From Retro to Modern

M2L is the place to find authorized furniture from all the best European manufacturers 

Bubble Chair by Eeero Arnio

"Our evolving repertoire includes product design that is personal in nature and distinctive in look—fresh, iconic furniture at genuine prices. And our experienced team delivers knowledgeable solutions in sustainability, customization, construction and technology as well as impeccable after service. Our system allows the design professional to focus exclusively on the added value of the design process". According to president Michael Manes.

"By providing genuine design at reasonable prices and an integrated approach to specification and service, we enable our clients to focus exclusively on the value they add to the design process—creating world-class environments that are enduring but never predictable. Our product is trusted modern furniture, our business is superb dependable design".

After 10 years perched on the second floor of 215 E. 58th Street in Manhattan, Manes wanted a space to mirror the success of his multi-million dollar company. Hoping to complement his beautiful showrooms in Washington DC and Boston, it took nearly two years to find the perfect match. M2L’s new home resides in an immaculate prewar building at 135 Madison Avenue (between 31st and 32nd Streets).  According to Manes, “I instantly fell in love with its very Milano feel.”

Naturally, Manes phoned New York-based architects Gerner Kronick + Valcarcel (GKV) to design the new space. With a relationship dating back 15 years, the long-time collaborators were also responsible for the layout of M2L’s two previous showrooms on 58th Street and the D&D Building. When explaining the concept behind the new showroom, Richard Kronick, the principal of GKV, noted, “We opted to keep the space raw but refurbish everything with a strong industrial vernacular.” The open loft space features the original dark hardwood floors, exposed ductwork, and white walls. Having floor to ceiling windows, the space is flooded with natural light, resulting in beautiful modern furniture vignettes that illuminate in the space.

In 2013 M2L acquired rights to the furniture of famed American designer Harvey Probber. Classics such as Deep Tuft, Cubo, Nuclear Seat, and more have been reissued under the full authority of the Probber estate.  

photo by Jones Studio Limited

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