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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 The Modernists rejected both natural and historical references and relied primarily on industrial materials such as metal, glass, plywood, and, later, plastics.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.

The Mill Table, Modern Doug Fir and Powder Coated Steel Bar/Table
The Mill Table, Modern Doug Fir and Powder Coat...
Harkavy Furniture, Dylan Harkavy, Wesley Harkavy
2010s American Modern Tables
Steel, Other
The Mill Table, Modern Doug Fir and Powder Coated Steel Bar/Table. The Mill table is constructed from a solid piece of 2-1/2" inch thick Doug Fir Glulam, that sits upon a welded pow...
The Mill Table, Modern Doug Fir and Powder Coated Steel Dining Table
The Mill Table, Modern Doug Fir and Powder Coat...
Harkavy Furniture, Dylan Harkavy, Wesley Harkavy
2010s American Modern Industrial and Work Tables
Metal
The Mill Table, Modern Doug Fir and Powder Coated Steel Dining Table. The Mill table is constructed from a solid piece of 2.5 inch thick Doug Fir Glulam, that sits upon a welded pow...
Oak, Brass and Leather Bankers Table, France, circa 1950
Oak, Brass and Leather Bankers Table, France, c...
Vintage 1950s French Modern Industrial and Work Tables
Brass, Leather, Iron, Oak
Oak, brass and leather bankers table, France, circa 1950. A tabletop, inset with patinated leather and brass surround sits on a solid wooden base, with iron stretcher. Measures...
Hamilton Modern Desk, by Ambrozia, Tinted Glass, Black Steel, Solid Black Walnut
Hamilton Modern Desk, by Ambrozia, Tinted Glass...
AMBROZIA
2010s Canadian Modern Desks and Writing Tables
Steel, Glass, Wood, Cherry, Maple, Oak, Walnut
The Hamilton modern working desk is handcrafted from a light weight 2” x 1” steel frame. Featuring a nice 10mm tinted tempered glass which let you see the solid wood storage box unde...
Casey Lurie Studio Contemporary "Work" Adjustable Height Solid Oak Trestle Table
Casey Lurie Studio Contemporary "Work" Adjustab...
Casey Lurie
21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Desks and Writing Tables
Wood, Oak
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...
Rectangular Iron Cube Table with Embedded Wood Top, Dinner Table, Desk Table
Rectangular Iron Cube Table with Embedded Wood ...
21st Century and Contemporary Spanish Modern Desks and Writing Tables
Iron, Wood
Rectangular iron cube table with embedded wood top, dinner table, desk table Frame material: Extruded and hand-welded iron rods Frame finish: Black Iron rods dimensions: 3.93 ...
Custom Metallic Gold Dining Table with Maple Top
Custom Metallic Gold Dining Table with Maple Top
Rehab Vintage Interiors
2010s American Modern Dining Room Tables
Steel
Our custom-made steel and wood table is perfect for dinning, work or retail display. Composed of 1” x 3” steel tube frame with 3” steel C-channel cross braces on ends. Powder coated ...
Italian 40s Adjustable Industrial Table
Italian 40s Adjustable Industrial Table
Vintage 1940s Italian Modern Industrial and Work Tables
Iron, Hardwood
Industrial vintage design Adjustable table : Just crank it up or down; easy as 1-2-3!!!
Rectangular Iron Cube Table with Embedded Wood Top, Dinner or Desk Table
Rectangular Iron Cube Table with Embedded Wood ...
21st Century and Contemporary Spanish Modern Desks and Writing Tables
Iron, Wood
Rectangular iron cube table with embedded wood top. Dinner table. Desk table Frame material: Extruded and hand-welded iron rods Frame finish: Black Iron rods dimensions: 3.93i...
Unique Signed Lucite and White Lacquer Desk or ...
21st Century and Contemporary Modern Industrial and Work Tables
Lucite, Lacquer
A beautiful Lucite and white lacquer table. Ideal for a work table, entry table or display table. Can also be used as a desk or dining table but check height. This table was likely a...
Midcentury Style Iron Table
21st Century and Contemporary Modern Industrial and Work Tables
Iron
This beautiful iron table is a perfect addition to any modern or transitional design scape. Detailed clean lines and geometric pattern on the leg's, this table is signed with the art...
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