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Decorative metal grilles and vent covers are only the beginning for Annie Kantor

Decorative Metal Wall Panels Inspired by Frank Lloyd Wright.

A Timeless Imprint on Custom Metal Wall Panels. In the expansive world of decorative metalwork, Annie Kantor emerges as a modern-day trailblazer. As the founder of Modern Metal, her muse is none other than the legendary architect, Frank Lloyd Wright. Annie seeks a precarious balance of whimsy and modernism to divide spaces with decorative metal […]

Hello Patina!

Discovering and working with local artisans is a highlight for me.  This week I had the privilege of meeting Dan Romo from Studio Romo at his studio in West Oakland.  I brought along my 18 year old son because I thought he’d learn something, and I’m so glad I did.  My son has a scientific […]

We Almost Got Scammed

We channeled a bit of Marge Gunderson this week at Modern Metal. We were VERY close to getting scammed, but Nichole our Operations Manager thankfully stopped it before it got too far.  Here’s what happened, which I’m sharing in the hope that it will increase awareness and prevent any of you from falling down this […]

The Power of llustration: My Adventure in England

I just returned from a ten day trip to the English countryside, a trip I’d been wanting to take with my son since he was just 5 yrs old. Isaac, who just turned 18 used to love the Beatrix Potter books when he was young. Together we read all 23 of her stories countless times.  […]

Connecting Through a Keyboard

Written by our stellar Project Manager, Jessica Willits: The Benefits of Working Remote Remote working my jam for so many reasons. Not only do I get to wear a top knot and slippersdaily, but also I receive no complaints about my choice of tunes and there’s always a hot cup ofcoffee at the ready. On […]

Personal Connection Important at Modern Metal

As our business gets busier and grows I’m realizing how much I value personal connection, and this post is to acknowledge that I want to continue to embrace this important value as Modern Metal grows.   RIOS – A design collective imagining future places Just yesterday we zoomed for the first time with a RIOS, […]

Always Metal On My Mind

What’s more satisfying than me always having metal on my mind? When others do!! Jessica Willits, our extraordinary Project Manager, is sharing her fabulous NYC experience with us this week: I had the amazing opportunity to attend a tradeshow in New York with a lovely group of gals. I was there for only two days, […]

Purposeful, Flowing, Delicate and Strong Metal Fence

A sneak peek at this fabulous project!  Shown above are just a few of the many panels we did for the design team at Strata Landscape Architecture. This was our first project together, and it was great! The designers at Strata had a vision, and that was to take our Hasu pattern, and customize it […]

Spotlight: Behind the Scenes 

This week, I’ve been feeling so thankful to be surrounded by the circle of professionals who help Modern Metal behind the scenes. These people play a crucial role for us on a daily basis. We rely on many skilled people who don’t get a spot on our instagram, or get the spotlight of glamor shined […]