Annie Kantor

Founder, Modern Metal

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.

While tackling the renovation of a period home in Oakland, Annie become frustrated by the lack of enticing designs in metal. She saw an opportunity to apply her expertise in repeating-pattern design and developed a line of custom metal work that blossomed into Modern Metal.

She now brings a full array signature designs in the form of grilles, heat registers, vents, and custom metal doors and panels to architects and interior designers nationwide through Modern Metal.  


Lindsey Peisert, Project Manager

Lindsey brings over 10 years experience managing teams, client accounts and leading projects in the commercial interior design industry. Her compassion and attention to detail are extraordinary and she is a wonderful collaborative part of our Modern Metal team. She is thoughtful and thorough in everything she does and all of our customers adore working with her as much as we do. In her spare time, Lindsey can be found hiking, enjoying the outdoors and spending time with family.

Nichole Hamann, Operations Manager 

Nichole blends her background in administration, accounting and customer service into her role as Operations Manager at Modern Metal.  Nichole most recently worked for Land Rover, coordinating shipping vehicles across the country and worldwide, and running the luxury rental department.  Nichole impressively home schools her four darling daughters in Colorado,  and in her spare time pursues her hobby in quail farming!  Nichole keeps our operations running smoothly which is not a small feat and is motivated because she loves to see our designs pop up in new and unexpected places.

Annie and her team from Modern Metal were a pleasure to work with on this high-end custom project

Annie and her team from Modern Metal were a pleasure to work with on this high-end custom project in Boston’s Back Bay.  The custom antique brass radiator grill covers Modern Metal was able to fabricate to meet our specific design specifications, lent themselves beautifully to the overall aesthetic of the apartment.  I look forward to collaborating with the team on future projects

Tracy O’Rourke , Project Manager
Kochman Reidt + Haigh Cabinetmakers

Women who radiate ambition, poise and grace while producing a top notch product


Honored to have the opportunity to work with women who radiate ambition, poise and grace while producing a top notch product, under strict deadlines, we all can be proud of.


Tammy Geist, Owner
Mach 1 Manufacturing

Annie’s patience, willingness and ability to understand my aesthetics

Annie’s patience, willingness and ability to understand my aesthetics along with her creativity and resourcefulness always make it pleasant to collaborate – not to mention her sincere kind heart and service created final products that show both of our passions!!

Jonathan Rachman, Principal
Jonathan Rachman Design