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Brutalist Tables

BRUTALIST STYLE

The design of brutalist furniture encompasses that which is crafted, hewn and worked by hand — an aesthetic rebuke (or, at least, a counterpoint) to furniture that is created using 21st-century materials and technology. Lately, the word “brutalist” has been adopted by the realms of furniture design and the decorative arts to refer to chairs, cabinets, tables and accessory pieces such as mirror frames and lighting that are made of rougher, deeply textured metals and other materials that are the visual and palpable antithesis of the sleek, smooth and suave. 

ORIGINS OF BRUTALIST FURNITURE DESIGN

CHARACTERISTICS OF BRUTALIST FURNITURE DESIGN 

  • Use of industrial materials — tubular steel, concrete, glass, granite
  • Prioritizes functionalism, minimalism and utilization of negative space
  • Spare silhouettes, pronounced geometric shapes
  • Stripped-down, natural look; rugged textures, modular construction
  • Interiors featuring airy visual flow and reliance on neutral palettes

BRUTALIST FURNITURE DESIGNERS TO KNOW

VINTAGE BRUTALIST FURNITURE ON 1STDIBS

The term brutalism — which derives from the French word brut, meaning “raw” — was coined by architecture critic Reyner Banham to describe an architectural style that emerged in the 1950s featuring monumental buildings, usually made of unornamented concrete, whose design was meant to project an air of strength and solidity.

Le Corbusier essentially created the brutalist style; its best-known iterations in the United States are the Whitney Museum of American Art, which was designed by Marcel Breuer, and Paul Rudolph's Yale Art and Architecture Building. The severe style might have been the most criticized architectural movement of the 20th century, even if it was an honest attempt to celebrate the beauty of raw material. But while the brutalist government buildings in Washington, D.C., seemingly bask in their un-beauty, brutalist interior design and decor is much more lyrical, at times taking on a whimsical, romantic quality that its exterior counterparts lack.

Paul Evans is Exhibit A for brutalist furniture design. His Sculpture Front cabinets laced with high-relief patinated steel mounts have become collector's items nonpareil, while the chairs, coffee table and dining table in his later Cityscape series and Sculpted Bronze series for Directional Furniture are perhaps the most expressive, attention-grabbing pieces in American modern design. Other exemplary brutalist designers are Silas Seandel, the idiosyncratic New York furniture designer and sculptor whose works in metal — in particular his tables — have a kind of brawny lyricism, and Curtis Jere, a nom-de-trade for the California team of Curtis Freiler and Jerry Fels, the bold makers of expressive scorched and sheared copper and brass mirror frames and wall-mounted sculptures.

Brutalist furniture and sculptures remain popular with interior designers and can lend unique, eccentric, human notes to an art and design collection in any home.

Find authentic vintage brutalist chairs, coffee tables, decorative objects and other furniture on 1stDibs.

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Style: Brutalist
Cast Iron + Wood Stump Gueridon Table
Located in West Hollywood, CA
Brutalist gueridon table with patinated cast iron top and tri-legged wood stump base.
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1960s French Vintage Brutalist Tables

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Iron

Brutalist Round Coffee Table, France, 1950s
Located in Antwerp, BE
Brutalist round wooden coffee table with a four-legged base, crafted from solid wood with a charismatic patina. Its seamless integration of tabletop and legs offers a unique twist, m...
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1950s French Vintage Brutalist Tables

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Wood

Brutalist coffee tables by Idir Mecibah for Smederij Moerman, 1990s Belgium.
Located in Landgraaf, NL
Brutalist side / coffee tables by Idir Mecibah for Smederij Moerman, 1990s Belgium. These tables are part of the Scrab series. Made of forged steel. In the center is a gold leaf squa...
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1990s Belgian Brutalist Tables

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Steel

Paul Evans Studio Mirror and Console Suite
Located in Chicago, IL
Paul Evans Studio Mirror and Console Suite; Rare Sculptured Bronze Metal Console Table with slate top and Mirror from the 100 series, 1970c. Table: 29.75" high 55" wide 17" deep Mirr...
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1970s American Vintage Brutalist Tables

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Slate

Brutalist side table by Idir Mecibah for Smederij Moerman, 1990s Belgium.
Located in Landgraaf, NL
Brutalist side table by Idir Mecibah for Smederij Moerman, 1990s Belgium. This side table is part of the Scrab series. Made of forged steel. In the center is a gold leaf square. Idir...
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1990s Belgian Brutalist Tables

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Steel

Sculptural Solid Oak Wooden Brut Dining Table - Black
Located in Amsterdam, NL
The sculptural Brut Table is inspired by the architectural styles Brutalism and Amsterdam School and made out of solid hardwood. A matching bench is availab...
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21st Century and Contemporary Dutch Brutalist Tables

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Oak, Walnut

Ilana Goor Style Iron Brutalist Table Base
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Impressive large Ilana Goor style Iron coffee table base with her typical rebar type construction. Stunning Ilana Goor iron coffee table base with amazing sculptural Industrial Bruta...
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1980s American Vintage Brutalist Tables

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Iron

Brutal Black Oak Dining Table
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This solid oak brutal dining table with a triangular base and a dramatic black aesthetic finish, gives every space you place it a modern and unique...
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2010s Mexican Brutalist Tables

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Oak

Organic Modern Center Table Jean in Natural Travertine Marble Stone
Located in Lisbon, PT
Jean oval center table is unique in its conception with Organic Modern inspiration. Natural Stone is unrepeatable in its individuality, this way each Jean center table is unique fea...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Brutalist Tables

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Marble

Abecedario Collection - letter "H" Side Table in Concrete Mou Cement Color
Located in Rome, Lazio
Coffee Table H is the latest addition to the Abecedario Collection presented on the occasion of the Milan Design Week 2023. A new grapheme that marks the evolution of this line and allows Forma&Cemento to continue with the drafting of a real concrete alphabet. Each coffee table is made through the extrusion of a two-dimensional shape into which the concrete is poured. Each unique and recognizable "sign" materializes in a piece of furniture full of meaning. Forma&Cemento products are handcrafted in high performance cement mortar! Our production process is completely artisanal and for this reason each piece is unique and no two are alike. To preserve the beauty of our concrete and highlight its peculiar characteristics, we use colored pigments that are poured directly into the cement mix. Any imperfections on the surface such as color variations, porosity, fine cracks and granulations of different colors are characteristics of the material and of the craftsmanship, for this reason they are not to be considered defects. Design: Studio Salaris...
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2010s Italian Brutalist Tables

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Concrete

Carlo Scarpa Style Coffee Table
Located in Chicago, IL
The coffee table is anchored by two robust, sculptural blocks of travertine. Exhibiting raw textures and subtle tonal nuances, the travertine bloc...
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1980s American Vintage Brutalist Tables

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Travertine

Silas Seandel Sculptural Coffee Table with Glass Top 1970s 'Signed'
Located in New York, NY
Coffee table with organic shape base in cast solid resin to resemble concrete with thick glass top by Silas Seandel, American 1970's ...
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1970s American Vintage Brutalist Tables

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Glass, Resin

Concrete Side Table "G" Abecedario Collection Green Color by Forma&Cemento
Located in Rome, Lazio
Coffee table G is part of the Abecedario Collection; it marks the beginning of a language in cement that will create a concrete alphabet made up by tables and ...
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2010s Italian Brutalist Tables

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Concrete

Concrete Circular Dining Table Laoban Ultra High Performance Silver Grey Cement
Located in Rome, Lazio
Laoban is a dining table which takes inspiration from the Asian aesthetic. Laoban was born from the desire to give importance and stability to the convivial moments that we savor eve...
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2010s Italian Brutalist Tables

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Concrete

Striata, Side-Table Made of Volcanic Stone by CMX
Located in Ciudad De México, MX
Introducing our striking side table that beautifully combines the strength of volcanic stone with its light and airy design. This captivating stone monolith...
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2010s Mexican Brutalist Tables

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Lava

Stricta, Dining Table Made of Lava Stone and Glass by Ricardo Rodriguez Elias
Located in Ciudad De México, MX
Ideal for 8 - 10 people Introducing our outstanding dining table, where the combination of materials creates a stunning masterpiece. This exceptional piece features a volcanic stone monolith...
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2010s Mexican Brutalist Tables

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Lava

1970s Vintage Italian Square White Carrera Marble Dining Table or Center Table
Located in Grand Cayman, KY
Monumental 1970s vintage Italian white Carrera marble dining table in Brutalist square format with single square leg, also in white Carrera...
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1970s Italian Vintage Brutalist Tables

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Marble, Carrara Marble

Aluminium Etched Coffee Table by Marc D’haenens, Belgium, 1970s
Located in Antwerp, BE
Square coffee table by Belgian designer Marc D'Haenens, the perfect centrepiece for your home. At the heart of this table lies a square aluminum top, meticulously etched to perfectio...
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1970s Belgian Vintage Brutalist Tables

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Aluminum, Steel

Brutalist Design Oak Round Coffee Table, Netherlands 1960's
Located in Oud-Turnhout, VAN
Vintage Brutalist Dutch Design Oak Round Coffee Table. Made in the Netherlands, 1960's period. Solid light oak constructed coffee table. Round table top with 4 rectagular feet. This ...
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1960s Dutch Vintage Brutalist Tables

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Oak

Brutalist Rectangular Slate Stone Coffee Table by Sculpter Paul Kingma 1996
Located in DE MEERN, NL
Brutalist coffee table designed and made by sculpter Paul Kingma († 2013), The Netherlands 1996 Introducing the Brutalist Round Coffee Table by renowned sculptor Paul Kingma, crafte...
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1990s Dutch Brutalist Tables

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Multi-gemstone, Concrete, Slate, Brass, Copper

Satyrs, Solid Wood Sculptural Side, Table Original Contemporary Design
Located in Stara Gradiška, HR
Unique chainsaw carved wooden functional sculpture usable as a multifunctional piece such as, tabouret, side table, night stand or even pedestal for your art. Carved from a single pi...
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21st Century and Contemporary Croatian Brutalist Tables

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Wood

Solid Burnt Wood, Brutalist Sculptural Stool/Side Table, Unique, Original 1/1
Located in Stara Gradiška, HR
Chainsaw carved stool/side table. Carved from a single piece of burnt wood and protected with the highest quality oils, ensuring durability for generations. Such unique handmade desi...
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21st Century and Contemporary Croatian Brutalist Tables

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Wood, Oak

1960s Adrian Pearsall for Craft Associates Brutalist Glass Dining Table
Located in Farmington Hills, MI
We are very pleased to offer a stunning table by American architect and furniture designer Adrian Pearsall, circa the 1960s. Inspired by Paul Evans creation of metal-sculpted furniture...
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1960s North American Vintage Brutalist Tables

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Glass, Resin

Charles Dudouyt Style Coffee or Side Table in Oak, France 1950's
Located in New York, NY
Solid oak side table with ringed pin legs; the levels are encased in the legs. Reminiscent of the "Quilles" table by Jean Royere.
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Mid-20th Century French Brutalist Tables

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Oak

Solid Burnt Wood, Brutalist Sculptural Stool/Side Table, Unique, Original 1/1
Located in Stara Gradiška, HR
Chainsaw carved stool/side table. Carved from a single piece of burnt wood and protected with the highest quality oils, ensuring durability for generations. Such unique handmade desi...
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21st Century and Contemporary Croatian Brutalist Tables

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Wood

Solid Burnt Wood, Side Table, Stool, Original Contemporary Design
Located in Stara Gradiška, HR
Unique chainsaw carved wooden contemporary rustic side table. Carved from a single piece of wood and protected with the highest quality oils, ensuring durability for generations. Suc...
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21st Century and Contemporary Croatian Brutalist Tables

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Wood, Oak

In Stock - Bastogne Walnut Single Slab FIJN Dining Table
Located in Calgary, CA
A single slab of California exhibition-grade Bastogne walnut set atop oversized legs set in a brutalist stance. Handcrafted from one of our "unicorn"...
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21st Century and Contemporary Canadian Brutalist Tables

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Steel

French Brutalist Oak Coffee Table, Freeform, 1950s, Handmade
Located in Forest, BE
Very unique oak handmade massive slay of tree. It is a free form shape. The top is patinated and shows various shades of brown/brownish colors and honey tones. Elegant and brutalist ...
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Mid-20th Century French Brutalist Tables

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Hardwood

Oak Live Edge Console Table or Desk, France, 1950's
Located in Austin, TX
Brutalist, or mid-century modern, solid oak live edge console table or desk. Thick oak slab top with organic shape supported by a pair of slab legs with an angular cut out detail on...
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Mid-20th Century French Brutalist Tables

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Oak

Pair of Danish Modern Henning Kjærnulf Oak Side Tables
Located in San Antonio, TX
Pair of rustic Danish Modern Henning Kjærnulf oak side tables, circa 1960s. Vintage sculptural side cabinets are solid oak and feature ornate carvings and stunning details. One side ...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Brutalist Tables

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Oak

Patinated Steel Side Table or Pedestal in the Style of Mathieu Matégot
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Patinated, perforated metal side table or pedestal in the style of Mathieu Matégot.
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1980s French Vintage Brutalist Tables

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Metal

Round solid Oak Brutalist Artisan coffee table, 1970's
Located in Amsterdam, Noord Holland
Brutalist round coffee table. Traditionally made from solid oak wood. The table stands on three legs and was made by Meubelfabriek Oisterwijk....
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Mid-20th Century French Brutalist Tables

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Oak

Charles Dudouyt Brutalist Dining Table
Located in West Hollywood, CA
Brutalist walnut dining table with H-stretcher base, extendable at both ends (no leaves), designed by Charles Dudouyt, France circa 1940's.
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1940s French Vintage Brutalist Tables

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Wood, Walnut

Solid Burnt Wood, Sculptural Stool/Side Table, Rock, Original Design, Logniture
Located in Stara Gradiška, HR
Chainsaw carved stool/side table. Carved from a single piece of burnt oak wood and protected with the highest quality oils, ensuring durability for generations. Such unique handmade ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Croatian Brutalist Tables

Materials

Wood, Oak

Contemporary Handcrafted Center Table in Brazilian Hardwood by Leo Strauss
Located in Atibaia, BR
Solid wood, processed in large width and thickness dimensions, and it adds life to this piece of straight and modernist shapes. In its artisan production, traditional woodworking te...
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2010s Brazilian Brutalist Tables

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Hardwood

Brutalist Round Coffee Table in Dark Grey Stone Look
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Cocktail table, resin, Northern-Europe, 1970s. This deep grey robust coffee or cocktail table is from the 1970s. The thick round shaped top is supported by a smaller column with arc...
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1970s European Vintage Brutalist Tables

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Resin

Brutalist steel coffee table 1970s
Located in HEVERLEE, BE
Unique steel sheet coffee table with 4 legs. The steel sheet has been nicely bent around the edges to create an attractive design and make a steel sheet look attractive. 1980s - Be...
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1970s Belgian Vintage Brutalist Tables

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Steel

square forged bronze table with cast glass Lothar klute attr. - 1980s brutalist
Located in Saarbrücken, SL
Brutalist tables made of forged bronze and cast glass from the 1980s This forging process of bronze is a bronze alloy developed by Lothar Klute. In modern times, the production of s...
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1980s German Vintage Brutalist Tables

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Bronze

forged bronze tables with blue cast glass - 1980s brutalist
Located in Saarbrücken, SL
Brutalist tables made of forged bronze and cast glass from the 1980s. In modern times, the production of such tables would be impossible for reasons of cost and performance. 3 cm t...
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1980s German Vintage Brutalist Tables

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Crystal, Bronze

Solid Burnt Wood, Sculptural Stool/Side Table, Rock, Original Design, Logniture
Located in Stara Gradiška, HR
Chainsaw carved stool/side table. Carved from a single piece of burnt oak wood and protected with the highest quality oils, ensuring durability for generations. Such unique handmade ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Croatian Brutalist Tables

Materials

Wood, Oak

Videre Licet Shell Console by Daniele Albright and Stefan Lawrence, 2017
By Daniele Albright & Stefan Lawrence
Located in amstelveen, NL
Handmade custom console, made from beautiful shell pieces in resin with a chrome top, circa 2017. This item is extremely rare because Videre Licet only makes individual pieces and ea...
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2010s American Brutalist Tables

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Shell, Mirror

Contemporary Studio Crafts Side Tables
Located in San Francisco, CA
Pair of Studio Crafts reclaimed teak wood side tables. Most likely a contemporary design from the 21st century with heavy solid construction. A chic pair of end tables for any inter...
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Early 2000s Unknown Brutalist Tables

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Teak, Reclaimed Wood

Domus, Solid Wood Sculptural Side, Table Original Contemporary Design, Logniture
Located in Stara Gradiška, HR
Domus is a coffee table made from a single block of wood.‎ The purpose of this coffee table is to be placed next to a warm hearth, a place where the whole family gathers and tells st...
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21st Century and Contemporary Croatian Brutalist Tables

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Wood

Solid Burnt Wood, Side Table, Stool, Wabi Sabi, Chainsaw Carved, Handmade
Located in Stara Gradiška, HR
Unique chainsaw carved wooden rustic stool/side table. Carved from a single piece of wood and protected with the highest quality oils, ensuring durability for generations. Such uniqu...
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21st Century and Contemporary Croatian Brutalist Tables

Materials

Wood

Solid Burnt Wood, Side Table, Stool, Wabi Sabi, Chainsaw Carved, Handmade
Located in Stara Gradiška, HR
Unique chainsaw carved wooden rustic stool/side table. Carved from a single piece of wood and protected with the highest quality oils, ensuring durability for generations. Such uniqu...
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21st Century and Contemporary Croatian Brutalist Tables

Materials

Wood

Solid Burnt Wood, Sculptural Stool/Side Table, Original Design, Logniture
Located in Stara Gradiška, HR
Chainsaw carved stool/side table. Carved from a single piece of burnt wood and protected with the highest quality oils, ensuring durability for generations. Such unique handmade desi...
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21st Century and Contemporary Croatian Brutalist Tables

Materials

Wood

Solid Burnt Wood, Side Table, Stool, Wabi Sabi, Chainsaw Carved, Handmade
Located in Stara Gradiška, HR
Unique chainsaw carved wooden rustic stool/side table. Carved from a single piece of wood and protected with the highest quality oils, ensuring durability for generations. Such uniqu...
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21st Century and Contemporary Croatian Brutalist Tables

Materials

Wood

Chairs, Bench, Table Set for Lingel
Located in Budapest, HU
The production of Lingel furniture, founded in 1864, was revived in 1997, continuing old traditions while adapting to modern needs. Only high-quality dried wood is used, with no subs...
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1990s Hungarian Brutalist Tables

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Wood

Thick slate top table with Ammonite fossil on chrome base
Located in Ferndale, MI
All about the top with this table . One inch thick coarse texture slate with large Ammonite fossil . Base is quarter inch thick chrome plated steel . Chrome shows wear there is scatt...
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Mid-20th Century German Brutalist Tables

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Slate, Chrome

Oak Sewing Table by Henning Kjaernulf, Denmark 1960's
Located in Norwalk, CT
This Danish sewing table exemplifies the perfect marriage of form and function that characterized Mid-Century Modern design in the 1960's. Crafted from warm, honeyed oak, this table ...
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1960s Danish Vintage Brutalist Tables

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Oak

James Bearden Side Table
Located in Hudson, NY
This is a one of a kind, side or occasional table, of torch-cut, welded, textured and enameled steel. Created y American artist, James Bearden, this unique item is a true statement p...
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2010s American Brutalist Tables

Materials

Steel

Solid wooden brutalist coffee table, 1960s
Located in HEVERLEE, BE
Brutalist 4 legged coffee table with a solid wooden top and interlocking legs. Great piece to contrast modern day interiros. Charming patina. 1960s - Belgium Dimensions: Height: ...
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1960s Belgian Vintage Brutalist Tables

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Oak

Solid Mahogany Brutalist Side Table - BEX by Mokko
Located in Amsterdam, NL
The BEX side tables are inspired by Brick Expressionism, the architectural movement visible in Amsterdam’s ‘South Plan’ area - the city development plan designed by H.P. Berlage in 1...
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21st Century and Contemporary Dutch Brutalist Tables

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Oak

Rectangular brutalist coffee table, 1950s
Located in HEVERLEE, BE
Solid wooden rectangular brutalist coffee table on a two legged base. Beautiful patina which adds to the character of the piece. Great solid piece to contrast a light and modern in...
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1950s French Vintage Brutalist Tables

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Oak

Brutalist tripod coffee table, 1970s
Located in HEVERLEE, BE
Tripod oak coffee table with a beautiful stone table top. Rustic coffee table, with a sturdy, simple but attractive oak frame and a beautifull...
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1970s German Vintage Brutalist Tables

Materials

Stone

Round Brutalist Ceramic Coffee Table by Roger Capron, France 1960
Located in DE MEERN, NL
Round Brutalist Ceramic Coffee Table by Roger Capron, France 1960 Elevate your living space with the exquisite Round Brutalist Coffee Table, the epitome of mid-century charm and art...
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1960s French Vintage Brutalist Tables

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Stone, Sandstone

Solid wooden brutalist coffee table, 1960s
Located in HEVERLEE, BE
Brutalist 4 legged coffee table with a solid wooden top. Great piece to contrast modern day interiros. Charming patina. 1960s - Belgium Dimensions: Height: 45cm Width: 100cm Dept...
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1960s Belgian Vintage Brutalist Tables

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Oak

Solid Burnt Wood, Side Table, Stool, Primative Design, Brutalist
Located in Stara Gradiška, HR
Unique chainsaw carved wooden contemporary rustic side table. Carved from a single piece of wood and protected with the highest quality oils, ensuring durability for generations. Suc...
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21st Century and Contemporary Croatian Brutalist Tables

Materials

Wood, Oak

Brutalist tables for sale on 1stDibs.

Find a broad range of unique Brutalist tables for sale on 1stDibs. Many of these items were first offered in the 21st Century and Contemporary, but contemporary artisans have continued to produce works inspired by this style. If you’re looking to add vintage tables created in this style to your space, the works available on 1stDibs include tables, more furniture and collectibles, seating and other home furnishings, frequently crafted with wood, metal and other materials. If you’re shopping for used Brutalist tables made in a specific country, there are Europe, North America, and United States pieces for sale on 1stDibs. While there are many designers and brands associated with original tables, popular names associated with this style include Joel Escalona, Sóha, Paul Evans, and Mambo Unlimited Ideas. It’s true that these talented designers have at times inspired knockoffs, but our experienced specialists have partnered with only top vetted sellers to offer authentic pieces that come with a buyer protection guarantee. Prices for tables differ depending upon multiple factors, including designer, materials, construction methods, condition and provenance. On 1stDibs, the price for these items starts at $330 and tops out at $130,000 while the average work can sell for $4,769.

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