modern: relating to the present or recent times as opposed to the remote past.

verve: the spirit and enthusiasm animating artistic composition or performance.

The concept of Modern Verve is born of the idea of creating inspired contemporary pieces of the highest quality that will be enjoyed as heirloom artifacts for years to come. Each product is conceptualized, designed and crafted in Seattle, Washington. Owner and designer, Shea Bajaj, creates pieces that aim to capture the inspiration of light and structure: its play with materials, how forms relate to space and the interaction of light.

Shea Bajaj

About Shea Bajaj

The creator of Modern Verve, Shea Bajaj has spent his career as a designer of spaces, architectural elements and art.  The lighting and furniture designed for Modern Verve are born of the inspiration that has fueled Shea’s work for decades.  His repertoire of experiences includes piloting aircraft, working in Micronesia on solar sources of energy for remote islands, traveling to India to discover his roots, exploring the desert of his native home of Oregon and living and working in the beautiful city of Seattle that overlooks the Olympic Mountains, Puget Sound and breathtaking Cascade Mountains.  Creating furnishings for Modern Verve has been a venture of merging together these experiences and inspirations of a lifetime.  
  

Modern Verve's Commitment To The Environment

Modern Verve has a commitment to bettering our environment through the following commitments;

- The Modern Verve studio and fabrication shop(s) are all powered by renewable energy.

- 94% of the waste in manufacturing our products can be recycled and repurposed. This is due primarily to the fact that we use very simple natural materials in the makeup of our products. These include materials as glass, porcelain, alloys, brass and copper.

- Modern Verve uses carbon neutral shipping for all of its domestic orders and for international orders when possible.

- 94% of the waste in manufacturing our light fixtures can be recycled and repurposed. This is due primarily to the fact that we use very simple natural materials in the makeup of our products. These include materials as glass, porcelain, alloys and brass.

- All of the packaging materials Modern Verve uses are compostable and recyclable.

- Modern Verve uses the most current LED technology for its lighting fixtures. For example, one of our 5 watt LED lamps uses only .015 kwh (kilowatt-hour) when used 3 hours a day. This is an estimated yearly cost of .60 cents a year if used 3 hours a day (electrical prices may vary by region).

  

Images of the Modern Verve Studio and Process

Modern Verve assembly studio and showroom designed by Shea Bajaj. 

Modern Verve assembly studio and showroom designed by Shea Bajaj.  

Hours of hand finishing go into each fixtures to achieve our exclusive look.  

 Casting porcelain shades at the Modern Verve studio.  

Firing porcelain shades at the Modern Verve studio. 

Finishing porcelain shades made at the Modern Verve studio.  

Fabricating glass shades at the Modern Verve studio.

Machining light fixture brackets at the Modern Verve studio.