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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 The modernists rejected both natural and historical references and relied primarily on industrial materials such as metal, glass, plywood, and, later, plastics.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
M34 Vessel by Aysun Ay
Located in Geneve, CH
M34 vessel by Aysun Ay Dimensions: D15 X H27 Materials: Stoneware ceramic Sculptural pieces can vary slighty as each is a unique piece of art. Improvisational design made by h...
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2010s Turkish Modern More Desk Accessories

Materials

Ceramic

Hammock Marble Platter by On.Entropy in White, Desk Accessory of Platter
Located in Athens, GR
This platter is designed as a homogeneous volume, wishing to engage the senses around the plasticity of marble. It is carved off a single piece of marble without joints or seams. H...
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2010s Greek Modern More Desk Accessories

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Marble

M33C Candle Holder by Aysun Ay
Located in Geneve, CH
M33C candle holder by Aysun Ay Dimensions: D5 X H19 Materials:Stoneware Ceramic, white glaze This vase is made with stoneware clay using hand building techniques. Natural textur...
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2010s Turkish Modern More Desk Accessories

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Ceramic, Stoneware

Contemporary by Ghirò Studio 'Eye' Sculpture Amber Glass, Brass and 24 Kt Gold
Located in Pieve Emanuele, Milano
2021 Colletion of decorative objects by Ghirò Studio (Italy,Milan). The 'Eye' is not only a luxury refined piece of furniture but it is also a hand carved sculpture designed to embel...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern More Desk Accessories

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Gold, Brass

Danese Milano Canarie White 2 Pencil/Paperclip Aluminum Holders by Bruno Munari
Located in Hicksville, NY
White Canarie 2 Pencil & Paperclip Holders is a desk set made up of a pencil holder, a paperclip holder and two ashtrays. It was designed to help keep a desk or work surface in order...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern More Desk Accessories

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Aluminum

Bronze Tape Dispenser by Henry Wilson
Located in Geneve, CH
The Bronze Tape Dispenser is a hefty piece of stationery. It is cast in solid gunmetal bronze with machined teeth. Fits standard scotch tape rolls. It is rumble finished for a smooth...
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2010s Australian Modern More Desk Accessories

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Bronze

Christian Dior Tortoiseshell Lucite Magazine Rack Holder
Located in Atlanta, GA
Beautiful magazine rack, holder, stand designed for Christian Dior Home Collection in the 1970s. Geometric "U" shape with large rounded holes for the handles. Semi-transparent Lucite...
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1970s French Vintage Modern More Desk Accessories

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Acrylic, Lucite

Ghidini 1961 Omini Cards Holder in Polished Brass by Stefano Giovannoni
Located in Villa Carcina, IT
Business cards holder in brass Omini is a family of products that plays on the inclusion and the relationship between the human figure with a series of monolithic objects from geome...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern More Desk Accessories

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Brass

Important Baccarat Crystal Service '60 Pieces' 20th Century
Located in Madrid, ES
Baccarat glass service Made of cast crystal. consisting of 11 glasses of champagne, 11 glasses of water, 12 glasses of red wine, 12 glasses of white wine, 11 glasses of port wine, 2...
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20th Century French Modern More Desk Accessories

Materials

Crystal

Contemporary Trivet/Coaster in Steel, Square/Circle, Modern, Minimal,Geometric
Located in Stockholm, SE
Trivets in steel with small rubber pads for protection.
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2010s Swedish Modern More Desk Accessories

Materials

Steel

M33 Vessel by Aysun Ay
Located in Geneve, CH
M33 Vessel by Aysun Ay Dimensions: D15 X H27 Materials: Stoneware Ceramic Sculptural pieces can vary slighty as each is a unique piece of art. Improvisational design made by h...
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2010s Turkish Modern More Desk Accessories

Materials

Ceramic

S.Voxel, 21st Century Modern Portuguese "Verde Viana" Marble Paperweight
Located in Nelas, PT
S.Voxel - 21st century modern Portuguese "Verde Viana" marble paperweight S.voxelexplores the importance of object scaling and user experience. Voxels coffee tables and side table...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern More Desk Accessories

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Marble

in Stock in Los Angeles, Missing You Candle a Secret Orient Scent
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Missing you candle: A secret orient scent In stock in Los Angeles Spicy scented candle for home with a natural oak wood lid crowned by an angel in Matte white porcelain. The cont...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern More Desk Accessories

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Porcelain

in Stock in Los Angeles, Echoes of Nature Candle Unbreakable Spirit Scent
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Echoes of nature candle. Unbreakable spirit scent In stock in Los Angeles Home candle in Matte white porcelain with an exotic scent and an elaborate porcelain lid, hand engraved ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern More Desk Accessories

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Porcelain

Io Marble Platter by On.Entropy in White, Modern Desk Accessory
Located in Athens, GR
This platter is designed as a homogeneous volume, wishing to engage the senses around the plasticity of marble. It is carved off a single piece of marble without joints or seams. Io...
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2010s Greek Modern More Desk Accessories

Materials

Marble

In Stock in Los Angeles, Echoes of Nature Candle I Love You, Mom Scent
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Echoes of Nature Candle I Love You, Mom Scent In stock in Los Angeles Home candle in Matte white porcelain with a floral scent and an elaborate porcelain lid, hand engraved and p...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern More Desk Accessories

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Porcelain

Danese Milano Large Citera Box in Stainless Steel by Enzo Mari
Located in Hicksville, NY
Citera is a large box made using a combination of contrasting materials, polished stainless steel and rosewood. The lid can either be opened on hinges or simply placed on top and the...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern More Desk Accessories

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Stainless Steel

Kartell I Shine in Blue by Eugeni Quitllet
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Eugeni Quitllet designs a precious collection of decorative vases made of transparent PMMA. The line is composed of a vase and a table centre, distinctive for their elegant geometry ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern More Desk Accessories

Materials

Resin

Zhuang Desk, Multi-Purpose Box in Saddle Leather Tortora Colour
Located in New York, NY
In Chinese ‘zhuang’ means to protect something precious. The collection of Zhuang containers designed by Neri & Hu for Poltrona Frau consists of a series of containers can be used fr...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern More Desk Accessories

Materials

Metal

Kartell I Shine in Green by Eugeni Quitllet
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Eugeni Quitllet designs a precious collection of decorative vases made of transparent PMMA. The line is composed of a vase and a table centre, distinctive for their elegant geometry ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern More Desk Accessories

Materials

Resin

Danese Milano Timor Perpetual English Calendar in White by Enzo Mari
Located in Hicksville, NY
Timor is a perpetual calendar. The PVC cards that represent the days of the week, months of the year and dates are fixed to a central pivot and can be fanned out for the user to choo...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern More Desk Accessories

Materials

PVC

Danese Milano In Attesa Wastepaper Basket in Black by Enzo Mari
Located in Hicksville, NY
In attesa is a wastepaper basket. It is an injection moulded polypropylene cylinder but the base is not perpendicular to the sides instead it is at a diagonal giving the object a con...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern More Desk Accessories

Materials

Plastic

Danese Milano In Attesa Wastepaper Basket in White by Enzo Mari
Located in Hicksville, NY
In attesa is a wastepaper basket. It is an injection moulded polypropylene cylinder but the base is not perpendicular to the sides instead it is at a diagonal giving the object a con...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern More Desk Accessories

Materials

Plastic

Italian Murano Grey Faceted Crystal Vase by Alessandro Mandruzzato
Located in New York, NY
A very beautiful Italian Murano smoked grey charcoal faceted art glass vase by Alessandro Mandruzzato for Sommerso, circa mid to late-20th century, Italy. Beautiful at any angle. Dim...
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Late 20th Century Italian Modern More Desk Accessories

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Art Glass, Murano Glass

Cartier Vintage Black Sunglasses with Box, 1990 Silver Logo
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Vintage Cartier classic black sunglasses with silver CC logo. Classic, timeless, sophisticated piece to add to your wardrobe Authentic, vintage, rare, Cartier Paris France Black Ja...
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Late 20th Century French Modern More Desk Accessories

Materials

Resin

Contemporary by Ghirò Studio 'Pear' Sculpture Amber Yellow Crystal Handcrafted
Located in Pieve Emanuele, Milano
2021 collection of decorative objects of Ghirò Studio (Milan). The sculpture evokes the romantic vision of two halves that perfectly complement each other once together and symboli...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern More Desk Accessories

Materials

Glass

Danese Milano Timor Perpetual French Calendar in White by Enzo Mari
Located in Hicksville, NY
Timor is a perpetual calendar. The PVC cards that represent the days of the week, months of the year and dates are fixed to a central pivot and can be fanned out for the user to choo...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern More Desk Accessories

Materials

PVC

Ghidini 1961 Small Rabbit in Polished Brass by Stefano Giovannoni
Located in Villa Carcina, IT
Decorative object in brass "The rabbit is the latest iconic object I have designed. For Ghidini it has turned into a family of precious metal objects: salt and pepper, paperweight ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern More Desk Accessories

Materials

Brass

Menhir Black Marble Carved Bookend
Located in Mexico City, MX
Bookend in carved Monterrey black marble. Handmade in Mexico. Production time: 6-8 weeks for items without marble / 13-14 weeks for marble pieces. Shipping +10 additional business d...
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2010s Mexican Modern More Desk Accessories

Materials

Marble

Berd Vay'e Limited Edition "Time Squared" Lucite Sculpture 'Small'
Located in New Orleans, LA
Berd Vay'e limited edition "Time Squared" lucite sculpture Structured integrity; the Time Squared sculpture appears to tumble through time, resting remarkably mid-air - a spectacula...
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21st Century and Contemporary Canadian Modern More Desk Accessories

Materials

Lucite

Corteza Handmade Decorative Ceramic Sculpture by Ters Studio
Located in Mexico City, MX
Handmade decorative ceramic sculpture. White color, without finish. Production time: 6-8 weeks for items without marble / 13-14 weeks for marble pieces. Shipping +10 additional busi...
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2010s Mexican Modern More Desk Accessories

Materials

Ceramic

Round Coasters set in white Veneciano marble
Located in Mexico City, MX
Set of four round coasters in Veneciano white marble. Handmade in México by local craftsmen. Production time: 6-8 weeks for items without marble / 13-14 weeks for marble pieces. Sh...
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2010s Mexican Modern More Desk Accessories

Materials

Marble

Danese Milano Formosa Perpetual Wall English Calendar in Black by Enzo Mari
Located in Hicksville, NY
Formosa is a wall calendar with an aluminium back plate that supports the removable sheets of pvc that make up the date. The font used in the black and red version is Helvetica and t...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern More Desk Accessories

Materials

Aluminum

Danese Milano Koro Wastepaper Basket in Red by Enzo Mari
Located in Hicksville, NY
Koro is a waste paper basket intended for the workplace and in public spaces. The cylindrical form is made of injection-moulded polypropylene. Enzo Mari is one of the masters of I...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern More Desk Accessories

Materials

Plastic

Black Marble Carved Bookend
Located in Mexico City, MX
Bookend in carved Monterrey black marble. Handmade in Mexico. Production time: 6-8 weeks for items without marble / 13-14 weeks for marble pieces. Shipping +10 additional business d...
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2010s Mexican Modern More Desk Accessories

Materials

Marble

in Stock in Los Angeles, Grey Killer Shark Mini Power Bank Charger
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Killer shark mini power bank battery charger In stock in Los Angeles "Mr Holder was a shark who loved swimming but could not do it. He was mocked by all the other sharks who call...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern More Desk Accessories

Materials

Plastic

Set of Bookends with a Bull and Bear
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
This stylish set of the Classic bull and bear battling up the incline of stock market will make a great addition to the "counselor" in your life. Note: Overall dimensions when place...
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Late 20th Century Taiwanese Modern More Desk Accessories

Materials

Marble, Brass

Agate Onyx Geode and Wood Round Jewelry or Trinket Box, Brazil, 1990s
Located in New York, NY
A wood and purple agate geode round jewelry or trinket box, circa 1990s, late 20th century, Brazil. A great piece for a desk, vanity, nightstand table area to hold small items or jew...
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Late 20th Century Brazilian Modern More Desk Accessories

Materials

Agate, Onyx

Contemporary Trivet/Coaster in Steel, Circle/Triangle, Modern, Minimal Geometric
Located in Stockholm, SE
Trivets in steel with small rubber pads for protection.
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2010s Swedish Modern More Desk Accessories

Materials

Steel

X Veneciano White Marble Bookend
Located in Mexico City, MX
Bookend in Veneciano white marble. Handmade in Mexico with local craftsman. Production time: 6-8 weeks for items without marble / 13-14 weeks for marble pieces. Shipping +10 additio...
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2010s Mexican Modern More Desk Accessories

Materials

Marble

Mounted Amethyst Geode
Located in London, by appointment only
Brazil. A substantial specimen of Brazilian amethyst mounted on a wrought iron base including stand. Measures: H 49.5cm. W 38cm. D 24 cm.
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20th Century Brazilian Modern More Desk Accessories

Materials

Stone

Zhuang Desk, Pen Holder Case in Saddle Leather Tortora Colour
Located in New York, NY
In Chinese ‘zhuang’ means to protect something precious. The collection of Zhuang containers designed by Neri & Hu for Poltrona Frau consists of a series of containers can be used fr...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern More Desk Accessories

Materials

Metal

Berd Vay'e Limited Edition "Time Squared" Lucite Sculpture 'Large'
Located in New Orleans, LA
Berd Vay'e Limited Edition "Time Squared" Lucite sculpture Structured integrity; the Time Squared sculpture appears to tumble through time, resting remarkably mid-air -- a spectacul...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Canadian Modern More Desk Accessories

Materials

Lucite

21st Century Peso Concrete Cement Book and Door Holder 2kg Flamingo Pink Color
Located in Rome, Lazio
Colored book and door holders made in concrete. A touch of color for your bookcase 100% made in Italy. 2kg: L 9 P 9 H 18 cm.
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2010s Italian Modern More Desk Accessories

Materials

Concrete

LIA Square Brass and Black Steel Valet Tray by Soraya Osorio
Located in Clinton Corners, NY
This handsome valet tray/bowl is versatile as a decorative object or in an entry way to place your daily belongings. A contrast in metals, hand-hammered 4 1/2" round brass top with ...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern More Desk Accessories

Materials

Metal, Brass, Steel

Italian Marble Ashtray or Catchall
Located in New York, NY
A small modern Italian white and grey marble ashtray or catchall, circa mid-20th century, Italy. A great piece for a coffee/cocktail table, desk, vanity, nightstand table, etc. Piece...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Modern More Desk Accessories

Materials

Marble

Claude Boeltz Exploded Bronze Picture Frame w/ 24kt Gold & Rock Crystal Details
Located in New York, NY
This exquisite coral-form picture frame was realized by the esteemed artist Claude Victor Boeltz in France. They are among artists 24-karat gold plated "exploded-bronze" pieces made ...
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20th Century French Modern More Desk Accessories

Materials

Rock Crystal, Gold, Bronze

Salvatori Balancing Tray in Calacatta Vagli Marble and Brass by Studiocharlie
Located in Querceta, IT
Tray in burnished brass and Calacatta Vagli marble. Designed by Studiocharlie for Salvatori, the Balancing series of desktop accessories combines brass and natural stone for a fresh ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern More Desk Accessories

Materials

Marble, Brass

Peter Shire Expo Vase
Located in Austin, TX
Expo vase 1997 in colors of yellow, brick and black. Peter Shire, a founding member of Sottsass' Memphis Milano Group is an LA-based artist whose work eludes all attempts at categori...
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Late 20th Century American Modern More Desk Accessories

Materials

Ceramic

Danese Milano Compartment for In Attesa/Koro in Black by Enzo Mari
Located in Hicksville, NY
Danese Milano Compartment for In Attesa/Koro waste paper basket in black by Enzo Mari Enzo Mari is one of the masters of Italian Design. He was born in Novara in 1932 and now live...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern More Desk Accessories

Materials

Plastic

Set of 3 Marble Loops by Essenzia
Located in Geneve, CH
Set of 3 loops by Essenzia Materials: Verde Viana Dimensions: 25*5*16 cm 20*14*80 cm 28*10*3 cm Also Available: Pele de Tigre, Rosa Portugal, Carrara, and single pieces S...
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2010s Portuguese Modern More Desk Accessories

Materials

Marble

Signed Feliciano Bejar Green Cut Glass Sculpture, circa 1990
Located in Haddonfield, NJ
Cut glass and brushed aluminum table sculpture by Feliciano Béjar (1920-2007), Mexico, 1990's. His art sculptures dating from the 1960's through 1990's uses glass ground with eithe...
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Late 20th Century Mexican Modern More Desk Accessories

Materials

Stainless Steel

Peter Shire Expo Vase, 1980
Located in Austin, TX
Expo vase 1997 in colors of yellow, blue, brick and black. Peter Shire, a founding member of Sottsass' Memphis Milano Group is an LA-based artist whose work eludes all attempts at ca...
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Late 20th Century American Modern More Desk Accessories

Materials

Ceramic, Pottery

Ghidini 1961 Medium Rabbit in Polished Brass by Stefano Giovannoni
Located in Villa Carcina, IT
Decorative object medium in brass "The rabbit is the latest iconic object I have designed. For Ghidini it has turned into a family of precious metal objects: salt and pepper, paper...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern More Desk Accessories

Materials

Brass

Brass and Leather Bookmark
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. Brass and Leather Bookmar...
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2010s American Modern More Desk Accessories

Materials

Brass

Constellation Marble Bowl, Small Low in Verde Guatemala by Lara Bohinc, in Stock
Located in London, GB
The hexagonal bowls are designed so that they can be laid together forming a honeycomb formation, either in same colour or in different colour combinations. Please note that no t...
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2010s British Modern More Desk Accessories

Materials

Marble

Small Egg with Frog, in Glass, Italy
Located in Quinto di Treviso, Treviso
The charm of the shapes is enhanced by the material with which the collection is made: glass. Transparency, lightness and shine meet the design, transforming into sculptured object...
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2010s Italian Modern More Desk Accessories

Materials

Glass

Danese Milano Sumatra Graphite Paper Tray in Technopolymer by Enzo Mari
Located in Hicksville, NY
Graphite Sumatra is a stackable letter tray made of technopolymer with rubber feet. When two or more of the trays are stacked all of the space above and below each piece can be maxim...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern More Desk Accessories

Materials

Rubber