Democratic Design

Modern Design has long aspired to bring beautiful and functional products to the masses, and many designers, artists, and architects see design at the consumer level as their greatest calling. Philippe Starck attributes his success to his philosophy of “democratic design”- design
, 'Circulus Bolo Tie,' 1985, The Modern Archive

Ettore Sottsass

Circulus Bolo Tie, 1985

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$350

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, 'Morgana Necklace,' 1985-1986, The Modern Archive

Marco Zanini

Morgana Necklace, 1985-1986

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$395

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, 'Collectors Set: Rucola Plates and Drawing for Bloomingdale's,' 1985, The Modern Archive

Ettore Sottsass

Collectors Set: Rucola Plates and Drawing for Bloomingdale's, 1985

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$1,900

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, 'Collectors Set: Lettuce Plate and Drawing for Bloomingdale's,' 1985, The Modern Archive

Ettore Sottsass

Collectors Set: Lettuce Plate and Drawing for Bloomingdale's, 1985

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$1,900

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, 'Vase by Marcel Wanders for Target,' 2009, The Modern Archive

Marcel Wanders

Vase by Marcel Wanders for Target, 2009

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$195

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, 'Onion Bowl for Memphis by Nathalie Du Pasquier,' 1985, The Modern Archive

Nathalie Du Pasquier

Onion Bowl for Memphis by Nathalie Du Pasquier, 1985

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$495

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, 'The Face by Philippe Starck for BIG,' 1997, The Modern Archive

Philippe Starck

The Face by Philippe Starck for BIG, 1997

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$450

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, 'Collectors Set: Celery Tray, Tomato Tray and Drawing for Bloomingdale's,' 1985, The Modern Archive

Michele de Lucchi

Collectors Set: Celery Tray, Tomato Tray and Drawing for Bloomingdale's, 1985

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$2,250

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, 'Cheese Board (Prototype) by Michael Graves for Alessi,' 1997, The Modern Archive

Michael Graves

Cheese Board (Prototype) by Michael Graves for Alessi, 1997

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$425

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, 'Vesuvio Coffee Maker by Gaetano Pesce for Zani & Zani,' 1993, The Modern Archive

Gaetano Pesce

Vesuvio Coffee Maker by Gaetano Pesce for Zani & Zani, 1993

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$1,200

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, 'Jonsberg Vase (White Version) by Hella Jongerius for IKEA,' 2005, The Modern Archive

Hella Jongerius

Jonsberg Vase (White Version) by Hella Jongerius for IKEA, 2005

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, 'Toothbrush (Prototype) by Philippe Starck for Fluocaril,' 1989, The Modern Archive

Philippe Starck

Toothbrush (Prototype) by Philippe Starck for Fluocaril, 1989

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$595

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, 'Futura Bolo Tie by Ettore Sottsass,' ca. 1986, The Modern Archive

Ettore Sottsass

Futura Bolo Tie by Ettore Sottsass, ca. 1986

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$225

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, 'San Marco Brooch by Ettore Sottass,' ca. 1986, The Modern Archive

Ettore Sottsass

San Marco Brooch by Ettore Sottass, ca. 1986

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$350

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, 'Collectors Set: Indivia Plate and Drawing for Bloomingdale's,' 1985, The Modern Archive

Ettore Sottsass

Collectors Set: Indivia Plate and Drawing for Bloomingdale's, 1985

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$1,650

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, 'Jonsberg Vase (Terracotta Version) by Hella Jongerius for IKEA,' 2005, The Modern Archive

Hella Jongerius

Jonsberg Vase (Terracotta Version) by Hella Jongerius for IKEA, 2005

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Sold

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