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!

About Us

Annie Kantor, a.k.a. The Woman of Steel, and founder of Modern Metal shares her passion and skills with you.

DISTINCTIVE METAL
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

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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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Floor Grille
Floor grilles usually don’t have screw holes and are designed to just drop right into the duct opening. Easiest install ever! Ours are designed with a flange that fits into your duct but they can be made flat to be flush with the floor. May be custom made to order in any size, pattern, or finish with or without louvers. See our ready to ship options for a budget friendly solution!

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Wall grille
Also called Vent Cover or Register. Easy to install, come with screw holes and screws. May be custom made to order in any size, pattern, or finish with or without louvers. See our ready to ship options for a budget friendly solution!

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Deck railing panels
Take it outside! Deck railing and stair panels made in any shape, size or pattern to suit your needs! We will prime and use an exterior grade powder coat appropriatel for your climate. Made to order in any thickness up to 3/8”. Openings greater than 4” not safe or recommended.

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Ceiling Grille
Also called Vent Cover or Register. Easy to install, come with screw holes and screws. May be custom made to order in any size, pattern, or finish with or without louvers. See our ready to ship options for a budget friendly solution!

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Cabinetry Inserts
Extremely versatile and popular. You tell us the size, pattern and finish, we send you flat panel inserts for you to install. Flat not patterned border customizable. Standardly made in 1/8” thickness but can be thinner if you want. See our mounting ideas. Primed for customer to paint to match is hot right now!

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Wall Panel
Wall panels can be made to order in any size, scale, or pattern up to 5’ x 10’. These can be backlighted for further ambiance, layered on different textures and surfaces, and inset into woodwork.

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Cabinetry Inserts
Extremely versatile and popular. You tell us the size, pattern and finish, we send you flat panel inserts for you to install. Flat not patterned border customizable. Standardly made in 1/8” thickness but can be thinner if you want. See our mounting ideas. Primed for customer to paint to match is hot right now!

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Decorative Wall Panel
Decorative wall panels can be made in of our 21 Signature Patterns and in any size up to 5’ x 10’. Mounting ideas can be seen here: Our Standard Panel Shop features our two standard sizes available and are quick to make and ship!

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Room Dividers
Panels are made to order in any size, scale, or pattern up to 5’ x 10’, and can be inserted into frames for room dividers, screens, and more. We can provide steel tube framing. Contact us here with your ideas and we’ll help guide you to a beautiful solution!

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Ceiling Grilles
Vent covers made to order for ceiling application in any size. Available flat or with flange, with our without louvers in any of our Signature Patterns. Duct opening size requested for price quote. See our ready made grilles for a budget friendly option.

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Stair Panels
Stair railing panels made in any shape, size or pattern to suit your needs! Great for interior and exterior applications, and made to order in any thickness up to 3/8”. Openings greater than 4” not safe or recommended.

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Wall Panel
Wall panels can be made to order in any size, scale, or pattern up to 5’ x 10’. These can be backlighted for further ambiance, layered on different textures and surfaces, and inset into woodwork.

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About

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.

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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!

Rob Zirkle, Architect

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!

Ayelet Waldman, Client

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.

Lindy Donnelly, Interior Designer