PoconoModern

Modern objects inspired by vintage mid-century style

Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania · 2146 Sales

PoconoModern

Modern objects inspired by vintage mid-century style

Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania 2146 Sales On Etsy since 2011

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Announcement   Pocono Modern is inspired by mid century modern design and the idea that ordinary materials can be elevated into extraordinary things through craft and inspiration. Pocono Modern designs and develops affordable modern residences, furniture, and accessories for the design enthusiast.

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Last updated on Nov 20, 2017

Pocono Modern is inspired by mid century modern design and the idea that ordinary materials can be elevated into extraordinary things through craft and inspiration. Pocono Modern designs and develops affordable modern residences, furniture, and accessories for the design enthusiast.

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About

What doesn't kill you..

My parents are Old School. Born during the depression, they grew up without much more than the necessities. They never throw anything out. They tie broken rubber bands back together. The house I grew up in is part museum, part time capsule. From a young age, I was repeatedly told two things: things were better in the 'old days' and that quality matters.

Growing up, I never wanted to own a lot of stuff. I wanted to have less stuff of better quality. I went to Architecture school with the hopes of designing my entire world. After spending 15 years in the profession, I was saddened by how many people who love Design are forced to live in a world relatively absent of it. The buildings and homes we make today are done by the lowest bidder and made from the most 'cost effective' materials. As an Architect, I wanted to find a way to live in a modern world that I could afford.

In 2007, I started Pocono Modern with the goal of building a modern home in Pennsylvania for under $100 per square foot. To date, we have built six houses that we have bestowed upon some pretty happy people. The houses led to furniture made from the framing scraps (I can't escape my parents entirely) which led to things like pillows and art. We celebrate the better things from bygone eras (like Pyrex) and use those things to inspire new things that we design. In 2013, we even opened a full on brick and mortar shop in Chester, NJ.

We love being part of the ETSY community where we can dialogue with other people who believe that small gestures can make a big difference. Our houses or products may never become mainstream, but we definitely love the idea that our work puts a smile on so many other people's faces. Thanks for checking us out and drop us a line if you have any questions about our work.

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Kraig

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  • Kraig Kalashian

    Owner

    After working 15 years in Design and Architecture, I started Pocono Modern to create homes and objects inspired by timeless mid-century Design.

Production partners

  • Local Print Shop

    NJ, United States

    A local print shop helps us screenprint our designs.

  • Digital Printer

    East Kansas City, MO

    Capable of producing over 30 million, four-color pages each day, our world-leading digital platform includes more than 220 high-end presses across North America and a growing international presence. Our footprint includes five digital print centers.

  • US Playing Card Company

    United States

    Printed a custom deck of playing cards that we designed in-house.

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Last updated on September 22, 2017

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits