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Mohawk General Store, Amsterdam Modern open in Silver Lake

August 20, 2010 | 10:38 am

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Sunset Boulevard now has three well-known design stores leasing larger spaces. In June, Bebop Design moved from a sleepy spot on Rowena Avenue to a space that's twice as large at 4006 Santa Monica Blvd. at Sunset Junction. Danish Modern quadrupled its square footage, moving a bit east to 3028 W. Sunset Blvd.

The latest arrival is Mohawk General Store, above, which two weeks ago moved from a side street in Echo Park to 4011 W. Sunset Blvd. The apparel and accessories store has teamed up with Amsterdam Modern, the first retail venture for Ellen LeComte, who operates a by-appointment Van Nuys warehouse filled with midcentury furniture and 20th-century Dutch designs.

The result is a one-stop shop for modernist fans, where you can pick up a pair of Generic Man shoes by L.A. footwear designer Kevin Carney, who owns Mohawk General Store, and buy the display table or wall unit as well.

Jielde lamps The store carries contemporary housewares including scented bougies ($75) from Cire Trudon, candle maker to Louis XIV, and adjustable, articulated desk lamps ($465), right, newly produced from a 1950s design by the French lighting manufacturer Jielde.

The vintage goods -- American, Dutch and Danish -- are attractively priced. The freshly upholstered metal legged stools, far right, are $55 each; metal pendant lights start at $250.

Keeping reading to see more finds ...

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Shapely, post-World War II spun-metal pendant lights hang from the ceiling at Mohawk General Store and Amsterdam Modern. They range from $250 to $450.


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A Dutch industrial shelving unit made of wire with five Mondrian-esque colored enameled shelves is $245.


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A Jielde floor lamp, left, is $1,450. The vintage 1958 Arteluce chandelier is $4,250.


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A set of four wood and upholstered chairs attributed to the British designer Robin Day is $800.

Questions: Call Mohawk General Store and Amsterdam Modern at (323) 669-1601.

-- David A. Keeps

Photo credit: David A. Keeps

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