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Prime Bench in Curly, Spalted Maple with Walnut Legs and Copper Capped Feet
By Michael Moran and Celia Gibson, Moran Woodworked Furniture
Located in Gallatin, NY
Edition of eight. Our five-legged bench is a juxtaposition of dark with light, so subtle details reflect the quiddity of each material used. The substantiality of the bench top is so...
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2010s American Modern Benches

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Copper

Prime Tea Table in Curly, Spalted Maple with Turned Walnut Legs Capped in Copper
By Michael Moran and Celia Gibson, Moran Woodworked Furniture
Located in Gallatin, NY
Edition of 15. This three-leg design centers around the through-cut joinery affixing the subtly beveled edge of the curly Maple top with the Black Walnut base. A graphic wedge of Map...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Side Tables

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Copper

Loveseat with Walnut Banded Barrel Back, Hand-Turned Legs and Tufting
By Michael Moran and Celia Gibson, Moran Woodworked Furniture
Located in Gallatin, NY
A new iteration which echoes that of our chairs of the same name, the loveseat, shown here in walnut with green cotton upholstery and two rows of button tufting, uses an elongated ba...
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2010s American Modern Loveseats

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Walnut, Cotton

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

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Upholstery, Cotton, Walnut

Charred End Table in Loblolly Pine with Single Drawer and Triangular Legs
By Michael Moran and Celia Gibson, Moran Woodworked Furniture
Located in Gallatin, NY
Charred Geometric Commode, Edition of 25. Here our single drawer modern interpretation of the traditional bedroom mainstay is rendered in charred Loblolly Pine; with mitered edges, t...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Commodes and Chests of Dra...

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Pine

Woven Hanging Sculpture, Binding What's Lost, in Bookmatched Ash and Silk
By Michael Moran and Celia Gibson, Moran Woodworked Furniture
Located in Gallatin, NY
American Ash is currently experiencing a catastrophic blight caused by the emerald ash borer, a non-native beetle thought to have been brought to America in shipping materials from o...
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2010s American Modern Wall-mounted Sculptures

Materials

Silk, Ash

Walnut and Brass Canyon Dining Table II with Live Edge Inlay and Trestle Base
By Michael Moran and Celia Gibson, Moran Woodworked Furniture
Located in Gallatin, NY
One of a kind. A river of molten gold flowing along the base of a canyon of irregular and undulating Walnut cliffs. With its live edges turned inwards, this single, wide bookmatch of...
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2010s American Modern Dining Room Tables

Materials

Brass

Sweep Cabinet in Black Walnut and Live Edged Butternut with Hand-Turned Legs
By Michael Moran and Celia Gibson, Moran Woodworked Furniture
Located in Gallatin, NY
Juxtaposition. Curve with angles. Dark with light. Mass with void. Strength in design lies in the ability to create opposition and tension without becoming incongruous. The central p...
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Early 2000s American Modern Cabinets

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Walnut

Live Edge Redwood Root Side Table with Turned, Stepped & Tapered Walnut Legs
By Michael Moran and Celia Gibson, Moran Woodworked Furniture
Located in Gallatin, NY
Scaled to function as either a side table or petite coffee table, this sustainably sourced redwood root and walnut piece celebrates the beauty of decades of growth documented, writte...
Category

2010s American Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Wood, Walnut

Hanging Sculpture in Lightning Struck Poplar, Framed in Cherry
By Michael Moran and Celia Gibson, Moran Woodworked Furniture
Located in Gallatin, NY
Things I've found, things that have found me 6. The lightning struck branches of this Poplar came to Moran via an old friend and former professor. The unique pale white and light ...
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2010s American Modern Wall-mounted Sculptures

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Cherry, Poplar, Paint

Hand-Carved Walnut and Sand Cast Iron Hammer Framed in Walnut
By Michael Moran and Celia Gibson, Moran Woodworked Furniture
Located in Gallatin, NY
If no other tool resides in one’s home, it is the necessary, the ubiquitous carpenter’s hammer. Hand-carved from a solid piece of Black Walnut from the smooth arc of the forked claw ...
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2010s American Modern Wall-mounted Sculptures

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Iron

Hand-Carved Walnut and Sand Cast Iron Shovel Framed in Walnut
By Michael Moran and Celia Gibson, Moran Woodworked Furniture
Located in Gallatin, NY
With a wide expanse of wood grain on show, the shovel’s broad blade is unique among our tools as it expresses the sweeping fluidity of grain movement, from the solid, almost black pi...
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2010s American Minimalist Wall-mounted Sculptures

Materials

Iron

End Table in Chestnut Oak and Hand-Turned Walnut with a Single Drawer
By Michael Moran and Celia Gibson, Moran Woodworked Furniture
Located in Gallatin, NY
Two Sisters End Table, Edition of 8. Each Chestnut Oak case is comprised of an inch thick single board, which, with mitered corners, wraps around each piece. Every knot and whorl is ...
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2010s American Modern End Tables

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Oak, Walnut

Ring Coffee Table in Bookmatched Walnut and Copper with Hand-Turned Legs
By Michael Moran and Celia Gibson, Moran Woodworked Furniture
Located in Gallatin, NY
The circular top on this one of a kind coffee table is a single bookmatched board of South Carolina Walnut with a subtle beveled edge and a line of pale new growth sapwood down its c...
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2010s American Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Copper

Canyon Dining Table in Live Edge Walnut and Brass Inlay with Trestle Base
By Michael Moran and Celia Gibson, Moran Woodworked Furniture
Located in Gallatin, NY
One of a kind. A river of molten gold flowing along the base of a canyon of irregular and undulating Walnut cliffs. With its live edges turned inwards, this single, wide bookmatch of...
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2010s American Modern Dining Room Tables

Materials

Brass

Bookmatched, Raw Edged Walnut and Unlaquered Brass Cleft Case
By Michael Moran and Celia Gibson, Moran Woodworked Furniture
Located in Gallatin, NY
Every so often we come across a singular board that requires a singular design. In this case, we bookmatched that singular, undulating South Carolina black walnut board and embraced ...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Cabinets

Materials

Brass

Delta Cabinet in Walnut and Copper with Sliding Doors and Tapering Faceted Legs
By Michael Moran and Celia Gibson, Moran Woodworked Furniture
Located in Gallatin, NY
One of a kind. Two large sliding flat panel doors are the centerpiece for this Hudson Valley walnut cabinet; bookmatched flames radiating inwards are set off by two arches of pale sa...
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2010s American Modern Cabinets

Materials

Copper

CUSTOM (1 of 2): Dining Table in Live Edge Walnut and Brass with Trestle Base
By Michael Moran and Celia Gibson, Moran Woodworked Furniture
Located in Gallatin, NY
Detailed measurements: 132" (11') long 44" wide 30" high tabletop is expected to be about 7/8" thick Each base pillar is 14" wide Along the floor, the base is 32" wide Each brass foo...
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2010s American Modern Dining Room Tables

Materials

Brass

CUSTOM (2 of 2): Dining Table in Live Edge Walnut and Brass with Trestle Base
By Michael Moran and Celia Gibson, Moran Woodworked Furniture
Located in Gallatin, NY
Detailed measurements: 132" (11') long 44" wide 30" high tabletop is expected to be about 7/8" thick Each base pillar is 14" wide Along the floor, the base is 32" wide Each brass foo...
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2010s American Modern Dining Room Tables

Materials

Brass

Hand-Carved Walnut and Sand Cast Iron Handsaw Framed in Walnut
By Michael Moran and Celia Gibson, Moran Woodworked Furniture
Located in Gallatin, NY
Each tooth, cut one after another along the thin line of pale sapwood as it abuts the dark heartwood grain, accentuates the fragility of a lean slice of Walnut as it meets the heft o...
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2010s American Modern Wall-mounted Sculptures

Materials

Iron

Moran Woodworked Furniture For Sale on 1stDibs

Choose from an assortment of styles, material and more in our collection of moran woodworked furniture on 1stDibs. Was constructed with extraordinary care, often using wood, walnut and metal. Each piece of moran woodworked furniture bearing Modern hallmarks is very popular.

How Much is a Moran Woodworked Furniture?

Prices for a piece of moran woodworked furniture can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — at 1stDibs, they begin at $725 and can go as high as $9,500, while the average can fetch as much as $3,500.

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.