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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 The modernists rejected both natural and historical references and relied primarily on industrial materials such as metal, glass, plywood, and, later, plastics.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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Champagne Bucket Wine Cooler Black Marquinia Marble Handmade Collectible Italy
Located in Ancona, Marche
Luxurious and big Champagne bucket sculpted by hand from a solid block of Marquinia marble. Polished finishing. Champagne bucket dimensions: D 26, H 41 cm. Available in different...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern More Dining and Entertaining

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Marble

Disco Bottle Opener from Souda, Brass
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Minimal, geometric, and fit for a space ship, the Disco bottle opener is just what you need to get a party started. Available in brass copper, or chrome.
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2010s Chinese Modern More Dining and Entertaining

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Steel

Hand-dyed Shibori Linen Table Runner in Silver Grey & Indigo Blue
Located in New York, NY
Silver linen table runner dyed with indigo in Pleat pattern. Hand-dyed and sewn in New York City. Runner measures approximately 18 x 72 inches. Each linen runner is hand dyed and ...
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2010s American Modern More Dining and Entertaining

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Linen

Bronze Lighter by Rick Owens
Located in Geneve, CH
Bronze Lighter by Rick Owens 2007 Dimensions: L 11.5 x W 5.5 x H 3 cm Materials: Bronze Available in Black and Nitrate finish. Rick Owens is a California-born fashion and fu...
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2010s French Modern More Dining and Entertaining

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Bronze

Coasters Set of Four. Formed from Brass Sheets and Handcrafted in Chicago
Located in Chicago, IL
Hand-formed from a sheet of brass, emphasizing the material’s pliable characteristics expressed through the process of production, each piece is then tarnished or darkened giving it ...
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2010s American Modern More Dining and Entertaining

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Brass

Vintage Pair of Brass and Twisted Lucite Candlesticks
Located in North Miami, FL
These monumental and fabulous pair of vintage candlesticks are 2 different sizes of twisted heavy lucite and polished brass. The top and bottom are stepped forms. They have been poli...
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1970s American Vintage Modern More Dining and Entertaining

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Brass

Ghidini 1961 Omini Thinker & Walkman Candlestick in Brass by Stefano Giovannoni
Located in Villa Carcina, IT
"Candles holder in brass Omini is a family of products that plays on the inclusion and the relationship between the human figure with a series of monolithic objects from geometric a...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern More Dining and Entertaining

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Brass

2000 Richard Sapper for Alessi Modernist Steel and Brass Italian Kettle
Located in Aci Castello, IT
The Alessi kettle designed by Richard Sapper is a multi-sensory object, it has a melodic brass whistle with an unusual shape, consisting of two small pipes that reproduce musical not...
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Early 2000s Italian Modern More Dining and Entertaining

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Brass, Stainless Steel

Hunter Green Japanese Paisley Faux Lacquerware Small Tray
Located in Oakland Park, FL
Japanese Paisley Faux Lacquerware Small Tray In shades of green, orange and red with paisley details Stamped OTAGIRI Japan Size: 8 x 6 x 0.25.
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Early 2000s Japanese Modern More Dining and Entertaining

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Plastic

Coaster Barware Blue Azul Macaubas Marble Majolica Pattern Handmade Italy
Located in Ancona, Marche
The Amalfi coaster inspired by the pattern of Majolica tiles represents all the Mediterranean flavor made of sea, sun, lemons and carefree laughter. Coaster in polished Azul Macauba...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern More Dining and Entertaining

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Marble

AD Dining Series, Arno Declercq
Located in Geneve, CH
AD Dining Series, Arno Declercq Measures: Small 14 cm L x 14 cm W x 2.5 cm H 5.5 ” L x 5.5 “ W x 1 “ H Medium 19 cm L x 19 cm W x 2.5 cm H 7.5 ” L x 7.5 “ W x 1 “ H Large...
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2010s Belgian Modern More Dining and Entertaining

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Bronze

Ghidini 1961 Omini Napkin Holder 3 in Polished Brass by Stefano Giovannoni
Located in Villa Carcina, IT
Napkin holder in brass Omini is a family of products that plays on the inclusion and the relationship between the human figure with a series of monolithic objects from geometric and...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern More Dining and Entertaining

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Brass

Georg Jensen Indulgence Strawberry Bowl in Stainless Steel by Helle Damkjær
Located in New York, NY
From spectacular centrepieces to functional minimalism, Georg Jensen's glass, silver and stainless steel bowls enhance every home. Serve food, display fruit or simply let them shine ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chinese Modern More Dining and Entertaining

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Stainless Steel

Ghidini 1961 Omini the Lazy Climber Candlestick in Brass by Stefano Giovannoni
Located in Villa Carcina, IT
Candlesholder in brass Omini is a family of products that plays on the inclusion and the relationship between the human figure with a series of monolithic objects from geometric and...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern More Dining and Entertaining

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Brass

Venini Idria Large Glass Vase in Violet
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Idria glass vase series, designed and manufactured by Venini, features three different shaped vases. Indoor use only. Dimensions: Ø 26, H 36 cm.
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern More Dining and Entertaining

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Glass

Ghidini 1961 Omini the Walkman Short Candlestick in Brass by Stefano Giovannoni
Located in Villa Carcina, IT
Candleholder in brass. Omini is a family of products that plays on the inclusion and the relationship between the human figure with a series of monolithic objects from geometric and...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern More Dining and Entertaining

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Brass

Plumb Marble Tray, Large by Essenzia
Located in Geneve, CH
Plumb marble tray - Large by Essenzia Materials: India Green Dimensions: 45 x 45 cm Also Available: Pele de Tigre, Estremoz White, Carrara, Rosa Portugal Simple and functiona...
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2010s Portuguese Modern More Dining and Entertaining

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Marble

Golden Edition - Unique Bronze Lighter by Rick Owens
Located in Geneve, CH
Golden Edition - Unique Bronze Lighter by Rick Owens Dimensions: L 11.5 x W 5.5 x H 3 cm Materials: Bronze The gold edition is an exclusivity of Galerie Philia Available in Black, Go...
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2010s French Modern More Dining and Entertaining

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Bronze

Ghidini 1961 Omini the Walkman Napkins Tray in Brass by Stefano Giovannoni
Located in Villa Carcina, IT
Napkins holder in brass Omini is a family of products that plays on the inclusion and the relationship between the human figure with a series of monolithic objects from geometric an...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern More Dining and Entertaining

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Brass

Set of 4 Kartell Medium Dune Trays in Pink by Mario Bellini
Located in Brooklyn, NY
The semi-transparent material of these trays with internal sculpting varies in chromatic intensity and luminosity and projects a magical three-dimensional illusion onto the surface h...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern More Dining and Entertaining

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Crystal

Black Marble Ariadne Coasters by Faye Tsakalides
Located in Geneve, CH
Ariadne Coasters in Black Volakas marble by Faye Tsakalides. Dimensions: 12 W x 12 L x 1 H cm Materials: Black Volakas Marble. Technique: Crafted from a single piece of marble. Han...
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2010s Greek Modern More Dining and Entertaining

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Marble

Glass Decanter, Completely Handcrafted in Chicago
Located in Chicago, IL
A place to ready the tastes and hidden intoxication offerings of your libation to the evening.      
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2010s American Modern More Dining and Entertaining

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Stainless Steel

Kartell Jellies Carafe in Light Blue by Patricia Urquiola
Located in Brooklyn, NY
A comprehensive line of carafes made from colourful and transparent PMMA plastic. The line's individuality is down to the fact that each model presents a different organic pattern th...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern More Dining and Entertaining

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Resin, Plastic

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...
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2010s Italian Modern More Dining and Entertaining

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Brass

Balanced Marble Fruit Bowl by Essenzia
Located in Geneve, CH
Balanced Marble Fruit Bowl by Essenzia Materials: Carrara, pele de tigre, estremoz white Dimensions: 25 x 40 cm Sculptural hand-finished fruit bowl made from a solid piece of marble...
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2010s Portuguese Modern More Dining and Entertaining

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Marble

Italic Lace Black Finish Petal Coaster Set of Four, Galante & Lancman for Driad
Located in Brooklyn, NY
"The city of Siena in 1440 birthed the original lace items that provided the inspiration for a range of table accessories. Back then they were made with a crochet hook, now they are ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern More Dining and Entertaining

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Brass

Set of 6 Rosenthal "Maria" Cream Soups w. Saucers
Located in San Francisco, CA
Cream soup cup, 9 oz fl - 5" diameter. Cream soup saucer, 7 " diameter.  
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Mid-20th Century German Modern More Dining and Entertaining

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Porcelain

Set of 16 Large Kartell Jellies Glasses in Crystal by Patricia Urquiola
Located in Brooklyn, NY
A comprehensive line of glasses made from colorful and transparent PMMA plastic. The line's individuality is down to the fact that each model presents a different organic pattern tha...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern More Dining and Entertaining

Materials

Resin, Plastic

Iza Mug by Rodrigo Lobato Yáñes
Located in Geneve, CH
Iza mug by Rodrigo Lobato Yáñes Dimensions: H 4" x W 5.2" x D 5.2" Materials: Slip casting, glazing and single firing process Platalea studio was born out of a passion for both ...
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2010s Mexican Modern More Dining and Entertaining

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Ceramic

12 Polished Horn Bowls
Located in New York, NY
Set of 12 hand made polished horn bowls, hand wash/damp cloth only, no dishwasher.
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21st Century and Contemporary Spanish Modern More Dining and Entertaining

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Horn

PORTEÑO Small Black & Cream Hand Painted Wood Tray
Located in Buenos Aires, AR
The urban and cosmopolitan Porteño family carries the spirit of the ones born in Buenos Aires city or “Porteño”, as they are commonly known. Its boxes, trays and flower vases have a ...
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2010s Argentine Modern More Dining and Entertaining

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Wood

Contemporary Black Copper Bai He Tray by Robert Kuo, Hand Repousse
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Bai He tray Black copper Hand repoussé Limited edition Each piece is individually crafted and is unique. Repoussé is the traditional art of hand-hammering decorative relief o...
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2010s Modern More Dining and Entertaining

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Copper

Ghidini 1961 Omini the Diver Short Candlestick in Brass by Stefano Giovannoni
Located in Villa Carcina, IT
Candleholder in brass Omini is a family of products that plays on the insertion and relationship between the human figure and a series of monolithic objects with a geometric and min...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern More Dining and Entertaining

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Brass

The Wallis Flatware, by Vicente Wolf
Located in New York, NY
From renowned interior designer Vicente Wolf, the Wallis flatware set combines high quality, modern simplicity and timeless elegance into a unique set of flatware. Made from high-gra...
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Early 2000s Korean Modern More Dining and Entertaining

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Stainless Steel

Maharam Pattern Tray Small by Scholten & Baijings
Located in New York, NY
Pattern Tray Small by Scholten & Baijings 001 Zest Oak with blocks textile graphic. Made in Japan by Karimoku new standard. Scholten & Baijings for Maharam is a collection of home ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Japanese Modern More Dining and Entertaining

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Oak

Serpentine Marble Book Holder, Small by Essenzia
Located in Geneve, CH
Serpentine marble book holder - small by Essenzia Materials: Nero marquina Dimensions: 51 x 22 x 14 cm Also Available: Carrara, India green, and large size Serpentine it’s a...
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2010s Portuguese Modern More Dining and Entertaining

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Marble

Swing Marble Serving Bowl by Essenzia
Located in Geneve, CH
Swing marble serving bowl by Essenzia Materials: Carrara, travertine, rosa portugal, estremoz white Dimensions: 40 x 40 x 12 cm Also Available in different marbles A Fruit bo...
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2010s Portuguese Modern More Dining and Entertaining

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Marble

Kartell Jellies Carafe in Crystal by Patricia Urquiola
Located in Brooklyn, NY
A comprehensive line of carafes made from colourful and transparent PMMA plastic. The line's individuality is down to the fact that each model presents a different organic pattern th...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern More Dining and Entertaining

Materials

Plastic

VALLE NARROW Small Silver Alpaca & Black Onyx Stone Tray
Located in Buenos Aires, AR
This family is inspired by the forms and figures shaped by the wind of the Moon Valley (in the province of San Juan, in the North of Argentina). It comes from this magical and inspir...
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2010s Argentine Modern More Dining and Entertaining

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Stone, Onyx, Metal

Disco Bottle Opener from Souda, Copper
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Minimal, geometric, and fit for a space ship, the disco bottle opener is just what you need to get a party started. Available in brass, copper, or chrome.
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2010s Chinese Modern More Dining and Entertaining

Materials

Steel

Kartell Jellies Carafe in Pink by Patricia Urquiola
Located in Brooklyn, NY
A comprehensive line of carafes made from colourful and transparent PMMA plastic. The line's individuality is down to the fact that each model presents a different organic pattern th...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern More Dining and Entertaining

Materials

Plastic

Richard Meier for Swid Powell Silver-Plate Skyscraper Bowl or Centerpiece
Located in North Miami, FL
This large, commanding and modernist silver-plate bowl or centerpiece bowl is by Richard Meier for Swid Powell. It is from the skyscraper series and from the 1980s. Very postmodern. ...
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1980s North American Vintage Modern More Dining and Entertaining

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Silver Plate

Camille Cake Stand by Marc Dibeh
Located in Geneve, CH
Camille cake stand by Marc Dibeh 2014 Materials: French oak, brass Dimensions: D 40 x H 35 cm Beirut based designer Marc Dibeh narrates his cultural environment through compel...
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2010s Lebanese Modern More Dining and Entertaining

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Brass

New Old Stock 1997 Fossile Espresso Cup by Paolo Rossetti
By Paolo Rossetti
Located in Weesp, NL
1997 Fossile New Old Stock espresso cup by Paolo Rossetti Rare espresso cup from the 1997 Illy collection. The cup has never been used and comes with it's original box without the co...
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1990s Italian Modern More Dining and Entertaining

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Ceramic

Ariadne Coasters by Faye Tsakalides
Located in Geneve, CH
Ariadne coasters in white Volakas marble by Faye Tsakalides. Dimensions: 12 W x 12 L x 1 H cm Materials: White Volakas marble. Technique: Crafted from a single piece of marble. ...
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2010s Greek Modern More Dining and Entertaining

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Marble

Set of 16 Kartell Jellies Flutes in Light Blue by Patricia Urquiola
Located in Brooklyn, NY
The Jellies family tableware line has been expanded to include new items designed especially for the Christmas holidays and for ringing in the New Year, the Jellies champagne flute. ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern More Dining and Entertaining

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Plastic

Kartell Jellies Carafe in Green by Patricia Urquiola
Located in Brooklyn, NY
A comprehensive line of carafes made from colorful and transparent PMMA plastic. The line's individuality is down to the fact that each model presents a different organic pattern tha...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern More Dining and Entertaining

Materials

Plastic

Set of Six Campbell-Rey Cosimo Murano Wine Glasses
Located in London, GB
Campbell-Rey launches two new hand blown Murano glassware collections crafted from Pyrex. Named Cosimo and Cosima, the two sibling collections are a continuation of the close relatio...
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2010s Italian Modern More Dining and Entertaining

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Murano Glass

Set of 16 Large Kartell Jellies Glasses in Green by Patricia Urquiola
Located in Brooklyn, NY
A comprehensive line of glasses made from colorful and transparent PMMA plastic. The line's individuality is down to the fact that each model presents a different organic pattern tha...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern More Dining and Entertaining

Materials

Resin, Plastic

14 Fornasetti for Rosenthal Palladiana Pattern Chargers / Plates
Located in Litchfield, CT
By Piero Fornasetti for Rosenthal, Germany, circa 1970. Excellent condition. These rare Palladiana pattern chargers are fabulous examples of Piero Fornasetti’s superb designs. Meticu...
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1970s German Vintage Modern More Dining and Entertaining

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Porcelain

Ghidini 1961 Omini Napkin Holder 2 in Polished Brass by Stefano Giovannoni
Located in Villa Carcina, IT
Napkin holder in brass Omini is a family of products that plays on the inclusion and the relationship between the human figure with a series of monolithic objects from geometric and...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern More Dining and Entertaining

Materials

Brass

Silver-Plate Set of 15 Bamboo Design Napkin Rings Vintage
Located in North Miami, FL
This set of 15 vintage napkin rings are of the bamboo design 10 of them are silver plate and the other 5 are nickel silver. We discovered that after we acquired them. They will not b...
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1970s American Vintage Modern More Dining and Entertaining

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Silver Plate, Nickel

Ghidini 1961 Mio Table Lamp in Satin Brass by Aldo Cibic
Located in Villa Carcina, IT
Mio table lamp in satin brass by A. Cibic. Materials: Satin brass Net weight: 1.45 kg Dimensions: W 19 x D 21 x H 44 cm.
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern More Dining and Entertaining

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Brass

Venini Fazzoletto Large Vase in Milk White by Fulvio Bianconi & Paolo Venini
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Fazzoletto glass vase, designed by Fulvio Bianconi and Paolo Venini and manufactured by Venini, is available in three different sizes. Original designed in 1948. Indoor use only. ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern More Dining and Entertaining

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Glass

Plank Tray Black Minimal Modern Ash Serving Pedestal Display Object
Located in Bainbridge Island, WA
A beautifully simple and sturdy tray made in our studio from sustainably sourced ash. Use to serve food and drinks or as a low pedestal to display objects. Dimensions: Height 1.2...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern More Dining and Entertaining

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Ash

Georg Jensen Alfredo Étagère in Stainless Steel Finish by Alfredo Häberli
Located in New York, NY
The Alfredo étagère is a modern and bold carrier for sweet or savory finger foods and treats, and the rounded top handle mimics the design of other Alfredo pieces. Alfredo Häberli...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chinese Modern More Dining and Entertaining

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Mirror

Hand-dyed Shibori Linen Table Runner in Rose Pink & Indigo Blue
Located in New York, NY
Rose linen table runner dyed with indigo in Pleat pattern. Hand-dyed and sewn in New York City. Runner measures approximately 18 x 72 inches. Each linen runner is hand dyed and on...
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2010s American Modern More Dining and Entertaining

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Linen

Contemporary White Lacquered Wood Rectangle Tray with Black Chanel Letters
Located in North Miami, FL
This contemporary Chanel white lacquered over wood tray was used for photographic staged photo shots and purposes in Los Angeles in the late 90's. It has black lettering saying Chane...
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1990s American Modern More Dining and Entertaining

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Lacquer