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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 The Modernists rejected both natural and historical references and relied primarily on industrial materials such as metal, glass, plywood, and, later, plastics.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 principles 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 chair, and the Eames’s 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 designs are so simple, they can blend in seamlessly with just about any type of décor. Don’t overlook them.

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Beautiful SICIS Bathtub Platinum Mosaic and Artistic Mosaic Decoration
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...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Ceramics

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Ceramic

Amazing SICIS Bathtub with Artistic Mosaic Decoration
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Ceramics

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Ceramic

Vase Mamy, in Ceramic, Italy
By VG-VGnewtrend
Located in Quinto di Treviso, Treviso
VG participates in creating very distinct environments, spaces in which you can escape from reality; to seek refuge whilst expressing your personality; spaces in which you can breath...
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2010s Italian Modern Ceramics

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Ceramic

Vase Monofiore Rice, in Ceramic, Italy
By VG-VGnewtrend
Located in Quinto di Treviso, Treviso
VG participates in creating very distinct environments, spaces in which you can escape from reality; to seek refuge whilst expressing your personality; spaces in which you can breath...
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2010s Italian Modern Ceramics

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Ceramic

Foscarini Large Smash Wall Lamp in Rust by Diesel
By Foscarini, Diesel
Located in New York, NY
Wall lamps with direct down light. Diffuser in aluminum slab turned in a mold; subsequently a second turning process is performed in a mold to achieve the bending of the lower rim, f...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Ceramics

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Metal, Aluminum

Yeo Byong-uk Korean Multi-Fired Stoneware Pottery Ceramic Vessel Sculpture
Breathtaking in execution and form. Minimalist in design yet commanding the viewer's attention. This amazing piece is by Korean contemporary ceramist Yeo Byong-uk who is predominantl...
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21st Century and Contemporary Korean Modern Ceramics

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Stoneware

Petite Chinese Cloud Gooseneck Vase
Drawing on a long Chinese tradition of monochrome ceramics, this austere long-necked vase is glazed in serene, cloud-inspired white. Crafted in Jiangxi province, local ceramists rein...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chinese Modern Ceramics

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Porcelain

Chinese Citron Yellow Onion Vase
The striking bright yellow of this vase draws on a long Chinese tradition of glazing sculptural forms with a single, statement-making color. This contemporary take cloaks the round c...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chinese Modern Ceramics

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Porcelain

Stunning Vintage Chinese Porcelain Pot with Lid Stamped to the Base Decorative
We are delighted to offer for sale this stunning vintage Chinese Porcelain pot with original lid signed to the base A very good looking and decorative little pot, its free from da...
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20th Century Chinese Modern Ceramics

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Porcelain

Japanese Mingei Ceramic Jar Tatsuzo Shimaoka
By Tatsuzo Shimaoka 2
Located in North Miami, FL
A handsome Japanese ceramic stoneware storage jar attributed to Tatsuzo Shimaoka (1919-2007), an important member in Japanese Mingei folk art movement. This piece of pottery is made ...
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20th Century Japanese Modern Ceramics

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Ceramic

Modern Round White Pottery Vase
A very beautiful Modern white to off-white round Japanese pottery vase with a fluted circular design (on both sides.) Hallmarked on bottom as show in image #13, circa early 20th Cent...
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Early 20th Century Japanese Modern Ceramics

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Ceramic, Pottery

Chinese White Gooseneck Vase
Drawing on a long Chinese tradition of ceramics, this striking long-necked vase is glazed in serene, cloud-inspired white. Sculpted by artisans in China's Zhejiang province, this con...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chinese Modern Ceramics

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Porcelain

South Korean Grayish-Blue Buncheong Ceramic Vase by Choi Bio
South Korean Buncheong rectangular ceramic vase in grayish-blue, made by Choi Bio in circa 2005. Marked on the bottom by the artist. The piece is in good condition with very minor ag...
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Early 2000s Korean Modern Ceramics

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Ceramic

Large Japanese Tea Pot Yokode Kyusu Sculptural Pottery
A oversized pottery art piece in the form of the single-handle tea pot (called Yokode Kyusu in Japanese), serves as a viewing sculpture rather than a practical utensil Created in the...
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21st Century and Contemporary Japanese Modern Ceramics

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Pottery

Contemporary Japanese Nabeshima Porcelain Plate with Stylized Crane Design
Contemporary Japanese Nabeshima porcelain plate with crane design on a celadon colored background. Dimensions: H 6cm x D 21.5cm Please note: All ceramic items purchased from K...
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Early 2000s Japanese Modern Ceramics

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Porcelain

Pair Asian Modern Octagonal Periwinkle Blue Pottery Vases
A beautiful pair of Modern periwinkle blue Japanese pottery vases with octagonal base, pinched waist, and clover like design at neck/top. Hallmarked underneath as show in image #6, c...
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Early 20th Century Japanese Modern Ceramics

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Ceramic, Pottery

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