Happy Chic, Indeed! Jonathan Adler Opens in University Village

Jonathan Adler brings his popular modernism to University Village.

Finally! One of our favorite trendsetters, Jonathan Adler, has just opened up a shop in our ’hood.

His U Village locale (University Village, 2650 NE Village Lane; 206.525.0930; jonathanadler.com) is his 25th outpost in the country. “I hope Seattleites like me as much as I like them,” Adler says. “I am obsessed with Pacific Northwest Modernism. Seattle has a fab history of groovy rustic style. And I don’t mind a little Starbucks and a dash to the Pike Place Market.”

Expect the store to be full of Adler’s iconic ceramic stylings, alongside funky design motifs on lighting, furnishings, accessories and décor. Adler expects that we’ll love his new Glass Menagerie accessories collection ($78–$198). Made from recycled glass, the animal objets d’art (from barn owl to baboon) are crafty yet chic, and no two pieces are alike. For summer, look for outdoor pillows ($48–$68) in new punchy patterns and colorful melamine plates and bowls ($10–$28) to animate your sunset soirees. “Summer is about getting outside and spending time with the people you love. And the summer weather in Seattle is legendary,” Adler says.

And more than just a shop, the Seattle site promises complimentary in-home design consultations, upholstery and design-your-own programs that let the customer create custom rugs, pillows and throws, as well as bring in beloved fabrics for a one-of-a-kind creation.

Jonathan, we definitely already like you, too.