CF MODERN FACT SHEET
CF Modern was founded in Stamford CT in 2011.
To design and produce American made, fully customizable furniture echoing mid century design principles for both residential and commercial application.
CF Modern, designed by Irwin Feld, debuted with a select group of customizable informal seating in early 2012 and now offers a full collection, which includes case pieces, tables, lighting, chairs and sofas in addition to benches and ottomans. Each piece is lovingly produced locally and infused with a sensibility and aesthetic essential to the creation of timeless design.
A classically trained culinary expert whose creative passion spilled over into décor, Steve Cassler has made his mark in the home furnishings industry. With a keen eye for hidden beauty and an unbridled interest in antiques, Steve established an antique business in Stamford CT in the fall of 2001. A good listener with a stellar memory, Steve made a concerted effort to fill his store with the kind of merchandise his clients were requesting and the news spread like wildfire. His eclectic mix of merchandise coupled with his approachable manner attracted both local as well as New York designers and architects including Irwin, who in 2003, while still running his five year old design business, had just opened his first retail space in Stamford.
While Steve’s focus was on antiques, he began to acquire mid century pieces for Irwin, who by this time was an established client. In 2007 Steve rented a space for his business, Mid Century Antiques in the same complex that houses Irwin Feld Design. Their business relationship evolved into an amazing friendship and both Cassler and Feld often refer to each other as brothers from other mothers. While each was a die-hard independent, accustomed to running their own businesses, they began to collaborate on projects and the results were magnificent. As Irwin and Steve melded their business and personal relationships it seemed only natural for them to blend their businesses as well and in September 2010 Mid Century Antiques moved into the Irwin Feld Design space.
A multi-talented visionary and exceptional merchandizer with over thirty years of design experience, Irwin has infused the mid century modern landscape with a fresh vibrancy and energy. Honing many of his inherent skills first in ready-to-wear and then in women’s accessories, Irwin ultimately pursued his passion and founded his home design business in 1998.
An avid collector with a business degree from Boston University, Irwin expanded his successful design business to include mid century décor in 2005 and soon after launched Irwin Feld Design, a mid century modern gallery in Stamford CT. Quickly establishing Irwin Feld Design as Fairfield County's largest destination for incomparable mid century modern furnishings, lighting, fine art and decorative objects, Irwin drew the attention of tastemakers and design aficionados from around the globe. The Gallery, featuring the works of prominent mid century icons including T.H. Robsjohn Gibbings, Edward Wormley, Milo Baughman and John Stuart, exhibits Irwin’s rare gift for reinvention coupled with his keen intuitive sense of style and proportion.
With boundless creativity and superb attention to detail, it seemed only natural for Feld to partner with Cassler on this newest collaboration, CF Modern.
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