About – Base Modern
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 Base Modern is a Portland Oregon Based design firm with in-house fabrication abilities that creates a line of home goods as well as custom furniture and architectural elements. 

Base Modern has been featured in Design Milk, Elle Decor, Sight Unseen, Wallpaper, The Washington Post, and the New York Times.

Shows include ICFF, New York Now, IDS West, WCC, and many more intimate exhibitions. 

The permanent collection is intimate with each piece well-considered. The collection ranges in scope and includes furniture, lighting, contemporary home goods, decor, wearables, and limited edition offerings. Warm and minimalist objects that are durable and handcrafted, Base Modern's designs perform their intended functions simply and reliably without unnecessary ornamentation. The process of its creation is enjoyed as much as its use.

 Base Modern also creates custom furniture and architectural elements for residential and commercial clients. 
Creative Director Scott Cummings finds inspiration in decidedly obscure places: WWII history and machinist manuals, figure drawings in math books, and his children's artwork. He believes that the best way to create meaningful objects is to engage simplicity in thoughtful and direct ways. 

Scott enjoys collaboration and is constantly exploring how things are made and why. Is there a better solution? Is there a need that isn't being met? A tiny idea might form. Scott fosters those ideas, living with each one, working through what they might mean, and eliminating any kinks.

Scott works primarily in metals like steel, brass, and stainless, with accents of wood, glass, acrylic and marble. Before beginning a project, he also considers which finishes will best suit his work. 

His aesthetic is heavily based in geometry, but Scott also considers the people who will interact with the objects he creates. That means his designs are contemporary and sharp but also sensual and human.