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Post-Modern Patio and Garden Furniture

POSTMODERN STYLE

Strictly speaking, postmodern design was a short-lived movement that manifested itself chiefly in Italy and the United States in the early 1980s. The characteristics of postmodern furniture and other postmodern objects included hot-colored, loud-patterned, usually plastic surfaces; strange proportions and weird angles; and a vague-at-best relationship between form and function.

Critics derided postmodern design as a grandstanding bid for attention and nothing of consequence. The fact that, decades later, postmodern design still has the power to provoke thoughts (along with other reactions) proves they were not entirely correct.

Postmodernism began as an architectural critique. Starting in the 1960s, a small cadre of mainly American architects began to argue that modernism, once high-minded and even noble in its goals, had become stale, stagnant and blandly corporate. In the next decade in Milan, a cohort of designers led by Ettore Sottsass and Alessandro Mendini brought the discussion to bear on design.

Sottsass and Michele de Lucchi, in 1980, gathered a core group of young designers, which would come to include Michael Graves, Marco Zanini, Shiro Kuramata and Matteo Thun, into a design collective they called Memphis. The Memphis Group saw design as a means of communication and they wanted it to shout. That it did: the first Memphis collection appeared in 1981 and broke all the modernist taboos, embracing irony, kitsch, wild ornamentation and bad taste.

Memphis works remain icons of postmodernism: the Sottsass Casablanca bookcase, with its leopard-print plastic veneer; de Lucchi’s First chair, which has been described as having the look of an electronics component; Martine Bedin’s Super lamp: a pull-toy puppy on a power cord leash. After the initial Memphis show caused an uproar, postmodern design quickly took off in America. The architect Robert Venturi had already begun a series of plywood chairs for Knoll Inc. with beefy, exaggerated silhouettes of traditional styles such as Queen Anne and Chippendale. In 1982, the new firm Swid Powell enlisted a group of top American architects, including Frank Gehry, Richard Meier, Stanley Tigerman and Venturi to create postmodern tableware in silver, ceramic and glass.

On 1stDibs, the collection of postmodern furniture includes seating, decorative objects, lighting fixtures and more.

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Style: Post-Modern
David Mazel Tov LifeGuard Chair, Handcrafted Maple Coastal Inspiration Seating
Located in Montreal, Quebec
This chair is named in honor of the famous lifeguard. David Mazel Tov is a design focused on perspectives and it allows two people to co-exist in a space with different points of vie...
Category

2010s Canadian Post-Modern Patio and Garden Furniture

Materials

Rattan, Maple

Trampolín Bench, Blue by Cuatro Cuatros
Located in Geneve, CH
Trampolín bench - Blue by Cuatro Cuatros Dimensions: W135, D49, H83, Seat 44 Materials: Chrome plated or painted iron structure Foam CMHR (high resilience and flame retardant) for...
Category

2010s Spanish Post-Modern Patio and Garden Furniture

Materials

Chrome, Iron

Outdoor Bench, Barricade Bench by Jumbo, Modern Metal Garden Bench in Yellow
Located in New York, NY
This outdoor metal bench by New York based design duo JUMBO is an exceptionally durable metal bench made in the form of a barricade that has been bent into a garden bench, with seati...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Post-Modern Patio and Garden Furniture

Materials

Steel

Hug Armchair by Pepe Albargues
Located in Geneve, CH
Hug Armchair by Pepe Albargues Dimensions: Width 108 - Depth 95 - Height 73 - Seat 43 cm Materials: Pine wood structure reinforced with plywood and tablex. Backrest is 50% goose f...
Category

2010s Spanish Post-Modern Patio and Garden Furniture

Materials

Plywood

Oslo Armchair Arctic Fox Throw by Pepe Albargues
Located in Geneve, CH
Oslo armchair - arctic fox throw by Pepe Albargues Dimensions: W65, D60, H73, Seat 44 Materials: Beech wood structure. Foam CMHR (high resilience and flame retardant) for all our ...
Category

2010s Spanish Post-Modern Patio and Garden Furniture

Materials

Upholstery, Foam, Wood

Hug Armchair, Blue by Cristian Reyes
Located in Geneve, CH
Hug armchair - Blue by Cristian Reyes Dimensions: W108, D95, H73, Seat 43 Materials: Pine wood structure reinforced with plywood and tablex Backrest is 50% goose feather and 50% w...
Category

2010s Spanish Post-Modern Patio and Garden Furniture

Materials

Fabric, Wood

Minimalist Outdoor Chair in Stainless Steel "Haruka" by Samuel Lamas
Located in Brasilia, DF
This award-winning timeless outdoor seating in stainless steel is designed with in architectonic and geometric reasoning. Framed in a square mesh, the shape and continuity of structu...
Category

2010s Brazilian Post-Modern Patio and Garden Furniture

Materials

Stainless Steel

Minimalist Outdoor Chair in Stainless Steel "Yuu" by Samuel Lamas
Located in Brasilia, DF
This award winning timeless outdoor seating in stainless steel and colored nautical ropes is designed with in architectonic and geometric reasoning. Framed in a square mesh, the sha...
Category

2010s Brazilian Post-Modern Patio and Garden Furniture

Materials

Stainless Steel

Set of 2 Block Armchair by Pepe Albargues
Located in Geneve, CH
Block armchair by Pepe Albargues Dimensions: width 92 - depth 75 - height 78 - seat 43 cm. Materials: pine wood structure, curved plywood board reinforced with tablex. Foam CMHR (...
Category

2010s Spanish Post-Modern Patio and Garden Furniture

Materials

Plywood

Glass Top Coffee Table with Metal Verdigris Finish Patina
By Diego Giacometti
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Giacometti inspired metal and glass top coffee table with verdigris style finish patina. Vintage Diego Giacometti style coffee side table, with patinated painted aluminum forged bas...
Category

Late 20th Century French Post-Modern Patio and Garden Furniture

Materials

Metal

Pair of Cotton Armchairs, Purple by Eli Gutiérrez
Located in Geneve, CH
Pair of cotton armchairs, purple by Eli Gutiérrez Dimensions: W 78, D 90, H 104, Seat 43 Materials: Pinewood structure reinforced with plywood and tablex Foam CMHR (high resilienc...
Category

2010s Spanish Post-Modern Patio and Garden Furniture

Materials

Iron

Pigro Armchair by Studio Pastina
Located in Geneve, CH
Pigro armchair by Studio Pastina Dimensions: W83, D90, H77, Seat 42 Materials: Pine wood structure, tablex and particles board Foam CMHR (high resilience and flame retardant) for ...
Category

2010s Spanish Post-Modern Patio and Garden Furniture

Materials

Fabric, Wood

Set of 2 Boomerang Benches, Pink by Cardeoli
Located in Geneve, CH
A set of 2 boomerang benches - Pink by Cardeoli Dimensions: W152, D72, H79, Seat 43 Materials: Paint coated iron structure / gold / copper or chromed iron structure Plywood backr...
Category

2010s Spanish Post-Modern Patio and Garden Furniture

Materials

Iron

Armchair Lounge chair w/ Footstool Set outdoor / indoor "ELO" by Filipe Ramos
Located in Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo
ELO armchair paired with a footstool to create a statement piece that represents the concept of Elo collection in its best. The ELO chair is designed to provide a different experien...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Brazilian Post-Modern Patio and Garden Furniture

Materials

Aluminum

Pair of Pigro Armchair by Studio Pastina
Located in Geneve, CH
Pigro armchair by Studio Pastina Dimensions: W83, D90, H77, Seat 42 Materials: Pine wood structure, tablex and particles board Foam CMHR (high resilience and flame retardant) for ...
Category

2010s Spanish Post-Modern Patio and Garden Furniture

Materials

Fabric, Wood

ELO Armchair Lounge chair Footstool Set Outdoor / Indoor Chaise by Filipe Ramos
Located in Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo
Bicolor ELO armchair paired with a footstool to create a statement piece that represents the concept of Elo collection in its best. Choose an accent color for the back, a differen...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Brazilian Post-Modern Patio and Garden Furniture

Materials

Aluminum

Italian Post-Modern Round Outdoor Armchair in Black Painted Iron, 2000s
Located in MIlano, IT
Italian post-modern Round outdoor armchair in black painted iron, 2000s Outdoor armchair with round seat in black painted iron. The entire structure is made up of metal weaves. The ...
Category

Early 2000s Italian Post-Modern Patio and Garden Furniture

Materials

Iron

Quetzal Armchair, Yellow by Marc Venot
Located in Geneve, CH
Quetzal armchair - yellow by Marc Venot Dimensions: W100, D100, H90, Seat 42 Materials: Iron structure Foam CMHR (high resilience and flame retardant) for all our cushion filling ...
Category

2010s Spanish Post-Modern Patio and Garden Furniture

Materials

Iron

French Post-Modern Wooden Chair by Madame De Pompadour, 2000s
Located in MIlano, IT
French post-modern Wooden chair by Madame de Pompadour, 2000s Chair with round seat in white, light blue and brown painted wood. The chair is completely designed with dots, leading ...
Category

Early 2000s French Post-Modern Patio and Garden Furniture

Materials

Wood

Set of 4 Perforated Steel Chairs
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A fantastic set of 4 perforated steel chairs. Great Memphis-inspired, post-modern style; well-proportioned and heartily-built in a minimal ecru-and-black palette. Possibly intended f...
Category

1980s Vintage Post-Modern Patio and Garden Furniture

Materials

Steel

Block Armchair by Pepe Albargues
Located in Geneve, CH
Block armchair by Pepe Albargues Dimensions: Width 92 - Depth 75 - Height 78 - Seat 43 cm Materials: Pine wood structure, curved plywood board reinforced with tablex. Foam CMHR (h...
Category

2010s Spanish Post-Modern Patio and Garden Furniture

Materials

Plywood

Postmodern Lollipop Floor Lamp
Located in Delray Beach, FL
Amazing postmodern lollipop floor lamp. Features a spherical plastic shade.    
Category

1980s American Vintage Post-Modern Patio and Garden Furniture

Materials

Plastic

Vintage Bamboo Sofa, Made in Italy
Located in Bresso, Lombardy
Italy, 1960s. It is made in bamboo. This sofa is a vintage item, therefore it might show slight traces of use, but it can be considered as in excellent original condition and rea...
Category

1960s Italian Vintage Post-Modern Patio and Garden Furniture

Materials

Bamboo

Set of 4 Enameled Indoor / Outdoor Post-Modern Stacking Shell Chairs
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Set of 4 enameled indoor / outdoor post-modern stacking shell chairs. Neat design. Very robust and comfortable.
Category

1980s American Vintage Post-Modern Patio and Garden Furniture

Materials

Steel

Boomerang Bench, Black by Cardeoli
Located in Geneve, CH
Boomerang bench - black by Cardeoli Dimensions: W 152, D 72, H 79, seat 43 Materials: Paint coated iron structure / gold / copper or chromed iron structure Plywood backrest and s...
Category

2010s Spanish Post-Modern Patio and Garden Furniture

Materials

Iron

1980s Plastic Indoor/Outdoor Table Set, 3 Pcs
Located in Amherst, NH
1980s set of 3 indoor or outdoor plastic table set. The set includes the coffee table, large square side table and smaller rectangular side table. The frames are plastic and the tops...
Category

Late 20th Century American Post-Modern Patio and Garden Furniture

Materials

Plastic

A Set of 2 Quetzal Armchairs, Gray and Blue by Marc Venot
Located in Geneve, CH
A Set of 2 Quetzal armchairs - Gray and blue by Marc Venot Dimensions: W100, D100, H90, Seat 42 Materials: Iron structure Foam CMHR (high resilience and flame retardant) for all o...
Category

2010s Spanish Post-Modern Patio and Garden Furniture

Materials

Iron

4 Pc Set Vintage Modernist Garden Patio Poolside Tables Made in Italy by EMU
Located in New York, NY
Set of four garden, patio, poolside tables by noted Italian maker, EMU circa 1960's. The set consistent of one larger table (23.5 diameter x 18 height inches) and three smaller tab...
Category

Mid-20th Century Italian Post-Modern Patio and Garden Furniture

Materials

Steel

Set of 2 Oslo Chairs, Brown by Pepe Albargues
Located in Geneve, CH
A set of 2 Oslo chairs - Brown by Pepe Albargues Dimensions: W 59, D 50, H 75, seat 46 Materials: Beech wood structure Foam CMHR (high resilience and flame retardant) for all our ...
Category

2010s Spanish Post-Modern Patio and Garden Furniture

Materials

Fabric, Wood

Leaf Swing by Veronica Mar
Located in Geneve, CH
Leaf Swing by Veronica Mar Dimensions: D55 x W33 x H7 cm Materials: iroko Wood, Hemp Weight: 1.5 kg. Numbered and Limited Edition to 88 pieces. Also available in different mat...
Category

2010s Spanish Post-Modern Patio and Garden Furniture

Materials

Wood, Hemp

Set of 4 Gispen ‘Rhino’ Poolside/ Garden Chairs by Richard Hutten 'Dutch Design'
Located in CULEMBORG, GE
In the early 2000s, Richard Hutten aimed to design a piece of furniture which was not constructed. In his research he ended up with rotation moulding, for which he made his own rotat...
Category

Early 2000s Dutch Post-Modern Patio and Garden Furniture

Materials

Plastic

Gold Autoumn Leaf Swing by Veronica Mar
Located in Geneve, CH
Gold Autoumn Leaf Swing by Veronica Mar Dimensions: D55 x W33 x H7 cm Materials: Bronze gold plated. GOLD 24K Weight: 19 kg. Numbered and Limited Edition Also available in dif...
Category

2010s Spanish Post-Modern Patio and Garden Furniture

Materials

Gold, Bronze

Autoumn Leaf Swing by Veronica Mar
Located in Geneve, CH
Autoumn leaf swing by Veronica Mar Dimensions: D55 x W33 x H7 cm Materials: Aluminium white lacquered Weight: 3 kg. Numbered and limited edition to 88 pieces. Also available i...
Category

2010s Spanish Post-Modern Patio and Garden Furniture

Materials

Aluminum

Boomerang Chair, Black by Cardeoli
Located in Geneve, CH
Boomerang chair - Black by Cardeoli Dimensions: W54, D54, H76, Seat 46 Materials: Paint coated iron structure / gold / copper or chromed iron structure Plywood backrest and seat c...
Category

2010s Spanish Post-Modern Patio and Garden Furniture

Materials

Iron

Boomerang Chair, Black by Cardeoli
Located in Geneve, CH
Boomerang chair - Black by Cardeoli Dimensions: W54, D54, H76, Seat 46 Materials: Paint coated iron structure / gold / copper or chromed iron structure Plywood backrest and seat c...
Category

2010s Spanish Post-Modern Patio and Garden Furniture

Materials

Iron

Set of 2 Hug Armchair by Pepe Albargues
Located in Geneve, CH
Hug Armchair by Pepe Albargues Dimensions: Width 108 - Depth 95 - Height 73 - Seat 43 cm Materials: Pine wood structure reinforced with plywood and tablex. Backrest is 50% goose f...
Category

2010s Spanish Post-Modern Patio and Garden Furniture

Materials

Plywood

Set Of 2 Alice Armchair by Pepe Albargues
Located in Geneve, CH
Alice armchair by Pepe Albargues Dimensions: W72, D90, H 101, Seat40 Materials: Pine wood structure reinforced with plywood and tablex Foam CMHR (high resilience and flame retarda...
Category

2010s Spanish Post-Modern Patio and Garden Furniture

Materials

Iron

Ara Armchair with Side Table by PerezOchando
Located in Geneve, CH
Ara armchair by PerezOchando Dimensions: W 74, D 74, H 125, Seat 43 Materials: Iron backrest structure and pine wood seat structure Foam CMHR (high resilience and flame retardant)...
Category

2010s Spanish Post-Modern Patio and Garden Furniture

Materials

Iron

Set of 2 Trampolín Bench, Blue by Cuatro Cuatros
Located in Geneve, CH
Trampolín bench - Blue by Cuatro Cuatros Dimensions: W135, D49, H83, Seat 44 Materials: Chrome plated or painted iron structure Foam CMHR (high resilience and flame retardant) for...
Category

2010s Spanish Post-Modern Patio and Garden Furniture

Materials

Chrome, Iron

Set of 2 Boomerang Chair, Black by Cardeoli
Located in Geneve, CH
Boomerang chair - Black by Cardeoli Dimensions: W54, D54, H76, Seat 46 Materials: Paint coated iron structure / gold / copper or chromed iron structure Plywood backrest and seat c...
Category

2010s Spanish Post-Modern Patio and Garden Furniture

Materials

Iron

Okapi Armchair by PerezOchando
Located in Geneve, CH
Okapi armchair by PerezOchando Dimensions: Width 76 - Depth 74 - Height 102 - Seat 40 cm Materials: Iron structure with plywood and tablex. Foam CMHR (high resilience and flame retar...
Category

2010s Spanish Post-Modern Patio and Garden Furniture

Materials

Iron

Tibet Bench by Pepe Albargues
Located in Geneve, CH
Tibet bench by Pepe Albargues Dimensions: W 165, D 65, H 95 cm Materials: Pine wood structure reinforced with plywood and tablex. Seat and back CMHR (high resilence and flame reta...
Category

2010s Spanish Post-Modern Patio and Garden Furniture

Materials

Plywood, Pine

Set of 2 Okapi Armchair by PerezOchando
Located in Geneve, CH
Okapi armchair by PerezOchando Dimensions: width 76 -depth 74 - height 102 - seat 40 cm Materials: Iron structure with plywood and tablex. Foam CMHR (high resilience and flame retard...
Category

2010s Spanish Post-Modern Patio and Garden Furniture

Materials

Iron

Alice Armchair by Pepe Albargues
Located in Geneve, CH
Alice armchair by Pepe Albargues Dimensions: W72, D90, H 101, Seat40 Materials: Pine wood structure reinforced with plywood and tablex Foam CMHR (high resilience and flame retarda...
Category

2010s Spanish Post-Modern Patio and Garden Furniture

Materials

Iron

Round Baroque Style Metal Base and Glass Top Dining Table
Located in Great Barrington, MA
Crafted in the USA, the elegant wrought iron circular base features a circular top supported by 4 cabriole legs tied together with stretchers coming together in the center. Table bas...
Category

20th Century North American Post-Modern Patio and Garden Furniture

Materials

Wrought Iron

Italian Postmodern Acrylic Napkin Holder by Designer Rede Guzzini
Located in New York, NY
An Italian Postmodern clear acrylic napkin holder by designer Rede Guzzini, Italy 1980s - 1990s. With maker's mark in two places, on top and on bottom, 'Guzzini' 'Made in Italy,' as ...
Category

Late 20th Century Italian Post-Modern Patio and Garden Furniture

Materials

Acrylic, Lucite

Pair of Oslo Armchair Arctic Fox Throw by Pepe Albargues
Located in Geneve, CH
Pair of oslo armchair arctic fox throw by Pepe Albargues Dimensions: W 65, D 60, H 73, seat 44 Materials: beech wood structure. Foam CMHR (high resilience and flame retardant) for...
Category

2010s Spanish Post-Modern Patio and Garden Furniture

Materials

Upholstery, Foam, Wood

Set of 4 Oslo Chairs, Brown by Pepe Albargues
Located in Geneve, CH
Set of 4 Oslo chairs, brown by Pepe Albargues Dimensions: W 59, D 50, H 75, seat 46 Materials: Beech wood structure Foam CMHR (high resilience and flame retardant) for all our cus...
Category

2010s Spanish Post-Modern Patio and Garden Furniture

Materials

Fabric, Wood

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