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Modern Furniture Design
Modern Furniture Design

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 The modernists rejected both natural and historical references and relied primarily on industrial materials such as metal, glass, plywood, and, later, plastics.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 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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Etro Home Interiors Papier Powder Print with Frame
By Etro
Located in Cantu, IT
Powder Print with white passe-partout and frame in gold finishing. L 110 H 130
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern More Folk Art

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Etro Home Interiors Shawl "E" Print on Canvas with Frame in Wood
By Etro
Located in Cantu, IT
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern More Folk Art

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Located in Cantu, IT
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Located in Cantu, IT
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Canvas, Wood

Etro Home Interiors Dunand Print on Canvas
By Etro
Located in Cantu, IT
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern More Folk Art

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Canvas, Wood

Etro Home Interiors Papier Lilac Print with Frame
By Etro
Located in Cantu, IT
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern More Folk Art

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Canvas

Etro Home Interiors Papier Pale Pink Print with Frame
By Etro
Located in Cantu, IT
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern More Folk Art

Materials

Canvas

Etro Home Interiors Shawl "O" Print on Canvas with Frame in Wood
By Etro
Located in Cantu, IT
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern More Folk Art

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Canvas, Wood

Olinalá Mexican Traditional Lacquer, Silver Leaf and Oil Painting Art Urns
Located in Mexico City, MX
Three urns, two trays, one gourd. Turned solid cedar wood; maque and lacquer carving; silver leaf; oil painting. Commemoration, ceremony, and veneration of the ancestral are acts...
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21st Century and Contemporary Mexican Modern More Folk Art

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Silver Leaf

Olinalá Mexican Traditional Lacquer, Gold Leaf and Oil Painting Art Urns
Located in Mexico City, MX
Three urns, two trays, one gourd. Turned solid tzalam (wild tamarind) wood; maque and lacquer carving; gold leaf; oil painting. Commemoration, ceremony, and veneration of the anc...
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21st Century and Contemporary Mexican Modern More Folk Art

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Gold Leaf

Original 1970s Italian Coat Rack in Chestnut, Cactus Design
Located in Buggiano, IT
Original 1970s Italian coat rack in chestnut, cactus design.
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1970s Italian Vintage Modern More Folk Art

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Chestnut

20Thc Murano Glass Apple & Pear Bookends, Pair
Located in Los Angeles, CA
These hand made glass apple & pear bookends in fine condition. The deep blue & clear color. Pear is 6'high and the apple is 4" x 4"wide.
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Early 20th Century Italian Modern More Folk Art

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Art Glass

Los Castillo Mayan Sculptural Art Piece with Malachite and Turquoise Detail
Located in Los Angeles, CA
- Depicts a member of Mayan nobility with quetzal feather headdress and three dimensional design elements - Created using copper, brass, malachite, onyx and turquoise gemstones - M...
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Mid-20th Century Mexican Modern More Folk Art

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Malachite, Onyx, Brass

Mexican Huichol Hand Beaded Sun Wall Decor
Located in Cookeville, TN
This is a very intricate hand beaded Mexican Huichol sun wall decor. This unique piece is comprised of vibrant glass beads in shades of red, yellow, orange, green, blue, grey, black,...
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21st Century and Contemporary Mexican Modern More Folk Art

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Wood, Beads

Raquel Fernández Santos "Soñando a Moore” Unique Piece Sculpture, Spain, 2019
Located in Madrid, ES
Unique piece sculpture “Soñando a Moore” by Raquel Fernández Santos made in Corten steel baked lacquered.
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2010s Spanish Modern More Folk Art

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Steel

Modern Urban Cowboy 1970s Kenneth Reid Brass Wood Belt Buckle, New Mexico
Located in National City, CA
For your style: Modern Urban Cowboy Striped Brass and Wood Belt Buckle by Kenneth Reid, Albuquerque, New Mexico Measures: 3" W x 1 3/4" H Rich Tones of Gold and Brown. Original Preow...
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1970s American Vintage Modern More Folk Art

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Brass

Brass Framed Image from a Rock of Sierra Nevada Mountains Yosemite National Park
Located in Miami, FL
Brass Framed Photography - Fine Art from a Rock of Sierra Nevada Mountains Yosemite National Park. History of this picture is placed on the reverse. Professionally framed. Size o...
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1980s American Vintage Modern More Folk Art

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Brass

Dolce Gabbana Fitted Boots Animal Print
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Vintage Dolce Gabbana fitted boots animal print size 35 EU 5 US Black and white knee fitted boots in cow printed dyed calf hair (Italy). They’re shaped with a pointed toe and sit o...
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Late 20th Century Italian Modern More Folk Art

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Leather

Gucci by Tom Ford Black Leather Boots
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Tom Ford’s Gucci pair of knee-high leather boots, circa 1999. In a sleek silhouette, these Gucci boots are crafted in black lamb supple leather, finished with a block heel, side zip...
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20th Century Italian Modern More Folk Art

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Leather

Prada Black Overcoat Made in Italy
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Prada black overcoat. Flap pockets on the side Adjustable straps on the cuffs Light summery overcoat, see through lace. Size 52. Garment length: 44 inches. Made in Italy. Like...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern More Folk Art

Isabella Rossellini's Heritage Chickens by Photographer, Patrice Casanova, 2017
Located in Bellport, NY
One of a collection of works by NY photographer Patrice Casanova. Isabella calls this rooster Einstein he is quite the character.The size 28 x 28 includes a white frame. Also you can...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern More Folk Art

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Wood

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Located in Søborg, DK
Vintage cast alloy table lamp with a strong maritime/Brutalist feel. Bakelite bulb holder. Bulb not included.  
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1950s Danish Vintage Modern More Folk Art

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Aluminum

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Hand Carved Abstract Wooden Sculpture
Located in Los Angeles, CA
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Mid-20th Century Unknown Modern More Folk Art

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  • Hand Carved Abstract Wooden Sculpture
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  • Custom Antler Basket with Blue Kyanite
  • Custom Antler Basket with Blue Kyanite
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Late 20th Century American Modern More Folk Art

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