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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
Brutalist Patinated Copper Fountain by Silas Seandel
Located in Dorchester, MA
Silas Seandel designed this tall sculptural fountain of patinated copper. The water makes a lovely sound as it flows down the piece in two streams from tier to tier of folded channel...
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1970s American Vintage Brutalist Furniture

Materials

Copper

Pair of Brutalist Spanish Lounge Chairs in Solid Oak
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Brutalist lounge chairs, oak, Spain, 1960s Pair of lounge chairs with sturdy frames in oak. The backrest has angled, straight slats whereas the armrests have a curved and more org...
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1960s Spanish Vintage Brutalist Furniture

Materials

Pine

Belgium Oak Brutalist Mid-Century Chairs by De Puydt
Located in Hudson, NY
Set of 6 brutalist style oak dining chairs by designer De Puydt with tall backs, in good condition, Mid-Century Modern.
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1960s Belgian Vintage Brutalist Furniture

Materials

Oak

1957 Extendable Handcrafted Black Oak Dining Table
Located in El Paso, TX
Handcrafted extendable black oak dining table goes from 72" - 112" Lenght. Central pieces hide inside of the table when needing to use the shorter version.
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2010s Mexican Brutalist Furniture

Materials

Hardwood, Oak

Bronze Coffee Table with Caryatids by H.Cordero and JP.Molyneux
Located in Miami, FL
Patinated bronze and glass top cofffe table by Horacio Cordero and Juan Pablo Molyneux Inset glass top gallery resting on four cariatyds X-shaped cross stretcher, with lizard Beautif...
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Late 20th Century French Brutalist Furniture

Materials

Bronze

French Brutalist Mirror, circa 1970, Forged Iron
Located in Vienna, AT
Rare French Brutalist mirror from the 1960-1970s. Very unusual sculptural design combining classical elements with expressive 'rawness'. Mirror area is 31 x 17cm or 12 x 7inches.
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1970s French Vintage Brutalist Furniture

Materials

Iron, Wrought Iron

21st Century Varco Concrete Stool Designed by Ernesto Messineo for Forma&Cemento
Located in Rome, Lazio
Two identical hollow pieces joined together through a slight contact. The "cut" is brought to the limit of the visible giving the perception of instability. The light that enters ins...
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2010s Italian Brutalist Furniture

Materials

Concrete

Jean Tall Side Table with White Marble Base and Estremoz Pink Marble Top
Located in Lisbon, PT
Jean tall side table with Nero Marquina top (black marble), Estremoz Rose middle part (pink marble) and Estremoz marble base (bottom). Made to Order. Open since 1997 and based in...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Brutalist Furniture

Materials

Marble

Paul Evans Brutalist Coffee or Cocktail Table
Located in Southampton, NJ
Paul Evans for Directional Brutalist welded steel coffee table base having abstract geometric pattern designs colored with acid pigments in red, blue and yellow. Signed PE72 In ph...
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1970s American Vintage Brutalist Furniture

Materials

Steel

Large French Ebonized Oak Art Deco Sideboard, Charles Dudouyt, France, C1940s
Located in Wiesbaden, DE
A large sideboard/credenza in solid ebonized oak attributed to Charles Dudouyt, France, c1940s. Consists of 3 central drawers and two storage compartments. Original brass detailin...
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1940s French Vintage Brutalist Furniture

Materials

Brass

Cutis Jeré Brutalist Brass Sailboat Sculpture, 1977
Located in Nantucket, MA
Signed and dated Curtis Jeré (Curtis Freiler and Jerry Fells) brass sailboat wall sculpture dated 1977. Complete with the second boat in the distance as they round the mark, and the ...
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Mid-20th Century North American Brutalist Furniture

Materials

Brass

Pair of Large Brutalist Art Deco Modern Wall Sconces Miami Hotel Wrought Iron
Located in Ft Lauderdale, FL
Pair of Large Brutalist Art Deco Modern Wall Sconces Miami Hotel Wrought Iron This monumental, one-of-a-kind pair of sculptural brutalist/Art Deco/MiMo four-bulb lights/lamps/sconce...
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Mid-20th Century American Brutalist Furniture

Materials

Wrought Iron

Concrete Circular Dining Table Atlante Ultra High Perfomance Cement Mortar
Located in Rome, Lazio
Atlante is a round dining table with essential lines and a strong inspiration. Completely fashioned in UHPC concrete mortar by a team of expert artisans, this table perfeclty emodi...
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2010s Italian Brutalist Furniture

Materials

Concrete

Pair of Brutalist Pedestals in the Manner of Charles Dudouyt
Located in Wiesbaden, DE
Pair of solid oak pedestals dating from the 1940s, the oak features a magnificent wood grain and Patina. Inspired by the work of Charles Dudouyt.  
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1940s Vintage Brutalist Furniture

Materials

Oak

Belgium Pair of Brutalist Highboards in Blonde Stained Oak
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Pair of highboards, stained oak, Belgium, 1970s. This very evocative cupboard features a clear rhythm and flow established by means of well thought through lay out that is utterl...
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1970s Belgian Vintage Brutalist Furniture

Materials

Oak

Brutalist Oak nesting tables, 70s.
Located in Amstenrade, NL
Brutalist Oak nesting tables, 70s. Set of 3 solid oak tables that fit underneath each other. Thick organic shaped top and legs. In good vintage condition. Measurements: – Height: 39...
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1970s European Vintage Brutalist Furniture

Materials

Oak

Charles Dudouyt Art Deco Wall-Entrance Wardrobe / Coat Rack
Located in Wiesbaden, DE
Brutalist oak hall hat and coat stand by Charles Dudouyt, 1940. Features a shaped top cornice with handcarved details, four brass coats hooks, a central mirror, a tablet with a sing...
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1940s Vintage Brutalist Furniture

Materials

Mirror, Oak

21st Century Wood and Marble Coffee Table in Gold Leaf, Handcrafted in Portugal
Located in Porto, PT
About 21st Century Wood and Marble Coffee Table in Gold Leaf, Handcrafted in Portugal Utopia Coffee Table Gold Leaf Version from Utopia Collection Design by DRAMA Studio for October...
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2010s Portuguese Brutalist Furniture

Materials

Marble, Gold Leaf

21st Century White Alder Wood Brutalist Sideboard, Handcrafted in Portugal
Located in Porto, PT
About 21st Century White Alder Wood Brutalism Sideboard, Handcrafted in Portugal White Ego Sideboard from White Edition Series Design by DRAMA Studio for October Gallery Customizabl...
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2010s Portuguese Brutalist Furniture

Materials

Silver Leaf

Brutalist Bronze Copper Leaf Console, Handcrafted in Portugal
Located in Porto, PT
About Brutalist Bronze Copper Leaf Console, Handcrafted in Portugal Utopia Console Copper Leaf Version from Utopia Collection Design by DRAMA Studio for October Gallery Customizable...
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2010s Portuguese Brutalist Furniture

Materials

Stainless Steel, Copper

Large B. Rooke Ceramic Lamp, 1960s with Custom Made Silk Lampshade by René Hoube
Located in Rijssen, NL
A rare large ceramic table lamp by Bernard Rooke, England, 1960s. Sculptural piece, made of handmade ceramic elements in natural tones of terracotta and stone. With a special custom ...
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1960s British Vintage Brutalist Furniture

Materials

Brass

21st Century Walnut and Silver Leaf Large Freestanding Sideboard
Located in Porto, PT
About 21st Century Walnut and Silver Leaf Large Freestanding Sideboard Utopia Sideboard Walnut and Silver Leaf Version from Utopia Collection Design by DRAMA Studio for October Gall...
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2010s Portuguese Brutalist Furniture

Materials

Silver Leaf

Cast Bronze Brutalist Sconces, France 1970's
Located in New York, NY
A pair of Studio Bronze sconces with 2 lights, they have a very textured finish with an amazing patina.
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Late 20th Century French Brutalist Furniture

Materials

Bronze

Brutalist Geometric Teak Nightstands by Tabago, 1970s
Located in View Park, CA
A stunning pair of mid century modern / brutalist nightstands in teak by Tabago, 1960s. Made in Canada. Bentwood curved bases uphold rectangular upper portions showcasing an exquisit...
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1970s Canadian Vintage Brutalist Furniture

Materials

Teak

Vintage Marble Chess Set with Brutalist Carved Bronze and Brass Figurines
Located in West Hartford, CT
Vintage mid century chess set with marble game board and carved brutalist bronze and brass chess pieces. This set is very heavy and substantial. Measures: Game board is 3/4” thick. T...
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Mid-20th Century Brutalist Furniture

Materials

Marble, Bronze

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

Brutalist Copper Ceiling Light, circa 1970
Located in Vienna, AT
Unique Brutalist ceiling light from the 1960-1970s. Entirely made of solid copper with torch-cut perforations and a lovely age-related patina. Five arms, each with an E14 socket, and...
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1970s German Vintage Brutalist Furniture

Materials

Copper

Lane Brutalist Armoire by Paul Evans
Located in Amherst, NH
Vintage 1970s brutalist style wood armoire designed by Paul Evans for Lane Furniture Co. There are four large drawers for storage. Two drawers are 4”H and two are 6.25”H. There are a...
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Mid-20th Century Brutalist Furniture

Materials

Wood

Contemporary Brutalist Cabinet in Solid Oak, Black
Located in Paris, FR
Contemporary Brutalist cabinet made of solid oak Dimensions: 180 x 80 x 45 cm Unique piece made to order. Founded by artist Denis Milovanov, SÓHA design studio conceives a...
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21st Century and Contemporary Russian Brutalist Furniture

Materials

Oak

Contemporary Brutalist Cabinet in Solid Oak, Brown
Located in Paris, FR
Contemporary Brutalist cabinet made of solid oak Dimensions: 180 x 80 x 45 cm Unique piece made to order. Founded by artist Denis Milovanov, SÓHA design studio conceives a...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Russian Brutalist Furniture

Materials

Oak

Pair of Italian Bronze Decorative Door Pull in Bronze
Located in London, GB
A pair of highly decorative Italian door pulls / handle’s in bronze, 1970.  
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1970s Italian Vintage Brutalist Furniture

Materials

Bronze

Contemporary Brutalist Cabinet in Solid Oak, Brown
Located in Paris, FR
Contemporary Brutalist Cabinet made of solid oak Dimensions: 180 x 80 x 45 cm Unique piece made to order. Customizable. Founded by artist Denis Milovanov, SÓHA design studio conc...
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21st Century and Contemporary Russian Brutalist Furniture

Materials

Oak

Pair of Brutalist Bedsides Cabinets, Italy, 1960's
Located in Brussel, BE
Nice pair of two side tables or bedsides tables with brutalist decor on the front part. They are no drawers. Really elegant work with two tones of wood, typical of brutalist style of...
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1960s Italian Vintage Brutalist Furniture

Materials

Wood

Brutalist Sconce by Marc Weinstein, 1960's
Located in Lisboa, 11
This brutalist sconce was designed and produced by Marc Weinstein, in USA, during the 1960's. This iron sconce is made of metal hourglass-shaped pieces that have been layered and sol...
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1960s American Vintage Brutalist Furniture

Materials

Metal, Iron

Set Eight Brutalist Fiberglass Stacking Chairs, Günther Domenig, Austria, 1970s
Located in Hausmannstätten, AT
A set of eight very rare brutalist stacking chairs by Austrian Architect Prof. Gunther Domenig. There were only about 300 chairs produced in total. They are made of plastics/fibergla...
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1970s Austrian Vintage Brutalist Furniture

Materials

Textile, Plastic, Fiberglass

Mid-Century Modern Brutalist Metal Sculpture, Torch Cut Sun Statue
Located in Decatur, GA
Large scale mid century brutalist sun sculpture. Torch cut patinated metal mounted on wood. Signed "CD". Excellent condition - no flaws of note. Measures: W 20" x D 20" x H 36"....
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1970s American Vintage Brutalist Furniture

Materials

Metal, Iron

Wall Unit by Dom Hans van der Laan in It's Typical Minimal Brutalist Style
Located in Antwerp, BE
Wall Unit; Bossche School; Minimal Brutalist Style; Shelves; Plastic Number; Architect; Dom Hans van der Laan; Jan de Jong, original condition; The Netherlands, 1970s This wall un...
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1970s Dutch Vintage Brutalist Furniture

Materials

Pine

9FT Italian Oak Sideboard Credenza by La Studio
Located in Pasadena, TX
Italian Oak Sideboard Credenza by La Studio Impressive 100" Italian sideboard designed by L.A. Studio. Composed of two central sliding doors and two folding doors at both sides. Ma...
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21st Century and Contemporary European Brutalist Furniture

Materials

Oak

Pair Adrian Pearsall Brutalist Midcentury Style Drum Tables, After Paul Evans
Located in Decatur, GA
Brutalist style cylinder drum tables by Adrian Pearsall for Craft Associates, circa 1970s. Organic sculpted resin in warm tones of amber and bronze with durable black laminate tops. ...
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1970s American Vintage Brutalist Furniture

Materials

Resin, Laminate

Brancusi Inspired Abstract Male Torso Bronze Sculpture on Marble Base
By Brancusi, Rene Brancusi
Located in Houston, TX
Large Brutalist male torso abstract bronze sculpture on a marble base in the manner of Brancusi. This mid-century figural male torso sculpture is finely detailed and dates to the mid...
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1960s Vintage Brutalist Furniture

Materials

Bronze

1971 Curtis Jere Brutalist Seascape Sailboat Metal Sculpture Wall Art
Located in Chattanooga, TN
Large, nearly 40" in wide sailboat metal sculpture by Curtis Jere. Signed and dated '71. Shiny golden metallic hues and blended colors of gold, brass and copper with subtle shades of...
Category

1970s American Vintage Brutalist Furniture

Materials

Metal, Brass, Copper

Black Oak Brutalist Sideboard, Belgium 1970's
Located in Zwijndrecht, Antwerp
A stunning brutalist/modernist sideboard made out of ebonized oak, 1970s. Attributed to Belgian manufacturer ‘De Coene’. This sideboard features four decorative graphic door panels a...
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1970s Belgian Vintage Brutalist Furniture

Materials

Oak

Set of five Mid-century Spanish Finca Dining room Chairs in Brutalist style
Located in Baambrugge, NL
Set of five Mid-century Brutalist style Spanish Finca dining room chairs in oak wood with rush straw seats and backrests. h 84 x w 46 x d 45 cm seat height 44 cm
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1950s Spanish Vintage Brutalist Furniture

Materials

Rush, Oak

Brutalist Menorah by Don Drumm, C. 1970's
By Don Drumm
Located in Locust Valley, NY
Brutalist aluminum menorah designed by artist Don Drumm's "Tree of Life" collection. Some tarnishing throughout. A few droplets of wax are apparent under close scrutiny which signif...
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1970s American Vintage Brutalist Furniture

Materials

Aluminum

Large Chrome and Lucite Chandelier by Sciolari Ca. 1970’s
Located in New York, NY
Impressive and attention demanding chandelier designed by Gaetano Sciolari, circa 1970’s, made in Italy. The chandelier features 15 bulbs, mounted on bright chrome cylinders, with ...
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1970s Italian Vintage Brutalist Furniture

Materials

Chrome

Mid Century Brutalist 2-Tier Starburst Wall Sculpture
Located in Pasadena, CA
This mid century Brutalist 2-tier metal starburst wall sculpture is a great accent for any wall in any room! It is made up of 2 layers of a graduated size flat woven centers with unf...
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Mid-20th Century Brutalist Furniture

Materials

Metal

Bronze 'Etruscan' Coffee Table Attributed to Christopher Chodoff, c. 1984
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This beautiful patinated and gilt bronze 'Etruscan' coffee table by Christopher Chodoff, circa 1984, features beautiful details including the gilt bronze snake which appears to be cr...
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1980s American Vintage Brutalist Furniture

Materials

Bronze

Paul Evans Patchwork Copper Sideboard Cabinet w Slate Top for Directional, 1967
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Stunning and rare copper clad sideboard cabinet by Paul Evans for Directional, produced in circa 1967. This incredible piece of design history is fabricated from patinated pieces of ...
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1960s American Vintage Brutalist Furniture

Materials

Brass, Copper, Pewter

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

Banham Black Brutalist Oak Dining Table
Located in El Paso, TX
Oak Brutalist dining table.
Category

2010s Mexican Brutalist Furniture

Materials

Hardwood, Oak

1957 Handcrafted Black Oak Rectangular Dining Table
Located in El Paso, TX
Handcrafted black oak rectangular dining table.
Category

2010s Mexican Brutalist Furniture

Materials

Hardwood, Oak, Bentwood

Lätt 2.0 Contemporary Marble Console by RDLC
Located in Mexico City, MX
The concept is based on the essence of the material itself, with a clean and brutalist style: straight lines, geometric shapes, fewer ornaments, less noise and more naturalness. The ...
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2010s Mexican Brutalist Furniture

Materials

Marble

Pair of Hammered Glass Wrought Iron Sconces by Longobard, Italy, 1970s
Located in SAINT-OUEN, FR
Mid-Century Modern pair of wall lamps lights sconces multicolor hammered glass and wrought iron, gilding gold copper patina, by the manufacture Longobard in Verona in a Brutalist sty...
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1970s Italian Vintage Brutalist Furniture

Materials

Wrought Iron

Pair of French Iron Candelholders, circa 1970
Located in PARIS, FR
A pair of French brutalist iron candelholders, circa 1970 Dimensions H 47 cm.
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1970s French Vintage Brutalist Furniture

Materials

Iron

Mid-Century Brutalist Bar Stools, 1960s
Located in Ottenburg, BE
Beautiful hand made mid-century tripod bar stools with a steel ring footrest. Good original condition. 1960s - Spain Dimensions: Height: 88cm/34.64" Seat height: 76cm/29.9...
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1960s Spanish Vintage Brutalist Furniture

Materials

Oak

Heiner Balzar Wabi-Sabi Vase by Steuler Germany
Located in Wien, 9
Presenting an irregular bottle-shaped ceramic vase designed by Heiner Balzar for pottery manufacturer Steuler Keramik Germany in the early 1980s. This unconventional vintage vase is ...
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20th Century German Brutalist Furniture

Materials

Ceramic, Clay, Earthenware, Pottery, Stoneware

Salvino Marsura Brutalist Forged Iron Centerpieces, 1970s
Located in Puglia, Puglia
One-of-a-kind round brutalist and sculptural centerpiece, designed and made in Italy in the 1970s by the Italian sculptor Salvino Marsura. In hand-forged iron, silver patinated with...
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1970s Italian Vintage Brutalist Furniture

Materials

Iron

Illuminated Lighting Sculpture or Table Lamp by Guy Bareff, France c. 1970
Located in Renens, CH
Illuminated lighting sculpture by French sculptor and ceramist Guy Bareff born in 1942. Guy Bareff has been creating these beautiful lamps and sculptures inspired by architectura...
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1970s French Vintage Brutalist Furniture

Materials

Earthenware

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