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Jonathan Adler Furniture

American

Potter-turned-home-design guru Jonathan Adler is a man with a peripatetic mind, inspired in equal parts, it seems, by classic modern design, Surrealism and pop culture.

Although his namesake company has expanded into a mini empire touching just about every aspect of modern living — chairs and ice buckets, wallpaper and menorahs, chandeliers and rugs — made in myriad materials, Adler still creates almost every object in clay first. His guiding principle is a simple one: “I make the stuff I want to surround myself with, and I surround myself with it.”

Adler grew up in a New Jersey farm town. His grandfather became a local judge, and his father returned home after graduating from the University of Chicago. “My pop was a brilliantly talented artist. At one point, he had to decide whether to become an artist or a —,” he pauses, searching for the right word, “person.” His father became a lawyer but spent all his free time in his studio, “making art, unencumbered by the need to make money from it. It was a totally pure pursuit.” Adler’s mother, who had worked at Vogue and moved to the rural town reluctantly, was also creative, and both parents encouraged their three children’s creativity.

When he was 12, Adler went to sleepaway camp, where he threw his first pot. “And it was on,” he says. His parents bought him a pottery wheel, and he spent the remainder of his adolescence elbow-deep in clay. Even while majoring in semiotics and art history at Brown University, he hung out at the nearby Rhode Island School of Design, making pots.

Adler moved to New York City, worked briefly in entertainment, and in 1993 returned to his true love, throwing pots (in exchange for teaching classes) at a Manhattan studio called Mud Sweat & Tears. One day, at Balducci’s food market, he ran into Bill Sofield, an old friend who had recently cofounded, with Thomas O’Brien, the now-legendary Aero Studios, a design firm and shop. Sofield paid a studio visit and promptly gave him an order. Then, another friend introduced Adler to a buyer at Barneys New York, who also wrote an order.

For about three years after Adler began devoting himself to ceramics full-time. Despite the street cred of both Aero and Barneys, he also wasn’t really making enough money to live on. Then, in 1997, he teamed with Aid to Artisans, a nonprofit aimed at creating economic opportunity for skilled artisans in developing countries, and traveled to Peru to hire potters who could follow his designs, thus increasing production.

Adler’s first store opened in 1998, in the Soho shopping mecca in Manhattan. He now operates about two dozen shops, as far-flung as London and Bangkok. During Adler’s trip to Peru, he connected not only with potters but also with several talented weavers and decided to branch out into textiles. Other categories followed, leading him to travel the world in search of artisans who could execute his endless supply of ideas. In India, Adler found a man who’s expert at beadwork; he has his limed furniture made in Indonesia, his honey-colored wood pieces in Vietnam.

After a friend asked him to decorate her house, Adler expanded to interior design, taking on hotels as well as private residences — projects for which he remains “agnostic,” using pieces by other designers. “I really try to get to know my clients and then make them seem more glamorous and more eccentric than they think,” he says. “I see myself as a slimming mirror for them.”

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Creator: Jonathan Adler
Jacques Side Table in Smoke Lucite and Nickel
By Jonathan Adler
Located in New York, NY
Clearly cool. Our Jacques collection is the perfect blend of simplicity and glamour, modern and traditional. At 26 inches high, our Jacques Two-Tier Side Table is the perfect complem...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Jonathan Adler Furniture

Materials

Nickel

Small Osaka Brutalist Vase
By Jonathan Adler
Located in New York, NY
Full circle. Inspired by Brutalist architecture's organic textures and strong lines, our Osaka vases are made from high-fired stoneware in a gunmetal glaze and adorned with discs gla...
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21st Century and Contemporary Peruvian Brutalist Jonathan Adler Furniture

Materials

Stoneware

Versailles Porcelain Urn
By Jonathan Adler
Located in New York, NY
Formal, fresh, and futuristic. Traditional shapes, graphic patterns, and gobs of gold conspire to create this classic meets cutting edge collection. Our signature cubes pattern is dy...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Jonathan Adler Furniture

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Gold

Dora Maar Urn
By Jonathan Adler
Located in New York, NY
Porcelain Reverie. Our Dora Maar Urn gives good face from every angle, an unglazed finish highlighting the muse's flawless features in fabulously delicate detail. Inspired by Dora Ma...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Jonathan Adler Furniture

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Porcelain

Harlequin Three-Drawer Chest in Multi
By Jonathan Adler
Located in New York, NY
Avant Wow. A little Italian Modern, a lot of irresistible color. Our Harlequin Three-Drawer Chest features back-painted glass panes in angular forms in muted, sunrise-inspired hues. ...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Jonathan Adler Furniture

Materials

Brass

Riviera Pedestal Table
By Jonathan Adler
Located in New York, NY
Our Riviera collection is the update on classic French Fifties rattan you've been waiting for. Evoking grand global glamour, our Riviera tables feature exquisite craftsmanship—reeds ...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Jonathan Adler Furniture

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Rattan

Puzzle Brass Sconce
By Jonathan Adler
Located in New York, NY
Architectural Modernism. Inspired by a house of cards, our Puzzle sconce is made of sheets of solid brass layered in a dynamic composition. Add a dose of architectural flair to your ...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Jonathan Adler Furniture

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Brass

Maxime Linen and Brass Dining Chair
By Jonathan Adler
Located in New York, NY
Modern elegance. A gleaming brass frame with an intriguing crisscross back and our signature sabots cradles a softly curved seat and sculptural back. But don't be fooled by the sinuo...
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21st Century and Contemporary North American Modern Jonathan Adler Furniture

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Brass

Small Acrylic Pill, White and Yellow
By Jonathan Adler
Located in Napa, CA
Colored and matte white acrylic.
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21st Century and Contemporary Jonathan Adler Furniture

Materials

Acrylic

Nixon Nickel and Marble Cocktail Table
By Jonathan Adler
Located in New York, NY
Graphic glamour. Our signature Nixon pattern rendered in perforated polished nickel provides a sophisticated perch for a solid white marble tabletop. Specs: Marble top 44 in. dia...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Jonathan Adler Furniture

Materials

Marble, Nickel

Electrum White Marble and Mixed Metal Dining Table
By Jonathan Adler
Located in New York, NY
Mixed metals. Our electrum dining table features a swirling constellation of polished brass and polished nickel rods. Comfortably seats six or moonlights as a fab game table for an u...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Jonathan Adler Furniture

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Marble, Brass, Nickel

Channeled Goldfinger Lounge Chair
By Jonathan Adler
Located in New York, NY
Shock Waves. Minimalist comfort gets a modernist makeover—we've taken our definition of leaned-back luxury to the next level with our Channeled Goldfinger Lounge Chair. Ultra-comfy c...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Jonathan Adler Furniture

Materials

Brass

Lampert Upholstered Queen Bed
By Jonathan Adler
Located in New York, NY
Neo-Classical Modernism. Gracious enough for a Park Avenue parlor or modern enough for a Soho loft. The Louis XVI-inspired base, the soft down cushions, and the clean modern lines ma...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Neoclassical Jonathan Adler Furniture

Materials

Upholstery, Velvet, Wood

Lisbon Brass and Enamel Torchiere
By Jonathan Adler
Located in New York, NY
Magic Mood. Wash your room in warm ambient light with our Lisbon Torchiere. A thick marble base with a polished brass stem and three perforated enamel bowls of light, each featuring ...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Jonathan Adler Furniture

Materials

Marble, Enamel, Brass

Shearling Kidney Ottoman
By Jonathan Adler
Located in New York, NY
Curve Appeal. An elegant, fluid shape to give any room a swish of chic. The classic kidney-shaped silhouette gets an ultra-luxe makeover in shearling atop twinkly, angled brass legs....
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Jonathan Adler Furniture

Materials

Brass

Giant Hippo Sculpture in Orange Lucite
By Jonathan Adler
Located in New York, NY
Posh Pachyderm. A mesmerizing must-have for sizzling safari chic, our giant acrylic hippo looks fab anchoring a tablescape or makes a great focal point in an unused fireplace. Our...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Jonathan Adler Furniture

Materials

Acrylic

Channing White Lacquer Buffet
By Jonathan Adler
Located in New York, NY
Luxe lacquer. Neoclassical lines, a dash of Hollywood glamour, and a top note of Mod moxie: that's our Channing Collection. Our classic channing buffet is finished in glossy lacquer ...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Regency Jonathan Adler Furniture

Materials

Nickel

Menagerie Perched Bird
By Jonathan Adler
Located in Napa, CA
High-fired stoneware with a matte glaze.
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21st Century and Contemporary Jonathan Adler Furniture

Materials

Stoneware

Globo Console
By Jonathan Adler
Located in New York, NY
Futuristic elegance. A glossy, white lacquer cabinet cradled by a sinuous brass framework and capped with blue solid acrylic cabochons. Small footprint but big impact, our Globo cons...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Jonathan Adler Furniture

Materials

Brass

Talitha Brass and Malachite Console Cabinet
By Jonathan Adler
Located in New York, NY
Global Glamour. Our beloved Talitha Cabinet gets a Midas and malachite makeover. Sheets of solid brass are hand-stamped into minimalist, modernist patterns routed onto solid wood. Th...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Organic Modern Jonathan Adler Furniture

Materials

Nickel

St. Germain Linen Club Chair
By Jonathan Adler
Located in New York, NY
Warm modernism. Beautiful from every angle, the St. Germain club chair features a dash of Japanese rigor, a hint of Scandinavian Modernism, and a full dose of chic. A sinuous and sim...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Scandinavian Modern Jonathan Adler Furniture

Materials

Brass

Petal Mother of Pearl and Brass Mirror
By Jonathan Adler
Located in New York, NY
Petal power. Sought after for its iridescent surface, mother of pearl offers a unique collage of colors often used in fine jewelry. Cut in thin pieces and set in polished brass petal...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Jonathan Adler Furniture

Materials

Brass

Harlequin Three-Drawer Chest in Multi-Blue
By Jonathan Adler
Located in New York, NY
Avant Wow. A little Italian Modern, a lot of irresistible color. Our Harlequin Three-Drawer Chest features back-painted glass panes in angular forms and bold, brilliant blues. The iv...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Jonathan Adler Furniture

Materials

Brass

Puzzle Brass Chandelier, Mid-Century Modern Style
By Jonathan Adler
Located in Opa Locka, FL
Mid-Century Modern style puzzle brass chandelier, made by Jonathan Adler. No longer in production. Great Chandelier.
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2010s American Mid-Century Modern Jonathan Adler Furniture

Materials

Brass

Alphaville Polished Stainless Steel Cocktail Table
By Jonathan Adler
Located in New York, NY
Futuristic reflection. Minimalist and modern, our Alphaville cocktail table shines in polished stainless steel with a smoke mirror top. The simple drum form is a solid anchor for any...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Jonathan Adler Furniture

Materials

Nickel

Jacques Lucite and Brass Bar Cart
By Jonathan Adler
Located in New York, NY
Clearly cool. Bar carts are the swankiest of all home decors. Two glass shelves offer plenty of space for your chosen aperitif and your fabulous barware. Shown in ethereal transparen...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Jonathan Adler Furniture

Materials

Brass

Bond Burled Wood Credenza
By Jonathan Adler
Located in New York, NY
Timelessly Chic. Pieced, burled mappa between Lucite legs with stainless steel accents. Pieced veneer cabinet faces showcase naturally occurring patterns in the wood, and an adjustab...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Mid-Century Modern Jonathan Adler Furniture

Materials

Acrylic, Burl, Wood

Maxime Task Floor Lamp
By Jonathan Adler
Located in New York, NY
Mad men meets holly golightly. A slim, brass stem with an antique white lacquered cone base, matching shade, and signature arrow sabot. Complete with a perforated brass diffuser, our...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Jonathan Adler Furniture

Materials

Metal, Brass

Talitha Credenza
By Jonathan Adler
Located in New York, NY
Global glamour. Our Talitha Collection is crafted from nickel-plated metal with hand-stamped patterns applied to Minimalist, modernist forms. The surface is reminiscent of silver lea...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Organic Modern Jonathan Adler Furniture

Materials

Nickel

Giant Rabbit Sculpture in Red Lucite
By Jonathan Adler
Located in New York, NY
Surreal size. A mesmerizing must-have in solid red acrylic, our giant rabbit looks fab anchoring a tablescape or makes a great focal point in an unused fireplace. Our oversized ac...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Jonathan Adler Furniture

Materials

Acrylic

Giant Amoeba Sculpture in Orange Lucite
By Jonathan Adler
Located in New York, NY
See creature. A modern interpretation of a Classic starburst sculpture with a nod to the organic forms of the sea. Looks fab anchoring a tablescape or makes a great focal point in an...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Jonathan Adler Furniture

Materials

Acrylic

Jacques Lucite and Brass Console
By Jonathan Adler
Located in New York, NY
Clearly cool. Our Jacques collection is the perfect blend of simplicity and glamour, modern and traditional, in crystal clear Lucite with brushed brass corners. Fitted with a low gla...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Jonathan Adler Furniture

Materials

Brass

Set of Lucite and Brass Globo Boxes
By Jonathan Adler
Located in New York, NY
Futuristic elegance. Our globo boxes are an intriguing addition to any tabletop, powder room, or cocktail table. The polished brass base lined in turquoise velvet complements a gem-e...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Jonathan Adler Furniture

Materials

Brass

Small Acrylic Pill - Red and White
By Jonathan Adler
Located in Napa, CA
Acrylic capsule pill.
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21st Century and Contemporary Jonathan Adler Furniture

Materials

Acrylic

Goldfinger Linen and Brass Lounge Chair
By Jonathan Adler
Located in New York, NY
Minimalist comfort. Pared down geometry in polished brass meets luxe Lucerne Oyster linen. The perfectly pitched seat and soft, button-tufted cushions make this rigorously minimal se...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Jonathan Adler Furniture

Materials

Brass

Pompidou Lucite Candleholder in Clear
By Jonathan Adler
Located in New York, NY
Pipe Up. Our Pompidou Candleholders pair 70s-inspired patterns with daring dimension for added ooomph. Featuring solid acrylic pipes fused together and accented with polished nickel....
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21st Century and Contemporary Chinese Modern Jonathan Adler Furniture

Materials

Nickel

Harlequin Round Mirror in Multi-Blue
By Jonathan Adler
Located in New York, NY
Avant Wow. Featuring back-painted glass panes recessed between a generous, double-banded brass frame, our Harlequin Round Mirror is the ultimate expression of Modern American Glamour...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Jonathan Adler Furniture

Materials

Brass

Medium Acrylic Pill, White and Teal
By Jonathan Adler
Located in Napa, CA
Jonathan Adler acrylic pill sculpture. Lucite stand included. 750 mg size.
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21st Century and Contemporary Jonathan Adler Furniture

Materials

Acrylic

Reform Hammered Brass Credenza
By Jonathan Adler
Located in New York, NY
The Reform credenza is inspired by the Brutalist architecture of modernist temples and churches from Le Corbusier's Ronchamp to Miami's Temple Israel to the Cathedral of Brasìlia. Th...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Brutalist Jonathan Adler Furniture

Materials

Brass

Stylish Mod Round Walnut & Marble Mushroom Shaped End Table
By Jonathan Adler
Located in Hopewell, NJ
Stylishly mod mushroom shaped Jonathan Adler drinks table having walnut sculpted base and round white marble top.
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21st Century and Contemporary American Mid-Century Modern Jonathan Adler Furniture

Materials

Marble

Globo Lucite and Nickel Fretwork Console
By Jonathan Adler
Located in New York, NY
Futuristic elegance. A polished nickel fretwork cradles a constellation of emerald Lucite cabochons. Topped with a generous slab of Carrara marble, our Globo fretwork console is peti...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Jonathan Adler Furniture

Materials

Marble, Nickel

Eyes Hand-Beaded Wall Art
By Jonathan Adler
Located in New York, NY
Beaded Brilliance. Dazzlingly detailed, our hand-beaded eyes beaded wall art is a truly subversive showpiece at 52 inches wide by 25 inches high. Stretched on a linen ground, which f...
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21st Century and Contemporary Indian Modern Jonathan Adler Furniture

Materials

Linen, Glass, Wood, Beads

Small Acrylic Pill, White and Yellow
By Jonathan Adler
Located in Napa, CA
Acrylic capsule pill.
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21st Century and Contemporary Jonathan Adler Furniture

Materials

Acrylic

Delphine Mirrored Credenza
By Jonathan Adler
Located in New York, NY
Reflectology. Minimalist forms meet Maximalist glamour. Antiqued mirror with a polished brass base. Two double-door compartments open to reveal a bright robin's egg blue interior fit...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Jonathan Adler Furniture

Materials

Brass

Jacques Lucite and Brass Column Table Lamp
By Jonathan Adler
Located in New York, NY
Clearly cool. The perfect blend of simplicity and glamour, modern and traditional. Our Jacques column table lamp features crystal clear acrylic framework with brushed brass corners t...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Jonathan Adler Furniture

Materials

Brass

Channing Three-Drawer Console
By Jonathan Adler
Located in New York, NY
Luxe lacquer. Neoclassical lines, a dash of Hollywood glamour and a top note of mod moxie: that's our Channing collection. This three-drawer console is finished in glossy lacquer and...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Jonathan Adler Furniture

Materials

Nickel

Large Acrylic Pill, White and Green
By Jonathan Adler
Located in Napa, CA
Acrylic capsule pill.
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21st Century and Contemporary Jonathan Adler Furniture

Materials

Acrylic

Caracas Black and Brass Sixteen-Light Chandelier
By Jonathan Adler
Located in New York, NY
Kinetic modernism. Simple geometric shapes cones and spheres collide with dynamic results. Ideal scale for a dining room or a spacious foyer, the architectural Caracas sixteen-light ...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Jonathan Adler Furniture

Materials

Brass

Jacques Grand Cocktail Table in Lucite and Brass
By Jonathan Adler
Located in New York, NY
Clearly cool. Our Jacques collection is the perfect blend of simplicity and glamour, modern and traditional. In clear Lucite with brushed brass accents, it's low and lounge. The size...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Jonathan Adler Furniture

Materials

Brass

Globo Lucite Cabochon Cabinet
By Jonathan Adler
Located in New York, NY
Futuristic elegance. A glossy, white lacquer cabinet featuring two front doors capped with blue solid acrylic cabochons. Tapered brass legs give it an elegant edge. Guaranteed to del...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Jonathan Adler Furniture

Materials

Brass

Channing White Lacquer Dresser
By Jonathan Adler
Located in New York, NY
Luxe Lacquer. Neoclassical lines, a dash of Hollywood glamour, and a top note of Mod moxie: that's our Channing collection. Our six-drawer dresser is finished in glossy lacquer and f...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Jonathan Adler Furniture

Materials

Nickel

Torino Nesting Cocktail Tables
By Jonathan Adler
Located in New York, NY
Chic, Graphique, Future Classique. Bring a rich and moody Milan moment into your life with our new Torino collection’s signature palette. Our mega-mod Torino Nesting Cocktail Tabl...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Jonathan Adler Furniture

Materials

Brass

Versailles Porcelain Maze Vase
By Jonathan Adler
Located in New York, NY
Pattern Play. Featuring signature patterns dynamically deconstructed for a 21st century twist, our classic-meets-cutting edge collection treats graphic greatness to gobs of gold. Our...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Jonathan Adler Furniture

Materials

Gold

Channing Six-Drawer Tall Chest
By Jonathan Adler
Located in New York, NY
Luxe lacquer. Neoclassical lines, a dash of Hollywood glamour, and a top note of mod moxie: that's our Channing collection. Our six-drawer tall chest is finished in glossy lacquer an...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Jonathan Adler Furniture

Materials

Nickel

Beaumont Bouclé Lounge Chair
By Jonathan Adler
Located in New York, NY
New Traditionalism. Minimalist rigor meets cocoon-y comfort. Our Beaumont collection's architectural yet airy bases are juxtaposed with silhouettes softened by sculptural flair. Bala...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Scandinavian Modern Jonathan Adler Furniture

Materials

Brass

Bond Cantilevered Side Table
By Jonathan Adler
Located in New York, NY
Timelessly Chic. Perfect for bedside or sofa-side, our cantilevered table features warm burled mappa wood in an eye-catching c-shape with polished stainless steel accents on both sid...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chinese Modern Jonathan Adler Furniture

Materials

Stainless Steel

Harlequin Capsule Mirror in Multi
By Jonathan Adler
Located in New York, NY
Avant Glamour. Finally, an ultra-chic full-length mirror. Featuring glass panes back-painted in early-morning inspired shades and recessed between two generous brass frames. The ulti...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Jonathan Adler Furniture

Materials

Glass

Bond Burled Wood Six-Drawer Dresser
By Jonathan Adler
Located in New York, NY
Timelessly Chic. From our chic burled wood collection—warm mappa wood floats between acrylic legs with stainless steel accents. Six generous drawers showcase naturally occurring patt...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chinese Modern Jonathan Adler Furniture

Materials

Lucite, Wood, Burl

Jonathan Adler furniture for sale on 1stDibs

Jonathan Adler furniture is available for sale on 1stDibs. These distinctive objects are frequently made of metal and designed with extraordinary care. In our Jonathan Adler collection, there are many options to choose from, although gray editions of this piece are particularly popular. We have 8 vintage editions of these items in stock, while there are also 117 modern editions to choose from. Many of the original furniture by Jonathan Adler were created in North America during the 21st century and contemporary style. Many customers also consider furniture by Robert Kuo, Fort Makers and Judy Engel if you are looking for additional options. Prices for Jonathan Adler furniture can vary depending on size, time period and other attributes. Price for these items starts at $35 and tops out at $7,850, while pieces like these can sell for $1,450 on average.

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