Contributing Monkie Juli Novotny
Published on February 20, 2008
I’ve been taken on a journey. When it comes to great wine, I’d always considered myself an enthusiast. But when I came across Modern Cellar, I was inspired enough to become a true collector. I was so impressed, in fact, that I purchased the Sporadic Wall Panel in walnut both as a gift and for myself.
Modern Cellar offers wine display/storage units of all sizes and designs. Their sleek, modern and simple pieces come in bamboo or walnut options — both of which are from sustainable sources. According to their website, “sourcing reclaimed materials, the final products incorporate rare wood species not found in mass retail outlets.”
Because of this and many other green features, Modern Cellar passes the “G” test. The adhesives, stains and oil finishes are all solvent-free, water-based and zero VOC. Not to mention, the small San Diego based factory utilizes natural and fluorescent light.
Designwise, the pieces are so unique and special that I was tempted to quit my wine habit and start collecting beautiful furniture instead.
CEO and head designer Tim Krablin formed Modern Cellar in 2005 because he saw a real need for attractive, sustainable alternatives. Prior to that, his focus was on elegantly constructed furniture for the home under the label Krablin Design.
I can’t wait to see what else Tim comes up with. Who knows what his collection will inspire me to do next…?