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The late 19th and early 20th centuries saw sweeping social change and major scientific advances—both of which contributed to a new aesthetic: Modernism. Rejecting the rigidity of Victorian artistic conventions, Modernists sought a new means of expression. References to the natural world and ornate classical embellishments gave way to the sleek simplicity of the Machine Age. Architect Philip Johnson characterized the hallmarks of modernism as “machine-like simplicity, smoothness or surface [and] avoidance of ornament.”


     Early practitioners of modernist design include the De Stijl (“The Style”) group, founded in the Netherlands in 1917, and the Bauhaus School, founded two years later in Germany. Followers of both groups produced sleek, spare designs—many of which became icons of daily life in the 20th century. The Modernists rejected both natural and historical references and relied primarily on industrial materials such as metal, glass, plywood, and, later, plastics. While Bauhaus principles Marcel Breuer and Ludwig Mies van der Rohe created furniture from mass-produced, chrome-plated steel, American visionaries like Charles and Ray Eames worked in materials as novel as molded plywood and fiberglass. Today, Breuer’s Wassily chair, Mies van der Rohe’s Barcelona chair, and the Eames’s Lounge chair are emblems of progressive design and vintage originals are prized cornerstones of collections.


     It’s difficult to overstate the influence that Modernism continues to wield over designers and architects—and equally difficult to overstate how revolutionary it was when it first appeared a century ago. But because modernist designs are so simple, they can blend in seamlessly with just about any type of décor. Don’t overlook them.

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Grand Lauderdale Perfume Flacon
Located in Copenhagen NV, DK
For AW20, Reflections Copenhagen’s Julie Hugau and Andrea Larsson have also designed four extravagant grand perfume flacons with a substantial, distinct and magical appearance with ...
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2010s Danish Modern Decorative Objects

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Crystal

Modern Monumental Ceramic Floor Vase with Angular Body
Located in New York, NY
Modern Minimalist monumental ceramic floor vase in white, with angular body and everted mouth. In great vintage condition with age-appropriate wear.
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Late 20th Century North American Modern Decorative Objects

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Ceramic

21st Century by Micheluzzi Glass Goccia Honey Vase Handmade Murano Glass
Located in Venice, IT
Inspired by the ancient amphorae, this vase resembles the elongated form of a drop, which in Italian translates as Goccia. Following the blowing process the vase is engraved and poli...
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21st Century and Contemporary Modern Decorative Objects

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Murano Glass

21st Century by Micheluzzi Glass Puffo Honey Vase Handmade Murano Glass
Located in Venice, IT
Playfully named Puffo this vase has a round ‘pouf-like’ shape. To achieve the desired form and dimensions the molten glass is first mouthblown. Once cooled the surface is transformed...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Decorative Objects

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Murano Glass

Live Size Metal Abstract Origami Sculpture Figure With a Blackened Finish
Located in Seattle, WA
An abstraction of human proportions, the folding figure builds on the contradiction between its material and triangular form. Inspired by the traditional paper craft of origami, this...
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2010s American Modern Decorative Objects

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Steel

Aromatic Handmade Soy Wax Organic Candle with Blackened and Waxed Iron Holder
Located in Bronx, NY
Candle no. 1 - Set J.M. Szymanski d. 2020 blackened iron, waxed finish, porcelain, soy wax, organic essential oils, horsehair Size: 4" L, 4" W, 4" H An aromatic touch that can...
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2010s American Modern Decorative Objects

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Steel, Iron

21st Century by Micheluzzi Glass Puffo Dark Blue Vase Handmade Murano Glass
Located in Venice, IT
Playfully named Puffo this vase has a round ‘pouf-like’ shape. To achieve the desired form and dimensions the molten glass is first mouthblown. Once cooled the surface is transformed...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Decorative Objects

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Murano Glass

Handmade Glass Candelabra 'Rose Candelabra 12' by Simone Crestani
Located in Camisano Vicentino, IT
'Rose Candelabra 12' - handmade Glass Candelabra The base of a candelabra that changes idea and turns into a tree: a tangle of branches, flowers, and leaves of a flourishing rose ga...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Decorative Objects

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Glass

Piastra Art Glass Sculpture by Leonardo Cimolin for Berengo Collection Murano
Located in London, GB
"Piastra" a unique art glass block sculpture on a black enamelled metal pedestal by artist Leonardo Cimolin executed in Murano for the Berengo Collection. 3.5 cm glass thickness sign...
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Early 2000s Italian Modern Decorative Objects

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Glass, Art Glass

21st Century by Micheluzzi Glass Goccia Amber Vase Handmade Murano Glass
Located in Venice, IT
Inspired by the ancient amphorae, this vase resembles the elongated form of a drop, which in Italian translates as Goccia. Following the blowing process the vase is engraved and poli...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Decorative Objects

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Murano Glass

Dripped White Brown Creme Tall Handmade California Ceramic, Interior Sculpture
Located in La Jolla, CA
Joseph Skoby is a Southern Californian whose work is inspired by the nature of his native state. His ceramics, created in his own lush garden, recall his intimate dance with the ocea...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Decorative Objects

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Clay, Stoneware, Ceramic

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

"Multidimensional's Head" Sculpture by Rudolf Kohn, USA, 2018
Located in Miami, FL
Thank you for your interest in the ”Multidimensional's Head,” a unique sculptural piece that will bring a statement to any interior decor or landscaping. The sculpture was created in...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Decorative Objects

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Aluminum

21st Century by Micheluzzi Glass Puffo Amethyst Vase Handmade Murano Glass
Located in Venice, IT
Playfully named Puffo this vase has a round ‘pouf-like’ shape. To achieve the desired form and dimensions the molten glass is first mouthblown. Once cooled the surface is transformed...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Decorative Objects

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Murano Glass

James Bearden Sculpture "Coil Box"
Located in New York, NY
“Coil Box,” a dynamic abstract sculpture of torch-cut steel with glass enamel and dyed bronze, by American artist James Bearden. From his Woven series., 2018. The quasi-anthropomorph...
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2010s American Modern Decorative Objects

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Bronze, Steel

Tiffany American Modern Sterling Silver Picture Frame
Located in New York, NY
Modern sterling silver picture frame. Retailed by Tiffany & Co. in New York. Rectangular window in flat surround with glass, silk lining, and velvet back and hinged support. For port...
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Late 20th Century American Modern Decorative Objects

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Sterling Silver

In Stock In Los Angeles, Rose Giraffe in Love XS Chandelier, by Marcantonio
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Scroll down and click "view all from Seller" to see more than 400 other unique products. (2.2) The miniature version of the “Giraffe in Love” is 39 inches (100 cm tall) is versatile...
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2010s Italian Modern Decorative Objects

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Fiberglass

21st Century by Micheluzzi Glass Puffo Amethyst Vase Handmade Murano Glass
Located in Venice, IT
Playfully named Puffo this vase has a round ‘pouf-like’ shape. To achieve the desired form and dimensions the molten glass is first mouthblown. Once cooled the surface is transformed...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Decorative Objects

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Murano Glass

Harold Sclar Modern Carved Stone Disc Sculptures
Located in New York, NY
Harold Sclar (NY 1930-2003) set of modern carved stone disc sculptures in three different sizes. Available as a set of 3 or individually: Large disc $3800 Medium disc $2400 Small...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Decorative Objects

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Stone

STACKED Walnut and Maple Patterned Vase by Richard Haining, Available Now
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Part of Richard Haining's STACKED Collection, this vessel uses a combination of reclaimed walnut and maple. The salvaged wood offcuts were sourced from a variety of local Brooklyn wo...
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2010s American Modern Decorative Objects

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Ceramic, Wood, Hardwood, Maple, Walnut, Reclaimed Wood, Scrap Wood

21st Century by Micheluzzi Glass Puffo Dark Blue Vase Handmade Murano Glass
Located in Venice, IT
Playfully named Puffo this vase has a round ‘pouf-like’ shape. To achieve the desired form and dimensions the molten glass is first mouthblown. Once cooled the surface is transformed...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Decorative Objects

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Murano Glass

Evgeniy Vuchetich 'Let Us Beat Swords into Plowshares' Soviet Bronze Sculpture
Located in New York, NY
Soviet Modern 'Let Us Beat Swords into Plowshares' sculpture by Soviet sculptor Evgeniy Vuchetich. Marked with the title and the artist signature on the side of the base. A large sca...
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Mid-20th Century Russian Modern Decorative Objects

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Bronze

21st Century by Micheluzzi Glass Riccio Smeraldo Vase Handmade Murano Glass
Located in Venice, IT
The melted glass is first blown in the heat of the furnace and shaped into a round vase with a small opening. Once solid the glass is cold carved to produce the linear cuts which mar...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Decorative Objects

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Murano Glass

" the Bull" an abstract bronze by Adam Gale
Located in San Francisco, CA
A wonderful bronze sculpture representing "the Bull". This sculpture is a original bronze which interprets the Bull as in the Bull Market. Named - Abraxys - by Adam Gale.
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2010s American Modern Decorative Objects

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Bronze

Modern Silver Picture Frame with Unusual Wood Back
Located in New York, NY
Modern sterling silver picture frame, circa 1950. Rectangular window in same surround with gently curved rails. With glass, silk lining, and wood back with unusual hinged support. Pr...
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Mid-20th Century Japanese Modern Decorative Objects

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Silver

Heavily Glazed Large Ceramic Sculpture in Weathered Bronze by Judy Engel
Located in Hudson, NY
Hand built heavily glazed solid ceramic structure by NY artist Judy Engel. Greatly influenced by the modernism of the middle of the 20th century, Judy's first introduction to this s...
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2010s American Modern Decorative Objects

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Ceramic, Clay

21st Century by Micheluzzi Glass Puffo Honey Vase Handmade Murano Glass
Located in Venice, IT
Playfully named Puffo this vase has a round ‘pouf-like’ shape. To achieve the desired form and dimensions the molten glass is first mouthblown. Once cooled the surface is transformed...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Decorative Objects

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Murano Glass

Avo Hanging Rattan Chair
By Kuda
Located in Milan, IT
Allowing for moments of relaxation both indoors and outdoors, the nest-like sihouette of this chair is marked by embracing, soft curves handcrafted of curved, black-finished rattan. ...
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2010s Italian Modern Decorative Objects

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Wood

Cornelius Candleholder, Solitary Game and Centerpiece in Black Marble and Wood
Located in Fiesole, Florence
Not satisfied of just being able to hold ten candles, Cornelius has a second purpose as a Pentalpha game. Using ten marbles in white glass, one can play an intriguing game. Cornelius...
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2010s Italian Modern Decorative Objects

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Carrara Marble

Cornelius Candleholder, Solitary Game and Centerpiece in White Marble and Wood
Located in Fiesole, Florence
Not satisfied of just being able to hold ten candles, Cornelius has a second purpose as a Pentalpha game. Using ten marbles in Cypress wood, one can play an intriguing game. Corneliu...
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2010s Italian Modern Decorative Objects

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Marble

Modern Blown Glass "Dafne Bottle"
Located in Alzate Brianza, IT
Yes, it's true, it's a bottle, a decanter, but it is also an excuse to embellish the table, a even if you only load it with water, the "twisted" processing of the glass, gives ...
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2010s Italian Modern Decorative Objects

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Murano Glass, Blown Glass

Double Tray in Belgian Oak, Arno Declercq
Located in Geneve, CH
Double tray in Belgian oak, Arno Declercq Measures: 52 cm L x 27 cm W x 7 cm H 20.5” L x 10.5” W x 2.8” H Material: Belgian oak Signed by Arno Declercq Arno Declercq Be...
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2010s Belgian Modern Decorative Objects

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Wood

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 Decorative Objects

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Shell

"Centrifugal" Grey and White Limestone Sculpture by Irish Artist Helen O'Connell
Located in Brooklyn, NY
"Centrifugal" from the Origami Series is the name given to this remarkable sculpture series by Irish artist Helen O'Connell. Composed of Irish Kilkenny limestone, it shows the master...
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21st Century and Contemporary Irish Modern Decorative Objects

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Limestone

"Torc" Grey, White Limestone Minimalist Spiral Sculpture by Helen O'Connell
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Helen O' Connell's powerful sculptural series "Ancestral" in Irish Kilkenny limestone is inspired by Irelands ancient megalithic heritage. Paying homage to her ancestors, "Torc" empl...
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21st Century and Contemporary Irish Modern Decorative Objects

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Limestone

"Sunflower Vessel" Grey and White Limestone Sculpture by Artist Helen O'Connell
Located in Brooklyn, NY
‘Sunflower Vessel’ is one of Irish artist Helen O'Connell's signature vessel sculptures from the "Origami Works" series. Composed of the beautiful Kilkenny limestone, it shows the ma...
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21st Century and Contemporary Irish Modern Decorative Objects

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Limestone

"Ancestral" White, Grey Limestone Sculpture by Irish Artist Helen O'Connell
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Helen O'Connell's powerful sculptural series in Irish Kilkenny limestone is inspired by Ireland's ancient megalithic heritage. Entitled "Ancestral" it employs carved motifs such as t...
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21st Century and Contemporary Irish Modern Decorative Objects

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Limestone

"Erratic Geometry" Grey Limestone Sculpture by Irish Artist Helen O'connell
Located in Brooklyn, NY
"Erratic Geometry" is the name given to this remarkable sculpture series by Irish artist Helen O'Connell. Composed of Irish Kilkenny limestone, it shows the mastery of her chisel in ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Irish Modern Decorative Objects

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Limestone

"Origami Vessel", Grey, White Kilkenny Limestone Geometric Sculpture
Located in Brooklyn, NY
"Origami Vessel" is the name given to this remarkable sculpture series by Irish artist Helen O'Connell. Composed of Irish Kilkenny limestone, it shows the mastery of her chisel in th...
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21st Century and Contemporary Irish Modern Decorative Objects

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Limestone

"Anemone" Grey and White Limestone Sculpture by Irish Artist Helen O'Connell
Located in Brooklyn, NY
"Anemone" is the name given to this remarkable sculpture from the Origami Works Series by Irish artist Helen O'Connell. Composed of Irish Kilkenny limestone, it shows the mastery of ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Irish Modern Decorative Objects

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Limestone

Fan Silvered Glass with Crystal Bowl for Candleholder and Wall Sconce Lighting
Located in Pietrasanta, IT
Fan made of silvered glass with a crystal bowl as candleholder or as wall sconce lighting. Crystal bowl is available in clear or blue color crystal. Measurements width 50 x 32 height...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Decorative Objects

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Metal

Fin Trivets from Souda, Gold, in Stock
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Made using a manufacturing process utilized for railways, medical devices, and electronics, the Fin Trivets bring an Industrial touch to your tabletop. Both durable and multifunction...
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2010s Chinese Modern Decorative Objects

Materials

Aluminum, Metal

Fin Trivet from Souda, Black, in Stock
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Made using a manufacturing process utilized for railways, medical devices, and electronics, the Fin Trivets bring an Industrial touch to your tabletop. Both durable and multifunction...
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2010s Chinese Modern Decorative Objects

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Aluminum, Metal

Freedom Chandelier Pendant Lamp Brass Metal Rock Crystal Stones Silvered Glass
Located in Pietrasanta, IT
Freedom pendant chandelier lamp a Light piece sculpture with rock crystal pieces, art glass silvered Sabrina Landini, brass antique finish, for elegant places it gives special ray of...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Decorative Objects

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Rock Crystal, Brass

Fin Coasters from Souda, Set of four, Silver, Modern Aluminum Coaster Set
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Price includes 4 Coasters. Slim, architectural, and refined, the Fin Coasters are a decidedly modern approach to a traditional tabletop accessory. Designed by Shaun Kasperbauer, the ...
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2010s Chinese Modern Decorative Objects

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Metal, Aluminum

Kawa Vase by Luft Tanaka, Made to Order
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This listing is for a Kawa Vase handcrafted by the designer (and Souda's Co-Owner), Luft Tanaka. Each vase made using a process that involves casting liquid porcelain into a mold tha...
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2010s American Modern Decorative Objects

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Ceramic, Clay, Pottery, Porcelain

'Geode' Large White Geometric Ceramic Vessel
Located in Bronx, NY
This dramatic ceramic vessel combines clean geometric lines with the warmth and individuality inherent in handmade work; use as a planter or simply as a statement piece. Each vessel ...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Decorative Objects

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Ceramic

'Warp 02' Large Ceramic Vase with Textured Matte and Glossy White Glazes
Located in Bronx, NY
This large one of a kind ceramic vase combines complex geometric lines with the warmth and individuality inherent in handmade work. It was assembled from flat sheets of a sandy stone...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Decorative Objects

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Ceramic

'Meteor 02' Large Ceramic Vase with Ivory and Textured Glazes
Located in Bronx, NY
This large one-of-a-kind ceramic vase combines clean geometric lines with the warmth and individuality inherent in handmade work. It was assembled from flat sheets of a rich red-brow...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Decorative Objects

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Ceramic

'Mountain' Textured White Geometric Ceramic Vases, Set of 3
Located in Bronx, NY
This set of 3 geometric ceramic 'Mountain' vases are made from a sandy beige clay formed into dramatic pyramid shapes. Each individually handmade piece is entirely unique, featuring ...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Decorative Objects

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Ceramic

Faceted Modular Ceramic Living Wall Planters, Set of 14 Pieces
Located in Bronx, NY
Inspired by Art Deco architecture, the overgrown temples of Angkor, and hidden rooftop gardens of New York City, these handmade pieces are the perfect union of cool geometry and lush...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Decorative Objects

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Ceramic

'Twist 01' Large Ceramic Vase
Located in Bronx, NY
This large one-of-a-kind ceramic vase combines complex geometric lines with the warmth and individuality inherent in handmade work. It was assembled from flat sheets of a sandy stone...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Decorative Objects

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Ceramic

'Geode' Geometric White Ceramic Low Bowl
Located in Bronx, NY
This shallow ceramic bowl combines clean geometric lines with the warmth and individuality inherent in handmade work; it's the perfect statement for a coffee table or sideboard. Each...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Decorative Objects

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Ceramic

'Geode' Geometric White Ceramic Bowl
Located in Bronx, NY
This deep ceramic bowl combines clean geometric lines with the warmth and individuality inherent in handmade work; it's the perfect statement for a coffee table or sideboard. Each bo...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Decorative Objects

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Ceramic

Relic Octahedron, Geometric White Porcelain Ceramic Small Sculptural Object
Located in Bronx, NY
This sculptural geometric octahedron is handcrafted from slabs of unglazed white porcelain with highly individual black oxide burnout detailing, giving each of its eight sides a uniq...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Decorative Objects

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Porcelain

Relic Icosahedron, Geometric White Porcelain Ceramic Small Sculptural Object
Located in Bronx, NY
This sculptural geometric icosahedron is handcrafted from slabs of unglazed white porcelain with highly individual black oxide burnout detailing, giving each of its 20 sides a unique...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Decorative Objects

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Porcelain

Small White Crackle Finish Modern Ceramic Pod Sculpture
Located in Bronx, NY
This small stoneware ceramic pod sculpture is both geometric and organic, reminiscent of a perfect seashell. Each pod is hand-built from flat slabs of earthy beige stoneware, then tr...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Decorative Objects

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Ceramic

Large White Crackle Finish Modern Ceramic Pod Sculpture
Located in Bronx, NY
This large stoneware ceramic pod sculpture is both geometric and organic, reminiscent of a perfect seashell. Each pod is hand-built from flat slabs of earthy beige stoneware, then tr...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Decorative Objects

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Ceramic