From The Beginning
Organic Modernism was founded in Brooklyn, NY in 2007 by Karazona and Veerle Cinar. Karazona had taken an interest in furniture design originally restoring vintage furniture he found on the side of the road or in thrift stores, and reselling it. During this time, he began noticing unique design features prominent in mid century pieces.
This new found passion for Cinar, and the realization that there was a market for such design, led him to begin buying and reselling this same vintage modern aesthetic. Eventually, the two would begin making regular trips to Denmark to purchase container loads of vintage goods, and importing them to the U.S. to resell.
Organic Modernism Then
Karazona made his first prototype in 2001 for his own product. A mid-century modern cabinet with a walnut front and brass hardware he sourced from a vintage piece. This sparked the realization he wouldn't need to rely on vintage goods to serve his customers, and he could create a line that blended this fine taste and functionality with a more modern appeal.
The pair opened their first Organic Modernism store in Brooklyn, New York in 2009 and rolled out their entire line of mid-century modern inspired goods to the public.