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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

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

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

Compact B-Desk by Universo Positivo

Categories: Furniture + Lighting
Compact B-Desk by Universo Positivo

We saw this wee desk back in May at ICFF, and were duly impressed with both its refined good looks and modest size. Part of the Universo Positivo collection from Belgian brand Ethnicraft, the compact B-Desk is a stylish little number, designed with small spaces in mind by German duo Peter Hertel — Continue reading

New at 2Modern: Lighting by Castor

Categories: Furniture + Lighting, Sustainability
New at 2Modern: Lighting by Castor

Canadian design studio Castor has taken up-cycling to novel and ironic heights with a chandelier made entirely from burnt-out light bulbs. Designers Kei Ng and Brian Richer, who founded Castor in 2006 with the intention of recasting common and discarded materials in unexpected ways, keep things interesting with a range of — Continue reading

Exclusive MODLOFT Sale: 20% Off + Free Shipping

Categories: Furniture + Lighting
Exclusive MODLOFT Sale: 20% Off + Free Shipping

MODLOFT has all the unobstructed lines and simple profiles modern design enthusiasts prefer—but at prices accessible enough to make owning stylish, well-crafted furniture more than a pipe dream. Beds, tables, seating, and storage pieces distinguished by clean forms, lack of ornamentation, and polished surfaces define the MODLOFT brand, and our exclusive sale offers it all up at 20% — Continue reading

Maison et Objet: DINN Musical Clock by Alessandro Zambelli

Categories: Furniture + Lighting
Maison et Objet: DINN Musical Clock by Alessandro Zambelli

Classical music fans, listen up. Designer Alessandro Zambelli is introducing a whimsical clock at this month’s Maison et Objet in Paris that takes its inspiration from Italian composer Niccolò Paganini‘s Violin Concerto No. 2 in B Minor. Zambelli’s DINN is a ‘musical clock’ based on La Campanella (The Little Bell), Paganini’s famous — Continue reading

2Modern Exclusive: Dramatic Designs by SENTIENT

Categories: Furniture + Lighting
2Modern Exclusive: Dramatic Designs by SENTIENT

The word sentient—defined as being in a highly sensitized or conscious state—may ultimately be the most apt description of the Brooklyn design studio SENTIENT. In operation for more than two decades, SENTIENT designs and fabricates a range of highly original furniture, distinguished by tactile richness and visual power. Reclaimed oak, Icelandic lambswool, — Continue reading

Now at 2Modern: 5 New Makers

Categories: Furniture + Lighting, Modern Decor + Objects
Now at 2Modern: 5 New Makers

As part of our focus on emerging American makers, we’re highlighting the work of 5 new 2Modern design brands: Ciseal: Nicole Hodsdon of Ciseal, the Irish word for “layer,” handcrafts bent plywood home objects from her Michigan studio. micklish: The thought and creativity Curtis Micklish pours into each of the products in his micklish line is — Continue reading

Planophore Shelving Unit from Barber Osgerby

Categories: Furniture + Lighting
Planophore Shelving Unit from Barber Osgerby

British designers Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby have created a shelving unit with Mid-Century overtones—that may itself one day rate as a (21st Century) furniture classic. Planophore, which takes its name from an 1871 airplane model, is a five-shelf system created for Vitra, which merges solid wood horizontal planks with a series of vertical aluminum panels, each component given gently rounded — Continue reading

Behind the Design: Andy Johnson of Ample

Categories: Exclusive Interviews, Furniture + Lighting
Behind the Design: Andy Johnson of Ample

Behind the Design is a new interview series on the 2Modern blog. The goal is to tell the story of the person behind the handcrafted pieces on the 2Modern site. Today we sit down with Andy Johnson of Ample, a talented maker out of Seattle, Washington. Ample products are made with a strong preference for — Continue reading

New at 2Modern: Radical Shapes From Vondom & Karim Rashid

Categories: Furniture + Lighting
New at 2Modern: Radical Shapes From Vondom & Karim Rashid

New arrivals at 2Modern include the radically inventive furnishings of Spanish brand Vondom, which has distinguished itself with a collection of furniture, rugs, and planters meant to completely redefine what we’ve come to expect from the domestic outdoor experience. A philosophy exemplified by the Vertex collection, sculptural chairs and tables designed by Karim Rashid, characterized by their — Continue reading

New Makers on 2Modern

Categories: Furniture + Lighting
New Makers on 2Modern

Five new emerging American makers, each with their own story, are now available on 2Modern. Robert William from MODERNCRE8VE comes from a family of carpenters. He has a personal passion for modern design and lasting construction, going as far as living with each prototype before it ever ends up in — Continue reading

Exclusive Fabbian Sale: 15% Off + Free Shipping

Categories: Furniture + Lighting
Exclusive Fabbian Sale: 15% Off + Free Shipping

Italy’s rich tradition of glass making is given a contemporary spin by Fabbian, the Italian lighting brand that has taken the craft to new heights with a range of luminous modern lighting fixtures. Collaborations with a team of international designers and architects has produced a collection of glass pendants, wall — Continue reading

Clean and Contemporary SR Folding Table

Categories: Furniture + Lighting
Clean and Contemporary SR Folding Table

Metal folding tables have come a long way since their depressing lives in church recreation rooms. The SR Folding Table from L.A. design studio Scout Regalia has the kind of good looks rarely seen in furniture routinely hauled out only for overflow company. It’s clean-lined contemporary form, realized in heavy — Continue reading

Exclusive Sale: 15% Off + Free Shipping On Staach Furniture

Categories: Furniture + Lighting, News + Events + Contests, Sustainability
Exclusive Sale: 15% Off + Free Shipping On Staach Furniture

The Cain Collection of chairs, stools, tables and benches by New York design studio Staach exemplifies their belief that modern, affordable furniture can be built both locally and sustainably. By sourcing FSC certified maple, shipped directly from timber mills in New York and Pennsylvania, and hand fabricating and finishing pieces — Continue reading

LED Powered Outdoor Parasol

Categories: Furniture + Lighting
LED Powered Outdoor Parasol

  Outdoor illumination has been given a particularly pretty boost by Hong Kong designer Terry Chow’s LED-illuminated NI outdoor umbrella. Marketed under Chow’s Foxcat brand label, NI, which has already garnered several design awards, including a 2014 Red Dot distinction, is geared towards the luxury hospitality industry—which is just as — Continue reading

Exclusive to 2Modern: New Designs from Skram Furniture

Categories: Furniture + Lighting
Exclusive to 2Modern: New Designs from Skram Furniture

Skram Furniture, the North Caroline design studio whose impeccably crafted furnishings are sustainably produced on American soil, has released new designs that are now being offered exclusively through 2Modern. The Wishbone Nightstand/Side Table, a beautifully reductive, versatile design; Piedmont Stools, a trio of leather and ebonized white oak stools of — Continue reading

Luis Arrivillaga’s Stan Table Pays Homage to Mondrian

Categories: Furniture + Lighting
Luis Arrivillaga’s Stan Table Pays Homage to Mondrian

Guatemalan designer Luis Arrivillaga has designed a table comprised of 3 geometric shapes, an artful composition inspired by the grid-based De Stijl paintings of Piet Mondrain. Arrivillaga’s Stan is a low-to-the-ground glass and tubular steel concoction, in which a square piece of steel-framed glass rests on a base of two — Continue reading

Porcelain Light Socket from Commune

Categories: Furniture + Lighting
Porcelain Light Socket from Commune

The renaissance of the exposed light bulb continues with this simple light fixture from Los Angeles-based design collective Commune. The socket—designed to be affixed to either ceiling or wall, and available in a range of 9 comely colors—is made from porcelain, and the bulb can be pretty much any size — Continue reading