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Modern Pillows and Throws

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 The modernists rejected both natural and historical references and relied primarily on industrial materials such as metal, glass, plywood, and, later, plastics.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
Fur Body Pillow, Black, Real Toscana Sheep Fur
Located in Sebastopol, CA
Real fur you can feel good about. Front is finished in 100% upcycled Toscana sheep fur from Spain, made from "leave behind" pieces from an Italian glove ...
Category

2010s American Modern Pillows and Throws

Materials

Fur

Schumacher Audrey Stripe Navy Two-Sided Cotton Pillow
Located in New York, NY
This 12" x 24" pillow features Audrey stripe in Navy. Charming and casual, this stripe is full of sweet details that are sure to delight time and time again. Feather/down insert incl...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Indian Modern Pillows and Throws

Materials

Cotton

Maharam Pillow, Small Dot Pattern by Charles & Ray Eames
Located in New York, NY
Maharam Pillow Small Dot Pattern by Charles & Ray Eames 006 Document Reverse Small dot pattern offers an alternate scale of Dot Pattern, Ray Eames' 1947 design for the Museum of Mo...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Pillows and Throws

Materials

Cotton, Polyester

Maharam Pillow, Wide Corduroy
Located in New York, NY
Maharam Pillow Wide Corduroy 005 Oleander Founded in 1902, Maharam offers a comprehensive collection of textiles for commercial and residential interiors. Maharam pillows featur...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Pillows and Throws

Materials

Cotton

Schumacher Paul Poiret Hydrangea Document Two-Sided Linen Cotton Pillow
Located in New York, NY
This 18" x 18" pillow features Hydrangea, a linen and cotton blended fabric, in Document. In this large-scale design, which Paul Poiret created exclusively for Schumacher in 1930, cl...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Pillows and Throws

Materials

Cotton, Linen

Schumacher Plaisirs De La Chine Pastoral Emerald Green Linen Two-Sided Pillow
Located in New York, NY
This Schumacher Classic pattern is a fanciful large scale pastoral based on a 1930s document. The artisanal table-print technique produces a layered, painterly effect. Featured as a ...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Thai Modern Pillows and Throws

Materials

Linen

Schumacher Regalia Blue Two-Sided Linen Cotton Pillow
Located in New York, NY
This 20" x 20" pillow features Regalia in Blue, an artisanal print of mirrored silhouettes of rampant lions and stylized flowers on a textural union cloth ground. Feather/down fill i...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Pillows and Throws

Materials

Cotton, Linen

Schumacher Amour Stripe Charcoal White Linen Two-Sided 18" Pillow
Located in New York, NY
Amour is an especially lovely stripe created by Schumacher's Design Studio. Printed on fine linen, its delicate lines and subtle colorations have a c...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Thai Modern Pillows and Throws

Materials

Linen

Schumacher Josef Frank Exotic Butterfly Spring Color Two-Sided 18" Linen Pillow
Located in New York, NY
A faithful reproduction of a never-before-seen design by Josef Frank, this pattern bears the designer's signature modernity, whimsy and warmth. A signature Schumacher pattern now fea...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary British Modern Pillows and Throws

Materials

Linen

Schumacher Freeform Black Linen Pillow
Located in New York, NY
The face of this 20" x 20" pillow features Freeform in black, paired with Piet Performance Linen in Noir on the back. Freeform features a dynamic scrolling, curvilinear pattern print...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Indian Modern Pillows and Throws

Materials

Linen

Schumacher Papillion Velvet Pewter Two-Sided Pillow
Located in New York, NY
This 18" x 18" pillow features our lively Papillon Velvet print, with whimsical butterflies silhouetted within an ogee trellis. Finished with Turkish Corners...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Belgian Modern Pillows and Throws

Materials

Cotton

Schumacher Josef Frank Citrus Garden Pool Blue Linen Two-Sided Pillow
Located in New York, NY
This archival Josef Frank print, created in 1947, bears the signature whimsy, color and personality for which the designer is known. The hand-drawn p...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Pillows and Throws

Materials

Linen

Modern Kilombo Home Embroidery Pillow Cushion Cotton Pac-Man Mustard&Green
Located in Madrid, ES
Designed by Kilombo Home. This stylish pillow is the perfect accessory. A simple touch full of character that would change the room where is placed. Mix our different patterns to get the perfect look. - Pattern name: Pac-Man Mustard&Green - Color: Mustard and green - Front fabric: 100% cotton machine...
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21st Century and Contemporary Indian Modern Pillows and Throws

Materials

Cotton

Happy Linen Pillow White with White Fringes
Located in Carimate, Lombardia
LO DECOR happy linen pillow the perfect accent piece for an easy style update, this cushion makes a chic accent for any well-decorated home, adding charm to a bed, sofa, or your favo...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Pillows and Throws

Materials

Linen

HAPPY PILLOW 40 Velvet Beige with Cream Fringes
Located in Carimate, Lombardia
Ecletic soft velvet cushion with cotton fringes. This cushion is a textile masterpiece for beds and sofas. This insert cushion is crafted with velvet fabrics and cotton fringes, add...
Category

2010s Italian Modern Pillows and Throws

Materials

Velvet

Set of 6 Decorative Pillows Red Cream Velvet Handmade by Lusitanus
Located in Lisboa, PT
Set/6 Decorative Pillows, Lusitanus Home Collection by Greenapple. Handmade decorative pillow set with exquisite details. 2x G702921 Square cushion in dark red velvet with cream ve...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Pillows and Throws

Materials

Crystal

HAPPY PILLOW 40 Velvet Lime with Cream Fringes
Located in Carimate, Lombardia
Ecletic soft velvet cushion with cotton fringes. This cushion is a textile masterpiece for beds and sofas. This insert cushion is crafted with velvet fabrics and cotton fringes, add...
Category

2010s Italian Modern Pillows and Throws

Materials

Velvet

HAPPY PILLOW 40 Velvet Light Blue with Blue Fringes
Located in Carimate, Lombardia
Ecletic soft velvet cushion with cotton fringes. This cushion is a textile masterpiece for beds and sofas. This insert cushion is crafted with velvet fabrics and cotton fringes, add...
Category

2010s Italian Modern Pillows and Throws

Materials

Velvet

HAPPY PILLOW 40 Velvet Lilac with Cream Fringes
Located in Carimate, Lombardia
Ecletic soft velvet cushion with cotton fringes. This cushion is a textile masterpiece for beds and sofas. This insert cushion is crafted with velvet fabrics and cotton fringes, add...
Category

2010s Italian Modern Pillows and Throws

Materials

Velvet

HAPPY PILLOW 40 Velvet Blue with Green Fringes
Located in Carimate, Lombardia
Ecletic soft velvet cushion with cotton fringes. This cushion is a textile masterpiece for beds and sofas. This insert cushion is crafted with velvet fabrics and cotton fringes, add...
Category

2010s Italian Modern Pillows and Throws

Materials

Velvet

HAPPY PILLOW 40 Velvet Turquoise with Pink Fringes
Located in Carimate, Lombardia
Ecletic soft velvet cushion with cotton fringes. This cushion is a textile masterpiece for beds and sofas. This insert cushion is crafted with velvet fabrics and cotton fringes, add...
Category

2010s Italian Modern Pillows and Throws

Materials

Velvet

HAPPY PILLOW 40 Velvet Lime with Blue Fringes
Located in Carimate, Lombardia
Ecletic soft velvet cushion with cotton fringes. This cushion is a textile masterpiece for beds and sofas. This insert cushion is crafted with velvet fabrics and cotton fringes, add...
Category

2010s Italian Modern Pillows and Throws

Materials

Velvet

HAPPY PILLOW 40 Velvet Yellow with Pink Fringes
Located in Carimate, Lombardia
Ecletic soft velvet cushion with cotton fringes. This cushion is a textile masterpiece for beds and sofas. This insert cushion is crafted with velvet fabrics and cotton fringes, add...
Category

2010s Italian Modern Pillows and Throws

Materials

Velvet

HAPPY PILLOW 40 Velvet Turquoise with Cream Fringes
Located in Carimate, Lombardia
Ecletic soft velvet cushion with cotton fringes. This cushion is a textile masterpiece for beds and sofas. This insert cushion is crafted with velvet fabrics and cotton fringes, add...
Category

2010s Italian Modern Pillows and Throws

Materials

Velvet

HAPPY PILLOW 40 Velvet Blue with Light Blue Fringes
Located in Carimate, Lombardia
Ecletic soft velvet cushion with cotton fringes. This cushion is a textile masterpiece for beds and sofas. This insert cushion is crafted with velvet fabrics and cotton fringes, add...
Category

2010s Italian Modern Pillows and Throws

Materials

Velvet

HAPPY PILLOW 40 Velvet Lilac with Light Blue Fringes
Located in Carimate, Lombardia
Ecletic soft velvet cushion with cotton fringes. This cushion is a textile masterpiece for beds and sofas. This insert cushion is crafted with velvet fabrics and cotton fringes, add...
Category

2010s Italian Modern Pillows and Throws

Materials

Velvet

HAPPY PILLOW 40 Velvet Lime with Light Blue Fringes
Located in Carimate, Lombardia
Ecletic soft velvet cushion with cotton fringes. This cushion is a textile masterpiece for beds and sofas. This insert cushion is crafted with velvet fabrics and cotton fringes, add...
Category

2010s Italian Modern Pillows and Throws

Materials

Velvet

HAPPY PILLOW 40 Velvet Yellow with Cream Fringes
Located in Carimate, Lombardia
Ecletic soft velvet cushion with cotton fringes. This cushion is a textile masterpiece for beds and sofas. This insert cushion is crafted with velvet fabrics and cotton fringes, add...
Category

2010s Italian Modern Pillows and Throws

Materials

Velvet

HAPPY PILLOW 40 Velvet Light Blue with Beige Fringes
Located in Carimate, Lombardia
Ecletic soft velvet cushion with cotton fringes. This cushion is a textile masterpiece for beds and sofas. This insert cushion is crafted with velvet fabrics and cotton fringes, add...
Category

2010s Italian Modern Pillows and Throws

Materials

Velvet

HAPPY PILLOW 40 Velvet Lime with Light Blue Fringes
Located in Carimate, Lombardia
Ecletic soft velvet cushion with cotton fringes. This cushion is a textile masterpiece for beds and sofas. This insert cushion is crafted with velvet fabrics and cotton fringes, add...
Category

2010s Italian Modern Pillows and Throws

Materials

Velvet

HAPPY PILLOW 40 Velvet Light Blue with Light Green Fringes
Located in Carimate, Lombardia
Ecletic soft velvet cushion with cotton fringes. This cushion is a textile masterpiece for beds and sofas. This insert cushion is crafted with velvet fabrics and cotton fringes, add...
Category

2010s Italian Modern Pillows and Throws

Materials

Velvet

Zabihi Collection Floral Vintage Oushak Rug Pillow
Located in New York, NY
Pillow made from a vintage Turkish Oushak rug. Measures: 16'' x 20''.
Category

Mid-20th Century Modern Pillows and Throws

Materials

Wool, Cotton, Foam

Pair of Modernist Square Pillows in Ecru & Muted Gold Tones with Piping Details
Located in New York, NY
This elegant pair of square modernist pillows features organic forms in muted gold hue- with piping in a matching tone- that float against an ecru background with a horizontal weave....
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Pillows and Throws

Materials

Cotton, Silk

Handmade Bauhaus Inspired Throw Pillows
Located in Chicago, IL
Elevate your space with our trio of Bauhaus-inspired pillows, each pillow is meticulously handcrafted and wrapped with a luxurious Kensington Polyester Velvet. This collection showca...
Category

2010s American Modern Pillows and Throws

Materials

Velvet, Polyester, Down

Cylindrical Pillow hand weaved in Natural Color Cotton
Located in Guatemala, GT
The beauty of this collaboration with Wayil is the cultivation of their own seeds specially the ancient brown native pre-hispanic Ixcaco seed and fostering sustainable growth. Inspi...
Category

2010s Guatemalan Modern Pillows and Throws

Materials

Cotton

Bespoke set of Handwoven Throw Pillows
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This set of bespoke pillows is handmade from 100% natural materials in the maker's studio in Brooklyn, NY. The wool is sourced from a village south Oaxaca, a blend of merino and chu...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Pillows and Throws

Materials

Wool, Cotton

Eye Handembroidered blue Pillow
Located in ROCCAVIVARA CB, IT
Unique and special eye pillow handembroidered is a spectacular example og high craftsmanship handmade.
Category

2010s Italian Modern Pillows and Throws

Materials

Cotton

Schumacher Pyne Hollyhock Floral Chintz Indigo Two-Sided Cotton Pillow
Located in New York, NY
This 18" x 18" pillow features our Pyne Hollyhock print, one of Schumacher's most iconic and sought-after designs. Shown here in Indigo and finished with self welt edges, this chintz...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Thai Modern Pillows and Throws

Materials

Cotton

Cushion Cover Needle Point Colors 21”x 21”
Located in Long Island, NY
Cushion Cover NeedlePoint in Colorfull Little Squares .Back is in Black Velvet ,
Category

Early 2000s Chinese Modern Pillows and Throws

Materials

Wool

Schumacher x Josef Frank Exotic Butterfly Marine Two-Sided Linen Pillow
Located in New York, NY
This 14" x 22" pillow features Exotic Butterfly in Marine. A faithful reproduction of a never-before-seen design by acclaimed midcentury architect Jos...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary British Modern Pillows and Throws

Materials

Linen

Schumacher Palmetto Beach Embroidery Green Two-Sided Linen Pillow
Located in New York, NY
This 14" x 20" pillow features Palmetto Beach Embroidery in Green trimmed with Zoe Linen Ruche in Flax. Stylized palms embroidered in a variety of techniques on a linen ground lend i...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Indian Modern Pillows and Throws

Materials

Linen, Polyester

Throw, Fox Fur, Full Skins, New Skins, Cashmere/wool Backing, Large Fur Scale
Located in New York, NY
Large fox throw. Full skins. Backed with cashmere / wool. Fox skins from Sweden. Delivery time 4-5 weeks.
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Swedish Modern Pillows and Throws

Materials

Fur

Schumacher David Kaihoi Tutsi Green Two-Sided Cotton Pillow
By David Kaihoi, Schumacher
Located in New York, NY
This 24" x 14" pillow features Tutsi in Green, a hardwearing yet sophisticated velvet with a cut and loop pile for added texture and depth. African motifs and subtle striations heighten its visual appeal. Feather/down fill insert included; Turkish corners...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Pillows and Throws

Materials

Cotton

Schumacher Jahanara Carpet Jade Two-Sided Linen Pillow
Located in New York, NY
The leafy vines, delicate flowers and intricate medallions in our Jahanara carpet pattern evoke the artistry of an antique carpet. Printed on chunky linen, it's featured here as an 2...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Thai Modern Pillows and Throws

Materials

Linen

Fornasetti Silk Cushion Peccato Originale Original Sin
Located in MILANO, IT
The Fornasetti cushions will add to each room an unexpected detail thanks to the most iconic Italian atelier designs. The decoration features a snake holding the forbidden fruit in its jaws, and surrounded by hand painted leaves. It is inspired by the biblical original sin...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Pillows and Throws

Materials

Silk

Schumacher Fox Hollow Document Natural Two-Sided Linen Cotton Pillow
Located in New York, NY
This 18" x 18" pillow features Fox Hollow, a linen and cotton blended fabric, in Document Natural. Based on an archival pattern, Fox Hollow is a classic botantical print...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Pillows and Throws

Materials

Cotton, Linen

Set of 5 Decorative Pillows Red Green Velvet Faux Fur by Lusitanus
Located in Lisboa, PT
Set/5 Decorative Pillows, Lusitanus Home Collection by Greenapple. Handmade decorative pillow set with exquisite details. 2x 910144 Square cushion in dark red velvet with green vel...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Pillows and Throws

Materials

Crystal

Schumacher Baudin Butterfly Chintz Blush Two-Sided Cotton Pillow
Located in New York, NY
This 12" x 18" pillow features Baudin Butterfly in Blush. Inspired by the illustrations of the 17th century German naturalist Maria Sibylla Merian, butterflies and caterpillars make ...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Pillows and Throws

Materials

Cotton

Green Khaki Beige Turkish Kilim Pillow
Located in New York, NY
Double-sided pillow we made from a vintage Turkish Kilim. 16'' x 18''
Category

Mid-20th Century Turkish Modern Pillows and Throws

Materials

Wool, Cotton, Foam

Happy Frame Blue Velvet with White Frame
Located in Carimate, Lombardia
This exquisite square cushion will suit any decor with its neutral tones and refined allure. Padded with polyester fiber, the velvet removable cover boasts an elegant color accented ...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Pillows and Throws

Materials

Velvet

Hermes Pillow Cheval Pixel, Green Backing
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Introducing the exquisite limited edition Hermes Fabric Cheval Pixel, a truly exceptional piece that encapsulates the essence of luxury, craftsmanship, and timeless beauty. Meticulou...
Category

2010s French Modern Pillows and Throws

Materials

Cotton

Set of Faux Learher Pillows and Fabric Strips
Located in Alessandria, Piemonte
B/1790 - Set of pillows and fabric strips in faux leather by Kròmer, Germany. The floral design is barely visible and softens the material , soft and pleasant despite its serious app...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary German Modern Pillows and Throws

Materials

Acrylic

Lapin Pillow in Anthracite Color
Located in New York, NY
Beautiful rabbit fur pillow in anthracite color with heather wool backing. Modern and delightful pillows with luxurious comfort. It is made of genuine rabbit fur with a zipper enclos...
Category

2010s American Modern Pillows and Throws

Materials

Fur, Down, Feathers

Simply Taupe Merino Throw Handwoven in Hand-spun Merino Using Warm Ombre Hues
Located in Bloomfield Hills, MI
Simply Taupe handloom merino throw / blanket is handwoven by master weavers in Nepal and dip dyed entirely with certified Eco-friendly Swiss Dyes. Each piece is individually dip dy...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Nepalese Modern Pillows and Throws

Materials

Yarn

Moonstruck Merino Throw Handwoven in Hand-spun Merino Using Serene Ombre Hues
Located in Bloomfield Hills, MI
Moonstruck handloom merino throw / blanket is handwoven by master weavers in Nepal and dip dyed entirely with certified Eco-friendly Swiss Dyes. Each piece is individually dip dyed...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Nepalese Modern Pillows and Throws

Materials

Yarn

Wheat Pouf Handwoven In Jute And Cotton By Artisans In Soft Earthy Hues
Located in Bloomfield Hills, MI
Wheat Pouf is a large sized , unique artisanal pouf , slightly textured in a modern design interpretation. Handwoven in jute and cotton by artisans who have skillfully created a cl...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Indian Modern Pillows and Throws

Materials

Jute, Cotton

Clay Handloom Checks Textured Weave Pure Cotton Weighted Throw / Bedspread
Located in Bloomfield Hills, MI
Clay Handloom Throw is handwoven by weavers in India. The design of Clay Throw is made up of subtle textured checks pattern forming a gradual gradient type checks pattern all create...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Indian Modern Pillows and Throws

Materials

Cotton, Yarn

Happy Pillow Light Blue with Yellow Fringes
Located in Carimate, Lombardia
This new edition is focused on color being the key element, to express our mood and style. Crafted with care, this refined and selected edition is a perfect balance to traditional ac...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Pillows and Throws

Materials

Velvet

Modern pillows and throws for sale on 1stDibs.

Find a broad range of unique Modern pillows and throws 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 pillows and throws created in this style to your space, the works available on 1stDibs include more furniture and collectibles, seating, rugs and carpets and other home furnishings, frequently crafted with fabric, cotton and other materials. If you’re shopping for used Modern pillows and throws made in a specific country, there are North America, United States, and Europe pieces for sale on 1stDibs. While there are many designers and brands associated with original pillows and throws, popular names associated with this style include Schumacher, LO DECOR, Jhon Ortiz, and Studio Variously . 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 pillows and throws differ depending upon multiple factors, including designer, materials, construction methods, condition and provenance. On 1stDibs, the price for these items starts at $22 and tops out at $33,930 while the average work can sell for $315.

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