

Big Crystal Medusa by Geraldine Gonzalez
Located in Geneve, CH
Crystal Medusas by Geraldine Gonzalez Materials: crystal Dimensions: diameter 80 x height head 40 x total height approximately 140cm Other sizes: 30 cm diameter, height head 2...
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2010s French Modern Decorative Objects

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Crystal

Biomorphic Stone Sculpture
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This piece looks as though it was inspired by our most vital organ, the heart. Overall this sculpture is dark grey with a small bit of translucent light green detail, its concentrati...
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Mid-20th Century Unknown Modern Decorative Objects

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Stone

Daniel Wurtzel, "Satyr-Boy," 1993
Located in New York, NY
Daniel Wurtzel (American, b.1962) "Satyr-Boy," 1993. Carved Norway Maple. Signed with initials on right foot. Provenance: The Artist; Allan Stone Gallery, New York. Daniel Wurtzel ...
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1990s American Modern Decorative Objects

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Wood

Contemporary by Las Animas Keru 205 Sculpture Vase Vessel Resin Green Amber
Located in Seville, ES
Keru is a collection of sculptures or vessels handmade with lost mold technique. Only 8 numbered units for each model. Nevertheless the entire process of artisanal creation and since...
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21st Century and Contemporary Spanish Modern Decorative Objects

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Epoxy Resin

Biomorphic Stone Sculpture
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Dynamic and organic this abstract sculpture reminds us of a whale diving deep in the ocean after breaching the surface of the ocean for air, its tail the last bit visible of one of t...
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Mid-20th Century Unknown Modern Decorative Objects

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Stone

21st Century Zazen Collection Concrete Vase Dark Grey Color, Mod. II
Located in Rome, Lazio
The Zazen line combines organic shapes with the texture of concrete, giving life to a family of four highly recognizable vases. Each vase is produced from a monolithic concrete cast...
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2010s Italian Modern Decorative Objects

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Cement

Antique Primitive Indian Naga Bowl, Old Solid Wood, Natural Rustic, Wabisabi
Located in Hamminkeln, DE
Beautiful old Indian vintage bowl, with great patina, every item is unique, we have several available, each piece is handmade and unique, hand carved solid wood, one piece. Handmade,...
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Early 20th Century Indian Modern Decorative Objects

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Wood

Bunker Candlholder 2.0 by Arno Declercq
Located in Geneve, CH
AD Bank in iroko wood by Arno Declercq Dimensions: W 27 x L 27 x H 9 cm Materials: Burned and waxed oak Arno Declercq Belgian designer and art dealer who makes bespoke objects...
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2010s Belgian Modern Decorative Objects

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Wood

Ceramic Vase "MERLINO" Handcrafted in Gold by Gabriella B. Made in Italy
Located in Treviso, IT
Ceramic vase handcrafted in 24-karat gold, white glazed inside MERLINO, code GL050, measures: Height 90.0 cm., diameter 28.0 cm.
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2010s Italian Modern Decorative Objects

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Ceramic

Pietrina Checcacci Cast Bronze Finger Sculpture
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Cast bronze finger by Italian-Brazilian artist Pietrina Checcacci. The small weighted object features a bronze finger in a curved position with the tip finger tip facing downward. Th...
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Mid-20th Century Brazilian Modern Decorative Objects

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Bronze

Hand Carved Original Grouping of Three Teakwood Totem Sculptures by Steve Turner
Located in Chicago, IL
Teak is a dense tropical hardwood with a gray to brown color and finely textured with a tight grain and smooth surface when polished. These hand carved and shaped totem sculptures br...
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2010s American Modern Decorative Objects

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Wood, Teak

Natale Sapone Abstract Porcelain Sculpture for Rosenthal
Located in Chicago, IL
White porcelain abstract sculpture by Natale Sapone for Rosenthal, circa 1975. Abstract cloud-like form. Limited edition produced by Rosenthal and numbered 20 of 500, signed "Natale ...
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1970s German Vintage Modern Decorative Objects

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Porcelain

Ray Marble Pendant Light by On.Entropy, in Seamless White Marble
Located in Athens, GR
Ray pendant light highlights the translucency of marble and its unique crystalline quality. It consists of a seamless volume of marble with no cables other than suspension wires....
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2010s Greek Modern Decorative Objects

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Marble

Triple Tray in Iroko Wood, Arno Declercq
Located in Geneve, CH
Triple tray in Iroko wood, Arno Declercq Measures: 30 cm L x 28 cm W x 19 cm H 11.8” L x 11” W x 7.5” H Material: Iroko wood Signed by Arno Declercq Arno Declercq Belgi...
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2010s Belgian Modern Decorative Objects

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Wood

Still, Hand Carved Wenge Wood Diagonal Half Moon Sculpture on Granite Base
Located in Chicago, IL
Wenge is a dense African hardwood with a rich dark color and distinctive pattern. This hand carved and shaped sculpture brings out the natural beauty of the wood's graceful structure...
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2010s American Modern Decorative Objects

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Wood, Wenge

Vase Sculpture Handmade from Big Solid Block of Rose Quartz Made in Italy
Located in Ancona, Marche
Important sculptural vase carved by hand from a solid block of Rose Quatz. Vase dimensions: L 29, W 20, H 53 cm, available in different onyx and marbles. Limited edition of 35. Eac...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Decorative Objects

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Rose Quartz

Contemporary by Las Animas Calitra Enlighted Sculpture Resin Green
Located in Seville, ES
Enlighted Sculpture Collection. The light will projects through the geometric body projecting a watery-looking texture. An architectural piece that reflects the light from its interi...
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21st Century and Contemporary Spanish Modern Decorative Objects

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Epoxy Resin

Bronze Four-Legged Bowl, Signed Arno Declercq
Located in Geneve, CH
Bronze four-legged bowl, signed Arno Declercq Sand casted in pink bronze and hand polished. Measures: 40 cm wide x 40 cm long x 13 cm high, 15.7” wide x 15.7” long x 5” high Signe...
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2010s Belgian Modern Decorative Objects

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Bronze

21st Century by Micheluzzi Glass Pozzo Aquamarine Vase Handmade Murano Glass
Located in Venice, IT
Defined by its sturdy, rotund body, the design of this vase recalls the Venetian water wells - Pozzo. Following the blowing process the vase is cold worked with carving and polishing...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Decorative Objects

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Murano Glass

Hand Blown Glass Bonsai Sculpture 2017 #03
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 Decorative Objects

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Blown Glass

Modern Dog Bowl Porcelain Handpainted Customized Sofina Boutique Kitzbuehel
Located in Kitzbuhel, AT
For all dog lovers. Design your own dog bowl with the portrait of your dog and the name. You can choose the color of letterning name and the color of the rim. Please send us the phot...
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2010s German Modern Decorative Objects

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Porcelain

David Cressey & Robert Maxwell for Earthgender “Sunburst” Planter
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A cylindrical stoneware planter from Robert Maxwell and David Cressey's 1970s collaboration Earthgender. The planter has a rounded lip and an incised all-over sunburst pattern. The i...
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1970s American Vintage Modern Decorative Objects

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Stoneware

21st Century Federico Peri Large Vase Murano Glass Various Colors
Located in Brembate di Sopra (BG), IT
Linae Large Vase, Murano Glass, by Federico Peri, 21st Century. The Linae vases — circular pots with a blunt rim are made in solid colour and thick blown Murano glass — are available...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Decorative Objects

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Murano Glass

Ceramic Vase "ISOTTA" Handcrafted in Platinum by Gabriella B. Made in Italy
Located in Treviso, IT
Ceramic vase handcrafted in platinum ISOTTA - code GL010, measures: H. 80.0 cm., Dm. 16.0 cm.
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2010s Italian Modern Decorative Objects

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Ceramic

Contemporary by Las Animas Maa Sculpture Magazine Holder Solid Wood Gold
Located in Seville, ES
Hand made in red pine solid wood (from sustainably managed national forests). Carefully selected, hand cut, planed, carved and assembled in our workshop. Gold leaf hand finished usin...
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21st Century and Contemporary Spanish Modern Decorative Objects

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Wood

Modern Malevich Vase CS2 by Noom in Brass and Painted Steel
Located in Kyiv, UA
Malevich vase, one of the vases from the "Suprematic" collection. Collection inspired by the geometric works of the great Suprematist Kazimir Malevich. Suprematism is a modernist mo...
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2010s Ukrainian Modern Decorative Objects

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Steel, Brass

Set of 2 Malachite Vases
Located in Milan, IT
A sculptural work of art, this classical-inspired set of two vases boasts elegant and refined craftsmanship. It comprises a marble structure covered with stunning malachite through a...
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2010s Italian Modern Decorative Objects

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Malachite, Marble

Tall Abstract Hand Carved Wood Sculpture Signed "S. Carr"
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Abstract in nature, this bulbous and knobby hand carved, wooden sculpture makes me think I’m looking at a collection of disconnected parts. Different pieces all intertwined to form a...
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Mid-20th Century American Modern Decorative Objects

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Wood

Mia Tall Vase by Serena Confalonieri
Located in Geneve, CH
Mia tall vase by Serena Confalonieri Dimensions: 15 x 15 x 31 cm Materials: Iron The collection includes three objects with different shapes and functions. Mia’s decisive imp...
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2010s Italian Modern Decorative Objects

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Iron

Femme II Unique Stoneware Vase by Ila Cerámica
Located in Geneve, CH
Femme II unique stoneware vase by Ila Cerámica Unique Materials: Stoneware Dimensions: 8 x 8 x 22 cm This year has been shaped by the topographies of our homes and the uncerta...
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2010s Mexican Modern Decorative Objects

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Stoneware

Orion Candleholders by Dan Yeffet
Located in Geneve, CH
Orion candleholders by Dan Yeffet Dimensions: Ø 18.7 x H 12 cm Materials: Marble   Size available: Ø 18.7 x H 12 cm Ø 19.7 x H 25 cm Ø 32 x H 12 cm   Marble available: Ma...
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2010s French Modern Decorative Objects

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Marble

Black Gamma Candleholder by Frederic Saulou
Located in Geneve, CH
Black Gamma candleholder by Frederic Saulou. Dimensions: Ø 26.8 x H 13 cm Materials: Portoro Paonazzo Frederic Saulou's sculpted design artworks introduce a series of work comin...
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2010s French Modern Decorative Objects

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Marble

Marquise de Sevigne Candy Store Paris Chrome and Brass Box
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rare elegant 1970s chrome and brass candy gift box for A La Marquise De Sevigne, finest Paris chocolate store. Round Art-Deco-inspired modernist shape with shiny chromed metal and br...
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1970s French Vintage Modern Decorative Objects

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Metal, Aluminum, Brass, Chrome

Honeycomb Desk Set, Hand Blown Contemporary Glass, in Stock
Located in New York, NY
The honeycomb desk set is comprised of four separate organizing containers that create a contemporary look on any desk environment. Made with gold topaz color, the set includes a lar...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Decorative Objects

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Blown Glass

Link-On: 4C/2 - Contemporary Handmade Multiple Piece Glass Sculpture - In Stock
Located in New York, NY
Multiple component sculptural structure comprised of four handmade blown, carved and polished glass pieces. Pieces fabricated using encalmo technique to create distinct line of color...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Decorative Objects

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Blown Glass

Link-On: Germ - Contemporary Handmade Multiple Piece Glass Sculpture - In Stock
Located in New York, NY
Multiple component sculptural structure comprised of 12 handmade blown, carved and polished glass pieces. Transparent green components have perfectly polished optical lenses meant to...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Decorative Objects

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Blown Glass

Branded Series Set in Blue - Contemporary Handmade Glass Vessels
Located in New York, NY
The Branded series is a set of modern design objects which each feature a hand impressed brand that highlights these wholly handmade vessels. For color, each piece features a transpa...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Decorative Objects

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Blown Glass

Skyscraper Series, FiDi Skyline, Set of six Modern Handmade Glass Objects
Located in New York, NY
The Skyscraper Series blown glass vessels feature vibrant colors layered atop a mirrored interior that is meant to mimic the various steel and glass structures they are inspired by. ...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Decorative Objects

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Blown Glass, Mirror

Skyscraper Series Intl. Group, Set of 10 Modern Handmade Glass Objects- In Stock
Located in New York, NY
The Skyscraper Series are sets of handmade vessels featuring vibrant colors layered atop a mirrored interior that is meant to mimic the various steel and glass structures they are in...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Decorative Objects

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Blown Glass

Mercury Series, Set of Four Contemporary Handmade Glass Objects, Made to Order
Located in New York, NY
The Mercury Series is comprised of blown glass vessels with a mirrored interior. Meant to mimic the different stages of a drop of mercury separating, the set of handmade vessels is c...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Decorative Objects

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Blown Glass, Mirror

Small Marble Vase by Veronika Švábeníková
Located in Geneve, CH
Small marble vase by Veronika Švábeníková Dimensions: 14 × 14 × 17.5 cm Materials: Ceramic A petit version of a truly unique collection of ceramic vases that will enhance any de...
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2010s Czech Modern Decorative Objects

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Ceramic

Blue Groove Series, Set of Six Handmade Modern Glass Design Vases
Located in New York, NY
The Blue Groove series is a group of modern design objects which each feature an embedded groove that offers a machine-made quality to these otherwise wholly handmade vessels. The gr...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Decorative Objects

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Blown Glass

Skyscraper Series, NYC Skyline, Set of Five Modern Handmade Glass Objects
Located in New York, NY
The Skyscraper Series of blown glass vessels feature vibrant colors layered atop a mirrored interior that is meant to mimic the various steel and glass structures they are inspired b...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Decorative Objects

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Blown Glass, Mirror

Blue Fugit Vase by Matteo Fiorini
Located in Geneve, CH
Blue Fugit vase by Matteo Fiorini Design: Matteo Fiorini Dimensions: 12 × 15 × 34 cm Materials: Iron and Pirex glass Fugit vase consists of a metal sheet that seems to turn and...
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2010s Italian Modern Decorative Objects

Materials

Iron

Set of 3 Crystal Medusas by Geraldine Gonzalez
Located in Geneve, CH
Set of 3 crystal medusas by Geraldine Gonzalez Materials: Crystal Dimensions: Diameter 80 x height head 40 x total height approximate 140cm Diameter 30 x height head 20 x total he...
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2010s French Modern Decorative Objects

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Crystal