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Modern Furniture

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 The modernists rejected both natural and historical references and relied primarily on industrial materials such as metal, glass, plywood, and, later, plastics.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

Materials

Teak, Pine

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 Furniture

Materials

Brass

Contemporary Sauron Textural Rug by Doris Leslie Blau
Located in New York, NY
Contemporary Sauron textural rug by Doris Leslie Blau. Size: 17'0" × 20'5" (518 × 622 cm). A freeform hand-knotted textural wool rug. It displays a bold design in shades of primary...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Indian Modern Furniture

Materials

Wool

Ermes Touch Lamp, Turquoise
Located in Mantova, MN
A sophisticated table lamp that will appeal to lovers of both Classical décor and contemporary style. The sculptural body – a bust of the god Hermes atop a column-shaped pedestal, is...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Furniture

Materials

Ceramic, Plexiglass

Log Armchair C.R.& S. Riva1920 Contemporary Natural Cedar Made in Italy Riva1920
Located in Cantù, IT
Armchair made from a single block of scented cedar. Distinguished by its squared lines and ergonomic seat.
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Furniture

Materials

Wood, Cedar

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...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Furniture

Materials

Gold Leaf, Metal

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 Furniture

Materials

Chrome

Swedish Designer, Pair of Table Lamps, Pine, White Fabric, Sweden, 1970s
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A pair of table lamp, designed and produced in Sweden, 1970s. In solid turned pine, original fabric lampshades.
Category

1970s Swedish Vintage Modern Furniture

Materials

Fabric, Pine

Eco Small Table C.R.&S. Riva1920 Contemporary Natural Cedar Made in Italy
Located in Cantù, IT
Small tables in solid scented cedar, available in two diameters, machined from a section of a trunk in single block, in which are visible the characteristic concentric rings of the t...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Furniture

Materials

Wood, Cedar

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 Furniture

Materials

Brass

Modern Drama Swivel Pouf Chair in White Boucle
Located in Chicago, IL
Swivel pouf upholstered in white Italian merino wool/poly blend performance boucle. COM upholstery option available as well.
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Furniture

Materials

Bouclé

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 Furniture

Materials

Onyx, Steel

Modern White Oak Stool, The Cicely
Located in Oak Harbor, OH
This modern white oak stool - The Cicely - 2422 is beautifully constructed from solid wood in Ohio, USA. It was style-spotted at the Spring 2022 High Point Market. The stool is moder...
Category

2010s American Modern Furniture

Materials

Oak

Lincoln Lounge Chair in Blackened Oiled Steel and Full Grain Leather
Located in Vancouver, BC
A single grain leather hide, tensioned with cord lacing underneath the seat, makes up the expanse of this richly textured chair. The blackened frame is patinated and lacquered by han...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Canadian Modern Furniture

Materials

Metal, Bronze

Kitchen Counter Stool, Contemporary Design, Old Silver Steel and Black Leather
Located in Alcoy, Alicante
The Wanderlust contemporary counter stool belongs to a collection of minimalist and serene pieces where exclusivity and precision are shown in small details such as the hand-turned m...
Category

2010s European Modern Furniture

Materials

Steel

Afternoon Chair by Lara Bohinc Cream Boucle Fabric, in stock
Located in London, GB
Afternoon Chair has the majesty of a throne, with the huge circular backrest that reaches out and upwards, its legs curve to join the seat at angles. The chair is completely upholste...
Category

2010s Portuguese Modern Furniture

Materials

Bouclé

21st Century Modern Infinity 8 Wall Mirror Handcrafted in Portugal by Greenapple
Located in Cartaxo, PT
21st Century Contemporary Modern Infinity 8 Wall Mirror Silver Leaf Handcrafted in Portugal - Europe by Greenapple The elegant movement of the Infinity Mirror reveals a flowing piec...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Furniture

Materials

Gold Leaf

21st Century Modern Timeless Chair Dedar Bouclé Handcrafted Greenapple
Located in Cartaxo, PT
21st Century Contemporary Modern Silhueta Chair with Armrests Beige Cotton-Linen Blend Bouclé Fabric Faux Fur Handcrafted in Portugal - Europe by Greenapple. This armchair was crea...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Furniture

Materials

Leather, Bouclé, Velvet, Wood

EU Clients Set of 2 Contemporary Sofia Large Cocktail Wine Glasses in Stock
Located in Milan, IT
Sofia large cocktail wine glasses, set of two. This item is also available in the US. With the elegance of a forgotten time, the clear Czech contemporary Sofia collection glasses ...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Czech Modern Furniture

Materials

Glass

21th Century Contemporary Klimt Side Coffee Center Round Table in Wood Marquetry
Located in Porto, PT
Klimt Side Table is perfect for an artsy and luxury interior design project. A modern side table made in marquetry and it can be customized to meet your style and favorite wood color...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Furniture

Materials

Wood

Stool/Side Table in Carbon Dyed Cedar by Hinterland Design
Located in Vancouver, BC
Cast-off cedar logs are given second life as a crystalline form. Named Little Gem, the natural beauty of reclaimed wood is harnessed in this side table and sculpture piece where natu...
Category

2010s Canadian Modern Furniture

Materials

Cedar

Convivio Table B-179 by Dale Italia
Located in Cadeglioppi de Oppeano, VR
The vision of Dale Italia creations comes through the Convivio solid wood table. The mix of contemporary and classic lines creates a unique and timeless piece. This round table is av...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Furniture

Materials

Walnut

Distressed Style Rug in Green, Blue & Gold Floral Pattern by Rug & Kilim
Located in Long Island City, NY
A delicious 9x12 distressed style rug from our Homage Collection, featuring a classically inspired floral pattern enjoying peach-orange, scarlet red & forest green tones transitionin...
Category

2010s Indian Modern Furniture

Materials

Wool

Hand-Made Jolly Rug by Doris Leslie Blau
Located in New York, NY
Hand-made jolly rug by Doris Leslie Blau. Size: 10'2" × 15'5" (309 × 469 cm). A hand-knotted area rug with a cozy, plush wool pile and modern playful design. Freeform shapes in red...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Indian Modern Furniture

Materials

Wool

Mattiwatta Modern Solid Brass Upholstered Luxury Lounge Chair by Egg Designs
Located in Bothas Hill, KZN
The Mattiwatta bespoke, lounge chair is designed by Egg Designs and manufactured in South Africa. This luxury lounge chair has a frame of solid sand cast brass, the method of san...
Category

2010s South African Modern Furniture

Materials

Brass

Marmini I Chaise Longue, Hannes Peer
Located in Geneve, CH
Marmini I chaise longue, Hannes Peer Dimensions: 150 W x 50 D x 41 H cm Materials: verde alpi marble, white carrara marble, fior di pesco marble, Lelièvre Helsinki fabric Marmin...
Category

2010s French Modern Furniture

Materials

Marble

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 Furniture

Materials

Brass

SELENE Area Rug Tufted Wool and Viscose
Located in Istanbul, TR
Named after the Greek Goddesses of the Moon, SELENE is a tufted area rug, calling for interaction with its softness and warmth. The material choice is a blend of wool (%25) and v...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Turkish Modern Furniture

Materials

Other

Blooming Leaf Knit Throw Blanket Textile in Black and natural
Located in Chicago, IL
As weavers, we love studying traditional overshot weave drafts. The Blooming Leaf Throw is a nod to our roots, and the roots of pre-industrialized New England overshot coverlets. The...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Furniture

Materials

Cotton, Polyester

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 Furniture

Materials

Statuary Marble, Onyx, Brass, Stainless Steel

Flower Murano Glass Chandelier
Located in Saint-Ouen, IDF
Charming flush mount made of white tinted Murano glass, shaped like a flower.
Category

2010s Italian Modern Furniture

Materials

Brass

Foice Side Table Calacatta Bianco Marble Oxidized Brass Satin Black Lacquered
Located in Cartaxo, PT
21st Century Contemporary Modern Foice Side Table Calacatta Bianco Marble Oxidized Brass Satin Black Lacquered Handcrafted in Portugal - Europe by Greenapple. Foice mixes the old wi...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Furniture

Materials

Onyx, Marble, Carrara Marble, Brass

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 Furniture

Materials

Fiberglass, Art Glass, Paint

Italian craftmanship Iceberg sculptured side table limited edition by Cupioli
Located in Rimini, IT
Sculptured Modern side table , crafted by skilled italian craftmans using 17th-century scagliola technique, this unique side table belongs to the Glacial Sculptures Collection of lim...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary European Modern Furniture

Materials

Scagliola

Pewter Base with Brown Marble Top Gem Shaped Side Table, Giorgetti
Located in Tulsa, OK
Skyline side table by Giorgetti Skyline is a series of tables with customizable shapes and finishes from Giorgetti. Our side table on display is a pentagonal shaped low table with...
Category

2010s Italian Modern Furniture

Materials

Marble

21st Century Modern Twins Outdoors 5-Seat Sofa Handcrafted by Greenapple
Located in Cartaxo, PT
21st Century Contemporary Modern Twins Outdoors 5-Seat Sofa Sunbrella Grey Fabric Handcrafted in Portugal - Europe by Greenapple Twins is an elegant, curved sofa with its own uniqu...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Furniture

Materials

Brass

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 Furniture

Materials

Steel

21st Century Modern T50 Armchair Dedar Bouclé Handcrafted by Greenapple
Located in Cartaxo, PT
21st Century Contemporary Modern T50 Armchair White Wool Bouclé Fabric Handcrafted in Europe by Greenapple. The elegant and slim silhouette of the T50 adds a modern touch to the ret...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary German Modern Furniture

Materials

Brass

21st Century Modern Infinity Coffee Table Calacatta Marble by Greenapple
Located in Cartaxo, PT
21st Century Modern Infinity Coffee Table Calacatta Bianco Marble Handcrafted in Portugal - Europe by Greenapple. The elegant movement of the Infinity coffee table reveals a flowing...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Furniture

Materials

Marble, Onyx, Carrara Marble, Stainless Steel, Brass

Modern Infinity Coffee Table Handcrafted in Portugal Greenapple - Ready to Ship
Located in Cartaxo, PT
21st Century Modern Infinity Coffee Table Calacatta Bianco and Gold Leaf Handcrafted in Portugal - Europe by Greenapple The elegant movement of the Infinity coffee table reveals a f...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Furniture

Materials

Onyx, Marble, Carrara Marble, Brass, Stainless Steel, Gold Leaf

Sun Bubble Hanging Swing Chair Modern Steel In / Outdoor Pink, 21st Century
Located in Johannesburg, ZA
The bubble hanging swing chairs’ round shape creates a cozy feel. The is available in modern patterns that are striking in its visual appeal. The chair has been designed to be ve...
Category

2010s Modern Furniture

Materials

Steel

Bradshaw Leather and Stamped Brass Occasional Contemporary Chair
Located in Westport, CT
Extraordinary leather and etched brass occasional or lounge chair. Handcrafted in Europe. COM available.  
Category

2010s Modern Furniture

Materials

Brass

Kitchen Counter Stool Black Smoke Steel & Black Leather, Contemporary Style
Located in Alcoy, Alicante
The Hug contemporary counter stool is designed and conceived with a light aesthetic, the slight oscillation of the steel rod of 12 mm is complemented by the flexibility of the double...
Category

2010s Spanish Modern Furniture

Materials

Steel

21st Century Modern Infinity Coffee Table Calacatta Marble by Greenapple
Located in Cartaxo, PT
21st Century Modern Infinity Coffee Table Calacatta Bianco Marble Handcrafted in Portugal - Europe by Greenapple. The elegant movement of the Infinity coffee table reveals a flowing...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Furniture

Materials

Marble, Onyx, Carrara Marble, Brass, Stainless Steel, Gold Leaf

Modern Liberty Armchair Low Back in Polished Brass and White Sheep Fur Cushions
Located in Oporto, PT
Inspiration: The sculptural forms of the 30s inspired the Liberty Collection. The tubular and steel structures that have marked those years are combined with a new inspiration that...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Furniture

Materials

Brass, Metal

PARIS RUG - Hand Knotted - Wool & Silk Yarn - Heirloom Grade
Located in London, GB
Urban rug Co’s "City Collection" is available as bespoke pieces. Choose from our available collection or request a custom rug of any city or pattern in any size (5m2 min.) Our besp...
Category

2010s Indian Modern Furniture

Materials

Wool

21st Century Modern Anjos Chair with Armrests Leather Handcrafted by Greenapple
Located in Cartaxo, PT
21st Century Contemporary Modern Solid Beech Anjos Chair with Armrests Light Brown Leather handcrafted in Portugal - Europe by Greenapple. Inspired by the Anjos waterfall on Madeir...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Furniture

Materials

Beech, Oak, Leather, Wood

'Tucroma' Leather Sofa and Loveseat by Guido Faleschini for Mariani, 1970s Italy
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This rare and incredible living room set comprised of a three-seat sofa and a loveseat by Guido Faleschini for i4 Mariani is from the 'Tucroma' line distributed by The Pace Collectio...
Category

1970s Italian Vintage Modern Furniture

Materials

Chrome

Profiterole Small Coffee Table by Lara Bohinc in White Stained Wood, in Stock
Located in London, GB
Profiterole small coffee table and Profiterole occasional table are in marble and wood respectively, supported by round dessert-like spheres and semi-cupped legs which support a roun...
Category

2010s Portuguese Modern Furniture

Materials

Wood

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...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Furniture

Materials

Onyx

Claude Boeltz Exploded Bronze & 24-Karat Gold Sunburst Flush Mount Chandelier
Located in New York, NY
This stunning and dramatic flush mount chandelier was hand crafted by the esteemed artist Claude Boeltz in France. It features an expressionistic sunburst pattern realized in two row...
Category

20th Century French Modern Furniture

Materials

Gold, Bronze

Strelitzia Modern Solid Brass Upholstered Luxury Dining Chair by Egg Designs
Located in Bothas Hill, KZN
The Strelitzia bespoke, dining chair is designed by Egg Designs and manufactured in South Africa. This luxury dining chair has a backrest of solid sand cast brass, the method of ...
Category

2010s South African Modern Furniture

Materials

Brass

21th Century Contemporary Minimal White Velvet Bench With Black Lacquered Base
Located in Porto, PT
Fifih Bench is a luxury bench upholstered in velvet and wood base. A contemporary design bench is perfect for minimalist and modern interior architecture projects. Materials: Uphols...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Furniture

Materials

Velvet, Wood, Lacquer, Fabric

21st Century Modern Twins 3-Seat Sofa Dedar Bouclé Handcrafted by Greenapple
Located in Cartaxo, PT
21st Century Contemporary Modern Twins 3-Seat Sofa Cotton-Line Bouclé Fabric Handcrafted in Portugal - Europe by Greenapple Twins sofa and chaise longue share the same genes, but at...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Furniture

Materials

Leather, Fabric, Bouclé, Wood

21st Century Modern Laurence Chair Dedar Bouclé Handcrafted Greenapple
Located in Cartaxo, PT
21st Century Contemporary Modern Laurence Chair with Armrests Beige Cotton-Linen Blend Bouclé Fabric Handcrafted in Portugal - Europe by Greenapple. Laurence was designed to meet t...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Furniture

Materials

Leather, Bouclé, Velvet, Wood

Modern Drama White Boucle Pouf Sofa
Located in Chicago, IL
Modern Drama white boucle pouf sofas. Upholstered in Italian wool blend performance boucle. Leather wrapped bases. Priced individually. *These are available in custom fabric selecti...
Category

2010s American Modern Furniture

Materials

Leather, Bouclé

Capsula Front Illuminated Suspended Mirror with a Brass Frame, Customisable
Located in London, GB
Superb ceiling suspended double sided capsule shaped mirror with an elegant brushed brass frame and front illumination on one side. 300mm (11.81") Wide x 600mm (23.62") High x 41mm ...
Category

2010s British Modern Furniture

Materials

Brass

Sistelo Coffee Table Oak Root Brushed Brass Black and Champagne Lacquered
Located in Cartaxo, PT
21st Century Contemporary Modern Sistelo Coffee Table Oak Root Brushed Brass Black and Champagne Lacquered Handcrafted in Portugal - Europe by Greenapple. In perfect harmony with Si...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Furniture

Materials

Stainless Steel, Brass

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