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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 The modernists rejected both natural and historical references and relied primarily on industrial materials such as metal, glass, plywood, and, later, plastics.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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Modern Metal Scale Model of Spiraling Staircase
Located in New York, NY
Modern scale model of a spiraling staircase in welded metal, mounted on square metal base.
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20th Century North American Modern Models and Miniatures

Materials

Metal

Rare Lalique Crystal Green Scarab Beetle Paperweight, Circa 1970's
Located in Plainview, NY
A vintage rare Lalique crystal scarab paperweight Circa 1970s in a luster green color with gold finish. The piece is engraved "Lalique France" Dimensions: 1.5" W x 2" D x 0.825" H.
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Late 20th Century French Modern Models and Miniatures

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Crystal

The Guest by Ricardo Cavolo Figurine. Small Model. Numbered Edition
Located in New York, NY
This piece is the contribution by the prestigious designer Ricardo Cavolo to The Guest, the creative project inviting cutting-edge artists from around the world to customize this fas...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Spanish Modern Models and Miniatures

Materials

Porcelain

Lladro Parrot Vanity Mirror
Located in New York, NY
Toilet mirror with parakeet perched on an original black branch for home decoration. Mirror from the Parrot Party collection, based on the contrast between the refined geometric desi...
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21st Century and Contemporary Spanish Modern Models and Miniatures

Materials

Porcelain

GUFRAMINI Pratone by Ceretti, Derossi & Rosso
Located in La Morra, Cuneo
The mini Pratone® plays with the juxtaposition of a "large-small" proportion by reducing to 7/8 the giant Pratone that was designed in 1972 by Ceretti, Derossi, and Rosso, and exhibi...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Models and Miniatures

Dior Pink Logo Vintage Advertising Sign Acrylic Lucite Table Display
Located in Vienna, AT
Dior logo table display vintage advertising sign from pink lucite and acrylic, France. The logo with pink letters stacks in a lucite base. The size works well as table display. The...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Modern Models and Miniatures

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Acrylic

GUFRAMINI Little Bocca Miniature by Studio 65
Located in La Morra, Cuneo
The little Bocca, drawing from the exact proportions of the original version, maintains the sinuous feel and sensuality of a woman’s lips, exactly as intended by Studio65 which desig...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Models and Miniatures

Twenty-Seven Woods, Chinese Artificial Flower Vase Alpha by Ettore Sottsass
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Twenty-seven woods for a Chinese artificial flower vase alpha by Ettore Sottsass, edited by Design Gallery Milano, 1995. Limited edition of 12 signed and numbered pieces, number ...
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1990s European Modern Models and Miniatures

Materials

Brass

GUFRAMINI Pratone by Ceretti, Derossi & Rosso - 1stdibs New York
Located in La Morra, Cuneo
The mini Pratone® plays with the juxtaposition of a "large-small" proportion by reducing to 7/8 the giant Pratone that was designed in 1972 by Ceretti, Derossi, and Rosso, and exhibi...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Models and Miniatures

Materials

Other

GUFRAMINI Miniature Cactus by Drocco & Mello
Located in La Morra, Cuneo
The miniature Cactus, one of the radical design symbols par excellence. Gufram offers its fans a version identical to the original designed by Drocco and Mello in 1972. The mini mold...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Models and Miniatures

Lladro Horses' Group Sculpture in Black by Fulgencio García. Limited Edition.
By Fulgencio Garcia, Lladro
Located in New York, NY
Sculpture of three horses made of deep black porcelain, shaken and stirred together.        
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21st Century and Contemporary Spanish Modern Models and Miniatures

Materials

Porcelain

Lladro The Lover I Figurine by Jaime Hayon
Located in New York, NY
Glossy porcelain figurine designed by Jaime Hayon with a modern design and a red heart. Like all the pieces in Jaime Hayon's The Fantasy Collection, this creation arises from the fus...
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21st Century and Contemporary Spanish Modern Models and Miniatures

Materials

Porcelain

Lladro Rhinoceros Beetle Figurine by José Luis Santes
Located in New York, NY
An innovative porcelain and metal creation inspired by one of the fascinating creatures in nature. Part of the Awesome Insects Collection. This original piece is made in glazed porce...
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21st Century and Contemporary Spanish Modern Models and Miniatures

Materials

Metal

Lladro Dragonfly Figurine by José Luis Santes
Located in New York, NY
An innovative porcelain and metal creation inspired by one of the fascinating creatures in nature. Part of the Awesome Insects Collection. This original piece is made in glazed porce...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Spanish Modern Models and Miniatures

Materials

Metal

Lladro The Guest Figurine Large Model by Ricardo Cavolo. Limited Edition.
Located in New York, NY
This piece is the contribution by the prestigious designer Ricardo Cavolo to The Guest, the creative project inviting cutting-edge artists from around the world to customize this fas...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Spanish Modern Models and Miniatures

Materials

Porcelain

Industrial Vintage Metal Aircraft Plane Model Desk Item Statue, circa 1980s
Located in Nürnberg, DE
A Industrial plane model made in the 1980s. This unique object is made of metal, probably aluminum. A nice Industrial sculpture for displaying them on a cupboard, credenza or a desk.
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1980s German Vintage Modern Models and Miniatures

Materials

Metal

Lladro Mandrill Mask in Black and Gold by José Luis Santes
Located in New York, NY
Porcelain piece inspired by traditional African masks with a bold, contemporary and modern design of great decorative power. A collection that brings together three different animals...
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21st Century and Contemporary Spanish Modern Models and Miniatures

Materials

Porcelain

Christian Dior Pink Red Large Acrylic Vintage Logo Advertising Sign
Located in Vienna, AT
A Christian Dior pink red large vintage logo advertising sign, which shows the Dior logo in large bold red pink red acrylic letters. The letters are fixed on a Lucite base. Very g...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Modern Models and Miniatures

Materials

Lucite

Spanish Pure Breed Horse Sculpture by Ernest Massuet. Limited Edition.
Located in New York, NY
Limited edition sculpture of a Spanish horse trotting in position in matte porcelain, embellished with blue and gold lustre on the head, chest, saddle and blanket. Faithfully inspire...
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21st Century and Contemporary Spanish Modern Models and Miniatures

Materials

Porcelain

Lladro Canvas Vase Flowers Tapestry Vase by Bodo Sperlein
Located in New York, NY
White glossy porcelain vase with accumulation of one by one handmade flowers for home decoration. Contemporary but Classic this sculptural vase is an impressive design statement comb...
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21st Century and Contemporary Spanish Modern Models and Miniatures

Materials

Porcelain

Replica Mecedes-Benz 500K 1936 Model, circa 2006
Located in San Francisco, CA
About An exact replica of a 1930s Mercedes Benz 500 K Spezialroadster created by CMC of Germany. This diecast model is 1/24 scale with red leather interior, retractable roof, work...
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21st Century and Contemporary German Modern Models and Miniatures

Materials

Metal

Lladro The Kiss Couple Sculpture in Golden Luster by Antonio Ramos
By Antonio Ramos, Lladro
Located in New York, NY
Porcelain sculpture of a representation of the work of the painter Gustav Klimt with great decoration with different types of gilded luster. This piece, inspired by the most famous w...
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21st Century and Contemporary Spanish Modern Models and Miniatures

Materials

Porcelain

Lladro Polo Player Figurine in White by Ernest Massuet. Limited Edition.
Located in New York, NY
White matte porcelain figurine of a limited series polo player with methacrylate support attached to the base. Polo Player, is a piece full of energy in which we see the horse litera...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Spanish Modern Models and Miniatures

Materials

Acrylic, Porcelain

Ettore Sottsass J Limited Edition Vase in Wood and Murano Glass for Flowers
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
J vase made for the collection of twenty-seven woods for Chinese artificial flowers vase by Ettore Sottsass, Edited by Design Gallery Milano, 1995. Limited edition of 12 signed a...
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1990s European Modern Models and Miniatures

Materials

Brass

Lladro Tiger Mask in Black and Gold by José Luis Santes
Located in New York, NY
Porcelain piece inspired by traditional African masks with a bold, contemporary and modern design of great decorative power. A collection that brings together three different animals...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Spanish Modern Models and Miniatures

Materials

Porcelain

Lladro Great Dragon Sculpture by Francisco Polope. Limited Edition.
Located in New York, NY
Limited edition dragon sculpture in matte porcelain with gold lustre. A symbol of power and prosperity in Eastern culture, this magical creature, the bearer of good luck, is the prot...
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21st Century and Contemporary Spanish Modern Models and Miniatures

Materials

Porcelain

Twenty-Seven Woods for a Chinese Artificial Flower Vase U by Ettore Sottsass
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Twenty-seven woods for a Chinese artificial flower vase U by Ettore Sottsass, Edited by Design Gallery Milano, 1995. Limited edition of 12 signed and numbered pieces, number 4 / ...
Category

1990s European Modern Models and Miniatures

Materials

Glass, Wood

Lladro Hercules Beetle Figurine by José Luis Santes
Located in New York, NY
An innovative porcelain and metal creation inspired by one of the fascinating creatures in nature. Part of the Awesome Insects collection. This original piece is made in glazed porce...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Spanish Modern Models and Miniatures

Materials

Metal

Lladro Owl Mask in Black and Gold by José Luis Santes
Located in New York, NY
Porcelain piece inspired by traditional African masks with a bold, contemporary and modern design of great decorative power. A collection that brings together three different animals...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Spanish Modern Models and Miniatures

Materials

Porcelain

Rare VW Beetle Pedal Car by Pines
By Pines of America
Located in Highland, IN
Made by Pines of America Inc. of Fort Wayne, Indiana this exceptional vintage VW pedal car comes with its original cardboard box. These plastic pedal cars are very hard to find in an...
Category

1960s American Vintage Modern Models and Miniatures

Materials

Metal

Lladro the Guest Small Figurine by Tim Biskup, Numbered Edition
By Tim Biskup, Raul Rubio, Lladro
Located in New York, NY
Glossy porcelain figurine in silver luster created by Tim Biskup for the collection The Guest by LLadró Atelier with a white base attached to the piece. This piece is renowned design...
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21st Century and Contemporary Spanish Modern Models and Miniatures

Materials

Porcelain

Lladro the Love Explosion Couple Figurine by Jaime Hayon
Located in New York, NY
Glossy porcelain figurine designed by Jaime Hayon with a modern design of a family decorated with bright colors and golden luster. Like all the pieces in Jaime Hayon's The Fantasy co...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Spanish Modern Models and Miniatures

Materials

Porcelain

Twenty-Seven Woods for a Chinese Artificial Flower Vase S by Ettore Sottsass
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Twenty-seven woods for a Chinese artificial flower vase S by Ettore Sottsass, edited by Design Gallery Milano, 1995. Limited edition of 12 signed and numbered pieces, number 10 ...
Category

1990s European Modern Models and Miniatures

Materials

Wood

Ettore Sottsass Twenty-Seven Woods for a Chinese Artificial Flower Vase T
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Twenty-seven woods for a Chinese artificial flower vase T by Ettore Sottsass, edited by Design Gallery Milano, 1995. Limited edition of 12 signed and numbered pieces, number 4 / ...
Category

1990s European Modern Models and Miniatures

Materials

Brass

Twenty-Seven Woods for a Chinese Artificial Flower Vase O by Ettore Sottsass
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Twenty-seven woods for a Chinese Artificial flower vase O by Ettore Sottsass, edited by Design Gallery Milano, 1995. Limited edition of 12 signed and numered pieces, number 3 / 1...
Category

1990s European Modern Models and Miniatures

Materials

Brass

Lladro Oriental Horse Sculpture by Salvador Furió. Limited Edition.
By Salvador Furió, Lladro
Located in New York, NY
Limited edition sculpture of an oriental battle horse in matte white porcelain with brown, ochre and blue tones. This majestic and elegant animal is inspired by traditional art of th...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Spanish Modern Models and Miniatures

Materials

Porcelain

Lladro Arabian Pure Breed Horse Figurine by Ernest Massuet. Limited Edition.
Located in New York, NY
Glossy porcelain animal figurine of limited series of purebred Arabian horse with thick fur on a wooden base. Portrait of a purebred grey Arabian horse, capturing in porcelain all it...
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21st Century and Contemporary Spanish Modern Models and Miniatures

Materials

Porcelain, Wood

Twenty-Seven Woods for a Chinese Artificial Flower Vase P by Ettore Sottsass
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
From the collection of twenty-seven woods for Chinese artificial flowers, vase P by Ettore Sottsass, Edited by Design Gallery Milano, 1995. Limited edition of 12 signed and numer...
Category

1990s Italian Modern Models and Miniatures

Materials

Chrome

Lladro Horse Race Figurine in White by Ernest Massuet. Limited Edition.
Located in New York, NY
Race of horses figurine joined together and one of them attached to the white, glossy and matte porcelain base limited series. The thrilling energy of a horse race, captured in all i...
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21st Century and Contemporary Spanish Modern Models and Miniatures

Materials

Porcelain

Ettore Sottsass Twenty-Seven Woods for a Chinese Artificial Flower Vase A
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Twenty-seven woods for a Chinese artificial flower vase A by Ettore Sottsass, edited by Design Gallery Milano, 1995. Limited edition of 12 signed and numered pieces, number 8 / 1...
Category

1990s European Modern Models and Miniatures

Materials

Brass

Lladro the Guest Figurine Large Model by Gary Baseman. Limited Edition.
By Gary Baseman, Raul Rubio, Lladro
Located in New York, NY
A glossy porcelain figurine with a black satin finish on his hands and feet created by Gary Baseman for the collection The Guest by Lladró Atelier with a white base attached to the p...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Spanish Modern Models and Miniatures

Materials

Porcelain

Lladro Beautiful Catrina Figurine by Raul Rubio. Limited Edition.
Located in New York, NY
Limited edition Mexican Bella Catrina figurine in black gloss finish porcelain, adorned with three handmade flowers. The people of Mexico have a special relationship with death, to t...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Spanish Modern Models and Miniatures

Materials

Porcelain

Art Deco Revival White Full Body Vintage Plastic Mannequin, 1980s, France
Located in Vienna, AT
Art Deco Revival white full body vintage plastic mannequin, which was designed and manufactured, 1980s, France. The mannequin shows geometric and cubism inspired features. The body ...
Category

Late 20th Century French Modern Models and Miniatures

Materials

Plastic

Ettore Sottsass Twenty-Seven Woods for a Chinese Artificial Flower Vase Z
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Twenty-seven woods for a Chinese Artificial flower vase Z by Ettore Sottsass, edited by Design Gallery Milano, 1995. Limited edition of 12 signed and numered pieces, number 4 / 1...
Category

1990s Spanish Modern Models and Miniatures

Materials

Glass, Wood

Lladro at the Derby Horses Sculpture by Ernest Massuet. Limited Edition.
Located in New York, NY
Glossy porcelain sculpture racing in the racetrack limited series represented by three horses with jockey of intense red and blue colors, combination of different glazes. Base includ...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Spanish Modern Models and Miniatures

Materials

Porcelain

Ettore Sottsass Twenty-Seven Woods for a Chinese Artificial Flower Vase G
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Twenty-seven woods for a Chinese Artificial flower vase G by Ettore Sottsass, edited by Design Gallery Milano, 1995. Limited edition of 12 signed and numered pieces, number 3 / 1...
Category

1990s European Modern Models and Miniatures

Materials

Brass

Lladro Winged Beauty Woman Sculpture by Francisco Polope. Limited Edition.
Located in New York, NY
Limited edition, gloss finish porcelain sculpture of a woman with beautiful white wings, embellished with blue and white enamel. Half woman, half goddess, the protagonist of this pie...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Spanish Modern Models and Miniatures

Materials

Porcelain

Lladro The Guest Small Figurine by Jaime Hayon, Numbered Edition
Located in New York, NY
White, yellow and gold glossy porcelain figurine created by Jaime Hayon for the collection The Guest by Lladró Atelier with a white base attached to the piece. This piece is renowned...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Spanish Modern Models and Miniatures

Materials

Porcelain

Lladro The Guest Small Figurine by Rolito, Numbered Edition
By Rolito, Raul Rubio, Lladro
Located in New York, NY
White and black porcelain figurine with a silver gloss created by Rolito for The Guest by LLadró Atelier collection with a white base attached to the piece. This piece is renowned de...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Spanish Modern Models and Miniatures

Materials

Porcelain

Embraer 170 Jet Airplane Aircraft Model Brazil
Located in Nürnberg, DE
Scaled model of the Embraer 170 Jet. Made of Wood in the Scale of 1/75. This exquisite Embraer 170 Model is handcrafted by a master craftsmen from the finest Wood. Attention is given...
Category

Late 20th Century Brazilian Modern Models and Miniatures

Materials

Metal

Embraer 190 Jet Airplane Aircraft Model Brazil
Located in Nürnberg, DE
Scaled model of the Embraer 190 Jet. Made of Wood in the Scale of 1/75. This exquisite Embraer 190 Model is handcrafted by a master craftsmen from the finest Wood. Attention is given...
Category

Late 20th Century Brazilian Modern Models and Miniatures

Materials

Metal

Lladro the Guest Small Figurine by Devilrobots, Numbered Edition
By Devilrobots, Raul Rubio, Lladro
Located in New York, NY
Porcelain figurine with black gloss on its face, hands and feet created by Devilrobots for The Guest by Lladró Atelier collection with a white base attached to the piece. This piece ...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Spanish Modern Models and Miniatures

Materials

Porcelain

Lladro The Rocking Chicken Ride Figurine in Green by Jaime Hayon
Located in New York, NY
Glossy porcelain figurine designed by Jaime Hayon with a modern design highlighting the green color and touches of gilded sheen. Like all the pieces in Jaime Hayon's The Fantasy coll...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Spanish Modern Models and Miniatures

Materials

Porcelain

Lladro The Family Portrait Figurine by Jaime Hayon
Located in New York, NY
Glossy porcelain figurine designed by Jaime Hayon with a modern design of a family decorated with bright colors and golden sheen. Like all the pieces in Jaime Hayon's The Fantasy col...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Spanish Modern Models and Miniatures

Materials

Porcelain

Lladro African Savannah Wild Animals Sculpture in White by Ernest Massuet
Located in New York, NY
Sculpture in matte white porcelain animals from African savannah, adult female elephant that guides her group through a long path with an iroko wooden base. As an African proverb say...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Spanish Modern Models and Miniatures

Materials

Wood, Porcelain

Lladro The Guest Small Figurine by Paul Smith, Numbered Edition
Located in New York, NY
Porcelain figurine with a brightly colored finish created by Paul Smith for the collection The Guest by LLadró Atelier with a white base attached to the piece. This piece is renowned...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Spanish Modern Models and Miniatures

Materials

Porcelain

Monumental Crayola Crayons by Think Big
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Set of two monumental Crayola crayons made by Think Big. Haven’t plastic with paper labels.
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20th Century American Modern Models and Miniatures

Materials

Plastic, Paper

ClassiCon Miniature Bell Side Table in Copper and Grey by Sebastian Herkner
Located in New York, NY
A modern classic as miniature: the Bell table by Sebastian Herkner turns our perceptual habits on their head, using the lightweight, fragile material of glass as base for a metal top...
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21st Century and Contemporary German Modern Models and Miniatures

Materials

Blown Glass