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Brutalist Doors and Gates

BRUTALIST STYLE

The term brutalism — which derives from the French word brut, meaning “raw” — was coined to describe an architectural style that emerged in the 1950s featuring monumental buildings, usually made of unornamented concrete, whose design was meant to project an air of strength and solidity. Le Corbusier essentially created the brutalist style; its best-known iterations in the United States are the Marcel Breuer–designed Whitney Museum of American Art and Paul Rudolph's Yale Art and Architecture Building.

Lately, the word “brutalist” has been adopted by the realms of furniture design and the decorative arts to refer to cabinets, tables, and accessory pieces such as mirror frames and lighting that are made of rougher, deeply textured metals and other materials that are the visual and palpable antithesis of the sleek, smooth and suave. Brutalist design encompasses that which is crafted, hewn and worked by hand — an aesthetic rebuke (or, at least, a counterpoint) to furniture that is created using 21st-century materials and technology.

Paul Evans is Exhibit A for brutalist design. His Sculpture Front cabinets laced with high-relief patinated steel mounts have become collector's items nonpareil, while the chairs and tables in his later Cityscape series and Sculpted Bronze series are perhaps the most expressive, attention-grabbing pieces in modern American design. Other exemplars of brutalist design are Silas Seandel, the idiosyncratic New York furniture designer and sculptor whose works in metal — in particular his tables — have a kind of brawny lyricism, and Curtis Jere, a nom-de-trade for the California team of Curtis Freiler and Jerry Fels, the bold makers of expressive scorched and sheared copper and brass mirror frames and wall-mounted sculptures.

The names of other brutalist designers are, so far, unknown to history. The authentic brutalist furniture and sculptures on 1stDibs lend unique, eccentric, human notes to an art and design collection.

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Style: Brutalist
Brutalist Bronze Door Furniture Set with Tree Bark Pattern
Located in London, GB
A large and impressive Brutalist bronze door handle with tree bark design, together with matching keyhole plate and letterbox cover. European, second half 20th century. The pieces...
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20th Century European Brutalist Doors and Gates

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Bronze

Large Brutalist Bronze Door Handle with Tree Bark Pattern
Located in London, GB
A large and impressive Brutalist bronze door handle with tree bark design. European, second half 20th century. The handle is heavily textured, with lots of movement and depth in t...
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20th Century European Brutalist Doors and Gates

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Bronze

Double Pair of Round Push Pull Door Knobs in Acrylic and Brass
Located in London, GB
Double pair of clear perspex and brass round door knobs, European 1970's. These identical door handles can be applied inside or outside on a pair of double doors next to each other...
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1970s European Vintage Brutalist Doors and Gates

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Brass

Pair of Bronze Round Push and Pull Door Handles with Geometric Relief
Located in London, GB
A set round push and pull door handles with strong vertical geometric relief are like door sculptures with original patinas, produced in the 1970's. The identical handles to be appl...
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1970s European Vintage Brutalist Doors and Gates

Materials

Bronze

Large Brutalist Steel Armor Motif Cabinet
Located in Lambertville, NJ
Unique cabinet made from iron gates and a steel cabinet. With several layers of old paint, mid-20th century.
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1970s American Vintage Brutalist Doors and Gates

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Steel, Iron

Pair of Bronze Push Pull Door Handles with Brutalist Relief
Located in London, GB
Set of two rectangular Brutalist bronze door handles with relief and irregular textures European 1970's. Their relief with original patina shows the curved surface and will give real...
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1970s European Vintage Brutalist Doors and Gates

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Bronze

Mid-Century Brutalist Door Handle, Geco Metall
Located in Schagen, NL
Stunning Brutalist metal door handle with geometric features. Remains in wonderful condition with normal signs of age and use. Signed by the Manufacturer.
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Mid-20th Century European Brutalist Doors and Gates

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Metal

Pair of Bronze Push Pull Door Handles with Wave Relief
Located in London, GB
Set of two rectangular bronze door handles with vertical wave relief, European 1970's. Their relief with original patina will give real personality to a house. These identical handle...
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1970s European Vintage Brutalist Doors and Gates

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Bronze

Rare Pair of Bronze Covered Sunburst Doors, 1971
Located in Donhead St Mary, Wiltshire
A sublime pair of impressed and bronzed resin over wood doors with cast bronze handles by Forms and Surfaces Inc. The doors are titled Heroic Sunburst designed by Billy Joe McCarroll...
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1970s American Vintage Brutalist Doors and Gates

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Bronze

Midcentury Bronze “Heroic Sunburst” Pair of Doors
Located in west palm beach, FL
Incredible pair of vintage Bronze cast resin front doors with cast bronze handles. Design appears on both sides of doors. Designed by Billy Joe McCarrol and David Gillespie in 1971. ...
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Mid-20th Century American Brutalist Doors and Gates

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Bronze

Pair of Brutalist Bright Bronze Push and Pull Door Handles for Double Doors
Located in London, GB
A set of two artistic Brutalist bronze door handles with abstract textured design. They have a bright patina protected with a coating against wear. European 1970s with the original A...
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1970s European Vintage Brutalist Doors and Gates

Materials

Bronze

'Tropical Fossil II' Monumental Bronze and Brass Screen by Gianluca Pacchioni
Located in New York, NY
These monumental bronze panels are handcrafted using painstaking techniques at the Milan-based studio of Gianluca Pacchioni. Although part of the Tropical Fossil series, each panel f...
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2010s Italian Brutalist Doors and Gates

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Bronze, Brass

Pair of Square Bronze Push and Pull Door Handles for Double Doors
Located in London, GB
The art relief on the cast bronze door handles are like the surface crust of the moon. It is as if asteroids and meteorites collide with the celestial body, leaving its imprint on th...
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1970s European Vintage Brutalist Doors and Gates

Materials

Bronze

Paul Evans Style Brutalist Bronze Door Pull
Located in Van Nuys, CA
Paul Evans-style solid bronze door pull with a distinct Brutalist pattern across the front. One doorknob per listing, please order 2 pulls if you would like pulls for both the front...
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1970s American Vintage Brutalist Doors and Gates

Materials

Bronze

Pairs of Brutalist Bright Bronze Push and Pull Door Handles for Double Doors
Located in London, GB
A set of two artistic Brutalist bronze door handles with abstract textured design. They have a bright patina protected with a coating against wear. European 1970's with the original ...
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1970s European Vintage Brutalist Doors and Gates

Materials

Bronze

Pair of Bronze Square Push Pull Door Handles
Located in London, GB
Set of two square Brutalist bronze door handles with relief a subtle relief and texture with original patina, European 1970's. These identical handles can be applied inside or outs...
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1970s European Vintage Brutalist Doors and Gates

Materials

Bronze

Bronze Push and Pull Door Handle Pair with Brutalist Relief
Located in London, GB
Sculptural pair of Brutalist push and pull bronze door handles with intense abstract relief and with a dark patina for double doors or on a single door on both sides. These door han...
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1970s European Vintage Brutalist Doors and Gates

Materials

Bronze

Bronze Square Push and Pull Door Handle and Letterbox
Located in London, GB
Square push and pull door handle and matching letter box with rhythmic relief resembling the waves of sound; Their original patina brings out the relief even stronger. They are produ...
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1970s European Vintage Brutalist Doors and Gates

Materials

Bronze

Pair of Italian Bronze Decorative Door Pull in Bronze
Located in London, GB
A pair of highly decorative Italian door pulls / handle’s in bronze, 1970.  
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1970s Italian Vintage Brutalist Doors and Gates

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Bronze

Pair of Sculptural Bronze Door Pulls
Located in Palm Springs, CA
Unique sculptural Brutalist bronze door pulls in the style of Garouste & Bonetti. The pulls are of different sizes, one larger than the other as indicated in the photographs. Measur...
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20th Century Brutalist Doors and Gates

Materials

Bronze

Rare Decorative Door with Circled Pattern, 1970s
Located in Antwerpen, Antwerp
Impressive door with a circled pattern, made in the 1970s. The door is made of aluminium and metal. It has a decorative pattern with carved circles. The door handle is a reflection o...
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1970s European Vintage Brutalist Doors and Gates

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Metal, Aluminum

Brutalist Bronze Square Push and Pull Door Handles Pairs for Double Doors
Located in London, GB
A set of two double push and pull square door handles with abstract relief. They are unused bronze door handles with an abstract textured motif, produced in the 1970's, the bright pa...
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1970s European Vintage Brutalist Doors and Gates

Materials

Bronze

Brutalist Bronze Rectangle Push and Pull Door Handles Double Doors
Located in London, GB
A set of three double push and pull square door handles with abstract relief. They are unused bronze door handles with an abstract textured motif, produced in the 1970's, the bright ...
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1970s European Vintage Brutalist Doors and Gates

Materials

Bronze

Rare Decorative Door with Sunburst Pattern, 1970s
Located in Antwerpen, Antwerp
Impressive door with sunburst pattern, made in the 1970s. The door is made of aluminium and metal. It has a decorative pattern that looks like the rays of the sun. The door handle ha...
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1970s European Vintage Brutalist Doors and Gates

Materials

Metal, Aluminum

Pair of Round Bronze Push Pull Door Handles with Spiral Relief and Keyhole Cover
Located in London, GB
A set round push and pull door handles with spiral relief & pair of matching keyhole covers 5 cm diameter. They produced in the 1970's. The identical handles can be applied on double...
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1970s European Vintage Brutalist Doors and Gates

Materials

Bronze

Bronze Push and Pull Door Handle Pair with Brutalist Relief
Located in London, GB
Sculptural pair of Brutalist square push and pull bronze door handles with intense abstract relief and original patina are for double doors or on a single door on both sides. These ...
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1970s European Vintage Brutalist Doors and Gates

Materials

Bronze

Pair of Square Bronze Push Pull Door Handles with Tree Relief
Located in London, GB
Set of two square Brutalist bronze door handles with forest vegetation textures European 1970's. Their relief with original dark patina will give real personality to a house. These ...
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1970s European Vintage Brutalist Doors and Gates

Materials

Bronze

Pair of Brutalist Dark Bronze Push and Pull Door Handles for Double Doors
Located in London, GB
Set of two artistic Brutalist bronze door handles with abstract textured design European 1970's. Their relief with original dark patina will give real personality to a house. These ...
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1970s European Vintage Brutalist Doors and Gates

Materials

Bronze

Set of Two Bronze Handles with Abstract Relief
Located in London, GB
Set of two square bronze door handles of square form with raised abstract design. Push or pull fittings. European, 20th century. The handles are made of cast bronze, and could sui...
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20th Century Brutalist Doors and Gates

Materials

Bronze

Pair of Brutalist Bronze Push and Pull Door Handles for Double Doors
Located in London, GB
Set of two artistic Brutalist bronze door handles with abstract textured design European 1970's. Their relief with original dark patina will give real personality to a house. These i...
Category

1970s European Vintage Brutalist Doors and Gates

Materials

Bronze

Pair of Brutalist Bright Bronze Push and Pull Door Handles for Double Doors
Located in London, GB
A set of two artistic Brutalist bronze door handles with abstract textured design. They have a bright patina protected with a coating against wear. European 1970s with the original A...
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1970s European Vintage Brutalist Doors and Gates

Materials

Bronze

Bronze Square Door Handles Pair for Double Doors with Nature Relief Design
Located in London, GB
A set of two artistic Brutalist bronze door handles with textured design based on nature, which gives real personality touch to double doors. The handles are heavily textured and sli...
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1970s European Vintage Brutalist Doors and Gates

Materials

Bronze

Brutalist Bronze Door Handle with Semi Precious Stones for Push and Pull Doors
Located in London, GB
Brutalist bronze door handle with three semi-precious stones (tigers eye, amethyst, rose quartz) that stand out against abstract relief with original patina. This rich in detail door...
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1970s German Vintage Brutalist Doors and Gates

Materials

Bronze

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