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Carl Hansen & Son Relaunches Hans Wegner’s 1958 Credenza

Categories: Furniture + Lighting
Carl Hansen & Son Relaunches Hans Wegner’s 1958 Credenza

Carl Hansen & Son, the only licensed manufacturer of furniture designed by Danish great Hans J. Wegner, has been marking the 100th birthday of the designer with a series of reissues and commemorative editions of Wegner pieces. The company’s latest Wegner reissue is the CH825 Credenza, an exquisitely detailed and elegantly innovative design that dates — Continue reading

Bierfilzl Felt Coasters by Graf & Lantz

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Bierfilzl Felt Coasters  by Graf & Lantz

If flying to Munich for Oktoberfest is out of the question, getting into the mood locally is made easier with Bierfilzl coasters from Graf & Lantz, the L.A. based design company that has made felt its material of choice. According to the company’s German founders, Holger Gräf and Daniel Lantz, Bierfilzl (literally translated as ‘beer felt’) — Continue reading

2Modern Pinterest Contest: Win the Cyclone Side Table by Knoll

Categories: Furniture + Lighting, News + Events + Contests
2Modern Pinterest Contest: Win the Cyclone Side Table by Knoll

2Modern is pleased to give away a Mid-Century icon: the Cyclone Side Table by Knoll. Sculptor Isamu Noguchi’s graceful design for Knoll was designed in 1954, but remains eternally young. Our Pinterest contest offers design enthusiasts a chance to win this modern furniture classic. Now, through Oct 2nd, enter the — Continue reading

Brutally Beautiful: Concrete House by Paulo Mendes da Rocha

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Brutally Beautiful: Concrete House by Paulo Mendes da Rocha

Modernism isn’t always sweetness and light. The imposing urban work of Brazilian architect Paulo Mendes da Rocha, given the rough-hewn label, Brazilian Brutalism, is defined by massive volumes of geometric concrete and poetic juxtapositions with lush tropical vegetation. This brooding house in Sao Paulo is the very happy place of Lebanese Brazilian interior designer, Houssein Jarouche. Founder of Sao Paulo’s progressive — Continue reading

Palm Coat Stand by Khalid Shafar

Categories: Furniture + Lighting
Palm Coat Stand by Khalid Shafar

Dubai-born designer Khalid Shafar looked to his native landscape and its mundane traditions for his Palm Coat Rack. Recalling childhood memories of date palms tree trunks being used to hang clothing and other items, Shafar noted, “What always struck me was that they never used the fronds, but the body. — Continue reading

Varaluz Sale: Save 15% + Get Free Shipping Sept 22 – Oct 5

Categories: Furniture + Lighting
Varaluz  Sale: Save 15% + Get Free Shipping Sept 22 – Oct 5

‘Design With a Conscience’ is the motto of American lighting brand Varaluz, which makes good on its promise with a range of imaginatively crafted pendants, sconces, table lamps, and accessories made from primarily recycled materials. Discarded and found elements, like steel, glass, and shells, repurposed into artful pieces—like the Pinwheel Nine Light Large Pendant — Continue reading

Push Coffee Maker by Muuto

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Push Coffee Maker by Muuto

Danish design studio Muuto, which has made its name with a range of furniture and objects that invokes reductive Scandinavian design sensibilities with a distinctly playful spin, have a new offering in their Push Coffee Maker. This French press coffee maker trades in the standard sleek glass carafe for a more sumptuously-shaped profile, comprised of earthier stoneware. “I — Continue reading

London Design Festival: Stained Glass Car of the Future

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
London Design Festival: Stained Glass Car of the Future

We’ll go out on a limb and say that this is a concept that will likely remain just that: Designer Dominic Wilcox introduced a concept car made almost entirely of stained glass at the just-concluded London Design Festival. The designer’s Driverless Sleeper Car of the Future is meant to imagine auto travel in an — Continue reading

Copper Pedal Wrench by Shinola

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Copper Pedal Wrench by Shinola

Shinola’s über stylish bicycles may be out of reach for those with modest spending allowances, but the Detroit-based company’s Copper Pedal Wrench can satisfy design enthusiasts for a mere $15. Crafted from solid steel, plated in copper, and graced with a laser-cut Shinola “S,” this is one tool that proves tightening axle nuts shouldn’t be all — Continue reading

Knoll Annual Sale: 15% Off + Free Shipping Sept 19-30

Categories: Furniture + Lighting
Knoll Annual Sale: 15% Off + Free Shipping Sept 19-30

Knoll has long been the gold standard for authentic, groundbreaking modern furniture, spanning classic designs from Mid Century giants, to innovative offerings from leading contemporary stars. Our Knoll Annual Sale features icons from Florence Knoll, Mies van der Rohe, and Harry Bertoia, along with recent works by Ross Lovegrove and Barber Osgerby, all available at — Continue reading

Maison Louis Carré by Alvar Aalto

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Maison Louis Carré by Alvar Aalto

Maison Louis Carré is one of the 20th Century’s great Modernist private residences, and one of the few outside Finland to be designed by Alvar Aalto, its low-slung elegance impeccably captured here by photographer Bruno Suet. Located outside Paris in the enclave of Bazoches-sur-Guyonnes, the house was commissioned in 1956 by the — Continue reading

2Modern Fanimation Sale Highlights National Ceiling Fan Day

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects, Sustainability
2Modern Fanimation Sale Highlights National Ceiling Fan Day

You’d be forgiven for not knowing that today is National Ceiling Fan Day. An green initiative spearheaded in 2013 by the American Lighting Association, fan manufacturers, and leading energy conservation groups, the aim of National Ceiling Fan Day is to draw attention to the intrinsic energy efficiency of fans over — Continue reading

Basalt Oak Tables by Normal Studio

Categories: Furniture + Lighting
Basalt Oak Tables by Normal Studio

Proving that nothing may be more beautiful or dramatic than basic black, French design agency Normal Studio has created a suite of 5 tables, hand crafted from a single trunk of an oak tree. A collaboration with the design gallery Ymer & Malta, Normal Studio’s Basalt tables were fashioned from heartwood, the hardest, oldest wood — Continue reading

Screen Gems: Paul Farrell’s Crystal Prints

Categories: Art + Graphics
Screen Gems: Paul Farrell’s Crystal Prints

British graphic designer Paul Farrell has parlayed his fondness for printmaking and his love of nature into a range of greeting cards and home products which feature clean, stylized illustrations informed by the natural world. We especially like his limited edition screen prints—like these gem-inspired images—which showcase his skill at composing handsome geometric compositions from flat planes — Continue reading

‘Reductive Simplicity’ Transforms a Brooklyn Home

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
‘Reductive Simplicity’ Transforms a Brooklyn Home

Architect Chris Cooper and interior designer Jennifer Hanlin had the built-in advantage of both vision and good taste on their side when they renovated the two floors of their Brooklyn duplex. Who else but spatial esthetes could have envisioned a dark, utilitarian crawl space as a mezzanine-in-the-making, ready to house a library — Continue reading

Homage to Ellsworth Kelly: Legato Cabinet Series by Casamania

Categories: Furniture + Lighting
Homage to Ellsworth Kelly: Legato Cabinet Series by Casamania

Taking furniture to artful heights, quite literally, is Italian brand Casamania, which, in collaboration with Swedish design studio Claesson Koivisto Rune, has released a collection of cabinets that derive inspiration from the great abstract painter Ellsworth Kelly. Casamania’s Legato cabinets (Legato, in Italian, translates as ‘tied together’) are clean rectilinear pieces, rendered striking for — Continue reading

A Letterpress Font for 3D Printers

Categories: Art + Graphics
A Letterpress Font for 3D Printers

With 3D printing being all the rage, don’t blame London’s New North Press for wanting a piece of the action. In an attempt to bridge the gap between mankind’s original printing technology—letterpress printing—and its most novel—3D printing—the letterpress print studio has added to its vast library of fonts a font that works — Continue reading

London Design Festival: TIBU Stool by Anderssen & Voll

Categories: Furniture + Lighting
London Design Festival: TIBU Stool by Anderssen & Voll

Oslo based design studio Anderssen & Voll have created a new stool for Italian brand Magis, which pays homage to the company’s famous 1997 Bombo stool by Stefano Giovannoni. Anderssen & Voll’s TUBU barstool, on view at this week’s London Design Festival, borrows Bombo’s novel gas-powered technology, whereby an internal gas piston allows the — Continue reading

New at 2Modern: Andy Warhol x Flavor Paper

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
New at 2Modern: Andy Warhol x Flavor Paper

Andy Warhol—who embraced many things and objected to very little—would have, no doubt, been thrilled with Andy Warhol x Flavor Paper, a tribute to the artist created by the Brooklyn-based wallpaper studio Flavor Paper. With the blessing of the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Flavor Paper has applied some of Warhol’s most famous — Continue reading

Modscape’s Vertigo-Inducing Cliff House

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Modscape’s Vertigo-Inducing Cliff House

Let’s call it an…edgy…concept. Australian prefab manufacturers Modscape have conceived of a structure that resides on the edge of a cliff, high above the ocean in the coastal state of Victoria. Designed, presumably, for daredevils grown bored with living on plain old solid ground, the obviously-named Cliff House is likened by Modscape — Continue reading