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Modern Mantel Clocks

MODERN STYLE
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 The modernists rejected both natural and historical references and relied primarily on industrial materials such as metal, glass, plywood, and, later, plastics.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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Floating Frames Mantel clock Red
Located in Eindhoven, NL
Kiki van Eijk designed Floating Frames as a collection of handmade objects in anodized aluminium wire. Each piece is meticulously handmade in her workshop; no two items are alike. ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Dutch Modern Mantel Clocks

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Aluminum

FFmantelclock Aluminium Anodized Gold
Located in Eindhoven, NL
Kiki van Eijk designed Floating Frames as a collection of handmade objects in anodized aluminium wire. Each piece is meticulously handmade in her workshop; no two items are alike. ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Dutch Modern Mantel Clocks

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Aluminum

Soft Clock, Ceramics, White Ceramics
Located in Eindhoven, NL
Soft is a collection of sensual and tactile ceramic pieces in which Kiki looks at vernacular shapes to re-imagine them. The Netherlands has a long history of craft and Dutch designer...
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21st Century and Contemporary Dutch Modern Mantel Clocks

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Ceramic

Soft Clock, Ceramics, Black and Bronze Ceramics
Located in Eindhoven, NL
Soft is a collection of sensual and tactile ceramic pieces in which Kiki looks at vernacular shapes to re-imagine them. The Netherlands has a long history of craft and Dutch designer...
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21st Century and Contemporary Dutch Modern Mantel Clocks

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Ceramic

NSNG Stainless Steel Pendulum Extra Large
Located in Eindhoven, NL
No Screw No Glue is an iconic range of furniture and objects designed by Joost Van Bleiswijk in which the components are laser cut and assembled by slotting the pieces together. As t...
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21st Century and Contemporary Dutch Modern Mantel Clocks

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Stainless Steel

NSNG One More Time Clock heated corten
Located in Eindhoven, NL
No Screw No Glue is an iconic range of furniture and objects designed by Joost Van Bleiswijk in which the components are laser cut and assembled by slotting the pieces together. As t...
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21st Century and Contemporary Dutch Modern Mantel Clocks

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Steel

Floating Frames Mantel clock Aluminium
Located in Eindhoven, NL
Kiki van Eijk designed Floating frames as a collection of handmade objects in anodized aluminium wire. Each piece is meticulously handmade in her workshop; no two items are alike. ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Dutch Modern Mantel Clocks

Materials

Aluminum

Floating Frames Mantel clock Copper Sand Blasted
Located in Eindhoven, NL
Kiki van Eijk designed Floating Frames as a collection of handmade objects in anodized aluminium wire. Each piece is meticulously handmade in her workshop; no two items are alike. Sh...
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21st Century and Contemporary Dutch Modern Mantel Clocks

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Copper

Floating Frames Mantel Clock Blue
Located in Eindhoven, NL
Kiki van Eijk designed floating frames as a collection of handmade objects in anodized aluminum wire. Each piece is meticulously handmade in her workshop; no two items are alike. ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Dutch Modern Mantel Clocks

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Aluminum

Mully & Rose Large Marble Mantle Clock
Located in New York, NY
A large marble mantel clock by Mully & Rose, with a gorgeous dial. French, 1930s. 8-Day movement. Measures: 12.5" x 3.5" x 11".
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1930s Vintage Modern Mantel Clocks

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Marble

Meissen Table Clock Modern Model 60886 Painted Flower, Peter Strang, circa 1981
Located in Vienna, AT
Meissen gorgeous rare table clock of finest manufacturing quality. Measures: height 38.5 cm (= 15.15 inches) diameter 17.5 cm (= 6.88 inches) Manufactory: Meissen Hallmarked: B...
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Late 20th Century German Modern Mantel Clocks

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Porcelain

Vintage Marble Pillared Clock with Working Pendulum Movement Nautical Theme
Located in GB
We are delighted to offer for sale this nice vintage marble pillared mantle clock with the nautical theme A very lovely ornate clock, the movement has been replaced with a modern...
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20th Century French Modern Mantel Clocks

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Marble

Jaeger-LeCoultre Mystery Mantel Clock
Located in Norwich, GB
Jaeger-LeCoultre mystery clock in a Lucite case with beautiful chinoiserie decoration featuring a bird in flight and standing on a gilded stepped base. Eight day ‘in line’ movemen...
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1960s Swiss Vintage Modern Mantel Clocks

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Lucite

NSNG One More Time Clock Rusted Corten
Located in Eindhoven, NL
No Screw No Glue is an iconic range of furniture and objects designed by Joost Van Bleiswijk in which the components are laser cut and assembled by slotting the pieces together. As t...
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21st Century and Contemporary Dutch Modern Mantel Clocks

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Steel

NSNG One More Time Clock Gold anodised
Located in Eindhoven, NL
No Screw No Glue is an iconic range of furniture and objects designed by Joost Van Bleiswijk in which the components are laser cut and assembled by slotting the pieces together. As t...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Dutch Modern Mantel Clocks

Materials

Aluminum

Floating Frames Mantel clock Copper Oxidized
Located in Eindhoven, NL
Kiki van Eijk designed floating frames as a collection of handmade objects in anodized aluminium wire. Each piece is meticulously handmade in her workshop; no two items are alike. ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Dutch Modern Mantel Clocks

Materials

Copper

NSNG One More Time Clock sandblasted Brass
Located in Eindhoven, NL
No Screw No Glue is an iconic range of furniture and objects designed by Joost Van Bleiswijk in which the components are laser cut and assembled by slotting the pieces together. As t...
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21st Century and Contemporary Dutch Modern Mantel Clocks

Materials

Brass

Floating Frames Mantel clock Brass
Located in Eindhoven, NL
Kiki van Eijk designed Floating Frames as a collection of handmade objects in anodized aluminium wire. Each piece is meticulously handmade in her workshop; no two items are alike. ...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Dutch Modern Mantel Clocks

Materials

Brass

NSNG One More Time Clock Blue
Located in Eindhoven, NL
No Screw No Glue is an iconic range of furniture and objects designed by Joost Van Bleiswijk in which the components are laser cut and assembled by slotting the pieces together. As t...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Dutch Modern Mantel Clocks

Materials

Aluminum

NSNG One More Time Clock Red
Located in Eindhoven, NL
No Screw No Glue is an iconic range of furniture and objects designed by Joost Van Bleiswijk in which the components are laser cut and assembled by slotting the pieces together. As t...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Dutch Modern Mantel Clocks

Materials

Aluminum

NSNG One More Time Clock Heated Stainless Steel
Located in Eindhoven, NL
No Screw No Glue is an iconic range of furniture and objects designed by Joost Van Bleiswijk in which the components are laser cut and assembled by slotting the pieces together. As t...
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21st Century and Contemporary Dutch Modern Mantel Clocks

Materials

Stainless Steel

Floating Frames Mantel clock Aluminium Green
Located in Eindhoven, NL
Kiki van Eijk designed Floating Frames as a collection of handmade objects in anodized aluminium wire. Each piece is meticulously handmade in her workshop; no two items are alike. ...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Dutch Modern Mantel Clocks

Materials

Aluminum

Floating Frames Mantel clock Black
Located in Eindhoven, NL
Kiki van Eijk designed floating frames as a collection of handmade objects in anodized aluminium wire. Each piece is meticulously handmade in her workshop; no two items are alike. ...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Dutch Modern Mantel Clocks

Materials

Aluminum

Floating Frames Mantel Clock Brass and Sandblasted
Located in Eindhoven, NL
Kiki van Eijk designed floating frames as a collection of handmade objects in anodized aluminum wire. Each piece is meticulously handmade in her workshop; no two items are alike. ...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Dutch Modern Mantel Clocks

Materials

Brass

NSNG One More Time Clock Sandblasted Stainless Steel
Located in Eindhoven, NL
No Screw No Glue is an iconic range of furniture and objects designed by Joost Van Bleiswijk in which the components are laser cut and assembled by slotting the pieces together. As t...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Dutch Modern Mantel Clocks

Materials

Stainless Steel

NSNG One More Time Clock Black
Located in Eindhoven, NL
No Screw No Glue is an iconic range of furniture and objects designed by Joost Van Bleiswijk in which the components are laser cut and assembled by slotting the pieces together. As t...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Dutch Modern Mantel Clocks

Materials

Aluminum

Floating Frames Mantel Clock Copper Sandblasted Nickel-Plated
Located in Eindhoven, NL
Kiki van Eijk designed floating frames as a collection of handmade objects in anodized aluminum wire. Each piece is meticulously handmade in her workshop; no two items are alike. ...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Dutch Modern Mantel Clocks

Materials

Copper

Floating Frames Mantelclock Copper
Located in Eindhoven, NL
Kiki van Eijk designed Floating Frames as a collection of handmade objects in anodized aluminium wire. Each piece is meticulously handmade in her workshop; no two items are alike. ...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Dutch Modern Mantel Clocks

Materials

Copper

Floating Frames Mantel clock Oxidized Copper
Located in Eindhoven, NL
Kiki van Eijk designed Floating Frames as a collection of handmade objects in anodized aluminium wire. Each piece is meticulously handmade in her workshop; no two items are alike. ...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Dutch Modern Mantel Clocks

Materials

Copper

Floating Frames Mantel clock Copper Nickel-Plated
Located in Eindhoven, NL
Kiki van Eijk designed Floating Frames as a collection of handmade objects in anodized aluminium wire. Each piece is meticulously handmade in her workshop; no two items are alike. ...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Dutch Modern Mantel Clocks

Materials

Nickel

Floating Frames Mantelclock Gold 24-Karat
Located in Eindhoven, NL
Kiki van Eijk designed Floating Frames as a collection of handmade objects in anodized aluminium wire. Each piece is meticulously handmade in her workshop; no two items are alike. ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Dutch Modern Mantel Clocks

Materials

Gold Plate

NSNG One More Time Clock Patinated Brass
Located in Eindhoven, NL
No Screw No Glue is an iconic range of furniture and objects designed by Joost Van Bleiswijk in which the components are laser cut and assembled by slotting the pieces together. As t...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Dutch Modern Mantel Clocks

Materials

Brass