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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

For First Class Mailings, Return Address Embossers

Categories: Art + Graphics, Modern Decor + Objects
For First Class Mailings, Return Address Embossers

Yes, we’re mostly digital these days, but there’s still the occasional need to send a letter or card made from good old fashioned paper. And as an alternative to boring return address labels or ink stamps, stationery purveyors Wedding Paper Divas offers customized monogram embossers with which to make a more emphatic—and very classy—mark. With a — Continue reading

Installation of Floating Lanterns by Marion Moustey and Alexandre Arcens

Categories: Art + Graphics
Installation of Floating Lanterns by Marion Moustey and Alexandre Arcens

The seaside resort of La Grade Motte, in southern France, was the site of a fleeting installation by architects Marion Mousety and Alexandre Arcens. One of 7 temporary projects that comprised the annual Festival des Architectures Vives (Festival of Lively Architecture ) this past June, Mousety and Arcens’ composition, named — 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

Closer Shower Head by Diego Grandi

Categories: Milan Furniture Fair 2014, Modern Decor + Objects
Closer Shower Head by Diego Grandi

Form might follow function, but Italian architect and designer Diego Grandi has set about to completely reinvent the familiar form of the shower head—having designed a shower head that takes its form not from any standard bathroom fixture, but from the milieu of lighting design, instead. Created for luxury faucet — Continue reading

On Long Island, A Sophisticated Backyard Playhouse for Children

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
On Long Island, A Sophisticated Backyard Playhouse for Children

One can only hope that the children of artist Jerome A. Levin will someday have a full understanding of how lucky they were. Levin, a father of three, has built a backyard house for his kids by employing the kind of careful consideration and meticulous attention reserved for full-sized contemporary — Continue reading

Jane’s Carousel, Resplendent in Brooklyn

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Jane’s Carousel, Resplendent in Brooklyn

Carousels, like ferris wheels and sunsets, are intrinsically photogenic—but, like ferris wheels and sunsets, tend to look alarmingly the same. Not so Jane’s Carousel, the beguilingly beautiful antique carousel that graces a stretch of Brooklyn Bridge Park along New York City’s East River. Spared the baleful fate of being auctioned — Continue reading

Glass Stovetop Pot by Massimo Castagna

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Glass Stovetop Pot by Massimo Castagna

Admittedly, we’re not going to be slaving over a hot stove this weekend, but we may be tempted to if this beauteous cooking pot was within reach. Designed by architect Massimo Castagna for Milan-based cooking brand KnIndustrie, the all-glass KnPro pot is made from borosilicate glass (mostly familiar under the — 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

Formwork Desktop Storage from Herman Miller

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Formwork Desktop Storage from Herman Miller

Herman Miller has entered the desktop accessories space with the Formwork collection, a modular storage system comprised of elements that may be used singly or in concert with each other. Designed by Sam Hecht and Kim Colin, the Formwork series, comprised of paper tray, lidded storage box, cantilevered storage tray — 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

Design Focus: Arne Jacobsen’s VOLA Faucets

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Design Focus: Arne Jacobsen’s VOLA Faucets

It’s worth noting that the architect-designed faucet is not a late-20th Century novelty movement spearheaded by Philippe Starck. Arne Jacobsen, Danish designer of revered Mid-Century chairs (Egg, Swan, Ant) and award winning buildings, was the mastermind behind some of the most elegant and forward-thinking faucet designs—decades earlier. Jacobsen, who, like — 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

Makoto Azuma Takes His Art to Outer Space

Categories: Art + Graphics
Makoto Azuma Takes His Art to Outer Space

Taking art to stratospheric heights—quite literally—is Japanese artist Makoto Azuma, whose recent Exobiotanica project involved a visual performance that very nearly defies belief. “I wanted to see the movement and beauty of plants and flowers suspended in space,” Azuma said, and to prove the point, created two separate botanical compositions—a — Continue reading

Dramatic Interior Display by Studio Job

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Dramatic Interior Display by Studio Job

The work of Netherlands-based design studio, Studio Job, a pair of designers whose tastes lean towards the Baroque more than the modernist, is not for the faint of heart. Unabashedly self-assured, and nothing if not theatrical, Studio Job’s singular approach to design is perfectly illustrated in Studio Job House, the — 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

A Stylish Silverware Kit for Travelers

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
A Stylish Silverware Kit for Travelers

Who says portable flatware has to be devoid of elegance? The Italian Travel and Outdoor Silverware kit, manufactured in Maniago, Italy, is comprised of fork, spoon, and knife (that has a bottle opener on its flip side), all made from sturdy stainless steel that’s both lightweight and compact (measuring only — Continue reading