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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 The modernists rejected both natural and historical references and relied primarily on industrial materials such as metal, glass, plywood, and, later, plastics.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 Jars

Materials

Ceramic

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 Jars

Materials

Metal

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 Jars

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 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 Jars

Materials

Brass, Gold Leaf

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 Jars

Materials

Ceramic

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 Jars

Materials

Gold Leaf

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 Jars

Materials

Ceramic

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 Jars

Materials

Ceramic

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 Jars

Materials

Ceramic

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 Jars

Materials

Ceramic

21st Century Modern Set of 2 Pots Burgess Handcrafted Portugal by Greenapple
Located in Cartaxo, PT
21st Century Contemporary Modern Set of 2 White Ceramic Pots Burgess with Hand Turned Beech Wood Lid and Base with Necklace and Hand Painting Handcrafted in Portugal - Europe by Gree...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Jars

Materials

Brass, Metal

Rob Hand Yellow Raku Fired Studio Pottery Lidded Pot
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
A very finely made British studio pottery lidded pot decorated with yellow raku fired glazes by Rob Hand (British, b.1948) and dating from the latter 20th or early 21st century. The ...
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Late 20th Century English Modern Jars

Materials

Ceramic

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 Jars

Materials

Ceramic

21st Century Modern Set of Candle Holders and Vases Handcrafted by Greenapple
Located in Cartaxo, PT
21st century contemporary modern set of 6 candle holders and pots handcrafted in Portugal - Europe by Greenapple. This beautiful set includes four ceramic candle holders and two po...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Jars

Materials

Ceramic

21st Century Modern Set of 4 Vases Handcrafted in Portugal by Greenapple
Located in Cartaxo, PT
21st Century Contemporary Modern set of 5 ceramic vases warp and clark handcrafted in Portugal - Europe by Greenapple. This beautiful set includes four waterproof ceramic vases, ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Jars

Materials

Ceramic

Garrafa No. II Vase by Camila Apaez
Located in Geneve, CH
Garrafa No. II vase by Camila Apaez One of a kind Materials: Stoneware Dimensions: 16 x 8 x 16 cm Options: White Bone, Chocolate, Buttermilk, Charcoal Black, Glossy, Spotted Gray...
Category

2010s Mexican Modern Jars

Materials

Stoneware

'Esca' Hand Blown Glass Jar by Simone Crestani
Located in Camisano Vicentino, IT
'Esca Jar' A Hand Blown Glass Jar by Simone Crestani "When you go to the essential, only the structure remains. This is what remains after you pull a fish out of the water. Whatever...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Jars

Materials

Glass

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 koons handcrafted in Portugal - Europe by Greenapple. This beautiful set includes five waterproof ceramic vases, perfect t...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Jars

Materials

Ceramic

'Flamingo Jar' Hand Blown Glass Jar by Simone Crestani
Located in Camisano Vicentino, IT
'Flamingo Jar' A hand blown glass jar by Simone Crestani "I find birds to be among the most interesting living things on our planet, such as flamingos: they are said to stand on ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Jars

Materials

Glass

Brota 3, Soapstone Vase by Alva Design
Located in Geneve, CH
Brota 3 - Soapstone vase by Alva Design Materials: Soapstone Dimensions: 15 (Ø) x 40 (H) ALVA is a furniture and objects design office, formed by brothers Susana Bastos, artist ...
Category

2010s Brazilian Modern Jars

Materials

Soapstone

Tong White Vase by Karstudio
Located in Geneve, CH
Tong white vase by Karstudio. Materials: FRP Dimensions: 26 x 26 x 34 cm *This piece is suitable for outdoor use. A smooth shape for integrating into any space. Multiple-use ...
Category

2010s Chinese Modern Jars

Materials

Fiberglass

Soapstone Amorfo 07 by Alva Design
Located in Geneve, CH
Soapstone Amorfo 07 by Alva Design Materials: Soapstone Dimensions: Ø 40 x H 7 cm ALVA is a furniture and objects design office, formed by brothers Susana Bastos, artist and des...
Category

2010s Brazilian Modern Jars

Materials

Soapstone

High Glass Contemporary Vase
Located in Geneve, CH
Low glass contemporary vase Dimensions: L 34 x W 14 x H 40 cm Materials: Blown glass These vases are made of mouth blown glass, which makes each vase unique, exclusive and not like...
Category

2010s Danish Modern Jars

Materials

Blown Glass

Sets of Two Vases, Kala Vases, Kenneth Cobonpue
Located in Geneve, CH
Kala Sets of two vases: one small and one large. Spunky and often elusive are the birds of the wild. Sold in sets of two, Kala captures their grace and tenacity in its elegant st...
Category

2010s Philippine Modern Jars

Materials

Natural Fiber

Japanese Shigaraki Jar for Ikebana by Shiho Kanzaki
By Shiho Kanzaki
Located in Atlanta, GA
A Shigaraki stoneware jar by Japanese potter Shino Kanzaki (1942-2018). Kanzaki is a world renowned potter in Shigaraki who based his modern work on the ancient tradition of Shigarak...
Category

20th Century Japanese Modern Jars

Materials

Ceramic

Black Portal Stoneware Vase by Camila Apaez
Located in Geneve, CH
Black Portal Stoneware Vase by Camila Apaez One of a kind Materials: Stoneware Dimensions: 7 x 17 x 14 cm Options: White bone, butter milk, stone sage. This year has been shaped by ...
Category

2010s Mexican Modern Jars

Materials

Stoneware

Jasper Morrison Set of 3 Green Bottle Vase in Glass for Cappellini
Located in New York, NY
3 green bottles is a set of vases, designed by Jasper Morrison, composed of elements with different forms and heights. The bottles can also be used as flower vases, and are made of c...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Jars

Materials

Glass

Soapstone Amorfo 01 by Alva Design
Located in Geneve, CH
Amorfo 01 by Alva Design Materials: Soapstone Dimensions: Ø 17 x H 25 cm ALVA is a furniture and objects design office, formed by brothers Susana Bastos, artist and designer, an...
Category

2010s Brazilian Modern Jars

Materials

Soapstone

Inside the Wood Vase by Paolo Marcolongo
Located in Geneve, CH
Inside the wood vase by Paolo Marcolongo Dimensions: 42.2 x 16 x H 16.6 cm Materials: Murano glass and iron. Paolo Marcolongo was born in Padua in 1956, he attended the Art H...
Category

2010s Italian Modern Jars

Materials

Iron

Soapstone Amorfo 03 by Alva Design
Located in Geneve, CH
Soapstone Amorfo 03 by Alva Design Materials: Soapstone Dimensions: Ø 30 x H 11 cm ALVA is a furniture and objects design office, formed by brothers Susana Bastos, artist and de...
Category

2010s Brazilian Modern Jars

Materials

Soapstone

Small Pot in Black Marquinia Marble by Ivan Colominas, Italy
Located in Milan, IT
Pyxis pot, jar or container for multiple uses. Size: 12.6 x 11 cm, smooth finishing. Commercial name: Pyxis S, Pyxis collection by the Spanish designer Ivan Colominas. Available also...
Category

2010s Italian Modern Jars

Materials

Marble

Natural Stone Moon Jar
Located in Geneve, CH
Moon jar by Bicci de' Medici Studio Dimensions: Diameter 37cm x H 30cm Materials: Natural stone. Technique: Hand-crafted. Freeform. Unfinished look. Bicci de’ Medici manufac...
Category

2010s Belgian Modern Jars

Materials

Stone

Wave Moon Jar by Laura Pasquino
Located in Geneve, CH
Wave Moon jar by Laura Pasquino Dimensions: Ø 33 x H 30 cm, opening Ø 13 cm Materials: stoneware ceramic Finishing: glazed Colour: white and beige Laura Pasquino Incorporati...
Category

2010s Dutch Modern Jars

Materials

Stoneware

21st Century Modern Set of 2 Pots Eden Handcrafted in Portugal by Greenapple
Located in Cartaxo, PT
21st Century Contemporary Modern Set of 2 White Ceramic Pots Eden with Lid and Bird Design Handcrafted in Portugal - Europe by Greenapple. This beautiful set includes two waterproo...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Jars

Materials

Ceramic

Ombligos Unique Stoneware Vase by Camila Apaez
Located in Geneve, CH
Ombligos unique stoneware vase by Camila Apaez Unique Materials: Stoneware Dimensions: 7 x 17 x 14 cm Options: Buttermilk, charcoal black This year has been shaped by the topograph...
Category

2010s Mexican Modern Jars

Materials

Stoneware

Green Medium Vase by Mason Editions
Located in Geneve, CH
Green medium vase by Mason Editions Dimensions: 21 × 21 × 21.5 cm Materials: Iron Colors: cotto, sage green, black The collection includes three objects with different shapes...
Category

2010s Italian Modern Jars

Materials

Iron

21st Century Modern Set of 3 Jars Clark Handcrafted in Portugal by Greenapple
Located in Cartaxo, PT
21st Century Contemporary Modern Set of 3 White Ceramic Jars Clark with Reactive Pink Effect Handcrafted in Portugal - Europe by Greenapple. This beautiful set includes three water...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Jars

Materials

Ceramic

Symbiosis Vase by Camila Apaez
Located in Geneve, CH
Symbiosis vase by Camila Apaez One of a kind Materials: Stoneware Dimensions: 26 x 9 x 24 cm Options: White Bone, Chocolate, Buttermilk, Charcoal Black, Glossy, Spotted Gray, Pal...
Category

2010s Mexican Modern Jars

Materials

Stoneware

Soapstone Amorfo 08 by Alva Design
Located in Geneve, CH
Soapstone Amorfo 08 by Alva Design Materials: Soapstone Dimensions: Ø 20 x H 6 cm ALVA is a furniture and objects design office, formed by brothers Susana Bastos, artist and des...
Category

2010s Brazilian Modern Jars

Materials

Soapstone

Large British Attributed Impressive Studio Pottery Raku Glazed Lidded Signed Jar
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
A large and very impressive British attributed studio pottery raku glazed lidded jar with drift wood handle signed CR and dating from the 20th century. The jar hand thrown in white c...
Category

20th Century British Modern Jars

Materials

Ceramic, Driftwood

21st Century Modern Set of 3 Jars Eliot Handcrafted Portugal by Greenapple
Located in Cartaxo, PT
21st Century Contemporary Modern Set of 3 Light Blue with Crackled Effect Ceramic Jar Eliot with Hand Turned Beech Wood Neck and Base Handcrafted in Portugal - Europe by Greenapple. ...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Jars

Materials

Ceramic, Wood

21st Century Modern Set of 3 Jars Kyme Handcrafted in Portugal by Greenapple
Located in Cartaxo, PT
21st Century Contemporary Modern Set of 3 Mint Green Ceramic Jars Kyme with Hand Turned Wooden Neck with Gold Leaf Handcrafted in Portugal - Europe by Greenapple. This beautiful se...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Jars

Materials

Gold Leaf

Contemporary 12 Facet Jarlet Vase in Persimmon by Robert Kuo, Limited Edition
Located in Los Angeles, CA
12 Facet jarlet vase Persimmon peking glass Hand carved Hand blown Limited Edition Contemporary. Peking glass refers to the high-quality glass art produced by the imperial an...
Category

2010s Modern Jars

Materials

Blown Glass

Garda White Porcelain Amphora, by Matteo Thun from Memphis Milano
Located in Pregnana Milanese, IT
The Garda White Porcelain Amphora was originally designed by Matteo Thun in 1982 for Memphis Milano. Born 1952 in Bolzano, Italy. Matteo Thun studies under Oskar Kokoschka at the Sa...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Jars

Materials

Porcelain

Gravedad Stoneware Vase by Camila Apaez
Located in Geneve, CH
Gravedad stoneware vase by Camila Apaez One of a kind Materials: Stoneware Dimensions: 16 x 15 x 6 cm Options: White bone, butter milk, Negro Mate This year has been shaped by...
Category

2010s Mexican Modern Jars

Materials

Stoneware

Venini Vase Tapio Wirkkala Filigrana Signed Italian Art Glass, 1980s
Located in Milano, IT
Rare Murano hand blown dark amethyst / black "Filigrana Nera" vase. Excellent and very fine cylindrical vase with "black filigree" designed by Tapio Wirkkala for Venini, Murano, circ...
Category

1980s Italian Vintage Modern Jars

Materials

Murano Glass

Tamozawa by Paolo Marcolongo
Located in Geneve, CH
Tamozawa by Paolo Marcolongo Dimensions: 19 x 18 x H 15 cm Materials: Murano glass and iron. Paolo Marcolongo was born in Padua in 1956, he attended the Art High School "Pie...
Category

2010s Italian Modern Jars

Materials

Iron

Set of 3 Blue Vases
Located in Geneve, CH
Set of 3 blue vases by Doa Ceramics Dimensions: Small 3.5" (in) Medium 8" (in) Large: 12" (in) Materials: Ceramic. Technique: Hand-crafted. Freeform. Glazed.    
Category

2010s Turkish Modern Jars

Materials

Ceramic

Pot Vase Leather in Iroko Wood by Arno Declercq
Located in Geneve, CH
Pot vase leather in iroko wood by Arno Declercq Dimensions: W 14 x D 14 x H 40 cm Materials: Burned iroko wood, black leather 3 x waterproof holes of 40mm wide each. Arno De...
Category

2010s Belgian Modern Jars

Materials

Wood

Sandstone Moon Jar by Laura Pasquino
Located in Geneve, CH
Sandstone moon Jar by Laura Pasquino Dimensions: Ø 33 x H 33 cm, opening Ø 10 cm Materials: stoneware ceramic Finishing: glazed matte interior, unglazed natural exterior Colour: ...
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2010s Dutch Modern Jars

Materials

Stoneware

Pair of Italian Murano Blown Glass "Spheres" Vases by Cenedese 1970s
Located in Villaverla, IT
Beautiful pair of Italian Murano glass "Spheres" vases in light-blue, in very excellent original condition and yet with the original label of the maker. Made around in 1970s by glass...
Category

1970s Italian Vintage Modern Jars

Materials

Glass, Art Glass, Blown Glass, Murano Glass

Vase Potiche Jar Lid Hand Painted Ornament Majolica Renaissance Blue Vessel
Located in Recanati, IT
Our elegant potiche, in majolica handmade and hand-painted in Italy, presents a rich modular decoration composed by peacock feathers repeated around the surface forming a rhythmic pa...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Jars

Materials

Ceramic, Majolica

'Heron Jar' Hand Blown Glass Jar by Simone Crestani
Located in Camisano Vicentino, IT
'Heron Jar' A hand blown glass jar by Simone Crestani "Did you know? Some birds with slow movements, such as Herons, can flap their wings as little as two times for a minute, whi...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Jars

Materials

Glass

Set of 3 Solitario Stoneware Vases by Camila Apaez
Located in Geneve, CH
Set of 3 Solitario stoneware vases by Camila Apaez One of a kind Materials: Stoneware Dimensions: 7 x 7 x 19 cm Options: White bone, stone sage, artichoke green (while supplies last)...
Category

2010s Mexican Modern Jars

Materials

Stoneware

Wind Moon Jar by Laura Pasquino
Located in Geneve, CH
Wind moon jar by Laura Pasquino Dimensions: Ø 33 x H 33 cm, opening Ø 10 cm Materials: stoneware ceramic Finishing: glazed matte interior, unglazed natural exterior Colour: white...
Category

2010s Dutch Modern Jars

Materials

Stoneware

Light Moon Jar by Laura Pasquino
Located in Geneve, CH
Light moon jar by Laura Pasquino Dimensions: Ø 33 x H 33 cm, opening Ø 10 cm Materials: stoneware ceramic Finishing: glazed Colour: white and beige Laura Pasquino Incorporat...
Category

2010s Dutch Modern Jars

Materials

Stoneware

Medium Pot in Black Marquinia Marble, by Ivan Colominas, Italy
Located in Milan, IT
Pyxis pot/jar/container for multiple use. Size: 12.6 x 14.5 cm, smooth finishing. Commercial name: Pyxis M, Pyxis collection by the Spanish Designer Ivan Colominas. Available also i...
Category

2010s Italian Modern Jars

Materials

Marble

Glazed Ceramic Jar Studio Pottery Karen Karnes
Located in Atlanta, GA
A ceramic (earth ware) lidded jar with glazed surface by American studio potter Karen Karnes (1925-2016). The mark on the jar indicates that the piece was made circa 2000s. The wheel...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Jars

Materials

Ceramic

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