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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 The modernists rejected both natural and historical references and relied primarily on industrial materials such as metal, glass, plywood, and, later, plastics.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
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Located in Studio City, CA
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Located in Studio City, CA
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Chiho Aoshima Signed Limited Edition Japanese Print "Building Head Chameleon"
Located in Studio City, CA
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Chiho Aoshima Signed Limited Edition Japanese Pop Art Print Rainbow Sky
Located in Studio City, CA
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Modern Pair of Oriental Numbered and Signed Etching
Located in Roma, IT
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Seiko Tachibana "Existence IV #6" Intaglio
Located in New York, NY
Seiko Tachibana (Japanese, b. 1964) "Existence IV #6," intaglio, edition: artist's proof, 2000, signed lower right in pencil. Measures: Image: 32.5" H x 9" W Frame: 44.5" H x 13" W.
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Seiko Tachibana "Existence IV #7" Intaglio
Located in New York, NY
Seiko Tachibana (Japanese, b. 1964) "Existence IV #7," intaglio, edition: artist's proof, 2000, signed lower right in pencil. 32.5" H x 9" W Frame: 44.5" H x 18" W.
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Lithography by Tamami Shima Japan Signed Numbered Dated 1961
By Tamami Shima
Located in Saint Ouen, FR
Color lithography by Japanese artist Tamami Shima (1937-1999), from the Collection of Erik Holmberg. Signed, numbered 19/100 and dated 1961. Mixed-media Plants and floral motifs ...
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Collection of Five Chinese Posters from the Cultural Revolution
Located in Atlanta, GA
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Maqbool Fida Husain Painting
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1968 Gouache on paper Private collection.
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