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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 The modernists rejected both natural and historical references and relied primarily on industrial materials such as metal, glass, plywood, and, later, plastics.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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Italian Scavo Black Murano Glass Vase by Seguso Vetri d’Arte
Located in Palm Springs, CA
Large 1980’s Italian scavo black Murano glass vase by Seguso Vetri d’Arte. The vase is hand signed. Out of a Steve Chase design estate. Measurements: 17.5” high, 13” wide, 10” deep.
Category

1980s Italian Vintage Modern Urns

Materials

Murano Glass

Décolletée Unique Piece by Frederic Mulatier
Located in Geneve, CH
Décolletée unique piece by Frederic Mulatier 2020 Unique Dimensions: H 35 x P 40 x l 42 Materials: Terracotta wicker A legend that I thought I had written: The story of the fi...
Category

2010s French Modern Urns

Materials

Terracotta, Wicker

Pressée Unique Piece by Frederic Mulatier
Located in Geneve, CH
Pressée unique piece by Frederic Mulatier 2020 Unique Dimensions: D 42 x H 28 cm Materials: Terracotta wicker A legend that I thought I had written: The story of the first pot...
Category

2010s French Modern Urns

Materials

Terracotta, Wicker

Le Sang de la Terre by Frederic Mulatier
Located in Geneve, CH
Le Sang de la Terre by Frederic Mulatier 2019 Unique Dimensions: D 54 x H 48 cm Materials: Terracotta wicker A legend that I thought I had written: The story of the first pott...
Category

2010s French Modern Urns

Materials

Terracotta, Wicker

Souvenir de Pompéi Unique Piece by Frederic Mulatier
Located in Geneve, CH
Souvenir de Pompéi unique piece by Frederic Mulatier. 2020 Unique Dimensions: D 48 x H 30 Materials: Terracotta wicker A legend that I thought I had written: The story of the ...
Category

2010s French Modern Urns

Materials

Wicker, Terracotta

Olinalá Mexican Traditional Lacquer, Silver Leaf and Oil Painting Art Urns
Located in Mexico City, MX
Three urns, two trays, one gourd. Turned solid cedar wood; maque and lacquer carving; silver leaf; oil painting. Commemoration, ceremony, and veneration of the ancestral are acts...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Mexican Modern Urns

Materials

Silver Leaf

Olinalá Mexican Traditional Lacquer, Gold Leaf and Oil Painting Art Urns
Located in Mexico City, MX
Three urns, two trays, one gourd. Turned solid tzalam (wild tamarind) wood; maque and lacquer carving; gold leaf; oil painting. Commemoration, ceremony, and veneration of the anc...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Mexican Modern Urns

Materials

Gold Leaf

Mila Peking Glass Tall Ginger Jar with Lid by Robert Kuo, Limited Edition
Located in West Hollywood, CA
Tall ginger jar with lid Mila Peking glass Hand carved Limited edition Robert Kuo glass pieces are made from the traditional Peking glass technique of forming hollow glass, fro...
Category

2010s Modern Urns

Materials

Glass, Blown Glass

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...
Category

2010s American Modern Urns

Materials

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

STACKED Oak Vase, by Richard Haining, Available Now
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Part of Richard Haining's STACKED Collection, this wooden vase is made from reclaimed red and white oak. The salvaged wood was sourced from a variety of local Brooklyn wood shops, as...
Category

2010s American Modern Urns

Materials

Ceramic, Pottery, Wood, Hardwood, Chestnut, Oak, Reclaimed Wood, Scrap Wood

STACKED Walnut Jug Vase by Richard Haining, Available Now
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Part of Richard Haining's STACKED Collection, this vessel uses reclaimed walnut. The salvaged wood was sourced from a variety of local Brooklyn wood shops. The wood's natural colorin...
Category

2010s American Modern Urns

Materials

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

STACKED Oak Vase, by Richard Haining, Wooden Spinning Top, Available Now
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Part of Richard Haining's STACKED Collection, this oversized "spinning top" inspired vase is made from reclaimed red and white oak. The salvaged wood was sourced from a variety of lo...
Category

2010s American Modern Urns

Materials

Ceramic, Pottery, Wood, Hardwood, Chestnut, Oak, Reclaimed Wood, Scrap Wood

Large 41"tall STACKED Charred Wooden Vase by Richard Haining, Available Now
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Part of Richard Haining's STACKED Collection, this vase was made using Alaskan Cedar salvaged from a decommissioned NYC water tower. The wood's natural coloring is a pale light blond...
Category

2010s American Modern Urns

Materials

Ceramic, Pottery, Wood, Hardwood, Softwood, Cedar, Reclaimed Wood, Scrap...

Large 25”dia STACKED Charred Round Wooden Vase by Richard Haining, Available Now
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Part of Richard Haining's STACKED Collection, this vase was made using Alaskan Cedar salvaged from a decommissioned NYC water tower. The wood's natural coloring is a pale light blond...
Category

2010s American Modern Urns

Materials

Reclaimed Wood, Scrap Wood, Ceramic, Pottery, Wood, Hardwood, Softwood, ...

STACKED Triple Ring Vase by Richard Haining, salvaged Heart Pine, Available Now
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Part of Richard Haining's STACKED Collection, this Three Ringed Vase was made using reclaimed Heart Pine from building joists salvaged from a gutted Brooklyn Brownstone's. These NYC ...
Category

2010s American Modern Urns

Materials

Ceramic, Pottery, Wood, Hardwood, Softwood, Pine, Reclaimed Wood, Scrap ...

STACKED Spalted Maple Vase, by Richard Haining, Available Now
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Part of Richard Haining's STACKED Collection, this vase was made using reclaimed California redwood salvaged from a decommissioned NYC water tower. The wood's natural coloring shows ...
Category

2010s American Modern Urns

Materials

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

STACKED Double-Fluted Maple Vase by Richard Haining, Available Now
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Part of Richard Haining's STACKED Collection, this vase was made using reclaimed maple. The wood was salvaged from a variety of local Brooklyn wood shops. The wood's natural coloring...
Category

2010s American Modern Urns

Materials

Ceramic, Pottery, Wood, Hardwood, Maple, Maple, Softwood, Reclaimed Wood...

STACKED Oak Rocker Vase by Richard Haining, Available Now
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Part of Richard Haining's STACKED Collection, this asymmetrical this "rocker" vessel lays on it's side and has a gentle rock when touched. It is constructed from reclaimed red and wh...
Category

2010s American Modern Urns

Materials

Ceramic, Pottery, Wood, Hardwood, Chestnut, Oak, Reclaimed Wood, Scrap Wood

STACKED Single-Fluted Maple Vase by Richard Haining, Available Now
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Part of Richard Haining's STACKED Collection, this vase was made using reclaimed maple. The wood was salvaged from a variety of local Brooklyn wood shops. The wood's natural coloring...
Category

2010s American Modern Urns

Materials

Softwood, Reclaimed Wood, Scrap Wood, Ceramic, Pottery, Wood, Hardwood, ...

STACKED Triple-Fluted Maple Vase by Richard Haining, Available Now
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Part of Richard Haining's STACKED Collection, this vase was made using reclaimed maple. The wood was salvaged from a variety of local Brooklyn wood shops. The wood's natural coloring...
Category

2010s American Modern Urns

Materials

Softwood, Reclaimed Wood, Scrap Wood, Ceramic, Pottery, Wood, Hardwood, ...

STACKED California Redwood Vase by Richard Haining, Available now
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Part of Richard Haining's STACKED Collection, this vase was made using reclaimed California redwood salvaged from a decommissioned NYC water tower. The wood's natural coloring shows ...
Category

2010s American Modern Urns

Materials

Ceramic, Pottery, Wood, Hardwood, Softwood, Reclaimed Wood, Scrap Wood

STACKED Mahogany Rimmed Vessel by Richard Haining, Available Now
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Part of Richard Haining's STACKED Collection, this planetary like vessel utilizes salvaged mahogany sourced from a variety of places, including some from a sinker log from the Amazon...
Category

2010s American Modern Urns

Materials

Pottery, Wood, Hardwood, Mahogany, Reclaimed Wood, Scrap Wood

Large STACKED Spalted Maple Vase by Richard Haining, Available Now
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Part of Richard Haining's STACKED Collection, this vase was made using reclaimed spalted maple salvaged from the offcuts of Brooklyn Museum's seating, reception desks, and signage lo...
Category

2010s American Modern Urns

Materials

Wood, Hardwood, Maple, Reclaimed Wood, Scrap Wood, Ceramic, Pottery

STACKED Walnut Vase by Richard Haining, Available Now
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Part of Richard Haining's Stacked Collection, this traditional vase form was made using reclaimed walnut sourced and salvaged from a variety of local Brooklyn wood shops. The wood's ...
Category

2010s American Modern Urns

Materials

Ceramic, Pottery, Wood, Walnut, Scrap Wood

Porcelain & Parian Vase Handsculpted by Monika Patuszyńska
Located in Geneve, CH
Porcelain vase handsculpted by Monika Patuszynska from the series Geneaology (2019)/ on adjusting Dimensions: H. 52 cm Materials: Porcelain & Parian Monika Patuszynska Bio Bor...
Category

2010s Polish Modern Urns

Materials

Porcelain

JCP Universe Small Aboram Vase in Onice Sultano Marble by Sam Baron
Located in Cantu, IT
“Kusa no hana Yes I said yes I will Yes Get hard as marble” Haiku by Alistair Gentry From a geometric sharply cut block of exquisite stone comes out an elegant metal containe...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Urns

Materials

Marble, Copper

JCP Universe Wanda Vase by Richard Yasmine
Located in Cantu, IT
“You have been so good that your lover has brought you Lavish punishments” Haiku by Alistair Gentry War is a nightmare in any Universe and it damages the physiological and mental ...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Urns

Materials

Marble, Brass

JCP Universe Esker Porcelain Vase by Pol Polloniato
Located in Cantu, IT
Esker is a limited edition reproduction of a sculpture by Pol Polloniato, realized exclusively for JCP Universe. These biscuit porcelain vases are the synthesis of the recent researc...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Urns

Materials

Porcelain

JCP Universe Herma Vase by Richard Yasmine
Located in Cantu, IT
“You have been so good That your lover has brought you Lavish punishments” Haiku by Alistair Gentry War is a nightmare in any Universe and it damages the physiological and mental ...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Urns

Materials

Marble, Brass

JCP Universe Esker Small Porcelain Vase by Pol Polloniato
Located in Cantu, IT
Esker is a limited-edition reproduction of a sculpture by Pol Polloniato, realized exclusively for JCP Universe. These biscuit porcelain vases are the synthesis of the recent researc...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Urns

Materials

Porcelain

Jumbo Group/JCP Universe Glacoja Vase by Analogia Project
Located in Cantu, IT
"Best lenses online Beware the Jabberwock, my son Yume no ato” Haiku by Alistair Gentry Excavated from the heart of a glacier, formed through the imagination of an artificer near...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Urns

Materials

Acrylic

JCP Universe Large Aboram Vase in Irish Green Marble by Sam Baron
Located in Cantu, IT
“Kusa no hana Yes I said yes I will Yes Get hard as marble” Haiku by Alistair Gentry From a geometric sharply cut block of exquisite stone comes out an elegant metal containe...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Urns

Materials

Marble, Copper

JCP Universe Large Aboram Vase in Dolce VITA Marble by Sam Baron
Located in Cantu, IT
“Kusa no hana Yes I said yes I will Yes Get hard as marble” Haiku by Alistair Gentry From a geometric sharply cut block of exquisite stone comes out an elegant metal containe...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Urns

Materials

Marble, Copper

JCP Universe Large Aboram Vase in Onice Sultano Marble by Sam Baron
Located in Cantu, IT
“Kusa no hana Yes I said yes I will Yes Get hard as marble” Haiku by Alistair Gentry From a geometric sharply cut block of exquisite stone comes out an elegant metal containe...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Urns

Materials

Marble, Copper

JCP Universe Small Aboram Vase in Irish Green Marble by Sam Baron
Located in Cantu, IT
“Kusa no hana Yes I said yes I will Yes Get hard as marble” Haiku by Alistair Gentry From a geometric sharply cut block of exquisite stone comes out an elegant metal containe...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Urns

Materials

Marble, Copper

JCP Universe Selen Vase by CTRLZAK
Located in Cantu, IT
A crystal extracted from underground caves of frozen planets becomes a vessel of other life forms. Essential in its nature and function, the piece is composed of a solid block of Sel...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Urns

Materials

Stone

JCP Universe Small Aboram Vase in Dolce Vita Marble by Sam Baron
Located in Cantu, IT
“Kusa no hana Yes I said yes I will Yes Get hard as marble” Haiku by Alistair Gentry From a geometric sharply cut block of exquisite stone comes out an elegant metal containe...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Urns

Materials

Marble, Copper

Beat Drop Vessel in Brass by Tom Dixon
Located in New York, NY
The beat drop vessel is part of a group of floor vessels made in three unique shapes. Made from brass, the beat vessels are spun and welded in separate parts to create their form.
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Modern Urns

Materials

Brass

Beat Top Vessel in Brass by Tom Dixon
Located in New York, NY
The Beat top vessel is part of a group of floor vessels made in three unique shapes. Made from brass, the Beat vessels are spun and welded in separate parts to create their form.
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Modern Urns

Materials

Brass

Beat Tall Vessel in Brass by Tom Dixon
Located in New York, NY
The beat tall vessel is part of a group of floor vessels made in three unique shapes. Made from brass, the beat vessels are spun and welded in separate parts to create their form.
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Modern Urns

Materials

Brass

Daniel Eltner & Alessandro Mendini Diavoletti Family Vase in Pink for Cappellini
Located in New York, NY
The Diavoletti Family by Daniel Eltner is a collection of three different vases, each with a distinct color. Red Diavoletto, pink Diavoletta and yellow Diavoletto form an enigmatic c...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Urns

Materials

Ceramic

Daniel Eltner & Alessandro Mendini Diavoletti Family Vase in Red for Cappellini
Located in New York, NY
The Diavoletti Family by Daniel Eltner is a collection of three different vases, each with a distinct color. Red Diavoletto, pink Diavoletta and yellow Diavoletto form an enigmatic c...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Urns

Materials

Ceramic

Dariel Studio off the Moon Tray in Brass with Pink Copper Finish for Cappellini
Located in New York, NY
Like the moon reflecting in a pool of water, the off the moon tray by Thomas Dariel encompasses the magnetic charm of the universe through simple lines that exalt the decorative sphe...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Urns

Materials

Brass

Antonio Forteleoni Small Jana Vase in Black Gres for Cappellini
Located in New York, NY
Denoted by clean lines and handcrafted, the Jana vases are a collection that was designed for Cappellini by Antonio Forteleoni. These vases are made of black earth, forged by hand on...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Urns

Materials

Clay

Antonio Forteleoni Large Jana Vase in Black Gres for Cappellini
Located in New York, NY
Denoted by clean lines and handcrafted, the Jana vases are a collection that was designed for Cappellini by Antonio Forteleoni. These vases are made of black earth, forged by hand on...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Urns

Materials

Clay

Daniel Eltner & Alessandro Mendini Diavoletti Family Vase in Yellow, Cappellini
Located in New York, NY
The Diavoletti Family by Daniel Eltner is a collection of three different vases, each with a distinct color. Red Diavoletto, pink Diavoletta and yellow Diavoletto form an enigmatic c...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Urns

Materials

Ceramic

White and Transparent Art Glass Vase
Located in New York, NY
A beautiful clear/transparent and white art glass vase. Piece is transparent with very thin white spiral lines, and an all transparent base. Close-ups, images #11, 12 and 13. Piece h...
Category

Late 20th Century European Modern Urns

Materials

Glass, Art Glass

Porcelain Vase Handsculpted by Monika Patuszyńska
Located in Geneve, CH
Porcelain vase handsculpted by Monika Patuszynska from the series TransForms Plus (2017, Talavera Tales) Dimensions: H. 43 cm Materials: Porcelain Monika Patuszynska Bio Born:...
Category

2010s Polish Modern Urns

Materials

Porcelain

STACKED Walnut and Maple Striped 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...
Category

2010s American Modern Urns

Materials

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

STACKED Walnut and Maple Striped 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...
Category

2010s American Modern Urns

Materials

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

JCP Universe Glome Y Vase by CTRLZAK
Located in Cantu, IT
“You can warp yourself through hollow dimensions to infinity’s end” Haiku by Alistair Gentry Cosmic spheres offering glimpses of moments of creation from the JCP Universe. The Glom...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Urns

Materials

Metal

JCP Universe Glome Z Vase by Ctrlzak
Located in Cantu, IT
“You can warp yourself through hollow dimensions to infinity’s end” Haiku by Alistair Gentry Cosmic spheres offering glimpses of moments of creation from the JCP Universe. The Glom...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Urns

Materials

Metal

JCP Universe Glome X Vase by Ctrlzak
Located in Cantu, IT
“You can warp yourself through hollow dimensions to infinity’s end” Haiku by Alistair Gentry Cosmic spheres offering glimpses of moments of creation from the JCP Universe. The Glom...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Urns

Materials

Metal

Ronan Bouroullec Monofiore Vase in Matte White Polycarbonate for Cappellini
Located in New York, NY
Evocative of futuristic atmospheres, the perfect juxtaposition to Classic furnishings, the Monofiore vase by Ronan Bouroullec is made of white polycarbonate. Material: Polycarbona...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Urns

Materials

Plastic

Matteo Zorzenoni Crystal Ball Double Vase in Ash and Glass for Cappellini
Located in New York, NY
The magical rubber bubbles that became a cult game of the 1990s were the inspiration behind Matteo Zorzenoni’s crystal ball vases; these decorative elements made of delicate spheres ...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Urns

Materials

Glass, Ash

Matteo Zorzenoni Crystal Ball Single Vase in Ash and Green Glass for Cappellini
Located in New York, NY
The magical rubber bubbles that became a cult game of the 1990s were the inspiration behind Matteo Zorzenoni’s crystal ball vases, these decorative elements made of delicate spheres ...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Urns

Materials

Glass, Ash

Tomoko Mizu Acrilic Vase in Blue and Violet for Cappellini
Located in New York, NY
Acrilic vase by Tomoko Mizu is made of plexiglass and is available in three different sizes, in set color pairings. The transparent finish is matched with colorful inserts, to create...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Urns

Materials

Plexiglass

Marc Newson's Newson Vase in Polish White Ceramic for Cappellini
Located in New York, NY
The Newson Vase, by Marc Newson, is made of white ceramic with a shiny finish. The vase is equipped with a removable lid with three holes, also making it suitable for use as a flower...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Urns

Materials

Ceramic