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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 The Modernists rejected both natural and historical references and relied primarily on industrial materials such as metal, glass, plywood, and, later, plastics.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.

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Fernando and Humberto Campana “Boa” Sofa for Edra, Italy, 2002
Located in Miami Beach, FL
Excellent example of the creative talents of the Campana Bros. The Boa sofa, a woven nest constructed of 120 meters of polyurethane and goose feather tubing covered in a sumptuous ir...
Category

Early 2000s Italian Modern Sofas

Materials

Velvet, Foam, Down, Feathers

Svav Sofa by Lucas Morten
Located in Geneve, CH
Svav sofa by Lucas Morten 2020 Limited edition of 19 Dimensions: H 32, D 110, W 140 cm Material: concrete and hand-waxed upholstered cushion A floating concrete raft - an illu...
Category

2010s Swedish Modern Sofas

Materials

Concrete

2 Seats by Raka Studio, Two-Seat Sofa with Velvet Upholstery and Natural Finish
Located in Cape Girardeau, MO
2 seats is a limited edition sofa plus settee design. In this statement piece, the studio has explored the limits of bending wood. The main element of the piece is the back where...
Category

2010s Asian Modern Sofas

Materials

Velvet, Ash, Bentwood

Weimar/Preview Boucle Upholstery, Circa 1970
Located in Chicago, IL
Weiman/Preview boucle upholstery, circa 1970. Original with brown boucle fabric.
Category

Late 20th Century American Modern Sofas

Materials

Fabric, Bouclé

Stainless Steel Sofa by Erwan Boulloud
Located in Saint-Ouen (PARIS), FR
Unique sofa in stainless steel worked in marquetry, upholstered with a havanas leather. Unique and signed piece by Erwan Boulloud for the Galerie Glustin. France, 2017.
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2010s French Modern Sofas

Materials

Stainless Steel

Contemporary Outdoor Sofa in Silver Grey
Located in New York, NY
Handcrafted garden sofa offered in silver grey. Its structure is completely made of stainless steel. Its main feature is its flexible system of modules in three sizes, which can be c...
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21st Century and Contemporary Spanish Modern Sofas

Materials

Stainless Steel

Brass Sofa by Studio Glustin at cost price.
Located in Saint-Ouen (PARIS), FR
Unique sofa in acid patinated structure upholstered with a Dédar fabric. Unique piece by Studio Glustin. France, 2017.  
Category

2010s French Modern Sofas

Materials

Brass

"Pyramide" Sofa by Erwan Boulloud at Cost Price
Located in Saint-Ouen (PARIS), FR
Unique sofa in cut stainless steel upholstered with a high quality brown velvet by Dédar. Unique and signed piece by Erwan Boulloud for the Galerie Glustin. France, 2017.    
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2010s French Modern Sofas

Materials

Stainless Steel

Brixton Teak Sofa 'Grade A': Wire Brushed Weathered Gray, Cabana Regatta
Located in PHOENIX, AZ
With it’s simple design, the Brixton sofa’s wide base and generous proportions enhance comfort for ultimate relaxation. Plush cushions add luxury with a timeless feel. All CAVAN furn...
Category

2010s Philippine Modern Sofas

Materials

Teak

Brixton Teak Sofa 'Grade A' Wire Brushed Natural Wood, Cast Silver
Located in PHOENIX, AZ
With it’s simple design, the Brixton Sofa’s wide base and generous proportions enhance comfort for ultimate relaxation. Plush cushions add luxury with a timeless feel. All Cavan furn...
Category

2010s Philippine Modern Sofas

Materials

Teak

Contemporary Design Garden 3 Seaters Sofa Fascinio
Located in Santa Cruz do Bispo, PT
The contemporary design garden sofa, this beautiful versatile piece with its spacious seating epitomizes modern furniture for both outdoor and indoor spaces, and embraces the latest ...
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2010s Portuguese Modern Sofas

Materials

Metallic Thread

Kartell Uncle Jack Sofa by Philippe Starck
Located in New York, NY
Kartell presents Uncle Jack, the revolutionary single mould transparent polycarbonate sofa signed by Philippe Starck. It is 190 cm long in a single block weighing 30 kg. Uncle Jack i...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Sofas

Materials

Plastic

Modern Sofa in Powder-Coated Steel with Planter Side Table "Disused Collection"
Located in Saint Petersburg, RU
This Avant Garde sofa is made of high-quality powder-coated steel. The sofa can be complemented by a plant in a special pot-leg. Also, the sofa can be used with or without back cushi...
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21st Century and Contemporary European Modern Sofas

Materials

Steel

Club Sofa Chair in Lacquered Wood and Upholstered Cushions by Dimoremilano
Located in Milan, IT
Modular sofa composition, setting can be by the union of the element Poltrona, Pouf and Tavolo basso, through the junction. Structure in glossy lacquered wood, polished oxidized bras...
Category

2010s European Modern Sofas

Materials

Brass

Modular Sofa, Contemporary Sofa by Fabio Arcaini Settee Velvet Leather
Located in Modugno, IT
Gaston sofa, is a three seat modular sofa in padded wood filled with multi-density rubber. It has hand-knitted crossed leather on the sides. Gaston can be customized in dimensions an...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Sofas

Materials

Leather, Leather, Fabric, Velvet

POMPE SOFA - Modern European Velvet Sofa with Stiletto Legs and a Waterfall Back
Located in Laguna Niguel, CA
The Pompe Sofa Inspired by glamorous stilettos of the 1970s evokes a modern high fashion couture vibe creating a groundbreaking sculptural statement. Pushing the boundaries of gravit...
Category

2010s American Modern Sofas

Materials

Metal

LACROIX SOFA - Modern Ultra Suede Sofa with Metal Base
Located in Laguna Niguel, CA
The Lacroix Sofa features a plinth cushion with back and arm pillows to create a minimal and modern sitting statement that sits like a cloud. Fully custom and made to order in Calif...
Category

2010s American Modern Sofas

Materials

Metal

NUAGE SOFA - Modern Asymmetrical Sofa in Antique Velvet
Located in Laguna Niguel, CA
The Nuage Sofa features asymmetrical fractured cushions to create a minimal and modern sitting statement that sits like a cloud. Fully custom and made to order in California. As sho...
Category

2010s American Modern Sofas

Materials

Upholstery

SATINE SOFA - Modern Linen Velvet Shell with a Gold Leaf Base
Located in Laguna Niguel, CA
The Satine Sofa inspired by the curvature of Gaudi architecture features an asymmetrical sophisticated velvet slope that meets a fractured gold leaf plinth base to make a minimal and...
Category

2010s American Modern Sofas

Materials

Upholstery

CHANNEL SOFA - Modern Leather Sofa on a Wood Plinth Base
Located in Laguna Niguel, CA
The Channel Sofa inspired by vintage car interiors features channeled waterfall leather on a wood plinth base. Fully custom and made to order in California. As shown in Leather $15...
Category

2010s American Modern Sofas

Materials

Upholstery

Clarisse Sofa
Located in Laguna Niguel, CA
The Clarisse Sofa features an upholstered plinth cushion seat and back with a vertically channeled back panel detail floating upon four wood legs. Fully custom and made to order in ...
Category

2010s American Modern Sofas

Materials

Upholstery

Dali Sofa
Located in Laguna Niguel, CA
The Dali Sofa inspired by the curvature of Gaudi architecture features symmetrical velvet slopes that meets a racetrack shaped plinth base to make a minimal and elegant statement. F...
Category

2010s American Modern Sofas

Materials

Metal

Laurent Sofa Linen Mohair
Located in Laguna Niguel, CA
The Laurent Sofa is a sexy study of contained curves in architecture. This asymmetrical sofa revels its carved inner curves as you make your way around the minimal modern rectangula...
Category

2010s American Modern Sofas

Materials

Metal

Odette Sofa Quartz European Velvet
Located in Laguna Niguel, CA
The Odette Sofa features an octagonal shaped upholstered velvet seat and back with contrast lumbar pillows floating upon six wood legs. Featured in Elle Decor's "What's Hot"! Fully...
Category

2010s American Modern Sofas

Materials

Upholstery

SANDRINE SOFA - Modern Asymmetrical Slope in Velvet with Solid Brass Legs
Located in Laguna Niguel, CA
The Sandrine Sofa inspired by the curvature of Gaudi architecture features an asymmetrical sophisticated velvet slope that meets solid brass legs to make a minimal and elegant statem...
Category

2010s American Modern Sofas

Materials

Upholstery

CARDIN SOFA - Modern Emerald Green Mohair Sofa
Located in Laguna Niguel, CA
The Cardin Sofa features layers of upholstery and metal inlay to create a minimal and modern sitting statement. Fully custom and made to order in California. As shown in Emerald Gre...
Category

2010s American Modern Sofas

Materials

Metal

Colette Banquette
Located in Laguna Niguel, CA
The Colette Banquette features a modern tufted tightly upholstered frame perfect for an entry foyer, closet or anywhere you need 360 degree seating! Fully custom and made to order in...
Category

2010s American Modern Sofas

Materials

Upholstery

GUINEVERE SOFA - Modern Symmetrical Sofa in Faux White Leather with Metal Plinth
Located in Laguna Niguel, CA
The Guinevere sofa inspired by the curvature of Gaudi architecture and features symmetrical channeled scalloped slopes that meet and rest over a metal plinth. Fully custom and made t...
Category

2010s American Modern Sofas

Materials

Upholstery

LAURENT SOFA - Modern Asymmetrical Sofa in Glam Velvet
Located in Laguna Niguel, CA
The Laurent sofa is a sexy study of contained curves in architecture. This asymmetrical sofa revels its carved inner curves as you make your way around the minimal modern rectangular...
Category

2010s American Modern Sofas

Materials

Metal

ODETTE SOFA - Modern Octagonal Sofa in European Velvet
Located in Laguna Niguel, CA
The Odette sofa features an octagonal-shaped upholstered velvet seat and back with contrast lumbar pillows floating upon six wood legs. Featured in Elle Decor's "What's Hot"! Fully c...
Category

2010s American Modern Sofas

Materials

Upholstery

Toadstool Collection Ensemble Sofa, Table and Puffs, Masquespacio
Located in Geneve, CH
Toadstool collection ensemble sofa, table and puffs, Masquespacio Made to order fabrics and colors can be chosen. This collection of puffs, table and sofa bench designed by Mas...
Category

2010s Spanish Modern Sofas

Materials

Marble

Toadstool Collection Ensemble Sofa, Table and Puffs, Masquespacio
Located in Geneve, CH
Toadstool collection ensemble sofa, table and puffs, Masquespacio Made to order fabrics and colors can be chosen. This collection of puffs, table and sofa bench designed by Mas...
Category

2010s Spanish Modern Sofas

Materials

Marble

Toadstool Collection Ensemble Sofa, Table and Puffs, Masquespacio
Located in Geneve, CH
Toadstool collection ensemble sofa, table and puffs, Masquespacio Made to order fabrics and colors can be chosen. This collection of puffs, table and sofa bench designed by Mas...
Category

2010s Spanish Modern Sofas

Materials

Marble

Valentino Bench, Pepe Albargues
Located in Geneve, CH
The Valentino bench is an extremely versatile piece that adapts to everyone’s mood. It invites the user to play around and create their own color combination. With its five mul...
Category

2010s Spanish Modern Sofas

Materials

Wood

Pride Special Editon, Valentino Bench, Pepe Albargues
Located in Geneve, CH
Valentino bench - Pepe Albargues Dimensions: 45 x 150 x 45 cm Materials: Beechwood structure. Seat stuffed with polyurethane 3542. The Valentino bench is an extremely versatile piec...
Category

2010s Spanish Modern Sofas

Materials

Wood

Valentino Bench, Pepe Albargues
Located in Geneve, CH
Valentino Bench - Pepe Albargues Dimensions: 45 x 150 x 45 cm Materials: Beechwood structure. Seat stuffed with polyurethane 3542. The Valentino bench is an extremely versatile piec...
Category

2010s Spanish Modern Sofas

Materials

Wood

Valentino Bench, Pepe Albargues
Located in Geneve, CH
Valentino bench, Pepe Albargues Dimensions: 45 x 150 x 45 cm Materials: Beechwood structure. Seat stuffed with polyurethane 3542. The Valentino bench is an extremely versatile piece...
Category

2010s Spanish Modern Sofas

Materials

Wood

Valentino Bench, Pepe Albargues
Located in Geneve, CH
Valentino bench - Pepe Albargues Dimensions: 45 x 150 x 45 cm Materials: Beechwood structure. Seat stuffed with polyurethane 3542. The Valentino bench is an extremely versatile piec...
Category

2010s Spanish Modern Sofas

Materials

Wood

Valentino Bench - Pepe Albargues
Located in Geneve, CH
Valentino Bench - Pepe Albargues Dimensions: 45 x 150 x 45 cm Materials: Beechwood structure. Seat stuffed with polyurethane 3542. The Valentino bench is an extremely versatile piec...
Category

2010s Spanish Modern Sofas

Materials

Wood

Agora Pink Sofa, Pepe Albargues
Located in Geneve, CH
Agora is a trendy and comfortable collection of sofas with elegant curved shapes on their backrests and seats. Dimensions: Height 94 cm, depth 98 cm, width 198 cm. Materials: Iro...
Category

2010s Spanish Modern Sofas

Materials

Upholstery

Agora Creme Sofa, Pepe Albargues
Located in Geneve, CH
Agora is a trendy and comfortable collection of sofas with elegant curved shapes on their backrests and seats. Dimensions: Height 94 cm, depth 98 cm, width 198 cm. Materials: Iro...
Category

2010s Spanish Modern Sofas

Materials

Iron

Agora Purple Sofa Pepe Albargues
Located in Geneve, CH
Agora is a trendy and comfortable collection of sofas with elegant curved shapes on their backrests and seats. Dimensions: Height 94 cm Depth 98 cm Width 138 cm Materials: Iron a...
Category

2010s Spanish Modern Sofas

Materials

Iron

Minimalist Sofa for Outdoor, Contemporary Brazilian Design
Located in Sao Paolo, SP
This minimalist outdoor sofa is made in hardwood, metal and fabrics, two places sofa with arms, the multi-finish structure is combined with outdoor fabrics such as the Batyline to cr...
Category

2010s Brazilian Modern Sofas

Materials

Metal

Minimalist Sofa in Hardwood, Metal and Fabric, Usable Outdoors
Located in Sao Paolo, SP
This sofa is made of of hardwood, metal and fabrics. The multi-finish structure is combined with outdoor fabrics such as the Batyline to create an interesting outdoor solution. Bello...
Category

2010s Brazilian Modern Sofas

Materials

Metal

Beijinho 3-Seat Sofa Beige Jacquard-Patterned Velvet Gold Leather
Located in Cartaxo, PT
Wooden sofa upholstered in beige jacquard-patterned velvet. U-shape wooden frame upholstered in gold-colored dyed leather, inserted within the armrest and base. Base in solid beech, ...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Sofas

Materials

Leather, Velvet, Wood

Twins 3-Seat Sofa Grey Cotton-Linen Blend Fabric Satin Black Lacquered
Located in Cartaxo, PT
Curved wooden sofa upholstered in grey cotton-linen blend bouclé fabric. Wooden base lacquered in black with a satin finish. Twins 3-seat sofa FI007 black lacquer; satin finish...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Sofas

Materials

Fabric, Wood

Cambridge Single Seat Sofa Beech Dark Brown Stain Pearl Jacquard Velvet
Located in Cartaxo, PT
Wooden single sofa upholstered in pearl jacquard-patterned velvet. Base structure with legs in solid beech, dark brown stained with a satin finish. Cambridge single seat sofa WD005...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Sofas

Materials

Beech, Velvet

Cambridge 3-Seat Sofa Beech Dark Brown Stain Pearl Jacquard Velvet
Located in Cartaxo, PT
Wooden sofa upholstered in pearl jacquard-patterned velvet. Base structure with legs in solid beech, dark brown stained with a satin finish. Cambridge 3-seat sofa WD005 beech, da...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Sofas

Materials

Beech, Velvet

Contemporary 1970s Style Italian Arflex Strips Corduroy Sofas, Set of 2
Located in Chicago, IL
Set of two contemporary 1970s-style Italian Arflex "Strips" sofas. One sofa has a left arm, the other sofa has a right arm, making many configurations possible. Shaped polyurethane w...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Sofas

Materials

Textile, Poplar

Modern Upholstery Belly Armchair in Red Velvet and Polished Brass Foot
Located in Oporto, PT
1. Product description: The “Belly” single sofa is made with high-end velvet tissue which enhances the comfort of this piece. The brass base is protected with a high-end anti-stain ...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Sofas

Materials

Brass

Danish Modern Mid Century Vintage Cognac Leather Sofa
Located in Munich, Bavaria
Gorgeous vintage Danish modern leather sofa. The cognac leather has a rich stunning patina with lot tsigns of use during the age. The leather looks like vegetal leather but it is a...
Category

1980s Danish Vintage Modern Sofas

Materials

Leather, Beech

High End Contemporary Velvet Sofa, Signature
Located in Santa Cruz do Bispo, PT
The high end contemporary velvet armchair is a touch of sophistication and opulence, striking in its dimensions. Beautiful, a piece to be admired from every angle. The ultimate in ch...
Category

2010s European Modern Sofas

Materials

Velvet

Minho Chaise Longue Red Cotton Velvet Walnut Veneer Natural Matte Finish
Located in Cartaxo, PT
Curved wooden chaise lounge upholstered in red cotton velvet. Base structure with side table in walnut veneer with matte finish. Minho chaise lounge WD075 walnut; natural color...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Sofas

Materials

Velvet, Walnut

Padun Sofa by Faina
Located in Geneve, CH
Padun sofa set 5 by Faina Design: Victoriya Yakusha Materials: textile, Foam rubber, Sintepon, wood Dimensions: 195 x 410 x H 90 cm In search of new-old design messages, Victo...
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2010s Ukrainian Modern Sofas

Materials

Textile, Foam, Wood

Vladimir Kagan for American Leather 'Zoe' Sofa in Alcantara, Signed
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This spectacular example of Vladimir Kagan design was produced by American Leather for a short time during the early to mid 2000's, in its original brown Alcantara Ultrasuede, signed...
Category

Early 2000s American Modern Sofas

Materials

Ultrasuede

Padun Sofa Module 10 by Faina
Located in Geneve, CH
Padun sofa module 10 by Faina Design: Victoriya Yakusha Materials: : Textile, Foam rubber, Sintepon, Wood Dimensions: 180 x 90 x H 48 cm In search of new-old design messages, ...
Category

2010s Ukrainian Modern Sofas

Materials

Textile, Foam, Wood

Kir Royal 2-Seater Sofa in Leather
Located in Lentate sul Seveso, Monza e Brianza
Pleasant and enveloping, the Kir Royal sofa designed by Christophe de la Fontaine, tracing the footsteps of the classical upholstered furniture revisited in a modern vein. A thin she...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Sofas

Materials

Wood, Leather

Chaplin Sofa by Collector
Located in Geneve, CH
Chaplin sofa by Collector Materials: Structure in oak wood. Upholstered in fabric. Genuine leather details. Dimensions: W 230 x D 85 x H 60 cm x SH 41 cm With Chaplin sofa flex...
Category

2010s Portuguese Modern Sofas

Materials

Fabric