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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 The modernists rejected both natural and historical references and relied primarily on industrial materials such as metal, glass, plywood, and, later, plastics.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
Modernist Handblown Murano Translucent Fuschia Chandelier with Chrome Fittings
Located in New York, NY
This stunning and vibrant modernist tronchi chandelier was handblown in Murano, Italy- the island off the coast of Venice renowned for centuries for its superlative glass production....
Category

2010s Italian Modern Lighting

Materials

Chrome

Konsthantverk Svep Large Raw Brass Ceiling Lamp
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Ceiling lamp model Stoby designed by Konsthantverk and manufactured by themselves. The production of lamps, wall lights and floor lamps are manufactured using craftsman’s techniq...
Category

2010s Swedish Modern Lighting

Materials

Brass

Tarnished Bronze Large Handmade Swedish Sculptural Pendant at 35”/90cm diameter
Located in Torslanda, SE
The Bonnie range is designed around the stylized form of a Saffron flower, known around the world for its valuable beauty, fragrance and essence. Measures: 90cm/35"ø. Each part is h...
Category

2010s Scandinavian Modern Lighting

Materials

Brass

Pair of Atalaya Table Lamps by Cristián Mohaded
Located in Geneve, CH
Pair of Atalaya table lamps by Cristián Mohaded Limited edition Dimensions: D 20 x W 20 x H 60 cm. Materials: white onyx + steel + hand chisseled german silver. Light specs: x4...
Category

2010s Argentine Modern Lighting

Materials

Onyx, Steel

Blue Turquoise Ceramic Table Lamp with Cattail, 1970s
Located in Antwerp, BE
1970s table lamp made of ceramic with cattail - bulrush - reedmace - reed - typha. This ceramic table lamp has the combination of the colors lapiz lazuli blue and turquoise blue. ...
Category

Late 20th Century European Modern Lighting

Materials

Brass

21st Century Modern Rossim Decorative Wall Art Piece Statuario Marble
Located in Cartaxo, PT
21st Century Contemporary Modern Decorative Wall Piece in Brushed Brass Statuario Marble and Details in American Oak Handcrafted in Portugal - Europe by Greenapple. Inspired by the...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Lighting

Materials

Statuary Marble, Onyx, Brass, Stainless Steel

Breeze Decorative Wall Art Piece Textured Fibreglass Light Grey Lacquered
Located in Cartaxo, PT
21st Century Contemporary Modern Breeze Decorative Wall Art Piece Textured Fibreglass Light Grey Lacquered Handcrafted in Portugal - Europe by Greenapple. Like the movement of a hug...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Lighting

Materials

Fiberglass, Art Glass, Paint

Bubble Suspension Pendant Lamp by Missoni Home
Located in Chicago, IL
Bubble lamp in Missoni Home in Jarris 159 multi colored zig zag pattern. Removable zip fabric cover. Power coated steel rod structure. Black wire and canopy. Dimensions 23.6 " Ø.
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Lighting

Materials

Steel

LED Swirl Six Ring Chandelier Pendant Light in Gold Contemporary
Located in Westport, CT
Individual rings with integrated LED stripes grouped together. The height and tilt of each ring can be adjusted individually. 3000K 110 Lumen / watt Finishes: Rose gold, poli...
Category

2010s Modern Lighting

Materials

Stainless Steel

LED Swirl Six Ring Chandelier Pendant Light Contemporary
Located in Westport, CT
Individual rings with integrated LED stripes grouped together. The height and tilt of each ring can be adjusted individually. 3000K 110 lumen / watt Finishes: Rose copper, polished...
Category

2010s Modern Lighting

Materials

Stainless Steel

Gil Melott Bespoke Luz Sc Form 37 Bronze Sconce
Located in Chicago, IL
Winner of Interior Design Magazine's 2020 BEST OF YEAR award - the Gil Melott Bespoke Luz SC form 37 Bronze Sconce serves not just as a light fixture, but as an anthropomorphic piece...
Category

2010s American Modern Lighting

Materials

Bronze

Tall Brass Whistle Lamp, Designed by Laurie Beckerman in 2009
Located in New York, NY
Inspired by church organ pipes, this seven-foot floor lamp or sculpture is fabricated from mirror-polished brass. Incandescent light fills each tube and glows out from strategically ...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Lighting

Materials

Brass

Flute Pendant by Tom Kirk with Frosted Glass and Polished Metal Fittings
Located in New York, NY
Designed by Tom Kirk, the Flute Pendant hangs from an adjustable stainless steel cable and is crafted from hand-finished borosilicate glass. With options of clear, frosted or smoked ...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary British Modern Lighting

Materials

Gold, Chrome

Maillon LED Horizontal Pendant Light 6
Located in Westport, CT
Elegant grouping of 6 metal rings with integrated LED diffusing a clean natural light. Soft white 3000K. 75 watts – 110 lumens / watt, dimmable. Finishes: Rose gold, polished or ...
Category

2010s Modern Lighting

Materials

Stainless Steel

Swedish Designer, Wall Lights, Solid Pine, Teak Veneer, Sweden, 1970s
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A pair of solid pine and teak veneer wall lights. Designed and produced in Sweden, 1970s.
Category

1970s Swedish Vintage Modern Lighting

Materials

Teak, Pine

Elongated Brass and Alabaster Chandelier by Glustin Luminaires
Located in Saint-Ouen, IDF
Long chandelier made of a rectangular brass center stem with flattened alabaster globes on its three sides. Shown here in mat black finish.
Category

2010s Italian Modern Lighting

Materials

Alabaster, Brass

Contemporary by Ghirò Studio 'Tigra' Table Lamp Iridescent Pink Crystal and Gold
Located in Pieve Emanuele, Milano
2021 Collection of table lamps by Ghirò Studio (Milan) The 'Tigra' lamp is not just a table lamp. It’s an object of pure art and design. Sober, fine and elegant even when off, it is ...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Lighting

Materials

Brass

21st Century Modern Sublime Arc Floor Lamp Handcrafted in Portugal by Greenapple
Located in Cartaxo, PT
21st Century Contemporary Modern Sublime Arc Floor Lamp Polished Stainless Steel and Nero Marquina Marble Handcrafted in Portugal - Europe by Greenapple. This floor lamp with a han...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Lighting

Materials

Marble, Stainless Steel, Brass

Tiffany Contemporary Table Lamp 40 Tree Silk Silvered Glass antiqued Brass
Located in Pietrasanta, IT
This light object is a contemporary piece, entirely made in Tuscany-Italy and 100% of Italian origin. Tiffany lamp is Sabrina's first creation and is inspired by Audrey Hepburn's tim...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Lighting

Materials

Brass

“Tiffany” Wall Bracket 23 Onion Chalky, Antiqued Brass, Silvered Glass
Located in Pietrasanta, IT
This light object is a contemporary piece, entirely made in Tuscany-Italy and 100% of Italian origin. Tiffany lamp is Sabrina's first creation and is inspired by Audrey Hepburn's ti...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Lighting

Materials

Brass

"Sunshine" Pendant Lamp savannah Chiffon Silk ,Silvered Glass pendant, brass
Located in Pietrasanta, IT
This pendant lamp is a contemporary piece, made in Tuscany, Italy entirely by hand, 100% of Italian origin. The style is halfway the Art Nouveau and the Japanese oriental style. The...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Lighting

Materials

Brass

21st Century Modern Lima Arc Floor Lamp Handcrafted in Portugal by Greenapple
Located in Cartaxo, PT
21st Century Contemporary Modern Lima Arc Floor Lamp Natural Solid Beech Polished Stainless Steel and Calacatta Bianco Marble Handcrafted in Portugal - Europe by Greenapple. This f...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Lighting

Materials

Marble, Brass, Stainless Steel

Alien Table Lamp by In Common With with Ceramic Shade in Tan or Terracotta
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Crafted by hand, the Alien Table Lamp by New York studio In Common With is both decorative and functional adding a sculptural element to any room. Each shade is handmade by draping a...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Lighting

Materials

Steel

Artistic Blown Handmade Murano Glass Chandelier Medusa by La Murrina
Located in saronno, IT
Medusa, it's a unique handcrafted modern suspension according the ancient Murano glass tradition. Simple lines embellished with unique decorations, created in our furnace in Murano ...
Category

2010s Italian Modern Lighting

Materials

Murano Glass

Table Lamp Bronzed or Chromed Metal Frame Amber or Smoked Glass Pyrex Glass
Located in London, GB
Sicis is delighted to welcome you at ‘Home’. The classically inspired extent in contemporary plays an eclectic style, elegant and refined. Interiors express personality. A constant...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Lighting

Materials

Metal

Flute Pendant by Tom Kirk with Smoked Glass and Polished Metal Fittings
Located in New York, NY
Designed by Tom Kirk, the Flute Pendant hangs from an adjustable stainless steel cable and is crafted from hand-finished borosilicate glass. With options of clear, frosted or smoked ...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary British Modern Lighting

Materials

Gold, Chrome

Pair of Unique Murano Oval Shade Pendant Lights
Located in Westport, CT
Stunning pair of vintage pendant lights with a stem comprised of 4 seperate blown pearled and shimmery white pieces finishing with a beautiful oval shaped shade with wavey bottom rim...
Category

1960s Italian Vintage Modern Lighting

Materials

Blown Glass

Pessoa Suspension Lamp Carrara Marble Polished American Oak Brushed Brass
Located in Cartaxo, PT
21st Century Contemporary Modern Pessoa Suspension Lamp Carrara Marble Polished American Oak Brushed Brass Handcrafted in Portugal - Europe by Greenapple. Fernando Pessoa, the man w...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Lighting

Materials

Carrara Marble, Marble, Brass, Stainless Steel

Cream Cutout Chandelier, Italy, 21st Century
Located in Culver City, CA
Cream cutout chandelier Italy 21st century Brass chandelier with painted aluminum disc with 15 satin lenses. E27 socket Measures: 24”D x 24”H. *Please Note: This fixture is made ...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Lighting

Materials

Aluminum, Brass

Gil Melott Bespoke Luz SC Form 9 Bronze Sconce
Located in Chicago, IL
Winner of Interior Design Magazine's 2020 BEST OF YEAR award - the Gil Melott Bespoke Luz SC Form 9 bronze sconce serves not just as a light fixture, but as an anthropomorphic piece ...
Category

2010s American Modern Lighting

Materials

Bronze

Daisy contemporary Table Lamp , champagne Silk, silvered necklace Glass,brass
Located in Pietrasanta, IT
This light object is a contemporary piece, entirely made in Tuscany-Italy and 100% of Italian origin. Daisy is inspired by flowering of the daisy with her timeless simple charm. Att...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Lighting

Materials

Brass

Contemporary by Chitarrini Studio Handmade Floor Lamp Natural Rattan White
Located in Barcelona, ES
AMÀ Floor lamp The Family: Amà , comes from the Catalan '' a mà '', which means '' handmade '', and it is how this lamp is made. With hand-turned beech wood, white metal details...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Spanish Modern Lighting

Materials

Metal

Bonnie Config. 4 Contemporary LED Linear Chandelier, Solid Brass @ 300cm/118"
Located in Torslanda, SE
The Bonnie range is designed around the stylized form of a Saffron flower, known around the world for its valuable beauty, fragrance and essence. Each organic flower-like form is ...
Category

2010s Scandinavian Modern Lighting

Materials

Brass

Herve Van Der Straeten 'Athena' Alabaster and Brass Table Lamps
Located in Glasgow, GB
Iconic pair of 'Athena' Alabaster table lamps highlighted with brass accents. These lamps feature a double bulb fitting, and come with white shades, and are signed with a monogram.
Category

2010s French Modern Lighting

Materials

Alabaster, Brass

Small ISO Sconce Light by Ladies & Gentlemen Studio
Located in Geneve, CH
Small ISO sconce light by Ladies & Gentlemen Studio Dimensions: H 17” x W 30”, 6” globe Materials: Powder-coated steel (also available in brass), fabric cord, color washed acid etc...
Category

2010s American Modern Lighting

Materials

Steel

Contemporary QD09 Pendant Lamp with Brass, Wood, and thin Ribbed Glass
Located in Milan, Lombardy
The QD09 hanging lamp is made with brass, wood and thin ribbed glass. Measures: The standard length is 300cm and height is 110cm and the diameter of each light is 25cm.
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Lighting

Materials

Brass

Martinelli Luce Metafora 1979 Table by Lella and Massimo Vignelli
Located in Brooklyn, NY
The four forms of the Euclidean geometry, the cube, the cylinder, the sphere and the pyramid, made of four different marbles, represent the basis of the table finished with a big she...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Lighting

Materials

Carrara Marble

Heather, Brass, Hand-Sculpted, Contemporary Chandelier, Kalin Asenov
Located in Savannah, GA
Heather is a pendant light, part of the Posse collection; a system designed around the core ideas of collaboration and play. The pendant is created to give the customer freedom in...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Lighting

Materials

Brass

Gunnar Asplund GA1 Pendant Lamp Mouthblown Opaque Glass, Designed in 1930´s
Located in Värnamo, SE
GA1 was designed for the extension of the Gothenburg Courthouse Extension building which Asplund started on 1913 and finished 1937 - it shows his transformation from neo-classical to...
Category

2010s Swedish Modern Lighting

Materials

Metal

Contemporary Handmade Ceramic Devoe Lamp, White and Green
Located in Brooklyn, NY
One of a kind ceramic lamp, thrown on the potters wheel and assembled by hand. The lamp base is comprised of two different clay bodies and features a coppery green handmade glaze in ...
Category

2010s American Modern Lighting

Materials

Brass

Restoration Hardware / RH Modern Cannele Brass Chandelier
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Restoration Hardware Cannele round chandelier “The form of a Beaux Arts chandeleir is interpreted in solid brass by renowned lighting designer Jonathan Browning. Defined by clean...
Category

2010s Modern Lighting

Materials

Brass

Circlet Chandelier Clear Blown Glass Wood Led Lighting Contemporary
Located in Bainbridge Island, WA
This handmade chandelier pairs a minimal solid wood canopy with nine hand blown glass diffusers. Efficient LED lighting components are neatly hidden in each canopy allowing the glass...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Lighting

Materials

Blown Glass, Ash

LED Cloud Chandelier Large
Located in Westport, CT
Unique chandelier where hundreds of small LED lights are combined with a handmade wire mesh sculpture shaped like a cloud. Eight LED lights are mounted on the canopy. Dimmable. Finis...
Category

2010s Modern Lighting

Materials

Metal

Contemporary QD23 Wall Lamp with Brass and Ribbed Glass
Located in Milan, Lombardy
The QD23 wall lamp is made with ribbed glass and brass.
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Lighting

Materials

Brass

Gaucho Table Lamp Designed by Studio PER for Egoluce, 1980s
Located in Rotterdam, NL
Gaucho halogen table lamp designed by Studio PER and manufactured by Egoluce in 1982. The relatively heavy base is made of metal, just like the reflector and the 'wheel'. The adju...
Category

1980s Italian Vintage Modern Lighting

Materials

Metal

Mirage Large Glass Wall or Ceiling Light Contemporary
Located in Westport, CT
Silver thermoformed glass (also available in gold) mounted on a base available in lacquered black metal or solid oak. Can be used as a wall or ceiling light. Handmade in Europe Av...
Category

2010s Modern Lighting

Materials

Metal

Revolve Floor Lamp, Polished Brass, Black by Bert Frank
Located in Geneve, CH
Revolve floor lamp - polished brass - black by Bert Frank Dimensions: 130 x 35.4 x 9.3 cm Materials: Brass, steel Also Available in brushed brass When Adam Yeats and Robbie Llewelly...
Category

2010s British Modern Lighting

Materials

Brass, Steel

Iris Ceiling Light by Form A-Turquoise Glass Version
Located in New York, NY
The Iris ceiling is designed around an expansive acrylic shade with a hand carved glass center. This versatile fixture can be installed as a pendant on a stem or as a true flush moun...
Category

2010s Italian Modern Lighting

Materials

Brass

Danish Table Lamp by Per & Annelise Linnemann-Schmidt for Palshus, 1960s
Located in Studio City, CA
Simply designed yet elegant glazed lamp by Danish ceramists husband and wife per and Annelise Linnemann-Schmidt for Palshus. Signed/ Incised "Palshus" and "Denmark" on the undersi...
Category

1970s Danish Vintage Modern Lighting

Materials

Stoneware

Castle Muse Table Lamp
Located in Renton, WA
A term derived from Greek mythology, Muses were nine goddesses, that symbolized the greatest of arts and sciences. Today a Muse is defined as a person or object who is the source of ...
Category

2010s Taiwanese Modern Lighting

Materials

Concrete

Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamp With 30s Shapes In White Marble, Leather & Brass
Located in Porto, PT
Luminous Floor Lamp is a classic reinterpretation turned into a modern unique floor lamp. This piece’s design revives the timeless shapes of the 30s. A design floor lamp with bold an...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Lighting

Materials

Marble, Brass

“Tiffany” Table Lamp 30 Tobacco Silk, Antiqued Brass, Silvered Glass
Located in Pietrasanta, IT
This light object is a contemporary piece, entirely made in Tuscany-Italy and 100% of Italian origin. Tiffany lamp is Sabrina's first creation and is inspired by Audrey Hepburn's ti...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Lighting

Materials

Brass

HOLLY HUNT Fjord Hanging Small LED Light in Aged Nickel
Located in Chicago, IL
Holly Hunt Fjord hanging small LED light in aged nickel Additional Information: Materials: Nickel Frame finish: Aged nickel Diffuser: Acrylic Illumination: Integrated LED, 120, 2700...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Lighting

Materials

Nickel

LUCIENNE Brushed Brass and Blown Glass Table Lamp by Blueprint Lighting 2021
Located in New York, NY
The Lucienne table lamp designed by Blueprint Lighting; a playful piece of functional sculpture inspired by the fabric designs of Lucienne Day. A note on the design: Blueprint ligh...
Category

2010s American Modern Lighting

Materials

Brass, Bronze, Enamel, Nickel

Set of 2 Willow Contemporary Table Lamps by FAINA
Located in Geneve, CH
Set of 2 Willow contemporary table lamps by FAINA Design: Victoriya Yakusha Material: Willow, ceramics, steel frame Dimensions: 54 x 50 cm On/off cord switch Non dimmable Wei...
Category

2010s Ukrainian Modern Lighting

Materials

Steel

Contemporary Manolo Eirin Wall Sconce Ceramic White
Located in Carballo, ES
Ceramic Hand - Crafted wall sconce, designed and signed by Rulo and Manolo Eirin. Interior and exterior vitrified in white, which allows a greater projection of light on the wall. Th...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Spanish Modern Lighting

Materials

Ceramic

Contemporary Manolo Eirin Handmade Table Side Lamp Ceramic Black
Located in Carballo, ES
Handmade ceramic table lamp, designed and signed by the artisan Rulo and the artist Manolo Eirin. Vitrified piece in black. The electrical connection of the lamp is suitable for both...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Spanish Modern Lighting

Materials

Ceramic, Stoneware

OLO Wall Sconce
Located in Renton, WA
OLO wall sconce always originates from a circle or a line. Rotatable lamp shade embedded in cutting-edge design of hollow circle with glare-free LED lighting, the CRI 90 softened lig...
Category

2010s Taiwanese Modern Lighting

Materials

Metal, Aluminum

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