Modern Sculptures and Carvings

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 The Modernists rejected both natural and historical references and relied primarily on industrial materials such as metal, glass, plywood, and, later, plastics.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

Gianfranco Ferré Torso Fauno Decorational Element in White
Gianfranco Ferré Torso Fauno Decorational Eleme...
Gianfranco Ferré
21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Sculptures and Carvings
Alabaster
The timeless charm of a classical statue perfect for an artistic and charming living room. Dimensions: 11 cm D x 18 cm W x 21 cm H.
Gianfranco Ferré Veneer Decorational Element in White
Gianfranco Ferré Veneer Decorational Element in...
Gianfranco Ferré
21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Sculptures and Carvings
Alabaster
The timeless charm of a classical statue perfect for an artistic and charming living room. Dimensions: 17 cm D x 14 cm W x 42 cm H.
Gianfranco Ferré Laocoonte Decorational Element in White
Gianfranco Ferré Laocoonte Decorational Element...
Gianfranco Ferré
21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Sculptures and Carvings
Alabaster
Gypsum statuette of Trojan character Laocoon, popular in Greek and Roman mythology. The timeless charm of a classical statue perfect for an artistic and charming living room. Dime...
Gianfranco Ferré Fauno Decorational Element in White
Gianfranco Ferré Fauno Decorational Element in ...
Gianfranco Ferré
21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Sculptures and Carvings
Alabaster
The timeless charm of a classical statue perfect for an artistic and charming living room. Dimensions: 12 cm D x 18 cm W x 51 cm H.
Wooden Sculpture of Male Figure from Papua, New Guinea
Wooden Sculpture of Male Figure from Papua, New...
Early 20th Century Indonesian Modern Sculptures and Carvings
Wood
This wooden sculpture was from Papua, New Guinea. Perfect condition. First half of the 20th century. This artwork is shipped from Italy. Under existing legislation, any artwork i...
Wooden Sculpture of Woman from Bali
Wooden Sculpture of Woman from Bali
Mid-20th Century Indonesian Modern Sculptures and Carvings
Wood
This a wonderful wooden sculpture which describes a woman from Bali. Mid-20th century. This artwork is shipped from Italy. Under existing legislation, any artwork in Italy create...
Sculpture of Woman from Bali
Sculpture of Woman from Bali
Mid-20th Century Indonesian Modern Sculptures and Carvings
Wood
This is a wonderful wooden sculpture, describes a woman from Bali. Middle 20th century. This artwork is shipped from Italy. Under existing legislation, any artwork in Italy crea...
Base from Bali in Carved Wood
Base from Bali in Carved Wood
Early 20th Century Indonesian Modern Sculptures and Carvings
Wood
Early 20th century. Light damages on the base. This artwork is shipped from Italy. Under existing legislation, any artwork in Italy created over 70 years ago by an artist who has ...
Small Indonesian Mask in Ivory
Small Indonesian Mask in Ivory
Early 20th Century Indonesian Modern Sculptures and Carvings
Ivory
A very wonderful Indonesian mask in ivory, early 20th century. This artwork is shipped from Italy. Under existing legislation, any artwork in Italy created over 70 years ago by an...
Signed Rollin Karg Abstract Art Glass Sculpture
Rollin Karg
Early 2000s American Modern Sculptures and Carvings
Art Glass
Rollin Karg, is a renowned glass artisan from the Midwest who designs and creates small and massive sculptural pieces from molten glass, usually shaped in a freeform, asymmetrical ...
Art-glass-object "The Galaxy", Yumiko Yoshimoto...
Yumiko Yoshimoto
1990s Japanese Modern Sculptures and Carvings
Art Glass, Blown Glass
"Born in 1944, Sendai 1967 graduated from Woman's University of Fine Arts, department of design, Tokyo 1978 World Crafts Council Kyoto, culture center, Kyoto 1986 300years of Japanes...
Marble Buddha from the 20th Century
20th Century Asian Modern Sculptures and Carvings
Marble
Marble Statue of Buddha sitting on a dragon. The dragon's head sticks out from under his cloak. Another animal sits in front of his right leg. Very nice and calming sculpture. The s...
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