Celebrating Our SBA Woman-Owned Small Business Certification.

Modern Metal Designs has always stood out as a confluence of innovation, design excellence, and entrepreneurial flair. It’s a brand where metal meets artistry, where precision meets imagination. Today, we are celebrating a significant milestone for our company: Modern Metal Designs has received the prestigious SBA Woman-Owned Small Business (WOSB) certification. This accolade adds a golden feather to our cap, recognizing not just our brand but the extraordinary efforts of impactful women.

From Textile to Metal: Annie Kantor’s Journey

Annie Kantor, the guiding force behind Modern Metal Designs, is a visionary artist and entrepreneur. Her educational background, with a B.F.A. in Textile Design from the Rhode Island School of Design, set the stage for her extraordinary journey. Annie gained invaluable experience and insights while serving as the Head of Custom Studio at Maharam, where she designed woven upholstery and panel fabrics.

However, it was during the renovation of a period home in Oakland that Annie faced a challenge that would change her life and career path. Disappointed by the uninspiring metal designs available in the market, she recognized a void to fill. This led to the birth of Modern Metal, which became a playground for her expertise in repeating pattern design.

Breaking Barriers, Building Bridges

The SBA Woman-Owned Small Business certification is a monumental achievement that opens doors to greater opportunities. It recognizes Modern Metal as a competitive, women-led business in a sector where female representation is often lacking. Notably, some contracts are even restricted to economically disadvantaged women-owned businesses, offering an equitable avenue in various industries.

By attaining this certification, Modern Metal has joined an elite group of businesses that stand as a testament to the prowess and potential of women entrepreneurs. It amplifies the company’s voice and reach, making it easier to secure federal contracts in a market where WOSBs are underrepresented.

Artistry in Metal

Modern Metal Designs offers a stunning array of products that marry form and function. Whether it’s grilles, heat registers, vents, or custom metal doors and panels, each item is a masterpiece crafted to perfection. The brand caters to homeowners, architects, and interior designers nationwide, each of whom can attest to the unique blend of creativity and quality that defines Modern Metal.

The real magic lies in Kantor’s unique approach to design—a transmutation of her textile background into the world of metal. Her patterns are not solely ornamental; they are a conscious interaction of light, shadow, and texture. Architects and designers find themselves captivated by the possibilities her designs offer, making them not just an aesthetic choice but a transformative element in their projects.

This Woman Owned Small Business’ Future is Bright!

With the SBA Woman-Owned Small Business certification, the future for Modern Metal Designs is not just promising; it’s glowing. The recognition acts as a catalyst for our brand to strive for even greater heights. It serves as a vindication of Annie’s vision and hard work, putting her in a position to impact change at a much larger scale.

It’s not just about a business receiving a certificate; it’s about the acknowledgment of the countless hours of hard work, the years of dedication to perfecting a craft, and the unwavering belief in the power of a good design. It’s a tribute to the audacity of a woman who saw an unmet need and chose not just to meet it, but to excel in it.

In the coming years, Modern Metal Designs aims to extend its repertoire of products and further its collaborations with design professionals nationwide. The SBAWOSB certification will hopefully accelerate this journey, making Modern Metal a name to look out for in the broader scope of American craftsmanship and innovation.

For all those who have been part of this incredible journey so far, your faith and support mean the world to us. And if you haven’t yet experienced the extraordinary world of Modern Metal, now is the perfect time to explore what makes us a cut above the rest.

Here’s to a future as bright and enduring as the metals we so lovingly shape. Thank you for being a part of our story.