about the founder

Modernplum was founded in 2014 by designer Allison Warren. It all started with a modernist fixer glass house, the original modern plum, with beautiful floor to ceiling windows that overlooked a nature preserve. After a purchase, she and her architect partner set about the task of restoring this beauty. During the end of a two-year process, she discovered the need to make nature-inspired textiles to complement the modern interior of the home. Modernplum was born from those early pieces.

Since its founding, Modernplum has been frequently in the press with coverage from paper and digital publications such as Remodelista, Chicago Tribune, Modern Luxury Magazine, House & Home, and Better Homes and Gardens among others. Allison is a native of Santa Barbara, California, and grew up immersed in the west coast's gardens, mountains, beaches and sunlight. Love of the outdoors and the beauty of landscape fuels her affinity for modern style, natural environments, and healthy living. After working in New York City in advertising and brand development for Nabisco Brands and extensive travels, she received a Master of Fine Arts degree from Cranbrook Academy of Art in Detroit where she was influenced by the academy's furniture, textile and architectural design traditions including the work of Florence Knoll, Ray and Charles Eames and Jack Lenor Larson. Their simple and yet soulful approach to making beautiful things continues to be an influence today.

Allison Warren, Founder



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