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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 The Modernists rejected both natural and historical references and relied primarily on industrial materials such as metal, glass, plywood, and, later, plastics.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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Hand-Sculpted Cabinet with Original Jasper Stone, Pierre De Valck
Cabinet with stone (Jasper) Oxidized and waxed aluminium-unique and signed Measures: 75 x 46 x 96 cm Medium sized cabinet with two hinged doors and four shelves. Mid-cabinet sits ...
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2010s Belgian Modern Furniture

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Aluminum

Rib Vault Light, Brass Chandelier in Triangular and Customizable Configurations
By Talbot & Yoon
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Modular Lighting designed and produced by Talbot & Yoon. The Rib Vault Light recalls architectural rib-vaults which outline the contours of a decorative ceiling or framed a preven...
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2010s American Modern Furniture

Materials

Brass, Brass

Amura 'Elsa' Sofa in Taupe with Connected Table by Luca Scachetti
By Amura
Located in GRUMO APPULA (BA), IT
A bespoke piece that combines the simplicity of shapes to the brazen exhibition of oversized seams, thus almost claiming the craftsmanship and tailored nature of the product. A tribu...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Furniture

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Fabric

Panoramic Trompe L'Oeil Modern Sideboard Server Cabinet by Egg Designs
By Egg Designs
Located in Bothas Hill, KZN
This modern sideboard server has a panoramic Trompe L'Oeil design on the doors, the panoramic Trompe L'Oeil shows a tropical vista of floral, shrubs, tress & vines with a mountain ra...
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2010s South African Modern Furniture

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Steel

Balloon Bench h220430 Satoshi Itasaka Hanging Bench
By Satoshi Itasaka
Located in Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
Balloon bench designed by Satoshi Itasaka of h220430 This bench is hanging bench installed to ceiling. Made up of 14balloons and seat. Balloon is FRP, thread is steel wire. Bench i...
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2010s Japanese Modern Furniture

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Wire

Griseida Hand Knotted Wool and Silk Rug 8 x 10ft
By Tapis Rouge Atelier
Located in Milan, IT
IN STOCK NOW. Per Sempre collection presents exclusive designs inspired by the sophisticated pret-a-porter impressions, a serene atmosphere of Mediterranean interiors, repeating ocea...
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21st Century and Contemporary Nepalese Modern Furniture

Materials

Wool, Silk

"Shiny Chair" in Stainless Steel by Supaform
By Supaform
Located in Saint Petersburg, RU
Supaform has created this chair, made especially for the "Collectible" design fair in Brussels. The shiny chair is metal made but it gets a very poetic and delicate look, merging ge...
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21st Century and Contemporary European Modern Furniture

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Steel

Hamsa Carlo Moretti Contemporary Mouth Blown Murano Glass Vase
By Carlo Moretti
Located in New York, NY
Carlo Moretti Hamsa contemporary mouth blown Murano glass vase in clear glass with white and red stripes. Part of the I Piccoli collection, the objects are small in size but give co...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Furniture

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Murano Glass

Handmade Midcentury Ceramic Vase / Interior Sculpture / Wabi Sabi Vessel
By Skoby Joe
Located in La Jolla, CA
Joseph Skoby is a Southern Californian whose work is inspired by the nature of his native state. His ceramics, created in his own lush garden, recall his intimate dance with the ocea...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Furniture

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Ceramic, Clay, Stoneware

Contemporary Flora Sofa in Cane Leather with White Oak Base
By Michael Felix
Located in Los Angeles, CA
The flora is just as comfortable as it looks. Completely wrapped in down and feather from the arms to the cushions and backs helps to create the marshmallow look. Shown in the cane l...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Furniture

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Leather

Harvest Sideboard in White Oak and Burgundy Leather
By Stillmade
Located in Brooklyn, NY
The Harvest Sideboard is designed to house glassware, spirits, and accoutrement. The front features hand-sawn veneered doors with integrated pulls. The top is clad in hand finished, ...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Furniture

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Leather, Wood

Maria Hand Knotted Wool and Silk Rug 8 x 10ft
By Tapis Rouge Atelier
Located in Milan, IT
Per Sempre collection presents exclusive designs inspired by the sophisticated pret-a-porter impressions, a serene atmosphere of Mediterranean interiors, repeating ocean dynamics and...
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21st Century and Contemporary Nepalese Modern Furniture

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Wool, Silk

Set of 2 Ash and Wax Side Tables or Pedestals by Christopher Norman
By Christopher Norman
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This series by Los Angeles–based artist Christopher Norman explores the traits of molded forms executed in exceptional woods. The mass and the scale of the curves are unusual while b...
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2010s American Modern Furniture

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Ash

Ribbon, Indoor/Outdoor Aluminum Chair by LAUN
By Laun
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Simultaneously delicate and bold, the Ribbon chair is a playful addition to the LAUN catalog. The layered aluminum tubes stack together to form either a solid or multicolored array a...
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2010s American Modern Furniture

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Aluminum

"Angel" Contemporary Hanging Lamp, Crystal Bowl Craquele, Silvered Glass Circle
By Sabrina Landini
Located in Pietrasanta, IT
This pendant lamp is a contemporary object, made entirely by hand in Tuscany Italy, 100% of Italian origin. A bright crystal "craquele boule" decorated with a movable ring made of s...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Furniture

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Crystal, Brass

Begin Grey Outdoor Sofa by Angeletti Ruzza Made in Italy In stock in Los Angeles
By Angeletti Ruzza
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Comfortable and informal, "Begin" is a modular seating system that offers an intimate and relaxed atmosphere. The volumes are pure and generous. The outdoor "Begin" sofa designs a ge...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Furniture

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Aluminum

Sculpted Side Table by Lucas Morten
By Lucas Morten
Located in Collonge Bellerive, Geneve, CH
Sculpted side table by Lucas Morten 2018 Limited edition of 23 Dimensions: Ø 30, H 56 cm Material: Sculpted in raw concrete With elements fetched by the architectural era brut...
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2010s Swedish Modern Furniture

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Concrete

Green and Blue Aurora Resin LED Sconce by Richard Clarkson Studio
By Richard Clarkson
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Inspired by NASA satellite footage, the Aurora sconce captures the feeling of flying through space and witnessing the southern lights from above. Available in a palette of delicate g...
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2010s American Modern Furniture

Materials

Brass, Steel

Vintage Italian Brass Cactus Lamps
Pair of vintage Italian brass cactus lamps. Each features a brass cactus planted mounted on a clear glass base. We love the patina of the pair, and they have been newly wired to fit ...
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1970s Italian Vintage Modern Furniture

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Brass

"A-Mirrors" Set of Three Mirrors by Ivan Paradisi, Italy
By Ivan Paradisi
Located in Turin, IT
The "A-MIRRORS" set consists of three singular pieces with different fluid irregular geometrical forms. The edges of the mirrors are composed of two thin metal lines that are placed ...
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2010s Italian Modern Furniture

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Steel

Double-Sided Reversible Mid-20th Century Persian Flat-Weave Kilim Accent Rug
A double sided and reversible vintage Persian flat-weave Kilim accent rug in gallery format handmade during the mid-20th century. Measures: 5' 6" x 9' 4".
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Mid-20th Century Persian Modern Furniture

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Wool

Modern Mahana Cabinet in Black, White and Natural Oak
By Larissa Batista
Located in Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul
Cabinet designed by Larissa Batista Modern Mahana cabinet in black, white and natural oak by Larissa Batista Created by international designer Larissa Batista and handcrafted in Br...
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21st Century and Contemporary Brazilian Modern Furniture

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Metal

Piuma Wooden 3-Door Cabinet, by Antionio Citterio from Flexform
By Flexform, Antonio Citterio
Located in Vancouver, BC
The Piuma collection of cabinets is a delightful marriage of understated elegance-of-form and the dramatic expressiveness of wood. In contrast to the deliberate simplicity of the des...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Furniture

Materials

Wood

Yves Klein Blue "IKB" Glass Table, Made in France, In Stock in Los Angeles
By Yves Klein
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Yves Klein Blue "IKB" Pigment Glass Table This brand new and iconic Yves Klein IKB blue table is from an edition that begun in 1963 under the supervision of Rotraut Klein-Moquay, in ...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Modern Furniture

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Stainless Steel

Piet Hein Eek Vintage Italian Silk Quilt Blanket
By Piet Hein Eek
Located in Amsterdam, NL
This one of a kind silk quilted blanket is made from vintage silk tie fabrics repurposed from Spazio Rossana Orlandi in Milan, a former tie factory. Both Byborre and Piet Hein Eek sh...
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21st Century and Contemporary Dutch Modern Furniture

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Silk

Ribbon, Indoor/Outdoor Aluminum Stool by LAUN
By Laun
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Simultaneously delicate and bold, the Ribbon stool is a playful addition to the LAUN catalog. The layered aluminum tubes stack together to form either a solid or multicolored array a...
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2010s American Modern Furniture

Materials

Aluminum

Psychedelic Shells, Pair of One of a Kind Glass Contemporary Sconces
By Another Human
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Psychedelic shells are the first design in Another Human's magical evolution collection, a series of one of a kind glass sconces inspired by fantasy flora and fauna. These glass a...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Furniture

Materials

Brass

Stylish and Elegant Barrovier and Toso Glass Floor Lamp Murano, Venice, Italy
By Barovier&Toso
Located in Weesp, NL
Barovier and Toso stylish blue glass floor lamp handmade in Murano, Venezia. This beauty is fantastic condition and not any more in production. Because of its fragility, we only ship...
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1990s Italian Modern Furniture

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Blown Glass

Contemporary Extra Large Outdoor Table, Concrete/Teak Wood
By Mondo
Located in New York, NY
Lightweight concrete table will add a contemporary touch to every indoor and outdoor occasion. Hand sanded with natural sands for a softer appearance and polishing. Dimensions:...
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21st Century and Contemporary Asian Modern Furniture

Materials

Concrete

Grasso Leather Armchair, by Stephen Burks from Dante
By Stephen Burks
Located in Vancouver, BC
“Grasso is not fat. Grasso is more than fat. It’s overflowing.” This is how Stephen Burks sums up his new collection for BD. An armchair that pursues a visual “ultra-comfort”, and in...
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21st Century and Contemporary Spanish Modern Furniture

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Leather

Coffee Table Model Disallineato by Studio Superego, Italy
By Studio Superego
Located in Milan, Italy
Coffee table model Disallineato in multi-color plexiglass with an overlap of misaligned rectangular elements. A series of unique pieces designed and produced by Studio Superego. ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Furniture

Materials

Plexiglass

Stargazer Candleholders, Verde Guatemala Marble and Brass, Set of Two, in Stock
By Lara Bohinc
Located in London, GB
A beautiful union of brass and marble, the ‘Stargazer’ candleholders are inspired by orreries - mechanical models of the solar system used since classical times. Available in two des...
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2010s British Modern Furniture

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Marble, Brass

Floor Lamp ‘Lady Mary’ by Marc Sadler, Italy, 21st Century
By Marc Sadler
Located in Greding, DE
Large cream white polyethylene floor lamp in tulip shape. The translucent, spirally arranged line wraps around the entire foot and head and creates a special light effect. Embossed o...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Furniture

Materials

Plastic

Hexad Series Chandelier, Handmade Contemporary Glass Lighting, Customizable
By Furthur Design
Located in New York, NY
The Hex Series chandelier features six handblown glass orbs strategically arranged on a hexagon shaped frame. Each individual orb is hand carved on a diamond lathe to create the hone...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Furniture

Materials

Blown Glass

"Stella Rossa" Bar Cabinet Colored Maple by Ivan Paradisi
By Ivan Paradisi
Located in Turin, IT
The "Stella Rossa" bar cabinet is an intricate and complicated assemblage of unrelated ideas mixed into a modern concept of movement, the very particular legs are designed with a flo...
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2010s Italian Modern Furniture

Materials

Brass

Matrice handmade Chair in Gold Steel and Gold Velvet customizable indoor outdoor
By Studio Tawla
Located in MONTROZIER, FR
Chair Matrice is a subtle steel corset that compresses a soft and comfortable material; a nice reminder of the Italian traditional expertise, when the blown glass was assembling the ...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Modern Furniture

Materials

Steel

Gijs Bakker Infant High Chair
By Gijs Bakker
Located in Dronten, NL
High chair by "Droog design" co-founder Gijs Bakker. Ebonized ash. The black straps that make the seat and back are car safety belts. Model name: Ja (Dutch for yes) Manufacture...
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1970s Dutch Vintage Modern Furniture

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Nylon, Ash

Indoor / Outdoor Terrazzo Set of 2 Nesting Tables
By Unknown
Located in New York, NY
The natural terrazzo nesting tables are perfect for smaller outdoor spaces where an extra table can come in handy. Use one as a side table, or as a coffee table in the living room. T...
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2010s Asian Modern Furniture

Materials

Terrazzo

Bespoke Yellow and Grey Wool Handwoven Rug or Kilim, Natural Dye
By Andrew Boos
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Inspired by the physics of light and motion. This abstract design creates both a sense of movement and stability. The asymmetrical design is meant to reinforce our contemporary use o...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Furniture

Materials

Wool, Cotton

1980s Pair of ''Grifo'' Table or Wall Lamp by Artemide, Italy
By Artemide
Located in St- Leonard, Quebec
Spun aluminum shade anodized in a matte silver metallic finish sitting on thin metal wire legs with phenolic plastic feet and trim. The design is quite unique with an assumed spac...
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1980s Italian Vintage Modern Furniture

Materials

Aluminum, Metal

Elizabeth II Sterling Silver Beaker Garrard & Co., London, 1998
By Garrard & Co. Ltd.
Located in Glasgow, GB
An Elizabeth II sterling silver gilt beaker made by Garrard & Co. Limited. The beaker, with gilt wash interior, is of tapering cylindrical design, depicting a chased scene of frog sp...
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1990s British Modern Furniture

Materials

Sterling Silver

Rock Crystal Lamps, Diadem Model by Alexandre Vossion
Original creation by Alexandre Vossion. Made in the same spirit than the Diadem Chandelier. Rock crystal stone, brass, black chrome, 24-karat gold (not polished brass),customized l...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Modern Furniture

Materials

Rock Crystal, Gold Plate, Brass

Murano Glass Disc Sconces by Carlo Nason
By Carlo Nason
Located in Austin, TX
Beautiful Murano glass disc sconces by Carlo Nason. This Italian pair of important fixtures feature 21 light amber hand blown glass discs, each textured and arranged vertically on a ...
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2010s Italian Modern Furniture

Materials

Brass

Contemporary Squared Coffee Table, Set of 4
By Mondo
Located in New York, NY
A set of 4 squared bunching tables with two different heights. The low table comes with white stone top and the high table with black stone top. Base finish: Walnut Measures: High...
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2010s South American Modern Furniture

Materials

Stone

Laura Dorato Hand Knotted Wool and Silk Rug 8 x 10ft
By Tapis Rouge Atelier
Located in Milan, IT
Per Sempre collection presents exclusive designs inspired by the sophisticated pret-a-porter impressions, a serene atmosphere of Mediterranean interiors, repeating ocean dynamics and...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Nepalese Modern Furniture

Materials

Wool, Silk

Wittmann Berlin Dining Chairs
By Wittmann
Located in Dronten, NL
Elegant set of 8 Wittmann avocado green dining room chairs. A timeless Classic due to its clear, straightforward lines, this chair is suitable for a wide variety of domestic and ar...
Category

20th Century Austrian Modern Furniture

Materials

Maple, Leather

Motion
By Barlas Baylar
Located in New York, NY
Dimensions approximate: 15.6' L x 40" D x 29" H Bronze bench Artist Proof (Limited Edition).
Category

2010s Modern Furniture

Materials

Bronze

Lunar Chair in Cream Fabric and Galvanised Steel, by Lara Bohinc
By Lara Bohinc
Located in London, GB
The Lunar chair is distinguished by two enveloping crescents for armrests, and a smaller backrest which, like a moon, circles its planet on an orbit of its own. Constructed from thin...
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2010s British Modern Furniture

Materials

Metal

Agresti Solo Lui Black Armoire with 54 Watch Winders
By Agresti
Located in New York, NY
Armored armoire in polished Ebony, brass accessories in Ruthenium. Safe with biometric opening device, drawers and trays lined for watches and jewelry. Available with 54 Swiss made w...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Furniture

Materials

Ebony

Lobel Originals "Box Tufted Chaise" Made to Order
By Evan Lobel, Lobel Originals
Located in New York, NY
Box Tufted Chaise with left arm, both arm and back are uniformly tufted. Made to order with solid mahogany legs which can be finished in a choice of colors, by Lobel Originals / COM....
Category

2010s American Modern Furniture

Materials

Foam, Mahogany, Fabric

Moi Round Mirror in Textured Brass by Soraya Osorio
By Soraya Osorio
Located in Clinton Corners, NY
Moi round mirror with a handcrafted textured aged brass. The frame support is bronzed steel and can either be inserted into the wall, completely concealed or surface mounted. Screw...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Furniture

Materials

Brass, Steel

Set of 4 Charger Plates in Black Marquina with Brass Inlay by Pieruga Marble
By Barberini & Gunnell
Located in Ancona, Marche
"In the dark night of Marquina marble, ants are passing by to go who knows where" Set of 4 hand carved charger plate from black Marquina marble with 3 brass ants inlay. Multiple use...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Furniture

Materials

Marble

Modern, Walnut Timber, Solid Brass and Boucle' Malta Dining and Lounge Chair
By Egg Designs
Located in Bothas Hill, KZN
The Modern Malta dining room chair designed by Egg Designs and manufactured in South Africa works equally well as a lounge or side chair. This Modern style dining room chair has a so...
Category

2010s South African Modern Furniture

Materials

Brass

STACKED California Redwood Vase by Richard Haining, Available Now
By Richard Haining
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Part of Richard Haining's Stacked collection, this vase was made using reclaimed California redwood salvaged from a decommissioned NYC water tower. The wood's natural coloring shows ...
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2010s American Modern Furniture

Materials

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

Vintage Table by Gae Aulenti for Knoll, 1970s
By Knoll, Gae Aulenti
Located in Roma, IT
Gae Aulenti table is an elegant piece of design furniture designed by the famous designer Gae Aulenti for Knoll International during the 1970s. Rectangular table with curved glass...
Category

Late 20th Century Italian Modern Furniture

Materials

Glass, Wood

Dobra Outdoor Lounge Chair in Chenille Soft Rope
By Filipe Ramos
Located in Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo
The Dobra outdoor lounge chair is part of the Dobra furniture line which is designed with the concept of a continue steel bar folded to create legs and frames for the different compo...
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21st Century and Contemporary Brazilian Modern Furniture

Materials

Aluminum

Filotto Billiard Game Set Box by Impatia
By IMPATIA
Located in Milan, IT
With each collection, Impatia aims to explore design through different perspectives. Among a strong focus on developing one of kind game tables, it is just as equally important to fo...
Category

2010s Italian Modern Furniture

Materials

Chrome

Customizable Radius Coffee Table in Walnut by Munson Furniture
By Paul Munson
Located in Oakland, CA
This is the largest configuration of our signature customizable Radius table and the heart of the entire collection by Munson Furniture. This modern walnut coffee table fits beautifu...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Furniture

Materials

Brass

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