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Vondom Modern Furniture Lights Up Australia’s Matisse Beach Club

Categories: Architecture + Interiors, Furniture + Lighting
Vondom Modern Furniture Lights Up Australia’s Matisse Beach Club

Western Australia’s Matisse Beach Club, resplendent in striking modern outdoor furniture by Vondom, is racking up 2015 design awards. Located in the Perth suburb of Scarborough, the club’s design was overseen by Oldfield Knott Architects, whose sharply angled architectural elements and Miami-esque color scheme were conveniently aided by a dazzling selection of futuristic, faceted contemporary furnishings from the Vondom Faz and Vertex collections. Featuring a suite — Continue reading

New at 2Modern: Mid Century Furniture & Lighting by Modernica

Categories: Furniture + Lighting
New at 2Modern: Mid Century Furniture & Lighting by Modernica

Clean forms, superior quality, and accessibility define the products of Modernica, the Los Angeles based design studio founded 25 years ago. Modernica’s modern design products—its Mid Century informed Case Study furniture and its exclusive collection of George Nelson Bubble Lamps—beautifully illustrates its belief in the time-honored principles of the Modernist movement. 2Modern is — Continue reading

Fine Lines: Wireflow Lighting Collection by VIBIA

Categories: Furniture + Lighting
Fine  Lines:  Wireflow Lighting Collection by VIBIA

The Wireflow collection of modern pendant lights by VIBIA has just arrived at 2Modern. This award-winning collection of contemporary hanging lamps, created for VIBIA by Israeli designer Arik Levy, is distinct for its stunning linear geometry, a series of highly elegant compositions of thin metal rods and clusters of luminous LED lights that appear as — Continue reading

‘Big City Rome’ Public Art Project by Street Artists

Categories: Architecture + Interiors, Art + Graphics
‘Big City Rome’ Public Art Project by Street Artists

As if we need another reason to wish we were in Rome, this transformative mural by the Italian street artist Jerico may be added to the list. Part of a recent public art project known as Big City Rome, the mural is one of 20 in the city’s district of Tor — Continue reading

Modern Lighting Sale: Save 15% on Tom Dixon & Louis Poulsen Lamps

Categories: Furniture + Lighting
Modern Lighting Sale: Save 15% on Tom Dixon &  Louis Poulsen Lamps

Our month-long Spring Modern Lighting Sale is winding down, and so is the chance to save on our stellar collection of lamps from the most respected brands on the contemporary lighting landscape. Through March 31st only, save 15% on dazzling metallic lamps by Britain’s Tom Dixon, the hottest designer on the current cultural scene, and Denmark’s — Continue reading

Matthias Jung’s Surreal Houses

Categories: Architecture + Interiors, Art + Graphics
Matthias Jung’s Surreal Houses

Collage and Surrealism collide imaginatively in Matthias Jung‘s fantastical architectural compositions. The German graphic designer constructs detailed contemporary artworks from photographs of houses and buildings, cutting and piecing together disparate elements into elaborate edifices that could only exist in Jung’s mind. Placed in desolate fields and barren landscapes, Jung’s highly ornamental houses—which soar skyward or ramble on, appear ready — Continue reading

LED Buster Bulb from Buster + Punch

Categories: Furniture + Lighting
LED Buster Bulb from Buster + Punch

British design label Buster + Punch have introduced what they claim is ‘the world’s first designer LED bulb.’ Buster Bulb, which bears a passing resemblance to the Plumen 002 Light Bulb, makes use of a patented resin element through which LEDs project ambient and focused light simultaneously, producing the much-desired glow of an old-fashioned incandescent — Continue reading

Nanimarquina Sale: Save 20% March 19 – April 5

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Nanimarquina Sale: Save 20% March 19 – April 5

Beginning today, save a whopping 20% on modern rugs by Nanimarquina. The Barcelona-based contemporary carpet company, founded in 1987, oversees a collection of contemporary carpets distinctive for manual production methods and time-honored weaving techniques from around the world. Celebrated contemporary designers, including Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec and Tord Boontje, have collaborated with Nanimarquina on a collection of — Continue reading

Painterly Textiles by Rebecca Atwood

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Painterly Textiles by Rebecca Atwood

It isn’t often that the creative process is patently evident in a final product, but Rebecca Atwood’s textiles—produced under her self-named label—thankfully, leave nothing to the imagination. The Brooklyn-based designer’s motifs are derived so directly from her ravishing hand painted compositions that we’d be forgiven for mistaking her screen printed and digitally produced fabrics for watercolor paintings themselves. — Continue reading

Verner Panton’s Green Room

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Verner Panton’s Green Room

Modernists may use green sparingly, but Verner Panton never bought much into the concept of spare—especially when the subject was interior design The creator of some of the most dizzyingly bombastic interiors ever, the Danish great composed what is, arguably, the most famous green room of the Mid Century era, with his 1969 design — Continue reading

Kartell Sale: Save 15% through March 23

Categories: Furniture + Lighting, News + Events + Contests
Kartell Sale: Save 15% through March 23

2Modern’s March sales continue with reductions on Kartell modern furniture, lighting, and contemporary decor items, including the sparkling Kartell Precious Metals collection. Longtime favorites, like the Kartell Masters Chair, Bloom Pendant Lamp, and Mini Taj Table Lamp, have been given a range of dazzling new sheens with glittering coats of gold, silver, and copper—and are — Continue reading

Boundary Window by Shingo Masuda + Katsuhisa Otsubo

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Boundary Window by Shingo Masuda + Katsuhisa Otsubo

Tokyo-based architectural practice Shingo Masuda + Katsuhisa Otsubo have transformed an ordinary two-story Tokyo building into a striking loft-like dwelling via an unusual architectural element: a steel-and-glass grid of windows that entirely fronts the structure like a gate. The 2014 project, which garnered the young firm a prestigious Emerging Architecture Award by The Architectural Review, was undertaken to meet the requirements of — Continue reading

PP Møbler Reissues Hans Wegner’s Tub Chair

Categories: Furniture + Lighting
PP Møbler Reissues Hans Wegner’s Tub Chair

The Tub Chair may be amongst Hans J. Wegner’s lesser known creations, but there’s little mystery as to why. Though bearing the characteristic grace for which the Danish master’s designs are treasured, the complicated two-shell structure of the Tub Chair’s body proved too technologically difficult to produce commercially back in 1954—the year Wegner conceived of it. With — Continue reading

Modern Lighting Sale: Save 15% on Lightecture and Sonneman

Categories: Furniture + Lighting, News + Events + Contests
Modern Lighting Sale: Save 15% on Lightecture and Sonneman

Our month-long Modern Lighting Sales are in full swing, and feature a broad range of designs by the best contemporary lighting brands. Included are designs by Lightecture, a company steeped in the creative traditions of Italy, and Sonneman, the American lighting company whose motto ‘a way of light,’ illustrates their unique approach to lighting design. Contemporary pendant lights, — Continue reading

Normann Copenhagen’s Swan Oak Wins 2015 iF Design Award

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Normann Copenhagen’s Swan Oak Wins 2015 iF Design Award

Only time will tell if Swan Oak will eventually earn iconic status akin to that of the Eames House Bird—Vitra’s reproduction of a treasured piece of folk art prominently displayed in the home of Charles and Ray Eames—but for now Normann Copenhagen can revel in the 2015 iF Design Award bestowed on its own winsome wooden bird. — Continue reading

Modern Lighting Sale: Save 15% on Pablo, Louis Poulsen, Marset, FLOS

Categories: Furniture + Lighting
Modern Lighting Sale: Save 15% on Pablo, Louis Poulsen, Marset, FLOS

2Modern is launching into spring with a fresh and lively Modern Lighting Sale, in which the world’s top lighting brands are being offered at a 15% reduction. Save on designs by San Francisco’s trending Pablo, Denmark’s venerable Louis Poulsen, Italy’s elegant FLOS, and Barcelona’s glamorous Marset, among others, throughout the month of March. Modern pendant lights, contemporary — Continue reading

Roos Van Dijk’s Architectural Paintings

Categories: Art + Graphics
Roos Van Dijk’s Architectural Paintings

Architecture, we’re happy to note, is increasingly finding a place in contemporary art, as illustrated by the work of the young Dutch painter Roos Van Dijk. Much like the British artist Rebecca Telford—whose work was recently featured here—Van Dijk finds endless opportunities in the facades of buildings to display her instinct for graphic patterning and geometric compositions. Her paintings — Continue reading

Modern Lighting Sale: Save 15% on Artemide through March 22

Categories: Furniture + Lighting
Modern Lighting Sale: Save 15% on Artemide through March 22

Our Modern Lighting Sale is an illuminating way to welcome spring. Offering solid savings on modern pendant lights, artful sconces, contemporary chandeliers, and floor and desk lamps, this month-long lighting sale features names both venerable and emerging, storied and trending. Chief amongst them is Artemide, the 50 year-old Italian lighting company which has long distinguished — Continue reading

Muji Air Purifier by Kazushige Miyake

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Muji Air Purifier by Kazushige Miyake

Muji, the Japanese design brand that has managed to turn color-free, radical simplicity into a lusted-after esthetic, has added an elegant air purifier to its growing collection of unsexy electronic gadgets. Designed by Kazushige Miyake, Muji’s Air Purifier trades in the typical bulky shape and knob-laden profile of household air purifiers for a supremely pared down 20-inch perforated cylinder — Continue reading

Neat Idea: Little Bishop Ceiling Hook

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Neat Idea: Little Bishop Ceiling Hook

Anyone who’s ever tried to corral the unruly electrical cables of a pendant light will cotton to this little device, produced by Melbourne industrial designer Antony Richards. Little Bishop is a mindfully designed contraption that cleverly keeps electrical cables neatly secured—without detracting from the intrinsic organic character of suspension lighting. The two-part fixture—comprised of post, which — Continue reading