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Arthur Umanoff Serveware, Ceramics, Silver and Glass

American, 1923-1985

Though much of Arthur Umanoff’s furniture is marked by a no-frills simplicity common in American mid-century modern design, his work is anything but one-note. Over the course of a prolific career, Umanoff designed everything from case pieces to candleholders to dining chairs in iron, leather, walnut, wicker and more. With furnishings for a broad range of manufacturers throughout the ’50s, ’60s, ’70s and early ’80s, Umanoff continued a thread of sculptural elegance and textural sensitivity through his designs.

After graduating from Pratt Institute in the early 1950s, Umanoff experimented mostly with wood furniture before landing a job at Post Modern Ltd, a New York manufacturer of wrought-iron furniture. There he produced furnishings that married wrought iron with wood and plastic, creating functional pieces free of utilitarian bulkiness. Umanoff continued his experimentation with mixed materials through a partnership with Shaver Howard, for whom he designed wine racks in combinations of iron, leather and wicker.

When Shaver Howard bought Boyeur Scott, Umanoff conceived several furniture designs for the brand, including the 1964 Granada collection, whose curlicue iron bases, visible through glass tops, stand out as some of his most ornate and decorative work. Indeed, much of Umanoff’s oeuvre is far more simplistic, like iron-and-pine armchairs for The Elton Co. or low-backed, slatted-seat barstools with slender iron legs for Raymor.

Umanoff was fluent, too, in the more sumptuous modernism of the era: In the mid-1960s, he designed the 2405 and 4449 armchairs for Madison Furniture Industries. Popular in offices, the walnut-framed, leather-upholstered seats, which could have been mistaken for the seductive Scandinavian modern seating of the era, were reportedly the jumping-off point for Captain Kirk’s iconic seat on Star Trek.

Even as he is among the mid-century modern designers you may not know, with work across such a range of styles and manufacturers (most no longer in business), Umanoff, who died in 1985, leaves a legacy that is fascinatingly diverse and at times enticingly elusive, making his work intriguing objects for collectors.

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Creator:Arthur Umanoff
Arthur Umanoff Wine Rack
By Arthur Umanoff
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Gorgeous iron and leather wine rack by Arthur Umanoff. Solid iron frame with two butcher block shelves. Saddle leather straps hold 30 bottles. Lower shelf can hold an additional nine...
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1950s American Vintage Arthur Umanoff Serveware, Ceramics, Silver and Glass

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Iron

Wine Rack by Arthur Umanoff, Professionally Restored, Like New
By Arthur Umanoff
Located in Kansas City, MO
Freestanding wrought iron wine rack / holder designed by Arthur Umanoff, 1960s. Professionally restored and powder coated in a black satin finish. The only evidence of any wear are t...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Arthur Umanoff Serveware, Ceramics, Silver and Glass

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Steel, Wrought Iron

Large Wine Rack by Arthur Umanoff
By Arthur Umanoff
Located in New York, NY
Large dome top wrought iron wine rack designed by Arthur Umanoff. The rack holds 67 bottles and stands an impressive 71 inches tall. Clean original and ready to use condition.
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Arthur Umanoff Serveware, Ceramics, Silver and Glass

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Wrought Iron

Arthur Umanoff Iron and Leather Wine Rack
By Arthur Umanoff
Located in San Mateo, CA
Iron and leather wine rack designed by Arthur Umanoff for Shaver Howard. This rack holds eight bottles. A couple of the leather rivets are not original.
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Arthur Umanoff Serveware, Ceramics, Silver and Glass

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Iron

Arthur Umanoff Mid-Century Modern Wrought Iron Arched 39-Bottle Wine Rack
By Arthur Umanoff
Located in South Bend, IN
An exceptional Mid-Century Modern wrought iron arched wine rack By Arthur Umanoff for Shaver Howard USA, circa 1950s Wrought iron, wicker and laminate Measures: 16.75" W ...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Arthur Umanoff Serveware, Ceramics, Silver and Glass

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Wrought Iron

Arthur Umanoff Carved Wood Taverneau Canoe Bowl Centerpiece
By Arthur Umanoff, Raymor
Located in Atlanta, GA
Stunning oversized modernist carved and oiled tropical wood canoe bowl or centerpiece with typical Danish style from the Taverneau Collection, designed by Arthur Umanoff for Raymor a...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Arthur Umanoff Serveware, Ceramics, Silver and Glass

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Wood

Arthur Umanoff for Raymor Wrought Iron Wine Rack
By Arthur Umanoff
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Vintage painted wrought iron wine rack by Arthur Umanoff for Raymor from the 1950s. Stores 26 bottles.
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Arthur Umanoff Serveware, Ceramics, Silver and Glass

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Cut Steel

Arthur Umanoff Wine Rack
By Arthur Umanoff
Located in Chicago, IL
Wrought iron and leather strapped wine rack.
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Arthur Umanoff Serveware, Ceramics, Silver and Glass

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Wrought Iron

Arthur Umanoff Wrought Iron Seventeen-Bottle Wine Holder
By Arthur Umanoff
Located in Brooklyn, NY
1950s Arthur Umanoff wine rack in painted wrought iron. Can be used as a tabletop or floor rack, accommodating 17 bottles. Pictured with this wine rack is the smaller, 7-bottle hold...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Arthur Umanoff Serveware, Ceramics, Silver and Glass

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Wrought Iron

Arthur Umanoff Vintage Wine Rack in Iron and Leather, 1960s
By Arthur Umanoff
Located in National City, CA
For your pleasure: Arthur Umanoff Mid-Century Modern vintage wine rack in iron and leather, 1960s. 4 bottle wine rack. Iron frame with original saddle leather straps. Piece is unmark...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Arthur Umanoff Serveware, Ceramics, Silver and Glass

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Iron

Arthur Umanoff Mid-Century Modern Wrought Iron and Leather Table Top Wine Rack
By Arthur Umanoff
Located in South Bend, IN
A beautiful Mid-Century Modern wrought iron and leather table top wine rack By Arthur Umanoff for Shaver Howard USA, Circa 1950s Measures: 13.75 x 10 x 13.75 Very good or...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Arthur Umanoff Serveware, Ceramics, Silver and Glass

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Iron

Mid Century Modern Standing Wrought Iron Wine Rack By Arthur Umanoff
By Arthur Umanoff
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Tall, Mid-Century Modern, free-standing, wrought iron, wine rack by Arthur Umanoff for shaver howard offers stylish wine storage for 67 bottle capacity.
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Arthur Umanoff Serveware, Ceramics, Silver and Glass

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Wrought Iron

Arthur Umanoff Bar and Pair of Matching Stools
By Arthur Umanoff
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Handsome bar by Arthur Umanoff. Wood slats, iron frame and formica top. Slight bowing on sides. Matching Umanoff iron and wood slat bar stools with built in swivel. Great vintage con...
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1950s American Vintage Arthur Umanoff Serveware, Ceramics, Silver and Glass

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Iron

Solid Iron and Leather Four Bottle Capacity Wine Rack by Arthur Umanoff
By Arthur Umanoff
Located in San Diego, CA
Simple and elegant design in this 1950s wine rack four bottle capacity, designed by Arthur Umanoff, leather straps holds each bottle nice design clean.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Arthur Umanoff Serveware, Ceramics, Silver and Glass

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Iron

Arthur Umanoff Mid-Century Modern Wrought Iron Wine Rack Cocktail Bar
By Arthur Umanoff
Located in Chicago, IL
This compact wine rack with cocktail bar/serving area was designed by Arthur Umanoff for Shaver Howard. The design provides a large amount of bottle storage with a very small footpri...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Arthur Umanoff Serveware, Ceramics, Silver and Glass

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Wrought Iron

Arthur Umanoff Iron and Birch Wine Rack
By Arthur Umanoff
Located in San Mateo, CA
Small four bottle iron wine rack by Arthur Umanoff. This has a oiled cutting board style top.
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Arthur Umanoff Serveware, Ceramics, Silver and Glass

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Iron

Arthur Umanoff 39 Bottle Wrought Iron Wine Rack
By Arthur Umanoff
Located in St. Louis, MO
Mid-Century Modern Arthur Umanoff for Raymoor, black painted wrought iron free standing wine rack that holds 39 bottles. Minor wear to paint.
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Arthur Umanoff Serveware, Ceramics, Silver and Glass

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Wrought Iron

Arthur Umanoff 1950s Iron and Leather Wine Rack
By Arthur Umanoff
Located in St. Louis, MO
Arthur Umanoff for Shaver Howard 1950s iron and leather strap wine rack. Leather straps are solid, but may have a few old wine stains.
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Arthur Umanoff Serveware, Ceramics, Silver and Glass

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Iron

Mid-Century Modern Arthur Umanoff Wine Rack
By Arthur Umanoff
Located in San Jose, CA
Vintage wrought iron wine rack designed by Arthur Umanoff for Shaver Howard. This piece accommodates up to seven bottles and offers additional storage display for the kitchen counter...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Arthur Umanoff Serveware, Ceramics, Silver and Glass

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Iron

Taverneau Serving Tray by Arthur Umanoff for Raymor
By Raymor, Arthur Umanoff
Located in Sagaponack, NY
A hand carved and finished serving tray made of Taverneau, an uncommon Haitian wood with a rattan wrapped handle. Designed and by Arthur Umanoff, produced by Raymor.
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1960s Haitian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Arthur Umanoff Serveware, Ceramics, Silver and Glass

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Rattan, Wood

Small Arthur Umanoff Wine Bottle Holder for Shaver Howard
By Arthur Umanoff
Located in St. Louis, MO
Arthur Umanoff for Shaver Howard, butcher block top, 9 bottle wine holder with iron frame and bottle supports. Often attributed to Paul McCobb, this piece was designed by Arthur Uman...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Arthur Umanoff Serveware, Ceramics, Silver and Glass

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Iron

Taverneau Serving Tray by Arthur Umanoff
By Raymor, Arthur Umanoff
Located in New York, NY
A two-compartment serving tray made of Taverneau, a rare Haitian wood. By Arthur Umanoff for Raymor. Haiti, circa 1960. Signed. Features reed-trimmed handles.
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1960s Haitian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Arthur Umanoff Serveware, Ceramics, Silver and Glass

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Wood

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Arthur Umanoff serveware, ceramics, silver and glass for sale on 1stDibs

Arthur Umanoff servingware, ceramics, silver and glass are available for sale on 1stDibs. These distinctive objects are frequently made of metal and designed with extraordinary care. In our collection of Arthur Umanoff servingware, ceramics, silver and glass, there are many options to choose from, although brown editions of this piece are particularly popular. In-stock we have 22 vintage editions of these items, while there is also 0 modern edition to choose from. Many original serving dishes, ceramics, silver and glass by Arthur Umanoff were created in the mid-century modern style in the United States during the 20th century. Many customers also consider servingware, ceramics, silver and glass from Arthur Court, Tommi Parzinger, and Fred Press. The prices for Arthur Umanoff servingware, ceramics, silver and glass can vary depending upon size, time period and other attributes. 1stDibs's price starts at US$150 and tops out at US$2,800, while pieces like these can sell for US$708.