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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

New 2Modern Brand: Foscarini Contemporary Lighting

Categories: Furniture + Lighting
New 2Modern Brand: Foscarini Contemporary Lighting

A dazzling new addition to 2Modern’s family of brands is Foscarini, a Venice-based lighting company whose offerings include innovative creations by some of foremost contemporary designers on the scene—Patricia Urquiola’s sparkling Caboche collection of modern lamps (above) being amongst the most notable. Fueled by the desire to create lamps of “pure emotion,” Foscarini has presided — Continue reading

LZF Candelabro Graces Madrid’s NH Abascal Hotel

Categories: Furniture + Lighting
LZF Candelabro Graces Madrid’s NH Abascal Hotel

If there was any confusion as to where exactly the full effect of Candelabro—the bombastically beautiful suspension lighting fixture created by Spanish design brand LZF—could be best illustrated, it’s been cleared up beautifully by Madrid’s NH Abascal Hotel. In choosing Candelabro—a canopy of 15 separate elements representing LZF’s most recognizable lamps—for its main lobby, the hotel selected a dramatic tactile — Continue reading

Carl Hansen & Søn Reissues Hans Wegner Tray Table

Categories: Furniture + Lighting
Carl Hansen & Søn Reissues Hans Wegner Tray Table

Carl Hansen & Søn, gatekeepers of Hans J. Wegner’s legacy, have just re-issued a Wegner-designed tray table that was originally introduced in 1970. Exhibited at this year’s Stockholm Furniture Fair, CH417 Tray Table, comprised of circular wood top and foldable metal base, will now be made available in the original laminate version as — Continue reading

Knoll Classics Sale: 15% Off + Free Delivery Feb 20 – March 5

Categories: Furniture + Lighting
Knoll Classics Sale: 15% Off + Free Delivery Feb 20 – March 5

Our Knoll Classics Sale offers a chance for modern design enthusiasts to own a piece of design history. Some of the most familiar and exalted modernist designs of the 20th Century, created by masters like Eero Saarinen, Mies van der Rohe, Harry Bertoia, and Florence Knoll, are being offered today at an elegant 15% reduction. — Continue reading

Stockholm Furniture Fair: House Numbers by Taiwan’s NakNak

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects, Trade Shows
Stockholm Furniture Fair: House Numbers by Taiwan’s NakNak

NakNak, a Taiwanese brand focused on products fashioned in its 30 year-old metal workshop, exhibited an inventive range of functional home goods at this month’s Stockholm Furniture Fair—these house numbers amongst the standouts. The Wire Number series, designed by the Stockholm-based team of Kyuhuung Cho & Erik Olovsson, is an exquisitely decorative collection of steel wire compositions, each — Continue reading

‘Escape’ Canvas Bag from Forestbound

Categories: Fashion + Trends, Modern Decor + Objects
‘Escape’ Canvas Bag from Forestbound

Three guesses as to the purpose of this explicitly stylish, yet wholly utilitarian, bag—ready and waiting to play accomplice to a great escape. The creation of Alice Saunders, a Boston-based designer who sources vintage textiles for her Massachusetts studio Forestbound, this roomy weekender has been fashioned from sturdy, repurposed canvas, and comes outfitted with the kind of — Continue reading

James De Wulf EXCLUSIVE SALE: Save 15% Feb 17-March 3

Categories: Furniture + Lighting
James De Wulf EXCLUSIVE SALE: Save 15% Feb 17-March 3

Concrete modernism at its most literal describes the work of James De Wulf, a Los Angeles-based designer who oversees a range of modern furniture that merges simple forms with advanced concrete technology. A synthesis of contemporary craft and cutting-edge material application, James De Wulf furniture—exemplified by his exceedingly reductive indoor/outdoor Concrete Ping Pong and — Continue reading

Modern Chicken Coop by Architecture Research Office (ARO)

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Modern Chicken Coop by Architecture Research Office (ARO)

“Just because it’s a chicken coop, it doesn’t mean you can’t be creative,” opined Stephen Cassell of New York’s Architecture Research Office (ARO)—who got very creative indeed in designing a home for a brood of chickens on the eastern end of Long Island. Built for a Hamptons-dwelling, chicken-raising client who had designs on a coop — Continue reading

Sneak Peek: Vondom Exclusive Sale Feb 18-March 3

Categories: Furniture + Lighting
Sneak Peek: Vondom Exclusive Sale Feb 18-March 3

Summer arrives early with our Vondom exclusive sale, beginning Wednesday, February 18th, and extending through March 3rd. Vondom, a Valencia-based modern furniture brand, has made a habit of defying conventional notions about indoor/outdoor furniture, planters, and lighting, with a range of avant garde items that straddle the line between sculpture and functionality. Bestsellers and — Continue reading

Graphic, Sustainable Textiles From DittoHouse

Categories: Kids + Baby, Modern Decor + Objects, Sustainability
Graphic, Sustainable Textiles From DittoHouse

Giving vivid new meaning to the word ‘up-cycling’ is DittoHouse, an Ohio-based textiles company which repurposes fabric waste for its range of graphically modern blankets and pillows. Overseen by founder and textile designer Molly Fitzpatrick, DittoHouse harnesses the potential in scrap cotton materials, which, once sorted and de-fiberized, yield a whole new collection of yarns which Fitzpatrick weaves into — Continue reading

In Words and Pictures, New Biblioteca Wallpaper by NLXL

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
In Words and Pictures, New Biblioteca Wallpaper by NLXL

Dutch wallpaper producers NLXL have introduced a new wallpaper motif based on the work of Russian artist Ekaterina Panikanova. The company’s new Biblioteca design startlingly translates the 3-dimensional installations created by Panikanova into wall coverings that, in standard NLXL fashion, fool the eye with their photo-realist exactitude (see their Scrapwood collaboration with Piet Hein Eek — Continue reading

Fine Finnish: Secto Modern Lighting

Categories: Furniture + Lighting
Fine Finnish: Secto Modern Lighting

Modern lighting designs by the Finnish company Secto are instantly recognizable for their elegant shades, each composed from artfully arranged wooden strips. Sourced and crafted locally of Finnish birch, the Helsinki-based Secto’s slatted designs—exquisite table lamps, wall sconces, pendant lights, and floor lamps—bear the graceful forms and meticulous craftsmanship that characterize the best examples of traditional Nordic design. 2Modern — Continue reading

IMM Cologne: More Golden Glamour

Categories: Furniture + Lighting, IMM Cologne 2015, Modern Decor + Objects, Trade Shows
IMM Cologne: More Golden Glamour

Trade show season may have barely launched, but already one trend that shows no signs of passing is the preoccupation with gold. As illustrated by last month’s IMM Cologne, golden finishes continue to mark some of the more notable new furnishings making their debut in 2015. Danish brand Gubi led the pack with new versions — Continue reading

LZF Wins iF Design Award for Chou Lamps

Categories: Furniture + Lighting
LZF Wins iF Design Award for Chou Lamps

Spanish lighting brand LZF already has something to celebrate this new year, having received 2015 IF Design Awards for two of its 2014 lamp designs—including its Chou series of floor, table, and suspension lamps. The international juried award was bestowed on LZF in the lighting product category for a lamp suite with a distinct Asian — Continue reading

‘One Love’ Stool from Milan’s Veneziano+Team

Categories: Furniture + Lighting, Trade Shows
‘One Love’ Stool from Milan’s Veneziano+Team

In a timely Valentine’s Day unveiling, Milan design studio Veneziano+Team debuted a heart-shaped wooden stool, created for Italian brand Riva 20, at last month’s IMM Cologne trade fair. Crafted from solid cedar, One Love is a sculptural piece and apt collaborative expression of Gianni Veneziano and Luciana Di Virgilio, Veneziano+Team’s creative and life partners—though a team of 4 designers — Continue reading