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 and Milo Baughman, among others.

Full Circle Modern's collection can be viewed at our loft showroom in Brooklyn's Greenpoint neighborhood.

 

Highlights of our collection are available at the 1stdibs Gallery at 200 Lex, a 33,000-square-foot shopping destination showcasing more than 50 1stdibs dealers.

Rice, whose own collection is heavy with the work of Paul Evans and Karl Springer, runs the Brooklyn showroom and photo studio, manages the website and marketing efforts, and keeps the display at 200 Lex stocked.

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.

Roger Ward and Barry Rice (Photo by Peter Ross)

Roger Ward and Barry Rice
(Photo by Peter Ross)