Its that time again!

We invite you to take part in our next Downtown Modernism Show of Sunday, October 30th, 2016:

Los Angeles's best marketplace for vintage modern design.

Market Hours are from 8AM-2PM
Admission is $5

2901 Saco St.
Los Angeles, CA 90058


Every time the Downtown Modernism marketplace returns to the Modernica factory, it's a little bit different. New dealers, new attractions, new food, and new faces, although, you can always expect to find over 60 vintage modern dealers from California and beyond. We look forward to hosting you in 2016, until then, here is a recap from our last event:

1. Book Signing and Meet & Greet with Entertainer Charles Phoenix


Charles Phoenix is a performer, humorist, chef, and author. In his live shows, videos, media appearances, and books, the self-proclaimed “retro daddy” explores America’s classic and kitschy pop cultural past and present, and predicts retro-inspired future trends. He'll have his own set of booths at Downtown Modernism where you can meet the local legend, and well as get your hands on a signed edition of one of his books about mid-century modern memorabilia.

2. See the Latest and Greatest Works from Shag


Shag is a painter, designer and illustrator working in Southern California. His distinctive artistic style draws from commercial illustration from the past five decades, but the work is imbued with an attitude and sly sense of humor which is unmistakably of our time. Solo exhibitions of Shag’s work have been held in the United States, Europe, Japan, Australia and South America. Take home an original work by this rising star and see some of his newest pieces at Downtown Modernism

3. Pick-up a Case Study Planter or a George Nelson Bubble Lamp at a hefty discount!

Modernica Ceramics

Seconds and Open Box lamps and ceramics will be available for purchase while supplies last!

4. Modernica's Historic Fiberglass Shell Chair Factory in Action

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If you haven't had a chance to see these historic processes in action, now's your chance. Watch as Modernica's technicians create authentic Fiberglass Shell Chairs on the original machines that Zenith Plastics used to create the first line of Fiberglass chairs in the 1950s.

5. Gourmet Food and Coffee


Shoppers and spectators wont be left hungry at Downtown Modernism.  Along with our own hand-crafted gourmet coffee, we're inviting Crispy Cuban, Deano's Deli, and Sweet Lucie's Organic Ice Cream to offer their delicious wares during show hours.


Mandoline Grill
Crispy Cuban