Modern Textiles

Modern Furniture Design

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 The Modernists rejected both natural and historical references and relied primarily on industrial materials such as metal, glass, plywood, and, later, plastics.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 principles 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 chair, and the Eames’s 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 designs are so simple, they can blend in seamlessly with just about any type of décor. Don’t overlook them.

Anaya Rain Gold Hand Embroidered Modern Geometric Throw Pillow Cover
Anaya Rain Gold Hand Embroidered Modern Geometr...
Leah Singh
2010s Indian Modern Pillows and Throws
Wool, Cotton
This pillow has been hand embroidered by artisans in Kashmir, India, using a traditional embroidery technique which is native to this region. The purchase of this handcrafted pill...
Pair of Black and White Modern Art Decorative Embroidered Cord Pillows
Pair of Black and White Modern Art Decorative E...
Unknown
Early 2000s Unknown Modern Pillows and Throws
These very high end decorative pillow came from the premiere home store in Palm Springs, CA that closed over a decade ago. They were purchased by my client and never used. Still obta...
Pair of Luxe Black Velvet and Sequin Tiger Decorative Pillows
Pair of Luxe Black Velvet and Sequin Tiger Deco...
WD.NY
2010s Chinese Modern Pillows and Throws
A beautiful pair of feather insert luxe, black velvet decorative pillows. Black satin piping and backs. The tiger faces are hand done sequined in bronze, silver and black colors. Mad...
"Torino" Wool Pillow
"Torino" Wool Pillow
Le Lampade
21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Pillows and Throws
Wool, Feathers
Handwoven and tufted Italian Merino wool pillow with feather and down insert and concealed zipper. All natural materials. Made in Italy.  
"Rimini" Wool Pillow
"Rimini" Wool Pillow
Le Lampade
21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Pillows and Throws
Wool
Handwoven and tufted Merino wool lumbar pillow with feather and down insert and concealed zipper. Made in Italy. Two available right now.
"Riccione" Wool Pillow
"Riccione" Wool Pillow
Le Lampade
21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Pillows and Throws
Wool
Handwoven and tufted Merino wool lumbar pillow with feather and down insert and concealed zipper. Made in Italy.
"Arezzo" Wool Pillow
"Arezzo" Wool Pillow
Le Lampade
21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Pillows and Throws
Wool, Feathers
Handwoven and tufted Italian Merino wool pillow with feather and down insert and concealed zipper. All natural materials. Made in Italy.  
"Palermo" Cotton Pillow
"Palermo" Cotton Pillow
Le Lampade
21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Pillows and Throws
Cotton
“Palermo” pillow with feather and down insert and concealed zipper. All natural materials. Made in Italy.    
Italian Merino Wool Tufted and Gathered in a Nautical Pattern
Italian Merino Wool Tufted and Gathered in a Na...
Le Lampade
21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Pillows and Throws
Wool
Italian merino wool tufted and gathered in a nautical pattern on thin wale corduroy. Feather and down insert with hidden zipper. Made in Italy.

"Lido" Wool Pillow

By Le Lampade
"Lido" Wool Pillow
Le Lampade
21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Pillows and Throws
Wool, Feathers
Handwoven and tufted Italian Merino wool pillow with feather and down insert and concealed zipper. All natural materials. Made in Italy.  
Geometric Maya Light Pink Modern Throw Pillow C...
Leah Singh
2010s Indian Modern Pillows and Throws
Cotton
This pillow has been handwoven by artisans in Rajasthan, India, using a traditional weaving technique which is native to this region. The purchase of this handcrafted pillow helps...
Modern Nicole Gold Hand Embroidered Geometric a...
Leah Singh
2010s Indian Modern Pillows and Throws
Wool, Cotton
This pillow has been hand embroidered by artisans in Kashmir, India, using a traditional embroidery technique which is native to this region. The purchase of this handcrafted pill...
Brabbu Marmur Pillow in Orange Satin
Brabbu
21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Pillows and Throws
Satin
Being marble one of the most beautiful and elegant raw material in the world of design, this Marmur Pillow was inspired by the natural patterns of the stone. When contrasted with dif...
Brabbu Marmur Pillow in Gold Satin with Tassles
Brabbu
21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Pillows and Throws
Satin
Being marble one of the most beautiful and elegant raw material in the world of design, this Marmur Pillow was inspired by the natural patterns of the stone. When contrasted with dif...
Brabbu Marmur Pillow in White Satin with Silver...
Brabbu
21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Pillows and Throws
Satin
Being marble one of the most beautiful and elegant raw material in the world of design, this Marmur Pillow was inspired by the natural patterns of the stone. When contrasted with dif...
Brabbu Piccadilly Pillow in Green Linen
Brabbu
21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Pillows and Throws
Cotton, Linen
Inspired by the global leading city of London, this pillow unites some of the English capital most special features, such as the foggy weather by which is known and the cultural and ...
Brabbu Metropolis Pillow in White Linen with Ge...
Brabbu
21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Pillows and Throws
Cotton, Linen
Representing the frenzy of the city, where people walk in different directions but still manage to interact with each other, this design has a flowing movement that connects every de...
Brabbu Labyrinth Pillow in Orange Satin with St...
Brabbu
21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Pillows and Throws
Satin
This classic pillow was inspired by the richness of the paintings on the ceiling of the ancient palaces, where a lot of elements are represented with luxurious and rare materials.  
Brabbu Morocco Pillow in Gold Linen with Tile P...
Brabbu
21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Pillows and Throws
Cotton, Linen
This pillow is inspired in Moroccan tile with a classic matte vision. The forms are not pure representing the beauty of the imperfection. The pillow is made in cotton-linen blend.
Brabbu Pearl Pillow in White Linen
Brabbu
21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Pillows and Throws
Cotton, Linen
The pearl, fruit of the oyster, has always been appreciated throughout the history of humankind. Our designers were inspired by this timeless gemstone that is also a result of a natu...
Brabbu Mandala Pillow in Blue Linen
Brabbu
21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Pillows and Throws
Cotton, Linen
This Classic pillow was inspired by mandalas draw. Mandalas are used as instruments of concentration and to achieve higher states of meditation, especially in Tibet and Japanese Budd...
Brabbu Morocco Pillow in Gray Linen with Tile P...
Brabbu
21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Pillows and Throws
Cotton, Linen
This pillow is inspired in Moroccan tile with a classic matte vision. The forms are not pure representing the beauty of the imperfection. The pillow is made in cotton-linen blend.
Brabbu Bowline Pillow in Brown Satin with Geome...
Brabbu
21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Pillows and Throws
Satin
Bowline knot is the most important knot in the world of sailing. Just like it secures the sheet to safely control the sail, this pattern assures that, whichever the home décor chosen...
Brabbu Labyrinth Pillow in Yellow Velvet with S...
Brabbu
21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Pillows and Throws
Velvet
This classic pillow is inspired in the square labyrinths developed by Romans. They were in love with labyrinths and used them in more than 60 geometrical standards to decorate the wa...
Brabbu Versicolor Pillow in Brown Velvet with M...
Brabbu
21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Pillows and Throws
Velvet
Coriolus versicolor is a striped mushroom that differentiates from the rest of its kind by its striped top that blends beautifully with any background. Through the unlikely conjugati...
Brabbu Renaissance Pillow in Gold Satin with Fu...
Brabbu
21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Pillows and Throws
Satin
Inspired by the Italy originated cultural movement, this pillow embodies the artistic spirit that allowed the innovative development of diverse areas such as literature, music, relig...
Brabbu Sakura Pillow in Taupe Satin
Brabbu
21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Pillows and Throws
Satin
Inspired by the cherry blossoms, knowingly to be the national flower of Japan, this pillow is a tribute to ephemeral nature of life, an aspect of life commonly associated with Buddhi...
Brabbu Bowline Pillow in Orange Satin with Geom...
Brabbu
21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Pillows and Throws
Satin
Bowline knot is the most important knot in the world of sailing. Just like it secures the sheet to safely control the sail, this pattern assures that, whichever the home décor chosen...
Brabbu Autumnus Pillow in Brown Velvet
Brabbu
21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Pillows and Throws
Velvet
This pillow is inspired by the autumn season. As the known season, this design embodies a sensible & subtle sensation of peace & wonder. It is cozy & will certainly add a comfortable...
Brabbu Coriolus Pillow in Textured Gray Velvet
Brabbu
21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Pillows and Throws
Velvet
Coriolus versicolor is a striped mushroom that differentiates from the rest of its kind by its striped top that blends beautifully with any background. Through the unlikely conjugati...
Brabbu Versicolor Pillow in Gray Velvet with St...
Brabbu
21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Pillows and Throws
Velvet
Coriolus versicolor is a striped mushroom that differentiates from the rest of its kind by its striped top that blends beautifully with any background. Through the unlikely conjugati...
Brabbu Coriolus Pillow in Textured Blue Velvet
Brabbu
21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Pillows and Throws
Velvet
Coriolus versicolor is a striped mushroom that differentiates from the rest of its kind by its striped top that blends beautifully with any background. Through the unlikely conjugati...
Brabbu Metropolis Pillow in Blue Linen with Geo...
Brabbu
21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Pillows and Throws
Cotton, Linen
Representing the frenzy of the city, where people walk in different directions but still manage to interact with each other, this design has a flowing movement that connects every de...
Brabbu Bowline Pillow in White Satin with Geome...
Brabbu
21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Pillows and Throws
Satin, Velvet
Bowline knot is the most important knot in the world of sailing. Just like it secures the sheet to safely control the sail, this pattern assures that, whichever the home décor chosen...
Brabbu Metropolis Pillow in Yellow Linen with S...
Brabbu
21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Pillows and Throws
Cotton, Linen
Representing the frenzy of the city, where people walk in different directions but still manage to interact with each other, this design has a flowing movement that connects every de...
Brabbu Mandala Pillow in Gold Linen
Brabbu
21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Pillows and Throws
Cotton, Linen
This Classic pillow was inspired by Mandalas draw. Mandalas are used as instruments of concentration and to achieve higher states of meditation, especially in Tibet & Japanese Buddhi...
Brabbu Versailles Pillow in Yellow Linen with D...
Brabbu
21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Pillows and Throws
Cotton, Linen
This Classic pillow is an interlacement with the palace frames that surround the royal paintings and the refinement that characterize Versailles.
Brabbu Flora Pillow in Gray Linen with Silver S...
Brabbu
21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Pillows and Throws
Cotton, Linen
In Roman mythology, is a nymph of the lucky Isles and the goddess of flowers. In Greece, it is called Khloris. Flora is a power of nature that makes blossom trees and preside over an...
Brabbu Metropolis Pillow in Brown Linen with Ge...
Brabbu
21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Pillows and Throws
Cotton, Linen
Representing the frenzy of the city, where people walk in different directions but still manage to interact with each other, this design has a flowing movement that connects every de...
Brabbu Mandala Pillow in Orange Linen
Brabbu
21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Pillows and Throws
Linen
This Classic pillow was inspired by mandalas draw. Mandalas are used as instruments of concentration and to achieve higher states of meditation, especially in Tibet and Japanese Budd...
Brabbu Stump Pillow in Brown Linen with Texture...
Brabbu
21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Pillows and Throws
Linen
This Classic pillow is inspired by a tree stump with irregular forms.  
Brabbu Versailles Pillow in Orange Satin with D...
Brabbu
21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Pillows and Throws
Satin
This classic pillow is an interlacement with the palace frames that surround the royal paintings and the refinement that characterize Versailles.  
Brabbu Paiva Pillow in White Satin with Multico...
Brabbu
21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Pillows and Throws
Satin
Inspired by the Midnight Sun natural phenomena that occurs in the summertime in Finland, this is an innovative pillow design that will fill your home décor with positive and endless ...
Brabbu Skitter Pillow in Blue Satin with Checke...
Brabbu
21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Pillows and Throws
Satin
Even in the most sophisticated and precise atmosphere like chess playing, one can enjoy & have fun with the game. With this checkered pattern, playing with colors will bring another ...
Brabbu Skitter Pillow in Brown Satin with Check...
Brabbu
21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Pillows and Throws
Satin
Even in the most sophisticated and precise atmosphere like chess playing, one can enjoy and have fun with the game. With this checkered pattern, playing with colors will bring anothe...
Brabbu Labyrinth Pillow in Brown Velvet with St...
Brabbu
21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Pillows and Throws
Velvet
This Classic pillow is inspired in the square labyrinths developed by Romans. They were in love with labyrinths & used them in more than 60 geometrical standards to decorate the wall...
Brabbu Albus Pillow in Yellow Velvet with Gold ...
Brabbu
21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Pillows and Throws
Velvet
From the great heights to the many mysteries hiding behind every crates and crevices, the Albus pillow represents the beauty of the white peaks and the surrounding valleys of the Alp...
Brabbu Onyx Pillow in Purple Satin
Brabbu
21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Pillows and Throws
Satin
From the great heights to the many mysteries hiding behind every crates and crevices, the Albus pillow represents the beauty of the white peaks and the surrounding valleys of the Alp...
Brabbu Luwak Pillow in Multicolored Brown Velvet
Brabbu
21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Pillows and Throws
Velvet
Kopi Luwak is the name of special coffee beans from Indonesia. The color of these coffee beans gave inspiration to this strong brown velvet pillow from Brabbu.
Brabbu Pisgah Pillow in Brown Velvet with Multi...
Brabbu
21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Pillows and Throws
Velvet
Name of the National Forest near North Carolina, it is also the name of this new deco element designed by Brabbu. Being the location of the Brown Mountains, it served as inspiration ...
Brabbu Chraft Pillow in Burnt Orange Twill with...
Brabbu
21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Pillows and Throws
Untouchable through time, craft is something that follows human kind since its beginning. Celebrating the hard work of those who dedicate their lives to an art that was gifted to the...
Brabbu Bowline Pillow in Blue Satin with Geomet...
Brabbu
21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Pillows and Throws
Satin
Bowline knot is the most important knot in the world of sailing. Just like it secures the sheet to safely control the sail, this pattern assures that, whichever the home décor chosen...
Brabbu Antrim Pillow in Red Twill with Silver S...
Brabbu
21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Pillows and Throws
In honor of the county with the Giant Causeway – the home of the hexagonal basalt columns created by nature itself. It is in this wonder that our designers found the inspiration to a...
Brabbu Lotus Pillow in Salmon Twill with Zig-Za...
Brabbu
21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Pillows and Throws
Brabbu’s team was inspired by the Lotus Flower. Delicate, yet sharp lines give this timeless design pattern dynamism and versatility that makes it easier to adapt to any type of room...
Brabbu Lotus Pillow in Black Twill with Zig-Zag...
Brabbu
21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Pillows and Throws
Brabbu’s team was inspired by the Lotus Flower. Delicate, yet sharp lines give this timeless design pattern dynamism & versatility that makes it easier to adapt to any type of room &...
Brabbu Tubbataha Pillow in Burnt Orange Linen w...
Brabbu
21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Pillows and Throws
Cotton, Linen
Situated in the Philippines, Tubbataha reef can be found in an isolated location where only nature lovers can cross. Inspired by the peace and quiet, as well as the breathtaking cora...
Brabbu Morocco Pillow in Pink Linen with Tile P...
Brabbu
21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Pillows and Throws
Cotton, Linen
This pillow is inspired in Moroccan tile with a classic matte vision. The forms are not pure representing the beauty of the imperfection. The pillow is made in cotton-Linen blend.
Brabbu Mandala Pillow in Gray Linen
Brabbu
21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Pillows and Throws
Cotton, Linen
This Classic pillow was inspired by mandalas draw. Mandalas are used as instruments of concentration and to achieve higher states of meditation, especially in Tibet and Japanese Budd...
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