Janel Laban
Jul 7, 2006

Store History

  • 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.

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