Modern Tapestries

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 The Modernists rejected both natural and historical references and relied primarily on industrial materials such as metal, glass, plywood, and, later, plastics.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

'Soleil Urbain' Wall Tapestry by Courroy & Pinton
'Soleil Urbain' Wall Tapestry by Courroy & Pinton
Pinton, Courroy (Jean Pierre)
21st Century and Contemporary French Modern Tapestries
Wool
Edition 1/3 - For 150 years, Pinton has been making exceptional tapestries, creating contemporary incarnations of the traditional art of Aubusson tapestry making. Models are created ...
Tree of Life Contemporary Quilt Wall Hanging
Tree of Life Contemporary Quilt Wall Hanging
Bethan Ash
2010s Welsh Modern Contemporary Art
Fabric, Cotton
Bethan ash is a professional quilt maker and teacher with a background in Fashion design. She has exhibited widely and her work has been bought by museums in the UK and USA, includin...
1970s Fiber Art in the Style of Paul Klee
1970s Fiber Art in the Style of Paul Klee
20th Century North American Modern Decorative Art
Metal
This is a weaving from Oaxaca Mexico taken from Paul Klee titled (Senecio). Framed with Lucite and metal.
Ice Cold in Alice, Contemporary Quilt Wall Hanging
Ice Cold in Alice, Contemporary Quilt Wall Hanging
Bethan Ash
2010s Welsh Modern Contemporary Art
Fabric
Bethan Ash is a professional quilt maker and teacher with a background in Fashion design. She has exhibited widely and her work has been bought by museums in the UK and USA, includin...
Piet Hein Eek Vintage Italian Silk Quilt Blanket
Piet Hein Eek Vintage Italian Silk Quilt Blanket
Piet Hein Eek
21st Century and Contemporary Dutch Modern Pillows and Throws
Silk
This one of a kind silk quilted blanket is made from vintage silk fabrics repurposed from Spazio Rossana Orlandi in Milan, a former tie factory. Both Byborre and Piet Hein Eek share ...
Piet Hein Eek Vintage Italian Silk Quilt Blanket
Piet Hein Eek Vintage Italian Silk Quilt Blanket
Piet Hein Eek
21st Century and Contemporary Dutch Modern Pillows and Throws
Silk
This one of a kind silk quilted blanket is made from vintage silk fabrics repurposed from Spazio Rossana Orlandi in Milan, a former tie factory. Both Byborre and Piet Hein Eek share ...
 Rufino Tamayo "Watermelon" Tapestry Edition of 20 for Modern Masters Tapestrie
Rufino Tamayo "Watermelon" Tapestry Edition of...
Rufino Tamayo, Modern Mater Tapestries INC.
Vintage 1970s American Modern Tapestries
Wool
Modern Masters Tapestries INC. in Manhattan was specializing in limited edition tapestries, handwoven in silk or wool by world famous artists. Signature on the back with trademark
Manhattan, circa 1947
Manhattan, circa 1947
Unknown
Vintage 1940s American Modern Tapestries
Linen
Screen printed linen, "Manhattan," created by an unknown artist depicting a Manhattan city scape inspired by New York City and its Central Park, circa 1947. It reflects the optimism ...
Hand Embroidered African Textile, Cameroon
Hand Embroidered African Textile, Cameroon
Early 2000s Cameroonian Modern Tapestries
Cotton Canvas
Hand embroidered African wall hanging in off-white with natural dyed indigo embroideries, Cameroon.
Contemporary Tapestry Weaving by the Danish Art...
Mette Birckner
Vintage 1980s Danish Modern Tapestries
Linen, Wool
Contemporary tapestry weaving by the Danish artist Mette Birckner. Title: "Greenland landscapes". Handwoven in linen and wool. Excellent condition. Measures: W 92 cm, H 122 cm. ...
Angela Adams Morning Wings, Yellow and Pink, Ru...
Angela Adams
21st Century and Contemporary Indian Modern Indian Rugs
Wool
The Angela Adams morning wings area rug and tapestry is both abstract and grounded in organic imagery. This design is colorful and energetic, combining pure composition with natural ...
Angela Adams Cave Fantasy Area Rug, Tapestry, O...
Angela Adams
21st Century and Contemporary Indian Modern Indian Rugs
Silk
The one-of-a-kind Angela Adams Cave Fantasy area rug and tapestry celebrates the subterranean world and takes us on an exploration into the Earth's core. Crystals shine, casting brig...
Angela Adams Rain Area Rug & Tapestry, One-of-a...
Angela Adams
21st Century and Contemporary American Modern North and South American Rugs
Wool
The one-of-a-kind Angela Adams Rain area rug and tapestry is a celebration of peace and beauty and how our senses come alive when we experience the tranquility of nature. This serene...
Angela Adams Sea Cave, Black Rug, 100% New Zeal...
Angela Adams
21st Century and Contemporary Indian Modern Indian Rugs
Wool
Sea Cave / Onyx by Angela Adams is a tribute to the underwater world, handcrafted in black, grey and natural. Celebrating shape and motion, bubbles ascend from the deep sea through f...
Angela Adams Easton's Pond Area Rug & Tapestry,...
Angela Adams
21st Century and Contemporary American Modern North and South American Rugs
Wool
Inspired by a young boy’s favourite place in nature, the one-of-a-kind Angela Adams Easton's Pond Area rug and Tapestry is a tribute to our intimate relationship with the natural wor...
Angela Adams Sunset Area Rug and Tapestry, One-...
Angela Adams
21st Century and Contemporary American Modern North and South American Rugs
Wool
The one-of-a-kind Angela Adams Sunset area rug and tapestry celebrates the power and beauty of nature. Surrounded by colorful crystals, a big bold sun sets over a lush mountain lands...
Angela Adams Ocean Floor Area Rug & Tapestry, O...
Angela Adams
21st Century and Contemporary American Modern North and South American Rugs
Wool
The one-of-a-kind Angela Adams Ocean Floor area rug and tapestry is an elaborate study of the plants and animals that inhabit this rich, salty landscape. An elusive octopus hides amo...
Angela Adams Underground Area Rug and Tapestry ...
Angela Adams
21st Century and Contemporary American Modern North and South American Rugs
Wool
The magical world that flourishes in the one-of-a-kind Angela Adams underground area rug and tapestry is rich with textured composition and mineral energy. Underground rivers, roots,...
Angela Adams Rainbow Area Rug and Tapestry, One...
Angela Adams
21st Century and Contemporary American Modern North and South American Rugs
Wool
The one-of-a-kind Angela Adams rainbow area rug and tapestry celebrates peace, hope and optimism. Featuring a flock of birds flying above a mountain range through a rainbow-filled sk...
Angela Adams Boo Boo's Dream Area Rug and Tapes...
Angela Adams
21st Century and Contemporary American Modern North and South American Rugs
Wool
Boo Boo's Dream by Angela Adams is inspired by a domestic cat's fantasy and daydream. This one-of-a-kind textile depicts a majestic cheetah resting on the grassy plains of Sub-Sahara...
'Breakaway' Wool Wall Tapestry by Lionel Jadot ...
Pinton, Lionel Jadot
21st Century and Contemporary French Modern Tapestries
Wool
Edition 1/1 - Lionel Jadot is a Belgian multi-talented designer, interior designer, and architect who experienced tapestry making for the 1st time with Pinton. He is a 6th generation...
Spectrum 13 hand-woven in brass and steel by Do...
Dougall Paulson
21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Decorative Art
Brass, Steel, Nickel
Handwoven art textile of jewelry-grade black steel and rich brass. Sean Dougall and Andrew Paulson explore space through collaborations, installations, and experimentations. Using na...
'San Casciono' Wall Tapestry by Frédéric Brando...
Pinton, Frédéric Brandon
21st Century and Contemporary French Modern Tapestries
Wool
Edition 1/6 - For 150 years, Pinton has been making exceptional tapestries, creating contemporary incarnations of the traditional art of Aubusson tapestry making. Models are created ...
'L'Œil Respire' Wall Tapestry by Marc Petit & P...
Marc Petit, Pinton
21st Century and Contemporary French Modern Tapestries
Wool
Edition 1/3 - for 150 years, Pinton has been making exceptional tapestries, creating contemporary incarnations of the traditional art of Aubusson tapestry making. Models are created ...
'Il Revient… des Visages' Wall Tapestry by Paul...
Pinton, Paulette Née
21st Century and Contemporary French Modern Tapestries
Wool
Edition 1/6 - for 150 years, Pinton has been making exceptional tapestries, creating contemporary incarnations of the traditional art of Aubusson tapestry making. Models are created ...
'L'Age Des Perceptions Erronées' Wall Tapestry ...
Pinton, David Weeks
21st Century and Contemporary French Modern Tapestries
Wool
Edition 1/6 - David Weeks is an American NY based high end lighting designer. Before his residency at Pinton, David Weeks was completely unfamiliar with tapestry-making. After one we...
Salvador Dali Aubusson Tapestry
Salvador Dalí
Vintage 1960s French Modern Tapestries
Wood
Salvador Dali (1904-1989) "Nude with Garter", Hippies series Raymond Picaud (Aubusson Workshop) Aubusson tapestry, woven in polychrome wool, with a surrealist nude woman. Signa...
Contemporary Geometric Abstract White Blu Handc...
DD Dimore
21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Wallpaper
Paper
This geometric wallpaper is a unique and exclusive design, which is practically different along the whole roll, so the result is a custom-made walls, always a little different, like ...
Hand Crafted Textile Tapestry of Hand Embroide...
Geraldine Larkin
21st Century and Contemporary British Modern Tapestries
Fabric
This triptych produced by Geraldine Larkin captures the atmosphere of an Irish woodland.The embroidery includes woollen french knots,raffia yarns,cotton cord work,bugle beads, Metall...
Hand Crafted Wall Hanging Fibre Art Textile Con...
Geraldine Larkin
2010s English Modern Tapestries
Fabric
Inspired by a distressed brocade of Japanese origin this textile is a contemporary tapestry wall hanging. The velvet base is embellished with metallic yarn satin stitch and multi co...
Handcrafted Embroidered Ribbon Work Pillow Ombr...
Geraldine Larkin
2010s English Modern Pillows and Throws
Fabric
Abstract design pillow embroidered ribbon work with ombré reds. Organza ribbon layered and hand sewn to give ombré effect. Satin back, feather pad.
Hand Crafted Embroidered Textile Tapestry Fibr...
Geraldine Larkin
2010s English Modern Tapestries
Fabric
Geraldine Larkin hand embroidered fibre art Gold plexi mirrors and gold work of bullion beads and French knots. Inspired by the pebbles on a lakeshore the light reflects and mirrors...
Hand Crafted Fibre Art, Wall Hanging, Hand Embr...
Geraldine Larkin
21st Century and Contemporary British Modern Tapestries
Fabric
Hand embroidered wall hanging designed and made by Geraldine Larkin. Olive,aqua,ochre,lime,light amethyst and ivory shades are used to embroider this subtly lustrous textile. Light p...
1933 Chicago World's Fair Century of Progress F...
Vintage 1930s American American Modern Tapestries
Fabric, Glass, Wood
1933 Chicago World's Fair 'A Century of Progress International Exposition' souvenir tapestry. Newly custom framed in burl wood frame with conservation glass.

Sonia Delaunay "Automne"

By Pinton Frères
Sonia Delaunay "Automne"
Pinton Frères, (after) Sonia Delaunay
Vintage 1970s French Modern Tapestries
Wool
Sonia Delaunay, Automne, 1970 The artist's name and the monogram for the ateliers woven in the corner left Tapestry workshop Atelier Pinton Frères, Felletin, France. Numbered: EXA ...
Doble & Strong Rug, Meiosis Design, Handwoven i...
Doble & Strong
21st Century and Contemporary Nepalese Modern More Carpets
Wool, Silk
After a grueling five year epic of experimentation and innovation, Behruz Studio present their collaboration with Australian renowned artists Robert Doble and Simon Strong. Doble ...
Doble & Strong Rug, Endospore Design, Handwoven...
Doble & Strong
21st Century and Contemporary Nepalese Modern More Carpets
Wool, Silk
After a grueling five year epic of experimentation and innovation, Behruz Studio present their collaboration with Australian renowned artists Robert Doble and Simon Strong. Doble ...
Doble & Strong Rug, Industrial Melanism Design,...
Doble & Strong
21st Century and Contemporary Nepalese Modern More Carpets
Wool, Silk
After a grueling five year epic of experimentation and innovation, Behruz Studio present their collaboration with Australian renowned artists Robert Doble and Simon Strong. Doble ...
Doble & Strong Rug, Myoglobin Two Design, Handw...
Doble & Strong
21st Century and Contemporary Nepalese Modern More Carpets
Wool, Silk
After a grueling five year epic of experimentation and innovation, Behruz Studio present their collaboration with Australian renowned artists Robert Doble and Simon Strong. Doble ...
Doble & Strong Rug, Immunity Design, Handwoven ...
Doble & Strong
21st Century and Contemporary Nepalese Modern More Carpets
Wool, Silk
After a grueling five year epic of experimentation and innovation, Behruz Studio present their collaboration with Australian renowned artists Robert Doble and Simon Strong. Doble ...
Doble & Strong Rug, Exothermic Design, Handwove...
Doble & Strong
21st Century and Contemporary Nepalese Modern More Carpets
Wool, Silk
A grueling five year epic of experimentation and innovation, Behruz Studio present their collaboration with Australian renowned artists Robert Doble and Simon Strong. Doble & Stro...
Doble & Strong Rug, Myoglobin Design, Handwoven...
Doble & Strong
21st Century and Contemporary Nepalese Modern More Carpets
Wool, Silk
After a grueling five year epic of experimentation and innovation, Behruz Studio present their collaboration with Australian renowned artists Robert Doble and Simon Strong. Doble ...
Doble & Strong Rug, Neoteny Design, Handwoven i...
Doble & Strong
21st Century and Contemporary Nepalese Modern More Carpets
Wool, Silk
After a grueling five year epic of experimentation and innovation, Behruz Studio present their collaboration with Australian renowned artists Robert Doble and Simon Strong. Doble ...
Doble & Strong Rug, Imprinting Design, Handwove...
Doble & Strong
21st Century and Contemporary Nepalese Modern More Carpets
Wool, Silk
After a grueling five year epic of experimentation and innovation, Behruz Studio present their collaboration with Australian renowned artists Robert Doble and Simon Strong. Doble ...
Doble & Strong Rug, Portrain of Taya Design, Ha...
Doble & Strong
21st Century and Contemporary Nepalese Modern More Carpets
Wool, Silk
After a grueling five year epic of experimentation and innovation, Behruz Studio present their collaboration with Australian renowned artists Robert Doble and Simon Strong. Doble ...
Doble & Strong Rug, Neurohome Design, Handwoven...
Doble & Strong
21st Century and Contemporary Nepalese Modern More Carpets
Wool, Silk
After a grueling five year epic of experimentation and innovation, Behruz Studio present their collaboration with Australian renowned artists Robert Doble and Simon Strong. Doble ...
Doble & Strong Rug, Exaptation Design, Handwove...
Doble & Strong
21st Century and Contemporary Nepalese Modern More Carpets
Wool, Silk
After a grueling five year epic of experimentation and innovation, Behruz Studio present their collaboration with Australian renowned artists Robert Doble and Simon Strong. Doble ...

Victor Vasarely Tapestry

By Victor Vasarely
Victor Vasarely Tapestry
Victor Vasarely
Vintage 1960s French Modern Tapestries
Wool
Victor Vasarely - Meyh Tapestry made by the workshop of Tabard Freres et Soeurs (Aubusson-France) circa 1969 Unique piece Bolduc with the original signatures of the artist on the...
Paul Klee "Blue-Red" Rug
Paul Klee
Vintage 1940s French Modern Western European Rugs
Wool
Paul Klee: Blue-red circa 1940 Edition Marie Cuttolie for the Gallery Lucie Weill in Paris The rug was published in the contemporary French tapestries by Charles E.Slatkin in Janu...
Jean Arp Rug, "As de Pique" by Marie Cuttoli & ...
Jean Arp
Vintage 1950s French Modern Tapestries
Wool
Jean (Hans) Arp (French, 1886–1966) As de Pique, 1949–1962 Marie Cuttoli ( Workshop) & Lucie Weill (gallery as provenance) Medium: Rugs, carpets, textiles, laine / wool. Editi...
Robert Delaunay "Rythmes" carpet, France
(after) Robert Delaunay
Vintage 1930s French Modern Tapestries
Wool
Robert Delaunay : Rythmes Numbered 2/8 Edition From a Design of 1934 Executed 1934, currently held in the collection of the Centre Pompidou, Paris, France. Handmade wool on canva...
Spectrum 15 in hand-woven brass, steel and nick...
Dougall Paulson
21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Decorative Art
Brass, Steel, Nickel
Hand-woven art textile of jewelry-grade black steel, nickel and rich brass. Sean Dougall and Andrew Paulson explore space through collaborations, installations and experimentations. ...
Angela Adams Sea Cave, Blue Rug, 100% New Zeala...
Angela Adams
21st Century and Contemporary Indian Modern Indian Rugs
Wool
Sea Cave / Aqua by Angela Adams is a tribute to the underwater world, handcrafted in beautiful blues and natural. Celebrating shape and motion, bubbles ascend from the deep sea throu...
Handcrafted Hand Embroidered Tapestry Triptych ...
Geraldine Larkin
2010s English Modern Tapestries
Fabric, Beads
Handcrafted hand embroidered tapestry triptych magenta fuchsia olive green Multi-colored beadwork super matt round beads and varying size stitches in background Each panel 80 cm x ...
Handcrafted Hand Embroidered Mohair and Metalli...
Geraldine Larkin
2010s English Modern Tapestries
Fabric
Handcrafted hand embroidered mohair and metallic yarn multicolored tapestry. Uneven stripes of vibrant color highlighted with a soft gold thread. Hand embroidered mohair yarn.
Handcrafted Embroidered Tapestry Textile Circle...
Geraldine Larkin
2010s English Modern Tapestries
Fabric
Handcrafted embroidered textile. Circles black and white. Techniques cross stitch bullion Matt beads bugle beads black metallic yarn on a black canvas base. Funnel at top for hanging
Handcrafted Embroidered Tapestry Textile Ecru C...
Geraldine Larkin
2010s English Modern Tapestries
Fabric
Handcrafted contemporary tapestry. Pale gold faux leather and off-white canvas embellished with transparent bugle beads, gold and bronze metallic yarn.
Handcrafted Embroidered Textile Contemporary Ta...
Geraldine Larkin
2010s English Modern Tapestries
Fabric
Handcrafted hand embroidered contemporary tapestry with matt beads. Oak Wood design in fifteen different colors. Cotton thread work. Matt beads. Opaque sequins.  
Still looking?
Get weekly alerts when there are new arrivals for Modern Tapestries
More Ways to Browse