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Modern Furniture Design

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 The Modernists rejected both natural and historical references and relied primarily on industrial materials such as metal, glass, plywood, and, later, plastics.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

“Pagoda” Table Lamp, in Brass Matt Finish, Sky Satin Silk, Silver Crystal Tip
“Pagoda” Table Lamp, in Brass Matt Finish, Sky ...
Sabrina Landini
21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Table Lamps
Brass, Silk, Art Glass
This table lamp is a contemporary piece, entirely made in Tuscany and manufactured in an artisanal way. The brass stem restores a sensual stability; calm and serenity enshroud th...
Manhattan Birthday Flag in Stainless Steel by Georg Jensen
Manhattan Birthday Flag in Stainless Steel by G...
Georg Jensen
21st Century and Contemporary Chinese Modern More Asian Art, Objects and...
Stainless Steel
The iconic lines and timeless expression of the Manhattan collection represent the essence of the Georg Jensen DNA and acts as a perfect contrast to the many organic designs. Origina...
Large Asian Hieroglyphic Studio Ceramic Table Lamp, 1960s
Large Asian Hieroglyphic Studio Ceramic Table L...
Vintage 1960s Japanese Modern More Asian Art, Objects and Furniture
Ceramic
Large studio made ceramic table lamp with Asian style hieroglyphic symbols, Japan, 1960s (signed with maker's mark).
 “Pagoda” Table Lamp, in copper  and rose Silk, Silver Crystal Tip, Handmade
“Pagoda” Table Lamp, in copper and rose Silk,...
Sabrina Landini
21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Table Lamps
Brass, Copper, Crystal, Silk
This table lamp is a contemporary piece, entirely made in Tuscany and manufactured in an artisanal way. The brass stem restores a sensual stability; calm and serenity enshroud the...
 “Pagoda” Table Lamp, in copper  and gold Silk, Silver Crystal Tip, Handmade
“Pagoda” Table Lamp, in copper and gold Silk,...
Sabrina Landini
21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Table Lamps
Brass, Copper, Silk, Art Glass
This table lamp is a contemporary piece, entirely made in Tuscany and manufactured in an artisanal way. The brass stem restores a sensual stability; calm and serenity enshroud the...
 “Pagoda” Table Lamp, in copper  and blush Silk, Silver Crystal Tip, Handmade
“Pagoda” Table Lamp, in copper and blush Silk...
Sabrina Landini
21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Table Lamps
This table lamp is a contemporary piece, entirely made in Tuscany and manufactured in an artisanal way. The brass stem restores a sensual stability; calm and serenity enshroud the...
 “Pagoda” Table Lamp, in brass  and sage Silk, Silver Crystal Tip, Handmade
“Pagoda” Table Lamp, in brass and sage Silk, ...
21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Table Lamps
Brass, Crystal, Silk
This table lamp is a contemporary piece, entirely made in Tuscany and manufactured in an artisanal way. The brass stem restores a sensual stability; calm and serenity enshroud the ...
Andrianna Shamaris Single Teak Wood Root Sculpture on Modern Steel Base
Andrianna Shamaris Single Teak Wood Root Sculpt...
2010s Modern Abstract Sculptures
Wood, Teak, Reclaimed Wood
Beautiful hand-carved sculpture from a single reclaimed teak wood root. Beautiful on both sides. Set on a modern black steel base. Andrianna Shamaris, Inc. The Leader In Modern Orga...
Andrianna Shamaris Antique Rosewood Screen or Room Divider
Andrianna Shamaris Antique Rosewood Screen or R...
Early 20th Century Modern Screens and Room Dividers
Wood, Rosewood, Reclaimed Wood
Exquisite rare antique rosewood carved into this beautiful screen or room divider. Andrianna Shamaris, Inc. The Leader In Modern Organic Design™
“Pagoda” Table Lamp, in brass and creamy Silk...
Sabrina Landini
21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Table Lamps
Brass, Silk, Art Glass
This table lamp is a contemporary piece, entirely made in Tuscany and manufactured in an artisanal way. The brass stem restores a sensual stability; calm and serenity enshroud the...
Pair of Chinese Bronze Lamps
Antique Late 19th Century Chinese Modern Table Lamps
Bronze
Modified pair of bronze urn lamps. Amazing patina and beautiful black shades with gold lining silk, included.
Matching Pair of Long Chinese Opium Side Tables...
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20th Century Chinese Modern More Asian Art, Objects and Furniture
Teak
We are delighted to offer for sale this lovely pair of original Chinese opium side tables RRP £1200 each These are just over 100cm long which means if you place them either side of ...
Japan Modernist Simple Lines Bronze 13.75" Vas...
Early 20th Century Japanese Modern More Asian Art, Objects and Furniture
Bronze
Here's a beautiful and unique way to accent your indoor indoor space with this very unusual artisan signed treasure from Japan. This is a superb Modernistic early twentieth century...
Once Upon Time by Mizuki Yamada
2010s Japanese Modern More Asian Art, Objects and Furniture
Paper
2017s, Japan image size;130 × 130 /sheet size: 300 × 300mm Material: hahnemyule, giant papers, oil based ink / technique: etching / edition: 5 Works of Mitsumata from a series o...
Pair of Rosewood Inlaid "Tree of Life" Panels
21st Century and Contemporary Vietnamese Modern Contemporary Art
Mother-of-Pearl, Rosewood
A pair of remarkable 21st century Vietnamese rosewood slabs that features a large centre “Tree of Life” design comprised of mother-of-pearl inlay.
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