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MODERN STYLE
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 The modernists rejected both natural and historical references and relied primarily on industrial materials such as metal, glass, plywood, and, later, plastics.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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Matang & Natasha Sumant, Charpai, Bench
Located in Paris, FR
Matang & Natasha Sumant Charpai An arched-shaped indigo dyed wood bench, the seat with madder roots dyed rope. Assembled with Makrana marble keys. A Charpai is a traditiona...
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2010s French Modern Seating

Materials

Rope, Wood

Karl Springer Pair of "Dowelwood Armchairs and Ottomans", 1980s
Located in New York, NY
Pair of rare and exceptional "Dowelwood Armchairs and Ottomans" in ceruse oak with cow hide cushions by Karl Springer, American 1980's. The scale and meticulous craftsmanship of thes...
Category

1980s American Vintage Modern Seating

Materials

Cowhide, Upholstery, Oak

Travertin Chubby Chair by Arthur Vallin
Located in Geneve, CH
Travertin chubby chair by Arthur Vallin Numbered edition Dimensions: W 18 x D 17.75 x H 23.75 inch Materials: Travertin navona Finishing: Matte Un-honed Other materials and dime...
Category

2010s Italian Modern Seating

Materials

Travertine

Cabaret Indoor Lounge Chair by Kenneth Cobonpue
Located in Geneve, CH
Cabaret lounge chair by Kenneth Cobonpue Materials: Polyester fabric, urethane foam, steel, wood, and stainless steel. Dimensions: 78cm x 81cm x H 100cm Cabaret wraps you in th...
Category

2010s Philippine Modern Seating

Materials

Stainless Steel, Steel

Contemporary Niu Drumstool in Mila Lacquer by Robert Kuo, Limited Edition
Located in West Hollywood, CA
Niu drumstool Mila lacquer Hand repoussé Limited edition Each piece is individually crafted and is unique. Repoussé is the traditional art of hand-hammering decorative relief ...
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2010s Modern Seating

Materials

Lacquer

Silver/ Chrome Pressure Stool by Tim Teven
Located in Geneve, CH
Silver/ chrome pressure stool by Tim Teven Pressure Series (2018 - Ongoing) Dimensions: 37 x 30 x 39 cm Materials: Aluminium, powder coating Available in night blue, silver/ ch...
Category

2010s Dutch Modern Seating

Materials

Aluminum

Mario Bellini Model 685 'Tentazione' Club Lounge Chairs in Leather, Signed
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A beautiful pair of Mario Bellini for Cassina 'Tentazione' club chairs in a gorgeous deep colored leather. Priced as a pair, these model 685 lounge chairs were distributed by Atelier...
Category

1970s Italian Vintage Modern Seating

Materials

Leather

Urania Chair by Pietro Franceschini
Located in Geneve, CH
Urania Chair by Pietro Franceschini Sold exclusively by Galerie Philia Limited edition of 8, signed and numbered Dimensions: H 80 x W 36 x D 36 cm Seat Heigh: 38 CM Weight: 65kg...
Category

2010s Italian Modern Seating

Materials

Marble, Carrara Marble

Silla Armchair by Marta Sala Editions
Located in Geneve, CH
Silla armchair by Marta Sala Editions Dimensions: W 57 x D 60 x H 59 cm Materials: Wool, polyurethane foam Variations of material available. Collection III "Déclinaisons" is, ...
Category

2010s Italian Modern Seating

Materials

Wool, Foam

Minimal Style, Solid Wood Stool, Bar or Counter Hight, Caning and Leather
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 Seating

Materials

Textile, Cane, Wood, Hardwood

Sculpted Gueridon by Cedric Breisacher
Located in Geneve, CH
Sculpted gueridon by Cedric Breisacher Dimensions: D 38 x H 60 cm Materials: Sycamore wood, Moon white finish H available: 40, 45, 60 cm Stool or occasional table, the BTRFL ...
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2010s French Modern Seating

Materials

Sycamore

Viccarbe Aleta Dining Chair Designed by Jaime Hayon in Fabric Remix 143
Located in Miami, FL
Viccarbe Aleta metal base is the perfect designer chair for de dining rooms, hotels or restaurants. Inspired by the physiognomy and movement of sharks, Jaime Hayon has created t...
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21st Century and Contemporary Spanish Modern Seating

Materials

Metal

Asym Sofa, Modern Asymmetrical Sofa in Cream Boucle
Located in Laguna Niguel, CA
The Asym sofa features asymmetrical design elements that are both sophisticated and simple. The unbalanced tension of the piece works beautifully together to make a minimal, and eleg...
Category

2010s American Modern Seating

Materials

Upholstery

21st Century Modern Laurence Chair with Armrests Leather Handcrafted Greenapple
Located in Cartaxo, PT
21st century contemporary modern Laurence chair with armrests orange leather handcrafted in Portugal - Europe by Greenapple. Laurence Chair Materials Wooden chair with armrests....
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Seating

Materials

Bouclé, Velvet, Leather, Wood

Alfredo Häberli Contemporary Interior and Exterior 'Swiss Bench', "the Poet"
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Interior and exterior bench designed by Alfredo Häberli. Manufactured by BD Barcelona (Spain). Steel tube legs and perforated steel sheet seats with a cataphoresis covering and p...
Category

2010s Spanish Modern Seating

Materials

Steel

Natural Shave Bench, Hand-Sculpted and Signed by Cedric Breisacher
Located in Geneve, CH
Shave bench Hand-sculpted and signed by Cedric Breisacher Dimension: L 140 x l 42 x H 45 can be made to order in other width. Designer-sculptor, Cedric Breisacher has an atypic...
Category

2010s French Modern Seating

Materials

Oak

21st Century Modern Anjos Chair with Armrests Leather Handcrafted by Greenapple
Located in Cartaxo, PT
21st century contemporary modern solid beech Anjos chair with armrests black leather handcrafted in Portugal - Europe by Greenapple. Anjos Chair Materials Solid beech chair, nat...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Seating

Materials

Wood, Beech, Oak, Leather

21st Century Contemporary Leopard Animal Print Velvet Bench Black Lacquered Base
Located in Porto, PT
Contemporary white velvet upholstered bench black lacquered base Fifih bench Fifih bench is the perfect luxury bench for a minimalist and modern interior architecture project. Eleme...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Seating

Materials

Velvet, Wood, Lacquer

Ernest Sofa by Dare Studio
Located in Geneve, CH
Ernest sofa by Dare Studio Dimensions: W 180 x D 90 x H 70 x seat H 40 cm Materials: fabric, oak Also available in 3-seat sofa The Ernest sofa is a sleek and comfortable sofa desig...
Category

2010s British Modern Seating

Materials

Oak, Fabric

Indoor Balou Ottoman by Kenneth Cobonpue
Located in Geneve, CH
Balou ottoman by Kenneth Cobonpue Materials: Abacca, rattan, Nylon. Steel. Dimensions: 60 x 89 x H 42cm Named after the bear from The Jungle Book, Balou exudes comfort at first ...
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2010s Philippine Modern Seating

Materials

Steel

21st Century Modern Anjos Chair with Armrests Leather Handcrafted by Greenapple
Located in Cartaxo, PT
21st century contemporary modern solid beech anjos chair with armrests light brown leather handcrafted in Portugal - Europe by Greenapple. Anjos chair materials Solid beech chai...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Seating

Materials

Beech, Oak, Leather, Wood

21st Century Modern Caju Armchair Handcrafted in Portugal by Greenapple
Located in Cartaxo, PT
21st century contemporary modern caju armchair pink velvet handcrafted in portugal - europe by Greenapple. Caju armchair materials Wooden armchair upholstered in pink velvet fabric....
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Seating

Materials

Brass

Minimal Style, Solid Wood Chair, Special Textile Seating, Caning Backboard
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 Seating

Materials

Leather, Wood, Hardwood, Cane

Set of 8 Papilio Chairs by Naoto Fukasawa for B&B Italia
Located in San Leandro, CA
A set of eight butterfly chairs in oxblood leather, designed by Naoto Fukasawa for B&B Italia.
Category

Early 2000s Italian Modern Seating

Materials

Steel

Zabuton Sofa, Handmade Japanese Futon on Modular Maple Frame, Kvadrat
Located in Oakland, CA
The Zabuton Sofa is available in infinite configurations. It is customizable through modular system of wood partitions, futon, Zabuton, and bolsters. Starting with a wood plinth, the...
Category

2010s Japanese Modern Seating

Materials

Maple

Tan Sling Hanging Swing Chair Genuine Ochre Leather 21st Century Modern
Located in Johannesburg, ZA
Stripped away from all excess, this hanging chair has a circular frame with the sheets of soft leather hanging loose within it, to create a sleek, sexy, and oh so comfortable experie...
Category

2010s South African Modern Seating

Materials

Steel

Aluminum Rational Jigsaw Chair by Studio Julien Manaira
Located in Geneve, CH
Aluminum Rational Jigsaw chair by Studio Julien Manaira Dimensions: 65 x 46 x 94 cm Materials: Brushed and waxed aluminum The intention behind this project is to highlight the...
Category

2010s Dutch Modern Seating

Materials

Aluminum

Jo Lounge Chair by LK Edition
Located in Geneve, CH
Jo lounge chair by LK Edition Dimensions: 82.8 x 70 x H 88.5 cm Materials: Wood. Leather. It is with the sense of detail and requirement, this research of the exception by th...
Category

2010s French Modern Seating

Materials

Wood, Leather

Contemporary Dining Chairs in Camel Velvet, Set of 6
Located in New York, NY
This piece is a mid-century dining chair with a modern twist.? Handmade from the finest materials with a crescent back and upholstered in Camel velvet.? Frame in walnut finish with ...
Category

2010s Portuguese Modern Seating

Materials

Stainless Steel

Float Yellow Coffee Table
Located in Milan, IT
A brilliant reference to the irregular and generous shape of icebergs, this coffee table belongs to an exquisite series of ottomans available in a broad array of sizes, among which t...
Category

2010s Italian Modern Seating

Materials

Leather

Barão Armchair Dark Green Leather Grey Nubuck Leather Beech Dark Brown Stain
Located in Cartaxo, PT
Wooden armchair upholstered in dark green premium Italian leather with visible contrast stitching. Seat and backrest cushions with blind tufting effect upholstered in light grey nubu...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Seating

Materials

Brass

Judd-Nelson Modern Chair in Ebonized Ash Wood, in Stock
Located in Brooklyn, NY
The chair’s framework conjures the minimalist simplicity of Donald Judd’s Library Chairs. Available in either natural or ebonized Eastern Ash with black on black checkerboard backres...
Category

2010s American Modern Seating

Materials

Ash

Aluminum Concretion Stool by Studio Julien Manaira
Located in Geneve, CH
Aluminum concretion stool by Studio Julien Manaira Dimensions: 68 x 47 x 65 cm Materials: Aluminum, stainless steel The concretion project consists of sand-casting aluminum in a...
Category

2010s Dutch Modern Seating

Materials

Aluminum, Stainless Steel

"Ploum" Sofa Designed by E. and R. Bouroullec for Ligne Roset, France
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A "Ploum" sofa by Ligne Roset. The sofa is a combination of two materials: a stretchable covering and ultra-soft foam. This combination, along with the Ploum sofas' truly ample dimen...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary French Modern Seating

Materials

Fabric

Modern Brutalist White & Black Velvet Bench with Black Legs Gold Stainless Steel
Located in Porto, PT
Modern Brutalist White & Black Velvet Bench with Black Legs Gold Stainless Steel moa bench Moa bench is an accent bench. Its base and seat express a solemn geometry that accent a mo...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Seating

Materials

Stainless Steel

Viccarbe Ace Wooden Armrest with Pillow in Leather by Jean-Marie Massaud
Located in Miami, FL
Extraordinary armchair designed by Jean-Marie Massaud and manufactured by Viccarbe. Elegant and modern high back armchair with a relaxed design that makes it suitable for homes a...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Spanish Modern Seating

Materials

Steel

Minimal Style, Solid Wood Stool, Bar or Counter Hight, Caning and Leather
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 Seating

Materials

Hardwood, Textile, Cane, Wood

Brass and Travertino Nostalgia Rocking Chair by Saccal Design House
Located in Geneve, CH
Travertino nostalgia rocking chair by Saccal Design House Dimensions: L 51 x D 93 x H 88 cm Materials: Travertino navona, oakwood, brass Saccal Design House, located in Beirut ...
Category

2010s Lebanese Modern Seating

Materials

Travertine, Brass

"Normative" Armchair in Warm-White Boucle Edition
Located in Saint Petersburg, RU
The armchair was created as a part of the "Normative" collection, which was shown in Milan Design Week 2019. This surreal “Normative” collection makes advances to the Soviet everyda...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary European Modern Seating

Materials

Upholstery, Wood

Contemporary Armchair by Hessentia in Light-Blue Velvet
Located in MARIANO COMENSE, IT
Armchair Penelope, suitable to furnish modern living areas, can be also chosen as a unique and refined item for bedrooms. It is characterized by a sinuous and soft structure composed...
Category

2010s Italian Modern Seating

Materials

Wood, Velvet

Chair T003, Unique Piece by Studio Nicolas Erauw
Located in Geneve, CH
Chair T003, unique piece by Studio Nicolas Erauw Piece unique 1 of 1 Dimensions: H 70 cm x W 37 cm x D 35 cm Materials: Aluminum, wax dipped Part of the on-going ‘Wax on/Wax ...
Category

2010s Belgian Modern Seating

Materials

Aluminum

Roommates Stool by Barbora Žilinskaite
Located in Geneve, CH
Roommates stool by Barbora Žilinskaite Dimensions: 44x35x44 cm Materials: Wood, wood dust, pigments, PVA glue “Roommates” is a collection of anthropomorphic furniture designed t...
Category

2010s Belgian Modern Seating

Materials

Wood

Walnut Small Parkdale Bench with Cushion by Hollis & Morris
Located in Geneve, CH
Walnut small parkdale bench with cushion by Hollis & Morris Dimensions: 51" x 16" x H 17.5" Materials: Solid wood. Cold rolled steel. Hardwax oil, Powder-coated metal. Fabric. Al...
Category

2010s Canadian Modern Seating

Materials

Steel

'Big' by Guido Faleschini for i4Mariani Leather Executive Desk Chair, Italy, New
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This incredible Post-Modern executives chair is named 'Big', designed by Guido Faleschini by i4 Mariani originally designed in the 1970s, this example newly produced in gorgeous plum...
Category

2010s Italian Modern Seating

Materials

Leather

Mons Chaise Longue Red High Standard Leather Champagne High Gloss Lacquered
Located in Cartaxo, PT
Wooden chaise longue upholstered in red high standard Italian leather. Base lacquered in high-gloss champagne-colored bronze powder. Mons chaise longue FI073 Champagne bronze powde...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Seating

Materials

Brass, Metal

Maia Chair with Armrests Black Lacquered Metal Premium Italian Blue Leather
Located in Cartaxo, PT
Tubular metal frame chair with armrests lacquered in satin black. Seat and backrest upholstered in light blue premium Italian leather. Metal leg end caps lacquered in high-gloss gold...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Seating

Materials

Metal, Brass, Stainless Steel

Fabiaan Van Severen Bar Stools in Patinated Black Leather
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Fabiaan Van Severen, bar stools, patinated black leather, tubular steel, lace, Belgium, 1997 Distinct bar stool by Belgium designer Fabiaan Van Severen. In 1997 van Severen create...
Category

1990s Belgian Modern Seating

Materials

Steel

Chair T006, Unique Piece by Studio Nicolas Erauw
Located in Geneve, CH
Chair T006, unique piece by Studio Nicolas Erauw Piece unique 1 of 1 Dimensions: H 85 CM x W 50 CM x D 50 CM Materials: Aluminum, wax dipped Part of the on-going ‘Wax on/Wax ...
Category

2010s Belgian Modern Seating

Materials

Aluminum

Fabiaan Van Severen Dining Chairs in Patinated Black Leather
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Fabiaan Van Severen, dining chairs, patinated black leather, tubular steel, lace, Belgium, 1997 Distinct chair by Belgium designer Fabiaan Van Severen. In 1997 van Severen created...
Category

1990s Belgian Modern Seating

Materials

Steel

Milo Baughman/Directional Ivory Boucle Club Chairs
Located in New York, NY
Pair of tilt/swivel club chairs by Milo Baughman for Directional featuring new ivory boucle upholstery and brown leather wrapped base. Chairs are generous in size and have a streamli...
Category

20th Century American Modern Seating

Materials

Leather, Upholstery

Stig Wärnell, Stool, Pine, Fabric, Artist's Studio, Nyköping, Sweden, 1970s
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A "Trästickan" stool, designed and produced by Stig Wärnell, Nyköping, Sweden, 1970s. In stained pine, original fabric.
Category

1970s Swedish Vintage Modern Seating

Materials

Pine, Fabric

Handmade Bench Sculpture Stainless Steel Limited Edition Design Italy
Located in Ancona, Marche
Bench 'Get Lost!' is made of mirror polished stainless steel. Bench dimension: L 257, W 68, H 45cm. Peter Marino selected this sculptural bench for the new flagship store Dior in Lon...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Seating

Materials

Stainless Steel

Bar Stool Set of 2, Unique Pieces by Studio Nicolas Erauw
Located in Geneve, CH
Bar stool set of 2, unique pieces by Studio Nicolas Erauw Piece unique 1 of 1 Dimensions: - H 70 cm x Ø 33 cm - H 70 cmx Ø 35 cm Materials: Aluminum, wax dipped Part of ...
Category

2010s Belgian Modern Seating

Materials

Aluminum

Hand Tailored Dining Chairs in Green Velvet, Set of 8
Located in New York, NY
This piece is a mid-century dining chair with a modern twist.? Handmade from the finest materials with a crescent back and upholstered in green velvet.? Frame in black oak finish wi...
Category

2010s Portuguese Modern Seating

Materials

Stainless Steel

Contemporary Minimal Yellow Velvet Dining Chair in Gold Polished Stainless Steel
Located in Porto, PT
Contemporary Minimal yellow velvet dining chair in gold polished stainless steel mantis dining chair Mantis dining chair is a luxurious dining chair expressed by a combination of uni...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Seating

Materials

Stainless Steel

Twins Chaise Longue Wood Light Grey Lacquered Cotton Linen Fabric
Located in Cartaxo, PT
Wooden curved chaise lounge upholstered in beige woven cotton-linen blend fabric. Wooden base lacquered in satin light grey. Twins chaise longue FI099 light grey lacquer; satin...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Seating

Materials

Wood, Leather, Bouclé, Cotton, Velvet

Minimal Style, Solid Wood Stool, Textiles or Leather Seatings, Caning Backboard
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 Seating

Materials

Leather, Textile, Cane, Wood, Hardwood

Margot Chair Brown Stained Beech White Faux Leather Beige Cotton-Linen Fabric
Located in Cartaxo, PT
Wooden chair outer shell upholstered in white faux leather and inner shell in beige woven cotton-linen blend fabric. Legs in solid beech, mocha colour stained with a high-gloss finis...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Seating

Materials

Fabric, Leather, Bouclé, Velvet