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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 The modernists rejected both natural and historical references and relied primarily on industrial materials such as metal, glass, plywood, and, later, plastics.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
Dragonfly, Floor Lamp Sculpture, Vincent Darré and Ludovic Clément d’Armont
Located in Geneve, CH
Dragonfly, floor lamp sculpture, vincent Darré and Ludovic Clément d’Armont Blown glass, textile, brass Dimensions: 120 x 75 x 43 cm Created in cooperation with designer Vincent Da...
Category

2010s French Modern Lighting

Materials

Brass

Small Lawrence Modern Globe Pendant in Oil Rubbed Brass
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Inspired by the croquis and contour drawings of our creative director, the Lawrence Pendants evoke elegant simplicity with a refined sense of play. Made by hand in our Philadelphia s...
Category

2010s American Modern Lighting

Materials

Brass

Breeze Decorative Wall Art Piece Textured Fibreglass Light Grey Lacquered
Located in Cartaxo, PT
21st Century Contemporary Modern Breeze Decorative Wall Art Piece Textured Fibreglass Light Grey Lacquered Handcrafted in Portugal - Europe by Greenapple. Like the movement of a hug...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Lighting

Materials

Fiberglass, Art Glass, Paint

21st Century Modern Tosco Table Lamp Handcrafted Portugal by Greenapple
Located in Cartaxo, PT
21st century contemporary modern Tosco table lamp Lacquered bronze powder champagne handcrafted in Portugal - Europe by Greenapple. Tosco is an attractive addition to a modern home...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Lighting

Materials

Marble, Statuary Marble, Brass, Stainless Steel

Arabescato Marble Lamp by Henry Wilson
Located in Geneve, CH
Arabescato Marble lamp by Henry Wilson Dimensions: Surface sconce are 35 x 30 x 10 cm Materials: Arabescato marble Ambient, sculptural light carved in two halves from solid ston...
Category

2010s Australian Modern Lighting

Materials

Marble

Ozz Floor Lamp in Metal Shade & Concrete Base - showroom sample
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Ozz is made of light and stone. It shifts from shy domesticity to become central to the home, proving itself a key figure, with its large, look-at-me arc. The design starts in the co...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Lighting

Materials

Metal

Exceptional Lighting Ingo Maurer
Located in Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo
In 1994, Ingo Maurer created the first Golden Ribbon, an exceptional lighting object. Each of the few existing "Golden Ribbons" has its unique expression and shape. Constructed fr...
Category

Early 2000s German Modern Lighting

Materials

Metal

Light Object 019 by Naama Hofman
Located in Geneve, CH
Light object 019 by Naama Hofman Dimensions: W 40, H 120 cm (height to order) Natural brass Light tube diameter: 35 mm Light tube length: 1 x 80 cm and 1 x 40 cm Brass pipe diam...
Category

2010s German Modern Lighting

Materials

Brass

Amalgam II, Brass Table Lamp Signed by Pia Chevalier
Located in Geneve, CH
Amalgam II, brass table lamp signed by Pia Chevalier Raw brass, silver solders and porcelain. Dimensions 19 cm x 19 cm Exists also in Large: 24 cm x 28 cm Tala bulb diameter 13 c...
Category

2010s French Modern Lighting

Materials

Brass

Martinelli Luce Metafora 1979 Table by Lella and Massimo Vignelli
Located in Brooklyn, NY
The four forms of the Euclidean geometry, the cube, the cylinder, the sphere and the pyramid, made of four different marbles, represent the basis of the table finished with a big she...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Lighting

Materials

Carrara Marble

LED Swirl Six Ring Chandelier Pendant Light in Gold Contemporary
Located in Westport, CT
Individual rings with integrated LED stripes grouped together. The height and tilt of each ring can be adjusted individually. 3000K 110 Lumen / watt Finishes: Rose gold, poli...
Category

2010s Modern Lighting

Materials

Stainless Steel

Pillar Lamp in Arabescato Marble by Henry Wilson
Located in Geneve, CH
Pillar lamp in Arabescato marble by Henry Wilson Dimensions: 40 x 12 x 35 cm Materials: Arabescato marble Pillar Lamp is hewn from two pieces of solid Arabescato Marble. It is h...
Category

2010s Australian Modern Lighting

Materials

Marble

Small ISO Sconce Light by Ladies & Gentlemen Studio
Located in Geneve, CH
Small ISO sconce light by Ladies & Gentlemen Studio Dimensions: H 17” x W 30”, 6” globe Materials: Powder-coated steel (also available in brass), fabric cord, color washed acid etc...
Category

2010s American Modern Lighting

Materials

Steel

Sculpted Lamp by Henry Wilson
Located in Geneve, CH
Sculpted lamp by Henry Wilson Material: Aluminium, also available in different stones and bronze. The surface sconce is an ambient, sculptural light cast in two halves from solid...
Category

2010s Australian Modern Lighting

Materials

Aluminum

Revolve Floor Lamp, Polished Brass, Black by Bert Frank
Located in Geneve, CH
Revolve floor lamp - polished brass - black by Bert Frank Dimensions: 130 x 35.4 x 9.3 cm Materials: Brass, steel Also Available in brushed brass When Adam Yeats and Robbie Llewelly...
Category

2010s British Modern Lighting

Materials

Brass, Steel

Small ARCEO Table Lamp by Joachim-Morineau Studio
Located in Geneve, CH
Small ARCEO Table Lamp by Joachim-Morineau Studio Dimensions: H 30 x D 15 x W 35 cm, 2 kg Materials: Aluminium beams, tubes and sheets, frosted plexiglass, warm light LED with dimm...
Category

2010s Dutch Modern Lighting

Materials

Aluminum

Contemporary Baccarat Mille Nuit Chandelier Pendant 6L Crystal
Located in Brescia, IT
Wonderfully cut crystal emphasizes the diffusion of light and the glitter of the Mille Nuits chandelier. True to the Baccarat tradition, this sumptuous chandelier blends in perfectly...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary French Modern Lighting

Materials

Crystal

Chapeau Marble Pendant by Marmi Serafini
Located in Geneve, CH
Chapeau marble pendant by Marmi Serafini Materials: Travertino Classico a foro aperto Dimensions: Ø 40, H 8 cm Also available in: Ø 30, H 8 cm All our lamps can be wired acco...
Category

2010s Italian Modern Lighting

Materials

Travertine

Daphne Brass Italian Table Lamp
Located in Geneve, CH
Daphne brass Italian table lamp Daphne- lamp made entirely of brass and glass with our “Pulegoso” effect. Available in table, suspension, floor and wall version. Size: Glass diamet...
Category

2010s Italian Modern Lighting

Materials

Brass

Form No_004 by Alicja Strzyżyńska
Located in Geneve, CH
Form No_004 by Alicja Strzyzynska Dimensions: W 30 x D 10 x H 48 cm Materials: Ceramic Bisque Color options available upon request. The idea was born after deciding to reconnec...
Category

2010s Dutch Modern Lighting

Materials

Plaster

Revolve Floor Lamp, Brushed Brass, Green by Bert Frank
Located in Geneve, CH
Revolve floor lamp - brushed brass - green by Bert Frank Dimensions: 130 x 35.4 x 9.3 cm Materials: Brass, steel Also available in polished brass When Adam Yeats and Robbie Llewelly...
Category

2010s British Modern Lighting

Materials

Brass, Steel

Hare & Ballerina Sculptural Table Lamp, Hand Made
Located in London, GB
Hare & Ballerina hand crafted sculptural table lamp is part of of Wonderlamps series. Each consists sculptural figurings and each tells a story. A whimsical lamp of a hare dancing g...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary British Modern Lighting

Materials

Steel, Gold Leaf

Manta Lamp 2 by Clément Boutillon
Located in Geneve, CH
Manta lamp 2 by Clément Boutillon Limited edition, 24 pieces Dimensions: H 38 cm x W 30 cm Materials: ceramic All lamps could be wired for each country. After ten years of ...
Category

2010s French Modern Lighting

Materials

Ceramic

Primitive Brass Table Lamp, Signed by Lukasz Friedrich
Located in Geneve, CH
Primitive brass table lamp, signed by Lukasz Friedrich. Primitive table lamp, 2020. Polished brass. Dimensions: H 45 cm, W 26 cm, D 12 cm. Signed and dated. Lukasz Friedrich (...
Category

2010s European Modern Lighting

Materials

Brass

Glaive Wall Light Single by Bert Frank
Located in Geneve, CH
Glaive wall light single by Bert Frank Dimensions: 10 x 8 x 50 cm Materials: Brass, Bone China All our lamps can be wired according to each country. If sold to the USA it will...
Category

2010s British Modern Lighting

Materials

Brass

1930s Czech Floor Lamp by Jindrich Halabala
Located in High Point, NC
A modern floor lamp created circa 1930 by the Pioneer of Czech Industrial Design Jindrich Halabala. The original outlines of this vintage piece are shaped by a black patinated wooden...
Category

1930s Czech Vintage Modern Lighting

Materials

Wood, Glass

Blue Table Lamp Pop-Up Dimmable by Magic Circus Editions
Located in Geneve, CH
Blue table lamp pop-up dimmable by Magic Circus Editions Dimensions: Ø 22 x 30 x 53 cm Materials: Carrara marble base, smooth brass tube, glossy mouth blown glass Also non-dimmab...
Category

2010s French Modern Lighting

Materials

Carrara Marble, Brass

Pendant 06 by Magic Circus Editions
Located in Geneve, CH
Pendant 06 by Magic Circus Editions Dimensions: D 25 x W 25 x H 110 cm, also available in H 90, 130, 150, 175, 190 cm Materials: Brass, mouth blown glass All our lamps can be wi...
Category

2010s French Modern Lighting

Materials

Brass

Contemporary by Chitarrini Studio Handmade Floor Lamp Natural Rattan White
Located in Barcelona, ES
AMÀ Floor lamp The Family: Amà , comes from the Catalan '' a mà '', which means '' handmade '', and it is how this lamp is made. With hand-turned beech wood, white metal details...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Spanish Modern Lighting

Materials

Metal

Clé in Crystal by Geraldine Gonzalez
Located in Geneve, CH
Clé in crystal by Geraldine Gonzalez Materials: Crystal Dimensions: H 112 x W 8 cm Graduated from Duperré School of Applied Arts, Geraldine Gonzalez was a shoe stylist before de...
Category

2010s French Modern Lighting

Materials

Crystal

Nickel Ceiling Lamp by Magic Circus Editions
Located in Geneve, CH
Nickel Ceiling lamp by Magic Circus Editions Dimensions: D 25 x W 25 x H 37.5 cm Materials: Brass, mouth blown glass sculpted All our lamps can be wired according to each cou...
Category

2010s French Modern Lighting

Materials

Brass

21st Century Modern Lima Arc Floor Lamp Handcrafted in Portugal by Greenapple
Located in Cartaxo, PT
21st Century Contemporary Modern Lima Arc Floor Lamp Natural Solid Beech Polished Stainless Steel and Calacatta Bianco Marble Handcrafted in Portugal - Europe by Greenapple. This f...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Lighting

Materials

Marble, Brass, Stainless Steel

Constellation 16 Pendant Light, Kenneth Cobonpue
Located in Geneve, CH
Constellation 16 pendant light, Kenneth Cobonpue Materials: Buri (palm leaf spines), powder-coated steel, glass Dimensions: 86.5 x 150 cm All our lamps can be wired according t...
Category

2010s Philippine Modern Lighting

Materials

Steel

Set of 3 Pendant Lamps by Faina
Located in Geneve, CH
Set of 3 Pendant lamps by Faina Design: Victoriya Yakusha Materials: Willow Vine, Steel Frame Dimensions: D 37 x H 44 cm The light of lamps is leaking through the patterns of...
Category

2010s Ukrainian Modern Lighting

Materials

Steel, Other

Nimbus Wall-Mount Lamp by CTO Lighting
Located in Geneve, CH
Nimbus wall-mount lamp by CTO Lighting Materials: satin brass with handmade glass Also available in bronze with handmade glass Dimensions: H 32 x W 25 cm All our lamps can be ...
Category

2010s British Modern Lighting

Materials

Brass

Large Womb Pendant Lamp by Jan Ernst
Located in Geneve, CH
Large womb pendant lamp by Jan Ernst Dimensions: D 28 W 60 H 55 cm Materials: White stoneware The Origin Collection is a collaboration between Jan Ernst and Colin Braye. The w...
Category

2010s South African Modern Lighting

Materials

Stoneware

Spotlight Poseidone by Alabastro Italiano
Located in Geneve, CH
Spotlight Poseidone by Alabastro Italiano Dimensions: W 8 x D 11 x H 15 cm Materials: Italian white Alabaster, Brushed Brass Other finishes available. Light Source 1 x GU10 LED 6...
Category

2010s Italian Modern Lighting

Materials

Alabaster, Brass

Moooi Hubble Bubble Large LED Suspension Lamp with Frosted Spheres & Metal Frame
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Hubble Bubble, designed by Marcel Wanders studio, is an airy and joyful suspension lamp. Available in two sizes, with either 7 or 11 glass LED bubbles in oil-iridescent or frosted ve...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Dutch Modern Lighting

Materials

Metal

21st Century Modern Sublime Arc Floor Lamp Handcrafted in Portugal by Greenapple
Located in Cartaxo, PT
21st Century Contemporary Modern Sublime Arc Floor Lamp Polished Stainless Steel and Nero Marquina Marble Handcrafted in Portugal - Europe by Greenapple. This floor lamp with a han...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Lighting

Materials

Marble, Stainless Steel, Brass

Black Sconce by Olivia Cognet
Located in Geneve, CH
Black sconce by Olivia Cognet Materials: Ceramic Dimensions: L 18 cm H 27 cm Each of Olivia’s handmade creations is a unique work of art, the snapshot of a precious moment captu...
Category

2010s French Modern Lighting

Materials

Ceramic

Amalgam Brass Table Lamp Signed by Pia Chevalier
Located in Geneve, CH
Amalgam brass table lamp signed by Pia Chevalier Raw brass, silver solders and porcelain. Dimensions: 24 cm x 28 cm Exists also in Small: 19 cm x 19 cm Tala bulb: diameter 13 cm ...
Category

2010s French Modern Lighting

Materials

Brass

Bourrelet Ceramic Table Lamp by Helder Barbosa
Located in Geneve, CH
Bourrelet ceramic table lamp by Helder Barbosa Materials: Painted ceramic Dimensions: 28 x 17 cm Diameter: 9.5 cm All our lamps can be wired according to each country. If sol...
Category

2010s French Modern Lighting

Materials

Ceramic

Daisy Contemporary Table Lamp Gold Silk Glass Silvered Necklace, Brass Sale
Located in Pietrasanta, IT
This light object is a contemporary piece, entirely made in Tuscany-Italy and 100% of Italian origin. Daisy is inspired by flowering of the daisy with her timeless simple charm. At...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Lighting

Materials

Brass

Revolve Table Lamp, Brushed Brass, Black by Bert Frank
Located in Geneve, CH
Revolve table lamp - Brushed brass - Black by Bert Frank Dimensions: 42 x 35 x 15 cm Materials: Brass, steel Also available in polished brass When Adam Yeats and Robbie Llewellyn f...
Category

2010s British Modern Lighting

Materials

Brass, Steel

Maillon LED Horizontal Pendant Light 6
Located in Westport, CT
Elegant grouping of 6 metal rings with integrated LED diffusing a clean natural light. Soft white 3000K. 75 watts – 110 lumens / watt, dimmable. Finishes: Rose gold, polished or ...
Category

2010s Modern Lighting

Materials

Stainless Steel

Anton in Gunmetal by Volker Haug
Located in Geneve, CH
Anton in dunmetal by Volker Haug Anton series Dimensions: W 18 H 18 D 10.3 cm Materials: Cast gunmetal Finish: Polished Lamp: G9 LED (240V / 120V US). 12V option available Gla...
Category

2010s Australian Modern Lighting

Materials

Metal

Kernal Table Light, Black by Bert Frank
Located in Geneve, CH
Kernal table light - Black by Bert Frank Dimensions: 41.5 x 40 x 24 cm Materials: Brass, steel Brushed brass lacquered as standard, custom finishes available. When Adam Yeats and R...
Category

2010s British Modern Lighting

Materials

Steel, Brass

Black Hotel Light 08 Wall Lamp by HWE
Located in Geneve, CH
Black hotel light 08 wall lamp by HWE Materials: Waste SLS 3D nylon powder, sand from sustainable sources Dimensions: H 39 x W 22 x L 32 cm Other colours available: lemon, cream, aq...
Category

2010s British Modern Lighting

Materials

Nylon

Artistic Blown Handmade Murano Glass Chandelier Medusa by La Murrina
Located in saronno, IT
Medusa, it's a unique handcrafted modern suspension according the ancient Murano glass tradition. Simple lines embellished with unique decorations, created in our furnace in Murano ...
Category

2010s Italian Modern Lighting

Materials

Murano Glass

Blue Storm Table Light Copper by Johannes Hemann
Located in Geneve, CH
Blue Storm table light copper by Johannes Hemann Material: Polycarbonate, Walnut Dimensions: Ø 38 x H 45 cm The Storm Series is by its concept the purest example of a process-de...
Category

2010s German Modern Lighting

Materials

Copper

Ring Cluster Long 4 Pendant by CTO Lighting
Located in Geneve, CH
Ring Cluster Long 4 Pendants by CTO Lighting. Materials: satin brass with black silk braided flex. Also available in bronze and satin brass with black silk braided flex. Dimensions: ...
Category

2010s British Modern Lighting

Materials

Brass

Unique Spy Table Lamp by Koen Van Guijze
Located in Geneve, CH
Unique Spy table lamp by Koen Van Guijze Dimensions: 45 W x 10 D x 12 H cm Materials: Brass Edgy, catchy stand alone luminaire. The untreated brass will get patina with age. ...
Category

2010s Belgian Modern Lighting

Materials

Brass

Set of 2 Willow Contemporary Table Lamps by FAINA
Located in Geneve, CH
Set of 2 Willow contemporary table lamps by FAINA Design: Victoriya Yakusha Material: Willow, ceramics, steel frame Dimensions: 54 x 50 cm On/off cord switch Non dimmable Wei...
Category

2010s Ukrainian Modern Lighting

Materials

Steel

21st Century Modern Bobo Table Lamp Handcrafted Portugal by Greenapple
Located in Cartaxo, PT
21st century Contemporary Modern Bobo table lamp lacquered bronze Powder Champagne handcrafted in Portugal - Europe by Greenapple. Bobo is a modern lighting concept and an attracti...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Lighting

Materials

Marble, Statuary Marble, Brass, Stainless Steel

Gil Melott Bespoke Luz SC Form 19 Bronze and Alabaster Sconce
Located in Chicago, IL
Winner of Interior Design Magazine's 2020 BEST OF YEAR award - the Gil Melott bespoke Luz SC form 19 bronze and alabaster sconce serves not just as a light fixture, but as an anthrop...
Category

2010s American Modern Lighting

Materials

Alabaster, Bronze

Table Lamp China 07 by Magic Circus Editions
Located in Geneve, CH
Table lamp China 07 by Magic Circus Editions Dimensions: H 50 x W 32 x D 32 cm Materials: Brass, mouth blown glass sculpted with a diamond saw Colour: soft rose Available finis...
Category

2010s French Modern Lighting

Materials

Brass

Dawn Dual Wall Sconce by Schwung
Located in Geneve, CH
Dawn Dual Wall Sconce by Schwung Dimensions: W 19 x D 15 x H 47.8 cm Materials: Polished Nickel, hand blown glass globes Finishes available: Black gunmetal, polished nickel and bras...
Category

2010s Polish Modern Lighting

Materials

Glass

Pessoa Suspension Lamp Carrara Marble Polished American Oak Brushed Brass
Located in Cartaxo, PT
21st Century Contemporary Modern Pessoa Suspension Lamp Carrara Marble Polished American Oak Brushed Brass Handcrafted in Portugal - Europe by Greenapple. Fernando Pessoa, the man w...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Lighting

Materials

Carrara Marble, Marble, Brass, Stainless Steel

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