Carla Denker first opened PLASTICA in June of 1996 in Silverlake, Los Angeles and closed in West Hollywood on December 1, 2017. PLASTICA was a boutique filled with unique items from around the world as well as products by local designers, all hand picked by Carla. Although some of the merchandise was literally plastic, we featured items made out of any number of different materials.
The dictionary definition below best describes our
theme of plastic:
plastic / ‘plas-tik / adj [L plasticus of molding, fr. GR plastikos, fr. plassein to mold, form] 1 : FORMATIVE, CREATIVE <~ FORCES IN NATURE> 2 a : capable of being molded or modeled <~ clay> b : capable of adapting to varying conditions : PLIABLE 3 : SCULPTURAL
PLASTICA offered a mix of special one of a kind items and practical functional everyday items. Accessories, housewares, gifts, kids toys, office accessories were all carefully curated and displayed in a small boutique.
PLASTICA was created by and curated by Carla Denker. Website by Kevin Hanley. All product photography was by Deborah Denker unless supplied by manufacturer. Misc. photography by Carla Denker and Kevin Hanley.