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Modern Serving Pieces

MODERN STYLE
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 The modernists rejected both natural and historical references and relied primarily on industrial materials such as metal, glass, plywood, and, later, plastics.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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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 Serving Pieces

Materials

Ash

Tray or Serving Platter in Black Marquina Marble by Ivan Colominas, Italy
Located in Milan, IT
An essential, Minimalist tray that easily lends itself to multiple uses. At the table, in the kitchen, in the dining room. In simlicity is beauty. Size: 40 x 2.2 cm, smooth finishing...
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2010s Italian Modern Serving Pieces

Materials

Marble

Ghidini 1961 Tip Top Large Paper Basket in Gold by Richard Hutten
Located in Villa Carcina, IT
Large paper basket in openwork steel When you look at the top view of the Tip-Top series, all the triangles have the same size. In 3D these triangles have been stretched, which crea...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Serving Pieces

Materials

Stainless Steel

Seletti "Hybrid-Raissa" Porcelain Cake-Stand
Located in Doral, FL
From its very first year in 1964, Seletti in Cicognara, Mantova, has followed its principle of professionality service and constant research to strive for betterness innovation and o...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Chinese Modern Serving Pieces

Materials

Porcelain

Eye Birchwood Serving Tray Blue
Located in ROCCAVIVARA CB, IT
The eye is a multicultural symbol of sheltering and protection made of birchwood Measures: 32 x 15cm.
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Serving Pieces

Materials

Wood

Eye Birchwood Serving Tray Yellow
Located in ROCCAVIVARA CB, IT
The eye is a multicultural symbol of sheltering and protection made of Birchwood   Size: 32 x 15cm.
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Serving Pieces

Materials

Wood

Georg Jensen Bernadotte Cake Server by Prince Sigvard Bernadotte
Located in New York, NY
A wonderful cake deserves to be enjoyed and served in style. The Bernadotte cake spade brings a notable and elegant touch to the table – and your cake. Its fluted shaft is inspired b...
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Modern Serving Pieces

Materials

Stainless Steel

Georg Jensen Alfredo Salad Servers in Oak Wood & Steel by Alfredo Häberli
Located in New York, NY
These salad servers are made of oak wood which is a great contrast to the Alfredo salad bowls in stainless steel and porcelain. The end of the salad servers is finished with an elega...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Serving Pieces

Materials

Oak

Eyes Serving Wood Trays Set of 5
Located in ROCCAVIVARA CB, IT
The eye has always been a symbol of protection and sheltering here a set of 5 'EYES' birch wood trays Size: 15 x 32cm.
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Serving Pieces

Materials

Wood

Jackie Solid Brass Napkin Ring Set by Greg Natale
Located in Sydney,, NSW
Joining the Jackie family is the all new napkin ring. Sold in a set of four, this set will bring a level of elegance to any table setting. Slender, streamlined and poised, Jackie is ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Unknown Modern Serving Pieces

Materials

Brass

Eye Birchwood Serving Tray Sky
Located in ROCCAVIVARA CB, IT
The eye is a multicultural symbol of sheltering and protection made of Birchwood   Measures: 32 x 15cm.
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Serving Pieces

Materials

Wood

Hunt Tray, Large Light Gray
Located in Woodbury, NY
A large round faux shagreen tray detailed with brass bamboo-like handles.       
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21st Century and Contemporary Vietnamese Modern Serving Pieces

Hammock Marble Platter by On.Entropy in White or Brown Desk Accessory of Platter
Located in Athens, GR
This platter is designed as a homogeneous volume, wishing to engage the senses around the plasticity of marble. It is carved off a single piece of marble without joints or seams. H...
Category

2010s Greek Modern Serving Pieces

Materials

Marble

Io Marble Platter by On.Entropy in White, Green, Brown Modern Desk Accessory
Located in Athens, GR
This platter is designed as a homogeneous volume, wishing to engage the senses around the plasticity of marble. It is carved off a single piece of marble without joints or seams. Io...
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2010s Greek Modern Serving Pieces

Materials

Marble

Pair of Contemporary Copper Serving Trays Decorative Sculpture, in Stock
Located in Chicago, IL
Lift and lift, too - set of two. Simple. Elegant. Minimalist. The contemporary copper serving trays titled Lift collection will redefine the landscape of your table setting. Inspire...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Serving Pieces

Materials

Copper

Georg Jensen Alfredo Small Breadbasket in Stainless Steel by Alfredo Häberli
Located in New York, NY
The woven form of this wire bread basket references the shapes of the other products of the Alfredo collection. The Alfredo collection brings style and energy to your daily routine.
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Chinese Modern Serving Pieces

Materials

Stainless Steel

Georg Jensen Large Alfredo Bread Basket in Stainless Steel by Alfredo Häberli
Located in New York, NY
The woven form of this wire bread basket references the shapes of the other products of the Alfredo collection. The Alfredo collection brings style and energy to your daily routine.
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Chinese Modern Serving Pieces

Materials

Stainless Steel

Georg Jensen Cobra Tray in Stainless Steel Mirror by Constantin Wortmann
Located in New York, NY
The beautiful Cobra design language has also been formed into a decorative and functional tray.
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21st Century and Contemporary Chinese Modern Serving Pieces

Materials

Stainless Steel

Swid Powell for Calvin Klein Silver Plate Three-Piece Coffee Service
Located in North Miami, FL
This modernist silver- plate coffee service by Swid Powell for Calvin Klein is timeless. It has been all polished. Signed on the bottom. It is from the 1980s. It has a coffee pot and...
Category

1980s American Vintage Modern Serving Pieces

Materials

Silver Plate

Masai Small Rectangular Tray in Polished Metal by Aldo Cibic
Located in Milan, IT
Masai is a family of rectangular polished metal trays designed by Aldo Cibic, available in two different sizes: small and large. The high edges and the rounded corner make this tray ...
Category

2010s Italian Modern Serving Pieces

Materials

Metal

Georg Jensen Bernadotte Salad Set by Prince Sigvard Bernadotte
Located in New York, NY
With its timeless design and its practical elegance, the Bernadotte salad serving set adds something very special to any table setting. The graphic Functionalist riffles and the beau...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Danish Modern Serving Pieces

Materials

Stainless Steel

Hands Birchwood Serving Tray Green
Located in ROCCAVIVARA CB, IT
The hand means protection, sherltering and cosyness made of birchwood   Measures: 32 x 15cm.
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Serving Pieces

Materials

Wood

Masai Large Rectangular Tray in Polished Metal by Aldo Cibic
Located in Milan, IT
Masai is a family of rectangular polished metal trays designed by Aldo Cibic, available in two different sizes: small and large. The high edges and the rounded corner make this tray ...
Category

2010s Italian Modern Serving Pieces

Materials

Metal

Set of 4 Medium Kartell Jelly Plates in Crystal by Patricia Urquiola
Located in Brooklyn, NY
The Jelly table centre plates are part of a new series of design items through which Kartell, in its continuous search for new tactile and aesthetic effects, once again demonstrates ...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Serving Pieces

Materials

Crystal

Eye Birch Wood Serving Tray Green
Located in ROCCAVIVARA CB, IT
The eye is a multicultural symbol of sheltering and protection Made of birch wood Measures: 32 x 15cm.
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Serving Pieces

Materials

Wood

Gucci Hallmarked Gold Plated and Silver Demitasse Serving Spoons S/6 Vintage
Located in North Miami, FL
This lovely set of six small signed Italian Gucci demitasse spoons have the the classic horse bit design. They are a combination of gold plated and nickel silver and are marked Gucci...
Category

1980s Italian Vintage Modern Serving Pieces

Materials

Gold Plate, Nickel

Eye Birchwood Serving Tray White
Located in ROCCAVIVARA CB, IT
The eye is a multicultural symbol of sheltering and protection made of birchwood Measures: 32 x 15cm.
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Serving Pieces

Materials

Wood

Oval Rim Platter Gold Hand Painted Coralla Maiuri Modern New
Located in Roma, RM
Handcrafted in Italy from the finest porcelain, this Craquelé edge oval rim platter from the Chestnut Collection has a unique golden crackled rim emphasizing the warm sandy surface c...
Category

2010s Italian Modern Serving Pieces

Materials

Porcelain

Set of 4 Small Kartell Jelly Plates in Crystal by Patricia Urquiola
Located in Brooklyn, NY
The Jelly table centre plates are part of a new series of design items through which Kartell, in its continuous search for new tactile and aesthetic effects, once again demonstrates ...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Serving Pieces

Materials

Crystal

Lino Sabattini Serving Bowl & Tongs, circa 1970
Located in Costa Mesa, CA
Lino Sabattini silver plated serving bowl & tongs, circa 1970. This set retains the original boxes.
Category

20th Century Italian Modern Serving Pieces

Materials

Silver

Ana Tray in Matte Brass by Curatedkravet
Located in Woodbury, NY
A matte brass tray featuring a hand hammered flower burst pattern.       
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Indian Modern Serving Pieces

Materials

Brass

Eyes Serving Wood Trays Set of 5
Located in ROCCAVIVARA CB, IT
The eye has always been a symbol of protection and sheltering here a set of 5 'EYES' birch wood trays Size: 15 x 32cm.
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Serving Pieces

Materials

Wood

Georg Jensen Bernadotte Cake Knife by Prince Sigvard Bernadotte
Located in New York, NY
A beautiful cake deserves the very best accessories. The Bernadotte cake knife brings a timeless Georg Jensen aesthetic to the cake table. The rifled lines were inspired by the Funct...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Danish Modern Serving Pieces

Materials

Stainless Steel

Nannie Tray in White and Black by CuratedKravet
Located in Woodbury, NY
A white and black decorative resin tray featuring a diagonal stripe pattern.
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Indian Modern Serving Pieces

Materials

Resin

Eye Birchwood Serving Tray Burgundy
Located in ROCCAVIVARA CB, IT
The eye is a multicultural symbol of sheltering and protection made of birchwood Measures: 32 x 15cm.
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Serving Pieces

Materials

Wood

Seletti "Hybrid-Diomira" Tray in Porcel
Located in Doral, FL
From its very first year in 1964, Seletti in Cicognara, Mantova, has followed its principle of professionality service and constant research to strive for betterness innovation and o...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Chinese Modern Serving Pieces

Materials

Porcelain

Mia Tray in Copper by Curatedkravet
Located in Woodbury, NY
A matte copper tray featuring a hand hammered flower burst pattern.      
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Indian Modern Serving Pieces

Materials

Copper

Tacchini Tarsia Tri-Color Marquetry Tray by Maria Gabriella Zecca
Located in Brooklyn, NY
The age-old art of marquetry comes back to life in these two trays, which reinterpret ancient and precious wood- working techniques. Like in a Renaissance workshop, the graphic desig...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Serving Pieces

Materials

Wood

Lucite Modern Cake or Dessert Plate Pedestal Stand
Located in New York, NY
A vintage Modern style Lucite cake or dessert plate pedestal stand, circa late-20th century. Dimensions: 4.63" height x 12" diameter.
Category

Late 20th Century Modern Serving Pieces

Materials

Lucite

Cónica Cake Stand in Black Marble
Located in Mexico City, MX
Cake stand in carved Monterrey black marble. Handmade in Mexico. Production time: 6-8 weeks for items without marble / 13-14 weeks for marble pieces. Shipping +10 additional busines...
Category

2010s Mexican Modern Serving Pieces

Materials

Marble

Cónica Cake Stand in White Marble
Located in Mexico City, MX
Cake stand in carved Veneciano white marble. Handmade in Mexico. Production time: 6-8 weeks for items without marble / 13-14 weeks for marble pieces. Shipping +10 additional busines...
Category

2010s Mexican Modern Serving Pieces

Materials

Marble

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...
Category

2010s Lebanese Modern Serving Pieces

Materials

Brass

Colony Medium Aluminium Tray by Aldo Cibic
Located in Milan, IT
Colony is a polished aluminium tray designed by Aldo Cibic. The square silhouette is minimalist, but the rounded corners and the sinuous handles give to the object a warm and refined...
Category

2010s Italian Modern Serving Pieces

Materials

Aluminum

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...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Serving Pieces

Materials

Ash

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...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Serving Pieces

Materials

Ash

Hunt Tray, Large Ivory
Located in Woodbury, NY
A large round faux shagreen tray detailed with brass bamboo-like handles.    
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Vietnamese Modern Serving Pieces

Hyde Tray
Located in Woodbury, NY
A decorative tray made of layers of transparent resin and natural woven rattan. The wooden frame is detailed with two cut-out handles
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Indonesian Modern Serving Pieces

Prata Wolff Silver Plate Platter Tray with Lucite Horn Handles
Located in Atlanta, GA
Stunning large serving tray or centerpiece by Prata Wolff, Brazil. Heavy silver plate platter ornate with frosted Lucite carved horn-shaped handles. Awesome modernist design by that ...
Category

1980s Brazilian Vintage Modern Serving Pieces

Materials

Metal, Silver Plate

Colony Small Aluminium Tray by Aldo Cibic
Located in Milan, IT
Colony is a polished aluminium tray designed by Aldo Cibic. The square Silhouette is Minimalist, but the rounded corners and the sinuous handles give to the object a warm and refined...
Category

2010s Italian Modern Serving Pieces

Materials

Aluminum

Seletti "Hybrid-Dorotea" Round Tray in Porcelain
Located in Doral, FL
From its very first year in 1964, Seletti in Cicognara, Mantova, has followed its principle of professionality service and constant research to strive for betterness innovation and o...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Chinese Modern Serving Pieces

Materials

Porcelain

Almas Caviar Bowl
Located in Milan, IT
Inspired by the lavish tableware pieces from the Florentine Renaissance, this caviar bowl with lid will be a stunning addition to a special dinner party. Its elongated shape is craft...
Category

2010s Italian Modern Serving Pieces

Materials

Gold

Set of 4 Medium Kartell Jelly Plates in Pink by Patricia Urquiola
Located in Brooklyn, NY
The Jelly table centre plates are part of a new series of design items through which Kartell, in its continuous search for new tactile and aesthetic effects, once again demonstrates ...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Serving Pieces

Materials

Plastic

Eye Birch Wood Serving Tray Dark Green
Located in ROCCAVIVARA CB, IT
The eye is a multicultural symbol of sheltering and protection Made of birch wood Measures: 32 x 15cm.
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Serving Pieces

Materials

Wood

Hands Birchwood Serving Tray
Located in ROCCAVIVARA CB, IT
The hand means protection, sheltering and coyness made of Birchwood Measures: 32 x 15cm.
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Serving Pieces

Materials

Wood

Tacchini Tarsia White/Black Marquetry Tray by Maria Gabriella Zecca
Located in Brooklyn, NY
The age-old art of marquetry comes back to life in these two trays, which reinterpret ancient and precious wood- working techniques. Like in a Renaissance workshop, the graphic desig...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Serving Pieces

Materials

Wood

Merlin Decorative Wooden Tray with Carved Abstract Pattern by CuratedKravet
Located in Woodbury, NY
A decorative wooden tray detailed with a carved abstract pattern.        
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Chinese Modern Serving Pieces

Materials

Wood

Connect Table Tray or Serving Tray in Steel with Bronze Pins and Leather Handles
Located in Vancouver, BC
The Connect Bookcase is emblematic of the contemporary interweaving of mass manufacturing and traditional joinery technique. Construction and fastening details remain as evidence of ...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Canadian Modern Serving Pieces

Materials

Bronze, Steel

Eye Birchwood Serving Tray Turquoise
Located in ROCCAVIVARA CB, IT
The eye is a multicultural symbol of sheltering and protection made of birchwood Measures: 32 x 15cm.
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Serving Pieces

Materials

Wood