Madelynn Ringo’s Brooklyn-based atelier, Ringo Studio has had a busy year. She recently rolled out seven retail experiences spanning seven major US cities, and the one that caught our eye, in particular, was her most recent one — a flagship studio for Modern Age in Flatiron, on New York City’s 5th Ave.
Modern Age is an evidence-based aging wellness brand that empowers people to take control of how they age. With an architectural design inspired by the human form, the studio is home to a range of treatments and products. All of them are expertly curated by a team of medical professionals to address aging wellness starting with the categories of skin, hair, hormones, and bone health. In conjunction with the brick-and-mortar studio, Modern Age has launched an online destination, featuring tools, advice, telehealth services, and products all designed to help you take control of how you age.
Interior designer Madelynn Ringo of Brooklyn-based atelier Ringo Studio.
“I really struggled watching my parents age — I didn’t know how to help them. It seemed like my mum decided she was old one day, and from that point forward, her well-being declined rapidly. I wanted to understand how much of that was genetic — and what I could have done differently to drive a better outcome,” said Melissa Eamer, CEO and founder of Modern Age. “When I came across research on something called subjective age, it made so much sense to me. How old we feel can have a huge impact on how well we live. I founded Modern Age to help customers understand that we can take control of how we age, and that it’s never too soon to start.”
Modern Age’s approach was inspired by the concept of subjective age, which is the age you feel versus the number of years you have been alive. Your subjective age is impacted by many factors within your control including things like how much energy you have, what you see when you look in the mirror, how optimistic you are about what lies ahead. Modern Age’s clinical team aims to help you lower your subjective age, because the research shows that feeling younger than you are can help you to lead a longer, healthier life.
Those visiting the studio can schedule appointments online and meet with a highly rated medical team to talk through treatment options by looking at your health, wellness and goals holistically. At launch, Modern Age offers a variety of solutions including over-the-counter topicals and supplements, prescription medications, IV therapies, in-person skin and hair care treatments and bone and hormone diagnostic tests. Customers in New York can also take advantage of its virtual telehealth services to explore online consultations, at-home diagnostics, and mail-order prescriptions, products and supplements.
“In today’s world of specialized medicine, we lack a holistic approach for managing how we age across interdependent areas of health,” said Anant Vinjamoori, MD, MBA, and Chief Medical Officer at Modern Age. “Your aging journey begins as early as your 30s and we know that feeling your best can help you improve your life at any age. Modern Age is committed to helping customers by cultivating a culture of transparency around aging at all stages to ultimately guide customers to the right decision for their own unique needs and goals.”
[Images courtesy of Ringo Studio. Photography by Anna Morgowicz.]