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Modern Furniture Design

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 The Modernists rejected both natural and historical references and relied primarily on industrial materials such as metal, glass, plywood, and, later, plastics.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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Dripped White Brown Creme Tall Handmade California Ceramic, Interior Sculpture
Located in La Jolla, CA
Joseph Skoby is a Southern Californian whose work is inspired by the nature of his native state. His ceramics, created in his own lush garden, recall his intimate dance with the ocea...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Ceramics

Materials

Ceramic, Clay, Stoneware

Medium Kawa Bowl by Luft Tanaka, in Stock
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This medium Kawa Bowl is handcrafted by the designer (and Souda's Co-Owner), Luft Tanaka. Each bowl is made to order with a process that involves casting liquid porcelain into a mold...
Category

2010s American Modern Ceramics

Materials

Ceramic, Clay, Pottery, Porcelain

Small Kawa Bowl by Luft Tanaka, Made to Order
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This Small Kawa Bowl is handcrafted by the designer (and Souda's Co-Owner), Luft Tanaka. Each bowl is made to order with a process that involves casting liquid porcelain into a mold ...
Category

2010s American Modern Ceramics

Materials

Ceramic, Porcelain, Clay, Pottery

Medium Kawa Bowl by Luft Tanaka, Made to Order
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This medium Kawa Bowl is handcrafted by the designer (and Souda's Co-Owner), Luft Tanaka. Each bowl is made to order with a process that involves casting liquid porcelain into a mold...
Category

2010s American Modern Ceramics

Materials

Ceramic, Clay, Porcelain, Pottery

Set of Four Kawa Dishes by Luft Tanaka, Made to Order
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This set of four Kawa dishes includes four pieces handcrafted by the designer (and Souda's Co-Owner), Luft Tanaka. The price includes all four dishes. Each set is made to order with ...
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2010s American Modern Ceramics

Materials

Porcelain, Ceramic, Clay, Pottery

Hand-Built Ceramic Contemporary Sculpture in Cobalt Blue Oxide by Yuko Nishikawa
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Blue Sheep is a contemporary hand-built stoneware ceramic sculpture with cutouts revealing the double-layered internal structure. This piece is finished in a cobalt oxide glaze, crea...
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2010s American Modern Ceramics

Materials

Ceramic, Ceramic

Two-Piece Hand-Built Ceramic Contemporary Sculpture by Yuko Nishikawa
Located in Brooklyn, NY
A playful two-piece stackable contemporary hand-built stoneware ceramic sculpture finished in satin-matte engobes, entirely hand-built with coiling and sculpting and fired in the art...
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2010s American Modern Ceramics

Materials

Ceramic, Ceramic

Hand-Built Ceramic White Contemporary Sculpture Goso-Goso by Yuko Nishikawa
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Goso-Goso is a contemporary hand-built stoneware ceramic sculpture finished in a satin-matte white glaze. It is entirely hand-built with coiling and sculpting and fired in the artist...
Category

2010s American Modern Ceramics

Materials

Ceramic, Ceramic

Beautiful Bathtub with Artistic Platinum Mosaic Decoration
Located in London, GB
Sicis is delighted to welcome you at ‘Home’. The classically inspired extent in contemporary plays an eclectic style, elegant and refined. Interiors express personality. A constant...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Ceramics

Materials

Glass

Beautiful Bathtub Artistic Platinum Mosaic Decoration
Located in London, GB
Sicis is delighted to welcome you at ‘Home’. The classically inspired extent in contemporary plays an eclectic style, elegant and refined. Interiors express personality. A constant...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Ceramics

Materials

Ceramic

Amazing Bathtub Daisy Mosaic and Gold Artistic Mosaic Decoration
Located in London, GB
Sicis is delighted to welcome you at ‘Home’. The classically inspired extent in contemporary plays an eclectic style, elegant and refined. Interiors express personality. A constant...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Ceramics

Materials

Ceramic

Amazing Bathtub Antique Mirror Damasco Bianco Mosaic
Located in London, GB
Sicis is delighted to welcome you at ‘Home’. The classically inspired extent in contemporary plays an eclectic style, elegant and refined. Interiors express personality. A constant...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Ceramics

Materials

Glass

Beautiful Bathtub Petunia 1 Mosaic and Artistic Mosaic Decoration
Located in London, GB
Sicis is delighted to welcome you at ‘Home’. The classically inspired extent in contemporary plays an eclectic style, elegant and refined. Interiors express personality. A constant...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Ceramics

Materials

Glass

Stylish Bathtub Hand Decorated with Artistic Mosaic Cutomizable
Located in London, GB
Sicis is delighted to welcome you at ‘Home’. The classically inspired extent in contemporary plays an eclectic style, elegant and refined. Interiors express personality. A constant...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Ceramics

Materials

Glass

Stylish Bathtub Hand Decorated with Artistic Mosaic Customizable
Located in London, GB
Sicis is delighted to welcome you at ‘Home’. The classically inspired extent in contemporary plays an eclectic style, elegant and refined. Interiors express personality. A constant...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Ceramics

Materials

Glass

Robin Welch Large Glazed Stoneware Studio Pottery Jug
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
A large and impressive British studio pottery handled jug decorated in matted glazes by renowned potter Robin Welch and dating from the 20th century. The stoneware jug is of cylindri...
Category

20th Century English Modern Ceramics

Materials

Stoneware

Fine Bone China Bowl with Organic Shapes and Delicate Green Colors
Located in London, GB
Jenny Green, 1882 Ltd. with Deborah M Allen. Californian-based artist Deborah M Allen’s love of the water has always influenced her work, which often includes references to carved la...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary British Modern Ceramics

Materials

Ceramic

Contemporary Earthenware Handless Cup with Classic Tones of English Delftware
Located in London, GB
Indigo Rain, 1882 Ltd. with Faye Toogood. Designer Faye Toogood’s addition to her range of ceramic designs for 1882 Ltd. puts a fresh spin on the forms and traditions of English crea...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary British Modern Ceramics

Materials

Ceramic

Hand Painted Enamel Colour Large Platter with Silk Screen Decal
Located in London, GB
Unity, 1882 Ltd. with Kim Thomé. Kim Thomé has an exceptional ability with colour and with Unity he plays with overlaying colour in forms of silk screen decal and a second firing of ...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary British Modern Ceramics

Materials

Ceramic

Hand Painted Enamel Colour Salad Plate with Silk Screen Decal
Located in London, GB
Unity, 1882 Ltd. with Kim Thomé. Kim Thomé has an exceptional ability with color and with Unity he plays with overlaying color in forms of silk screen decal and a second firing of ha...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary British Modern Ceramics

Materials

Ceramic

Contemporary Earthenware Jug with Classic Tones of English Delftware
Located in London, GB
Indigo rain, 1882 Ltd. with Faye Toogood. Designer Faye Toogood’s addition to her range of ceramic designs for 1882 Ltd. Puts a fresh spin on the forms and traditions of English crea...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary British Modern Ceramics

Materials

Ceramic

Fine Bone China Salad Plate with Organic Shapes and Delicate Green Colors
Located in London, GB
Jenny Green, 1882 Ltd. with Deborah M Allen. Californian-based artist Deborah M Allen’s love of the water has always influenced her work, which often includes references to carved la...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary British Modern Ceramics

Materials

Ceramic

Fine Bone China Mug with Organic Shapes and Delicate Green Colours
Located in London, GB
Jenny Green, 1882 Ltd. with Deborah M Allen. Californian-based artist Deborah M Allen’s love of the water has always influenced her work, which often includes references to carved la...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary British Modern Ceramics

Materials

Ceramic

Fine Bone China Plate with Unique Silk-Screen Decals, Plate 6
Located in London, GB
Garden Ware, 1882 Ltd. with Bruce McLean. Acclaimed conceptual artist Bruce McLean debued a vast new body of work titled Garden Ware that was on exhibition at the Victoria and Albert...
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21st Century and Contemporary British Modern Ceramics

Materials

Ceramic

Fine Bone China Pitcher Sculpted with Generous and Curvaceous Forms
Located in London, GB
Flare, 1882 Ltd. with Pinch. Russell Pinch and Oona Bannon are renowned furniture and lighting designers and have reduced the scale in which they design to create Flare. Flare is a f...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary British Modern Ceramics

Materials

Ceramic

Fine Bone China Platter with Organic Shapes and Delicate Green Colours
Located in London, GB
Jenny Green, 1882 Ltd. with Deborah M Allen. Californian-based artist Deborah M Allen’s love of the water has always influenced her work, which often includes references to carved la...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary British Modern Ceramics

Materials

Ceramic

Fine Bone China Plate with Unique Silk-Screen Decals, Plate 5
Located in London, GB
Garden Ware, 1882 Ltd. with Bruce McLean. Acclaimed conceptual artist Bruce McLean debuted a vast new body of work titled Garden Ware that was on exhibition at the Victoria and Alber...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary British Modern Ceramics

Materials

Ceramic

Contemporary Earthenware Bowl with Classic Tones of English Delftware
Located in London, GB
Indigo Rain, 1882 Ltd. with Faye Toogood. Designer Faye Toogood’s addition to her range of ceramic designs for 1882 Ltd. puts a fresh spin on the forms and traditions of English crea...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary British Modern Ceramics

Materials

Ceramic

Contemporary Earthenware Tankard with Classic Tones of English Delftware
Located in London, GB
Indigo Rain, 1882 Ltd. with Faye Toogood. Designer Faye Toogood’s addition to her range of ceramic designs for 1882 Ltd. puts a fresh spin on the forms and traditions of English crea...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary British Modern Ceramics

Materials

Ceramic

Fine Bone China Platter with Organic Shapes and Delicate Watercolour Techniques
Located in London, GB
Jenny, 1882 Ltd. with Deborah M Allen. Californian-based artist Deborah M Allen’s love of the water has always influenced her work, which often includes references to carved landscap...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary British Modern Ceramics

Materials

Ceramic

Hand Painted Enamel Colour Dinner Plate with Silk Screen Decal
Located in London, GB
Unity, 1882 Ltd. with Kim Thomé. Kim Thomé has an exceptional ability with colour and with Unity he plays with overlaying colour in forms of silk screen decal and a second firing of ...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary British Modern Ceramics

Materials

Ceramic

Hand Painted Enamel Color Large Bowl with Silk Screen Decal
Located in London, GB
Unity, 1882 Ltd. with Kim Thomé. Kim Thomé has an exceptional ability with color and with Unity he plays with overlaying color in forms of silk screen decal and a second firing of ha...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary British Modern Ceramics

Materials

Ceramic

Fine Bone China Plate with Unique Silk-Screen Decals, Plate 23
Located in London, GB
Garden Ware, 1882 Ltd. with Bruce McLean. Acclaimed conceptual artist Bruce McLean debued a vast new body of work titled Garden Ware that was on exhibition at the Victoria and Albert...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary British Modern Ceramics

Materials

Ceramic

Hand Painted Enamel Color Pasta Bowl with Silk Screen Decal
Located in London, GB
Unity, 1882 Ltd. with Kim Thomé. Kim Thomé has an exceptional ability with color and with Unity he plays with overlaying color in forms of silk screen decal and a second firing of ha...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary British Modern Ceramics

Materials

Ceramic

Fine Bone China Pasta Bowl with Organic Shapes and Delicate Green Colours
Located in London, GB
Jenny Green, 1882 Ltd. with Deborah M Allen. Californian-based artist Deborah M Allen’s love of the water has always influenced her work, which often includes references to carved la...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary British Modern Ceramics

Materials

Ceramic

Hand Glazed Fine Bone China Large Cup and Saucer with Expressionist Design
Located in London, GB
This tea cup and saucer are available in a variety of colors and finishes to be mixed and matched. When purchasing this set please specify the color and finish for each item. Colo...
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21st Century and Contemporary British Modern Ceramics

Materials

Ceramic

Contemporary Earthenware Espresso Cup with Classic Tones of English Delftware
Located in London, GB
Indigo Rain, 1882 Ltd. with Faye Toogood. Designer Faye Toogood’s addition to her range of ceramic designs for 1882 Ltd. puts a fresh spin on the forms and traditions of English crea...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary British Modern Ceramics

Materials

Ceramic

Fine Bone China Mug with Organic Shapes and Delicate Watercolor Techniques
Located in London, GB
Jenny, 1882 Ltd. with Deborah M Allen. Californian-based artist Deborah M Allen’s love of the water has always influenced her work, which often includes references to carved landscap...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary British Modern Ceramics

Materials

Ceramic

Fine Bone China Plate with Unique Silk-Screen Decals, Plate 18
Located in London, GB
Garden Ware, 1882 Ltd. with Bruce McLean. Acclaimed conceptual artist Bruce McLean debued a vast new body of work titled Garden Ware that was on exhibition at the Victoria and Albert...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary British Modern Ceramics

Materials

Ceramic

Hand Painted Enamel Colour Bowl with Silk Screen Decal
Located in London, GB
Unity, 1882 Ltd. with Kim Thomé. Kim Thomé has an exceptional ability with colour and with Unity he plays with overlaying colour in forms of silk screen decal and a second firing of ...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary British Modern Ceramics

Materials

Ceramic

Limited Edition Fine Bone China Potato Sculptures, Potato 2
Located in London, GB
Potato, 1882 Ltd. with Bruce McLean. Acclaimed conceptual artist Bruce McLean debued a vast new body of work titled Garden Ware that was on exhibition at the Victoria and Albert Muse...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary British Modern Ceramics

Materials

Ceramic

White Fine Bone China Dinner Plate
Located in London, GB
White, 1882 Ltd. The purist fine bone china tableware. Designed by Chris Johnson and made in Stoke-on-Trent. This forms the base of all our collections and the most wonderful foundat...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary British Modern Ceramics

Materials

Ceramic

Contemporary Earthenware Pasta Bowl with Classic Tones of English Delftware
Located in London, GB
Indigo Rain, 1882 Ltd. with Faye Toogood. Designer Faye Toogood’s addition to her range of ceramic designs for 1882 Ltd. puts a fresh spin on the forms and traditions of English crea...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary British Modern Ceramics

Materials

Ceramic

White Fine Bone China Pasta Bowl
Located in London, GB
White, 1882 Ltd. The purist fine bone china tableware. Designed by Chris Johnson and made in Stoke-on-Trent. This forms the base of all our collections and the most wonderful foundat...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary British Modern Ceramics

Materials

Ceramic

White Fine Bone China Mug
Located in London, GB
White, 1882 Ltd. The purist fine bone china tableware. Designed by Chris Johnson and made in Stoke-on-Trent. This forms the base of all our collections and the most wonderful foundat...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary British Modern Ceramics

Materials

Ceramic

Fine Bone China Large Deep Bowl Sculpted with Generous and Curvaceous Forms
Located in London, GB
Flare, 1882 Ltd. with Pinch. Russell Pinch and Oona Bannon are renowned furniture and lighting designers and have reduced the scale in which they design to create Flare. Flare is a f...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary British Modern Ceramics

Materials

Ceramic

White Fine Bone China Cup and Saucer
Located in London, GB
White, 1882 Ltd. The purist fine bone china tableware. Designed by Chris Johnson and made in Stoke-on-Trent. This forms the base of all our collections and the most wonderful foundat...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary British Modern Ceramics

Materials

Ceramic

White Fine Bone China Salad Plate
Located in London, GB
White, 1882 Ltd. The purist fine bone china tableware. Designed by Chris Johnson and made in Stoke-on-Trent. This forms the base of all our collections and the most wonderful foundat...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary British Modern Ceramics

Materials

Ceramic

Limited Edition Fine Bone China Potato Sculptures, Potato 1
Located in London, GB
Potato, 1882 Ltd. with Bruce McLean. Acclaimed conceptual artist Bruce McLean debued a vast new body of work titled Garden Ware that was on exhibition at the Victoria and Albert Muse...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary British Modern Ceramics

Materials

Ceramic

Fine Bone China Tall Vase Slip-Cast Hand Carved Plaster Models
Located in London, GB
Crockery White, 1882 Ltd. with Max Lamb. A collection of fine bone china tableware slip-cast from plaster models carved by hand, with glazed interior for functionality and raw exteri...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary British Modern Ceramics

Materials

Ceramic

White Fine Bone China Bowl
Located in London, GB
White, 1882 Ltd. The purist fine bone china tableware. Designed by Chris Johnson and made in Stoke-on-Trent. This forms the base of all our collections and the most wonderful foundat...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary British Modern Ceramics

Materials

Ceramic

Fine Bone China Posy Vase Slip-Cast Hand Carved Plaster Models
Located in London, GB
Crockery White, 1882 Ltd. with Max Lamb. A collection of fine bone china tableware slip-cast from plaster models carved by hand, with glazed interior for functionality and raw exteri...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary British Modern Ceramics

Materials

Ceramic

Fine Bone China Bowl Sculpted with Generous and Curvaceous Forms
Located in London, GB
Flare, 1882 Ltd. with Pinch. Russell Pinch and Oona Bannon are renowned furniture and lighting designers and have reduced the scale in which they design to create Flare. Flare is a f...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary British Modern Ceramics

Materials

Ceramic

Contemporary Cylindrical Ceramic Positive Vase with Engraved Detail in White
Located in London, GB
Positive – 1882 Ltd. with Snarkitecture. The idea for the collaboration with 1882 Ltd. was to reveal an otherwise unseen aspect of the process behind creating a bone china piece. Pos...
Category

2010s English Modern Ceramics

Materials

Ceramic

Hand-Painted Ceramic Festival Jug with Exaggerated Curves and Colored Stripes
Located in London, GB
Festival jug, 1882 Ltd. with Pinch. This hand-painted jug takes five arduous hours to paint and forms part of our icon collection. Painted by Emma Bailey who used to work at Wedgwood...
Category

2010s English Modern Ceramics

Materials

Ceramic

Contemporary Tryst Ceramic Vase with Hand-Painted Motif in Blue and White
Located in London, GB
Tryst – 1882 Ltd. with Amy J Hughes. Industry meets the studio maker head-on in this collaborative project between ceramicist Amy Jayne Hughes, the V&A and 1882 Ltd. Aiming to restor...
Category

2010s English Modern Ceramics

Materials

Ceramic

Contemporary Cast Bowl, Serving Bowl Oversized in White Ceramic
Located in London, GB
Cast bowl, 1882 Ltd. with John Pawson. Cast bowl is conceived as a quiet landscape in ceramic. Glazed in the palest of hues, the play of light and shadow generates endless small shif...
Category

2010s English Modern Ceramics

Materials

Ceramic

Modern Ceramic Oversized Vase with Closed Top in White, Big Vase 2
Located in London, GB
Big vase 2, 1882 Ltd. with Max Lamb. You can never have too many flowers. The question is how big can the vase be? Big vase starts life as a solid block of plaster that is hand carve...
Category

2010s English Modern Ceramics

Materials

Ceramic