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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 The Modernists rejected both natural and historical references and relied primarily on industrial materials such as metal, glass, plywood, and, later, plastics.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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Ribbon, Indoor/Outdoor Aluminum Stool by LAUN
By Laun
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Simultaneously delicate and bold, the Ribbon stool is a playful addition to the LAUN catalog. The layered aluminum tubes stack together to form either a solid or multicolored array a...
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2010s American Modern Stools

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Aluminum

White Aluminium Stool with Lapping Cane Seating from Anodised Wicker Collection
By Tino Seubert
Located in London, GB
For the exhibition ‘Giles Round: The Director’ at the Hepworth Gallery in Wakefield, Tino Seubert realised a bench and stool from a new furniture series inspired by Donald Judd and B...
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2010s British Modern Stools

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Aluminum

Hudson Cerused Oak 3-Legged Wood Counter Height Stool by New York Heartwoods
By New York Heartwoods
Located in Kingston, NY
New York Heartwood's cerused white oak modern counter-height Hudson stool is designed for comfort and stability and features three hand-turned legs, a uniquely shaped faceted seat, a...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Stools

Materials

Wood, Oak

Milo Baughman Pair of Cantilevered Chrome Bar Stools, 1970s
By Milo Baughman
Located in New York, NY
Pair of bar stools in polished chrome with cantilevered seats upholstered in new metallic gray leather by Milo Baughman, American, 1970s.
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1970s American Vintage Modern Stools

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Chrome

Wanderlust Counter Stool
By Jover + Valls
Located in Alcoy, Alicante
The robustness of the metallic structures is combined with the delicacy of the rounded edges. The matte metal finishes evoke the passage of time and are complemented by vegetable tan...
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2010s European Modern Stools

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Steel

Zanotta Sella Pink Bicycle Stool
By Zanotta, Achille & Pier Giacomo Castiglioni
Located in New York, NY
Seat. Black saddle of racing bicycle, pink lacquered steel column. Cast iron base. he object was designed as a ‘telephone stool’ for unusual postures and occasional sitting, but bes...
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2010s Italian Modern Stools

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Steel, Iron

24" R Sculptural Wood Sphere by May Furniture
By May Furniture
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This solid wood 24" round, lunar-inspired original sculpture is a unique addition to any modern space for use as a sculpture or seat. Made in May's proprietary Maykume material, an w...
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2010s American Modern Stools

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Wood

Zanotta Mezzadro Black Stool
By Zanotta, Achille & Pier Giacomo Castiglioni
Located in New York, NY
Stool. Chromium-plated steel stem. Seat lacquered in black. Footrest in steam-treated beech, natural color. n 1970 Zanotta put the “springy metal seat”, metaphorically named “Mezzad...
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2010s Italian Modern Stools

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Steel

Set of 2, Contemporary Valentina Handcrafted Premium Brass Barstool
Contemporary design with influences of ‘Golden Age’ Hollywood and Art Deco. Crafted by hand from premium brushed brass structure and upholstered with leather seat and a fabric back c...
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2010s Modern Stools

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Cut Steel

Gray Marina Side Table or Stool by May Furniture - Gris Noir
By May Furniture
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Utilizing our proprietary compressed hardwood, these smooth stone-like pieces stand boldly in our expanding series inspired by Brutalist architecture. The top reveal is integral for ...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Stools

Materials

Wood

Promemoria Gong Stool in Bronze and Leather by Romeo Sozzi
By Promemoria
Located in Valmadrera (LC), IT
Gong is a stool with fine finishes, which comes from the processing of an extremely ductile material: Bronze. The Gong stool has a smooth medium bronze structure and a leather seat c...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Stools

Materials

Bronze

Equilibrium Stool in Copper by Guglielmo Poletti
By Rossana Orlandi, Guglielmo Poletti
Located in Milan, IT
The Equilibrium stool is the result of an elementary composition, in which few components are combined through simple gestures. The monolithic presence of the piece is enhanced by th...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Stools

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Copper

Neon Stool Set in Acrylic by Umzikim
By Rossana Orlandi, Yukiko Nagai
Located in Milan, IT
They found new beauty by stacking beautifully colored acrylic. With this new technological attempt, I have accomplished the visual beauty of seeing the sunrise or the sunset as it is...
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21st Century and Contemporary Korean Modern Stools

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Acrylic

Dragon Slice Stool Side Table with Brass Inlay by Marcantonio
Intricate brass and resin inlay with a "spine" running down the middle of the dragon slice stool side table with brass inlay by Marcantonio, make it an astounding piece of furniture....
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21st Century and Contemporary Indian Modern Stools

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Brass

Paw Stool Side Table with Brass Inlay by Marcantonio
Resembling the paw of an animal, paw stool side table with brass inlay by Marcantonio, has the balance to be used with either side up as a seat or table! For his debut creations, ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Indian Modern Stools

Materials

Brass

Log Stool Side Table with Brass Inlay by Marcantonio
Log stool side table with brass inlay by Marcantonio has a playful form with brass and resin inlay. It can be used as a seat or a side table. For his debut creations, Marcantonio ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Indian Modern Stools

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Brass

FAT Barstool with Black legs by Tom Dixon
By Tom Dixon
Located in New York, NY
Fat, our new upholstery chair range is designed to hug the body and allows for multiple sitting positions. Available as a dining chair, bar stool and lounge chair, the extreme simpli...
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21st Century and Contemporary Lithuanian Modern Stools

Materials

Steel

GLOOH Tall Bar Stool with Cantilever in Beige Leather by KFF
By KFF
Located in New York, NY
One design concept — many prototypes: be they conventional chairs, catilevers or barstools including the pneumatic spring type, GLOOH, aside from having an extensive range and comfor...
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21st Century and Contemporary German Modern Stools

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Leather

Glooh Counter Stool in Grey Leather by KFF
By KFF
Located in New York, NY
One design concept — many prototypes: be they conventional chairs, catilevers or barstools including the pneumatic spring type, GLOOH, aside from having an extensive range and comfor...
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21st Century and Contemporary German Modern Stools

Materials

Leather

Gandia Blasco Textile High Stool in Steel by Ana Llobet
By Ana Llobet, Gandia Blasco
Located in New York, NY
This collection of outdoor furniture is inspired by fashion. Designed by Ana Llobet, Textile transfers the patterns of garments to a series of outdoor furniture with it own personali...
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21st Century and Contemporary Spanish Modern Stools

Materials

Steel

GLOOH Tall Bar Stool with Cantilever in Grey Leather by KFF
By KFF
Located in New York, NY
One design concept — many prototypes: be they conventional chairs, catilevers or barstools including the pneumatic spring type, GLOOH, aside from having an extensive range and comfor...
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21st Century and Contemporary German Modern Stools

Materials

Leather

GLOOH Bar Stool in Black Leather by KFF
By KFF
Located in New York, NY
One design concept — many prototypes: be they conventional chairs, catilevers or barstools including the pneumatic spring type, GLOOH, aside from having an extensive range and comfor...
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21st Century and Contemporary German Modern Stools

Materials

Leather

Glooh Counter Stool in Green Leather by KFF
By KFF
Located in New York, NY
One design concept — many prototypes: be they conventional chairs, catilevers or barstools including the pneumatic spring type, GLOOH, aside from having an extensive range and comfor...
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21st Century and Contemporary German Modern Stools

Materials

Leather

GLOOH Counter Stool in Orange Fabric by KFF
By KFF
Located in New York, NY
One design concept — many prototypes: be they conventional chairs, catilevers or barstools including the pneumatic spring type, GLOOH, aside from having an extensive range and comfor...
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21st Century and Contemporary German Modern Stools

Materials

Fabric

GLOOH Tall Bar Stool with Cantilever in Black Leather by KFF
By KFF
Located in New York, NY
One design concept — many prototypes: be they conventional chairs, catilevers or barstools including the pneumatic spring type, GLOOH, aside from having an extensive range and comfor...
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21st Century and Contemporary German Modern Stools

Materials

Leather

Gandia Blasco Textile Stool with Backrest in Steel by Ana Llobet
By Ana Llobet, Gandia Blasco
Located in New York, NY
Textile is a line of outdoor furniture, designed by Ana Llobet, based on an original and surprising concept: transferring garment sewing techniques to the world of outdoor furniture....
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21st Century and Contemporary Spanish Modern Stools

Materials

Steel

GLOOH Counter Stool in Brown Leather by KFF
By KFF
Located in New York, NY
One design concept — many prototypes: be they conventional chairs, catilevers or barstools including the pneumatic spring type, GLOOH, aside from having an extensive range and comfor...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary German Modern Stools

Materials

Leather

GUFRAM The End 1516 Stool by TOILETPAPER
Gufram pulls back from the world of design. It declares it and turns the page – with a tombstone. Since the time has come to call it quits because of the many mudslinger that have al...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Stools

GUFRAM the End Stool by TOLIETPAPER
Gufram pulls back from the world of design. It declares it and turns the page – with a tombstone. Since the time has come to call it quits because of the many mudslinger that have al...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Stools

Gandia Blasco Textile Low Stool in Steel by Ana Llobet
By Ana Llobet, Gandia Blasco
Located in New York, NY
Textile extrapolates the world of fashion to outdoor furniture. This collection of outdoor furniture is inspired by the patterns of garments. Designed by Ana Llobet, It adapts to you...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Spanish Modern Stools

Materials

Steel

GLOOH Bar Stool in Red Leather by KFF
By KFF
Located in New York, NY
One design concept — many prototypes: be they conventional chairs, catilevers or barstools including the pneumatic spring type, GLOOH, aside from having an extensive range and comfor...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary German Modern Stools

Materials

Leather

GLOOH Bar Stool without Backrest in Black Leather by KFF
By KFF
Located in New York, NY
One design concept – many prototypes: be they conventional chairs, cantilevers or barstools including the pneumatic spring type, GLOOH, aside from having an extensive range and comfo...
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21st Century and Contemporary German Modern Stools

Materials

Leather

Patricia Urquiola Knitted Stool in Wool for GAN
By GAN Rugs, Patricia Urquiola
Located in New York, NY
Craft, innovation, warmth, joy... Claire-Anne´s stools have everything we like. They ´re magical! Materials: ashwood frame, upholstered with hand knitted new wool.
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21st Century and Contemporary Indian Modern Stools

Materials

Wool

GLOOH Counter Stool in Red Leather by KFF
By KFF
Located in New York, NY
One design concept — many prototypes: be they conventional chairs, catilevers or barstools including the pneumatic spring type, GLOOH, aside from having an extensive range and comfor...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary German Modern Stools

Materials

Leather

GLOOH Tall Bar Stool with Cantilever in Orange Leather by KFF
By KFF
Located in New York, NY
One design concept — many prototypes: be they conventional chairs, catilevers or barstools including the pneumatic spring type, GLOOH, aside from having an extensive range and comfor...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary German Modern Stools

Materials

Leather

GLOOH Tall Bar Stool with Cantilever in Grey Leather by KFF
By KFF
Located in New York, NY
One design concept — many prototypes: be they conventional chairs, catilevers or barstools including the pneumatic spring type, GLOOH, aside from having an extensive range and comfor...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary German Modern Stools

Materials

Leather

Amorph Chimera Bar Stool, Stained Gray Oak, Counter Height
By Amorph Inc.
Located in Gardena, CA
Barstool designed by Amorph made out of solid ashwood and leather. Stain color: Rusted walnut Dimension 27" H x 19.50" L x 15" W Seat height 26" inch. About Amorph: Working with geo...
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2010s American Modern Stools

Materials

Leather, Wood

Amorph Chimera Bar stool Solid Wood with Ebony Finish Counter Height
By Amorph Inc.
Located in Gardena, CA
Barstool designed by Amorph made out of solid ashwood and leather. Stain color: Rusted walnut Dimension 27" H x 19.50" L x 15" W Seat height 26" inch. About Amorph: Working with geo...
Category

2010s American Modern Stools

Materials

Leather, Wood

Amorph Chimera Bar stool, Stained Walnut
By Amorph Inc.
Located in Gardena, CA
Barstool designed by Amorph made out of solid ashwood and leather. Stain color: Rusted walnut Dimension 31" H x 19.50" L x 15" W seat height: 30" inch.
Category

2010s American Modern Stools

Materials

Leather, Wood

Artek Stool 60 ColoRing by Alvar Aalto and Jo Nagasaka

By Alvar Aalto, Jo Nagasaka, Artek
Located in New York, NY
This item is available to pre-order, and it will not be in stock until mid-July. It has an estimated ship-by date of July 31. For non-US pricing, please inquire stating your country ...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Finnish Modern Stools

Materials

Birch

Jamaica All Black Counter Stool, Aluminum Seat
By Pepe Cortés
Located in Barcelona, ES
A steel chromed 5-legged stool. Structure painted in anodic black. Swivel aluminum seat in anodic black. Measures: Height 66 cm (32"). For kitchen and office use.        
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21st Century and Contemporary Spanish Modern Stools

Materials

Beech

Jamaica All Black Stool Wood Seat
By Pepe Cortés
Located in Barcelona, ES
A steel chromed 5 legged stool. Structure painted in anodic black. Swivel aluminum seat in anodic black. Measures: Height 77 cm (32"). For kitchen and office use.   
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Spanish Modern Stools

Materials

Beech

Baleri Italia Café Chair Kitchen Stool by Philippe Starck
By Baleri Italia, Philippe Starck
Located in Telgate, IT
Structure in steel tubing painted with epoxy powders in metallic silver gloss (ag). The seat in lasten: latex rubber and polypropylene belting in black (y9).
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Stools

Materials

Steel

Grasso Stool
By Stephen Burks
Located in Barcelona, ES
Tubular steel frame (25 mm) stool upholstered in leather.
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Spanish Modern Stools

Materials

Aluminum, Steel

Jamaica All Black Stool Aluminum Seat
By Pepe Cortés
Located in Barcelona, ES
A steel chromed 5 legged stool. Structure painted in anodic black. Swivel aluminum seat in anodic black. Measures: Height 77 cm (32"). For kitchen and office use.   
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Spanish Modern Stools

Materials

Steel

Baleri Italia Cafè Chair Bar Stool Steel by Philippe Starck
By Philippe Starck, Baleri Italia
Located in Telgate, IT
Structure in steel tubing painted with epoxy powders in metallic silver gloss (ag). The seat is in lasten: latex rubber and polypropylene belting in black (y9).
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Stools

Materials

Steel

Jamaica All Black Counter Stool, Wood Seat
By Pepe Cortés
Located in Barcelona, ES
A steel chromed 5 legged stool. Structure painted in anodic black. Swivel aluminum seat in anodic black. Measures: Height 66 cm (32"). For kitchen and office use.    
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Spanish Modern Stools

Materials

Beech

Uneasy Stool by Another Human, Contemporary Acrylic Stool
By Another Human
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Designed to create a tension between the piece and the sitter, each detail of the uneasy stool was intentionally crafted to create a sense of anxiety around the form and function of ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Modern Stools

Materials

Acrylic, Foam

Contemporary Stool White Bob Aluminium by Chapel Petrassi
By Chapel Petrassi
Located in Le Perreux-sur-Marne, FR
Bob is a contemporary stool suitable as a seat, a side table or a storage unit. Its geometric structure comprises a round seat supported by three sculptural-section legs. Bob is en...
Category

2010s Italian Modern Stools

Materials

Aluminum

Contemporary Stool Rose Gold Bob Aluminium by Chapel Petrassi
By Chapel Petrassi
Located in Le Perreux-sur-Marne, FR
Bob is a contemporary stool suitable as a seat, a side table or a storage unit. Its geometric structure comprises a round seat supported by three sculptural-section legs. Bob is en...
Category

2010s Italian Modern Stools

Materials

Aluminum

Contemporary Stool Silver Bob Aluminium by Chapel Petrassi
By Chapel Petrassi
Located in Le Perreux-sur-Marne, FR
Bob is a contemporary stool suitable as a seat, a side table or a storage unit. Its geometric structure comprises a round seat supported by three sculptural-section legs. Bob is en...
Category

2010s Italian Modern Stools

Materials

Aluminum

Contemporary Stool Black Bob Aluminium by Chapel Petrassi
By Chapel Petrassi
Located in Le Perreux-sur-Marne, FR
Bob is a contemporary stool suitable as a seat, a side table or a storage unit. Its geometric structure comprises a round seat supported by three sculptural-section legs. Bob is en...
Category

2010s Italian Modern Stools

Materials

Aluminum

Contemporary Stool Gold Bob Aluminium by Chapel Petrassi
By Chapel Petrassi
Located in Le Perreux-sur-Marne, FR
Bob is a contemporary stool suitable as a seat, a side table or a storage unit. Its geometric structure comprises a round seat supported by three sculptural-section legs. Bob is en...
Category

2010s Italian Modern Stools

Materials

Aluminum

Minimalist Style, Stool in Natural Solid Wood
By SIMONINI
Located in Sao Paolo, SP
Our Evo collection is based in the harmonic fusion between geometrical forms in a modern interpretation of wood archetypes, combining a rational defined outcome with the warmth of or...
Category

2010s Brazilian Modern Stools

Materials

Hardwood

Minimal Style, Solid Wood Stool, Textiles or Leather Seatings, Caning Backboard
By Adolini+Simonini
Located in Sao Paolo, SP
The Wing chair solid wood collection, flexibility, modern aesthetics, comfort and softness are the keywords for this collection. The concept is inspired by the B-52 plane design, thi...
Category

2010s Brazilian Modern Stools

Materials

Leather, Textile, Cane, Wood, Hardwood

Minimalist Style, Stool in Natural Solid Wood
By Adolini+Simonini
Located in Sao Paolo, SP
Our Evo collection is based in the harmonic fusion between geometrical forms in a modern interpretation of wood archetypes, combining a rational defined outcome with the warmth of or...
Category

2010s Brazilian Modern Stools

Materials

Textile, Upholstery, Hardwood

Minimal Style, Solid Wood Stool, Textiles or Leather Seatings, Caning Backboard
By Adolini+Simonini
Located in Sao Paolo, SP
The Wing chair solid wood collection, flexibility, modern aesthetics, comfort and softness are the keywords for this collection. The concept is inspired by the B-52 plane design, thi...
Category

2010s Brazilian Modern Stools

Materials

Leather, Textile, Cane, Wood, Hardwood

Modern Brazilian Armchair in Solid Wood, Textiles or Leathers
By SIMONINI
Located in Sao Paolo, SP
The "Trip" armchairs are expressive premium objects, with generous dimensions. The design focus in the balance and combination between organic designed shapes from the solid wood com...
Category

2010s Brazilian Modern Stools

Materials

Textile, Upholstery, Hardwood

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