Trig Modern Voted Best Place To Buy Contemporary Furniture in the Triangle

Trig ShowroomAfter thousands of votes were counted, Trig Modern in downtown Raleigh emerged as The Best Place to Buy Contemporary Furniture in the Triangle in 2015, according to readers of Triangle Downtowner magazine.

“Of course we’re delighted,” said Trig’s owner, Bob Drake, who moved to Raleigh from Charlotte to open the store. “We’ve only been here a little over two years, so it’s very gratifying to receive a ‘people’s choice’ recognition from the Downtowner’s readers.”

Ambiente and NC Modern Furniture came in at second and third places, respectively.

Opened in 2012 in a freestanding building at 328 West Jones Street, Trig Modern is the only showroom and design service in downtown Raleigh that specializes in modern furniture and lighting in tandem with an eclectic blend of compatible furnishings and accessories, including mid-20th century items and a throw pillow collection that Drake designed himself.

“Trig is a very different kind of showroom,” Drake said. “We combine both new and vintage furniture, kitchen and bath, lighting, original art, and objects.”

Trig also offers new lines of modern kitchen systems, he noted, and a host of modern wall coverings, including a line of peel-and-stick wallpaper that he believes are tailor-made for apartment dwellers.

The Best of Downtowner Awards is an annual poll that allows the monthly magazine’s readers to vote for their favorite places to dine, drink, dance, shop, etc. The print edition is on newsstands now.

For more information on TRIG Modern, visit or call 919.516.8744.

About Trig Modern:

Opened in December 2012, Trig Modern is owned and operated by furniture and lighting designer Bob Drake. Through its combination of modern and mid-century-inspired furniture, lighting, and accessories, as well as Modern kitchen and bath remodeling services, Trig’s mission is to present a realistic portrait of sensible living and offer an antidote to excess, formality, and convention. For more information visit, call 919.516.8744, and find Trig Modern on Facebook.

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