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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 The Modernists rejected both natural and historical references and relied primarily on industrial materials such as metal, glass, plywood, and, later, plastics.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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Profile Dresser in Bleached Ash with Burgundy Leather
Located in Brooklyn, NY
The Profile Dresser is an elevated take on traditional cabinet construction with a clean, minimal edge framing vegetable tanned leather drawer faces. Both the wood and leather are ha...
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2010s American Modern Blanket Chests

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Brass

Modern Hanger Storage and Shelf in Hardwood and Nautical Rope
Located in Sao Paolo, SP
Multifunctional hanger, storage and shelf in solid wood and exotic rope pattern, packs may functions in one solution to organize the outdoor and indoor space, this object is part of ...
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2010s Brazilian Modern Blanket Chests

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Metal

Coracle Bench with Storage, White Oak and eco-friendly Vegetable Tanned Leather
Located in Toronto, ON
Inspired by ancient fishing vessels, our Coracle bench features a half hide of English bridle leather remarkably formed and stretched about a frame of solid wood. With a duality of ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Canadian Modern Blanket Chests

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Leather, Oak

Coracle Bench with Storage, Walnut Wood & eco-friendly Vegetable Tanned Leather
Located in Toronto, ON
Inspired by ancient fishing vessels, our Coracle bench features a half hide of English bridle leather remarkably formed and stretched about a frame of solid wood. With a duality of ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Canadian Modern Blanket Chests

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Walnut, Leather

Dovetail Credenza in Vertical Grain Douglas Fir by Studio Moe
Located in Portland, OR
Master craftsmanship, timeless design. Made from solid wood vertical grain douglas fir, this elegant credenza will bring warmth and serenity to the space it lives in. Soft close door...
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2010s American Modern Blanket Chests

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Fir

Lovely Vintage Mahogany Ornately Carved Trunk Chest with Drawer Claw & Ball Legs
Located in London, GB
We are delighted to offer for sale this lovely solid mahogany trunk with single drawer and elegantly caved claw and ball feet A very nice looking and multi functional piece of fur...
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20th Century English Modern Blanket Chests

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Mahogany

Copper Whale Chest by Northwest Coast "Haida" Tribe
Located in Laguna Hills, CA
The copper box is made by a group of Northwest Coast Indians who call themselves "the whale people" They are the Haida, We also have a “Certificate of Authenticity” from 1978 Lined ...
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20th Century North American Modern Blanket Chests

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Copper

Large Maitland Smith Tessellated Coffee Table Chest
Located in Cincinnati, OH
A well-crafted tessellated marble coffee table chest with gray, charcoal, mixed marble and inlay brass details to all sides. The inside is covered in a tight black velvet styled mate...
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Late 20th Century Philippine Modern Blanket Chests

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Marble

Very Rare Absolutely Sublime Mother of Pearl Chest of Trunk with Mahogany Lining
Located in London, GB
We are delighted to offer for sale this stunning very rare mother of pearl hand carved chest of trunk A rare and exquisite piece, highly decorative, the mother of pearl when catc...
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20th Century English Modern Blanket Chests

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Mother-of-Pearl, Mahogany

Set of Complete Modern Fireplace Accessories
Located in Alessandria, Piemonte
Modern complete set of fireplace accessories, different from the usual - O/4215 etc.
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Blanket Chests

Materials

Steel

Ilse Crawford "The Other" Mirrored Chest for Baleri Italia, 2005
Located in London, GB
A fully mirrored glass chest of drawers adorned with turquoise coloured zig zags on four steel legs. Each drawer has a highly engineered soft close and opening mechanism and is finis...
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Early 2000s Italian Modern Blanket Chests

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Mirror

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