Modernica Taps Cleon Peterson for 30th Anniversary Furniture

Two limited edition pieces adorned with the artist's 2019 piece "Land of Shadows"

Since 1989, Modernica has offered design-forward products of the utmost quality. At their family-owned factory in Vernon, California, ceramic goods and furniture are manufactured using many of the same tools and processes employed in the ’50s and ’60s. Though they’re perhaps best known for revitalizing the fiberglass molding process for their iconic chairs, the brand has—under their Case Study moniker—turned to upholstery for their 30th …

Danish Design Brand Vipp’s 80th Anniversary Products

Celebrating the legacy with their first-ever chair, French artist Vahram Muratyan's commemorative bin and new furniture

What began as a provincial metalworker’s vision for a functional, respectable trash can has expanded into a most important global design brand. Vipp founder Holger Nielse personally crafted his now-iconic pedal bin in 1939. It has since found a place in homes around the world, as well as in MoMA‘s permanent collection. From Nielsen’s first concept to the development of other kitchenware in 2012, a …

Organic Overflow at Milan Design Week 2019

Floral use in furniture, installations and more

To offset the precision frequently associated with furniture design, many participants in Milan Design Week 2019 used elements from nature to add soft, organic overflow to their presentations. In many instances, we’re simply referring to the calculated use of trees and plants near or atop artificial elements of design. With two specific exhibitions, however, floral components composed the very infrastructure of the creation. From Normann …