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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 The Modernists rejected both natural and historical references and relied primarily on industrial materials such as metal, glass, plywood, and, later, plastics.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 principles 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 chair, and the Eames’s 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 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 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 Clocks

Materials

Copper

Shou Sugi Ban Charred Grandfather Clock from New York City Water Tower Wood
Located in Brooklyn, NY
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 Sugi Ban method and then sealed wi...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Clocks

Materials

Aluminum, Steel

Cris G Brass and Walnut Clock
Located in New York, NY
The Cris G is a handmade clock that combines emotive aesthetic with strong impact. The design incorporates contrasting materials, such as brass, walnut and fiberglass. The minute han...
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2010s Spanish Modern Clocks

Materials

Brass

Venini Clessidra Hourglass in Amber Murano Glass
Located in New York, 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 Clocks

Materials

Murano Glass

Established & Sons Medium Font Clock by Sebastian Wrong
Located in London, GB
The iconic calendar clock, with its distinctive form and flip mechanism, has an established following in design circles. Sebastian Wrong deliberately increases our attraction to its ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Modern Clocks

Materials

Plastic

Established & Sons Small Font Clock by Sebastian Wrong
Located in London, GB
The iconic calendar clock, with its distinctive form and flip mechanism, has an established following in design circles. Sebastian Wrong deliberately increases our attraction to its ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Modern Clocks

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Plastic

Established & Sons Large Font Clock by Sebastian Wrong
Located in London, GB
The iconic calendar clock, with its distinctive form and flip mechanism, has an established following in design circles. Sebastian Wrong deliberately increases our attraction to its ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Modern Clocks

Materials

Plastic

Modern Classic Grandfather Floor Clock, Polished Brass and Calacatta Gold Marble
Located in Oporto, PT
1. Product description: The "Grandfather" floor clock is made of hand-polished 24-karat gold plated brass to give it a clean and nobel look. This floor clock uses watches with techn...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Clocks

Materials

Marble, Gold Plate, Brass

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 Clocks

Materials

Marble

Floating Frames Wallclock
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 Clocks

Materials

Aluminum

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 Clocks

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Steel

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 Clocks

Materials

Steel

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. ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Dutch Modern Clocks

Materials

Aluminum

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. ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Dutch Modern Clocks

Materials

Copper

Metropole Clock, by George Sowden from Memphis Milano
Located in Pregnana Milanese, IT
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 Clocks

Materials

Plastic

Time Goes By Clock in Stainless Steel and Smoked Glass
Located in New York, NY
When is a piece of design a piece of art? Is ‘design-art’ a convenient terminology to describe this new orientation in design which highlights unique design objects with a whiff of f...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Clocks

Materials

Stainless Steel, Silver Leaf

21st Century by D. Palterer Marble and Metal Clock in Rosso Framcia 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 Clocks

Materials

Marble

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 Clocks

Materials

Aluminum

Sculptural Clock 2019 with Black Sarah Noir Marble and Finishes in 24-Karat Gold
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Sculptural clock 2019 with black Sarah Noir marble and finishes in 24-karat gold. Elegance, class, precision. Sculptural wall clock is characterized by a black shara noir marble s...
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2010s European Modern Clocks

Materials

Marble

Euclideo Wall Clock, Modern, Italy, 2019
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Metals and precious woods give life to a large clock inspired by the perfection of mathematics. The circumference of Euclidean, divided by its diameter, is emphasized by long and con...
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2010s Italian Modern Clocks

Materials

Chrome

Momento 12 Wall Clock, Modern, Italy, 2019
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Momento 12, stunning modern wall clock. It is the design of its elements marks hours, these are designed with different facets that return reflections and shadows based on how the l...
Category

2010s Italian Modern Clocks

Materials

Nickel

Modern Shape Clock in Canaletto Walnut Wood, Italy, 2019
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Shape Collection is a family of complements of pure beauty. The sinuous lines obtained from the hollowed-out walnut block welcome the heart of Materium watches inside its soul. A flu...
Category

2010s Italian Modern Clocks

Materials

Gold

Ritmo 12 Wall Clock, Modern, Italy, 2019
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Ritmo 12 wall clock, made in Southern Italy, 2019 The hands of RITMO, shorter than other models, and 12 truncated cone-shaped metal notches punctuate the hours of RITMO, a furnish...
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2010s Italian Modern Clocks

Materials

Gold

Hermes Leather Belt Buckle Clock
Located in New York, NY
A fine Hermes clock with a gold-plated brass case with leather belt buckles. Roman numeral dial, quartz movement. 1970s Marked on dial. Measures: 6.25" x 7.5" x 2.5".
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1970s Vintage Modern Clocks

Materials

Gold Plate, Brass

Mid-Century Modern Howard Miller Floor Clock
Located in Toledo, OH
Mid-Century Modern Howard Miller floor clock. Black lacquer with half round chrome trim. Wood paneled front. Chimes need adjustment does not strike properly. Weighs have some dents.
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20th Century North American Modern Clocks

Materials

Chrome

Mid-Century Modern Floor Clock Howard Miller Olivewood Case
Located in Toledo, OH
Mid-Century Modern olivewood case Howard Miller floor clock. Chrome base. Runs. Chimes need to be adjusted.
Category

20th Century North American Modern Clocks

Materials

Wood

Vintage Zig Metal Clock by Seccose “Clocky Clock”
Located in San Diego, CA
Graphic and high design piece by Seccose. The metal frame is bent to create an effect on profile. The piece is powered coated in a unique orange red color, finished with a plexiglass...
Category

1980s Italian Vintage Modern Clocks

Materials

Metal, Enamel

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. ...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Dutch Modern Clocks

Materials

Aluminum

Seiko World Timer GMT Desk Clock, Quartz Movement with Sweeping Seconds, 1980s
Located in Uppsala, SE
Seiko world timer GMT tilted desk or table clock with a sweeping seconds with a red aeroplane seconds hand and quartz movement from the 1980s. Case made of walnut veneer. This exampl...
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1980s Japanese Vintage Modern Clocks

Materials

Walnut

Howard Miller Burl / Chrome Wall Clock
Located in Cincinnati, OH
A maple burl wood framed wall clock with cast chrome accents to each corner and a cream face with roman numeral numbers. Battery operated and hanging hole drilled to the backside wit...
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Mid-20th Century American Modern Clocks

Materials

Wood

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 Clocks

Materials

Cut Steel

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...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Dutch Modern Clocks

Materials

Brass

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...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Dutch Modern Clocks

Materials

Ceramic

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. ...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Dutch Modern Clocks

Materials

Aluminum

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 Clocks

Materials

Copper

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...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Dutch Modern Clocks

Materials

Ceramic

Tiffany & Co Sterling Silver, Python Purse Clock
Located in New York, NY
A 1930s purse watch by Tiffany & Co. featuring a sterling silver and python body. Movado movement.
Category

1930s Vintage Modern Clocks

Materials

Sterling Silver

Jaeger LeCoultre Partners Clock, by Paul Dupre-Lafon
Located in New York, NY
A rare double sided clock by Jaeger Le Coultre, designed by Paul Dupre-Lafon. Measures: 6.5" x 6.5" x 1.25".
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1940s Vintage Modern Clocks

Materials

Chrome

Howard Miller Grandfather Clock, 1980s
Located in Hamburg, PA
A fabulous Howard Miller Grandfather Clock with a brass skeleton frame. The clock is in very good condition with a few minor dings to the floor from weights. The chimes have a beauti...
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1980s American Vintage Modern Clocks

Materials

Brass

Maison Desny Table Clock
Located in New York, NY
A large and rare Maison Desny clock France, circa 1930 copper, peach mirrored glass, Macassar ebony, Signed on back. Measures: 14" x 5" x 11.5" inches.   
Category

1930s Vintage Modern Clocks

Materials

Copper

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 Clocks

Materials

Marble

NSNG One More Time Clock Copper-Plated
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 Clocks

Materials

Copper

Tacchini Mod Wall Square Clock in Black Frame by Think Work Observe
Located in New York, NY
The inspiration for Mod clock comes from the design of the electronics world and the contemporary graphics of railway and underground stations. With its modern aesthetic and modular ...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Clocks

Materials

Wood

Tacchini Mod Wall Round Clock in Dark Walnut Frame by Think Work Observe
Located in New York, NY
The inspiration for Mod clock comes from the design of the electronics world and the contemporary graphics of railway and underground stations. With its modern aesthetic and modular ...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Clocks

Materials

Wood

Sculptural Modern Clock 2019 with Carrara Marble and Finishes in 24-Karat Gold
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Sculptural modern clock 2019 with Carrara marble and finishes in 24-karat gold.
Category

2010s Italian Modern Clocks

Materials

Carrara Marble, Gold

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 Clocks

Materials

Aluminum

Arthur Umanoff for Howard Miller Meridian Clock
Located in Palm Springs, CA
A beautiful rosewood wall clock designed by Arthur Umanoff for the Howard Miller Company in the early 1970s. This is model 7564 Meridian. It has a quartz movement. We put a new batte...
Category

1970s American Vintage Modern Clocks

Materials

Aluminum

Materico Table Modern Clock 2019 with Sara Noir Marble and Finishes in 24k Gold
Located in Los Angeles, CA
The Materico collection is a family of watches dedicated to the world of interiors. The collection is characterized by a table clock and a wall clock with a minimal design but at the...
Category

2010s Italian Modern Clocks

Materials

Marble, Gold Plate

Gucci Limited Edition Brown Travel Desk Alarm Clock/Watch, Italy, 1980s
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Gucci Limited Edition Brown Travel Desk Alarm Clock/watch, 1980s At the bottom signed Gucci "Made in Italy". Approximate size: 2.5 " x 3".
Category

1980s Italian Vintage Modern Clocks

Materials

Metal, Chrome

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 Clocks

Materials

Aluminum

Civilized Primitives Clock
Located in Eindhoven, NL
Civilized primitives is an extraordinary unique collection that brings together natural elements and the old technique of bronze casting. The designer investigates the basic and func...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Dutch Modern Clocks

Materials

Bronze

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 Clocks

Materials

Aluminum

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 Clocks

Materials

Aluminum

NSNG One More Time Clock Nickel-Plated
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 Clocks

Materials

Nickel

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. ...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Dutch Modern Clocks

Materials

Copper

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 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 Clocks

Materials

Brass

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...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Dutch Modern Clocks

Materials

Stainless Steel