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The Local Intel: Moderne Gallery

Posted by Craig Schroeder on

At Commonwealth Proper,  we love to discover local places/brands that represent some of the same things we do, dedication to a craft, bringing Made in America back, or highlighting people that are changing the landscape in their own industries. This is our Local Intel series that tell the stories of these people and brands.  We take a look into the world of Moderne Gallery, a gallery and showroom in North Philadelphia which has been internationally renowned for it's high quality, vintage 20th-century furniture, lighting, and accessories starting from 1984. Focusing on the work of George Nakashima, Moderne Gallery became known as one of...

The Local Intel: Moderne Gallery

The Kensington Car Club - New Hope Meet

Posted by Craig Schroeder on

The Kensington Car Club, created by our very own Aaron Pierce, is more than just a car club. It's not your cars & coffee type of car club, members actually take to the roads and drive their cars like they should be driven. For the first meet of the summer, members met at the Triumph Brewing Company in the town of New Hope.  In a crowd full of German cars, a Subaru WRX STI S209 was a very welcomed newcomer. This car was actually a pre-production model which meant it number 000-209, which made it even more rare. After moments of admiring all the cars, we...

The Kensington Car Club - New Hope Meet

The Man Bringing Textile Manufacturing Back to the US: Jacob Long of American Woolen

Posted by Craig Schroeder on

So often when talking about menswear you associate quality men's products with the term "Made in Italy" because you know Italy has a high quality of craftsmanship and production. We are trying to change that association and bring back the "Made in the USA" label because we believe we can get the same quality and craftsmanship here in the States while also helping to revive an industry that has since tumbled.  Our goal is to create Made in the USA products with as much components of that garment made here, but that has proven tough over the years because the...

The Man Bringing Textile Manufacturing Back to the US: Jacob Long of American Woolen

Our Fabric Partners: Drago Lanificio in Biella

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We do things differently here at CMMP.  We don't just shove a bunch of fabric books in your face.  No.  We curate every single fabric that's in our showrooms imported from the best woolen mills in the world. We wanted to highlight some of our fabric partners and showcase some of our curated picks from their collections. 
Our Fabric Partners: Drago Lanificio in Biella

Behind the Lights: Christopher Poehlmann of CP Lighting

Posted by Craig Schroeder on

Recently, our showroom got a little upgrade in the form of custom lighting fixtures from Chris Poehlmann of CP Lighting.  The chandelier and pendants lamps that now sit as the centerpiece of our lobby and down through the hallway are reminiscent of PickUpSticks and now brighten up our space. We had the chance to visit Chris in his West Philly workshop which also seems to double as a mid-century modern museum full of one off pieces, all which come with a great story behind them. During this visit we also got to capture Chris in one of the most unique suits we have...

Behind the Lights: Christopher Poehlmann of CP Lighting