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Post-Modern Side Tables

POSTMODERN STYLE

Strictly speaking, postmodern design was a short-lived movement that manifested itself chiefly in Italy and the United States in the early 1980s. The characteristics of postmodern furniture and other postmodern objects included hot-colored, loud-patterned, usually plastic surfaces; strange proportions and weird angles; and a vague-at-best relationship between form and function.

Critics derided postmodern design as a grandstanding bid for attention and nothing of consequence. The fact that, decades later, postmodern design still has the power to provoke thoughts (along with other reactions) proves they were not entirely correct.

Postmodernism began as an architectural critique. Starting in the 1960s, a small cadre of mainly American architects began to argue that modernism, once high-minded and even noble in its goals, had become stale, stagnant and blandly corporate. In the next decade in Milan, a cohort of designers led by Ettore Sottsass and Alessandro Mendini brought the discussion to bear on design.

Sottsass and Michele de Lucchi, in 1980, gathered a core group of young designers, which would come to include Michael Graves, Marco Zanini, Shiro Kuramata and Matteo Thun, into a design collective they called Memphis. The Memphis Group saw design as a means of communication and they wanted it to shout. That it did: the first Memphis collection appeared in 1981 and broke all the modernist taboos, embracing irony, kitsch, wild ornamentation and bad taste.

Memphis works remain icons of postmodernism: the Sottsass Casablanca bookcase, with its leopard-print plastic veneer; de Lucchi’s First chair, which has been described as having the look of an electronics component; Martine Bedin’s Super lamp: a pull-toy puppy on a power cord leash. After the initial Memphis show caused an uproar, postmodern design quickly took off in America. The architect Robert Venturi had already begun a series of plywood chairs for Knoll Inc. with beefy, exaggerated silhouettes of traditional styles such as Queen Anne and Chippendale. In 1982, the new firm Swid Powell enlisted a group of top American architects, including Frank Gehry, Richard Meier, Stanley Tigerman and Venturi to create postmodern tableware in silver, ceramic and glass.

On 1stDibs, the collection of postmodern furniture includes seating, decorative objects, lighting fixtures and more.

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Style: Post-Modern
Clam Pink Onyx Side Table by Casa Alfarera
Located in Geneve, CH
Clam Pink Onyx Auxiliary table by Casa Alfarera Dimensions: D40.6 x H55.9 cm Materials: Petalite saturated, iridescent and irregular glaze The Clam Auxiliary table is our lates...
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2010s Dominican Post-Modern Side Tables

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Onyx

Object 062 MDF Side Table by NG Design
Located in Geneve, CH
Object 062 MDF Side Table by NG Design Dimensions: D40 x H41 cm Materials: Powder coated steel, MDF Also Available: All of objects available in different materials and colors on...
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2010s Polish Post-Modern Side Tables

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Other, Steel

Panama Crystal Tray Hand Sculpted Contemporary Crystal
Located in Geneve, CH
Panama crystal tray hand sculpted contemporary crystal Decorative tray Handcrafted decor made from crystal Measures: L 40 x H 8.1 x D 2 6 cm Hand sculpted in crystal Panama tr...
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2010s Danish Post-Modern Side Tables

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Crystal

Brass Hand-Sculpted Side Table by Masaya
Located in Geneve, CH
Brass hand-sculpted side table by Masaya. Brass hand-sculpted side table. Dimensions: H 50 x W 43 x L 50 cm. Masaya is our brand's collection which combines stylishly refined desi...
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2010s Thai Post-Modern Side Tables

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Brass

Ancient White Porcelain Small Deck Table by OxDenmarq
Located in Geneve, CH
Ancient White Porcelain Small Deck Table by OxDenmarq Dimensions: D 43 x W 43 x H 55 cm Materials: Steel, Porcelain Also Available: Different top options available, OX DENMARQ ...
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2010s Danish Post-Modern Side Tables

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Steel

SST010 Side Table by Stone Stackers
Located in Geneve, CH
SST010 Side Table by Stone Stackers Dimensions: D38.5 x W49.5 x H68.2 cm Materials: Marbles: Marble Structure: Calacatta Oro Marble Base & Top: Portoro Silver Weight: 23 kg T...
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2010s Italian Post-Modern Side Tables

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Marble

Bent Side Table High Smoky Grey by Pulpo
Located in Geneve, CH
Bent side table high smoky grey by Pulpo Dimensions: D50 x H51.5 cm. Materials: casted glass. Also available in different finishes and dimensions. The bubbled surface of the...
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2010s German Post-Modern Side Tables

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Glass

Source Side Table No.3 by a Space
Located in Geneve, CH
The source side table No.3 by A Space Dimensions: D 30 x W 30 x H 50cm Materials: Pink tuff. Weight: 35 kg Inspired by antiquity, material, craftsmanship and architecture of Ar...
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2010s American Post-Modern Side Tables

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Other

Antropología Side Table VI by Raúl De La Cerda
Located in Geneve, CH
Antropología side table VI by Raúl de la Cerda Dimensions: D 40 x W 40 x H 50 cm Materials: oak wood, Negro Monterrey marble. Solid holm white oak with Negro Monterrey marble si...
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2010s Mexican Post-Modern Side Tables

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Marble

Pair of Illuminated Suede Drum Side Tables by Steve Chase, c. 1980
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A unique pair of illuminated suede drum side tables by Steve Chase, circa 1980s. This pair of side tables came from a Steve Chase designed home and features suede leather wrapped aro...
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1980s American Vintage Post-Modern Side Tables

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Metal

Tall Game of Stone Side Table, Black Silver by Josefina Munoz
Located in Geneve, CH
Tall game of stone side table, black silver by Josefina Munoz Game of stone collection Dimensions: H55 x Ø45cm Material: marble palissandro black silver Available in: Low, smal...
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2010s Swiss Post-Modern Side Tables

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Marble

Red Mass Table by Sara Regal
Located in Geneve, CH
Red mass table by Sara Regal Dimensions: D 45 x W 44 x H 45 cm Materials: recycled plastic, pigments, concrete, polystyrene, lacquer Customisable colors and measures, gloss or sat...
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2010s Spanish Post-Modern Side Tables

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Concrete

Unique Teil 04 Side Table by Anima Ona
Located in Geneve, CH
Teil 04 side table by Anima Ona Unique Piece Dimensions: D 19 x W 16.5 x H 45 cm Materials: Silbergrau QS stone The five pieces of the Teile series are made of scrap stone from...
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2010s German Post-Modern Side Tables

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Stone

Tall Game of Stone Side Table, Blue by Josefina Munoz
Located in Geneve, CH
Tall Game of Stone side table, blue by Josefina Munoz Game of Stone Collection Dimensions: H55 x Ø45cm Material: Marble Palissandro Blue Available in: Low, Small and XS sizes. ...
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2010s Swiss Post-Modern Side Tables

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Marble

Tavolino2 Smoky Grey Side Table by Pulpo
Located in Geneve, CH
Tavolino2 Smoky Grey Side Table by Pulpo Dimensions: D135.5 x W59.5 x H40 cm Materials: Glass, aluminium All color combinations available on request. Please contact us. Clear lines...
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2010s German Post-Modern Side Tables

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Aluminum

Alwa Two Blue Black Side Table by Pulpo
Located in Geneve, CH
Alwa Two Blue Black Side Table by Pulpo Dimensions: D38 x H44 cm Materials: casted glass; powder coated steel Also available in different finishes. Please contact us. Normally, gl...
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2010s German Post-Modern Side Tables

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Steel

Onyx Coffee Table by OS And OOS
Located in Geneve, CH
Onyx coffee table by OS And OOS Dimensions: 55 x 45 x 40 cm Materials: onyx and green marble The table might be slightly different from the images as each table is unique and depe...
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2010s Dutch Post-Modern Side Tables

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Onyx

Postmodern Console or Side Table Made of Mirrored Glass
Located in Doornspijk, NL
This console or side table has a remarkable presence due to the fact that it mostly consists of mirrored glass. It embellishes every object displayed on it by doubling its images and...
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1980s Dutch Vintage Post-Modern Side Tables

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Mirror

Object 063 Side Table by NG Design
Located in Geneve, CH
Object 063 side table by NG Design Dimensions: D40 x H50 cm Materials: Powder coated steel Also Available: All of objects available in different materials and colors on demand. ...
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2010s Polish Post-Modern Side Tables

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Steel

Pina High Light Grey Black Side Table by Pulpo
Located in Geneve, CH
Pina high green black green side table by Pulpo Dimensions: D34 x H52 cm. Materials: glass; brass and steel. Also available in different colours. Sebastian Herkner’s distinc...
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2010s German Post-Modern Side Tables

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Brass, Steel

Italian Post Modern Cube Micro Perforated and Matt Glass Side Coffee Table 1980s
Located in MIlano, IT
Italian post modern cube micro perforated and matt glass side coffee table, 1980s Almost cube-shaped coffee table in white micro-perforated metal, with glass top in matt finish. Ab...
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1980s Italian Vintage Post-Modern Side Tables

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Metal

Postmodern Italian Alessi Side Drinks Table by Designer Jasper Morrison, 1998
Located in New York, NY
An Alessi Postmodern Italian side or drinks table by designer Jasper Morrison, 1998. Table has a round blue resin/composite top and brush metal base. With maker's mark underneath as ...
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1990s Italian Post-Modern Side Tables

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Composition, Metal

Set of 2, Airisto Side Tables/Stools, Natural Color by Made by Choice
Located in Geneve, CH
Set of 2, Airisto side tables/stools, natural color by Made By Choice By Choice with Joanna Laajisto Dimensions: D35 x H45 cm Materials: Solid Ash. Finishes: Natural Ash / Painte...
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2010s Finnish Post-Modern Side Tables

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Wood, Ash

Contemporary Black Lacquer Mod Helix Drumstool by Robert Kuo, Limited Edition
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Mod Helix Drumstool Black Lacquer Hand Repoussé Limited edition Each piece is individually crafted and is unique. Lacquer is a technique that dates back to the Shang dynasty, ...
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2010s Post-Modern Side Tables

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Lacquer

Hourglass Side Table by Masaya
Located in Geneve, CH
Hourglass side table by Masaya (Black Top, Brass Legs) Dimensions: W35/40 x D35/40 x H50 cm Materials: Brass, Teak, Wood Also Available: Different colors (Gold, Polished Brass. ...
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2010s Thai Post-Modern Side Tables

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Brass

Vintage Italian Slanted Travertine and Glass Side Tables, 1970s
Located in View Park, CA
Two exceptionally rare vintage Italian travertine side tables with slanted bases and glass inserts, 1970s. Minor blemish on underside of one glass piece (shown in photos); otherwise ...
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1970s Italian Vintage Post-Modern Side Tables

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Travertine

Invisible Cities Side Table II by Studio Lel
Located in Geneve, CH
Invisible Cities side table II by Studio Lel Dimensions: D 33 x H 68.5 cm. Materials: travertine, quartz Lél is an artistic collective dedicated to preserving and evolving the 1...
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2010s Pakistani Post-Modern Side Tables

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Quartz, Travertine

Rive Oak Side Table by Homefolks
Located in Geneve, CH
Rive Oak side table by Homefolks Dimensions: D 32.5 x W 50 x H 50 cm Materials: oak wood An exercise of balance, the Rive side table is composed of two sensuous, organic wood f...
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2010s English Post-Modern Side Tables

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Oak

Pink Mass Table by Sara Regal
Located in Geneve, CH
Pink mass table by Sara Regal. Dimensions: D 45 x W 35 x H 50 cm. Materials: recycled plastic, pigments, concrete, polystyrene, lacquer, varnish. Customisable colors and measures,...
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2010s Spanish Post-Modern Side Tables

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Concrete

Layered Steel Console by Hyungshin Hwang
Located in Geneve, CH
Layered steel console by Hyungshin Hwang Dimensions: D 90 x W 33 x H 90 cm Materials: stainless steel Layered Series is the main theme and concept of work of Hwang, who continue...
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2010s Korean Post-Modern Side Tables

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Stainless Steel

White Carrara Marble Single Deck Table by OxDenmarq
Located in Geneve, CH
White Carrara marble single deck table by OxDenmarq Dimensions: D 57 x W 57 x H 38 cm Materials: Steel, white Carrara marble Also available: Different top options available OX ...
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2010s Danish Post-Modern Side Tables

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Marble, Steel

"Flamingo" Side Table by Michele De Lucchi
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Michele De Lucchi was a principal member of the Italian radical groups Alchymia and Memphis. This elegant table, created for Memphis in 1984, is one of a series of four which use ...
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1980s Italian Vintage Post-Modern Side Tables

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Steel

Brown Emperador Marble Single Deck Table by OxDenmarq
Located in Geneve, CH
Brown Emperador marble single deck table by OxDenmarq Dimensions: D 57 x W 57 x H 38 cm Materials: Steel, brown emperador marble Also available: Different top options available ...
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2010s Danish Post-Modern Side Tables

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Marble, Steel

Soap Column Stool or Side Table by Sabine Marcelis, Ice-Lavender
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Sabine Marcelis’ new ice-lavender SOAP column stools in matte resin are unveiled at NOMAD Monaco 2018, creating a pastel and sculptural mise-en-scéne along with the new round SOAP ta...
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2010s Dutch Post-Modern Side Tables

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Resin

Object 066 Side Table by NG Design
Located in Geneve, CH
Object 066 Side Table by NG Design Dimensions: D40 x H50 cm Materials: Marble Volakas Also Available: All of objects available in different materials and colors on demand. T...
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2010s Polish Post-Modern Side Tables

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Marble

Postmodern Side Table
Located in Greenwich, CT
Postmodern side table made with maple wood lacquered in white dove with a California blue accent. Price is per table. Custom size and finish available upon request. Measurements: 2...
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2010s American Post-Modern Side Tables

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Maple

Organic design - ceramic sculpture Coffee Table, available in custom finishes
Located in London, GB
Inspired by a narrow gorge called the ‘Siq’ which is a particular way to approach Petra from the East, the winding path ends dramatically at the foot of Al-Khazneh. The base compr...
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21st Century and Contemporary English Post-Modern Side Tables

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Ceramic, Glass

Pair of Solid Onyx Sculptural Guéridons Signed Noro Khachatryan
Located in Geneve, CH
A single or a set of 2 columns (side table) that you can place in 2 positions/ upside down. Made of solid white onyx. Limited Edition of 10 + 2 AP, signed and numbered The nat...
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2010s Belgian Post-Modern Side Tables

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Onyx

Big Basket Table by Masaya
Located in Geneve, CH
Big basket table by Masaya Dimensions: W92 x D92 x H43 cm Materials: Brass Also Available: Different colors (Gold, Polished Brass. Black, Painted Brass) and materials ( Wood, Ma...
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2010s Thai Post-Modern Side Tables

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Brass

Ugo La Pietra Side Table Flessuosa Series Busnelli Italy, Post Modern 1985
Located in Vienna, AT
Rare table from the Flessuosa series by Ugo La Pietra for Busnelli, Italy, 1985 Museal table by Ugo La Pietra, one of the former founding members of famous Italian avant-garde group...
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1980s Italian Vintage Post-Modern Side Tables

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Wood

Gol. 002 Marble Table by Chapter Studio
Located in Geneve, CH
Gol. 002 marble table by Chapter 101 Dimensions: H 86 x W 40 x D 160 Material: marble (beige travertine, noce travertine) Effortless composition and eccentric design bring forth the...
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2010s French Post-Modern Side Tables

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Marble

Hexagonal Drumstool, Black Lacquer by Robert Kuo, Hand Repousse, Limited
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Hexagonal drumstool Black lacquer Hand Repousse Limited Edition Each piece is individually crafted and is unique. Lacquer is a technique that dates back to the Shang dynasty, ...
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2010s Post-Modern Side Tables

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Lacquer

Salvante S1 Side Table by Piotr Dąbrowa
Located in Geneve, CH
Salvante S1 side table by Piotr Dabrowa Unique Piece Dimensions: D 50 x H 50 cm Materials: Calacatta Viola Marble Also Available: Botticino Marble, Walnut Burl Marble, Rosa Peral...
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2010s Italian Post-Modern Side Tables

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Marble

Architectural Handcrafted Walnut End Table
Located in London, GB
Architectural postmodern/Art Deco American black walnut pillar end or side table. Design by SUM furniture and handcrafted using traditional techniques using the finest American Black...
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21st Century and Contemporary English Post-Modern Side Tables

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Walnut

Pantry Table by Studio Boheme
Located in Geneve, CH
Pantry table by Studio Boheme (Handcrafted in USA) Gardenia Collection Dimensions: D99 H74 cm Materials: Birch Plywood (Base), Table Top: 1/2”(0.5mm) tempered glass, standoffs: bl...
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2010s American Post-Modern Side Tables

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Brass

Gold Square 3 Half Arches Arcade Side and Cofffe Table by Kasadamo
Located in Geneve, CH
Gold Square 3 Half Arches Arcade Side and Cofffe Table by Kasadamo Dimensions: D 70 x W 110 x H 40cm Materials: stainless steel Also Available: Other color and sizes available, ...
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2010s Swiss Post-Modern Side Tables

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Stainless Steel

Pair of Karl Springer Polished Steel and Brass Sculpture Leg Tables
Located in Chicago, IL
Pair of sculpture leg side tables by Karl Springer. Mixed metal bases with polished stainless steel bases, brushed stainless top plate, and polished brass finial that holds cantileve...
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1970s American Vintage Post-Modern Side Tables

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Brass, Stainless Steel

Puvvi Tilt-Top Pink Side Table by Studio Lel
Located in Geneve, CH
Puvvi Tilt-Top Pink Side Table by Studio Lel Dimensions: D46 x W46 x H66 cm Materials:Lapis Lazuli, Onyx, Marble, Wood From the Urdu word for the chrysanthemum flower, our Vogue...
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2010s Pakistani Post-Modern Side Tables

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Lapis Lazuli, Onyx, Marble

Marble and Glass Coffee Table in the Style of Massimo Vignelli, 1970's
Located in Antwerp, BE
Massimo Vignelli; Post-modern; Italy; Coffee table; Marble; Glass; Italian design; Postmodern Italian coffee table in the style of Massimo Vignelli. This features four black marb...
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1970s Italian Vintage Post-Modern Side Tables

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Marble

Rosa Marble Side Table by Agglomerati
Located in Geneve, CH
Rosa marble side table by Agglomerati. Dimensions: D 45 x H 45 cm. Materials: Nero Antico marble. Available in other stones. Rosa side table celebrates simplicity. It has strik...
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2010s British Post-Modern Side Tables

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Marble

Correspondence Sideboard by Gisbert Pöppler
Located in Geneve, CH
Correspondence Sideboard by Gisbert Pöppler Dimensions: D 250 x W 28 x H 91,5 cm Materials: hand lacquered ash wood Inspired by classic Asian woodwork, this sleek table uses no nail...
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2010s German Post-Modern Side Tables

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Ash

Set of 2, Airisto Side Tables/ Stools, Stained Black by Made by Choice
Located in Geneve, CH
Set of 2, airisto side tables/ stools, stained black by Made By Choice with Joanna Laajisto Dimensions: D35 x H45 cm Materials: solid ash. Finishes: natural ash / painted black ...
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2010s Finnish Post-Modern Side Tables

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Wood, Ash

80s Postmodern Sottsass Style Memphis Rosewood Walnut Steel Accent Side Table
Located in Elloree, SC
A one-of-a-kind Memphis style accent side table in the manner of Ettore Sottsass. This is a piece—of rosewood, walnut, and steel—so well made that when looked upon it immediately cal...
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1980s American Vintage Post-Modern Side Tables

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Steel

Set of 2, Airisto Side Table & Bench, Stained Black by Made By Choice
Located in Geneve, CH
Set of 2, Airisto side table & bench, stained black by Made By Choice with Joanna Laajisto Dimensions: W96cm, D35cm, H45 cm (Standard Bench), D35cm, H45 cm (Stool / Side Table) Mat...
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2010s Finnish Post-Modern Side Tables

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Wood, Ash

Contemporary Aluminium and Antler Side Table
Located in Stamford, CT
Custom made side table signed by artist Daniel S.Macphail with aluminium tabletop and base decorated with antlers, circa 2010.
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2010s Post-Modern Side Tables

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Aluminum

Rosedal Lava Stone Coffee Table by Comité de Proyectos
Located in Geneve, CH
Rosedal lava stone coffee table by Comité de Proyectos Dimensions: 122 x 125 x 38 cm Materials: solid huanacaxtle wood, volcanic stone, tempered glass The Rosedal table is a scu...
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2010s Mexican Post-Modern Side Tables

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Stone

Vintage Italian Post Modern Pair End or Side Tables White Marble Grey Veining
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Pair of generous scale, white marble end-tables or side-tables, with gray veining and a satin-sheen resin coating. Each weighs about 100lbs. Tops simply rest on bases. Nice bull-nose...
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1980s Italian Vintage Post-Modern Side Tables

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Marble

SST013-2 Side Table by Stone Stackers
Located in Geneve, CH
SST013-2 side table by Stone Stackers Dimensions: W44.5 x D36 x H45 cm Materials: Marbles: Marble Structure: Frappuccino Marble Base: Invisible Grey Weight: 23 kg This side...
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2010s Italian Post-Modern Side Tables

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Marble

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