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Thursday, November 15

Recently, I happily accepted an invitation to tour Amsterdam Modern. I didn't know what to expect, so when I first entered the 5,000-square-foot warehouse, I faced a veritable treasure trove of mid-century modern pieces - many of them created by Friso Kramer and Willem Hendrik Gispen, renowned Dutch designers. I was excited and overwhelmed at the same time, but forced myself to focus when I met Ellen Le Comte. She is the owner of Amsterdam Modern and only buys furniture, lighting and other household goods from around Holland. Her requirements? Each item must be unusual, rare and beautifully designed. She has exceptional taste.

Photos by Christine Rose Morente

Currently, the warehouse is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (ish), Monday through Friday, and is at 14123 Bessemer Street, Van Nuys, CA 91401. Call 818.590.9100 for an appointment. Amsterdam Modern also opened a retail store in partnership with Mohawk General Store (I posted about this Silver Lake shop last month), which is located at 4011 W. Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90029. For more information, call 323.669.1601. Also check out Amsterdam Modern's blog here.


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