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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 The Modernists rejected both natural and historical references and relied primarily on industrial materials such as metal, glass, plywood, and, later, plastics.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 ...
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2010s Japanese Modern Seating

Materials

Maple

Four Blue Leather 'Tucroma' Chairs by Guido Faleschini for Mariani, Signed, New
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Currently, the most coveted dining chairs by interior designers are 'Tucroma' chairs by Guido Faleschini for i4 Mariani, and we have this incredible set of four (4) Tucroma armchairs...
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2010s Italian Modern Seating

Materials

Chrome

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 Seating

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 Seating

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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 Seating

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 Seating

Materials

Chrome

Bardot Counterstool with Leather Seat and Satin Copper Hardware by Gabriel Scott
Located in New York, NY
A simplified silhouette that seduces the eye, the Bardot stool offers a new perspective from every angle. By fusing a fine-profile black metal frame with contrasting hardware, the st...
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21st Century and Contemporary Canadian Modern Seating

Materials

Copper

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 Seating

Materials

Steel

Beautiful Deck Lounge Chair Designed by Tyler Hays and Made by BDDW, Leather
Located in Opa Locka, FL
Deck lounge chair designed by Tyler Hays and made by BDDW. The chair has a beautiful patina, bronze frame has turned reddish and leather has collected wear, comes with a shearling p...
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Early 2000s American Modern Seating

Materials

Bronze

Modern Low Chair Gropius CS1 in Boucle 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...
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2010s Ukrainian Modern Seating

Materials

Fabric, Bouclé

Sling Club Chair in Solid Walnut, Bronze and Leather Designed by Craig Bassam
Located in Ridgefield, CT
A club chair anchors a living space and gives it personality. Seen from across a room, it invites relaxation, contemplation, and introspection while setting the mood. The Sling chair...
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2010s Italian Modern Seating

Materials

Steel

Daybed in Walnut and Leather Designed by Craig Bassam
Located in Ridgefield, CT
For many who’ve encountered it or been lucky enough to recline upon it, the BassamFellows Daybed is more than a piece of furniture - it’s an obsession. While a sofa is made to accomm...
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2010s Italian Modern Seating

Materials

Leather, Wood

Contemporary Chaise Lounge Made of Solid Scented Cedar Wood
Located in New York, NY
Chaise lounge made from aromatic cedar, composed of two symmetrical parts that are aligned and separated by a central fissure. The design is sculptured in the shape of a human body t...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Seating

Materials

Cedar

In Stock in Los Angeles, Fir Pencil Bench 70 with Black Accent, Made in Italy
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Scroll down and click "view all from Seller" to see more than 400 other unique products. (2.2) In Stock in Los Angeles Pencil as a 70 inches bench made of fir with black accent. We ...
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2010s Italian Modern Seating

Materials

Fir, Wood

Set of Four Black Leather Tucroma Chairs by Guido Faleschini for Mariani, New
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Currently, the most coveted dining chairs by interior designers are 'Tucroma' chairs by Guido Faleschini for i4 Mariani, and we have this incredible set of four (4) Tucroma armchairs...
Category

2010s Italian Modern Seating

Materials

Chrome

Lindau & Lindekrantz S70 Chairs for Lammhults, Sweden, 1968
Located in London, GB
The S70 chair was manufactured by Lammhults, a well known Swedish maker founded in 1949 and still going today. The chair was designed by Börge Lindau and Bo Lindekrantz and is perhap...
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1960s Swedish Vintage Modern Seating

Materials

Chrome

Secreto Armchair in Beechwood Emerald Green Velvet Upholstery, Made in Italy
Located in Milan, Lombardy
Secreto is a little armchair to use with dining table or in a living room, modern and traditional at the same time. Inspired to the traditional Windsor chair with a clear brief brill...
Category

2010s Italian Modern Seating

Materials

Velvet, Beech

Lunar Chair in Cream Boucle Wool Fabric and Brushed Brass, by Lara Bohinc
Located in London, GB
With Lunar chair, Lara Bohinc develops her stellar themes, finding inspiration in planetary and lunar orbits, whose gravitationally curved trajectories drive the lines and shapes of ...
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2010s Portuguese Modern Seating

Materials

Brass

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...
Category

2010s Belgian Modern Seating

Materials

Linen

Bruno Modern Dining Chair in Argentine Rosewood and Leather from Costantini
Located in New York, NY
A signature chair by Costantini, our Bruno chair features a low-profile, ergonomically-designed back. Available as shown in argentine rosewood and leather or in custom materials, fin...
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21st Century and Contemporary Argentine Modern Seating

Materials

Wood

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 Seating

Materials

Brass

Velvet, Bronzed Steel, Brass & Ostrich Feather, Ostrich Fluff Lounge Chair
Located in Bothas Hill, KZN
This lounge chair is part of the Ostrich Fluff collection designed by Egg Designs and manufactured in South Africa. The lounge chair is constructed in two section, these are connect...
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2010s South African Modern Seating

Materials

Steel, Brass

Tucroma Dining Chairs by Guido Faleschini
Located in San Francisco, CA
A set of Tucroma dining chairs designed by Guido Faleschini in 1972 and produced in Italy by Mariani for Leon Rosen's Pace Collection. Simple tubular chrome base with soft grey leath...
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1970s Italian Vintage Modern Seating

Materials

Chrome

Mantis Chair in Solid Walnut with Leather Cushion Designed by Craig Bassam
Located in Ridgefield, CT
Inspired by the noble praying mantis, the signature stance and powerful limbs of this chair offers a study in contrasts. Strong and elegant, sharp and curved, thick and thin, the Man...
Category

2010s Italian Modern Seating

Materials

Leather, Wood

Pair of Black Cowhide 'Tucroma' Armchairs by Guido Faleschini for Mariani, New
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Currently, the most coveted dining chairs by interior designers are 'Tucroma' chairs by Guido Faleschini for i4 Mariani, and we have this incredible pair (2) of Tucroma armchairs in ...
Category

2010s Italian Modern Seating

Materials

Steel

Single Bucket Stool, Seat Side Table with Bentwood Handle in Solid Ash
Located in Oakland, CA
The Single Bucket Stool is a single sized, dining table height seat, or side table. The second of four versions from the Bucket Stools collection, a family of solid ash furniture fea...
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2010s American Modern Seating

Materials

Brass

Finn Juhl Pelican Chair Skandilock Sheep Moonlight, Oak
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Pelican chair designed by Finn Juhl Manufactured by One Collection Finn juhl in Denmark Pelican chair designed by Finn Juhl in 1940. Manufactured by House of Finn Juhl in Denmark....
Category

2010s Danish Modern Seating

Materials

Sheepskin, Oak

Patinated Metal Daybed with Tufted Velvet Cushion
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Jean Prouvé style patinated steel daybed with tufted cushion in Italian indigo cotton velvet. Cushions can be COM or we can provide upholstery options. We have 4 daybed frames availa...
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Mid-20th Century American Modern Seating

Materials

Metal, Steel

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 Seating

Materials

Wood, Fabric

Polished Aluminium Stool with Flax Webbing Seat from Anodised Wicker Collection
Located in London, GB
For the exhibition ‘Giles Round: The Director’ at the Hepworth Gallery in Wakefield, Tino Seubert realised a bench and stool from a new furniture series inspired by Donald Judd and B...
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2010s British Modern Seating

Materials

Aluminum

Pair of MM Series chairs by Jean Nouvel for Matteo Grassi
Located in Los Angeles, CA
In 1880 in the Brianza region of Italy, the Grassi family began crafting saddles, bridles, reins, and other leather equipment for horses. Following World War II, the Grassis joined t...
Category

Early 2000s Italian Modern Seating

Materials

Leather

Moryo Chair by Artist Ileana Moro
Located in Chicago, IL
Handcrafted wooden chair by Costa Rican artist Ileana Moro, currently working and living in Belgium
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21st Century and Contemporary Belgian Modern Seating

Materials

Wood

The Howard, Custom Made Belgian Linen Armchair
Located in Jesteburg, DE
Introducing the home collection. A small selection of timeless Flemish designs made by hand for us in a small third generation workshop in Belgium. Has been used by many influent...
Category

2010s Belgian Modern Seating

Materials

Linen

Secreto Armchair in Beechwood, Anthracite Grey Felt Cushion, Made in Italy
Located in Milan, Lombardy
Secreto is a little armchair to use with dining table or in a living room, modern and traditional at the same time. Inspired to the traditional Windsor chair with a clear brief brill...
Category

2010s Italian Modern Seating

Materials

Beech, Velvet

In Stock in Los Angeles, Green Indoor / Outdoor Cactus Chair, Made in Italy
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Scroll down and click "view all from Seller" to see more than 400 other unique products. (2.2) In Stock in Los Angeles This green and brass indoor / outdoor armchair features a bras...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Seating

Materials

Brass

Yeti Armchair by NUMO
Located in Geneve, CH
Yeti armchair by NUMO. Dimensions: H 79 x W 141.5 x L 108 cm Materials: Faux Lama Fur Yeti furniture series – minimalistic and huge, a soft and cozy pink cloud. Its bloated form...
Category

2010s American Modern Seating

Materials

Faux Fur

Bardot Barstool with Leather Seat and Satin Brass Hardware by Gabriel Scott
Located in New York, NY
A simplified silhouette that seduces the eye, the Bardot stool offers a new perspective from every angle. By fusing a fine-profile black metal frame with contrasting hardware, the st...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Canadian Modern Seating

Materials

Brass

Four Blue Leather 'Tucroma' Chairs by Guido Faleschini for Mariani, Signed, New
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Currently, the most coveted dining chairs by interior designers are 'Tucroma' chairs by Guido Faleschini for i4 Mariani, and we have this incredible set of four (4) Tucroma armchairs...
Category

2010s Italian Modern Seating

Materials

Chrome

Orbit Dining Chair in Cream Boucle Wool Fabric and Brushed Brass, by Lara Bohinc
Located in London, GB
With orbit chairs Lara Bohinc develops her stellar themes, finding inspiration in planetary and lunar orbits, whose gravitationally curved trajectories drive the lines and shapes of ...
Category

2010s Portuguese Modern Seating

Materials

Brass

Swedish Craft, Freeform Stool or Side Table, Solid Light Wood, Sweden
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A stool or side table. Produced in Sweden by an unknown craftsman, circa 1980s In light solid wood. Bears original label with artists manifesto translating roughly to "View th...
Category

1980s Vintage Modern Seating

Materials

Wood

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...
Category

2010s European Modern Seating

Materials

Wood, Fabric

Swedish Designer, Minimalist Studio Stools Solid Pine, 1970s, Sweden
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A handmade Minimalist stool, designed and produced in Sweden, 1970s. In solid pine. Other designers of the 20th century working in pine include Charlotte Perriand, Lisa-Johansson...
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1970s Swedish Vintage Modern Seating

Materials

Pine

Chair with Tubes and Brass
Located in Chicago, IL
Work in progress.     
Category

2010s American Modern Seating

Materials

Brass

Secreto Armchair in Beechwood, Purple Velvet Cushion, Made in Italy
Located in Milan, Lombardy
Secreto is a little armchair to use with dining table or in a living room, modern and traditional at the same time. Inspired to the traditional Windsor chair with a clear brief brill...
Category

2010s Italian Modern Seating

Materials

Velvet, Beech

Velvet, Bronzed Steel, Brass & Ostrich Feather - Ostrich Fluff Ottoman
Located in Bothas Hill, KZN
This ottoman is part of the Ostrich Fluff collection designed by Egg Designs and manufactured in South Africa. The velvet ottoman is finished off with a colored, delicate, genuine o...
Category

2010s South African Modern Seating

Materials

Velvet, Feathers

Small Khetan Bench in Dark Bronze with Gold Bronze Interior by Elan Atelier
Located in New York, NY
The Khetan bench is a bronze sculpture inspired by contemporary artists such as Constantin Brancusi and Isamu Noguchi. Cast using the lost wax method, the bench is a museum quality p...
Category

2010s European Modern Seating

Materials

Bronze

Sling Hanging Swing Chair Genuine Brown 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 Seating

Materials

Steel

Tobia & Afra Scarpa Erasmo Sofa for B&B Italia, Italy, 1974
Located in London, GB
Formidable husband and wife team Tobia & Afra Bianchin Scarpa created interiors and furni¬ture that embraced the mate¬ri¬als of each design and the interplay of tech-nol¬ogy and aest...
Category

1970s Italian Vintage Modern Seating

Materials

Fabric

One Off Aluminium Tom Vac Chair by Ron Arad
Located in Dronten, NL
A rare and important Tom Vac, single piece of pre-polished and anodized aluminium seat on tubular steel supports, made by Ron Arad Associates. Hand signed on the bottom by Ron Arad....
Category

21st Century and Contemporary British Modern Seating

Materials

Aluminum, Chrome

Set of 8 Modern Grey Dining Chairs
Located in North York, ON
Upholstered in soft grey chenille and hounds-tooth patterned fabric on the outside back, trimmed in aged nickel head to head nails. Each frame is hand crafted solid wood and custom f...
Category

2010s Canadian Modern Seating

Materials

Wood, Fabric

Charles Hollis Jones Waterfall Lucite Dining Chairs, Set of Eight, circa 1970
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This set of eight elegant Charles Hollis Jones dining chairs feature cascading lucite arms which transition gracefully to form the waterfall legs. Designed and made in the 1970s, the...
Category

1970s American Vintage Modern Seating

Materials

Lucite, Fabric

Dobra Outdoor Lounge Chair in Grey Chenille Soft Rope by Filipe Ramos
Located in Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo
The Dobra outdoor lounge chair is part of the Dobra furniture line which is designed with the concept of a continuous steel bar folded to create legs and frames for the different com...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Brazilian Modern Seating

Materials

Aluminum

Paula Dining Chair
Located in Westport, CT
Dining chair with upholstered seat, back and legs. Shown in grey and blue velvet fabric. Brass sabots, polished or brushed. Can be customized to your specifications or COM.
Category

2010s Modern Seating

Materials

Brass

Modern Handwoven Blonde Leather Upholstered Bench with Walnut Base
Located in Bronxville, NY
A modern handwoven leather upholstered bench with a clean Silhouette and 3" natural walnut base with a satin finish. This fully-upholstered bench shown in blonde handwoven Italian le...
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2010s North American Modern Seating

Materials

Leather, Walnut

Wittmann Kubus Sofa by Josef Hoffmann
Located in New York, NY
Black leather tufted loveseat or sofa designed by Josef Hoffmann (1870-1956). Sofa is tufted all the way around. Quality leather. Has black painted wood legs. Wittmann Kubus sofa des...
Category

1910s Austrian Vintage Modern Seating

Materials

Leather, Wood

Modern Polychrome Iron Bench in the Manner of Arbus
Located in Stamford, CT
A polychrome stool in the style of Andre Arbus.
Category

Mid-20th Century French Modern Seating

Materials

Iron

Brown Vintage Set of Four Dining Chairs Beech Style Josef Hoffmann, 1990s
Located in Vienna, AT
A brown vintage set of 4 dining chairs beech style Josef Hoffmann, which were made in 1990s. The Chairs were made out of brown stained and colorless lacquered bentwood and plywood. ...
Category

1990s Modern Seating

Materials

Bentwood, Plywood

Shirihiki Stool Solid Oakwood, Handcrafted in México
By FOAM
Located in Mexico City, MX
The Shirihiki stool is crafted with solid oakwood, handcrafted by artisans in México. Inspired by a piece of furniture used in the Bunraku, the traditional puppet theatre of Japan t...
Category

2010s Mexican Modern Seating

Materials

Oak