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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 The Modernists rejected both natural and historical references and relied primarily on industrial materials such as metal, glass, plywood, and, later, plastics.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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Nimbus 22, Blown Glass Pendant Dining Room Chandelier by Shakuff
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Hand blown glass pendants fixtures. 22 glass pendants on 18" x 48" rectangular canopy with LED G4 2W bulb. Fixture dimmable. 2 additional ft. are added to every wire. Also available ...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Furniture

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Glass

Vico Magistretti Sinbad Tables
Located in Dronten, NL
Pair of Sinbad tables designed in 1982 by Vico Magistretti for Cassina. Black stained ash, marked with Cassina label. Tables have demilune-shaped tops which can be configured in ...
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1980s Italian Vintage Modern Furniture

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Ash

Isola/ Ceramic Conic Side Table/ Honey, Designed by Cara/Davide for Portego
Located in Stienta, IT
Isola side table is completely made in ceramic using high temperature furnace, to make the material stronger. The large base makes the object stable as well as unique on its design....
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2010s Italian Modern Furniture

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Ceramic

Round Cabinet Contemporary Cabinet in Ceramic by MYK Studio
Located in London, GB
A cabinet built along the shape of a curve. The clay was piled up in a basic manner, and the back of the cabinet is not glazed. When the back part is made, it was not allowed to gla...
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2010s South Korean Modern Furniture

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Ceramic

Hand Blown Glass Delicious Fish Sculpture
Located in Camisano Vicentino, IT
Hand blown glass sculpture representing the fish's spine/ fishbone. Artist: Simone Crestani Material: borosilicate glass Technique: flameworking Unique piece Year: 2020 Measu...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Furniture

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Blown Glass

Ovale Carlo Moretti Contemporary Mouth Blown Black Murano Glass Table Lamp
Located in New York, NY
Chosen as one of Architectural Digest "best new lights, 2015", Ovale is a table lamp of black mouth blown Murano glass and mouth blown Murano white opaline glass shade mounted on gil...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Furniture

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Chrome

Constructivist Oak Tables or Desks, Italy, 1950s
Located in London, GB
These charming tables – for use as desks or dining – are made from solid wood have a lovely handmade quality to them. They are unmarked and possibly prototypes, with a design aesthet...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Modern Furniture

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Wood

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 Furniture

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Maple

NR, 21st Century European Black Circular Custom-Made Contemporary Dining Table
Located in Luxembourg, LU
NR - 21st century European black circular modern custom made contemporary dining table  As a larger counterpart of an NR low table, NR dining table is staggering even more with it...
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21st Century and Contemporary European Modern Furniture

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Aluminum

Grey Cream Black Wool Rug by Cecilia Setterdahl for Carpets CC
Located in Dubai, AE
Design Title: "Walk in The Garden Grey" Our new collection, titled “ Walk in the Garden” is represented by two hand-knotted Carpets, one in Red and the other is Grey. One design,...
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21st Century and Contemporary Indian Modern Furniture

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Wool

Stalattite Model Coffee Table by Studio Superego, Italy
Located in Milan, Italy
Stalattite model coffee table, bean-shaped top in cedar from Lebanon and 25 legs made up of unequal height stems in colored plexiglas and cedar wood, designed and produced by Studio ...
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2010s Italian Modern Furniture

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Plexiglass, Cedar

Memories of a Panorama 02 Wall Hanging
Located in Eindhoven, NL
Original artwork from Kiki van Eijk. These tapestries are reminiscent of Dutch landscapes in which the center of each piece is a tree, woven from gold thread. Each panorama aims to ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Dutch Modern Furniture

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Wool

Set of 2 Clay Moor Side Table by Lisa Allegra
Located in Geneve, CH
Set of 2 clay moor side table by Lisa Allegra Moor collection Dimensions: ø 42 x 47 cm Materials: Clay Born in 1986 in Paris, Lisa Allegra has earned in 2010 a degree in furn...
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2010s French Modern Furniture

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Clay

Orion Candleholders by Dan Yeffet
Located in Geneve, CH
Orion candleholders by Dan Yeffet Dimensions: Ø 19.7 x H 25 cm Materials: Marble Size available: Ø 18.7 x H 12 cm Ø 19.7 x H 25 cm Ø 32 x H 12 cm Marble available: MARQUINA ...
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2010s French Modern Furniture

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Marble

NSNG Stainless Candlelabrum
Located in Eindhoven, NL
No screw no glue is an iconic range of furniture and objects designed by Joost Van Bleiswijk in which the components are laser cut and assembled by slotting the pieces together. As t...
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21st Century and Contemporary Dutch Modern Furniture

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Stainless Steel

Lampadulure Floor Lamp by BehaghelFoiny Design
Located in Geneve, CH
Lampadulure floor lamp by BehaghelFoiny Design 2020 Materials: Aluminium, plaster Dimensions: 65 x 10 x 167 cm All our lamps can be wired according to each country. If sold to ...
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2010s French Modern Furniture

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Aluminum

'Eclipse of Time' Lucite Coffee Table by Mikhail Loznikov, 1990, Signed
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This mesmerizing sculptural coffee table was designed by Russian designer Mikhail Loznikov and was named 'Eclipse of Time'. Sculpted from lucite with a clear glass top, this exquisit...
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1990s American Modern Furniture

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Glass, Lucite

Sneeze A Chandelier in Red Resin by Jacopo Foggini, 1stdibs New York
Located in New York, NY
While working for the family business, Jacopo Foggini discovered the versatile nature of methacrylate, a material generally used in the production of car reflectors. Enchanted by the...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Furniture

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Resin

Dia Contemporary LED Chandelier, Config. 3, Solid Brass, Handmade/finished, Art
Located in Torslanda, SE
Dia is a sculptural chandelier inspired by the heterophony of natural sound. Each frame (or melody) is hand-rolled with all joints cleverly concealed within the circular light source...
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2010s Scandinavian Modern Furniture

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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...
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2010s Italian Modern Furniture

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Chrome

Set of 2 After Ago Side Table by Richard Yasmine
Located in Geneve, CH
Set of 2 After Ago side table by Richard Yasmine Materials: Foam, Lightweight concrete, plaster, acrylic Dimensions: H. 82.5 x W. 55 x D. 72.5 cm After Ago is an ode to an arch,...
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2010s Lebanese Modern Furniture

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Concrete

Three Vacuna Floor or Table Lamps by Eleonore Peduzzi-Riva for Artemide, 1960s
Located in Rotterdam, NL
Set of three hand blown glass lamps named Vacuna, designed by Eleonore Peduzzi-Riva for Artemide in 1968. The lamps can be used both as floor and table lamps. This one-piece hand ...
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1960s Italian Vintage Modern Furniture

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Glass

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 Furniture

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Faux Fur

Crystal Medusas by Geraldine Gonzalez
Located in Geneve, CH
Crystal medusas by Geraldine Gonzalez Materials: Crystal Dimensions: Diameter 40 x height head 25 x total height approx 80cm Other sizes: 30 cm diameter, height head 20cm, tot...
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2010s French Modern Furniture

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Crystal

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 Furniture

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Wool, Foam, Wood

Architectural Travertine Containers Fratelli Mannelli, 1980s
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A nice decorative set form and function the smaller one is roughly 3" H x 5" W.   
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Late 20th Century Italian Modern Furniture

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Travertine

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 Furniture

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Velvet, Ash, Bentwood

Block Side Table in Marble by Anna Karlin, Made in Italy
Located in Milan, IT
A table dressed for daytime London born but a long time resident of New York, Anna Karlin is ready for a new adventure with this daytime version of her Block side table. A discovery ...
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2010s Italian Modern Furniture

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Marble

'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 Furniture

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Chrome

Large Model Arteluce Table Lamp by M. Vignelli, 1965
Located in Berlin, Berlin
Early model of the large table lamp 526G, designed by Massimo Vignelli. Italy, Arteluce, 1965. Chromed metal base with opaque perspex diffuser, divided into three sections. 3 ligh...
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1960s Italian Vintage Modern Furniture

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Chrome

Moroccan Hand Knotted Wool Rug by Maria Jeglinska, 366 x 274cm (9x 12ft)
Located in Paris, FR
Trame is a homeware brand that explores new domestic landscapes across the Mediterranean. Each collection of homeware and accessories is inspired by a historical episode, reflects a ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Moroccan Modern Furniture

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Wool

Heat Collection Rondo 120 Mirror in Flamed Gold Stainless Steel by Zieta
Located in New York, NY
Limited edition mirror in flamed gold polished stainless steel.
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21st Century and Contemporary Polish Modern Furniture

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Stainless Steel

Isola/ Ceramic Conic Side Table/ Purple, Designed by Cara/Davide for Portego
Located in Stienta, IT
Isola side table is completely made in ceramic using high temperature furnace, to make the material stronger. The large base makes the object stable as well as unique on its design....
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2010s Italian Modern Furniture

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Ceramic

Sculptural Clock 2019 with Black Sarah Noir Marble and Finishes in 24-Karat Gold
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Sculptural clock 2019 with black Sarah Noir marble and finishes in 24-karat gold. Elegance, class, precision. Sculptural wall clock is characterized by a black shara noir marble s...
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2010s European Modern Furniture

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Marble

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 Furniture

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Copper

Canal Table Lamp, Handcrafted in Chicago, Designed by Christopher Gentner
Located in Chicago, IL
Darkened brass light with LED.
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2010s American Modern Furniture

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Brass

J1 Blackened Steel Desk
Located in New York, NY
The hot rolled J Desk is New York sleek. She's hot and cool, smooth and effortless. Dark, but transparent about it. Hides nothing, elevating your home character. Featuring remova...
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2010s American Modern Furniture

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Metal

Glass Decanter, Completely Handcrafted in Chicago
Located in Chicago, IL
A place to ready the tastes and hidden intoxication offerings of your libation to the evening.      
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2010s American Modern Furniture

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Stainless Steel

Overlapping Tricolumn Coffee Table by MSJ Furniture Studio
Located in Vancouver, BC
Our overlapping Tricolumn coffee tables looks great in a contemporary interior. The tables whitened finish allows you to see the polished wood grain through the finish. This item can...
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2010s Canadian Modern Furniture

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Beech

The Elements II Coffee Table by Grzegorz Majka
Located in Geneve, CH
The Elements II coffee table by Grzegorz Majka Edition 1 of 1 Dimensions: 87 x 59 x 13 in Materials: Marble, solid stainless steel plate in brushed finish “The Elements II” - c...
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2010s British Modern Furniture

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Marble, Steel

21st Century by Arch.K.Hacke Marble Table/Desk with Metal Drawers
Located in massa, IT
Marble table/desk with metal drawers designed by K.Hacke Size: cm. 200 x 88 x 75 H. Materials: White Carrara - Black Marquinia - Calacatta - Imperial Bardiglio Designed by: Klau H...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Furniture

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Marble

21st Century Double Consolle Marble Bathroom Washbasin by Arch.Mario Bellini
Located in massa, IT
Double consolle marble washbasin designed by Arch. Mario Bellini Size: Cm diameter 180 x 60 x H 85 Materials: Bianco Carrara / Sand Beach / Breccia Stazzema / Calacatta.
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Furniture

Materials

Marble

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 Furniture

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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 Furniture

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Bronze

Pendant Made of Brass and Glass, Model 'LP8' by Ignazio Gardella, 1950
Located in Berlin, DE
Beautiful and elegant ceiling lamp, model 'LP8'. Brass construction and pressed glass in two pieces. Dimensions: H 100, ø 26cm Design / Ignazio Gardella, 1950 Manufacturer / Azuce...
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1950s Italian Vintage Modern Furniture

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Brass

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 Furniture

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Fabric, Bouclé

Bronze with Silver Leaf Side Table with Green Shagreen Top by Elan Atelier
Located in New York, NY
The jewel side table is inspired by a contemporary sculpture in mediums of wood, metal and stone. Our creative director references sculptors such as Louis Bourgeois as an influence f...
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2010s European Modern Furniture

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Bronze

Gino Fort for Cenedese Murano Glass Sculpture
Located in New York, NY
Gino fort for Cenedese Italian modern Murano glass sculpture in shape of a female Silhouette in clear glass with a color stream in the center. Incised 'Cenedese Murano 1982' on the b...
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1980s Italian Vintage Modern Furniture

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Murano Glass

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 Furniture

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 Furniture

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Leather, Wood

Beach Glass and Found Object Lamp Sculpture Made Using Copper Foil Technique
Located in Chicago, IL
This lamp is made using salvaged Lake Michigan beach glass assembled with found objects to create this surreal and totally unique object. The artist uses the same time-honored copper...
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2010s American Modern Furniture

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Stone, Metal

Custom Porcelain Modern Dining Table with Brass Finished Base by Carrocel
Located in North York, ON
Custom porcelain modern dining table with brass finished base by Carrocel. Featuring a black lacquered tapered wood edge and geometric antique brass finished base. Please note this t...
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2010s Canadian Modern Furniture

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Metal

Console Table in Brass and Glass
Located in Chicago, IL
A well balanced pile of brass.
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2010s American Modern Furniture

Materials

Brass

Maillon LED Horizontal Pendant Light 6
Located in Westport, CT
Elegant grouping of 6 metal rings with integrated LED diffusing a clean natural light. Soft white 3000K. 75 watts – 110 lumens / watt, dimmable. Finishes: Rose gold, polished or ...
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2010s Modern Furniture

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Stainless Steel

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 Furniture

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Cedar

Gamma Candleholder by Frederic Saulou
Located in Geneve, CH
Gamma candleholder by Frederic Saulou Dimensions: Ø26.8 x H 13 cm Materials: Portoro Paonazzo Frederic Saulou's sculpted design artworks introduce a series of work coming from r...
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2010s French Modern Furniture

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Marble

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 Furniture

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Fir, Wood

Andy Warhol Electric Chairs Screen Print '#11.75' 1971 'Signed and Numbered'
Located in New York, NY
Electric Chairs (#11.75) screen print by Andy Warhol, 1971. Edition 250 with 50 AP. Signed, numbered and stamped on verso with number. Publisher: Bruno Bischofberger. Silver leaf fra...
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Mid-20th Century Swiss Modern Furniture

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Paper

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