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Modern Home Accents

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 The modernists rejected both natural and historical references and relied primarily on industrial materials such as metal, glass, plywood, and, later, plastics.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
Pair of 2 Small Bronze Bookends by Henry Wilson
Located in Geneve, CH
Fin bookends come in two sizes. Each are made, finished and polished in Sydney, Australia using sand-casted gunmetal bronze. Their weight and size can support the heftiest of edition...
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2010s Australian Modern Home Accents

Materials

Bronze

Set of 2 Large Bronze Bookends by Henry Wilson
Located in Geneve, CH
Set of 2 large bronze bookends by Henry Wilson Fin bookends come in two sizes. Each are made, finished and polished in Sydney, Australia using sand-casted gunmetal bronze. Their w...
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2010s Australian Modern Home Accents

Materials

Bronze

Opinion Ciatti Ombres de Chats #6 Bookend
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Ombres de Chats by Angelo Barcella are poetic objects, delicate table sculptures. Shadows of curious, busy, sore, angry or bored cats, instants which are made eternal when transforme...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Home Accents

Materials

Steel

Terrarium Greenhouse on Stand with Open Pedestal
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A glass house sits atop an open metal tray pedestal with ball feet. This piece opens from the top. This piece is functional indoors or outdoors for creating humid environments fo...
Category

20th Century Modern Home Accents

Materials

Metal, Aluminum

Medium American Modern Bloak Ladder in Black Oak
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Our Black Bloak Ladders are made of solid white oak finished with ink to blacken them while still letting the natural beauty of the wood grain come through. We use them to display bl...
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2010s American Modern Home Accents

Materials

Oak

Contemporary Handcrafted Bookend "Keres" in Oxidized Brass by Anaktae
Located in Athens, GR
Contemporary, handcrafted bookend model "Keres" in oxidized brass with a curved contour. This bookend is part of the "Proetus Series", a collection of six bookends in brass. Variatio...
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21st Century and Contemporary Greek Modern Home Accents

Materials

Brass

Kartell Upper Step Ladder in Crystal by Alberto Meda, Paolo Rizzatto
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This stepladder has a strong personality and great functionality. It is also a successful marriage of form and function. Its pragmatism is made possible by the technology employed by...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Home Accents

Materials

Aluminum

Pair of Large Solid Lucite Obelisks, 1970s
Located in New York, NY
Pair of beautifully made impressive large solid lucite obelisks, American 1970's. These are a stand out in any room.
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1970s American Vintage Modern Home Accents

Materials

Lucite

Cuyo Large Alpaca Silver & Cream Onyx Stone Pair of Bookends
Located in Buenos Aires, AR
Cuyo bookends are solid heavy beatiful pieces of geometrical onyx stone, moustly in square base and round top. Very sharm for a personal library. Our pieces are made by hand. One ...
Category

2010s Argentine Modern Home Accents

Materials

Stone, Onyx, Metal

Cuyo Large Alpaca Silver & Black Onyx Stone Pair of Bookends
Located in Buenos Aires, AR
Cuyo bookends are solid heavy beatiful pieces of geometrical onyx stone, moustly in square base and round top. Very sharm for a personal library. Our pieces are made by hand. One ...
Category

2010s Argentine Modern Home Accents

Materials

Stone, Onyx, Metal

Kartell Upper Step Ladder in Orange Red by Alberto Meda, Paolo Rizzatto
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This stepladder has a strong personality and great functionality. It is also a successful marriage of form and function. Its pragmatism is made possible by the technology employed by...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Home Accents

Materials

Aluminum

Black and White Marble Pyramid Obelisk Style Decorative Object
Located in New York, NY
A black, charcoal and white marble pyramid 'Obelisk style', circa 1970s, 20th century. Dimensions: 2.63" square base x 7.88" height. Other items shown in images also available, sea...
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1970s Italian Vintage Modern Home Accents

Materials

Marble

Salta Large Square Black Onyx Stone & Brass Pair of Bookends
Located in Buenos Aires, AR
Salta province is called the beautiful, and this adjective introduces us to its profound beauty. Its fertile valleys, windy desert, colorful mountains and blue sky are the images tha...
Category

2010s Argentine Modern Home Accents

Materials

Stone, Onyx, Metal

Materials Matter Set by Theodora Alfredsdottir
Located in Geneve, CH
Materials matter set by Theodora Alfredsdottir Unique set Materials: Granite Dimensions: 11 x 6 x 18 cm Theodora Alfredsdottir is a product design studio based in London. The...
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2010s English Modern Home Accents

Materials

Granite, Marble

21st Century Abstract Modern Organic White Marble Interwoven Ring Sculpture
Located in Paris, FR
Organic decorative table top sculpture hand carved from white marble with a honed finish, this piece is composed of three interconnected looping rings that can arranged in variable p...
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2010s Danish Modern Home Accents

Materials

Resin

Modern Marble and Crystal Obelisk Sculptures
Located in New York, NY
Beautiful Modern obelisk sculptures, ca. 1970s Modern. All of the vintage Modern obelisk sculptures featured here are offered as 'per item'. Buy just one, or two, three, or buy as m...
Category

1970s Italian Vintage Modern Home Accents

Materials

Stone, Crystal, Rock Crystal, Travertine, Marble

Fornasetti Bookends Gift Tema E Variazioni N. 171 Black/White/Red Metal
Located in MILANO, IT
There can be wit and unpredictability in the order: this was Fornasetti idea when he designed his first bookends. The mix of images with their functional design make these accessorie...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Home Accents

Materials

Metal

Kartell Upper Step Ladder in Citron in Yellow by Alberto Meda & Paolo Rizzatto
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This stepladder has a strong personality and great functionality. It is also a successful marriage of form and function. Its pragmatism is made possible by the technology employed by...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Home Accents

Materials

Aluminum

Pair of Concrete Lions with Ball
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A wonderful and very heavy pair of Lions (37 Pounds ea>)in Black with a ball under foot. The pair are wonderful flanking a fireplace, outdoor garden area or perhaps in the den. They ...
Category

20th Century Modern Home Accents

Materials

Concrete

Marble 'SLO' Book Ends by Christophe Delcourt for Collection Particulière
Located in Utrecht, NL
Pair of 'SLO' book ends in 'White Antico' marble by French designer Christophe Delcourt. Renown designer and interior decorator Delcourt celebrates his passion for noble materials,...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Modern Home Accents

Materials

Marble

Shades of Venice Low Divider in Sant'Erasmo Cords & Black Steel by Marco Zito
Located in Brooklyn, NY
The Shade of Venice dividers are created with a magical colourful weave in nautical cords inspired by the Venetian islands and their local colours. Thus four collections emerge: Mura...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Home Accents

Materials

Steel

Sculptural Lucite Snake Bookends by Spisani
Located in San Diego, CA
Mesmerizing pair of beautiful lucite bookends by Spisani. Sculpted and graphic, this beautiful piece catapults to sculptural status. The snake rendering is detailed in a tortoise fin...
Category

Early 2000s Italian Modern Home Accents

Materials

Lucite

Large American Modern Bloak Ladder in Black Oak
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Our Black Bloak Ladders are made of solid white oak finished with ink to blacken them while still letting the natural beauty of the wood grain come through. We use them to display bl...
Category

2010s American Modern Home Accents

Materials

Oak

Arflex Vela Screen C in Glass by Bernhardt & Vella
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Two colored glasses with different shapes, but complementary, create a play of transparency. Vela is a screen that divides in a light and simple way, without weighing down the space,...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Home Accents

Materials

Glass

Wooden Screen 4 Panels Interlock André Fu Living Partion Dividers Oak Bronze New
Located in CENTRAL, HK
Description: Wooden screen with 4 panels Color: Grey Size: 180(4 x 45) x 4 x 158/200/240/138 H cm Material: Oak and bronze Collection: Interlock Wooden screen with 4 foldable panels...
Category

2010s Chinese Modern Home Accents

Materials

Bronze

Joseph Konetsky 'Attributed' Folding Screen / Room Divider, Brass, USA, 1940s
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A folding screen / room divider. In welded brass. Features floral motifs, organic lines are enhanced by leaves. Design and production is attributed to Joseph Konetsky, Studio Philade...
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1940s American Vintage Modern Home Accents

Materials

Brass

Blenko Glass Pyramid Bookends, Pair
Located in New York, NY
A pair of solid glass textured 'pyramid' stud bookends from Blenko Glass, circa late 20th to early 21st century, USA. Glass is clear with a hint of an ice blue hue.
Category

Late 20th Century American Modern Home Accents

Materials

Glass, Art Glass

Spectra Dichroic Blinds, Rona Koblenz
Located in Geneve, CH
Spectra dichroic blinds, Rona Koblenz Dimensions: W 108, D 5, H 203 cm Material: Dichroic Borosilicate glass 6mm, SS cable, SS fixings Weight: 35/50KG Fixing methode: Hanging De...
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2010s English Modern Home Accents

Materials

Glass

Hand-Crafted Sculptural Room Divider, Colourful, by Margit Wittig
Located in London, GB
Margit Wittig's triptych blackened metal screen/ room divider features hand-crafted sculptural elements. These pieces can rotate allowing the collector to create varying levels of op...
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21st Century and Contemporary English Modern Home Accents

Materials

Metal

DeCastelli Painting Room Divider in Black & Green Color
Located in Brooklyn, NY
A large screen designed as a theatre curtain represents imaginary natural landscapes on both sides: a night sky and the outline of a series of hills. The chromatic variations obtaine...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Home Accents

Materials

Metal

Knead Screen by Karstudio
Located in Geneve, CH
Knead screen by Karstudio Dimensions: W 158 x D 56 x H 150 Materials: MDF frame Available also in black. Kar, is the root of Sanskrit Karma, meaning karmic repetition. We seek ...
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2010s Chinese Modern Home Accents

Materials

Other

Steel Screen by Michael Gittings
Located in Geneve, CH
Steel Screen by Michael Gittings One of a Kind Dimensions: D 30 x W 180 x H 200 cm Materials: mirror polished stainless steel, stainless steel, mirror finish. About the screen: It ha...
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2010s Australian Modern Home Accents

Materials

Stainless Steel

Salta Round Black Onyx Stone Pair of Bookends
Located in Buenos Aires, AR
Salta province is called the beautiful, and this adjective introduces us to its profound beauty. Its fertile valleys, windy desert, colorful mountains and blue sky are the images tha...
Category

2010s Argentine Modern Home Accents

Materials

Stone, Onyx, Metal

Unique Reverso Room Divider by Draga & Aurel
Located in Geneve, CH
Unique Reverso room divider by Draga & Aurel Price for each piece. Please contact us Unique piece Dimensions: W 29 H 271 Materials: Resin, polish brass Partition screen made from c...
Category

2010s Italian Modern Home Accents

Materials

Brass

Velvet Dark Gold Rabbit Door Stopper / Bookends
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Velvet dark gold rabbit as a door stopper / bookends. Made in Italy: Made in Italy furniture means design, quality, style and sophistication. The typical elegance of Italian design ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Home Accents

Materials

Velvet

Colony Screen in Vienna Straw with Natural Ash Structure by Skrivo
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Screen in Vienna Straw, with frame in solid natural ash or stained black. The rattan is only available in the same finish of the structure. We wanted to enhance the hidden role of...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Home Accents

Materials

Straw

Bisagra Shelve in Steel by Plan Comun Architects-MOB Projects
Located in London, GB
Bisagra is an polymorphic device for domestic and work environments, a galvanized steel structure composed by 5 frames of 50x190x10cm. Thought as an alternative to partitions wal...
Category

2010s Portuguese Modern Home Accents

Materials

Steel

Marshmallow Folding Screen by Royal Stranger
Located in Geneve, CH
Marshmallow folding screen by Royal Stranger Dimensions: 165 x 3 x 168 cm Materials: Lacquered wood with matte finish. Polished brass. The Marshmallow folding screen is inspired...
Category

2010s Portuguese Modern Home Accents

Materials

Brass

Aurora Pink Portal Glass Bookends, ANDREW HUGHES
Located in New York, NY
The Portal design is a simple exercise in optics and color. The Aurora color and reflective light are diffused by a surface etching on the top third of the interior of each bookend. ...
Category

2010s American Modern Home Accents

Materials

Blown Glass

Unique Vertigo Room Divider Module by Draga & Aurel
Located in Geneve, CH
Unique Vertigo Room Divider by Draga & Aurel The published price corresponds to ONE (01) bar. Please contact us for full module quotations. Unique piece. Dimensions: W 30 D 10 H 200,...
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2010s Italian Modern Home Accents

Materials

Brass

Obelisk in Black and Brown
Located in New York, NY
A black and brown wood obelisk, circa late-20th century. Piece is a nice height measuring 18". Dimensions: 4.25" square x 18" Height. Marble sphere shown also available, search 1st...
Category

Late 20th Century Modern Home Accents

Materials

Wood

"Secrets" Screen Satin Silk, Brass, Silvered Glass, Pyrite Bezel
Located in Pietrasanta, IT
Inspiration: "Save deep secrets and open up to life" This screen is a work of art and offers an incredible view of life. The combination of art -melted brass (such as butterfly kno...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Home Accents

Materials

Brass

Pair of Large Lucite Obelisks Signed "Obisphere", J. Bigelow
Located in Haddonfield, NJ
Pair of lucite obelisks, signed "Obisphere", Jeffrey Bigelow. These limited edition obelisks are numbered at 24/110. This pair of obelisks are tall and grand. The striking pair is pe...
Category

1990s American Modern Home Accents

Materials

Lucite

Small Venier Screen by Sebastian Herkner
Located in Geneve, CH
Small Venier screen by Sebastian Herkner Dimensions: 248 x D 25 x H 141 cm Materials: Sp.25mm, Black poxder coated metal structure, hide belts Sebastian Herkner (born 1981) s...
Category

2010s French Modern Home Accents

Materials

Metal

Modern Sculptural Wood Room Divider by Sebastiano Bottos, Italia
Located in Pordenone, IT
The "Cortina" screen designed by Sebastiano Bottos is a sculptural piece of furniture handcrafted by assembling extroflexed wood elements, the result of an innovating processing tech...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Home Accents

Materials

Wood

Tall American Modern Bloak Ladder in Black Oak
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Our black bloak ladders are made of solid white oak finished with ink to blacken them while still letting the natural beauty of the wood grain come through. We use them to display bl...
Category

2010s American Modern Home Accents

Materials

Oak

Cuyo Medium Alpaca Silver & Cream Onyx Stone Pair of Bookends
Located in Buenos Aires, AR
Cuyo bookends are solid heavy beatiful pieces of geometrical onyx stone, moustly in square base and round top. Very sharm for a personal library. Our pieces are made by hand. One ...
Category

2010s Argentine Modern Home Accents

Materials

Stone, Onyx, Metal

Separè Room Divider by Daniel Nikolovski
Located in Geneve, CH
Separè Room Divider by Daniel Nikolovski Dimensions: W 154 x D 22 x H 180 cm (fully open) Material: Maple Burl Veneer Imperfections and irregularity are the most highly regarded...
Category

2010s Italian Modern Home Accents

Materials

Maple

In Stock in Los Angeles, Light Blue Rabbit Bookends / Door Stopper
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Scroll down and click "view all from Seller" to see more than 400 other unique products. (2.2) In Stock in Los Angeles Light Blue Rabbit as a door stopper / bookends. Made in Ital...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Home Accents

Materials

Plastic

Reverso Separè by Draga&Aurel Resin and Brass, 21st Century
Located in Como, IT
Transparency Matters collection by Draga&Aurel: Partition screen made from cast resin and selfstanding structure in polished brass. Transparency of the resin creates light effects a...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Home Accents

Materials

Brass

Kazimir Screen, Type C, Abstract Coating in Silk by Colé Italia
Located in Geneve, CH
Kazimir Screen, Type C, Geometric Coating in Silk by Colé Italia Dimensions: H.159 D.116 W.40 cm Materials: Partition screen with jersey fabric coating with fantasy prints and a stee...
Category

2010s Italian Modern Home Accents

Materials

Steel

Kazimir Screen, Type B, Floral Coating in Jersey by Colé Italia
Located in Geneve, CH
Kazimir Screen, Type B, Floral coating in Jersey by Colé Italia with Julia Douza Dimensions: H.150 D.133 W.40 cm Materials: Partition screen with jersey fabric coating with fantasy...
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2010s Italian Modern Home Accents

Materials

Steel

Opto Folding Screen 4 Colors Lacquered by Colé Italia
Located in Geneve, CH
Opto Folding screen 4 colors Lacquered by Colé Italia with Lorenz + Kaz Dimensions: H 200, W 300, D 4 cm Materials: Laser-cut metal panels inside the frame, black anthracite or lac...
Category

2010s Italian Modern Home Accents

Materials

Wool, Upholstery, Wood

Japanese Post War Aluminum Riveted Trunk on Iron Stand with Glass Top, Restored
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Japanese post war aluminum riveted trunk on iron stand with glass top, restored Stamped TS Tokyo on the lock, at the time of posting we have another trunk and stand LU2592316549342 ...
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20th Century Japanese Modern Home Accents

Materials

Iron, Aluminum

Tea Set Trunk
Located in Milan, IT
Retro-chic allure and exquisite attention to detail are the distinctive traits of this vinyl trunk that provides storage and display space for precious Lps, while also offering high-...
Category

2010s Italian Modern Home Accents

Materials

Wood

Gervasoni Black Three Door Folding Screen in Bamboo by Paola Navone
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Three-door folding screen, Black 90 enhances the naturalness of black bamboo: fine rods of different lengths are interlocked overlapping to give dynamism to the product. A contrast o...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Home Accents

Materials

Bamboo

Astaire Room Screen in Gold Leaf & Glass by Innova Luxuxy Group
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Simple yet elegant, the Astaire room screen delivers a luxurious twist on the Classic screen. The screen features a handcrafted wood frame and clear panels that are hand gilded and h...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Mexican Modern Home Accents

Materials

Gold Leaf

Biombo Room Divider, Unique Piece by Sofia Alvarado
Located in Geneve, CH
Biombo divider, unique piece by Sofia Alvarado Unique piece Materials: Metal base, Guayacan wood, mirror glass Dimensions: 185cm (H) x 300cm (W) FI is an ornamental artist who ...
Category

2010s Panamanian Modern Home Accents

Materials

Metal

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