Happenings

There are no wrong turns…

A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of grabbing lunch with Annie and her daughter Sophie, who is in her freshman year of college. We spoke about Sophie’s major and her interest in exploring other studies, which made me think more about how Modern Metal came to be, and how I got here as […]

Need something cut in RUBBER?

Did you know we have a variety of other materials we can work with? We are lovers of creativity and innovative concepts and always open to your ideas.  We have yet to cut any of our designs in rubber (in photo above), but we can! What do you envision with this material?  Bring us your […]

West Edge Design Fair2019

West Edge Design Fair 2019 took place on Friday and we had a great time! If you missed our highlights video yesterday, head back to our social media pages to check out some of our favorite photos and products. Design fairs never cease to amaze me. The amount of creativity that fills the space is […]

Design in Unexpected Places

A few weeks back Annie and I had the pleasure to visit a new manufacturing facility. We witnessed waterjets and laser cutters creating beautiful patterns into metal, and we checked out everything from materials to shipping crates.  As we took a stroll throughout the facility Annie looked at the floor and begged the question “What […]

Doggy doors galore!

Here at Modern Metal our love for metal is obvious, but if there’s one thing we love just as much as a stylish steel design, it’s dogs! You’ve seen Annie’s posts about her labs Archie and Hector who double as her family’s trusty companions and our studio guard dogs. Recently we met the newest member […]

Current Event Spotlight: Alexa Meade

Modern Metal’s Transit design is one of our most popular and was inspired by Annie’s time spent in Bay Area traffic on the Bay Bridge. Similarly, on the East Coast, artist Alexa Meade has found inspiration in her commute as well, as shown above in her acclaimed piece also titled Transit. I first came across […]

COLOR

COLOR! No matter what we do in our lives, certain colors make us unique in our look, in our home, and in our lives. Think about it, as young kids that is one of the first questions we are asked by everyone we meet, “What’s your favorite color?”. Color runs our world! The fun thing […]

Not stopping yet, we can waterjet!

Last week Annie and I had the opportunity to get up close and personal with the materials and machines at our new manufacturing facility in California.  While I’ve been working with Annie for almost a year and a half now, this was my first experience seeing the process in person and it was thrilling. I […]

Feeling Bubbly

When was the last time you visited Oakland? You too can get a spot in our Instagram bubble! There’s nothing we love more than having our peers come by to get a hands on feel of the pieces we create. Our studio is on a tree-lined residential street in Oakland’s historic Crocker Highlands neighborhood close […]

Green with Envy

As Fall approaches, and our team scrolls through social media, we’re finding that there is a new ‘neutral’ color that is a versatile standout year round! GREEN! It’s hot, and it’s everywhere! From chartreuse lime, to a deep emerald, this hue is saturating our inspiration boards; we are loving it! On Instagram we found both […]