Modern Vanities

Modern Furniture Design

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 The Modernists rejected both natural and historical references and relied primarily on industrial materials such as metal, glass, plywood, and, later, plastics.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

Architectural Glass Desk
Architectural Glass Desk
Xavier Marbeau
Vintage 1970s French Modern Desks and Writing Tables
Stainless Steel, Glass, Wood
Stainless steel, Japanese gloss lacquered wood and glass desk, Xavier Marbeau designed similar desks in the 1970s. This elegant design is stripped to the bare essentials; a workspac...
Tocador Vanity, Contemporary Vanity, Quickship
Tocador Vanity, Contemporary Vanity, Quickship
Unknown
2010s Spanish Modern Vanities
Upholstery, Wood
Inspired by a sensitive, modern woman, and without forgetting functionality, we have taken attention to the softness in shapes and materials. The seat can be easily kept under the dr...
Horta Consle Three-Leg Contemporary Entry Table, a Nod to Art Deco Marble Bronze
Horta Consle Three-Leg Contemporary Entry Table...
Alexander Purcell Rodrigues
2010s Slovenian Modern Console Tables
Bronze, Marble
Cutting edge technology and traditional craftsmanship come together seamlessly in the Horta entry console. Brining Art Deco into the 21st century, this paired down affirmation of thi...
Amuneal's Collector’s Wardrobe + Vanity 4 Bay Unit
Amuneal's Collector’s Wardrobe + Vanity 4 Bay Unit
Amuneal
2010s American Modern Wardrobes and Armoires
Brass, Oak
Four bays of Amuneal’s collector’s shelving system is used to create this modular wardrobe unit with silvered oak shelves, dresser, vanity table and mirror. The precision design and ...
Coffee Table Square Glass Crystal Contemporary Design
Coffee Table Square Glass Crystal Contemporary ...
Barberini & Gunnell
21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Desks and Writing Tables
Crystal
The executive desk 'Origami' is made of crystal glass. Coffee table dimension: L 120, W 120, H 37cm. The inspiration for origami came from the observation of a simple piece of paper ...
Contemporary Steam Bent Dressing Table and Stool in Solid Ash, bespoke sizes.
Contemporary Steam Bent Dressing Table and Stoo...
Jonathan Field
2010s English Modern Vanities
Ash
Dressing table made from solid steam bent ash that has been given a black tint to the grain and then a white oil finish. The dressing table pictured is the first one of an edition...
1970s French Geometric Form Giltwood and Glass Console Table
1970s French Geometric Form Giltwood and Glass ...
Vintage 1970s French Modern Console Tables
Giltwood, Glass
1970s French giltwood and glass console table, the rectangular glass top sitting on two geometric form supports. Dimensions: Each support: 16" W 14" D 29" H. Glass: 47.25" W 15.75" ...
Precious Vanity, rattan and synthetic fibers, Art Modern
Precious Vanity, rattan and synthetic fibers, A...
2010s French Modern Vanities
Rattan
Precious vanity rattan and synthetic fibers, unique pieces directed by a Team of Artisans of French Art. Measures: H 145cm, W 100cm, W 65cm.
Epic Desk by Soraya Osorio
Epic Desk by Soraya Osorio
Soraya Osorio
21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Desks and Writing Tables
Brass, Steel
Epic desks semi-circle embodies power and confidence. Handcrafted in smoke black steel and grazed aged brass. Featured in Elle Decor Designed, crafted and signed by Soraya Oso...
St. Charles Vanity by Volk
VOLK
2010s American Modern Vanities
Brass, Steel, Mirror, Marble, Wood
As Shown: Bleached ash veneer with solid ash, marble, inset cork and mirror. Poplar drawer with turned brass drawer pull. Fabric lined drawer upon request at an additional fee. P...
Domeau & PérèS Signature Collection Prouvé D...
Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec
21st Century and Contemporary French Modern Desks and Writing Tables
Leather, Wood
Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec's desk for Domeau & Pérès, pays homage to the compass desk of legendary Mid-Century designer, Jean Prouvé designed in 1953. The Bouroullecs' inter...
New Pink Relief Metal and Black Lacquered Wood ...
2010s Spanish Modern Desks and Writing Tables
Metal
New Pink Relief Metal and Black Lacquered Wood Desk Table with Two Drawers. Handmade Unique piece, prototype of a Spanish designer.
Soho Personal Writing Desk / Vanity in Blackene...
Carlo Colombo, Gallotti & Radice
21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Desks and Writing Tables
Brass, Glass, Wood
Personal writing desk or vanity in black open pore lacquered solid ash with hand-knurled border detail. Calacatta Vagli Oro marble or liquorice painted glass top, in the bright or sa...
Dish and Box, 'Petra' by Garouste & Bonetti
Garouste and Bonetti
1990s British Modern Vanities
Bronze
For EU buyers this piece is subject to a 20% VAT tax, which will be added to the price after the order has confirmed. Please contact the Gallery for further information. Garouste ...
Contemporary Cosimo Desk by Marco Zanuso Jr. wi...
Marco Zanuso Jr., Adentro
2010s French Modern Desks
Metal
Cosimo desk was designed by the architect Marco Zanuso Jr for luxury French furniture brand, Adentro Paris. Ideal for a contemporary home office space, Cosimo desk comes in various f...
Contemporary Cosimo Desk by Marco Zanuso Jr. Wi...
Marco Zanuso Jr., Adentro
2010s French Modern Desks
Metal
Cosimo desk was designed by the architect Marco Zanuso Jr for luxury French furniture brand, Adentro Paris. Ideal for a contemporary home office space, Cosimo desk comes in various f...
Contemporary Cosimo Desk by Marco Zanuso Jr. Wh...
Marco Zanuso Jr., Adentro
2010s French Modern Desks
Metal
Cosimo desk was designed by the architect Marco Zanuso Jr for luxury French furniture brand, Adentro Paris. Ideal for a contemporary home office space, Cosimo desk comes in various f...
Contemporary Cosimo Desk by Marco Zanuso Jr. wi...
Marco Zanuso Jr., Adentro
2010s French Modern Desks
Metal
Cosimo desk was designed by the architect Marco Zanuso Jr for luxury French furniture brand, Adentro Paris. Ideal for a contemporary home office space, Cosimo desk comes in various f...
Contemporary Cosimo Desk by Marco Zanuso Jr. wi...
Marco Zanuso Jr., Adentro
2010s French Modern Desks
Metal
Cosimo desk was designed by the architect Marco Zanuso Jr for luxury French furniture brand, Adentro Paris. Ideal for a contemporary home office space, Cosimo desk comes in various f...
Contemporary Cosimo Desk by Marco Zanuso Jr. wi...
Marco Zanuso Jr., Adentro
2010s French Modern Desks
Metal
Cosimo desk was designed by the architect Marco Zanuso Jr for luxury French furniture brand, Adentro Paris. Ideal for a contemporary home office space, Cosimo desk comes in various f...
Contemporary Cosimo Desk by Marco Zanuso Jr. wi...
Marco Zanuso Jr., Adentro
2010s French Modern Desks
Metal
Cosimo desk was designed by the architect Marco Zanuso Jr for luxury French furniture brand, Adentro Paris. Ideal for a contemporary home office space, Cosimo desk comes in various f...
Contemporary Cosimo Desk by Marco Zanuso Jr. Re...
Marco Zanuso Jr., Adentro
2010s French Modern Desks
Metal
Cosimo desk was designed by the architect Marco Zanuso Jr for luxury French furniture brand, Adentro Paris. Ideal for a contemporary home office space, Cosimo desk comes in various f...

Globo Console

By Jonathan Adler
Globo Console
Jonathan Adler
21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Console Tables
Brass, Acrylic, Lacquer
A glossy, white lacquer cabinet cradled by a sinuous brass framework and capped with blue solid Lucite cabochons. Small footprint but big impact, our Globo console is guaranteed to d...
Dressing Table or Console with Tinted Glass Top...
20th Century European Modern Vanities
Brass, Stained Glass, Wood
Vanity or console table with tinted glass top and two drawers made of stained wood. Brass frame shows minor age-related stains from circa 1970.

Modern Concentric Desk

By Codor Design
Modern Concentric Desk
Codor Design
2010s American Modern Desks and Writing Tables
Metal
Elegant and sophisticated, this desk serves as a stately work-space or stunning vanity table. Three levels of cascading semicircles create unique linear compositions from every angle...
1970s Mod Campaign Desk or Vanity
Bernhardt
Late 20th Century American Modern Desks and Writing Tables
A satin white Campaign desk or vanity with folding a frame legs, three drawers, and bright chrome pulls and trim detail. Manufactured by the Bernhardt Furniture company.
Italian Modern Writing Desk in Rosewood
Late 20th Century Italian Modern Desks and Writing Tables
Mirror, Rosewood
This contemporary modern rosewood writing table features bevelled mirror panels on the top and sides. Three drawers for storage and organization make this a versatile table perfect f...
French Mid-Century Modern Steel and Marble Vani...
Vintage 1930s French Modern Vanities
Marble
Chic, yet sober vanity with pure lines combining tubular steel with a beautiful marble top. This can also be used as a nightstand or console.
R & Y Augousti Modern-Style Dressing Table and ...
R&Y Augousti
Late 20th Century French Modern Vanities
Shagreen, Wood
This 1980s Modern-style dressing table and bench set is made by R & Y Augousti, Paris. The table and bench are made from carved wood stained in a deep ebony color with a lacquered fi...
Mirrored Vanity or Hall Table
Late 20th Century Modern Console Tables
Mirror
This unique three-drawer mirrored table features ornately designed base with matching drawer pulls. Stylish decorator table is perfect for use as a vanity or hall table. Please confi...
Modern Maitland Smith Tessellated Marble Consol...
Maitland Smith
Vintage 1970s Modern Console Tables
Marble
Gorgeous Maitland Smith tessellated marble console or vanity with matching mirror. Mirror dimensions: 30 in. W x 40 in. H x 1 in. D.
Gilbert Rohde Mahogany Vanity and Mirror for Ca...
Gilbert Rohde, Cavalier
Vintage 1930s American American Modern Vanities
Interesting Art Deco mahogany vanity with a swing out tray and stepped mirror designed by Gilbert Rohde for Cavalier.
Jacques Adnet Mirrored Vanity
Jacques Adnet
Vintage 1930s French Modern Vanities
Metal
1930s Jacques Adnet Mirrored Vanity.
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