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PRETTY IN TITTY PINK, MODERNICA FACTORY, VERNON, CA

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In the world of mid-century mod home décor, Modernica is a pillar of civilization. For the last 25-ish years, they have been manufacturing and handcrafting a wildly wide variety of no nonsense fabulous furnitureness. Most of it in SoCal, at their over the top facility in Vernon. And what a thrill it was to get a private tour of it.

Among their most popular masterpieces of mid-century modernity are their Eames Chairs. Spun fiberglass is modeled and impregnated with some sort of plasticy matter to hold the shape and protect our delicate behinds from splinters. Much to my shocking surprise, the making of these American classics is done virtually the same way it has been since Eames invented and introduced the ultimate pop era chair, more than six decades ago.

But … BIG BUT … what HAS changed is the vast range of colors they are available in. These fine days, Modernica fashions them in about every color under the sun. When they asked me what color they should make next I said, “How about titty pink?” But before they could say, “We already done titty pink,” I turned around and there is was!

What’s your dream EAMES CHAIR color ???

Cheers to Modernica, Eames, Eames Chairs and YOU !!! …

Charles Phoenix