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Discontinued: Modernica

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Huge news for interior-design lovers: Modernica, the LA-based store known for its reproductions of famous mid-century modern designs (such as Eames and Noguchi) is closing (or has closed—anyone know if the liquidation sale is still going on? UPDATE: the store is officially closed) its Soho store at 57 Greene Street next week. The news landed in the Racked Inbox via an email from owner Frank Novak, "My store Modernica in SoHo will close next week. You can still buy stuff through our website and LA store. Our business is up this year and we're focusing more on wholesaling our product to Design Within Reach and several hundred other outlets." Whatever your take on the whole issue of designer reproductions, the store did offer stylish, sturdy furniture at non-stratospheric prices. Everyone, a moment of silence please.
· Modernica [Official Site]

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