Alpine Modern

Owner: Lon McGowan
Opened: November 2013

"When we moved back to Colorado from Seattle, I wanted to bring some of the sophistication of the Pacific Northwest to Boulder. I wanted to do it in a big way. The mission was to elevate Boulder in many different respects all under one common ethos, that being Alpine Modern."

"There's no better place than Boulder to raise children. Boulder is the perfect environment of great culture yet it still feels somewhat 'small town'. It's a wonderful place to be. "

"It's important that we always have our roots here in Boulder so that Boulder can serve as the hub of all of it. That's why the physical spaces are here (the retail stores & cafe) and then the magazine, our collection and products can go elsewhere. You still have to come to Boulder to get the full experience." 

"We wanted to be intentional in creating the connection between Boulder and Alpine Modern design. I feel really good about the level of excitement that I see for this kind of design around Boulder. We aren't the only ones doing it." 

"My inspiration comes from many places. When I was younger and traveling through a lot of different countries, I started to see that there is this universal language of modern design. We're all trying to find that balance between inviting and modern." 

"You define design by having intention. Without intention, there is no design. Any time that you put attention towards creating something, you are designing."

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Downtown Boulder/1942 Broadway, Suite 301/Boulder, CO 80302
Phone: 303.449.3774/Fax: 303.449.1582