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MODERN STYLE

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

Early practitioners of modernist design include the De Stijl (“The Style”) group, founded in the Netherlands in 1917, and the Bauhaus School, founded two years later in Germany.

Followers of both groups produced sleek, spare designs — many of which became icons of daily life in the 20th century. The modernists rejected both natural and historical references and relied primarily on industrial materials such as metal, glass, plywood, and, later, plastics. While Bauhaus principals Marcel Breuer and Ludwig Mies van der Rohe created furniture from mass-produced, chrome-plated steel, American visionaries like Charles and Ray Eames worked in materials as novel as molded plywood and fiberglass. Today, Breuer’s Wassily chair, Mies van der Rohe’s Barcelona chaircrafted with his romantic partner, designer Lilly Reich — and the Eames lounge chair are emblems of progressive design and vintage originals are prized cornerstones of collections.

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

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Style: Modern
Champagne Bucket Wine Cooler Vase Vessel Set Coasters Blue Azul Macaubas Marble
Located in Ancona, Marche
Luxurious and big Champagne bucket set sculpted by hand from a solid block of Azul Macaubas. The set consisting of 1 Champagne bucket, 1 circular plate and 4 circular coasters. Pol...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern More Dining and Entertaining

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Quartz

Lilì and Lulù Oil and Vinegar Set in Mouth Blown Glass by Matteo Cibic
Located in Milan, IT
Lilì and Lulù make up a set of oil and vinegar dispensers, this couple of characters is made in mouth blown glass with a grooved finishing. Lilì and Lulù set is part of table Joy, a ...
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2010s Italian Modern More Dining and Entertaining

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Blown Glass

Tipì and Tidò Salt and Pepper Shakers Set in Mouth Blown Glass by Matteo Cibic
Located in Milan, IT
Tipì and Tidò are two small creatures that make up a salt and pepper set, this product is made in mouth blown glass with a grooved finishing. Tipì and Tidò set is part of Table Joy, ...
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2010s Italian Modern More Dining and Entertaining

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Blown Glass

Tipì, Tidò, Lilì and Lulù Set for Dressing in Mouth Blown Glass by Mattero Cibic
Located in Milan, IT
Lilì and Lulù with Tipì and Tidì are a set of four pieces for dressing: Lilì and Lulù are two dispensers for oil and vinegar, Tipì and Tidò are salt and pepper shaker. This crowd of ...
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2010s Italian Modern More Dining and Entertaining

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Blown Glass

Cuppone Large Brass Bowl by Aldo Cibic
Located in Milan, IT
Cuppone is a large brass bowl that belongs to the Tablejoy collection, a family of tableware designed by Aldo Cibic, characterized by an upbeat, vividly colored and slightly radical ...
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2010s Italian Modern More Dining and Entertaining

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Brass

Hand-Dyed Shibori Linen Napkins Set of 4 in Silver Grey & Indigo Blue
Located in New York, NY
Silver linen napkins, set of four, dyed with indigo in Pleat pattern. Hand-dyed and sewn in New York City. Napkins measure approximately 18 x 18 inches. Each linen napkin is hand dye...
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2010s American Modern More Dining and Entertaining

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Linen

"B" Marble Ashtray, Morfosi
Located in Geneve, CH
"B" marble ashtray - Morfosi Dimensions: D 18 x W 10 cm Materials: brown marble. Available in custom dimensions and materials. The Morfosi brand has as its guideline the stylistic r...
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2010s Italian Modern More Dining and Entertaining

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Marble

Plank Tray Natural 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

"A" Marble Ashtray, Morfosi
Located in Geneve, CH
"A" marble ashtray - Morfosi Dimensions: D 20 x W 20 cm Materials: White Afyon marble. Available in custom dimensions and materials. The Morfosi brand has as its guideline the ...
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2010s Italian Modern More Dining and Entertaining

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Marble

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

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

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Steel

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 one o...
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2010s American Modern More Dining and Entertaining

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Linen

Half Moon Blown Glass Salt Cellar with Carrara Marble Base by Elisa Ossino
Located in Milan, IT
Half Moon is a small salt cellar composed by a base in Carrara marble and a small blown glass bowl. Half Moon is part of Lunar Landscape designed by Elisa Ossino, who conceived for P...
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2010s Italian Modern More Dining and Entertaining

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Carrara Marble

Dudù High Mouth Blown Glass Carafe Designed by Matteo Cibic
Located in Milan, IT
Dudù is a high mouth-blown glass carafe available in two different versions: in smooth glass or in grooved glass with a plissé effect. Dudù is part of Table Joy, a collection designe...
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2010s Italian Modern More Dining and Entertaining

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Blown Glass

Reflect Cast Solid Bronze Bottle Opener Design Object
Located in Bainbridge Island, WA
Cast in solid bronze in a small Northwest foundry, our bottle opener is a study in reflection. Its overall shape is reflected on two planes. Its materiality shimmers warmly with refl...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern More Dining and Entertaining

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Bronze

Dodò Low Mouth Blown Glass Carafe Designed by Matteo Cibic
Located in Milan, IT
Dodò is a low mouth-blown glass carafe available in two different versions: in smooth glass or in grooved glass with a plissé effect. The Dodò carafe is part of table joy, a collecti...
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2010s Italian Modern More Dining and Entertaining

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Blown Glass

Plank Tray Natural 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

Half Moon Blown Glass Pepper Cellar with Versilia Marble Base by Elisa Ossino
Located in Milan, IT
Half Moon is a small pepper cellar composed by a base in gray Versilia Marble and a small blown glass bowl. Half Moon is part of Lunar Landscape designed by Elisa Ossino, who conceiv...
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2010s Italian Modern More Dining and Entertaining

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Carrara Marble

Orbit Blown Glass Bottle by Elisa Ossino
Located in Milan, IT
Orbit is a spherical glass bottle and it is part of the Lunar Landscape collection designed by Elisa Ossino, who conceived for Paola C. a tableware collection, revisiting the classic...
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2010s Italian Modern More Dining and Entertaining

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Blown Glass

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

Half Moon Blown Glass Bowl with Marble Base by Elisa Ossino
Located in Milan, IT
Half Moon is a small bowl composed by a base in marble and a small blown glass bowl. The product is available in two version: with Carrara marble base or with gray Versilia marble. ...
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2010s Italian Modern More Dining and Entertaining

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Carrara Marble, Marble

Ghidini 1961 Cestino 2 Large Bowl in Polished Brass by Andrea Branzi
Located in Villa Carcina, IT
"The dance, intended as an eternal circle and sacred ritual and celebration of the ancient tribal traditions." This is the reference of Andrea Branzi when he thought of this series o...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern More Dining and Entertaining

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Brass

Pims Mouth Blown Glass Bottle / Vase Designed by Aldo Cibic
Located in Milan, IT
Pims is a mouth blown borosilicate glass bottle with a slim shape, a little masterpiece where the Paola C.’s craftsmen ability meets the design by Aldo Cibic. Pims reminds the glass ...
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Early 2000s Italian Modern More Dining and Entertaining

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Blown Glass

Goose Mouth Blown Glass Decanter Designed by Aldo Cibic
Located in Milan, IT
Goose is a mouth blown borosilicate glass decanter, realized thanks to the ability of master craftsmen specialized in glass blowing. Drawing inspiration from nature Aldo Cibic has cr...
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2010s Italian Modern More Dining and Entertaining

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Blown Glass

Cuppone Ceramic Cup by Aldo Cibic
Located in Milan, IT
Cuppone is a ceramic cup designed by Aldo Cibic, it is available in two color versions (terracotta and grey). The product is part of Table Joy Collection: an upbeat and slightly radi...
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2010s Italian Modern More Dining and Entertaining

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Ceramic

Champagne Bucket Wine Cooler Vase Vessel Rose Quartz Handmade Collectible Italy
Located in Ancona, Marche
Luxurious and big Champagne bucket sculpted by hand from a solid block of Rose Quartz. Polished finishing. Champagne bucket dimensions: D 25.5, H 38 cm. Available in different quart...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern More Dining and Entertaining

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Rose Quartz

Mint Mouth Blown Glass Jug Designed by Aldo Cibic
Located in Milan, IT
Mint is a mouth blown borosilicate glass jug with a wide shape and with a handle that help a firm grip. Mint is a little masterpiece where the Paola C.’s craftsmen ability meets the ...
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Early 2000s Italian Modern More Dining and Entertaining

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Blown Glass

Contemporary Set of 2 Coffee Cups and Saucer Hand decorated Porcelain Tableware
Located in Roma, RM
Handcrafted in Italy from the finest porcelain, these 2 coffee cups and saucers from the Chestnut Collection have a multicolor dotted decoration shaped as a Cascade while the inside ...
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2010s Italian Modern More Dining and Entertaining

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Porcelain

Hand-dyed Shibori Linen Table Runner in Yellow Gold & Indigo Blue
Located in New York, NY
Gold 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 one o...
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2010s American Modern More Dining and Entertaining

Materials

Linen

Hand-dyed Shibori Linen Napkins set of 4 in Yellow Gold & Indigo Blue
Located in New York, NY
Gold linen napkins, set of four, dyed with indigo in Pleat pattern. Hand-dyed and sewn in New York City. Napkins measure approximately 18 x 18 inches. Each linen napkin is hand dyed ...
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2010s American Modern More Dining and Entertaining

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Linen

Elizabeth II Silver Jubilee, Sterling Silver Knife Rests, Birmingham, 1977
Located in London, London
Hallmarked in Birmingham in 1977 by Bishtons Ltd., this stylish pair of Modernist, Sterling Silver Knife Rests, are modelled as pheasants. Each knife rest measures 1.25"(3cm) tal...
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1970s English Vintage Modern More Dining and Entertaining

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Sterling Silver

Feeling Zig ZAg Tray by Michele Chiossi
Located in Geneve, CH
Feeling zig zAg tray by Michele Chiossi Contemporary Collection Dimensions: 27 x 27 x 2 cm Materials: Bianco statuario Michele Chiossi's research is defined by the ongoing anal...
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2010s Italian Modern More Dining and Entertaining

Materials

Marble

Emoji Speech Baloon Tray by Michele Chiossi
Located in Geneve, CH
Emoji speech baloon tray by Michele Chiossi Contemporary Collection Dimensions: 35 x 30 x 2 cm Materials: Bianco Statuario, Grigio Bardiglio Michele Chiossi's research is defin...
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2010s Italian Modern More Dining and Entertaining

Materials

Marble

Square Piccolo Plate by Studioformart
Located in Geneve, CH
Square Piccolo plate by Studioformart Total Marble Collection Dimensions: 15 x 15 x 1 cm Materials: Bianco Carrara The history of marble carving is lost in time; in one breath,...
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2010s Italian Modern More Dining and Entertaining

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Marble, Carrara Marble

Forever Tray by Michele Chiossi
Located in Geneve, CH
Forever tray by Michele Chiossi Contemporary Collection Dimensions: 35 x 35 x 2 cm Materials: Bianco statuario, grigio bardiglio Michele Chiossi's research is defined by the on...
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2010s Italian Modern More Dining and Entertaining

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Marble

Curvati Medium Tray by Studioformart
Located in Geneve, CH
Curvati medium tray by Studioformart Total Marble Collection Dimensions: 40 x 10 x 2 cm Materials: Bianco Carrara The history of marble carving is lost in time; in one breath,...
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2010s Italian Modern More Dining and Entertaining

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Marble, Carrara Marble

Vasco Tray, Bianco Carrara by Studioformart
Located in Geneve, CH
Vasco tray - Bianco Carrara by Studioformart Total Marble Collection Dimensions: 40 x 20 x 2 cm Materials: Bianco Carrara Also available: Calacatta Oro The history of marble...
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2010s Italian Modern More Dining and Entertaining

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Marble, Carrara Marble

Curvati Large Tray by Studioformart
Located in Geneve, CH
Tavoletta serving tray by Studioformart Total Marble Collection Dimensions: 40 x 20 x 2 cm Materials: Bianco Carrara The history of marble carving is lost in time; in one brea...
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2010s Italian Modern More Dining and Entertaining

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Marble

Square Fondo Plate by Studioformart
Located in Geneve, CH
Square fondo plate by Studioformart Total Marble Collection Dimensions: 20 x 20 x 4 cm Materials: Bianco Carrara The history of marble carving is lost in time; in one breath, i...
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2010s Italian Modern More Dining and Entertaining

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Marble, Carrara Marble

Square Piano Plate by Studioformart
Located in Geneve, CH
Square piano plate by Studioformart Total marble collection Dimensions: 22 x 22 x 18 cm Materials: Bianco Carrara The history of marble carving is lost in time; in one breath, ...
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2010s Italian Modern More Dining and Entertaining

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Marble, Carrara Marble

Paletta Tray/Chopping Board by Studioformart
Located in Geneve, CH
Paletta tray/chopping board by Studioformart Total Marble Collection Dimensions: 50 x 12 x 1 cm Materials: Bianco Carrara The history of marble carving is lost in time; in one...
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2010s Italian Modern More Dining and Entertaining

Materials

Marble, Carrara Marble

Tavoletta Serving Tray by Studioformart
Located in Geneve, CH
Tavoletta Serving tray by Studioformart Total Marble Collection Dimensions: 46 x 34 x 0.7 cm Materials: Bianco Carrara The history of marble carving is lost in time; in one br...
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2010s Italian Modern More Dining and Entertaining

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Marble

Venini Esagonale Caraffa in Straw Yellow and Coral by Carlo Scarpa
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Esagonale Glass Glass collection, designed by Carlo Scarpa and manufactured by Venini, originally designed in 1932, consists of three glasses and a decanter. Esagonale Caraffa / deca...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern More Dining and Entertaining

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Glass

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 one...
Category

2010s American Modern More Dining and Entertaining

Materials

Linen

Serpentine Marble Bookholder, Large by Essenzia
Located in Geneve, CH
Serpentine marble bookholder - Large by Essenzia Materials: Nero Marquina Dimensions: 73 x 30 x 20 cm Also available: Carrara, India green, and small size Serpentine it’s an ...
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2010s Portuguese Modern More Dining and Entertaining

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Marble

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

Plumb Marble Tray, Small by Essenzia
Located in Geneve, CH
Plumb marble tray - Small by Essenzia Materials: India green Dimensions: 30 x 30 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

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

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

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 ma...
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2010s Portuguese Modern More Dining and Entertaining

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Marble

Serviette Rings Set Tableware Black Marquina Marble Brass Inlay Collectible
Located in Ancona, Marche
hand carved serviette rings from Marquina marble with brass inlay. Set of 4 pieces. Dimensions: D 7.5, H 1.5 cm Marble is a natural material, every piece is unique as each marb...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern More Dining and Entertaining

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Marble, Brass

Modernist Sterling Silver Coffee Set - Pruden & Smith - London 1997-2000
Located in London, London
Hallmarked in London in 1997 - 2000 by Pruden and Smith, this very stylish, Sterling Silver Tea Set, is of Modernist design, and features a wooden handle and finial to the tea pot (o...
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1990s English Modern More Dining and Entertaining

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Sterling Silver

Ghidini 1961 Rabbit Salt and Pepper Set in Brass by Stefano Giovannoni
Located in Villa Carcina, IT
Salt and pepper in brass with PVD treatment The rabbit is the latest iconic object I have designed. For Ghidini it has turned into a family of precious metal objects: salt and pepp...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern More Dining and Entertaining

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Brass

Handmade Centrepiece Tema E Variazioni n°399 White Black Burnished Gold
Located in MILANO, IT
The art of the table is manifested in this hand-decorated porcelain centrepiece with gold accents: Fornasetti's unmistakable decorative style makes it a true collector's item. Any...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern More Dining and Entertaining

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Ceramic

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

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

Ghidini 1961 Omini The Fisherman 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

Ghidini 1961 Omini Napkin Holder 1 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

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