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 The Modernists rejected both natural and historical references and relied primarily on industrial materials such as metal, glass, plywood, and, later, plastics.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

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UMBRA Mink Cashmere Merino Light Weight Throw
Located in Bloomfield Hills, MI
Custom design by Studio Variously, UMBRA MINK is a light weight throw that can be very well used as a scarf or a wrap / shawl as well. It is finely handwoven by master artisans in Ne...
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2010s Indian Modern Textiles

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Fabric

LUNAR Cashmere Scarf / Wrap
Located in Bloomfield Hills, MI
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Rose Handloom Cashmere Silk Scarf
Located in Bloomfield Hills, MI
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Hanae Mori Japanese Modern Designer Fourrure Full Length Fur Coat
Located in Studio City, CA
A beautiful vintage full fur coat (likely fox or mink) with silk interior by famed 20th century Japanese designer Hanae Mori. Interior with all the proper maker's labels and previous...
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Late 20th Century Japanese Modern Textiles

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Fur, Silk

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 Textiles

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Leather

Les Ottomans Leopard 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 Textiles

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Silk

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

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Les Ottomans, 'Silk Cushion' by Matthew Williamson
Located in ROCCAVIVARA CB, IT
Matthew Williamson one of the most well known fashion designer has created a tabletop and textile collection for les-Ottomans. Colors is a must in all Williamsons’ designs as well as...
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21st Century and Contemporary English Modern Textiles

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Silk, Paint

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

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Silk

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 Textiles

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Silk

Les Ottomans Falcon 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 Textiles

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Turkey from The Selcuks to the Ottomans, Architecture Tashen Coffee Table Book
Located in North Hollywood, CA
"Turkey From the Selcuks to the Ottomans " Vintage 1988 Large Hardcover Architecture Tashen coffee table book. Turkey (Taschen's World Architecture) Hardcover – May 1, 1998 by Henri ...
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Late 20th Century Turkish Modern Textiles

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Paper

Ottoman Costumes Turkish Hardcover, January 1, 1986 Coffee Table Book
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Ottoman Costume Book (Turkish) Hardcover, January 1, 1986. by Fenerci Mehmed Fenerci MehmeT Album (Author) From the 15th century on, Europeans attempted to become acquainted with t...
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Late 20th Century Turkish Modern Textiles

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Paper

Carpet Tibetian Tiger of the 20th Century
Located in Milano, IT
Beautiful and well colored Tibetan carpet in wool knotted by hand with cotton warp and in good condition, end of the 20th century. The symbol of the Tibetian Tiger: It was very commo...
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20th Century Tibetan Modern Textiles

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Wool, Cotton

Raffia Africa Strip with Shells Panel
Located in Alessandria, Piemonte
Old African panel with shells, you can mount on a panel for wall, or place on table, or mount as lampshade. Its colors are sunny. B/1677-1   
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Mid-20th Century Congolese Modern Textiles

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Raffia

Haori Jacket by Greg Copeland
Located in Sagaponack, NY
A Japanese silk haori float-mounted on an acrylic rod to a stretched pink cloth canvas in a custom formed acrylic shadow box by artist Greg Copeland of New Jersey.
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1970s American Vintage Modern Textiles

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Silk, Acrylic

Textile in Green, Blue, Black, and White by Roberto Burle Marx, circa 1980s
Located in New York, NY
Roberto Burle Marx. Textile in green, blue, black and white. Unsigned, Brazil, circa 1980s.  
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1980s Brazilian Vintage Modern Textiles

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Textile

Textile in Green, Blue, Black, and White by Roberto Burle Marx, circa 1980s
Located in New York, NY
Textile in green, blue, black and white. Unsigned, circa 1980s. Roberto Burle Marx, Brazil.  
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1980s Brazilian Vintage Modern Textiles

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Textile

Textile in Purple and Greenish-Blue by Roberto Burle Marx, circa 1980s
Located in New York, NY
Textile in purple and greenish-blue. Unsigned, circa 1980s. Roberto Burle Marx, Brazil.  
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1980s Brazilian Vintage Modern Textiles

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Textile

Prada Black Overcoat Made in Italy
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Prada black overcoat. Flap pockets on the side Adjustable straps on the cuffs Light summery overcoat, see through lace. Size 52. Garment length: 44 inches. Made in Italy. Like...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Textiles

Indonesian Cloth
Located in Roma, IT
Indonesian cloth finely decorated with floreal motives in yellow and green on a dark blue background. This artwork is shipped from Italy. Under existing legislation, any artwork i...
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20th Century Indonesian Modern Textiles

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Textile

Ceremonial Cloth 'Tapis' of Lampung
Located in Roma, IT
This ceremonial cloth 'Tapis' of Lampung is in silk and cotton with golden strings. A very similar tapis is at the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco (inv. n. 1991.38). This artwo...
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20th Century Indonesian Modern Textiles

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Gold

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