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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

Varaluz Eco-friendly Contemporary Lighting Sale

Categories: Furniture + Lighting
Varaluz Eco-friendly Contemporary Lighting Sale

‘Design With a Conscience’ has always been the motto of American modern lighting brand Varaluz—a philosophy that’s yielded a collection of imaginatively crafted lamps made primarily from recycled materials. Discarded and repurposed materials, including glass, steel, shells, and fibers comprise the contemporary designs that define the Varaluz range. In time for Earth Day, and beyond, our Varaluz lighting sale offers a — Continue reading

Milan 2015: Hardware With a Twist from Droog

Categories: Milan 2015, Modern Decor + Objects
Milan 2015:  Hardware With a Twist from Droog

Dutch design collective Droog, which knows a thing or two about making a big splash, kept things small and humble at this year’s Salone del Mobile in Milan. Focusing on the rudimentary (and mostly overlooked) elements in furniture construction, Droog introduced Construct Me!, a suite of hardware—nails, screws, hinges, nuts, brackets—designed to inject both fun and panache into ordinary workhorse details. Screws — Continue reading

Knoll Outdoor Sale: 15% Off + Free White Glove Delivery April 17-28

Categories: Furniture + Lighting, News + Events + Contests
Knoll Outdoor Sale: 15% Off + Free White Glove Delivery April 17-28

Our Knoll Outdoor Sale has arrived just in time for the sunny season ahead. Save 15% on all modern outdoor furniture by Knoll—including Mid-Century modern design classics by Harry Bertoia and Eero Saarinen, and more recent contemporary outdoor seating, like the lightweight Olivares and Skeleton outdoor chairs—innovative in both visual and material application. Free white glove delivery is — Continue reading

Milan 2015: IO Modern Wall Lamp by Claesson Koivisto Rune for Fontana Arte

Categories: Furniture + Lighting, Milan 2015
Milan 2015: IO Modern Wall Lamp by Claesson Koivisto Rune for Fontana Arte

Salone del Mobile Milano, a highlight of the design year, is underway in Italy, and modern lighting brand Fontana Arte has unveiled an exquisite new wall fixture made in collaboration with Swedish design practice Claesso Koivisto Rune. Named for one of Jupitor’s moons, IO features an appropriately moon-shaped aluminum disc that curves in towards — Continue reading

Kartell Outdoor Sale: Save 15% April 16 – 27

Categories: Furniture + Lighting, News + Events + Contests
Kartell Outdoor Sale: Save 15% April 16 – 27

Light and airy is a fitting description of summertime living—and of Kartell, a company that knows something about light and lighthearted modern design. Our Kartell Outdoor Sale features a weighty 15% reduction on all modern outdoor furnishings by Kartell, including its innovative range of lightweight contemporary chairs, tables, sofas, and modern accents. Effortlessly segueing from — Continue reading

Drops: Modern Wallpaper From Sissy + Marley

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Drops: Modern Wallpaper From Sissy + Marley

Children’s interior design company Sissy + Marley have introduced a new modern wallpaper motif for spring, and it’s predictably captivating. Best known for their whimsical, tastefully understated kids’ rooms, Sissy + Marley’s Drops wallpaper pattern is both graphically simple and visually engaging, employing a repeat pattern of bold raindrop-shaped icons in signature monochromes. Enchanting and contemporary, the Drops wallpaper — Continue reading

New 2Modern Brand: Loll Eco-Friendly Modern Outdoor Furnishings

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

New to our modern outdoor offerings this season are the eco-friendly furnishings of Loll Designs, the Minnesota-based studio that has made repurposed materials its stock and trade. Founded by a team of skateboard park designers, Loll’s modern outdoor chairs, tables, storage pieces and accents are mindfully crafted from recycled plastics—whether leftover materials — Continue reading

Magisso Cool-ID Tumbler Wins 2015 Red Dot Award

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Magisso Cool-ID Tumbler Wins 2015 Red Dot Award

It may be a little early in the year to think about cooling off, but the Cool-ID Tumbler by Finnish brand Magisso will come in mighty handy during the dog days of summer. Just awarded a 2015 Red Dot Design Award, the self-cooling tumbler, a creation of British tableware designer Simon Stevens, has been given — Continue reading

New Arrivals: Ultra Slim LED Lamps by Koncept

Categories: Furniture + Lighting
New Arrivals: Ultra Slim LED Lamps by Koncept

These impossibly slender LED lamps are the brainchild of designers Peter, Kenneth and Edmund Ng, founders of Koncept, a contemporary lighting design brand created in 2002. Melding the less-is-more tenets of minimalism with 21st Century technology, the Koncept range of exceedingly reductive modern designs—beginning with the award-winning Z-Bar collection of linear table and floor lamps—has — Continue reading

Sonia Rykiel Shop Celebrates Paris’ Literary Past

Categories: Architecture + Interiors, Fashion + Trends
Sonia Rykiel Shop Celebrates Paris’ Literary Past

Fashion designer Sonia Rykiel has opened her first shop in Paris, and it’s no exaggeration to say that it’s…bookish. 50,000 books, to be exact—are on hand to command the viewer’s attention (and, yes, to read) in the sprawling, two-story space, which could very well be a glamorous library for well-heeled (or well-read) Parisiennes in search of a midday respite. — Continue reading

New Arrivals: French Outdoor Furniture by Fermob

Categories: Furniture + Lighting
New Arrivals: French Outdoor Furniture by Fermob

Modern outdoor furniture at its European best is the Fermob collection of metal furniture, exemplified by the classic French bistro table and chairs. As the owner of the original 19th Century patent for the timeless folding chair ubiquitous in Parisian cafes, Fermob has combined traditional metalworking techniques with 21st Century technology to preside over — Continue reading

Princeton Architectural Press Issues Ed Ruscha ‘Noise’ Notebook

Categories: Art + Graphics, Modern Decor + Objects
Princeton Architectural Press Issues Ed Ruscha ‘Noise’ Notebook

Princeton Architectural Press has issued a journal sure to make both obsessive note-takers and modern art lovers happy. We’re not sure who originally conceived of this compact, ruled notebook bearing a reproduction of Noise—artist Ed Ruscha’s 1963 oil painting of that single word—on its cover, but it’s an inspired change from all those monochromatic, image-free Moleskine — Continue reading

Save 20% on iittala Modern Tabletop Accents

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects, News + Events + Contests
Save 20% on iittala Modern Tabletop Accents

There may be no better way to welcome spring and the entertaining season than with a collection of modern glassware and tabletop items from iittala, the venerable Finnish glass manufacturer that’s been in business for more than 100 years. Not that you’d know it from their exquisite range of timeless contemporary vases and bowls, — Continue reading

Ora Teapot by Paul Loebach

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Ora Teapot by Paul Loebach

Handles are so yesterday, don’t you think? Paul Loebach certainly does. The New York-based designer has created a contemporary teapot that does away with superflous details—like a handle—in favor of a container made entirely of double-wall glass. The particular properties of the Ora Teapot’s twin borosilicate glass walls—the same utilitarian glass from — Continue reading

Artful Contemporary Interior for Manhattan’s Apparatus Studio

Categories: Architecture + Interiors, Furniture + Lighting
Artful Contemporary Interior for Manhattan’s Apparatus Studio

We wouldn’t blame Gabriel Hendifar and Jeremy Anderson, founders of the Manhattan design studio Apparatus, for never wanting to leave work. When a working environment is this inspiring—and inspired—why bother going home? Anderson and Hendifar, who beguiled us at last year’s ICFF with their Cloud Chandeliers, conduct business out of a space they — Continue reading

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