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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 The modernists rejected both natural and historical references and relied primarily on industrial materials such as metal, glass, plywood, and, later, plastics.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
EU Clients Set of 2 Contemporary Sofia Large Cocktail Wine Glasses in Stock
Located in Milan, IT
Sofia large cocktail wine glasses, set of two. This item is also available in the US. With the elegance of a forgotten time, the clear Czech contemporary Sofia collection glasses ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Czech Modern Barware

Materials

Glass

Pair of Czech Contemporary May Medium Tall Glasses Handmade, in Stock
Located in Chicago, IL
May medium tall glasses, set of two A pair of Czech contemporary handcrafted glasses perfect for everyday use. The May collection is inspired by the lightness of the early summ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Czech Modern Barware

Materials

Glass

Reflect Cast Solid Bronze Bottle Opener Design Object
Located in Bainbridge Island, WA
Cast in solid bronze in a small Northwest foundry, our bottle opener is a study in reflection. Its overall shape is reflected on two planes. Its materiality shimmers warmly with refl...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Barware

Materials

Bronze

Revolution Carafe and Six Revolution Water and Wine Glass Set
Located in Chicago, IL
This set includes one revolution carafe and six revolution water / wine glasses as seen in the primary image. Strikingly simple in form, the Revolution collection is handcrafted i...
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21st Century and Contemporary Czech Modern Barware

Materials

Glass

Contemporary Czech Fluted Talise Glass Water Filter Carafe Pitcher, in Stock
Located in Chicago, IL
Finding the beauty in a simple, everyday object is one of the joys of life. Be it left out on your counter or table the contemporary clear glass fluted talise water carafe pitcher is...
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21st Century and Contemporary Czech Modern Barware

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Glass

EU Clients Modern Czech Contemporary Fluted Glass Boyd Decanter & Top, in Stock
Located in Milan, IT
Boyd Decanter and Top This item is also available in the US. The clear Czech contemporary Boyd glass decanter carafe pitcher with top is formally strong, yet with delicate details ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Czech Modern Barware

Materials

Glass

Onyx Marble Mortar and Pestle, Small
Located in New York, NY
An onyx marble mortar and pestle, circa mid to late-20th century. A great kitchen or bar accessory and a necessity for fine cuisine and cocktail recipes. Dimensions: Mortar, 3" heigh...
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Mid-20th Century European Modern Barware

Materials

Onyx

Coasters Set of Four in Blue Azul Macaubas Marble Handmade Italy
Located in Ancona, Marche
Set of 4 coasters in Azul Macaubas. Thanks to their shape and size they can be used as exclusive presentation plates for finger food. Dimensions: D 10, H 0.8 cm Also available: Squar...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Barware

Materials

Quartz

'Serpentine Decanter' Hand Blown Glass Decanter by Simone Crestani
Located in Camisano Vicentino, IT
'Serpentine Decanter' A Hand Blown Glass Decanter by Simone Crestani Serpentine Decanter is one of the pieces from the Serpentine Collection. "Collection of serpentine table object...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Barware

Materials

Glass

Pair of Czech Contemporary Dearborn Mini Shot Liqueur Glasses Handmade, in Stock
Located in Chicago, IL
Dearborn shot liqueur mini glasses, set of two. A pair of Czech contemporary glass handcrafted is the perfect modern shot glass or liqueur glass for after dinner libations. Also t...
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21st Century and Contemporary Czech Modern Barware

Materials

Glass

Set of 4 Kirk Sterling Silver Mint Julep Cups
Located in New York, NY
Four sterling silver mint julep cups. Made by S. Kirk & Son in Baltimore. Each: Straight and tapering sides, reeded rim, and skirted foot. A great starter set for a housewarming or w...
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Mid-20th Century American Modern Barware

Materials

Sterling Silver

21st Century Salt & Pepper Holder with Leather Cover Handmade in Italy
Located in Bagnatica, Lombardia
So Cute! A perfect complement on a dinner table and a great way to enjoy any meal, make sure not to miss out on our Salt and Pepper grinders covered with genuine leather. A true e...
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2010s Italian Modern Barware

Materials

Leather, Glass

Italian Silver Plate Thermos Insulated Decanter Coffee Jug
Located in Atlanta, GA
An elegant Italian silverplate barware bar thermos or insulated decanter, carafe, or coffee jug. Sleek and modernist design, it is made from silver plate metal, it features a rounded...
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1980s Italian Vintage Modern Barware

Materials

Metal, Silver Plate

Pair of Czech Contemporary Tulip Tall Medium Wine Glasses Handmade, in Stock
Located in Chicago, IL
Tulip tall medium, set of two The Tulip collection was inspired by the small bistro wine glasses found in European bars and cafes. The bowl of the glass sits down into the cylindr...
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2010s Czech Modern Barware

Materials

Glass

Czech Contemporary Minimal Dearborn Medium Aperitif Glass Bowl Handmade in Stock
Located in Chicago, IL
Dearborn medium glass bowl The handmade Czech contemporary medium glass bowl is perfect for snacks during cocktail hour, candies, catchall, or even in the bathroom as a vessel for...
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21st Century and Contemporary Czech Modern Barware

Materials

Glass

Modern Cast Brass, Chiseled Timber and Resin Dawa Ice Bucket
Located in Bothas Hill, KZN
This modern ice bucket is part of the egg designs Dawa luxury bar collection and is a great addition to any home cocktail bar, or simply as a place to keep a bottle of your favorite ...
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2010s South African Modern Barware

Materials

Brass

Modern Czech Clear Contemporary Fluted Glass Boyd Decanter with Top, in Stock
Located in Chicago, IL
The clear Czech contemporary boyd glass decanter carafe pitcher with top is formally strong, yet with delicate details expressed through the lines and inner fluting. Modern yet retro...
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21st Century and Contemporary Czech Modern Barware

Materials

Glass

1990´s Set of Two Danish Ice Buckets in Glass by Per Lütken for Holmegaard
Located in Knebel, DK
Set Danish ice buckets in glass by Per Lütken designed for Holmegaard in the 1960´s. The set including two ice rods is in very good condition.  
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1960s Danish Vintage Modern Barware

Materials

Glass

Italian Modernist Silver Plate Thermos Insulated Decanter with Tennis Motif
Located in Atlanta, GA
A streamlined Italian silverplate barware bar thermos or insulated decanter, carafe. Sleek and modernist design it is made from silver plate metal, it features a rounded shape with a...
Category

1980s Italian Vintage Modern Barware

Materials

Metal, Silver Plate

Modern Copper Straw Bar Set Presented in an Agate Decorated Lucite Box
Located in Bothas Hill, KZN
These modern copper straws are presented in a Lucite box decorated with a Rose Quartz Agate cabochon. This unique and bespoke copper straw set is part of the Egg Designs Dawa lux...
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2010s South African Modern Barware

Materials

Quartz, Copper, Brass

Manhattan Bottle Opener in Stainless Steel by Georg Jensen
Located in New York, NY
Georg Jensen's sleek Manhattan bar collection takes inspiration from the glamorous Gatsby era of New York City. Crafted in mirror polished stainless steel, the Manhattan collection i...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Chinese Modern Barware

Materials

Stainless Steel

Manhattan Ice Bucket & Tong in Stainless Steel by Georg Jensen
Located in New York, NY
Georg Jensen's sleek Manhattan bar collection takes inspiration from the glamorous Gatsby era of New York City. Crafted in mirror polished stainless steel, the Manhattan collection i...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chinese Modern Barware

Materials

Stainless Steel

Manhattan Wine Pourer in Stainless Steel & Cork by Georg Jensen
Located in New York, NY
Georg Jensen's sleek Manhattan bar collection takes inspiration from the glamorous Gatsby era of New York City. Crafted in mirror polished stainless steel, the Manhattan collection i...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Chinese Modern Barware

Materials

Stainless Steel

Wine Bottle 3-Piece Set in Stainless Steel Mirror Finish by Georg Jensen
Located in New York, NY
Inspired and authentic, this state-of-the-art set allows the wine lover to celebrate his or her passion to the fullest. From the corkscrew opening the bottle with the class and style...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chinese Modern Barware

Materials

Stainless Steel

Georg Jensen Bernadotte Bottle Opener in Stainless Steel by Siguard Bernadotte
Located in New York, NY
Bring class to any table setting with Bernadotte - A Classic yet modern table collection based on the iconic lines of Sigvard Bernadotte, a piece of Georg Jensen design history. When...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chinese Modern Barware

Materials

Stainless Steel

Set of Two Czech Contemporary Bessho Tall / Collins Glasses Handmade, in Stock
Located in Chicago, IL
Bessho tall glass - set of two Just as the small town is known for the healing properties of its hot springs, so are the evenings we spend with good friends. The Bessho Collection...
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21st Century and Contemporary Czech Modern Barware

Materials

Glass

Decanter Set by Kjell Engman for Kosta Boda
Located in Asbury Park, NJ
Great set of 3 decanters by Kosta Boda. This decanter was call "Macho" and was designed by Kjell Engman. You seldom see the 3-piece set. Set is in nice condition and is marked as wel...
Category

1980s Swedish Vintage Modern Barware

Materials

Steel

Georg Jensen Sky Ice Bucket & Ice Tong in Stainless Steel by Aurélien Barbry
Located in New York, NY
The Sky collection is designed with the intention to accentuate the functional aspects of traditional bar tools. This results in asymmetrical and ergonomic shapes that sit well in th...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Chinese Modern Barware

Materials

Mirror

Silverplate Ice Bucket with Handle
Located in Brescia, IT
This modern style piece can be useful for the bar car or for the outdoor use cause the cover consents to maintain the low temperature.
Category

21st Century and Contemporary French Modern Barware

Materials

Silver Plate

Set of Two Contemporary Czech Minimal Bessho Tumbler Glasses Handmade, in Stock
Located in Chicago, IL
This contemporary Czech glass set includes two Bessho Tumblers Just as the small town is known for the healing properties of its hot springs, so are the evenings we spend with good...
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21st Century and Contemporary Czech Modern Barware

Materials

Glass

Christofle Modernist Crystal Decanter Barware
Located in North Miami, FL
This chic modernist, heavy clear crystal glass decanter with its circular raised design is perfect for any bar. The wonderful stopper is perfect and moderne. It is made in Slovenia f...
Category

1970s French Vintage Modern Barware

Materials

Blown Glass

Contemporary Czech Minimal Carafe Pitcher with Four Collins Glasses Set in Stock
Located in Chicago, IL
This set includes contemporary, minimal 1 Dearborn Carafe and 4 Dearborn Collins Glasses. Perfect for everyday or formal dining settings, minimal Dearborn will enrich any occasio...
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21st Century and Contemporary Czech Modern Barware

Materials

Glass

'Pair of Polpo Wine Glasses' Hand Blown Wine Glasses by Simone Crestani
Located in Camisano Vicentino, IT
'Pair of Polpo Wine Glasses' Hand Blown Wine Glasses by Simone Crestani Set includes 2 Polpo Wine Glasses. Polpo Wine Glass is one of the pieces from the Polpo Collection. "Polpo ...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Barware

Materials

Glass

'Vanitas Wine Glass' Hand Blown Wine Glass by Simone Crestani
Located in Camisano Vicentino, IT
'Vanitas Wine Glass' Hand Blown Wine Glass by Simone Crestani Vanitas Wine Glass is one of the pieces from the Vanitas Collection. "An exquisite combination of contemporary art and...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Barware

Materials

Glass

Vintage Schott Zwiesel Glass Triple Use Vase Decanter Bowl Zwiesel Kristallglas
Located in Topeka, KS
Gorgeous triple use glass vase, decanter, bowl by Schott Zwiesel a division of Zwiesel Kristallglas. They are in awesome vintage condition with no chips, cracks, or chiggers. Plus, t...
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21st Century and Contemporary German Modern Barware

Materials

Glass

'Polpo Wine Glasses Set 12pc' Hand Blown Wine Glasses by Simone Crestani
Located in Camisano Vicentino, IT
'Polpo Wine Glasses Set 12pc' hand blown wine glasses by Simone Crestani This set includes 12 Polpo wine glasses. Polpo wine glass is one of the pieces from the Polpo Collectio...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Barware

Materials

Glass

Abalone and Silver Plate Bottle Opener
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A very handsome bottle opener perfect for any bar or kitchen. Heavy and impressive.
Category

20th Century Modern Barware

Materials

Silver Plate

Contemporary Minimal Clear Revolution Rocks or Martini Glasses Handmade in Stock
Located in Chicago, IL
Revolution rocks and martini, set of two Strikingly simple in form, the Revolution collection is handcrafted in the Czech Republic by master glassblowers, and formed from a pure e...
Category

2010s Czech Modern Barware

Materials

Glass

Set of Two Czech Clear Contemporary Fluted Boyd Large Highball Glasses, in Stock
Located in Chicago, IL
Fluted Boyd large glasses, set of two The clear Czech contemporary Boyd Glass collection is formally strong, yet with delicate details expressed through the lines and inner flutin...
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21st Century and Contemporary Czech Modern Barware

Materials

Glass

Silver Plate and Glass Barware Cocktail Martini Pitcher by Gorham
Located in Atlanta, GA
An elegant streamlined barware set designed by Gorham for its Maestri Collection, circa 1997. Sleek and modernist design with tall silver plate and glass Martini pitcher or mixer jug...
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1990s American Modern Barware

Materials

Metal, Silver Plate

Rare Whiskey Glass with Presenter, Includes Presenter and Four Set of Glasses
Located in Chicago, IL
Inspired by the pleasures of Fine whisky, the rare presenter, by gentner design, elevates the experience through the art of presentation. The suspended tray with a unique handle allo...
Category

2010s American Modern Barware

Materials

Brass

Pair of Czech Contemporary Tulip Tall Large Wine Glasses Handmade, in Stock
Located in Chicago, IL
Tulip tall large - set of two. The Tulip collection was inspired by the small bistro wine glasses found in European bars and cafes. The bowl of the glass sits down into the cylind...
Category

2010s Czech Modern Barware

Materials

Glass

Pierre Cardin Black Lucite and Gold Plated Lidded Ice Bucket Barware Vintage
Located in North Miami, FL
This chic vintage Pierre Cardin black lucite and gold plated lidded 2 part ice bucket or vessel will fit your entertaining needs and bar. It is from the 70's. The white interior cont...
Category

1970s American Vintage Modern Barware

Materials

Gold Plate

Four Wine & Bar Coasters in Stainless Steel Mirror Finish by Georg Jensen
Located in New York, NY
Inspired and authentic, this state-of-the-art set allows the wine lover to celebrate his or her passion to the fullest. From the corkscrew opening the bottle with the class and style...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Chinese Modern Barware

Materials

Stainless Steel

Contemporary Handcrafted Czech Clear Glass Margot Decanter, IN STOCK
Located in Chicago, IL
Entirely hand-formed without the use of molds, the Margot Decanter is an ideal companion to any evening spent enjoying your favorite port, scotch, bourbon, or other liqueur. With its...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Czech Modern Barware

Materials

Glass

Coaster or Christmas Tree Decoration White Marble Handmade Italy
Located in Ancona, Marche
This 'Winter wonderland Snowflake' coaster inspired by ice crystals are the perfect tasteful gift for the winter and Christmas period. Coaster in polished absolute crystalline white ...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Barware

Materials

Carrara Marble

Disco Bottle Opener from Souda, Copper
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Minimal, geometric, and fit for a space ship, the disco bottle opener is just what you need to get a party started. Available in brass, copper, or chrome.
Category

2010s Chinese Modern Barware

Materials

Steel

Pair of Czech Contemporary Tulip Low Small Wine Glasses Handmade, in Stock
Located in Chicago, IL
Tulip low small - set of two The Tulip collection was inspired by the small bistro wine glasses found in European bars and cafes. The bowl of the glass sits down into the cylindri...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Czech Modern Barware

Materials

Glass

Contemporary Handcrafted Czech Republic Clear Glass Bessho Carafe, IN STOCK
Located in Chicago, IL
Just as the small town is known for the healing properties of its hot springs, so are the evenings we spend with good friends. The contemporary Bessho collection is elegant in its si...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Czech Modern Barware

Materials

Glass

Set of Two Czech Clear Contemporary Fluted Boyd Small Low Glasses, in Stock
Located in Chicago, IL
Fluted Boyd small low glasses, set of two The clear Czech contemporary Boyd Glass collection is formally strong, yet with delicate details expressed through the lines and inner fl...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Czech Modern Barware

Materials

Glass

Contemporary Handcrafted Czech Glass Revolution Cocktail Mixer Set, in Stock
Located in Chicago, IL
Strikingly simple in form, the contemporary handcrafted Revolution Collection Cocktail Mixer Pitcher Set is handcrafted in the Czech Republic by master glassblowers, and formed from ...
Category

20th Century Czech Modern Barware

Materials

Stainless Steel

Coasters Set of 4 Cocktail Green Quartzite Marble Handmade Italy Collectible
Located in Ancona, Marche
Set of 4 coasters in green quartzite. Thanks to their shape and size they can be used as exclusive presentation plates for finger food. Dimensions: D 10, H 0.8 cm Also available: ...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Barware

Materials

Quartz

Elephant Bottle Openener in Stainless Steel by Georg Jensen
Located in New York, NY
In 1989, Jørgen Møller and his grandchild designed the elephant bottle opener, which went on to be a global favourite. From classic design to modern minimalism, Georg Jensen bar acce...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Chinese Modern Barware

Materials

Stainless Steel

Valle Square Small Silver Alpaca & Brown Onyx Stone Bar Tray
Located in Buenos Aires, AR
This family is inspired by the forms and figures shaped by the wind of the Moon Valley (in the province of San Juan, in the North of Argentina). It comes from this magical and inspir...
Category

2010s Argentine Modern Barware

Materials

Onyx, Stone, Metal

Modern Etched Brass Coaster Bar Set Presented in an Agate Decorated Lucite Box
Located in Bothas Hill, KZN
These modern brass coasters are etched with a snakeskin animal pattern and are presented in a Lucite box decorated with a Rose Quartz Agate cabochon. This unique and bespoke coas...
Category

2010s South African Modern Barware

Materials

Quartz, Brass

Georg Jensen Sky Corkscrew in Stainless Steel Mirror Finish by Aurélien Barbry
Located in New York, NY
The Sky collection is designed with the intention to accentuate the functional aspects of traditional bar tools. This results in asymmetrical and ergonomic shapes that sit well in th...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Chinese Modern Barware

Materials

Mirror

Pair of Czech Contemporary Dearborn Highball Large Glasses Handmade, in Stock
Located in Chicago, IL
Dearborn large / highball glasses, set of two Perfect for everyday or formal dining settings, Dearborn will enrich any occasion. It inverts tradition with intricate detail on the ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Czech Modern Barware

Materials

Glass

Czech Clear Contemporary Decanter and Eight Liqueur Shot Glass Set, In Stock
Located in Chicago, IL
Margot Decanter and eight Dearborn Liqueur Shot Mini clear glass set Entirely hand-formed without the use of molds, the contemporary minimal Margot Decanter is an ideal companion to...
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21st Century and Contemporary Czech Modern Barware

Materials

Glass

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