For fans of modern design classics who may not have the budget to match their dreams, Nate Green feels your pain. While studying for his Masters in Architecture, Nate often found that his tastes didn't match his budget. About a year ago, Nate launched ModernDesignMarket.com, an e-commerce site that connects budget sensitive customers to floor samples and overstock of modern design classics.
Unlike a lot of lower cost modern design stores on the web, ModernDesignMarket.com offers authentic designer pieces at reduced prices. How? By working with high end collectors and retailers, ModernDesignMarket.com scores items that are brand new overstock and floor samples with slight damage. So as long as you're not afraid of a few scratches, that Saarinen table you've had your eye on can be yours ... without settling for a knock-off. (Each item on the site includes a description of any damage.)
ModernDesignMarket.com receives new shipments weekly so the inventory is constantly evolving. In addition, they're working on contracts with a few high end department stores that should bring a flood of new products to the site in the near future. On a recent visit to the site, I spied these discounted goods:
• Saarinen Womb Chair $4,299
• Original French Industrial Desk from the 1920's $1,399
• Vintage Bertoia Diamond Chair $999
• Vintage Art Deco Side Table $999
• Walz Cork Chair $1,999
• Lovegrove Table with Rare Bamboo Top $2,699
• Aalto a338 (Billberry) Pendant $249
• Nelson Turbine Clock $379
For more about ModernDesignMarket.com, visit their store page over at Marketplace.