Showtime! What if you opened an online modern homestore in Las Vegas and offered every cool design manufacturer under the sun, along with products for children, pets as well as soap, watches and artwork?Unica Home is a playground for mid-century and right-now modern design. From a Boroullec lounge chair to the Eames Compact Sofa, what makes Unica exciting is how historically broad their selection is. They make DWR look staid and boring. This is as close to cutting edge European design as American online retailers get.
Prices are full retail. Case Study bed (one of the cheapest) is $1,595, while Philip Starck beds will run you $10,000 when you are ready to check out. Sofas are all mainly in the $5,000 range. The Apocalypse Desk (above) is a stunning design, and $2,160. Can we say high end?
The nice thing is that Unica does have a spread, and things you haven't seen elsewhere. With kitchenware, accessories and smaller gift items, you may just want to look around for awhile and go home with a Tonsil Toothbrush Holder by Inflate UK for $29 or a Utensilo organizer for $195. MGR
Maxwell left teaching in 2001 to start Apartment Therapy as a design business helping people to make their homes more beautiful, organized AND healthy. The website started up in 2004 with the help of his brother, Oliver.
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