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Brutalist Decorative Objects

BRUTALIST STYLE

The term brutalism — which derives from the French word brut, meaning “raw” — was coined to describe an architectural style that emerged in the 1950s featuring monumental buildings, usually made of unornamented concrete, whose design was meant to project an air of strength and solidity. Le Corbusier essentially created the brutalist style; its best-known iterations in the United States are the Marcel Breuer–designed Whitney Museum of American Art and Paul Rudolph's Yale Art and Architecture Building.

Lately, the word “brutalist” has been adopted by the realms of furniture design and the decorative arts to refer to cabinets, tables, and accessory pieces such as mirror frames and lighting that are made of rougher, deeply textured metals and other materials that are the visual and palpable antithesis of the sleek, smooth and suave. Brutalist design encompasses that which is crafted, hewn and worked by hand — an aesthetic rebuke (or, at least, a counterpoint) to furniture that is created using 21st-century materials and technology.

Paul Evans is Exhibit A for brutalist design. His Sculpture Front cabinets laced with high-relief patinated steel mounts have become collector's items nonpareil, while the chairs and tables in his later Cityscape series and Sculpted Bronze series are perhaps the most expressive, attention-grabbing pieces in modern American design. Other exemplars of brutalist design are Silas Seandel, the idiosyncratic New York furniture designer and sculptor whose works in metal — in particular his tables — have a kind of brawny lyricism, and Curtis Jere, a nom-de-trade for the California team of Curtis Freiler and Jerry Fels, the bold makers of expressive scorched and sheared copper and brass mirror frames and wall-mounted sculptures.

The names of other brutalist designers are, so far, unknown to history. The authentic brutalist furniture and sculptures on 1stDibs lend unique, eccentric, human notes to an art and design collection.

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Vintage Brutalist Bronze Nude Sculpture by Dorter Berner, Namibia
Located in Miami, FL
Vintage abstract bronze nude sculpture by Dorter Berner Offered for sale is a bronze Brutalist nude sculpture with a verdigris patina by Dörte Berner (B. 1942) who is Namibia's mo...
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Late 20th Century Namibian Brutalist Decorative Objects

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Bronze

Handcrafted White Mat Glazed Brutalist Era Style Accordion Vase
Located in Paris, FR
White mat glazed Brutalist era style accordion vase. Due to the nature of the glaze and item being handcrafted, color variations may occur.
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2010s Danish Brutalist Decorative Objects

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Stoneware

Marc d'Haenens Magnificent Signed Illuminated Wall Sculpture
Located in Hastings, GB
This is a sublime piece by the hugely influential and world renowned Belgian artist Marc d'Haenens. The quality and scale of this piece cannot be overstated, a single enormous slice ...
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20th Century Belgian Brutalist Decorative Objects

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Agate, Brass

Italian Design Contemporary Pair of Brutalist Cast Bronze Sculpture Wall Lights
Located in New York, NY
Three pairs available, Italian pair of custom design sconces, lighted abstract sculptures entirely cast in bronze, presenting a very interesting Brutalist shield-shape front plaque e...
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2010s Italian Brutalist Decorative Objects

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Brass, Bronze

Hand-Sculpted Black Poly Resin Brutalist Style Double Stick Candleholder
Located in Paris, FR
Hand-sculpted black poly resin Brutalist style double stick candleholder.
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2010s Danish Brutalist Decorative Objects

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Resin

Tribal, 21st Century Grey Stone Finished Mask Bookend Set
Located in Paris, FR
Two sculpture bookend set made of grey polyresin, where each piece simulates a tribal face looking sideways. Hand molded and finished. Texture variances to be expected.
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2010s European Brutalist Decorative Objects

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Resin

Handcrafted Glazed Black Stoneware Candlestick Set of Two
Located in Paris, FR
Black stoneware candlestick set of two. Handcrafted, finish values will slightly vary.
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2010s Danish Brutalist Decorative Objects

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Stone

Brutalist Style Bronze Group of a Roman Charioteer by Bill Lett American 20th C.
Located in Ft. Lauderdale, FL
In this expressive bronze sculpture Bill Lett is capturing the ferocity and vigor of a Roman charioteer and his horses. The bronze has been patinated to a rich mottled surface and is...
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Mid-20th Century American Brutalist Decorative Objects

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Bronze

Italian Design Contemporary Pair of Brutalist Cast Bronze Double Lit Lamps
Located in New York, NY
This exclusive pair of Italian sculpture custom design lamps, handcrafted for Cosulich Interiors & Antiques, presents a very interesting Brutalist cast bronze base and sail-shaped fr...
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2010s Italian Brutalist Decorative Objects

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Brass, Bronze

Rare Mexican Brutalist Brass Tall Weighted Candleholder Signed by Gene Byron
Located in San Diego, CA
An increasingly rare and beautiful brass Brutalist Weighted tin candelabra by Mexican artist Gene Byron. handmade hammered tin with lovely detail. This beautiful piece was also featu...
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20th Century Mexican Brutalist Decorative Objects

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Brass

Contemporary Cup in Cast Brass
Located in Sao Paulo, BR
Produced in São Paulo, Brazil. This contemporary cup in cast brass was meticulously handmade by master artisans one piece at a time. It is therefore quite difficult, if not imposs...
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2010s Brazilian Brutalist Decorative Objects

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Brass

Medium Osaka Brutalist Vase
Located in New York, NY
Full circle. Inspired by Brutalist architecture's organic textures and strong lines, our Osaka vases are made from high-fired stoneware in a gunmetal glaze and adorned with discs gla...
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21st Century and Contemporary Peruvian Brutalist Decorative Objects

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Stoneware

Small Osaka Brutalist Vase
Located in New York, NY
Full circle. Inspired by Brutalist architecture's organic textures and strong lines, our Osaka vases are made from high-fired stoneware in a gunmetal glaze and adorned with discs gla...
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21st Century and Contemporary Peruvian Brutalist Decorative Objects

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Stoneware

Aluminium and Brass Brutalist Style Tray by David Marshall, circa 1970s
Located in London, GB
Aluminium and brass Brutalist style tray or bowl by David Marshall (circa 1970s). The shiny aluminium forms the main structure and the brass handles highlight both ends. The maker's ...
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1970s Spanish Vintage Brutalist Decorative Objects

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Aluminum, Brass

Brutalist Bronze Ram Sculpture on Lucite Plinth Signed M. Katz
Located in Hamilton, Ontario
Brutalist bronze ram sculpture on Lucite plinth signed M. Katz.
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20th Century Brutalist Decorative Objects

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Bronze

Finesse Originals Zodiac Mirror
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Brutalist zodiac mirror by Finesse Originals, circa 1970. Cast resin with a custom silver finish.
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1970s American Vintage Brutalist Decorative Objects

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Resin

James Bearden "Lunar Bloom" Sculpture/ Mirror
Located in Highland, IN
The sculptures of James Bearden are stylistically varied, but always sophisticated and visually complex. Most recently he has begun to experiment with functional works such as lamps/...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Brutalist Decorative Objects

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Copper, Steel

Monumental Brutalist Owl, Mid-Century Modern, Italy
Located in Buffalo, NY
Wonderful Brutalist owl sculpture, handmade, copper and brass, modernist, signed Italy.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Brutalist Decorative Objects

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Brass, Copper

Thomas Hibben Sculpture
By Thomas Hibben
Located in Highland, IN
A powerful and dynamic sculpture by Chicago area artist Thomas Hibben, this piece of torch cut and welded copper is mounted on a cement pedestal of the artist's making. The work has ...
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1960s American Vintage Brutalist Decorative Objects

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Cement, Copper

Night Bloom Spiked Black Glaze Ceramic Vase
Located in West Hollywood, CA
This new ceramic vase takes its form from a night blooming succulent, and has a fool's gold glaze. This show-stopping, bold piece serves as a spectacular focal point in a variety of ...
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2010s Brutalist Decorative Objects

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Ceramic

Mid Century Brutalist Vase in the Form of an Iron Maiden, Netherlands, 1960's
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Mid century Brutalist vase in the form of an iron maiden, netherlands, 1960's.
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1960s Dutch Vintage Brutalist Decorative Objects

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Ceramic

Opaline Brown Glazed Handcrafted Stoneware Vase
Located in Paris, FR
Brutalist style mask face vase in opaline brown. Genuine handcrafted stoneware item. As such, artisanal variations may occur.
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2010s Danish Brutalist Decorative Objects

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Stoneware

Early James Bearden Steel Floor Sculpture
Located in Oklahoma City, OK
Stunning steel floor sculpture by James Bearden. This example of his early work features smooth steel round bar with gold tones of brazing, heavily textured rings and panels that mes...
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Early 2000s American Brutalist Decorative Objects

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Steel

Sculptural Iron Lamp by Richard Barr
Located in Atlanta, GA
Sculptural Iron lamp made by Richard Barr for Laurel, American, circa 1960s. This example has been repainted at some point. Rewired and ready to use. The price noted below includes t...
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1960s American Vintage Brutalist Decorative Objects

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Iron

Brutalist Sculpture, 1968
Located in Saint-Ouen (PARIS), FR
Vintage brutalist sculpture in metal. Signed piece by Tagashi, 1968. (Pair available).
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1960s European Vintage Brutalist Decorative Objects

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Metal

Mid-20th Century Miniature Bronze Bust by Harold Pfeiffer SSC, Canada Circa 1960
Located in Ottawa, Ontario
A finely sculpted limited edition miniature bronze bust of a Bahamian man exhibiting a fine brown/green patina overall, signed & numbered on the reverse H. Pfeiffer 3/6, raised upon ...
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Mid-20th Century Canadian Brutalist Decorative Objects

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Bronze

Simon Ybarra Brutalist Sculpture Signed and Dated, 1964
By Simon Ybarra
Located in Saint Louis, MO
Brutalist sculpture by Simon Ybarra, signed and dated, 1964. Bronzed nails in Abstract floral forms in Brutalist manner that evokes the work of Harry Bertoia. Simon Ybarra was a Mexi...
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1960s American Vintage Brutalist Decorative Objects

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Bronze

Black brutalist Candleholder by Arno De Clercq
Located in Antwerp, BE
Brutalist and contemporary design piece, by Arno Declercq Made in burned and waxed oak Measures: 32 cm wide x 32 cm long x 50 cm high / 12.6” wide x 12.6” long x 20” high Belgian ...
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2010s Belgian Brutalist Decorative Objects

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Oak

Contemporary Arno Declercq Bronze Cross Pots
Located in Antwerp, BE
Arno Declercq, Belgian design, handcrafted Sand casted in pink bronze and hand polished. (price for the pair) Measures: Small 11 cm wide x 11 cm long x 14 cm high / 4.5” wide x 4...
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2010s Belgian Brutalist Decorative Objects

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Bronze

Black Arno Declercq Senufo Vase
Located in Antwerp, BE
Arno Declercq, Belgian design, handcrafted; Collectible design Burned and waxed Iroko wood Measures: 32 cm wide x 32 cm deep x 50 cm high / 12.6” wide x 12.6” deep x 19.7” high Bel...
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2010s Belgian Brutalist Decorative Objects

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Steel

Brutalist Pair of Candelabras with Mirrors
Located in Antwerp, BE
Brutalism, candleholders, France, 1970s Decorative pair of candleholders with mirror, travail français Raw cut iron frame with elegant elliptical mirrors. Masculine and feminine...
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1970s French Vintage Brutalist Decorative Objects

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Iron

Brutalist Metal Sculpture by Frank Cota
Located in Pasadena, CA
This sculpture is the work of California artist Frank Cota. The piece's composition - an interplay of circular, square, and rectangular forms - creates an eye-catching Brutalist form...
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Late 20th Century American Brutalist Decorative Objects

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Steel, Iron

Bronze Patinaed Viper Fish Skeleton
Located in New York, NY
Post-War "Brutalist" Design bronze patinaed iron sculpture of a deep sea viper fish skeleton supported on a rectangular base.
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Late 20th Century American Brutalist Decorative Objects

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Iron

1960s Brutalist Candleholder Menorah
Located in Berlin, DE
Handcrafted 1960s Brutalist candleholder in excellent condition out of solid brass.
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19th Century German Antique Brutalist Decorative Objects

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Brass

Pair of Midcentury Swedish Brutalist Roosters as Fire Screen by Olle Hermansson
By Husqvarna, Olle Hermansson
Located in Stockholm, SE
Pair of Midcentury Swedish Brutalist fire screens of "Fireroosters" by Olle Hermansson for Husqvarna. In cast iron. Olle Hermansson was interested in Nordic mythology. The rooster "G...
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1960s Swedish Vintage Brutalist Decorative Objects

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Iron

Freestanding Brutalist Metal Sculpture after Jere
Located in New York, NY
Impressive freestanding Brutalist sculpture in the manner of Jere, Evans, unsigned. The piece has an organic form top (10 inch in diameter,) which stands on metal rods, which are att...
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Mid-20th Century American Brutalist Decorative Objects

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Steel, Wrought Iron

Sven Åke Ekberg, Signed Organic Studio Candlestick, Painted Metal, Sweden, 1987
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A signed modernist candlestick. Produced by Sven Åke Ekberg, Sweden. Signed and dated 1987.
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1980s Swedish Vintage Brutalist Decorative Objects

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Iron

Large Unique Danish Brutalist Ceramic Vase by Erik Askholm, 1970s
By Erik Askholm
Located in Copenhagen, DK
One of a kind, large and heavy Danish midcentury brutalist ceramic vase. Designed and handmade by artist Erik Askholm on the island of Funen in the 1970s. Square shape with round nec...
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1970s Danish Vintage Brutalist Decorative Objects

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Ceramic

Sculptural Vessels in Gray by Sonja Duo-Meyer
By Sonja Duó-Meyer
Located in New York, NY
Sculptural vessels in an ovoid form with walled aperture. Hand-built of gray chamotte Limoges porcelain by Swiss ceramic artist Sonja Duo-Meyer (b. 1953) and executed circa 1995. The...
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1990s Swiss Brutalist Decorative Objects

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Porcelain

Mid-20th Century Pair of Brutalist Candleholders/Sculptures by David Palombo
Located in New York, NY
These two pieces by Israeli artist David Palombo are in his signature Brutalist style and use the two materials he is best known for iron and natural stone. Fully functional as candl...
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1960s Israeli Vintage Brutalist Decorative Objects

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Stone, Iron

Brutalist Steampunk Owl Sculpture by Casa Del Arte, 1971
By Casa dell´Arte
Located in Bedford Hills, NY
Cute little steampunk brutalist owl sculpture by Casa Del Arte, 1971. Handcrafted using pieces of salad fork, teaspoon, watch gear and wood screw. Mounted on wood base with paint los...
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1970s Italian Vintage Brutalist Decorative Objects

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Metal

Cylindrical Vessel by James Bearden
Located in New York, NY
Lidded cylindrical vessel of patinated steel, glass enamel, and clear coat. A Brutalist work, and the first of its series, by Des Moines, Iowa artist James Bearden.
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2010s American Brutalist Decorative Objects

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Steel

Brutalist Hanging Fish Sculpture by Studio Emaus
Located in San Diego, CA
Stunning handmade metal, brass and glass fish sculpture created by Studio Emaus. The Emaus workshop was known for modern abstract liturgical designs and was based in the state of Mor...
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20th Century Mexican Brutalist Decorative Objects

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Brass

Mid-20th Century Brutalist Iron Hanukkah Lamp Menorah by David Palombo
Located in New York, NY
Large, hand forged, iron Hanukkah lamp Menorah in the style known as “Brutalism”, David Palombo, Jerusalem, Israel, circa 1960. David Palombo (1920-1966), was a sculptor and painter...
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Mid-20th Century Israeli Brutalist Decorative Objects

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Iron

Swedish Modern Brutalist Church Candleholder in Brass
Located in Stockholm, SE
Swedish modern Brutalist modern church candleholder in brass. A heavy piece, in good vintage condition with an aged patina. There are signs of wear as one might expect from age and u...
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1960s Swedish Vintage Brutalist Decorative Objects

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Brass

1960s Mid-Century Modern Brutalist Brass Candleholder Menorah
Located in Buenos Aires, Olivos
Handcrafted 1960s Brutalist candleholder in excellent condition out of solid brass. Truly exquisite menorah in the Brutalist style. This piece is made of chased brass with intricate...
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Mid-20th Century Unknown Brutalist Decorative Objects

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Brass

Stepped Square Bronze Dish Vide-Poche, France, 1960s
Located in New York, NY
Heavy cast bronze vide-poche, in the brutalist style with a wonderful patina.
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Mid-20th Century French Brutalist Decorative Objects

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Bronze

Hand-Sculpted Black Poly Resin Brutalist Style Single Stick Candleholder
Located in Paris, FR
Hand-sculpted black poly resin Brutalist style single stick candleholder.
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2010s Danish Brutalist Decorative Objects

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Resin

Bronze Triple Tray 2.0 by Arno Declercq
Located in Antwerp, BE
Arno Declercq, 2020 Sand casted in pink bronze and hand polished. Measures: 30 cm wide x 28 cm long x 19cm high / 11.8” wide x 11” long x 7.5” high Fits well in an African modern...
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2010s European Brutalist Decorative Objects

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Bronze

Solid cast bronze brutalist vide-poche by Monique Gerber - France 1970's
Located in New York, NY
graphic cast bronze catch all large size heavy piece numbered 175/900 This item will ship from France price does not include shipping nor possible customs related charges same ...
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1970s French Vintage Brutalist Decorative Objects

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Bronze

Contemporary Golden Door Handle, in Cast Brass
Located in Sao Paulo, BR
Produced in São Paulo, Brazil. This Door Handle was meticulously handmade by master artisans one piece at a time. It is therefore quite difficult, if not impossible to make identi...
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2010s Brazilian Brutalist Decorative Objects

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Brass

Rick Owens Cast Bronze Coupe Nitrate Patina Vase Signed
Located in Chicago, IL
The now iconic bronze coupe vase from the Rick Owens bronze relic collection. This is shown in the nitrate patina. Each piece is handmade and hand patinated so there is always a sl...
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2010s French Brutalist Decorative Objects

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Bronze

Abstract Brutalist Sculpture in Faux Bronze, 1970s
Located in Esbjerg, DK
Modern Brutalist abstract tabletop or wall hung sculpture made with faux bronze/composite material that in texture and color mimics raw bronze. There is an architectural constructed ...
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1970s Scandinavian Vintage Brutalist Decorative Objects

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Metal

Handcrafted Blue White and Brown Brutalist Era Style Stoneware Vase
Located in Paris, FR
Blue, brown and white mat glazed Brutalist era style stoneware vase. Due to the nature of the glaze and item being handcrafted, color variations may occur.
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2010s Danish Brutalist Decorative Objects

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Stoneware

Brutalist Modern Metal Tabletop Spike Sculpture
Located in New York, NY
Brutalist modern metal tabletop sculpture with a set of rough metal spikes set in a composite base. The base is signed 'Matias' on the back. In great vintage condition with age-appro...
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1970s American Vintage Brutalist Decorative Objects

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Metal

Florence Arnold Abstract Sculpture
By Florence Arnold
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Florence Arnold (American, 1900-1994) brutalist welded metal sculpture (1960s) with walnut base.     
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1960s American Vintage Brutalist Decorative Objects

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Metal

Willy Guhl Eternit Planters
Located in Antwerp, BE
Brutalist and minimalist planters, Willy Guhl, Switzerland, 1960s 9 similar size rectangular planters are available + 1 larger + 1 extra large Willy Guhl was a pioneering Swi...
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1960s Vintage Brutalist Decorative Objects

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Concrete

Large Aldo Londi Rimini Blue Brutalist Vase by Bitossi, Italy, 1960s
Located in Kensington, MD
Classic Italian Brutalist design by famed Italian ceramicist Aldo Londi in his signature Sgraffito style. Can be re-wired as a lamp or stand alone as a striking piece of pottery. ...
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1960s Italian Vintage Brutalist Decorative Objects

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Pottery