Moderne Gallery has been internationally renowned for its high quality, vintage 20th Century furniture, lighting and accessories since 1984. Recently relocated to Showrooms at 2020 in the Port Richmond district of Philadelphia, 16,000 sq. ft. are filled with an extensive inventory — from French and American designs from the 1920's - 1980's to exclusive George Nakashima and Wharton Esherick pieces. In 1985 Moderne Gallery was the first gallery to promote the work of George Nakashima and still has the finest and largest selection in the US of his 1940’s-1980’s designs. Responding to requests from serious collectors who wanted to buy and sell studio crafts, Moderne Gallery extended its inventory to include vintage work by Sam Maloof, Wendell Castle, Arthur Espenet Carpenter, David Ebner, Peter Voulkos, Toshiko Takaezu, Viola Frey, Edward Moulthrop, William Hunter and many others. Moderne Gallery is unique in its specialization in vintage work from the American Studio Craft Movement.
Moderne Gallery’s extremely large and exceptionally fine inventory of Esherick, Nakashima, Maloof, Espenet, and other Studio makers is always interesting and continually changing. These classic 20th and 21st century furnishings are beautifully displayed and in pristine condition. The large gallery space also provide opportunity for special exhibitions that are both educational and visually compelling. A fine selection of books on 20th century classic design and craft is another distinctive feature of the gallery.