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Contemporary Brown Wooden Desk by Johannes Hock 'a'
Located in Frankfurt, Hessen, DE
Stunning desk by contemporary German Artist Johannes Hock. A well proportioned body situated on a solid wood base. The surface of rhombs, joined in different veneers, apparently flow...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary German Modern Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Bronze

  • Contemporary Brown Wooden Desk by Johannes Hock 'a'
  • Contemporary Brown Wooden Desk by Johannes Hock 'a'
  • Contemporary Brown Wooden Desk by Johannes Hock 'a'
  • Contemporary Brown Wooden Desk by Johannes Hock 'a'
H 29.14 in. W 76.38 in. D 38.19 in.
Contemporary Light Ash Sideboard by Johannes Hock
By BDDW
Located in Frankfurt, Hessen, DE
Sideboard by contemporary German artist Johannes Hock. The front of the doors of this unique piece comes light charming ash without handles to the outside. The inside life of the fou...
Category

2010s German Modern Sideboards

Materials

Ash

  • Contemporary Light Ash Sideboard by Johannes Hock
  • Contemporary Light Ash Sideboard by Johannes Hock
  • Contemporary Light Ash Sideboard by Johannes Hock
  • Contemporary Light Ash Sideboard by Johannes Hock
H 17.72 in. W 76.38 in. D 18.9 in.
Contemporary Poplar Burl Sideboard by Johannes Hock
By BDDW
Located in Frankfurt, Hessen, DE
Sideboard by contemporary German artist Johannes Hock. The front of the doors of this unique piece comes in poplar burl wood with ebony handles. The inside life of the four drawers a...
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2010s German Modern Sideboards

Materials

Ash

  • Contemporary Poplar Burl Sideboard by Johannes Hock
  • Contemporary Poplar Burl Sideboard by Johannes Hock
  • Contemporary Poplar Burl Sideboard by Johannes Hock
  • Contemporary Poplar Burl Sideboard by Johannes Hock
H 17.72 in. W 76.38 in. D 18.9 in.
Contemporary Smoked Oak Coffee Table by Johannes Hock 'a'
Located in Frankfurt, Hessen, DE
Stunning set of two side tables by contemporary German Artist Johannes Hock. The shape of the side tables follows logically the geometry of the diamond pattern. Different arrangemen...
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21st Century and Contemporary German Modern Side Tables

Materials

Wood

Contemporary Smoked Ash Sideboard by Johannes Hock
By BDDW
Located in Frankfurt, Hessen, DE
A sideboard made of rough sawn, smoked ash, two doors, two drawers. The backside is made of rosewood. Manufactured by Atelier Johannes Hock.
Category

2010s German Modern Sideboards

Materials

Ash

  • Contemporary Smoked Ash Sideboard by Johannes Hock
  • Contemporary Smoked Ash Sideboard by Johannes Hock
  • Contemporary Smoked Ash Sideboard by Johannes Hock
  • Contemporary Smoked Ash Sideboard by Johannes Hock
H 42.13 in. W 44.89 in. D 14.97 in.
Johannes Hock Sideboard 'c'
By BDDW
Located in Frankfurt, Hessen, DE
Sideboard by contemporary German artist Johannes Hock. The doors and drawer of this unique piece are made of tiger maple, the corpus of smoked eucalyptus, the handles are ebony and i...
Category

2010s German Modern Sideboards

Materials

Metal

  • Johannes Hock Sideboard 'c'
  • Johannes Hock Sideboard 'c'
  • Johannes Hock Sideboard 'c'
  • Johannes Hock Sideboard 'c'
H 23.23 in. W 78.35 in. D 14.97 in.
Contemporary Poplar Wood Pair of Nightstands by Johannes Hock
By BDDW
Located in Frankfurt, Hessen, DE
Pair of nightstands by contemporary German artist Johannes Hock, black HPL body, each case contains one drawer and stands on bronze feet. Manufactured by Atelier Johannes Hock.
Category

2010s German Modern Night Stands

Materials

Bronze

Contemporary Walnut Wood Coffee Table by Johannes Hock 'B'
By BDDW
Located in Frankfurt, Hessen, DE
Stunning side table by contemporary German Artist Johannes Hock. The inherent beauty of the wood becomes visible with this table. Designed, developed and handcrafted by Atelier Joh...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary German Modern Side Tables

Materials

Bronze

Contemporary Walnut Wood Coffee Table by Johannes Hock 'D'
By BDDW
Located in Frankfurt, Hessen, DE
Stunning side table by contemporary German Artist Johannes Hock. The inherent beauty of the wood becomes visible with this table. Designed, developed and handcrafted by Atelier Jo...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary German Modern Side Tables

Materials

Bronze

Contemporary Oak Sideboard by Johannes Hock
By BDDW
Located in Frankfurt, Hessen, DE
Sideboard by contemporary German artist Johannes Hock. The sliding doors of this unique piece are made of German oak wood with ebony handles, the body is made of black HPL, as well a...
Category

2010s German Modern Sideboards

Materials

Oak

  • Contemporary Oak Sideboard by Johannes Hock
  • Contemporary Oak Sideboard by Johannes Hock
  • Contemporary Oak Sideboard by Johannes Hock
  • Contemporary Oak Sideboard by Johannes Hock
H 19.69 in. W 75.99 in. D 16.15 in.
Contemporary Sideboard by Johannes Hock
By BDDW
Located in Frankfurt, Hessen, DE
Sideboard by contemporary German artist Johannes Hock. The sliding doors of this unique piece are made of diamond shaped veneers of various origin such as maple, ebony, yew, walnut, ...
Category

2010s German Modern Sideboards

Materials

Oak

  • Contemporary Sideboard by Johannes Hock
  • Contemporary Sideboard by Johannes Hock
  • Contemporary Sideboard by Johannes Hock
  • Contemporary Sideboard by Johannes Hock
H 19.69 in. W 75.99 in. D 16.15 in.
Contemporary Yew Sideboard by Johannes Hock
By George Nakashima, BDDW
Located in Frankfurt, Hessen, DE
Sideboard by contemporary German artist Johannes Hock. The sliding doors of this unique piece are made of yew wood, the body is made of ultramatt black HPL, as well as the backside. ...
Category

2010s German Modern Sideboards

Materials

Yew

  • Contemporary Yew Sideboard by Johannes Hock
  • Contemporary Yew Sideboard by Johannes Hock
  • Contemporary Yew Sideboard by Johannes Hock
  • Contemporary Yew Sideboard by Johannes Hock
H 19.69 in. W 75.99 in. D 16.15 in.
Contemporary Brown Wood Pair of Nightstands by Johannes Hock
By BDDW
Located in Frankfurt, Hessen, DE
Pair of nightstands by contemporary German artist Johannes Hock, veneered drawer tops in diamond pattern, 30 types of wood. Each case contains two drawers, one bigger and one smaller...
Category

2010s German Modern Night Stands

Materials

Bronze

Contemporary Smoked Oak Sideboard by Johannes Hock
By BDDW
Located in Frankfurt, Hessen, DE
Sideboard by contemporary German artist Johannes Hock. The front of the doors and drawer of this unique piece are made of smoked oak, the corpus is in black HPL on black metal legs. ...
Category

2010s German Modern Sideboards

Materials

Metal

  • Contemporary Smoked Oak Sideboard by Johannes Hock
  • Contemporary Smoked Oak Sideboard by Johannes Hock
  • Contemporary Smoked Oak Sideboard by Johannes Hock
  • Contemporary Smoked Oak Sideboard by Johannes Hock
H 22.84 in. W 105.91 in. D 18.51 in.
Contemporary Satin Nut Sideboard by Johannes Hock
By BDDW
Located in Frankfurt, Hessen, DE
Sideboard by contemporary German artist Johannes Hock. The front of the doors and drawer of this unique piece are made of high-quality satin nut, the corpus is in black HPL on black ...
Category

2010s German Modern Sideboards

Materials

Metal

  • Contemporary Satin Nut Sideboard by Johannes Hock
  • Contemporary Satin Nut Sideboard by Johannes Hock
  • Contemporary Satin Nut Sideboard by Johannes Hock
  • Contemporary Satin Nut Sideboard by Johannes Hock
H 22.84 in. W 105.91 in. D 18.51 in.
Contemporary White Ebony Sideboard by Johannes Hock
By BDDW
Located in Frankfurt, Hessen, DE
Sideboard by contemporary German artist Johannes Hock. The front of the doors and drawer of this unique piece are made of high-quality white ebony, the corpus is in black hpl on blac...
Category

2010s German Modern Sideboards

Materials

Metal

  • Contemporary White Ebony Sideboard by Johannes Hock
  • Contemporary White Ebony Sideboard by Johannes Hock
  • Contemporary White Ebony Sideboard by Johannes Hock
  • Contemporary White Ebony Sideboard by Johannes Hock
H 22.84 in. W 105.91 in. D 18.51 in.
Contemporary Black HPL and Yew Sideboard by Johannes Hock
By BDDW
Located in Frankfurt, Hessen, DE
Sideboard by contemporary German artist Johannes Hock. The front of the doors this unique piece comes in black HPL, the corpus is made of high-quality solid yew on black metal legs. ...
Category

2010s German Modern Sideboards

Contemporary Brown Wooden Sideboard by Johannes Hock 'e'
By BDDW
Located in Frankfurt, Hessen, DE
Sideboard by contemporary German artist Johannes Hock. The corpus comes in veneered tabletop in diamond pattern, used by 30 types of wood. The drawer front is bronze and contains six...
Category

2010s German Modern Sideboards

Materials

Bronze

Contemporary Live Edge European Walnut Table by Johannes Hock 'D'
By BDDW, George Nakashima
Located in Frankfurt, Hessen, DE
Stunning side table by contemporary German Artist Johannes Hock. The inherent beauty of the burlwood becomes visible with this table. Designed, developed and handcrafted by Atelie...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary German Modern Side Tables

Materials

Bronze

Contemporary Live Edge European Walnut Table by Johannes Hock 'E'
By BDDW, George Nakashima
Located in Frankfurt, Hessen, DE
Stunning side table by contemporary German Artist Johannes Hock. The inherent beauty of the burlwood becomes visible with this table. Designed, developed and handcrafted by Atelie...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary German Modern Side Tables

Materials

Bronze

Contemporary Spalted Beech Dresser by Johannes Hock
By BDDW
Located in Frankfurt, Hessen, DE
Dresser by contemporary German artist Johannes Hock. The Body is made of ultramatt HPL, the front of solid spalted beech with ebony handles. This piece features two soft-close drawer...
Category

2010s German Modern Dressers

Materials

Bronze

  • Contemporary Spalted Beech Dresser by Johannes Hock
  • Contemporary Spalted Beech Dresser by Johannes Hock
  • Contemporary Spalted Beech Dresser by Johannes Hock
  • Contemporary Spalted Beech Dresser by Johannes Hock
H 18.12 in. W 39.38 in. D 23.23 in.
Contemporary Brown Wood and Rosewood Desk by Johannes Hock 'C'
By BDDW
Located in Frankfurt, Hessen, DE
Desk by contemporary artist Johannes Hock, veneered tabletop in diamond pattern with thirty different types of wood. Four drawers on both front sides in bronze. Hidden access to elec...
Category

2010s German Modern Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Bronze

Contemporary Walnut Top and Metal Base Table by Johannes Hock 'k'
By BDDW
Located in Frankfurt, Hessen, DE
Table by contemporary German artist Johannes Hock. Massive walnut top on massive black lacquered metal base. Manufactured by Atelier Johannes Hock. The shape is Inspired by an origi...
Category

2010s German Modern Tables

Materials

Metal

Contemporary Walnut Top and Metal Base Table by Johannes Hock 'H'
By BDDW
Located in Frankfurt, Hessen, DE
Table by contemporary German artist Johannes Hock. Massive walnut top on massive black lacquered metal base. Manufactured by Atelier Johannes Hock. The shape is inspired by an origi...
Category

2010s German Modern Tables

Materials

Metal

Contemporary Diamond Pattern Sideboard by Johannes Hock 'H'
By BDDW
Located in Frankfurt, Hessen, DE
The body of this sideboard is made of solid HPL in white, the interior and inside of satin nut, the doors of this unique piece of diamond shaped veneers of various origin such as map...
Category

2010s German Modern Sideboards

Materials

Wood

Contemporary Diamond Pattern Sideboard by Johannes Hock 'G'
By BDDW
Located in Frankfurt, Hessen, DE
The body of this sideboard is made of ultra-matt HPL in black, the interior and inside of smoked oak, the doors of this unique piece are made of diamond shaped veneers of various ori...
Category

2010s German Modern Sideboards

Materials

Bronze

Contemporary Brown Wooden Desk by Johannes Hock 'L'
By BDDW
Located in Frankfurt, Hessen, DE
Desk by contemporary German artist Johannes Hock. Its archetypical and reduced form in interaction with the marquetry of the shell unfolds the special attraction of the piece. The ...
Category

2010s German Modern Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Wood

  • Contemporary Brown Wooden Desk by Johannes Hock 'L'
  • Contemporary Brown Wooden Desk by Johannes Hock 'L'
  • Contemporary Brown Wooden Desk by Johannes Hock 'L'
  • Contemporary Brown Wooden Desk by Johannes Hock 'L'
H 28.75 in. W 66.93 in. D 33.47 in.
Contemporary White Hanging Shelf by Johannes Hock 'B'
By Donald Judd
Located in Frankfurt, Hessen, DE
Hanging rack with a wooden sliding door. The body is made of solid 8 mm HPL, the sliding door of this unique piece is made of diamond shaped veneers of various origin such as maple...
Category

2010s European Minimalist Shelves

Materials

Wood

Contemporary White Hanging Shelf by Johannes Hock 'A'
By Donald Judd
Located in Frankfurt, Hessen, DE
Hanging rack with a sliding door. The body and the sliding door is made of solid 8 mm HPL. The furniture is illuminated inside. The direction and intensity of the light can be con...
Category

2010s European Minimalist Shelves

Materials

Wood

Contemporary White wall hanging Shelf by Johannes Hock 'C'
By Donald Judd
Located in Frankfurt, Hessen, DE
Hanging rack with a wooden sliding door. The body is made of solid 8 mm HPL, the sliding door of this unique piece is made of diamond shaped veneers of various origin such as maple...
Category

2010s European Minimalist Shelves and Wall Cabinets

Materials

Wood

Contemporary Writing Desk by Johannes Hock
Located in Frankfurt, Hessen, DE
Small writing desk, made of solid yew, one drawer and an inlaid linoleum writing pad. Manufactured by Atelier Johannes Hock.
Category

21st Century and Contemporary German Modern Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Yew

  • Contemporary Writing Desk by Johannes Hock
  • Contemporary Writing Desk by Johannes Hock
  • Contemporary Writing Desk by Johannes Hock
  • Contemporary Writing Desk by Johannes Hock
H 29.53 in. W 35.44 in. L 29.53 in.
Contemporary Walnut Wood Coffee Table by Johannes Hock 'B'
By BDDW
Located in Frankfurt, Hessen, DE
Stunning side table by contemporary German Artist Johannes Hock. The inherent beauty of the wood becomes visible with this table. Designed, developed and handcrafted by Atelier Jo...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary German Modern Side Tables

Materials

Wood

Contemporary Walnut Root Wood Coffee Table by Johannes Hock 'b`
Located in Frankfurt, Hessen, DE
Stunning side table by contemporary German Artist Johannes Hock. The inherent beauty of the wood becomes visible with this table. Like a cloud, the tabletop floats on the bronze fra...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary German Modern Side Tables

Materials

Wood

Contemporary Brown Wooden Cabinet by Johannes Hock
By BDDW
Located in Frankfurt, Hessen, DE
Cabinet by contemporary German artist Johannes Hock, veneered door top in diamond pattern, 30 types of wood. The cabinet contains space to hang clothes as well as add it to the shelf...
Category

2010s German Modern Cabinets

Materials

Wood

  • Contemporary Brown Wooden Cabinet by Johannes Hock
  • Contemporary Brown Wooden Cabinet by Johannes Hock
  • Contemporary Brown Wooden Cabinet by Johannes Hock
  • Contemporary Brown Wooden Cabinet by Johannes Hock
H 17.72 in. W 76.38 in. D 18.9 in.
Contemporary Brown Wood and Rosewood Desk by Johannes Hock 'C'
By BDDW
Located in Frankfurt, Hessen, DE
Desk by contemporary artist Johannes Hock, veneered tabletop in diamond pattern with thirty different types of wood. Five front drawers in bronze. Hidden access to electricity under ...
Category

2010s German Modern Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Bronze

Contemporary Beech and Bronze Sideboard by Johannes Hock 'l'
By BDDW
Located in Frankfurt, Hessen, DE
Sideboard by contemporary German artist Johannes Hock. The Body is made of ultramatt HPL, the front of solid spalted beech, metal legs with adjustable bronze feet. This beautiful pi...
Category

2010s German Modern Sideboards

Materials

Bronze

Johannes Hock Desk 'a'
Located in Frankfurt, Hessen, DE
Stunning desk by contemporary German Artist Johannes Hock, veneered table top in diamond pattern, 30 types of wood and rosewood. Drawer front in bronze. Manufactured by Atelier Johan...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary German Modern Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Bronze

  • Johannes Hock Desk 'a'
  • Johannes Hock Desk 'a'
  • Johannes Hock Desk 'a'
  • Johannes Hock Desk 'a'
H 29.14 in. W 76.38 in. D 38.19 in.
Contemporary Writing Desk by Johannes Hock
Located in Frankfurt, Hessen, DE
Stunning writing desk by contemporary German Artist Johannes Hock. A well proportioned body situated on a metal base. The surface of rhombs, joined in different veneers, apparently...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary German Modern Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Wood

  • Contemporary Writing Desk by Johannes Hock
  • Contemporary Writing Desk by Johannes Hock
  • Contemporary Writing Desk by Johannes Hock
  • Contemporary Writing Desk by Johannes Hock
H 28.75 in. W 47.25 in. D 23.63 in.
Johannes Hock Sideboard 'c'
By BDDW
Located in Frankfurt, Hessen, DE
Sideboard by contemporary German artist Johannes Hock. The front of the doors and drawer of this unique piece are made of high-quality maple, the corpus and detailed handles are ebon...
Category

2010s German Modern Sideboards

Materials

Metal

  • Johannes Hock Sideboard 'c'
  • Johannes Hock Sideboard 'c'
  • Johannes Hock Sideboard 'c'
  • Johannes Hock Sideboard 'c'
H 23.23 in. W 78.35 in. D 14.97 in.
Contemporary Walnut Wood Coffee Table by Johannes Hock 'B'
By BDDW
Located in Frankfurt, Hessen, DE
Stunning side table by contemporary German Artist Johannes Hock. The inherent beauty of the wood becomes visible with this table. Designed, developed and handcrafted by Atelier Jo...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary German Modern Side Tables

Materials

Wood

Contemporary Oak Sideboard by Johannes Hock
By BDDW
Located in Frankfurt, Hessen, DE
Sideboard by contemporary German artist Johannes Hock. The sliding doors of this unique piece are made of German smoked oakwood with ebony handles, the body is made of black HPL, as ...
Category

2010s German Modern Sideboards

Materials

Oak

  • Contemporary Oak Sideboard by Johannes Hock
  • Contemporary Oak Sideboard by Johannes Hock
  • Contemporary Oak Sideboard by Johannes Hock
  • Contemporary Oak Sideboard by Johannes Hock
H 19.69 in. W 75.99 in. D 16.15 in.
Contemporary Walnut Wood Coffee Table by Johannes Hock 'C'
By BDDW
Located in Frankfurt, Hessen, DE
Stunning side table by contemporary German Artist Johannes Hock. The inherent beauty of the wood becomes visible with this table. Matched smoked Walnut and spalted beech. Designe...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary German Modern Side Tables

Materials

Iron

Contemporary Yew Sideboard by Johannes Hock
By George Nakashima, BDDW
Located in Frankfurt, Hessen, DE
Sideboard by contemporary German artist Johannes Hock. The sliding doors of this unique piece are made of yew wood with ebony handles, the body is made of ultramatt black HPL, as wel...
Category

2010s German Modern Sideboards

Materials

Yew

  • Contemporary Yew Sideboard by Johannes Hock
  • Contemporary Yew Sideboard by Johannes Hock
  • Contemporary Yew Sideboard by Johannes Hock
  • Contemporary Yew Sideboard by Johannes Hock
H 19.69 in. W 75.99 in. D 16.15 in.
Contemporary Brown Wooden Desk by Johannes Hock 'b'
By BDDW
Located in Frankfurt, Hessen, DE
Desk by contemporary German artist Johannes Hock, veneered table top in diamond pattern, 30 types of wood. Drawer front in bronze. Under one of the diamond pattern is a hidden access...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary German Modern Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Bronze

  • Contemporary Brown Wooden Desk by Johannes Hock 'b'
  • Contemporary Brown Wooden Desk by Johannes Hock 'b'
  • Contemporary Brown Wooden Desk by Johannes Hock 'b'
  • Contemporary Brown Wooden Desk by Johannes Hock 'b'
H 29.14 in. W 76.38 in. D 38.19 in.
Contemporary Light Ash Sideboard by Johannes Hock
By BDDW
Located in Frankfurt, Hessen, DE
Sideboard by contemporary German artist Johannes Hock. The front of the doors of this unique piece comes light charming ash without handles to the outside; the corpus is made of lino...
Category

2010s German Modern Sideboards

Materials

Ash

  • Contemporary Light Ash Sideboard by Johannes Hock
  • Contemporary Light Ash Sideboard by Johannes Hock
  • Contemporary Light Ash Sideboard by Johannes Hock
  • Contemporary Light Ash Sideboard by Johannes Hock
H 17.72 in. W 76.38 in. D 18.9 in.
Contemporary White Ebony Sideboard by Johannes Hock
By BDDW
Located in Frankfurt, Hessen, DE
Sideboard by contemporary German artist Johannes Hock. The front of the doors and drawer of this unique piece are made of high-quality white ebony, the corpus is in black hpl on blac...
Category

2010s German Modern Sideboards

Materials

Metal

  • Contemporary White Ebony Sideboard by Johannes Hock
  • Contemporary White Ebony Sideboard by Johannes Hock
  • Contemporary White Ebony Sideboard by Johannes Hock
  • Contemporary White Ebony Sideboard by Johannes Hock
H 22.84 in. W 105.91 in. D 18.51 in.
Contemporary Walnut Desk by Johannes Hock 'e'
By BDDW
Located in Frankfurt, Hessen, DE
Desk by contemporary German artist Johannes Hock. This European walnut slab table top rests on a blackened oak base. Defects were replaced by wooden inlays. At the front there is a n...
Category

2010s German Modern Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Wood, Walnut

  • Contemporary Walnut Desk by Johannes Hock 'e'
  • Contemporary Walnut Desk by Johannes Hock 'e'
  • Contemporary Walnut Desk by Johannes Hock 'e'
  • Contemporary Walnut Desk by Johannes Hock 'e'
H 29.53 in. W 70.87 in. D 29.53 in.
Contemporary Walnut and Bronze table by Johannes Hock 'f'
By George Nakashima, BDDW
Located in Frankfurt, Hessen, DE
Table by contemporary German artist Johannes Hock. A single claro walnut slab rests on a triangular bronze base. The special and interesting thing on this piece is the contrast betwe...
Category

2010s German Modern Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Bronze

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A Close Look at Modern Furniture

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 principals 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 chaircrafted with his romantic partner, designer Lilly Reich — and the Eames 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 furniture designs are so simple, they can blend in seamlessly with just about any type of décor. Don’t overlook them.

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