For the working nomad: The Unique Space is a communal workspace in LA’s Arts District housed in a converted historic factory. Founder Sonja Rasula, a media maven turned entrepreneur and interior designer, created the Unique Space to offer the city’s creatives a “fresh, inspiring co-work space” with communal kitchen, private meeting rooms, and a library and lounge. Rasula oversaw the design, using “locally made furniture, wallpaper, and other one-of-a-kind details.” Prices range from $35 for a drop-in day to $350 per month for a full-time membership.
Above: The cooperative kitchen features a white-painted brick wall.
Above L and R: A Palermo Blue enamel-cast iron sink by Jonathan Adler for Kohler adds a dash of color to the kitchen.
Above: A row of school chairs. Source vintage Heywood Wakefield and similar designs via Etsy sellers.
Above L: A closeup of the Joshua Tree mural. Above R: Communal work tables.
Above: A rented studio space.
Above L: Mismatched seating at the stretch limo of Parson’s tables. Above R: A fiddle leaf fig tree in the entry. Rooms at the Unique Space are available to rent for events.
Above: A lounging area.
Above L and R: Bronze accents.
Above: A pair of midcentury outdoor chairs softened with sheepskins. The Unique Space is located at 1275 East 6th Street, just east of downtown LA.
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