Modern Architectural Elements

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 The Modernists rejected both natural and historical references and relied primarily on industrial materials such as metal, glass, plywood, and, later, plastics.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

Floor Standing Geometric Sculpture
Floor Standing Geometric Sculpture
James Prestini
Late 20th Century American American Modern Abstract Sculptures
An interesting and fun sculpture. Made of solid steel with powder coated red paint. It weights roughly 50 to 60 pounds. A great piece for the garden or add to a collection of modern ...
Architectural Wall Panel by Jean Prouvé
Architectural Wall Panel by Jean Prouvé
Jean Prouvé
Mid-20th Century French Modern Architectural Elements
Metal
Prefabricated, exterior wall panel from an architectural project by Jean Prouvé. Possibly from one of the 15 "Metropole" aluminium houses, 1949. Manufactured by Ateliers Jean Prouve...
Architectural "Flat" Roof Panel by Jean Prouvé
Architectural "Flat" Roof Panel by Jean Prouvé
Jean Prouvé
Mid-20th Century French Modern Architectural Elements
Metal
Prefabricated, "flat" roof panel from an architectural project by Jean Prouvé, which lock together at the edges. Manufactured by Ateliers Jean Prouvé.
Jean Prouvé Sliding Cabinet Doors in Frames
Jean Prouvé Sliding Cabinet Doors in Frames
Jean Prouvé
Mid-20th Century French Modern Architectural Elements
Oak, Plywood
Sliding cabinet doors with carved handles by Jean Prouvé in collaboration with Charlotte Perriand. Two white sliding doors on wood track frame for a 1950s integrated cupboard/storage...
Ten Aluminium Architectural Panels by Jean Prouvé
Ten Aluminium Architectural Panels by Jean Prouvé
Jean Prouvé
Mid-20th Century French Modern Architectural Elements
Aluminum
Prefabricated, "flat" aluminium roof panels from an architectural project by Jean Prouvé. Manufactured by Ateliers Jean Prouvé. Ten available in various heights, approximat...
Architectural Wall Panel by Jean Prouvé
Architectural Wall Panel by Jean Prouvé
Jean Prouvé
Mid-20th Century French Modern Architectural Elements
Metal
Prefabricated, corrugated exterior wall panel from an architectural project by Jean Prouvé. Mixed materials. Manufactured by Ateliers Jean Prouvé. Measures: 84.75 in.
Rondo Fire Pit by AK47 Design
Rondo Fire Pit by AK47 Design
AK47 Design
2010s Italian Modern Fireplaces and Mantels
Steel, Concrete
Rondo fire pit by AK47 design. Art meets function with the Rondo wood-burning fire pit. Created by combining steel and stone, the aesthetic is pleasing and sophisticated. Standing...
Artu Fire Pit designed by AK47 Design
Artu Fire Pit designed by AK47 Design
AK47 Design
2010s Italian Modern Fireplaces and Mantels
Steel, Glass, Teak
Artu Fire Pit designed by AK47 Design A chestnut fire pit that combines traditional and updated components, the Artu by AK 47 Design does double duty as an outdoor sculpture and i...
Hubertus Clothing Rack by Filippo Mambretti & Mogg
Hubertus Clothing Rack by Filippo Mambretti & Mogg
Mogg, Filippo Mambretti
21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Architectural Elements
"Hubertus, designed by Filippo Mambretti, is a pair of hanger original, unconventional definitely out of the ordinary. A path to the bizarre, the unusual, the very successful attempt...
English Sandstone Bird Baths for the Garden 'In...
20th Century English Modern Garden Ornaments
Stone
A pair of fine English garden bird baths of sandstone, each featuring a square top with round recessed bath area in the centre, set upon a chamfered column pedestal with square plint...
Eclipse Outdoor Trishaw by Kenneth Cobonpue
Kenneth Cobonpue
2010s Philippine Modern Patio and Garden Furniture
Eclipse outdoor trishaw by Kenneth Cobonpue Made of aluminium and woven with recyclable polyethylene, this composition of circles forms a lightweight frame bound in place with a t...
Zen Fire Pit by AK47 Design
AK47 Design
2010s Italian Modern Architectural Elements
Steel
Zen fire pit by AK47 Design. Steel fire pit Ø1800 mm. Zen is a wood-burning outdoor fire pit with a round steel crown and built-in brazier. Stone, gravel, volcanic stones and san...
Boyo Decorational Element in Lacquered Green Po...
PLUST, Gentle Giants
21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Architectural Elements
Plastic, Lacquer
"Capacious totem vase reminiscent of the stylized figure of a natural element such as a flower. Combined with the ""Harbo"" vase, it may be placed to create great emotional impact in...
Set of Patinated Cast Bronze Sculptures
Harry Bertoia
20th Century American Modern Abstract Sculptures
Bronze, Travertine
Set of patinated cast bronze sculptures on travertine bases. #1 Measures: 18.75" wide x 38.5" tall x 8" deep #2 Measures: 17.5" wide x 34.5" tall x 8" deep.
Salvatori Fontane Bianche Wall Hook in Gris Du ...
Salvatori, Elisa Ossino
21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Architectural Elements
Marble
The delicate touch and bold geometric forms that characterise the Fontane Bianche collection of basins and tapware continue in the new range of accessories created by Elisa Ossino to...
Salvatori Fontane Bianche Wall Hook in Gris du ...
Salvatori, Elisa Ossino
21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Architectural Elements
Marble
The delicate touch and bold geometric forms that characterise the Fontane Bianche collection of basins and tapware continue in the new range of accessories created by Elisa Ossino to...
Salvatori Fontane Bianche Wall Hook in Botticin...
Salvatori, Elisa Ossino
21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Architectural Elements
Marble
The delicate touch and bold geometric forms that characterise the Fontane Bianche collection of basins and tapware continue in the new range of accessories created by Elisa Ossino to...
Zero Small Aluminium Fire Pit by AK47 Design
AK47 Design
2010s Italian Modern Architectural Elements
Aluminum, Steel, Glass
Zero small aluminium fire pit by AK47 design Zero is a wood-burning outdoor fire pit designed for special outdoor moments. Design and art come together, depicting fire with style...
Salvatori Fontane Bianche Wall Hook in Bianco C...
Salvatori, Elisa Ossino
21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Architectural Elements
Marble
The delicate touch and bold geometric forms that characterise the Fontane Bianche collection of basins and tapware continue in the new range of accessories created by Elisa Ossino to...
Ercole Large Fire Pit by AK47 Design
AK47 Design
2010s Italian Modern Architectural Elements
Ercole large fire pit by AK47 Design Grey concrete fire pit Ø2500 mm. Ercole is a outdoor wood-burning fire pit. It is born by the union of two raw materials – the steel as a st...
Ercole Small Fire Pit by AK47 Design
AK47 Design
2010s Italian Modern Architectural Elements
Steel, Concrete
Ercole small fire pit by AK47 design. Grey concrete fire pit Ø1500 mm. Ercole is a outdoor wood-burning fire pit. It is born by the union of two raw materials – the steel as a s...
'Bronze' Metallic Glazed Handmade Ceramic Tile
John Sheppard
21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Architectural Elements
Ceramic
Handmade ceramic tile with a metallic bronze glaze that catches the light in interesting ways. This tile is formed, cut, finished and glazed entirely by hand from start to finish. It...
'Iridescent Black' Glazed Handmade Ceramic Tile
John Sheppard
21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Architectural Elements
Ceramic
Handmade ceramic tile with a glossy, iridescent black glaze. This tile is formed, cut, and finished entirely by hand from start to finish. It is available in several standard sizes, ...
'Coal' Matte Black Handmade Ceramic Tile
John Sheppard
21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Architectural Elements
Ceramic
Handmade ceramic tile with a matte, slightly metallic, finely textured black finish. This tile is formed, cut, and finished entirely by hand from start to finish. It is available in ...
'Ash' Textured Black and White Handmade Ceramic...
John Sheppard
21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Architectural Elements
Ceramic
Handmade ceramic tile with a complex layered black and white finish, with a texture reminiscent of wood or stone. This tile is formed, cut, and finished entirely by hand from start t...
Salvatori Fontane Bianche Wall Hook in Bianco C...
Elisa Ossino
21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Architectural Elements
Marble
The delicate touch and bold geometric forms that characterise the Fontane Bianche collection of basins and tapware continue in the new range of accessories created by Elisa Ossino to...
Drop Silvered Oak Handcrafted and Glazed Bespok...
Studio SORS
21st Century and Contemporary Swiss Modern Architectural Elements
Ceramic
Our fish scale style shaped tiles are made from clay sourced from the Mediterranean earth. Designed in our studios in Switzerland and France, each tile is hand molded and overseen by...
Gold, Square Handcrafted Authentic Gold Ceramic...
Studio SORS
21st Century and Contemporary Swiss Modern Architectural Elements
Gold, Ceramic
Our authentic gold ceramic tiles are made from clay sourced from the Mediterranean earth. Designed in our studios in Switzerland and France, each tile is hand molded and overseen by ...
Diamond Handcrafted Glazed Bespoke Ceramic Tile...
Studio SORS
21st Century and Contemporary Swiss Modern Architectural Elements
Gold, Ceramic
The diamond tile is one of the cornerstone forms of our ceramic tile collection. This is truly a timeless and flexible design motive. Made from clay sourced from the Mediterranean, t...
Salvatori Fontane Bianche Wall Hook in Gris Du ...
Salvatori, Elisa Ossino
21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Architectural Elements
Marble
The delicate touch and bold geometric forms that characterise the Fontane Bianche collection of basins and tapware continue in the new range of accessories created by Elisa Ossino to...
Salvatori Fontane Bianche Wall Hook in Verde Al...
Salvatori, Elisa Ossino
21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Architectural Elements
Marble
The delicate touch and bold geometric forms that characterise the Fontane Bianche collection of basins and tapware continue in the new range of accessories created by Elisa Ossino to...
Salvatori Fontane Bianche Wall Hook in Verde Al...
Salvatori, Elisa Ossino
21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Architectural Elements
Marble
The delicate touch and bold geometric forms that characterize the Fontane Bianche collection of basins and tapware continue in the new range of accessories created by Elisa Ossino to...
Salvatori Fontane Bianche Wall Hook in Bianco C...
Salvatori, Elisa Ossino
21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Architectural Elements
Marble
The delicate touch and bold geometric forms that characterise the Fontane Bianche collection of basins and tapware continue in the new range of accessories created by Elisa Ossino to...
Industrial Rings Sculpture
Vintage 1960s American Modern Abstract Sculptures
Iron
Vintage Interlocking Industrial Rings in natural rust patina Can be used for indoor or outdoor.  
Salvatori Fontane Bianche Wall Hook in Verde Al...
Salvatori, Elisa Ossino
21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Architectural Elements
Marble
The delicate touch and bold geometric forms that characterise the Fontane Bianche collection of basins and tapware continue in the new range of accessories created by Elisa Ossino to...
Salvatori Fontane Bianche Wall Hook in Botticin...
Salvatori, Elisa Ossino
21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Architectural Elements
Marble
The delicate touch and bold geometric forms that characterise the Fontane Bianche collection of basins and tapware continue in the new range of accessories created by Elisa Ossino to...
Stunning Large Modern Geometric Corten Steel Sc...
2010s American Modern Statues
Steel
Stunning and large outdoor sculpture constructed of Corten steel. Geometric sculpture looks incredible from all angles. As it ages, sculpture will develop an incredible patina. Museu...
Set of Four Columns
Vintage 1970s Modern Wall-mounted Sculptures
Fiberglass
Four fiberglass decorative elements from a Parisian drug store. These large scale elements are one of a kind. Their original grey patina is stunning. A unique find. The dimensions gi...
Four Iron Pulls by Louis Sullivan
Louis Sullivan
Antique 1890s American Modern Architectural Elements
Iron
These four pulls, made of bronzed iron, were originally affixed to window sashes in the Chicago Stock Exchange, an important milestone in the early development of modernist architect...
Salvatori Fontane Bianche Wall Hook in Botticin...
Salvatori, Elisa Ossino
21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Architectural Elements
Marble
The delicate touch and bold geometric forms that characterise the Fontane Bianche collection of basins and tapware continue in the new range of accessories created by Elisa Ossino to...
Sculpted Solid Blackened Cast Brass Ava Drawer ...
Blanche Jelly
2010s American American Modern Architectural Elements
Brass
Made from solid brass, the Ava Drawer Pull is sand cast before being hand carved, blackened, and lacquered in Portland, Oregon. Thread: 8-32, includes installation screw.
Ronn Jaffe’s ‘Onassis’ Luxe Marble Fireplace Ma...
Ronn Jaffe
20th Century American Modern Fireplaces and Mantels
Marble
A truly Connoisseur original, first designed by Ronn Jaffe for Aristotle Onassis! This extraordinary chic large modern mantel by Artist Designer Ronn Jaffe is a work of art of styli...
Pair of Abstract Leaded Glass Windows
20th Century American Modern Architectural Elements
Glass, Lead, Wood
Studio Crafted stained glass abstraction. These pieces have been custom framed for display. Two panels measure: 30.5" wide x 41" tall x 3.5" deep. Two panels measure: 27.25" wid...
Solid Cast Brass N3 Drawer Pull Hardware
Blanche Jelly
2010s American American Modern Architectural Elements
Brass, Bronze
The N3 drawer pull is sand cast in brass or bronze and then finished by hand, blackened, and lacquered in our studio in Portland, Oregon. Measures: 3/8" diameter post with 8-32 th...
Blackened Solid Cast Brass N5 Drawer Pull
Blanche Jelly
2010s American American Modern Architectural Elements
Brass, Bronze
Cast from solid brass, the N5 drawer pull is hand finished, blackened, and lacquered. Measures: 8-32 thread in 3/8" diameter post. Ships with installation screw.
Blackened Solid Cast Brass N6 Drawer Pull
Blanche Jelly
2010s American American Modern Architectural Elements
Brass, Bronze
The N6 drawer pull is sand cast in brass or bronze and then finished by hand, blackened, and lacquered in our studio in Portland, Oregon. 3/8" diameter post with 8-32 thread. Incl...
Solid Cast Brass Blackened Cora Drawer Pull Har...
Blanche Jelly
2010s American American Modern Architectural Elements
Brass, Bronze
The Cora Drawer Pull is cast from solid brass or bronze, hand finished, and blackened before being lacquered. Thread: 8-32. Ships with installation screw.
Blackened Dickon Solid Brass Drawer Pull Hardware
Blanche Jelly
2010s North American American Modern Architectural Elements
Brass
The sculptural Dickon drawer pull is cast from solid brass, finished by hand, blackened and lacquered in Portland, Oregon. Each is slightly different from the next. Thread: 8-32.
Solid Brass Cast and Blackened Edna Drawer Pull...
Blanche Jelly
2010s American American Modern Architectural Elements
Brass, Bronze
The Edna Drawer Pull is cast out of solid brass before being hand carved, blackened, and lacquered. Thread: 8-32. Comes with installation screw.
Solid Cast Brass Erwan Drawer Pull Hardware
Blanche Jelly
2010s American American Modern Architectural Elements
Brass, Bronze
The sculptural Erwan Drawer Pull is cast from solid brass or bronze, hand carved, and blackened before being lacquered.
Sculpted Solid Blackened Cast Brass Milo Drawer...
Blanche Jelly
2010s American American Modern Architectural Elements
Brass
The Milo Drawer Pull is cast from solid brass, hand-sculpted, and then blackened and lacquered in Portland, Oregon.
Custom Contemporary Stone and Copper Sculpture
Unknown
1990s American Modern Architectural Elements
Copper, Cement, Soapstone
For your consideration a contemporary sculpture over 7' tall. Stone mounted with a cement base (painted in black) and upper section in patinated copper. Beautiful abstract or...
1961 Ceramic Wall Panel by Jean Megard, France
Jean Mégard
Vintage 1960s French Modern Decorative Art
Ceramic
1961 ceramic wall decoration signed by Jean Mégard. About the Artist : As a ceramist Jean Megard (1925 - 2015) took part in the early fifties to several exhibitions of two prestigi...
Marble Wall with Built in Light Upon Request
Unknown
21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Panelling
Carrara Marble
Very elegant marble wall that you can order upon your need. On panel is made out of four blocks 60 x 60 cm. You can order them also without the light and so make different combinatio...
Abstract Steel Patinated Sculpture by Kim Nelson
20th Century American Modern Abstract Sculptures
Steel
Abstract Steel Patinated Sculpture by Kim Nelson
Pair of French Plaster Capitals
20th Century French Modern Architectural Elements
Plaster
A pair of mid 20th century plaster carved capitals in the Syrian taste.
Exceptional Pair of Totems by Espen Eiborg
Espen Eiborg
20th Century Norwegian Modern Architectural Elements
Spectacular set of totems by Espen Eiborg the noted sculptor from Oslo Norway who has exhibitions at galleries allover the world and is also in many major museums and private collect...
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