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Fern Simon opened ARTS 220 in 1987 with a passionate mission to promote modern art and design. Our emphasis is on finding exceptional forms with a modernist aesthetic and innovative materials that integrate art and industry. An early champion of mid-century European and American modernists, ARTS 220 continues to offer significant work by Marianne Brandt, William Spratling, Piero Fornasetti, Roger Capron, Gilbert Valentin, Jean Cocteau, Robert Nickle, Pierre Cardin, and Chanel among others. Our inventory includes fine art, ceramics, jewelry, metalwork, and glass. Fern ...Read More

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Mid-Century Modern Ceramic Bowl by Peter Orlando
Mid-Century Modern Ceramic Bowl by Peter Orlando
Peter Orlando
Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Decorative Bowls
Earthenware
A glazed earthenware bowl with a biomorphic shape and stylized abstract design by the ceramist and painter Peter Orlando (1921-2009). Though born in the US, Orlando studied in France...
Art Deco/Bauhaus Salesman's Sample Furniture Group/Jindrich Halabala
Art Deco/Bauhaus Salesman's Sample Furniture Gr...
Jindrich Halabala
Vintage 1930s Czech Art Deco Models and Miniatures
Metal
A four-piece set of miniature tubular furniture attributed to the Czech designer Jindrich Halabala (1903-1973). Halabala was a modernist Czech furniture designer who created function...
1980s Dorothy Hafner Porcelain "Flash" Teapot/Postmodern
1980s Dorothy Hafner Porcelain "Flash" Teapot/P...
Dorothy Hafner
Vintage 1980s American Post-Modern Tea Sets
Porcelain
A porcelain teapot, inspired by Pop Art, by the American artist Dorothy Hafner (b. 1952). Hafner's ceramic work in the 1980s was influenced by the Postmodern Memphis Design Group, fo...
Marcel Wanders Porcelain "Foam Bowl" for Droog, circa 1997
Marcel Wanders Porcelain "Foam Bowl" for Droog,...
Marcel Wanders
1990s Dutch Modern Decorative Bowls
Porcelain
An iconic "foam bowl" by the modernist Dutch designer Marcel Wanders (b. 1963) for Droog Design. Known for his highly imaginative designs and innovative use of materials, this work i...
Eero Saarinen, Tulip Stool for Knoll, 1970s
Eero Saarinen
Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Stools
Aluminum, Wool
This iconic swivel stool, designed by Eero Saarinen, was first introduced by Knoll in 1958 as part of its Pedestal collection. It has become a modern design Classic. This rare exampl...
1950s Fornasetti Roman Mosaic Face Plate, Tema ...
Fornasetti
Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Dinner Plates
Porcelain
An porcelain plate by Piero Fornasetti (1913-1988) of Lina Cavalieri, the artist's muse, inspired by ancient Roman mosaics. An intricate and dramatic composition by a master designer...
2000 Commemorative Gaetano Pesce Multicolored R...
Gaetano Pesce
Early 2000s American Modern Vases
Resin
A multicolored resin bucket commemorating the Millennium by the avant-garde Italian architect Gaetano Pesce (b. 1939). Pesce has cleverly incorporated "YEAR 2000" into the design of ...
Line Vautrin Limited Edition Reference Book, "M...
Patrick Mauriès
Early 2000s French Modern Books
Paper
A limited edition reference book by the French journalist and publisher, Patrick Mauries, that focuses on the mirrors of Line Vautrin. It was published in conjunction with an exhibit...
Futuristic German Sgrafo Modern Vase, 1960s
Sgrafo Modern
Vintage 1960s German Mid-Century Modern Ceramics
Ceramic
A sculptural Sgrafo Modern Korallenform vase with modernistic forms atop a circular, pod-like base. The unusual design recalls Gaudi's idiosyncratic forms. A bold, unique example of ...
Midcentury Fornasetti Face Plate, Tema e Variaz...
Fornasetti
Vintage 1960s Italian Modern Dinner Plates
Porcelain
A dramatic porcelain plate by Piero Fornasetti (1913-1988) of Lina Cavalieri, the artist's muse. A surreal composition by a master designer. Very early Hutschenreuther Germany mark. ...
1970s Marilyn Monroe "Lip Service" Teapot/Pop Art
Fitz and Floyd
Vintage 1970s Japanese Modern Tea Sets
Ceramic
A novelty ceramic teapot designed by Fitz and Floyd that alludes to Marilyn Monroe's lips, complete with beauty mark. A witty, innovative design and a great example of Pop Art from t...
1960s Fornasetti "Lips" Pin Tray
Fornasetti
Vintage 1960s Italian Modern More Desk Accessories
Ceramic
An early production, small ceramic tray by Fornasetti with his iconic, seductive image of a woman's face. A captivating design reflecting the artists's desire to beguile the viewer...

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