What We Make
Modern Metal makes precision-laser cut metal grilles, panels and more for residential, hospitality and corporate environments.
Made to Order
Each piece is a custom order and every detail matters. This results in a one-of-a-kind order that’s uniquely yours!
Ready to Ship
There’s nothing ordinary about Modern Metal’s Standard Line. It’s pretty extraordinary – including the lead time!
Annie Kantor, a.k.a. The Woman of Steel, and founder of Modern Metal shares her passion and skills with you.
GRILLES AND PANELS
Modern Metal finds inspiration in unexpected places, from the streets of Buenos Aires to the shadows on a local tennis court. Each design starts with a hand-drawn sketch or painting that ensures a personal touch of, founder, Annie’s own hand in every finished product. The artwork is then scanned into a CAD program specifically configured for textile designers (ideal for creating patterns in repeat) before being rendered for metal fabrication. From there, either precision laser or water-jet technology is used to cut the final metal product. Every part of the process, from ideation to execution, is deftly strung to bring that initial inspiration to life in unique, alluring and ever-changing ways.
Made to Order
Ready to Ship
Modern Metal Spaces
Modern Metal offers bespoke laser cut metal grilles, panels, and
more for residential, hospitality, commercial and corporate spaces.
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The Modern Metal Story
Annie Kantor earned her B.F.A. in Textile Design from the Rhode Island School of Design. She honed her craft working in the contract textile industry designing woven upholstery and panel fabrics, serving as Head of Custom Studio at Maharam.
The best thing about working with Annie Kantor is the passion for her craft and that it shows in the work
The best thing about working with Annie Kantor is the passion for her craft and that it shows in the work. The pattern is a big thing that knits our home together and everyone notices!
At once elegant and fun, beautiful and unusual
We hired Modern Metal to design a metal grill for our heating system. The grill sits smack in the middle of our front hall, and it is one of the first thing anyone coming into the house sees. It was thus important to us that it be in keeping with the design of the rest of the house. The trick is, we live in a Craftsman home which we’ve decorated in a kind of quirky Danish Modern style. The designer immediately understood what we were going for, and came up with a fabulous design for the grill. It was at once elegant and fun, beautiful and unusual. Striking without being intrusive.
The experience of working with the designer was delightful. She was so thoughtful and considerate, charming and easy to talk to. Everything was completed on time and with the highest of professionalism. Exquisite taste and true professional competence — a rare combination!
A combination of function and works of art
Annie Kantor’s registers are both a combination of function and works of art. Her unique designs compliment both traditional and modern homes and add a utilitarian yet decorative element to a wall or floor. I am thrilled to be using her beautiful registers in my client’s new construction home in Woodside.
She is also wonderful to work with; gracious, dedicated and enjoys the collaborative process of working with designers. I would recommend her and her products with complete enthusiasm.