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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 The Modernists rejected both natural and historical references and relied primarily on industrial materials such as metal, glass, plywood, and, later, plastics.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 chair, and the Eames’s Lounge chair are emblems of progressive design and vintage originals are prized cornerstones of collections.

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

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Jurgen Bey St. Petersburg Chair
Located in Dronten, NL
The St. Petersburg chair was designed for the Café Dutch Room in St. Petersburg. An antique chair is covered with layers of fiberglass strengthened polyester, the outermost layer si...
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Early 2000s Dutch Modern Chairs

Materials

Fiberglass, Wood

Large Gradient Bench by Philipp Aduatz
Located in Geneve, CH
Large gradient bench by Philipp Aduatz Limited Edition of 50 Dimensions: 230 x 56 x 45 cm Materials: 3D printed concrete dyed, reinforced with steel Also available in small. A...
Category

2010s Austrian Modern Chairs

Materials

Concrete, Steel

Jurgen Bey St. Petersburg Chair
Located in Dronten, NL
The St. Petersburg chair was designed for the Café Dutch Room in St. Petersburg. An antique chair is covered with layers of fiberglass strengthened polyester, the outermost layer si...
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21st Century and Contemporary Dutch Modern Chairs

Materials

Polyester, Wood

Ash Oxbend Bench by Fernweh Woodworking
Located in Geneve, CH
5 feets ash oxbend bench by Fernweh Woodworking Dimensions: H 30 " x W 60 " x D 17 " 5 feet wide Seat: W 60”x D 17” x 16.5” high at front Backrest: 29.5” high at center, 30” ...
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2010s American Modern Chairs

Materials

Ash

Skin Chair, Yellow, Home, Contract, Indoor, Chair, Made in Italy
Located in MARANO VICENTINO, IT
The harmonic, enveloping shells in powder-coated tubular metal that define the skin armchair - designed by Giacomo Cattani - evolve and transform to compose a true collection. A chai...
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2010s Italian Modern Chairs

Materials

Metal

Phloem Studio Zoe Chair, Modern Maple Dining Chair with Leather Upholstery
Located in Stevenson, WA
Phloem Studio Zoe chair is a modern contemporary solid wood armchair handmade custom to order with organic flowing shaped legs, spindle bracing, a solid wood steam bent tube backrest...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Chairs

Materials

Upholstery, Hardwood, Hardwood

Jean Dining Chair
Located in Westport, CT
Dining chair with dark wenge stained beech legs and fully upholstered seat and back. Can be customized to your specifications or COM. Wood, stain, finish, fabric and custom dimensio...
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2010s European Modern Chairs

Materials

Wood, Fabric

Calvet Armchair, Antonio Gaudí
Located in Geneve, CH
Calvet armchair, Antonio Gaudí 1902 Dimensions: 65 x 52 x 95 cm Materials: Dark varnished oak Solid dark varnished oak Antoni Gaudí (1852/1926) is, without doubt, the most i...
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2010s Spanish Modern Chairs

Materials

Oak

Katy Dining Chair
Located in Westport, CT
Dining chair with dark Wenge stained beech legs and fully upholstered seat and back. This chair can be customized in any way including COM.    
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2010s European Modern Chairs

Materials

Wood, Fabric

Francis Easy Chair with Walnut Frame and Wool Upholstery
Located in Stevenson, WA
Phloem Studio Francis easy chair is a modern contemporary oversized easy chair with a exposed solid walnut hardwood frame with an upholstered shell seat and back, with wool upholster...
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2010s American Modern Chairs

Materials

Upholstery, Hardwood

Proportions of Stone Bench by Lee Sisan
Located in Geneve, CH
Proportions of stone bench by Lee Sisan 2020 Dimensions: W 96 x D 96 x H 35 cm Materials: Stainless steel, natural stone. Each piece is made to order and uses natural stones, s...
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2010s South Korean Modern Chairs

Materials

Stone, Steel

Proportions of Stone Chair by Lee Sisan
Located in Geneve, CH
Proportions of stone chair by Lee Sisan 2019 Dimensions: W 45 x D 41 x H 90 cm Materials: Stainless steel, natural stone Each piece is made to order and uses natural stones, so...
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2010s South Korean Modern Chairs

Materials

Stone, Steel

Shaker Modern Chair by Ambrozia, Walnut, Black Steel, Bone Leather & Cow Hide
Located in Drummondville, Quebec
The shaker chair is handmade to order from our unique Ambrozia black textured steel tubing frame and a bone leather upholstered seat and cow hide hair back. Featuring subtile solid w...
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21st Century and Contemporary Canadian Modern Chairs

Materials

Steel

Chic 'Méandre' Side Chair by Design Frères
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Chic undulating 'Méandre' side chairs by Design Frères. Hand applied gilt bronze patina over steel frame. Natural linen upholstered cushion. Inspired by the timeless aesthetic ...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Modern Chairs

Materials

Steel

Exotic Argentine Rosewood Leather Counter Stool from Costantini, Umberto
Located in New York, NY
The Umberto counter stool is one of Costantini’s original seating designs, featuring a modern, low, carved solid wood back with a tight seat, and optional burnished bronze footrest. ...
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2010s Argentine Modern Chairs

Materials

Wood

Edith chair in solid ash varnish and pad seat by Massimo Broglio
Located in MARANO VICENTINO, IT
With this project Traba 'inaugurates the collaboration with the designer Massimo Broglio, who gives life for the Salone del Mobile 2017 to a stackable and non-stackable seat with a c...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Chairs

Materials

Ash

Edith chair in solid ash varnish and wood seat by Massimo Broglio
Located in MARANO VICENTINO, IT
With this project Traba 'inaugurates the collaboration with the designer Massimo Broglio, who gives life for the Salone del Mobile 2017 to a stackable and non-stackable seat with a c...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Chairs

Materials

Bentwood

For Winged Armchair Sculpted by Alexandr Pinchuk
Located in Geneve, CH
For winged armchair by Alexandr Pinchuk Dimensions: 55 x 67 x H 90 cm Materials: Plywood, oak and oil.  
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2010s Russian Modern Chairs

Materials

Plywood, Oak

Sling Hanging Swing Chair Genuine Gold Leather, 21st Century Modern
Located in Johannesburg, ZA
Stripped away from all excess, this hanging chair has a circular frame with a single sheet of leather or fabric hanging loose within it, to create a sleek, sexy, and oh so comfortabl...
Category

2010s South African Modern Chairs

Materials

Steel

Phloem Studio Captains Chair, Modern Walnut and Rope Woven Seat Armchair
Located in Stevenson, WA
Phloem Studio Captains chair is a modern contemporary take on a classic Captains chair handmade custom to order with turned tapered and shaped legs and a horseshoe shape tube arm and...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Chairs

Materials

Rope, Hardwood, Hardwood

Bleached Maple and Leather Modern Dining Chair
Located in Mendocino, CA
This is a clean and simple dining chair, crafted of bleached maple and featuring a seat and back of natural skirting leather. The chair is light, sturdy, and very comfortable. The th...
Category

2010s American Modern Chairs

Materials

Maple, Leather

Coffee Curl Up Lounge Chair by Karstudio
Located in Geneve, CH
Coffee curl up lounge chair by Karstudio Materials: FRP Dimensions: 63 x 84 x 66 cm It shapes in a curl-up position, casual meanwhile restrained. The side designed as a cross se...
Category

2010s Chinese Modern Chairs

Materials

Fiberglass

Chair Art, 0047 Genoa Metal Frame Varnish and Back in Woven Rope
Located in MARANO VICENTINO, IT
The Genoa chair collection, by talented young designer Cesare Ehr, featuring a stool and a chair with armrests, is also available in an outdoor version. The distinguishing element is...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Chairs

Materials

Rope

Bisque Linen and Moss Leather Covered Hola Chair, Cassina
Located in Tulsa, OK
367 Hola chair by Cassina Designed by Hannes Wettstein for Cassina, these chairs make great dining chairs with a variety of dining tables and decor. These 367 Hola chairs have int...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Chairs

Materials

Leather, Linen

"Shiny chair" in Blue Edition by Supaform
Located in Saint Petersburg, RU
Supaform has created this chair, made especially for the "Collectible" design fair in Brussels. The shiny chair is metal made but it gets a very poetic and delicate look, merging ge...
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21st Century and Contemporary European Modern Chairs

Materials

Stainless Steel

Valletta Fir Chair Sculpted by Vince Skelly
Located in Geneve, CH
Valletta Fir chair sculpted by Vince Skelly Dimensions: H 86 x W 51 x d 53 cm Materials: Fir All of his works are hand-sculpted by Vince Skelly from a single block, thus the ite...
Category

2010s American Modern Chairs

Materials

Fir

Valletta Oak Chair Sculpted by Vince Skelly
Located in Geneve, CH
Valletta oak chair sculpted by Vince Skelly Dimensions: H 84 x W 46 x d 49 cm Materials: Oak All of his works are hand-sculpted by Vince Skelly from a single block, thus the item wi...
Category

2010s American Modern Chairs

Materials

Oak

H Stool by Neil Nenner and Avihai Mizrahi
Located in Geneve, CH
H Stool by Neil Nenner and Avihai Mizrahi Objects Dimensions: H 90 x L 42 x W 25 cm Seat height: 45cm Materials: Iron Avihai Mizrahi (b. 1979, Jerusalem), Independent designer / ...
Category

2010s Israeli Modern Chairs

Materials

Iron

Modern Ivory White Fabric Dining Chair with Oak Base painted Black
Located in Mexico, MX
Helsinki collection. Helsinki chair: simple, elegant, comfortable. Available in oak and walnut base or in custom materials, may be upholstered with variety of fabrics and colors. Als...
Category

2010s Mexican Modern Chairs

Materials

Oak, Fabric

Ashanti Stool Sculpted by Vince Skelly
Located in Geneve, CH
Ashanti stool sculpted by Vince Skelly Dimensions: H 50 x W 36 cm Materials: Wood All of his works are hand-sculpted by Vince Skelly from a single block, thus the item will be s...
Category

2010s American Modern Chairs

Materials

Wood

Aluminum Concretion Shelf by Studio Julien Manaira
Located in Geneve, CH
Aluminum concretion shelf by Studio Julien Manaira Dimensions: 123 x 47 x 141 cm Materials: Aluminium and stainless steel The concretion project consists of sand-casting alumini...
Category

2010s Dutch Modern Chairs

Materials

Aluminum, Stainless Steel

Set of 12 Vladimir Kagan for Directional Dining Chairs in Ivory White Bouclé
Located in Saint Louis, MO
Large hard to find Vladimir Kagan dining chair set of twelve newly upholstered in soft and breathable ivory white bouclé and made by Directional. Easily the most comfortable of Kagan...
Category

1990s American Modern Chairs

Materials

Upholstery, Bouclé

Finn Juhl Chieftain Armchair Wood and Leather
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Chair designed by Finn Juhl in 1949, relaunched in 2002. Manufactured by House of Finn Juhl in Denmark. The iconic Chieftain Chair is one of Finn Juhl’s absolute masterpieces, re...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Danish Modern Chairs

Materials

Leather, Wood

Modern Chair Gropius CS1 in Wool Fabric by Noom
Located in Kyiv, UA
New Noom furniture collection is dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Bauhaus School in Germany. Ideas of functionalism and conciseness, the combination of craft...
Category

2010s Ukrainian Modern Chairs

Materials

Wool, Fabric

Ash Oxbend Bench by Fernweh Woodworking
Located in Geneve, CH
6 feets ash Oxbend bench by Fernweh Woodworking Dimensions: H 30" x W 72" x D 17" 6 feet wide Seat: W 72” x D 17” x 16.5” high at front Backrest: 29.5” high at center, 30” hi...
Category

2010s American Modern Chairs

Materials

Ash

Pair of Upholstered Italian Midcentury Armchairs with Walnut Tipped Legs
Located in Stamford, CT
A pair of Italian Mid-Century armchairs in emerald green ultra-suede. Blackened steel frame tipped with walnut feet.
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1960s European Vintage Modern Chairs

Materials

Walnut

White Tooth Chair by Dongwook Choi
Located in Geneve, CH
White tooth chair by Dongwook Choi Dimensions: 70 x 37 x 45 cm Materials: EPS, plaster It is a chair made with the motif of tooth shape. After the urethane painting to add hardn...
Category

2010s South Korean Modern Chairs

Materials

Plaster

Phloem Studio Nadine Lounge Chair, Modern Walnut and Leather Strap Lounge
Located in Stevenson, WA
Phloem Studio Nadine lounge chair is a modern contemporary lounge chair with a solid wood walnut frame and a leather strap woven seat. With exposed handcrafted spline joinery and a g...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Chairs

Materials

Leather, Hardwood

Chair Art, 0020-LE in Beechwood Painted and Wood Seat by Emilio Nanni
Located in MARANO VICENTINO, IT
The warmth of reminiscing, of chats with friends; the freshness of tradition with a contemporary twist: Julie constitutes the expert revisitation of the archetypal chair, in which me...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Chairs

Materials

Beech

Chair Art 024-IN Beechwood Painted Green and Back in Color Rope by Emilio Nanni
Located in MARANO VICENTINO, IT
Julie constitutes the expert revisitation of the archetypal chair, in which memory and modernity come together. The clean lines of the frame combined with the simplicity of the mater...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Chairs

Materials

Beech

Konik Bench Sculpted by Alexandr Pinchuk
Located in Geneve, CH
Konik bench sculpted by Alexandr Pinchuk Dimensions: 163.5 x 55 x H 78 cm Materials: Plywood, oak, oil and leather   
Category

2010s Russian Modern Chairs

Materials

Plywood, Leather, Oak

Chair Art, 0023-CU Julie Beechwood Painted and Thick-Leather Different Colors
Located in MARANO VICENTINO, IT
Julie Collection expands to include a new model featuring a backrest and seat with a interwoven thick leather. The frame in beechwood will be painted or lacquered in different colors...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Chairs

Materials

Beech

Set of 3 Contemporary Counter Height Stools
Located in New York, NY
Standard measurements L 510 x D 480 x H 820 x SH 640 mm L 20.08 x D 18.90 x H 32.28 x SH 25.20 in Materials Fabric structure: brick velvet; treatment: cigarette Legs: dark fum...
Category

2010s Portuguese Modern Chairs

Materials

Fabric, Wood

Chair with Wings Sculpted by Alexandr Pinchuk
Located in Geneve, CH
Chair with wings sculpted by Alexandr Pinchuk Dimensions: 68.5 x 60 x H 102 cm Materials: Wood, plywood, oil, leather.         
Category

2010s Russian Modern Chairs

Materials

Leather, Wood, Plywood

Reeves Swivel Bar Stool with Ash legs stained Walnut, Leather and Brass Accents
Located in Westport, CT
Swivel bar stool with Ash legs stained Walnut #2 and brushed brass accents. Seat and back upholstered in Avocado green leather. Available in bar and counter height. Wood, stain and m...
Category

2010s Modern Chairs

Materials

Brass

Skin Chair, Yellow, Home, Contract, Indoor, Chair, Made in Italy
Located in MARANO VICENTINO, IT
The harmonic, enveloping shells in powder-coated tubular metal that define the skin armchair - designed by Giacomo Cattani - evolve and transform to compose a true collection. A chai...
Category

2010s Italian Modern Chairs

Materials

Metal

CUÉNTAME bench by Studio Nikolas Piper
Located in Geneve, CH
CUÉNTAME bench by Studio Nikolas Piper Unique piece Dimensions: 240 x 80 x H 80 cm Materials: Textured Aluminum, 200 years old Spanish Walnut Wood All pieces are unique, they m...
Category

2010s Spanish Modern Chairs

Materials

Aluminum

Pedro Friedeberg Style Carved Hand Chair Sculpture
Located in Dallas, TX
This Surrealist modern style hand chair is inspired by the original design of Pedro Friedeberg. Friedeberg is a designer known for his surrealist work filled with line colors and anc...
Category

Late 20th Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Wood

Modern Ivory Beige Fabric Dining Chair with Walnut Base
Located in Mexico, MX
Helsinki collection. Helsinki chair: simple, elegant, comfortable. Available in oak and walnut base or in custom materials, may be upholstered with variety of fabrics and colors. ...
Category

2010s Mexican Modern Chairs

Materials

Fabric, Walnut

Bluff Side Chair from Souda, Customizable, Oak, Left, Made to Order
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This listing includes 1 bluff side chair in oak designed by Luft Tanaka for Souda. The 'Left' version has an arm-rest for your left arm. These chairs are made within 200 miles of ...
Category

2010s American Modern Chairs

Materials

Hardwood, Maple, Oak, Walnut

Black Tooth Chair by Dongwook Choi
Located in Geneve, CH
Black tooth chair by Dongwook Choi Dimensions: 70 x 37 x 45 cm Materials: EPS, Plaster It is a chair made with the motif of tooth shape. After the urethane painting to add hardn...
Category

2010s South Korean Modern Chairs

Materials

Plaster

Grey and Brass Memento Chair, Jesse Sanderson
Located in Geneve, CH
Grey and brass memento chair, Jesse Sanderson Original signed chair by Jesse Sanderson Materials: Leather, Steel Dimensions: W 43 x D 50 x H 80 cm Seating height: 47 cm Five...
Category

2010s Dutch Modern Chairs

Materials

Steel

Small Gradient Bench by Philipp Aduatz
Located in Geneve, CH
Small Gradient bench by Philipp Aduatz Limited Edition of 50 Dimensions: 149 x 56 x 45 cm Materials: 3D printed concrete dyed, reinforced with steel The 3D printed gradient fur...
Category

2010s Austrian Modern Chairs

Materials

Concrete, Steel

White Ash Oxbend Bench by Fernweh Woodworking
Located in Geneve, CH
Walnut Oxbend Bench by Fernweh Woodworking Dimensions: H 30 " x W 48 " x D 17 " 4 feet wide Seat: Wisth 48”x depyh 17” x 16.5” high at front Backrest: 29.5” high at center, 3...
Category

2010s American Modern Chairs

Materials

Ash

Black Oak Tocker Bench by Matthias Scherzinger
Located in Geneve, CH
Black oak tocker bench by Matthias Scherzinger Dimensions: H 48 x W 40 x L 120 cm Materials: Oak black stained hard wax seat: needled felt black-grey Also available in natural...
Category

2010s German Modern Chairs

Materials

Oak

Thanatos Chair by Philipp Aduatz
Located in Geneve, CH
Thanatos chair by Philipp Aduatz Unique Dimensions: 51 × 64 × 77 cm Materials: Resin-marble composite, Polished 24 kilograms The Thanatos chair is inspired by morbid forms an...
Category

2010s Austrian Modern Chairs

Materials

Resin

Set of 6 Italian Black Lacquered Chairs
Located in Livingston, NJ
Fabulous set of 6 Italian lacquered dining chairs. These chairs are made in Italy by Pietro Costantini and feature a very elegant, simple line. With a high-gloss lacquered finish, th...
Category

1980s Italian Vintage Modern Chairs

Materials

Fruitwood

Golia Stool by Draga & Aurel
Located in Geneve, CH
Golia stool by Draga & Aurel Dimensions: W 50, D 50, H 45, top Ø 50 cm Materials: Resin and concrete Customized colors needs can be considered The GOLIA stools are featured b...
Category

2010s Italian Modern Chairs

Materials

Concrete