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Modernica mid-century style furniture -- how good?

Discussion in 'Fine Living, Home, Design & Auto' started by Bartolo, Aug 20, 2011.

  1. Bartolo

    Bartolo Senior member

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    We continue to furnish my townhouse with mid-century pieces, and my gf really wants a papa bear chair. Modernica, out of Los Angeles, is making them in their factory at what seems quite reasonable prices -- $3600 gets you the chair and the ottoman. Does anyone have experience with their furniture, know the quality, etc? I can get an original Wenger in original fabric and in excellent condition for three times that. The original WILL hold it's value, but still, it's a lot.
     
  2. dave

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    i have one of their shell rockers and it's great. the quality is far superior to the injection molded plastic shells herman miller sells these days. i've been eyeballing a papa bear from them. there's a shop here in town that has a few originals but they're considerably more expensive. like, one of them is 12k. I'd be willing to take a chance on their upholstered pieces.
     
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    i've got a fastback bed, a desk, and one of the case study cabinets from Modernica. everything is solid and well made. if you can possibly wait until November, that's when they usually have their clearance sale.

    -Jeff
     
  4. Bartolo

    Bartolo Senior member

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    Thanks, and if you're in Boston we're looking at the same 12k chairs.


    Jeff thanks for that tip and the review of what you own already!
     
  5. foodguy

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    i've bought a couple bubble lamps from them. they seem great. i've been to their warehouse sale a couple of times. selection is usually limited, but they usually have a LOT of the things they are getting rid of. and prices, of course, are pretty great.
     
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    I'm in Dallas but it's nice to know the pricing is insane everywhere. even the poorly reupholstered ones around here go for 6-8k and they'll need a complete reupholstery to make em right. all this makes the modernica pieces ULTRA inviting.
     
  7. foodguy

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    if, for some reason, you ARE interested in real vintage pieces, and if y ou live in southern california, there's a great source in Long Beach. A store called Xcape. They aren't reasonable, but they will bargain. And their stuff is really cherce. They also have a warehouse with a lot of stuff in it. I've bought a few pieces of Heywood Wakefield from them and a bit of danish as well. if you go down, stop at lola's for lunch on teh same street.
     

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