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New Lighting Brand: Diesel Living with Foscarini

Categories: Furniture + Lighting
New Lighting Brand: Diesel Living with Foscarini

New to 2Modern is a stylish contemporary lighting collection by Diesel Living with Foscarini, a partnership that brings together two legendary Italian brands for a suite of modern lamps that reflects a singular lifestyle esthetic. Foscarini’s unique talent for creating elegant, exceedingly beautiful lighting designs is applied to a collection of contemporary lighting models — Continue reading

Rome’s G-Rough Hotel: 20th Century Modernism in a 17th Century Building

Categories: Architecture + Interiors, Local + Travel
Rome’s G-Rough Hotel: 20th Century Modernism in a 17th Century Building

Characterizing it as expressing “a very Italian sense of luxury,” Italian designers Emanuela Garosci and Gabriele Salini have transformed a 17th Century Roman building into a 21st Century boutique hotel—liberally laced with 20th Century modernist furnishings. In refurbishing the G-Rough hotel, located in the city’s famous Piazza Navona, Garosci and Salini — Continue reading

Fritz Hansen Releases 60th Anniversary Edition of Series 7 Chair

Categories: Furniture + Lighting
Fritz Hansen Releases 60th Anniversary Edition of Series 7 Chair

Danish brand Fritz Hansen is marking the 60th anniversary of the Series 7 Chair, originally launched in 1965, with a limited edition pair of colors and finishes the company characterizes as masculine and feminine.  One of the most enduring and popular chair designs of the last century, the Series 7’s refined organic profile was — Continue reading

Artemide Launches Les Danseuses, Twirling Suspension Lamp

Categories: Furniture + Lighting
Artemide Launches Les Danseuses, Twirling Suspension Lamp

Italian lighting brand Artemide has introduced a new twirling pendant light that was inspired by the swirl of a flamenco dancer’s gown. Launched in Milan earlier this year, Les Danseuses, designed by Swiss design studio Atelier oï, made its North American debut during New York Design Week, via an exuberant installation at the brand’s Soho store. — Continue reading

Versatile Modern Home Office by Splyce Design

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Versatile Modern Home Office by Splyce Design

Vancouver design studio Splyce Design managed to create an ingeniously versatile, yet visually spare, home office  for a local client seeking both a formal office and a craft/hobby studio—thanks to a custom made modern storage unit and flexible work surface. Limited to the confines of just 115 sq ft of space, Splyce created 200 cubic — Continue reading

Highlights from New York Design Week 2015

Categories: Furniture + Lighting, ICFF 2015
Highlights from New York Design Week 2015

A visit to Moooi’s brand new Manhattan showroom (above) was a highlight of New York Design Week, which featured a slew of city-wide events, including ICFF,  Wanted Design, and Designjunction.  Breakfast at Knoll, with a lecture by Harry Bertoia’s daughter, Celia, was a fittingly inspiring way to end the week. Here, a few more snapshots of our visit to New — Continue reading

Fan Promotion: New Arrivals & Savings on Select Contemporary Fans

Categories: Furniture + Lighting
Fan Promotion: New Arrivals & Savings on Select Contemporary Fans

Modern ceiling fans, both elegant and efficient, are tailor-made for the heated days of summer. Our collection of contemporary fans—which include the refined designs of fan technology experts like Fanimation and Matthews Fan Company—cool things down stylishly and economically, as do the innovative solutions of Modern Fan, pioneers in the field of mechanically simplified contemporary ceiling — Continue reading

New York Design Week 2015: Snapshots of Collective Design Fair

Categories: Furniture + Lighting, ICFF 2015
New York Design Week 2015: Snapshots of Collective Design Fair

We’re in New York City this week for the International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF) and the subsidiary creative events throughout the city that comprise New York Design Week. Yesterday, we attended the Collective Design fair, located on the western edge of Soho, an event which brings together both established and emerging New York City-based — Continue reading

ICFF Preview: Niche Modern Debuts Helio Modern Pendant Light

Categories: Furniture + Lighting
ICFF Preview: Niche Modern Debuts Helio Modern Pendant Light

New York design studio Niche Modern will be debuting a new modern pendant light at this year’s ICFF, and it’s called Helio. In extending its range of exquisite hand-crafted glass lighting designs, Niche Modern has created a slender, cylindrical fixture, expressing its desire for “a more compact shape that could stand alone and — Continue reading

Prouvé RAW Office Edition by Vitra and G-Star RAW

Categories: Furniture + Lighting
Prouvé RAW Office Edition by Vitra and G-Star RAW

Swiss design house Vitra has collaborated with Dutch fashion label G-Star RAW for a new collection of contemporary office furniture originally designed by French master Jean Prouvé. The Prouvé RAW Office Edition, which debuted in Milan last month, and will be showing during New York’s ICFF this week, is a limited edition — Continue reading

Contemporary Lighting by Rich Brilliant Willing

Categories: Furniture + Lighting
Contemporary Lighting by Rich Brilliant Willing

New and exciting to the 2Modern lighting range are the elegant contemporary lamps of Rich Brilliant Willing, a New York-based design practice dedicated to creating visually refined and technologically innovative modern lighting solutions. The collective brainchild of Theo Richardson, Charles Brill and Alexander Williams, Rich Brilliant Willing arrived on the scene in 2007, distinguishing itself with exceptionally beautiful LED lighting — Continue reading

New Modern Seating and Tables from Gus

Categories: Furniture + Lighting
New Modern Seating and Tables from Gus

A new collection of modern designs from Gus have arrived at 2Modern, each bearing an elegant profile with Mid-Century Modern overtones. The Gus Mimico Cabinet is an exceedingly streamlined contemporary storage solution, with a beautiful walnut grain, turned legs of solid walnut, and sliding doors which conceal ample storage. The elegant — Continue reading

World Expo 2015: UK Pavilion’s “Virtual Beehive” by Wolfgang Buttress

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
World Expo 2015: UK Pavilion’s “Virtual Beehive” by Wolfgang Buttress

The UK Pavilion at the 2015 World Expo in Milan is creating quite a…buzz, and we can see why. Designed by the British artist Wolfgang Buttress, the structure, entitled BE, is a stunning piece of architectural sculpture in which 169,300 pieces of aluminum and steel have been woven together to create a ‘virtual — Continue reading

Special Spoons by Ineke Hans

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Special Spoons by Ineke Hans

From our ‘non-essential, but irresistible’ files come these sturdy plastic Special Spoons, created by Dutch designer Ineke Hans. Designed for the Dutch kitchen brand RoyalVKB, the set of 5 contemporary utensils comes in a flat kit, to be disassembled as needed, having been created specifically with ‘tapas and pickles problems’ in mind. Need a tiny implement for — Continue reading

Exclusive Sale: Save 25% on Parvez Taj Contemporary Art, April 30 – May 14

Categories: Art + Graphics
Exclusive Sale: Save 25% on Parvez Taj Contemporary Art,  April 30 – May 14

All contemporary art pieces by California artist Parvez Taj are now on sale at a substantial 25% off. The prolific Canadian-born painter and printmaker creates multi-media compositions using graphic motifs from his extensive travels, the natural world, and popular culture—and applies them to a variety of surfaces, including stretched canvas, aluminum, and distressed reclaimed wood. This exclusive — Continue reading

Exuberant Studio Job Archives Wallpaper Display in Angola

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Exuberant Studio Job Archives Wallpaper Display in Angola

Imagine working in this office! For a design project in the southern African nation of Angola, the interior designers smartly merged floor treatment, wall treatment, and ceiling treatment into a seamless interior with a strong Mid Century bent—thanks to Archives, a highly illustrative modern wallpaper pattern by Antwerp’s Studio Job (see — Continue reading

Artful Lighting by Arturo Alvarez

Categories: Furniture + Lighting
Artful Lighting by Arturo Alvarez

Contemporary lamps by Spanish artist and designer Arturo Alvarez are recognizable for their highly original, playful shapes—just try not to smile upon encountering the flirty Bety Pendant Light (below) and cascading Tina Pendant Light (above)—and sculptural inventiveness. Alvarez founded his modern design company on the principles of hand crafted design, inventive material applications, — Continue reading

Street Artist JR Creates New York Times Magazine Cover

Categories: Art + Graphics
Street Artist JR Creates New York Times Magazine Cover

This past Sunday’s New York Times Magazine devoted its entire issue to the subject of walking the streets of the ultimate walking city. But it was the magazine’s cover—not so much what was inside it—that had everyone agog, thanks mostly to the French street artist and Ted Prize winner, JR. Famous for his mammoth-sized, black-and-white portraits of — Continue reading

Moooi Introduces New Models of Raimond & Heracleum Contemporary Lamps

Categories: Furniture + Lighting, Milan 2015, News + Events + Contests
Moooi Introduces New Models of Raimond & Heracleum Contemporary Lamps

Dutch design studio Moooi unveiled two beguiling new versions of the brand’s best selling Raimond and Heracleum lamps at this year’s Salone del Mobile. The Raimond Tensegrity Floor Lamp adds a floor model to the Raimond modern pendant range—named for its designer Raimond Puts—a spherical design comprised of delicate stainless steel bands and studded with tiny LED — Continue reading

Exclusive 2Modern Sale: Save 20% on Modloft, April 22 – May 6

Categories: Furniture + Lighting
Exclusive 2Modern Sale: Save 20% on Modloft, April 22 – May 6

Our collection of modern furniture by Modloft is on sale exclusively at 2Modern, and it includes a 20% savings on contemporary beds, nightstands, dining chairs, tables, and modern accent pieces. Modloft’s range of well-priced Mid Century-inspired furnishings are distinct for their clean lines and minimal ornamentation, but remain accessibly priced for the serious design enthusiast. This exclusive sale continues through May — Continue reading