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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 The Modernists rejected both natural and historical references and relied primarily on industrial materials such as metal, glass, plywood, and, later, plastics.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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Synthesis Bench, Custom, Handmade from Locally-Harvested Wood in the USA
Located in Chicago, IL
The synthesis bench emphasizes light and shadow through its seamless composition of 136 individually cut and hand finished pieces of solid hardwood. No joints or hardware are exposed...
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2010s American Modern Seating

Materials

Ash, Maple, Oak, Walnut

1970s Eames 670 Lounge Chair and 671 Ottoman Black Leather Herman Miller by ICF
Located in Milano, IT
1970s Eames lounge chair and ottoman black leather by ICF / Herman Miller We have found these pieces which have been produced by ICF, an Italian Milanese company licensed by Herma...
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Late 20th Century Italian Modern Seating

Materials

Leather

'Joe' Lounge Chair by De Pas, D’Urbino, Lomazzi for Poltronova, 1970s, Signed
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This beautiful patinated leather "Joe" lounge chair by De Pas, D’Urbino, Lomazzi for Poltronova is covered in a gorgeous and soft light brown / tan leather signed with artist embosse...
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1970s Italian Vintage Modern Seating

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Leather

Set of 5 Vintage Burnt Orange and Chrome Dining Chairs by Kazuhide Takahama
Located in Highclere, Newbury
A rare set of 5 beautifully designed vintage chairs by Kazuhide Takahama for Italian design house Simon at Gavina. Wonderful organic shape that mimics the petals of a tulip in a ...
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1980s Italian Vintage Modern Seating

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Chrome

Carlo de Carli Set of Six Side Chairs
Located in Dallas, TX
Solid Italian walnut and leather upholstery one with mark made in Italy.
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1950s Italian Vintage Modern Seating

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Walnut

Set of '6' Maison Regain Chairs, France, circa 1970
Located in Culver City, CA
Set of (6) Maison Regain chairs, France, circa 1970. Elm frame with original leather upholstery.
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1970s French Vintage Modern Seating

Materials

Leather, Elm

Contemporary Counter Stool, Bronze Frame/Taupe Leather
Located in New York, NY
Handcrafted Bar Stool features a taupe leather seat and a stainless steel frame in an aged bronze finish. Genuine leather is a natural material. Variations in coloration and pattern...
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2010s Asian Modern Seating

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Stainless Steel

Saturn Pouffe Large, Bronze Oxidised Steel Frame and Ivory Boucle by Lara Bohinc
Located in London, GB
The equally singular Saturn pouffe utilises the same gathered bilboquet seat construction, to create a more simplified but still incredibly distinctive form. The sumptuously undulati...
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2010s Portuguese Modern Seating

Materials

Metal, Brass

Chair C-142 by Dale Italia
Located in Cadeglioppi de Oppeano, VR
Our artisan furniture-makers apply skills that have accumulated over a career of crafting wood with passion and attention to detail, this chair it’s the result of this passion and ex...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Seating

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Leather, Fabric, Walnut, Faux Leather

21st Century Twins Chaise Longue Wood Cotton Linen Bouclé Fabric
Located in Cartaxo, PT
Wooden curved chaise longue upholstered in white cotton-linen blend bouclé fabric. Base in American oak veneer, open-pore dark brown stained with matt finish. Twins chaise longue ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Seating

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Cotton, Oak

Lewis Slat Bench Midcentury Style with Drawers, Ebonized oak and Spalted Maple
Located in Kingston, NY
New York Heartwoods' Lewis bench adds much needed storage to a Classic midcentury style design. The unique black veining of spalted maple wraps around the contiguous bench panels and...
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2010s American Modern Seating

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Wood, Hardwood, Maple, Oak

Contemporary Garden Alcove in Black Rattan
Located in New York, NY
Italian synthetic rattan alcove perfect for the garden. It stands out for its simplicity, but at the same time for its ability to enhance outdoor spaces. The synthetic rattan alcove ...
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2010s Italian Modern Seating

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Upholstery, Rattan, Teak

21st Century Caju Armchair Rotating Oxidized Brass Faux Fur Wool Bouclé Fabric
Located in Cartaxo, PT
Wooden armchair upholstered in white wool bouclé fabric with armrest upholstered in white faux fur. Swivel base and armrest support in oxidized brass with matt finish. Caju armcha...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Seating

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Brass

Red Aluminium Stool with Reel Rush Seating 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

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Aluminum

Contemporary Garden Swing Sofa in Natural Fine Teak
Located in New York, NY
Handcrafted Italian garden swing seat, in teak wood. Suitable for moments of total relaxation in your garden and outdoor spaces, it is perfect for completing outdoor furniture that d...
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2010s Italian Modern Seating

Materials

Upholstery, Teak

Club Chair with Walnut Banded Barrel Back and Hand-Turned, Tapered Legs
Located in Gallatin, NY
Our barrel form, fit to your body, sits atop four hand-turned and tapered legs. As the back band meets the line of the arm and joins the face frame, a three-way mitered joint unites ...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Seating

Materials

Upholstery, Walnut, Walnut, Cotton, Walnut

Large Round Pouf with Brass Base
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A fun and timeless design. Great for any occasion.
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Late 20th Century American Modern Seating

Materials

Upholstery

Industrial Handmade Bench with Radical Aluminum Joinery
Located in Middle Grove, NY
The Kauai bench has a completely unorthodox leg system that is joined by Industrial aluminum brackets. Six legs and six connections to the top, this bench has a repeating rhythm that...
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2010s American Modern Seating

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Aluminum

Contemporary Dining Chairs Crafted of Matte Walnut and Woven Cane Work
Located in New York, NY
Artisan assembled from matte walnut and woven work, the chair also benefits from a comfortably cushioned seating pad and back support, ensuring an unforgettable experience. Measurem...
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2010s European Modern Seating

Materials

Velvet, Cane, Walnut, Wood

Ionic Steel Bench, Designed by Laurie Beckerman in 2014
Located in New York, NY
It's inspired by the capital of an ionic column. Instead of the look of dense stone, I wanted to extract the lines of the form to create a light, spacious and resilient bench in whic...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Seating

Materials

Steel

Step Bucket Stool, Low Seat or Side Table with Bentwood Handle in Solid Ash
Located in Oakland, CA
The Step Bucket Stool is a single sized, low seat, or step stool, and the smallest of four versions from the Bucket Stool Collection, a family of solid ash furniture featuring bentwo...
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2010s American Modern Seating

Materials

Brass

Pair of Chic 'Méandre' Side Chairs by Design Frères
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Pair of chic undulating 'Méandre' side chairs by Design Frères. Gorgeous hand applied gilt bronze patina over steel frames. Natural linen upholstered cushions. Inspired by the ...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Modern Seating

Materials

Steel

21st Century Capelinhos Armchair Rotating Wood Premium Italian Leather Caramel
Located in Cartaxo, PT
Wooden armchair upholstered in caramel premium Italian leather with visible contrast stitching. Wooden swivel base lacquered in satin black. Capelinhos armchair FI007 Black lac...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Seating

Materials

Leather, Wood

Handmade Couture Dining Chairs in Lacquered Wood and Pleated Velvet
Located in New York, NY
The contemporary dining chairs hold a stimulating design, as they hold an elegant combination of handmade couture techniques, wood, and metal. Their shapes are inspired by the unique...
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2010s Portuguese Modern Seating

Materials

Stainless Steel

Striped Waterfall Bench by Steve Chase
Located in Palm Springs, CA
A glamorous 1980s newly upholstered bench by Steve Chase. The bench has been upholstered in a fuchsia and off-white striped soft velvet fabric. Measurements: 57” wide, 19”deep and 2...
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1980s American Vintage Modern Seating

Materials

Velvet

J. Robert Scott Modern Upholstered Bench or Ottoman with Chrome Legs
Located in New York, NY
J. Robert Scott modern upholstered bench or ottoman with chrome legs. In great vintage condition with age-appropriate wear and use.
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Late 20th Century American Modern Seating

Materials

Chrome

Vanderbilt Accent Chair by Barbara Barry for HBF
Located in Denver, CO
A stately 'Vanderbilt' accent chair in camel leather by Barbara Barry for HBF.
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Early 2000s American Modern Seating

Materials

Wood, Leather

Frank Gehry "Wiggle" Stools, Cardboard, Masonite, Easy Edges, Inc, 1970s
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A pair of early production "Wiggle" stools, designed by architect Frank Gehry. Produced by Easy Edges, Inc, United States / Canada, 1970s. Produced in corrugated cardboard and masonite.
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1970s American Vintage Modern Seating

Materials

Masonite, Paper

Barrel Back Lounge Chairs, 1980 Preview Furniture
Located in Chicago, IL
Barrel back lounge chairs by Preview, circa 1980. Fully restored with all new foam and upholstery.
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1980s American Vintage Modern Seating

Materials

Fabric

Contemporary Curved Sofa in Linen Beige Velvet and Fumed Eucalyptus Base
Located in New York, NY
Olympia projects pure haute couture from this two-piece suite, with its sensuous feminine outline and voluptuous shape. Each exquisitely curved design features detailed seaming to th...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Seating

Materials

Wood, Velvet

Swedish Design, Organic Log Chairs, Sold Wood, White Fabric, Sweden, circa 1960s
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A pair of organic lounge chairs / club chairs, seats carved out of tree trunks. Features spring seats and upholstered backs. Reupholstered in brand new fabric. Produced in Sweden, ci...
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1960s Vintage Modern Seating

Materials

Fabric, Wood

Chair Malaga, Made in Italy
Located in Quinto di Treviso, Treviso
VG furniture represent luxury in terms of exclusivity, distinction and high quality. They are the result of sophisticated and exclusive design with a strong identity and are the outc...
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2010s Italian Modern Seating

Materials

Fabric, Wood

N2 tête-à-tête, Handcrafted in Solid Walnut 'in Stock'
Located in Brooklyn, NY
The N2 tête-à-tête is designed for seating but can also be used as the base for a coffee table. The N-series uses rotational symmetry to explore the relationship between organic for...
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2010s American Modern Seating

Materials

Walnut

Pair of Brass and Velvet Slipper Chairs by Mastercraft, circa 1970, Italy
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This beautiful pair of lightly patinated brass slipper chairs by Mastercraft has been newly upholstered in a sumptuous purple velvet fabric and signed underneath with Made in Italy l...
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1970s American Vintage Modern Seating

Materials

Brass

Modern Chair Gropius CS1 in Velvet 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

Velvet, Fabric

Dish Solid Wood Sculptural Carved Side Table Douglas Fir Limited Edition
Located in Bainbridge Island, WA
Taking inspiration from hand carved African stools, a scooped out tabletop is created with a little help from technology. A CNC router is used to cut away the wood bowl leaving behin...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Seating

Materials

Ash

Contemporary Channeled Fleure Sofa in Blue Velvet with Brass, Oak, Walnut Legs
Located in Trowbridge, Wiltshire
The Fleure Signature Edition is our latest revival of the award winning Fleure 3 Seater Sofa, reimagined in this premium cotton velvet upholstery. This signature piece oozes luxury,...
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21st Century and Contemporary English Modern Seating

Materials

Brass

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

Materials

Steel, Brass

Drift Sofa by DeMuro Das with Hand-Cast Antique Bronze Legs
Located in Brooklyn, NY
The soft contours of the Drift Sofa draw inspiration from sand dunes in the Arabian desert. Gently sloping curves envelop the body while taking support from the bronze legs cast in t...
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21st Century and Contemporary Indian Modern Seating

Materials

Bronze

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 Seating

Materials

Wood, Fabric

"Kimono" contemporary Chair, Velvet, Kimono Silk sleeves, Silvered Glass, Brass
Located in Pietrasanta, IT
Kimono is an elegant and comfortable chair for dining tables or master rooms The chair, upholstered with en elegant velvet iridescent, has kimono sleeves made of rare and always u...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Seating

Materials

Brass

"Shiny Chair" in Stainless Steel 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 Seating

Materials

Steel

Gerard Van Den Berg Modern Brutalist Rock Chair in Leather, Montis Design
Located in Beek en Donk, NL
Original, comfortable and large 'Rock' lounge chair in tan (or cognac) colored aniline leather Gerard Van Den Berg designed this large and eye-catching piece for Dutch furniture prod...
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1970s Dutch Vintage Modern Seating

Materials

Leather

Solar Chair, Cream Wool and Brushed Brass Frame, by Lara Bohinc
Located in London, GB
This is the first time that Bohinc explores a design favourite; the chair. In the collection, Lara Bohinc develops her stellar themes, finding inspiration in planetary and lunar orb...
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2010s British Modern Seating

Materials

Metal

Contemporary Brass Dining Chairs Upholstered in Gold Silk
Located in New York, NY
Asian inspired dining chair offered in satin brass and gloss black frame. The seat is upholstered in premium gold silk. Assembled by skilled artisans from stain brass and hand lacque...
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2010s Asian Modern Seating

Materials

Brass

Bench Model Rendez-Vous by Studio Superego, Italy
Located in Milan, Italy
A beautiful bench in transparent plexiglass with different colors and with two brass legs designed and produced by Studio Superego in 2020. Biography: Superego editions was born ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Seating

Materials

Brass

21st Century Barão Armchair Beech Wood Premium Italian Leather Nubuck Leather
Located in Cartaxo, PT
Wooden armchair upholstered in dark green premium Italian leather with visible contrast stitching. Seat and backrest cushions with blind tufting effect upholstered in caramel nubuck ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Seating

Materials

Velvet, Beech, Leather

Lunar Chair in Cream Wool Fabric and Brushed Brass, by Lara Bohinc
Located in London, GB
This is the first time that Bohinc explores a design favourite; the chair. In the collection, Lara Bohinc develops her stellar themes, finding inspiration in planetary and lunar orb...
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2010s British Modern Seating

Materials

Metal

Ignazio Gardella 'Digamma' Armchair in Beige Raf Simons Kvadrat Bouclé Fabric
Located in The Hague, NL
Designed by Ignazio Gardella in 1957, the Digamma lounge chair is a comfortable chair with roots in the late Italian modernist tradition. Its rational construction features two geom...
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2010s Spanish Modern Seating

Materials

Brass, Metal

Contemporary Upholstered Dining Chairs in Brass Coating
Located in New York, NY
Upholstered seat and back in faux beige leather and taupe fabric. The chair is offered in a powder coated brass legs with floor protecting glides. Curved back for greater support a...
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2010s Italian Modern Seating

Materials

Metal, Brass

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...
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2010s Modern Seating

Materials

Brass

Borge Mogensen Desk Chair, Denmark, circa 1975
Located in Culver City, CA
Borge Mogensen desk chair, Denmark, circa 1975. Model 3245 desk chair with curved oak backrest and brown leather upholstery. Designed in 1975 and manufactured by Federicia Stolefa...
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1970s Danish Vintage Modern Seating

Materials

Leather, Elm

Rocking Chair T-102 by Dale Italia
Located in Cadeglioppi de Oppeano, VR
This seat is the result of the combination of fine Italian design and superior craftsmanship. Made in Italy with passion by expert hands, the structure it’s in premium solid walnut,...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Seating

Materials

Leather, Fabric, Walnut, Faux Leather

21st Century Twins 3-Seat Sofa Black Lacquer Grey Cotton-Linen Blend
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...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Seating

Materials

Wood, Cotton

Apollo Dining Chair, Dark Brass Frame and Ivory Boucle by Lara Bohinc, in Stock
Located in London, GB
The Apollo dining chair creates its own graceful simplicity, by presenting its fine metal loops outwards at each side, rather than to the front. The structural loops are configured t...
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2010s Portuguese Modern Seating

Materials

Metal, Brass

Contemporary Lime Washed Wooden Chairs Set of 8
Located in New York, NY
Handcrafted dining chair featuring lime washed wooden frame, seat and back upholstered in distressed white performance leather. The backrest is a little curved on the sides for great...
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2010s Asian Modern Seating

Materials

Faux Leather, Wood

In Stock in Los Angeles, Pencil Wood 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. Pencil as a 70 inches bench made of wood with black accent, designed by Carlo Leonardo Rosa ...
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2010s Italian Modern Seating

Materials

Wood

In stock in Los Angeles, Geppo Pet Wood Stool, by Marco Baxadonne, Made in Italy
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Scroll down and click "view all from Seller" to see more than 400 other unique products. (1.8) A version dedicated to our little domestic friends, larger and with a padded cushion c...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Seating

Materials

Faux Leather, Wood