Known for his intricate mosaic furniture inlays, Ado Chale brings raw yet refined artistry to otherwise everyday objects. Born in Belgium, he draws on materials like wood, bone, metal, and precious stones that are broken down, meticulously arranged, and overlaid with resin to create his signature Ado Chale coffee tables and other domestic objects.
As a self-trained craftsman, Ado Chale’s unique use of raw materials lets him create one-of-a-kind designs that feature as centerpieces in homes and private collections around the globe.
According to Ado Chale, he finds inspiration through his discoveries of new and unusual materials to use in his designs. Incorporating natural patterns and textures made from minerals, iron bronze, and aluminum, he finds the technical challenges of working with these mediums push him to create ever more captivating pieces.
The quintessential Ado Chale table makes for a spectacular addition to any home or interior leaning towards raw, soulful, intricate design. Over the decades, Ado Chale’s pieces have been exhibited at the Museum of Fine Arts in Nancy, France, the Ixelles Museum in Belgium, and the Palais des Papes in Avignon. It’s no surprise, then, that making an Ado Chale table part of your interior decor puts you in good company among the world’s art connoisseurs.
More recently, Ado Chale’s artworks have graced the exhibits of the exclusive Galerie Yves Gastou. A stalwart among furniture design masters, Ado Chale’s work has become increasingly rare and sought-after. Owning an Ado Chale table or design piece is not only a sign of good taste, but it’s also a sign of distinct refinement and singularity.View collection
The Agnes Sandahl Atelier sits in Vallauris, also known as the “Cité des Potiers”, in the heart of the French ceramic world, where artists such as Picasso, Braque and Cocteau created their ceramics. Set inside an old pottery manufacturer, the factory hosts one of the village’s oldest kilns, built in 1850, now part of the historical legend of Vallauris. Today, Agnes presents her own unique pieces in this historical workshop, from sculptures to colorful art of the table. Her work also includes commissions of table settings for Michelin Star chefs such as Joel Robuchon and Eric Frechon, as well as royal families across the globe. Tables created by Agnes are spectacular “Mises en Scenes”, true promises of magnificent meals to come.View collection
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Alicja Podgorska Birkner
Alicja Podgorska Birkner, born 1960, is a contemporary sculptor based in Munich, Germany, working with stone and ceramics. Her goal is to create a soothing and almost meditative effect on the viewer with her sculptures. The artist sees herself as the tool for the material manifestation of the sculptures. Her sculptural works are organic shapes in the first place, partially with "step" forms or consisting of multiple parts.View collection
Angelo Brotto (born 1914, Venice) was a Venetian designer and artist who is known for his work as a lamp designer and for his work with glass. He graduated from the Accademia di Belle Arti di Venezia in 1941, and immediately thereafter, the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs commissioned him to paint frescoes in Montenegro. During the late 40s, he created pieces in Venice for Peggy Guggenheim’s collection, and during his career he won many design and art awards, including awards in Bergamo, Cremona, Suzzara, and Verona, as well as at the first Exhibition of Engravings in Rome.View collection
Aristide Najean (Paris) is a Parisian artist who arrived in Murano in 1986 to study the Venetian island's renowned, centuries-old glassmaking techniques. Originally a painter, he saw glassmaking as an extension of this, and it became his preferred materials.
Arne Quinze (Belgium, 1971) is a Belgian contemporary artist, painter and sculptor. His work involves everything from small drawings and paintings, medium-sized sculptures to massive installations. Quinze was born in Belgium in 1971 and currently lives and works in Saint-Martens-Latem, a town near the Belgian city of Ghent. His early career in the 1980s was as a graffiti artist. He always questioned the role of our cities and started his search for cities to become open air museums. His work quickly evolved from Street Art to Public Art with recurring themes as social interaction, urbanization and diversity.View collection
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Art | Wall Art
Far from the restrictions of framed landscapes, LECLAIREUR offers discerning home decorators, collectors, and interior designers a matchless range of unique designer wall art. Whether you’re looking for a minimalistic centerpiece, an abstract painting to act as a talking point, or a hyper-realistic rendition of the human form, you’ll find what you’re looking for in our extensive collection of designer wall decor and mid-century modern wall art.
Why not opt for a raw, metallic centerpiece from Kiko Lopez, inspired by the artistic form of light and natural materials? Or, if you prefer more understated wall art design, consider Pierre Bonnefille’s take on the art of Furoshiki.
For a more sensuous design theme, the rugged artistry of Piero Fornasetti’s erotic drawings may excite the senses. Best bought in sets, these drawings are one-of-a-kind and will transform any interior into a singular work of art in its own right.
And, should a more three-dimensional form of designer wall art be preferred, don’t overlook the appeal of Aristide Najean’s “Toro” mask sconces. Not only are these intricate pieces a magnificent feat of artistic prowess, but they are sure to act as a talking point among art lovers and collectors alike.
Alternatively, should you prefer a more traditional form of designer wall art that captivates and intrigues, Jean-Daniel Lorieux’s aquatic-themed portraits and landscapes will be the perfect addition to your home.
Regardless of your personal taste, you are sure to find a masterpiece to adorn the walls of your home in our carefully curated selection of wall art design pieces you won’t find anywhere else. View collection
Ceramic Atelier founded in 1945 based in South of France. It had been run by the Buffile family for three generations. Each item is hand painted, one of a kind.
Ben Storms is a Belgian designer and craftsman who thinks in terms of materials. He prefers to start with one material and examine it unbiased. His research is done uninhibitedly, to ensure he captures all the possibilities material has to offer. By using state-of-the-art techniques he transforms them to captivating shapes that defy expectations. He has refined his craft as a stonemason, sculptor and woodworker. In his practice, he often combines traditional techniques with high-tech processes to create unique pieces of furniture with a sculptural character.View collection
The identity of Bitossi Ceramiche starts from the beginning of 1900’s and develops upon a productive ceramic tradition that existed in Montelupo Fiorentino starting from 1500. The Bitossi family business produces artistic ceramics, at least since 1871. The traditional production was renewed thanks to the Art Direction of Aldo Londi, a man attentive to the evolution of taste and with a natural born creative sense. Bitossi Ceramiche still is in the original factory and it is still the destination for leading design characters who are fascinated by the historical value of the company and by craft production and create unique collections which are then appreciated by collectors around the world. This attitude bound to the entrepreneurial skills developed throughout the years and to the constant research for quality product, helped to create its own identity for Bitossi Ceramiche, qualifying it as an example of Italian excellence.View collection
Borek Sipek (1949-2016) Czech architect and designer. In 1983, he was awarded a prestigious architectural prize for his design of a glass house in Hamburg. The same year he moved to Amsterdam where he started his own studio for architecture and design named Studio Sipek. Borek Sipek’s creations have been put on display in numerous museums across the world including, The Museum of Modern art in New York, Umelecko-Prumyslové Museum in Prague Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam and Museum of Decorative Art in Paris.
Carlo Moretti Glass
Established in 1958 in the heart of Venice, Italy’s Murano glassblowing hub by brothers Carlo and Giovanni Moretti, the Carlo Moretti brand combines the century-old craft of mouth-blown Murano glass with contemporary Italian design. Clean lines, modern decorations, and clear surfaces are the distinctive traits of Carlo Moretti’s creations, which embody the union of the two souls of this versatile material: solid and liquid.
Utilizing bright palettes and an impactful contrast between negative space created by clear glass and interspersed with contemporary use of color, Carlo Moretti glasses and decorative objects make the perfect table centerpiece or addition to an authentic glasswork collection. Moretti’s use of marbling sets his glassware apart from more simplistic techniques. With more than five decades of glass-making experience, Carlo Moretti was a master of his trade in every sense of the word.
Drawing on his travels, studies, and the rich history brought to life by Murano’s master glassblowers, Carlo Moretti glass design pieces like the Carlo Moretti vase are truly one of a kind. Each Murano crystal piece is numbered and signed before leaving the care of Moretti’s experienced craftsmen. This promise of singularity accompanied by the attention-grabbing designs of Carlo Moretti glasses and vases cater to a clientele of fine art collectors, admirers, and those who value owning a piece of Italian heritage.
Today, Carlo Moretti’s glassware is displayed in more than 20 museums worldwide, a testament to the craftsmanship and artistry that goes into every Carlo Moretti glass creation.View collection
There is no limit to the creativity and versatility displayed in our collection of ceramic vessels and unique ceramic vases. Incorporated in vintage, mid-century modern, minimalistic, and ultra-modern homes, ceramic vases, pots, and bowls have lasted through the centuries and remained a favorite among collectors of beautiful handmade decor and functional vessels.
With a history dating back to Ancient Egypt and beyond, handmade ceramic vases and ceramic vessels have been integral to interior decoration for many civilizations and even more generations before ours.
At Leclaireur, we’re proud to host a spectacular collection of handmade ceramic vases and vessels to suit every taste and style preference.
Lovers of rugged materials and bright pops of color will appreciate our series of Bitossi Ceramiche vases by Aldo Londi. Crafted by the Bitossi family since 1871, these magnificent vases are artworks in their own right and will certainly be appreciated as such.
Abstract art admirers may prefer our intriguing collection of Zsolt Simon Melba Ceramic vases, with their intricate, honeycomb-like exterior and neutral color palettes. The eye-catching vases crafted by Atelier Buffile are another sure favorite, featuring bold lines and colors rendering abstract interpretations of animals, flowers, and human faces.
And, of course, no collection of iconic ceramic vases can be complete without a Fornasetti vase featuring the whimsical renditions of opera singer Lina Cavalieri’s face.
Discover your next creative centerpiece in the form of one of our unique, handmade ceramic vases and vessels by browsing our collection.View collection
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Perfected by clay artists over thousands of years, ceramic sculptures have been stalwarts of the art and interior design sphere for nearly just as long. As a result, it can be nearly impossible to find a home that doesn’t incorporate a ceramic sculpture of some kind in its decor. Given this popularity, it’s easy to underappreciate the beauty, singularity, and uniqueness the right classic or abstract ceramic sculpture can bring to your home or outdoor living space.
There is no limit to the varying styles or techniques talented sculptors can use to turn ceramic art into their specific masterpieces. However, like most maestros, the ceramic artistic greats quickly specialize in only a few techniques that turn their sculptures from art pieces to attention-grabbing centerpieces.
Modern, minimalistic, and championing organic shapes and clean lines, Jan Vogelpoel is an artistic powerhouse. Her sculptures exude awe-inspiring simplicity that captures the gaze whether it’s a vase or brutalist abstract tile.
On the other end of the spectrum, creatives like Agnes Sandahl draw inspiration from the greats in other mediums including the likes of Pablo Picasso and Georges Braque. Brilliant turquoise and cerulean glaze the surface of some of her abstract ceramic sculptures while others project their earthen beauty by remaining elegantly unpainted.
And, for those in search of a one-of-a-kind nucleus to their design flow, acquiring a vintage piece by a ceramic icon like Aldo Londi is not only an admirable achievement but a milestone in any art lover's collection journey.View collection
Cushions are an oft-overlooked element of design that can convey a powerful sense of style and personal taste in a home or office. Instead of opting for gaudy throw pillows or cushions, why not turn your couch or chair cushions into artistic statements with a luxurious Bernal or Fornasetti pillow that fits your interior aesthetic?
At Leclaireur, we proudly stock stunning Fornasetti cushions designed and constructed using high-quality fabrics like cotton and silk. Whether your home is traditional, contemporary, or modern, we have a variety of cushions and pillows to perfectly fit your vision.
Crafted by Piero Fornasetti in the late 20th century, each design on our Fornasetti pillows is a glimpse into the bold yet elegant expressiveness of an artistic and design legend.
How Much Is a Fornasetti Cushion?
The price of a Fornasetti cushion greatly depends on its age, material, and the rarity of its design. At Leclaireur, you can expect to pay anything from $225 to $1,000 for one of our stunning, sophisticated Fornasetti pillows. Some of our bestselling silk pillows sell for $290 each and feature incredibly popular and sought-after motifs by the famed designer.
Finding the Right Fornasetti Pillows for You
For a time forgotten, the versatility and opportunity for expression offered by cushions and pillows are now being rediscovered. Whether your home is minimalistic, contemporary, traditional, or even maximalist as is becoming increasingly popular, you can likely find a Fornasetti pillow to match your aesthetic.
Opt for a vintage silk cushion to add a sense of luxury to the room, or choose a black and white cotton pillow to contrast the clean lines and symmetry of a minimalist space.
Whatever Fornasetti cushion you choose, it is bound to transform any room from ordinary to extraordinary in the blink of an eye.
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Should Fornasetti cushions not be to your taste, Leclaireur also stocks a range of beautiful cushions featuring Bernal’s Picasso. Made of suede, these unique pillows feature hand-embroidered renditions of artwork by the famed Pablo Picasso, bringing intrigue, appeal, and curiosity into any room and any home.
Another popular piece is undoubtedly the Portrait of Francoise Gilot in Black Suede. Its simplistic design and clean lines make it ideal for modern or minimalist interiors.
Ready to transform your home with the addition of stunning, timeless cushions? Browse our collection by Fornasetti and other popular designers here.View collection
French ceramists Daniel Derock and Loïc de Bailliencourt share a passion for 20th Century design and more specifically, post-war Art Deco from the 50’s to the 80’s. An archivist and a scientific mission director in their former lives, they teamed up in 2007 to create ceramic pieces that offer figurative lines and a primitive aesthetic, pushing forward values dear to their hearts, such as hope and solidarity. Creating a visual genre that conjures the Cloutier Brothers, Derval or Picasso, the duo likes to engage in various techniques: turning, molding, or ‘colombinage’ – the assembling of clay tubes to create a shape.View collection
Milanese design company Eligo specializes in artisanally produced objects that blend traditional craftsmanship with a contemporary aesthetic sensibility. Housewares are designed and curated under the mantra “Italian beauty is timeless.”Many of the designs produced by Eligo are inspired by historically important Italian craft typologies. Eligo also organizes exhibitions, creates documentary videos, and acts as a commercial agent for artisans on the global market. The company art directs tailor-made collections for its customers and serves as an interior design agency for private homes and shops.
The Italian designer, painter, sculptor, craftsman, and decorator Piero Fornasetti cultivated a highly original style throughout his career. Awestruck by the past greatness of Italian art, Piero Fornasetti developed an eclectic style that drew inspiration from, but was not confined to, the motifs of the Novecento movement that branched out of Neo-Classicism. Instead, Piero Fornasetti incorporated Early Renaissance ornamental and pictorial motifs in his work that spanned a variety of mediums. Silk scarves, furniture, porcelain plates, vessels, vases, and other decorative objects often served as his canvas, and his work became instantly recognizable thanks to consistent depictions of the face of his one great muse, Lina Cavalieri.
Debuted during his “Tema e Variazioni” series, Lina Cavalieri, an opera singer and actress, became his signature motif and the famed “Fornasetti face.” Her image adorned his most prized artworks including the highly regarded Fornasetti plates and Fornasetti furniture.
In the 1980s, Piero Fornasetti’s work became immensely popular among Postmodern designers. Their influence and sway have helped spur the popularity of Fornasetti prints and other decor pieces that still inspire and awe even today.View collection
Furniture maker, artist, and designer extraordinaire, Piero Fornasetti is known for his fun, witty, and sometimes downright scandalous illustrations based on everything from hot air balloons to the face of his muse, opera singer Lina Cavalieri.
Using his designs as transfer prints, Fornasetti decorated a near-countless range of furniture and design elements from cushions and tableware to ashtrays and tables.
Perfect for a home where a sense of fun, whimsy, or unexpected playfulness is treasured, Fornasetti ashtrays are a great way to show off your love of unusual decorative pieces.
Typically known only for its functionality, furniture before Fornasetti was often dull and inexpressive. Thanks to Fornasetti’s genius, the creation of everything from Fornasetti plates to designer ashtrays have produced some of the most sought-after additions to contemporary, modern, and minimalist homes and offices.
Embodying his love for pushing the limits of what is socially acceptable, a Fornasetti ashtray is a great way to bring a little old-fashioned edge to any interior. Decorated with everything from portraits to anatomical drawings, Fornasetti’s designer ashtrays are an understated way to fill everyday actions with a little magic and fun.
How Much Is a Fornasetti Ashtray?
As Fornasetti ashtrays are a relatively modern creation, they are an excellent choice for livening up your decor without breaking the bank. At Leclaireur, our Fornasetti designer ashtrays range from $160 to $230.
Their designs mainly feature Lina Cavalieri’s motif, although a select few are covered in a unique newspaper print that invokes a sense of nostalgia and rich Italian heritage.
Finding the Right Fornasetti Designer Ashtray for You
Many of Fornasetti’s famous plate designs are featured on our range of designer ashtrays. If you are a lover of Fornasetti art, his signature Cavalieri motif, or simply like a bold, decorative element around which to encourage conversation, these are the ideal designer ashtrays for you. Choose from a variety of Cavalieri’s portraits, including the iconic broken plate or eyepatch designs that set Fornasetti’s creations apart.
However, if you prefer a more muted, old-fashioned appeal, our Fornasetti Giornali Il Giorno and Locandina Così Fan Tutte ashtrays may be better suited for your overall aesthetic.
Regardless of the type of Fornasetti ashtray you choose to buy, each ceramic piece is designed with the utmost care and attention to detail.
If you are looking to bring fun, a sense of scandal, and whimsical illustrations to your home, shop our range of stunning Fornasetti ashtrays today.View collection
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An Italian designer, sculptor, and painter by trade, Piero Fornasetti is known for his unique artistic style inspired by the Novecento movement. Drawing on Early Renaissance motifs, Fornasetti is best known for his porcelain plates, vases, and furniture, many of which feature the face of famed opera singer Lina Cavalieri. Fornasetti candles hold an equally important place in his creative history.
Combining the mediums of design, light, and scent, a Fornasetti candle is a true masterpiece and a priceless addition to any home. Housed in vividly decorated ceramic vases, many featuring the telltale visage of Piero Fornasetti’s muse, Fornasetti candles fill a room with warm, inviting light and a variety of subtle yet powerful scents. Signature scents for our Fornasetti candles include Fior di Bacio, Otto, and Flora.
In addition to Fornasetti candles, our range of Fornasetti home fragrances is equally sought after and spans from incense boxes to diffusing spheres.
Our best sellers include the Sardine Rosso Fornasetti diffusing sphere, a bright red sphere decorated with a minimalistic pattern of crisply rendered sardines, and the Gold Losanghe Scented Candle with Cavalieri’s face hidden behind bold strokes of gold.
Each Fornasetti candle is crafted using vegan wax and encased in a porcelain container. No matter the Fornasetti candle you spring for, this culmination of art, light, and fragrance will brighten up any room in more ways than one. Revel in the scent of sheer luxury with a Fornasetti candle in your living room, bedroom, or kitchen, and enjoy the wafts of soft floral or rich spice notes that drift through your home as the light from the flickering flame dances across your walls.View collection
Fornasetti Cups & Mugs
A paragon of interior and furniture design, no one could convey fun, whimsy, and bold illustrations quite like the legendary designer and artist Piero Fornasetti. And his signature Fornasetti tea sets and Fornasetti coffee cups are no exception.
Drawing thousands of stunning illustrations and images over his lifetime, he then used these drawings to elevate furniture, tableware, and other interior design elements beyond the mundane and boring into conversation starters and eye-catchers.
Known for his love of surrealist style and playful themes, Fornasetti refused to conform to the artistic practices and expectations of Milan’s Brera Academy of Fine Arts and instead went on to blaze a trail of innovative, unexpected, and at times downright scandalous designs that have made him a household name for anyone looking to challenge the status quo.
Today, a Fornasetti tea set or set of Fornasetti coffee mugs is a great way to turn otherwise dull kitchenware into something all the more fun and intriguing.
Browse our collection of Fornasetti tea cups, coffee cups, and complete sets to find the perfect accompaniment to your kitchen or dining room.
How Much Is a Fornasetti Cup?
Fornasetti tea and coffee cups are unlike any other. However, just because they are unique, expressive, and visually stunning, doesn’t put them out of reach of avid home decorators and design-minded individuals who don’t want to break the bank.
A single Fornasetti tea cup and saucer starts at $190, while a set of six Fornasetti coffee cups are priced at $1,500. If you are a particularly big fan of Fornasetti’s Lina Cavalieri portraits, you may prefer the beautiful Tema e Variazioni black and gold tea set priced at $1,650. It contains six tea cups and their matching saucers, each decorated with a different Cavalieri motif.
Finding the Right Fornasetti Tea and Coffee Sets for You
From tea parties at the dining room table to days spent curled up on the couch, your coffee and tea cups say a lot about your personality and eye for design.
Don’t settle for boring, generic tea or coffee sets. Instead, opt for a set of Fornasetti tea or coffee cups. Whether you are a fan of Fornasetti’s portraits and surrealist illustrations or simply want to make your love of unique design pieces stand out, Leclaireur has the ideal Fornasetti coffee or tea sets for you.
Browse our collection to find the perfect choice for your home and personal preference today.View collection
Fornasetti Erotic Drawing
Bring a renewed element of daring and intrigue to your home with pieces from our scintillating and thought-provoking collection of Fornasetti erotic drawings. Drawn by Piero Fornasetti in the 1940s, at a time when expressing sexuality was something confined to the bedroom and any discussions or depictions of it was taboo, Fornasetti's drawings have found new life and appreciation in the 21st century.
From collectors to interior designers, the power and intimacy portrayed by these Fornasetti paintings have only grown. Now hanging in the offices, living rooms, bathrooms, and bedrooms of many avid art collectors, erotic Fornasetti drawings depict aspects of female and male sexuality, including phallic designs in pencil or pen.
Intended to excite, arouse, and push the boundaries of acceptability, erotic Fornasetti paintings are the ideal addition to any space where intoxicating art that falls outside decorative norms is prized. Perfect for both minimalist and maximalist interiors, hanging a Fornasetti drawing is sure to draw attention and admiration from those with a keen appreciation of art.
Fornasetti’s greatest achievements may have been in the world of ceramic art pieces depicting the face of his muse, Lina Cavalieri; however, his collection of erotic drawings may be his single most overlooked artistic achievement.
Pushing societal boundaries from the moment of their inception, each Fornasetti drawing is a statement piece in its own right and should be treated as such.
No matter where you choose to display your erotic drawings, Leclaireur has a stunning Fornasetti painting to suit your style, preference, and the aesthetic you envision for your home. Browse our selection of erotic Fornasetti drawings today to find the next addition to your collection.View collection
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Fornasetti Plates & Wall Plates
Elevate your space with the addition of unique pieces from our expansive collection of Fornasetti wall plates. Born in Italy, Piero Fornasetti made a name for himself creating expressive, daring, and intricate home decor and design pieces distinguished by Early Renaissance motifs and images of the face of his muse, famed opera singer Lina Cavalieri.
Fornasetti plates are easily recognizable among other artistic ceramics and plates thanks to their black and white color palette only rarely interspersed with flecks of gold or red. Their muted yet nonetheless attention-catching designs make them perfect for nearly any style of interior from minimalist to industrial and everything in between.
Despite being called Fornasetti plates, these stunning pieces were not actually dreamt up by Piero Fornasetti himself. Instead, Fornasetti’s son, Barnaba, took over the family business in the 1980s and was the genius behind the iconic Fornasetti wall plates we have come to admire and covet today.
Whether you’re looking for something playful, thought-provoking, or daring, our range of Fornasetti wall plates has something for you. Favorites among our collection include plates displaying images of Lina Cavalieri in an Arabian headdress, on a wanted poster, in full clown makeup, and as an astronaut. There is no limit to the whimsy and intrigue our Fornasetti plates can add to your home, office, or business.
Create our own collection of Fornasetti plates by purchasing your favorite designs from nearly 200 plates available, or create a unique wall art display with our Fornasetti set of 12 wall plates in gold or black and white. Browse our extensive range to find the perfect Fornasetti plates for your space today.View collection
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Geoffrey Parker Games has been running for over 60 years in the hands of three generations of Parkers. By the early Seventies, the Company had already established itself as No.1 in The World for luxury board games, this culminated for Chess in Geoffrey being commissioned to make the leather boxes and chessboards for the famous Boris Spassky and Bobby Fischer’s 1972 World Championship battle in Reykjavik, Iceland. The Company’s expertise was required for what is widely recognized as the first World Backgammon Championship. To this day Geoffrey Parker supplies it's luxury backgammon boards for the world backgammon tournament in Monte Carlo.
Georges Pelletier, born in 1938, Belgian artist and ceramist recognized around the world. His works are an exploration of the dreams and the play of light on various surfaces and materials. All the pieces he works with are integrated into the ceramic, therefore creating ceramic "light totems". His works have been exhibited and admired by collectors around the world.View collection
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It takes a native son to build something as iconic as the Pirelli Tower, Gio Ponti’s 1960 masterpiece that soars over Milan. In 1928, the prolific architect and designer founded Domus, the influential design magazine to which he would contribute for the rest of his life. Along with building projects like the elegant Villa Planchart in Caracas, Ponti designed a number of now-iconic products, including the lightweight Superleggera chair and the curvy La Pavoni coffee machine of 1948. He was an enthusiastic leader of the post-war reconstruction, and a major influence on younger designers including Alessandro Mendini and Ettore Sottsass. In 2011, his prolific and wide-ranging career was the subject of the exhibition “Expressions of Gio Ponti” at the Triennale Museum in Milan. "Love architecture, be it ancient or modern,” Ponti said. “Love it for its fantastic, adventurous and solemn creations; for its inventions; for the abstract, allusive and figurative forms that enchant our spirit and enrapture our thoughts. Love architecture, the stage and support of our lives."View collection
Glas Italia, established in 1972 in Brianza supported by century-long experience of the family glass factory and driven by an inexhaustible passion for glass. Research and design combined with the most advanced technology, in collaboration with internationally renowned designers, realizing the ideas of their creative talent come true. Sophistication, originality, intrinsic and formal quality are the salient features of all Glas Italia products that are equally adhered to in home, office and contract sectors.
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Hans Jørgensen Wegner (1914-2007) was a renown Danish furniture designer. Best known for his chairs and seating pieces — though a master of many furniture types like sofas and tables — Hans Wegner was a prolific designer whose elegant designs contributed to the international popularity of mid-century Danish design. Wegner considered himself a carpenter first and a furniture designer second. He was a firm believer that striking aesthetics in furniture were based on a foundation of practicality: a chair must be comfortable and sturdy before it is chic.View collection
Born in Jamaica and educated in New York, Hugh Findletar moved to Italy 23 years ago where he quickly and forever fell in love with Murano and its glass blowers. Photographer by trade with a particular interest in portraiture and being a florist as he jokingly defines himself, he worked for seven years before introducing the world and our tables to his flamboyant “Flowerheadz”. The roots of this project lie deep into his love for eternal endurance (glass being the only material to offer this to humanity) and his influences: Ancient Greece, Eritrea and banquet cups from the Roman Empire. Each head has its own character, and they are real personalities — each has a name (Tess, Chris, Tyron, Agnes and Hugh) and they all assume their Baroque essence.
Combining a mid-century design aesthetic with a contemporary minimalist approach, Jan Vogelpoel’s intuitive and fervent process produces ceramic sculptures that hold an ethereal presence in any space, effortlessly reflecting connection, fluidity and strength. Each piece carries the energy of nature and the maker, and the characteristic raw finish of her work makes them highly tactile, recalling the textures of sandstone cliffs or ancient artefacts.
Born in the UK and raised in South Africa, Melbourne-based Vogelpoel has worked with clay for over 20 years, honing her skills under South African ceramicist artists Barbara Jackson and Karen Scott. After a career in graphic design, interior styling and art direction, she started working with clay full-time in 2019.
Vogelpoel has been shortlisted for the Victorian Craft Awards (2019) established by Craft Victoria, and The Design Files + Laminex Awards (2021), with her work now widely collected in Australia and internationally.
Jean-Daniel Lorieux is a French fashion photographer. He was born in 1937 in Paris.
He began his career at Studio Harcourt in 1964, as an assistant. He stayed there for a while before becoming a freelance photographer.
For more than two decades, he worked for the biggest fashion magazines: Vogue, Harper's Bazaar, L’Officiel, and more.
Christian Dior, Céline, Lanvin, Pierre Cardin, Paco Rabanne entrust him with the realization of their advertising campaigns. Going beyond "classic" fashion photography, many personalities call on him for portraits. Salvador Dali, Nelson Mandela, Serge Gainsbourg, Salma Hayek, Johnny Halliday or even the President of the Republic: Jacques Chirac.
The paradisiacal islands of the South quickly became his studios. From the Maldives to the Seychelles, Jean-Daniel Lorieux crisscrossed the beaches in search of sun, light and joy.
At a time when models were starting to become stars, he directed them for the biggest fashion newspapers. The great fashion houses such as Cardin, Lanvin, Céline, Dior and Paco Rabanne then secured his services.
He knew how to impose his style, by idyllic photographs, always unexpected, mixing eroticism and happiness. The joyful sensuality emanating from his work is mixed with a provocative humor. His colorful photographs sublimate his exceptional models. Great models like Claudia Schiffer or Stéphanie Seymour, to actresses like Sharon Stones and singers like Frank Sinatra, all have passed her lens.
Jean-Daniel Lorieux is recognized today for having made fashion photography evolve. Through his happy, positive and unexpected photographs, he has left his indelible mark.
Born in Puerto Rico, Kiko Lopez established his first ceramics atelier at just 14 years of age. Despite this early mastery, he later gravitated to the glass art that would bring him international acclaim.
Today, Kiko Lopez’s work is the paragon of expressive yet functional glass art. An architect and industrial designer by education, he has been an innovator among glass artists for upwards of 30 years. His signature artworks combine techniques and inspiration from across a varied range of disciplines. The result is glasswork that captures attention and emotion just as easily as it does light.
Throughout his storied career, Kiko Lopez has produced furniture, chandeliers, doors, and other challenging commissions combining his expertise as an architect and an artist.
For the last 12 years, however, he has specialized in producing the acclaimed Kiko Lopez mirror. The mirrors, also known as Shadow Drawings, incorporate techniques he learned from other glass artists, historic texts, and his own explorations of the medium. Every Kiko Lopez mirror and artwork is a one-of-a-kind masterpiece brought to life in the South of France.
He has gone beyond mere artistry to champion his talent and meticulous craftsmanship in a way that has won him praise and admiration from interior designers, architects, and collectors from all over the world.View collection
Laura Gonzalez is a Paris-based architect and interior designer known to create places with a remarkable identity. Never confined in one style, always inspired by many references, Laura defines her style as « chic mix and match ». Interested in art, sculpture, photography, and painting she draws inspiration in a classical world enhanced by contemporary touch. Laura founded her Parisian agency at the age of 24, while still a student at the Ecole Nationale supérieure d’architecture Paris-Malaquais. Since then, she’s been making a name for herself in the world of design. The head of her own company, Laura has worked with internationally renowned French Houses like Cartier, Christian Louboutin, l’Occitane, and now Leclaireur gallery.
Three different Madras armchairs are the result of this collaboration, which offers a setting for a story. “It personifies the quirky, laid-back and colorful spirit I love. You should never take yourself too seriously.” - Laura Gonzalez
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Founded in 1958 by brothers Carlo and Giovanni Moretti in Murano, Venice, Carlo Moretti is an Italian company best known for its Satinato glassware. Characterized by colorful contemporary Italian designs in marbled patterns and a matte finish, Satinato became Carlo Moretti’s signature look and was incorporated in many glasses, pitchers, and vases produced by the company since then.
Today, many designers know Carlo Moretti glass only for its popular blue and white glassware, but that is far from all the brand has to offer discerning homeowners and design lovers. With more than 60 years of experience in the glassblowing and manufacturing industry, Carlo Moretti glasses are a culmination of tried-and-tested techniques, innovative design, and a love for the beauty of well-produced glassware.
Some of the most popular Carlo Moretti glassware in Los Angeles today include pieces like the Bora Drink Glass, which comes in varying colors and features the company’s signature colors of blue, red, and white in playful spots and polka dots. Another favorite is undoubtedly the Mini Singleflower Carlo Moretti glass vase, crafted with blue and white streaks that capture interest while still putting the contents of the vase as the center of attention.
And, if you are in search of a unique piece that shows off technical design skills and creativity, opt for the Chica Vase, a limited edition creation that features clean lines and a simple color palette making it perfect for minimalist homes.
Whether you love Murano glassmaking tradition or simply enjoy using quality glassware that draws on decades of heritage and craftsmanship, Carlo Moretti glassware is the perfect choice for your kitchen and dining room.
Best suited to homes that champion color and unique expressions of art and creativity, Carlo Moretti glasses, vases, and pitchers are handmade masterpieces that bring one-of-a-kind beauty to any interior.
Browse our wide range of Carlo Moretti glassware here to find the perfect piece for you.View collection
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Mid-Century Modern Furniture
As one of the most popular interior design styles of the 20th century still in widespread use today, mid-century modern furniture can be found everywhere. From the Spanish villas of California to the brownstones of New York, interior designers, minimalists, and lovers of functional, stunning furniture expertly integrate these design elements in their homes.
Recognizable for its use of wood, gently arching lines, and overall simplicity, mid-century modern designs combine convenience and elegance to form the perfect addition to any home, office, or outdoor space.
To find the perfect mid-century modern furniture for your home, browse our extensive collection of chairs, tables, decor, and lighting for the ideal modern mid-century piece for you.
Elements of Modern Mid-Century Furniture Design
Pioneered in rebellion against the maximalist, ornate furniture and decor of the past, mid-century modern furniture and design is often credited as the forerunner of modern minimalistic design.
Today, mid-century modern furniture consists of strong, clean lines, neutral color palettes, and functional materials that make them ideal for homes where quality, simplicity, and understated beauty are prioritized.
Most current mid-century modern furniture incorporates glass, wood, metal, and vinyl in its design, marrying convenience and usability with a unique, utilitarian look.
Searching for the perfect mid-century modern addition to your home or office? Leclaireur stocks a range of exquisite pieces for every room.
Mid-Century Modern Living Room Furniture
From easy chairs to coffee tables, Leclaireur stocks a variety of striking modern mid-century design pieces perfect for the living room.
The Maison Jansen 1950s Display Coffee Table is the perfect example of exquisite mid-century modern design, with its smooth metal accents, use of glass, and functional sliding top. For those who prefer a traditional wooden coffee table, Ado Chale’s Goutte d’eau table, although not traditionally mid-century modern, uses the same striking design principles to deliver a gorgeous, raw wood surface that suits a more rugged living room ambiance.
No description of mid-century modern living room furniture can be complete without mentioning the legendary work of Pierre Jeanneret. As part of our seating collection, we offer a variety of Jeanneret’s unique folding chairs, stools, and armless easy chairs.
Alternatively, Gio Ponti’s vintage pair of stools makes the perfect addition to a mid-century modern living room that leans decidedly to the minimalistic side.
Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Furniture
Although many choose to include our signature mid-century modern chairs in their living room decor, Pierre Jeanneret's seating goes equally well in a sleek, mid-century modern dining room. Paired with the gorgeous Pierre Jeanneret Committee Table, the combination brings a sense of classic elegance and proud collectorship to the dining room of any avid mid-century modern collector.
Mid-Century Modern Bedroom Furniture
Mid-century modern bedrooms have become increasingly popular thanks to their minimalistic atmosphere and ability to appear organized and tidy despite being decidedly lived in.
A stunning 1960s Belgian bookshelf, made of simple metal and wood is the ideal choice for a bedroom or walk-in closet display, while a Pierre Bonnefille cabinet serves as a versatile storage solution for any bedroom.
However, mid-century design is not only limited to tables, chairs, and storage solutions. A favorite addition to mid-century modern bedrooms is an understated mirror like our Large Round Mirror by Ghidini from 1961 or our Vintage Pair of Mirrors from the 1970s.
With Leclaireur, you can take your mid-century modern bedroom to new heights and incorporate one-of-a-kind pieces you won’t find anywhere else.
Mid-Century Modern Office Furniture
Far from being restricted to home furnishings, mid-century modern furniture also makes the perfect addition to a stylish, functional office. As a centerpiece, our stunning Pierre Jeanneret Director’s Desk is simple, unassuming, and built with quality and quiet elegance in mind.
Paired with one of our Pierre Jeanneret armchairs or stools, this mid-century modern duo is ideal for forming the basis of a comfortable, eye-catching office space.
Complete the combination by adding our Vintage Light Sculpture in Plexiglass for a unique touch that will set your office apart from all others with a simple flip of a switch.
Shop Mid-Century Modern Furniture Online With Leclaireur
Whether you’re shopping for seating, tables, storage, or lighting elements, Leclaireur stocks a collection of magnificently cared-for, genuine mid-century modern furniture. Far from being mere replicas, these pieces were dreamt up and constructed at the peak of mid-century modern design and development, and it shows in their superior craftsmanship and attention to detail.
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Mid-Century Modern Mirrors
Mirrors have always been a go-to choice for making a room look and feel larger. But there’s much more to choosing the perfect mirror for your interior than simply creating the illusion of space. Mid-century mirrors are a popular choice among designers for their intricate frames, retro nostalgic feel, and ability to convey personality and individuality.
Whether you choose a full-length mid-century mirror, an eye-catching round mirror, or a bold, oversized gold-framed mirror, our collection of mid-century mirrors is the perfect complement to your bedroom, entryway, bathroom, walk-in closet, or living room.
Incorporating intriguing combinations of wood, iron, brass, or filigree accents along their frames, mid-century mirrors are versatile, giving you plenty of stunning options to choose from. Our Fornasetti mid-century mirrors are known for their larger-than-life frames incorporating sparkling glass or textured lacquered wood.
Alternatively, our minimalistic mid-century mirrors from Glas Italia make for stunning additions to any room. Many of our Glas Italia options are full-length mirrors that are ideal for a bedroom or dressing room where sleek elegance is the overarching theme.
Regardless of the mirror design you prefer, a broad range of mid-century mirrors, from the standard round frame to abstract or arched frame options, are sure to become a centerpiece in your home. And, thanks to the longevity of both our mirrors and mid-century design, you will be able to enjoy the beauty of any mirror you choose for many years to come.View collection
Miguel Berrocal (1933-2003) was an award winning Spanish figurative and abstract sculptor. He is best known for his puzzle sculptures, which can be disassembled into many abstract pieces. These works are also known for the miniature artworks and jewelry incorporated into or concealed within them, and the fact that some of the sculptures can be reassembled or reconfigured into different arrangements. Berrocal's sculptures span a wide range of physical sizes from monumental outdoor public works, to intricate puzzle sculptures small enough to be worn as pendants.View collection
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Boston native Paul McCobb (1917-1969) was best known for what the New York Times called his “sleek, uncluttered and modular design”. Although McCobb may have been influenced by other modern designers of his day, he worked to cultivate a home-grown American style. The signal aesthetic attribute of McCobb designs is that he completely forsook ornament — his pieces have no flourishes. And yet, because they are honest, McCobb’s mid-century modern work has warmth and presence.View collection
Pavel Hlava (1924 – 2003) was one of the pioneers of contemporary glass sculpture in the Czech Republic. He, along with other leading Czech glass artists, viewed glass art from an innovative perspective, creating a new genre of contemporary glass art. Hlava is well-known for demonstrating the full potential of glass art using both cold-working and free-blowing techniques. Throughout his career, Hlava exhibited mainly in the United States, UK and Japan.View collection
Combining modernist designs with raw humanity and insect physiognomy, Philippe Hiquily became world-renowned for his biomorphic furniture and sculptures. Born in France in 1925, Philippe Hiquily spent more than a decade creating abstract figurative sculptures before turning his attention to producing his signature Philippe Hiquily furniture in 1960. Using his favorite sculptural material, metal, Philippe Hiquily's tables and sculptures were commissioned by numerous of his haute society peers. Today, his works are held in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris, and the Museum of Contemporary Art in Montreal.
His unique take on design objects like candle holders, armchairs, and tables has made Philippe Hiquily furniture a sought-after addition to some of the most important private art collections and residential interiors in the world. Today, owning a Philippe Hiquily table, sculpture, or decorative piece places you among the ranks of the most passionate art collectors and admirers around the globe.View collection
Pia Manu is a workshop from Ingelmunster, Belgium where Jules Dewaele, and later his son Koen Dewaele worked during the 60’s until now, working with natural stone and ceramics. The created pieces consist of primitive shapes, enhanced by the use of rough materials such as bronze, copper or slate. The minimalist approach makes its creations timeless. Their tables are rare and sought after by collectors around the world.View collection
A French artist, painter, and designer recognized as Maître d’art (Master of Art) by the French Ministry of culture in 2010, Pierre Bonnefille is undoubtedly one of the modern greats. Born in 1958 in Saint-Quentin, a city in northern France, Pierre Bonnefille has lived and worked in Paris since 1985.
Using materials and textures sourced from natural pigments and metallic powders, the intensity, color, and movements of light in Bonnefille's work propose a ceaseless new interpretation of artistic design, giving his pieces a unique and particular identity. Drawing inspiration from the architectural marvels of Venice, Pompei, and Kyoto, Pierre Bonnefille’s work captures the techniques, silhouettes, and ambiance that makes each of these cities unique. His wall compositions and furniture pieces have been displayed across the globe including New York, Shanghai, and Paris; with commissions from prestige luxury brands including Cartier, Hermès, and Loro Piana.
LECLAIREUR showcases some of Bonnefille’s most emblematic series: ’Bronze Paintings,’ ‘Furoshiki Drawings,’ and his home collection, ‘Metamorphosis.’
The ‘Bronze Paintings’ explore metallic textures, yet is far from traditional bronze work. Bronze stretches out in a metallic mesh, revealing moving landscapes, aquatic reflections, and silky surfaces that resonate in the light.
The ‘Furoshiki Drawings’ capture the centuries-old Japanese traditional art of wrapping in two dimensions through carbon and bronze.
His crowning glory, the ‘Metamorphosis’ home collection series, pays homage to geometry and includes items such as cabinets and consoles with raw, clean edges. Implementing techniques like calligraphy, abstract painting, and powerfully leveraging negative space, Pierre Bonnefille’s artwork is a priceless addition to any collector or design-minded art lover. View collection
Pierre Jeanneret was a visionary of modernist architecture and designer. He pioneered a new aesthetic vocabulary that placed function and order over embellishment—Jeanneret’s work imbuing the strict geometry of modernism with energetic diagonals and lighter materials like cane and wood. In the early 1950s Jeanneret joined his cousin, renown architect LeCorbusier, in Chandigarh, India, where they embarked on a massive urban-planning project, laying out the city and designing buildings and furniture. Though Corbusier abandoned the project halfway through, Jeanneret remained for 15 years as the project’s chief architect. The city remains a masterpiece of the modern vision.View collection
Pierre Jeanneret Chairs
A visionary of modernist design, Swiss architect Pierre Jeanneret and his more famous cousin, Charles-Édouard Jeanneret, also known as Le Corbusier, took the world of architecture by clean-lined, geometrical storm.
Graduating from the École des Beaux-Arts in Geneva in 1921, Pierre joined Le Corbusier’s Paris office and collaborated with his cousin on a variety of acclaimed architectural projects across Europe. Most notably, the pair were responsible for the architecture and design of the modernist Villa Savoye and Maison La Roche in Paris, as well as the groundbreaking apartment building of Immeuble Clarté in Geneva, Switzerland.
At odds over the politics of World War II, the cousins initially parted ways. Pierre joined the French resistance while Le Corbusier threw in his hat with the occupying forces of Vichy. For more than a decade the cousins refused to work together. They only reconciled in 1950, when Le Corbusier invited Pierre to join him on a project that would later become his crowning architectural achievement—the urban planning and design of the city of Chandigarh in India.
As their building plans and designs took shape, Pierre Jeanneret took it upon himself to design furniture to suit the offices and government outposts they were creating. Inspired by the materials readily available in and around Chandigarh, Pierre went on to pioneer a new style of furniture that valued functionality and modern minimalism over embellishment.
Primarily crafted from lightweight teak, cane, or sissoo wood, the raw, earthy, and unassuming color palette contrasted strongly with his use of nearly clinically straight lines and bold geometric silhouettes. The Pierre Jeanneret chair was one of his most revolutionary creations and paid homage to his dedication to minimalism, being the first functional chair to require no fasteners.
Unlike the gaudy, metallic, and embellished influences drawn on by other designers of the era, Pierre Jeanneret’s designs preferred to contrast shapes and silhouettes, pairing gentle curves with the delineation of sharp, clean outlines.
Halfway through the planning and construction of Chandigarh, Le Corbusier abandoned the project, leaving Pierre to oversee the conclusion of his life’s work and remain in Chandigarh until his death in 1967. Unaware of the pioneering nature of the furniture inhabiting their buildings, the residents of Chandigarh gradually did away with much of Pierre's original work.
Only as minimalism made its global debut in the 1990s did refurbishers and collectors realize the value of the simple, unassuming Pierre Jeanneret chairs hidden among other used furniture in scrapyards and thrift stores across India.
Today, the iconic Pierre Jeanneret kangaroo chair and Pierre Jeanneret lounge chair serve as centerpieces in homes around the world that value exclusivity and minimalist design. Although there are many replicas of Pierre Jeanneret's creations, the originals themselves are quite rare.
Owning a vintage Pierre Jeanneret dining chair or stool carries a form of simplistic nostalgia. It exudes an atmosphere of relaxation and functionality few designers have been able to embody in their furniture since.View collection
Sophie Dries (French, b. 1986) is an architect and designer, with a Degree in Architecture and a Master’s Degree in Design from the Aalto University of Helsinki . After having collaborated with luxury interior Design architecture firms such as Atelier Jean Nouvel, Pierre Yovanovitch or Christian Liaigre, Sophie Dries created in 2014 her studio based in Paris, and Milan since 2017. She is innovating the design space with her untethered approach to shapes and materials. Dries mixes contemporary items with old techniques and fuses radical lines with smooth design. Between luxury and raw materials, in an experimental quest around traditional materials, Sophie Dries Shares her aesthetic perception by designing essential objects. Combining radical lined and primitive forms, she collaborates with exceptional craftsmen and proposes a bold design that links elements of the present to ancestral techniques. Her style, never driven by a preconceived recipe, is always influenced by the uniqueness of each encounter and the «cosmic essence of the material.» (to quote Brancusi).View collection
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Vittorio Introini (b. 1935) is an Italian Postwar & Contemporary artist. A passionate architect and designer, Vittorio Introini began his design activity in the 1960s. Introini’s innovative input and desire for change characterized the cultural background of the time he was creating his furnishings. His designs always included: individual creativity, subjectivity of compositional systems and knowledge of new materials. His work was featured in an exhibition at the KANAL – Centre Pompidou.View collection
Von Pelt Atelier is a group of designer and creatives whose members provenance, their crafts and talents are rich and varied. Most are self taught or come from a previous different discipline and location, such as graphic design and poetry from London and Spain, artist sculptors from Berlin, Italian textile researchers and craftsmen etc. All united in a common quest for originality, innovation and quality. The style has a strong narrative and the historical and cultural references are glazed with a layer of wit. Von Pelt atelier is producing ceramics, rugs, furniture, lights, installations accessories and art projects.View collection
Zaha Hadid (1950-2016) was an Iraqi-born British architect. She was the first woman to receive the Pritzker Architecture Prize, in 2004. She received the Stirling Prize in 2010 and 2011. In 2012, she was created a Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire and in 2015 she became the first woman to be awarded the RIBA Gold Medal in her own right. Hadid liberated architectural geometry with the creation of highly expressive, sweeping fluid forms of multiple perspective points and fragmented geometry that evoke the chaos and flux of modern life. A pioneer of parametricism, and an icon of neo-futurism, with a formidable personality, her acclaimed work and ground-breaking forms include the aquatic center for the London 2012 Olympics, the Broad Art Museum in the U.S., and the Guangzhou Opera House in China.View collection