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The late 19th and early 20th centuries saw sweeping social change and major scientific advances—both of which contributed to a new aesthetic: Modernism. Rejecting the rigidity of Victorian artistic conventions, Modernists sought a new means of expression. References to the natural world and ornate classical embellishments gave way to the sleek simplicity of the Machine Age. Architect Philip Johnson characterized the hallmarks of modernism as “machine-like simplicity, smoothness or surface [and] avoidance of ornament.”


     Early practitioners of modernist design include the De Stijl (“The Style”) group, founded in the Netherlands in 1917, and the Bauhaus School, founded two years later in Germany. Followers of both groups produced sleek, spare designs—many of which became icons of daily life in the 20th century. The Modernists rejected both natural and historical references and relied primarily on industrial materials such as metal, glass, plywood, and, later, plastics. While Bauhaus principles Marcel Breuer and Ludwig Mies van der Rohe created furniture from mass-produced, chrome-plated steel, American visionaries like Charles and Ray Eames worked in materials as novel as molded plywood and fiberglass. Today, Breuer’s Wassily chair, Mies van der Rohe’s Barcelona chair, and the Eames’s Lounge chair are emblems of progressive design and vintage originals are prized cornerstones of collections.


     It’s difficult to overstate the influence that Modernism continues to wield over designers and architects—and equally difficult to overstate how revolutionary it was when it first appeared a century ago. But because modernist designs are so simple, they can blend in seamlessly with just about any type of décor. Don’t overlook them.

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Large 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...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Centerpieces

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Glass

Zibul "I Piccoli" Carlo Moretti Murano Contemporary Mouth Blown Glass Vase
Located in New York, NY
Carlo Moretti Zibul Murano contemporary mouth blown clear glass vase with streaks of ivory and red. Part of the I Piccoli collection which originates from the idea of offering a col...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Centerpieces

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Glass, Murano Glass

Jabui Carlo Moretti Contemporary Mouth Blown Murano Glass Vase
Located in New York, NY
Carlo Moretti Jabui contemporary mouth blown Murano glass vase in clear glass with blood red, orange and red swirls. Part of the I Piccoli collection, the objects are small in size ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Centerpieces

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Murano Glass

Bosco Carlo Moretti Contemporary Mouth Blown Murano Glass Vase
Located in New York, NY
Carlo Moretti Bosco contemporary mouth blown Murano glass vase in orange. Bosco can be combined with other Bosco vases, sizes and colors, harmoniously. Carlo Moretti: An arti...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Centerpieces

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Murano Glass

Kreten Candelabra from Souda, Red, Made to Order
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Bold and distinctive, the Kreten candelabra captures the liquidity of concrete in its fluid branching form. Designed with three holes atop each branch for candlesticks, the Kreten ca...
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2010s American Modern Centerpieces

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Concrete, Cement

Big Line in Amber, a Unique Amber Cast Glass Sculpture by Karin Mørch
Located in London, GB
Big line in amber is a unique cast glass sculpture in amber glass, created by the Danish artist Karin Mørch. Dramatic sweeping curves meander and follow the beautiful lines of this h...
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2010s Danish Modern Centerpieces

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Glass, Art Glass

Corymb, a Unique Aqua/Turquoise Glass Art Work and Centrepiece by Paul Stopler
Located in London, GB
Corymb is a cast glass artwork in a beautiful soft aqua / turquoise blue by the British artist Paul Stopler. With a smooth exterior, the interior is stepped into sections by ridged p...
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2010s British Modern Centerpieces

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Glass, Art Glass

Contemporary Handcrafted Italian Marble Serving Tray Board Center Piece In Stock
Located in Chicago, IL
The handcrafted contemporary double sided Italian Carrara and Nero Marquine Marble Doppio by Felicia Ferrone was conceived of as a center piece or serving board, Doppio is elegant wh...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Centerpieces

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Belgian Black Marble, Carrara Marble

Contemporary Minimal Decorative Dark St. Steel Serving Tray Centerpiece
Located in Chicago, IL
With strong minimal architectural forms emphasizing the tension between positive and negative space, the contemporary Maison collection is comprised of a serving tray, medium bowl, a...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Centerpieces

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Stainless Steel

Sculptural Darkened Minimal Steel Centerpiece Tray with Two Vessels USA In Stock
Located in Chicago, IL
With strong minimal architectural forms emphasizing the tension between positive and negative space, the sculptural Maison Collection is comprised of a serving tray, medium bowl, and...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Centerpieces

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Stainless Steel

Contemporary Decorative Dark St. Steel Tall Bowl Vessel Centerpiece, In Stock
Located in Chicago, IL
With strong minimal architectural forms emphasizing the tension between positive and negative space, the sculptural Maison Tall Vessel Bowl. Perfect as centerpiece or as home accesso...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Centerpieces

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Stainless Steel

Contemporary Decorative Dark St. Steel Medium Bowl Vessel Centerpiece, In Stock
Located in Chicago, IL
With strong contemporary architectural forms emphasizing the tension between positive and negative space, the minimal Maison collection is comprised of a serving tray, medium bowl, a...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Centerpieces

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Stainless Steel

Echinus in Aurora Gelblich, a gold & amber Glass centrepiece by Katherine Huskie
Located in London, GB
Echinus in Aurora Gelblich 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 Auro...
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2010s British Modern Centerpieces

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Art Glass, Blown Glass

Somu, a unique steel blue glass art work and centrepiece by Paul Stopler
Located in London, GB
Somu is a cast glass artwork in a beautiful soft steel blue by the British artist Paul Stopler. With a smooth exterior, the interior is stepped into four sections by three ridged pro...
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2010s British Modern Centerpieces

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Glass, Art Glass

Centrepiece in Black Portoro Marble by Ivan Colominas, Italy
Located in Milan, IT
Black Portoro marble centrepiece, inspired by Caravaggio's basket of fruit, it shows off marble in an extremely realistic dimension. Size: 36.5 x 10 cm, polished finishing. Commercia...
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2010s Italian Modern Centerpieces

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Marble

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...
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2010s Italian Modern Centerpieces

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Marble

Bubble Centerpiece in Hand Blown Murano Glass by Luca Nichetto & Gianpietro Gai
Located in Venezia, IT
Cased blown and hand-formed glass elements. Limited edition: 101 pieces.
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Centerpieces

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Glass

Italian Ceramic Vessel by Guido Gambone
Located in North Miami, FL
A sculptural ceramic vessel by Italian designer Guido Gambone (1909-1969) circa 1950s. The stoneware of dove shape is an open vessel in form. The surface is decorated with geometrica...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Modern Centerpieces

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Ceramic

Oval Centerpiece with Fruit Decoration
Located in Milan, IT
Elegant and sophisticated, this centerpiece will enrich a classic dining room or living room, with its exquisite craftsmanship and the vivid details of its decorations. The generous,...
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2010s Italian Modern Centerpieces

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Silver Plate

Metal Aquatic-Theme Fruit Bowl
Located in Milan, IT
This aquatic-themed silver fruit bowl is a gorgeous example of artful craftsmanship. The polished, shiny oval bowl is decorated all along the top of its rum and round base with fish ...
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2010s Italian Modern Centerpieces

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Metal

Round Fruit Bowl with Fruit Decoration
Located in Milan, IT
This exquisite fruit bowl is a magnificent example of expert artisanal craftsmanship and elegant design. The round shape of the piece rests on a round base adorned with a series of f...
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2010s Italian Modern Centerpieces

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Silver Plate

Kreten Candelabra from Souda, Mustard Yellow, Made to Order
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Bold and distinctive, the Kreten candelabra captures the liquidity of concrete in its fluid branching form. Designed with three holes atop each branch for candlesticks, the Kreten ca...
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2010s American Modern Centerpieces

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Cement, Concrete

Common Ray in Aqua Light, a turquoise & blue Glass Centrepiece by Sabine Lintzen
Located in London, GB
Common Ray in Aqua Light is a unique handblown and crafted vase & artwork / bowl / centrepiece by the German artist, Sabine Lintzen. The initial inner form is free-blown and adorned ...
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2010s Dutch Modern Centerpieces

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Art Glass, Blown Glass

Cenedese Murano Scavo Centrepiece Glass Bowl or Vase or Orchid Vessel
Located in North Miami, FL
This absolutely gorgeous and monumental signed Italian Murano Cenedese sculptural hand blown glass centre piece bowl is of the scavo technique. This is an old world process of glass ...
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1980s Italian Vintage Modern Centerpieces

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Blown Glass

Handmade Fruit Bowl in Amber Onyx Contemporary Design by Pieruga Marble, Italy
Located in Ancona, Marche
Bowl sculpted by hand from a solid block of Amber onyx. The polished finishing underlines the transparency of the onyx making this a very precious object. Dimensions: Big L 56, W 27,...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Centerpieces

Materials

Onyx

Handmade Fruit Bowl in Blue Azul Macaubas Contemporary Design by Pieruga Italy
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, ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Centerpieces

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Quartz

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

Materials

Quartz

Handmade Fruit Bowl in Amber Onyx Contemporary Design by Pieruga Marble, Italy
Located in Ancona, Marche
Bowl sculpted by hand from a solid block of Amber onyx. The polished finishing underlines the transparency of the onyx making this a very precious object. Dimensions: Small L 35, W 1...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Centerpieces

Materials

Onyx

Handmade Centerpiece, Serving Plate Black Marquina Marble and Honey Onyx Italy
Located in Ancona, Marche
Centerpiece/serving plate in Marquina marble with honey onyx inlay. Dimensions: D 33, H 1.5 cm Material: Marquina marble, honey onyx. Pieruga proudly creates elegant accessories and...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Centerpieces

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Onyx, Marble

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...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Centerpieces

Materials

Murano Glass

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

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

Materials

Marble

Centerpiece, Serving Plate in Carrara Marble and Honey Onyx by Pieruga Marble
Located in Ancona, Marche
Centerpiece/serving plate in white Carrara marble with honey onyx inlay. Dimensions: D 33 H 1.5 cm Material: White Carrara marble, honey onyx. Pieruga proudly creates elegant access...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Centerpieces

Materials

Onyx, Marble

Centerpiece, Serving Plate in Carrara Marble and Blue Resin by Pieruga Marble
Located in Ancona, Marche
Centerpiece/Serving plate in white Carrara marble and engravings filled with blue resin. Dimensions: L 28 W 11 H 1.5 cm Material: White Carrara marble, blue resin. Pieruga proudly c...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Centerpieces

Materials

Marble, Carrara Marble

Centerpiece, Serving Plate in Marquina Marble Made in Italy by Pieruga Marble
Located in Ancona, Marche
Centerpiece / Serving plate in Marquina 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, H 1....
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Centerpieces

Materials

Marble, Brass

Centerpiece, Serving Plate in Carrara Marble Made in Italy by Pieruga Marble
Located in Ancona, Marche
Centerpiece / Serving plate in white Carrara marble with polished brass inlay. Dimensions: Big - L45 W20.5 H1.5 cm Also available: Medium - L45 W12 H1.5 cm or Small - L26 W11 H1.5 cm...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Centerpieces

Materials

Marble, Brass

Handmade Fruit Bowl in Blue Azul Macaubas Contemporary Design by Pieruga, Italy
Located in Ancona, Marche
Bowl sculpted by hand from a solid block of Azul Macaubas. Polished finishing. Dimensions: Small L 35, W 17, H 8 cm. Also available: Big L 56, W 27, H 12 and Medium L 45, W 22, H 10...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Centerpieces

Materials

Quartz

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

Materials

Marble

Centerpiece, Serving Plate in Marble and Azul Macaubas by Pieruga Marble
Located in Ancona, Marche
Centerpiece / serving plate in white Carrara marble with inlay in semi-precious quartzite Azul Macaubas. Dimensions: L 45, W 12, H 1.5 cm Material: White Carrara marble, semi-preciou...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Centerpieces

Materials

Marble, Carrara Marble, Brass

Centerpiece, Serving Plate in Carrara Marble Made in Italy by Pieruga Marble
Located in Ancona, Marche
Centerpiece / serving plate in white Carrara marble with polished brass inlay. Dimensions: Medium - L45 W12 H1.5 cm Also available: Big - L45 W20.5 H1.5 cm or small - L26 W11 H1.5 cm...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Centerpieces

Materials

Marble, Brass

Centerpiece, Serving Plate in Carrara Marble and Green Ming by Pieruga Marble
Located in Ancona, Marche
Centerpiece / Serving plate in white Carrara marble with inlay in brass and green Ming marble. Dimensions: L 45, W 20.5, H 1.5 cm Material: White Carrara marble, green Ming marble, b...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Centerpieces

Materials

Marble, Marble, Brass

Centerpiece, Serving Plate in Carrara Marble and Blue Resin by Pieruga Marble
Located in Ancona, Marche
Centerpiece/serving plate in white Carrara marble and engravings filled with blue resin. Dimensions: L28 W11 H1.5 cm Material: White Carrara marble, blue resin. Pieruga proudly cre...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Centerpieces

Materials

Marble, Carrara Marble

Centerpiece, Serving Plate in Azul Macaubas, Stainless Steel by Pieruga Marble
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...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Centerpieces

Materials

Marble, Marble, Stainless Steel

Centerpiece, Serving Plate in Carrara and Yellow Siena Marble by Pieruga Marble
Located in Ancona, Marche
Centerpiece / Serving plate in white Carrara marble with inlay in brass and yellow Siena marble. Dimensions: L 45, W 20.5, H 1.5 cm Material: White Carrara marble, yellow Siena marbl...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Centerpieces

Materials

Marble, Carrara Marble, Brass

Centerpiece, Serving Plate in Marquina Marble Made in Italy by Pieruga Marble
Located in Ancona, Marche
Centerpiece / serving plate in white marquina marble with polished brass inlay. Dimensions: Big - L45 W20.5 H1.5 cm Also available: Medium - L45 W12 H1.5 cm or small - L26 W11 H1.5 c...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Centerpieces

Materials

Marble, Brass

Centerpiece, Serving Plate in Carrara Marble and Red Onyx by Pieruga Marble
Located in Ancona, Marche
Centerpiece / Serving plate in white Carrara marble with inlay in red onyx. Dimensions: L 45, W 12, H 1.5 cm Material: White Carrara marble, red onyx. Pieruga proudly creates elegan...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Centerpieces

Materials

Carrara Marble, Marble, Brass

Set of Serving Plates in Carrara Marble and Blue Resin by Pieruga Marble
Located in Ancona, Marche
Centerpiece/Serving plate in white Carrara marble and engravings filled with blue resin. Set of one big and four small serving plates. Dimensions: Small L 28 W 11 H 1.5 cm Material:...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Centerpieces

Materials

Marble, Carrara Marble

Centerpiece, Serving Plate in Carrara Marble Made in Italy by Pieruga Marble
Located in Ancona, Marche
Centerpiece / serving plate in white Carrara marble with polished brass inlay. Dimensions: Big - L 45, W 20.5, H 1.5 cm Also available: Medium - L 45, W 12, H 1.5 cm or Small - L 26...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Centerpieces

Materials

Marble, Brass

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

Materials

Marble, Marble

Centerpiece, Serving Plate in Carrara Marble and Blue Resin by Pieruga Marble
Located in Ancona, Marche
Centerpiece/serving plate in white Carrara marble and engravings filled with blue resin. Dimensions: L 28, W 11, H 1.5 cm. Material: White Carrara marble, blue resin. Pieruga proud...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Centerpieces

Materials

Marble, Carrara Marble

Centerpiece, Serving Plate in Carrara Marble and Blue Resin by Pieruga Marble
Located in Ancona, Marche
Centerpiece/serving plate in white Carrara marble and engravings filled with blue resin. Dimensions: L 28, W 11, H 1.5 cm Material: White Carrara marble, blue resin. Pieruga proudl...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Centerpieces

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Marble, Carrara Marble

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

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Stone

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

Materials

Marble

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

Materials

Marble

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

Materials

Marble

Centerpiece, Serving Plate in Azul Macaubas, Stainless Steel by Pieruga Marble
Located in Ancona, Marche
Important centerpiece/serving plate in semi-precious quartzite Azul Macaubas with stainless steel/marble inlay. Dimensions: Medium - L 45 W 12 H 1.5 cm Also available: Big - L 50 W 2...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Centerpieces

Materials

Marble, Marble, Stainless Steel

Centerpiece, Serving Plate in Marble and Gemstone Sodalite by Pieruga Marble
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

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Marble, Carrara Marble, Brass

Centerpiece, Serving Plate in Marble and Azul Macaubas by Pieruga Marble
Located in Ancona, Marche
Centerpiece / Serving plate in white Carrara marble with inlay in brass and semi-precious quartzite Azul Macaubas. Dimensions: L 45, W 20.5, H 1.5 cm Material: White Carrara marble, ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Centerpieces

Materials

Marble, Carrara Marble, Brass

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