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Modern Asian Art and Furniture

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 The modernists rejected both natural and historical references and relied primarily on industrial materials such as metal, glass, plywood, and, later, plastics.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
Vaso Oss by Ettore Sottsass
Located in New York, NY
Established in 1921 by the heir to a long line of Italian potters and kiln workers, the "Maioliche artistiche Guido Bitossi" factory produces many of the most recognizable ceramics o...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Asian Art and Furniture

Materials

Ceramic

Vaso Celeste by Ettore Sottsass
Located in New York, NY
Established in 1921 by the heir to a long line of Italian potters and kiln workers, the "Maioliche artistiche Guido Bitossi" factory produces many of the most recognizable ceramics o...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Asian Art and Furniture

Materials

Ceramic

Alzata Nero Blue by Ettore Sottsass
Located in New York, NY
Established in 1921 by the heir to a long line of Italian potters and kiln workers, the "Maioliche artistiche Guido Bitossi" factory produces many of the most recognizable ceramics o...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Asian Art and Furniture

Materials

Ceramic

Vaso Bianco Mat by Aldo Londi
Located in New York, NY
Established in 1921 by the heir to a long line of Italian potters and kiln workers, the "Maioliche artistiche Guido Bitossi" factory produces many of the most recognizable ceramics o...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Asian Art and Furniture

Materials

Ceramic

Vaso Unic. Bianco Matt by George J. Sowden
Located in New York, NY
Established in 1921 by the heir to a long line of Italian potters and kiln workers, the "Maioliche artistiche Guido Bitossi" factory produces many of the most recognizable ceramics o...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Asian Art and Furniture

Materials

Ceramic

Dakar Tallboy, Portuguese 21st Cent. Contemporary Finished in Wood Veneer
Located in Porto, PT
Inspired by contemporary and simplistic styling the Dakar tallboy is a perfect statement piece to any living space. Made from durable materials, this tallboy is customizable in sever...
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2010s Portuguese Modern Asian Art and Furniture

Materials

Metal

19th Century Japanese Firemen's Coat on Custom Mount
Located in Chicago, IL
A rare 19th century Japanese firemen's coat, constructed from smoked deer leather and with bold white stenciled characters creating a wonderfully modern pattern across the back and b...
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19th Century Japanese Antique Modern Asian Art and Furniture

Materials

Leather

Japanese Modern Minimalist LAAB Dome Vase Raku Ceramic White Crakle
Located in monza, Monza and Brianza
Dome vase Singular, unpredictable cracks and tiny speckles distinguish the captivating aesthetic of this vase, featuring a cylindrical base and mouth incorporated within the spher...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Asian Art and Furniture

Materials

Ceramic

Bowl F Verde Unicolore by Bethan Laura Wood
Located in New York, NY
Established in 1921 by the heir to a long line of Italian potters and kiln workers, the "Maioliche artistiche Guido Bitossi" factory produces many of the most recognizable ceramics o...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Asian Art and Furniture

Materials

Ceramic

Screen "the Great Ignorant" by Max Ernst, 1974
Located in Saint ouen, FR
Screen "The great ignorant" - Max Ernst 1974 Mixed media and lithography on wood Monogrammed m e on lithograph lower right Monogrammed M E on the central panel Measures: 184 x 1...
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1970s European Vintage Modern Asian Art and Furniture

Materials

Wood

Nouveau Small Pin Board in Oyster Grey & Brass Frame by All The Way To Paris
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Nouveau small pin board in oyster grey & brass frame by All The Way To Paris The foam and textiles have been specially engineered to provide soundproofing. Including 2 hanging bra...
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Modern Asian Art and Furniture

Materials

Brass

Nouveau Medium Pin Board in Oyster Grey & Brass Frame by All The Way To Paris
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Nouveau medium pin board in oyster grey & brass frame by All The Way To Paris The foam and textiles have been specially engineered to provide soundproofing. Including 2 hanging br...
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Modern Asian Art and Furniture

Materials

Brass

Figura Pesce Lungo in Colore Nero by Aldo Londi
Located in New York, NY
Created in 1987, Aldo Londi’s Arkitectura series is defined by the artist’s take on traditional animal sculptures, through a minimalistic and modern lens. The collection is made of s...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Asian Art and Furniture

Materials

Ceramic

Figura Istrice by Aldo Londi
Located in New York, NY
Launched in 1959 by expert ceramicist Aldo Londi, the Rimini Blue series, which has been produced for over sixty years by the Manifattura Bitossi, is but one of Bitossi’s numerous cl...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Asian Art and Furniture

Materials

Ceramic

Versatoio by Aldo Londi
Located in New York, NY
Established in 1921 by the heir to a long line of Italian potters and kiln workers, the "Maioliche artistiche Guido Bitossi" factory produces many of the most recognizable ceramics o...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Asian Art and Furniture

Materials

Ceramic

Screen in Patinated Brass and Copper, France, 2018
Located in Paris, FR
Unique patinated brass and copper stunning screen Limited edition of 8 pieces numbered and signed This screen has been made in France, by a talented artist from the famous Boulle A...
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2010s French Modern Asian Art and Furniture

Materials

Copper, Brass

DeCastelli Painting Room Divider in Multi color by Alessandra Baldereschi
Located in Brooklyn, NY
A large screen designed as a theatre curtain represents imaginary natural landscapes on both sides: a night sky and the outline of a series of hills. The chromatic variations obtaine...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Asian Art and Furniture

Materials

Metal

Japanese Modern LAAB Nauru Sculpture Raku Ceramic Green White Black Metal
Located in monza, Monza and Brianza
Nauru sculpture The copper details of this sculpture are able to show different colors thanks to the concentric lines present on the surface that expand and contract the space whe...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Asian Art and Furniture

Materials

Ceramic

Vaso Calice Bianco Nero by Ettore Sottsass
Located in New York, NY
Established in 1921 by the heir to a long line of Italian potters and kiln workers, the "Maioliche artistiche Guido Bitossi" factory produces many of the most recognizable ceramics o...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Asian Art and Furniture

Materials

Ceramic

“Pagoda” contemporary Table Lamp, gold silk, Silvered Crystal Tip, brass
Located in Pietrasanta, IT
This table lamp is a contemporary piece, made entirely by hand in Tuscany Italy, 100% of Italian origin. Inspired by the eastern Pagoda temple, Sabrina masterfully combines the ge...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Asian Art and Furniture

Materials

Crystal, Brass

Figura Gatto Alto by Aldo Londi
Located in New York, NY
Launched in 1959 by expert ceramicist Aldo Londi, the Rimini Blue series, which has been produced for over sixty years by the Manifattura Bitossi, is but one of Bitossi’s numerous cl...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Asian Art and Furniture

Materials

Ceramic

Portable USB Table Lamp LED Mid Century Rhythm André Fu Living Bronze Glass New
Located in CENTRAL, HK
Portable USB LED table lamp, rechargeable. Three levels of light. Up to 12 hours battery life. Larger quantities available upon request, with 8 weeks production time. Description: P...
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2010s Chinese Modern Asian Art and Furniture

Materials

Bronze

Vaso a Palla by Aldo Londi
Located in New York, NY
Launched in 1959 by expert ceramicist Aldo Londi, the Rimini Blue series, which has been produced for over sixty years by the Manifattura Bitossi, is but one of Bitossi’s numerous cl...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Asian Art and Furniture

Materials

Ceramic

Japanese Shigaraki Jar for Ikebana by Shiho Kanzaki
By Shiho Kanzaki
Located in Atlanta, GA
A Shigaraki stoneware jar by Japanese potter Shino Kanzaki (1942-2018). Kanzaki is a world renowned potter in Shigaraki who based his modern work on the ancient tradition of Shigarak...
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20th Century Japanese Modern Asian Art and Furniture

Materials

Ceramic

Giza Ring from Sterling Silvery & Labradorite
Located in Jimbaran, Bali
Within this valley of pyramids is ensconced an oasis of blue. 925 Sterling Silver Etched & Oxidized Set with 1x1cm and 1,2x1,2cm Labradorite size: 0,78"x1,25" Due to the use of n...
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2010s Balinese Modern Asian Art and Furniture

Materials

Sterling Silver

“Sunshine” Contemporary Standing Lamp, Kyoto Washi, Silk, bamboo shaped Brass
Located in Pietrasanta, IT
This lamp is a contemporary piece, made in Tuscany, Italy entirely by hand, 100% of Italian origin. The style has an elegant Japanese style. A star-shaped brass, like a glass theca l...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Asian Art and Furniture

Materials

Crystal, Brass

Figura Elefante by Aldo Londi
Located in New York, NY
Launched in 1959 by expert ceramicist Aldo Londi, the Rimini Blue series, which has been produced for over sixty years by the Manifattura Bitossi, is but one of Bitossi’s numerous cl...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Asian Art and Furniture

Materials

Ceramic

Shoji Table Lamp André Fu Living Art Déco Garden Brass Bronze Metal Crystal New
Located in CENTRAL, HK
Description: Brass table lamp with outer ripple glass shade and inner washi paper Color: Bronze Size: 33 x 33 x 38 H cm Material: Outer ripple glass shade and inner washi paper C...
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2010s Chinese Modern Asian Art and Furniture

Materials

Glass, Paper

Vaso by Aldo Londi
Located in New York, NY
Launched in 1959 by expert ceramicist Aldo Londi, the Rimini Blue series, which has been produced for over sixty years by the Manifattura Bitossi, is but one of Bitossi’s numerous cl...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Asian Art and Furniture

Materials

Ceramic

Daisy Storage Unit in Wood Veneer, Contemporary Portuguese Design
Located in Porto, PT
Daisy storage unit is a minimalistic design piece made of wood. With the power of Scandinavian design, this furniture piece is ideal to place on the back of the sofa or in front of t...
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2010s Portuguese Modern Asian Art and Furniture

Materials

Wood

Figura Pavoncella by Aldo Londi
Located in New York, NY
Launched in 1959 by expert ceramicist Aldo Londi, the Rimini Blue series, which has been produced for over sixty years by the Manifattura Bitossi, is but one of Bitossi’s numerous cl...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Asian Art and Furniture

Materials

Ceramic

Nouveau Large Pin Board in Navy Blue & Brass Frame by All The Way To Paris
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Nouveau large pin board in navy blue & brass frame by All The Way To Paris The foam and textiles have been specially engineered to provide soundproofing. Including 2 hanging brack...
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Modern Asian Art and Furniture

Materials

Brass

Japanese Modern LAAB Cratere Vase Raku Ceramic Black White Crakle Spiral
Located in monza, Monza and Brianza
Cratere Vase Named after the Italian for crater, the design of this handcrafted ceramic bowl flaunts a singular design of speckles and crackles. The white look on the interior - a...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Asian Art and Furniture

Materials

Ceramic

Chinese Black Hu Vase with Handles
Located in Chicago, IL
The striking black of this sculptural ceramic vase draws on a long Chinese tradition of monochrome glazing, using a single color to emphasize a vessel's striking silhouette. The vase...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chinese Modern Asian Art and Furniture

Materials

Porcelain

Totem Multicolore by Karim Rashid
Located in New York, NY
Established in 1921 by the heir to a long line of Italian potters and kiln workers, the "Maioliche artistiche Guido Bitossi" factory produces many of the most recognizable ceramics o...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Asian Art and Furniture

Materials

Ceramic

Live Edge Oak Dining Table with Inlays and Copper Legs in High Gloss Finish
Located in Riga, LV
This modern live edge dining table is handmade from old, reclaimed oak and solid wood with a fine copper inlay on top and finished with 3 coats of clear epoxy resin. This table with ...
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21st Century and Contemporary European Modern Asian Art and Furniture

Materials

Copper

“Pagoda” Contemporary Wall Lamp, Blue China Satin Silk, Silvered Crystal
Located in Pietrasanta, IT
This table lamp is a contemporary piece, made entirely made by hand in Tuscany Italy, 100% of Italian origin. Inspired by The Pagoda temple, the lamp combines geometric lines with ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Asian Art and Furniture

Materials

Crystal, Brass

Set of 2 Sculptures in Olive Wood by Rectangle Studio
Located in Geneve, CH
Set of 2 sculptures in olive wood by Rectangle Studio Dimensions: Large: 23 x 23 x 55 cm Small: 20 x 20 x 28 cm Materials: Solid olive wood It is collected from the roots and...
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2010s Turkish Modern Asian Art and Furniture

Materials

Olive

Wooden Screen 4 Panels Interlock André Fu Living Partion Dividers Oak Bronze New
Located in CENTRAL, HK
Description: Wooden screen with 4 panels Color: Grey Size: 180(4 x 45) x 4 x 158/200/240/138 H cm Material: Oak and bronze Collection: Interlock Wooden screen with 4 foldable panels...
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2010s Chinese Modern Asian Art and Furniture

Materials

Bronze

Japanese Modern Minimalist LAAB Shadow Sculptures Set Raku Ceramic White Black
Located in monza, Monza and Brianza
Double Shadow Sculpture Set A work of harmonization of darkness and light, cold and heat: yin e yang. Wonderful twin spherical sculptures with black crakle' and black dots on the ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Asian Art and Furniture

Materials

Ceramic

Figura Bassotto by Aldo Londi
Located in New York, NY
Launched in 1959 by expert ceramicist Aldo Londi, the Rimini Blue series, which has been produced for over sixty years by the Manifattura Bitossi, is but one of Bitossi’s numerous cl...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Asian Art and Furniture

Materials

Ceramic

Japanese Modern LAAB Wake Vase Raku Ceramic Green White Black Metal
Located in monza, Monza and Brianza
Wake Vase A vase representing the concept of japanese Wabi-sabi, revealed the moment the piece is observed in its entirety. The sharp white lines and deep natural green harmonical...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Asian Art and Furniture

Materials

Ceramic

Scroll Stand, Cream Lacquer, Hand-Carved, Limited Edition
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Scroll stand. Cream lacquer. Hand-carved. Wood-base. Limited edition decorative object. Lacquer is a technique that dates back to the Shang dynasty, circa 1600-1100 B.C. These piece...
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21st Century and Contemporary Modern Asian Art and Furniture

Materials

Lacquer, Wood

Les Ottomans Zebra & Gazelle Patterned Silk Turkish Scarves by Alessio Nessi
Located in ROCCAVIVARA CB, IT
A tropical mood with an ottoman touch in Alessio Nesi’s scarves collection for Les-Ottomans. Made in Italy out of silk these scarves, with a 1940s flavor, are colorful, chic and fash...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Asian Art and Furniture

Materials

Silk

Nouveau Large Pin Board in Oyster Grey & Brass Frame by All The Way To Paris
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Nouveau large pin board in oyster grey & brass frame by All The Way To Paris The foam and textiles have been specially engineered to provide soundproofing. Including 2 hanging bra...
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Modern Asian Art and Furniture

Materials

Brass

Hawa Beirut Screen by Richard Yasmine
Located in Geneve, CH
Hawa Beirut screen by Richard Yasmine Materials: Structure in powder coated metal, brushed brass, treated pink marble, stained glass, silk tassels, Mirror Dimensions: H 180 x L 20...
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2010s Lebanese Modern Asian Art and Furniture

Materials

Marble, Brass, Metal

Large Sculpture in Olive Wood by Rectangle Studio
Located in Geneve, CH
Large sculpture in olive wood by Rectangle Studio Dimensions: 23 x 23 x 55 cm Materials: Solid Olive wood It is collected from the roots and branches of different olive trees in...
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2010s Turkish Modern Asian Art and Furniture

Materials

Olive

Figura Sole by Aldo Londi
Located in New York, NY
Launched in 1959 by expert ceramicist Aldo Londi, the Rimini Blue series, which has been produced for over sixty years by the Manifattura Bitossi, is but one of Bitossi’s numerous cl...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Asian Art and Furniture

Materials

Ceramic

21st Century Modern Steel White Coffee Table Patch Made in Italy
By Defne Koz, Marco Susani
Located in Sant'Elena, IT
A collection of sound-absorbing dividing panels able to guarantee privacy without isolating from the surrounding environment. The self-supporting structure allows the integration of ...
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2010s Italian Modern Asian Art and Furniture

Materials

Steel

Figura Montone by Aldo Londi
Located in New York, NY
Launched in 1959 by expert ceramicist Aldo Londi, the Rimini Blue series, which has been produced for over sixty years by the Manifattura Bitossi, is but one of Bitossi’s numerous cl...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Asian Art and Furniture

Materials

Ceramic

Unique Reverso Room Divider by Draga & Aurel
Located in Geneve, CH
Unique Reverso room divider by Draga & Aurel Price for each piece. Please contact us Unique piece Dimensions: W 29 H 271 Materials: Resin, polish brass Partition screen made from c...
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2010s Italian Modern Asian Art and Furniture

Materials

Brass

Centerpiece by Aldo Londi
Located in New York, NY
Launched in 1959 by expert ceramicist Aldo Londi, the Rimini Blue series, which has been produced for over sixty years by the Manifattura Bitossi, is but one of Bitossi’s numerous cl...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Asian Art and Furniture

Materials

Ceramic

Signed Rollin Karg Abstract Art Glass Sculpture
Located in Pasadena, TX
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 ...
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Early 2000s American Modern Asian Art and Furniture

Materials

Art Glass

Royal Comfort Mattress
Located in Santa Cruz do Bispo, PT
The royal comfort mattress is top of the range mattress. This luxurious mattress features latex, memory foam wrapped around a unique hourglass shaped pocket spring system – each geom...
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2010s European Modern Asian Art and Furniture

Materials

Velvet

Chinese Attributed Hard Stone Carving of a Recumbent Horse Signed S C Yip
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
An unusual vintage hand carved hard stone figure of a recumbent horse signed S C Yip and believed to be Chinese dated 1978. The horse is carved from a hard green stone, of jade color...
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1970s Chinese Vintage Modern Asian Art and Furniture

Materials

Stone

Praga Bookshelf, Contemporary Portuguese Design
Located in Porto, PT
Praga bookshelf is a work of art, a decorative object and a piece of furniture. This practical and architectural element can be placed against a wall or it can be used as a room sepa...
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2010s Portuguese Modern Asian Art and Furniture

Materials

Stainless Steel

Unique Vertigo Room Divider Module by Draga & Aurel
Located in Geneve, CH
Unique Vertigo Room Divider by Draga & Aurel The published price corresponds to ONE (01) bar. Please contact us for full module quotations. Unique piece. Dimensions: W 30 D 10 H 200,...
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2010s Italian Modern Asian Art and Furniture

Materials

Brass

“Sunshine” Contemporary Hanging Lamp, Kyoto Washi, Sun Silk, Cast Brass
Located in Pietrasanta, IT
This lamp is a contemporary piece, made in Tuscany, Italy entirely by hand, 100% of Italian origin. The style has an elegant Japanese style. A star-shaped brass, like a glass theca l...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Asian Art and Furniture

Materials

Crystal, Brass

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