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BRUTALIST STYLE

The term brutalism — which derives from the French word brut, meaning “raw” — was coined to describe an architectural style that emerged in the 1950s featuring monumental buildings, usually made of unornamented concrete, whose design was meant to project an air of strength and solidity. Le Corbusier essentially created the brutalist style; its best-known iterations in the United States are the Marcel Breuer–designed Whitney Museum of American Art and Paul Rudolph's Yale Art and Architecture Building.

Lately, the word “brutalist” has been adopted by the realms of furniture design and the decorative arts to refer to cabinets, tables, and accessory pieces such as mirror frames and lighting that are made of rougher, deeply textured metals and other materials that are the visual and palpable antithesis of the sleek, smooth and suave. Brutalist design encompasses that which is crafted, hewn and worked by hand — an aesthetic rebuke (or, at least, a counterpoint) to furniture that is created using 21st-century materials and technology.

Paul Evans is Exhibit A for brutalist design. His Sculpture Front cabinets laced with high-relief patinated steel mounts have become collector's items nonpareil, while the chairs and tables in his later Cityscape series and Sculpted Bronze series are perhaps the most expressive, attention-grabbing pieces in modern American design. Other exemplars of brutalist design are Silas Seandel, the idiosyncratic New York furniture designer and sculptor whose works in metal — in particular his tables — have a kind of brawny lyricism, and Curtis Jere, a nom-de-trade for the California team of Curtis Freiler and Jerry Fels, the bold makers of expressive scorched and sheared copper and brass mirror frames and wall-mounted sculptures.

The names of other brutalist designers are, so far, unknown to history. The authentic brutalist furniture and sculptures on 1stDibs lend unique, eccentric, human notes to an art and design collection.

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Contemporary Black Marble Handcrafted in Gold Leaf Coffee Table by Drama Studio
Located in Porto, PT
About Contemporary Handcrafted Coffee Table, in White Lacquer, Gold Leaf and Portoro Top Marble from Utopia Collection Design by DRAMA Studio for October Gallery Large Coffee Table ...
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2010s Portuguese Brutalist Center Tables

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Marble, Gold Leaf

Brutalist Stone-Esque Octagonal Coffee Table, Netherlands, 1970s
Located in London, GB
The Brutalist aesthetic emerged from architecture from the 1950s, a consequence of the early 20th century modernist movement. The term derives from the French term ‘béton brut’ liter...
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1970s Dutch Vintage Brutalist Center Tables

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Resin

Modern Brutalist Black Triangular Base Coffee Table
Located in El Paso, TX
This modern solid oak coffee table with a triangular base and a dramatic black aesthetic finish, gives every space you place it a modern and unique look. Inspired in 1970´s Brutali...
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2010s Mexican Brutalist Center Tables

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Oak

Portuguese Center Table Poppy with pink top and white Marble base by Mambo
Located in Lisbon, PT
Poppy table is an emblem of nature and organic growth, behind this design lies an essence of naivety effortlessly found within natural forms. Poppy tables are a finely tuned example ...
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2010s Portuguese Brutalist Center Tables

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Marble

Portuguese Side Table Poppy in beige Travertine stone by Mambo
Located in Lisbon, PT
Poppy table is an emblem of nature and organic growth, behind this design lies an essence of naivety effortlessly found within natural forms. Poppy tables are a finely tuned example ...
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2010s Portuguese Brutalist Center Tables

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Marble

Steel Coffee Table 'Resourcer 1' by Thomas Serruys
By Axel Vervoordt
Located in Antwerp, BE
Brutalism, collectible design, Thomas Serruys coffee table, 2019 This unique piece, made out of steel, and has an Industrial and Brutalist approach. Out of his Resourcer series t...
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2010s Belgian Brutalist Center Tables

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Metal

RT-1 Round Dining Table with Steel Top, Solid Walnut Wood Post and Concrete Base
Located in Biddeford, ME
This round dining table is made of steel, solid walnut wood and cast-concrete. the base is cast to resemble a "cracked" piece of material with a solid hand-turned Walnut post protrud...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Brutalist Center Tables

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Concrete, Steel

James de Wulf Concrete Oval Double Locking Table, 108"
Located in Los Angeles, CA
The oval double-locking table in concrete is an ode to the shapes of Mangiarotti. The table consists of three pieces; top and bases lock together by gravity. There is no hidden suppo...
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2010s American Brutalist Center Tables

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Concrete

Organic Modern Center Table Jean in Natural Marble Stone Off-white, Black, Pink
Located in Lisbon, PT
Jean oval center table is unique in its conception with Organic Modern inspiration. The combination of three different Natural Stone Marbles like Estremoz marble, Nero Marquina and E...
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2010s Portuguese Brutalist Center Tables

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Marble

Coffee Table Lothar Klute Tripod Glass and Bronze German Design D333
Located in Lyon, FR
Beautiful bronze coffee table by the German artist Lothar Klute. Solid bronze structure and glass top on a tripod base. Excellent vintage condition (see pictures).  
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1980s German Vintage Brutalist Center Tables

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Bronze

James de Wulf Custom Locking Round Dining Table, 48"
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This stylish Locking Round Dining Table features two pieces of concrete- table top and base, locked together by gravity alone. Equal in art and utility, the table serves as a collect...
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2010s American Brutalist Center Tables

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Concrete, Cement

Monumental Midcentury Brutalist Center or Garden Table Sculpture
Located in Rio Vista, CA
Mid-Century Modern iron center table or garden patio table made on a monumental scale. The Brutalist style sculpture is supported by three branch style legs ending with scrolled fron...
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20th Century American Brutalist Center Tables

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Iron

Side Table Helene in Marble
Located in Lisbon, PT
Helene side table is unique in its conception. The combination of different marbles like Estremoz marble, Nero Marquina and Estremoz pink marble makes this piece a sign of unconformi...
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2010s Portuguese Brutalist Center Tables

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Marble

Geometrik Coffee Table Small, Oxidized Brass and Marble by Atra
Located in Los Angeles, CA
The Geometrik coffee table by Alexander Diaz Andersson has an oxidized blue brass base and a marble top available in white / black or custom marble. The aesthetic of this piece co...
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21st Century and Contemporary Central American Brutalist Center Tables

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Brass

Mid-Century Brutalist Steel Table with Beveled Glass Top, 1960s
Located in Miami, FL
Brutalist sculpted steel coffee table base and 3/4" glass top with 1" bevel, 1960s.
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Mid-20th Century American Brutalist Center Tables

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Steel

Moore Coffee Table by DeMuro Das in White Onyx with Beaten Solid Brass Base
Located in New York, NY
The Moore coffee or cocktail table by DeMuro Das has a stone top in White Onyx, supported by a hand-cast sculptural base in a beaten solid brass base. This is a substantial piece wit...
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21st Century and Contemporary Indian Brutalist Center Tables

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Onyx, Bronze

Asymmetrik Coffee Table Large, Oxidized Brass and Black Marble by Atra
Located in Los Angeles, CA
The Asymmetrik coffee table by Alexander Diaz Andersson has an oxidized blue brass base and a marble top available in white / black or custom marble. The aesthetic of this piece c...
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21st Century and Contemporary Central American Brutalist Center Tables

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Brass

Geometrik Coffee Table Set, Satin Brass and Granite by Atra
Located in Los Angeles, CA
The Geometrik nesting coffee tables by Alexander Diaz Andersson has a satin brass base and a granite top. Custom sizes available. The aesthetic of this piece comfortably stradd...
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21st Century and Contemporary Central American Brutalist Center Tables

Materials

Brass

Paul Evans Brutalist Patchwork Coffee Table, Circa 1970
Located in Petworth, West Sussex
A late 20th century Brutalist coffee table by Paul Evans (American, 1931-1987) for Directional Furniture, of his signature patchwork style employed in the 1970s, of square shape, pat...
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1970s American Vintage Brutalist Center Tables

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Steel, Chrome

Impressive Brutalist Round Dining / Center Table in Bluestone, Belgium, 1970s
Located in Echt, NL
Round center/dining table in very good condition. Made in Belgium in the 1970s The table is made of Belgian bluestone which gives it an impressive Brutalist look. The bluestone h...
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20th Century Belgian Brutalist Center Tables

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Stone

Center Table Helene in Marble
Located in Lisbon, PT
Helene center table is unique in its conception. The combination of different marbles like Estremoz marble, Nero Marquina and Estremoz pink marble makes this piece a sign of unconfor...
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2010s Portuguese Brutalist Center Tables

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Marble

Pia Manu Ceramic Tile Coffee Table
Located in Antwerp, BE
Pia Manu, coffee table, slate, chromed steel, Belgium, 1960s This unique, handmade coffee table with chromed steel frame is designed in the workshop of Pia Manu. The table top is ...
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1960s Belgian Vintage Brutalist Center Tables

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Chrome

Geometrik Coffee Table Set, Oxidized Brass and Marble by Atra
Located in Los Angeles, CA
The Geometrik nesting coffee tables by Alexander Diaz Andersson has an oxidized blue brass base and a marble top available in white / black. The aesthetic of this piece comfortabl...
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21st Century and Contemporary Central American Brutalist Center Tables

Materials

Brass

Brutalist Centre Table
Located in Hudson, NY
This striking centre table in the Brutalist style has an Iron sculpture as table base with a glass top, signed, see image 2, somewhat illegible 'Sila....' With a larger glass top it ...
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20th Century American Brutalist Center Tables

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Iron

Memphis-Style Table
Located in Pasadena, CA
This is a very sassy cut steel occasional or center table. The form of the table appears to be inspired by Memphis Design Group founded in the 1980's. The cut steel base is clad in a...
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Late 20th Century Italian Brutalist Center Tables

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Cut Steel

Fjaril Coffee Table, Marble and Steel by Atra
Located in Los Angeles, CA
The Fjaril coffee table in marble and steel by Alexander Diaz Andersson has a steel base and a marble top available in white / black or custom marble. The Fjail is named after the...
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21st Century and Contemporary Central American Brutalist Center Tables

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Brass

Mid Century, Brutalist Coffee Table, Patinated Metal Frame and Smoked Glass Top
Located in Zagreb, HR
Rare Brutalist mid century large size centre table featuring smoked glass tabletop and very heavy iron frame and legs with a nice patina finish Unknown provenance This is a vin...
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Late 20th Century European Brutalist Center Tables

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Metal

Chic Brutalist Dining/Centre Table by Max Papiri
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Fantastic cast aluminum dining table base in a hard organic form, with 56" d stone top with brass rim. From the atelier of Mac Papiri, an important but somewhat obscure designer for ...
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1960s Italian Vintage Brutalist Center Tables

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Stone, Aluminum

James de Wulf Concrete Oval Double Locking Table, 88"
Located in Los Angeles, CA
The oval double-locking table in concrete is an ode to the shapes of Mangiarotti. The table consists of three pieces; top and bases lock together by gravity. There is no hidden suppo...
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2010s American Brutalist Center Tables

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Concrete

Center Table in Granite and Cast Brass
Located in Sao Paulo, BR
This center table was meticulously handmade by master artisans one piece at a time. It is therefore quite difficult, if not impossible to make identical items. The projects are based...
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2010s Brazilian Brutalist Center Tables

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Granite, Brass

Brutalist Paul Evans Patinated Patchwork Coffee Table with Slate Top
Located in New York, NY
Brutalist American Modern 1970s Paul Evans for Directional patinated patchwork metal coffee table with riveted copper, brass, and pewter sheeting with slate top.
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Mid-20th Century American Brutalist Center Tables

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Slate, Copper, Pewter

Asymmetrik Coffee Table SET, Large, Oxidized Brass and Black Marble by Atra
Located in Los Angeles, CA
The Asymmetrik coffee table by Alexander Diaz Andersson has an oxidized blue brass base and a marble top available in white / black or custom marble. The aesthetic of this piece c...
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21st Century and Contemporary Central American Brutalist Center Tables

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Brass

Brutalist Brass Spiked Custom Round Postmodern Black Coffee Table
Located in Houston, TX
A bold and functional piece of art for your room. This custom round coffee table features over 200 solid brass spikes spread across the top. Solid white washed oak legs protrude thro...
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2010s American Brutalist Center Tables

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Brass

Silas Seandel Brutalist Torch-Cut Coffee Table in Black
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This is an amazing brutalist torch-cut steel coffee table by Silas Seandel.
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1960s American Vintage Brutalist Center Tables

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Cut Steel

Paul Evans Monumental Sculpted Bronze and Glass Coffee Table, Signed, 1974
Located in New York, NY
Paul Evans (1931–1987) A sculptural brutalist coffee table by Studio Craft Movement leader Paul Evans, in bronze. The architectural base —comprised of textural interlocking facets v...
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1970s American Vintage Brutalist Center Tables

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Bronze

Brutalist Sculptural Sunburst Torch Cut Cocktail Table
Located in Lambertville, NJ
Very rare Brutalist glass and metal cocktail table in the style of Paul Evans and Silas Seandel. A stunning torch-cut mixed-metal sculptural sunburst with brass, copper and steel ton...
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1960s American Vintage Brutalist Center Tables

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Metal

Asymmetrik Coffee Table Small, Oxidized Brass and Black Marble by Atra
Located in Los Angeles, CA
The Asymmetrik coffee table by Alexander Diaz Andersson has an oxidized blue brass base and a marble top available in white / black or custom marble. The aesthetic of this piece c...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Central American Brutalist Center Tables

Materials

Brass

Asymmetrik Coffee Table Medium, Oxidized Brass and Black Marble by Atra
Located in Los Angeles, CA
The Asymmetrik coffee table by Alexander Diaz Andersson has an oxidized blue brass base and a marble top available in white / black or custom marble. The aesthetic of this piece c...
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21st Century and Contemporary Central American Brutalist Center Tables

Materials

Brass

Dining Table in the Style of Willy Rizzo
Located in Vienna, AT
This distinctive dining table is a representative of the Italian Brutalismo style of the early 1970s and yet offers a graceful facet. It has a metal framed black wooden plate which r...
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1970s Italian Vintage Brutalist Center Tables

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Metal

Brutalist Belgian Ceramic and Steel Artwork Coffee Table, 1970s, Signed
Located in Voorburg, NL
Fantastic and unique Brutalist ceramic art coffee table with sturdy metal frame. Made and signed in the 1970s in Belgium. The table features a metal base in steel with sophisticated ...
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Mid-20th Century Belgian Brutalist Center Tables

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Steel

Percival Lafer Jacaranda Cocktail or Coffee Table
Located in London, GB
A Brazilian coffee or cocktail table with a wonderful sculptural quality. A relief of various tropical hardwoods in different heights and lengths to create a Brutalist effect, edged ...
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1970s Brazilian Vintage Brutalist Center Tables

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Glass, Mahogany, Rosewood, Jacaranda

Oberon Travertine Coffee Table Wedge by Atra
Located in Los Angeles, CA
The Oberon travertine coffee table wedge by Alexander Diaz Andersson. The aesthetic of this piece comfortably straddles the line between art and functionality, a philosophy that h...
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21st Century and Contemporary Central American Brutalist Center Tables

Materials

Brass

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