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


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 The Modernists rejected both natural and historical references and relied primarily on industrial materials such as metal, glass, plywood, and, later, plastics.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


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

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Aldo Tura Modernist Tray
Located in New York, NY
An Aldo Tura modernist tray. Green colored parchment with brass handles and details.          
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1960s Italian Vintage Modern Serving Pieces

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Goatskin

Kawa Dish by Luft Tanaka, Dark Blue
Located in Brooklyn, NY
The price includes 1 Kawa dish made by hand by Luft Tanaka. Each dish is made to order with a process that involves casting liquid porcelain into a mold that's made entirely of leath...
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2010s American Modern Serving Pieces

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Ceramic, Clay, Pottery, Porcelain

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

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Ash

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 Serving Pieces

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Ash

Modern Set of Six Porcelain Tea Cups Butterfly Decor Sofina Boutique Kitzbuehel
Located in Kitzbuhel, AT
These completely handmade porcelain cups with saucers are painted by hand with a charming hands-free modern decor. The set comes as a set of six hand painted cups with a butterfly de...
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2010s German Modern Serving Pieces

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Porcelain

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

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Ash

Two-sided Maple Wood Cutting Board and Serving Plate, Quadrato, Made in Italy
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Beauty meets function. The two sided cutting board is made with European maple butcher block and carved at the corners with an ergonomic shape for easy handling. It’s a dinner party ...
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2010s Italian Modern Serving Pieces

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Maple

Sass Pedestal from Souda, Carrara Marble Top, in Stock
Located in Brooklyn, NY
The Sottsass-inspired “Sass Pedestals” are simple, sculptural accents for your home or retail display. Made from stacked wooden bases and a polished marble top, Sass pedestals are pe...
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2010s American Modern Serving Pieces

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Marble, Carrara Marble

21st Century LPWK Jug Murano Glass Various Colors
Located in Brembate di Sopra (BG), IT
IMPORTANT: ONCE THE ORDER IS CONFIRMED, PLEASE CONTACT MESSAGE CENTER TO CONFIRM THE COLOR REQUIRED. 21st century LPWK jug Murano glass various colors Pastelli is a collection co...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Serving Pieces

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Murano Glass

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

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Stainless Steel

Custom Rectangular Maison Trays
Located in Chicago, IL
Custom rectangular Maison trays. Measures: 15" x 30".
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Serving Pieces

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Stainless Steel

Contemporary Rectangular Wood Serving Tray Chopping Serve Board, USA, In Stock
Located in Chicago, IL
This contemporary serving board, conceived of as a centrepiece, chopping board, serving board, or tray, the Doppio is elegant when in use and when simply sitting on a table or counte...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Serving Pieces

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Maple, Walnut

Contemporary Abstract Black Small Serving Tray Decorative Sculpture in Stock
Located in Chicago, IL
Lift, too small size Simple. Elegant. Minimalist. The abstract contemporary black small serving tray titled Lift, Too will redefine the landscape of your table setting. Inspired by ...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Serving Pieces

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Steel

Contemporary Serving Tray Charcuterie Board Candelabra Centerpiece In Stock
Located in Chicago, IL
Inspired by the Italian notion of the art of being together at the table, Convivio makes contemporary and modern entertaining effortless, designed as both a candelabra and serving bo...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Serving Pieces

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Brass

Contemporary Copper Small Serving Tray Decorative Sculpture Lift, Too, in Stock
Located in Chicago, IL
Simple, elegant, minimalist, the contemporary copper small serving tray titled lift, to will redefine the landscape of your table setting. Inspired by the Pantheon in Rome with its p...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Serving Pieces

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Copper

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

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Steel

Contemporary Copper Large Serving Tray Decorative Sculpture Lift, in Stock
Located in Chicago, IL
Simple. Elegant. Minimalist. The contemporary copper large serving tray titled lift will redefine the landscape of your table setting. Inspired by the Pantheon in Rome with its power...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Serving Pieces

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Copper

Contemporary Abstract Large Black Serving Tray Decorative Sculpture, in Stock
Located in Chicago, IL
Lift - large size Simple. Elegant. Minimalist. The abstract contemporary black serving tray titled lift will redefine the landscape of your table setting. Inspired by the Pantheon i...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Serving Pieces

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Steel

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

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Copper

Ghidini 1961 Omini Medium Bowl in Stainless Steel by Stefano Giovannoni
Located in Villa Carcina, IT
Medium bowl in stainless steel 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 geome...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Serving Pieces

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Stainless Steel

Ghidini 1961 Tip Top Tray Medium in Rose Gold by Richard Hutten
Located in Villa Carcina, IT
Tray 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 creates a very sur...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Serving Pieces

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Steel

Ghidini 1961 Omini Small Bowl in Stainless Steel by Stefano Giovannoni
Located in Villa Carcina, IT
Small bowl in stainless steel 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 geomet...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Serving Pieces

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Stainless Steel

Ghidini 1961 Tip Top Limousine Tray in Rose Gold by Richard Hutten
Located in Villa Carcina, IT
Limousine tray in stainless 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 creates...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Serving Pieces

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Stainless Steel

Ghidini 1961 Tip Top Tall Tray in Rose Gold by Richard Hutten
Located in Villa Carcina, IT
Tray 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 creates a very sur...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Serving Pieces

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Steel

Ghidini 1961 Double O Ice Bucket in Stainless Steel by Richard Hutten
Located in Villa Carcina, IT
Ice bucket in brass For the double O champagne cooler Hutten used his iconic loop shape. The O shaped handle give a playful but chique touch to the cooler. James will love it. Ma...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Serving Pieces

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Stainless Steel

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 Serving Pieces

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Brass

Ghidini 1961 Tip Top Limousine Tray in Gold by Richard Hutten
Located in Villa Carcina, IT
Limousine tray in stainless 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 creates...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Serving Pieces

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Stainless Steel

Ghidini 1961 Tip Top Flat Tray in Rose Gold by Richard Hutten
Located in Villa Carcina, IT
Flat tray 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 creates a ver...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Serving Pieces

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Steel

Ghidini 1961 Omini Salt and Pepper Set in Gold by Stefano Giovannoni
Located in Villa Carcina, IT
Salt and pepper in stainless steel with PVD treatment Omini is a family of products that plays on the inclusion and the relationship between the human figure with a series of monoli...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Serving Pieces

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Stainless Steel

Ghidini 1961 Tip Top Center Bowl in Gold by Richard Hutten
Located in Villa Carcina, IT
Center bowl in stainless 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 creates a ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Serving Pieces

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Stainless Steel

Ghidini 1961 Tip Top Small Paper Basket in Gold by Richard Hutten
Located in Villa Carcina, IT
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 creates a...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Serving Pieces

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Stainless Steel

Ghidini 1961 Omini Serving Tray in Gold by Stefano Giovannoni
Located in Villa Carcina, IT
Serving tray in stainless steel 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 geom...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Serving Pieces

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Brass

Ghidini 1961 Omini Large Bowl in Stainless Steel by Stefano Giovannoni
Located in Villa Carcina, IT
Large bowl in stainless steel 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 geomet...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Serving Pieces

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Stainless Steel

Dish in Black Marquinia Marble by Ivan Colominas, Italy
Located in Milan, IT
Sculptural, bright white, well-defined and multi-fold. Colominas has created a table service inspired by Angelo Mangiarotti’s soft lines, exalting the shape and structure of objects ...
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2010s Italian Modern Serving Pieces

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Marble

Dish in White Carrara Marble by Ivan Colominas, Italy
Located in Milan, IT
Sculptural, bright white, well-defined and multi-fold. Colominas has created a table service inspired by Angelo Mangiarotti’s soft lines, exalting the shape and structure of objects ...
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2010s Italian Modern Serving Pieces

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Marble

Dish in White Carrara Marble by Ivan Colominas, Italy
Located in Milan, IT
Sculptural, bright white, well-defined and multi-fold. Colominas has created a table service inspired by Angelo Mangiarotti’s soft lines, exalting the shape and structure of objects ...
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2010s Italian Modern Serving Pieces

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Marble

Dish in White Michelangelo Marble by Ivan Colominas, Italy
Located in Milan, IT
Sculptural, bright white, well-defined and multi-fold. Colominas has created a table service inspired by Angelo Mangiarotti’s soft lines, exalting the shape and structure of objects ...
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2010s Italian Modern Serving Pieces

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Marble

Dish in White Michelangelo Marble by Ivan Colominas, Italy
Located in Milan, IT
Sculptural, bright white, well-defined and multi-fold. Colominas has created a table service inspired by Angelo Mangiarotti’s soft lines, exalting the shape and structure of objects ...
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2010s Italian Modern Serving Pieces

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Marble

Tray in White Statuario Marble by Michele Chiossi, Italy
Located in Milan, IT
A symbol uniting cultures and ages, that has travelled from the East to Greece, from the Roman era to the medieval period. Enlightenment, charity, love, loyalty and rebirth. Its mean...
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2010s Italian Modern Serving Pieces

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Marble

Dish in White Michelangelo Marble by Ivan Colominas, Italy
Located in Milan, IT
Sculptural, bright white, well-defined and multi-fold. Colominas has created a table service inspired by Angelo Mangiarotti’s soft lines, exalting the shape and structure of objects ...
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2010s Italian Modern Serving Pieces

Materials

Marble

Tray in White Carrara Marble by Studioformart, Italy
Located in Milan, IT
“I’m searching for magnificence,” the surprise of a curved slab, of a strong material moulded by the craftsman’s hands. A modern and decisive gesture that makes something fluid that ...
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2010s Italian Modern Serving Pieces

Materials

Marble

Sushi Tray in White Michelangelo Marble by Ivan Colominas, Italy
Located in Milan, IT
The idealized meeting of east and west has led Colominas to consider a sushi set that embodies Japan’s Minimalist aesthetic with attention to detail for even the most mundane object....
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2010s Italian Modern Serving Pieces

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Marble

Tray in White Carrara Marble by Studioformart, Italy
Located in Milan, IT
“I’m searching for magnificence,” the surprise of a curved slab, of a strong material moulded by the craftsman’s hands. A modern and decisive gesture that makes something fluid that ...
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2010s Italian Modern Serving Pieces

Materials

Marble

Tray/Chopping Board in White Carrara Marble by Studioformart, Italy
Located in Milan, IT
A little bit board and a little bit tray. The distinctive opening welcomes a glass, a napkin and makes for a better grip, which makes Paletta perfect for cocktails and standing dinne...
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2010s Italian Modern Serving Pieces

Materials

Marble

Tray in White Carrara Marble by Studioformart, Italy
Located in Milan, IT
One could even imagine marble to levitate, flying up to the clouds light as a feather, in a perfect chromatic match. Studioformart reiterates the lightness of the most noble elementa...
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2010s Italian Modern Serving Pieces

Materials

Marble

Silver Plate Sculptural Salad Servers or Serving Pieces Vintage
Located in North Miami, FL
These amazing and sculptural hallmarked handwrought silver plate serving pieces or salad utensils are like a work of art. These are perfect for serving and would make a lovely and un...
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1980s American Vintage Modern Serving Pieces

Materials

Silver Plate

Sass Pedestal from Souda, Carrara Marble Top, Made to Order
Located in Brooklyn, NY
The Sottsass-inspired “Sass Pedestals” are simple, sculptural accents for your home or retail display. Made from stacked wooden bases and a honed marble top, Sass pedestals are perfe...
Category

2010s American Modern Serving Pieces

Materials

Marble, Carrara Marble

Stainless Steel "Houston" Flatware by Ralph Lauren
Located in San Diego, CA
Beautiful and hard to find set of "Houston" stainless steel flatware by Ralph Lauren, circa 1990s. The set consists of five pieces and there are six place settings for a total of 30 ...
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Late 20th Century Korean Modern Serving Pieces

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Stainless Steel

Versi Tray Small, by Patricia Urquiola for Editions Milano
Located in Milan, IT
Patricia Urquiola's unmistakable distinguishing feature is reported on a series of water carafes and trays hand made in Italy in marble.
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2010s Italian Modern Serving Pieces

Materials

Marble

Christofle Crystal & Silver-Plate Hors D'oeuvre Tray with Small Knife Spreaders
Located in North Miami, FL
This versatile, elegant and functional French Christofle never used serving piece/ hors d'oeuvre round tray that is crystal and silver plate has five glass compartments. There is a c...
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Early 2000s French Modern Serving Pieces

Materials

Crystal, Silver Plate

Seletti "Hybrid-Diomira" Tray in Porcel
Located in New York, NY
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...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chinese Modern Serving Pieces

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Porcelain

Seletti "Hybrid-Leandra" Porcelain Cake-Stand
Located in New York, NY
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...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chinese Modern Serving Pieces

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Porcelain

Seletti "Hybrid-Dorotea" Round Tray in Porcelain
Located in New York, NY
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...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chinese Modern Serving Pieces

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Porcelain

Seletti "Hybrid-Armilla" Porcelain Spoon, Three Pieces
Located in New York, NY
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...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chinese Modern Serving Pieces

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Porcelain

Seletti "Hybrid-Raissa" Porcelain Cake-Stand
Located in New York, NY
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...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chinese Modern Serving Pieces

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Porcelain

Studio Tray by the Marble House, Handmade in Italy
Located in Miami, FL
The combination of Azul Bahia and Calacatta Marble makes this piece unique and elegant for your kitchen or your outdoor patio, perfect for swimming pool area. Also available in Neg...
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2010s Italian Modern Serving Pieces

Materials

Marble

Merlin Decorative Wooden Tray with Carved Abstract Pattern by CuratedKravet
Located in Bethpage, NY
A decorative wooden tray detailed with a carved abstract pattern.        
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21st Century and Contemporary Chinese Modern Serving Pieces

Materials

Wood

Rye Round Iron Tray with Aged Brass Finish by CuratedKravet
Located in Bethpage, NY
A round iron tray with an aged brass finish.               
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21st Century and Contemporary Indian Modern Serving Pieces

Materials

Iron

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