10 Sources for Organic Modern Designs

10 Sources for Organic Modern Designs

Jason Loper
Mar 28, 2013

It's so great to see that more and more modern designs are also sustainable and eco-friendly. These ten shops, a mix of brick and mortar and online, are great resources for these organic modern designs.

  • Folklore This London based shop "curates mindful design for home and life." Shown: Tipped Writing Desk, whitewashed reclaimed pine and metal. 
  • Home ECO:Nomics This brick and mortar shop in Anaheim, California, focuses on eco-friendliness with products that are recycled, natural, sustainable or local. 
  • Twelve Chairs This Boston based shop focusing on sustainable designs recently launched an online store as well. Shown here: Back Bay Coffee Table with bird’s eye maple that was salvaged from a back bay row house.
  • Viva Terra This is a great online resource for all sorts of eco-friendly home goods — furniture, accessories and soft goods. Shown: Vintage Fir Modern Dresser, reclaimed Douglas fir, handcrafted in the US.
  • Ample Ample's founder, Andy Johnston, started his business with a simple focus: to design and produce beautiful modern furniture in his hometown of Seattle. Shown: Solstice Floor Lamp, walnut legs, natural linen shade.

  • Forma Living While many of this shop's offerings lean more toward the vintage industrial style, you can find some modern pieces in the mix as well. Shown: Anyu Honeycomb Lamp constructed with heavy weight, decorative papers.
  • Design With Benefits Architects Tania Garbe and Ida Polzer mix modern design with good stewardship. Shown: Rekto Wooden Radio by Indonesian designer Singgih Kartono.
  • UrbanGreen This Brooklyn based company produces modern design furniture, much of which is available in a rainbow of colors. Shown: Midcentury Modern Dresser.
  • Rowen & Wren This British webshop offers a selection of gorgeous modern designs. They also donate a percentage of their monthly profits to the RSPB, which supports native bird species. Shown: Oak 7 Drawer Mariner Chest.
  • Verde Lifestyles This online shop offers sustainable wood furniture and accessories. Shown: 22" Vine Twist Sustainable Wood Stool.

(Images: As credited above.)


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