The latest conceptual boutique to hit LA, Orphic, opened just over a month ago in one of music's most historical buildings in the heart of the Sunset strip. The store's vision was developed by Brittney Hastings, Max Noce, Currado Malaspina and Valentino Negri, and promotes community unity through all aspects of art. Because nothing is mass-produced, the Orphic team hopes the exposure will inspire artists to get out of their studio and start doing business.
Orphic is set up like a gallery and offers everything, from clothing and accessories to paintings and sculptures, that are all taken and sold on consignment. The space also showcases handmade pieces from designers like Mangled Courtesan, Elisa C Rossow, and Minus40, as well as artwork by Christopher Ulrich, Joshua Harker and Ryan Lavoisin. The tight group of artists and designers are chosen for their quality, taste and how they fit with each other's style.
The store, which is situated in the building that Noce says "reeks of music history and classic culture," is comprised of two rooms adorned with vintage Persian rugs, lanterns shipped in from Sicily and black marble custom bar where customers can unwind with an espresso, water or, for those that are of-age, a shot of Jack Daniel's.
· Orphic [Official Site]
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