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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 The modernists rejected both natural and historical references and relied primarily on industrial materials such as metal, glass, plywood, and, later, plastics.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
Arc de Stool '37
Located in Macieira de Sarnes, PT
Arc de Stool '37 in Oak wood Designed by Project 213A in 2022 The smaller version of the stool's legs curves inwards towards its triangular seat, fusing to showcase exquisite c...
Category

2010s Portuguese Modern Stools

Materials

Oak

Mary Bar Stool Wood Black Stain Caramel Leather Brushed Brass
Located in Cartaxo, PT
21st Century Contemporary Modern Mary Bar Stool Wood Black Stain Caramel Leather Brushed Brass Handcrafted in Portugal - Europe by Greenapple. Mary is anything but ordinary. Simplic...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Stools

Materials

Brass

Minimalist Style, Stool in Natural Solid Wood
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

Red Aluminium Stool with Reel Rush Seating from Anodised Wicker Collection
Located in London, GB
Originally realised for the Hepworth Gallery in Wakefield and inspired by Donald Judd and Børge Mogensen, Anodised Wicker marries industrially extruded and anodised aluminium with ha...
Category

2010s British Modern Stools

Materials

Aluminum

Vintage Haziza Lucite Vanity Swivel Stool with New Nubby Textured Upholstery
Located in Asheville, NC
Vintage Haziza lucite swivel stool with new nubby textured blush and grey upholstery. The lucite is in very good condition overall with some light scuffing/scratching. Tagged “Haziza...
Category

Late 20th Century Modern Stools

Materials

Upholstery, Lucite

Lowback Barstool, Wooden, Hand Built London England from Edward Collinson
Located in London, GB
The low back barstool is an elegant and beautifully handcrafted barstool made from the finest hardwoods. Handturned on a lathe and made with real split tenon joinery the low back ba...
Category

2010s British Modern Stools

Materials

Wood

Contemporary Stool in Burnet Walnut, Senufo Tabouret by Arno Declercq
Located in Warsaw, PL
Contemporary Stool In Burnet Walnut - Senufo Tabouret by Arno Declercq Material: Burned and waxed African walnut and Oak Dimensions: 34 cm W x 34 cm D x 45 cm H 13” W x 13” ...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Belgian Modern Stools

Materials

Walnut, Wood

Set of 2 Oak and Brass Counter Stools by Lassen
Located in Geneve, CH
Set of 2 oak and brass counter stools by Lassen Dimensions: H 69 x W 36 x L 55.5 cm Materials: Oak, Brass In 1942 Mogens Lassen designed the Stool ML42 as a piece for a furnitur...
Category

2010s Danish Modern Stools

Materials

Brass

Jade Stool by Draga & Aurel Resin and Brass, 21st Century
Located in Como, IT
Transparency Matters collection by Draga & Aurel: Stool formed from cast resin and solid brass. The finished product looks like a precious gem. Handcrafted in our Atelier in Como. Ea...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Stools

Materials

Brass

Metis Pad 184 Stool Metal, Colors, Contract, Bar, Restaurant, Design, Fabric
Located in MARANO VICENTINO, IT
Metis Pad, the textures and variety of colour in the fabrics, the quality and tactile experience of leather, and the elegance and softness of velvet combine with metal frames in diff...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Stools

Materials

Metal

Asian Modern Style Brass Garden Stool
Located in New York, NY
Asian Modern style barrel shaped garden stool in brass, with lid and interior storage space. Measures: 18" Height x 15" Diameter.
Category

Late 20th Century Unknown Modern Stools

Materials

Brass

Temperino Cedar Stool Bench, Designed by Alessandro Guidolin, Made in Italy
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Scroll down and click "view all from Seller" to see more than 400 other unique products. (1.8) Stool / bench in solid Cedar wood machined from a single block, reproducing a "giganti...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Stools

Materials

Wood, Cedar

Tooth Stool by Karstudio
Located in Geneve, CH
Tooth stool by Karstudio Dimensions: W 60 x D 45 x H 43 cm Materials: FRP Available in black Kar, is the root of Sanskrit Karma, meaning karmic repetition. We seek the cause an...
Category

2010s Chinese Modern Stools

Materials

Fiberglass

Sculpted Mahogany Tripod Stools after Adolf Loos, Set of Four
Located in Denton, TX
Three legged tractor style seated stools in the style of Adolf Loos. The seats are sculpted of one piece of mahogany.
Category

Mid-20th Century Modern Stools

Materials

Mahogany

Guillerme et Chambron, Oak Stool, Edition Votre Maison, circa 1970
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
Guillerme et Chambron, oak stool, Edition Votre Maison circa 1970.
Category

Late 20th Century French Modern Stools

Materials

Oak

Arch Solid Cork Contemporary Sculptural Carved Side Drinks Table Natural
Located in Bainbridge Island, WA
A realization of meticulous research, this piece is part of a collection that highlights the formal longevity and environmental sustainability of Mediterranean cork. Monolithic and ...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Stools

Materials

Cork

Modern Cream Velvet Wave Stool with Ebony Veneer Base
Located in Porto, PT
Modern cream velvet wave stool with ebony veneer base Cadiz Stool combines bold shapes with comfort. A modern design stool, upholstered in velvet, for any living area or current ho...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Stools

Materials

Velvet, Wood, Ebony

21st Century Modern Laurence Bar Stool with Armrests Handcrafted by Greenapple
Located in Cartaxo, PT
21st Century Contemporary Modern Laurence Bar Stool with Armrests Turquoise Fabric and Stainless Steel Handcrafted in Portugal - Europe by Greenapple. Laurence was designed to meet...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Stools

Materials

Brass, Stainless Steel

Mary Bar Chair Wood Black Stain Black Italian Leather Polished Stainless Steel
Located in Cartaxo, PT
21st Century Contemporary Modern Mary Bar Chair Wood Black Stain Black Italian Leather Polished Stainless Steel Handcrafted in Portugal - Europe by Greenapple. Mary is anything but ...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Stools

Materials

Brass, Stainless Steel

Low Brown Milk Stools
Located in Geneve, CH
Brown milk stools by Bicci de' Medici Studio Dimensions: Diameter 30cm x height 30cm Materials: Natural wood. Pigment. Technique: Carved wood. Handmade. Oiled. varnished. Desi...
Category

2010s Belgian Modern Stools

Materials

Wood

Modern Bar Chair Gropius CS1 Fully Upholstered in Fabric by Noom
Located in Paris, FR
New Noom furniture collection is dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Bauhaus School in Germany. Ideas of functionalism and conciseness, the combination of Craft...
Category

2010s Ukrainian Modern Stools

Materials

Fabric, Wool, Bouclé, Velvet

Golia Stool by Draga & Aurel
Located in Geneve, CH
Golia stool by Draga & Aurel Dimensions: W 50, D 50, H 45, top Ø 50 cm Materials: Resin and concrete Customized colors needs can be considered. The GOLIA stools are featured ...
Category

2010s Italian Modern Stools

Materials

Concrete

Rock Stool, Velvet, InsidherLand by Joana Santos Barbosa
Located in Maia, Porto
Rock is a stool with the same form of the smaller table of the Three Rocks set. The handcrafted upholstery work in velvet involves this unique creation with irregular shapes, turnin...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Stools

Materials

Velvet, Fabric, Wood

Arc de Stool '37
Located in Macieira de Sarnes, PT
Arc de Stool '37 in black painted Chestnut Wood Designed by Project 213A in 2022 The smaller version of the stool's legs curves inwards towards its triangular seat, fusing to s...
Category

2010s Portuguese Modern Stools

Materials

Oak

Black Beech and Copper Counter Stool by Lassen
Located in Geneve, CH
Black Beech and Copper Counter Stool by Lassen Dimensions: H 69 x W 36 x L 55.5 cm Materials: Beech, Copper In 1942 Mogens Lassen designed the Stool ML42 as a piece for a furniture ...
Category

2010s Danish Modern Stools

Materials

Copper

Modern Counter Chair Gropius CS1 Fully Upholstered in Fabric by Noom
Located in Paris, FR
New Noom furniture collection is dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Bauhaus School in Germany. Ideas of functionalism and conciseness, the combination of Craft...
Category

2010s Ukrainian Modern Stools

Materials

Fabric, Wool, Bouclé, Velvet

21th Century Contemporary Stool In Suede, Handpainted Lacquer & Golden Details
Located in Porto, PT
Enliven any interior with the beautifully bold Bombom Stool. Adding a focal feature to any interior space, a modern stool upholstered in suede would work wonderfully in a contemporar...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Stools

Materials

Suede, Wood

Contemporary Barstool Featuring Curved Rattan Backrest
Located in New York, NY
A Mid-Century Modern style bar chair in walnut finished frame. Backrest in natural woven cane and seat upholstered in black faux leather. Dimensions: W 46 cm x D 58 cm x H 104 cm ...
Category

2010s European Modern Stools

Materials

Wood, Faux Leather, Rattan

Arc de Stool '52
Located in Macieira de Sarnes, PT
Arc de Stool'52 in Oak Designed by Project 213A in 2022 The taller version of the stool's legs curves inwards towards its triangular seat, fusing to showcase exquisite craftsma...
Category

2010s Portuguese Modern Stools

Materials

Oak

Arc de Stool '37
Located in Macieira de Sarnes, PT
Arc de Stool '37 in WalnutWood Designed by Project 213A in 2022 The smaller version of the stool's legs curves inwards towards its triangular seat, fusing to showcase exquisite...
Category

2010s Portuguese Modern Stools

Materials

Oak

Arches Bar Stool, COM, InsidherLand by Joana Santos Barbosa
Located in Maia, Porto
The Arches bar stool is designed in the likeness of the architectural scale that suggests a crossing through the structures of a utopian city, organized by the principles of symmetry...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Stools

Materials

Brass

20th Century, Bamileke Stool
Located in Chicago, IL
A bold and lively 20th century Bamileke stool hand-carved of one piece of wood with a beautifully designed basket-weave pattern, and with a rich patina that only time can bestow. The...
Category

20th Century Cameroonian Modern Stools

Materials

Wood

Arc de Stool '52
Located in Macieira de Sarnes, PT
Arc de Stool'52 in Walnut Designed by Project 213A in 2022 The taller version of the stool's legs curves inwards towards its triangular seat, fusing to showcase exquisite craft...
Category

2010s Portuguese Modern Stools

Materials

Walnut

Set of Four Chrome and Fabric Barstool by Jerry Johnson
Located in Palm Springs, CA
1970’s Set of four polish chrome barstools by Jerry Johnson. Newly recovered in a beautiful blue and off white fabric, the frames are beautiful vintage condition. Measurements: 2...
Category

1970s American Vintage Modern Stools

Materials

Chrome

Chrome, Wood and Glass Swivel and Expanding High Top Table with Four Bar Stools
Located in Nantucket, MA
A very unusual glass and swivel 40" high-top dining table that expands from 25" wide to 37" wide, making it quite versatile. Chrome and wood legs and base from the 1900's. The chairs...
Category

Late 20th Century European Modern Stools

Materials

Chrome

High Brown Milk Stools
Located in Geneve, CH
Brown milk stools by Bicci de' Medici Studio Dimensions: Diameter 30cm x height 40cm Materials: Natural wood. Pigment. Technique: Carved wood. Handmade. Oiled. Stained Designer...
Category

2010s Belgian Modern Stools

Materials

Wood

Roberts Counter Stool Walnut Mustard
Located in Cincinnati, US
This sleek stool has a thin carved wooden seat that rests on a steel tubing base. The elegant seat is curved for seamless comfort while displaying a stunning intersecting diagonal ac...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Stools

Materials

Steel

Skin Stool, Grey, Metal, Fabric, Indoor, Outdoor
Located in MARANO VICENTINO, IT
The harmonic, enveloping shells in powder-coated tubular metal that define the Skin armchair – designed by Giacomo Cattani – evolve and transform to compose a true collection. A chai...
Category

2010s Italian Modern Stools

Materials

Metal

"DS-717/35" - Barstool by De Sede
Located in New York, NY
The DS-717/35 Barstool - Where simplicity meets the highest standards in seating comfort, thanks to the barstools ergonomic perfection of the leather covered seat shell. The tubular ...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary North American Modern Stools

Materials

Chrome

EVE Pedestal by LK Edition
Located in Geneve, CH
EVE pedestal by LK Edition Dimensions: Diameter 30 x height 46.5 cm Materials: Terracotta and ceramics. Available in different colors and finishes. It is with the sense of de...
Category

2010s French Modern Stools

Materials

Terracotta, Ceramic

Emeco Alfi Counter Stool in White and Ash with High Back by Jasper Morrison
Located in Hanover, PA
"Emeco and Morrison together, designed and engineered The Alfi collection with the conviction that what you don't see is as important as what you do see. Alfi reflects Emeco and Morr...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Stools

Materials

Wood

Stool / Table in Carbon Dyed Cedar with Carrara Marble Top by Hinterland Design
Located in Vancouver, BC
Cast-off cedar logs are given second life as a crystalline form. Named Little Gem, the natural beauty of reclaimed wood is harnessed in this side table and sculpture piece where natu...
Category

2010s Canadian Modern Stools

Materials

Stone, Marble, Carrara Marble, Metal

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

Pillar Table by John Eric Byers
Located in Geneve, CH
Pillar table by John Eric Byers Dimensions: 50.8 x 50.8 x 35.5 cm Materials: Carved blackened maple All works are individually handmade to order. John Eric Byers creates geom...
Category

2010s American Modern Stools

Materials

Maple

Lavender Aluminium Stool with Flax Webbing Seat from Anodised Wicker Collection
Located in London, GB
Originally realised for the Hepworth Gallery in Wakefield and inspired by Donald Judd and Børge Mogensen, Anodised Wicker marries industrially extruded and anodised aluminium with ha...
Category

2010s British Modern Stools

Materials

Aluminum

Shaker Backless Counter Stool by Ambrozia, Walnut, Black Steel, Sandle Vinyl
Located in Drummondville, Quebec
The shaker backless modern counter stool chair is made to order from our unique Ambrozia black textured steel tubing frame and a premium vinyl upholstered seat. Leather is available ...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Canadian Modern Stools

Materials

Steel

Burnished and Limed Oak Bench by Fritz Baumann
Located in Geneve, CH
Burnished and Limed Oak Bench by Fritz Baumann Dimensions: Top 86 x 28 x h 39 cm Materials: Oak *This piece is suitable for outdoor use. Please note that the patina may change a...
Category

2010s German Modern Stools

Materials

Oak

Waxed Aluminum Side Chair
Located in New York, NY
The Foundation side chair is made from 1/4" brake-formed aluminum and comes standard in a waxed finish. The simplicity of the chair allows it to look at home in any setting.
Category

2010s American Modern Stools

Materials

Aluminum

Jordan Ebonized Walnut Counter Height 3-Legged Wood Stool by New York Heartwoods
Located in Accord, NY
New York Heartwoods' ebonized walnut solid wood counter-height Jordan Stool is influenced by Shaker and Mid-Century design; created to be comfortable, light and easy to move; and fea...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Stools

Materials

Wood, Walnut

Missa Chair in Leather and Wood by Pedro Paulo Venzon
Located in Florianopolis, Santa Catarina
Missa chair (2015) creation arose with the purpose of working with Brazilian colonial architecture’s visibilities and forms, notably marked by a closure with memoirs (traditions), an...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Brazilian Modern Stools

Materials

Leather, Wood

Large Modernist Customizable Tubular Steel Stool, Fabric / Leather Upholstery
Located in Berlin, DE
Large customizable tubular steel stool with fabric / leather upholstery. Timelessly elegant stool in a Classic design. Light appearance with refined, rounded details and material con...
Category

2010s German Modern Stools

Materials

Steel

Rocco Ottoman
Located in Miami Beach, FL
Rocco ottoman, simple and versatile Available in all Robicara fabrics and all metal patinas.
Category

2010s Italian Modern Stools

Materials

Metal

Skin Stool, Red, Metal, Fabric, Indoor, Outdoor
Located in MARANO VICENTINO, IT
The harmonic, enveloping shells in powder-coated tubular metal that define the Skin armchair – designed by Giacomo Cattani – evolve and transform to compose a true collection. A chai...
Category

2010s Italian Modern Stools

Materials

Metal

Eco Pouf in Aqua Green with Capitoné on Top and Brushed Brass Base
Located in Porto, PT
An elegant piece, with a base in brushed brass and a beautiful detailed top. Upholstered with green nature 2767 combined with brushed brass base.
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Stools

Materials

Brass

Mid-Century Modern Teak & Leather Stool by Madsen & Larson For Pontoppidan
Located in Toledo, OH
Mid-Century Modern teak & black leather stool. Designed by Aksel Bender Madsen & Ejner Larson for Ludvig Pontoppidan. Very good condition. Dimensions: 15" depth x 23" W x 15" H. Seat...
Category

Mid-20th Century European Modern Stools

Materials

Teak

Emeco 111 Navy Counter Stool in Charcoal by Coca-Cola
Located in Hanover, PA
The 111 Navy Collection is a story of innovation, turning waste plastic into something people will keep. Each stool is made of 150 recycled PET bottles. Like the original 111 Navy ch...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Stools

Materials

Plastic

Manhattan Cube Side Table/ Stool, Green, European, 21st Century by Margit Wittig
Located in London, GB
The Manhattan cube is a deceptively simple side table, created by artist-designer Margit Wittig that can double up as a sculptural seat. It replicates a shape which Margit is fond o...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary English Modern Stools

Materials

Epoxy Resin

Pompa Pouf by Houtique
Located in Geneve, CH
Pompa Pouf by Houtique Materials: Wood, Velvet Dimensions: H 45 x D 44 cm Pouf with wood structure and velvet fabric 4 modules connected by wooden sleepers, each one Formed by ...
Category

2010s Spanish Modern Stools

Materials

Velvet, Wood

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