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Brutalist Decorative Bowls

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 Medium Bowl Cast Aluminium Reference A050
Located in Benahavis, AN
The Medium bowl was created by David Marshall, from sand cast aluminium . We use recycled materials all our pieces are handmade, mounted and finished in our foundry and workshop in...
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2010s Spanish Brutalist Decorative Bowls

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Aluminum

Brutalist Cast Brass and Aluminium Serving Bowl / Platter by David Marshall
Located in London, GB
Heavy brutalist sculptural bowl / platter by designer and sculptor David A.S. Marshall, with his signature use of contrasting aluminium and brass. The item has a dramatic freeform ed...
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1980s Spanish Vintage Brutalist Decorative Bowls

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Brass, Aluminum

Brutalist Small Metal Bowl Cast Aluminium Cast Brass
Located in Benahavis, AN
The small Basket bowl was created by David Marshall, from sand cast aluminium and brass. All our pieces are handmade, mounted and finished in out foundry and workshop in Spain. It ...
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2010s Spanish Brutalist Decorative Bowls

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Aluminum, Brass

Kai Blomqvist Brutalist Patinated Cast Bronze Bowl, Finland, 1970's
Located in Stockholm, SE
Scandinavian Modern and a brutalist cast bronze bowl on three legs with nice oxidized patina, stamped Kai Blomqvist and made in Finland.
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1970s Finnish Vintage Brutalist Decorative Bowls

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Bronze

20th Century Ceramic Wabi Sabi Abstract Centerpiece
Located in Miami, FL
20th Century Ceramic wabi sabi abstract centerpiece. Brutalist look witha multi colored and textured surface. Unique shape with a thick body. Amazing as a centerpiece or even hot pla...
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20th Century Unknown Brutalist Decorative Bowls

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Ceramic

Primitive Hand Hewn Wooden through with Stand
Located in Dallas, TX
An organic hand-hewn wooden trough with two-legged base. The piece is a part of our one-of-a-kind collection, Le Monde. Exclusive to Brendan Bass. Globally curated by Brendan ...
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1970s Vintage Brutalist Decorative Bowls

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Wood

Salvino Marsura Brutalist Forged Iron Pocket Emptier, 1970s
Located in Puglia, Puglia
One-of-a-kind brutalist and sculptural coin tray, designed and built in Italy in the 1970s by the Italian sculptor Salvino Marsura. In hand-forged iron, silver patinated with camoufl...
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1970s Italian Vintage Brutalist Decorative Bowls

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Iron

Brutalist Wood Bowl, Large, in a Brown Patina, France circa 1960
Located in Auribeau sur Siagne, FR
This vide poche has been made in France circa 1960. It is a Brutalist Style bowl, with a free form. In a Brown color.
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1960s French Vintage Brutalist Decorative Bowls

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Wood

Giant Concrete Bowl, Charcoal & Ash
Located in Camp Meeker, CA
This bowl was made using charcoal and ash from the artist's property in northern California. Every year, fuel reduction in the forest provides fuel for heating his old cabin. The ash...
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2010s American Brutalist Decorative Bowls

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Concrete

Large Signed Alfredo Barbini Scavo Glass Bowl 1970s Blue White and Amethyst
Located in Melbourne, AU
Superb large example of Barbini 'Scavo' glass. Amethyst glass with cobalt blue highlights. Wonderful markings, colours and proportions. Signature to base. One of the largest size...
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1970s Italian Vintage Brutalist Decorative Bowls

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Art Glass

Artisan Large Brutalist Multi Color Glass Bowl, 1970s
Located in New York, NY
Unique large artisan Brutalist glass bowl, green, orange and brown coloration with volcanic finish on interior, American 1970's. This bowl makes a fantastic accent piece.
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1970s American Vintage Brutalist Decorative Bowls

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Glass

Arnold Wiigs Fabriker 'AWF' Finnish Brutalist Textured Stoneware Pedestal Bowl
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
A very stylish large mid-century Finnish Brutalist art pottery bowl with a key pattern design and with a textured brown finish by Arnold Wiigs Fabriker (1943-1977). The bowl stands o...
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Mid-20th Century Finnish Brutalist Decorative Bowls

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Stoneware

Hand Produced Vintage Burr Wood Gum Wood Sculptural Naturalist Wooden Bowl
Located in Stow on the Wold, GB
Hand produced sculptural bowl made from solid gum wood. This piece has been handcrafted to form a smooth sculptural bowl in contrast to the textured exterior of the natural wood. Won...
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20th Century English Brutalist Decorative Bowls

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Walnut

Swedish Wooden Tray in a Brutalist and Wabi Sabi Style, Late 1800s
Located in Stockholm, SE
Rare and oversized wooden tray in a Brutalist and wabi sabi style produced in Sweden. In good vintage condition showing heavy patina from use and age. Nice dark brown color.
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1890s Swedish Antique Brutalist Decorative Bowls

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Wood

Hand Produced Vintage Burr Wood Gum Wood Sculptural Naturalist Wooden Bowl
Located in Stow on the Wold, GB
Hand produced sculptural bowl made from solid gum wood. This piece has been handcrafted to form a smooth sculptural bowl in contrast to the textured exterior of the natural wood. Won...
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20th Century English Brutalist Decorative Bowls

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Walnut

Bronze Triple Tray 2.0 by Arno Declercq
Located in Antwerp, BE
Arno Declercq, 2020 Sand casted in pink bronze and hand polished. Measures: 30 cm wide x 28 cm long x 19cm high / 11.8” wide x 11” long x 7.5” high Fits well in an African modern...
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2010s European Brutalist Decorative Bowls

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Bronze

Large Swedish Wooden Tray in a Brutalist Style of Solid Oak Produced, Late 1800s
Located in Stockholm, SE
Rare Swedish tray made out of solid oak from the late 1800s. The tray is showing beautiful patina form age and use. Normally these trays were not produced in oak but this one is and ...
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Late 19th Century Swedish Antique Brutalist Decorative Bowls

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Oak

Brutalist Pottery Bowl Ashtray by David Gil for Bennington Pottery
Located in New York, NY
Beautiful and rare Brutalist pottery bowl designed by David Gil for Bennington Pottery. Earthy and natural colors, combined with the architectural and sophisticated form complete thi...
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Mid-20th Century American Brutalist Decorative Bowls

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Ceramic, Pottery

Brutalist Arno Declercq Bronze Bowl
Located in Antwerp, BE
Arno Declercq, Belgian design, handcrafted Sand casted in pink bronze and hand polished. Measures: 36 cm wide x 36 cm long x 15cm high / 14” wide x 14” long x 6” high Belgian ...
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2010s Belgian Brutalist Decorative Bowls

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Bronze

Solid cast bronze brutalist vide-poche by Monique Gerber - France 1970's
Located in New York, NY
graphic cast bronze catch all large size heavy piece numbered 175/900 This item will ship from France price does not include shipping nor possible customs related charges same ...
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1970s French Vintage Brutalist Decorative Bowls

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Bronze

Aluminium and Bass Brutalist Style Vide-Poche by Alfonso Marquez, circa 1970s
Located in London, GB
Aluminium and brass Brutalist style vide-poche by Alfonso Marquez (in the style of David Marshall). Weighty and wonderfully tactile, this bowl is decoratively in the shape of a baske...
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1970s Spanish Vintage Brutalist Decorative Bowls

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Aluminum, Brass

Collectible design Arno Declercq Bronze Triple Tray 2.0
Located in Antwerp, BE
Arno Declercq; Belgian Design; Handcrafted Sand casted in pink bronze and hand polished. 30 cm wide x 28 cm long x 19cm high / 11,8” wide x 11” long x 7,5” high Belgian desig...
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2010s Belgian Brutalist Decorative Bowls

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Bronze

Brutalist Arno Declercq Bronze Goblet Bowl
Located in Antwerp, BE
Arno Declercq; Belgian design; handcrafted Sand casted in pink bronze and hand polished. Measures: 14 cm wide x 14 cm long x 40 cm high / 5.5” wide x 5.5” long x 15.7” high B...
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2010s Belgian Brutalist Decorative Bowls

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Bronze

Sunburst Centerpiece or Footed Fruit Bowl in Gilt Wrought Iron
Located in Barcelona, ES
One of a kind hand-hammered iron Brutalist sunburst centerpiece bowl with gold leaf finish, Spain, 1960s. Its design is sculptural and highly decorative. This centerpiece will be a ...
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Mid-20th Century Spanish Brutalist Decorative Bowls

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Gold Leaf, Iron

Cast Iron'ic' Basket
Located in Chicago, IL
A chic yet unpretentious artist-made one-of-a-kind cast iron basket with a quirky tongue-in-cheek ironic disposition and an incredible patina.
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20th Century American Brutalist Decorative Bowls

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Iron

Paul Evans Freeform Cast Aluminum "Crater" Dish, circa 1960
Located in Bainbridge, NY
Paul Evans handcrafted cast aluminium moon crater accessory Dish. Bowl. 1960s. Keys. Watches. Cufflinks. Jewelry. Marked 220 to underside. Organic. Brutalist. Rarity.
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1960s American Vintage Brutalist Decorative Bowls

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Aluminum

Rare Aluminum Brutal Centerpiece Bowl Attributed to Luyckx for Aluclair
Located in San Diego, CA
This nice bowl Brutalist aluminum bowl was designed by Luyckx W. for Aluclair Belgium in the 1970s. These decorative centerpiece made with a special technique on aluminum to create a...
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20th Century Belgian Brutalist Decorative Bowls

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Aluminum

Bronze Cast Brutalist Vase by Saviato
Located in London, GB
Sculptural teardrop shaped vases and bowl have a rough texture of burlap imprinted on part of the surfaces contrasted with a highly polished smooth finish of the bronzes. Trademark A...
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1970s Italian Vintage Brutalist Decorative Bowls

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Bronze

Giant Concrete Bowl, Cardboard
Located in Camp Meeker, CA
This bowl was made using cardboard pulp, blended by hand into the wet concrete mix. The fibers add reinforcement and a spectacular texture to the bowl. The cardboard also adds a warm...
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2010s American Brutalist Decorative Bowls

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Concrete

Aluminium and Brass Brutalist Style Bowl by David Marshall, Circa 1970s
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Brutalist style, mid century, solid aluminum bowl with double brass handles by Scottish artist David Marshall. The maker's mark is impressed on the inner surface of the higher brass ...
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1970s Spanish Vintage Brutalist Decorative Bowls

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Aluminum, Brass

Swedish Wooden Bowl in a Brutalist and Wabi Sabi Style, Late 1800s
Located in Stockholm, SE
Rare and beautiful wooden bowl in a wabi sabi style produced in Sweden during the late 1800s. In good vintage condition showing nice patina from use and age.
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18th Century Swedish Antique Brutalist Decorative Bowls

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Wood

Bronze Cast Vase and Bowl by Saviato with Brutalist Finish
Located in London, GB
Unusual teardrop shaped vessel and bowl as have a rough texture of burlap imprinted on part of the surfaces contrasted with a highly polished smooth finish of the bronzes. Trademark ...
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1970s Italian Vintage Brutalist Decorative Bowls

Materials

Bronze

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