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Three Italian Millefiori Cased Glass Paperweights
By Vintage Italian Glass
Located in Palm Springs, CA
Three Italian Murano millefiori cased glass paperweights. The range from 1.75" - 2.5" high and 3.25
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Vintage 1970s Italian Modern Glass

Materials

Art Glass

Five Italian Millefiori Cased Glass Paperweights
By Vintage Italian Glass
Located in Palm Springs, CA
Five Italian Murano millefiori cased glass paperweights. They range from 2.25" - 3.25" high and
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Vintage 1970s Italian Modern Glass

Materials

Art Glass

Four Italian Red Millefiori Cased Glass Paperweights
By Vintage Italian Glass
Located in Palm Springs, CA
Four Italian Murano red millefiori cased glass paperweights. From left to right they measure 1
Category

Vintage 1970s Italian Modern Glass

Materials

Art Glass

Modernist Black Lucite Picture Frame, Italy 1980s
By Midcentury Italian school
Located in Atlanta, GA
This beautiful Italian 1980s modernist Lucite picture photo frame features a thick licorice black
Category

Vintage 1980s Italian Modern Picture Frames

Materials

Plexiglass, Lucite, Acrylic

Silver Plate Embossed Tall Tumbler Vase, Italy 1980s
By Midcentury Italian school
Located in Atlanta, GA
A lovely tall silver plate vase crafted by the Italian silversmith designer B.F. The design
Category

Vintage 1980s Italian Modern Vases

Materials

Metal, Silver Plate

Italian Ceiling Chandelier in Glass and Brass Contemporary
By Midcentury Italian school
Located in Milano, IT
of Italian design created in 2018. This chandelier features a tubular brass frame, its splendor
Category

Early 20th Century Italian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Brass

Black Lucite and Brass Decor Picture Frame, Italy 1970s
By Design Editions Italy
Located in Atlanta, GA
This elegant modernist picture photo frame was crafted in Italy in the 1970s. The refined
Category

Vintage 1970s Italian Modern Picture Frames

Materials

Metal, Brass

Marcello Furlan Murano Art Glass Picture Frame, Italy 1990s
By Design Editions Italy
Located in Atlanta, GA
Marcello Furlan designed this beautiful Murano art glass picture frame for L.I.P. in Italy in 1991
Category

1990s Italian Modern Picture Frames

Materials

Art Glass, Plexiglass, Lucite, Acrylic, Murano Glass, Glass

Pop Art Modernist Neon Red Lucite Picture Frame, Italy 1970s
By Design Editions Italy
Located in Atlanta, GA
This beautiful Italian 1970s Pop Art modernist Lucite picture photo frame features a thick neon red
Category

Vintage 1970s Italian Modern Picture Frames

Materials

Acrylic, Plexiglass, Lucite

Pop Art Modernist Neon Yellow Lucite Picture Frame, Italy 1970s
By Design Editions Italy
Located in Atlanta, GA
This stunning Italian 1970s Pop Art modernist Lucite picture photo frame features a thick neon
Category

Vintage 1970s Italian Modern Picture Frames

Materials

Acrylic, Plexiglass, Lucite

Italian Art Glass Murano Blue and White Sculptural Bowl Vase Centerpiece
By Vintage Italian Glass
Located in Atlanta, GA
, Italy, in the 1960s. The large organic and sculptural shape has a stylized jellyfish or Medusa pattern
Category

Vintage 1960s Italian Modern Vases

Materials

Metal, Chrome

A 1980s Elegant Italian Picture Frame in the style of Gucci Home
By Gucci, MB Italy
Located in Aci Castello, IT
A rectangular picture frame designed and manufactured in Italy in the Eighties by MB Italy, the
Category

Late 20th Century Italian Modern Picture Frames

Materials

Silver Plate

Sterling Silver and Murano Art Glass Barware Coasters Set, Italy 1960s
By Design Editions Italy
Located in Atlanta, GA
This is a beautiful Italian bar coaster set from the 1960s. They are made of 800 sterling silver
Category

Vintage 1960s Italian Modern Barware

Materials

Metal, Sterling Silver

Decorative box or planter with vintage Italian ash tray in gilded metal briar
By Midcentury Italian school
Located in Milano, IT
Let me introduce you to an elegant vintage Italian decorative set from the 1970s. This exquisite
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Vintage 1970s Italian Modern Decorative Boxes

Materials

Metal

Italian Sculptural Chromed Steel Glass Side Table by L.A.R.M. Designs
By Midcentury Italian school
Located in Cincinnati, OH
glass top and still retains the manufactures label by L.A.R.M. Designs Florence, Italy.
Category

Late 20th Century Italian Modern Side Tables

Materials

Steel

Painting blue scagliola artwork decoration handmade in Italy
By Cupioli made in Italy
Located in Rimini, IT
Artistic wall panel, a tribute to the artist Alfred Roller. This artwork has been manufactured always using our inlay technique in semi-textured scagliola. It depicts two lovers in ...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Contemporary Art

Materials

Scagliola

Set of 2 Pamplona style Italian dining chairs
By Italian school XX ct.
Located in Milano, Lombardia
The set of two Pamplona style chairs brings a touch of timeless elegance and comfort to any interior space. Crafted from sturdy, high-quality wood, these chairs boast a classic desig...
Category

Vintage 1960s Italian Modern Chairs

Materials

Bouclé, Wood

Set of 2 Pamplona style Italian dining chairs
Set of 2 Pamplona style Italian dining chairs
H 28.75 in W 21.26 in D 20.87 in
Nesting tables brown marble handmade in Italy by Cupioli available
By Cupioli made in Italy
Located in Rimini, IT
Italian design style set of two coffee or nesting tables in Brown Emprerador marble handcrafted by
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Marble

Painting relief scagliola artwork handmade in Italy by Cupioli available
By Cupioli made in Italy
Located in Rimini, IT
Decorative wall panel handmade by the artist manufactured using the scagliola technique. Tha Coloured Abstract subject dictated by the imagination ( in relief) emerges from the backg...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Paintings

Materials

Scagliola

Painting relief scagliola artwork handmade in Italy by Cupioli available
By Cupioli made in Italy
Located in Rimini, IT
Decorative wall panel handmade by the artist manufactured using the scagliola technique. Tha Coloured Abstract subject dictated by the imagination ( in relief) emerges from the backg...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Paintings

Materials

Iron

Painting scagliola portrait made in Italy , tribute to Kandinsky available
By Cupioli made in Italy
Located in Rimini, IT
In this wall panel handmade by Cupioli Lodovico the artist wanted to pay tribute to Wassily Kandinsky, re-interpreting his painting with our scagliola inlay technique, creating a pl...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Contemporary Art

Materials

Scagliola, Wood

Side table scagliola art decoration handmade in Italy by Cupioli available
By Cupioli made in Italy
Located in Rimini, IT
Very nice side table/ stool designed and manufactured by Cupioli Lodovico, an Italian artist of
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Scagliola, Wood

Dining Table black slate and scagliola inlay handamade in Italy by Cupioli
By Cupioli made in Italy
Located in Rimini, IT
backgound. Handmade in Italy Size: cm. 200 x 100 H. 75 inches 78,74 " x 39,37 " Cupioli is a company
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Tables

Materials

Slate

Side table scagliola art decoration handmade in Italy by Cupioli available
By Cupioli made in Italy
Located in Rimini, IT
Very nice side table / stool designed and manufactured by Cupioli Lodovico, an Italian artist of
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Scagliola, Wood

Monumental Ruby Red Italian Murano Art Glass Vase by Venini
By Venini, Vintage Italian Glass
Located in Atlanta, GA
This spectacular and beautiful hand-blown Italian Art glass vase was designed by Venini, Murano
Category

Late 20th Century Italian Modern Vases

Materials

Murano Glass, Glass

Coffee table green scagliola art top polished brass feet handmade Italy
By Cupioli made in Italy
Located in Rimini, IT
exalts and distinguishes the furniture solutions made in Italy. Aurora Top with green marbled shades and
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Brass

Coffee table modern green scagliola art handmade in Italy by Cupioli
By Cupioli made in Italy
Located in Rimini, IT
exalts and distinguishes the furniture solutions made in Italy. Aurora with green marbled shades and his
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Scagliola, Wood

Coffee table modern square grey scagliola, handmade in Italy Cupioli available
By Cupioli made in Italy
Located in Rimini, IT
Modern Square Coffee Table Light Grey Scagliola Art Color Tridimensional Edge. " Cleo " is an occasional table featuring a textured scagliola stone finish top, enhanced with bold ver...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Scagliola, Plywood

Coffee table cloud scagliola top plexiglass legs handmade in Italy available
By Cupioli made in Italy
Located in Rimini, IT
"Le nuvole entrano fluttuando nella nostra vita, non più per portare pioggia o tempesta, ma per aggiungere colore ai nostri tramonti." I tavolini Cloud nascono proprio guardando una...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Plexiglass, Scagliola

Artwork wall Panel scagliola decoration Handmade in Italy by Cupioli available
By Cupioli made in Italy
Located in Rimini, IT
Prometheus a Greek mythological figure is represented in this panel. To this hero, a friend of mankind, are linked some ancient myths that had luck and spread in Greece. Prometheus i...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Contemporary Art

Materials

Scagliola, Wood

Wall panel red scagliola handmade steel frame made in Italy available
By Cupioli made in Italy
Located in Rimini, IT
Pannello murale realizzato con la tecnica dell'arte in scagliola, Lavorazione manuale di scagliola con effetto materico nella tonalità del rosso. Cornice in acciaio lucido in forte ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Contemporary Art

Materials

Stainless Steel

Art wall panel scagliola relief decor handmade in Italy by Cupioli available
By Cupioli made in Italy
Located in Rimini, IT
The title of this work is "Evolution" in this panel the artist Lodovico Cupioli represented a river in his particular vision. From the primordial Era after the game of time, the orig...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Decorative Art

Materials

Scagliola

Coffee table travertine and blue scagliola decor handmade in Italy by Cupioli
By Cupioli made in Italy
Located in Rimini, IT
This coffee table has been manufactured with a Roman Travertine Top, decorated by a geometrical intersection of lines and a middle star. The combination of the two colors together wi...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Travertine

Dining Table round brown marble scagliola shagreen decor handmade in Italy
By Cupioli made in Italy
Located in Rimini, IT
In Aurelio round table the scagliola shagreen meets the elegance of the Brown Emperador marble and the refined accents of the polished brass. The purpose is to show to our valued cus...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Dining Room Tables

Materials

Marble, Brass

Wall panel modern red art decoration handmade in Italy by Cupioli available
By Cupioli made in Italy
Located in Rimini, IT
Scagliola art panel decoration in relief realised on a wooden support and with a white wooden frame. "Preposition with which the Heraclitis express the eternal becoming of reality, ...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Contemporary Art

Materials

Scagliola, Wood

Dining Table black scagliola shagreen top casted brass legs handmade in Italy
By Cupioli made in Italy
Located in Rimini, IT
This is a sophisticated dining table, the perfect example of the continuous research of our handicraft laboratory where we emphasize the material “scagliola” in the multitude of its ...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Dining Room Tables

Materials

Brass

Coffee table cloud scagliola top and plexiglass legs handmade in Italy available
By Cupioli made in Italy
Located in Rimini, IT
"Clouds come floating into our life, no longer to carry rain or storm, but to add color to our sunsets.” Cloud coffee tables born just by looking at one of the wonders of our world.....
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Plexiglass, Scagliola

Coffee table inlaid white marble top plexiglass legs handmade in Italy available
By Cupioli made in Italy
Located in Rimini, IT
of the top. Handmade in Italy by our skilled artisan this piece is one of a kind. Size: diameter cm
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Carrara Marble

Coffee table modern scagliola art top casted brass feet handmade in Italy
By Cupioli made in Italy
Located in Rimini, IT
Perla A coffee table will add a final and sophisticated touch to your house. This exquisite item is realized with a marbleized pearl grey scagliola top and matched to special brass b...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Brass

Coffee table red travertine and ivory wooden base handmade in Italy by Cupioli
By Cupioli made in Italy
Located in Rimini, IT
This coffee table has been manufactured with a Red Travertine Top, with a glossy finishing . The base in ivory lacquered wood with geometrical shape Size: cm. 132 x 77 h. 32 Inches:...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Travertine

Coffee table red travertine and black wooden base handmade in Italy by Cupioli
By Cupioli made in Italy
Located in Rimini, IT
This coffee table has been manufactured with a Red Travertine Top, with a glossy finishing . The base in black lacquered wood with geometrical shape Size: cm. 132 x 99 h. 32 Inches:...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Travertine

Coffee table grey concrete scagliola top gold leaf wooden base handmade in Italy
By Cupioli made in Italy
Located in Rimini, IT
Smart T coffee table is a modern expression of the scagliola that takes you into an essential solution, where the perfect combination of two different materials like cement and gold ...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Scagliola, Wood

Coffee table Blue scagliola art top gold leaf wooden feet handmade in Italy
By Cupioli made in Italy
Located in Rimini, IT
In Cobalto H coffee table our purpose is to show the new concept of the scagliola giving emphasize to explosion of colors and the texture of the “material”. Our artist creativity is ...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Scagliola, Wood

Coffee table blue scagliola top casted brass feet handmade in Italy by Cupioli
By Cupioli made in Italy
Located in Rimini, IT
In Cobalto coffee table our purpose is to show the new concept of the scagliola art giving emphasize to explosion of colors and the texture of the “materia “. Our artist creativity i...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Brass

Coffee table modern scagliola top gold leaf base handmade in Italy by Cupioli
By Cupioli made in Italy
Located in Rimini, IT
Perla H coffee table will add a final and sophisticated touch to your house. This exquisite item is realized with a marbleized pearl grey scagliola top and matched to special gold le...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Scagliola, Wood

Coffee table green scagliola art top gold wood base handmade in Italy by Cupioli
By Cupioli made in Italy
Located in Rimini, IT
exalts and distinguishes the furniture solutions made in Italy. Aurora Top with green marbled shades and
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Scagliola, Wood

Coffee table pink grey scagliola top gold leaf base handmade in Italy by Cupioli
By Cupioli made in Italy
Located in Rimini, IT
Perla coffee table will add a final and sophisticated touch to your house. This exquisite item is realized with a marbleized pearl grey scagliola top and matched to special gold lea...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Scagliola, Wood

Side table scagliola sculpture handmade in Italy by Cupioli available
By Cupioli made in Italy
Located in Rimini, IT
Sculptured Modern side table , crafted by skilled italian craftmans using 17th-century scagliola
Category

21st Century and Contemporary European Modern Side Tables

Materials

Scagliola

Console white scagliola sculpture handmade in Italy by Cupioli available
By Cupioli made in Italy
Located in Rimini, IT
"Boreal" is a console belonging to the "Glacial Sculture" collection. A small collection that contains artistic sculptures inspired by the world of the Icebergs and the reflections o...
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21st Century and Contemporary European Modern Console Tables

Materials

Scagliola

Console scagliola art sculpture handmade in Italy by Cupioli available
By Cupioli made in Italy
Located in Rimini, IT
"Iceberg" is a console belonging to the "Glacial Sculture" collection created by our artist Cupioli Lodovico. A small and limited collection that contains artistic sculptures inspire...
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21st Century and Contemporary European Modern Console Tables

Materials

Scagliola

Coffee table modern scagliola sculpture handmade in Italy Cupioli available
By Cupioli made in Italy
Located in Rimini, IT
Modern side table or simply decorative sculpture made with cast pigmented scagliole from pictorial solutions. Inspired by natural ice formations, this coffee table is included in a l...
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21st Century and Contemporary European Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Scagliola

Coffee table marble top texturised legs handmade in Italy by Cupioli available
By Cupioli made in Italy
Located in Rimini, IT
and finished with patinated silver foil by our skilled italian craftmen. Cupioli is a company founded
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21st Century and Contemporary European Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Marble

Coffee table crystal glass top carved stone legs handmade in Italy available
By Cupioli made in Italy
Located in Rimini, IT
Sober and elegant coffee table in contemporary style with bright colors suitable for your living room. Extra light crystal glass top embellished by a shaped edge of 2 cm thickness an...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary European Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Stone, Crystal

Side table white marble , scagliola inlay handmade in Italy by Cupioli available
By Cupioli made in Italy
Located in Rimini, IT
"BETWEEN DROP AND SEA" I think about water and the sea comes to me... Our company based in the beautiful Rimini, birthplace of the great director Federico Fellini, has made a natur...
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21st Century and Contemporary European Modern Gueridon

Materials

Marble

Set of 2 Armchairs by Mobilgirgi, Brown Leather
By Midcentury Italian school
Located in Milano, Lombardia
Indulge in the timeless luxury of this set of two armchairs by Mobilgirgi, exquisitely upholstered in rich brown leather. Crafted with meticulous attention to detail, these armchairs...
Category

Vintage 1960s Italian Modern Armchairs

Materials

Leather

Set of 2 Armchairs by Mobilgirgi, Brown Leather
Set of 2 Armchairs by Mobilgirgi, Brown Leather
H 29.53 in W 39.38 in D 45.28 in
Murano Brass and Glass Vase
By Stories Of Italy
Located in ROCCAVIVARA CB, IT
One of a kind Murano glass and brass vase.  
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Vases

Materials

Blown Glass

Murano Brass and Glass Vase
H 9.85 in Dm 11.82 in
Rita Frascione Firenze Gilded Brass, Travertine and Marble Picture Frame, 1980s
By Design Editions Italy
Located in Atlanta, GA
This elegant gilded brass and stone picture photo frame was designed by Italian designer Rita
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Vintage 1980s Italian Modern Picture Frames

Materials

Marble, Travertine, Stone, Metal, Brass

Telus Xl Armchair
By Midcentury Italian school
Located in MX
A modern armchair ideal for just relaxing, reading or taking a nap. The woodwork is beautiful and it will look awesome in your living room or bedroom. Please note that this armchai...
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21st Century and Contemporary Mexican Modern Armchairs

Materials

Wood

Telus Xl Armchair
Telus Xl Armchair
H 45.28 in W 26.78 in D 35.44 in
Tavolini in marmo bianco e scagliola verde fatto a mano in Italia disponibile
By Cupioli made in Italy
Located in Rimini, IT
Set of two coffee tables in Italian White marble, decorated by hand on the tops, by our scagliola
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Marble

Tavolino lato divano scagliola policroma base legno laccato, fatto a mano Italia
By Cupioli made in Italy
Located in Rimini, IT
"Astral" è un tavolino moderno e colorato da posizionare vicino ai tuoi divani o poltrone. Ha una molteplice funzionalità ed è un tocco di colore da inserire nella stanza. Il piano ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Side Tables

Materials

Scagliola, Harewood

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Modern Italian Furniture For Sale on 1stDibs

Find many varieties of an authentic piece of modern Italian furniture available at 1stDibs. An item from our selection of modern Italian furniture — often made from metal, glass and wood — can elevate any home. Find 8558 options for an antique or vintage choice in our collection of modern Italian furniture now, or shop our selection of 22350 modern versions for a more contemporary example of this long-cherished piece. You’ve searched high and low for the perfect object in our assortment of modern Italian furniture — we have versions that date back to the 18th Century alongside those produced as recently as the 21st Century are available. Artemide, Venini and Flos each produced at least one beautiful option in this array of modern Italian furniture that is worth considering.

How Much is a Modern Italian Furniture?

Prices for a piece of modern Italian furniture start at $1 and top out at $500,000 with the average selling for $2,827.

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.

Questions About Modern Italian Furniture
  • 1stDibs ExpertFebruary 22, 2021
    Modern style furniture has smooth shiny surfaces, straight lines, simple shapes. The general objective is a simple uncluttered look.
  • 1stDibs ExpertFebruary 13, 2024
    Danish modern furniture is the term for a style of furniture that emerged during the 1930s through the innovation of designers from Denmark. It is a subset of Scandinavian modern furniture, the warmest and most organic iteration of modernist design. The work of the designers associated with vintage Scandinavian modern furniture was founded on centuries-old beliefs in both quality craftsmanship and the ideal that beauty should enhance even the humblest accessories of daily life. Some notable Danish modern designers include Hans J. Wegner, Kaare Klint, Arne Jacobsen, Finn Juhl, Arne Vodder and Verner Panton. Shop a range of Danish modern furniture on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMay 22, 2019

    Mid-century modernism first appeared in 1945 and merged a minimalist aesthetic with practicality. Mid-century modern furniture is distinguishable by its lack of decoration or extravagance and its use of clean lines, organic curves and variety of natural materials.

    1stDibs ExpertFebruary 22, 2021
    Mid century modern furniture refers to pieces designed during the middle of the 20th century — specifically 1930s through the mid-1960s. This period represents a design and architecture movement characterized by simple shapes, clean lines, and organic materials. Some of the most famous mid century modern designers include Ray Eames, Charlotte Perriand, Isamu Noguchi and Eero Saarinen.
  • 1stDibs ExpertSeptember 25, 2019

    Mid-century modern furniture combines sleek lines with organic shapes.

  • 1stDibs ExpertFebruary 13, 2024
    Mid-century modern furniture is so popular largely because its characteristics align well with the trends and tastes that are dominant today. Many people love its simple look defined by clean lines, and the use of natural materials also adds to its popularity. In addition, designers created mid-century modern furniture to be as functional as it is visually appealing, making pieces executed in the style simple, convenient and comfortable to use. Find a wide range of mid-century modern furniture on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 22, 2024
    There is not a single year that is mid-century modern. The style emerged during the 1940s and 1950s and remained dominant through the 1960s and into the early 1970s. Some notable designers who contributed to the development of the mid-century modern style include Charles and Ray Eames, Eero Saarinen, Milo Baughman, Florence Knoll, Harry Bertoia, Isamu Noguchi and George Nelson. Shop a wide range of mid-century modern furniture on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertSeptember 25, 2019

    Some of the most famous mid-century modern furniture designers were Alvar Aalto, Charles and Ray Eames, Paul Evans, Poul Kjærholm, Florence Knoll, George Nakashima, Giò Ponti, Hans Wegner, Charlotte Perriand, Sergio Rodrigues and Eero Saarinen.

  • 1stDibs ExpertSeptember 11, 2019

    The material typically used in Danish modern furniture is teak.

  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2022
    Marcel Breuer introduced the material of tubular steel to modern furniture design. He employed it in many of his chairs, tables and sofas, prizing the material because it minimized the weight of pieces without sacrificing their strength. Shop a range of Marcel Breuer furniture on 1stDibs.

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