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Minimalist Figurative 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
Set of 6 Handmade Unique Goto Murano Drinking Glasses
Located in Murano, VE
The goto (Venetian dialect word for cup) was the typical drinking cup hand blown by the glass master with his own artistic mind. To keep hydrated, in front of the roaning 1000° C fur...
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2010s Italian Minimalist Figurative Sculptures

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Murano Glass

Aritistic Murano Glass Holy Family Sculpture by Roberto Beltrami
Located in Murano, VE
Artistic piece of Holy Family made in Murano glass with gold leaf 24-karat. Limited Edition, 5 Piece. Hand signed from Roberto Beltrami.   
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2010s Italian Minimalist Figurative Sculptures

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Murano Glass

Contemporary Small Apple Sculpture in White Bronze by Robert Kuo
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Apple sculpture White bronze Hand Repoussé Limited edition Each piece is individually crafted and is unique. Repoussé is the traditional art of hand-hammering decorative relief...
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2010s Minimalist Figurative Sculptures

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Bronze

Set of 6 Green Handmade Unique Goto Murano Drinking Glasses
Located in Murano, VE
The goto (Venetian dialect word for cup) was the typical drinking cup hand blown by the glass master with his own artistic mind. To keep hydrated, in front of the roaning 1000° C fur...
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2010s Italian Minimalist Figurative Sculptures

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Murano Glass

Contemporary Black Lacquer Banana Leaf Sculpture by Robert Kuo, Limited Edition
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Banana Leaf Sculpture/ Tray Black Lacquer Hand Repoussé Limited Edition Each piece is individually crafted and is unique. Lacquer is a technique that dates back to the Shang ...
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2010s Minimalist Figurative Sculptures

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Copper

Set of 6 Red Handmade Unique Goto Murano Drinking Glasses
Located in Murano, VE
The goto (Venetian dialect word for cup) was the typical drinking cup hand blown by the glass master with his own artistic mind. To keep hydrated, in front of the roaning 1000° C fur...
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2010s Italian Minimalist Figurative Sculptures

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Murano Glass

Contemporary Taupe Beige Modern Lucite Sculpture of Minimalist Cyclist
Located in New York, NY
Are you passionate about cycling and love the sport? This is a perfect gift or trophy for any enthusiast. Large organic Minimalist biker on bicycle, made in USA in high quality lucen...
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2010s North American Minimalist Figurative Sculptures

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Lucite

Contemporary Hand Repoussé White Bronze Mushroom Sculptures by Robert Kuo
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Mushroom sculpture (Set of 2) White bronze Hand repoussé Measures: S: 29 1/2" W x 30 1/2" D x 28" H L: 38" W x 37" D x 32 1/2" H Limited edition Contemporary Each piece is ind...
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2010s Minimalist Figurative Sculptures

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Bronze

Set of 6 Light Blue, Periwinkle Handmade Unique Goto Murano Drinking Glasses
Located in Murano, VE
The goto (Venetian dialect word for cup) was the typical drinking cup hand blown by the glass master with his own artistic mind. To keep hydrated, in front of the roaning 1000° C fur...
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2010s Italian Minimalist Figurative Sculptures

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Murano Glass

Set of 6 Amethyst Handmade Unique Goto Murano Drinking Glasses
Located in Murano, VE
The goto (Venetian dialect word for cup) was the typical drinking cup hand blown by the glass master with his own artistic mind. To keep hydrated, in front of the roaning 1000° C fur...
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2010s Italian Minimalist Figurative Sculptures

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Murano Glass

Set of 6 White Handmade Unique Goto Murano Drinking Glasses
Located in Murano, VE
The goto (Venetian dialect word for cup) was the typical drinking cup hand blown by the glass master with his own artistic mind. To keep hydrated, in front of the roaning 1000° C fur...
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2010s Italian Minimalist Figurative Sculptures

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Murano Glass

Set of 6 Green Turquoise Handmade Unique Goto Murano Drinking Glasses
Located in Murano, VE
The goto (Venetian dialect word for cup) was the typical drinking cup hand blown by the glass master with his own artistic mind. To keep hydrated, in front of the roaning 1000° C fur...
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2010s Italian Minimalist Figurative Sculptures

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Murano Glass

Set of 6 Blue Handmade Unique Goto Murano Drinking Glasses
Located in Murano, VE
The goto (Venetian dialect word for cup) was the typical drinking cup hand blown by the glass master with his own artistic mind. To keep hydrated, in front of the roaning 1000° C fur...
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2010s Italian Minimalist Figurative Sculptures

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Murano Glass

Set of 6 Yellow Handmade Unique Goto Murano Drinking Glasses
Located in Murano, VE
The goto (Venetian dialect word for cup) was the typical drinking cup hand blown by the glass master with his own artistic mind. To keep hydrated, in front of the roaning 1000° C fur...
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2010s Italian Minimalist Figurative Sculptures

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Murano Glass

Set of 6 Green Pea Handmade Unique Goto Murano Drinking Glasses
Located in Murano, VE
The goto (Venetian dialect word for cup) was the typical drinking cup hand blown by the glass master with his own artistic mind. To keep hydrated, in front of the roaning 1000° C fur...
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2010s Italian Minimalist Figurative Sculptures

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Murano Glass

Set of 6 Black Handmade Unique Goto Murano Drinking Glasses
Located in Murano, VE
The goto (Venetian dialect word for cup) was the typical drinking cup hand blown by the glass master with his own artistic mind. To keep hydrated, in front of the roaning 1000° C fur...
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2010s Italian Minimalist Figurative Sculptures

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Murano Glass

Modernist Mid-Century Brass Clothespin Paperweight
By Halston
Located in San Diego, CA
Incredibly beautiful paperweight constructed as a clothespin in brass. Sleek with modernist essence. The luminous brass catapults this piece to sculpture. A very chic addition to you...
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1970s American Vintage Minimalist Figurative Sculptures

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Brass

Layla, 21st Century Black Cast Iron Figurine Bookend Set
Located in Paris, FR
Two sculpture bookend set made of cast iron metal with blackened finish. This beautiful set of 2 sculptures will ensure that your books are perfectly placed and do not tilt. The book...
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2010s European Minimalist Figurative Sculptures

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Iron

"Tortura" a Bronze Sculpture by Antonio Kieff Grediaga Number 1/6
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Stunning sculpture by Spanish, Canadian Sculpture Antonio Kieff Grediaga. The sculpture is titled "Tortura" and is number 1 of an edition of 6. Signed, and numbered. Measurement...
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1980s Spanish Vintage Minimalist Figurative Sculptures

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Stone, Bronze

Contemporary Taupe Beige Modern Lucite Sculpture of Minimalist Cyclist
Located in New York, NY
Are you passionate about cycling and love the sport? This is a perfect gift or trophy for any enthusiast. Large organic Minimalist biker on bicycle, made in USA in high quality lucen...
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2010s American Minimalist Figurative Sculptures

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Lucite

Ceramic Sculptural Ring by Andrea Salvatori Contemporary 21st Century Art Jewel
Located in London, GB
"Little space juicy", unique piece, 2017 glazed earthenware, 4.5 x 12 x 4.5 cm. A Ring Thing collection A small chair, a miniature moon, a Philipp Stark's squeezer or the anatomi...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Minimalist Figurative Sculptures

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Ceramic, Earthenware

Lola, Xoloitzcuintle Wood Sculpture by Design VA
Located in Brooklyn, NY
The Xoloitzcuintle is an ancient Mexican breed. This dog has been our best friend for many generations of our ancestors. During the Aztec period, they were considered lucky amulets i...
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2010s Mexican Minimalist Figurative Sculptures

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Wood, Walnut

Lolo, Xoloitzcuintle Wood Sculpture by Design VA
Located in Brooklyn, NY
The Xoloitzcuintle is an ancient Mexican breed. This dog has been our best friend for many generations of our ancestors. During the Aztec period, they were considered lucky amulets i...
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2010s Mexican Minimalist Figurative Sculptures

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Wood, Walnut

Mid-Century Modern FemaleTorso Sculpture in Solid Lucite
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Mid-Century Modern Female torso sculpture made in solid Lucite mounted on a black Lucite base. The piece shows beautifully with great attention to detail to the female anatomy. ...
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1970s Italian Vintage Minimalist Figurative Sculptures

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Lucite

Figurative Nude Sculpture in Lucite by Michael Shacham
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Stunning female nude sculpture in solid Lucite my Michael Shacham. The piece has beautiful attention to detail, the frosted and clear Lucite makes it appear as if the piece is wea...
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1980s American Vintage Minimalist Figurative Sculptures

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Lucite

Minimalist Swedish Black Metal Figurative Sculpture by Louise Hederstrom,
Located in San Diego, CA
Minimalist Swedish metal black figurative sculpture by Louise Hederstrom, circa 1990s. The piece is 17" high and 3.75" in diameter at the base and is quite heavy and very stable; the...
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20th Century Swedish Minimalist Figurative Sculptures

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Metal

Minimalist Walnut and Ash Crucifix / Cross
Located in San Diego, CA
Large minimalist walnut and ash crucifix / cross, circa 1990s. The piece measures 21" high x 11" wide and is in very good condition. #1221.
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Mid-20th Century American Minimalist Figurative Sculptures

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Walnut, Ash

Zanini de Zanine Escora Gold Candleholder
Located in San Diego, CA
Beautifully sculptural candleholder by Zanini de Zanine. Regarded as one of the most renowned forces in art and design, Zanini de Zanine creates pieces that bring a strong presence i...
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2010s Brazilian Minimalist Figurative Sculptures

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Steel

Italy 1980 Figurative Sculpture by Ugo La Pietra Pink Lacquered Aluminium
Located in Brescia, IT
Ugo La Pietra is an Italian artist, architect, designer and philosophy. Since 1960 he created the fundamental of European artistic tendancy as founder of various art groups such as G...
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Late 20th Century Italian Minimalist Figurative Sculptures

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Aluminum

White Terracotta Sculpture by Alexandre Ney
Located in Paris, FR
"Wonderful" White terracotta sculpture by famous artist Alexandre Ney 2012 Born in 1939 in Leningrad in the former Soviet Union, Alexander Ney lives and works in New York. The ...
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2010s American Minimalist Figurative Sculptures

White Terracotta Sculpture by Alexandre Ney
Located in Paris, FR
"Friendly" White terracotta sculpture by famous artist Alexandre Ney 2010 Born in 1939 in Leningrad in the former Soviet Union, Alexander Ney lives and works in New York. The a...
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2010s American Minimalist Figurative Sculptures

White Terracotta Sculpture by Alexandre Ney
Located in Paris, FR
"Quiet Vision" White terracotta sculpture by famous artist Alexandre Ney 1998 Born in 1939 in Leningrad in the former Soviet Union, Alexander Ney lives and works in New York. ...
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1990s American Minimalist Figurative Sculptures

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Terracotta

White Terracotta Sculpture by Alexandre Ney
Located in Paris, FR
White terracotta sculpture by famous artist Alexandre Ney, 2004. Born in 1939 in Leningrad in the former Soviet Union, Alexander Ney lives and works in New York. The artist's e...
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Early 2000s American Minimalist Figurative Sculptures

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Terracotta

Contemporary Golden Honey Yellow Modern Lucite Sculpture of Minimalist Cyclist
Located in New York, NY
Are you passionate about cycling and love the sport? This is a perfect gift or trophy for any enthusiast. Large organic Minimalist biker on a bicycle, made in the USA in high quality...
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2010s American Minimalist Figurative Sculptures

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Acrylic, Lucite

Contemporary Golden Honey Yellow Modern Lucite Sculpture of Minimalist Cyclist
Located in New York, NY
Are you passionate about cycling and love the sport? This is a perfect gift or trophy for any enthusiast. Large organic Minimalist biker on bicycle, made in USA in high quality lucen...
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2010s American Minimalist Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Lucite

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