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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

New at 2Modern: Mid Century Furniture & Lighting by Modernica

Categories: Furniture + Lighting
New at 2Modern: Mid Century Furniture & Lighting by Modernica

Clean forms, superior quality, and accessibility define the products of Modernica, the Los Angeles based design studio founded 25 years ago. Modernica’s modern design products—its Mid Century informed Case Study furniture and its exclusive collection of George Nelson Bubble Lamps—beautifully illustrates its belief in the time-honored principles of the Modernist movement. 2Modern is — Continue reading

Fine Lines: Wireflow Lighting Collection by VIBIA

Categories: Furniture + Lighting
Fine  Lines:  Wireflow Lighting Collection by VIBIA

The Wireflow collection of modern pendant lights by VIBIA has just arrived at 2Modern. This award-winning collection of contemporary hanging lamps, created for VIBIA by Israeli designer Arik Levy, is distinct for its stunning linear geometry, a series of highly elegant compositions of thin metal rods and clusters of luminous LED lights that appear as — Continue reading

‘Big City Rome’ Public Art Project by Street Artists

Categories: Architecture + Interiors, Art + Graphics
'Big City Rome' Public Art Project by Street Artists

As if we need another reason to wish we were in Rome, this transformative mural by the Italian street artist Jerico may be added to the list. Part of a recent public art project known as Big City Rome, the mural is one of 20 in the city’s district of Tor — Continue reading

Modern Lighting Sale: Save 15% on Tom Dixon & Louis Poulsen Lamps

Categories: Furniture + Lighting
Modern Lighting Sale: Save 15% on Tom Dixon &  Louis Poulsen Lamps

Our month-long Spring Modern Lighting Sale is winding down, and so is the chance to save on our stellar collection of lamps from the most respected brands on the contemporary lighting landscape. Through March 31st only, save 15% on dazzling metallic lamps by Britain’s Tom Dixon, the hottest designer on the current cultural scene, and Denmark’s — Continue reading

Matthias Jung’s Surreal Houses

Categories: Architecture + Interiors, Art + Graphics
Matthias Jung's Surreal Houses

Collage and Surrealism collide imaginatively in Matthias Jung‘s fantastical architectural compositions. The German graphic designer constructs detailed contemporary artworks from photographs of houses and buildings, cutting and piecing together disparate elements into elaborate edifices that could only exist in Jung’s mind. Placed in desolate fields and barren landscapes, Jung’s highly ornamental houses—which soar skyward or ramble on, appear ready — Continue reading

LED Buster Bulb from Buster + Punch

Categories: Furniture + Lighting
LED Buster Bulb from Buster + Punch

British design label Buster + Punch have introduced what they claim is ‘the world’s first designer LED bulb.’ Buster Bulb, which bears a passing resemblance to the Plumen 002 Light Bulb, makes use of a patented resin element through which LEDs project ambient and focused light simultaneously, producing the much-desired glow of an old-fashioned incandescent — Continue reading

Nanimarquina Sale: Save 20% March 19 – April 5

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Nanimarquina Sale: Save 20% March 19 - April 5

Beginning today, save a whopping 20% on modern rugs by Nanimarquina. The Barcelona-based contemporary carpet company, founded in 1987, oversees a collection of contemporary carpets distinctive for manual production methods and time-honored weaving techniques from around the world. Celebrated contemporary designers, including Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec and Tord Boontje, have collaborated with Nanimarquina on a collection of — Continue reading

Painterly Textiles by Rebecca Atwood

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Painterly Textiles by Rebecca Atwood

It isn’t often that the creative process is patently evident in a final product, but Rebecca Atwood’s textiles—produced under her self-named label—thankfully, leave nothing to the imagination. The Brooklyn-based designer’s motifs are derived so directly from her ravishing hand painted compositions that we’d be forgiven for mistaking her screen printed and digitally produced fabrics for watercolor paintings themselves. — Continue reading

Verner Panton’s Green Room

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Verner Panton's Green Room

Modernists may use green sparingly, but Verner Panton never bought much into the concept of spare—especially when the subject was interior design The creator of some of the most dizzyingly bombastic interiors ever, the Danish great composed what is, arguably, the most famous green room of the Mid Century era, with his 1969 design — Continue reading

Kartell Sale: Save 15% through March 23

Categories: Furniture + Lighting, News + Events + Contests
Kartell Sale: Save 15% through March 23

2Modern’s March sales continue with reductions on Kartell modern furniture, lighting, and contemporary decor items, including the sparkling Kartell Precious Metals collection. Longtime favorites, like the Kartell Masters Chair, Bloom Pendant Lamp, and Mini Taj Table Lamp, have been given a range of dazzling new sheens with glittering coats of gold, silver, and copper—and are — Continue reading

Boundary Window by Shingo Masuda + Katsuhisa Otsubo

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Boundary Window by Shingo Masuda + Katsuhisa Otsubo

Tokyo-based architectural practice Shingo Masuda + Katsuhisa Otsubo have transformed an ordinary two-story Tokyo building into a striking loft-like dwelling via an unusual architectural element: a steel-and-glass grid of windows that entirely fronts the structure like a gate. The 2014 project, which garnered the young firm a prestigious Emerging Architecture Award by The Architectural Review, was undertaken to meet the requirements of — Continue reading