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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

Categories: Furniture + Lighting, News + Events + Contests
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

Categories: Furniture + Lighting, News + Events + Contests
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

Categories: Furniture + Lighting
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

Sunny Side Up: Welcome Summer With Yellow Modern Decor

Categories: Furniture + Lighting, Modern Decor + Objects
Sunny Side Up: Welcome Summer With Yellow Modern Decor

Nothing says summer quite like dollops of exuberant yellow. Whether doled out in small increments or making an emphatic statement, yellow in all its guises—lemon, golden, saffron—is the enduring color of summer. The modern decor selections featured here have been hand-picked from 2Modern’s range of contemporary design offerings to help welcome our — Continue reading

Mobile Sleeping Pod by Yazdani Studio

Categories: Furniture + Lighting
Mobile Sleeping Pod by Yazdani Studio

If only student housing was this cool when we were in college! L.A.’s Yazdani Studio has created a modern pre-fab Sleeping Pod to be used as dorm room, but which works just as well as guest bedroom, home office or any desired delineated space. Designed as accommodation for students at the University of Utah’s Lassonde — Continue reading

June Sale: Save 10% on Rich Brilliant Willing Contemporary Lamps

Categories: Furniture + Lighting, News + Events + Contests
June Sale: Save 10% on Rich Brilliant Willing Contemporary Lamps

The elegant contemporary lamps of Rich Brilliant Willing—a New York-based design practice dedicated to creating technologically innovative and visually arresting modern lighting solutions—are now on sale at 2Modern. Rich Brilliant Willing, a recent brand addition to the 2Modern family, arrived on the scene in 2007, distinguishing itself with beautiful LED lighting designs distinctive for their nuanced illumination. Modern chandeliers, pendant — Continue reading

Summer Light : FollowMe Portable LED Lamp from Marset

Categories: Furniture + Lighting
Summer Light : FollowMe Portable LED Lamp from Marset

Why bother with messy candles and fussy lanterns when Spanish brand Marset makes illuminating an outdoor space both easy and enchanting—thanks to the elegant FollowMe Portable LED Lamp? A chargeable lamp that stores up to 20 hours of power, and designed specifically for areas without power outlets, FollowMe was created by designer Inma Bermúdez as a long lasting, energy-efficient alternative to — Continue reading

Venice Biennale: Artist Tsibi Geva Covers Israeli Pavilion in Used Tires

Categories: Architecture + Interiors, Art + Graphics
Venice Biennale: Artist Tsibi Geva Covers Israeli Pavilion in Used Tires

Israeli artist Tsibi Geva has created a site-specific installation at this year’s Venice Biennale, in which cladding consisting of used car tires covers the exterior walls of the Israeli pavilion. Called Archaelogy of the Present, the installation focuses on Geva’s enduring concern with the notion of ‘home,’ and includes disparate elements—window shutters, cement — Continue reading

On My Mind Contemporary Table Lamp by Michael Anastassiades

Categories: Furniture + Lighting, Milan 2015
On My Mind Contemporary Table Lamp by Michael Anastassiades

Lighting designer Michael Anastassiades, who’s made the mouth blown glass orb his signature visual device, has turned his attention to variations of the shape with On My Mind, a poetic contemporary table lamp with the look and shape of a weightless balloon. Debuting at this year’s Euroluce design fair in Milan, On My Mind — Continue reading

New Lighting Brand: Diesel Living with Foscarini

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

New to 2Modern is the 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 modern pendant lights, floor lamps — 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