We are fortunate to have a deep pool of talented designers, makers and artists in our Bay Area Made community, whose creations adorn a variety of interior spaces. Here is Part 2 of a selection of recent projects showcasing their work.
In a gorgeous Nob Hill San Francisco dining space designed by Lindsay Gerber Interiors, Miranda Chairs in blackened ash by Oakland’s Munson Furniture pair up beautifully with a custom walnut and steel Button Dining Table by San Francisco’s Godar Furniture.
In the lobby of the Rasa Building in Uptown Oakland, Uptown Geometries, an abstracted map of the neighborhood made of laser cut naval brass by Oakland’s Modern Metal. The piece was commissioned by Slate Contemporary Gallery for Signature Development Group, and was completely designed and made by Oakland-based talent. Cartographer and artist Jason Kulp created the design, which was fabricated by Deka Fabrication. Photos by Lauren Andersen.
For the Nob Hill San Francisco studio and showroom of jewelry brand Abacus Row, Petaluma’s Lahoma created two movable pieces for the dynamic and constantly evolving space. In the top image, the Wheel Barrow Jewelry Case is made of steel and wood, and incorporates an antique jewelry case. In the bottom image, the Bird Cage Changing Room was inspired by vintage birdcages. It’s made of ash and can be broken down and moved by one person.
Commissioned by SFMOMA, The Living Wall by Habitat Horticulture is a 150’ wide by 29’-4” high installation that includes thirty-seven plant species. Designed by founder David Brenner, it’s a multi-sensory experience that envelops the viewer. The wall is vast, unable to be seen in its entirety from any single vantage point. An evolving ecosystem, birds, bees, butterflies and other insects are drawn to inhabit and pollinate the wall. As the wind passes through the leaves of multiple fern varieties, there is a perception of movement and softness. The seasons are reflected in the wall with an ever-changing play of textures and shades of green and other hues. It’s exciting to witness the wall’s dynamic light-dark interplay change over time — for example, when the orange-tinged tips of the huckleberry emerge and take their glowing turn in the spotlight, or when the Pink Flowering Currant and the Campanula deliver their seasonal surprises of flower color. This dynamism is a feature of the site’s biophilic design, aimed at awakening and reinforcing the human urge to reconnect with nature, creating an experiential bond between the viewer and the living wall.
Photos by Garry Belinsky.
A modern farmhouse in Redwood City designed by Landed Interiors & Homes features a Scribe Side Table in ebonized ash (left image) and Nomad Bench in oxidized oak (right image) by Oakland’s Jacob May Design. Photos by Brad Knipstein.