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Artful Seats: Cheryl Ekstrom’s Steely Modern Chairs

Categories: Art + Graphics, Furniture + Lighting
Artful Seats: Cheryl Ekstrom’s Steely Modern Chairs

Metallics may be an industrial design trend, but artist Cheryl Ekstrom has something quite a bit more permanent in mind. With the Los Angeles-based artist’s startlingly realistic sculpture series, Stable Inhabitants of a Changing World, Ekstrom has taken some of the most recognizable and exalted forms in Mid-Century modern furniture—Charles and Ray Eames’ Lounge Chair, — Continue reading

Munkegaard Chair by Arne Jacobsen is Reintroduced

Categories: Furniture + Lighting
Munkegaard Chair by Arne Jacobsen is Reintroduced

Danish manufacturer Howe is wisely capitalizing on the success of its reintroduction of Arne Jacobsen’s Tongue Chair last year by relaunching another Jacobsen design: the Munkegaard chair, also known (more memorably) as the Mosquito chair. Originally introduced in 1955, and designed for the classrooms of the Munkegaard school, north of Copenhagen, Jacobsen’s design bears an — Continue reading

Tokyo Designers Week: Joint Installation by Vitra and Artek

Categories: Architecture + Interiors, Furniture + Lighting
Tokyo Designers Week: Joint Installation by Vitra and Artek

The recently concluded Tokyo Designers Week was an occasion for Artek and Vitra to present their first joint installation since Vitra’s acquisition of the Finnish brand in 2013. Taking over the Light Box Studio exhibition space in Tokyo’s Aoyama neighborhood, the suite of installations merged the most iconic modern furniture, lighting, and decorative pieces—including Artek’s Stool 60 — Continue reading

FontanaArte Sale: Koho Portable Lamp

Categories: Furniture + Lighting
FontanaArte Sale: Koho Portable Lamp

While the digital revolution has arrived tethered to wires and cables, the Koho Table Lamp, a playfully elegant portable lamp from FontanaArte, offers wireless relief in a beguilingly compact package. A creation of Finnish designer Mika Tolvanen, Koho has been given a form that illustrates Tolvanen’s belief that “an object can have a complex range of functions — Continue reading

New Modern Lighting by Standard Socket

Categories: Furniture + Lighting
New Modern Lighting by Standard Socket

Standard Socket, a Seattle-based design company, has amassed a collection of modern light fixtures by connecting disparate design studios with a locally run manufacturing base. This Connect + Design + Make strategy has yielded a range of thoughtfully crafted, imaginative lighting models distinguished for their simple forms and inventive material applications. Featured lights in the Standard Socket collection include the Spun pendant from Seattle’s Ladies — Continue reading

Exclusive MODLOFT Sale: Save 20% Nov 4-18

Categories: Furniture + Lighting
Exclusive MODLOFT Sale: Save 20% Nov 4-18

Our well-priced collection of modern furniture by MODLOFT includes some sleek new additions, like the Bleecker Side Table, with its Mid-Century inspired profile, and the houndstooth-clad Hester Pouf and matching Hester Ottoman, a bold, graphic touch sure to revive any interior space. Beds, chairs, storage, and accessories, like the round, — 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

Grid Storage Units from Oliver Bonas

Categories: Furniture + Lighting
Grid Storage Units from Oliver Bonas

Proving that low-cost, no-frills storage doesn’t have to be bereft of style are these freestanding storage units by Oliver Bonas, the British retailer which offers a wide range of quirky products, most of which are designed in-house. The Grid series presents a suite of freestanding shelving units in varying sizes, each rendered graphically contemporary, — 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

Sketch Lighting Collection by Studio Beam

Categories: Furniture + Lighting
Sketch Lighting Collection by Studio Beam

Calling it a “a divine purified experience of pure structural contour,” Tel Aviv-based Studio Beam has released a collection of lighting models comprised entirely of steel wire forms. The Sketch Collection is a suite of pendant and wall lamps comprised of 5 different lamp shades, each expertly created by hand-shaping and soldering steel wire elements into vaguely exotic linear — Continue reading

Art & Craft: Plywood Print Stools from Piet Hein Eek & Rijksmuseum

Categories: Art + Graphics, Furniture + Lighting
Art & Craft: Plywood Print Stools from Piet Hein Eek & Rijksmuseum

Art and craft collide, quite literally, in the first non-wallpaper product series from the Dutch design lab NLXL. Designer Piet Hein Eek, whose Scrapwood Wallpaper collection for NLXL marked a watershed moment for the company, has completed a suite of plywood stools imbued with iconic images of art from the permanent collection of Holland’s — Continue reading

Ama Light Installaton by Michael Anastassiades and FLOS

Categories: Art + Graphics, Furniture + Lighting
Ama Light Installaton by Michael Anastassiades and FLOS

A recent collaboration between the London-based Cypriot designer Michael Anastassiades and Italian lighting company FLOS yielded a ravishing light installation at London’s Victoria & Albert Museum. Ama—a poetically beautiful art piece comprised of opaline spheres, and arranged in a circle uncannily resembling a giant string of pearls—was conceived by the designer as an homage to the Ama women — Continue reading

Blu Dot Sale: Save 20% Oct 18 – Nov 9

Categories: Furniture + Lighting
Blu Dot Sale: Save 20% Oct 18 – Nov 9

Blu Dot, already well-known for its smart, well crafted, and accessibly-priced range of modern furniture, lighting, storage solutions, and decorative home products, is now on sale at a whopping 20% off. Beginning today, and continuing through November 9th, save on Blu Dot’s collection of tailored modern sofas, streamlined modern desks, inventive chairs, and — Continue reading

Adjustable Table Trestle by Mark Braun Studio

Categories: Furniture + Lighting
Adjustable Table Trestle by Mark Braun Studio

Germany’s Mark Braun Studio has created a table trestle for German brand Thonet that can support a tabletop whether used as a single element or in a paired configuration. The m01 Trestle has a unique tubular steel profile consisting of 3 legs and two distinctive non-parallel horizontal bars that echo the frame of a — Continue reading

Last Day to Save on Axo Light, Cerno, LZF, Marset

Categories: Furniture + Lighting
Last Day to Save on Axo Light, Cerno, LZF, Marset

Our October Lighting Sales last through the end of the month, but today presents a final opportunity to save on a select number of brands. Discounts on Axo Light, Cerno, LZF, and Marset conclude today, so take advantage of reduced prices on modern lighting designs by these stellar international brands. Shop our entire collection — Continue reading

New Arrivals: Cielo Chandeliers by Pablo

Categories: Furniture + Lighting
New Arrivals: Cielo Chandeliers by Pablo

The San Francisco lighting company Pablo has distinguished itself with a range of lighting models defined by flat panel LED technology, exceedingly elegant profiles, and refreshingly accessible prices. New arrivals at 2Modern include the Pablo Cielo Chandelier collection, which features arrangements of the original Cielo pendant light, suspended at varying heights in clusters — Continue reading

Artek Annual Sale: Save 15% October 9-25

Categories: Furniture + Lighting
Artek Annual Sale: Save 15% October 9-25

Design enthusiasts have a rare chance to own a piece of history with Artek’s first annual sale, beginning today, through October 25th. The venerable Finnish brand, founded by architect Alvar Aalto in 1935, has remained true to Aalto’s vision of a more ‘humanistic’ approach to modernism, overseeing a catalog of Mid-Century — Continue reading

New from Niche Modern: Haus Series

Categories: Furniture + Lighting
New from Niche Modern: Haus Series

Niche Modern, the New York glass studio, has just announced two new additions to its growing range of pendant lighting designs: the Coolhaus and Schoolhaus series. The Coolhaus collection, billed as “a modern monument with clean, symmetrical lines,” features an elegant Art Deco-inspired geometric shape, hand crafted in a range of luminous colorways; while the Schoolhaus pendant, “inspired by — Continue reading

Fall Lighting Sales: Save on LZF, Louis Poulsen, Marset & More

Categories: Furniture + Lighting
Fall Lighting Sales: Save on LZF, Louis Poulsen, Marset & More

Our dazzling array of fall lighting sales features brilliant floor lamps, sconces, pendants, and task lights from some of the world’s leading lighting brands: Artemide, Axo Light, Bover, Cerno, Flos, FontanaArte, Louis Poulsen, LZF & Marset. Through the month of October, save up to 15% on iconic and recent designs from — Continue reading

Knoll Annual Sale: Last Day for 15% Off + Free Shipping

Categories: Furniture + Lighting
Knoll Annual Sale: Last Day for 15% Off + Free Shipping

Out Knoll Annual Sale ends today, so only a few hours remain to save 15% and get free shipping on all Knoll products. The gold standard for authentic, groundbreaking modern furniture, spanning iconic designs—like Eero Saarinen’s timeless Tulip Armless Chair—and more recent creations by contemporary designers, Knoll’s stock and trade is furniture designed for the ages. View — Continue reading