Every Detail Matters

This has been our tagline since we started. Our entire product line revolves around this notion, that every detail matters. We are firm believers that whether it’s a vent in an obscure location or a vent that is center front in a newly renovated space, the details make a difference. Seeing an intentionally designed well […]

Welcome Jessica!

Very exciting announcement for us! We have a new member of our Modern Metal team! Please welcome Jessica Willits, our new Project Manager. We are delighted to have Jessica joining our team of women. Keep an eye out for an email from her as she will be making sure that all projects are running smoothly […]

Calling All Students!

HAPPENINGS: Calling all students! Please spread the word: Be Original Americas’ Virtual Student Fellowship is June 2–25, 2021. It is FREE, and an amazing opportunity.⁠ ⁠ 22 design companies, makers, and creators will present through a series of webinars to a global audience of students. Each session will focus on a different aspect of the […]

My Upcoming Journey to Gee’s Bend, Alabama

Next week, I will be traveling to Alabama to visit Gee’s Bend.  It is quite remote and off the beaten track and I’m bringing my three kids and husband along. I have been intrigued by the generations of women there since I first saw the exhibit of their quilts at the DeYoung museum in SF years […]

YES Modern Metal Recycles!

We are very biased and love metal of course but did you know…..From a sustainability standpoint, metal is a clear choice for designers seeking a durable, long-lasting, and beautiful material option for facades, interior features and artwork. The myriad of benefits, including recuperation of cost once the material reaches its aesthetic lifespan, make metal one […]

People are People

This past year has been challenging on many fronts, and often I don’t have words to describe my feelings or thoughts around important problems such racism and inequality in our society. They feel too daunting and emotional for me to capture in words well enough, and it’s more natural for me to express myself artistically, […]

Virtual Student Fellowship 2021

Modern Metal is delighted to be one of twenty companies hosting the BeOriginal America’s 2021 Virtual Student Fellowship. Be Original Americas is a fantastic organization, supporting original and authentic design ALWAYS. It is wonderful to be amongst such impactful design leaders and companies in our industry; all of us in our design community coming together […]


I feel fortunate to have met illustrator Yuko Okabe via RISD’s Artworks. I was seeking an illustrator to do some technical drawings for our newest product, ELEVATE, and commissioned Yuko to make it fun and feminine. I’ve always been in awe of illustrators, as illustration is not my forte. I wasn’t really sure how it […]