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Modern Tableware

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 The modernists rejected both natural and historical references and relied primarily on industrial materials such as metal, glass, plywood, and, later, plastics.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
Large and Very Rare Silver-Inlaid Antique Judaica Tray
Located in London, GB
A large and very rare silver-inlaid antique Judaica tray Jerusalem, c.1900 Height 2.5cm, diameter 62cm This large and remarkable work is a copper and silver-inlaid antique Jewis...
Category

Early 1900s Israeli Antique Modern Tableware

Materials

Copper, Silver, Brass

Coasters Set of Four in Blue Azul Macaubas Marble Handmade Italy
Located in Ancona, Marche
Set of 4 coasters in Azul Macaubas. Thanks to their shape and size they can be used as exclusive presentation plates for finger food. Dimensions: D 10, H 0.8 cm Also available: Squar...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Tableware

Materials

Quartz

Black & Gold Round Serving Tray, Modern Hand-Painted Serveware Bauhaus Edition
Located in Porto, PT
Black & Gold Round Tray with Handles, Modern Hand-Painted Ceramic Bauhaus OSKAR round tray is more than a stylish homeware piece to serve food. The ceramic item holds a high-decorat...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Tableware

Materials

Ceramic

Medium Snifter Big Bertha Clear, 26.0 Oz
Located in Karlovy Vary, Czech Republic
Medium snifters may be ordered in both clear and color variations as a gift series of miniatures. Slim lady, long fellow, long face, moon face, stout gentleman and big bertha are wel...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Czech Modern Tableware

Materials

Glass

Mini Snifter Big Bertha Clear, 2.5 oz
Located in Karlovy Vary, Czech Republic
Mini snifters may be ordered in both clear and color variations as a gift serie of miniatures. Slim Lady, Long Fellow, Long Face, Moon Face, Stout Gentleman and Big Bertha are welcom...
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21st Century and Contemporary Czech Modern Tableware

Materials

Glass

Cutting Board Platter Serveware White Carrara Marble and Brass Inlay Italy
Located in Ancona, Marche
Serving plate/cutting board in white Carrara marble with engravings and brass inlay. Velvet finishing. Dimensions: L 40 W 21 H 1.5 cm Material: White Carrara marble, brushed brass. ...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Tableware

Materials

Carrara Marble, Brass

Turquerie Ottoman View Tray
Located in ROCCAVIVARA CB, IT
Stunning ottoman view tray in a Turquerie style serving and decorative tray.
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Tableware

Materials

Wood

Fin Coasters from Souda, In Stock, Set of Four, Black, Contemporary, Minimalist
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Price includes 4 Coasters. Slim, architectural, and refined, the Fin Coasters are a decidedly modern approach to a traditional tabletop accessory. Designed by Shaun Kasperbauer, the ...
Category

2010s Chinese Modern Tableware

Materials

Metal, Aluminum

Turquerie Ottoman Garden Flower Small Tray Set of 2
Located in ROCCAVIVARA CB, IT
Stunning ottoman garden flower small tray serving and decorative tray.
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Tableware

Materials

Wood

Turquerie Ottoman Jewel Bigger Tray
Located in ROCCAVIVARA CB, IT
Stunning ottoman jewel tray in a Turquerie style serving and decorative tray.
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Tableware

Materials

Wood

Lokoum Set of 2 Porcelain Plates BW
Located in ROCCAVIVARA CB, IT
Lokoum sweet and unusual as Turkish delights that give the name to this collection Set of 2 plates Measures: Dinner 27cm Dessert 21cm Porcelain.
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Tableware

Materials

Porcelain

Turquerie Persian Jewel Small Tray
Located in ROCCAVIVARA CB, IT
Stunning Persian jewel small tray in a Turquerie style serving and decorative tray.
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Tableware

Materials

Wood

Turquerie Ottoman View Bigger Tray
Located in ROCCAVIVARA CB, IT
Stunning ottoman view tray in a Turquerie style serving and decorative tray.
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Tableware

Materials

Wood

21st Century Salt & Pepper Holder with Leather Cover Handmade in Italy
Located in Bagnatica, Lombardia
So Cute! A perfect complement on a dinner table and a great way to enjoy any meal, make sure not to miss out on our Salt and Pepper grinders covered with genuine leather. A true e...
Category

2010s Italian Modern Tableware

Materials

Leather, Glass

21st Century Diana Thermal Carafe 1.5L Earth Leather Cover Handcrafed in Italy
Located in Bagnatica, Lombardia
A new style with a brand new laser cut pattern that beautifully finishes the elegant leather cover. Diana is our new steel thermal carafe with a capacity of 600ml, 1L and 1,5L, fe...
Category

2010s Italian Modern Tableware

Materials

Stainless Steel

Tapio Wirkkala for Rosenthal, 11 Corinth Plates in Blue Painted Porcelain
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
Tapio Wirkkala for Rosenthal. 11 Corinth plates in blue painted porcelain. Modernist Finnish design. Dated 1979-80. Diameter: 20 cm. In excellent condition. Stamped.
Category

1970s German Vintage Modern Tableware

Materials

Porcelain

Coasters Set of 4 Cocktail Green Quartzite Marble Handmade Italy Collectible
Located in Ancona, Marche
Set of 4 coasters in green quartzite. Thanks to their shape and size they can be used as exclusive presentation plates for finger food. Dimensions: D 10, H 0.8 cm Also available: ...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Tableware

Materials

Quartz

Cactus Leaf Handpainted Iron Tray
Located in ROCCAVIVARA CB, IT
Handpainted iron tray Agave design perfect as a serving tray or as an amazing vide poche.
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Tableware

Materials

Iron

Georg Jensen Alfredo Kitchen Roll Holder in Stainless Steel by Alfredo Häberli
Located in New York, NY
Alfredo Häberli’s sense for reinventing everyday objects as simple, accurate and thoughtful design pieces has gained him a loyal following of fans across the globe. The Alfredo colle...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Chinese Modern Tableware

Materials

Stainless Steel

Ikat Handmade Ceramic Tray Made in Italy
Located in ROCCAVIVARA CB, IT
Handmade ceramic tray made in Italy Ikat is the trademark of Les-Ottomans and this item as well as the plates will lighten up your table.
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Tableware

Materials

Ceramic

Georg Jensen Bloom Small Bowl Stainless Steel Mirror by Helle Damkjaer
Located in New York, NY
It was with inspiration from the form of cherry blossoms in full bloom that designer Helle Damkjær created the popular Bloom series. “My studio is based in Paris, one of Europe’s mos...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Chinese Modern Tableware

Materials

Stainless Steel

Contemporary Charger Plate Hand Painted Porcelain Tableware
Located in Roma, RM
Handcrafted in Italy from the finest porcelain, this Craquelé Edge rim charger from the Confetti collection has an original golden crackled rim emphasizing the lively multi-color ena...
Category

2010s Italian Modern Tableware

Materials

Porcelain

Taupe Touché C Tray by Mason Editions
Located in Geneve, CH
Taupe Touché C tray by Mason Editions Dimensions: 36 × 48 × 6.4 cm Materials: Iron and MDF Colours: taupe, cotto, burgundy, sage green, petrol green A light metal rod that rest...
Category

2010s Italian Modern Tableware

Materials

Iron

Ghidini 1961 Omini Napkin Holder Three in Polished Brass
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This playful napkin holder ring in brass combines a rigorous square body with the charming decoration of a rendered in a stylized way rests on the side of a square napkin ring. Part ...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Tableware

Materials

Brass

2 Pairs of Pear Shaped Yellow Pottery Salt and Pepper Shakers
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A group of four figural pottery pear shaped salt and pepper shakers. In the form of yellow pears with twig stems. Perfect for a bountiful table! Marked to the bases with a p...
Category

20th Century American Modern Tableware

Materials

Pottery

Small Dimpled Porcelain Bowl in Matte Steel Grey
Located in Manassas Park, VA
Middle Kingdom dimpled porcelain bowls are designed by Carola Zee of Rotterdam, Holland. Each bowl is molded and then dimpled by the hand of the potter to create a unique and comfort...
Category

2010s Chinese Modern Tableware

Materials

Porcelain

Carving Set by Cini & Nils
Located in Great Barrington, MA
A beautifully designed fork and knife carving set crafted from stainless steel by Cini & Nils, OPI Milano in original boxes. Measure: Second piece: D 0.75", W 10". Serving pieces.
Category

1970s Italian Vintage Modern Tableware

Materials

Stainless Steel

Set of 6 Cups by Craig Barrow
Located in Geneve, CH
Set of 6 cups by Craig Barrow. Dimensions: 6 x 5 x 5.5cm. Volume approximate: 50ml. Materials: Slip cast porcelain shot cups, Internally glazed. Variations: Black porcelain, b...
Category

2010s German Modern Tableware

Materials

Porcelain

36-Piece set of Modern Silver-plate Flatware by Christofle Model Aria
Located in Casteren, Noord-Brabant
Silver plated flatware for 12 people from the French brand Christofle. The model's name is Aria, this is a timeless and classic model, first released in 1984. The model has ribbed ed...
Category

1990s French Modern Tableware

Materials

Silver Plate

Six Silver Plate Service Chargers Ribbon and Reed Border England
Located in Montreal, QC
Whether you are setting your table for a formal or informal occasion, service plates offer the hostess an opportunity to set the atmosphere for the decor of the table with timeless e...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary British Modern Tableware

Materials

Silver Plate

Contemporary Charger Plate Hand Painted Porcelain Tableware
Located in Roma, RM
Handcrafted in Italy from the finest porcelain, this white seabed rim charger has corals lying on a bright bottom surrounded by mysterious multicolored gems floating amid brushes of ...
Category

2010s European Modern Tableware

Materials

Porcelain

Georg Jensen Pyramid 5-Piece Giftbox in Stainless Steel by Harald Nielsen
Located in New York, NY
Giftbox with stainless steel luncheon fork, dinner fork, dinner knife, dinner spoon and dessert spoon.
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Chinese Modern Tableware

Materials

Stainless Steel

Dreamlike Jug
Located in Jerusalem, IL
This piece is designed by Lameice Abu Aker a Palestinian designer based in Jerusalem. Mouth-blown, lampworked, and shaped, in Jaba' a small village in the Palestinian Territories. p...
Category

2010s Palestinian Modern Tableware

Materials

Blown Glass

Centrepiece in Blue Sodalite Marble, by Ivan Colominas, Italy - Stock
Located in Milan, IT
Centrepiece in Blue Sodalite marble, designed by Ivan Colominas - available in other marble colours. Mmairo loves wining and dining, good food and entertaining and, it loves marble....
Category

2010s Italian Modern Tableware

Materials

Marble

Large Italian Pewter Octopus-Form Caviar Dish by Piero Figura
Located in London, GB
Large Italian Pewter octopus-form caviar dish by Piero Figura Milan, Late 20th Century Width: 38cm This remarkable and unmissable piece is a pewter caviar-dish made by the Milan...
Category

Late 20th Century Italian Modern Tableware

Materials

Pewter

Zodiac Handpainted Iron Trays Set of 2
Located in ROCCAVIVARA CB, IT
handpainted Zodiac Iron trays set of 2 pieces This is a very unique and special offer to all my clients on 1stdibs as we are offering 2 trays at the price of 1.  
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Tableware

Materials

Iron

Customizable Forged Culinary San Mai Steel Knife from Costantini Design
Located in New York, NY
Customizable forged culinary San Mai Steel Knife from Costantini Design. This handmade knife is available as shown or with a Damascus blade, and the handle is available in various...
Category

2010s Argentine Modern Tableware

Materials

Steel

21st Century Karim Rashid Glasses Murano Glass Various Colors
Located in Brembate di Sopra (BG), IT
IMPORTANT: ONCE THE ORDER IS CONFIRMED, PLEASE CONTACT MESSAGE CENTER TO CONFIRM THE COLORS REQUIRED. 21st century Karim Rashid FILA glasses Murano glass various colors. Inspired...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Tableware

Materials

Murano Glass

21st Century Dioniso Serving Tray with Coaster Holder Cover Handmade in Italy
Located in Bagnatica, Lombardia
Our Dioniso trays boast a classic round silhouette in genuine leather and featuring two coaster holders in metal with chrome finishing. Available in two different sizes they come ...
Category

2010s Italian Modern Tableware

Materials

Metal

Modern Vase Gabo CS9 by Noom in Brass and Steel
Located in Paris, FR
Gabo vase, one of the vases from the "Suprematic" collection. Collection inspired by the geometric works of the great Suprematist Kazimir Malevich. Suprematism is a modernist moveme...
Category

2010s Ukrainian Modern Tableware

Materials

Brass, Steel

Coaster or Christmas Tree Decoration White Marble Handmade Italy
Located in Ancona, Marche
This 'Winter wonderland Snowflake' coaster inspired by ice crystals are the perfect tasteful gift for the winter and Christmas period. Coaster in polished absolute crystalline white ...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Tableware

Materials

Carrara Marble

21st Century Steel Thermal Carafe Diana with Taupe Cover Handcrafed in Italy
Located in Bagnatica, Lombardia
A new style with a brand new laser cut pattern that beautifully finishes the elegant leather cover. Diana is the new Pinetti steel thermal carafe with a capacity 1L, featuring a p...
Category

2010s Italian Modern Tableware

Materials

Stainless Steel

The Sil Road Maharaja Dinner Plates Set of 6
Located in ROCCAVIVARA CB, IT
Wonderful Maharaja plates dinner size 28cm Made in Italy.
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Tableware

Materials

Porcelain

Whisky Crystal Tumbler with Engraved Horse #4 Topas, 12.51 oz
Located in Karlovy Vary, Czech Republic
A very popular collection with a simple, modern design characteristic with its thickened bottom and motif of engraved horse. The characteristically strengthened base progresses flue...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Czech Modern Tableware

Materials

Glass

Twosidestory Bowl by Lisette Rützou
Located in Geneve, CH
Twosidestory bowl by Lisette Rützou Dimensions: D 20 cm Materials: Candy Onyx Lisette Rützou’s design is motivated by an urge to articulate a story. Inspired by the beauty of m...
Category

2010s Danish Modern Tableware

Materials

Marble

Ikat Black Porcelain Tray Made in Italy
Located in ROCCAVIVARA CB, IT
Handmade porcelain tray made in Italy Ikat is the trademark of Les-Otttomans and this item as well as the plates will lighten up your table.
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Tableware

Materials

Porcelain

Fin Trivet from Souda, Black, in Stock
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Made using a manufacturing process utilized for railways, medical devices, and electronics, the Fin Trivets bring an Industrial touch to your tabletop. Both durable and multifunction...
Category

2010s Chinese Modern Tableware

Materials

Metal, Aluminum

Set of 2 Unique Glass Carafe by Atelier George
Located in Geneve, CH
Set of 2 unique glass carafe by Atelier George One of a Kind Dimensions: Ø 80 x H 22 cm Materials: Handblown glass Variation of colours available. The Moire collection is ...
Category

2010s French Modern Tableware

Materials

Glass

Fin Coasters from Souda, Factory 2nds, Set of Four, Black
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Price includes 4 coasters that are factory 2nds. Factory 2nds have small dents, scratches, or other defects and are thus being sold at a discounted price. We've included photos of a ...
Category

2010s Chinese Modern Tableware

Materials

Metal, Aluminum

Bronze High Vase by Tipstudio
Located in Geneve, CH
Bronze high vase by Tipstudio Numbered Edition Dimensions: Ø 15 x 30 cm Materials: Slags, Statuario Bronze Weight: 10 kg Tipstudio, Imma Matera and Tommaso Lucarini, has chos...
Category

2010s Italian Modern Tableware

Materials

Bronze

Set of 4 Kartell Jellies Espresso Cup in Green by Patricia Urquiola
Located in Brooklyn, NY
The Jellies Family, which heralded a new way of perceiving tableware by using transparent products moulded with various relief patterns, has been expanded to include new elements suc...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Tableware

Materials

Plastic

Sonnet Water Tumbler Blue 'Aquamarine', 12.51 Oz
Located in Karlovy Vary, Czech Republic
The Sonnet collection is one of the jewels of current drinking glass design. Its character is defined by the minimalistic lines of the smooth walls and the energetic cutting in per...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Czech Modern Tableware

Materials

Glass

Brass Salt and Pepper Shaker
Located in Los Angeles, CA
The (wh)ORE HAüS STUDIOS small goods collection was made for those that wanted to experience the (wh)ORE HAüS brand without committing to our larger pieces. Our Brass Salt and Pepper...
Category

2010s American Modern Tableware

Materials

Brass

Twosidestory Bowl XL by Lisette Rützou
Located in Geneve, CH
Twosidestory bowl XL by Lisette Rützou Dimensions: D 40 cm Materials: Levanto Bordeaux Marble Lisette Rützou’s design is motivated by an urge to articulate a story. Inspired by...
Category

2010s Danish Modern Tableware

Materials

Marble

Turquerie Man Small Tray
Located in ROCCAVIVARA CB, IT
Stunning ottoman man tray in a Turquerie style Serving and decorative tray.
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Tableware

Materials

Wood

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 ...
Category

2010s Italian Modern Tableware

Materials

Blown Glass

Bar Whisky Tumbler Lead-Free Crystal Yellow 'Eldor', 5.74 Oz
Located in Karlovy Vary, Czech Republic
Rudolf Eschler’s 1934 design is marked by the austere and efficient forms of the functionalism of the 1930s, with its sharp contrasts with the lively aesthetics of the 1920s. The rou...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Czech Modern Tableware

Materials

Glass

Aina Jurassic Fossil Marble Radium Cutlery Support for Ricard Camarena Rest.
Located in ES
Radium Cutlery support sculpted from a solid piece of Jurassic Marble, with nerinea’s fossils in raw finish. Designed by Miguel Herranz for Ricard Camarena restaurant, with 2 Micheli...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Spanish Modern Tableware

Materials

Marble

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