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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

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

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

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

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