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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 The modernists rejected both natural and historical references and relied primarily on industrial materials such as metal, glass, plywood, and, later, plastics.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
Stationmaster #611 Round Natural Oak Wall Clock Arthur Umanoff for Howard Miller
Located in Topeka, KS
Marvelous vintage Stationmaster #611 round natural oak wall clock by Arthur Umanoff for Howard Miller clocks. Beautiful condition, keeping in mind that this is vintage and not new so...
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Late 20th Century American Modern Clocks

Materials

Metal

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 Clocks

Materials

Marble

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 Clocks

Materials

Ceramic

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

Kartell Air du Temps Table Clock in White by Eugeni Quitllet
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Lightness is the watchword of the table clock "Air du Temps" inhabited by hollows and light. Its aerial shape and its clean and essential design allow time to elapse suspended on a...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Clocks

Materials

Metal

Kartell Air Du Temps Table Clock in Crystal Black by Eugeni Quitllet
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Lightness is the watchword of the table clock "Air du Temps" inhabited by hollows and light. Its aerial shape and its clean and essential design allow time to elapse suspended on a...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Clocks

Materials

Metal

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 real, like time ticking away. In 1...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Clocks

Materials

Murano Glass

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 Clocks

Materials

Stainless Steel

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...
Category

Late 20th Century German Modern Clocks

Materials

Porcelain

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...
Category

2010s Spanish Modern Clocks

Materials

Brass

Museum Clock by Horwitt for Howard Miller
Located in Cincinnati, OH
A white metal framed clock with satin black face having a large white dot at twelve o'clock with hour and minute hand. An iconic 1970's design that is included in the collection of t...
Category

Late 20th Century American Modern Clocks

Materials

Metal

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. Gr...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Clocks

Materials

Glass

Contemporary Gaetano Pesce Watch Me XL Clock Resin Blue Pink Green
Located in barasso, IT
Watch Me Clock, clear blue Klein, bottle green, matt pink Clock in hard resin designed by Gaetano Pesce in 1995 for Fish Design collection. Measures: XL - ø 64cm Other sizes...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Clocks

Materials

Resin

Mocap 'Discodip' Illusionistic Wall Clock
Located in Maastricht, NL
Mocap 'Discodip' illusionistic wall clock design: JAN PAUL “Time is an illusion” Most wall-clocks have the same basic shape: round. Also the same looking time-indication by numbe...
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2010s Dutch Modern Clocks

Materials

Metal

Lino Sabattini Italy, Table Watch in Silver-Plated Metal, 1980s
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
Lino Sabattini (1925-2016), Italy. Table watch in silver-plated metal. Art deco style. 1980s. Measures: 21.5 x 11.5 cm. In excellent condition. Stamped.
Category

1980s Italian Vintage Modern Clocks

Materials

Metal, Silver Plate

Kartell Air Du Temps Table Clock in Crystal Red by Eugeni Quitllet
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Lightness is the watchword of the table clock "Air du Temps" inhabited by hollows and light. Its aerial shape and its clean and essential design allow time to elapse suspended on a...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Clocks

Materials

Metal

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

Mocap 'Black White' Illusionistic Wall Clock
Located in Maastricht, NL
"Mocap" (black white) illusionistic wall clock “Time is an illusion” Most wall-clocks have the same basic shape: round. Also the same looking time-indication by numbers or stripes....
Category

2010s Dutch Modern Clocks

Materials

Aluminum

Kartell Tic & Tac Clock in White by Philippe Starck & Eugeni Quitllet
Located in Brooklyn, NY
A transparent square "box" measuring 30x30 cm with Roman numerals engraved on the surface encompassing the flat clock face where a slim pair of colored hands stand out in a chromatic...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Clocks

Materials

Plastic

Contemporary Gaetano Pesce Watch Me L Clock Resin Blue Pink Green
Located in barasso, IT
Watch Me Clock, clear blue Klein, bottle green, matt pink Clock in hard resin designed by Gaetano Pesce in 1995 for Fish Design collection. Measures: L ø 42cm Other sizes av...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Clocks

Materials

Resin

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

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

Materials

Steel

Tommi Parzinger Rare Standing Clock in Cream Lacquer 1950s
Located in New York, NY
Rare tall standing clock model A in cream lacquer by Tommi Parzinger for Parzinger Originals, American 1950's. As with all Parzinger creations, this clock is extremely elegant.
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1950s North American Vintage Modern Clocks

Materials

Other, Metal

Solid Brass Clock
Located in Los Angeles, CA
The (wh)ORE HAüS STUDIOS small goods collection was made for those that wanted to experience the (wh)ORE HAüS brand without committing to our larger pieces. Our clock is made of soli...
Category

2010s American Modern Clocks

Materials

Brass

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 ...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Modern Clocks

Materials

Plastic

Kartell Air Du Temps Table Clock in Crystal Gold by Eugeni Quitllet
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Lightness is the watchword of the table clock "Air du Temps" inhabited by hollows and light. Its aerial shape and its clean and essential design allow time to elapse suspended on a...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Clocks

Materials

Metal

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

Metropole Clock, by George Sowden for Memphis Milano Collection
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...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Clocks

Materials

Plastic

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...
Category

2010s Italian Modern Clocks

Materials

Chrome

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 uni...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Clocks

Materials

Travertine, Carrara Marble, Marble, Metal, Gold, Chrome, Nickel, Gold Pl...

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 ...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Modern Clocks

Materials

Plastic

Column Clock by Papier Langackerhäusl
Located in Sammu-city, JP
Column clock W255 D255 H1750 mm Standing tall and confident, our column clock elegantly refines the passing of time. With its clean lines and gently swaying pendulum, it reassur...
Category

2010s Austrian Modern Clocks

Materials

Parchment Paper

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 ...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Modern Clocks

Materials

Plastic

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...
Category

2010s European Modern Clocks

Materials

Marble

Surrealistic Sculptural Clock by Pedro Friedeberg
Located in Atlanta, GA
An iconic craved sculptural clock by the famed Mexican surrealistic artist and designer Pedro Friedeberg (Mexican, b. 1937) circa 1960s. The whimsical design incorporates the signatu...
Category

1960s Mexican Vintage Modern Clocks

Materials

Wood

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

Howard Miller Quinten Model 611-216 Chrome & Espresso Floor Grandfather Clock
Located in Topeka, KS
Magnificent Howard Miller Quinten discontinued model #611-216 chrome and espresso floor or grandfather clock with beveled glass door front, sides, and side access panel and includes ...
Category

Late 20th Century American Modern Clocks

Materials

Chrome

Mocap "White/Black" Illusionistic Wall Clock
Located in Maastricht, NL
Mocap (moonwalk) Illusionistic wall clock Design: Jan Paul foto “Time is an illusion” Most wall-clocks have the same basic shape: round. Also the same looking time-indication...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Dutch Modern Clocks

Materials

Aluminum

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.
Category

Mid-20th Century Spanish Modern Clocks

Materials

Gold

Lucite & Brass Wall Clock George Nelson for Howard Miller
Located in Toledo, OH
Lucite & brass wall clock by George Nelson for Howard Miller. Two weights large brass pendulum. Working order. Dimensions: 6.5" depth x 15.25" W x 60" H.
Category

20th Century North American Modern Clocks

Materials

Brass

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...
Category

Late 20th Century American Modern Clocks

Materials

Metal

German Table Clock German 20th Century
Located in Madrid, ES
Table clock German, 19th century XX , wooden box covered with "de Boulle" marquetry, inlaid in metal Gold and pierced metal inserts, representing plant motifs. Gold metal dial with ...
Category

20th Century German Modern Clocks

Materials

Bronze

20th Century George Nelson & Associates for Howard Miller Clock Co
Located in Miami, FL
20th Century George Nelson & Associates for Howard Miller Clock Co. wall clock, model 629-035 Zeeland, Michigan, 1970s enameled steel body with a glass lens. Perfect for hanging or d...
Category

1970s American Vintage Modern Clocks

Materials

Steel

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

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...
Category

1980s Japanese Vintage Modern Clocks

Materials

Walnut

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...
Category

2010s Italian Modern Clocks

Materials

Gold

Italian Modern Round Stainless Steel Wall Clock with White Dial by Alessi, 1980s
Located in MIlano, IT
Italian modern round stainless steel wall clock with white dial by Alessi, 1980s Round stainless steel wall clock with white dial and black numbers. Made by Alessi in 1980s. In go...
Category

1980s Italian Vintage Modern Clocks

Materials

Steel

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. ...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Dutch Modern Clocks

Materials

Aluminum

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 Sugi Ban method and then sealed wi...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Clocks

Materials

Aluminum, Steel

Schauer Industrial or Station Clock, Vienna, 1964
Located in Vienna, AT
Four pieces available The clock is in perfect condition, no major scratches, no glass scratched. Flat glass cover, black painted figures an ivory white embossed dish, painted blac...
Category

1960s Austrian Vintage Modern Clocks

Materials

Steel

Howard Miller Grandfather Clock
Located in New York, NY
Howard Miller Grandfather clock with a brass and glass frame. The clock has weights, a beautiful pendulum, chimes and the clock lights up as well.  
Category

1980s Vintage Modern Clocks

Materials

Brass

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...
Category

1960s Swiss Vintage Modern Clocks

Materials

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...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Dutch Modern Clocks

Materials

Steel

Kartell AIR DU TEMPS Table Clock in Black by Eugeni Quitllet
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Lightness is the watchword of the table clock "Air du Temps" inhabited by hollows and light. Its aerial shape and its clean and essential design allow time to elapse suspended on a...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Clocks

Materials

Metal

Kartell Tic & Tac Clock in Orange Red by Philippe Starck & Eugeni Quitllet
Located in Brooklyn, NY
A transparent square "box" measuring 30x30 cm with Roman numerals engraved on the surface encompassing the flat clock face where a slim pair of colored hands stand out in a chromatic...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Clocks

Materials

Plastic

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

Kartell Tic & Tac Clock in Chrome by Philippe Starck & Eugeni Quitllet
Located in Brooklyn, NY
A transparent square "box" measuring 30x30 cm with Roman numerals engraved on the surface encompassing the flat clock face where a slim pair of colored hands stand out in a chromatic...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Clocks

Materials

Plastic

Kartell Tic & Tac Clock in Gold by Philippe Starck & Eugeni Quitllet
Located in Brooklyn, NY
A transparent square "box" measuring 30x30 cm with Roman numerals engraved on the surface encompassing the flat clock face where a slim pair of colored hands stand out in a chromatic...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Clocks

Materials

Plastic

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