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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 The modernists rejected both natural and historical references and relied primarily on industrial materials such as metal, glass, plywood, and, later, plastics.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 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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Set of 16 Kartell Jellies Flutes in Pink by Patricia Urquiola
Located in New York, NY
The Jellies family tableware line has been expanded to include new items designed especially for the Christmas holidays and for ringing in the new year, the Jellies champagne flute. ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern More Dining and Entertaining

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Plastic

Ghidini 1961 Thimble Ice Bucket in Brass by Studio Job
Located in Villa Carcina, IT
Ice bucket in casted brass. For this supreme ice bucket Studio Job got inspirations by family tailoring traditions and care of the smallest details. The here ice bucket is then repre...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern More Dining and Entertaining

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Brass

Japanese Modernist Four-Piece Brass Coffee or Tea Serving Set
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A four-piece mid-century brass tea set. The forms each showcase elegant angles while the handles of the pots and lids are made of a beautiful, dark wood. Each piece sits on top of a ...
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Mid-20th Century Japanese Modern More Dining and Entertaining

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Brass

Set of 6 Rosenthal "Maria" Cream Soups w. Saucers
Located in San Francisco, CA
Cream soup cup, 9 oz fl - 5" diameter. Cream soup saucer, 7 " diameter.  
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Mid-20th Century German Modern More Dining and Entertaining

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Porcelain

Luxurious Champagne Bucket Handmade in Black Marquinia Marble Pieruga, Italy
Located in Ancona, Marche
Luxurious and big Champagne bucket sculpted by hand from a solid block of Marquinia marble with inlaid brass ants. Polished finishing. Champagne bucket dimensions: D 26, H 41 cm. A...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern More Dining and Entertaining

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Marble

Set of 2 Black Marble Ariadne Coasters by Faye Tsakalides
Located in Geneve, CH
Ariadne coasters in black Volakas Marble by Faye Tsakalides. Dimensions: 12 W x 12 L x 1 H cm Materials: Black Volakas Marble. Technique: Crafted from a single piece of marble. ...
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2010s Greek Modern More Dining and Entertaining

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Marble, Marble

Plank Tray Black Minimal Modern Ash Serving Pedestal Display Object
Located in Bainbridge Island, WA
A beautifully simple and sturdy tray made in our studio from sustainably sourced ash. Use to serve food and drinks or as a low pedestal to display objects. Dimensions: Height 1.2...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern More Dining and Entertaining

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Ash

Plank Tray Natural Minimal Modern Ash Serving Pedestal Display Object
Located in Bainbridge Island, WA
A beautifully simple and sturdy tray made in our studio from sustainably sourced ash. Use to serve food and drinks or as a low pedestal to display objects. Dimensions: Height 1.2...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern More Dining and Entertaining

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Ash

Plank Tray Natural Minimal Modern Ash Serving Pedestal Display Object
Located in Bainbridge Island, WA
A beautifully simple and sturdy tray made in our studio from sustainably sourced ash. Use to serve food and drinks or as a low pedestal to display objects. Dimensions: Height 1.2...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern More Dining and Entertaining

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Ash

Reflect Cast Solid Bronze Bottle Opener Design Object
Located in Bainbridge Island, WA
Cast in solid bronze in a small Northwest foundry, our bottle opener is a study in reflection. Its overall shape is reflected on two planes. Its materiality shimmers warmly with refl...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern More Dining and Entertaining

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Bronze

Dodò Low Mouth Blown Glass Carafe Designed by Matteo Cibic
Located in Milan, IT
Dodò is a low mouth-blown glass carafe available in two different versions: in smooth glass or in grooved glass with a plissé effect. The Dodò carafe is part of table joy, a collecti...
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2010s Italian Modern More Dining and Entertaining

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Blown Glass

Dudù High Mouth Blown Glass Carafe Designed by Matteo Cibic
Located in Milan, IT
Dudù is a high mouth-blown glass carafe available in two different versions: in smooth glass or in grooved glass with a plissé effect. Dudù is part of Table Joy, a collection designe...
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2010s Italian Modern More Dining and Entertaining

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Blown Glass

Polly Carafe in Blown in a Mold Glass Designed by Aldo Cibic
Located in Milan, IT
Polly is a carafe in blown in a mold glass, a timeless, versatile and useful item. Its designer, Aldo Cibic, describe it as “a simple glass carafe”, whose simplicity was born from th...
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Early 2000s Italian Modern More Dining and Entertaining

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Blown Glass

Fusion Sushi Set in Black and White Glass by Venini
Located in New York, NY
This sushi set designed by Venini is comprised of lacquered plate, wooden chopsticks, cruet, a glass bowl, and a glass chopstick holder.
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern More Dining and Entertaining

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Glass

Georg Jensen Indulgence Strawberry Bowl in Stainless Steel by Helle Damkjær
Located in New York, NY
From spectacular centrepieces to functional minimalism, Georg Jensen's glass, silver and stainless steel bowls enhance every home. Serve food, display fruit or simply let them shine ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chinese Modern More Dining and Entertaining

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Stainless Steel

Set Round Coasters in Blue Azul Macaubas Quartzite Pieruga Marble Handmade Italy
Located in Ancona, Marche
Set of 4 coasters in Azul Macaubas. Thanks to their shape and size they can be used as exclusive presentation plates for finger food. Dimensions: D 10, H 0.8 cm Also available: Sq...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern More Dining and Entertaining

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Quartz

Champagne Bucket and set coasters in solid Blue Azul Macaubas by Pieruga Italy
Located in Ancona, Marche
Luxurious and big Champagne bucket set sculpted by hand from a solid block of Azul Macaubas. The set consisting of 1 Champagne bucket, 1 circular plate and 4 circular coasters. Pol...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern More Dining and Entertaining

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Quartz

Richard Meier for Swid Powell Large Silver-Plate Skyscraper Bowl or Centerpiece
Located in North Miami, FL
This commanding and modernist silver-plate bowl or centerpiece bowl is by Richard Meier for Swid Powell. It is from the skyscraper series and from the 80's. Very postmodern. It is 14...
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1980s North American Vintage Modern More Dining and Entertaining

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Silver Plate

Set of 4 Kartell Jellies Espresso Cup in Green by Patricia Urquiola
Located in New York, NY
The Jellies Family, which heralded a new way of perceiving tableware by using transparent products moulded with various relief patterns, has been expanded to include new elements suc...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern More Dining and Entertaining

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Plastic

Set of 16 Kartell Jellies Flutes in Green by Patricia Urquiola
Located in New York, NY
The jellies family tableware line has been expanded to include new items designed especially for the Christmas holidays and for ringing in the new year, the jellies champagne flute. ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern More Dining and Entertaining

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Plastic

Ariadne Coasters by Faye Tsakalides
Located in Geneve, CH
Ariadne coasters in white Volakas marble by Faye Tsakalides. Dimensions: 12 W x 12 L x 1 H cm Materials: White Volakas marble. Technique: Crafted from a single piece of marble. ...
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2010s Greek Modern More Dining and Entertaining

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Marble, Marble

Tommi Parzinger Brass Ice and Champagne Bucket Mid-Century Modern Barware
Located in North Miami, FL
This iconic Mid-Century Modern lidded Tommi Parzinger brass ice bucket or champagne bucket is from the 50's. It has been newly polished and lacquered to prevent tarnishing. It retain...
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1950s American Vintage Modern More Dining and Entertaining

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Brass

Venini Ando Time Hourglass in Pink and Red by Tadao Ando
Located in New York, NY
Ando Time Hourglass, designed by Tadao Ando and manufactured by Venini, is a limited edition of 49 art pieces (per color) plus an additional 20 P.d.A. artist's proof. "Architecture i...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern More Dining and Entertaining

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Glass

EU Clients, 'Flight' Cordial Glass Set, Designer Liqueur / Espresso Glassware
Located in Milan, IT
Flight Espresso / Liqueur glass - Set of 2 by Felicia Ferrone These cordial glasses from the newest Flight glassware collection can be used to serve after-dinner liqueurs. Alterna...
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2010s Czech Modern More Dining and Entertaining

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Glass

EU Clients, 'Flight' Tall Collins Glass Set, Designer Handmade Glassware
Located in Milan, IT
Flight Collins glass by award winning designer Felicia Ferrone - Set of 2 The flight tall glass from fferrone are glassware essentials that are great for serving water, beer, soft...
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2010s Czech Modern More Dining and Entertaining

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Glass

EU Clients, 'Flight' Tumbler Glass Set, Designer Handmade Glassware
Located in Milan, IT
Set of 2 tumbler glass from the 2020 Flight Collection The Flight glass tumblers from fferrone are glassware essentials that are great for serving water, soft drinks, and juice as...
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2010s Czech Modern More Dining and Entertaining

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Glass

EU Clients, 'Flight' Champagne Flute Glass Set, Designer Handmade Glassware
Located in Milan, IT
Flight Champagne flute - Set of 2 by award winning designer Felicia Ferrone The Flight champagne flutes are perfect for casual dinners at home or hosting events and serving champa...
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2010s Czech Modern More Dining and Entertaining

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Glass

Trivet 1. Formed from Brass Sheets and Handcrafted in Chicago
Located in Chicago, IL
Hand-formed from a sheet of brass, emphasizing the material’s pliable characteristics expressed through the process of production, each piece is then tarnished or darkened giving it ...
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2010s American Modern More Dining and Entertaining

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Brass

Modern Oil Decanter, Made of Patinated Brass, Completely Handcrafted in Chicago
Located in Chicago, IL
Made of brass and hand tarnished, the oil seems to magically move from the container to the spout without the two being connected. This piece, with it visual disconnects, is all abou...
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2010s American Modern More Dining and Entertaining

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Brass

Coasters Set of Four. Formed from Brass Sheets and Handcrafted in Chicago
Located in Chicago, IL
Hand-formed from a sheet of brass, emphasizing the material’s pliable characteristics expressed through the process of production, each piece is then tarnished or darkened giving it ...
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2010s American Modern More Dining and Entertaining

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Brass

Maharam Pattern Tray by Scholten & Baijings
Located in New York, NY
Pattern Tray by Scholten & Baijings 002 Poppy Oak with Blocks textile graphic. Made in Japan by Karimoku New Standard. Scholten & Baijings for Maharam is a collection of home ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Japanese Modern More Dining and Entertaining

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Oak

Maharam Pattern Tray Small by Scholten & Baijings
Located in New York, NY
Pattern Tray Small by Scholten & Baijings 001 Zest Oak with blocks textile graphic. Made in Japan by Karimoku new standard. Scholten & Baijings for Maharam is a collection of home ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Japanese Modern More Dining and Entertaining

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Oak

Maharam Pattern Tray Large by Scholten & Baijings
Located in New York, NY
Pattern Tray Large by Scholten & Baijings 003 Glacier Oak with Blocks textile graphic. Made in Japan by Karimoku New Standard. Scholten & Baijings for Maharam is a collection of ho...
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21st Century and Contemporary Japanese Modern More Dining and Entertaining

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Oak

Ghidini 1961 Le Ninfee Right Side Table in Brass by Alessandro Mendini
Located in Villa Carcina, IT
As if they were large and flat lilies leaves that run, approach, float and mate while flowing on the water surface of a pond. So these small Ninfee tables float and can Stand alone, ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern More Dining and Entertaining

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Brass

Ghidini 1961 Thimble Ice Bucket in Copper by Studio Job
Located in Villa Carcina, IT
Ice bucket in casted brass. For this supreme ice bucket Studio Job got inspirations by family tailoring traditions and care of the smallest details. The here ice bucket is then repre...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern More Dining and Entertaining

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Copper

Ghidini 1961 Perished Round Tray in Gold-Plated Stainless Steel by Studio Job
Located in Villa Carcina, IT
Large bowl in openwork steel. After having visited the Museum of Natural History in New York, Studio Job created a neo-gothic pattern of dancing human and animal skeletons. The turtl...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern More Dining and Entertaining

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Stainless Steel

Ghidini 1961 Perished Napkin Holder in Stainless Steel by Studio Job
Located in Villa Carcina, IT
Napkin holder in openwork steel. After having visited the Museum of Natural History in New York, Studio Job created a neo-gothic pattern of dancing human and animal skeletons. The tu...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern More Dining and Entertaining

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Stainless Steel

Ghidini 1961 Le Ninfee Left Side Table in Brass by Alessandro Mendini
Located in Villa Carcina, IT
As if they were large and flat lilies leaves that run, approach, float and mate while flowing on the water surface of a pond. So these small Ninfee tables float and can stand alone, ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern More Dining and Entertaining

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Brass

Georg Jensen HK Turnip Bonbonniere in Steel and Oak Wood by Henning Koppel
Located in New York, NY
Combining beauty with function, designer Henning Koppel spent his career creating objects that were striking in form and practical in use. One such item was the oak bonbonnière. The ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chinese Modern More Dining and Entertaining

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Mirror

Ghidini 1961 Cestino 2 Large Bowl in Polished Brass by Andrea Branzi
Located in Villa Carcina, IT
"The dance, intended as an eternal circle and sacred ritual and celebration of the ancient tribal traditions." This is the reference of Andrea Branzi when he thought of this series o...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern More Dining and Entertaining

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Brass

Ghidini 1961 Le Ninfee Middle Side Table in Brass by Alessandro Mendini
Located in Villa Carcina, IT
As if they were large and flat lilies leaves that run, approach, float and mate while flowing on the water surface of a pond. So these small Ninfee tables float and can stand alone, ...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern More Dining and Entertaining

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Brass

Ghidini 1961 Cestino 3 Cylinder Bowl in Polished Brass by Andrea Branzi
Located in Villa Carcina, IT
"The dance, intended as an eternal circle and sacred ritual and celebration of the ancient tribal traditions." This is the reference of Andrea Branzi when he thought of this series o...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern More Dining and Entertaining

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Brass

Ghidini 1961 Cestino 1 Medium Bowl in Polished Brass by Andrea Branzi
Located in Villa Carcina, IT
"The dance, intended as an eternal circle and sacred ritual and celebration of the ancient tribal traditions." This is the reference of Andrea Branzi when he thought of this series o...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern More Dining and Entertaining

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Brass

Set of Circular Coasters in Marquina Marble with Brass Inlay by Pieruga Marble
Located in Ancona, Marche
Set of 4 coasters in Marquina marble with brass inlay. Thanks to their shape and size they can be used as exclusive presentation plates for finger food. Dimensions: D 10, H 0.8 cm ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern More Dining and Entertaining

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Marble, Brass

Set of Square Coasters in Carrara Marble with Brass Inlay by Pieruga Marble
Located in Ancona, Marche
Set of 4 coasters in white Carrara marble with brass inlay. Thanks to their shape and size they can be used as exclusive presentation plates for finger food. Dimensions: L 10, W 10...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern More Dining and Entertaining

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Carrara Marble, Brass

Luxurious Champagne Bucket Handmade Blue Azul Macaubas Quartzite Pieruga, Italy
Located in Ancona, Marche
Luxurious and big Champagne bucket sculpted by hand from a solid block of Azul Macaubas. Polished finishing. Champagne bucket dimensions: L 28, W 29, H 41 cm. Available in different ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern More Dining and Entertaining

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Quartz

Luxurious Champagne Bucket Handmade Rose Quartz Pieruga, Italy
Located in Ancona, Marche
Luxurious and big Champagne bucket sculpted by hand from a solid block of Rose Quartz. Polished finishing. Champagne bucket dimensions: D 25.5, H 38 cm. Available in different quart...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern More Dining and Entertaining

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Rose Quartz

Luxurious Champagne Bucket in White Onyx by Pieruga Marble
Located in Ancona, Marche
Luxurious and big Champagne bucket sculpted by hand from a solid block of white onyx. Champagne bucket dimensions: L 28, W 29, H 41 cm. Available in different marbles and onyx. Limit...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern More Dining and Entertaining

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Onyx

Gucci Leather and Chrome Bottle Opener Vintage Barware
Located in North Miami, FL
This handsome Italian Gucci bottle opener is vintage from the 1970s. It is black leather and chrome-plated. This is great barware. It is marked Gucci, Italy. This would make a lovely...
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1970s Italian Vintage Modern More Dining and Entertaining

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Chrome

Modern Style Acrylic Cocktail Coasters with Chevron Design, Set of 4
Located in New York, NY
A chic set of four (4) Modern style acrylic cocktail coasters with Chevron pattern design by Alexandra von Furstenberg. Coaster are clear and white acrylic. Coaster are essential for...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern More Dining and Entertaining

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Acrylic

Amalfi Coaster in Azul Macaubas by Pieruga Marble, Made in Italy
Located in Ancona, Marche
The Amalfi coaster inspired by the pattern of Majolica tiles represents all the Mediterranean flavor made of sea, sun, lemons and carefree laughter. Coaster in polished Azul Macauba...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern More Dining and Entertaining

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Marble

Set of Square Coasters in Marquina Marble with Brass Inlay by Pieruga Marble
Located in Ancona, Marche
Set of 4 coasters in Marquina marble with brass inlay. Thanks to their shape and size they can be used as exclusive presentation plates for finger food. Dimensions: L 10 W 10 H 0.8...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern More Dining and Entertaining

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Marble, Brass

Vase in White Onyx Italian Contemporary Design by Pieruga Marble
Located in Ancona, Marche
Luxurious small vase sculpted by hand from a solid block of white onyx. Vase dimensions: D 13, H 22 cm. The polished finishing underlines the transparency of the onyx making this a v...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern More Dining and Entertaining

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Onyx

Handmade Luxurious Champagne Bucket in Solid Amber Onyx by Pieruga Marble, Italy
Located in Ancona, Marche
Luxurious and big Champagne bucket sculpted by hand from a solid block of amber onyx. Champagne bucket dimensions: L 28, W 29, H 41 cm. Available in different marbles and onyx. Limit...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern More Dining and Entertaining

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Onyx

Set of Serviette Rings in Carrara Marble and Brass Inlay by Pieruga Marble
Located in Ancona, Marche
Hand carved serviette rings from Carrara marble with brass inlay. Set of 4 pieces. Dimensions: D 7.5, H 1.5 cm Material: White Carrara marble, polished brass. Marble is a natur...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern More Dining and Entertaining

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Carrara Marble, Brass

Set of Serviette Rings in Marquina Marble and Brass Inlay by Pieruga Marble
Located in Ancona, Marche
hand carved serviette rings from Marquina marble with brass inlay. Set of 4 pieces. Dimensions: D 7.5, H 1.5 cm Marble is a natural material, every piece is unique as each marb...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern More Dining and Entertaining

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Marble, Brass

Set of Circular Coasters in Carrara Marble with Brass Inlay by Pieruga Marble
Located in Ancona, Marche
Set of 4 coasters in white Carrara marble with brass inlay. Thanks to their shape and size they can be used as exclusive presentation plates for finger food. Dimensions: D 10 H 0.8...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern More Dining and Entertaining

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Carrara Marble, Brass

Rossana Orlandi Aqua Cube Mini Bar by Francesco Messina for Cypraea
Located in Milan, IT
Designed by Francesco Maria Messina Minibar made of acrylic aluminum lining with coral finish. Infinity mirror shelf vertically raised through top of furniture via powered actuator ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern More Dining and Entertaining

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Aluminum