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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 The Modernists rejected both natural and historical references and relied primarily on industrial materials such as metal, glass, plywood, and, later, plastics.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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Lilian Club Chair, Ivory Bouclé Lounge Chair by Christian Siriano
Located in New York, NY
Made to order wood & bouclé club chair designed by Christian Siriano. Legs: Stained Maple Body: Ivory Bouclé Measures: Seat height: 17” Seat depth: 26” Overall height: 30...
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2010s American Modern Furniture

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Bouclé, Maple

"Epicure V" Center Table Ft. Quartzities and Satin Brass by Grzegorz Majka
Located in London, GB
“The Epicure V” Contemporary Center Coffee Table ft natural quartzities Venom, Patagonia and solid Brass in “Satin” finish. Luxury doesn’t always follow the common patterns. Luxury ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Polish Modern Furniture

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Quartz, Brass

Karl Springer "Brass and Lucite Bar-Cart", 1980s
Located in New York, NY
“Brass & Lucite Bar-Cart” with swiveling top by Karl Springer, American 1980's. This piece is beautifully made. Reference: Karl Springer LTD red binder catalog published in the 1...
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1980s American Vintage Modern Furniture

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Brass

HOLLY HUNT HH2051646 Another Day Sconce with Brass by Damien Langlois-Meurinne
Located in Chicago, IL
Holly Hunt HH2051646 Another Day sconce with brass by Damien Langlois-Meurinne Additional Information: Materials: Brass, glass Frame finish: Satin varnished brushed brass Glass...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Furniture

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Brass

100-Record Retro American Seeburg Select-O-Matic V-200 Jukebox
Located in London, GB
100-Record Retro American Seeburg Select-O-Matic V-200 Jukebox, American, c. 1955 Dimensions: Height 149cm, width 91cm, depth 68cm This stylish vinyl jukebox is a classic Americ...
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Mid-20th Century American Modern Furniture

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Chrome, Brass

Planetaria Double Mirror, Powder Coated Steel and Mirrored Glass, by Lara Bohinc
Located in London, GB
New addition to Planetaria collection, the mirror was created to accompany the Panetaria wall lights, however it can stand by itself. This oblong mirror is constructed from two inter...
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2010s Portuguese Modern Furniture

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Steel

21st Century "Internal Chair" by J Mc Donald Red Leather Armchair
Located in madrid, ES
Contemporary design armchair by J Mc Donald. Steel, wood, leather, linen. Edition of 10, available in custom finishes. J McDonald is an artist and designer based in Brooklyn, ...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Furniture

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Steel

Woody Pouf by Houtique
Located in Geneve, CH
Woody pouf by Houtique Materials: Wood, cotton fabric Dimensions: H 45 x D 40 cm Pouf with wood structure and 100% cotton fabric, TEAD foam with fibre-covered. Designed by Hout...
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2010s Spanish Modern Furniture

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Cotton, Wood

DeCastelli Talea 185 Bookshelf in Copper with 4 Wooden Shelves by LucidiPevere
Located in New York, NY
Thin perpendicular supports fall from the ceiling to be anchored to the wall in delicate curves. Like climbing vines, they create a new kind of suspended architecture. Each branch be...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Furniture

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Copper

Slice Wall Mirror by Helder Barbosa
Located in Geneve, CH
Slice wall mirror by Helder Barbosa Materials: Polished brass Dimensions: 83 x 40 x 5 cm Trained as a craftsman (école Boulle, 2014), Helder Barbosa is a designer who lives and ...
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2010s French Modern Furniture

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Brass

Bling Bling Chair by Pietro Franceschini
Located in Geneve, CH
Bling Bling chair by Pietro Franceschini Sold exclusively by Galerie Philia Manufacturer: Stefano Minotti Dimensions: W 79 x H 75 cm Materials: Lamb, ashwood Available in Bouclé...
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2010s Italian Modern Furniture

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Ash, Bouclé

Reng, Doma, Hand Formed Ceramic Pendant Light
Located in Dallas, TX
Reng, Doma, hand formed ceramic pendant light. The Doma pendant was inspired by artist's task lighting found throughout Northern Italy in the early 20th century. The Doma is moder...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Furniture

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Ceramic

In Stock in Los Angeles, Set of 2 Tino, Red Elephant Children Chair
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Scroll down and click "view all from Seller" to see more than 500 other unique products. (2.2) In Stock in Los Angeles Set of 2 chairs. A children’s chair and a toy too. A transacti...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Furniture

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Plastic

"Impertinent Rooster" Massive Ceramic Sculpture by Salvatore Fiume
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Salvatore Fiume (1915-1997) was a fascinating and relentlessly inventive Italian artist and writer, a larger-than-life figure who worked in a surrealist idiom, creating fantastic pai...
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1950s Italian Vintage Modern Furniture

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Earthenware

Statement Lamp
Located in Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul
Achieving perfect harmony between light and transparency, this handmade wired piece can be used either for lighting or as a contemporary decorative item and statement lamp. With its ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Brazilian Modern Furniture

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Metal

Rare Enamel Tray by Guido Gambone
Located in Los Angeles, CA
For Guido Gambone, the making of enamels was a natural foray, given the medium's obvious commonalities with ceramics. Still, he executed very few works in enamel; perhaps he was frus...
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1950s Italian Vintage Modern Furniture

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Copper

Modern "Disused" Armchair in Terracotta Edition
Located in Saint Petersburg, RU
This elegant and minimalistic armchair was designed as an addition to "The Disused Collection". The armchair has sectional construction. It makes the armchair easy to fold. The armc...
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21st Century and Contemporary European Modern Furniture

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Steel

Mew Cat House, Beautifully Designed Cats Furniture, by Bowen Liu
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Mew cat house is a playful apparatus for cats. We use the highest furniture-grade lumber and the same level of fine woodworking techniques as we make furniture to make the Mew Cat H...
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2010s American Modern Furniture

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Ash, Birch, Maple, Oak, Walnut

Rulla Rocking Chair, Iron Frame and Mixed Leather Upholstery by Mario Milana
Located in Brooklyn, NY
The arches of the Rulla rocking chair's frame create a spring on which the cushy circular backrest is mounted. On top of it the two rolls function as a headrest that gently cradles a...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Furniture

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Iron

Modern Multicolored Vintage Glass Floor Lamp Orbital Terra Foscarini Italy
Located in Vienna, AT
Modern multicolored vintage floor lamp model Orbital Terra by Ferrucchio Laviani, which was designed 1992 for Foscarini, Italy. The multicolored lamp shades from satined glass with ...
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1990s Italian Modern Furniture

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Metal

21st Century Rainbow Medium Sound Absorbing Room Divider by Marie Aigner
Located in Maisach, Bavaria
21st century rainbow medium sound absorbing colored room divider by Marie Aigner This screen has also an acoustical effectiveness and hereby melts 2 functions with design. The el...
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21st Century and Contemporary German Modern Furniture

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Plastic

"Teoca" Coffee Table with Marble Top
Located in Mexico City, MX
The "Teoca" coffee table is part of ADN Studio´s Volcan collection. This collection seeks to go back to basics. It is a subtle and refined interpretation of the archetypical modern f...
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2010s Mexican Modern Furniture

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Hardwood

Contemporary Sideboard Crafted from Dark Solid Walnut
Located in New York, NY
Handcrafted sideboard buffet featuring 2 doors and 6 drawers in dark solid American walnut. The buffet comes with a marble tray top in black Maquina marble. Available in other wood...
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2010s Spanish Modern Furniture

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Marble

Padun Sofa Module 8 by Faina
Located in Geneve, CH
Padun sofa Module 8 by Faina Design: Victoriya Yakusha Materials: Textile, foam rubber, sintepon, wood Dimensions: 180 x 90 x H 48 cm In search of new-old design messages, Vic...
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2010s Ukrainian Modern Furniture

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Textile, Foam, Wood

Modern Chandelier in a Brass Finish, Kelp Collection, by Brand van Egmond
Located in Naarden, NL
Designed by William Brand, this Kelp modern chandelier in an oval shape and in a brass finish is bent by skilled craftsmen in graceful curls and shapes in the atelier of Brand van Eg...
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21st Century and Contemporary Dutch Modern Furniture

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Metal

Contemporary Lacquered High Board with Four Doors
Located in New York, NY
Cabinet type: High board Finish: can choose Material: Wood, metal, lacquer Four push-pull doors and inside shelf. Metal base lacquered in same finish. Lacquer coating in varie...
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2010s European Modern Furniture

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Metal

Luna Pendant in Glass and Metal by Gabriel Scott
Located in New York, NY
A lighting system with infinite interpretations, the Luna is a synergy of color, shape, and refracted light. Inspired by a lunar halo, the modular light fixture grows in every direct...
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21st Century and Contemporary Canadian Modern Furniture

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Metal

Short Bench by Laurids Gallée
Located in Geneve, CH
Short bench by Laurids Gallée Dimensions : W 80 x D 25 x H 45 cm Materials: Resin Weight: 34 kg Born in Austria in 1988, Laurids Gallée is based in Rotterdam. After studying Anthrop...
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2010s Dutch Modern Furniture

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Resin

The Lumpy Vessel
Located in Chicago, IL
The Lumpy vessel is a one-of-a-kind objet d’art, hand dyed and woven with reed in our Chicago studio. Inspired by forms in ancient Greek ceramics, the material language of this vesse...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Furniture

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Reed

"Lume" Handmade Clay Candelabra Natural Color Contemporary Art
Located in Trivolzio, IT
Reminiscent of the old candlesticks used in traditional farmers' households, the Lume is crafted by hand using a mix of light clay from Lombardy, brown clay plaster, and enamel. The ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Furniture

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Clay, Stucco

Unique Bar Stool T-009 by Studio Nicolas Erauw
Located in Geneve, CH
Unique bar stool T-009 by Studio Nicolas Erauw Piece unique 1 of 1 Dimensions: H 70 CM x Ø 33 CM Materials: Aluminum, wax dipped 13 kg Part of the on-going ‘Wax on/Wax off ser...
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2010s Belgian Modern Furniture

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Aluminum

"Convivio" Side Table Handmade in Red Lombard Clay Contemporary Art by Nino
Located in Trivolzio, IT
Standing between design and art, this table "Convivio" from the experimental art Studio Terre is hand-molded with large-grained red clay from Lombardy and showcases a raw texture wit...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Furniture

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Clay

'Athena' Credenza in Walnut finish and Brazilian Woodwork
Located in Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo
Inspired by the sun blocks or brises soleil featured on Modernist architecture which has captivated Alessandra Delgado since the early days of her career as a designer, Athena creden...
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21st Century and Contemporary Brazilian Modern Furniture

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Walnut

Vladimir Kagan for American Leather 'Zoe' Sofa in Alcantara, Signed
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This spectacular example of Vladimir Kagan design was produced by American Leather for a short time during the early to mid 2000's, in its original brown Alcantara Ultrasuede, signed...
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Early 2000s American Modern Furniture

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Ultrasuede

STACKED Triple Ring Vase by Richard Haining, salvaged Heart Pine, Available Now
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Part of Richard Haining's STACKED Collection, this Three Ringed Vase was made using reclaimed Heart Pine from building joists salvaged from a gutted Brooklyn Brownstone's. These NYC ...
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2010s American Modern Furniture

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Ceramic, Pottery, Wood, Hardwood, Softwood, Pine, Reclaimed Wood, Scrap ...

Concrete Bench Pool by Helder Barbosa
Located in Geneve, CH
Concrete bench pool by Helder Barbosa Materials: Concrete Dimensions: 100 x 40 x 45 cm Trained as a craftsman (école Boulle, 2014), Helder Barbosa is a designer who lives and wo...
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2010s French Modern Furniture

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Concrete

Viccarbe Last Minute High Stool by Patricia Urquiola, Black
Located in Miami, FL
High stool by Spanish designer Patricia Urquiola for Viccarbe. A rotomoulded polyethylene seat with a lacquered steel frame and stainless steel footrest. Its structural design...
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21st Century and Contemporary Spanish Modern Furniture

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Stainless Steel

Ceramics Wallstories 02 Mirror
Located in Eindhoven, NL
These wall-objects made in ceramics are inspired by Kiki's cardboard collages. I’m playfully building with clay pieces. I cut the clay by hand and I glaze it with a brush, adding a m...
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21st Century and Contemporary Dutch Modern Furniture

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Stoneware, Mirror

Joy Wall Lamps Small by Draga&Aurel Resin, 21st Century
Located in Como, IT
Transparency Matters collection by Draga&Aurel: Wall lamp in cast resin, the final color is the result of matching layers of colored epoxide resin with a dimmable neon lighting. E...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Furniture

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Resin

Artisan Flower Chandelier with Translucent Sea Shells, 1970s
Located in New York, NY
Artisan flower chandelier with round shade made of translucent sea shells, Philippines, 1970's. The overall drop can be customized.
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1970s Philippine Vintage Modern Furniture

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Shell

Boxelder Burl Form by Vlad Droz
Located in Geneve, CH
Boxelder burl form by Vlad Droz Unique handmade piece signed by Vlad Droz Dimensions: 16 x 8 cm Materials: dyed boxelder burl wood Vlad Droz "An incredible variety of forms of...
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2010s Russian Modern Furniture

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Burl

Venini Fragments Small Wall Light in Blue and Green by Fernando & Humberto Campa
Located in New York, NY
Fragments applique giant wall sconce, designed by Fernando & Humberto Campana and manufactured by Venini, is made of scraps and pieces of Venini glass. Every lamp is a unique art pie...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Furniture

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Glass

Aras Mirror Green Onyx by Marble Balloon
Located in Geneve, CH
Aras mirror green onyx by Marble Balloon Dimensions: L 5cm x W 83.5cm x H 76.5cm Materials: Brass, onyx green stone. 100% brass material is used in the frame and green onyx ston...
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2010s Turkish Modern Furniture

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Marble, Brass

"conserva n.01" Medium Natural Clay Vessel Handmade Contemporary Art by Nino
Located in Trivolzio, IT
"Conserva n.01" It is part of the third series of Studio Terre, as the name suggests, this exquisite vase is inspired by the jar used for preserves ("conserva" in Italian) by far...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Furniture

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Enamel

Padun Sofa by Faina
Located in Geneve, CH
Padun sofa set 5 by Faina Design: Victoriya Yakusha Materials: textile, Foam rubber, Sintepon, wood Dimensions: 195 x 410 x H 90 cm In search of new-old design messages, Victo...
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2010s Ukrainian Modern Furniture

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Textile, Foam, Wood

Contemporary Gaetano Pesce Clear Special L Vase Soft Resin Amber Fuchsia Blue
Located in barasso, IT
Clear special extra color vase, clear amber, fuchsia and blue Vase in soft resin designed by Gaetano Pesce in 1995 for Fish Design collection. Measures: L Ø 22cm x H 36cm Co...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Furniture

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Resin

Double Arch Chair by Rossi Studio
Located in Manchester, MA
An arch floating above its mirror image. Studio Rossi double arch chair defies gravity. Two simple swooping lines held apart by two powder coated aluminum spheres create a stunning s...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Furniture

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Aluminum

Bongó Bar Cabinet Champagne Patagonia Granite Sahara Noir Marble Oxidized Brass
Located in Cartaxo, PT
Wooden bar cabinet with round structure lacquered in high-gloss champagne-colored bronze powder. Semicircular sliding doors in polished Sahara Noir marble, automatically activated by...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Furniture

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Granite, Marble, Brass

Pop Art Yellow and Black Perspex Light Panel by Johanna Grawunder Italian Design
Located in London, GB
A 1980s Pop Art yellow and black perspex light panel by Johanna Grawunder An Art Lighting panel, yellow / black perspex with florencescent light bulbs. Italian design by Johanna Graw...
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1980s Italian Vintage Modern Furniture

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Plexiglass

Modern Vintage Brassed Chromed Metal Vintage Newspaper Magazine Rack 1970s Italy
Located in Vienna, AT
Modern vintage newspaper rack or magazine rack Romeo Rega Style from chromed and brassed metal with braided brass handles, which was designed and manufactured in Italy, 1970s. Amazi...
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1970s Italian Vintage Modern Furniture

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Metal

Lennon Daybed, Ivory Bouclé & Wood Daybed by Christian Siriano
Located in New York, NY
Made to order bouclé and wood daybed designed by Christian Siriano. Base: Red oak Cushions: Ivory bouclé.  
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2010s American Modern Furniture

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Bouclé, Oak

Sculptural Dune Coffee Table by Pietro Franceschini
Located in Geneve, CH
Sculptural dune coffee table by Pietro Franceschini Sold exclusively by Galerie Philia Dimensions: W 158 x L 96 x H 40 cm Materials: Sculpted maple wood Pietro Franceschini is ...
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2010s Italian Modern Furniture

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Maple

DS-490 Sofa by De Sede
Located in Geneve, CH
DS-490 sofa by De Sede Design: Thomas Althaus Dimensions: D 72 x W 240 x H 104 cm Materials: metal, birch plywood, leather Prices may change according to the chosen materials a...
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2010s Swiss Modern Furniture

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Metal

Black Vintage Floor Lamp Duna Terra Marco Colombo & Mario Barbaglia PAF Studio
Located in Vienna, AT
Black modern vintage floor lamp model Luna, which was designed by Marco Colombo & Mario Baraglia for PAF Studio Milano, circa 1980. The floor lamp shows black lacquered adjustable m...
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Late 20th Century Italian Modern Furniture

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Metal

Proportions of Stone Table by Lee Sisan
Located in Geneve, CH
Proportions of stone table by Lee Sisan 2019 Dimensions: W 140 x D 60 x H 55 cm Materials: Stainless steel, natural stone Each piece is made to order and uses natural stones, s...
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2010s South Korean Modern Furniture

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Stone, Steel

HOLLY HUNT No. 27 Chair with Walnut Legs and Pink Upholstery
Located in Chicago, IL
Holly Hunt No. 27 chair with walnut legs and pink upholstery Additional Information: Materials: Walnut, upholstery Frame finish: Walnut black magic COL: Made in the Suede/Canyon Dim...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Furniture

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Walnut

Nazmiyal Collection Geometric Mid Century Modern Rug 5 ft 11 in x 8 ft
Located in New York, NY
Beautiful Geometric Brown Background Mid Century Modern Rug. Country of Origin: India/ Circa Date: Modern - Size: 5 ft 11 in x 8 ft 3 in (1.8 m x 2.51 m)  
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21st Century and Contemporary Indian Modern Furniture

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Wool, Silk

Oxbend Chair 3 Legs, Dining Seat in White Ash Wood by Fernweh Woodworking
Located in Bend, OR
This listing includes one three-legged Oxbend chair in American white ash hardwood. The original inspiration for the entire Oxbend collection, this modern dining chair was designe...
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2010s American Modern Furniture

Materials

Ash

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