What is Abroad Modern
we are a women-owned, impact driven lifestyle shopoffering impeccably designed modern global goods for the discerning home. Step (or click) inside and experience far-off lands through their unique objects of use and the stories of the people who make and use them.
what makes us modern?
tools for living
Louis Sullivan, grandfather of Modernist architecture, believed ultimate use must dictate a design – form follows function. Utilitarian objects such as cups, containers and bowls are tools for living. Designed to efficiently achieve human need, with clean lines and void of superfluous flourish, they are the embodiment of Modernism. And in that modernist simplicity, there is beauty. explore tools for living
Our artisan-made housewares showcase modern motifs rendered using time-honored, geographically specific methods. Rwandan and Ugandan basket making techniques shine through bold patterns. From the Indian subcontinent, hand-loomed khadis and ikats are transformed into on-trend table linens. In Jaipur, master kantha embroiderers use delicate stitches passed down for generations to create color-blocked quilts. And terra cotta traditions from Gujarat to Mexico and beyond are employed to form vessels with fashion forward silhouettes.