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Modern Decorative Objects

MODERN STYLE

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 The modernists rejected both natural and historical references and relied primarily on industrial materials such as metal, glass, plywood, and, later, plastics.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 principals 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 chaircrafted with his romantic partner, designer Lilly Reich — and the Eames 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 furniture designs are so simple, they can blend in seamlessly with just about any type of décor. Don’t overlook them.

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Style: Modern
21st Century Modern Set of 3 Vases Nebula Handcrafted in Portugal by Greenapple
Located in Cartaxo, PT
21st Century Contemporary Modern Set of 3 Off White Ceramic Vases Nebula Handcrafted in Portugal - Europe by Greenapple. This beautiful set includes three waterproof ceramic vases,...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Decorative Objects

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Ceramic

21st Century Modern Set of 2 Pots Chaucer Handcrafted Portugal by Greenapple
Located in Cartaxo, PT
21st Century Contemporary Modern Set of 2 Mint Green Ceramic Pots Chaucer with Hand Turned Beech Wood Lid and Base Handcrafted in Portugal - Europe by Greenapple. This beautiful se...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Decorative Objects

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Brass, Gold Leaf

21st Century Modern Set of 4 Vases Philip Handcrafted in Portugal by Greenapple
Located in Cartaxo, PT
21st Century Contemporary Modern Set of 4 White Ceramic Vases Philip with Leather Handles and Metallic Buttons Handcrafted in Portugal - Europe by Greenapple. This beautiful set inc...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Decorative Objects

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Metal

21st Century Modern Set of 5 Pots Graham Handcrafted Portugal by Greenapple
Located in Cartaxo, PT
21st Century Contemporary Modern Set of 3 White and Grey Ceramic Pots Graham with Lid Handcrafted in Portugal - Europe by Greenapple. This beautiful set includes three waterproof c...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Decorative Objects

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Ceramic

21st Century Modern Set of 5 Vases and Pots Handcrafted by Greenapple
Located in Cartaxo, PT
21st century contemporary modern set of 5 ceramic vases and pots Henry Hailey handcrafted in Portugal - Europe by Greenapple. This beautiful set includes two waterproof ceramic va...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Decorative Objects

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Ceramic

21st Century Modern Set of 6 Vases Annandale Steele Handcrafted by Greenapple
Located in Cartaxo, PT
21st century contemporary modern set of 6 black ceramic vases Annandale Steele with Reactive Effect Handcrafted in Portugal - Europe by Greenapple. This beautiful set includes si...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Decorative Objects

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Ceramic

Jaime Hayon Contemporary Handmade Terracotta Vase Decorative Object Waterproof
Located in Milan, IT
Jaime Hayon designed the gardenia vases in terracotta as a complement to his outdoor armchair selection for BD Barcelona. They are unique, having emerging forms and Hayon’s unmistaka...
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21st Century and Contemporary Spanish Modern Decorative Objects

Materials

Terracotta

Contemporary by Ghirò Studio Set of Two Handmade Aquamarine Crystal Photo Frames
Located in Pieve Emanuele, Milano
2021 Collection of picture frames by Ghirò Studio. Set of two photo frames, one horizontal and one vertical, of excellent workmanship and artistic quality. The rounded edges give har...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Decorative Objects

Materials

Glass

21st Century Modern Set of 3 Jars Kyme Handcrafted in Portugal by Greenapple
Located in Cartaxo, PT
21st Century Contemporary Modern Set of 3 White Ceramic Jars Kyme with Hand Turned Wooden Neck with Gold Leaf Handcrafted in Portugal - Europe by Greenapple. This beautiful set incl...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Decorative Objects

Materials

Gold Leaf

21st Century Modern Set of 5 Vases Handcrafted in Portugal by Greenapple
Located in Cartaxo, PT
21st Century Contemporary Modern Set of 3 White and Cream Ceramic Pots Graham with Lid Handcrafted in Portugal - Europe by Greenapple. This beautiful set includes three waterproof c...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Decorative Objects

Materials

Ceramic

21st Century Modern Set of 2 Pots Chaucer Handcrafted Portugal by Greenapple
Located in Cartaxo, PT
21st Century Contemporary Modern Set of 2 White Ceramic Pots Chaucer with Hand Turned Beech Wood Lid and Base Handcrafted in Portugal - Europe by Greenapple. This beautiful set inc...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Decorative Objects

Materials

Wood, Ceramic

Wall Sculpture in Brass and Stainless
Located in Blowing Rock, NC
Abstract #602 by Kue King Brass, stainless steel wire. 47"x26"x2" 'Pollux' is a geometric sculpture by Kue King from his “Abstract” collection. Kue uses an aesthetic reminiscent ...
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2010s American Modern Decorative Objects

Materials

Metal, Brass, Stainless Steel, Wire

21st Century Modern Set of 2 Boxes Dandara Handcrafted in Portugal by Greenapple
Located in Cartaxo, PT
21st Century Contemporary Modern Set of 2 Wooden Boxes with Lid Dandara Handcrafted in Portugal - Europe by Greenapple. Dandara box set includes two wooden boxes, perfect to be dis...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Decorative Objects

Materials

Gold Leaf, Metal

Aldebaran Glass Fruit Bowl, by Ettore Sottsass for Memphis Milano Collection
Located in Pregnana Milanese, IT
The Aldebaran Glass Fruit Bowl was designed for Memphis in 1983 by Ettore Sottsass. This bowl features a tapering cylindrical shape with three green handles, with the side decorated ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Decorative Objects

Materials

Glass

Contemporary Monroe Floor Lamp in Oxidized Brushed Brass and Off White Lampshade
Located in Oporto, PT
Inspiration: Marilyn Monroe, the sexiest pin-up of the 1950s, inspired a piece of Art & Design. The design of the Monroe lamp captures the essence of her image and the sensuality of...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Decorative Objects

Materials

Brass, Metal

Set of 4 Coffee Wing Bowls Mini by 101 Copenhagen
Located in Geneve, CH
Set of 4 Coffee Wing Bowls Mini by 101 Copenhagen Designed by Kristian Sofus Hansen & Tommy Hyldahl Dimensions: L 19 / W 19 / H 12 CM Materials: Ceramic It is all about gravity...
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2010s Danish Modern Decorative Objects

Materials

Ceramic

High Lagoon Sway Bowl by SkLO
By SkLO
Located in Geneve, CH
High Lagoon Sway bowl by SkLO Dimensions: D 25 x H 14 cm Materials: glass Available in high (25x14cm) and long (51x23x13cm). Available in blue, gray, lagoon, olivin, pink and whit...
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2010s Czech Modern Decorative Objects

Materials

Glass

Golden Bronze Coupe by Rick Owens
Located in Geneve, CH
Golden Bronze Coupe by Rick Owens 2007 Dimensions: L 20 x W 20 cm Materials: Bronze Weight: 3 kg The gold edition is an exclusivity of Galerie Philia Rick Owens is a Californ...
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2010s French Modern Decorative Objects

Materials

Bronze

21st Century Modern Set of 5 Vases Handcrafted in Portugal by Greenapple
Located in Cartaxo, PT
21st century contemporary modern set of 5 ceramic vases Henry, Steele & Agnes Handcrafted in Portugal - Europe by Greenapple. This beautiful set includes five waterproof ceramic ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Decorative Objects

Materials

Ceramic

21st Century Modern Martin Pedestal Stand Handcrafted in Portugal by Greenapple
Located in Cartaxo, PT
21st Century Contemporary Modern Martin Pedestal Stand Black Lacquered Gold Leaf Handcrafted in Portugal - Europe by Greenapple. Martin is the perfect standing piece of art to enha...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Decorative Objects

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Onyx, Travertine, Marble, Carrara Marble, Gold Leaf

21st Century Modern Set of 8 Vases Handcrafted in Portugal by Greenapple
Located in Cartaxo, PT
21st Century Contemporary Modern set of 8 ceramic vases steele graham handcrafted in Portugal - Europe by Greenapple. This beautiful set includes eight waterproof ceramic vases, ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Decorative Objects

Materials

Ceramic

Agresti Armored Jewel Safe Polished Carbon Fiber Front and 3 Watch Winders
Located in New York, NY
Agresti "Carbon Dream" armored jewelry safe covered in polished carbon front. Drawers in white leather, , inside is lined for jewelry and watches with pull out necklace holder. Ruthe...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Decorative Objects

Materials

Steel

Agresti Lei Lui Armoire with Safe
Located in New York, NY
Armored jewelry armoire in matte Canaletto walnut or polished white bird’s eye maple and 24 karats gold hardware. Inside, safe with biometric opening device. Drawers and pull out tra...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Decorative Objects

Materials

Gold

Fold Vessel I by Laura Pasquino
Located in Geneve, CH
Fold vessel I by Laura Pasquino One of a kind Dimensions: Ø 38 x H 38 cm Materials: stoneware ceramic Finishing: grogged stoneware Laura Pasquino Incorporating references fro...
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2010s Dutch Modern Decorative Objects

Materials

Stoneware

Agresti Wood Marble Golf Club Chess Set
Located in New York, NY
White bird’s-eye maple and green marble chess set. Hand painted Golf chessmen.   
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Decorative Objects

Materials

Birdseye Maple

Small ARCEO Table Lamp by Joachim-Morineau Studio
Located in Geneve, CH
Small ARCEO Table Lamp by Joachim-Morineau Studio Dimensions: H 30 x D 15 x W 35 cm, 2 kg Materials: Aluminium beams, tubes and sheets, frosted plexiglass, warm light LED with dimm...
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2010s Dutch Modern Decorative Objects

Materials

Aluminum

Set of 2 Coffee Offset Vases Big by 101 Copenhagen
Located in Geneve, CH
Set of 2 coffee offset vases big by 101 Copenhagen Designed by Nicolaj Nøddesbo & Tommy Hyldahl Dimensions: L 60 / W 40 / H 48 CM Materials: Fiber concrete Offset is designed a...
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2010s Danish Modern Decorative Objects

Materials

Concrete

Set of 2 Submarine Vases Fat by 101 Copenhagen
Located in Geneve, CH
Set of 2 Submarine vases fat by 101 Copenhagen Designed by Nicolaj Nøddesbo & Tommy Hyldahl. Dimensions: L 60 / W 40 / H 22 CM Materials: Ceramic The Submarines are generously ...
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2010s Danish Modern Decorative Objects

Materials

Ceramic

Black Narcisse Vase by Najma Temsoury
Located in Geneve, CH
Black Narcisse vase by Najma Temsoury Dimensions: D 16.6 x W 30 x H 45 cm Materials: Solid wood with veneer, stainless steel tube, the lens in PMMA with diameter 300 mm. Also ava...
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2010s French Modern Decorative Objects

Materials

Stainless Steel

Set of 2 Coffee Sumo Vase Mini by 101 Copenhagen
Located in Geneve, CH
A Set of 2 Coffee Sumo Vase Mini by 101 Copenhagen Designed by Kristian Sofus Hansen & Tommy Hyldahl Dimensions: L25 / W25 / H25 CM Materials: Ceramic Sumo celebrates the human...
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2010s Danish Modern Decorative Objects

Materials

Ceramic

M33C Candle Holder by Aysun Ay
Located in Geneve, CH
M33C candle holder by Aysun Ay Dimensions: D5 X H19 Materials:Stoneware Ceramic, white glaze This vase is made with stoneware clay using hand building techniques. Natural textur...
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2010s Turkish Modern Decorative Objects

Materials

Ceramic, Stoneware

Agresti La Grande Fortezza Armored Jewelry Armoire
Located in New York, NY
Armored jewelry armoire with pull out necklace bar. Available in malachite or white bird's eye maple. See below for more details about finishing options. Malachite: Gold leaf and...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Decorative Objects

Materials

Malachite, Brass

Piña Michoacana by Onora
Located in Geneve, CH
Piña Michoacana by Onora Dimensions: W 24 x H 49 cm Materials: Clay, Glazed pottery Hand sculpted clay, covered with a mineral based slip and burnished using a quartz stone. The...
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2010s Mexican Modern Decorative Objects

Materials

Clay

Pair of Calypso Wine Glasses by Serena Confalonieri
Located in Geneve, CH
Pair of Calypso wine glasses by Serena Confalonieri Dimensions: D 8 cm x H 12 cm Materials: Handmade stained-glass Glass colors: Transparent, pink, green Serena Confalonieri (1...
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2010s Italian Modern Decorative Objects

Materials

Other

Coffee Sculpt Art Triangle, Mini by 101 Copenhagen
Located in Geneve, CH
Coffee sculpt art triangle - mini by 101 Copenhagen. Designed by Kristian Sofus Hansen & Tommy Hyldahl Dimensions: L 37,5 /W 10 /H 52 cm. Materials: sustainable paper mass. Scu...
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2010s Danish Modern Decorative Objects

Materials

Paper

Steel Bottle by Lukasz Friedrich
Located in Geneve, CH
Steel Bottle by Lukasz Friedrich Dimensions: 39 x 5 x H 24,5 cm Materials: Steel, Black Patina Lukasz Friedrich (born 1980), lives and works in Warsaw. He is a self-taught des...
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2010s European Modern Decorative Objects

Materials

Steel

Set of 2 Coffee Duck Pot by 101 Copenhagen
Located in Geneve, CH
A set of 2 coffee duck pot by 101 Copenhagen Designed by Kristian Sofus Hansen & Tommy Hyldahl Dimensions: L 21,5 / W 21,5 / H 27 cm Materials: ceramic Reminiscent of little, i...
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2010s Danish Modern Decorative Objects

Materials

Ceramic

Geoprimitive 019 Side Table by Niclas Wolf
Located in Geneve, CH
Geoprimitive 019 Side Table by Niclas Wolf Unique piece, numbered Materials: Ceramic Dimensions: H40 x Ø50 cm Weight: 17 kg Certificates are issued for all pieces. Geoprim...
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2010s German Modern Decorative Objects

Materials

Ceramic

Set of 4 Dark Grey Kabin Vase Tall by 101 Copenhagen
Located in Geneve, CH
A Set of 4 Dark Grey Kabin Vase Tall by 101 Copenhagen Designed by Kristian Sofus Hansen & Tommy Hyldahl Dimensions: L10 / W10 / H45 CM Materials: Ceramic Kabin is a collection...
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2010s Danish Modern Decorative Objects

Materials

Ceramic

Dove Vase by Cosmin Florea
Located in Geneve, CH
Dove vase by Cosmin Florea Unique piece Dimensions: W 40 x D 15 x H 45 cm Materials: Stoneware Inspired by my love for pristine nature, this sculptural vase channels the shape ...
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2010s Belgian Modern Decorative Objects

Materials

Stoneware

Porcelain Vase by Monika Patuszyńska
Located in Geneve, CH
Porcelain vase by Monika Patuszynska 18C. Dimensions: W 23 x D 22 x H 29 cm Materials: Porcelain Monika Patuszynska Bio Born: 1973, Warsaw, Poland 1993- 1994 Den Danske Hus...
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2010s Polish Modern Decorative Objects

Materials

Porcelain

Decorative Sculpture Ornament Rose Blossom Solid Block Rose Quartz Hand Carved
Located in Ancona, Marche
Rose blossom sculpted entirely by hand starting from a solid block of rare rose quartz. Dimensions: approximately D 12 x H 12 cm - D 4.7 "x H 4.7". 100% handmade in Italy comes with...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Decorative Objects

Materials

Rose Quartz

WeSea Donuts Mugs Signed by Pia Chevalier
Located in Geneve, CH
Donuts mugs signed by Pia Chevalier All the profits are donated to WeSea Organization for the protection of the Marine Environment. Each one is unique Materials: enameled earthenw...
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2010s French Modern Decorative Objects

Materials

Earthenware

Set of 3 Mathias Bowls by Onora
Located in Geneve, CH
Set of 3 Mathias bowls by Onora Dimensions: D 22 -25 cm D 18 - 21 cm D 16 - 17 cm Materials: Lacquered wood, gold leaf Also sold separately. These gourds are grown, dried...
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2010s Mexican Modern Decorative Objects

Materials

Wood

Clé in Crystal by Geraldine Gonzalez
Located in Geneve, CH
Clé in crystal by Geraldine Gonzalez Materials: Crystal Dimensions: H 112 x W 8 cm Graduated from Duperré School of Applied Arts, Geraldine Gonzalez was a shoe stylist before de...
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2010s French Modern Decorative Objects

Materials

Crystal

Pair of Tierra Caliente Vases by Onora
Located in Geneve, CH
Pair of Tierra Caliente vases by Onora Dimensions: D 20 x H 30 cm Materials: Clay Hand sculpted clay, covered with a mineral based slip and burnished using a quartz stone. W...
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2010s Mexican Modern Decorative Objects

Materials

Clay

Coffee Guggenheim Vase Big by 101 Copenhagen
Located in Geneve, CH
Coffee Guggenheim Vase Big by 101 Copenhagen Designed by Kristian Sofus Hansen & Tommy Hyldahl Dimensions: L49 / W27 / H45 CM Materials: Ceramic Guggenheim is a series of sculp...
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2010s Danish Modern Decorative Objects

Materials

Ceramic

No.89 Stoneware Sculpture, Tonfisk by Ciona Lee
Located in Geneve, CH
No.89 stoneware sculpture, Tonfisk by Ciona Lee One of a Kind Dimensions: Ø 9 x H 14 cm Materials: Grogged stoneware, satin cream glaze Variations of size and colour available ...
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2010s British Modern Decorative Objects

Materials

Stoneware

Set of 4 Sand Medio Sphere Vase Bubl by 101 Copenhagen
Located in Geneve, CH
A Set of 4 sand Medio Sphere vase bubl by 101 Copenhagen Designed by Kristian Sofus Hansen & Tommy Hyldahl Dimensions: L 18 / W 8 / H 26 CM Materials: Ceramic The Sphere collec...
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2010s Danish Modern Decorative Objects

Materials

Ceramic

Grey Murano Glass Box
Located in London, GB
Monumental grey Murano glass box with polished brass inner core.
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2010s Italian Modern Decorative Objects

Materials

Brass

Monumental Grey Murano Glass Box
Located in London, GB
A monumental box in grey Murano glass with polished brass inner core.
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2010s Italian Modern Decorative Objects

Materials

Brass

21st Century Modern Set of 5 Vases Handcrafted in Portugal by Greenapple
Located in Cartaxo, PT
21st century contemporary modern set of 5 ceramic vases steele and hardy handcrafted in Portugal - Europe by Greenapple. This beautiful set includes five waterproof ceramic vases...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Decorative Objects

Materials

Ceramic

11 Erinna Glass Vase, by Ettore Sottsass from Memphis Milano
Located in Pregnana Milanese, IT
The Erina vase is blown glass, originally designed by Ettore Sottsass in 1986. The vase is part of the “Vetri Glass” collection. Made in Murano, its hand blown with techniques from m...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Decorative Objects

Materials

Blown Glass

Babel Vase by Arno Declercq
Located in Geneve, CH
Babel vase by Arno Declercq Dimensions: W 32 x L 32 x H 65 cm Materials: Burned and waxed oak Arno Declercq Belgian designer and art dealer who makes bespoke objects with pass...
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2010s Belgian Modern Decorative Objects

Materials

Wood

Soviet Vase by Daniel Nikolovski
Located in Geneve, CH
Soviet vase by Daniel Nikolovski Dimensions: W 20 x D 20 x H 28 cm Material: Glazed Ceramic Paying homage to Soviet Architecture, more specifically a catholic church in the city...
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2010s Italian Modern Decorative Objects

Materials

Ceramic

No.104 Stoneware Sculpture, Tonfisk by Ciona Lee
Located in Geneve, CH
No.104 Stoneware sculpture, Tonfisk by Ciona Lee One of a Kind Dimensions: Ø 15 x H 24 cm Materials: Black stoneware, Satin Cream Glaze Variations of size and colour available. ...
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2010s British Modern Decorative Objects

Materials

Stoneware

Unique Burl Bowl by Vlad Droz
Located in Geneve, CH
Unique burl bowl by Vlad Droz Unique handmade piece signed by Vlad Droz Dimensions: 18 x 10 cm Materials: Burl Vlad Droz "An incredible variety of forms of living creatures: a...
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2010s Russian Modern Decorative Objects

Materials

Burl

Bryen Vase by Lilia Cruz Corona Garduño
Located in Geneve, CH
Bryen vase by Lilia Cruz Corona Garduño Dimensions: W 26 x D 32 x H 9 cm Materials: High-temperature Ceramics (Stoneware) and Vitrified Glaze Platalea studio was born out of a p...
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2010s Mexican Modern Decorative Objects

Materials

Stoneware

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