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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 The Modernists rejected both natural and historical references and relied primarily on industrial materials such as metal, glass, plywood, and, later, plastics.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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Zabuton Sofa, Handmade Japanese Futon on Modular Maple Frame, Kvadrat
Located in Oakland, CA
This configuration comes with five wood partitions, five bolsters & two futon. Fabrics and configuration able to be customized please contact us for more information. Images of sofa ...
Category

2010s Japanese Modern Sofas

Materials

Maple

Yeti Triple Sofa by NUMO
Located in Geneve, CH
Yeti Triple sofa by NUMO Dimensions: H 79 x W 260 x L 108 cm Materials: Faux Lama Fur Yeti furniture series – minimalistic and huge, a soft and cozy pink cloud. Its bloated form...
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2010s American Modern Sofas

Materials

Faux Fur

Bespoke Organic Sofa in White, Cream, Brown Wool Handmade in France Customizable
Located in MONTROZIER, FR
Pierre sofa was inspired by a photographic work Eric Gizard did in the summer of 2019 in Turkey. From white pebbles cleaned and rounded by the sea, he assembled some of them into abs...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Modern Sofas

Materials

Wool, Foam, Wood

2 Seats by Raka Studio, Two-Seat Sofa with Velvet Upholstery and Natural Finish
Located in Cape Girardeau, MO
2 seats is a limited edition sofa plus settee design. In this statement piece, the studio has explored the limits of bending wood. The main element of the piece is the back where...
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2010s Asian Modern Sofas

Materials

Velvet, Ash, Bentwood

'Tucroma' Leather Sofa and Loveseat by Guido Faleschini for Mariani, 1970s Italy
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This rare and incredible living room set comprised of a three-seat sofa and a loveseat by Guido Faleschini for i4 Mariani is from the 'Tucroma' line distributed by The Pace Collectio...
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1970s Italian Vintage Modern Sofas

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Chrome

Black PK15 Three-Seat Sofa, Steel Structure and Ebonized Legs by Paulo Kobylka
Located in Londrina, BR
PK15 sofa is inspired by wooden trusses used in the construction of roofs. The sofa sockets refer to the “Gusset Plate” normally applied to reinforce the knots of wooden trusses. H...
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21st Century and Contemporary Brazilian Modern Sofas

Materials

Steel

The Lily, Bespoke Handmade Belgian Linen Sofa
Located in Jesteburg, DE
Introducing the home collection. An iconic, unobtrusive design. A small selection of timeless Flemish designs made by hand for us in a small third generation workshop in Belgiu...
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2010s Belgian Modern Sofas

Materials

Linen

The Cavendish, Bespoke Handmade Belgian Linen Sofa
Located in Jesteburg, DE
Introducing the home collection.  An iconic, unobtrusive design. A small selection of timeless Flemish designs made by hand for us in a small third generation workshop in Belg...
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2010s Belgian Modern Sofas

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Linen

Contemporary Curved Velvet Sofa in Eden Green Velvet and Walnut
Located in New York, NY
The Sofa inspires itself nature where green is the predominant element and where valleys and hills prevail. The item’s details allow it to be the perfect statement piece for any cont...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Sofas

Materials

Velvet, Walnut

Velvet, Bronzed Steel, Brass and Ostrich Feather, Ostrich Fluff Sofa
Located in Bothas Hill, KZN
This sofa is part of the Ostrich Fluff collection designed by Egg Designs and manufactured in South Africa. The sofa is constructed in two section, these are connected via three bro...
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2010s South African Modern Sofas

Materials

Brass, Steel

Piero Lissoni "Extra Soft" Modular Sofa for Living Divani, circa 2008
Located in Costa Mesa, CA
Piero Lissoni "Extra Soft" modular leather sofa for Living Divani, circa 2008. As pictured this sofa measures: 174.5" x 81" x 23.5" tall 2 sections measure 58" x 21" x 23.5" ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Sofas

Materials

Leather

Mario Bellini, Sofa Camaleonda, Edition B&B Italia, 2020
Located in Saint ouen, FR
Mario Bellini, Canapé Camaleonda, edition B&B Italia, 2020 Measures: LT 264 cm x P 90 cm x HT 65 cm x HA 30 cm. Dimension for each module: W 88 x D 90 x H 65 x height of seating 30...
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21st Century and Contemporary European Modern Sofas

Materials

Velvet

Olive Twill Canvas and Marbled Rust Sofa
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Conceived in 2011, this sofa design was the first piece in The Inheritance Collection by Stephen Kenn. Beginning from a place of curiosity about how furniture was constructed, the co...
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2010s American Modern Sofas

Materials

Steel

Olive Twill Canvas and Blackened Steel Two-Seat Sofa
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Slightly smaller in size, the two-seat sofa is ideal for apartments or smaller spaces requiring a smaller footprint. This variation is upholstered in olive twill canvas. The foam ...
Category

2010s American Modern Sofas

Materials

Steel

Blue Velvet Sofa With Brass Legs
Located in Toronto, Ontario
Flute Sofa Contemporary and timeless this classically modern designed sofa is made by hand and designed by Troy Smith in. This sofa is a real statement maker and truly one of a kind,...
Category

2010s Italian Modern Sofas

Materials

Brass

Charcoal Velvet Sofa With Brass Legs
Located in Toronto, Ontario
Flute Sofa Contemporary and timeless this classically modern designed sofa is made by hand and designed by Troy Smith in. This sofa is a real statement maker and truly one of a kind,...
Category

2010s Italian Modern Sofas

Materials

Brass

Green Velvet Sofa With Brass Legs
Located in Toronto, Ontario
Flute Sofa Contemporary and timeless this classically modern designed sofa is made by hand and designed by Troy Smith in. This sofa is a real statement maker and truly one of a kind,...
Category

2010s Italian Modern Sofas

Materials

Brass

Red Velvet Sofa With Brass Legs
Located in Toronto, Ontario
Flute Sofa Contemporary and timeless this classically modern designed sofa is made by hand and designed by Troy Smith in. This sofa is a real statement maker and truly one of a kind,...
Category

2010s Italian Modern Sofas

Materials

Brass

Green Velvet Sofa With Brass Legs
Located in Toronto, Ontario
Flute Sofa Contemporary and timeless this classically modern designed sofa is made by hand and designed by Troy Smith in. This sofa is a real statement maker and truly one of a kind,...
Category

2010s Italian Modern Sofas

Materials

Brass

Cream Velvet Sofa With Brass Legs
Located in Toronto, Ontario
Flute Sofa Contemporary and timeless this classically modern designed sofa is made by hand and designed by Troy Smith in. This sofa is a real statement maker and truly one of a kind,...
Category

2010s Italian Modern Sofas

Materials

Brass

Yellow Velvet Sofa With Brass Leg
Located in Toronto, Ontario
Flute Sofa Contemporary and timeless this classically modern designed sofa is made by hand and designed by Troy Smith in. This sofa is a real statement maker and truly one of a kind,...
Category

2010s Italian Modern Sofas

Materials

Brass

Grey PK15 Two-Seat Sofa, Steel Structure and Ebonized Wood Legs by Paulo Kobylka
Located in Londrina, BR
PK15 sofa is inspired by wooden trusses used in the construction of roofs. The sofa sockets refer to the “Gusset Plate” normally applied to reinforce the knots of wooden trusses. H...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Brazilian Modern Sofas

Materials

Steel

Blue PK15 Three-Seat Sofa, Carbon Steel Structure and Wood Legs by Paulo Kobylka
Located in Londrina, BR
PK15 sofa is inspired by wooden trusses used in the construction of roofs. The sofa sockets refer to the “Gusset Plate” normally applied to reinforce the knots of wooden trusses. H...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Brazilian Modern Sofas

Materials

Steel

Settecento Sofà Project by Sergio Giobbi for Giovannetti Collezioni
Located in Casalguidi, IT
Solid beechwood structure in the following colors: walnut, ebony, natural color, gold leaf or silver leaf. Gold leaf surcharge of 750.00€ Silver leas surcharge of 800.00€.   
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Sofas

Materials

Walnut

DGD Sofa, hardwood w/ wool, boucle, or COM COL, shown in maple, Handmade in USA
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Shown in maple. Also available in ash, cherry, or walnut. Powder coated steel legs shown in matte black and available in standard RAL colors. Upholstery in felt, bouclé, or upholst...
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2010s American Modern Sofas

Materials

Steel

Lucien Settee Sofa in Black Leather with Cast Brass Legs by Kelly Wearstler
Located in West Hollywood, CA
Swooping curves, softly returning arms, and sculptural cast brass legs define the Lucien Settee. The tight seat and back along with the minimal seam detailing give this piece a clean...
Category

2010s North American Modern Sofas

Materials

Leather

Zabuton Sofa, Handmade Japanese Futon on Modular Maple Frame, Kvadrat
Located in Oakland, CA
This configuration comes with five wood partitions, five bolsters & two futon. Fabrics and configuration able to be customized please contact us for more information. Images of sofa ...
Category

2010s Japanese Modern Sofas

Materials

Maple

Zabuton Sofa, Handmade Japanese Futon on Modular Maple Frame, Kvadrat
Located in Oakland, CA
This configuration comes with five wood partitions, five bolsters & two futon. Fabrics and configuration able to be customized please contact us for more information. Images of sofa ...
Category

2010s Japanese Modern Sofas

Materials

Maple

Zabuton Sofa, Handmade Japanese Futon on Modular Maple Frame, Kvadrat
Located in Oakland, CA
This configuration comes with five wood partitions, five bolsters & two futon. Fabrics and configuration able to be customized please contact us for more information. Images of sofa ...
Category

2010s Japanese Modern Sofas

Materials

Maple

Zabuton Sofa, Handmade Japanese Futon on Modular Maple Frame, Kvadrat, Sou Sou
Located in Oakland, CA
This configuration comes with five wood partitions, five bolsters & two futons. Fabrics and configuration able to be customized. Images of sofa in gallery include different fabrics a...
Category

2010s Japanese Modern Sofas

Materials

Maple

Zabuton Sofa, Handmade Japanese Futon on Modular Maple Frame, Kvadrat, Sou Sou
Located in Oakland, CA
This configuration comes with five wood partitions, five bolsters & two futon. Fabrics and configuration able to be customized please contact us for more information. Images of sofa ...
Category

2010s Japanese Modern Sofas

Materials

Maple

Zabuton Sofa, Handmade Japanese Futon on Modular Maple Frame, Kvadrat
Located in Oakland, CA
This configuration comes with five wood partitions, five bolsters & two futon. Fabrics and configuration able to be customized please contact us for more information. Images of sofa ...
Category

2010s Japanese Modern Sofas

Materials

Maple

Zabuton Sofa, Handmade Japanese Futon on Modular Maple Frame
Located in Oakland, CA
This configuration comes with five wood partitions, five bolsters & two futon. Fabrics and configuration able to be customized please contact us for more information and pdf's regard...
Category

2010s Japanese Modern Sofas

Materials

Maple

Zabuton Sofa, Handmade Japanese Futon on Modular Maple Frame, Kvadrat
Located in Oakland, CA
This configuration comes with five wood partitions, five bolsters & two futon. Fabrics and configuration able to be customized. Images of sofa in gallery include different fabrics an...
Category

2010s Japanese Modern Sofas

Materials

Maple

Zabuton Sofa, Handmade Japanese Futon on Modular Maple Frame, Kvadrat
Located in Oakland, CA
This configuration comes with five wood partitions, five bolsters & two futon. Fabrics and configuration able to be customized please contact us for more information. Images of sofa ...
Category

2010s Japanese Modern Sofas

Materials

Maple

Zabuton Sofa, Handmade Japanese Futon on Modular Maple Frame, Kvadrat
Located in Oakland, CA
This configuration comes with five wood partitions, five bolsters & two futon. Fabrics and configuration able to be customized please contact us for more information. Images of sofa ...
Category

2010s Japanese Modern Sofas

Materials

Maple

Amazing Sofa 3-Seat Frame Made Solid Timber Plywood and Metal Wire
Located in London, GB
Sicis is delighted to welcome you at ‘Home’. The classically inspired extent in contemporary plays an eclectic style, elegant and refined. Interiors express personality. A constant...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Sofas

Materials

Fabric

Amazing Liberti Sofa 3-Seat Frame Solid Timber Armrest Covered Leather
Located in London, GB
About Sicis is delighted to welcome you at ‘Home’. The classically inspired extent in contemporary plays an eclectic style, elegant and refined. Interiors express personality. A c...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Sofas

Materials

Leather, Fabric

Stylish Sofa Frame Made of Solid Timber Plywood Distressed Paint Feet
Located in London, GB
Sicis is delighted to welcome you at ‘Home’. The classically inspired extent in contemporary plays an eclectic style, elegant and refined. Interiors express personality. A constant...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Sofas

Materials

Fabric, Plywood

Modular Sofa Frame Made Solid Timber Plywood Skiting Antique Bronze or Paint
Located in London, GB
Sicis is delighted to welcome you at ‘Home’. The classically inspired extent in contemporary plays an eclectic style, elegant and refined. Interiors express personality. A constant...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Sofas

Materials

Metal

Sofa Frame Solid Timber Plywood Two Back Cushion Same Size Black Lacquered Feet
Located in London, GB
Sicis is delighted to welcome you at ‘Home’. The classically inspired extent in contemporary plays an eclectic style, elegant and refined. Interiors express personality. A constant...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Sofas

Materials

Leather, Fabric, Plywood, Feathers

Stylish Sofa Frame Made Solid Timber Plywood Antique Bronze or Silver Finish
Located in London, GB
Sicis is delighted to welcome you at ‘Home’. The classically inspired extent in contemporary plays an eclectic style, elegant and refined. Interiors express personality. A constant...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Sofas

Materials

Plywood, Fabric

Stylish Sofa Seater Frame Solid Timber Plywood Upholstered Leather or Fabric
Located in London, GB
Sicis is delighted to welcome you at ‘Home’. The classically inspired extent in contemporary plays an eclectic style, elegant and refined. Interiors express personality. A constant...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Sofas

Materials

Leather, Fabric, Plywood

Stylish Sofa Seater Frame Solid Timber Plywood Upholstered Leather or Fabric
Located in London, GB
Sicis is delighted to welcome you at ‘Home’. The classically inspired extent in contemporary plays an eclectic style, elegant and refined. Interiors express personality. A constant...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Sofas

Materials

Leather, Fabric, Plywood

Special Price Display Modular Sofa Frame Solid Timber Plywood Skirting Bronze
Located in London, GB
Sicis is delighted to welcome you at ‘Home’. The classically inspired extent in contemporary plays an eclectic style, elegant and refined. Interiors express personality. A constant...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Sofas

Materials

Bronze

Stylish Sofa Frame Made Solid Timber Poplar Plywood Lacquered Finish Feet
Located in London, GB
Sicis is delighted to welcome you at ‘Home’. The classically inspired extent in contemporary plays an eclectic style, elegant and refined. Interiors express personality. A constant...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Sofas

Materials

Fabric, Plywood

"Reflet" Sofa in Ebony and Sycamore Wood, Multifunctions by Aymeric Lefort
Located in SENLIS, OISE
The idea for this sofa was to put together in one furniture all what you need to surround a sofa, a chest of drawers, side tables and standing lights. This furniture is made in Macas...
Category

Early 2000s French Modern Sofas

Materials

Fabric, Ebony

Niemeyer II Round Sofa, Bouclé and Oak, InsidherLand by Joana Santos Barbosa
Located in Porto, Rio Tinto
The Niemeyer II round sofa is named after the Brazilian Architect Oscar Niemeyer whose Architecture was spread like sculptural poetry in the History of humankind. The rounded lines ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Sofas

Materials

Oak, Bouclé

Verge Ivory Upholstered 3-Seat Sofa by Kelly Wearstler
Located in West Hollywood, CA
With billowed massing and a stylized silhouette, the large Verge sofa celebrates the dualities of comfort and nuanced modern design. This 92" wide oversized sofa features a tight sea...
Category

2010s North American Modern Sofas

Materials

Textile

Black PK15 Single Seat Sofa, Steel Structure and Ebonized Legs by Paulo Kobylka
Located in Londrina, BR
PK15 sofa is inspired by wooden trusses used in the construction of roofs. The sofa sockets refer to the “Gusset Plate” normally applied to reinforce the knots of wooden trusses. H...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Brazilian Modern Sofas

Materials

Steel

Green PK15 Three-Seat Sofa, Steel Structure and Ebonized Legs by Paulo Kobylka
Located in Londrina, BR
PK15 sofa is inspired by wooden trusses used in the construction of roofs. The sofa sockets refer to the “Gusset Plate” normally applied to reinforce the knots of wooden trusses. H...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Brazilian Modern Sofas

Materials

Steel

Minimalist Sofa for Outdoor, Contemporary Brazilian Design
Located in Sao Paolo, SP
This minimalist outdoor sofa is made in hardwood, metal and fabrics, two places sofa with arms, the multi-finish structure is combined with outdoor fabrics such as the Batyline to cr...
Category

2010s Brazilian Modern Sofas

Materials

Metal

De Sede DS 102 Leather Sofa Red Three-Seat Couch
Located in Cologne, DE
We bring to you a De Sede DS 102 leather sofa red three-seat couch. Product measurements in centimeters: Depth 94 Width 226 Height 75 Seat-height 40 Rest-height 75 Seat-...
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21st Century and Contemporary Swiss Modern Sofas

Materials

Leather

Rolf Benz Ego Fabric Corner Sofa Gray Beige Gray Taupe Sofa Couch Includes Glass
Located in Cologne, DE
We bring to you a Rolf Benz Ego fabric corner sofa gray beige gray taupe sofa couch includes glass. Product measurements in centimeters: Depth 97 Width 289 Height 77 Seat...
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21st Century and Contemporary German Modern Sofas

Materials

Fabric

Machalke Valentino Leather Sofa Gray Three-Seat Couch
Located in Cologne, DE
We bring to you a Machalke Valentino leather sofa gray three-seat couch. Product measurements in centimeters: Depth 101 Width 267 Height 66 Seat-height 37 Rest-height 55 ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Bosnian Modern Sofas

Materials

Leather

Twins Chaise Longue Wood Light Grey Lacquered Cotton Linen Fabric
Located in Cartaxo, PT
Wooden curved chaise lounge upholstered in beige woven cotton-linen blend fabric. Wooden base lacquered in satin light grey. Twins chaise longue FI099 light grey lacquer; satin...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Sofas

Materials

Wood, Cotton

Minimalist Sofa in Hardwood, Metal and Fabric, Usable Outdoors
Located in Sao Paolo, SP
This sofa is made of of hardwood, metal and fabrics. The multi-finish structure is combined with outdoor fabrics such as the Batyline to create an interesting outdoor solution. Bello...
Category

2010s Brazilian Modern Sofas

Materials

Metal

Twins 3-Seat Sofa Grey Cotton-Linen Blend Fabric Satin Black Lacquered
Located in Cartaxo, PT
Curved wooden sofa upholstered in grey cotton-linen blend bouclé fabric. Wooden base lacquered in black with a satin finish. Twins 3-seat sofa FI007 black lacquer; satin finish...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Sofas

Materials

Fabric, Wood