Design

Lampe métal 99-21, Philippe Buil

Lampe métal 99-21

Philippe Buil

Design - 33 x 16 x 10 cm

$929

Chum Pink, Kaws

Chum Pink

Kaws

Design - 30 x 20 x 9 cm

$820

Sommerso Vase - (Laege size 35,5 cm high), Josef Hospodka

Sommerso Vase - (Laege size 35,5 cm high)

Josef Hospodka

Design - 35.5 x 16 x 16 cm

$284

Kong Spirit Pink, Richard Orlinski

Kong Spirit Pink

Richard Orlinski

Design - 13 x 10 x 8 cm

$536

Mirror Model Scornice, Nanda Vigo

Mirror Model Scornice

Nanda Vigo

Design - 68 x 97 x 5 cm

$1,531

Chandelier, Fontana Arte

Chandelier

Fontana Arte

Design - 100 x 25 x 25 cm

$1,312

Jeune fille à la cueillette des pommes, Catherine Clare

Jeune fille à la cueillette des pommes

Catherine Clare

Design - 36 x 36 x 3 cm

$1,749

Four Wall Applique, Sergio Mazza

Four Wall Applique

Sergio Mazza

Design - 12 x 26 x 26 cm

$1,749

Pair of lamps in the style, Tommaso Barbi

Pair of lamps in the style

Tommaso Barbi

Design - 38 x 50 x 20 cm

$831

Coat Hanger Melpomene, Artemide

Coat Hanger Melpomene

Artemide

Design - 181 x 40 x 40 cm

$1,312

Dining Table Zelda, Sergio Asti

Dining Table Zelda

Sergio Asti

Design - 70 x 140 x 140 cm

$2,187

Jade UberKranky, Add Fuel

Jade UberKranky

Add Fuel

Design - 38 x 25.5 x 25 cm

$656

Wood dining table model Tp Unopiedi, Willy Rizzo

Wood dining table model Tp Unopiedi

Willy Rizzo

Design - 75 x 130 x 130 cm

$3,936

Fauteuil Blue & Red, Gerrit Rietveld

Fauteuil Blue & Red

Gerrit Rietveld

Design - 90 x 50 x 40 cm

$1,640

Fauteuil Trône dt « Roxanne princesse des djinns », Sylvie Corrette

Fauteuil Trône dt « Roxanne princesse des djinns »

Sylvie Corrette

Design - 162 x 67 x 58 cm

$3,280

Chaise Bold, Big-Game

Chaise Bold

Big-Game

Design - 77.5 x 39 x 54 cm

$1,093

Chaise Longue de chez Tecta, Rene Herbst

Chaise Longue de chez Tecta

Rene Herbst

Design - 100 x 90 x 58 cm

$1,859

1000% Bearbrick Warhol X Basquiat 2, Bearbrick

1000% Bearbrick Warhol X Basquiat 2

Bearbrick

Design - 70 x 35 x 15 cm

$820

Hommage á Philip Rosenthal – Wandobjekt, Teller, Jürgen Waller

Hommage á Philip Rosenthal – Wandobjekt, Teller

Jürgen Waller

Design - 51 x 51 x 4.5 cm

$2,733

Mirror Model 1669, Max Ingrand

Mirror Model 1669

Max Ingrand

Design - 71 x 71 x 2 cm

$5,029

Three floor lamps, Gino Sarfatti

Three floor lamps

Gino Sarfatti

Design - 207 x 73 x 24 cm

$5,904

Tabouret Sirène écailles - édition 11/24, Guillaume Piéchaud

Tabouret Sirène écailles - édition 11/24

Guillaume Piéchaud

Design - 60 x 54 x 28 cm

$13,119

Vintage table lamp for Mazzetta, Carlo Nason

Vintage table lamp for Mazzetta

Carlo Nason

Design - 50.2 x 30.5 x 30.5 cm

$3,717

Artistic colorful vase, Jiri Beranek

Artistic colorful vase

Jiri Beranek

Design - 24 x 11 x 6 cm

$207

Vintage Murano Glass Vase Model 5357, Aureliano Toso

Vintage Murano Glass Vase Model 5357

Aureliano Toso

Design - 39 x 14 x 14 cm

$3,717

Vintage Brass Coat Stand, Romeo Rega

Vintage Brass Coat Stand

Romeo Rega

Design - 185 x 53 x 53 cm

$1,968

The Song Of The Heavenly Flower / Le chant de la fleur céleste, Mauro Ricco Zaraj

The Song Of The Heavenly Flower / Le chant de la fleur céleste

Mauro Ricco Zaraj

Design - 77 x 150 x 90.5 cm

$19,192

Ventaglio Coat Rack, Giovanni Pasotto

Ventaglio Coat Rack

Giovanni Pasotto

Design - 168 x 35 x 35 cm

$1,695

Vintage Ceramic Camel with Bedouin, Friedrich Goldscheider

Vintage Ceramic Camel with Bedouin

Friedrich Goldscheider

Design - 52 x 32 x 17.5 cm

$2,624

Moon 2, Kyoko Sugiura

Moon 2

Kyoko Sugiura

Design - 65 x 65 x 1 cm

$3,280

Danish ballon armchair, Hans Olson

Danish ballon armchair

Hans Olson

Design - 75 x 60 x 65 cm

$1,777

Teak Hairpin Writing Desk for Webe, Louis Van Teeffelen

Teak Hairpin Writing Desk for Webe

Louis Van Teeffelen

Design - 75 x 120 x 60 cm

$2,176

Little Tulip Chairs for Artifort, Set of 4, Pierre Paulin

Little Tulip Chairs for Artifort, Set of 4

Pierre Paulin

Design - 77 x 64 x 58 cm

$1,585

NB100 Table Lamp by Louis C. Kalff for Philips, Louis C. Kalff

NB100 Table Lamp by Louis C. Kalff for Philips

Louis C. Kalff

Design - 35 x 33 x 30 cm

$973

Wall Light, Jean Boris Lacroix

Wall Light

Jean Boris Lacroix

Design - 23 x 24 x 93 cm

$1,312

Pair of Vintage Étagère, Mario Giusti

Pair of Vintage Étagère

Mario Giusti

Design - 106 x 119 x 40 cm

$6,997

Steel Spiral Snail Sconces for Lyfa, Set of 2, Henri Mathieu

Steel Spiral Snail Sconces for Lyfa, Set of 2

Henri Mathieu

Design - 29 x 20 x 12 cm

$1,082

Vintage folding chair Ninfea, Gio Ponti

Vintage folding chair Ninfea

Gio Ponti

Design - 71 x 66 x 46 cm

$2,733

Divagations, Jérôme Durand

Divagations

Jérôme Durand

Design - 70 x 70 x 5 cm

$3,170

Art Painting/ Art Table "Deep Blue" (1), Caroline Vis

Art Painting/ Art Table "Deep Blue" (1)

Caroline Vis

Design - 76 x 137 x 2 cm

$3,826

Utopia, Ekaterina Shitova

Utopia

Ekaterina Shitova

Design - 21 x 29 x 0.1 cm

$875

The Martian, Ludmila Korets

The Martian

Ludmila Korets

Design - 15 x 15 x 1.5 cm

$875

Abstract luxury vase, Ghost Art

Abstract luxury vase

Ghost Art

Design - 195 x 45 x 45 cm

$9,293

Vintage Pair of Interlude Armchairs, Marco Zanuso

Vintage Pair of Interlude Armchairs

Marco Zanuso

Design - 70 x 75 x 65 cm

$5,685

DE01 Sideboard in Oak by Cees Braakman for Pastoe, Cees Braakman

DE01 Sideboard in Oak by Cees Braakman for Pastoe

Cees Braakman

Design - 86 x 135 x 48 cm

$2,897

Banksy x Nike (AF1 Suprême) Black, Ske

Banksy x Nike (AF1 Suprême) Black

Ske

Design - 23 x 18 x 6 cm

$163

Table for Knoll Inc. / Knoll International, Eero Saarinen

Table for Knoll Inc. / Knoll International

Eero Saarinen

Design - 39 x 98 x 53 cm

$2,077

LC8 Stool by Charlotte Perriand for Cassina, 1980s, Charlotte Perriand

LC8 Stool by Charlotte Perriand for Cassina, 1980s

Charlotte Perriand

Design - 50 x 50 x 50 cm

$1,662

155 Shell Chairs in Oak and Teak by Børge Mogensen for Søborg Furniture Factory, 1950s, Set of 3, Børge Mogensen

155 Shell Chairs in Oak and Teak by Børge Mogensen for Søborg Furniture Factory, 1950s, Set of 3

Børge Mogensen

Design - 77 x 50 x 48 cm

$2,132

Plona Armchair by Giancarlo Piretti for Castelli, 1970s, Giancarlo Piretti

Plona Armchair by Giancarlo Piretti for Castelli, 1970s

Giancarlo Piretti

Design - 73 x 68 x 52 cm

$1,039

Panthella Table Lamp for Louis Poulsen, Verner Panton

Panthella Table Lamp for Louis Poulsen

Verner Panton

Design - 70 x 50 x 50 cm

$1,640

French Table Lamp, Jean Rispal

French Table Lamp

Jean Rispal

Design - 40 x 25 x 25 cm

$929

Black Metal & Brass Z Decora Desk Lamp for Philips, Louis Kalff

Black Metal & Brass Z Decora Desk Lamp for Philips

Louis Kalff

Design - 40 x 35 x 35 cm

$2,187

Aqua Fossil Chandelier III, Amarist

Aqua Fossil Chandelier III

Amarist

Design - 70 x 25 x 30 cm

$7,216

OG Board series 1, Monkey RMG

OG Board series 1

Monkey RMG

Design - 80 x 20 x 1 cm

$650

Bureau Brutaliste Maison Regain - Orme, Maison Regain

Bureau Brutaliste Maison Regain - Orme

Maison Regain

Design - 72 x 125 x 58 cm

$3,225

Lounge Chairs in Rattan by Janine Abraham & Dirk Jan Rol, France, Set of 2, Janine Abraham

Lounge Chairs in Rattan by Janine Abraham & Dirk Jan Rol, France, Set of 2

Janine Abraham

Design - 83 x 80 x 90 cm

$6,888

Perforation II, Selçuk Dizlek

Perforation II

Selçuk Dizlek

Design - 48 x 48 x 5 cm

$2,296

Soleil d'or, Agnès Tiollier

Soleil d'or

Agnès Tiollier

Design - 150 x 150 x 6 cm

$4,701

Wicker Chair, Franco Albini

Wicker Chair

Franco Albini

Design - 95 x 72 x 80 cm

$875

Nesting Tables from de Sede, Set of 3, Stefan Zwicky

Nesting Tables from de Sede, Set of 3

Stefan Zwicky

Design - 57 x 56 x 56 cm

$1,749

Bibliothèque Carlton, Ettore Sottsass

Bibliothèque Carlton

Ettore Sottsass

Design - 198 x 190 x 40 cm

$15,306

Madonna Frozen, Michael Roberts

Madonna Frozen

Michael Roberts

Design - 65 x 50 x 0.5 cm

$984

Seres imaginarios (3), Óscar Seco

Seres imaginarios (3)

Óscar Seco

Design - 50 x 70 x 0.1 cm

$1,181

Wall of color, Alice Aladjem

Wall of color

Alice Aladjem

Design - 170 x 130 x 25 cm

$3,061

Vintage chromed table, Guido Faleschini

Vintage chromed table

Guido Faleschini

Design - 73 x 127 x 125 cm

$6,450

Joe Armchair, Donato D'urbino

Joe Armchair

Donato D'urbino

Design - 95 x 175 x 100 cm

$16,946

Bird of Paridise, Donald Munson

Bird of Paridise

Donald Munson

Design - 35.6 x 27.9 x 0.3 cm

$850

Luxury life table II, Roy van der Laars

Luxury life table II

Roy van der Laars

Design - 70 x 40 x 40 cm

$13,666

Up Du5 and Du6 Armchair and Ottoman, Gaetano Pesce

Up Du5 and Du6 Armchair and Ottoman

Gaetano Pesce

Design - 103 x 130 x 120 cm

$5,904

Castle on the Hill, Darlene Winfield

Castle on the Hill

Darlene Winfield

Design - 101.6 x 152.4 x 3.8 cm

$3,330

Wall Light, Serge Mouille

Wall Light

Serge Mouille

Design - 20 x 120 x 120 cm

$4,701

Armchairs by Charles & Ray Eames for Herman Miller, 1960s Set of 2, Charles and Ray Eames

Armchairs by Charles & Ray Eames for Herman Miller, 1960s Set of 2

Charles and Ray Eames

Design - 73 x 65 x 64 cm

$2,077

Table Lamp by Ingo Maurer, 1970s, Ingo Maurer

Table Lamp by Ingo Maurer, 1970s

Ingo Maurer

Design - 24 x 45 x 19 cm

$875

Side Tables by Paolo Rizzato for Alias, 1994, Set of 2, Paolo Rizzato

Side Tables by Paolo Rizzato for Alias, 1994, Set of 2

Paolo Rizzato

Design - 57 x 60 x 60 cm

$1,640

Small Art Deco Daphné Crystal Powder Box, René Lalique

Small Art Deco Daphné Crystal Powder Box

René Lalique

Design - 5 x 8 x 8 cm

$831

Ceramic Bowl, Mado Jolain

Ceramic Bowl

Mado Jolain

Design - 11 x 13 x 13 cm

$765

Vintage Dining Chairs in Mahogany, André Sornay

Vintage Dining Chairs in Mahogany

André Sornay

Design - 85 x 59 x 45 cm

$1,749

Snake Floor Lamp attributed to Elio Martinelli for Martinelli Luce, 1960s, Elio Martinelli

Snake Floor Lamp attributed to Elio Martinelli for Martinelli Luce, 1960s

Elio Martinelli

Design - 122 x 51 x 75 cm

$1,968

Lamps by Kazuhide Takahama for Sirrah, Kazuhide Takahama

Lamps by Kazuhide Takahama for Sirrah

Kazuhide Takahama

Design - 23 x 35 x 30 cm

$1,421

Bear Mask, Okuda

Bear Mask

Okuda

Design - 44 x 70 cm

$430

Landscape Extraordinaire, Mary Helen Horty

Landscape Extraordinaire

Mary Helen Horty

Design - 61 x 99.1 x 0.3 cm

$550

Bearbrick Keith Haring #8 1000%, MediCom .

Bearbrick Keith Haring #8 1000%

MediCom .

Design - 70 x 32 x 18 cm

$1,250

The Guest - Jaime Hayon, Jaime Hayón

The Guest - Jaime Hayon

Jaime Hayón

Design - 30 x 11 x 11 cm

$1,175

Termitière (Lampe), Franck Scala

Termitière (Lampe)

Franck Scala

Design - 130 x 40 x 40 cm

$2,504

Tam Tam Graffiti - street art, Noël Granger

Tam Tam Graffiti - street art

Noël Granger

Design - 45 x 31 x 31 cm

$327

Bad Idea Board, Eli Revzin

Bad Idea Board

Eli Revzin

Design - 80 x 20 x 2 cm

$850

Ocean Bubbles, Mixed Media on Canvas, Alexandra Romano

Ocean Bubbles, Mixed Media on Canvas

Alexandra Romano

Design - 25.4 x 20.3 x 3.8 cm

$309

Series 3107 Dining Chair by Arne Jacobsen for Fritz Hansen, 1990s, Arne Jacobsen

Series 3107 Dining Chair by Arne Jacobsen for Fritz Hansen, 1990s

Arne Jacobsen

Design - 78 x 48 x 46 cm

$273

Paire de Fauteuils à Strapontin - Métal Chromé, Fritz Hansen

Paire de Fauteuils à Strapontin - Métal Chromé

Fritz Hansen

Design - 77 x 75 x 51 cm

$7,434

Chair Azad II, Dominique Prévots

Chair Azad II

Dominique Prévots

Design - 75 x 40 x 35 cm

$3,280

Design

Design within the confines of art history is a creative activity or object, most frequently with an industrial or commercial undertone. Objects made under the heading of design are often a reflection of social, political, scientific, and environmental causes. Design has been used as a means to solve problems, as a fundamental objective behind the medium is to create new possibilities or to improve a process. These objects typically are immersive, including an element of interaction between the user and the material itself. At the crux of it all, creators have turned to design as a means to improve the quality of life for humankind. Design is also multidisciplinarity to its core and has been nourished by the arts for centuries.

Design has evidently evolved since its conception. Highly influenced by societal issues and politics, as well as parallel art movements, design objects reflect the period from which they were made. Although similar, it is important to distinguish the difference between design and Decorative Arts, a 19th-century movement known for the creation of art objects. In the century that followed, art and design were undeniably affected by global turmoil and politics, impacting artists universally, resulting in the birth of an array of art movements.

The 20th-century was a period of tremendous artistic upheaval. Design, art, performance, and theater were all tremendously impacted by the two world wars and the Cold War. On top of this, society was rapidly evolving, with rising social and political movements, such as voting rights and women's suffrage. As the world continued to change and progress, so did the world of art. Design belonged to many, if not all, of the major art movements of the 20th-century; including, Art Nouveau, Modernism, Surrealism, Art Deco, Bauhaus, and Postmodernism.

Design continued to evolve into the 21st century, paving the way for contemporary design. There are various misconceptions when it comes to contemporary design. Typically, confusion comes into place when the lines are blurred between the terms “design" and “style." Many use these words interchangeably, but it is important to note the distinguishing factors. Style is part of the design process. Once you have designed the functionality of the piece you are part of the way to the final design. Beyond this, creators will often ponder the definition of design in the 21st century. Designers and artists have drawn upon various 20th-century movements, such as Mid-Century Modern, Scandinavian Minimalism, and even, Holywood Regenycy.

Some people oppose the idea that design objects can be considered works of art. However, the borders are porous as some of them emphasize artistic features and are singular and unique. Like artists, designers imagine their pieces as personal creations or are released in limited quantities. Their works are often a means to express their visions of the world. It is important to note that collaborations between artists and designers reinforce the links between these two universes, animated by the same search for beauty. Discover a carefully chosen selection of design objects that span an array of movements, from the past to the present!

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