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Modern Centerpieces

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 The modernists rejected both natural and historical references and relied primarily on industrial materials such as metal, glass, plywood, and, later, plastics.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
Unique Plyn Duo Vase Big by Faina
Located in Geneve, CH
Unique Plyn Duo vase Big by Faina Dimensions: W 22 x D 21 x H 22 cm Materials: Glass PLYN series of vases — portraits of water made in glass, artistic reflection on the infinite...
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2010s Ukrainian Modern Centerpieces

Materials

Blown Glass

Centerpiece Platters Serveware White Carrara Marble Green Ming Collectible Italy
Located in Ancona, Marche
Centerpiece / Serving plate in white Carrara marble with green Ming marble inlay. Dimensions: Big L 45, W 20.5, H 1.5 cm Also available: Medium L 45, W 12, H 1.5 cm Material: White C...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Centerpieces

Materials

Marble

No.100 Stoneware Sculpture, Tonfisk by Ciona Lee
Located in Geneve, CH
No.100 stoneware sculpture, tonfisk by Ciona Lee One of a Kind Dimensions: Ø 12 x H 10 cm Materials: black stoneware, unglazed exterior Variations of size and color available ...
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2010s British Modern Centerpieces

Materials

Stoneware

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

Materials

Terracotta

Centerpiece Plate Serveware Platters White Carrara Marble Brass Inlay Handmade
Located in Ancona, Marche
Centerpiece / serving plate in white Carrara marble with polished brass inlay. Dimensions: Small L 26, W 11, H 1.5 cm Also available: Medium L 45, W 12, H 1.5 cm or Big L 45, W 20.5,...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Centerpieces

Materials

Marble, Brass

Unique Plyn Set of Vases by Faina
Located in Geneve, CH
Unique Plyn Set of Vases by Faina Dimensions: Narrow: W 17 x D 17 x H 29 cm Wide: W 21 x D 13 x H 26 cm Shallow: W 20 x D 15 x H 17 cm Materials: Glass PLYN series of vas...
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2010s Ukrainian Modern Centerpieces

Materials

Blown Glass

Unique Maple Vase by Vlad Droz
Located in Geneve, CH
Unique maple vase by Vlad Droz Unique handmade piece signed by Vlad Droz Dimensions: 13 x 10 cm Materials: Maple, Burl Vlad Droz "An incredible variety of forms of living crea...
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2010s Russian Modern Centerpieces

Materials

Maple, Burl

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

21st Century and Contemporary Spanish Modern Centerpieces

Materials

Terracotta

Centerpiece in White Michelangelo Marble by Ivan Colominas, Italy in Stock
Located in Milan, IT
Sculptural, bright white, well-defined and multi-fold. Colominas has created a table service inspired by Angelo Mangiarotti’s soft lines, exalting the shape and structure of objects ...
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2010s Italian Modern Centerpieces

Materials

Marble

Unique Mulberry Vase by Vlad Droz
Located in Geneve, CH
Unique mulberry vase by Vlad Droz Unique handmade piece signed by Vlad Droz Dimensions: 14 x 14 cm Materials: Mulberry Vlad Droz "An incredible variety of forms of living cre...
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2010s Russian Modern Centerpieces

Materials

Other

Contemporary Jesmonite Platter, Curved Platter by Malgorzata Bany
Located in Warsaw, PL
Contemporary Jesmonite platter - Curved platter by Malgorzata Bany Design: Malgorzata Bany Material: Jesmonite stone (resin based plaster) Dimensions (in): 12.5 x 6.29" Dimen...
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21st Century and Contemporary British Modern Centerpieces

Materials

Cast Stone

ISIDE I19, Woman's Moorish Head, Handmade in Sicily, 2021, Golden, Size L
Located in San Miniato PI, IT
The collection This collection offers ideas for contemporary décor through sophisticated revelations of art bound to the tradition of ceramics of Caltagirone, objets d’art that comb...
Category

2010s Italian Modern Centerpieces

Materials

Enamel

Unique Plyn Candlestick by Faina
Located in Geneve, CH
Unique Plyn candlestick by Faina Dimensions: W 10 x D 12 x H 1.5 cm Materials: Glass PLYN series of vases — portraits of water made in glass, artistic reflection on the infinite...
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2010s Ukrainian Modern Centerpieces

Materials

Blown Glass

Venere V26, Woman's Moorish Head, Vase Without Crown, Handmade in Sicily, Size L
Located in San Miniato PI, IT
The Collection This collection offers ideas for contemporary décor through sophisticated revelations of art bound to the tradition of ceramics of Caltagirone, objets d’art that co...
Category

2010s Italian Modern Centerpieces

Materials

Enamel

Unique Maple Bowl by Vlad Droz
Located in Geneve, CH
Unique maple bowl by Vlad Droz Unique handmade piece signed by Vlad Droz Dimensions: 16 x 10 cm Materials: Maple Vlad Droz "An incredible variety of forms of living creatures:...
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2010s Russian Modern Centerpieces

Materials

Burl

Unique Birch Vessel by Vlad Droz
Located in Geneve, CH
Unique Birch vessel by Vlad Droz Unique handmade piece signed by Vlad Droz Dimensions: 19 x 13 cm Materials: Birch “Onion Skin” Burl, Greenturned, Warped, Rounded bottom, Dyed ...
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2010s Russian Modern Centerpieces

Materials

Burl, Birch

Sculpture Form No_005 by Alicja Strzyżyńska
Located in Geneve, CH
Sculpture form No_005 by Alicja Strzyzynska Dimensions: W 27 x D 12 x H 48 cm Materials: Ceramic bisque Color options available upon request. The idea was born after deciding t...
Category

2010s Dutch Modern Centerpieces

Materials

Ceramic

Still Life Vase by Saccal Design House
Located in Geneve, CH
Still Life vase by Saccal Design House Dimensions: Ø 12 x H 22 cm Materials: Carrara and Brass Saccal Design House, located in Beirut Lebanon, was founded in 2014 by two sisters...
Category

2010s Lebanese Modern Centerpieces

Materials

Carrara Marble, Brass

21st Century Light Grey Candlestick by Ceramica Gatti, designer A. Anastasio
Located in Faenza, IT
Made in Italy candlestick, in light grey matt color, this pottery peace was designed by Andrea Anastasio at the historical Bottega Cercamica Gatti 1928 in Faenza, Italy, specialized ...
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2010s Italian Modern Centerpieces

Materials

Ceramic

Bottle Stand in Brass
Located in Chicago, IL
Easily customizable for commercial space.
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2010s American Modern Centerpieces

Materials

Brass

Single Bottle Stand in Brass
Located in Chicago, IL
Easily customizable for commercial space.
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2010s American Modern Centerpieces

Materials

Brass

Centrepiece in Blue Sodalite Marble, by Ivan Colominas, Italy
Located in Milan, IT
Sculptural, well-defined and multi-fold. Colominas has created a table service inspired by Angelo Mangiarotti’s soft lines, exalting the shape and structure of objects that character...
Category

2010s Italian Modern Centerpieces

Materials

Marble

POP Moorish Head, Handmade in Sicily, Vase, Size L, Choose Your Color
Located in San Miniato PI, IT
The POP! Collection This collection offers ideas for contemporary décor through sophisticated revelations of art bound to the tradition of ceramics of Caltagirone, objets d’art th...
Category

2010s Italian Modern Centerpieces

Materials

Enamel

Echinus in Heliotrope, a unique pink Glass centrepiece by Katherine Huskie
Located in London, GB
Echinus in Heliotrope is a unique sculpture and centrepiece by the British artist Katherine Huskie. The free-blown central round glass form is covered in trails of glass in Heliotrop...
Category

2010s British Modern Centerpieces

Materials

Art Glass, Blown Glass

Centerpiece Serveware Platters Blue Azul Macaubas Marble Inlay Steel Shark Italy
Located in Ancona, Marche
Important centerpiece/serving plate in semi-precious quartzite Azul Macaubas with stainless steel/marble inlay. Dimensions: Big - L50 W21.5 H1.5 cm Also available: Medium - L45 W12 H...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Centerpieces

Materials

Marble, Stainless Steel

Decorative Bowl Vase Centerpiece Blue Azul Macaubas Marble Collectible Design
Located in Ancona, Marche
Bowl sculpted by hand from a solid block of Azul Macaubas. Polished finishing. Dimensions: Big L 56, W 27, H 12 cm. Also available: Medium L 45, W 22, H 10 cm and small L 35, W 17, H...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Centerpieces

Materials

Quartz

Decorative Bowl Vessel Sculpture Abstract Solid Rose Quartz Marble Hand-carved
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 Rose quartz. The polished finishing un...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Centerpieces

Materials

Rose Quartz

Centerpiece Serveware White Marble and Gemstone Sodalite Blue Handmade Italy
Located in Ancona, Marche
Centerpiece / serving plate in white Carrara marble with inlay in brass and semi-precious gemstone Sodalite. Dimensions: L 45, W 20.5, H 1.5 cm Material: White Carrara marble, semi-p...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Centerpieces

Materials

Marble, Carrara Marble, Brass

21st Century Karim Rashid Centerpiece Container Murano Glass Various Colors
Located in Brembate di Sopra (BG), IT
21st century Karim Rashid centerpiece container Murano glass various colors. Designed by Karim Rashid, Kountess is a stately, sculptural jar with a lid. Just like its twin model, Ko...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Centerpieces

Materials

Murano Glass

Lladro Spanish Porcelain Pheasant Centerpiece Vase, 1970s
Located in Barcelona, ES
Lladro porcelain pheasant centerpiece / planter by Vicente Martinez. Beautiful porcelain pheasant figurine centerpiece or planter in blue, cobalt blue, taupe and beige colors design...
Category

Late 20th Century Spanish Modern Centerpieces

Materials

Porcelain

Titled, Pic Nic Glass and Brass Dome
Located in Roma, IT
The titled collection by Emmanuel Babled is a 2013 collection of nine domes each with a self-explaining title. The top victory series is one of the three part of the series. Handmade...
Category

2010s Italian Modern Centerpieces

Materials

Brass

Venere V25, Man's Moorish Head, Handmade in Sicily, 2021, Gold finish, Size S
Located in San Miniato PI, IT
The Collection This collection offers ideas for contemporary décor through sophisticated revelations of art bound to the tradition of ceramics of Caltagirone, objets d’art that co...
Category

2010s Italian Modern Centerpieces

Materials

Enamel

Danese Milano Putrella Centrepiece in Transparent Coated Iron by Enzo Mari
Located in Hicksville, NY
Putrella is a table centrepiece made from a semi-finished industrial product. Its archetypal form and expressive force is a prime example of Enzo Mari’s work. The piece is made of ir...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Centerpieces

Materials

Iron

Large Green and Red Centerpiece by Ettore Sottsass
Located in Milan, IT
This elegant centerpiece in white clay features a base in dark gray supporting a conic body made of concentric steps that are finished in red on the outside and in vivid matte green ...
Category

2010s Italian Modern Centerpieces

Materials

Ceramic

JCP Universe Agment Centerpiece with Lapis Lazzuli Stone Elements by CTRLZAK
Located in Cantu, IT
“Half remembered frost Washed from black beach at low tide Flying islands rise” Haiku by Alistair Gentry "A fragment from distant planets segmented in two parts intersects an archet...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Centerpieces

Materials

Metal

Danese Milano Oh Signore Fruit Bowl in Iron by Ron Gilad
Located in Hicksville, NY
Oh Signore! Is a table centrepiece. The symbol of the cross is reworked and reinterpreted by assembling pieces of an iron beam to form the shape of a cross. Ron Gilad is an Israel...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Centerpieces

Materials

Iron

No.96 Stoneware Sculpture, Tonfisk by Ciona Lee
Located in Geneve, CH
No.96 stoneware sculpture, Tonfisk by Ciona Lee One of a Kind Dimensions: Ø 20 x H 28 cm Materials: Grogged Stoneware, Satin Cream Glaze Variations of size and colour available....
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2010s British Modern Centerpieces

Materials

Stoneware

21st Century Alessandro Mendini Large Tray Murano Glass Various Colors
Located in Brembate di Sopra (BG), IT
21st century Alessandro Mendini Stella large tray Murano glass various colors. Designed in 2014, the year in which the collaboration between Alessandro Mendini and Purho began, Stel...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Centerpieces

Materials

Murano Glass

Unique Plyn Shallow Vase by Faina
Located in Geneve, CH
Unique plyn shallow vase by Faina Dimensions: W 20 x D 15 x H 17 cm Materials: Glass PLYN series of vases — portraits of water made in glass, artistic reflection on the infinite...
Category

2010s Ukrainian Modern Centerpieces

Materials

Blown Glass

Centrepiece in White, Black and Red Marble by Matteo Cibic, Italy
Located in Milan, IT
Centerpiece in three different marbles. Size: 48 x 35.6 x 14.8 cm, smooth finishing. Commercial name: Orazio, Homage Collection by the Italian Designer Matteo Cibic. Made in Italy, h...
Category

2010s Italian Modern Centerpieces

Materials

Marble

Unique Plyn Set of Glass Vases by Faina
Located in Geneve, CH
Unique Plyn Set of Glass Vases by Faina Dimensions: Big Plyn Vase: W 22 x D 21 x H 22 cm Small Plyn Vase: W 19 x D 19 x H 12 cm Materials: Glass PLYN series of vases — port...
Category

2010s Ukrainian Modern Centerpieces

Materials

Blown Glass

Modern Pastel Green Crystal Footed Bowl
Located in Montbronn, FR
Pastel green crystal footed bowl with modern handcut. Footed crystal bowl made of high quality crystal. The crystal is embellished with bronze 22-carat gold, which makes for a...
Category

2010s French Modern Centerpieces

Materials

Crystal

Contemporary Porcelain Centerpiece Lilac Purple Ceramic White Fos Italy
Located in Faenza, IT
This majestic centerpiece is a truly unique piece - the only one of its kind, produced with a stunning lilac color. The object, with a refined and modern design, is 100% handmade in ...
Category

2010s Italian Modern Centerpieces

Materials

Ceramic, Porcelain

Carrara and Brass Censer by Saccal Design House
Located in Geneve, CH
Carrara and brass censer by Saccal Design House Dimensions: L 21 x W 13 x H 8 cm Materials: Carrara and Brass Saccal Design House, located in Beirut Lebanon, was founded in 2014...
Category

2010s Lebanese Modern Centerpieces

Materials

Carrara Marble

Nero Antico Amaltea by Ivan Colominas
Located in Geneve, CH
Nero Antico Amaltea by Ivan Colominas Dimensions: 36.5 x 10 cm Materials: Nero Antico Also available: different marbles. The collection is a tribute to one of Italy’s great ...
Category

2010s Italian Modern Centerpieces

Materials

Marble

Bianco Arabescato Amaltea by Ivan Colominas
Located in Geneve, CH
Bianco Arabescato Amaltea by Ivan Colominas Dimensions: 36.5 x 10 cm Materials: Bianco Arabescato Also available: different marbles. The collection is a tribute to one of It...
Category

2010s Italian Modern Centerpieces

Materials

Marble

Rover Carlo Moretti Contemporary Murano Mouth Blown Glass Vase
Located in New York, NY
Carlo Moretti Rover contemporary Murano mouth blown glass vase in clear glass with multi-color glass stripes. Part of the I Piccoli collection, originating from the idea of offering...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Centerpieces

Materials

Murano Glass

Landscape Study Blue Over Red bowl, art glass centrepiece by Kate Jones
Located in London, GB
Landscape Study Blue Over Red bowl, is a unique centerpiece / bowl by Kate Jones of Gilles Jones. Hand blown and engraved art glass, all handmade in the UK. Gillies Jones establish...
Category

2010s British Modern Centerpieces

Materials

Blown Glass, Art Glass

JCP Universe Agment Centerpiece with Raw Amethyst Stone Elements by CTRLZAK
Located in Cantu, IT
“Half remembered frost Washed from black beach at low tide Flying islands rise” Haiku by Alistair Gentry "A fragment from distant planets segmented in two parts intersects an archet...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Centerpieces

Materials

Metal

Decorative Bowl Vessel Sculpture Abstract Solid Rose Quartz Marble Hand-carved
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 Rose quartz. The polished finishing un...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Centerpieces

Materials

Rose Quartz

Polish Hand Blown Modern Free Form Blue Art Glass Centerpiece Shell Bowl Poland
Located in Dayton, OH
Vintage hand blown free form studio art glass bowl in blue and white, abstractly reminiscent of a seashell, made in Poland.   
Category

Late 20th Century Modern Centerpieces

Materials

Art Glass

European 21st Century Sculptural Centerpiece Display Oval Stand 'PIEDI' in White
Located in PALEA FOKEA, ATTIKI
Piedi oval sculptural display stand European 21st century sculptural centerpiece display oval stand 'PIEDI' in white. The Piedi stand is a celebration sculptural piece, part of o...
Category

2010s Greek Modern Centerpieces

Materials

Stone, Cement, Marble

Decorative Bowl Vessel Sculpture Abstract Solid Amber Onyx Marble Hand-carved
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 Amber onyx. The polished finishing und...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Centerpieces

Materials

Onyx

Tabarro Centerpiece in Murano Glass by Alberto Lago
Located in Venezia, IT
The “Tabarro” collection draws its inspiration from the typical turned collar cape of the Venetian tradition. A tailor-made cut that translates into a series of four artistic accesso...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Centerpieces

Materials

Glass

Helios Murano Glass Centerpiece by Luciano Gaspari
Located in Venezia, IT
The vase consists of two pieces, one larger and one smaller, joined together. Each of these pieces has a hole in the upper part to contain the flower. The two elements are bonded tog...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Centerpieces

Materials

Glass

Sculpture Buddy No_003 by Alicja Strzyżyńska
Located in Geneve, CH
Sculpture Buddy No_003 by Alicja Strzyzynska Dimensions: W 11 x D 16 x H 36 cm Materials: Ceramic Bisque Color options available upon request. The idea was born after deciding ...
Category

2010s Dutch Modern Centerpieces

Materials

Ceramic

ISIDE I15, Woman's Moorish Head, Handmade in Sicily, 2021, Colorful, Size S
Located in San Miniato PI, IT
The collection This collection offers ideas for contemporary décor through sophisticated revelations of art bound to the tradition of ceramics of Caltagirone, objets d’art that comb...
Category

2010s Italian Modern Centerpieces

Materials

Enamel

Pockets Vases and Candelight by Saccal Design House
Located in Geneve, CH
Pockets vases and candelight by Saccal Design House Dimensions: Ø 8 x H 20-28 cm Materials: ceramic Height ranges between 20-28cm. Saccal Design House, located in Beirut Lebano...
Category

2010s Lebanese Modern Centerpieces

Materials

Ceramic