- Location: Los Angeles, CA and online
- Website: modernica.net
- Founded: 1989
- Founded by: Jay Novak and Frank Novak
- Headquarters: 2118 E. 7th Place Los Angeles, CA 90021
Located in the River North hotbed of design stores, Modernica fills a niche by manufacturing and retailing very high-quality renditions of classic designs at relatively "reachable" prices.
We've been familiar with Modernica for years, since wandering into their LA shop in the mid-nineties. Modernica invokes strong reactions - a passionate thread that touched on intellectual property, affordability, accessibility and design was sparked by the AT-NY store review.
A sampling of what is available at Modernica (pictured): Customizable fiberglass arm chairs ($299.-$515.),Customizable case study shelving (as shown, $1995.), Noguchi replica side table ($465.), Case study fastback bed ($1595.), Case study stainless sunshade and chaise($1495./1595.), Case study day bed ($1595.), Medium pear lamp on stand ($384.) and Mini wire table ($99.). They offer an impressive selection of books (that we'd love to own) as well. Update: This location has closed. Please visit Modernica's Marketplace Profile for updated information.