Modern More Desk Accessories

Modern Furniture Design

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 The Modernists rejected both natural and historical references and relied primarily on industrial materials such as metal, glass, plywood, and, later, plastics.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

Italian Signed Vintage Romeo Rega Brass and Chrome Plated Checkers Game
Italian Signed Vintage Romeo Rega Brass and Chr...
Romeo Rega
Vintage 1970s Italian Modern Games
Brass, Stainless Steel, Chrome
This ultra chic and modern signed Italian Romeo Rega checkers game has sculptural components. It is great just even as a decorative object or for real playing checkers. It is from th...
Mounted Brass and Black Granite Vintage Modernist Abstract Sculpture
Mounted Brass and Black Granite Vintage Moderni...
Unknown
Vintage 1970s American Modern Abstract Sculptures
Brass, Granite
These monumental and fabulous brass and black granite vintage modernist abstract sculpture is unsigned. It is period and from the 1970s. It is of two abstract figures connected. It i...
Contemporary Elmroot, Mahogany and Brass Modern Minimalist Wood Box
Contemporary Elmroot, Mahogany and Brass Modern...
Eva Eklöf
21st Century and Contemporary Swedish Modern More Desk Accessories
Brass, Birch, Elm, Mahogany
Part of Les Few's LaMiel collection, this contemporary, elmroot, mahogany and brass, modern, minimalist wood box with birch details, is made by artisans in Sweden. The box comes with...
Vintage Christofle Cantileverd Three-Tier Silver Plate Sculptural Box
Vintage Christofle Cantileverd Three-Tier Silve...
Andrée Putman, Christofle
Vintage 1960s French Modern Decorative Boxes
Silver Plate
This stunning and rare French Christofle three-tier cantilever silver plate box is from the 1960s. It was designed by Andree Putman for Christofle. It is most chic and unusual as it ...
Pair of  Vintage French Sculptural Embedded Lucite and Stainless Steel Boxes
Pair of Vintage French Sculptural Embedded Luc...
Pierre Giraudon
Vintage 1970s French Modern Decorative Boxes
Stainless Steel, Lucite
These amazing sculptural french vintage pair of boxes are composed of an encasing of fractured embedded lucite as the tops that sit on brushed stainless steel bottoms with a small lu...
Document Holder Made of Tropical Hardwood in Brazilian Contemporary Design
Document Holder Made of Tropical Hardwood in Br...
Juliana Llussá
21st Century and Contemporary Brazilian Modern More Desk Accessories
Straw, Wood
The document holder is made in Brazilian solid wood Cumaru with traditional handcraft joint techniques and a natural straw. Finishing in Italian acrylic matte varnish that shows the ...
Modern Black Leather and Brass Table or Desk Lamp
Modern Black Leather and Brass Table or Desk Lamp
Chanel
Vintage 1970s Modern Table Lamps
Brass
A very beautiful vintage Modern black quilted leather and brass desk or table lamp, circa 1970s or earlier. On/Off switch in two area; on base and at top at socket. Item available ...
Fin Coasters from Souda, Set of Four, Gold Anodized Aluminium, Modern, Minimal
Fin Coasters from Souda, Set of Four, Gold Anod...
Souda, Shaun Kasperbauer
2010s Chinese Modern Barware
Metal
Slim, architectural, and refined, the Fin coasters are a decidedly modern approach to a traditional tabletop accessory. Designed by Shaun Kasperbauer, the coasters are produced throu...
Bronze Erotic Lovers Embrace Sculpture
Bronze Erotic Lovers Embrace Sculpture
Zak Zaikine
Vintage 1970s American Modern Sculptures
Bronze, Other
This small but amazing sensual sculpture by Zaikine is wonderful from every angle. The lovers embrace surrounding the bowl of life. It rings with sensuality and erotic movement. Thei...
Italian Vintage Gucci Blue Lacquered and Brass ...
Gucci
Vintage 1980s Italian Modern Decorative Boxes
Brass, Wood, Lacquer
This handsome hallmarked vintage Italian Gucci blue lacquered hinged box has a wood interior as original and four corners of brass on the top. It is a beautiful blue lacquer as origi...
French Vintage Encased Monumental Hourglass Luc...
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Vintage 1970s French Modern Abstract Sculptures
This fantastic vintage French encased large Lucite hourglass object /sculpture is mesmerizing. The orange sand adds punch. It is heavy and substantial and amazing. It is from the 197...
Italian Modern Arts & Crafts Silver Flower Pict...
Laura G Art With Heart
21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Picture Frames
Silver
Harmony turquoise is an Arts & Crafts square silver picture frame designed by Laura G for Art with Heart. It is a wonderful lost wax silver model hand chiselled by master craftsmen ...
Clear Coaster Set, Contemporary Coaster Set wit...
Nada Debs
2010s Lebanese Modern More Desk Accessories
Resin, Brass
The clear coaster collection celebrates transparency through the use of modern techniques and materials such as resin, while inlaying it with brass elements through the ancient techn...
Carytical Area Rug in Tufted Botanic Silk by Bo...
21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern More Desk Accessories
Silk
Those who love sculptural and timeless art, who love history and the stories that remain in time, must certainly love Italy. This enchanting rug created by Boca do Lobo was inspired ...
Ribbon-Edged Enamel Tray by Paolo de Poli, circ...
Paolo De Poli
Vintage 1950s Italian Modern More Desk Accessories
Copper
Exquisite tray with free-form edge by Italian master of enamel Paolo de Poli. Polychrome enamel over copper body. Underside with de Poli incised signature and paper label.
Aelfie Modern Striped Geometric Black and White...
AELFIE
2010s Indian Modern Platters and Serveware
Exceptional craftsmanship meets modern design. Perfect for jazzing up the top of a dresser or serving a loved one breakfast-in-bed. Features cut-out handles. Measures: 18" x 1...
Freevolle sculpture Table Lamp, polished Brass ...
Sabrina Landini
21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Table Lamps
Brass, Silk
This table lamp is a contemporary piece, entirely made in Tuscany 100% hand made The structure of this object consists of two tubes with a sinuous shape, artisanally shaped by hand ...
Freevolle sculpture Table Lamp, Copper finish b...
Sabrina Landini
21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Table Lamps
Copper, Silk
This table lamp is a contemporary piece, entirely made in Tuscany 100% hand made The structure of this object consists of two tubes with a sinuous shape, artisanally shaped by hand...
Vulcano Tray Plated with Antique Mirror Surface
Casa Botelho
21st Century and Contemporary British Modern More Desk Accessories
Steel
Style with functionality is one of the key elements of CASA BOTELHO’s design ethos. While every object has to add glamour and sensuality to a space, it also has to be versatile and h...
Vase in Rosso Levanto and Bianco Michelangelo M...
Matteo Cibic
2010s Italian Modern Vases
Marble
Business cardholder / small vase in Rosso Levanto and Bianco Michelangelo Marble. Size: 16.3 x 4 x 10.6 cm, smooth finishing. Commercial name: Arturo, Homage collection by the Italia...
Pair Modern Black and White Marble Bookends, ca...
Vintage 1970s Modern More Desk Accessories
Marble
A substantial pair of Modern black and white marble bookends. Each measure: 6 in. H x 6 in. x 2.25 in. thick. Pair available here online. By request, pair can be made available by ...
Italian Modern Design picture frame in blue pl...
Laura G Art With Heart
21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Picture Frames
Plexiglass
Sharing blue is a square italian pop design picture frame in blue plexiglass of Art with Heart collection of photo frames by Laura G ,Italy. It is realized into plexiglass royal blu...
Gold Folding Screen with Gold Leaf Finish by Bo...
21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern More Desk Accessories
Gold Leaf, Fiberglass
Possession of furniture with gold and silver leafing symbolizes wealth and prosperity. It was a status symbol in those ancient times that inspired our present furniture makers who ad...
Equator Globe Bar in Black with Hammered Copper...
21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern More Desk Accessories
Copper, Wood
An eye shut travel, back to the 16th century; epoch where the globe had a major role in the navigators’ lives and was the main key to world exploration. The Equator is full of “Portu...
Equator Globe Bar in Black with Hammered Brass ...
21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern More Desk Accessories
Brass
An eye shut travel, back to the 16th century; epoch where the globe had a major role in the navigators’ lives and was the main key to world exploration. Equator is full of “Portugal”...
Pantheon Area Rug in Silk by Boca do Lobo
21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern More Desk Accessories
Silk
Those who love sculptural and timeless art, who love history and the stories that remain in time, must certainly love Italy. This enchanting rug created by Boca do Lobo was inspired ...
Puiforcat Bureau d'Architecte Metallic Pencil N...
Puiforcat
21st Century and Contemporary French Modern More Desk Accessories
Silver Plate
At the crossroads of art and design, Bureau d’Architecte stays the course initially set by Jean Puiforcat at the height of the Art Deco era, when he settled on a fresh blend of refin...
Puiforcat Bureau d'Architecte Metallic Pencil C...
Puiforcat
21st Century and Contemporary French Modern More Desk Accessories
Silver Plate
At the crossroads of art and design, Bureau d’Architecte stays the course initially set by Jean Puiforcat at the height of the Art Déco era, when he settled on a fresh blend of refin...
Puiforcat Bureau d'Architecte Mail Organizer by...
Puiforcat
21st Century and Contemporary French Modern More Desk Accessories
Silver Plate
At the crossroads of art and design, Bureau d’architecte stays the course initially set by Jean Puiforcat at the height of the Art Deco era, when he settled on a fresh blend of refin...
Vintage Victor Vasarely Cube Optical Op Art Sil...
Victor Vasarely
Vintage 1970s French Modern Abstract Sculptures
Acrylic, Paint
This four sided every changing graphic optical Op Art Lucite sculpture by Victor Vasarely is vintage from the 1970s. They were produced in a large edition; not numbered. It is a silk...
Puiforcat Argent De Poche Money Clip in Sterlin...
Puiforcat
21st Century and Contemporary French Modern More Desk Accessories
Sterling Silver
Boasting exceptional savoir-faire, the House of Puiforcat offers pieces of its heritage while imagining the classics of tomorrow. Going beyond tableware, the House of Puiforcat dedic...
Botanical in Glossy White Square Planter
2010s Modern Decorative Bowls
Ceramic
Beautiful botanical in glossy white square planter.
Botanical in White Fleur Pot
2010s Modern Decorative Bowls
Ceramic
Beautiful botanical in white fleur pot.
Yellowish Soapstone Ring
2010s Modern More Desk Accessories
Stone, Metal
Beautiful Yellowish Soapstone Ring on stand Measure: 8" diameter (ring) x 11" H Sizes vary.
Sopanite Stone Disk - A
2010s Modern More Desk Accessories
Stone, Metal
Beautiful Sopanite Stone Disk - A, on stand Measures: 10.5" diameter (disk) x 13" height Sizes vary.

Electrum Cylinder Box

By Jonathan Adler
Electrum Cylinder Box
Jonathan Adler
21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Decorative Boxes
Brass, Nickel
Mixed metals. Architectural simplicity meets mixed metal glamour. Our electrum cylinder box has features alternating round brass and nickel boxes that pivot to reveal a range of rain...
Cut and Polished Mirrored Glass Abstract Dish b...
Fontana Arte, Max Ingrand
Vintage 1950s Italian Modern Decorative Dishes and Vide-Poche
Cut Glass
A curved, cut, and polished blue-green glass dish with a silver-mirrored bottom. Produced by Fontana Arte in the late 1950s, the abstract form of the dish is coupled with a slightly ...
Brass and Aluminium Strawberry Tray in the Styl...
David Marshall
Vintage 1970s Spanish Modern Decorative Dishes and Vide-Poche
Aluminum, Brass
Decorative brass and aluminium strawberry-shaped tray in the style of David Marshall. This modernist tray is elegant, stylish and completely unique making it a real conversation piec...
Blue Lapis Lazuli Pyramid
20th Century Modern More Desk Accessories
Lapis Lazuli
A beautiful small Lapis Lazuli pyramid. Pyramid is shaped/carved and polished smooth from natural blue Lapis Lazuli stone. A beautiful decorative object for a desk, table, shelf, etc...
Pair of Emerald Green and White Onyx Bookends
2010s Modern More Desk Accessories
Agate, Onyx
A beautiful and substantial pair of emerald green and white onyx bookends or decorative objects. Measurements: 6.38 in. H x 4.75 in. W.  
Karim Rashid Italian Modern Gilt Silver Double...
Laura G Art With Heart
21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Picture Frames
Gold Plate
Equilibrium gold is a picture frame in silver 925 gold-plated designed by Karim Rashid for Laura G Art with Heart and It is a very simple and modern piece and can be suitable to hold...
Set of Modern Italian Black and White Marble Ob...
Vintage 1970s Italian Modern More Desk Accessories
Marble
A beautiful set of Modern Italian black and white obelisk sculptures, circa 1970s, Italy. Label in image #18 and 19 reads: "Florence, Italy", "Modern". Measurements: L: 9.75 in. H R...
Soap Holder in White and Black Marble, by Matte...
Matteo Cibic
2010s Italian Modern Garniture
Marble
Soap holder in White Michelangelo and Black Marquinia Marble. Size: 20 x 9.8 x 3 cm, smooth finishing. Commercial name: Domenico, Homage Collection by the Italian Designer Matteo Cib...
Bronze Cubist Sculpture on White Carrara Marble...
Unknown
1990s Unknown Modern Abstract Sculptures
Bronze, Carrara Marble
This amazing cubist bronze sculpture is mounted on a white Carrara marble block base. It hallmarked on the bottom of the bronze although not shown as a letter of H or K a copyright V...
Abstract Geometric Intersecting Sculpture
Unknown
Vintage 1970s Unknown Modern Abstract Sculptures
Gold Plate, Nickel
This wonderful gold-plated abstract geometric modern sculpture is almost like a work in origami of four intersecting planes of simple forms. It is a great tabletop sculpture that wit...
French Silver Plate Marcel Rochas Basket Weave ...
Marcel Rochas
Vintage 1970s French Modern Decorative Boxes
Silver Plate
This lovely vintage hinged French silver plate box by Creation Marcel Rochas is a beautiful basket weave of silver plate design with textural dimensions. It has been re-plated. This ...
Contemporary Round Swedish Brass Modern Minimal...
Eva Eklöf
21st Century and Contemporary Swedish Modern Paperweights
Brass
Part of Les Few's Vanina Vanini collection, this contemporary round brass modern Minimalist paper weight is made by artisans in Sweden. The brass is solid Swedish brass that is turne...
"Freevolle" Table Lamp, in mat Brass and ivory...
Sabrina Landini
21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Table Lamps
Brass, Linen
This table lamp is a contemporary piece, entirely made in Tuscany and manufactured in an artisanal way. The structure of this object consists of two tubes with a sinuous shape, arti...
Tray Made of Tropical Hardwood in Brazilian Con...
Juliana Llussá
21st Century and Contemporary Brazilian Modern Tableware
Wood
The frame of tray is made in Brazilian solid wood Cumaru with traditional handcraft joint techniques. The base is veneered with natural wood. Finishing in Italian acrylic matte varni...
21st Century Modern Custom Made Lucite Two-Tone...
21st Century and Contemporary American Modern More Desk Accessories
Lucite
21st Century Contemporary AVF inspired custom made Lucite beveled edge blue and clear thick cut-out handle tray. Custom-made in the USA by, JMD Boutique. Measures, 13." square.
Onyx Bookends or Decorative Objects
Vintage 1970s European Modern Bookends
Onyx, Marble, Agate
A beautiful and substantial pair of vintage onyx round bookends or decorative objects, circa 1970s Modern. Pieces are designed with a flat bottom for stability (no rolling.) Colors i...
Hermès Sac à Dépêches Leather Briefcase
Hermès
20th Century French Modern Trunks and Luggage
Leather
Original Hermès 'Sac à Dépêches' Briefcase made of what is likely Veau Grain Lisse or Epsom leather in good vintage condition. Sliding locker fastener on flap with three interior poc...
Vintage Two-Part Lucite Magazine Holder
Unknown
Vintage 1970s American Modern Magazine Racks and Stands
Lucite
This vintage two-part lovely Lucite magazine holder is in very great condition. It is non obtrusive and can be placed anywhere. It is from the 1970s. The height below is to the top o...
Signed and Dated Vasa Mihich Laminated Sphere L...
Vasa Velizar Mihich
Early 2000s American Modern Abstract Sculptures
Lucite
This fabulous signed Vasa Mihich laminated Lucite sphere ball abstract sculpture is dated 2006. It has intersecting planes of colored Lucite that change with the play of light and tu...
Carl Aubock Silvered Bronze Four-Chain Link Pap...
Carl Auböck
Vintage 1960s Austrian Modern Abstract Sculptures
Silver, Bronze
This heavy four-chain link paperweight sculpture/desk accessory by the renowned Viennese Carl Aubock is silvered bronze. This was done in the late 1960s. This inspiration came from a...
Georg Jensen Moneyphant in Stainless Steel and ...
Georg Jensen, Alfredo Häberli
21st Century and Contemporary Chinese Modern More Desk Accessories
Stainless Steel
Swiss/Argentinean designer Alfredo Häberli debuts the next generation of Moneyphant. Literally, his design features two small elephants that nest within a larger one. In keeping with...
Italian Romeo Rega Pyramid Polished Brass Sculp...
Romeo Rega
Vintage 1970s Italian Modern Abstract Sculptures
Brass
This great weighted eight-piece pyramid sculpture is in the style of Romeo Rega and attributed to him. It is it Italian. There are eight polished brass trays that are all removable a...
Signed and Dated Vasa Mihich Laminated Lucite T...
Vasa Velizar Mihich
Early 2000s American Modern Abstract Sculptures
Lucite
This gorgeous signed Vasa Mihich laminated one of a kind Lucite triangle sculpture is dated 2005. It is etched at the bottom as such. Vasa has perfected and was the innovator of thi...
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