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Modern Furniture Design
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 The Modernists rejected both natural and historical references and relied primarily on industrial materials such as metal, glass, plywood, and, later, plastics.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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Mixed Media Painting by Di Vincente
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A nice piece of esoteric art paint on canvas, graphite arc line, cord with natural wood sphere and thin wood frame.
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Contemporary Art

Materials

Canvas

Original Paul Rusconi "Don't Hate Me Because I'm Beautiful" Naked Jesus Painting
Located in Tustin, CA
Very large, original digital screenprint on Plexiglas with nail polish on c-print, mounted to Sintra board, mixed media work of art of Jesus entitled "Don't Hate Me Because I'm Beaut...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary North American Modern Contemporary Art

Materials

Plexiglass

Mixed Media Painting by Di Vincente
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A nice piece of esoteric art textured black gesso with hand carved arc line on canvas, thin wood frame with painted wood sphere.
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Contemporary Art

Materials

Canvas

"I was Arthur" by Cleveland Dean
Located in Chicago, IL
Her dress cascaded to the floor. A 1,200 thread count sheet clings to her curvature like desire spills from the lip she is currently biting. Inspired by lust and fueled by personal p...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Contemporary Art

Materials

Resin, Foam, Canvas

Small Mixed Media Sculpture by Di Vincente
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A nice piece of esoteric art assembled wood and wire with graphite arc line.
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Contemporary Art

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Wood

Gilbert Swimberghe Oil on Canvas 'Grey'
Located in Vosselaar, BE
Large oil on canvas by Belgian modernist painter Gilbert Swimberghe (1927-2015). Swimberghe was part of a Avant Garde movement in the 1950s called De Raaklijn. This group of painters...
Category

20th Century Belgian Modern Contemporary Art

Materials

Paint

Blue Fossil Shell, Single Sea Shell Fossil on a Deep Brown Toned Background
Located in Chicago, IL
The simplicity of "Blue Fossil Shell" is deceptive. Upon further look, the viewer sees the faint shadow cast onto the reflective surface of the table along with the delicate surface ...
Category

2010s American Modern Contemporary Art

Materials

Paint

Mixed Media Wall Sculpture by Di Vincente
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A nice piece of esoteric art black plastic, cotton sash cord and wood sphere.
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Contemporary Art

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Plastic

Mixed Media Painting by Di Vincente
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A nice piece of esoteric art black gesso with cotton sash cord on canvas.
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Contemporary Art

Materials

Canvas

Landscape in Blue Frame, Acrylic on Paper free delivery
Located in Roma, IT
Abstract views of landscape are interpreted and painted by the artist. During travels around the world designs and notes are made, which are later abstractly interpreted into paintin...
Category

2010s Italian Modern Contemporary Art

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Paper

Landscape in Blue Frame #2, Acrylic on Paper free delivery
Located in Roma, IT
Abstract views of landscape are interpreted and painted by the artist. During travels around the world designs and notes are made, which are later abstractly interpreted into paintin...
Category

2010s Italian Modern Contemporary Art

Materials

Paper

Massive Rock Landscape, Acrylic on Paper
Located in Roma, IT
Abstract views of landscape are interpreted and painted by the artist. In travels around the world designs and notes are made, which later are abstractly interpreted into paintings, ...
Category

2010s European Modern Contemporary Art

Materials

Paper

Modernist Painting by Jeanneret, 1978
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A great painting with a nice juxtaposition of forms in a warm palette. It appears to be oil on canvas with the original vintage aluminum frame. Great for any interior.   
Category

Late 20th Century Unknown Modern Contemporary Art

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Canvas

Etching and Aquatinit by Victor Pasmore Titled "The Space Within"
Located in Stamford, CT
Produced on Magnani paper, initialed, dated and numbered in pencil 49/90 VP 82. Printed by Vigna Antoniniana, Rome published by 2RC Edition d'Arte and Marlborough Fine Art LTD. With ...
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Late 20th Century English Modern Contemporary Art

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Paper

Yvaral Jean-Pierre Vasarely Signed Geometrical French Opt-Art Color Screen Print
Located in Studio City, CA
Known professionally as Yvaral, French artist Jean-Pierre Vasarely was the son of opt art pioneer Victor Vasarely. Yvaral continued his father's legacy working in both the opt-art an...
Category

1970s French Vintage Modern Contemporary Art

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Paper

Ansel Adams Special Edition Yosemite Silver Gelatin Photograph Print Vernal Fall
Located in Studio City, CA
A wonderful image by famed American photographer Ansel Adams from his Yosemite series titled "Vernal Fall". The Yosemite special edition series consisted of 30 images that were hand-...
Category

20th Century American Modern Contemporary Art

Materials

Paper

Modernist Geometric Painting, 1971
Located in Laguna Hills, CA
Oil on canvas painting of geometric shapes signed Brink.
Category

20th Century Modern Contemporary Art

Materials

Canvas, Wood, Paint

Mixed Media Painting on Board
Located in Laguna Hills, CA
Layers of paper and paint make this artwork stand out on it's own. Unsigned.
Category

20th Century Modern Contemporary Art

Materials

Wood, Paint, Paper

Contemporary Abstract Acrylic Painting on Canvas by Javier Barrionuevo
Located in Houston, TX
Stunning contemporary abstract painting on canvas by Javier Barrionuevo. Fabulous composition and gorgeous color combination.
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Contemporary Art

Materials

Canvas

"Caribbean Sky Slice" Blue, Azure Sea Oil on Canvas by Storm Chaser Ian Sheldon
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This scene was inspired by the artist’s engagement trip to Isla Mujeres in Mexico. To lie on the beach and watch an endless parade of clouds bubble up and build into storms passed th...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Canadian Modern Contemporary Art

Materials

Paint

Sail Boat and Nautilus, Model Boat and Sea Shells, Oil and Gold Leaf on Panel
Located in Chicago, IL
Sumptuous gold leaf warms the background of this nautically themed still life. A model sailboat and a collections of seashells sit atop a reflective table. This masterful painting by...
Category

2010s American Modern Contemporary Art

Materials

Paint

Original Paul Rusconi Painting of Famous Pop-Culture Skateboarder, Paul Cardiel
Located in Tustin, CA
Very large, original digital screenprint on Plexiglas with nail polish on C-print, mounted to Sintra board painting of the famous hall of fame skateboard icon, John Joseph Cardiel (b...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary North American Modern Contemporary Art

Materials

Plexiglass

Dichroic Contemporary Handmade Mirror With 24 Karat Gold Edge
Located in Toronto, Ontario
Title - What Did You Say? Contemporary mirror hand made with dichroic glass, liquid mirror technology and edged in 24 Karat Gold. The mirror is backed with Baltic Birch plywood and...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Canadian Modern Contemporary Art

Materials

Glass, Art Glass, Mirror

Gold Framed Abstract Expressionist Acrylic Painting Blue Green Red Yellow White
Located in Toronto, Ontario
Bold beautiful abstract expressionist acrylic painting by Troy Smith with fantastic depth of brush stroke and palate work. Full of motion and depth of paint, the colours seamlessly b...
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21st Century and Contemporary Canadian Modern Contemporary Art

Materials

Acrylic, Ash

Abstract Expressionism Acrylic Painting Deeply Textured, Orange Blue Black
Located in Toronto, Ontario
Title - So I've Been Told Abstract expressionism acrylic painting by Troy Smith from Troy Smith Studio in rich vibrant colors of sky blue, orange, black and white. Full of movemen...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Canadian Modern Contemporary Art

Materials

Acrylic, Ash

Acrylic Action Abstract Painting Blue White Orange Black
Located in Toronto, Ontario
Acrylic painting on canvas with wood stretcher by Troy Smith from Troy Smith Studio. Measures: 48" x 48" Vibrant colours or blue, orange, white and black with strong movement and lo...
Category

2010s Canadian Modern Contemporary Art

Materials

Canvas, Acrylic

Abstract Expressionist Painting with Vivid Colors Orange Blue Red Green White
Located in Toronto, Ontario
Electric city is an acrylic abstract expressionist painting by Troy Smith from Troy Smith Studio. Energy and movement is apparent within the brushstroke and pallet work of this large...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Canadian Modern Contemporary Art

Materials

Canvas, Acrylic

Silk and Wool Unisex Scarf, Gray with Geometric Drawings, Made in Italy
Located in Brooklyn, NY
New scarf designed by Sergio Mannino Studio, made in Italy. Digitally printed on 70% wool, 30% silk. Measures: 76 inches by 26 inches.
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2010s Italian Modern Contemporary Art

Materials

Wool, Silk

Butterflies Silk Scarf Crepe, White Yellow and Green, Made in Italy
Located in Brooklyn, NY
100% silk scarf (crepe) entirely made in Italy designed by Sergio Mannino Studio. Hermes quality. Measures: 120 x 120 cm. 47 x 47 in.
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2010s Italian Modern Contemporary Art

Materials

Silk

Butterflies Silk Scarf, Purple, Pink and Aqua, Made in Italy
Located in Brooklyn, NY
100% silk scarf entirely made in Italy designed by Sergio Mannino Studio. Hermes quality. 120 X 120 cm. 47 X 47 in.
Category

2010s Italian Modern Contemporary Art

Materials

Silk

Artistic Mosaic Handmade on Aluminum Panel Dimension and Colors Customizable
Located in London, GB
Making Artistic Mosaic, design of unparalleled beauty, inventing ' tromp l'oeil' thanks to the endless colors of the glass mosaic collections, all this allowed us to produce and divu...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Contemporary Art

Materials

Aluminum

Stylish Wall Art Work Polished or Matt Ebony Gold Leaf Mosaic Customizable
Located in London, GB
Making artistic Mosaic, design of unparalleled beauty, inventing ' tromp l'oeil' thanks to the endless colors of the glass Mosaic collections, all this allowed us to produce and divu...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Contemporary Art

Materials

Gold Leaf

Artistic Mosaic Handmade on Aluminum Panel Dimension and Colors Customizable
Located in London, GB
Making artistic Mosaic, design of unparalleled beauty, inventing ' tromp l'oeil' thanks to the endless colors of the glass Mosaic collections, all this allowed us to produce and divu...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Contemporary Art

Materials

Aluminum

Artistic Mosaic Handmade on Aluminum Panel Dimension and Colors Customizable
Located in London, GB
Making Artistic Mosaic, design of unparalleled beauty, inventing 'tromp l'oeil' thanks to the endless colors of the glass mosaic collections, all this allowed us to produce and divul...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Contemporary Art

Materials

Glass

Artistic Mosaic Handmade on Aluminum Panel Dimension and Colors Customizable
Located in London, GB
Making artistic Mosaic, design of unparalleled beauty, inventing ' tromp l'oeil' thanks to the endless colors of the glass mosaic collections, all this allowed us to produce and divu...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Contemporary Art

Materials

Aluminum

Artistic Mosaic Handmade on Aluminum Panel Dimension and Colors Customizable
Located in London, GB
Making Artistic Mosaic, design of unparalleled beauty, inventing 'tromp l'oeil' thanks to the endless colors of the glass mosaic collections, all this allowed us to produce and divul...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Contemporary Art

Materials

Aluminum

Artistic Mosaic Handmade on Aluminum Panel Dimension and Colors Customizable
Located in London, GB
Making Artistic Mosaic, design of unparalleled beauty, inventing ' tromp l'oeil' thanks to the endless colors of the glass mosaic collections, all this allowed us to produce and divu...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Contemporary Art

Materials

Aluminum

Stylish Artistic Mosaic Handmade on Aluminum Panel Platinum Leaf Customizable
Located in London, GB
Making artistic Mosaic, design of unparalleled beauty, inventing 'tromp l'oeil' thanks to the endless colors of the glass mosaic collections, all this allowed us to produce and divul...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Contemporary Art

Materials

Aluminum, Platinum

Artistic Mosaic Handmade on Aluminum Panel Gold & Platinum Leaf Mother of Pearl
Located in London, GB
Making Artistic Mosaic, design of unparalleled beauty, inventing ' tromp l'oeil' thanks to the endless colors of the glass mosaic collections, all this allowed us to produce and divu...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Contemporary Art

Materials

Marble, Aluminum, Platinum, Gold Leaf

Artistic Mosaic Handmade on Aluminum Panel Dimension and Colors Customizable
Located in London, GB
Making artistic Mosaic, design of unparalleled beauty, inventing ' tromp l'oeil' thanks to the endless colors of the glass Mosaic collections, all this allowed us to produce and divu...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Contemporary Art

Materials

Aluminum

Artistic Mosaic Handmade on Aluminum Panel Dimension and Colors Customizable
Located in London, GB
Making Artistic Mosaic, design of unparalleled beauty, inventing ' tromp l'oeil' thanks to the endless colors of the glass mosaic collections, all this allowed us to produce and divu...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Contemporary Art

Materials

Glass

Stylish Wall Art Work Polished or Matt Ebony Mosaic Insert Liquid Metal
Located in London, GB
Making Artistic Mosaic, design of unparalleled beauty, inventing ' tromp l'oeil' thanks to the endless colors of the glass mosaic collections, all this allowed us to produce and divu...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Contemporary Art

Materials

Metal

Special Price Display Handmade Mosaic Canvas Wood Frame
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 Contemporary Art

Materials

Wood, Glass

Stylish Artistic Mosaic Handmade on Aluminum Panel Gold or Platinum Leaf
Located in London, GB
Making artistic Mosaic, design of unparalleled beauty, inventing ' tromp l'oeil' thanks to the endless colors of the glass Mosaic collections, all this allowed us to produce and divu...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Contemporary Art

Materials

Aluminum, Platinum, Gold Leaf

Stylish Artistic Mosaic Handmade Aluminum Panel Gold Leaf Glass & Marble Mosaic
Located in London, GB
Making Artistic Mosaic, design of unparalleled beauty, inventing ' tromp l'oeil' thanks to the endless colors of the glass mosaic collections, all this allowed us to produce and divu...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Contemporary Art

Materials

Aluminum, Gold Leaf

Artistic Mosaic Handmade on Aluminum Panel Dimension and Colors Customizable
Located in London, GB
Making artistic Mosaic, design of unparalleled beauty, inventing ' tromp l'oeil' thanks to the endless colors of the glass Mosaic collections, all this allowed us to produce and divu...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Contemporary Art

Materials

Aluminum

Artistic Mosaic Handmade on Aluminum Panel Dimension and Colors Customizable
Located in London, GB
Making artistic Mosaic, design of unparalleled beauty, inventing ' tromp l'oeil' thanks to the endless colors of the glass Mosaic collections, all this allowed us to produce and divu...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Contemporary Art

Materials

Glass

Stylish Artistic Mosaic Handmade on Aluminum Panel Platinum Leaf Customizable
Located in London, GB
Making artistic mosaic, design of unparalleled beauty, inventing ' tromp l'oeil' thanks to the endless colors of the glass mosaic collections, all this allowed us to produce and divu...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Contemporary Art

Materials

Aluminum, Platinum

Artistic Mosaic Handmade on Aluminum Panel Dimension and Colors Customizable
Located in London, GB
Making Artistic Mosaic, design of unparalleled beauty, inventing ' tromp l'oeil' thanks to the endless colors of the glass mosaic collections, all this allowed us to produce and divu...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Contemporary Art

Materials

Aluminum

Artistic Mosaic Handmade on Aluminum Panel Dimension and Colors Customizable
Located in London, GB
Making Artistic Mosaic, design of unparalleled beauty, inventing 'tromp l'oeil' thanks to the endless colors of the glass mosaic collections, all this allowed us to produce and divul...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Contemporary Art

Materials

Aluminum

Beautiful Portrait Artistic Mosaic on White Metal Support Holes on Back to Hang
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 Contemporary Art

Materials

Art Glass, Wood, Glass

Artistic Mosaic Handmade on Aluminum Panel Dimension and Colors Customizable
Located in London, GB
Making artistic Mosaic, design of unparalleled beauty, inventing ' tromp l'oeil' thanks to the endless colors of the glass Mosaic collections, all this allowed us to produce and divu...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Contemporary Art

Materials

Aluminum

Artistic Mosaic Handmade on Aluminum Panel Glass and Marble Mosaic Customizable
Located in London, GB
Making Artistic Mosaic, design of unparalleled beauty, inventing 'tromp l'oeil' thanks to the endless colors of the glass mosaic collections, all this allowed us to produce and divul...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Contemporary Art

Materials

Marble, Aluminum

Artistic Mosaic Handmade on Aluminum Panel Dimension and Colors Customizable
Located in London, GB
Making artistic Mosaic, design of unparalleled beauty, inventing ' tromp l'oeil' thanks to the endless colors of the glass Mosaic collections, all this allowed us to produce and divu...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Contemporary Art

Materials

Aluminum

Artistic Mosaic Handmade on Aluminum Panel Dimension and Colors Customizable
Located in London, GB
Making Artistic Mosaic, design of unparalleled beauty, inventing ' tromp l'oeil' thanks to the endless colors of the glass mosaic collections, all this allowed us to produce and divu...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Contemporary Art

Materials

Aluminum

Stylish Artistic Mosaic Handmade on Aluminum Panel Platinum Leaf
Located in London, GB
Making artistic mosaic, design of unparalleled beauty, inventing ' tromp l'oeil' thanks to the endless colors of the glass mosaic collections, all this allowed us to produce and divu...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Contemporary Art

Materials

Aluminum, Platinum

Artistic Mosaic Handmade on Demand Aluminum Panel Dimension Colors Customizable
Located in London, GB
Making artistic Mosaic, design of unparalleled beauty, inventing ' tromp l'oeil' thanks to the endless colors of the glass Mosaic collections, all this allowed us to produce and divu...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Contemporary Art

Materials

Glass

Artistic Mosaic Handmade on Aluminum Panel Dimension and Colors Customizable
Located in London, GB
Making artistic Mosaic, design of unparalleled beauty, inventing ' tromp l'oeil' thanks to the endless colors of the glass Mosaic collections, all this allowed us to produce and divu...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Contemporary Art

Materials

Aluminum