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MODERN STYLE
MODERN STYLE

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

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 The modernists rejected both natural and historical references and relied primarily on industrial materials such as metal, glass, plywood, and, later, plastics.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

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

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Sheep Sculpture in Black Sheepskin by Hans-Peter Krafft, Germany, 1970s
Located in Santa Fe, NM
Life-size handcrafted black wool sheep by Hans-Peter Krafft for Meier, Germany, 1970s.
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1970s German Vintage Modern Decorative Objects

Materials

Wool, Wood

Rose Candelabra Handmade Glass Candelabra by Simone Crestani
Located in Camisano Vicentino, IT
'Rose Candelabra' - 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 garde...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Decorative Objects

Materials

Glass

Two Pod, One Stem Small by Jan Ernst
Located in Geneve, CH
Two pod, One stem small by Jan Ernst Dimensions: H 25 cm Materials: White stoneware Jan Ernst’s work takes on an experimental approach, as he prefers making bespoke pieces by ha...
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2010s South African Modern Decorative Objects

Materials

Stoneware

Wall Sculpture in Stainless Steel, 'Acamar' by Kue King #597
By Kue King
Located in Blowing Rock, NC
Polished stainless steel. 47"x47"x2.5" 'Acamar' is a starburst wall sculpture from the abstract collection of Kue King. Kue uses an aesthetic reminiscent of trees, electricity, an...
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2010s American Modern Decorative Objects

Materials

Metal, Stainless Steel, Wire

Small Black and Gold Contemporary Candleholder
Located in Geneve, CH
Small black and gold contemporary candleholder Dimensions: L 22.8 x W 22.8 x H 34 cm Materials: Iron. Also available in size Large. The newest member of the family reinterpr...
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2010s Danish Modern Decorative Objects

Materials

Iron

Bird Jug Vase by Faissal El-Malak
Located in Geneve, CH
Bird jug vase by Faissal El-Malak Dimensions: 28 x 15 x 33 cm Materials: Ceramic Faissal El-Malak is a Palestinian designer who was brought up between Montreal Canada and Doha Q...
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2010s Emirian Modern Decorative Objects

Materials

Ceramic

Hand Blown Contemporary Blue Glass Vase by Erik Olovsson
Located in Stockholm, SE
Unique Piece. Hand blown glass vase made in forms of soft clay that are shaped by hand just before blowing the glass into the form. The process makes all pieces unique and gives them...
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2010s Swedish Modern Decorative Objects

Materials

Glass

Mantiqueira Tall Beige Vase
Located in Milan, IT
A charming, straightforward tribute to Nature and our Planet, this recycled cardboard vase is handmade following a certified and sustainable process that makes it a one-of-a-kind obj...
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2010s Italian Modern Decorative Objects

Materials

Other

Spool Vase by Faissal El-Malak
Located in Geneve, CH
Spool vase by Faissal El-Malak Dimensions: 35 x 15 x 30 cm Materials: Ceramic Faissal El-Malak is a Palestinian designer who was brought up between Montreal Canada and Doha Qata...
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2010s Emirian Modern Decorative Objects

Materials

Ceramic

Swedish Craft, Candlesticks, Turned Solid Pine, Brass, Sweden, 1970s
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A set of Swedish candlesticks / candleholders. In turned solid pine. Brass nozzles.
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1970s Swedish Vintage Modern Decorative Objects

Materials

Pine

Beach Glass and Found Object Lamp Sculpture Made Using Copper Foil Technique
Located in Chicago, IL
This lamp is made using salvaged Lake Michigan beach glass assembled with found objects to create this surreal and totally unique object. The artist uses the same time-honored copper...
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2010s American Modern Decorative Objects

Materials

Stone, Metal

Tank Light Sculpture by Atelier Haute Cuisine
Located in Geneve, CH
Tank light sculpture by Atelier Haute Cuisine Dimensions: 90 cm x 58 cm Materials: Steel Taking an oil barrel out of their context by changing the dark and polluting image and t...
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2010s Belgian Modern Decorative Objects

Materials

Steel

'Alhena', a Bronze and Stainless Wall Sculpture by Kue King, #603
By Kue King
Located in Blowing Rock, NC
Bronze, stainless steel wire. In his nature inspired sculpture, Kue uses an aesthetic reminiscent of trees, electricity, and light to create sculptures of peace and beauty. Adult...
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2010s American Modern Decorative Objects

Materials

Bronze, Stainless Steel, Wire, Metal

Swedish Craft, Candlestick, Carved Solid Pine, Brass, Sweden, 1970s
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A Swedish candlestick / candleholder. In carved solid pine. Brass nozzle.
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1970s Swedish Vintage Modern Decorative Objects

Materials

Pine

Modern Solid Wood Sculpture Screen by Pierre Sarkis
By Pierre Sarkis
Located in Guatemala City, Central America
Modern Solid Wood Sculpture screen by Pierre Sarkis from Valentina Collection. Inspired in the Origami folds theory, finding in basic geometry meaning of life, truth and beauty. Arti...
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2010s Central American Modern Decorative Objects

Materials

Wood, Cypress

Murano Glass Vase, Italy 'Bubbles in light blue and orange'
Located in Berlin, Berlin
Large hand-blown 'bubble' glass vase, Italy, Murano. Superb glass vase with decorative elements in light blue and orange. Engraved with signature on base. Beautiful and large deco...
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Early 2000s Italian Modern Decorative Objects

Materials

Blown Glass

Corniche Vase by Faissal El-Malak
Located in Geneve, CH
Corniche vase by Faissal El-Malak Dimensions: 33 x 33 x 40 cm Materials: Ceramic Faissal El-Malak is a Palestinian designer who was brought up between Montreal Canada and Doha Q...
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2010s Emirian Modern Decorative Objects

Materials

Ceramic

Boxelder Burl Bowl by Vlad Droz
Located in Geneve, CH
Boxelder burl bowl by Vlad Droz Unique handmade piece signed by Vlad Droz Dimensions: 22 x 9 cm Materials: dyed burl wood Vlad Droz "An incredible variety of forms of living c...
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2010s Russian Modern Decorative Objects

Materials

Burl

Particle Table Lamp by on.entropy, in Seamless White Marble and Bronze
Located in Athens, GR
In Particle table lamp, on.entropy mines the modern design potential of this classical material, by transforming the austerity of raw marble into a warm and bright lamp. Cubicle ...
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2010s Greek Modern Decorative Objects

Materials

Marble

Molly Light Sculpture by Atelier Haute Cuisine
Located in Geneve, CH
Molly light sculpture by Atelier Haute Cuisine Dimensions: 65 x 11 x 75 cm The cloned sheep Dolly gave us the inspiration to give the sheep cloning a go for ourselves. After th...
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2010s Belgian Modern Decorative Objects

Materials

Resin

Large Tray 1 by Sebastian Herkner
Located in Geneve, CH
Large tray 1 by Sebastian Herkner Materials: Heat-resistant black ceramic. Technique: Glazed. Oven cooked and polished with semi-precious stones. Dimensions: Diameter 44 cm x he...
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2010s German Modern Decorative Objects

Materials

Ceramic

Curt Addin, Studio Vase, Semi-Glazed Stoneware, Artists Studio, Sweden, 1970s
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A studio vase. Designed and produced by Curt Addin in his own studio, Glumslöv, Sweden, c. 1970s.
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1970s Swedish Vintage Modern Decorative Objects

Materials

Stoneware

Passage, Hand Carved and Polished Ebony Wood Boat Sculpture on Granite Base
By Steve Turner
Located in Chicago, IL
Ebony is a dense hardwood with a rich dark color and finely textured with a smooth surface when polished. This hand carved and shaped sculpture brings out the natural beauty of the w...
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2010s American Modern Decorative Objects

Materials

Wood, Ebony

Roommates Stool by Barbora Žilinskaite
Located in Geneve, CH
Roommates stool by Barbora Žilinskaite Dimensions: 44x35x44 cm Materials: Wood, wood dust, pigments, PVA glue “Roommates” is a collection of anthropomorphic furniture designed t...
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2010s Belgian Modern Decorative Objects

Materials

Wood

Bronze Egyptian Volute by Rick Owens
Located in Geneve, CH
Bronze Egyptian Volute by Rick Owens 2019 Dimensions: L 29.5 x W 7.3 x H 4.8 cm Materials: Bronze Weight: 1,8 kg Rick Owens is a California-born fashion and furniture has deve...
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2010s French Modern Decorative Objects

Materials

Bronze

Roommates Magazine Rack by Barbora Žilinskaite
Located in Geneve, CH
Roommates magazine rack by Barbora Žilinskaite Dimensions: 44 x 25 x 46 cm Materials: Wood, wood dust, pigments, PVA glue “Roommates” is a collection of anthropomorphic furnitur...
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2010s Belgian Modern Decorative Objects

Materials

Wood

Jean René Gauguin for Bing & Grøndahl, "Play of the Waves", Giant Sculpture
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
Jean René Gauguin (1881 -1961) for Bing & Grøndahl. "Play of the Waves". Giant sculpture in hand-painted glazed stoneware in the form of a mermaid and merman. 1920s / 30s. Measu...
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1920s Danish Vintage Modern Decorative Objects

Materials

Stoneware

Set of 3 White Stoneware Vase by Moïo Studio
Located in Geneve, CH
Set of 3 white stoneware vase by Moïo Studio. Dimensions: 17 x 9 x 9 cm 16 x 6 x 6 cm 17 x 7 x 7 cm Materials: White crawl glaze on tan stoneware Is the Berlin-based ceramic...
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2010s German Modern Decorative Objects

Materials

Stoneware

Handmade Bench Sculpture Stainless Steel Limited Edition Design Italy
Located in Ancona, Marche
Bench 'Get Lost!' is made of mirror polished stainless steel. Bench dimension: L 257, W 68, H 45cm. Peter Marino selected this sculptural bench for the new flagship store Dior in Lon...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Decorative Objects

Materials

Stainless Steel

White Stoneware Vase by Moïo Studio
Located in Geneve, CH
White stoneware vase by Moïo Studio Dimensions: 17 x 7 x 7 cm Materials: White crawl glaze on tan stoneware Is the Berlin-based ceramic art studio of French-Palestinian artist M...
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2010s German Modern Decorative Objects

Materials

Stoneware

White Stoneware Vase by Moïo Studio
Located in Geneve, CH
White stoneware vase by Moïo Studio Dimensions: 17 x 9 x 9 cm Materials: White crawl glaze on tan stoneware Is the Berlin-based ceramic art studio of French-Palestinian artist M...
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2010s German Modern Decorative Objects

Materials

Stoneware

White Stoneware Vase by Moïo Studio
Located in Geneve, CH
White stoneware vase by Moïo Studio Dimensions: 25 x 11 x 11 cm Materials: White stoneware Is the Berlin-based ceramic art studio of French-Palestinian artist Maia Beyrouti. It ...
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2010s German Modern Decorative Objects

Materials

Stoneware

White Stoneware Vase by Moïo Studio
Located in Geneve, CH
White stoneware vase by Moïo Studio Dimensions: 16 x 6 x 6 cm Materials: White crawl glaze on tan stoneware Is the Berlin-based ceramic art studio of French-Palestinian artist M...
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2010s German Modern Decorative Objects

Materials

Stoneware

Calacatta Octans Candleholder Duo by Dan Yeffet
Located in Geneve, CH
Calacatta Octans candleholder Duo by Dan Yeffet Dimensions: Ø 142 x H 80 mm Ø 141 x H 250 mm Materials: Marble Marble available: PORTORO CALACATTA PAONAZZO BROWN SAIN...
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2010s French Modern Decorative Objects

Materials

Marble

Paonazo Aquarius Candleholder by oOumm
Located in Geneve, CH
Paonazo aquarius candleholder by oOumm Dimensions: Ø 37.8 x H 9.3 cm Materials: Marble Size available: Ø 220 x H 66 mm Ø 378 x H 93 mm Marble available: PORTORO PAONAZ...
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2010s French Modern Decorative Objects

Materials

Marble

Hand Blown Contemporary Wrinkle Black Glass Vase by Erik Olovsson
Located in Stockholm, SE
Unique Piece. Hand blown glass vase made in forms of soft clay that are shaped by hand just before blowing the glass into the form. The process makes all pieces unique and gives them...
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2010s Swedish Modern Decorative Objects

Materials

Glass

Vase, Large Frozen
Located in Geneve, CH
Vase, large frozen Dimensions: D 26 x H 40 cm Materials: Quartz, steel, polyvinyl chloride, resin.    
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2010s Brazilian Modern Decorative Objects

Materials

Quartz, Steel

Amber Coil, Hand Built Ceramic Sculptural Organic Form in Subtle Earth Tones
Located in Chicago, IL
This dynamic coil form object is hand created and fired. The artist achieves the beautiful yellow amber matte surface by sandblasting the sculpture after removing it from the kiln. ...
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2010s American Modern Decorative Objects

Materials

Ceramic, Earthenware

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 Decorative Objects

Materials

Foam, Ash

~6 ft Metal Wall Sculpture in Bronze, Brass & Stainless, 'Naos' by Kue King #600
By Kue King
Located in Blowing Rock, NC
Bronze, brass, and stainless steel wire. 67"x67"x2.5" This mandala-like sculpture is created by Kue King using metal wires. Kue uses an aesthetic reminiscent of trees, electricity,...
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2010s American Modern Decorative Objects

Materials

Metal, Brass, Bronze, Stainless Steel, Wire

Contemporary Monroe Floor Lamp in Oxidized Brushed Brass and Off White Lampshade
Located in Oporto, PT
Inspiration: Marilyn Monroe, the sexiest pin-up of the 1950s, inspired a piece of Art & Design. The design of the Monroe lamp captures the essence of her image and the sensuality o...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Decorative Objects

Materials

Brass

Unique Escalier Metal Side Table by Jean-Baptiste Van den Heede
Located in Geneve, CH
Unique escalier metal side table by Jean-Baptiste Van den Heede Unique piece signed and numbered Dimensions: W 70 x H 51 cm Materials: Patinated metal Other sizes and materials ...
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2010s Spanish Modern Decorative Objects

Materials

Metal

Karl Springer Exceptional Artisan Bronze Orb Sculpture, 1980s
Located in New York, NY
Large and impressive artisan bronze orb sculpture with incised abstract textural design on ebonized wooden Stand by Karl Springer, American 1980's. Karl Springer always utilized the ...
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1980s American Vintage Modern Decorative Objects

Materials

Bronze

Contemporary Abstract Absurdism Raku Fired Pottery Signed Heck
By Christopher Howe
Located in west palm beach, FL
Incredible set of two Raku fired vases by artist Christopher Heck. Done in the Abstract Absurdism style with bright colors and unusual shapes. Signed on the bottom. Acquired from a P...
Category

Late 20th Century American Modern Decorative Objects

Materials

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

Materials

Murano Glass

Cave Shelf by Karstudio
Located in Geneve, CH
Cave shelf table by Karstudio Dimensions: W 100 x D 38 x H 170 cm Materials: FRP Kar, is the root of Sanskrit Karma, meaning karmic repetition. We seek the cause and effect in...
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2010s Chinese Modern Decorative Objects

Materials

Fiberglass

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...
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21st Century and Contemporary German Modern Decorative Objects

Materials

Plastic

Hand Blown Contemporary Wrinkle Neon Yellow Glass Vase by Erik Olovsson
Located in Stockholm, SE
Unique Piece. Hand blown glass vase made in forms of soft clay that are shaped by hand just before blowing the glass into the form. The process makes all pieces unique and gives them...
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2010s Swedish Modern Decorative Objects

Materials

Glass

Pink Palm Trees Candlesticks Hand Painted Made in Italy Set of 2
Located in ROCCAVIVARA CB, IT
Light up your table with our palm trees candlestick. Size: small 15cm Size: medium 25cm.
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Decorative Objects

Materials

Ceramic

Set of 4 Brown Patina Steel Candlestick by Lukasz Friedrich
Located in Geneve, CH
Set of 4 brown patina steel candlestick by Lukasz Friedrich Dimensions: D 5 x H 15 cm Materials: Brown patina on steel.
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2010s European Modern Decorative Objects

Materials

Steel

Wabi Moon Jar by Laura Pasquino
Located in Geneve, CH
Wabi moon Jar by Laura Pasquino Dimensions: Ø 32 x H 33 cm, opening Ø 8 cm Materials: stoneware ceramic Finishing: natural unglazed exterior, transparent matte glazed interior Co...
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2010s Dutch Modern Decorative Objects

Materials

Stoneware

Pillar Candlesticks with Three Sizes, Handcrafted in Chicago
Located in Chicago, IL
Spring tension holding up a pillar of wax wrapped around a fiber of cotton ready to be lit on fire. Sizes: Small diameter 1.5" x height 6-9/16" - $205.00 Medium diameter 1.5" x hei...
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2010s American Modern Decorative Objects

Materials

Brass

Vlad Droz, Pairs of Unique Hand-Sculpted Wooden Vases
Located in Geneve, CH
Vlad Droz, pairs of unique hand-sculpted wooden vases Unique piece signed by Vlad Droz Dimensions: Tall 20 x 8 x 8 cm Short 7 x 10 x 10 cm Dyed box elder burl Vlad Droz "An ...
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2010s Russian Modern Decorative Objects

Materials

Burl

Chrysalis, Abstract Sculpture, Brightly Colored Intertwined Geometric Form
Located in Chicago, IL
Robert Segal’s abstract sculpture offers a particularly fertile ground for experiments in shape, color, proportion, and technique. He steps away from non-traditional sculpting method...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Decorative Objects

Materials

Acrylic, Fiberglass

Blackbird Vase by Cosmin Florea
Located in Geneve, CH
Blackbird vase by Cosmin Florea Unique piece Dimensions: W 30 x D 13 x H 45 cm Materials: Stoneware Inspired by my love for pristine nature, this sculptural vase channels the s...
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2010s Belgian Modern Decorative Objects

Materials

Stoneware

Viola Alba Vase by Cosmin Florea
Located in Geneve, CH
Viola Alba Vase by Cosmin Florea Unique piece Dimensions: D 26 x H 32 cm Materials: Stoneware Inspired by my love for pristine nature, this sculptural vase channels the shape of a d...
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2010s Belgian Modern Decorative Objects

Materials

Stoneware

Linaria Vulgaris Vase by Cosmin Florea
Located in Geneve, CH
Linaria Vulgaris vase by Cosmin Florea Unique piece Dimensions: W 50 x D 13 x H 50 cm Materials: Stoneware Inspired by my love for pristine nature, this sculptural vase channel...
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2010s Belgian Modern Decorative Objects

Materials

Stoneware

Pair of Foresta Dark Green Leaf Sculpture in Murano Art Glass Style
Located in Istanbul, TR
A pair of unique handmade and hot formed green glass sculpture created using 'sommerso' muranese glass making technique. Massive and freeform, these pieces have an artistic posture. ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Modern Decorative Objects

Materials

Blown Glass