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Modern Folk Art

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 The modernists rejected both natural and historical references and relied primarily on industrial materials such as metal, glass, plywood, and, later, plastics.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
21st Century Braque Rug in Velvet by Etro Home Interiors
By Etro
Located in Cantù, Lombardia
BRAQUE Rug: Marquetry made up of diverse velvet moquette cuttings.
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Folk Art

Materials

Velvet

Tim Timothy Johnson Australian Artist Signed Buddhist Buddha Original Painting
Located in Studio City, CA
A beautiful original painting of the Buddha by Australian artist Tim Johnson in collaboration with artist Daniel Bogunovic. Johnson was born in Sydney in 1947. His artistic career be...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Australian Modern Folk Art

Materials

Canvas, Paint

Vintage Pelican Bird Figure
Located in Antwerp, BE
Cute vintage pelican bird figure - fairground piece - children's toy. A beautiful colorful bird sculpture from the period 1970 - 1980, stil in good condition with normal traces of...
Category

Late 20th Century European Modern Folk Art

Materials

Fiberglass

Azerbaijan Blown Art Glass Vase
Located in Pasadena, TX
Azerbaijan Russian art glass fluted vase. Measures: 12.75". Hand crafted art work features multiple layers of hand blown glass in shades of red and amber, rimmed in blue.
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21st Century and Contemporary Azerbaijani Modern Folk Art

Materials

Art Glass

'Rat Dog' Sculpture in Fiberglass by Finn Stone
Located in Little Burstead, Essex
We love this piece! Number 2 from an edition of 2, the other was sold recently on Saatchi online, and honestly we don't mind rat dog hanging around, he eats nothing and makes no mess...
Category

2010s English Modern Folk Art

Materials

Fiberglass

Gianfranco Asveri, Memorie 13062
Located in New York, NY
Memorie, #13062, by Italian artist Gianfranco Asveri mixed media on paper, gallery framed in white wood frame and under glass. Depicted are some of his favorite subjects, his mother,...
Category

20th Century Italian Modern Folk Art

Materials

Paint

21st Century Leather Tilting Lid Waste Bin Handmade in Italy
Located in Bagnatica, Lombardia
A cylindrical and contemporary silhouette with subtle detail. Our round metal bin with tilting lid is perfectly sized for use in the bathroom. More than 30 harmonious shades can ...
Category

2010s Italian Modern Folk Art

Materials

Leather

Original Abstract Architectural Paper Sculpture by Lucien Petit Unique Piece
Located in Neuilly-en- sancerre, FR
Lucien Petit French unique handmade sculpture by the artiste Lucien Petit Famous french ceramic artist This piece realised in 2000 is a paper sculpture with mixed media O...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Modern Folk Art

Materials

Paper

"Anemone" Grey and White Limestone Sculpture by Irish Artist Helen O'Connell
Located in Brooklyn, NY
"Anemone" is the name given to this remarkable sculpture from the Origami Works Series by award winning Irish artist Helen O'Connell. Composed of Irish Kilkenny limestone, it shows t...
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21st Century and Contemporary Irish Modern Folk Art

Materials

Limestone

Moorish Heads Vases "Venus with gold", Handmade in Italy, 2019, Unique Design
Located in San Miniato PI, IT
This collection is a work of art that make a statement in modern décor and in the modern cultural art world. It can be used as a vase containing flowers, or as a beautiful centerpiec...
Category

2010s Italian Modern Folk Art

Materials

Gold Leaf

Set of 3 Vases Sicily, Handmade in Italy, 2022, Gold Leaf & Colors Customizable
Located in San Miniato PI, IT
This collection is a work of art that make a statement in modern décor and in the modern cultural art world. It can be used as a vase containing flowers, or as a beautiful centerpiec...
Category

2010s Italian Modern Folk Art

Materials

Gold Leaf

21st Century Washcloth Tray in Full Calf Leather Handmade in Italy
Located in Bagnatica, Lombardia
Ideal to keep small towels tidily stored in readiness for guests. Our soft wash cloth holder is entirely made with a genuine and water-resistant calf leather, that makes it the pe...
Category

2010s Italian Modern Folk Art

Materials

Leather

Rob Hand Yellow Raku Fired Studio Pottery Lidded Pot
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
A very finely made British studio pottery lidded pot decorated with yellow raku fired glazes by Rob Hand (British, b.1948) and dating from the latter 20th or early 21st century. The ...
Category

Late 20th Century English Modern Folk Art

Materials

Ceramic

21st Century Leather Soft Rectangular Tissue Box Handmade in Italy
Located in Bagnatica, Lombardia
Just perfect. A must have for your living, for your bedroom, for your bathroom, for your office. A soft rectangular tissue box in calf leather that comes in a wide range of colors...
Category

2010s Italian Modern Folk Art

Materials

Leather

Danese Milano Le Porte Print by Enzo Mari
Located in Hicksville, NY
Le Porte is a four-colour silkscreen print. The relationship between colour and volume shows a transition from real space to abstraction. The sequence of coloured shapes gives volume...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Folk Art

Materials

Paper

Danese Milano 16 Pesci Toys in Solid Oak Wood by Enzo Mari
Located in Hicksville, NY
16 Pesci is a wooden puzzle, cleverly designed to produce 16 different fish shapes, with just one continuous cut, from a single piece of wood. It is one of the most famous examples o...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Folk Art

Materials

Oak

1950's French Modernist/ Cubist Painting, Wacky Interior Scene
Located in Cirencester, GB
Wacky Interior Scene by Bernard Labbe (French mid 20th century) original watercolour/ gouache painting on paper board, unframed size: 10 x 8.75 inches condition: very good and re...
Category

Mid-20th Century Modern Folk Art

Materials

Other

Robin Welch Studio Pottery Panel Glazed Stonware Graduated Cylindrical Vase
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
A stylish vintage British studio pottery stoneware vase of simple graduated rounded shape decorated in grey, pink and textured glazes by renowned potter Robin Welch and dating from t...
Category

20th Century English Modern Folk Art

Materials

Stoneware

Eric James Mellon Unique Studio Pottery Tile with Nudes Titled Mermaid
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
A very fine and unique, fresh to the market, stoneware studio pottery tile shaped panel hand painted with nudes titled Mermaid by renowned ceramic artist Eric James Mellon (British, ...
Category

Early 2000s English Modern Folk Art

Materials

Ceramic

Lladró The Guest Figurine Large Model by Jaime Hayon
Located in New York City, NY
A glossy porcelain figurine created by Jaime Hayon for the collection The Guest by LLadró Atelier with a base attached to the piece. The Guest is a piece created by Jaime Hayon for T...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Spanish Modern Folk Art

Materials

Porcelain

Modern Irregular Shape Hand-Tufted Wool Rug in Light Purple 112 by RAG Home
Located in Jakarta Selatan, ID
' 112 ' culminated in the form of gradations between the Japanese Zen garden and the color of peaceful ambiance in the light purple. Original Designed by RAG Home. Hand-tufted with ...
Category

2010s Indonesian Modern Folk Art

Materials

Wool

Anne A. E. Hirondelle Signed Large Modern Ceramic Pottery Glazed Vessel Teapot
Located in Studio City, CA
A wonderfully colored and glazed, rather unique piece by renowned American Pacific Northwest Coast potter Anne Hirondelle who in 1993 was a recipient of a National Endowment for the ...
Category

20th Century American Modern Folk Art

Materials

Ceramic

Handmade Ceramic Accessories Ladybug Yellow
Located in Lisbon, PT
These handmade decorative accessories combine the traditional Portuguese ceramic and glazing techniques in a modern approach of shapes and color, as they bring such brightness and jo...
Category

2010s Portuguese Modern Folk Art

Materials

Brass

Collection of 2 Vases "Futuristic Women", Handmade in Italy, 2019, Unique Design
Located in San Miniato PI, IT
This collection is a work of art that make a statement in modern décor and in the modern cultural art world. It can be used as a vase containing flowers, or as a beautiful centerpiec...
Category

2010s Italian Modern Folk Art

Materials

Gold Leaf

Mike Dodd Studio Pottery Brown Ash Glazed Teapot and Cover
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
A stylish English studio pottery teapot and cover decorated in brown ash glazes by renowned potter Mike Dodd (English, b. 1943) and dating from the 20th century. The teapot of rounde...
Category

20th Century English Modern Folk Art

Materials

Clay

Irregular Oval Circular Shapes with Beige Brown Tosca Wool Carpet by RAG Home
Located in Jakarta Selatan, ID
Irregular oval circular shapes with beige brown Tosca wool carpet by RAG Home Original designed by Rannisa Soraya RAG Home Jakarta Hand-tufted carpet with mixed carving embossed met...
Category

Early 2000s Indonesian Modern Folk Art

Materials

Wool

21st Century Hook Tall Laundry Basket with Leather & Cotton Handmade in Italy
Located in Bagnatica, Lombardia
An attractive contrast between leather and cotton fabric. Our Hook basket is hand woven, made with eco-friendly, washable, and resistant material suitable also for outdoor use. Th...
Category

2010s Italian Modern Folk Art

Materials

Leather, Cotton

21st Century Coffee Round Paper Bin with Lid Waste Bin Handmade in Italy
Located in Bagnatica, Lombardia
Nothing like a sleek waste bin in calfskin leather to keep your bathroom looking chic. The cylindrical body is entirely covered by hand with fine calfskin leather in a woven pattern....
Category

2010s Italian Modern Folk Art

Materials

Leather

'Breakfast and Strawberry Jam' Irregular Shape Hand-Tufted Wool Rug by RAG Home
Located in Jakarta Selatan, ID
' Breakfast and Strawberry Jam' irregular shape hand-tufted viscose wool rug by RAG Home Interpreting our longing for sweet nostalgia, this rug is designed with our favourite breakf...
Category

2010s Indonesian Modern Folk Art

Materials

Wool

Set of Three, Vintage, French, Pierrot Boudoir Doll Faces from the 1920s
Located in Vienna, Austria
What a wonderful discovery, rare Pierrot doll faces from the 1920s . All three pieces are in very good condition with minor age related flaws. These fabric masks were used on boudoir...
Category

1920s French Vintage Modern Folk Art

Materials

Textile

Chino, Chinese Influence Rattan Console
Located in Bangkok, TH
“Chino” is inspired by the traditional Chinese console from Qing Dynasty. Employing graphic practice, rattan is used to outline the basic shape of the table while black and white cor...
Category

2010s Thai Modern Folk Art

Materials

Nylon, Rattan

Large Bejewelled Hand Painted Rocking Elephant
Located in Roma, RM
Eye catching and whimsical, this very limited edition elephant rocker is a spectacular showpiece. Lifelike down to its most minute details, this exquisite piece is equally at home in...
Category

Early 2000s German Modern Folk Art

Materials

Fiberglass, Paint, Resin

Wave Hand-Tufted Rug in Gray by Verner Panton
Located in Horsens, DK
Seven colored rectangular rug with organic pattern designed by Verner Panton. Material: 100% New Zealand's wool Hand-tufted Color: Gray.
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Danish Modern Folk Art

Materials

Wool

Porcelain Belgian Beer Sign, Three Stars Leopold, 1950s
Located in Antwerp, BE
Porcelain Beer Sign for Belgian Beer. A large and great looking Belgian beer sign with the American colors white, red and blue and also with stars. This Enamel sign was made for the...
Category

Mid-20th Century Belgian Modern Folk Art

Materials

Metal

Green Cubist Portrait Painting in Green
Located in Oklahoma City, OK
A striking cubist or modernist painting in green. This piece is ready for framing and depicts a woman with blonde hair. Signed Verano. Dimensions: 8" wide 10" tall.
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Folk Art

Materials

Paint, Paper

Modern Style HandTufted Rug Combines into Maroon Tosca "Cherry Wine" by RAG Home
Located in Jakarta Selatan, ID
Cherry Wine is a combination of marron, grey, pink and green into one Modern design with Irregular Shape Original Designed by RAG Home Jakarta Hand-tufted Carpet with mixed Carving ...
Category

Early 2000s Indonesian Modern Folk Art

Materials

Wool

21st Century Penelope Rectangular Laundry Basket in Leather & Canvas Cotton
Located in Bagnatica, Lombardia
A simple and linear shape, where the resistant and waterproof leather is combined with the softness of the ecru cotton layer that give the piece a natural beauty. A rectangular si...
Category

2010s Italian Modern Folk Art

Materials

Leather, Cotton

'Mis-Shapes' Contemporary Irregular Abstract Shape Hand Tufted Rug by RAG Home
Located in Jakarta Selatan, ID
'Mis-Shapes' Contemporary irregular abstract shape hand-tufted Viscose wool rug A combination of neatness and abstraction. A fluid patterns and shades of primary colors from vibran...
Category

2010s Indonesian Modern Folk Art

Materials

Wool

Contemporary Irregular Shape Shaggy Maroon Blue and Beige Rug '' by Rag Home
Located in Jakarta Selatan, ID
'Crosses Circulation' Contemporary irregular shape shaggy maroon blue and beige rug '' by RAG Home Original Designed by RAG Home Jakarta Hand-tufted carpet with mixed carving embos...
Category

Early 2000s Indonesian Modern Folk Art

Materials

Wool

Iron Crucifix Sculpture In The Style Of Regardt Van De Meulen
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
A very stylish iron work sculpture of Christ hanging on the cross in the manner of Regardt van de Meulen and dating from the 20th/21st century. The crucifix stands on a rectangular w...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary South African Modern Folk Art

Materials

Iron

Peter Simpson Signed British Uk Studio Pottery Bowl Organic Nature Form Vessel
Located in Studio City, CA
A wonderful free-form organic bowl vessel by acclaimed British potter Peter Simpson. Simpson's works, such as this early piece, are inspired by organic forms in nature such as po...
Category

1980s English Vintage Modern Folk Art

Materials

Porcelain

Emily Brock "the Red Wagon" Floral and Gardening Group Diorama in Glass, 1995
By Emily Brock
Located in Toledo, OH
A whimsical art glass diorama by Emily Brock, titled, "The Red Wagon". This unusual sculpture features a wagon with cactus, plants, garden hose, rubber gloves and scissors. The combi...
Category

1990s American Modern Folk Art

Materials

Glass

21st Century Large Hook Leather Basket for Towels with Fabric Handmade in Italy
Located in Bagnatica, Lombardia
Attractive contrast between leather and cotton fabric. Our Hook basket is hand woven, made with eco-friendly, washable, and resistant material suitable also for outdoor use. The insi...
Category

2010s Italian Modern Folk Art

Materials

Leather, Fabric, Cotton

'Mis-Shapes' Contemporary Irregular Abstract Shape Hand Tufted Rug by RAG Home
Located in Jakarta Selatan, ID
'Mis-Shapes' Contemporary irregular abstract shape hand-tufted Viscose wool rug A combination of neatness and abstraction. A fluid patterns and shades of primary colors from vibran...
Category

2010s Indonesian Modern Folk Art

Materials

Wool

Tim Timothy Johnson Australian Artist Signed Buddhist Tibetan Original Painting
Located in Studio City, CA
A beautiful original painting of a Tibetan Buddhist deity by Australian artist Tim Johnson. The bold colors and detail of the deity are quite skilled and intricate. Johnson was born ...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Australian Modern Folk Art

Materials

Canvas, Paint

Otto Heino Signed Imperial Chinese Yellow Glaze Vase Vessel
Located in Studio City, CA
A wonderful example of Otto Heino's famous Chinese Imperial yellow glaze - thought to have been lost for years and rediscovered by Heino. A very rare and highly coveted glaze and...
Category

Early 2000s American Modern Folk Art

Materials

Ceramic

Grey and White Resin Tic Tac Toe by Paola Valle
Located in Ciudad De México, MX
Our Tic Tac Toe is a beautiful, modern and fun take on the classic game. The three dimensional pieces are handmade in grey with white marble textured resin, and board is in clear and...
Category

2010s Mexican Modern Folk Art

Materials

Resin

Irregular Shape Viscose Wool Rug Pink Blush, Blue, Green 'IRO-IRO' by Rag Home
Located in Jakarta Selatan, ID
IRO IRO rug is made with a combination of pink blush, blue, green a touch of maroon Original Designed by RAG Home Jakarta Hand-tufted Carpet with mixed Carving Embossed Methods ...
Category

Early 2000s Indonesian Modern Folk Art

Materials

Wool

Neil Moss Signed Beautifully Glazed California Studio Pottery Ceramic Vase
By Neil Moss
Located in Studio City, CA
A suberbly crafted, beautifully, and darkly glazed vase by Southern California studio potter/ artist Neil Moss. The workmanship is truly exquisite. Moss' work is collected by var...
Category

20th Century American Modern Folk Art

Materials

Ceramic

21st Century Ovo Wood & Magazine Leather Basket with Handle Handmade in Italy
Located in Bagnatica, Lombardia
Fashioned of resistant recycled leather, Pinetti Ovo basket boasts an unstructured silhouette with flared sides supported by a sturdy rectangular base that can hold a large number of...
Category

2010s Italian Modern Folk Art

Materials

Leather

21st Century Empty Pocket Woven Regenerated Leather Handmade in Italy
Located in Bagnatica, Lombardia
Lovely Pinetti round wash clothes holder, part of Almeria collection. Four different water resistant sizes fixed at the end with chrome pins. The woven strips getting smaller and ...
Category

2010s Italian Modern Folk Art

Materials

Leather

Large Rare Hand Carved Lions Mane Bust Head in Wood with Solid Marble Base
Located in GB
We are delighted to offer for sale this stunning very large and decorative solid wood hand carved Lion's mane mounted to a marble base A very good looking well made and decorative...
Category

20th Century English Modern Folk Art

Materials

Marble

1950's Modernist Painting, Landscape of a French Town
Located in Cirencester, GB
French town. by Bernard Labbe (French mid 20th century), stamped verso. Original watercolour/gouache painting on paper. Overall size: 9.5 x 12.5 inches. Condition: very good and ...
Category

Mid-20th Century Modern Folk Art

Materials

Other

21st Century Almeria Large Towel and Shoes Handwoven Basket with Handles
Located in Bagnatica, Lombardia
Part of the Almeria collection this Pinetti hand-woven basket made with eco-friendly washable and resistant material suitable also for outdoor use. Perfect for shoes holders in yo...
Category

2010s Italian Modern Folk Art

Materials

Leather

Rupert Andrews Mocha Ware Landscape Design Studio Pottery Vase
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
A very stylish vintage studio pottery stoneware vase hand decorated with a continuous landscape in Mocha-ware style by Rupert Andrews (British, b.1947) and dating from the latter 20t...
Category

Late 20th Century British Modern Folk Art

Materials

Stoneware

Danese Milano Diciotto, Il Porcello Print by Enzo Mari
Located in Hicksville, NY
Il Porcello is a three-colour silkscreen print and is part of the Nature Series (Serie della Natura). The print is part of a study to transform an image into a symbol through the sys...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Folk Art

Materials

Paper

Play Backgammon Table by Saccal Design House
Located in Geneve, CH
Play Backgammon Table by Saccal Design House Dimensions: L 49 x W 23 x H 45cm Materials: Carrara and Brass Saccal Design House, located in Beirut Lebanon, was founded in 2014 by...
Category

2010s Lebanese Modern Folk Art

Materials

Carrara Marble, Brass

Modern Irregular Shape with Abstract Maroon Terracotta Tosca 'Jane Say's' by RAG
Located in Jakarta Selatan, ID
Jane Say's Rug Modern Irregular Shape with Abstract Maroon Terracotta Green Pattern by RAG Home Original Designed by Rannisa Soraya RAG Home Jakarta Hand-tufted Carpet with mixed Ca...
Category

Early 2000s Indonesian Modern Folk Art

Materials

Wool

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