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Modern Textiles

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 The modernists rejected both natural and historical references and relied primarily on industrial materials such as metal, glass, plywood, and, later, plastics.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

19th Century Japanese Antique Modern Textiles

Materials

Leather

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...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Textiles

Materials

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...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Textiles

Materials

Silk

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

Materials

Silk

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

Materials

Paper

Hommage Ⅱ by Blue Tip Atelier
Located in Sammu-city, JP
Title : hommage ? Japan / 2022s Size : W 1000 H 1500 mm A tribute to the respected potter, Lucie Rie. This quilt is made with french linen. Hand quilted with Japanese sashiko ...
Category

2010s Japanese Modern Textiles

Materials

Linen

Hermès by Annie Faivre "Astres Et Soleils" Silk Carre Scarf
Located in Nuernberg, DE
HERMES silk carré scarf "Astres et Soleils". This scarfs brings across the life of the Maya and Aztec with an opulent terracotta shade and green whimsical design on a ocher and wh...
Category

1990s French Modern Textiles

Materials

Silk

AOZORA Ⅱ by Blue Tip Atelier
Located in Sammu-city, JP
Title : AOZORA ? Japan / 2022s Size : W 500 H 500 mm Created with the image of the sky. This quilt is made with french linen. Hand dyed with logwood. All birds are hand-embro...
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2010s Japanese Modern Textiles

Materials

Linen

Aozora Ⅰ by Blue Tip Atelier
Located in Sammu-city, JP
Title : AOZORA ? Japan / 2022s Size : W 500 H 500 mm Created with the image of the sky. This quilt is made with french linen. Hand dyed with logwood. All birds are hand-embro...
Category

2010s Japanese Modern Textiles

Materials

Linen

Lumière Ⅰ by Blue Tip Atelier
Located in Sammu-city, JP
Title : lumière ? Japan / 2022s Size : W 990 H 770 mm A work inspired by light. This quilt is made with Woven fresh linen and french linen. Hand-quilted with Japanese sash...
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2010s Japanese Modern Textiles

Materials

Linen

Lumière Ⅱ by Blue Tip Atelier
Located in Sammu-city, JP
Title : lumière ? Japan / 2021s Size : W 1020 H 770 mm A work inspired by light. This quilt is made with Woven fresh linen and french linen. Hand-quilted with Japanese sas...
Category

2010s Japanese Modern Textiles

Materials

Linen

Landscape by Blue Tip Atelier
Located in Sammu-city, JP
Title : Landscape Japan / 2022s Size : W 1300 H 1800 mm This quilt is made with woven fresh linen and French linen. Hand quilted with cotton thread. Partially hand-embroidered...
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2010s Japanese Modern Textiles

Materials

Linen

Mountains at Dawn by Blue Tip Atelier
Located in Sammu-city, JP
Title : Mountains at dawn Japan / 2022s Size : W 990 H 1500 mm A work inspired by the mountains at dawn. This quilt is made with french linen. Hand-quilted with Japanese s...
Category

2010s Japanese Modern Textiles

Materials

Linen

Suiren by Blue Tip Atelier
Located in Sammu-city, JP
Title : SUIREN Japan / 2022s Size : W 610 H 810 mm Expressing delicate color changes by dyeing many times. This quilt is made with french linen and cotton. Hand-quilted wi...
Category

2010s Japanese Modern Textiles

Materials

Linen

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...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Textiles

Materials

Silk

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...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary English Modern Textiles

Materials

Silk, Paint

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...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Textiles

Materials

Silk

Jaṅgalī by Chaccra, Himalayan Yak Khullu Wool,Nepal Inspired Handcrafted Blanket
Located in Hong Kong, HK
Nepal’s untamed landscapes and rugged nature are at the heart of the inspiration behind our Ja?gali Blanket. Like the wild mountain ranges of the Himalayas, Ja?gali weaves together a...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Nepalese Modern Textiles

Materials

Wool, Cotton

Prakāśa by Chaccra, Himalayan Yak Khullu Wool,Nepal Inspired Handcrafted Blanket
Located in Hong Kong, HK
Drawing inspiration from the journey between light and dark, our Prakasa Blanket symbolises the intense contrast between the positivity of the Nepali people and the sometimes raw and...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Nepalese Modern Textiles

Materials

Wool, Cotton

Tree by Blue Tip Atelier
Located in Sammu-city, JP
Title : Tree Japan / 2021s Size : W 1100 H 1400 mm This quilt is a traditional technique called nine patches, which skillfully uses the shades of cloth to create a mosaic effec...
Category

2010s Japanese Modern Textiles

Materials

Linen

Tingi by Blue Tip Atelier
Located in Sammu-city, JP
Title : Tingi Japan / 2021s Size : W 1500 x H 1080 mm Tingi is a type of Indonesian mangrove and is a dye often used for Indonesian batik. This quilt is made with Woven fresh l...
Category

2010s Asian Modern Textiles

Materials

Linen

ICHIMATSU by Blue Tip atelier
Located in Sammu-city, JP
Title : ICHIMATSU Japan / 2020s Size : W 1480 x H 1480 mm Each part is dyed with indigo to express a checkered pattern that collapses. This quilt is made with Woven fresh linen....
Category

2010s Japanese Modern Textiles

Materials

Linen

Logwood by Blue Tip Atelier
Located in Sammu-city, JP
Title : Logwood Japan / 2021s Size : W 1120 x H 820 mm Logwood is a dye traditionally used by the Maya, an indigenous people of the United States. In recent years, it has also...
Category

2010s Asian Modern Textiles

Materials

Linen

Sawtooth by Blue Tip Atelier
Located in Sammu-city, JP
Sawtooth ?Japan / 2019s Size : W 1640 x H 2050 mm A tribute to the traditional American quilt design made around 1840. Made with organic cotton, and indigo cotton in Alsace reg...
Category

2010s Asian Modern Textiles

Materials

Linen

Komorebi by Blue Tip Atelier
Located in Sammu-city, JP
Title : KOMOREBI Japan / 2021s Size : W 800 H 1000 mm A work in which 580 linen parts are put together in the image of sunlight through the trees. The materials are freshly wo...
Category

2010s Asian Modern Textiles

Materials

Linen

Cow by Blue Tip Atelier
Located in Sammu-city, JP
Title : Cow Japan / 2021s Size : W 1060 H 770 mm This quilt is made with french linen. Hand quilted with cotton thread and Uses hand-knitted hemp strings. Hand dyed with madd...
Category

2010s Asian Modern Textiles

Materials

Linen

Balloon by Blue Tip Atelier
Located in Sammu-city, JP
Title : Balloon Japan / 2021s Size : W 1000 H 1000 mm This quilt is made with french linen and organic cotton. Hand quilted with cotton thread and Uses hand-knitted hemp strin...
Category

2010s Japanese Modern Textiles

Materials

Linen

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 ...
Category

Late 20th Century Turkish Modern Textiles

Materials

Paper

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   
Category

Mid-20th Century Congolese Modern Textiles

Materials

Raffia

Orley Shabahang "Magma" Contemporary Persian Rug, 9x12
Located in New York, NY
This Orley Shabahang signature “Magma” carpet in pure handspun wool and organic dyes showcases an abstract contemporary design in a hand-knotted Persian weave. From the Orley Shabaha...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Modern Textiles

Materials

Wool

Orley Shabahang "Rice Paddy" Contemporary Persian Rug, 3x5
Located in New York, NY
From our flat-weave series, "Rice Paddy" employs Orley Shabahang's double weave to compose this durable and understated carpet. The soft magenta hue effortlessly will add a subtle po...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Persian Modern Textiles

Materials

Wool

Orley Shabahang "Rain" Contemporary Persian Rug, Blue & Green, 5x7
Located in New York, NY
This Orley Shabahang signature “Rain No. 1” carpet in pure handspun wool and organic dyes showcases a modern design in a hand knotted Persian weave. This carpet features a simple pat...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Modern Textiles

Materials

Wool

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.
Category

1970s American Vintage Modern Textiles

Materials

Silk, Acrylic

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...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Textiles

Materials

Fabric

Orley Shabahang "Wood Blocks" Contemporary Persian Rug, 10x14
Located in New York, NY
From the Orley Shabahang flat-weave collection, this signature carpet in handspun wool and vegetable dyes was created by master weaver Bahram Shabahang.
Category

2010s Persian Modern Textiles

Materials

Wool

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...
Category

20th Century Indonesian Modern Textiles

Materials

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...
Category

20th Century Indonesian Modern Textiles

Materials

Gold

Orley Shabahang "River Rocks" Contemporary Persian Rug, 9x12
Located in New York, NY
From the Orley Shabahang Architectural collection, this signature hand-knotted pile wool carpet was created by master weaver Bahram Shabahang and completed in our Cheshmeh weave. Mat...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Persian Modern Textiles

Materials

Wool

Pair of Japanese Obi Pillows in Silver and Orange
Located in Chicago, IL
This pair of artisan-designed pillows was made by hand from a vintage Japanese obi patterned with orange wave-like swirls against a metallic silver field. A woven brocade obi of a me...
Category

1970s Japanese Vintage Modern Textiles

Materials

Down, Linen, Silk

Orley Shabahang "Autumn Garden" Contemporary Persian Rug, 10x14
Located in New York, NY
From the Orley Shabahang Tribal collection, this signature hand-knotted wool carpet was created by master weaver Bahram Shabahang. Materials include hand-knotted wool pile, cotton wa...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Persian Modern Textiles

Materials

Wool

Orley Shabahang "Lion" Tribal Revival Persian Rug, 8x10
Located in New York, NY
From the Orley Shabahang Animal collection, this "Lion" carpet was created by master weaver Bahram Shabahang. Made of handspun wool from our own herd of Persian Fat-tail sheep, this ...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Persian Modern Textiles

Materials

Wool

Certain Landscape Ⅲ by Blue Tip Atelier
Located in Sammu-city, JP
?Title : A certain landscape ? Japan / 2019s Size : W 1730 x H 2180 mm The scenery I saw on my trip. This quilt is made with cotton. Hand quilted with cotton thread. Hand dyed ...
Category

2010s Asian Modern Textiles

Materials

Linen

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.  
Category

1980s Brazilian Vintage Modern Textiles

Materials

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.  
Category

1980s Brazilian Vintage Modern Textiles

Materials

Textile

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