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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 The modernists rejected both natural and historical references and relied primarily on industrial materials such as metal, glass, plywood, and, later, plastics.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
Modern Leather Backgammon Chip Set by Impatia
Located in Milan, IT
With each collection, Impatia aims to explore design through different perspectives. Among a strong focus on developing one of a kind game tables, it is just as equally important to focus on the accessories. As a result, Impatia offers a range of luxury game accessories that complement each table perfectly. Extending the use of high-quality materials and Italian craftsmanship each accessory set is carefully thought out and designed to perfection. This modern game set is perfect for any backgammon lover. Hand-crafted in Italy by artisans, the backgammon game set features a rectangular box made from genuine Italian leather with a complete set of chrome chips with a magnetic element for easy stacking. The game set also includes a premium set of leather dice shakers...
Category

2010s Italian Modern Games

Materials

Chrome

STRATEGO Chessboard in Walnut by Lorenzo Di Giovanni for Teckell
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Stratego chessboard, designed by Lorenzo di Giovanni and manufactured by Teckell, features an extra-clear crystal top with a solid marble base, available in three options: Calacatta ...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Games

Materials

Crystal, Carrara Marble

STRATEGO Chessboard in white by Lorenzo Di Giovanni for Teckell
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Stratego chessboard, designed by Lorenzo di Giovanni and manufactured by Teckell, features an extra-clear crystal top with a solid marble base, available in three options: Calacatta ...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Games

Materials

Crystal, Carrara Marble

Teckell T1.1 Crystal 9-foot Pool Table in Light Bronz by Marc Sadler
Located in Brooklyn, NY
The Teckell T1.1 pool table with light bronze trim lures in both design aficionados and top players. The light dances across its handcrafted glass surfaces and glimmers when it strik...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Games

Materials

Crystal, Aluminum, Stainless Steel, Bronze

Teckell T1.1 Crystal 9-foot Pool Table in Black by Marc Sadler
Located in Brooklyn, NY
T1.1 Black pool table with black trim lures in both design aficionados and top players. The light dances across its handcrafted glass surfaces and glimmers when it strikes the black ...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Games

Materials

Crystal, Aluminum, Stainless Steel

Teckell T1.1 Crystal 8-foot Pool Table in Light Bronz by Marc Sadler
Located in Brooklyn, NY
The Teckell T1.1 pool table with light bronze trim lures in both design aficionados and top players. The light dances across its handcrafted glass surfaces and glimmers when it strik...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Games

Materials

Crystal, Aluminum, Bronze, Stainless Steel

Hermes Travel Size Playing Cards
Located in New York, NY
2 Decks of travel sized playing cards both featuring an abstracted graphic H pattern. Hermes, Paris.
Category

21st Century and Contemporary French Modern Games

Materials

Paper

Oscar Dog Bowls by Gio Bagnara
Located in New York, NY
GIOBAGNARA Renowned for its elegant creations that convey luxury without ostentation, GIOBAGNARA adheres to the highest standards of craftsmanship. By pursuing a philosophy that incorporates traditional know- how with leading-edge technologies, and offering a limitless color palette of quality leathers and suede, founder Giorgio Bagnara has been able to experiment and push the technical boundaries of his craft in order to create pieces that are both beautiful and functional. Launched in 1999, the GIOBAGNARA brand has quickly earned a reputation for expert leather workmanship, and its founder has become a key partner for a large number of interior designers as well as a select group of yacht and private jet designers who rely on his specialized knowledge to realize made-to-measure commissions. In 2015, Giorgio Bagnara expanded his leather goods portfolio with the acquisition of saddle leather specialist RABITTI1969. In 2017, Bagnara initiated a collaboration with French designer Stéphane Parmentier, who was appointed creative director of GIOBAGNARA and its affiliate brands. In 2018, the company’s portfolio grew with the strategic acquisition of PIGMENT FRANCE...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Games

Materials

Metal

Bocce Game Set by Gio Bagnara
Located in New York, NY
GIOBAGNARA Renowned for its elegant creations that convey luxury without ostentation, GIOBAGNARA adheres to the highest standards of craftsmanship. By pursuing a philosophy that inco...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Games

Materials

Leather, Wood

Venezia Game Table Backgammon I Chess I Checkers by Gio Bagnara
Located in New York, NY
GIOBAGNARA Renowned for its elegant creations that convey luxury without ostentation, GIOBAGNARA adheres to the highest standards of craftsmanship. By pursuing a philosophy that inco...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Games

Materials

Leather, Wood

Oscar Dog Bed Small by Gio Bagnara
Located in New York, NY
GIOBAGNARA Renowned for its elegant creations that convey luxury without ostentation, GIOBAGNARA adheres to the highest standards of craftsmanship. By pursuing a philosophy that inco...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Games

Materials

Metal

Oscar Dog Bed Large by Gio Bagnara
Located in New York, NY
GIOBAGNARA Renowned for its elegant creations that convey luxury without ostentation, GIOBAGNARA adheres to the highest standards of craftsmanship. By pursuing a philosophy that inco...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Games

Materials

Metal

Oscar Dog Bed Medium by Gio Bagnara
Located in New York, NY
GIOBAGNARA Renowned for its elegant creations that convey luxury without ostentation, GIOBAGNARA adheres to the highest standards of craftsmanship. By pursuing a philosophy that inco...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Games

Materials

Metal

Hermés Cartes A Nouer, Scarf Knotting How-To Card Set, New in Box, France
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Hermés Cartes A Nouer, Scarf Knotting How-To Card Set, New in Box, France. Vintage set. Never opened.
Category

20th Century French Modern Games

Materials

Paper

Chess Talent Walnut Set by Agresti
Located in New York, NY
Chessboard in matt Canaletto walnut and white maple. It contains boxwood chessmen.   
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Games

Materials

Walnut

Passione di Gioco Walnut Mahjong by Agresti
Located in New York, NY
Mahjong in matt Canaletto walnut with brass parts in ruthenium finish.   
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Games

Materials

Walnut

Billiard Game Set with Cue Balls and Triangle by Impatia
Located in Milan, IT
With each collection, Impatia aims to explore design through different perspectives. Among a strong focus on developing one of kind game tables, it is just as equally important to focus on the accessories. As a result, Impatia offers a range of luxury game accessories that complement each table perfectly. Extending the use of high-quality materials and Italian craftsmanship each accessory set is carefully thought out and designed to perfection. This modern game set is perfect for any billiard lover. Handcrafted in Italy by artisans, the Filotto billiard set...
Category

2010s Italian Modern Games

Materials

Chrome

All Glass Modern Backgammon Game Table by Impatia
Located in Milan, IT
The Tuttuno leather edition backgammon game table is designed to accommodate two players with a built-in backgammon playing surface. The minimalistic design gives off the unique impression that the table is floating. This Tuttuno table features a unique low-iron glass structure supported by an inner genuine leather top trim, finished off with a premium Alcantara playing surface which is laser printed with the backgammon board. This table is exclusively made 100% in Italy and sourced from the highest quality of materials. Accessories Included: 1 custom leather backgammon box + cheker set 2 dice shakers...
Category

2010s Italian Modern Games

Materials

Chrome

Chessboard in Matte Horn and Suede
Located in Hudson, NY
Arcahorn is an Italian company founded in 1958 by Mario Guerro. His family's company meticulously produces luxury decorative objects in zebu horn and other natural materials. This ha...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Games

Materials

Brass

Michael Graves Backgammon Game Set, circa 2000
Located in New York, NY
A backgammon board designed by famed architect Michael Graves. Imported, circa 1990. Signed with metal tag. Finely constructed of cherry stained hardwood and veneers. Features ...
Category

Late 20th Century American Modern Games

Materials

Wood, Resin

Hermes Turquoise, Red Playing Cards
Located in New York, NY
Hermes full size playing cards featuring puzzle piece design, 1 deck in red, 1 deck in turquoise. Cards have gold metallic edges.
Category

20th Century French Modern Games

Materials

Paper

3 Dimensional Wooden Chess or Checker Board with Chess Players
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A very unique way to play chess or checkers... the board is stairs stepped, or "3-D" look... A wonderful decorative piece and fun to play as well - likely more novel that serious, but it is a chess board with all the pieces. Checkers are not included. the king and queen are approx 3" high A great housewarming or fathers day gift.
Category

20th Century Modern Games

Materials

Wood

Acrylic Tic Tac Toe Board and Pieces X's O's
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A completely acrylic Tic Tac Toe Board. The board and all X's and O's are acrylic. The board and pieces could be as decorative as they are practical - a compliment to many spaces ...
Category

20th Century Modern Games

Materials

Acrylic, Plexiglass

Set of Michael Graves Chess and Checker Pieces
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A wonderful set of Chess and checker pieces by Architect and Designer, Michael Graves. The set is made of resin and are very futuristic and modern - a c...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Modern Games

Materials

Felt

Japanese Pachislo Skill Slot Machine, Tokens Only, Late 20th Century
Located in Bedford Hills, NY
Very cool Japanese token slot machine, all original and in great working order, including keys. 300 to 400 gaming tokens included.
Category

Late 20th Century Japanese Modern Games

Materials

Metal, Chrome

Memento Mori by Callum Campbell
Located in Geneve, CH
Memento Mori by Callum Campbell Objects for Self Collection Signed Dimensions  W 3.5 x H 9.3 cm Materials: Brass Finish: Polished Engraved with clients name and date of birth...
Category

2010s Australian Modern Games

Materials

Brass

White and Blue Acrylic Connect Four Game
Located in Greenwich, CT
The classic game of Connect Four is reimagined. Crafted out of acrylic and lacquered white, the game features dark and light blue chips that are pleasing to the eye; allowing this pi...
Category

2010s American Modern Games

Materials

Acrylic

Render by Callum Campbell
Located in Geneve, CH
Render by Callum Campbell Objects for self-collection Signed and numbered Dimensions: W 24 x D 8.8 H 36 cm Materials: Brass, stainless steel Finish: Polished Physical appearance...
Category

2010s Australian Modern Games

Materials

Brass, Stainless Steel

Honne by Callum Campbell
Located in Geneve, CH
Honne by Callum Campbell Objects for self collection Signed and numbered Dimensions: W 9.5 x H 19- 25 cm Materials: Brass, LED Finish: Polished Note: 220-240w Australian elect...
Category

2010s Australian Modern Games

Materials

Brass

Bjørn Wiinblad Rosenthal Studio-Linie Boxed Solitaire Game
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
A stylish vintage German Rosenthal Studio-Linie original boxed ‘Keramik-Solitärspiel’ (Solitaire Game) by renowned Danish painter, designer and artist B...
Category

1970s German Vintage Modern Games

Materials

Wood, Porcelain

Vintage Gucci Dual Deck of Playing Cards Game or Desk Accessory
Located in North Miami, FL
This never used boxed set of logo Gucci playing cards is vintage and Italian from the 1970s. It is 2 sets one in white and black for the back. One ...
Category

1970s Italian Vintage Modern Games

Materials

Paper

Vintage Italian Collectible Ceramic Table Game by Gabbianelli, Green and White
Located in Milano, IT
This is a rare, funny and well preserved desk game set/decorative object in hand-painted ceramic, made in Italy in the Eighties by renowned manufacturer Gabbianelli - as proved by the sticker underneath and the relief "G" under the main plate. It is an English style board for peg solitaire...
Category

1980s Italian Vintage Modern Games

Materials

Ceramic

Black and White Lucite Interactive Tower Sculpture Signed Vintage
Located in North Miami, FL
This vintage 1970s black and white Lucite tower sculpture is interactive as one can build forms from the disks. You can place some on the inside and others on the outside as if you a...
Category

1970s American Vintage Modern Games

Materials

Lucite

Haziza Jewel Toned Green, Purple, Orange, Pink, Blue Lucite Tic Tac Toe Game
Located in North Miami, FL
This fun never used happy tic tac toe set game is by the lucite artist and sculptor Schlomi Haziza. It is from the 70's and sits its original black box and plastic wrap never touched...
Category

1970s American Vintage Modern Games

Materials

Lucite

Golf Inspired Chess Set in White Bird's-Eye Maple by Agresti
Located in New York, NY
White bird's-eye maple and erable. Hand-painted golf chessmen.
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Games

Materials

Birdseye Maple

Jacques Adnet Hand-Stitched Black and Cognac Leather Chess Board and Set
Located in Atlanta, GA
This stunning and rare original chess board and set of thirty-two game pieces were designed by French designer Jacques Adnet (1901-1984) in the 195...
Category

1950s French Vintage Modern Games

Materials

Metal, Aluminum

Contemporary Foosball Table with Walnut Wood and Bronze Glass by Impatia
Located in Milan, IT
The Derby Wood is a visionary football table that pushes the boundaries of luxury design within the game table industry. Ambitiously reinterpreting the classics, this piece demonstra...
Category

2010s Italian Modern Games

Materials

Aluminum, Chrome

Card Game Wall Decoration Sign, 1961
Located in Antwerp, BE
Vintage card game wall decoration sign. 1960s advertising sign with a typical card game scene: green playing card felt, playing cards, dice, a go...
Category

Mid-20th Century Belgian Modern Games

Materials

Other, Tin

Modern Foosball Table with Glass Playing Field by Impatia
Located in Milan, IT
The Derby Canvas is a visionary Foosball table that pushes the boundaries of luxury design within the game table industry. Ambitiously reinterpreting the classics, this piece demonst...
Category

2010s Italian Modern Games

Materials

Chrome, Aluminum

Modern Oak and Glass Foosball Table by Impatia
Located in Milan, IT
The Derby Wood is a visionary football table that pushes the boundaries of luxury design within the game table industry. Ambitiously reinterpreting the classics, this piece demonstra...
Category

2010s Italian Modern Games

Materials

Aluminum, Chrome

Modern Glass Ping Pong Table With A Blue Leather Base by Impatia
Located in Milan, IT
The Lungolinea Leather ping pong table is a vision, a desire to ambitiously reinterpret the classics. It demonstrates the sophistication and ingenuity of Italian design and craftsmanship in the game of table tennis. This edition features a handcrafted leather base topped off with a low-iron glass playing surface, that is strong and durable. The Olympic size table is carefully designed to ensure high-performance playing qualities. This edition features beautiful leather legs, and silver chrome connecting joints along with a premium laser-cut design Alcantra net. The Alcantara net kit can easily be removed, so the table can be utilized as a dining room or meeting room table...
Category

2010s Italian Modern Games

Materials

Chrome

Contemporary Black Alligator Poker Game Set
Located in Milan, IT
With a continued desire to push the boundaries of luxury design within the game table industry, IMPATIA unveils a brand new contemporary poker set crafted from Mississippiensis allig...
Category

2010s Italian Modern Games

Materials

Chrome

"Cristallino" Crystal Foosball Transparent Table by Adriano Design for Teckell
Located in Brooklyn, NY
"Cristallino" is a crystal foosball table, designed by Adriano Design and manufactured by Teckell, featuring a tempered clear crystal structure 0.59" th., with beveled and cerium oxide polished corners, a playing field in laminated crystal (molded sheet sloping at the corners) in transparent glass, players made of aluminum, one team in shiny chrome, the other in dark nickel finish. DIMENSIONS: D. 29.13" (table with rods...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Games

Materials

Crystal, Nickel, Chrome, Stainless Steel, Brass, Aluminum

Custom Poker Game Set With Leather Box by Impatia
Located in Milan, IT
With each collection, Impatia aims to explore design through different perspectives. Among a strong focus on developing one of kind game tables, it is just as equally important to fo...
Category

2010s Italian Modern Games

Materials

Chrome

Modern Foosball Table with Smoked Glass Playing Field by Impatia
Located in Milan, IT
The Derby Canvas is a visionary Foosball table that pushes the boundaries of luxury design within the game table industry. Ambitiously reinterpreting the classics, this piece demonst...
Category

2010s Italian Modern Games

Materials

Aluminum, Chrome

Design Glass Ping Pong Table with Black Nickel Components by Impatia
Located in Milan, IT
The Lungolinea glass ping pong table is a vision, a desire to ambitiously reinterpret the classics. It demonstrates the sophistication and ingenu...
Category

2010s Italian Modern Games

Materials

Chrome

Mahjong Game Board in Black Polished Ebony Passione Di Gioco by Agresti
Located in New York, NY
Ebony polished mahjong with ruthenium brass parts.   
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Games

Materials

Ebony

Multigame Set in Black Polished Ebony Notte Di Giochi by Agresti
Located in New York, NY
Polished ebony multigame. Contents chess, backgammon, dice, domino, playing cards and poker chips.  
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Games

Materials

Ebony

Wood and Green Beechwood Foosball Table, Made in France
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Scroll down and click "view all from Seller" to see more than 400 other unique products. Made in France from solid beech wood, this foosball / Babyfoot is the one you will find in F...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary French Modern Games

Materials

Metal

Bespoke Alligator Skin Mahjong Game Set
Located in Milan, IT
With a continued desire to push the boundaries of luxury design within the game table industry, IMPATIA unveils a brand new contemporary Mahjong set crafted from Mississippiensis alligator skin...
Category

2010s Italian Modern Games

Materials

Chrome

30's Mechanical Football Toy Game by Chester-Pollard Amusement Company-New York
By New York Furniture
Located in Madrid, ES
"30's Mechanical Football Toy Game" Manufactured by CHESTER-POLLARD AMUSEMENT COMPANY - New York City Mechanical football toy game from the 30s very rare cafe bar pub. See phot...
Category

Early 20th Century American Modern Games

Materials

Wood

Modern Vintage Black and White Plastic Chess, 1970s, Austria
Located in Vienna, AT
Modern vintage black and white plastic chess Austria 1970s, The plastic game board is flexible and therefore it allows the board to roll. Also the figures were made of plastic, King´...
Category

Late 20th Century Austrian Modern Games

Materials

Plastic

Contemporary Pool Table with Dark Oak Legs and Smoked Glass by Impatia
Located in Milan, IT
Filotto wood edition billiard table gives a new life, new characteristics, and new values to a Classic product. The design, construction, and workmanship of this work of genius are a...
Category

2010s Italian Modern Games

Materials

Slate, Chrome

Black and White Beech Wood Foosball Table, Made in France
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Scroll down and click "view all from Seller" to see more than 400 other unique products. Made in France from solid beech wood, this Foosball / Babyfoot is the one you will find in F...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary French Modern Games

Materials

Metal

Bespoke Blue Crocodile Checkers Game Set Box
Located in Milan, IT
With a continued desire to push the boundaries of luxury design within the game table industry, IMPATIA unveils a brand new contemporary checkers set craf...
Category

2010s Italian Modern Games

Materials

Chrome

Luxury Crocodile Billiards Game Set with Chrome & Glass Detailing
Located in Milan, IT
With a continued desire to push the boundaries of luxury design within the game table industry, IMPATIA unveils a brand new contemporary billiards set crafted from genuine crocodile ...
Category

2010s Italian Modern Games

Materials

Chrome

Contemporary All Black 8 Player Poker Table With Marble and Glass by Impatia
Located in Milan, IT
Unootto is a reinterpretation of the traditional professional poker table, making the A-game stylish and sophisticated. This one-of-a-kind octagonal poker table features a unique smoked glass top frame supported by an inner black marble top, finished off with a black Alcantara playing surface. The table is supported by black nickel-finished metal legs, which make this jewel of Italian design even more brilliant. The table is designed to accommodate up to 8 players with the option of adjusting the number of players with removable leather armrests available upon request as an accessory add-on. Product Details: Marble inner top frame: Nero Frabosa Glass outer edge: Smoked Alcantara playing surface: Anthracite Metal components/legs: Black Nickel This table is exclusively 100% made in Italy and sourced from the highest quality materials. *This item is shipped flat-packed and requires assembly on-site. All assembly instructions are included in the crate upon shipping* **Accessories are not included but available upon request** - Leather armrests set - Custom poker chip game set with leather box, dice, and dealer - Bespoke leather cup...
Category

2010s Italian Modern Games

Materials

Marble

Black & Blue Beechwood Foosball Table with Aluminium Handles, Made in France
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Scroll down and click "view all from Seller" to see more than 400 other unique products. Made in France from solid beech wood, this Foosball / Babyfoot is the one you will find in F...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary French Modern Games

Materials

Metal

Modern games for sale on 1stDibs.

Find a broad range of unique Modern games for sale on 1stDibs. Many of these items were first offered in the 21st Century and Contemporary, but contemporary artisans have continued to produce works inspired by this style. If you’re looking to add vintage games created in this style to your space, the works available on 1stDibs include more furniture and collectibles, tables, decorative objects and other home furnishings, frequently crafted with wood, metal and other materials. If you’re shopping for used Modern games made in a specific country, there are Europe, Italy, and Spain pieces for sale on 1stDibs. While there are many designers and brands associated with original games, popular names associated with this style include IMPATIA, RS Barcelona, Adriano Design, and Teckell. It’s true that these talented designers have at times inspired knockoffs, but our experienced specialists have partnered with only top vetted sellers to offer authentic pieces that come with a buyer protection guarantee. Prices for games differ depending upon multiple factors, including designer, materials, construction methods, condition and provenance. On 1stDibs, the price for these items starts at $125 and tops out at $77,000 while the average work can sell for $5,850.

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