Modernists is officially open! To kick start our first #projektsdarbistaba – project that showcases a perfect modern office interior inspired by real or fictional character …. we choose fiction – DON DRAPER from TV series MAD MEN to be precise! Our vision is to create that perfect workspace, wether it’s a place you daily travel to OR stay at home in your comfy luxury leather slippers and work from study. Our first edition is in the mood of 60’s – from decor elements to colours and placement of our beloved design pieces. WELCOME to layered modernism at MODERNISTS!
- *MAD MEN – a drama about one of New York’s most prestigious ad agencies at the beginning of the 1960s, focusing on one of the firm’s most mysterious but extremely talented ad executives, Donald Draper. The set design has won several design awards and is almost unbelievable to realise they actually NOT REAL INTERIORS.
Photos : Beate Ligere, AMC, interiordesign.net
MODERNISTS design and boutique champagne shop/bar edition #1
Atmosphere that radiates elegance, intelligence and stands for fresh and clear approach in the field of interior design. Modernists is not just a design furniture showroom, it reflects our lifestyle needs for COMFORT, SOCIALIZING and BESPOKE interiors, infused with a drop of champagne. First introduced in 2014 as a small design boutique, Modernists has outgrown in a trendy space that connects people from different backgrounds, who all share love for contemporary, urban living.
Founded and opened after reconstruction by architect Martins Pilens and his wife Santa, who both share one vision, values and love for sophisticated luxury built on quality and craftsmanship, can now be summarized as LAYERED MODERNISM.
We offer on site showroom with latest design trends and inspiring interior examples, champagne shop with the widest offer in Latvia, complemented with a trendy champagne bar. Almost every object featured in the showroom/bar is for sale.
To serve the needs of our clients, we are available for pre-booked appointments to guide through our product range or work upon individual projects.
Photos: Beate Ligere
trends to look for in 2017
We checked in with VOGUE for their biggest decorating trends for 2017 and with an extra editing from Modernists, created a list of 7 trends to take and add to your office space this year. They are chic, inspiring, and don’t require a complete renovation.
Photo : Richard Lampert, Pinterest, &tradition, Menu, Torremato
creative space 002
Photo : designattractor.com, Wilde+Spieth, &tradition
creative space 001
Photo : Pinterest, &TRADITION, Anour, Richard Lampert
Office that combines tradition, new technologies and iconic design
Brands presented: Richard Lampert, Wilde+Spieth, &tradition, New Tendency, Ophelis, Byok, Ahrend, MyKilos, String Furniture, Anour.
CABOT corporations emea business service center in Riga, office part II /2016/ designed by interior architect Martins Pilens.
EDITOR’S NOTE. Modernist’s therapy
Photo : PLEASE WAIT TO BE SEATED, Marie Claire Maison, Flack Studio, Architectural Digest, thecoolhunter, Pinterest, Sight Unseen
if you buy one thing
Harmonious composite of different sizes, shapes, colours and materials which elegantly come together in a cohesive design. Each table beautifully balances different shapes at varying heights which form a unified whole. Featuring a painter’s palette shape, a circle, a rounded rectangle, an elongated oval and a hexagon.
Achieved with Jamie Hayon’s typical, playful approach to practicality – with plenty of personality.
Icon of the month: Monsieur Tati
EDITOR’S NOTE. New spot in the city
And this is where we step in, focusing not so much on the whole comfortable private living interiors, but in 2017 Modernists aim to become trendsetter in the field of home and corporate office design, which for us meant MOVING ON, MOVING FURTHER and MOVING TO A DIFFERENT address. Opening new, more spacious showroom in March this year, located on one of the busiest streets in Riga, Kr.Barona 31, is a great challenge we want to share with you. So Modernists will be at a hand’s reach serving its best design combined with boutique champagne. Innovative decisions, experts advice, latest trends, lively and open communication. We are on our way with bunch of surprises to follow!
M.P.: Well, first to mention, the idea didn’t come in one day, it was obvious that we had to change something as the whole world is demanding something new and unseen and you have to notice it before everyone else does, so we are working hard. Second, all my latest big projects were connected with smaller or larger scale office projects – like L’Oreal, President’s office, recently finished 2300 square meters business service centre… these are just a few, the list is long enough to turn it in something serious. Third, we as Modernists design studio & showroom are expanding, working with new brands and rising stars in the field of interior and furniture design, presenting brands that have not yet been introduced to Latvian market. But let us open, so you can have your own vision!
NEW Modernists shop will open on BARONA 31, RIGA.
office made simple, yet trendy
Something that is trendy, means that soon will be OUT, but this is not the case. Interior architect Martins Pilens who in latest decade has created many recognised and award winning office spaces and interiors, has just finished his latest project. Timeless design and modernism is his key signature. Interiors that breathe are filled with iconic furniture from leading european furniture brands, and cosy settings combined with comfortable to use work spaces.
Final stage of this 2300 sqm project for CABOT Latvia has been on schedule for last 6 months, and has just opened doors to its company team workers. This is a sneak peek from the last day before opening process, which we are kindly sharing with all our design friends.
PROJECT: CABOT Latvia business service centre
SIZE: 2300 sq/m
SERVING: 170 workplaces
BRANDS: Richard Lampert, Wilde+Spieth, &tradition, New Tendency, Ophelis, Byok, Ahrend, MyKilos, String Furniture, Anour
DESIGN: interior architect Martins Pilens
Photo: Beate Ligere