A couple of weeks ago, The New York Times published a style piece about a design trend that has us jumping up and down for joy! We’ve been fans of this new style for some time — it’s a move away from the heavy taxidermy, turn-of-the-century style that had become so popular a few years ago when you couldn’t walk into a Brooklyn restaurant without seeing evidence of it. (Think Freeman’s in New York’s Lower East Side). Instead, this new modern vibe is cleaner, sophisticated and polished. So far, it’s a style with a look but not a name. The New York Times suggested “New Modernism” or “Post-Vintage.” And while, neither of those feels quite right to us, we definitely know it when we see it. So we’ll leave the naming to journalists and we’ll roll up our sleeves and get designing! See below for a few of our favorite examples of this new trend.
This pendant light created by Seattle- and Brooklyn-based Ladies & Gentlemen Studio is an exercise in simplicity. The design team says that they’ve pared down light into it’s two elemental ingredients: the source (the bulb) and it’s illumination (highlighted by a brass ring).”
Black Outline Key Target
Half Moon Mirror
Rod and Weave Chair
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