Storefront Report: Danish Modern never went out of style in Silver Lake

The sleek teak coffee tables and low-slung couches at Danish Modern L.A. were once crammed into a 400-square-foot Silver Lake storefront on Sunset Boulvard near Micheltorena Street. But, last week, the family-owned vintage furniture store reopened about two blocks east in a vast 4,000-square-foot space once occupied by an upholstery shop. Here, under a soaring ceiling and a floor painted jet-black,  there is plenty of room to admire the classic mid century furniture, including a $1,295  Svend Skipper “Papa Bear“-style  wingback chair or a $2,400 Kofod Larsen sofa.  “People can be more comfortable here and stay a while,” said Jessy Tzarax. Tzarax said he prodded the family to shift away from older antiques and embrace the future-forward style of the 1950s and 1960s.  The family once operated a vintage and antique store in Orange County before moving about two years ago to Silver Lake, where Danish Modern furniture seems a perfect match for the many mid-century homes that fill the hillsides.


  1. It’s an amazing space that while vacant I confess to hoping for an occupant more interesting to me than a furniture store. But I am glad an existing business was able to expand and stay in the area instead of the place hosting yet another daycare or yoga club or overpriced coffee place.

  2. My friend had a mid-century modern house and furnished it accordingly. After 3 months he redesigned the interior and threw out the mid-century furniture because … mid-century = uncomfortable.

  3. lol, sure Tad.

  4. I’ll miss Ray and his crew who ran United Upholstery for over 40 years at this location.. Ray retired and I’m happy that the new store has taken the space. Anyone have a good and fast upholstery place in the neighborhood?

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