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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 The Modernists rejected both natural and historical references and relied primarily on industrial materials such as metal, glass, plywood, and, later, plastics.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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Brazilian Wood Copper Desk with Drawer, Brazilian Modern Style / by Atelier BAM
Located in Sao Paulo, SP
Marajoara desk is a study upon modern utilitarian furniture, with Brazilian Native Arte Reference. In tribute to Lina Bo Bardi's design, this furniture piece has a mixed esthetic of...
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2010s Brazilian Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Copper

Ambrosi Live-Edge Walnut Slab Table with Cast Bronze Bases from Costantini
Located in New York, NY
The Ambrosi live-edge solid Claro walnut slab table with cast bronze bases from Costantini can be made to your desired size and shape, nature allowing. The bases are cast from sol...
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2010s American Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Bronze

Amorph Astra Desk, Nickel Finish
Located in Gardena, CA
Amorph Astra desk solid ashwood with top leather, dimension: 60" L x 24" D x 30" H. About Amorph: Working with geometrics and the morphology of forms stands at the core of Amorph,...
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2010s American Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Wood

Leif Jacobsen Designed Executive Desk
Located in New York, NY
A Leif Jacobsen designed executive desk. Rosewood with chromed metal legs and pulls.
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1960s Canadian Vintage Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Metal

Papillon Metal and Glass Round Dining Table by Soraya Osorio
Located in Clinton Corners, NY
The Papillon Dining Table forms the perfect union between black glass and a dark grey/black metal base. Use as an entry foyer table or desk/writing table. Featured in Architectural...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Steel

Epic Metal Desk by Soraya Osorio
Located in Clinton Corners, NY
The Epic metal desks semi-circle embodies power and confidence. Handcrafted in smoke black steel and grazed aged brass. Featured in Elle Decor Designed and Handcrafted by Soraya ...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Steel, Brass

French Marcello Desk in Blue Lacquer, Glass, and Brass by Joris Poggioli
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This desk in glossy blue lacquer with a glass base, brass accents, and velvet and rosewood drawers is by up-and-coming French designer Joris Poggioli, formerly of Youth Éditions.
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2010s French Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Brass

Amorph Astra Desk, Graphite Walnut with Top leather
Located in Gardena, CA
Amorph Astra desk solid ashwood with top leather, Dimension: 60" L x 24" D x 30" H. About Amorph: Working with geometrics and the morphology of forms stands at the core of AMORPH – ...
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2010s American Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Wood

Custom Bent Office/Writing Desk, Made of Bronze and Walnut Drawers
Located in Chicago, IL
A single brass sheet is bent creating the surface and sides, aptly giving the desk its name. The finish is darkened by hand through a proprietary solution and the drawers are made fr...
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2010s American Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Bronze

Promemoria Ernest Writing Desk in Leather and Wood by Romeo Sozzi
Located in Valmadrera (LC), IT
A diligent secretary, Ernest, refined for materials and details, is a simple and linear writing desk. Ernest is a writing desk in wood, with structure in oak or beech. The upholstery...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Wood, Leather

Promemoria Isaac Writing Desk in Leather and Wood by Romeo Sozzi
Located in Valmadrera (LC), IT
Isaac is a writing desk that belongs to the "Amaranthine Tales" collection, a tribute that Promemoria has paid to time and its indefinable and unstoppable flow. Isaac is a compact an...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Leather, Wood

Paradigm Desk
Located in Brooklyn, NY
The paradigm desk seamlessly integrates three elemental materials, concrete, steel and wood. The combination of cast concrete with hand-turned walnut legs and thru-tenon joinery marr...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Concrete, Steel

Solid Wood Writer's Desk Maple with Steel Joinery and Removable Legs
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This writer's desk is an exercise in restraint. This sleek desk’s tapered legs are made from solid Walnut and are detachable thanks to the custom blackened steel joinery. The solid w...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Steel

Solid Wood Writer's Desk in Walnut with Steel Joinery and Removable Legs
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This writer's desk is an exercise in restraint. This sleek desk’s tapered legs are made from solid Walnut and are detachable thanks to the custom blackened steel joinery. The solid w...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Steel

Handcrafted Natural Grey Hide Desk in Acrylic Base
Located in New York, NY
Contemporary chic desk featuring sleek acrylic base topped with natural grey hide. Hide is a natural material and variations in coloration are to be expected and it will add to the ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Asian Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Stainless Steel

Wellesley Desk in Solid Walnut, Drawers Optional by May Furniture
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Made to order in Brooklyn, New York this customizable desk with drawer options is handmade of solid wood with meticulously cut finger joints as its unique design feature. Shown: 6...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Hardwood

Homework Desk Glass Top and Wooden Drawer, by Niels Bendtsen from Bensen
Located in Vancouver, BC
The Homework is a deceivingly simple writing desk. Conceived for home offices or other small offices where the desk will be on display, Homework can be adjusted according to your uni...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Metal

ClassiCon Jean Fold Out Table by Eileen Gray
Located in New York, NY
Jean, named after Eileen Gray‘s intimate friend of many years, the architect Jean Badovici, stood in various modeis in their summer villa E 1027. "Every room has at its disposal one ...
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21st Century and Contemporary German Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Steel

ClassiCon Pegasus Desk in Walnut with Black Base by IF Group & Tilla Goldberg
Located in New York, NY
The Pegasus home desk is a small, ingeniously conceived home workplace that provides space for the digital devices that have long since become part of our everyday lives. A well-desi...
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21st Century and Contemporary German Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Walnut

ClassiCon Pegasus Desk in Walnut with Chrome by IF Group & Tilla Goldberg
Located in New York, NY
The Pegasus Home Desk is a small, ingeniously conceived home workplace that provides space for the digital devices that have long since become part of our everyday lives. A well-desi...
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21st Century and Contemporary German Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Walnut

ClassiCon Lou Perou Table in White and Chrome by Eileen Gray
Located in New York, NY
Like the majority of Eileen Gray‘s tables, this one too can transform itself. And as always she found an unexpected solution. The folding section of the tabletop is supported by a si...
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21st Century and Contemporary German Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Steel

ClassiCon Zelos Fold-Out Secretary Desk in Black by Christoph Böninger
Located in New York, NY
A good idea doesn’t take up much space – just a piece of paper or a laptop. Christoph Böninger’s Zelos secretary desk reflects this reduction to the essentials. With its pared-down e...
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21st Century and Contemporary German Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Steel

ClassiCon Notos Standing Desk in Black by Thomas Kühl & Andreas Krob
Located in New York, NY
Notos is an essential object in a household or office where artistically inclined persons live and work. That is because this unprecedented, multifunctional piece of furniture transf...
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21st Century and Contemporary German Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Plywood

ClassiCon Zelos Fold-Out Secretary Desk in Walnut by Christoph Böninger
Located in New York, NY
A good idea doesn’t take up much space – just a piece of paper or a laptop. Christoph Böninger’s Zelos secretary desk reflects this reduction to the essentials. With its pared-down e...
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21st Century and Contemporary German Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Steel

Magic Desk in Black Leather and Polished Steel by André Schelbach
Located in New York, NY
The Magic desk in its closed state, this desk resembles a refined and elegant sideboard. Featuring precision-finished stainless steel hinges, the top of the desk can be folded out to...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Stainless Steel

ClassiCon Notos Standing Desk in Black and Chrome by Thomas Kühl & Andreas Krob
Located in New York, NY
Notos is an essential object in a household or office where artistically inclined persons live and work. That is because this unprecedented, multifunctional piece of furniture transf...
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21st Century and Contemporary German Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Plywood

ClassiCon Pegasus Desk in Black with Leather by IF Group & Tilla Goldberg
Located in New York, NY
The Pegasus Home Desk is a small, ingeniously conceived home workplace that provides space for the digital devices that have long since become part of our everyday lives. A well-desi...
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21st Century and Contemporary German Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Leather

ClassiCon Zelos Fold-Out Secretary Desk in White by Christoph Böninger
Located in New York, NY
A good idea doesn’t take up much space – just a piece of paper or a laptop. Christoph Böninger’s Zelos secretary desk reflects this reduction to the essentials. With its pared-down e...
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21st Century and Contemporary German Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Steel

ClassiCon Notos Standing Desk in Maple and Chrome by Thomas Kühl & Andreas Krob
Located in New York, NY
Notos is an essential object in a household or office where artistically inclined persons live and work. That is because this unprecedented, multifunctional piece of furniture transf...
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21st Century and Contemporary German Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Plywood

Marc Newson Riga Table in Matte Lacquered Woods for Cappellini
Located in New York, NY
Designed by Marc Newson, the Riga table is a writing desk made of Matte lacquered wood (in all of the colors in the collection) with legs in solid beech wood. The feet and knobs are ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Aluminum

A.G.Fronzoni Rectangular Fronzoni 64 Table in Metal and Wooden Top, Cappellini
Located in New York, NY
An ode to clean lines, the Fronzoni ’64 table embellishes settings with its absolute rigour and essential elegance. Austere and perfectly functional, the Fronzoni ’64 tables are the ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Metal

A.G.Fronzoni Square Fronzoni 64 Table in Metal Top and Wood Top for Cappellini
Located in New York, NY
An ode to clean lines, the Fronzoni ’64 table embellishes settings with its absolute rigour and essential elegance. Austere and perfectly functional, the Fronzoni ’64 tables are the ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Metal

Isabella Costantini, Italy, Dalia Desk with Two Drawers
Located in Ascoli Piceno, IT
Designed by IC and immaculately crafted by expert Italian artisans, the Dalia desk features two drawers and stylish curved legs. A piece that will enrich any decor with sophisticate...
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2010s Italian Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Brass

Icon Table 'Showroom Sample' by Christopher Kreiling
Located in Pasadena, CA
The Icon library table is steel with a bronzed patina. The legs are upholstered in hand stained lamb leather with adjustable feet. The Icon tabletop is upholstered with black saddle ...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Steel

Two-Drawers Table Ebony Veneer Frame Solid Timber Plywood Caps at Feet Vetrite
Located in London, GB
Sicis is delighted to welcome you at ‘Home’. The classically inspired extent in contemporary plays an eclectic style, elegant and refined. Interiors express personality. A constant...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Glass, Ebony, Plywood

Matte Stainless Steel Decorative Engraving Top Side Ebony Macassar Front Drawers
Located in London, GB
Sicis is delighted to welcome you at ‘Home’. The classically inspired extent in contemporary plays an eclectic style, elegant and refined. Interiors express personality. A constant...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Stainless Steel

Phloem Studio Laura Desk, Handmade Modern Secretary Desk in Walnut or White Oak
Located in Stevenson, WA
Phloem Studio Laura desk is a modern contemporary solid wood secretary desk, handmade custom to order for home or office. With a minimal footprint, the table has ample surface for a ...
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2010s American Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Hardwood, Hardwood

Contemporary Trestle Table "Work" in Solid White Oak by Casey Lurie USA
Located in Chicago, IL
Work table is an adjustable height table consisting of two ratcheting trestles and a solid oak tabletop. By means of a gravity activated ratchet, work table is raised by simply lifti...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Wood, Oak

Desk, Writing Table, Office, Walnut, Modern, Hardwood, Semigood Design
Located in Issaquah, WA
Hardwood, modern desk or writing table for your home or office. Shown in walnut. The timeless lines and subtle tapers of this desk will have you looking forward to sitting down for w...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Hardwood

Doris Oval Double Pedestal Dining Table in Green Marble and Cast Aluminum
Located in Fiesole, Florence
Dining tables with marble tops and multifaceted pedestals in cast bronze, blackened bronze or aluminum. Inspired by Doric columns in archaic architecture, the extruded multi-point ...
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2010s Italian Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Marble, Breccia Marble, Carrara Marble, Siena Marble, Bronze, Aluminum, ...

Doris Double Pedestal Dining Table in White Carrara Marble and Blackened Bronze
Located in Fiesole, Florence
Dining tables with marble tops and multifaceted pedestals in cast bronze, blackened bronze or aluminum. Inspired by Doric columns in archaic architecture, the extruded multi-point ...
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2010s Italian Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Marble, Breccia Marble, Carrara Marble, Siena Marble, Aluminum, Bronze, ...

Doris Double Pedestal Dining Table in White Carrara Marble and Cast Aluminum
Located in Fiesole, Florence
Dining tables with marble tops and multifaceted pedestals in cast bronze, blackened bronze or aluminum. Inspired by Doric columns in archaic architecture, the extruded multi-point ...
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2010s Italian Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Siena Marble, Marble, Breccia Marble, Carrara Marble, Bronze, Bronze, Br...

Doris Oval Double Pedestal Dining Table in Green Marble and Blackened Bronze
Located in Fiesole, Florence
Dining tables with marble tops and multifaceted pedestals in cast bronze, blackened bronze or aluminum. Inspired by Doric columns in archaic architecture, the extruded multi-point ...
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2010s Italian Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Marble, Breccia Marble, Carrara Marble, Siena Marble, Aluminum, Bronze, ...

Tapparelle Desk, in Solid Oak, Inspired by Ancient Roll-Up Shutter Office
Located in Milan, Lombardy
Tapparelle is a desk in solid oak with a strong and material grain, where the sinuous and modern forms are the counterpart of a solid structure enhanced by the material and by the ve...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Oak, Oak

Ziricotte Wood Desk "Litle Shanghai" with Leather Top and Silver Leg
Located in SENLIS, OISE
Little Shanghai desk in ziricotte wood and silver patined leg. There are two drawers on each side. The sides are in zircone and black sycamore marquetry. This desk can be made in oth...
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2010s French Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Metal

Little Shanghai Desk in Olive Wood and Black Sycamore Silver Painted Leg
Located in SENLIS, OISE
Little Shanghai desk in olive wood and black sycamore silver painted leg. There are two drawers on each side. The and sides are in olive and black sycamore marquetry . This desk can ...
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2010s French Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Metal

21th Century Desk Wight Ebony and Black Leather with Metal Leg by Aymeric Lefort
Located in SENLIS, OISE
A semi-circular black lacquered metal legged desk with a white ebony veneer top and black leather desk blotter. The top of the back legs ends with a LED light. Information about the...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Wood

Shanghai Desk in Ziricotte Wood, Leather Top and Silver Patined Leg
Located in SENLIS, OISE
Shanghai desk in Ziricotte wood, leather top and silver patined leg. The inside is made in Sycomore. Information about the covid 19. At this point, the workshop has anticipated the ...
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2010s French Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Metal

Purple Rebar Desk With Glass Top And Macassar Ebony Wood
Located in Toronto, Ontario
The Cleopatra Writing Desk is part of the Rebar series created by artist Troy Smith. Rebar is the steel used in the forming of concrete to give it strength. Rebar is heated with acet...
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2010s Canadian Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Steel

Contemporary Claro Walnut Live Edge Table with Cast Bronze Edge
Located in Santa Monica, CA
Handcrafted by Taylor Donsker in Los Angeles, the cast edge desk features a cast bronze live edge seamlessly attached to a single slab of highly figured Claro walnut. The wood grain ...
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2010s American Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Brass, Bronze, Steel

Ole Wanscher Desk in Black Polished Mahogany
Located in Nordhavn, DK
Ole Wanscher, 1903-1985 Mid-Century Modern desk in black polished mahogany. 9 drawers with original brass handles. The other side with pair of doors and a book shelf. Denmark, cir...
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1950s Danish Vintage Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Mahogany

Marguerite Contemporary design Maple Wood Writing Desk by Giordano Viganò
Located in Novedrate, IT
Marguerite is an elegant writing desk made of maple wood with a thin edging in amaranth wood. A pen tray made of amaranth wood is built on the top, closed by a rounded lid. The writ...
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2010s Italian Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Brass

Contemporary beauty desk, makeup table, jewel case, mirror. Lacquered oak, brass
Located in Meolo, Venezia
Beauty desk with simple lines and sophisticated details. Vivian is ideal for intimate environments such as a boutique-hotel or a private residence. A brass box contains two jewel box...
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2010s Italian Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Brass

Customizable Contemporary Eglomise Glass Pink Dust Vanity by Ercole Home
Located in New York, NY
The églomisé pink dust vanity by Ercole Home has a 5-drawer, with silver leaf wood finish. Hand painted églomisé glass panels are inset on the surface. There are five metal pulls in...
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2010s American Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Metal

Customizable Turquoise Blossom Glass Mosaic Desk with Metal Base by Ercole Home
Located in New York, NY
The Pavia Blossom desk/vanity by Ercole Home has a 2-drawer, with a sky gray wood finish on oak. Hand cut glass mosaics in Bluegreen and Turquoise decorate the drawer fronts in blos...
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2010s American Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Metal

Customizable Contemporary Eglomise Glass Byzantine Gold Vanity by Ercole Home
Located in New York, NY
The Mystic Byzantine gold vanity by Ercole Home has a 5-drawer, with ivory wood finish on oak. Hand painted eglomise glass panels are inset on the surface. There are five aluminum p...
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2010s American Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Metal

Customizable Gray Blossom Glass Mosaic Desk with Metal Base by Ercole Home
Located in New York, NY
The Pavia Blossom desk/vanity by Ercole Home has a 2-drawer, with a sky gray wood finish on oak. Handcut glass mosaics in bluegreen and turquoise decorate the drawer fronts in bloss...
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2010s American Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Metal

Vintage French Oak Table with Drawer Signed Mercier & Chaleyssin, circa 1940s
Located in New York City, NY
Vintage French oak table with drawer signed Mercier & Chaleyssin, circa 1940s.
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1940s French Vintage Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Oak

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