Modernplum is a lifestyle brand founded in 2014 by designer Allison Warren. Soon after moving to a glass house, she was inspired to create linen goods to complement the home's mid-century design, and the line's simple geometries, color blocking, and craft are all reflections of modernist design.
As a fiber artist and designer, Allison hand selects premium new and vintage fabrics, and designs simple yet distinctive linen goods for bed, table, and lounge. The studio has a following for its use of color and exquisite sewing details inspired by men's tailored suits. Allison has a masters degree in Fine Art from Cranbrook Academy in Detroit where academy alums such as Ray and Charles Eames and Florence Knoll are huge influences on the work. Allison also teaches at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
Modernplum is frequently in the press with coverage publications such and Remodelista, Chicago Tribune, Modern Luxury Magazine, House & Home, and Better Homes and Gardens among others. The company has been noted by the trade for its innovation in US-based manufacturing. The studio was a Martha Stewart American Made Finalist in 2014, and its products have been sourced for Fox's "Love is a Four Letter Word" pilot TV series.
We are a sustainable business at every stage of the production and fullfillment cycle. Using linen is naturally a sustainable fiber, as it uses substantially fewer land resources and fertilizers to grow than cotton and lasts longer than many common fabrics, including cotton. The inherent durability of flax requires fewer purchases over time, which collectively will reduce textile waste. We also sew and ship from Chicago, our home base, which eliminates international freight resources while also providing jobs to our local community. Items are cut and sewn on a per order basis, which means we are a zero waste production operation. Fabric and resources are used when needed, but only then. We also purposefully use light packaging and recycle boxes whenever possible. We believe this model is a responsible way to make goods.