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Minimalist Abstract Sculptures

MINIMALIST STYLE

A revival in the popularity of authentic Minimalist furniture is rooted in history while reflecting the needs and tastes of the 21st century. Designer Ludwig Mies van der Rohe’s aphorism that “less is more” influenced the evolution of 20th-century interiors with an emphasis on function and order. This was a shift from the 19th century, with its lavish Victorian decorating, and was spread around the world through design styles including Bauhaus and brutalism.

Yet Minimalism was present in furniture design long before the clean lines of modernism, such as in the simple and elegant utility of Shaker furniture. Although the Minimalist art movement of the 1960s and ’70s had little crossover with furniture design, artist Donald Judd was inspired by the Shakers in creating his own spare daybeds and tables from sturdy wood. (Judd, whose advocacy of symmetry also informed his architectural projects, furnished his Manhattan loft with unassuming but poetic works by iconic modernist designers such as Gerrit Rietveld and Alvar Aalto.)

Understatement rather than ornamentation and open space instead of clutter are central themes for a Minimalist living room and bedroom. As opposed to Maximalism, the focus for Minimalist furniture and decor is on simplicity and considering the design and purpose of every object.

Furnishings are usually made in neutral or monochrome colors and pared down to their essentials — think nesting coffee tables, sectional sofas and accent pieces such as ottomans. And Minimalist ceramics can help achieve a decor that is both timeless and of the moment. The organic textures and personalization of handmade craftsmanship associated with these works have served as a sort of anti-Internet to screen-weary decorators. That said, while the thoughtful ergonomics of Scandinavian modern furniture, with its handcrafted teak frames, are at home in Minimalist spaces, so are the quietly striking pieces by Japanese designer Naoto Fukasawa that employ industrial materials like stainless steel, aluminum and plastic.

Minimalist furniture is not for making flashy statements; it boasts subdued appeal and excels at harmonizing with any room. And, as it encompasses many different movements and eras of design, it also never goes out of style, owing to its tasteful refinement.

Find a collection of Minimalist tables, seating, lighting and more furniture on 1stDibs.

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Style: Minimalist
South Africa Collectible Design White Ceramic Console Mirror Flux by Jan Ernst
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Jan Ernst is a multidisciplinary designer specializing in functional art and spatial design using clay as his main medium. The work is driven by his fascination with natural structur...
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2010s South African Minimalist Abstract Sculptures

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Ceramic, Clay, Stoneware

Conceptual Minimalist Desk Sculpture in Machined Aluminum
Located in New York, NY
Sleek, machined and polished "Aluminum Mirror", a semi-functional and highly-conceptual minimalistic tabletop object by New York City-based industrial design studio Visibility Office...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Minimalist Abstract Sculptures

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Aluminum

4 NERU TOTEM, by Rebeca Cors
Located in Ciudad de México, CDMX
4 Neru stackable TOTEM Utility sculpture: 1 Neru, functions as a stool/table Create your own TOTEM by stacking 3 or 4 Nerus! Material: Ra...
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2010s Mexican Minimalist Abstract Sculptures

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Wood

House Sculpture, Minimalist Modern Structure, Rusted Steel Wedge on Wood Blocks
Located in Chicago, IL
Jim Rose, known primarily for his steel furniture, was an avid collector and scoured salvage yards for unique and interesting items. Here, found steel objects are welded together to ...
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2010s American Minimalist Abstract Sculptures

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Metal, Steel

HEPHAESTUS. From the Visceral Series
Located in Miami Beach, FL
HEPHAESTUS, 2023 by Magda von Hanau From the Visceral series Clay, glass glaze Dimensions: 40 cm H x 36 cm W Weight 20lbs The Visceral series delves into the intricate relationship...
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2010s German Minimalist Abstract Sculptures

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Ceramic, Clay, Art Glass

ASTREA. From The Visceral Series.
Located in Miami Beach, FL
ASTREA, 2023 by Magda von Hanau From the Visceral series Clay, glass glaze & wool strings. Dimensions: 37 cm H x 37 cm W Weight 20lbs The Visceral series delves into the intricate...
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2010s German Minimalist Abstract Sculptures

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Ceramic, Clay, Art Glass, Wool, String

ARGOS. From The Visceral Series.
Located in Miami Beach, FL
ARGOS, 2023 by Magda von Hanau From the Visceral series Clay, glass glaze & wool strings. Dimensions: 43 cm H x 44 cm W Weight 20lbs The Visceral series delves into the intricate ...
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2010s German Minimalist Abstract Sculptures

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Ceramic, Clay, Wool, String, Art Glass

APHORODITE. From the Visceral Series
Located in Miami Beach, FL
APHORODITE, 2023 by Magda von Hanau From the Visceral series Clay, glass glaze Dimensions: 30 cm H x 56 cm W Weight 20lbs The Visceral series delves into the intricate relationship...
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2010s German Minimalist Abstract Sculptures

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Ceramic, Clay, Art Glass

Contemporary Decorative Art Sculpture The Way to the Sea by Egor Plotnikov
By Egor Plotnikov
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Egor Plotnikov works at the area of figurative painting and sculpture. Paintings and sculpture objects are presented often as combined installations. Plotnikov researchs the theme of...
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2010s Russian Minimalist Abstract Sculptures

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Acrylic, Wood, Paper

Abstract minimalist geometric sculpture in aluminum, 1970s
Located in AMSTERDAM, NL
Striking sculpture by Dutch artist Barbara Barry Verkaik (1929 - 1998). Intriguing and powerful sculpture in aluminum, full of movement. In the 1970s dutch design and art became more strict and minimal with designs by Gijs Bakker and Aldo van de Nieuwelaar...
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20th Century Dutch Minimalist Abstract Sculptures

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Metal, Aluminum

Minimalist Modern Structure, Rusted Steel on Wood Block Base
Located in Chicago, IL
Jim Rose, known primarily for his steel furniture, was an avid collector and scoured salvage yards for unique and interesting items. Here, found steel objects are welded together to ...
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2010s American Minimalist Abstract Sculptures

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Metal, Steel

Abstract Plaster Sculpture
Located in Pittsburgh, PA
Abstract Plaster Sculpture by an Unknown Dutch Artist. Holland, circa 1970.
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1970s Dutch Vintage Minimalist Abstract Sculptures

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Plaster

21th Century Glass Incense Diffuser, SMOKE, Handcrafted and Blowing by Mouth
By kanz
Located in Venezia, Veneto
The Smoke incense holder is made of blown borosilicate glass. The design of its shape, soft and light, seems to be defined by the swirls of smoke that rise slowly. The internal void ...
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2010s Italian Minimalist Abstract Sculptures

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Glass

ARIA COMPOSITION IX Sculpture, by Rebeca Cors
Located in Ciudad de México, CDMX
Rebeca Cors (México,1988). Cors' work oscillates between sculpture and function, studying its limits and meeting points. As a result, Cors creates abstract sculptures -and- utility s...
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2010s Mexican Minimalist Abstract Sculptures

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Stone

ARIA COMPOSITION VII, VIII, IX Sculpture, by Rebeca Cors
Located in Ciudad de México, CDMX
Rebeca Cors (México,1988). Cors' work oscillates between sculpture and function, studying its limits and meeting points. As a result, Cors creates abstract sculptures -and- utility s...
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2010s Mexican Minimalist Abstract Sculptures

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Stone

ARIA DECOMPOSITION Sculpture, by Rebeca Cors
Located in Ciudad de México, CDMX
Rebeca Cors (México,1988). Cors' work oscillates between sculpture and function, studying its limits and meeting points. As a result, Cors creates abstract sculptures -and- utility s...
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2010s Mexican Minimalist Abstract Sculptures

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Marble

ARIA COMPOSITION VII Sculpture, by Rebeca Cors
Located in Ciudad de México, CDMX
Rebeca Cors (México,1988). Cors' work oscillates between sculpture and function, studying its limits and meeting points. As a result, Cors creates abstract sculptures -and- utility s...
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2010s Mexican Minimalist Abstract Sculptures

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Stone

ARIA COMPOSITION VIII Sculpture, by Rebeca Cors
Located in Ciudad de México, CDMX
Rebeca Cors (México,1988). Cors' work oscillates between sculpture and function, studying its limits and meeting points. As a result, Cors creates abstract sculptures -and- utility s...
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2010s Mexican Minimalist Abstract Sculptures

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Stone

Small Blue Glass Water Bag - Hyperreal glass sculpture by Dylan Martinez
Located in East Quogue, NY
NEW RELEASE! Blue Series - Hyperreal small blue water bag glass sculpture, solid and hollow glass by Dylan Martinez. Size: 11.75 x 7 x 4.5 inches Dylan Martinez' hyperreal sculptu...
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2010s American Minimalist Abstract Sculptures

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Glass, Art Glass, Blown Glass

Set of two Visceral Red and Gray. From the visceral series
Located in Miami Beach, FL
Visceral I, Red and grey, 2020 by Magda von Hanau From The Visceral Series Clay Sculpture with Glass Glaze Dimensions: 12 H x 33 DM in. The Visceral series delves into the intricat...
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2010s German Minimalist Abstract Sculptures

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Ceramic, Clay, Art Glass

Set of Visceral Blush I and II. From the Visceral series
Located in Miami Beach, FL
Set of Visceral Blush I and II, 2020 by Magda von Hanau From The Visceral sculpture Series Clay Sculpture with Glass Glaze Dimensions: 12 H x 25 DM in. The Visceral series delves i...
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2010s German Minimalist Abstract Sculptures

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Ceramic, Clay, Art Glass

Visceral II, Red and grey. From the series Visceral
Located in Miami Beach, FL
Visceral II, Red and grey, 2020 by Magda von Hanau From the series Visceral Clay Sculpture with Glass Glaze Dimensions: 30.4 H x 40.6 W cm The Visceral series delves into the intri...
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2010s German Minimalist Abstract Sculptures

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Ceramic, Clay, Art Glass

Visceral. From the series Visceral
Located in Miami Beach, FL
Visceral, 2020 by Magda von Hanau From the series Visceral Clay Sculpture with Glass Glaze Dimensions: 10 H x 14 x 14 in. Unique The Visceral series delves into the intricate relat...
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2010s German Minimalist Abstract Sculptures

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Ceramic, Clay, Art Glass

Visceral I, Red and grey. From the series Visceral
Located in Miami Beach, FL
Visceral I, Red and grey, 2020 by Magda von Hanau From the series Visceral Clay Sculpture with Glass Glaze Dimensions: 30.4 H x 40.6 W cm The Visceral series delves into the intrica...
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2010s German Minimalist Abstract Sculptures

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Ceramic, Clay, Art Glass

Visceral Blue II. From the Visceral Series.
Located in Miami Beach, FL
Visceral Blue II, 2022 by Magda von Hanau From the Visceral series Clay and glass glaze Dimensions: 10.5 in H x 16 in W x 12 in D Weight 20lbs The Visceral series delves into the in...
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2010s German Minimalist Abstract Sculptures

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Ceramic, Clay, Art Glass

Visceral Blush II, From the series Visceral
Located in Miami Beach, FL
Visceral Blush II, 2020 by Magda von Hanau From The series Visceral Clay Sculpture with Glass Glaze Dimensions: 30.4 H x 33 W cm The Visceral series delves into the intricate relati...
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2010s German Minimalist Abstract Sculptures

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Ceramic, Clay, Art Glass

Nero. From the series Visceral
Located in Miami Beach, FL
Nero, 2022 by Magda von Hanau From the series Visceral Clay underglaze and glass glaze. Dimensions: 18 in H x 15 in W x 11 in D Weight 20lbs The Visceral series delves into the intr...
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2010s German Minimalist Abstract Sculptures

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Ceramic, Clay, Art Glass

Visceral Blue. From the Visceral Series
Located in Miami Beach, FL
Visceral Blue, 2022 by Magda von Hanau From the Visceral series Clay and glass glaze Dimensions: 11 in H x 16 in W x 13 in D Weight 20lbs The Visceral series delves into the intrica...
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2010s German Minimalist Abstract Sculptures

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Ceramic, Clay, Art Glass

Nero II. From the Visceral Series.
Located in Miami Beach, FL
Nero II, 2023 by Magda von Hanau From the Visceral series Clay underglaze and glass glaze. Dimensions: 13 in H x 15 in W x 14 in D Weight 15 lbs The Visceral series delves into the ...
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2010s German Minimalist Abstract Sculptures

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Ceramic, Art Glass, Clay

Visceral Blush I. From the series Visceral
Located in Miami Beach, FL
Visceral Blush I, 2020 by Magda von Hanau From The Series Visceral Clay Sculpture with Glass Glaze Dimensions: 30.4 H x 33 W cm The Visceral series delves into the intricate relat...
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2010s German Minimalist Abstract Sculptures

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Ceramic, Clay, Art Glass

Constantin I Candleholder in Solid Oak and Brass Minimalist Design with Circles
Located in Milan, Lombardy
Constantin 1 is a simple but charming candleholder with a geometric shape with circles. The body is in solid oak wood. The cylinder in natural brass on the top is the place where to put a 18 mm candle. In the same collection 3 different models of candlesticks in wood...
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2010s Italian Minimalist Abstract Sculptures

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Oak

Tony Delap "Brema" 1988, Bronze Sculpture Edition 1 of 6
Located in LAGUNA BEACH, CA
"Brema", 1988 Cast Bronze 9 x 8 x 5" Edition 1 of 6 Born in Oakland in 1927, Tony studied at the California College of Arts and Crafts, Academy of Art San Francisco, and Claremont ...
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20th Century North American Minimalist Abstract Sculptures

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Bronze

Tony Delap "Eusapia", 1987 Bronze Sculpture
Located in LAGUNA BEACH, CA
"Eusapia", 1987 Tony Delap Cast Bronze 12 x 12 x14" Edition 6 of 6 Born in Oakland in 1927, Tony studied at the California College of Arts and Crafts, Academy of Art San Francisco,...
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20th Century American Minimalist Abstract Sculptures

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Bronze

Blue Ribbon
Located in Belo Horizonte, MT
The "Blue Ribbon" is a piece from a series developed and made by hand by the artist Olavo Machado Neto in his workshop / atelier in Minas Gerais Brazil. The series continues the stu...
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2010s Brazilian Minimalist Abstract Sculptures

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Steel

White Ribbon (petit)
Located in Belo Horizonte, MT
The "White Ribbon" is a piece from a series developed and made by hand by the artist Olavo Machado Neto in his workshop / atelier in Minas Gerais Brazil. The series continues the st...
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2010s Brazilian Minimalist Abstract Sculptures

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Steel

Red Ribbon
Located in Belo Horizonte, MT
The "Red Ribbon" is a piece from a series developed and made by hand by the artist Olavo Machado Neto in his workshop / atelier in Minas Gerais Brazil. The series continues the stud...
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2010s Brazilian Minimalist Abstract Sculptures

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Steel

Tony Delap "Pocus", 1968 Aluminum Sculpture
Located in LAGUNA BEACH, CA
"Pocus", 1986 Tony Delap Aluminum with Aluminum Base 9.25 x 9.25 x 2" Born in Oakland in 1927, Tony studied at the California College of Arts and Crafts, Academy of Art San Francis...
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20th Century American Minimalist Abstract Sculptures

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Aluminum

Francois Morellet, Zwei Interferenz Schnitte, minimal sculpture, signed & dated
Located in AMSTERDAM, NL
Stunning and rare work by one of the leading artists of the 20th century. This work is only produced in a limited edition of 30, each signed by Morellet. Two other examples of this ...
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1970s Dutch Vintage Minimalist Abstract Sculptures

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Wood

Italy Natural Abstract White Birch Branch on Chrome Stand
Located in Brescia, IT
Natural abstract white birch branch on a chrome stand in Italian design 21th Century This is a white mat lacquered natural birch branch mounted on a meta...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Minimalist Abstract Sculptures

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Chrome

Duayne Hatchett 1965 Totem Steel Sculpture
Located in Greenport, NY
Duayne Hatchett (1925-2015) had 21 solo shows in the U.S. from 1966 to 2009. He has four works in the Whitney Museum of American Art, as well as many other collections. This abstract...
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1960s American Vintage Minimalist Abstract Sculptures

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Steel

Small Blue Glass Water Bag - Hyperreal glass sculpture by Dylan Martinez
Located in East Quogue, NY
NEW RELEASE! Blue Series - Hyperreal small blue water bag glass sculpture, solid and hollow glass by Dylan Martinez. Size: 10.25 x 6 x 3.75 inches Dylan Martinez' hyperreal sculpt...
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2010s American Minimalist Abstract Sculptures

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Glass, Art Glass, Blown Glass

Vintage Industrial Style Ceramic Vase by Alessio Tasca (circa 1970s)
Located in London, GB
Modern industrial-style ceramic vase (c. 1970s) by Alessio Tasca. Minimalist, abstract snail-shaped ceramic vase in limestone-coloured mottled glaze with line motif from the Italian ...
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1970s Italian Vintage Minimalist Abstract Sculptures

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Ceramic

'Sea Foam' Vase in Pink & Blue on Marble
Located in Riga, LV
'SEA FOAM' small sculptural vase from collection 'Mother Eternity' mouth blown glass in pink and blue Marble base Handcrafted top quality, extra clear glass unique item, signed Not...
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21st Century and Contemporary Baltic Minimalist Abstract Sculptures

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Marble

Italian Vintage Industrial Style Ceramic Vase / Sculpture by Alessio Tasca
Located in London, GB
Modern industrial-style ceramic vase (circa 1970s) by Alessio Tasca. Minimalist, abstract snail-shaped ceramic vase in limestone-coloured glaze with line motif from the Italian schoo...
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1970s Italian Vintage Minimalist Abstract Sculptures

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Ceramic

Chinese Prosperity Stone Disc, c. 1900
Located in Chicago, IL
This round stone disc originated as an early 20th-century threshing wheel. Secured to a wooden axel that ran through the center, the stone was rolled across stalks of wheat to separa...
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Early 20th Century Chinese Minimalist Abstract Sculptures

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Limestone, Steel

Bent Line Chair by Stine Mikkelsen
Located in Geneve, CH
Bent Line Chair by Stine Mikkelsen Dimensions:43 D x 68 W x 97 H cm Materials: Stainless Steel. Outdoor Suitable. Stine Mikkelsen is a Copenhagen-based m...
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2010s Danish Minimalist Abstract Sculptures

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Stainless Steel

Biomorphic Xl Line by Studio Chora, Tall Table Lamp, White Limestone, In Stock
Located in Albuquerque, NM
Designed by Studio Chora, Biomorphic XL Series, 2023. Biomorphic: ‘bios' meaning life and 'morphe' meaning form. The Biomorphic series of organic light sculptures are one-of-a-ki...
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2010s American Minimalist Abstract Sculptures

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Plaster, Paper

Spiral Sculpture in Travertine Stone Handcrafted in Portugal by Origin Made
Located in Porto, 13
An extension to the Ark series, these model sized stoneware sculptures unite a trilogy of elements – classical architecture being reinterpreted into modern design, skilled stonemason...
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2010s Portuguese Minimalist Abstract Sculptures

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Stone, Travertine

ARIA COMPOSITION II, by Rebeca Cors
Located in Ciudad de México, CDMX
Rebeca Cors (México,1988). Cors' work oscillates between sculpture and function, studying its limits and meeting points. As a result, Cors creates Abstract Sculptures -and- Utility S...
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2010s Mexican Minimalist Abstract Sculptures

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Marble

Mid Century Large Scale Carved Sculptural Wooden Shelf Art on Heavy Steel Base
Located in Llanbrynmair, GB
An impressive large scale sculptural wooden shelf art with good form and a beautiful rich warm wood colour tone. These would have been originally carved fo...
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Mid-20th Century Indian Minimalist Abstract Sculptures

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Wood

Mid Century Large Scale Carved Sculptural Wooden Shelf Art on Heavy Steel Base
Located in Llanbrynmair, GB
An impressive large scale sculptural wooden shelf art with good form and a beautiful rich warm dark wood colour tone. These would have been originally carv...
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Mid-20th Century Indian Minimalist Abstract Sculptures

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Wood

Large Scale Mid Century Carved Sculptural Wooden Shelf Art on Heavy Steel Base
Located in Llanbrynmair, GB
An impressive large scale sculptural wooden shelf art with good form and a beautiful rich warm dark wood colour tone. These would have been originally carv...
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Mid-20th Century Indian Minimalist Abstract Sculptures

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Wood

ARIA COMPOSITION V, by Rebeca Cors
Located in Ciudad de México, CDMX
Rebeca Cors (México,1988). Cors' work oscillates between sculpture and function, studying its limits and meeting points. As a result, Cors creates abstract sculptures -and- utility s...
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2010s Mexican Minimalist Abstract Sculptures

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Marble

Biomorphic Line by Studio Chora, Table Lamp, White Limestone, Made-To-Order
Located in Albuquerque, NM
Designed by Studio Chora, Biomorphic Series, 2022. Biomorphic: ‘bios' meaning life and 'morphe' meaning form. The Biomorphic series of organic light scul...
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2010s American Minimalist Abstract Sculptures

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Plaster, Paper

Accadimento #110, Sculpture by Simone Negri
Located in Antwerpen, VAN
Simone Negri was born in Milan in 1970. He graduated from the Istituto Statale d’Arte of Castelmassa and then deepened his research in the field of artistic ceramics by attending wor...
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2010s Italian Minimalist Abstract Sculptures

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Ceramic, Stoneware

Accadimento #60, Sculpture by Simone Negri
Located in Antwerpen, VAN
Simone Negri was born in Milan in 1970. He graduated from the Istituto Statale d’Arte of Castelmassa and then deepened his research in the field of artistic ceramics by attending wor...
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2010s Italian Minimalist Abstract Sculptures

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Ceramic, Stoneware

Accadimento #77, Sculpture by Simone Negri
Located in Antwerpen, VAN
Simone Negri was born in Milan in 1970. He graduated from the Istituto Statale d’Arte of Castelmassa and then deepened his research in the field of artistic ceramics by attending wor...
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2010s Italian Minimalist Abstract Sculptures

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Ceramic, Stoneware

Accadimento #109, Sculpture by Simone Negri
Located in Antwerpen, VAN
Simone Negri was born in Milan in 1970. He graduated from the Istituto Statale d’Arte of Castelmassa and then deepened his research in the field of artistic ceramics by attending wor...
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2010s Italian Minimalist Abstract Sculptures

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Ceramic, Stoneware

Minimalist abstract sculptures for sale on 1stDibs.

Find a broad range of unique Minimalist abstract sculptures for sale on 1stDibs. Many of these items were first offered in the 21st Century and Contemporary, but contemporary artisans have continued to produce works inspired by this style. If you’re looking to add vintage abstract sculptures created in this style to your space, the works available on 1stDibs include decorative objects, seating, more furniture and collectibles and other home furnishings, frequently crafted with stone, metal and other materials. If you’re shopping for used Minimalist abstract sculptures made in a specific country, there are Europe, Italy, and North America pieces for sale on 1stDibs. While there are many designers and brands associated with original abstract sculptures, popular names associated with this style include Lorenz+Kaz, Rebeca Cors, Stine Mikkelsen, and EXPERIMENTAL. It’s true that these talented designers have at times inspired knockoffs, but our experienced specialists have partnered with only top vetted sellers to offer authentic pieces that come with a buyer protection guarantee. Prices for abstract sculptures differ depending upon multiple factors, including designer, materials, construction methods, condition and provenance. On 1stDibs, the price for these items starts at $26 and tops out at $49,742 while the average work can sell for $2,878.

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