Longtime friends Barry Rice and Roger Ward have spent the past 20 years building personal collections of 20th-century lighting, furniture and art. Having long ago run out of space to display it all, they launched a business to channel their collecting compulsions.
Full Circle Modern specializes in the best of modern design, focusing on creators who flourished from the 1960s through the 1980s: Paul Evans, Karl Springer, Vladimir Kagan, Charles Hollis Jones, Tommi Parzinger, Harvey Probber, Milo Baughman, and Philip and Kelvin LaVerne, among others.
Highlights of Full Circle Modern's collection can be viewed at The Gallery at 200 Lex on the 10th floor of the New York Design Center, 200 Lexington Ave. in Manhattan.
Rice, whose own collection is heavy with the work of Paul Evans and Karl Springer, maintains the display at The Gallery at 200 Lex, runs the Brooklyn warehouse and photo studio, and manages the website and marketing efforts.
Meanwhile, Ward, based in Chicago, scours the country in search of pristine inventory, with a special appreciation for works that explore that fine line between "show-stopping" and "make it stop." His keen eye once landed upon an unsigned but extremely rare sculpture by the acclaimed artist Marion Perkins, which had been used as a doorstop at an antiques mall.
Ward also spearheads restoration, working with talented refinishers, upholsterers and other restoration specialists.
In addition to offering a curated inventory, Full Circle Modern strives to provide outstanding service to retail and trade customers, from locating a desired piece to reupholstering a chair in your own material.
We’re always looking for new quality inventory, so please contact us if you have something that might be of interest.