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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 The modernists rejected both natural and historical references and relied primarily on industrial materials such as metal, glass, plywood, and, later, plastics.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
Rare JFK-Era Sterling Silver Mint Julep Cup by Scearce of Kentucky
Located in New York, NY
JFK-era sterling silver mint julep. Retailed by Scearce in Kentucky. Traditional form with tapering sides and beaded rims. A hard-to-find cup from Kennedy’s incomplete single term (1...
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1960s American Vintage Modern Barware

Materials

Sterling Silver

Contemporary Czech Glass Boyd Decanter with Six Flight Liqueur Glasses in Stock
Located in Chicago, IL
Boyd Decanter with six flight Liqueur glasses The clear Czech contemporary boyd decanter is formally strong, yet with delicate details expressed through the lines and inner fluting. Modern yet retro, the decanter is a timeless design you that works with many interior design styles. This clear glass decanter is good for water, cocktails, and juice. It is good for both everyday and special occasions. These liqueur glasses can be used used to serve after-dinner liqueurs. These original glasses are an original choice for design lovers. A collection fully in character with f f e r r o n e design aesthetics and inspired by the architecture of her hometown of Chicago, the Flight collection was inspired by the towers of Marina City...
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21st Century and Contemporary Czech Modern Barware

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Glass

SET Capa Small, Medium & Large Narrow Trays, Alpaca Silver & Grey Marble
Located in Buenos Aires, AR
11.8" x 5" 15.5" x 5.7" 19.5" x 6" With the concept of intermingle materials from our earth, soft marbles and manually hammered alpaca, this sophisticated and elegant line is create...
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2010s Argentine Modern Barware

Materials

Marble, Metal

Capa Medium Narrow Tray, Alpaca Silver & Grey Marble
Located in Buenos Aires, AR
With the concept of intermingle materials from our earth, soft marbles and manually hammered alpaca, this sophisticated and elegant line is created, and it includes trays, champagne ...
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2010s Argentine Modern Barware

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Marble, Metal

Capa Large Narrow Tray, Alpaca Silver & Grey Marble
Located in Buenos Aires, AR
With the concept of intermingle materials from our earth, soft marbles and manually hammered alpaca, this sophisticated and elegant line is created, and it includes trays, champagne ...
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2010s Argentine Modern Barware

Materials

Marble, Metal

K-OVER Champagne, Kintsugi, silver 999/°, Italy
Located in Firenze, IT
Cover Champagne : Kintsugi Our K-OVERs, are alternatives to the champagne bucket and the" glacettes" . The precious metal that holds the bottle is coated internally with a thermal f...
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2010s Italian Modern Barware

Materials

Silver

5 Piece Barware Set in a Customized Marble and Glass Stand
Located in Los Angeles, CA
For the Bartender that wants all their accessories at an easy reach - a marble and glass stand that holds a strainer, can/bottle opener, two-sized jigger, spoon and bar knife. The s...
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20th Century Modern Barware

Materials

Marble, Stainless Steel

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

2000s Modern Silver Wine Bottle Holder E. L. Germany
Located in National City, CA
Sculptural Modern Silver Plate Cane Wine Holder Caddy E. L. Germany 8.25 tall x 8 d x 4 wide Silver plate Maker stamped. Preowned vintage condition See images provided.
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Early 2000s German Modern Barware

Materials

Silver Plate

Set of Six Baccarat Crystal 'Neptune' 9.25" Goblets, Possibly Custom Order
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Set of Six Baccarat Crystal 'Neptune' 9.25" Goblets Possibly Custom Order* 9-inch goblets are readily available, these examples are 9.25-inches high Status: Discontinued. Produce...
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Late 20th Century French Modern Barware

Materials

Crystal

K-OVER Wine, Moonlight, argento 999/°°, Italia
Located in Firenze, IT
Cover wine : Moonlight Le nostre K-OVER, sono delle alternative al secchiello champagne ed alle” glacette” . Il metallo prezioso che custodisce la bottiglia è rivestito internamente...
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2010s Italian Modern Barware

Materials

Silver

'Macho' Decanter by Kjell Engman for Kosta Boda
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
'Macho' Decanter by Kjell Engman for Kosta Boda Kjell Engman’s Macho Series 2000-2011 The 'Macho' Decanter by Kjell Engman for Kosta Boda is a stunning and iconic piece of glass ar...
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21st Century and Contemporary Swedish Modern Barware

Materials

Crystal, Metal

K-OVER Wine, Crocodile, silver 999/°°, Italy
Located in Firenze, IT
Cover wine : Crocodile Our K-OVERs, are alternatives to the champagne bucket and the" glacettes" . The precious metal that holds the bottle is coated internally with a thermal fabri...
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2010s Italian Modern Barware

Materials

Silver

K-OVER Champagne, Super Car, silver 999/°, Italy
Located in Firenze, IT
Champagne Cover : Super Car Our K-OVERs, are alternatives to the champagne bucket and the" glacettes" . The precious metal that holds the bottle is coated internally with a thermal ...
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2010s Italian Modern Barware

Materials

Silver

K-OVER Champagne, Wave, Silver 999/°, Italy
Located in Firenze, IT
Falcon Our K-OVERs, are alternatives to the champagne bucket and the" glacettes" . The precious metal that holds the bottle is coated internally with a thermal fabric that keeps the...
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2010s Italian Modern Barware

Materials

Silver

K-OVER Champagne, American Eagle, silver 999/°, Italy
Located in Firenze, IT
Cover Champagne : American Eagle Our K-OVERs, are alternatives to the champagne bucket and the" glacettes" . The precious metal that holds the bottle is coated internally with a the...
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2010s Italian Modern Barware

Materials

Silver

K-OVER Champagne, Canné, silver 999/°°, Italy
Located in Firenze, IT
Canné : Our K-OVERs, are alternatives to the champagne bucket and the" glacettes" . The precious metal that holds the bottle is coated internally with a thermal fabric that keeps th...
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2010s Italian Modern Barware

Materials

Silver

Giant Silver Plate Pumpkin Barware Punch Bowl with Spoon
Located in Atlanta, GA
Just in time for Halloween and Thanksgiving, impress your guests with this gigantic silver plate punch bowl. The barware serving set included a giant pumpkin-shaped container with a ...
Category

1980s Unknown Vintage Modern Barware

Materials

Metal, Silver Plate

French Black Glass Ice Bucket with Tongs, circa 1970s France
Located in New York, NY
A French black glass ice bucket with ice tongs, of the '70s Modern period, circa 1970s, France. Bucket is black glass in an octagonal shape with a gold-tone handle. The octagonal sha...
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1970s French Vintage Modern Barware

Materials

Metal

Set of 16 American Sterling Silver Mint Juleps
Located in New York, NY
Sixteen American sterling silver mint juleps. Each: Straight and tapering sides and molded rim. Double linear bands engraved at top and bottom. A big set for one of those parties whe...
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Late 20th Century American Modern Barware

Materials

Sterling Silver

'Alchemica Old Fashioned Set’ 2 Hand Blown Glasses and Bottle by Simone Crestani
Located in Camisano Vicentino, IT
'Alchemica Old Fashioned Set' hand-blown glasses and bottle by Simone Cresttani. The set includes two old-fashioned glasses and a glass bottle...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Barware

Materials

Glass

Italian Gucci Silver-Plate Bottle Opener / Barware
Located in Autonomous City Buenos Aires, CABA
This Italian signed Gucci silver plate bottle opener is whimsical and not your ordinary barware piece. A Fox is searching for the right bottle to o...
Category

1970s French Vintage Modern Barware

Materials

Silver Plate

Scearce George Dubya Bush New Century Mint Julep Cup
Located in New York, NY
Dubya-era sterling silver mint julep. Made by Scearce in Shelbyville, Kentucky. Straight and tapering sides, and beaded and molded rim and foot. A great barware cup from the surprisi...
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Early 2000s American Modern Barware

Materials

Sterling Silver

Scearce George Herbert Bush Old School Sterling Silver Mint Julep Cup
Located in New York, NY
Bush-era sterling silver mint julep. Made by Scearce in Shelbyville, Kentucky. Straight and tapering sides, and beaded and molded rim and foot. From the first and only term of George...
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Late 20th Century American Modern Barware

Materials

Sterling Silver

Set Of Eight Baccarat Crystal "Harmonie" Medium Size Tumblers, France, 2022
Located in Cagliari, IT
The Baccarat Clear crystal Harmonie tumbler has a marvelously linear silhouette that would be ideal for any stocked bar. Consecutive parallel cuts travel cleanly along the Clear crys...
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2010s French Modern Barware

Materials

Crystal

White Onyx Marble Cocktail Drinks Coasters, Set of 4
Located in New York, NY
A set of four (4) white onyx marble cocktail drinks coasters, in the modern style. A great set with soft round corners and protective white felt on bottom. Perfect for drinks, cockta...
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21st Century and Contemporary Modern Barware

Materials

Onyx, Marble

Baccarat Crystal "Beluga" Whisky Set for Two, France, 2021
By Savinel and Rozé, Cristalleries De Baccarat, Baccarat
Located in Cagliari, IT
The Béluga decanter and tumblers, designed for Baccarat by Savinel and Rozé, is the perfect vessel in which to store and taste your whisky. Just as whiskey—a spirit whose quality is ...
Category

2010s French Modern Barware

Materials

Crystal

Jacques Adnet Bottle Opener and Ice Tongs Bar Set
Located in London, GB
Jacques Adnet 1950s bottle opener / ice hammer and ice tongs bar set in original case. Stylish and functional bar wear from the master of French modernist d...
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1950s French Vintage Modern Barware

Materials

Chrome

Scearce Reagan First Term Sterling Silver Mint Julep Cup
Located in New York, NY
Reagan-era sterling silver mint julep cup. Made by Scearce in Shelbyville, Kentucky. Straight and tapering sides, and beaded and molded rim and foot. From the radical realignment yea...
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1980s American Vintage Modern Barware

Materials

Sterling Silver

Scearce Reagan Booming Eighties Sterling Silver Mint Julep Cup
Located in New York, NY
Reagan-era sterling silver mint julep cup. Made by Scearce in Shelbyville, Kentucky. Straight and tapering sides, and beaded and molded rim and foot. Ronald Reagan was president from...
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1980s American Vintage Modern Barware

Materials

Sterling Silver

Hand-blown Glass Decanter by Simone Crestani
Located in Camisano Vicentino, IT
'Tentacle Decanter A Hand Blown Glass Decanter by Simone Crestani Tentacle Decanter is one of the pieces from the Polpo Collection. The enve...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Barware

Materials

Glass

'Bee Bottle' Hand Blown Glass Bottle by Simone Crestani
Located in Camisano Vicentino, IT
'Bee Bottle' A Hand Blown Glass Bottle by Simone Crestani A sleek glass bottle, elegant in its iconic transparency. Within it a small bee, portrayed in all...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Barware

Materials

Glass

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

Materials

Glass

'Deer' Hand Blown Glass Bottle by Simone Crestani
Located in Camisano Vicentino, IT
'Deer Bottle' A Hand Blown Glass Bottle by Simone Crestani Deer Bottle is one of the pieces from the Trophy Bottles. AA collection of bottles with linea...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Barware

Materials

Glass

'Alchemica Old Fashioned' Hand Blown Glass by Simone Crestani
Located in Camisano Vicentino, IT
'Alchemica Old Fashioned' A Hand Blown Old Fashioned Glass by Simone Crestani Alchemica Old Fashioned Glass is one of the pieces from the Alch...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Barware

Materials

Glass

Set of 2 Deborah Ehrlich Simple Crystal Water Glasses, Hand Blown in Sweden
Located in Accord, NY
Launched with Takashimaya in 1999, these hand blown crystal water glasses have become a modern Classic. Each Deborah Ehrlich piece is designed fo...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Barware

Materials

Crystal

Leather and Brass Coaster Set of 6, Black
Located in Paonia, CO
The (wh)ORE HAüS STUDIOS small goods collection was made for those that wanted to experience the (wh)ORE HAüS brand without committing to our larger pieces. Our leather and brass coaster set...
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2010s American Modern Barware

Materials

Brass

Georg Jensen Sky Hip Flask in Stainless Steel by Aurelien Barbry
Located in New York, NY
Ergonomically designed and with an almost sculptural quality, this stainless steel designer hip flask is a truly stylish way to carry a small amount of water or liquor. The shiny surface contrasts with the tactile leather strap in a way that is bound to appeal to both men and women, making it an unusual and thoughtful gift. Designer Aurelien Barbry...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chinese Modern Barware

Materials

Stainless Steel

Georg Jensen Sky Icecubes 4 Pcs in Stainless Steel by Aurelien Barbry
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 Baccarat Crystal "Massena" Medium Size Tumbler, France, 2022
Located in Cagliari, IT
The Massena tumbler showcases Baccarat’s meticulous craftsmanship. Deep orgue bevel cuts, irradiating from the base, are etched directly into the Clear crystal. The intricate detaili...
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2010s French Modern Barware

Materials

Crystal

Pair of Czech Contemporary May Medium Glasses Handmade, in Stock
Located in Chicago, IL
May medium 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 summer mo...
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21st Century and Contemporary Czech Modern Barware

Materials

Glass

Pair of Czech Contemporary May Champagne Coupe Glasses Handmade, in Stock
Located in Chicago, IL
May champagne coupe glasses, set of two A pair of Czech contemporary glass handcrafted is the perfect modern champagne glass. The May Collec...
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21st Century and Contemporary Czech Modern Barware

Materials

Glass

Pair of Czech Contemporary May Champagne Flute Glasses Handmade, in Stock
Located in Chicago, IL
May champagne flute glasses, set of two A pair of Czech contemporary glass handcrafted is the perfect modern champagne glass. The May collection i...
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21st Century and Contemporary Czech Modern Barware

Materials

Glass

Manhattan Wine Coaster 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 invites you to revive a culture that embraces the pleasures of Mad Men, artisanal cocktails and mixology. Taking influence from the Art Deco movement as well as the Georg Jensen archives, it's boldly geometric and decorative expression is an integral part of the Georg Jensen design legacy...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chinese Modern Barware

Materials

Stainless Steel

Wine & Bar Corkscrew 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 it deserves to the wine pourer that aerates as it pours (creating a richer bouquet), Swedish architect Thomas Sandell thoughtfully addresses every aspect of oenology, with this timeless collection. Created with the same level of care that the connoisseur has for his collection, it is a fitting tribute to the glorious world of wine. From classic design to modern minimalism, Georg Jensen bar...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chinese Modern Barware

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Stainless Steel

Manhattan Tray in Stainless Steel & Leather 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 invites you to revive a culture that embraces the pleasures of Mad Men, artisanal cocktails and mixology. Taking influence from the Art Deco movement as well as the Georg Jensen archives, it's boldly geometric and decorative expression is an integral part of the Georg Jensen design legacy...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chinese Modern Barware

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Stainless Steel

Wine & Bar Carafe in Stainless Steel Mirror Finish Glass 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 it deserves to the wine pourer that aerates as it pours (creating a richer bouquet), Swedish architect Thomas Sandell thoughtfully addresses every aspect of oenology, with this timeless collection. Created with the same level of care that the connoisseur has for his collection, it is a fitting tribute to the glorious world of wine. From classic design to modern minimalism, Georg Jensen bar...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chinese Modern Barware

Materials

Stainless Steel

Georg Jensen Sky Cocktail Shaker in Stainless Steel 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...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chinese Modern Barware

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Mirror

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 invites you to Revive a culture that embraces the pleasures of Mad Men, artisanal cocktails and mixology. Taking influence from the Art Deco movement as well as the Georg Jensen archives, it's boldly geometric and decorative expression is an integral part of the Georg Jensen design legacy...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chinese Modern Barware

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Stainless Steel

Georg Jensen Indulgence Champagne Sabre in Stainless Steel by Helle Damkjær
Located in New York, NY
Blunt sabre to open champagne bottles- it is the impact of the sabre that opens the bottle, not the sharpness. Sleek, modern and totally unique, Georg Jensen's Indulgence collection raises the bar on champagne coolers, buckets and sabres. Spectacular statement pieces bring edge and drama to home...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chinese Modern Barware

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Stainless Steel

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...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chinese Modern Barware

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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...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chinese Modern Barware

Materials

Stainless 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...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chinese Modern Barware

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Mirror

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 minimal and can fit with any home. For use with the glass funnel...
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21st Century and Contemporary Czech Modern Barware

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Glass

Contemporary Czech Minimal 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 Talise water carafe pitcher is minimal and can fit with any home. For use with the glass funnel...
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21st Century and Contemporary Czech Modern Barware

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Glass

Contemporary Margot Champagne Coupe Flute Glasses Handcrafted Czech. IN STOCK
Located in Chicago, IL
Margot champagne coupe, set of two The Margot champagne glass coupe is a contemporary glassware set which is handcrafted without the use of molds, made one by one by master craftsme...
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21st Century and Contemporary Czech Modern Barware

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Glass

Set of 12 Deborah Ehrlich Simple Crystal Rocks Glasses, Handblown in Sweden
Located in Accord, NY
Launched with Takashimaya in 1999, these handblown crystal rocks glasses have become a modern classic. Each Deborah Ehrlich piece is designed for t...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Barware

Materials

Crystal

Set of 6 Deborah Ehrlich Simple Crystal White Wine Glasses Handblown in Sweden
Located in Accord, NY
Launched with Takashimaya in 1999, these handblown crystal white wine glasses have become a modern Classic. Each Deborah Ehrlich piece is designed for the extraordinary strength and ...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Barware

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Crystal

Modern barware for sale on 1stDibs.

Find a broad range of unique Modern barware for sale on 1stDibs. Many of these items were first offered in the 21st Century and Contemporary, but contemporary artisans have continued to produce works inspired by this style. If you’re looking to add vintage barware created in this style to your space, the works available on 1stDibs include serveware, ceramics, silver and glass, decor, more furniture and collectibles and other home furnishings, frequently crafted with glass, metal and other materials. If you’re shopping for used Modern barware made in a specific country, there are Europe, Italy, and Czech Republic pieces for sale on 1stDibs. While there are many designers and brands associated with original barware, popular names associated with this style include Felicia Ferrone, Simone Crestani, AIREDELSUR, and Georg Jensen. It’s true that these talented designers have at times inspired knockoffs, but our experienced specialists have partnered with only top vetted sellers to offer authentic pieces that come with a buyer protection guarantee. Prices for barware differ depending upon multiple factors, including designer, materials, construction methods, condition and provenance. On 1stDibs, the price for these items starts at £14 and tops out at £15,149 while the average work can sell for £386.

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