Inside Stories: Products, Works and Custom Designs in Interior Spaces, Part 3

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 3 of a selection of recent projects showcasing their work.


At the Embarcadero Center in San Francisco, in collaboration with the design team at Gensler, Concreteworks created a veil of glass fiber reinforced concrete (GFRC) “ribbons” to camouflage the buildings core that extend 23 feet from the floor to the ceiling. They bend and curve to create the impression of a curtain, and near the bottom transform into benches. The elements, V-shaped in plan, with a 1 ½-inch-diameter steel pipe concealed inside for reinforcement, are spaced about 1 inch apart, screening the core beyond but providing glimpses of it between the narrow gaps. Although each of 230 ribbons appears unique, there are only about 20 distinct types. The shapes were developed with various computational tools and studied in virtual reality and with full-scale mockups. Photography by Joe Fletcher.

soft geometry

In this San Jose residence, handmade lamps with cast resin in jelly-like translucencies from the Elio collection, and a SW Side Table.

Jason Lees Design

A minimal dining table and bench made of solid white oak for the dining area of a San Francisco Inner Richmond home designed by Gamble + Design. Photography by Suzanna Scott.

Rough Linen & Jacob May Design

Linen duvet covers and bedding from Rough Linen adorns beds in the Sunset Idea House in Los Gatos, designed by Lauren Nelson Design. The ash wood bed frame in the right image is from Jacob May Design. Photography by Thomas J. Story.

Yvonne Mouser

For this San Francisco SOMA remodel project by MAK Studio, Yvonne Mouser worked with the client to design and install a sculptural solution to wrapping the central kitchen island. A composition of planar Richlite elements breaks-up the monolithic mass, while simultaneously concealing electrical components, and defining some functional space. Photography by Brad Knipstein.

Lutz Art Design

For the Oakland headquarters of Delta Dental, Lutz Hornischer of Lutz Art Design was commissioned to create the sculpture “10,000 Years”. It is made from 100 pieces of old-growth reclaimed redwood, with about 100 growth rings each, representing 10,000 years of growth. The sculpture is located in a lobby area on a platform with large windows in the background. The organic shape and material of the sculpture connects the modern edgy design of the space with the beautiful facades of the traditional buildings in the background. The negative space of the artwork allows it to be “present” without blocking the spectacular view to the outside. Artly Owl consulted on the project.


De Haro Backless Counter Stools and Mariposa Standard Chairs by Fyrn at the Dawnridge House in Los Altos Hills, by Field Architecture. Kitchen and BBQ countertops by Concreteworks. Photography by Joe Fletcher.

Galanter & Jones

On the terrace of Gwyneth Paltrow’s new GOOP Headquarters in Santa Monica, designed by Rapt Studio, heated Helios Lounge and Love Chairs by Galanter & Jones allow for year-round enjoyment. Photography by Trevor Tondro.

Image at top of page: A linen duvet cover and bedding from Rough Linen adorns this bed in the Sunset Idea House in Los Gatos, designed by Lauren Nelson Design. Photography by Thomas J. Story.

View Part 1 & Part 2 of the “Inside Stories” series.

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