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 The Modernists rejected both natural and historical references and relied primarily on industrial materials such as metal, glass, plywood, and, later, plastics.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

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“Revolve” No.S1 Blue – Contemporary 21st-Century Stucco Sculpture 'no. 01/05'
Located in Holte, DK
“Revolve” – No. S1 in Blue (no. 01/05) This is made in a limited edition of only 5 pieces + 1 AP The five sculptures are made in five different colors, making them all truly one...
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2010s Danish Modern Desk Accessories

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Cast Stone

“Revolve” No.S2 'made to order' – Contemporary Plaster Sculpture from Denmark
Located in Holte, DK
“Revolve” – No. S2. This is made in a limited edition of only 5 pieces + 1 AP. The five sculptures are made in five different colors, making them all truly one of a kind. The p...
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2010s Danish Modern Desk Accessories

Materials

Cast Stone

Antonio Grediaga Kieff Abstract Bronze Sculpture on Black Granite Base Vintage
Located in North Miami, FL
This wonderful Antonio Gediaga Kieff abstract bronze sculpture is a limited edition. It is signed Kieff 2/6. The bronze has all been polished and sits on a black granite base all ori...
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1970s Canadian Vintage Modern Desk Accessories

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Granite, Bronze

Pietrina Checcacci Cast Bronze and Horn Letter Opener
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Cast bronze foot letter opener by Italian-Brazilian artist Pietrina Checcacci. The small weighted object features a patinated bronze floral shaped handle with a rounded horn blade. T...
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Mid-20th Century Brazilian Modern Desk Accessories

Materials

Bronze

Pietrina Checcacci Cast Bronze Hand Letter Holder with Granite Base
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Cast bronze hand letter holder by Italian-Brazilian artist Pietrina Checcacci. The small weighted object features a patinated bronze set of fingers that are separated to store envelo...
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Mid-20th Century Brazilian Modern Desk Accessories

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Granite, Bronze

Pair of Blenko Glass Bookends
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This pair of glass bookends by Blenko each feature a chunky half semi circle form that simulates the look of a block of ice. [Blenko Handmade] sticker on side of each bookend. ...
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Mid-20th Century American Modern Desk Accessories

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Glass

Jens Risom Walnut Paper Tray
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Walnut paper tray by Jens Risom for Risom Design. The tray features oiled walnut angled side panels with a slanted bed and finger joinery. There are four trays available and they ...
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Mid-20th Century American Modern Desk Accessories

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Wood, Walnut

Van Teal Lucite Tic Tac Toe Game Set Vintage
Located in North Miami, FL
This clear thick Lucite signed vintage tic tac toe set by Van Teal is the larger version made from the time period. It is vintage from the 1970s. Great as a desk accessory or cocktai...
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1970s American Vintage Modern Desk Accessories

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Lucite

Lucite Black, Red, Green, Yellow and White Sculptural Dice French Vintage
Located in North Miami, FL
This most unusual and rare pair of French vintage square sculptural lucite large dice has a strong palate of color in primary colors of red, green, white, yellow set against black. T...
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1970s French Vintage Modern Desk Accessories

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Lucite

Wave Business Card Holder from Souda, Copper, in Stock
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This listing includes 1 Wave Business card holder in a copper finish. Add some polish to your desktop with the Wave Business card holder. Geometric, minimal and poetic, this deskt...
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2010s Chinese Modern Desk Accessories

Materials

Copper, Steel, Metal

Nilufar Gallery Multiplug Tower by Thomas Ballouhey
Located in Milan, IT
Multiplug tower by Thomas Ballouhey, crossover collection, the Netherlands, 2018. Nilufar edition. Polystyrene, multiplug strip, epoxy, sand, PVA glue, wiring. Measures: 70 x 60 x H ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Dutch Modern Desk Accessories

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Wire

Fin Coasters from Souda, Set of four, Silver, Modern Aluminum Coaster Set
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Price includes 4 Coasters. Slim, architectural, and refined, the Fin Coasters are a decidedly modern approach to a traditional tabletop accessory. Designed by Shaun Kasperbauer, the ...
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2010s Chinese Modern Desk Accessories

Materials

Metal, Aluminum

Fin Coasters from Souda, In Stock, Set of Four, Gold, Modern, Minimal
Located in Brooklyn, NY
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...
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2010s Chinese Modern Desk Accessories

Materials

Metal, Aluminum

Set of 3 Murano Ducks
Located in Palm Springs, CA
Set of 3 vintage hand blown Murano glass ducks infused with gold flecks, with Swarovski crystal eyes / Made in Italy, circa 1980s "Murano Glass" etched at the base Measures from le...
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Late 20th Century Italian Modern Desk Accessories

Materials

Murano Glass

Eli Karpel Bronze Abstract Sculpture Signed
Located in North Miami, FL
This polished bronze sculpture is on an ebonized wood base is by Eli Karpel, a NY artist. It is signed and of a very small edition. It is a continuum of abstract figures and forms in...
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1990s American Modern Desk Accessories

Materials

Bronze

Fin Coasters from Souda, Factory 2nds, Set of Four, Gold
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Price includes 4 coasters that are factory 2nds. Factory 2nds have small dents, scratches, or other defects and are thus being sold at a discounted price. We've included photos of a ...
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2010s Chinese Modern Desk Accessories

Materials

Metal, Aluminum

“Revolve” No.S3 Bordeaux, Contemporary Danish Stucco Sculpture 'no. 01/05'
Located in Holte, DK
“Revolve” – No. S3 in Bordeaux (no. 01/05) This is made in a limited edition of only 5 pieces + 1 AP The five sculptures are made in five different colors, making them all truly ...
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2010s Danish Modern Desk Accessories

Materials

Cast Stone

“Revolve” No.S5 (made to order) – Contemporary 21st-Century Sculpture
Located in Holte, DK
“Revolve” – No. S5. This is made in a limited edition of only 5 pieces + 1 AP. The five sculptures are made in five different colors, making them all truly one of a kind. The p...
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2010s Danish Modern Desk Accessories

Materials

Cast Stone

“Revolve” No.S4 'made to order' – Contemporary Decorative Sculpture from Denmark
Located in Holte, DK
“Revolve” – No. S4. This is made in a limited edition of only 5 pieces + 1 AP. The five sculptures are made in five different colors, making them all truly one of a kind. The pi...
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2010s Danish Modern Desk Accessories

Materials

Cast Stone

“Revolve” No.S6 Blue, Contemporary Scagliola Stucco Sculpture 'no. 01/05'
Located in Holte, DK
“Revolve” – No. S6 in Blue (no. 01/05) This is made in a limited edition of only 5 pieces + 1 AP The five sculptures are made in five different colors, making them all truly one...
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2010s Danish Modern Desk Accessories

Materials

Cast Stone

“Revolve” No. S7 Green, Contemporary Handmade Scagliola Sculpture 'no. 01/05'
Located in Holte, DK
“Revolve”, No. S7 in Green (no. 01/05) This is made in a limited edition of only 5 pieces + 1 AP The five sculptures are made in five different colors, making them all truly one...
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2010s Danish Modern Desk Accessories

Materials

Cast Stone

Bruno Munari Silver-Plate Sculptural Vase with Glass Insert Italian Vintage
Located in North Miami, FL
This undulating sculptural silver-plate vase signed B.Munari on the bottom 1973 is both sculptural and utilitarian. It is Italian by Bruno Munari and a lovely vase and or desk access...
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1970s Italian Vintage Modern Desk Accessories

Materials

Silver Plate

Italian Modern Design Picture Frame in Blue Plexiglass, Sharing Blue
Located in Sarezzo, IT
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 blue...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Desk Accessories

Materials

Plexiglass

Italian Modern Arts & Crafts Silver Flower Picture Frame, Harmony Turquoise
Located in Sarezzo, IT
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 ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Desk Accessories

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Silver

Pop Design Italian Picture Frame Lacquered Wood, Humour Pink Wood
Located in Sarezzo, IT
Humour wood is an edition of the Italian collection of picture frames Laura G Art with Heart realized by Italian handcrafts in natural wood. painted in fuchsia acrylic. It is a very...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Desk Accessories

Materials

Wood

Gucci Desk Magnifier Silver-Plate with Gold Vintage Desk Accessory
Located in North Miami, FL
This ultra chic and most utilitarian Italian Gucci desk magnifier works beautifully and really magnifies. It is marked Gucci Made in Italy. It is silver-plate with 22 carat gold plat...
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1970s Italian Vintage Modern Desk Accessories

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Gold Plate, Silver Plate

Designer Modern Italian Lucite Picture Frame by Ferragamo, circa 1990s
Located in New York, NY
A designer Modern style Italian Lucite picture frame by Salvatore Ferragamo, circa late-20th century, Italy. This is a small beautiful Italian modern style round Lucite picture frame...
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Late 20th Century Italian Modern Desk Accessories

Materials

Lucite

Fin Coasters from Souda, Set of Four, Gold Anodized Aluminium, Modern, Minimal
Located in Brooklyn, NY
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...
Category

2010s Chinese Modern Desk Accessories

Materials

Aluminum, Metal

Fin Coasters from Souda, In Stock, Set of four, Silver, Modern
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Price includes 4 Coasters. Slim, architectural, and refined, the Fin Coasters are a decidedly modern approach to a traditional tabletop accessory. Designed by Shaun Kasperbauer, the ...
Category

2010s Chinese Modern Desk Accessories

Materials

Metal, Aluminum

Cell Tower in Ebonized Oak by Algierwork
Located in Brooklyn, NY
An iteration on its original life as a “floor mirror," Butter body is now a freestanding stand for modern mobile phones. Situated at chest height and tilted backwards, users can see ...
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2010s American Modern Desk Accessories

Materials

Oak

Firmamento Milano Pillola Table Lamp by Parisotto and Formenton Architetti
Located in Milan, Milano
Please note that VAT is not included in the price. Elegant interior lamp designed as an essential element that creates an evocative light of great comfort. A matte ball of simple an...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Desk Accessories

Materials

Aluminum

Firmamento Milano Etoile Rechargeable Table Lamp by Daniela Puppa
Located in Milan, Milano
Please note that VAT is not included in the price. A slim and light lamp that, like a ballerina, hides under her tutu an intimate and warm light LED. A lamp whose light makes you sm...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Desk Accessories

Materials

Aluminum

Firmamento Milano Trilite Table Lamp by Franco Raggi
Located in Milan, Milano
Please note that VAT is not included in the price. Trilite is a micro architecture for the room. Often today architecture is conceived as urban and pushy maxi objects. Trilite is ju...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Desk Accessories

Materials

Marble

Arcahorn Altea Tray in Macassar Ebony and Gold-Plated Brass by Filippo Dini
Located in Miami, FL
Tray in Macassar ebony veneer with gloss finish. 24-karat gold plated brass handles. Overall dimensions: W 35 x D 20 x H 3 cm.
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Desk Accessories

Materials

Wood

Riviera Valet Tray in Whitewash Maple by May Furniture
Located in Brooklyn, NY
The Riviera Valet Tray measures 13.5"L x 5.5"W x 1.5" H and is individually handcrafted in solid wood, available in 3 finish options. Meticulously cut finger joints are the unique d...
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2010s American Modern Desk Accessories

Materials

Wood

Riviera Valet Tray in Blackened Walnut by May Furniture
Located in Brooklyn, NY
The Riviera Valet Tray measures 13.5"L x 5.5"W x 1.5" H and is individually handcrafted in solid wood, available in 3 finish options. Meticulously cut finger joints are the unique d...
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2010s American Modern Desk Accessories

Materials

Wood

Riviera Valet Tray in Oiled Walnut by May Furniture
Located in Brooklyn, NY
The Riviera Valet Tray measures 13.5"L x 5.5"W x 1.5" H and is individually handcrafted in solid wood, available in 3 finish options. Meticulously cut finger joints are the unique d...
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2010s American Modern Desk Accessories

Materials

Wood

Relic Icosahedron, Geometric White Porcelain Ceramic Small Sculptural Object
Located in Bronx, NY
This sculptural geometric icosahedron is handcrafted from slabs of unglazed white porcelain with highly individual black oxide burnout detailing, giving each of its 20 sides a unique...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Desk Accessories

Materials

Porcelain

Relic Octahedron, Geometric White Porcelain Ceramic Small Sculptural Object
Located in Bronx, NY
This sculptural geometric octahedron is handcrafted from slabs of unglazed white porcelain with highly individual black oxide burnout detailing, giving each of its eight sides a uniq...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Desk Accessories

Materials

Porcelain

Ghidini 1961 Axonometry Small Rectangular Tray in Copper by Elisa Giovanni
Located in Villa Carcina, IT
Axonometry rectangular small tray in copper by Elisa Giovanni. Materials: Copper Net weight: 0.4 kg Dimensions: W 18 x D 12 x 2 H cm.
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Desk Accessories

Materials

Copper

Ghidini 1961 Axonometry Small Parallelepiped Tray in Copper by Elisa Giovanni
Located in Villa Carcina, IT
The compositional scheme of this family of small trays is the axonometric isometric projection of two parallelepipeds which creates a three-dimensional optical effect implemented by ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Desk Accessories

Materials

Copper

Set of 2 Ghidini 1961 Axonometry Trays in Copper by Elisa Giovanni
Located in Villa Carcina, IT
The compositional scheme of this family of small trays is the axonometric isometric projection of two parallelepipeds which creates a three-dimensional optical effect implemented by ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Desk Accessories

Materials

Copper

Ghidini 1961 Axonometry Small Parallelepiped Tray in Brass by Elisa Giovanni
Located in Villa Carcina, IT
The compositional scheme of this family of small trays is the axonometric isometric projection of two parallelepipeds which creates a three-dimensional optical effect implemented by ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Desk Accessories

Materials

Brass

'Set of 2' Ghidini 1961 Axonometry Trays in Brass by Elisa Giovanni
Located in Villa Carcina, IT
The compositional scheme of this family of small trays is the axonometric isometric projection of two parallelepipeds which creates a three-dimensional optical effect implemented by ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Desk Accessories

Materials

Brass

Ghidini 1961 Axonometry Large Cube Tray in Brass by Elisa Giovanni
Located in Villa Carcina, IT
The compositional scheme of this family of small trays is the axonometric isometric projection of two parallelepipeds which creates a three-dimensional optical effect implemented by ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Desk Accessories

Materials

Brass

Ghidini 1961 Axonometry Small Squared Tray in Copper by Elisa Giovanni
Located in Villa Carcina, IT
Axonometry squared small tray in copper by Elisa Giovanni. Materials: Copper Net weight: 0.6 kg Dimensions: W 20 x D 20 x 2 H cm.
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Desk Accessories

Materials

Copper

Ghidini 1961 Axonometry Large Parallelepiped Tray in Copper by Elisa Giovanni
Located in Villa Carcina, IT
The compositional scheme of this family of small trays is the axonometric isometric projection of two parallelepipeds which creates a three-dimensional optical effect implemented by ...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Desk Accessories

Materials

Copper

Ghidini 1961 Axonometry Small Cube Tray in Brass by Elisa Giovanni
Located in Villa Carcina, IT
The compositional scheme of this family of small trays is the axonometric isometric projection of two parallelepipeds which creates a three-dimensional optical effect implemented by ...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Desk Accessories

Materials

Brass

Ghidini 1961 Axonometry A4 Tray in Copper by Elisa Giovanni
Located in Villa Carcina, IT
The compositional scheme of this family of small trays is the axonometric isometric projection of two parallelepipeds which creates a three-dimensional optical effect implemented by ...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Desk Accessories

Materials

Copper

Ghidini 1961 Axonometry Large Cube Tray in Copper by Elisa Giovanni
Located in Villa Carcina, IT
The compositional scheme of this family of small trays is the axonometric isometric projection of two parallelepipeds which creates a three-dimensional optical effect implemented by ...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Desk Accessories

Materials

Copper

Ghidini 1961 Axonometry Small Rectangular Tray in Brass by Elisa Giovanni
Located in Villa Carcina, IT
Axonometry rectangular small tray in brass by Elisa Giovanni. Materials: Brass Net weight: 0.35 kg Dimensions: W 18 x D 12 x 2 H cm.
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Desk Accessories

Materials

Brass

Ghidini 1961 Axonometry Office Set in Copper by Elisa Giovanni
Located in Villa Carcina, IT
The compositional scheme of this family of small trays is the axonometric isometric projection of two parallelepipeds which creates a three-dimensional optical effect implemented by ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Desk Accessories

Materials

Copper

Set of 3 Ghidini 1961 Axonometry Trays in Brass by Elisa Giovanni
Located in Villa Carcina, IT
The compositional scheme of this family of small trays is the axonometric isometric projection of two parallelepipeds which creates a three-dimensional optical effect implemented by ...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Desk Accessories

Materials

Brass

Ghidini 1961 Axonometry Office Set in Brass by Elisa Giovanni
Located in Villa Carcina, IT
The compositional scheme of this family of small trays is the axonometric isometric projection of two parallelepipeds which creates a three-dimensional optical effect implemented by ...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Desk Accessories

Materials

Brass

Ghidini 1961 Axonometry Large Parallelepiped Tray in Brass by Elisa Giovanni
Located in Villa Carcina, IT
The compositional scheme of this family of small trays is the axonometric isometric projection of two parallelepipeds which creates a three-dimensional optical effect implemented by ...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Desk Accessories

Materials

Brass

Ghidini 1961 Axonometry Small Cube Tray in Copper by Elisa Giovanni
Located in Villa Carcina, IT
The compositional scheme of this family of small trays is the axonometric isometric projection of two parallelepipeds which creates a three-dimensional optical effect implemented by ...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Desk Accessories

Materials

Copper

Set of 3, Ghidini 1961 Axonometry Trays in Copper by Elisa Giovanni
Located in Villa Carcina, IT
The compositional scheme of this family of small trays is the axonometric isometric projection of two parallelepipeds which creates a three-dimensional optical effect implemented by ...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Desk Accessories

Materials

Copper

Ghidini 1961 Axonometry A4 Tray in Brass by Elisa Giovanni
Located in Villa Carcina, IT
The compositional scheme of this family of small trays is the axonometric isometric projection of two parallelepipeds which creates a three-dimensional optical effect implemented by ...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Desk Accessories

Materials

Brass