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Modern Decorative Objects

MODERN STYLE

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 The modernists rejected both natural and historical references and relied primarily on industrial materials such as metal, glass, plywood, and, later, plastics.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.

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Style:Modern
Natural Oil Scented Candle, White Modern Ceramic Home Fragrances, Incense Lid
Located in Porto, PT
Achi White Candle, Modern Luxury Fragrance Ceramic Decor, Lid Incense Burner Achi candle releases a hypnotic perfume adding extra value to a space thanks to its eye-catching containe...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Decorative Objects

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Ceramic

Fort Marble Candle Holder by Essenzia
Located in Geneve, CH
Fort marble candle holder by Essenzia Materials: Brushed Brass, Carrara, Nero Marquina, India Green, Verde Viana Dimensions: 15 x 15 x 18 Brutalist architectural style candle ho...
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2010s Portuguese Modern Decorative Objects

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Carrara Marble, Brass

21st Century Modern Set of 3 Pots Graham Handcrafted Portugal by Greenapple
Located in Cartaxo, PT
21st century contemporary modern set of 3 white and cream ceramic pots Graham with lid handcrafted in Portugal - Europe by Greenapple. Set of 3 ceramic pots Graham Di.11 x H.34c...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Decorative Objects

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Ceramic

21st Century Modern Set of 3 Vases Nebula Handcrafted in Portugal by Greenapple
Located in Cartaxo, PT
21st century contemporary modern set of 3 off white ceramic vases Nebula handcrafted in Portugal - Europe by Greenapple. Set of 3 ceramic vases Nebula Di.22 x H.50cm / Di.8,66 x...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Decorative Objects

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Ceramic

Twisted Castle Ceramic Planter in Chrome Green by BZIPPY
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Twisted castle ceramic planter in Chrome Green. Made to order. BZIPPY ceramic goods are one-of-a-kind stoneware / earthenware editions including furniture, planters and home acces...
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2010s American Modern Decorative Objects

Materials

Ceramic

Unique Plyn Duo Vase Big by Faina
Located in Geneve, CH
Unique Plyn Duo vase Big by Faina Dimensions: W 22 x D 21 x H 22 cm Materials: Glass PLYN series of vases — portraits of water made in glass, artistic reflection on the infinite...
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2010s Ukrainian Modern Decorative Objects

Materials

Blown Glass

Transmission Bronze Sculpture by David Tragen
By David Tragen
Located in Geneve, CH
Transmission bronze sculpture by David Tragen Dimensions: W 42.5 x D 42.5 x H 8 cm Materials: Cold cast bronze  Transmission is an illuminated wall mounted sculpture which crea...
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2010s British Modern Decorative Objects

Materials

Bronze

Unique Bronze Bowl by Rick Owens
Located in Geneve, CH
Unique bronze bowl by Rick Owens 2007 Dimensions: L 14 x W 14 x H 8 cm Materials: Bronze Weight: 1.5 kg Available in Black, Gold, and Nitrate finish. Rick Owens is a California-bor...
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2010s French Modern Decorative Objects

Materials

Bronze

Urnette by Rick Owens
Located in Geneve, CH
Urnette by Rick Owens 2007 Dimensions: L 19 x W 19 x H 52 cm Materials: Bronze Weight: 11 kg Available in black finish or nitrate (dark brown) finish Rick Owens is a Califo...
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2010s French Modern Decorative Objects

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Bronze

Tall Bronze Candle Pillar by Rick Owens
Located in Geneve, CH
Tall bronze candle pillar by Rick Owens 2015 Dimensions: L 7.5 x W 7.5 x H 35 cm Materials: Bronze Weight: 2.8 kg Rick Owens is a California-born fashion and furniture has dev...
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2010s French Modern Decorative Objects

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Bronze

Uso Vase by Willem Van Hooff
Located in Geneve, CH
Uso vase by Willem Van Hooff Dimensions: W 35 x H 24 cm Materials: Earthenware, ceramic, pigments and glaze Willem van Hooff is a designer based in Eindhoven. He is a driven bu...
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2010s Dutch Modern Decorative Objects

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Ceramic, Earthenware

Dual No.2 Stoneware Vase by Camila Apaez
Located in Geneve, CH
Dual No.2 stoneware vase by Camila Apaez One of a kind Materials: Stoneware Dimensions: 23 x 8 x 19 cm Options: White bone, butter milk, charcoal black This year has been sha...
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2010s Mexican Modern Decorative Objects

Materials

Stoneware

21st Century Modern Set of 2 Pots Chaucer Handcrafted Portugal by Greenapple
Located in Cartaxo, PT
21st century contemporary modern set of 2 mint green ceramic pots Chaucer with hand turned beech wood lid and base handcrafted in Portugal - Europe by Greenapple. Set of 2 cerami...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Decorative Objects

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Brass, Gold Leaf

Urn by Rick Owens
Located in Geneve, CH
Urn by Rick Owens 2007 Dimensions: L 34 x W 34 x H 57 cm Materials: Bronze Weight: 37 kg available in Black finish or Nitrate (Dark Brown) finish, Please contact us. Rick Owens is ...
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2010s French Modern Decorative Objects

Materials

Bronze

21st Century Modern Set of 3 Jars Kyme Handcrafted in Portugal by Greenapple
Located in Cartaxo, PT
21st century contemporary modern set of 3 white ceramic jars Kyme with handturned wooden neck with gold leaf handcrafted in Portugal - Europe by Greenapple. Set of 3 ceramic jars...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Decorative Objects

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Gold Leaf

"Pitchdrop" 2015 Coiled and Sewn Cotton Fiber Sculpture by Doug Johnston
Located in Brooklyn, NY
-Made in 2015 -Nylon and cotton cord, sewing thread. "Pitchdrop" was made in 2015 as part of a body of work for my exhibition "what it is." It is a sculptural vessel-form object ...
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2010s North American Modern Decorative Objects

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Nylon, Cotton

M34 Vessel by Aysun Ay
Located in Geneve, CH
M34 vessel by Aysun Ay Dimensions: D15 X H27 Materials: Stoneware ceramic Sculptural pieces can vary slighty as each is a unique piece of art. Improvisational design made by h...
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2010s Turkish Modern Decorative Objects

Materials

Ceramic

Bronze Gourd Vase by Rick Owens
Located in Geneve, CH
Bronze Gourd vase by Rick Owens 2019 Dimensions: L 11 x W 11 x H 36.7 cm Materials: Bronze Weight: 4.5 kg Rick Owens is a California-born fashion and furniture has developed a...
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2010s French Modern Decorative Objects

Materials

Bronze

Beach Glass and Found Object Lamp Sculpture Made Using Copper Foil Technique
Located in Chicago, IL
This lamp is made using salvaged Lake Michigan beach glass assembled with found objects to create this surreal and totally unique object. The artist uses the same time-honored copper...
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2010s American Modern Decorative Objects

Materials

Stone, Metal

Urnette by Rick Owens
Located in Geneve, CH
Urnette by Rick Owens 2007 Dimensions: L 19 x W 19 x H 52 cm Materials: Bronze Weight: 11 kg Available in Black finish or Nitrate (Dark Brown) finish, please contact us. Rick Owens...
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2010s French Modern Decorative Objects

Materials

Bronze

Unique Candelabra Handmade by Jan Ernst
Located in Geneve, CH
Unique candelabra handmade by Jan Ernst Dimensions: W 35 D 12.5 H 35 cm Materials: Terracotta, Stoneware, Black Clay Glazed to client specification. Other Dimensions Available ...
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2010s South African Modern Decorative Objects

Materials

Clay, Stoneware, Terracotta

Wall Sculpture in Bronze and Stainless, 'Achern' by Kue King, #586
By Kue King
Located in Blowing Rock, NC
Aged bronze, stainless steel. Kue King created this abstract geometric sculpture using bronze and stainless steel wire. The bronze is aged to give the sculpture a warmth and dept...
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2010s American Modern Decorative Objects

Materials

Metal, Bronze, Stainless Steel, Wire

Unique Ensemble of Bottles, Hand-Sculpted and Signed by Lukasz Friedrich
Located in Geneve, CH
Set of four steel bottles signed and numbered vases Measures: Small steel bottle 15 x 5 x H 28.5 cm Medium steel bottle 19 x 5 x H 37 cm Large steel bottle 22 x 5 x H 46 cm ...
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2010s European Modern Decorative Objects

Materials

Brass

Unique Bronze Coupe by Rick Owens
Located in Geneve, CH
Unique bronze coupe by Rick Owens 2007 Dimensions: L 20 x W 20 cm Materials: Bronze Rick Owens is a California-born fashion and furniture has developed a unique style that he d...
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2010s French Modern Decorative Objects

Materials

Bronze

Unique Sea Candelabra Handmade by Jan Ernst
Located in Geneve, CH
Unique Sea Candelabra Handmade by Jan Ernst Dimensions: W 35 D 12.5 H 35 cm Materials: Terracotta, stoneware, black clay Glazed to client specification. Other dimensions available, ...
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2010s South African Modern Decorative Objects

Materials

Clay, Stoneware, Terracotta

Urn by Rick Owens
Located in Geneve, CH
Urn by Rick Owens 2007 Dimensions: L 34 x W 34 x H 57 cm Materials: Bronze Weight: 37 kg available in Black finish or Nitrate (Dark Brown) finish, Please contact us. Rick O...
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2010s French Modern Decorative Objects

Materials

Bronze

21st Century Karim Rashid Vase Murano Glass Various Colors
Located in Brembate di Sopra (BG), IT
21st century Karim Rashid Knight vase Murano glass various colors. Color stands out in the Knight vase designed by Karim Rashid, displaying its playful undulating stripes of polychr...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Decorative Objects

Materials

Murano Glass

Modern Wall Decor Figurine Head Hand-Painted Ceramic Face Tabletop Sculpture
Located in Porto, PT
Modern Wall Decor Figurine Head Hand-Painted Ceramic Luxury Tabletop Sculpture Nina figurine is a very special decorative ceramic head. Each detail of this item is inspired by the Na...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Decorative Objects

Materials

Ceramic

Bronze Goblet Bowl, Signed Arno Declercq
Located in Geneve, CH
Bronze goblet bowl, signed Arno Declercq Measures: 14 cm L x 14 cm W x 40 cm H 5.5” L x 5.5” W x 15.7” H Material: Bronze Signed by Arno Declercq Arno Declercq Belgian design...
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2010s Belgian Modern Decorative Objects

Materials

Bronze

Geomorphic Vase by Christian Zahr
Located in Geneve, CH
Geomorphic vase by Christian Zahr Dimensions: W 35 x D 15 x H 30 cm Materials: Cement- Sand- Water- Time. Each piece is handmade. Geomorphic Archeology: Unearthing the Epheme...
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2010s Lebanese Modern Decorative Objects

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Cement

Black Skyline Candle Light in African Walnut by Arno Declercq
Located in Geneve, CH
Black skyline candle light in iroko wood by Arno Declercq Dimensions: D 40 x W 80 x H 20 cm Materials: Burned and oiled African walnut Arno Declercq Belgian designer and art de...
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2010s Belgian Modern Decorative Objects

Materials

Wood

Bronze Bud Vase by Rick Owens
Located in Geneve, CH
Bronze bud vase by Rick Owens 2019 Dimensions: L 9 x W 9 x H 16 cm Materials: Bronze Weight: 1.5 kg Rick Owens is a California-born fashion and furniture has developed a uniqu...
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2010s French Modern Decorative Objects

Materials

Bronze

Duck Neck by Rick Owens
Located in Geneve, CH
Duck neck by Rick Owens 2007 Dimensions: L 20 x W 20 x H 23 cm Materials: Bronze Weight: 3 kg Available in Black finish or Nitrate (Dark Brown) finish, please contact us. Rick Owen...
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2010s French Modern Decorative Objects

Materials

Bronze

Pair of Bronze Cross Pots, Signed Arno Declercq
Located in Geneve, CH
Pair of bronze cross pots - Signed Arno Declercq Sand casted in pink bronze and hand polished. Measures: Small 11 cm wide x 11 cm long x 14 cm high / 4.5” wide x 4.5” long x 5” hi...
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2010s Belgian Modern Decorative Objects

Materials

Bronze

Form 5 by Radu Abraham
Located in Geneve, CH
Form 5 by Radu Abraham A limited series of 10, currently at nr. 2 Materials: Ash wood, glass Dimensions: 25 x 25 x 82 cm Massive cube-shaped block of ash wood, with a cylinder ...
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2010s Romanian Modern Decorative Objects

Materials

Glass, Ash

Pink Palm Trees Candlesticks Hand Painted Made in Italy Set of 2
Located in ROCCAVIVARA CB, IT
Light up your table with our palm trees candlestick. Size: small 15cm Size: medium 25cm.
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Decorative Objects

Materials

Ceramic

Vase Vessel Sculpture Organic Shape White Arabescato Marble Handmade Italy
Located in Ancona, Marche
Important sculptural vase carved by hand from a solid block of Arabescato marble. Vase dimension: D 52, H 45 cm, available in different marbles. Limited edition of 35. Each vase is ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Decorative Objects

Materials

Marble

Relic Octahedron, Geometric White Porcelain Ceramic Small Sculptural Object
Located in Bronx, NY
This sculptural geometric octahedron is handcrafted from slabs of unglazed white porcelain with highly individual black oxide burnout detailing, giving each of its eight sides a uniq...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Decorative Objects

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Porcelain

Bronze Egyptian Volute by Rick Owens
Located in Geneve, CH
Bronze Egyptian Volute by Rick Owens 2019 Dimensions: L 29.5 x W 7.3 x H 4.8 cm Materials: Bronze Weight: 1,8 kg Rick Owens is a California-born fashion and furniture has deve...
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2010s French Modern Decorative Objects

Materials

Bronze

Double Slatted Tray Natural by Arno Declercq
Located in Geneve, CH
Double slatted tray natural by Arno Declercq Dimensions: diameter 34 x h 18 cm Materials: African walnut Arno Declercq Belgian designer and art dealer who makes bespoke object...
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2010s Belgian Modern Decorative Objects

Materials

Walnut

Contemplator, Light Sculpture by Atelier Haute Cuisine
Located in Geneve, CH
Contemplator - Light sculpture by Atelier Haute Cuisine Dimensions: 235 cm Materials: Fiberglass All our lamps can be wired according to each country. If sold to the USA it will...
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2010s Belgian Modern Decorative Objects

Materials

Fiberglass

Large Recycled Cotton Handmade Space Jewelry Wall Hanging
Located in West Hollywood, CA
Space Jewelry is meant to decorate and beautify your home the way that an earring or a necklace beautifies your body. Inspired by fringed and braided jewelry made in the same studio,...
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2010s Mexican Modern Decorative Objects

Materials

Cotton, Wood

Golden Bronze Coupe by Rick Owens
Located in Geneve, CH
Golden Bronze Coupe by Rick Owens 2007 Dimensions: L 20 x W 20 cm Materials: Bronze Weight: 3 kg The gold edition is an exclusivity of Galerie Philia Rick Owens is a California-born...
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2010s French Modern Decorative Objects

Materials

Bronze

Natural Oil Scented Candle, Green Modern Ceramic Home Fragrances, Incense Lid
Located in Porto, PT
Achi Green Candle, Modern Luxury Fragrance Ceramic Decor, Lid Incense Burner Achi candle releases a hypnotic perfume adding extra value to a space thanks to its eye-catching containe...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Decorative Objects

Materials

Ceramic

Steel Bottle by Lukasz Friedrich
Located in Geneve, CH
Steel Bottle by Lukasz Friedrich Dimensions: 39 x 5 x H 24,5 cm Materials: Steel, Black Patina Lukasz Friedrich (born 1980), lives and works in Warsaw. He is a self-taught des...
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2010s European Modern Decorative Objects

Materials

Steel

Double Slatted Tray in Burned African Walnut by Arno Declercq
Located in Geneve, CH
Double slatted tray in burned African walnut by Arno Declercq Dimensions: Diameter 34 x height 18 cm Materials: Burned and waxed African walnut Arno Declercq Belgian designer a...
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2010s Belgian Modern Decorative Objects

Materials

Walnut

21st Century Sculptural Table Lamp Sisyphe by Fantôme
Located in Paris, FR
21st century sculpturale table lamp Sisyphe by Fantôme Patinated bronze Imbalanced male character Reflector in patinated & gilded brass Measures: H. 37.4’’ x 23.6’’ Numbere...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Modern Decorative Objects

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Brass, Bronze

Jaar, Cognac Leather Candleholder, Fresh Spices, Saddle & Cedar 123 oz
Located in Alcoy, Alicante
We introduce our leather candleholder’s collection designed at our atelier, hand-made by leather artisans using top grade European cowhides that become sub-product from food industry...
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2010s European Modern Decorative Objects

Materials

Leather, Blown Glass

No.100 Stoneware Sculpture, Tonfisk by Ciona Lee
Located in Geneve, CH
No.100 stoneware sculpture, tonfisk by Ciona Lee One of a Kind Dimensions: Ø 12 x H 10 cm Materials: black stoneware, unglazed exterior Variations of size and color available ...
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2010s British Modern Decorative Objects

Materials

Stoneware

Hammock Marble Platter by On.Entropy in White, Desk Accessory of Platter
Located in Athens, GR
This platter is designed as a homogeneous volume, wishing to engage the senses around the plasticity of marble. It is carved off a single piece of marble without joints or seams. H...
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2010s Greek Modern Decorative Objects

Materials

Marble

Unique Sea Candelabra by Jan Ernst
Located in Geneve, CH
Unique sea candelabra by Jan Ernst Dimensions: W 45 D 12.5 H 48 cm Materials: Terracotta, stoneware, black clay . Glazed to client specification. Other dimensions available 6 A...
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2010s South African Modern Decorative Objects

Materials

Clay, Stoneware, Terracotta

Pink Hakou a Tray by Mason Editions
Located in Geneve, CH
Pink Hakou Aatray by Mason Editions Dimensions: 39 × 32 × 11 cm Materials: glass and iron Colours: transparent, fume or light pink glass + black metal base All the poetry, deli...
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2010s Italian Modern Decorative Objects

Materials

Glass

Green Candle Holder by Mason Editions
Located in Geneve, CH
Nero candle holder by Mason Editions Dimensions: 31 × 5 × 10 cm Materials: iron Colors: black, matte 24K gold, cotto, sage green and light grey. Consisting of a longitudinal me...
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2010s Italian Modern Decorative Objects

Materials

Iron

Trinum Tube Ceramic Planter, Contemporary Mexican Design
Located in Mexico City, MX
This tube planter come in 2 different colors (black and terracotta) and can be used in 3 different ways, as a stand, on top of a counter or table, and suspended by a cotton chord. Th...
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2010s Mexican Modern Decorative Objects

Materials

Ceramic

Unique Samaia Fruit Bowl by Ia Kutateladze
Located in Geneve, CH
Unique Samaia fruit bowl by Ia Kutateladze Dimensions: W x H cm Materials: Raw Black Clay IAAI / Ia Kutateladze is a Georgian multidisciplinary designer based in Berlin. The p...
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2010s German Modern Decorative Objects

Materials

Clay

21st Century Federico Peri Cilindro Large Glossy Vase Murano Glass Various Color
Located in Brembate di Sopra (BG), IT
Cilindro Large Glossy - Transparent Vase, Murano glass, by Federico Peri, 21st century. Cilindro is a vase from the Essentials collection designed by Federico Peri for Purho in spri...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Decorative Objects

Materials

Murano Glass

Child Sculpture by Elnaz Rafati
Located in Geneve, CH
Child sculpture 01 by Elnaz Rafati Dimensions: H 20.3 x W 11.5 x D 12.7 cm Materials: clay I am an Iranian architect and artist living in NYC. After receiving my architectural e...
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2010s American Modern Decorative Objects

Materials

Clay

Evase by Rick Owens
Located in Geneve, CH
Evase by Rick Owens, 2007 Dimensions: L 20 x W 20 x H 18 cm Materials: Bronze Weight: 4.2 kg Available in black, gold and nitrate finish. Rick Owens is a California-born fa...
Category

2010s French Modern Decorative Objects

Materials

Bronze