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Knoll Classics 15% Off Sale Feb 24-Mar 4: Request Swatches Now!

Categories: Furniture + Lighting
Knoll Classics 15% Off Sale Feb 24-Mar 4: Request Swatches Now!

Our Knoll Classics Sale, which comprises furniture designs by Harry Bertoia, Marcel Breuer, Florence Knoll, Alexander Girard, Mies vn der Rohe, George Nakashima, Isamu Noguchi, Warren Platner, Jens Risom, and Eero Saarinen, begins on February 24th. But fabric swatches can be requested now. Call our Knoll expert, Allison Kerson at — Continue reading

A New York Landmark Updated by Shigeru Ban

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
A New York Landmark Updated by Shigeru Ban

The Japanese architect Shigeru Ban, whose most innovative work has been directed toward temporary housing for disaster victims, will be leaving a permanent mark on a landmark New York City building. The 132-year-old Cast Iron House, a downtown Manhattan building with a breathtakingly ornate cast iron facade, will soon have — Continue reading

Designs of the Year 2014: Ultra Light Ripple Table

Categories: Furniture + Lighting, Sustainability
Designs of the Year 2014: Ultra Light Ripple Table

A wood dining table that weighs less than 20 pounds is one of the nominees for Designs of the Year 2014, as just announced by London’s Design Museum. Selected as one of 6 nominees in the furniture category was Benjamin Hubert’s super skinny, ultra-light Ripple table, which was launched at — Continue reading

Outside Rotterdam, a Möbius Strip Staircase

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Outside Rotterdam, a Möbius Strip Staircase

Every city suburb should be so lucky as Carnisselande, the Rotterdam suburb for which NEXT Architects have built a mammoth piece of public art that also serves as lookout point. Situated on a hill, the giant Corten steel staircase, from which Carnisselande visitors are offered an unobstructed view of the — Continue reading

Rocking Alternatives to ‘On the Rocks’

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Rocking Alternatives to ‘On the Rocks’

Seeking to redefine the term ‘on the rocks,’ the entertainment products brand SPARQ has proposed some fanciful alternatives to boring ice cubes. Whiskey Rocks, cubed pieces of “non-porous, odorless, tasteless, and food safe” soapstone, just need a stint in the freezer before being plopped in a drink for chilling duties — Continue reading

Stockholm Furniture Fair: Copenhagen Loudspeaker by Vifa

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Stockholm Furniture Fair: Copenhagen Loudspeaker by Vifa

Danish brand Vifa, which has been in the sound technology business for 80 years, is showing a new portable, wireless loudspeaker, named Copenhagen, at the Stockholm Furniture Fair this week—and from the looks of these lifestyle shots, loudspeakers may be the next ‘must have’ item of the new year. Copenhagen’s — Continue reading

Grate News From Blomus

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Grate News From Blomus

Here’s a fine melding of form and function. German design brand Blomus, which already knows a thing or two about handsome cheese graters, recently introduced the Navetta cheese grater/dispsenser—in which a razor-sharp stainless steel grater affixes snugly to an elegant, gently spouted stainless steel bowl. A cheese grater/dispenser that eliminates — Continue reading

Having Words: H&M’s Summer 2014 Catalog

Categories: Architecture + Interiors, Modern Decor + Objects
Having Words: H&M’s Summer 2014 Catalog

H&M Home has released its Spring and Summer 2014 catalog, and it’s clear that the Swedish clothing retailer has quite a lot to say—literally. Across bed linen and candles, shower curtains and children’s decor, words and phrases and numbers and letters abound. Vintage signage, newspaper copy, stenciled numbers, emblems and — Continue reading

Macaron-Shaped Seating from Italy’s Li-Ving Design Studio

Categories: Furniture + Lighting
Macaron-Shaped Seating from Italy’s Li-Ving Design Studio

Taking a decidedly playful approach to furniture building, and designed with “a sweet and pleasant moment of relaxation” in mind, Italy’s Li-Ving Design Studio has created a suite of stools crafted to look like macarons. The Makastool, a design comprised of an upholstered ‘sandwich’ atop 4 wooden legs, and available — Continue reading

‘Stay Warm’ Fabric Stationery Designs by SUPERMODULE

Categories: Art + Graphics
‘Stay Warm’ Fabric Stationery Designs by SUPERMODULE

Winter’s frigid hold is not the only reason we’ve cozied up to these uncannily tactile note cards from SUPERMODULE, the San Francisco stationery brand founded by graphic designer David Riofrio. It’s true that his Stay Warm series of plaid and houndstooth motifs are particularly evocative this time of year, but — Continue reading

Orange Crush: Niche Modern Glass Votives

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Orange Crush: Niche Modern Glass Votives

We’re plenty familiar with the preposterously beautiful lighting—hand blown glass Pendants and Mini Pendants—created by Niche Modern. But the New York-based studio’s new line of glass votives has us equally mesmerized. Hand crafted in three distinct styles (Convex, Meridian, and Channel), the diminutive candle holders are being offered in a — Continue reading

Stockholm Furniture Fair: Ginkgo Acoustic Panels

Categories: Architecture + Interiors, Modern Decor + Objects
Stockholm Furniture Fair: Ginkgo Acoustic Panels

It’s safe to say that sound-absorbing panels have come a long way from the clunky, brooding eyesores of yesteryear. At this week’s Stockholm Furniture Fair, Swedish company Blå Stationent will unveil Ginkgo, an artful sound-absorbing system comprised of distinctively shaped individual panels made from hot-pressed 100% polyester felt. The Ginkgo — Continue reading

Maison et Objet: Lattice Pendant Light by Neri & Hu

Categories: Furniture + Lighting
Maison et Objet: Lattice Pendant Light by Neri & Hu

Easily one of more ravishingly beautiful objects exhibited at the recent Maison et Objet in Paris is Lattice, a pendant light created by Shanghai design studio Neri & Hu for London-based furniture brand De La Espada. At once dynamic and ethereal, the brushed brass and blown glass Lattice will, we — Continue reading

New Upholstered Collections from TrueModern: George & Diggity

Categories: Furniture + Lighting
New Upholstered Collections from TrueModern: George & Diggity

In the market for accessible modern furniture? Visual clarity, functionality and comfort are the hallmarks of all TrueModern furniture, including two of the company’s latest upholstered designs: the graphically tufted George and the pure and simple Diggity. Encompassing a range of modern sofas, sectionals, armchairs, and ottomans, the George and — Continue reading

Seattle’s JCOCO ‘Couture’ Chocolates

Categories: Art + Graphics, Sustainability
Seattle’s JCOCO ‘Couture’ Chocolates

‘Artisan’ chocolates are so yesterday; it’s time to move on to ‘couture’ indulgences. Enter Seattle’s JCOCO chocolates, which, in addition to super smart recycled packaging in a range of vibrant monochromes, has adopted a fashion-centric hook as its visual identity. Owner Jean Thompson has imbued her chocolates with the kind — Continue reading

Emeco’s Parrish Chair Wins iF Design Award

Categories: Furniture + Lighting
Emeco’s Parrish Chair Wins iF Design Award

In an announcement made last week, Konstantin Grcic’s Parrish Side Chair for Emeco has been awarded Germany’s venerable iF Design Award in the Product Design category. A panel of 40 international designers chose the Parrish chair, Grcic’s creation for the Parrish Museum on Long Island, for the honor, Emeco’s second — Continue reading

Peek Performance: A Smart New Digital Calendar

Categories: Art + Graphics, Modern Decor + Objects
Peek Performance: A Smart New Digital Calendar

Seeking to “create an alternative option that could bring new values to everyday lives,” designers Amid Moradganjeh and Patryk Zoltowski have arrived at Peek, a new smartphone calendar that has both technology and design enthusiasts atwitter. Whether or not it turns out to be the revolutionary time management device to — Continue reading

Ferm Living Spring & Summer 2014 Collection

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Ferm Living Spring & Summer 2014 Collection

We’re huge fans of the inventive, serene housewares of Danish brand Ferm Living—and few things are more welcome in the dead of winter than inspiring vignettes of spring and summer. Ferm Living gives us just that with its Spring and Summer 2014 catalog, featuring new tabletop items, stationery and wall — Continue reading

2Modern’s January Instagram Stream

Categories: Art + Graphics, Modern Decor + Objects
2Modern’s January Instagram Stream

Amongst the Instagram-worthy things that caught our attention this past month? A winter beach scene; illuminated hexagons; a star-studded street corner, a dozen yellow roses that refused to wilt. If you’re not following 2Modern on Instagram, you’ve no way of knowing what you missed during the month of January. Here, — Continue reading

Up, Up and Away: Marimekko Launches Unikko Celebrations

Categories: News + Events + Contests
Up, Up and Away: Marimekko Launches Unikko Celebrations

As we’ve previously mentioned on this site, 2014 marks the 50th birthday of Unikko, Marimekko’s most famously happy, poppy-laden print. To fete the occasion, the Finnish brand has a launched a series of pop-up events worldwide, from New York to Hong Kong—but, understandably, has saved its loftiest venture for Helsinki. — Continue reading