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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 The Modernists rejected both natural and historical references and relied primarily on industrial materials such as metal, glass, plywood, and, later, plastics.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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1970s Italian Amorphic Murano Glass Sculpture by Livio Seguso
Located in Sagaponack, NY
A substantial amorphic solid glass sculpture mounted to a solid frosted glass cylindrical base. Signed.
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1970s Italian Vintage Modern Decorative Objects

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Art Glass, Blown Glass, Murano Glass

Ceramic Vase "MAGDA" Handcrafted in Platinum by Gabriella B. Made in Italy
Located in Treviso, IT
Ceramic vase handcrafted in platinum MAGDA - code BC003, measures: H. 130.0, Dm. 20.0 cm. Also available in following sizes: - H. 90.0, Dm. 18.0 cm. - H. 70.0, Dm. 16.0 cm.
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2010s Italian Modern Decorative Objects

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Ceramic

Contemporary Narcissus Pentagon Vase Pink Rosa Perlino Terrazzo and Smoked Glass
Located in London, GB
As part of the exhibition vases and vessels curated by Gianluca Longo at David Gill Gallery, Tino Seubert presented a new edition of Narcissus Vases made from Italian Terrazzo Rosa P...
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21st Century and Contemporary British Modern Decorative Objects

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Stainless Steel

Abstract Cube Sculptures by Jef Mouton
Located in Vlimmeren, BE
These abstract cube sculptures are created by the Belgian sculptor Jef Mouton (°1952). The sculptures are made of Belgian bluestone. ‘Bluestone has been my favorite material for ...
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Early 2000s Belgian Modern Decorative Objects

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Stone

Ceramic Vase "Twins" Handcrafted in Platinum by Gabriella B. Made in Italy
Located in Treviso, IT
Ceramic vase handcrafted in platinum Twins - code C005. Measures: H. 130.0 - Dm. 16.0 cm.   
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2010s Italian Modern Decorative Objects

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Ceramic

Hosta Leaf, Small Scale Cast Bronze Botanical Sculpture with Subtle Patina
Located in Chicago, IL
This small bronze sculpture is a maquette for a large scale sculpture at the Olbrich Gardens in Madison, Wisconsin. Made with the ancient lost wax method, a process dating back to th...
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2010s American Modern Decorative Objects

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Bronze

Set of Colorful Hand Blown Glass Vases - Aqua, Amber, Gray Bottles by Vetro Vero
Located in West Grove, PA
A curated group of three contemporary hand blown glass vases features a composition of geometric forms inspired by modern design. Each vessel is complete with a spherical stopper and...
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2010s American Modern Decorative Objects

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Gold Leaf

Swan, Ceramic Vase Handcrafted in Bronze by Gabriella B. Made in Italy
Located in Treviso, IT
Ceramic vase handcrafted in bronze Swan- code B002 LN - H. 90.0 - Dm. 18.0 cm. Also available in following size: H. 110.0 - Dm. 19.0 cm.
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2010s Italian Modern Decorative Objects

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Ceramic

Modern Sculptural Wood Room Divider by Sebastiano Bottos, Italia
Located in Pordenone, IT
The "Cortina" screen designed by Sebastiano Bottos is a sculptural piece of furniture handcrafted by assembling extroflexed wood elements, the result of an innovating processing tech...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Decorative Objects

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Wood

Alone, Set of Three TOTEM Sculptures, Bronze, Figurative, Tribal Influence
Located in Chicago, IL
Set of three bronze totems on base, Tribal influence sculpture by Steve Turner. This minimal sculpture was first carved in wood then cast in bronze. The wood grain is visible in the ...
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2010s American Modern Decorative Objects

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Bronze, Bronze

21st Century Federico Peri Medium Vase Murano Glass Various Colors
Located in Brembate di Sopra (BG), IT
Linae medium vase, Murano glass, by Federico Peri, 21st century. The Linae vase, circular pots with a blunt rim are made in solid color and thick blown Murano glass, are available ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Decorative Objects

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Murano Glass

Art Glass Vase by Martin Potsch
Located in New York, NY
Limited edition art glass vase by Martin Postch. Pink, green and yellow square prunts. Signed and numbered.
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21st Century and Contemporary German Modern Decorative Objects

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Art Glass

Modern Georg Jensen Large Stainless Candleholder Copenhagen
Located in Weston, CT
A modern, simple, Minimalist polished stainless steel candleholder by Georg Jensen for two candles. The candleholder has some minor scratches to the surface consistent to use.   
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Modern Decorative Objects

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Stainless Steel

Ceramic Vase "SWAN" Handcrafted in Bronze by Gabriella B., Made in Italy
Located in Treviso, IT
Ceramic vase handcrafted in bronze Swan- code B002 LN - height 90.0, diameter 18.0 cm.   Also available in following size: Height 110.0, diameter 19.0 cm.
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2010s Italian Modern Decorative Objects

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Ceramic

Titanium-Plated Madurai Candlestick-Vase Duo by Zanetto
Located in Milan, IT
Simple lines and subtle charm characterize this modern candlestick and vase duo crafted of brass with a titanium plating. This piece features a streamlined silhouette with bold curve...
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2010s Italian Modern Decorative Objects

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Other, Brass

Black Geometric Sculpture by Ursula Meyers Conceptual Artist
Located in Stamford, CT
Black geometric sculpture by Ursula Meyers Conceptual Artist. Ursula Meyer (1915-2003) American sculpture signed and dated. This monumental geometric form sculpture is one the firs...
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Late 20th Century American Modern Decorative Objects

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Wood

Mid-Century Modern Black Lacquered Nickel Lorin Marsh Quilted Transitional Box
Located in Roslyn, NY
A wonderful Mid-Century Modern black lacquered polished nickel Lorin Marsh quilted transitional box.
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20th Century Modern Decorative Objects

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Nickel

Modernist Java Shagreen Box with Sculptural Bronze Handle by R&Y Augousti
Located in New York, NY
This refined and sophisticated modernist box was realized by the celebrated Parisian design firm R&Y Agousti. It features a volumetric circular java shagreen body that opens via a re...
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20th Century French Modern Decorative Objects

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Bronze

Gorgonian Flabellum Palerose on Back Gooden Stand
Located in Valladolid, ES
Amazing sea-fan, kept dry, Gorgonia flabellum, measurements 54 x 55 x 10 cm. Beautiful Gorgonia sea-fan in pale rose and pale yellow colors on a black stand 10 x 10 cm. Refined pie...
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2010s Italian Modern Decorative Objects

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Other

Ceramic Large or Floor Vase by Marc Bellaire, Native American Motif, Signed
Located in Kansas City, MO
Large vase or floor vase designed by Marc Bellaire late in his career. Signed Bellair, 1991. Native American or American Indian design.
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1990s American Modern Decorative Objects

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Ceramic

MAGDA, Ceramic Vase Handcrafted in Platinum by Gabriella B. Made in Italy
Located in Treviso, IT
Ceramic vase hand crafted in platinum MAGDA - code BC003, measures: H. 130.0, Dm. 20.0 cm. Also available in following sizes: - H. 90.0, Dm. 18.0 cm. - H. 70.0, Dm. 16.0 cm.
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2010s Italian Modern Decorative Objects

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Ceramic

Bronze Maquette for The Resting Angel by Pablo Eduardo, 2020
Located in Essex, MA
"Angelus Quiescens" (The Resting Angel), 2020. A patinated bronze Maquette, 1 of 1, for the artist's life-size version now in a Private Boston collection. Bronze and granite, meas...
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2010s American Modern Decorative Objects

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Bronze

Vase Sculpture Handmade of Solid Block of Azul Macaubas Quartzite Pieruga, Italy
Located in Ancona, Marche
Important sculptural vase carved by hand from a solid block of Azul Macaubas. Vase dimensions: D 52, H 45 cm, available in different quartzite, onyx and marbles. Limited edition of ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Decorative Objects

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Quartz

Shagreen Box with Decorative Inlay, Coco Color
Located in New York, NY
Decorative shagreen box with cream colored inlay. Designed in France. We have the shagreen box in stock.
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21st Century and Contemporary Philippine Modern Decorative Objects

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Shagreen

European Studio Ceramist, Unique Figure in Glazed Ceramics, Rhino, circa 1980
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
European studio ceramist. Unique figure in glazed ceramics. Rhino with tiger and tiger cub, circa 1980. Measures: 15 x 7 cm. In very good condition. Signed.
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1980s Unknown Vintage Modern Decorative Objects

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Ceramic

European Studio Ceramist, Unique Bowl in Glazed Ceramics with Grooved Design
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
European studio ceramist. Unique bowl in glazed ceramics with grooved design, 1970s. Measures: 19 x 11.5 cm. In very good condition. Signed.
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1970s Unknown Vintage Modern Decorative Objects

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Ceramic

European Studio Ceramist, Unique Vase in Glazed Ceramics, Dated 1981
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
European studio ceramist. Unique vase in glazed ceramics. Dated 1981. Measures: 14.5 x 14 cm. In very good condition. Signed.
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1980s Unknown Vintage Modern Decorative Objects

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Ceramic

American Mid-Century Modern Handmade Sterling Silver Picture Frame
Located in New York, NY
American Mid-Century Modern sterling silver picture frame. Rectangular window in plain flat surround. With glass, silk lining, and velvet back and hinged support for portrait (vertic...
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Mid-20th Century American Modern Decorative Objects

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Sterling Silver

Welcoming Ashtrays by Helene Labadie
Located in Geneve, CH
Welcoming ashtrays by Helene Labadie Unique piece Materials: Ceramic painted in night blue, Dimensions: L 27 x H 82 cm Hélène Labadie is an object designer and scenographer, sh...
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2010s French Modern Decorative Objects

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Ceramic

Pino Signoretto, Livio de Marchi Design for Pauly, Limited Edition 0/9 Signed
Located in Tavarnelle val di Pesa, Florence
Directly from the Pauly's art vignette in San Marco square. Belle Epoque lady's hat with white ribbon and two wild roses. See the details on photos and video is available. Sky blu...
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1990s Italian Modern Decorative Objects

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Murano Glass, Art Glass

Phobos Sculpture by Kelly Wearstler
Located in West Hollywood, CA
Challenging conventional thinking on materiality, the Phobos sculptural stool demonstrates how two materials that are known for their strength and rigidity can become one fluid form....
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2010s American Modern Decorative Objects

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Bronze

Hume Chair by Kelly Wearstler
Located in West Hollywood, CA
Uniquely carved from stone blocks and straddling the line between sculpture and functional design, the Hume chair can be used as both an indoor or outdoor decorative seating option. ...
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2010s North American Modern Decorative Objects

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Marble

Balik Sculpture by Rectangle Studio
Located in Geneve, CH
Balik sculpture by Rectangle Studio Dimensions: W 78 x D 9 x H 45 cm Pedestal W 78 x D 9 x H 21 cm Without Base Materials: Massive Linden, Natural Wood Oil, Rusted Metal Base O...
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2010s Turkish Modern Decorative Objects

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Metal

Contemporary Ceramic Dinind Set
Located in Geneve, CH
Structure in MDF • Ash veneer with matte paint finish Base and handle in metal coated with painted ash veneer Available in 3 colors (Indigo blue, black or red) Named after the Jap...
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2010s French Modern Decorative Objects

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Wood

Murano Mandruzzato Sommerso Diamond Faceted Caviar Geode Glass Bowl Vintage
Located in North Miami, FL
This stellar substantial Italian Murano diamond faceted Sommerso caviar geode bowl has the flat cut polished top. It is the work of Alessandro Mandruzzato from the 1970s. It is red, ...
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1970s Italian Vintage Modern Decorative Objects

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Blown Glass

20th Century Chrome, Resin and Brass Hinged Box Italian Signed
Located in North Miami, FL
This stunning and sculptural Italian hinged box is signed and stamped Linea Ble Roma. It is from the 20th century and is comprised of chrome, brass bronze and a black resin composite...
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Late 20th Century Italian Modern Decorative Objects

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Brass, Chrome

Deca Planter in Light Pink Steel, Large, by Force/Collide
Located in Seattle, WA
Introducing Force/Collide's award-winning signature planter, now in production with nine colors and four sizes. Using a seamless brake-forming technique, one sheet of steel is wrappe...
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2010s American Modern Decorative Objects

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Steel

Deca Planter in Flat Black Steel, Large, by Force/Collide
Located in Seattle, WA
Introducing Force/Collide's award-winning signature planter, now in production with nine colors and four sizes. Using a seamless brake-forming technique, one sheet of steel is wrappe...
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2010s American Modern Decorative Objects

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Steel

Deca Planter in Flat Black Steel, Mini, by Force/Collide
Located in Seattle, WA
Introducing Force/Collide's award-winning signature planter, now in production with nine colors and four sizes. Using a seamless brake-forming technique, one sheet of steel is wrappe...
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2010s American Modern Decorative Objects

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Steel

Deca Planter in Brass Flamespray, Small, by Force/Collide
Located in Seattle, WA
Introducing force/Collide's award-winning signature planter, now in production with nine colors and four sizes. Using a seamless brake-forming technique, one sheet of steel is wrappe...
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2010s American Modern Decorative Objects

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Brass, Steel, Cut Steel, Sheet Metal

Deca Planter in Glossy White Steel, Medium, by Force/Collide
Located in Seattle, WA
Introducing Force/Collide's award-winning signature planter, now in production with nine colors and four sizes. Using a seamless brake-forming technique, one sheet of steel is wrappe...
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2010s American Modern Decorative Objects

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Steel

Deca Planter in Bluegreen Steel, Medium by Force/Collide
Located in Seattle, WA
Introducing Force/Collide's award-winning signature planter, now in production with nine colors and four sizes. Using a seamless brake-forming technique, one sheet of steel is wrappe...
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2010s American Modern Decorative Objects

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Steel

Fruit Bowl Vase in White Calacatta Marble Contemporary Design by Pieruga Marble
Located in Ancona, Marche
Bowl sculpted by hand from a solid block of Calacatta marble. Velvet finishing. Dimensions: Medium L 45, W 22, H 10 cm. Also available: Big L 56, W 27, H 12 cm, small L 35, W 17, H ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Decorative Objects

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Marble

Bowl Sculpture Grey Stone Italian Contemporary Design by Pieruga Marble
Located in Ancona, Marche
"Elegant and light, it seems to drift through the placid waters of the lagoon". Gondola, big elegant bowl, hand-sculpted from a solid block of Pietra Brown. Bowl dimensions: Medium L...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Decorative Objects

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Stone

Handmade Bench Sculpture Stainless Steel Limited Edition Design Italy
Located in Ancona, Marche
Bench 'Get Lost!' is made of mirror polished stainless steel. Bench dimension: L 257, W 68, H 45cm. Peter Marino selected this sculptural bench for the new flagship store Dior in Lon...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Decorative Objects

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Stainless Steel

Handmade Vase Sculpture in Solid White Arabescato Marble by Pieruga Marble Italy
Located in Ancona, Marche
Important sculptural vase carved by hand from a solid block of Arabescato marble. Vase dimension: D 30, H 67 cm, available in different marbles. Limited edition of 35. Each vase is h...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Decorative Objects

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Marble

Decorative Bowl Sculpture Calacatta Marble Italian Design by Pieruga Marble
Located in Ancona, Marche
"Elegant and light, it seems to drift through the placid waters of the lagoon". Gondola, big elegant bowl, hand-sculpted from a solid block of Calacatta marble. Bowl dimensions: Bi...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Decorative Objects

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Marble

Fruit Bowl Vase in White Calacatta Marble Contemporary Design by Pieruga Marble
Located in Ancona, Marche
Bowl sculpted by hand from a solid block of Calacatta marble. Velvet finishing. Dimensions: Small L 35, W 17, H 8 cm. Also available: Medium L 45, W 22, H 10 cm, big L 56, W 27, H 12...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Decorative Objects

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Marble

Fruit Bowl Vase in White Calacatta Marble Contemporary Design by Pieruga Marble
Located in Ancona, Marche
Bowl sculpted by hand from a solid block of Calacatta marble. Velvet finishing. Dimensions: Big L 56, W 27, H 12 cm. Also available: Medium L 45, W 22, H 10 cm, small L 35, W 17, H 8...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Decorative Objects

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Marble

Jungle Contemporary Vase, Small Version in Monochrome Blue by Jacopo Foggini
Located in New York, NY
Nature can stage extraordinary landscapes. The scenarios are vast, the lights are amazing, the surprises are endless. And when man and nature meet, enchantment occurs. Inspired by t...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Decorative Objects

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Resin

Jungle Contemporary Vase, Small Bicolor Violet and Green by Jacopo Foggini
Located in New York, NY
Nature can stage extraordinary landscapes. The scenarios are vast, the lights are amazing, the surprises are endless. And when man and nature meet, enchantment occurs. Inspired by t...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Decorative Objects

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Resin

Jungle Contemporary Vase, Small Bicolor Gold and Violet by Jacopo Foggini
Located in New York, NY
Nature can stage extraordinary landscapes. The scenarios are vast, the lights are amazing, the surprises are endless. And when man and nature meet, enchantment occurs. Inspired by t...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Decorative Objects

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Resin

Jungle Contemporary Vase, Small Bicolor Lime Green and Violet by Jacopo Foggini
Located in New York, NY
Nature can stage extraordinary landscapes. The scenarios are vast, the lights are amazing, the surprises are endless. And when man and nature meet, enchantment occurs. Inspired by t...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Decorative Objects

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Resin

Jungle Contemporary Vase, Large, in Monochrome Magenta by Jacopo Foggini
Located in New York, NY
Nature can stage extraordinary landscapes. The scenarios are vast, the lights are amazing, the surprises are endless. And when man and nature meet, enchantment occurs. Inspired by t...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Decorative Objects

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Resin

Jungle Contemporary Vase, Small Bicolor Pink and Red by Jacopo Foggini
Located in New York, NY
Nature can stage extraordinary landscapes. The scenarios are vast, the lights are amazing, the surprises are endless. And when man and nature meet, enchantment occurs. Inspired by t...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Decorative Objects

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Resin

Jungle Contemporary Vase, Small Version in Monochrome Gold by Jacopo Foggini
Located in New York, NY
Nature can stage extraordinary landscapes. The scenarios are vast, the lights are amazing, the surprises are endless. And when man and nature meet, enchantment occurs. Inspired by t...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Decorative Objects

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Resin

Jungle Contemporary Vase, Large, in Monochrome Lime Green by Jacopo Foggini
Located in New York, NY
Nature can stage extraordinary landscapes. The scenarios are vast, the lights are amazing, the surprises are endless. And when man and nature meet, enchantment occurs. Inspired by t...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Decorative Objects

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Resin

Jungle Contemporary Vase, Small Bicolor Gold and Red by Jacopo Foggini
Located in New York, NY
Nature can stage extraordinary landscapes. The scenarios are vast, the lights are amazing, the surprises are endless. And when man and nature meet, enchantment occurs. Inspired by t...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Decorative Objects

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Resin

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