We continue our ICFF coverage with more snapshots of the bold, the colorful, and the quirky design on display through today in New York City. We’ll be covering some of these pieces and designers in more detail as the days pass, but for now, here’s another dose of eye candy — Continue reading
We’re in New York City for the next couple of days, taking in the sights and sounds at the International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF). Follow 2Modern on Instagram for real-time updates on what we see, what makes our jaws drop, and what we’d like to take home immediately. In the meantime, feast your — Continue reading
Probably our favorite trend to evolve in recent years in modern furniture design is the idea of longevity. Of pieces that you will invest in and that will last a very long time. Your lifetime, yes, but even longer, to maybe even become an heirloom piece that passes on throughout — Continue reading
Listen to a longer and more detailed interview with James, Interview: Concrete Designs of James De Wulf. Find James De Wulf products on 2Modern.
Ready to finally get your life together in one hip, stylin’ and off-the-floor way? We spotted a ton of neat hooks and hangers at ICFF this year, but before you get on us for pointing out a way “over” trend, let us enumerate: we saw a ton of neat hooks — Continue reading
Can’t get enough of his awesomeness? Listen to an interview we did of his awhile ago, Exclusive Interview: Michael Iannone of Iannone Design. Find his products on 2Modern: Iannone Design.
François Chambard of UM Project is a clever and creative modern furniture designer. His chairs, tables and storage pieces are always so functional, nice-looking and completely unique. But he’s not only about being serious with design; he loves to have fun, and that shows through not only in the colorful, — Continue reading
We weren’t surprised in the slightest when three-woman strong Egg Collective won the ICFF new designer award of 2012; we kept finding reasons to pass by their booth we loved their designs so much. A heady mix of vintage-inspired modern pieces that were exquisitely made, we enjoyed how they mixed — Continue reading
Airy, geometric, tough yet flexible, metal mesh is the way to go when you’re looking for a material that’s both stylish yet sturdy. Also if you enjoy leaving cool patterns on the backs of your thighs. We spotted quite a number of mesh items at ICFF this year; a few — Continue reading
Had the pleasure of speaking with Matt Eastvold of Eastvold, a great modern furniture company out of Minnesota, and he shared with us a few new things going on with them. Can’t get enough of this funny and genuine guy? Be sure to check out an interview we did with — Continue reading
Along with the fabulous finds we spotted at ICFF, held at the Javits Center, just down the road was another great grouping of design folks over at Wanted Design. We spotted a lot of fun items (including some fabulous stuff as usual from David Trubridge). One such fun item is the Non-Flying — Continue reading
As anyone who has paid attention to trends knows, neon colors and other motifs from the 1980s have definitely been making their way into the fashion and interior world, and now there’s another one to add to the list: smoked glass. A mysterious, enigmatic material, there’s always something appealing and — Continue reading
You’re gonna love the design tastes of all the wonderful things we’ve been spotting at ICFF 2012 in New York City! And wow have we seen some amazing things. It’s a great show this year. A lot of fresh ideas and enthusiasm. We’ve checked in with all of your favorite — Continue reading
We’re at ICFF! We’re temporarily suspending the regular sort of programing you usually see around the blog to bring to you the very newest and best from all of our favorite furniture designers and brands that are at ICFF!
Los Angeles-based installation artist Megan Geckler is a favorite. She transforms environments in colorful ways using different materials to create often-times geometric, repeating patterns that have such a great soul to them. When contacted by one of our favorite water bottle manufacturers, Bobble, to do an art installation for The — Continue reading
What happens when you combine the colorful style of Missoni and the multiple application possibilities of Corian? Endless design fun throughout the house. In the bathroom: The shower floor, wall and ceiling become a seamless riot of color. In the kitchen: Vibrant, modern, cool. First shown as part of the — Continue reading
We awoke to an email reminder that the Salone Internazionale del Mobile in Milan is fast approaching (also known as iSaloni2012, April 17th – 22nd, to be exact) and we’re excited to see all the wonderful new furniture designs that will debut. We got a sneak peek of some new items from — Continue reading
Big, over-sized, rough textures is another trend that has certainly happened in interiors before. We confess we really love it; it’s a great way to add personality in a room without having to add a lot of elements. If you have a few pieces that have a great texture in — Continue reading
Sea creatures and other things that dwell in the deep blue oceans aren’t a new trend; anyone familiar with Thomas Paul products knows that a good octopus graphic or two is pretty much required in a hip, modern space these days. But while we were at Las Vegas Market last — Continue reading
Your trusty blog editor (moi) just got back from Las Vegas where I attended the Las Vegas Market at the World Market Center! Wow is all I have to say. First of all HUGE thanks to everyone involved with the market, from the folks who flew us out there and — Continue reading