ISSUE 16  |  Primary Colors

The Unique Space: A Workspace for LA Creatives

April 20, 2015 3:00 PM

BY Julie Carlson

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: The main space features a Joshua Tree photographic mural. (For photographic wall mural sources, see Rebel Walls of Sweden and Deborah Bowness’s Great House Wallpaper.) 

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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