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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 The modernists rejected both natural and historical references and relied primarily on industrial materials such as metal, glass, plywood, and, later, plastics.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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Style: Modern
1932 Isamu Noguchi “Measured Time” Hawkeye Clock
Located in New York, NY
Measured time clock and kitchen timer, 1932. Tested and working. Two models of this clock were produced: a limited run of white Bakelite clocks ...
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Early 20th Century American Modern More Clocks

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Bakelite

Tag Heuer Professional Link Chronograph Mens Stainless Steel Divers Wristwatch
Located in Dayton, OH
Tag Heuer Professional watch with stainless steel case and band, perpetual calendar on the face, and tachymetre, water resistant 200 meters. ...
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Late 20th Century Modern More Clocks

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Stainless Steel

Venini Clessidra Hourglass in Grey Acquamarine Murano Glass
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Clessidra hourglass in amber murano glass by Paolo Venini and Fulvio Bianconi. Little grains of sand, impalpable and unnoticeable as a whole yet so...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern More Clocks

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Murano Glass

Montblanc Meisterstuck Sport 7037 Mens Chronograph Divers Wristwatch
Located in Dayton, OH
Montblanc Meisterstuck Sport chronograph wristwatch model 7037-PL78948. Features a stainless steel case trimmed in black, water resistant 200 meters. Genuine black leather band and a...
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Late 20th Century Modern More Clocks

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Stainless Steel

Clessidra Hourglass in Gray and Red Glass by Venini
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Perfectly balanced between two different colours, the sand flows through the sleek glass chambers made using the Incalmo technique, taking on its colour and becoming a part of it. Grains of sand, impalpable and imperceptible as a whole, yet so real, like time passing. Fulvio Bianconi and Paolo Venini sealed it in the Clessidra in 1957 Little grains of sand, impalpable and unnoticeable as a whole yet so real, like time ticking away. Clessidra – designed by Fulvio Bianconi and Paolo Venini in 1957 – evolves in 2015, taking on a more sinuous, feminine appearance. Perfectly balanced between two different colors, sand flows through sleek glass, crafted using the Incalmo technique; as it flows, it gradually colors and becomes an integral part of the glass. Additional Information: Material: Glass, sand Color: Gray/red Dimensions: Ø 15 x H 28 cm Available in other color options: Green river /Powder pink...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern More Clocks

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Glass

Venini Clessidra Hourglass in Sapphire Cipria Pink Murano Glass
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Clessidra hourglass in amber murano glass by Paolo Venini and Fulvio Bianconi. Little grains of sand, impalpable and unnoticeable as a whole yet so real, like time ticking away. In 1...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern More Clocks

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Murano Glass

Venini Clessidra Hourglass in Apple Green Straw Yellow Murano Glass
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Clessidra hourglass in amber murano glass by Paolo Venini and Fulvio Bianconi. Little grains of sand, impalpable and unnoticeable as a whole yet so real, like time ticking away. In 1...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern More Clocks

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Murano Glass

Venini Clessidra Hourglass in Amber Horizon Murano Glass
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Clessidra hourglass in amber Murano glass by Paolo Venini and Fulvio Bianconi. Little grains of sand, impalpable and unnoticeable as a whole yet so...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern More Clocks

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Murano Glass

21st Century by Elda Lippi "OROLOGIO 6" Marble Clock
Located in massa, IT
Marble clock designed by Arch. Elda Lippi Size: cm. 12 x 12 x 6 H. Materials: Bianco Carrara - Nero Marquina - Pietra serena - Pietra dorata.   
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern More Clocks

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Marble

Contemporary Modern Sculptural Gear Clock by Clockwork Inc.
By Clockwork Inc.
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This stylish freestanding clock features a rich wood finish with unique gear face clock. Brass details and sculptural feel make this piece by Clockw...
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Late 20th Century American Modern More Clocks

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Wood

Peter Max Pop Art Wristwatch
Located in San Diego, CA
A very cool Petet Max wristwatch with leather band, circa 1988. Pop Art dial face with white acrylic bezel and a size "18" blue faux ostrich skin leather band. Hard to find and super...
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Late 20th Century American Modern More Clocks

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Metal

21st Century by D.Palterer Marble and Metal Clock in Nero Marquina White Carrara
Located in massa, IT
Marble clock designed by Arch. David Palterer. Size: cm. 9 x 5 x 25 H. Materials: Bianco Carrara - Nero Maequina Designed by: David Palterer.
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern More Clocks

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Marble

Modern Clock Cast Bronze Polished Limited Edition StudioJob Handmade
Located in Milan, IT
Mechanical clock made of bronze fusion. The hare seems calm in its rest or frozen in sense of danger, the mechanical clockwork within its side has scissors that 'snip' away the time ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern More Clocks

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Bronze, Metal

Wax Clock Altar by Panorammma
Located in Geneve, CH
Wax Clock Altar by Panorammma Dimensions: D 60 x W 60 x H 50 cm Materials: Steel, wax candle. Panorammma is a furniture design atelier based in Mexico City that seeks to redefine ou...
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2010s Mexican Modern More Clocks

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Steel

Maarten Baas, sweepers clock, signed& numbered, icon Dutch contemporary design
Located in AMSTERDAM, NL
Sweepers Clock by Maarten Baas, original signed and numbered CD of one the most iconic pieces of 21st century dutch design. 2023 was a great year for Baas. First a mind-blowing collaboration with G-star during Salone Del Mobile in April and in summer opened his soloshow It’s About Time in museum Voorlinden. In 2002 Baas graduaded form Design Academy Eindhoven in 2002 with his Where there’s Smoke Collection. To this end, he modified design classics such as the Rietveld chair with a gas burner. He became world famous with his blackened furniture. His work is included in the collections of the MoMA in New York and the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. Many travelers know his Schiphol clock, the three-meter high clock that has been installed at Schiphol Airport since 2016. The Millen House...
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Early 2000s Dutch Modern More Clocks

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Other

Marble One Cut Table Clock, Moreno Ratti
Located in Geneve, CH
Marble One Cut table clock - Moreno Ratti Dimensions: D 9 x W 20 x H 20 cm Materials: Calcata Oro marble. The idea of this collection comes from the desire to take the concept of minimalism to the extreme, as in the Recisi series: a single cut of a geometric figure (the square) allows the creation of a functional object where the two pieces that compose it, respond to a need. The family consists of: a table lamp (Moon Lamp) with a touch-sensitive ignition system, a clock and a solifleur. Moreno Ratti "When I was young I played with pieces of marble, like now. There are a lot of marble waste...
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2010s Italian Modern More Clocks

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Marble

Blue Hour Table Clock Signed by Adam Ruiz & Cyril Fuchs
Located in Geneve, CH
Blue hour table clock signed by Adam Ruiz & Cyril Fuchs Dimensions: 50 x 27 x 4 cm Materials: Sculpted steel Handscultped, signed The blue hour is a steel clock weathered with ...
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2010s French Modern More Clocks

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Carrara Marble, Copper

Nomon Pisa Floor Clock By Jose Maria Reina
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Innovating with its small and simple models Nomon brings the Pisa T Clock to be placed on desktops or corner desks. The slim needle shape of this foot clock...
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21st Century and Contemporary Spanish Modern More Clocks

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Brass, Chrome

Venini Clessidra Hourglass in Orange Indigo Murano Glass
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Clessidra hourglass in amber murano glass by Paolo Venini and Fulvio Bianconi. Little grains of sand, impalpable and unnoticeable as a whole yet so...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern More Clocks

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Murano Glass

Venini Clessidra Hourglass in Red Straw Yellow Murano Glass
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Clessidra hourglass in amber murano glass by Paolo Venini and Fulvio Bianconi. Little grains of sand, impalpable and unnoticeable as a whole yet so real, like time ticking away. In 1...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern More Clocks

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Murano Glass

Venini Clessidra Hourglass in Grape Red Murano Glass
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Clessidra hourglass in amber murano glass by Paolo Venini and Fulvio Bianconi. Little grains of sand, impalpable and unnoticeable as a whole yet so...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern More Clocks

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Murano Glass

Venini Clessidra Hourglass in Horizon Amber Murano Glass
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Clessidra hourglass in amber murano glass by Paolo Venini and Fulvio Bianconi. Little grains of sand, impalpable and unnoticeable as a whole yet so...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern More Clocks

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Murano Glass

Clessidra Hourglass in Bamboo and Aquamarine Glass by Venini
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Perfectly balanced between two different colours, the sand flows through the sleek glass chambers made using the Incalmo technique, taking on its colour an...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern More Clocks

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Glass

Venini Clessidra Hourglass in Sapphire Cipria Pink Murano Glass
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Clessidra hourglass in amber murano glass by Paolo Venini and Fulvio Bianconi. Little grains of sand, impalpable and unnoticeable as a whole yet so real, like time ticking away. In 1...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern More Clocks

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Murano Glass

Modern Davide Medri for Dilmos Round Clock Gold Leaf Mirror Mosaic Tiles
Located in Milan, IT
‘Shining Time’ is the 6th clock of our capsule collection of eight unique pieces ‘Time is Up’. The clock is a great example of the designer’s work: with its signature mirror mosaic ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern More Clocks

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Gold Leaf

21st Century by D. Palterer Marble and Metal Clock in Rosso Francia e Verde Alpi
Located in massa, IT
Marble clock designed by Arch. David Palterer. Size: cm. 10.5 x 6 x 26 H. Materials: Rosso Francia / Verde Alpi Designed by: David Palterer.
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern More Clocks

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Marble

Metropole Clock, by George Sowden for Memphis Milano Collection
Located in La Morra, Cuneo
Metropole Clock in plastic laminate, designed in 1982, George Sowden. George Sowden was born in Leeds, UK in 1942. He studied architecture at Gloucestershire College of Art in the 1...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern More Clocks

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Plastic

Modern Classic Grandfather Floor Clock, Polished Brass and Calacatta Gold Marble
Located in Oporto, PT
Inspiration: This is a piece marked by great sentimental value because it is inspired by the grandfather’s tender figure and his old clocks that accompanied our childhood. This unique piece adds a classic and classy touch to our modern spaces. The Grandfather floor clock...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern More Clocks

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Marble, Travertine, Carrara Marble, Gold Plate, Brass, Metal, Gold, Chro...

Protopunk Clock 01
Located in Eindhoven, NL
Protopunk is a collection of furniture and objects designed by Joost Van Bleiswijk. Each piece is handmade with thick cuts of steel roughly cut with a torch, welded together and then...
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21st Century and Contemporary Dutch Modern More Clocks

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Cut Steel

Shou Sugi Ban Charred Grandfather Clock from New York City Water Tower Wood
Located in Biddeford, ME
A sleek modern take on the grandfather clock. This piece is made from historic decommissioned NYC water tower wood. The wood is torched in the Shou Su...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern More Clocks

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Aluminum, Steel

Candino Ladies Wristwatch Case in 18-carat and Watchstrap in 14-carat
By Candino
Located in Lejre, DK
Candino delicate ladies' watch with case in 18-carat and watchstrap in 14-carat. The watch is Swiss made and in good condition.
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Mid-20th Century Spanish Modern More Clocks

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Gold

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Find a broad range of unique Modern more clocks for sale on 1stDibs. Many of these items were first offered in the 21st Century and Contemporary, but contemporary artisans have continued to produce works inspired by this style. If you’re looking to add vintage more clocks created in this style to your space, the works available on 1stDibs include decorative objects, more furniture and collectibles and other home furnishings, frequently crafted with glass, metal and other materials. If you’re shopping for used Modern more clocks made in a specific country, there are Europe, Italy, and North America pieces for sale on 1stDibs. While there are many designers and brands associated with original more clocks, popular names associated with this style include Venini, Fulvio Bianconi, Paolo Venini, and David Palterer. It’s true that these talented designers have at times inspired knockoffs, but our experienced specialists have partnered with only top vetted sellers to offer authentic pieces that come with a buyer protection guarantee. Prices for more clocks differ depending upon multiple factors, including designer, materials, construction methods, condition and provenance. On 1stDibs, the price for these items starts at $425 and tops out at $35,935 while the average work can sell for $1,260.

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