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Brutalist Furniture

BRUTALIST STYLE

The term brutalism — which derives from the French word brut, meaning “raw” — was coined to describe an architectural style that emerged in the 1950s featuring monumental buildings, usually made of unornamented concrete, whose design was meant to project an air of strength and solidity. Le Corbusier essentially created the brutalist style; its best-known iterations in the United States are the Marcel Breuer–designed Whitney Museum of American Art and Paul Rudolph's Yale Art and Architecture Building.

Lately, the word “brutalist” has been adopted by the realms of furniture design and the decorative arts to refer to cabinets, tables, and accessory pieces such as mirror frames and lighting that are made of rougher, deeply textured metals and other materials that are the visual and palpable antithesis of the sleek, smooth and suave. Brutalist design encompasses that which is crafted, hewn and worked by hand — an aesthetic rebuke (or, at least, a counterpoint) to furniture that is created using 21st-century materials and technology.

Paul Evans is Exhibit A for brutalist design. His Sculpture Front cabinets laced with high-relief patinated steel mounts have become collector's items nonpareil, while the chairs and tables in his later Cityscape series and Sculpted Bronze series are perhaps the most expressive, attention-grabbing pieces in modern American design. Other exemplars of brutalist design are Silas Seandel, the idiosyncratic New York furniture designer and sculptor whose works in metal — in particular his tables — have a kind of brawny lyricism, and Curtis Jere, a nom-de-trade for the California team of Curtis Freiler and Jerry Fels, the bold makers of expressive scorched and sheared copper and brass mirror frames and wall-mounted sculptures.

The names of other brutalist designers are, so far, unknown to history. The authentic brutalist furniture and sculptures on 1stDibs lend unique, eccentric, human notes to an art and design collection.

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Style: Brutalist
Portuguese Side Table Poppy in Beige Travertine Natural Stone by Mambo
Located in Lisbon, PT
Poppy table is an emblem of nature and organic growth, behind this design lies an essence of naivety effortlessly found within natural forms. Poppy tables are a finely tuned example ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Brutalist Furniture

Materials

Marble

Brutalist Black Oak Dining Table
Located in El Paso, TX
This solid oak brutal dining table with a triangular base and a dramatic black aesthetic finish, gives every space you place it a modern and unique look. Hand-crafted by Mexican Arte...
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2010s Mexican Brutalist Furniture

Materials

Oak

Steel Veneer, Cast Conrete "Protrusions End Table" with Drawers
Located in Biddeford, ME
This end table is a variation of the S.O. sidetable. The counter-top and base is made from cast concrete. The piece is fully wrapped and fully finished (front and back) with steel th...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Brutalist Furniture

Materials

Concrete, Steel

Natural White Marble Stone, Rose top, Black detail handmade Jean Tall Side Table
Located in Lisbon, PT
Jean side tables are unique in their conception. The combination of three different marbles make them a sign of unconformity and originality. The combination in the picture is in Es...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Brutalist Furniture

Materials

Marble

Brutalist All Natural Solid Red Oak Dining Table
Located in El Paso, TX
This solid oak brutal dining table with a triangular base, gives every space you place it a modern and unique look. Hand-crafted by Mexican Artesans. Inspired in 1970´s Brutalism.
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2010s Mexican Brutalist Furniture

Materials

Oak

Large Midcentury Modernist Steel Chandelier with 48-Light Bulbs, Berlin, 1960s
Located in Almelo, NL
Midcentury modernist extreme large chandelier with 48-light bulbs. The fixture is made of metal with a steel-brass patina. Therefore an interesting color is visible on the metal. 48 ...
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Mid-20th Century German Brutalist Furniture

Materials

Steel

Brutal Black Oak / Walnut Textured Sideboard
Located in El Paso, TX
Brutal solid oak handcrafted 4-door sideboard, each piece retains it´s natural character.
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2010s Mexican Brutalist Furniture

Materials

Oak

Mid-Century Modern Vintage Scandinavian Brutalist Birch Wood Sideboard, 1960s
Located in Warszawa, Mazowieckie
This rare sideboard was made in Scandinavia during the 1960s. It is finished with birch wood with a strong and irregular grain and a characteristic earthy color, where browns and gra...
Category

1960s Scandinavian Vintage Brutalist Furniture

Materials

Birch, Teak

Brutalist Abstract Female Nude Sculpture by Austin Productions
Located in Delray Beach, FL
American Brutalist abstract female nude sculpture made by Austin Productions. The piece dates from the 1970s and is in great vintage condition with some minor age-appropriate wear to...
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1970s North American Vintage Brutalist Furniture

Materials

Resin, Wood

Paul Evans Sculpted Bronze Brutalist Sideboard, USA, 1969
Located in Miami, FL
Paul Evans Brutalist sculpted bronze cabinet Sculpted-bronze series cabinet, Exceptional abstract forms, solid volumes and powerful brutal shapes, Two bi-fold doors concealing s...
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1970s American Vintage Brutalist Furniture

Materials

Bronze

Placche Mirror, Murano glass curved panels set in a Brass Frame
Located in London, GB
Made in Italy, our Placche mirror has curved panels of Murano glass held in place with brass fixings, inside a natural brass frame. We use three different textures of glass - acid et...
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2010s Italian Brutalist Furniture

Materials

Brass

Decorative Cutting Board #5, Sculpted Oak
Located in Paris, FR
Decorative cutting board #5 Sculpted solid oak Approximative size: from 20cm to 30cm (form 8'' to 12'') Custom size available Warm furniture and decorative objects made by ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Russian Brutalist Furniture

Materials

Oak

Brutalist French Flower Bouquet Wall Light
Located in Hastings, GB
A superb piece of French Brutalist sculpture in the form of a spray of flowers, the large flower heads, surrounded with leaf and stem decoration. Dating to the 1970’s the piece ta...
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1970s French Vintage Brutalist Furniture

Materials

Brass

Contemporary Brutalist Style Armchair in Solid Oak and Linseed Oil
Located in Paris, FR
Seat or armchair made of solid oak (and linseed oil) Measures: 75 x 60 x 45 cm Warm furniture’s made by Russian designer Denis Milovanov from "Soha" studio. Simplicity of shapes....
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21st Century and Contemporary Russian Brutalist Furniture

Materials

Oak

Sculpted Armchair in Solid Oak Wood '4 Legs'
Located in Paris, FR
Armchair made of solid oak (+ linseed oil) (Outdoor use OK) Customizable Warm furniture’s made by Russian designer Denis Milovanov from "Soha" studio. Simplicity of shapes. A...
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21st Century and Contemporary Russian Brutalist Furniture

Materials

Oak

Sculptural Chairs in Solid Pine in Style of Charlotte Perriand, 1960's
Located in Antwerp, BE
Beautiful large lot of sculptural solid pine chairs in the style of the brutalist work of Charlotte Perriand from the 60s. The designed chairs are handmade with craftsmanship for a p...
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1960s Belgian Vintage Brutalist Furniture

Materials

Pine

Brutalistic & Minimalistic T- Chair by Olavi Hänninen, 1958 for Mikko Nupponen
Located in Munster, NRW
1x Brutalistic & Minimalistic - Olavi Hänninen - T chairs in solid elm - 1958 for Mikko Nupponen, Finland This offer is for 1x Chair. These solid chairs are made of stained elm ...
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1950s Finnish Vintage Brutalist Furniture

Materials

Elm

Vintage Chrome and Wooden Wall Coat Rack with Hat Shelf, 1960s
Located in Oostrum-Venray, NL
This is a beautiful stool made of oak with a jute woven seat. It has a beautiful pattern and the wooden legs are very nicely carved. The stool is originally from France and was...
Category

1960s French Vintage Brutalist Furniture

Materials

Jute, Wood

Brutalist Angular Oak Cocktail Table, France, 1950's
Located in Austin, TX
Sculptural cocktail table in the rustic Mid-Century Modern aesthetic of France and Belgium referred to as Brutalist. The heavy solid oak table is likely hand crafted and has a unique...
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1950s French Vintage Brutalist Furniture

Materials

Oak

Brutalist Brass and Wood Lined Lidded Box Marked Budapest
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Marvelous polished brutalist box with Budapest detail. A gleaming addition to any vanity, dresser or bookcase. This piece was acquired in Paris and is wood lined. Ready to hold your ...
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20th Century French Brutalist Furniture

Materials

Brass

1960's Pair Slim French Brass Bed Frames with Foundation Supports
Located in Silvolde, Gelderland
Beautiful pair of matching brass bed frames for foundation / mattress 'size 200 x 90 cm / 79 x 35,5 inches'. The strong steel frame where your mattress foundation rests is strong en...
Category

1960s French Vintage Brutalist Furniture

Materials

Brass, Steel

Extra Large Brutalist Console with Iron Base and Glass Top
Located in Troy, MI
Found in Italy, this Brutalist style console has an iron base and thick glass top with polished edges, circa 1970s. Tabletop and lower iron shelf can be flipped or be oriented the ot...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Brutalist Furniture

Materials

Iron

Side Table in Cast Brass and Patagônia Stone
Located in Sao Paulo, BR
Produced in São Paulo, Brazil. This side table in cast brass and Patagônia Stone was meticulously handmade by master artisans one piece at a time. It is therefore quite difficult, i...
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2010s Brazilian Brutalist Furniture

Materials

Brass

21st Century Modern Black Velvet and Silver Leaf Armchair
Located in Porto, PT
About 21st Century Modern Black Velvet and Silver Leaf Armchair Utopia Armchair Black Velvet and Silver Leaf Version from Utopia Collection Design by DRAMA Studio for October Galler...
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2010s Portuguese Brutalist Furniture

Materials

Silver Leaf

Pair of Elba Sconces in Murano Glass, Brutalist Style
Located in London, GB
The Elba sconce has been inspired by the Brutalist era of the 20th century. A modern take on the wall sconce, this piece uses three types of handcrafted Murano glass, with silver lea...
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2010s Italian Brutalist Furniture

Materials

Brass

TC '02' Side Table
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Designed and made by Nima Abili in Los Angeles this handcrafted side table is cladded with white semi-matte porcelain tiles and unsanded black grout. Inspired by Brutalist style of a...
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21st Century and Contemporary Brutalist Furniture

Materials

Porcelain

Brutalist Modern "Four Figures" Bronze Sculpture
Located in New York, NY
Brutalist modern bronze sculpture, depicting four interconnected figures huddled together. 7.75" H x 7" W x 3.75" D.
Category

20th Century Unknown Brutalist Furniture

Materials

Bronze

Brutalist Brass Wall Sculpture in Seagull Forms
Located in Mexico City, CDMX
Circa 1960. We offer this Brutalist brass wall sculpture in seagull forms.
Category

1960s Mexican Vintage Brutalist Furniture

Materials

Iron

Tom Greene Brutalist Torch Cut Brass rare Wall Mirror
Located in San Diego, CA
Great example of Tom Greene's designs circa the 1970s. This impressive wall mirror is hammered torch cut brass which is T.A. Greene. Is well known for. very rare hard to find piece.
Category

20th Century American Brutalist Furniture

Materials

Brass

Bernard Rooke Brutalist Dragon Fly and Leaf Floor Lamp Organic Style 1960-1970
Located in London, GB
An organic and Brutalist style Floor Lamp with Dragon Fly and Leaf design. No chips or cracks. Easily rewired for all regions. Bernard Rooke (born 1938) is a British artist and s...
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1960s English Vintage Brutalist Furniture

Materials

Pottery

Set of 4 Solid Oak Brutalist Chairs by De Puyt, Belgium, 1970s
Located in Echt, NL
Very impressive sculptural chairs in very good condition. These chairs were made in the 1970s in Belgium by De Puyt. They are made of solid oak wood and constructed with beautiful...
Category

20th Century Belgian Brutalist Furniture

Materials

Wood, Oak

Tribal, 21st Century Grey Stone Finished Mask Bookend Set
Located in Paris, FR
Two sculpture bookend set made of grey polyresin, where each piece simulates a tribal face looking sideways. Hand molded and finished. Texture variances to be expected.
Category

2010s European Brutalist Furniture

Materials

Resin

Richard Barr Brutalist Table Lamps for Laurel a la Maurizio Tempestini
Located in Denver, CO
A pair of brass brutalist table lamps by Richard Barr for Laurel Lamp Company. Hammered and polished brass frames on walnut bases. This model - often mistakenly attributed to Mauri...
Category

1960s American Vintage Brutalist Furniture

Materials

Brass

Business Card Holder Sculpture
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A figure of a reclining female holding a tray for business. cards or even 420. The piece is wonderful, the small tray is metal. A wonderful addition to any desk or counter.
Category

20th Century Brutalist Furniture

Materials

Metal

Brutalist Style, Tripod Butcher's Chopping Block, Natural Wood, circa 1900
Located in Nice, Cote d' Azur
Brutalist style, Tripod butcher's chopping block, Natural wood and red stained wood with iron rim, circa 1900, France. Measures: Diameter 60 cm, height 80 cm.
Category

Early 1900s French Antique Brutalist Furniture

Materials

Wood

21st Century Slipped Cast Ceramic Sculpture/Table - “STACTS” by Eric Slayton
Located in Chicago, IL
Stacks slipped cast ceramic by Eric Slayton. To be used as a side table. This item is a limited edition of 50, and each one is unique. We have other colors. Lead time is 4 - 5 weeks....
Category

2010s American Brutalist Furniture

Materials

Copper

Brutalist Iron Eagle Sconces Wall Decoration Budapest Hungary, 1971
Located in Nuernberg, DE
A impressive brutalist iron wall lamp, in the form of an Eagle. Handmade by an blacksmith Artist. The fixture requires one European E14 / 110 Volt candelabra bulb, up to 60 watt. A ...
Category

1970s Hungarian Vintage Brutalist Furniture

Materials

Metal

Brutalist Style Slag Metal Flower Form Garden Sculpture
Located in Bridgeport, CT
Striking Brutalist sculpture suitable for the Garden by multidisciplinary artist Norma B. Flanagan. A large scale abstract flower like piece made of slag metal set at an angle. It is...
Category

20th Century American Brutalist Furniture

Materials

Metal

Monumental Brutalist Wall Mount Sculpture, circa 1970s
Located in San Francisco, CA
Offered here is a monumental in size brutalist in style wall mount sculpture circa 1970s. Unsigned. The sculpture has the same feel of the techniques you'll find on the works of Sil...
Category

1970s American Vintage Brutalist Furniture

Materials

Metal, Brass

Bronze Bird Man Head Beak Art Sculpture Signed ARIESA Mexico 1960s Brutalism
By (after) Salvador Dali, Javier Marin
Located in National City, CA
Brutalist bronze sculpture depicting head of a bird juxtaposed with man. Signed 'Ariesa'. Bird head beak art in stunning detail. Mexico 1960s Brutalism In the style of Salvador Da...
Category

1960s Mexican Vintage Brutalist Furniture

Materials

Bronze

Sculpted Credenza 'Hammered' in Solid Oakwood 'Custom Size'
Located in Paris, FR
Credenza, cabinet made of solid oak (+ linseed oil), with sliding doors Made to order - Custom size Warm furniture made by Russian designer Denis Milovanov for 'Soha Concept'...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Russian Brutalist Furniture

Materials

Oak

French Brutalist Iron Magazine Rack
Located in Somerton, GB
1950-1960's French iron strap work magazine rack. This piece has a strong look to it, at home in both a traditional or contemporary setting. Good space to store books, magazines, n...
Category

1950s French Vintage Brutalist Furniture

Materials

Iron

MCM Brutalist Roy Butler Artisan Made Copper Sculpture Coffee Table
Located in west palm beach, FL
Incredible vintage artisan made drum coffee table. Created by the Florida artist Roy Butler. Signed on the bottom. Glass top rests on the drum. Acquired from a Miami estate.
Category

Mid-20th Century North American Brutalist Furniture

Materials

Copper

Conduit 180.15.1 Brutalist Ceramic and Brass Sconce
Located in Bronx, NY
Inspired by midcentury Brutalist architecture and building materials, this minimal handmade sconce balances a strong substantial ceramic base with delicate brass hardware and matte w...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Brutalist Furniture

Materials

Brass

Handcrafted Blue White and Brown Brutalist Era Style Stoneware Vase
Located in Paris, FR
Blue, brown and white mat glazed Brutalist era style stoneware vase. Due to the nature of the glaze and item being handcrafted, color variations may occur.
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2010s Danish Brutalist Furniture

Materials

Stoneware

Set of Six Mid Century French Sculptural Brutalist Nickel Place Holders
Located in New York, NY
This sophisticated set of six Brutalist place holders were realized in France, circa 1970. They feature tapered rectangular bodies with dappled faceted ends that connect at a perpend...
Category

1970s French Vintage Brutalist Furniture

Materials

Nickel

Pair of Italian Brutalist Travertine and Bronze Table Lamps
Located in London, London
Travertine table lamps Bronze middle Cast from a 1960s moulding Measurements include shade (not included).
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Brutalist Furniture

Materials

Travertine, Bronze

Studio Made Floor Standing Full Body Mirror, 1970s
Located in New York, NY
Unique studio made sculptural floor standing full body mirror in welded steel with a textured pewter finish, American, 1970s.
Category

1970s American Vintage Brutalist Furniture

Materials

Steel, Pewter

Cast Bronze by Ursula Hanke Forester Foundry N. Nook Berlin
Located in Dallas, TX
Cast Bronze by Ursula Hanke Forester Foundry N. Nook Berlin One of a kind piece sourced by our accessories buyer.
Category

1950s German Vintage Brutalist Furniture

Materials

Bronze

New Contemporary Moroccan Shag Hallway Runner with Brutalist Cubist Style
Located in Dallas, TX
80611 New Contemporary Moroccan Shag Hallway Runner with Brutalist Cubist Style 02'08 x 12'10. Recalling the Brutalist influence of mid-century designer Harry Bertoia (1915-1978), th...
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21st Century and Contemporary Pakistani Brutalist Furniture

Materials

Wool

Pal Kepenyes Brutalist Bronze Necklace with Semiprecious Stones
Located in Mexico City, MX
A gorgeous Brutalist bronze necklace with semiprecious stones by Pal Kepenyes. The necklace with 6 organic-shaped medals and 6 irregular semiprecious stones set by needle-shaped claw...
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1980s Mexican Vintage Brutalist Furniture

Materials

Bronze

Brass Pendant by Svend Aage Holm Sørensen for Holm Sørensen & Co.
Located in Stockholm, SE
Handmade Brutalist brass pendant made of acid treated and flame cut brass in three layers designed by Svend Aage Holm Sørensen for his own company Holm Sørensen & Co. It was manufact...
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1960s Danish Vintage Brutalist Furniture

Materials

Brass

Set of Three Large Ceramic "Hand" Sconces
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Sconces in white ceramic with glass globe, circa 1970s. Unusual size.
Category

Late 20th Century French Brutalist Furniture

Materials

Ceramic

Elba Sconce in Murano Glass, Brutalist Style
Located in London, GB
The Elba sconce has been inspired by the Brutalist era of the 20th century. A modern take on the wall sconce, this piece uses three types of handcrafted Murano glass, with silver lea...
Category

2010s Italian Brutalist Furniture

Materials

Brass

Pair of Sterling Silver Brutalist Wine Coasters Made in 1972 by Leslie Durbin
Located in London, London
Hallmarked in London in 1972 by Leslie Durbin, this very stylish, pair of sterling silver Brutalist wine coasters are wonderful quality, featuring pierced sides and wooden bases. Eac...
Category

1970s British Vintage Brutalist Furniture

Materials

Sterling Silver

Richard Bitterman Brutalist Bud Vase or Sculpture
By Richard Batterham
Located in Buffalo, NY
Handcrafted Brutalist bud vase or sculpture, 1960s, brass, stee. Plastic test tube, signed R. Bitterman.
Category

1960s American Vintage Brutalist Furniture

Materials

Brass, Steel

Mid-20th Century Brutalist Iron Shabbat Candlesticks by David Palombo
Located in New York, NY
Small iron Shabbat candle holder crafted in brutalist style by David Palombo. Made for three candles, the holders come together in their middle, forming a cohesive, conic form. D...
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Mid-20th Century Israeli Brutalist Furniture

Materials

Iron

Wooden Zodiac Lion Leo Wall Plaque Relief Brutalist Midcentury, German 1970s
Located in Nuernberg, DE
Beautiful wooden wall plaque relief, made in the Brutalist style in Germany in the 1970s. This is a wonderful Zodiac sign. This can be used as a Wall decoration or as a decoration it...
Category

1970s German Vintage Brutalist Furniture

Materials

Plywood

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