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The late 19th and early 20th centuries saw sweeping social change and major scientific advances—both of which contributed to a new aesthetic: Modernism. Rejecting the rigidity of Victorian artistic conventions, Modernists sought a new means of expression. References to the natural world and ornate classical embellishments gave way to the sleek simplicity of the Machine Age. Architect Philip Johnson characterized the hallmarks of modernism as “machine-like simplicity, smoothness or surface [and] avoidance of ornament.”


     Early practitioners of modernist design include the De Stijl (“The Style”) group, founded in the Netherlands in 1917, and the Bauhaus School, founded two years later in Germany. Followers of both groups produced sleek, spare designs—many of which became icons of daily life in the 20th century. The Modernists rejected both natural and historical references and relied primarily on industrial materials such as metal, glass, plywood, and, later, plastics. While Bauhaus principles Marcel Breuer and Ludwig Mies van der Rohe created furniture from mass-produced, chrome-plated steel, American visionaries like Charles and Ray Eames worked in materials as novel as molded plywood and fiberglass. Today, Breuer’s Wassily chair, Mies van der Rohe’s Barcelona chair, and the Eames’s Lounge chair are emblems of progressive design and vintage originals are prized cornerstones of collections.


     It’s difficult to overstate the influence that Modernism continues to wield over designers and architects—and equally difficult to overstate how revolutionary it was when it first appeared a century ago. But because modernist designs are so simple, they can blend in seamlessly with just about any type of décor. Don’t overlook them.

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Lloyd Atkins for Steuben "Water Bird" 8095
By Lloyd Atkins, Steuben Glass
Located in Cincinnati, OH
This sleek crystal bird was designed by noted Steuben glass staff designer Lloyd Atkins and depicts a water fowl on an upward trajectory with its wings extended and body skimming the...
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Mid-20th Century American Modern Animal Sculptures

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Glass

Kong XS White Lamp, by Stefano Giovannoni, Made in Italy in Stock in Los Angeles
By Stefano Giovannoni
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
About the product: Giovannoni's Kong is, surprisingly, technological and almost human. It shines in front of itself just as if the power went out. It's out of scale to be a toy, out...
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2010s Italian Modern Animal Sculptures

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Plastic

White Giraffe in Love Chandelier, by Marcantonio, in Stock in Los Angeles
By Marcantonio Raimondi Malerba
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
About the product: "Giraffe in Love" is the new product born from artist/designer Marcantonio. It is a dreamy giraffe holding a classic Marie-Thérèse style chandelier. “Giraffe in L...
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2010s Italian Modern Animal Sculptures

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Fiberglass

Elephant Animal Figure in Black Biscuit Porcelain by Nymphenburg
By August Göhring, Nymphenburg Porcelain
Located in New York, NY
If one is to compare this elephant designed by August Göhring in 1936 with its older brothers, it soon becomes clear why it was decided to produce the young bull Edward in black bisc...
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21st Century and Contemporary German Modern Animal Sculptures

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Porcelain

Lladro African Savannah Wild Animals Sculpture in White by Ernest Massuet
By Ernest Massuet, Lladro
Located in New York, NY
Sculpture in matte white porcelain animals from African savannah, adult female elephant that guides her group through a long path with an iroko wooden base. As an African proverb say...
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21st Century and Contemporary Spanish Modern Animal Sculptures

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Wood, Porcelain

Lladro Horse Race Figurine in White by Ernest Massuet
By Lladro, Ernest Massuet
Located in New York, NY
Race of horses figurine joined together and one of them attached to the white, glossy and matte porcelain base limited series. The thrilling energy of a horse race, captured in all i...
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21st Century and Contemporary Spanish Modern Animal Sculptures

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Porcelain

Lladro Spanish Pure Breed Horse Sculpture by Ernest Massuet
By Lladro, Ernest Massuet
Located in New York, NY
Limited edition sculpture of a Spanish horse trotting in position in matte porcelain, embellished with blue and gold lustre on the head, chest, saddle and blanket. Faithfully inspire...
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21st Century and Contemporary Spanish Modern Animal Sculptures

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Porcelain

Lladro Oriental Horse Sculpture in Matte Finish by Salvador Furió
By Lladro, Salvador Furió
Located in New York, NY
Limited edition sculpture of an oriental battle horse in matte white porcelain with brown, ochre and blue tones. This majestic and elegant animal is inspired by traditional art of th...
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21st Century and Contemporary Spanish Modern Animal Sculptures

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Porcelain

Lladro Hercules Beetle Figurine by José Luis Santes
By José Luis Santes, Lladro
Located in New York, NY
An innovative porcelain and metal creation inspired by one of the fascinating creatures in nature. Part of the Awesome Insects collection. This original piece is made in glazed porce...
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21st Century and Contemporary Spanish Modern Animal Sculptures

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Metal

Lladro Arabian Pure Breed Horse Figurine in by Ernest Massuet
By Lladro, Ernest Massuet
Located in New York, NY
Glossy porcelain animal figurine of limited series of purebred Arabian horse with thick fur on a wooden base. Portrait of a purebred grey Arabian horse, capturing in porcelain all it...
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21st Century and Contemporary Spanish Modern Animal Sculptures

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Porcelain, Wood

Lladro Rhinoceros Beetle Figurine by José Luis Santes
By José Luis Santes, Lladro
Located in New York, NY
An innovative porcelain and metal creation inspired by one of the fascinating creatures in nature. Part of the Awesome Insects Collection. This original piece is made in glazed porce...
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21st Century and Contemporary Spanish Modern Animal Sculptures

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Metal

Lladro Horses' Group Sculpture in Black by Fulgencio García
By Lladro, Fulgencio Garcia
Located in New York, NY
Sculpture of three horses made of deep black porcelain, shaken and stirred together.        
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21st Century and Contemporary Spanish Modern Animal Sculptures

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Porcelain

Lladro Dragonfly Figurine by José Luis Santes
By José Luis Santes, Lladro
Located in New York, NY
An innovative porcelain and metal creation inspired by one of the fascinating creatures in nature. Part of the Awesome Insects Collection. This original piece is made in glazed porce...
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21st Century and Contemporary Spanish Modern Animal Sculptures

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Metal

Lladro Macaw Bird Sculpture in Blue and Gold by Joan Coderch
By Joan Coderch, Lladro
Located in New York, NY
An elegant porcelain figurine piece in a bold, innovative contemporary style. The tone used in the decoration of this creation is inspired by the famous color known as Klein blue, ca...
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21st Century and Contemporary Spanish Modern Animal Sculptures

Materials

Porcelain

Promemoria Frog in Ballotton Murano Glass by Romeo Sozzi
By Promemoria
Located in Valmadrera (LC), IT
A legend from the beginning of time For Romeo Sozzi, founder of Promemoria, the frog is a metaphor full of stories and legends. Symbol of evolution, nourishing creature since ancient...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Animal Sculptures

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Glass

Promemoria Metal Frog in Glossy Chrome by Romeo Sozzi
By Promemoria
Located in Valmadrera (LC), IT
A legend from the beginning of time for Romeo Sozzi, founder of Promemoria, the frog is a metaphor full of stories and legends. Symbol of evolution, nourishing creature since ancient...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Animal Sculptures

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Chrome

Ghidini 1961 Medium Rabbit in Polished Brass by Stefano Giovannoni
By Ghidini 1961, 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 Animal Sculptures

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Brass

Perching Bird Emil Figure in White Biscuit Porcelain by Nymphenburg
By Nymphenburg Porcelain, Ted Muehling
Located in New York, NY
Designer Ted Muehling chose this bird — "Emil" — from the Nymphenburg figure repertoire and reinterpreted it, the branch clip made from blackened metal adds a new design element to t...
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21st Century and Contemporary German Modern Animal Sculptures

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Porcelain

Murano Glass Hippopotamus Figure
This large scale violet and emerald green colored Murano glass figure of a hippopotamus was acquired from a Palm Beach estate and it was created in 1974 and signed on the verso "Cene...
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Late 20th Century Italian Modern Animal Sculptures

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Murano Glass

Pink Teddy Girl Lamp with LED, Made in Italy, in Stock in Los Angeles
By Stefano Giovannoni
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
About the product: The teddy bear, the emotional object par excellence, is reinterpreted by Stefano Giovannoni and becomes a table lamp. This new pop icon is tender, and fun at the ...
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2010s Italian Modern Animal Sculptures

Materials

Plastic

Gold Teddy Boy Lamp with LED, Made in Italy
By Stefano Giovannoni
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
About the product: The teddy bear, the emotional object par excellence, is reinterpreted by Stefano Giovannoni and becomes a table lamp. This new pop icon is tender, and fun at the ...
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2010s Italian Modern Animal Sculptures

Materials

Plastic

Toad Sculpture, Antique Copper by Robert Kuo, Hand Repousse, Limited Edition
By Robert Kuo
Located in West Hollywood, CA
Toad sculpture Antique copper Hand repousse Limited edition Each piece is individually crafted and is unique. Repousse´ is the traditional art of hand-hammering decorative rel...
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2010s Modern Animal Sculptures

Materials

Copper

White Teddy Girl Lamp with LED, Made in Italy, in Stock in Los Angeles
By Stefano Giovannoni
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
About the product: The teddy bear, the emotional object par excellence, is reinterpreted by Stefano Giovannoni and becomes a table lamp. This new pop icon is tender, and fun at the ...
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2010s Italian Modern Animal Sculptures

Materials

Plastic

Vitra L'Oiseau in Carrara Marble by the Bouroullec Brothers
By Vitra
Located in New York, NY
Motifs drawn from nature have played an important role in interior furnishings since the earliest examples known to us, and natural forms and structures have also been a recurring th...
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21st Century and Contemporary Swiss Modern Animal Sculptures

Materials

Carrara Marble

Dog Sculpture Designed by Wu Shaoxiang, China, 1980s
Dog sculpture designed by Wu Shaoxiang, China, 1980s. Iron chains. Provenance: Purchased by previous owners directly from the artist in his studio. Measures: H 89 cm W 25 cm ...
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1980s Chinese Vintage Modern Animal Sculptures

Materials

Iron

Lladro Monkey Vase by Virginia González
By Virginia González, Lladro
Located in New York, NY
Glossy porcelain vase with two grey lagures sitting on the edge decorated with glazes and various colors for home decoration.  
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21st Century and Contemporary Spanish Modern Animal Sculptures

Materials

Porcelain

Heron II Sculpture by Gianluca Pacchioni
Heron bronze sculpture Year of creation: 2017 Limited edition of 6 signed by the Artist Cast bronze One immediately available. First picture is Heron II.
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Animal Sculptures

Materials

Bronze

De Sede Leather Elephant Toy Accessory by Alfredo Häberli
By Alfredo Häberli 1, De Sede
Located in New York, NY
Miniature toy elephant accessory designed by Alfredo Ha¨berli for De Sede.
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21st Century and Contemporary Swiss Modern Animal Sculptures

Materials

Leather

Dark Showjumper Sculpture
A superb example of exquisite craftsmanship, this sculpture was crafted in 2017 and portrays a jumping competition horse, depicted in fine details. The agile and powerful pose create...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Animal Sculptures

Materials

Bronze

Vitra Resting Bear in Blue by Front
By Vitra
Located in New York, NY
Resting Animals are the result of a recent research project by Front focussing on the close connection between humans and figurative objects. The design duo asked randomly selected p...
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21st Century and Contemporary Swiss Modern Animal Sculptures

Materials

Foam

Ibex Head Sculpture
This stunning sculpture depicts the head of an ibex, a staple of the Swiss alpine fauna. Rendered in all its fine details and capturing the innate majesty of this king of the mountai...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Animal Sculptures

Materials

Bronze

Yaku, Owl Like Sculpture Created from Galvanized Construction Nails
Ernesto Ibanez Yaku Mixed-media Measures: 13 H x 11 W x 9 D in 33.02 H x 27.94 W x 22.86 D cm.  
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2010s American Modern Animal Sculptures

Materials

Metal

Escher-Inspired Sculpture "Gravity" by Andreas von Zadora-Gerlof
By M.C. Escher, Andreas von Zadora-Gerlof
Located in New Orleans, LA
Crafted by the famed jeweler and sculptor Andreas von Zadora-Gerlof, this compelling stainless steel and polymer sculpture brings to life the work of the great M.C. Escher. Escher wa...
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21st Century and Contemporary North American Modern Animal Sculptures

Materials

Stainless Steel

Prince Frog color Green, in Glass, Italy
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 Animal Sculptures

Materials

Glass

Vintage Brass and Lucite Cobra Snake Double Pen Caddy
Vintage Lucite and brass double pen holder from the 1970s. This unique sculptural piece features a large brass king cobra sitting atop a thick V-shaped Lucite base with a brass pen h...
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1970s American Vintage Modern Animal Sculptures

Materials

Brass

Salvador Dali Xai 15/20 Limited Edition
By BD Barcelona Design, Salvador Dalí­, Deyrolle
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
"XAI” lamb designed by Salvador Dali manufactured by BD Barcelona and Deyrolle. Measures: 87 x 26 x H 71 (head) and H59 (back) approximate Inspired by the painting "Interpreta...
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2010s Spanish Modern Animal Sculptures

Materials

Wool

Romano Dona' 1980 Italian Black Murano Art Glass Bison Modern Sculpture
By Romano Donà
Located in New York, NY
A modern work of art in deep black Murano glass, a grand-size buffalo with arched back blown and handcrafted with Maestria, attributed to Romano Dona', excellent craftsmanship, the a...
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1980s Italian Vintage Modern Animal Sculptures

Materials

Blown Glass, Murano Glass

Lladro at the Derby Horses Sculpture by Ernest Massuet
By Lladro, Ernest Massuet
Located in New York, NY
Glossy porcelain sculpture racing in the racetrack limited series represented by three horses with jockey of intense red and blue colors, combination of different glazes. Base includ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Spanish Modern Animal Sculptures

Materials

Porcelain

Pair of Patinated Bronze Ibex Ram's Head Sculptural Figures, Style of Chervet
By Alain Chervet
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Set of two vintage bronze Ibex Ram's head sculptural figures in the manner of Alain Chervet, circa 1970s. A beautiful natural patina covers these unique decorative objects, which ...
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1970s Unknown Vintage Modern Animal Sculptures

Materials

Bronze

Egg with Two Gekos, in Glass, Italy
By VG-VGnewtrend
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 objects...
Category

2010s Italian Modern Animal Sculptures

Materials

Glass

Prince Frog Big Color Clear, in Glass, Italy
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...
Category

2010s Italian Modern Animal Sculptures

Materials

Glass

Prince Frog Small color Clear, in Glass, Italy
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 objects...
Category

2010s Italian Modern Animal Sculptures

Materials

Glass

Glass Egg Marble Effect with Frogs Color Gray, in Glass, Italy
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...
Category

2010s Italian Modern Animal Sculptures

Materials

Glass

Salvador Dali Xai 3/20 Limited Edition
By Deyrolle, BD Barcelona Design, Salvador Dalí­
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
"XAI” lamb designed by Salvador Dali manufactured by BD Barcelona and Deyrolle. Measures: 87 x 26 x H 71 (head) and H 59 (back) approximate Inspired by the painting "Interpret...
Category

2010s Spanish Modern Animal Sculptures

Materials

Wool

Red Fox in Wire Mesh by Benedetta Mori Ubaldini
By Rossana Orlandi
Located in Milan, IT
Benedetta works in many materials but is most well known for her innovative and extraordinarily wire work. Each piece starts life as flat rolled chicken wire which is gradually shape...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Animal Sculptures

Materials

Wire

Lladro Great Dragon Sculpture in Golden Lustre by Francisco Polope
By Lladro, Francisco Polope
Located in New York, NY
Limited edition dragon sculpture in matte porcelain with gold lustre. A symbol of power and prosperity in Eastern culture, this magical creature, the bearer of good luck, is the prot...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Spanish Modern Animal Sculptures

Materials

Porcelain

Vitra Resting Bird ‘Small’ in Blue by Front
By Vitra
Located in New York, NY
Resting animals are the result of a recent research project by Front focusing on the close connection between humans and figurative objects. The design duo asked randomly selected pe...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Swiss Modern Animal Sculptures

Materials

Foam

Vitra Resting Bird in Light Green by Front
By Vitra
Located in New York, NY
Resting animals are the result of a recent research project by Front focusing on the close connection between humans and figurative objects. The design duo asked randomly selected pe...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Swiss Modern Animal Sculptures

Materials

Foam

Vitra Resting Bird in White by Front
By Vitra
Located in New York, NY
Resting animals are the result of a recent research project by Front focusing on the close connection between humans and figurative objects. The design duo asked randomly selected pe...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Swiss Modern Animal Sculptures

Materials

Foam

Vitra Resting Bird 'Small' in White by Front
By Vitra
Located in New York, NY
Resting animals are the result of a recent research project by Front focusing on the close connection between humans and figurative objects. The design duo asked randomly selected pe...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Swiss Modern Animal Sculptures

Materials

Foam

Vitra Resting Bird in Yellow by Front
By Vitra
Located in New York, NY
Resting animals are the result of a recent research project by Front focusing on the close connection between humans and figurative objects. The design duo asked randomly selected pe...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Swiss Modern Animal Sculptures

Materials

Foam

Vitra Resting Bird 'Small' in Yellow by Front
By Vitra
Located in New York, NY
Resting animals are the result of a recent research project by Front focusing on the close connection between humans and figurative objects. The design duo asked randomly selected pe...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Swiss Modern Animal Sculptures

Materials

Foam

Vitra Resting Bird in Blue by Front
By Vitra
Located in New York, NY
Resting animals are the result of a recent research project by Front focusing on the close connection between humans and figurative objects. The design duo asked randomly selected pe...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Swiss Modern Animal Sculptures

Materials

Foam

Vitra Resting Bird in Sand by Front
By Vitra
Located in New York, NY
Resting animals are the result of a recent research project by Front focusing on the close connection between humans and figurative objects. The design duo asked randomly selected pe...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Swiss Modern Animal Sculptures

Materials

Foam

Vitra Resting Bird 'Small' in Sand by Front
By Vitra
Located in New York, NY
Resting animals are the result of a recent research project by Front focusing on the close connection between humans and figurative objects. The design duo asked randomly selected pe...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Swiss Modern Animal Sculptures

Materials

Foam

Vitra Resting Bird 'Small' in Light Green by Front
By Vitra
Located in New York, NY
Resting animals are the result of a recent research project by Front focusing on the close connection between humans and figurative objects. The design duo asked randomly selected pe...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Swiss Modern Animal Sculptures

Materials

Foam

Kong XS Black Lamp, by Stefano Giovannoni, Made in Italy in Stock in Los Angeles
By Stefano Giovannoni
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
About the product: Giovannoni's Kong is, surprisingly, technological and almost human. It shines in front of itself just as if the power went out. It's out of scale to be a toy, out...
Category

2010s Italian Modern Animal Sculptures

Materials

Plastic

Black Ceramic Horse by Fabio Ltd
By Fabio Ltd
Located in Palm Springs, CA
Italian black ceramic decorative horse head sculpture designed by Fabio Bergomi / Made in Italy Measures: Height 25.5 inches, width 32 inches, depth 11.5 inches Please note 1 minor c...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Animal Sculptures

Materials

Ceramic

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