Marcia Prentice
Mar 23, 2011

Store History

  • Founded: 2004
  • Founded by: Maurizio and Kathleen Almanza
  • Headquarters: Los Angeles, CA

Last month we featured the home belonging to the owners of Eccola in a tour post: Kathleen and Maurizio's Italian home. Most of the furniture and lighting is from their store, so we were really excited to tour Eccola. They treat each customer as if they are a guest in their home, offering espresso, pastries, and a warm welcome. They have a kitchen in the store for making pasta and sometimes even entertain after the store closes.

Featured Furniture: Eccola's custom Italian "Soqquadro" Center Table with pins, burnt steel finish, Italian 50s Paolo Buffa Cabinet, Italian 50s Medea Armchairs by Vittorio Nobili, Italian 60s Dania lamp (white) By Dario Tognon from Artemide, Murano contemporary Hand Blown Vases with Leather Weave, Italian 60s Venini Sconces, Italian 60s Steel Base Table

Just as when selecting their home, they chose a showroom with a history and architectural character. In 1916 the space originated as a garage and then housed l.a. Eyeworks' corporate offices for 20 years. Kathleen and Maurizio gutted the interior to take it down to its roots, adding more open space as part of the project. They also added additional windows to increase the natural light.

Eccola offers hard to find Italian Modern pieces mixed with their custom lines. Eccola's own line features the Magnifying Lens table with either a black, white, or satin bronze frame and the Soqquadro table line with a glass top and a series of interlocking rectangle bases available in oxid brass, bronze, and satin finishes as well as Macassar ebony wood. You can find a bit of Italy for everyone from 19th c. to the modern masters.. Decorating services are also available through Eccola Interiors.

Images: Bethany Nauert

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