U-LINE, America’s IKEA

The U-LINE catalog is dripping with international modernist design. Just look at this timeless stuff. Take the BUNN coffee maker for example, you see these everywhere, cafes, offices, hotel lobbies, the mechanic’s shop. It was designed 40 years ago in Illinois by the company that invented commercial drip coffee makers.

I would love to walk into an office that was furnished by U-LINE. Fixtures, metal stools, big desks, wire shelves. I’m serious. How long until they have a home/office catalog come out to rival IKEA?

2010 04-14