Affordable Modern Furniture

Le Corbusier would be proud. Much in the vein of Le Corbusier’s domino house, Villa Savoye, and his Unite d’Habitation de Marseille, modern designers are distilling their designs to their most basic form. Today, as in the past, modern design is simple and pure. Unfortunately, it’s also often expensive

Photo Blog April 12 Modern Furniture Le Corbusier

Check out the clean lines of Le Corbusier’s Villa Savoye.

Photo Blog April 12 Modern Furniture Blu Dot Table

And Blu Dot’s Strut Side Table in watermelon (delish!). I saw these in New York and fell in love. My wallet however, did not.

Photo Blog April 12 Modern Furniture Jonathan Adler Cubes

Photo Blog April 12 Modern Furniture Jonathan Adler Tray Table

Here’s New York wunderkind, Jonathan Alder’s bold lacquer collection. Luscious and luxe.

Photo Blog April 12 Modern Furniture Le Corbusier Marseille

And Le Corbusier’s Unite d’Habitation de Marseille. Aren’t the colours and geometry fantastic?

Photo Blog April 12 Modern Furniture Crate Barrel Tables

The modernists can be an elite group, but there is modern design available for everyone. Case in point: this new collection of Mimic cubes from Crate & Barrel. Ringing in at under $100 each, these stackable modular wooden cubes are a frugal modernist’s must have. Stack three for a stylish étagère, use two as a coffee table (they’re even topped with glass!), or pick up just one for the perfect bedside table. They’re perfectly light and airy, and their simple lines let modern colours pop. 

Modern need not mean spending lots of money.

For more modern furniture finds, check out our Hollace Cluny Modern Furniture photo gallery.

Photo credits:
1. Le Corbusier’s Villa Savoye, Arktetura blog
2. Strut Side Table, Blu Dot
3. Lacquer Cubes, Jonathan Adler
4. Lacquer Tray Table, Jonathan Adler
5a. Le Corbusier’s Unite d’Habitation de Marseille, Essential Architecture
5b. Le Corbusier’s Unite d’Habitation de Marseille, Nooshin Esmaeili blog
6. Mimic cubes, Crate & Barrel

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