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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 The Modernists rejected both natural and historical references and relied primarily on industrial materials such as metal, glass, plywood, and, later, plastics.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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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 Wall Clocks

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Wood

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 Wall Clocks

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Brass

Mini Barcelona Clock, Walnut
Located in New York, NY
Contemporary clock made of walnut wood and black lacquered item indicators with black fiberglass frame. Easy to assembly and quick to ship. Measures: 26" W clock face x 30" H. ...
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2010s Spanish Modern Wall Clocks

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Fiberglass, 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.
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2010s Italian Modern Wall Clocks

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Carrara Marble, Gold

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...
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1970s American Vintage Modern Wall Clocks

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Aluminum

Vintage Modern Mirrored Digital Day Wall Clock, Del Mar CA
Located in National City, CA
For your pleasure: Vintage modern mirrored digital day wall clock, wood frame, labeled Datso Company, Del Mar, Ca Dimensions: 25 1/2" x 25 1/2" x 1 3/4 Original preowned vintag...
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1990s American Modern Wall Clocks

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Metal

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 Wall Clocks

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Aluminum

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...
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2010s American Modern Wall Clocks

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Brass

Large Ferrari Logo Neon Sign and Clock, circa 1980
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Large Ferrari logo neon sign and clock, circa 1980. In fantastic working condition with little to no damage. Clock is functioning well and all lights are bright and working. Amazing ...
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1980s American Vintage Modern Wall Clocks

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Metal

Tolix Time Steel Clock by Kilian Schindler and Tolix
Located in Autun, FR
Kilian Schindler’s Tolix Time clock will fit any wall in the house thanks to a Minimalist and playful design. Its concept is based on the assembly of 2 pieces of metal assembled in a...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Modern Wall Clocks

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Steel

Ball Wall Clock No. 4755 in Brass, Steel and Maple Wood, 1948-1950
Located in New York, NY
Ball wall clock, model no. 4755. Designed 1947, this example produced 1948-50. Manufactured by Howard Miller Clock Company, Zeeland, MI. Brass, steel, maple. The ball clock was inclu...
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1940s American Vintage Modern Wall Clocks

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...
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1960s Austrian Vintage Modern Wall Clocks

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Steel

Abstract Brass and Enamel Sculptural Wall Clock
Located in San Leandro, CA
Large Wall Sculpture Clock in the style of Jere. The sculpture includes Brass and Enameled brass elements. Can be hung both vertically or horizontally.
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1970s American Vintage Modern Wall Clocks

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Brass, Enamel

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