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Modern Decor + Objects

Scribble Wrapping Papers by Denmark’s HAY

Categories: Art + Graphics, Modern Decor + Objects
Scribble Wrapping Papers by Denmark’s HAY

Danish brand HAY has launched a suite of wrapping papers that could very well be seen as presents in themselves. The Scribble collection features six different repeat patterns rendered in magic marker, each applied to sheets of paper measuring  27.5 x 39 inches. The artfully executed abstract compositions showcase 6 different monochromes, and, as HAY helpfully makes note, — Continue reading

Clean Gems: Soap Stones from PELLE

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Clean Gems: Soap Stones from PELLE

Artisanal soaps may be all the rage, but Brooklyn design studio PELLE can lay claim to the most precious soaps of all. Their dazzling range of Soap Stones are hand crafted from natural vegetable-based glycerine, hand cut into faceted shapes, and imbued with lustrous colors so alluringly close to that of actual gemstones, we’d be wholly dissuaded — Continue reading

Chikuno Cube Air Purifier

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Chikuno Cube Air Purifier

As far as subtle air purifiers go, it’s hard to beat the tiny, clean profile of the Chikuno Cube, a house-shaped objet d’art that measures a mere 1.6 inches, but—thanks to a purifying element comprised of ‘activated bamboo charcoal,’ a highly porous form of carbon—manages to effectively absorb impurities and odors via its light and intricate — Continue reading

Leeo Nightlight & Smoke Detector

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Leeo Nightlight & Smoke Detector

The latest in the ‘home awareness’ digital product range—which includes remote controlled thermostats and door locks—is Leeo, a stylish nightlight that may also keep an unoccupied house from burning down. Developed by the San Francisco-based design company, Ammunition, Leeo has been given the kind of esthetic care aimed at design obsessives (who, us?), so it — Continue reading

Modern Quilts by S.D. Evans

Categories: Art + Graphics, Modern Decor + Objects
Modern Quilts by S.D. Evans

Despite its storied tradition and folksy down home image, the visual appeal of quilt designs—with their clean edges, elegant geometry, and impeccable symmetry—has never been that far removed from the appeal of line-shape-color modern art movements. Brooklyn designer S.D. Evans is amongst a slew of contemporary artists for whom quilting is the medium of choice for a body — Continue reading

New Arrivals! Bandas Collection by Gandia Blasco

Categories: Furniture + Lighting, Modern Decor + Objects
New Arrivals! Bandas Collection by Gandia Blasco

Patricia Urquiola’s Bandas collection of modern furniture and rugs for the Valencia-based brand Gandia Blasco are amongst the new arrivals at 2Modern, and what a collection! Urquiola’s Bandas range is a wow, distinguished by thick, graphic stitching that lends a homespun air to a sophisticated suite of modular seating and rugs designed to — Continue reading

Neon Art from Seletti

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Neon Art from Seletti

Italian design brand Seletti, a new addition to 2Modern’s offerings, has distinguished itself with a range of cheeky modern furniture, lighting and decorative objects—like the Hybrid Collection of porcelain tabletop items and the Sending Animals collection of furniture—that play with unusual juxtapositions and conventional expectations. But typography geeks, neon enthusiasts, and conceptual — Continue reading

iittala Ruutu Vases by Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
iittala Ruutu Vases by Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec

French designing brothers Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec, who are having something of a banner year—they were awarded the coveted Panerai London Design Medal at this year’s London Design Festival—recently introduced a new suite of glassware for venerable Finnish glass brand iittala. The collection, named Ruutu, the finish word for ‘diamond’ or — Continue reading

Dynamo Rainbow Shower Head by Cristina

Categories: Furniture + Lighting, Modern Decor + Objects
Dynamo Rainbow Shower Head by Cristina

Italian brand Cristina has found a way to make a morning shower something of a theater piece, by introducing a shower fixture that rains down a stream of rainbow-hued droplets. The Dynamo Rainbow shower—the latest iteration of the company’s original elegant and LED-imbued Dynamo model—is, like the original version, equipped with a circle — Continue reading

Illustrator Kustaa Saksi Debuts in Marimekko’s 2015 Collection

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Illustrator Kustaa Saksi Debuts in Marimekko’s 2015 Collection

Finnish illustrator Kustaa Saksi, who is best known for his layered, richly detailed visual narratives, stars in Marimekko’s 2015 Home collection, having contributed two vivid aquatic motifs to the textile house’s latest fabric selections. Saksi’s multicolored Merivuokko (anemone) and monochromatic Meriheinä (seagrass) designs—both of which will be presented in several colorways, and applied to the Finnish brand’s home — Continue reading

Native Tile Collection by Commune Design

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Native Tile Collection by Commune Design

L.A. design studio Commune Design has launched a floor tile collection which takes its inspiration from common elements discovered in Scandinavian and Native American textile motifs. The Native Tile Collection, created for the flooring brand Exquisite Surfaces, consists of four geometric patterns—Navajo, Zuni, Malmo, and Stockholm—each rendered in black and white, thereby easily underscoring the esthetic similarities between — Continue reading

Rhythm Tableware by Belgium’s Fou de Feu

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Rhythm Tableware by Belgium’s Fou de Feu

Belgian designer Veerle Van Overloop has introduced a suite of tableware under her Fou de Feu ceramic studio label, and it’s an exquisitely curated collection of items aimed at true minimalists. Comprised of plates, cups, spoons, table mats and cutting boards, offered in a range of graduated sizes, the Rhythm collection is distinct for the graceful teardrop — Continue reading

Tiny Glass Architecture by Dechem Studio

Categories: Architecture + Interiors, Modern Decor + Objects
Tiny Glass Architecture by Dechem Studio

“We tell stories in bohemian glass,” is the tag line of Dechem, the Prague-based design studio that has made hand cut glass its material of choice. Founded by young designers Michaela Tomišková and Jakub Janďourek, Dechem’s primary offerings are a collection of unusual, purely decorative architectural objects—houses, trees, church steeples, a mountain—each — Continue reading

It’s a Month! Giant 2015 Calendar

Categories: Art + Graphics, Modern Decor + Objects
It’s a Month! Giant 2015 Calendar

While it’s true that, for graphic design buffs, Massimo Vignelli’s Stendig calendar will always remain the original BIG calendar by which all big calendars must be judged, kudos to Brooklyn designer Dave Dawson for giving the outsized calendar a go with his It’s a Month! Giant Calendar—for which he hopes to secure Kickstarter funding. Like — Continue reading

New & Exclusive to 2Modern: Kinder GROUND Modular Carpeting

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
New & Exclusive to 2Modern: Kinder GROUND Modular Carpeting

We’re happy to announce that the striking modern designs from Kinder GROUND that wowed us earlier this year at ICFF, are now part of 2Modern’s offerings. A New York based design studio, Kinder GROUND has invented a modular system for floor coverings that gives any room—be it nursery, family room, or home office—the kind of esthetic lift one usually expects from a full-throttle interior — Continue reading

Echoes of Eames: Afterroom Coat Hanger

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Echoes of Eames: Afterroom Coat Hanger

The Stockholm-based design studio Afterroom has introduced a wall-mounted coat hanger that echoes Modernism’s most famous hanging device: Charles and Ray Eames’ iconic Hang-It-All. Calling it a hanger that “heritages simplicity and rational thinking from modernism,” the Afterroom Coat Hanger, created for Danish brand Menu, is, like the Eames device, a wall-mounted, horizontal unit with round — Continue reading

Tagliapizza Pizza Cutter

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Tagliapizza Pizza Cutter

The Tagliapizza pizza cutter, by Italian designer Paolo Ulian, adds a dash of refinement to pizza night, thanks to an exceedingly lovely design that combines form and function seamlessly. Designed for kitchen brand Zani & Zani, Taliapizza has a handle crafted from a single “ribbon” of stainless steel, one end of — Continue reading

Greenhouse Planter by Nicolas Cortolezzis for IKEA

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Greenhouse Planter by Nicolas Cortolezzis for IKEA

IKEA’S latest product range, the 2014 PS Collection, centers around objects designed for mobility and small spaces, and features products from a team of 20 designers the Swedish retailer has recruited for collaborations with their in-house design team. Swiss designer Nicolas Cortolezzis makes his small contribution with Greenhouse, a house-shaped planter inspired by — Continue reading

APP Coat Hanger From Incipit

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
APP Coat Hanger From Incipit

Talk about turning an idea on its ear. Milan brand Incipit has introduced a hanging device that looks, quite literally, like a standard wooden clothes hanger. Designed by the Italian product designer who goes by the single name, Mati, the APP coat rack is fashioned from turned oak, with its coat hanger shape — 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