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Save 20% on iittala Glass & Tableware

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects, News + Events + Contests
Save 20% on iittala Glass & Tableware

If you’re looking for a way to enliven your summer tabletop, look no further than iittala, the venerable Finnish glass company whose contemporary glassware balances Nordic elegance with a dash of ornamentation. Our iittala sale offers tabletop decor in glass and porcelain, stylish contemporary flatware, and a range of classic Alvar Aalto vases at a 20% reduction—now through — Continue reading

7 Architects Reinterpret Arne Jacobsen’s Series 7 Chair

Categories: Furniture + Lighting
7 Architects Reinterpret Arne Jacobsen's Series 7 Chair

Fritz Hansen wants to keep the Series 7 Chair front and center for as long as possible, and who can blame them? Arne Jacobsen’s timeless 1955 design, which turns 60 this year, is worthy of celebration, and has been fittingly feted with a pair of ravishing 60th anniversary limited edition releases by the — Continue reading

Mirrored Beach Hut by ECE Architects and Creative Forager

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Mirrored Beach Hut by ECE Architects and Creative Forager

With the aim of creating a public installation that would “engage and delight the community,” British firms ECE Architecture and Creative Forager have accomplished their goal by constructing a shimmering beach hut in the seaside town of Worthing, England. A project that took a mere six weeks to design and build, the simple — Continue reading

New 2Modern Brand: MamaGreen Eco-Friendly Outdoor Furniture

Categories: Furniture + Lighting
New 2Modern Brand: MamaGreen Eco-Friendly Outdoor Furniture

New to 2Modern is eco-friendly modern outdoor furniture from Mamagreen. Specializing in contemporary outdoor designs created via eco-friendly and socially responsible practices, the Mamagreen modern outdoor furniture range features a refined suite of tables, sun loungers, and seating designs distinct for their clean forms, recycled materials and elegant, weather-resistant coverings. Equally suitable to residential and hospitality applications, our brand new — Continue reading

Modern Pet Beds from Toronto’s PUP & KIT

Categories: Furniture + Lighting
Modern Pet Beds from Toronto's PUP & KIT

Modern beds are not just for people anymore—or just for photogenic French Bulldogs, either. Toronto-based retailer PUP & KIT specializes in contemporary accoutrements for the adored and adoring pet, and their pet beds are stellar illustrations of what happens when modernist principles are, well, thrown to the dogs. The PUP & KIT pet bed range includes Mid — Continue reading

Knoll Office Sale: Save 15% July 20 – 31

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Knoll Office Sale: Save 15% July 20 - 31

Our Knoll Office Sale kicks off today, with a 15% reduction on handsome modern office furniture—from Mid Century Modern classics by iconic designers to innovative contemporary designs from today’s celebrated stars. Collaborations with the world’s most lauded architects and designers has cemented Knoll’s reputation for timeless modern furniture, expressed in elegant desks, versatile task — Continue reading

Gus Upholstery Sale | Save 20% on Modern Upholstered Furniture by Gus*

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Gus Upholstery Sale | Save 20% on Modern Upholstered Furniture by Gus*

  The Gus commitment to the ‘softer side of modern’ is illustrated in upholstered furniture defined by honest materials, beautiful proportions and elegant shapes. Beginning today, and for a limited time only, save 20% on all Gus upholstered modern sofas, sectionals, and contemporary lounge chairs during our Gus Upholstery Sale. Ranging in firm, medium, and soft — Continue reading

Marimekko Releases New Ruutu-Unikko Textile Pattern

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Marimekko Releases New Ruutu-Unikko Textile Pattern

Ruutu-Unikko is a new textile motif released by Finnish fabric house Marimekko, created in homage to its iconic Unikko pattern, which turned 50 last year. Unikko, a motif so famous, it’s virtually the de facto identity of Finnish design, was first introduced in 1964, when designer Maija Isola defied Marimekko’s — Continue reading

6 Steps to Creating a Modern Space that Enhances Your Mood

Categories: Architecture + Interiors, Furniture + Lighting
6 Steps to Creating a Modern Space that Enhances Your Mood

We’re exposed to so many stressful situations on a day-to-day basis, from rush hour traffic to conflict at the office. Your home should be an oasis from the chaos of the outside world. Take the following steps to create an inspiring, modern space that helps you unwind, fuels your creativity, and — Continue reading

New 2Modern Lighting Brands: Original BTC, Hinkley, Produzione Privata

Categories: Furniture + Lighting
New 2Modern Lighting Brands: Original BTC, Hinkley, Produzione Privata

We welcome three new lighting brands to the 2Modern family: Oxford-based Original BTC, Ohio-based Hinkley, and from Italy, Produzione Privata. Original BTC has defined itself with a range of elegant, hand assembled contemporary lamps that merge refined forms with a distinct industrial sensibility. Featuring simple, utilitarian shapes and materials that include hand spun aluminum and bone china, Original BTC — Continue reading

Rud. Rasmussen Releases Faaborg Chair 100th Anniversay Edition

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Rud. Rasmussen Releases Faaborg Chair 100th Anniversay Edition

Danish furniture workshop Rud. Rasmussen is observing the 100th birthday of the Faaborg Chair with a special limited edition release. Designed by Kaare Klint—the widely acknowledged father of Danish Modernism—the Faaborg Chair was a 1915 creation for Denmark’s Faaborg Museum, its graceful form defined by a burr wood frame and semi-circle of French rattan. Rud. Rasmussen, the longtime manufacturer — Continue reading

Save 20% on Gandia Blasco Contemporary Rugs & Furniture

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Save 20% on Gandia Blasco Contemporary Rugs & Furniture

Tactile beauty is the speciality of Spanish brand Gandia Blasco, which oversees a range of modern rugs and furniture defined by exquisitely detailed woven textiles. Our Gandia Blasco sale is offering 20% savings on best selling designs, including the vividly geometric Bandas and Mangas collections—created by Patricia Urquiola. The sale lasts through — Continue reading

Portugal’s Tripod Art Installation by LIKEarchitects

Categories: Architecture + Interiors, Art + Graphics
Portugal's Tripod Art Installation by LIKEarchitects

The city of Porto, Portugal was the location of a recent art installation that paid tribute to two of its emblematic architectural elements: the spiral staircase and the balcony, ubiquitous features of the cityscape. Conceived by local architectural firm LIKEarchitects, the installation, named Tripod, connected 3 winding steel staircases to a pair of triangular platforms, its entire joyful purple-hued — Continue reading

July Lighting Sales: Save on Varaluz, Cerno, Fanimation

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July Lighting Sales: Save on Varaluz, Cerno, Fanimation

We’re kicking off July with sales on contemporary lighting by Varaluz, Cerno, and Fanimation. Cerno, a Southern California design studio is known for beautifully crafted, innovative LED modern lighting designs which fuse superior materials and supreme functionality with elegant forms. Our Cerno sale features 15% off on all Cerno modern lighting, including the Altus LED Floor Lamp and the Fortis — Continue reading

New York Botanical Garden Recreates Frida Kahlo’s Mexico City Garden

Categories: Art + Graphics
New York Botanical Garden Recreates Frida Kahlo's Mexico City Garden

The New York Botanical Garden has an unusual blockbuster exhibit on its hand this summer, thanks to the Mexican artist Frida Kahlo. Kahlo, whose cult following rivals that of no other woman artist, was famously inspired by horticulture—evidenced in the lush plants and flowers that were recurring themes in both her paintings and in — Continue reading

Exclusive Sale: Save 15% on Niche Modern Contemporary Lighting

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Exclusive Sale: Save 15% on Niche Modern Contemporary Lighting

The value of American-made modern design is clearly illustrated in the beautiful contemporary lighting designs of Niche Modern, a New York-based design studio and factory that keeps its dazzling creative output firmly planted on American soil. Our exclusive Niche Modern Sale dovetails with the July 4th holiday, as good a time as any to celebrate the — Continue reading

Made in America Exclusive Sale: Save 15% June 23 – July 7

Categories: Furniture + Lighting, Modern Decor + Objects, News + Events + Contests
Made in America Exclusive Sale: Save 15% June 23 - July 7

2Modern’s Made in America Exclusive Sale features the work of brands who are proud to create and manufacturer their modern design products locally. Brooklyn studios Flavor Paper and Lights Up!, Illinois-based John Beck Paper & Steel, New Jersey’s Iannone Design, and New York State’s Niche Modern are part of our All-American lineup of designers, studios, and hard-working makers who — Continue reading

British Designers Pay Homage to Robin Day’s Mid Century Reclining Chair

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British Designers Pay Homage to Robin Day's Mid Century Reclining Chair

Contemporary designers, including Jasper Morrison, Ilse Crawford, and Barber Osgerby, are paying homage to Robin Day—the great English modern furniture designer who would have turned 100 this year—with a show featuring customized versions of one of his most famous creations, the handsome Reclining Chair. Robin Day Centenary Design Edit has been organized by London furniture retailer Twentytwentyone, the exclusive — Continue reading

Hermes & Julio Le Parc Collaborate on Silk Scarves

Categories: Art + Graphics, Fashion + Trends
Hermes &  Julio Le Parc Collaborate on Silk Scarves

Argentine artist Julio Le Parc has designed a limited edition series of 60 silk scarves for Hermes as part of the French fashion house’s Editeur artist collaboration series. Le Parc, a pioneer of the Op Art movement, has translated his famous 1974 La Longue Marche (The Long March)—a suite of 10 paintings marked by brilliant ribbony swirls of — Continue reading

Havana Modern: Cuban Home Renovation Merges Past & Present

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Havana Modern: Cuban Home Renovation Merges Past & Present

When a house takes 7 years to renovate, it had better be worth the effort, and from the looks of it, American transplant Pamela Ruiz’s painstakingly renovated Havana villa is plenty worth it. Ruiz, along with her Cuban artist husband, Damian Aquiles, has breathed new life into a once-grand 100 year-old crumbling — Continue reading