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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 The modernists rejected both natural and historical references and relied primarily on industrial materials such as metal, glass, plywood, and, later, plastics.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
21st Century Modern Set of 2 Boxes Dandara Handcrafted in Portugal by Greenapple
Located in Cartaxo, PT
21st Century Contemporary Modern Set of 2 Wooden Boxes with Lid Dandara Handcrafted in Portugal - Europe by Greenapple. Dandara box set includes two wooden boxes, perfect to be dis...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Decorative Objects

Materials

Gold Leaf, Metal

Buccellati Italian Silver Conch Seashell
Located in New York, NY
Italian silver cast figural seashell. Spiky, irregular, and striated conch, suggestive of a sea-tossed journey. Shell-lined interior. Marked “Federico Buccellati”, “999”, and post-19...
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Late 20th Century Italian Modern Decorative Objects

Materials

Silver

Vanity Mirror, Tell Me That You Love Me, Sculptural Mirror Object with Painting
Located in Chicago, IL
Self-taught artist John Seubert, AKA John Dolly, uses objects he uncovers as he rehabs older homes in Chicago. This piece has two handmade frames mounted back to back. Each side is a...
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Early 2000s American Modern Decorative Objects

Materials

Reclaimed Wood, Paint

Decorative Bowl Centerpiece Sculpture Solid Pink Onyx Marble Hand-carved Italy
Located in Ancona, Marche
Important sculptural bowl carved by hand from a solid block of pink onyx. Bowl dimensions: L 59, W 34, H 6 cm. The polished finishing underlines the transparency of this special mate...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Decorative Objects

Materials

Onyx

21st Century Karim Rashid Large Bowl Murano Glass Various Colors
Located in Brembate di Sopra (BG), IT
Kastle large bowl, Murano glass, by Karim Rashid, 21st century. Karim Rashid has conceived for Purho a mini collection of bowls and vases characterized by their faceted, structural ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Decorative Objects

Materials

Murano Glass

21 th Murano Vase glass Black and White by Carlo Nason, Cow Model
Located in Valladolid, ES
A stunning Murano glass vase with a striking design, ‘COW’ model. A large vase made by Murano Vetreria. Black and white colour, made with a first lattimo glass layer, ‘incamiciato’ w...
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2010s Italian Modern Decorative Objects

Materials

Art Glass

Concrete Echelon Planter by OPIARY (D20", H18")
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Opiary is a Brooklyn-based biophilic design and production studio. We integrate nature in each of our designs, incorporating live greenery and organic shapes into bespoke furniture, ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Modern Decorative Objects

Materials

Cement

Stick Candleholder Small Modern Contemporary Graphite Pedestal Candlestick
Located in Bainbridge Island, WA
A graphite cup, naturally heat-resistant and non-stick, protects wooden pedestal from candle flame and dripping wax. Designed to be used with our pillar or hexagonal beeswax cand...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Decorative Objects

Materials

Other

White Ceramic Kawa Vessels, Set of 3, Leather Cast Porcelain Vases
Located in Brooklyn, NY
A set of 3 tactile and porcelain vessels with textured exterior surface and clear glazed interior. Monolithic in shape and defined by their single vertical seams, the Kawa Vessels ar...
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2010s American Modern Decorative Objects

Materials

Ceramic, Porcelain

21st Century Alessandro Mendini Murano Glass Small Vase Various Colors
Located in Brembate di Sopra (BG), IT
21st century Alessandro Mendini, Petalo small vase, 6 petals, Murano glass, various colors Petal is a rounded vase that, thanks to some fine metal wires, when blown creates lobed sh...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Decorative Objects

Materials

Murano Glass

21st Century Modern Set of 5 Vases and Pots Handcrafted by Greenapple
Located in Cartaxo, PT
21st century contemporary modern set of 5 ceramic vases and pots Henry Hailey handcrafted in Portugal - Europe by Greenapple. This beautiful set includes two waterproof ceramic va...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Decorative Objects

Materials

Ceramic

Vase Vessel Decorative Abstract Sculpture Organic Shape White Marble Hand-carved
Located in Ancona, Marche
Important sculptural vase carved by hand from a solid block of Arabescato marble. Vase dimension: D 30, H 67 cm, available in different marbles. Limited edition of 35. Each vase is h...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Decorative Objects

Materials

Marble

Italian Modern Gilt Silver Double Picture Frame, Equilibrium Gold
Located in Sarezzo, IT
Equilibrium gold is a picture frame in silver 925 gold-plated by Laura G Art with Heart and It is a very simple and modern piece and can be suitable to hold one or two photos, front ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Decorative Objects

Materials

Gold Plate

Contemporary Porcelain Vase Gold Caspò White Ceramic Hand-Painted, Italy FOS
Located in Faenza, IT
Dense layers and smooth surfaces interrupted by irregular ridges, memory of eroded rocks. Contemporary porcelain object for elegant interiors. This vase is decorated by hand with ...
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2010s Italian Modern Decorative Objects

Materials

Gold

Coffee Cocktail Table Ferrari Carrara Marble Rotating Collectible Design Italy
Located in Ancona, Marche
Sculptural coffee or cocktail table, made from a single block of white Carrara marble. This sculpture celebrates a myth, an icon of Formula 1, a symbol of the Scuderia Ferrari. Spri...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Decorative Objects

Materials

Carrara Marble

Bench Sculpture Abstract Mirror Steel Cones Interior Exterior Collectible Italy
Located in Ancona, Marche
Bench 'Get Lost!' is made of mirror polished stainless steel. Bench dimension: L 257, W 68, H 45cm. Peter Marino selected this sculptural bench for the new flagship store Dior in Lon...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Decorative Objects

Materials

Stainless Steel

Contemporary Handmade Ceramic Ash Vase Small, Green and White
Located in Brooklyn, NY
One of a kind ceramic Ash vase in copper green glaze with white speckled base. The vase is comprised of two different clay bodies and features a raw, unglazed ceramic surface to high...
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2010s American Modern Decorative Objects

Materials

Ceramic, Clay

Roman Travertine Vessel by Le Lampade
Located in Sag Harbor, NY
Roman round travertine tray by Le Lampade. Made in Italy This item can be also custom made.
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2010s Italian Modern Decorative Objects

Materials

Travertine

Black and White Tanzania Vase Zebra by Lalique
Located in North Miami, FL
Lalique Tanzania black vase. Limited Edition. Signatured: France & Numbered 544 etched on base. Mouth blown molded black glass decorated in relief with hand painted center frieze of ...
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20th Century French Modern Decorative Objects

Materials

Art Glass

Skyscraper Series Intl. Group, Set of 10 Modern Handmade Glass Objects- In Stock
Located in New York, NY
The Skyscraper Series are sets of handmade vessels featuring vibrant colors layered atop a mirrored interior that is meant to mimic the various steel and glass structures they are in...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Decorative Objects

Materials

Blown Glass

Contemporary Gaetano Pesce Spaghetti XL Vase Soft Resin Purple, Turquoise
Located in barasso, IT
Spaghetti vase, purple, turquoise. Vase in soft resin designed by Gaetano Pesce in 1995 for Fish Design collection. Measures: XL - ø 30cm x H 56cm Other sizes available. ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Decorative Objects

Materials

Resin

Schlemmer Blue Ceramic Bowl, Modern Bauhaus Style Decorative Centerpiece
Located in Porto, PT
Schlemmer Blue Ceramic Bowl, Modern Bauhaus Style Decorative Centerpiece Schlemmer ceramic bowl celebrates a special edition of ACH Bauhaus. It suits perfectly any room, and it can...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Decorative Objects

Materials

Ceramic

Salviati, Murano Sommerso Glass, Blue Cobalt and Uranium Giraffe Sculpture
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This is part of a series called " Zoo" beautiful animals in sommerso glass .In black light you can see light uranium green glass .
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1950s Italian Vintage Modern Decorative Objects

Materials

Glass

Coffee Guggenheim Vase Big by 101 Copenhagen
Located in Geneve, CH
Coffee Guggenheim Vase Big by 101 Copenhagen Designed by Kristian Sofus Hansen & Tommy Hyldahl Dimensions: L49 / W27 / H45 CM Materials: Ceramic Guggenheim is a series of sculp...
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2010s Danish Modern Decorative Objects

Materials

Ceramic

Peacock Vase Ceramic Made in Italy Turquoise
Located in ROCCAVIVARA CB, IT
Beauty at its best This stunning peacock vase is crafted in Italy by local artisans.
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Decorative Objects

Materials

Ceramic

Sarah Jones the Times Silver Novelty Figure Sat on a Park Bench
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
A wonderful novelty silver figure entitled ‘The Times’ of a figure sat on a park bench reading a newspaper with their hat and umbrella resting alongside them by world renowned silver...
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1990s English Modern Decorative Objects

Materials

Silver

20th Century Ettore Sottsass RSVP Centerpiece Mod, Rosa in Colored Glass
Located in Turin, Turin
Beatiful vase or centerpiece designed in the beginning of 2000 by the great italian designer Ettore Sottsass for RSVP. The centerpiece is entirely in colored glass, 10 mm thick. Th...
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Early 2000s Italian Modern Decorative Objects

Materials

Glass

Pop Comic Artistic Murano Glass Sculpture Bull
Located in Murano, VE
Fighting bull, is a blown glass pop comic figurine with a passion for comedy. Created by Roberto Beltrami, in Murano glass.
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2010s Italian Modern Decorative Objects

Materials

Murano Glass

Passage, Hand Carved and Polished Ebony Wood Boat Sculpture on Granite Base
By Steve Turner
Located in Chicago, IL
Ebony is a dense hardwood with a rich dark color and finely textured with a smooth surface when polished. This hand carved and shaped sculpture brings out the natural beauty of the w...
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2010s American Modern Decorative Objects

Materials

Wood, Ebony

'Serpentine Decanter' Hand Blown Glass Decanter by Simone Crestani
Located in Camisano Vicentino, IT
'Serpentine Decanter' A Hand Blown Glass Decanter by Simone Crestani Serpentine Decanter is one of the pieces from the Serpentine Collection. "Collection of serpentine table object...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Decorative Objects

Materials

Glass

Les Ottomans "The Peacock Design" Large Porcelain Plate by Matthew Williamson
Located in ROCCAVIVARA CB, IT
Matthew Williamson one of the most well-known fashion designers has created a tabletop and textile collection for Les-Ottomans. Colors is a must in all Williamsons’ designs as well a...
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21st Century and Contemporary English Modern Decorative Objects

Materials

Porcelain, Paint

21st Century Federico Peri Trapezio Large Vase Murano Glass Various Colors
Located in Brembate di Sopra (BG), IT
Trapezio large vase, Murano glass, by Federico Peri, 21st century. Trapezio is a vase from the Essentials collection designed by Federico Peri for Purho in spring 2021. Created fro...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Decorative Objects

Materials

Murano Glass

Peacock Vase Ceramic Made in Italy
Located in ROCCAVIVARA CB, IT
Beauty at its best this stunning peacock vase is crafted in Italy by local artisans.
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Decorative Objects

Materials

Ceramic

White Ceramic Kawa Vase, Pair, Leather Cast Porcelain Kawa Series by Luft Tanaka
Located in Brooklyn, NY
A pair of tactile and organic porcelain vases with leather textured exterior surface and clear glazed interior. As a result of the production process each item is one-of-a-kind. Set ...
Category

2010s American Modern Decorative Objects

Materials

Ceramic, Porcelain

Set of 2 Coffee Offset Vases Big by 101 Copenhagen
Located in Geneve, CH
Set of 2 coffee offset vases big by 101 Copenhagen Designed by Nicolaj Nøddesbo & Tommy Hyldahl Dimensions: L 60 / W 40 / H 48 CM Materials: Fiber concrete Offset is designed a...
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2010s Danish Modern Decorative Objects

Materials

Concrete

Les Ottomans "The Peacock Design" Round Iron Tray by Matthew Williamson
Located in ROCCAVIVARA CB, IT
Matthew Williamson one of the most well-known fashion designer has created a tabletop and textile collection for Les-Ottomans. Colors is a must in all Williamsons’ designs as well as...
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21st Century and Contemporary English Modern Decorative Objects

Materials

Iron

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

Materials

Porcelain

Io Marble Platter by On.Entropy in White, Modern Desk Accessory
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. Io...
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2010s Greek Modern Decorative Objects

Materials

Marble

Ornamental by Lameice Abu Aker Mouth-Blown Cups " Eye Candy"
Located in Jerusalem, IL
This piece is designed by Lameice Abu Aker a Palestinian designer based in Jerusalem. mouth-blown, lampworked, and shaped, in Jaba' a small village in the Palestinian Territories. pr...
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2010s Palestinian Modern Decorative Objects

Materials

Blown Glass

WeSea Donuts Mugs Signed by Pia Chevalier
Located in Geneve, CH
Donuts mugs signed by Pia Chevalier All the profits are donated to WeSea Organization for the protection of the Marine Environment. Each one is unique Materials: enameled earthenw...
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2010s French Modern Decorative Objects

Materials

Earthenware

Alone, Set of Three TOTEM Sculptures, Bronze, Figurative, Tribal Influence
By Steve Turner
Located in Chicago, IL
Set of three bronze totems on base, Tribal influence sculpture by Steve Turner. This minimal sculpture was first carved in wood then cast in bronze. The wood grain is visible in the ...
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2010s American Modern Decorative Objects

Materials

Bronze

Sculptural Vases by Elica Studio Porcelain 24K Gold Handmade Italy Contemporary
Located in London, GB
Elica Studio, Phylocallos Vanitas, 2022 porcelain, glaze, gold 24K, fired at 1260°C and third firing at 800°C. Measures: 21 x 11 x 31cm Elisabetta Bovina (b. Italy, 1961) and Car...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Decorative Objects

Materials

Gold

American Sterling Silver Valentine’s Day Heart Picture Frame
Located in New York, NY
Modern romantic sterling silver picture frame. Made by Thomae in Attleboro, Mass. A great Valentine’s Day gift with symbolically poignant off-center heart-shaped window in plain rect...
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Mid-20th Century American Modern Decorative Objects

Materials

Sterling Silver

Set of 2 Coffee Duck Plate Mini by 101 Copenhagen
Located in Geneve, CH
A set of 2 coffee duck plate miniby 101 Copenhagen Designed by Kristian Sofus Hansen & Tommy Hyldahl Dimensions: L30 / W30 / H9,5 cm Materials: Ceramic Reminiscent of little, i...
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2010s Danish Modern Decorative Objects

Materials

Ceramic

M33C Candle Holder by Aysun Ay
Located in Geneve, CH
M33C candle holder by Aysun Ay Dimensions: D5 X H19 Materials:Stoneware Ceramic, white glaze This vase is made with stoneware clay using hand building techniques. Natural textur...
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2010s Turkish Modern Decorative Objects

Materials

Ceramic, Stoneware

Mini Organic Modern Ceramic Wave Form Vase in Green Glaze by Forma Rosa Studio
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Wave collection offers playful geometric shapes rooted in primal forms that appeal universally. Our "Mini" version of our iconic Wave form vases is a perfect size to serve as a mu...
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2010s Peruvian Modern Decorative Objects

Materials

Ceramic, Stoneware

21st Century Modern Set of 6 Vases Annandale Steele Handcrafted by Greenapple
Located in Cartaxo, PT
21st century contemporary modern set of 6 black ceramic vases Annandale Steele with Reactive Effect Handcrafted in Portugal - Europe by Greenapple. This beautiful set includes si...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Decorative Objects

Materials

Ceramic

Set of 2 Coffee Sphere Vase Fat by 101 Copenhagen
Located in Geneve, CH
A set of 2 coffee sphere vase fat by 101 Copenhagen Designed by Kristian Sofus Hansen & Tommy Hyldahl Dimensions: L 22.5 / W 22.5 / H 22.5 cm Materials: ceramic The Sphere coll...
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2010s Danish Modern Decorative Objects

Materials

Ceramic

Dark Grey Cobra Double Mini by 101 Copenhagen
Located in Geneve, CH
Dark grey cobra double mini by 101 Copenhagen Designed by Kristian Sofus Hansen & Tommy Hyldahl Dimensions: L 22 / W 6,5 / H 28 CM Materials: Ceramic A tribute to the Cobra Art...
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2010s Danish Modern Decorative Objects

Materials

Ceramic

21st Century Federico Peri Cilindro Small Glossy Vase Murano Glass Various Color
Located in Brembate di Sopra (BG), IT
Cilindro Small 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 spring...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Decorative Objects

Materials

Murano Glass

Stationmaster #611 Round Natural Oak Wall Clock Arthur Umanoff for Howard Miller
Located in Topeka, KS
Marvelous vintage Stationmaster #611 round natural oak wall clock by Arthur Umanoff for Howard Miller clocks. Beautiful condition, keeping in mind that this is vintage and not new so...
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Late 20th Century American Modern Decorative Objects

Materials

Metal

21st Century Karim Rashid King Vase Murano Glass Various Colors
Located in Brembate di Sopra (BG), IT
21st century Karim Rashid king vase Murano glass various colors. King designed by Karim Rashid is a curvaceous vase that combine regality with visual wit. Proposed in combination wi...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Decorative Objects

Materials

Murano Glass

Black Narcisse Vase by Najma Temsoury
Located in Geneve, CH
Black Narcisse vase by Najma Temsoury Dimensions: D 16.6 x W 30 x H 45 cm Materials: Solid wood with veneer, stainless steel tube, the lens in PMMA with diameter 300 mm. Also ava...
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2010s French Modern Decorative Objects

Materials

Stainless Steel

Qin Planter
Located in NYC, NY
2-Part wheel-thrown planter in white stoneware with red underglaze. The upper part features a drainage hole for optimal plant health, and the glaze-lined base collects excess water.
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2010s American Modern Decorative Objects

Materials

Ceramic

Bold God Statement Piece Ceramic Decor Hand Painted Figurative Sculpture
Located in Porto, PT
Bold God Statement Piece Ceramic Decor Hand Painted Figurative Sculpture Bold god is a prominent personality, vital energy, reflected by refined gold shades and a statement black an...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Decorative Objects

Materials

Ceramic

Set of 4 Taupe Medio Sphere Vase Bubl by 101 Copenhagen
Located in Geneve, CH
A set of 4 taupe medio sphere vase bubl by 101 Copenhagen Designed by Kristian Sofus Hansen & Tommy Hyldahl Dimensions: L 18 / W 8 / H26 cm Materials: Ceramic The Sphere collec...
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2010s Danish Modern Decorative Objects

Materials

Ceramic

Limestone Sculpture on Plinth
Located in London, GB
Sitting astride the cleft on a hunk of wood, this limestone sculpture evokes the craggy textures of a barren rockface. Endlessly suggestive shapes can be found within it as light pla...
Category

1970s Vintage Modern Decorative Objects

Materials

Limestone

Piña Michoacana by Onora
Located in Geneve, CH
Piña Michoacana by Onora Dimensions: W 24 x H 49 cm Materials: Clay, Glazed pottery Hand sculpted clay, covered with a mineral based slip and burnished using a quartz stone. The...
Category

2010s Mexican Modern Decorative Objects

Materials

Clay

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