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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

Manulution Sale: Save 25% on Select Designs

Categories: Furniture + Lighting, Sustainability
Manulution Sale: Save 25% on Select Designs

A wood carving tradition that dates back to the 19th Century and the Bosnian town of Konjic is still practiced by Manulution, a modern furniture company that pays homage to a Balkan craft perfected over the course of four generations. Manulution’s sustainably sourced European hardwoods find expression in simple forms — Continue reading

Knoll Office Sale: Save 15% on Chairs, Tables, Desks

Categories: Furniture + Lighting
Knoll Office Sale: Save 15% on Chairs, Tables, Desks

Knoll champions classic modernism through groundbreaking collaborations with the world’s most celebrated architects and designers. From 50-year old icons to 21st Century award winners, Knoll task chairs, desks, conference tables and office storage pieces help extend that iconic look to the work environment. Shop the Knoll Office Sale through July — Continue reading

NewspaperWood Cabinets by Studio Vij5

Categories: Furniture + Lighting, Milan Furniture Fair 2014, Sustainability
NewspaperWood Cabinets by Studio Vij5

Dutch design brand Vij5 has introduced a collection of cabinets partly comprised of NewspaperWood, a composite material they helped develop in 2011 with designer Mieke Meijer. Reversing the wood-to-paper process, NewspaperWood is born of layers of newspapers, which, when rolled and sliced, expose patterning akin to that of wood rings. — Continue reading

Gus* Summer Sale: Save 20% July 17 – August 17

Categories: Furniture + Lighting
Gus* Summer Sale: Save 20% July 17 – August 17

Laurentian Citrine isn’t the only color being discounted during our Gus* summer sale, but we can’t think of a more appropriate hue for this warm and sunny season. Now, through August 17th, all Gus upholstered furniture, including the Switch and Carmichael LOFT Sofas, the James Sleeper Lounge, and the Carmichael — Continue reading

Retro Contemporary Kitchens by DeVOL

Categories: Architecture + Interiors, Furniture + Lighting
Retro Contemporary Kitchens by DeVOL

The UK furniture studio deVOL has created a series of handsome kitchen furniture suites inspired by Mid-Century design. The company’s Air Kitchens series, which they’ve fittingly labeled ‘retro contemporary,’ features islands, working surfaces and appliance cabinets which look to “vintage automobile construction, the hulls of working boats and the iconic — Continue reading

PORTABLE PLUNK DESK

Categories: Furniture + Lighting
PORTABLE PLUNK DESK

By now, the dangers of sitting for too long are well enough documented, but designers remain a few steps behind in fulfilling a decidedly 21st Century need for non-traditional work stations. Which makes Plunk a welcome relief. A compact standing desk designed by Erin Strater, Plunk smartly addresses a trio — Continue reading

Gandia Blasco Sale: 20% Off July 14-27

Categories: Furniture + Lighting, Modern Decor + Objects
Gandia Blasco Sale: 20% Off July 14-27

If an arresting design statement is called for, it would be hard to top the tactile beauty of Gandia Blasco’s offerings. The Spanish brand’s richly detailed woven textiles define a collection of dazzlingly original furniture, rugs and accessories, distinctive for their range of inventive forms, beautiful patterns, and lively colors. — Continue reading

New Drop Cap Lamp Shade from Plumen

Categories: Furniture + Lighting
New Drop Cap Lamp Shade from Plumen

Say this for the folks at Plumen: they won’t rest on their laurels. The designer light bulb company, which launched the award-winning, artfully twisted, energy-efficient Plumen 001 light bulb back in 2011, and then followed it up with the even sexier Plumen 002 earlier this year, is back with their — Continue reading