SFDC Designwire

A Taste of Things to come from Jean-Louis Deniot

Baker Furniture

Jean-Louis Deniot’s keen architectural eye and timeless spirit inform his debut collection for Baker Furniture. Inspired by 20th-Century vintage furnishings, and with a nod to the grand presence of aristocratic décor, Deniot curates with his signature elegant balance and flirtatious wit. At once serene and sexy, casual yet refined, these pieces warm with antique golds, soften with muted grays, and awake in touches of ivory and white. The collection is eminently versatile, beautifully layered and so very livable.

 “Baker and I are an absolute perfect match. I could not dream of a better collaboration.”

 

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Sandra Jordan Prima Alpaca Debuts Casa de Campo Collection

Shears & Window
Galleria 452

Sandra Jordan Prima Alpaca is pleased to launch a new collection concept called Casa de Campo, which means “Country House” in Spanish. Capturing the romance of the Peruvian highlands and elegance of rural living, Casa de Campo offers designers unparalleled options for new textures, nuances and hues in sumptuous Prima Alpaca. With their quiet sophistication and contemporary design sensibility, the fabrics can be dressed up or down and fit easily into today’s informal yet luxurious lifestyles. This expansive collection includes six intriguing textures that range from soft, deep-piled weaves to tailored looks. The line also features five light-as-air patterned sheers, a beautiful jacquard throw in French Vanilla Prima Alpaca and silk as well as an extension of plush Prima Alpaca Suri in coordinating colorways.

For inspiration for her new collection, designer and company founder Sandra Jordan turned to fond memories of her childhood in Peru. “In the summer, friends often visited a ‘Casa de Campo,’” Sandra says. “It brings to mind getting together in a relaxed environment with laughter, long walks in the country and lazy lunches with family.” Translating this low-key elegance into her new designs, Sandra devised a natural palette of six new color ways that includes hues from the “caminos”—or “roads”— of the Andes: pale grey, reddish browns and warm earth tones. The simple yet stunning textiles, which employ a number of intriguing blends including Peruvian pima cotton, considered the world’s finest, and Merino wool, reflect the delight-filled atmosphere of time spent with friends and family. Casa de Campo expands Sandra Jordan Prima Alpaca already wide palette of designer offerings. “The creation of fine alpaca textiles in Peru was becoming a lost art,” Sandra says. “With the debut of Casa de Campo, we are paying homage to this fine tradition while at the same time addressing the needs of today’s luxury interiors.”_DFF2719_DFF3370 _DFF3354 _DFF3709

 

Sunbrella Essentials Collection @ Pindler

Pindler
Galleria, 200

Pindler is proud to introduce new additions to the Indoor/Outdoor Sunbrella Essentials Collection, an extensive collection of upholstery patterns, textures and solids for indoor/outdoor use.  Functional, trend setting Sunbrella® is the perfect fabric for casual indoor and outdoor living.  Developed from several years’ experience, Sunbrella® is made of durable solution dyed all-weather acrylic.  As a result, Sunbrella® is amongst the most dependable brands of beautiful Indoor/Outdoor fabric.

  • Feels soft and comfortable
  • Retains its color and strength
  • Withstands years of normal exposure to the elements
  • Resists mildew, rot, chlorine, and atmospheric chemicals
  • Cleans very easily
  • 5 year limited warranty on Sunbrella® fabrics

Sunbrella Essentials fabrics have been woven with Sunbrella® brand 100% solution dyed all-weather acrylic.  Sunbrella® performance fabric is as durable as it is beautiful!

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Introducing ANKASA — Shears & Window Textiles

Shears & Window Textiles
Galleria 452

Sachin & Babi Ahluwalia have been a sought after design team in the fashion industry for more than a decade. They are responsible for much of the couture hand embroideries and unique textiles utilized by some of the industry’s most esteemed fashion houses including Oscar de la Renta, Carolina Herrera, Ralph Lauren, and Chanel.

Taking a cue from the continuing convergence of high end fashion and interior home furnishings, Sachin & Babi have re-imagined many of their extraordinary designs and techniques originally created for fashion and translated them into striking yet usable home textiles for a wide range of applications. Because they create all their designs in their own production facilities, they can be completely customized to the specifications of the client in terms of both pattern and color.

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Soane’s New Fabrics and Wallpapers Autumn 2015

Soane Britain
Showplace, M-47

Indigo is a new color in the Kaleidoscope collection.  The woven cotton viscose flatweave has a geometric pattern inspired by one of Lulu’s favorite textile handbags – a 19th century bag made from cloth believed to be an early Turkish weave. It is available in five colorways – Berry, Sky Blue, Duck Egg Blue, Sepia and the new Indigo.

Soane Britain designs and makes outstanding furniture, upholstery, lighting, fabrics, wallpapers and interior necessities.  Some collections are inspired by historical designs, from classical antiquities to Art Deco furniture, while others are entirely new creations.

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Iroko Collection from ROMO at DeSousa Hughes

ROMO (Black Edition)
De Sousa Hughes, Showplace 295

A collection of stunning, luxury vinyl wallcoverings in an array of innovative designs all with a unique embossed finish that add depth and movement to the intricate designs, giving an enticing tactile quality. Intriguing, deconstructed designs add a contemporary twist to classic damasks and give dimension to intricate mosaics. A sophisticated palette of rich, metallic tones further enhance the allure of the designs.

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Introducing Lighting by Jiun Ho at Sloan Miyasato

Sloan Miyasato
Showplace, #200

Lighting that balances beauty and function. . .

Classic, timeless, elegant, and luxurious. Inspired by the mystery and wonder of illumination. View the entire collection online, including pieces on the floor. Stop by the showroom to see these truly elegant pieces in person.

Jiun Ho Inc. is a luxury lifestyle and design studio started over 12 years ago by interior and product designer Jiun Ho. Jiun is renowned for his sensuous interiors that blend his minimal aesthetic with global inspirations. He has traveled to over 96 countries, and fuses his first hand experiences with the art and design of these cultures into his work.

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Ronald McDonald House Stanford Site Visit

Drawing upon the inspiration and success of Ronald McDonald House in Long Island where the design community rallied to refresh the 28 year-old facility, the San Francisco Design Center is proud to embark on a major philanthropic initiative in 2015. The SFDC has partnered with Ronald McDonald House at Stanford to provide major interior design services for their new expansion.

Under the design leadership of co-chairs Elizabeth Martin of Martin Group, and Geoffrey De Sousa of Geoffrey De Sousa Design and co-principal of De Sousa Hughes, they are galvanizing 50 interior design firms to provide pro bono interior design services for the 52,000-square-foot expansion of the House.  On Friday, June 19th, participating designers working on the first and second floors toured the expansion at Ronald McDonald House Stanford.  The designers for those floors were able to measure their assigned rooms, study the floor plans and get a feel for the layout.

When the expansion is complete in December of 2015, it will be the largest Ronald McDonald House in the world, providing invaluable shelter, support and community to the families of critically ill children being treated at the Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital on the Stanford campus. The children, who come from all over California, the United States, and around the world, arrive at Ronald McDonald House at Stanford with serious medical conditions. Many are treated for cancer; some are waiting for organ transplants. With their families, these young patients can stay for weeks – even months – at the House.

Learn more at www.wherehopehasahome.com

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Design Meets the Divas of Drag: September 2015

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Galleria Atrium
101 Henry Adams St

6:00-8:30pm

In celebration of our fanciful fabric showrooms, the San Francisco Design Center  has partnered with local drag queens to create amazing ensembles from textile manufacturers represented at the SFDC. Participating showrooms to date include Cowtan & Tout, Duralee, HEWN, Kneedler | Fauchére, Fabricut, Quadrille, Robert Allen | Beacon Hill, Shears & Window and Sloan Miyasato among others.

The queens’ ensembles will serve up charisma, uniqueness, creativity, and talent – in luxurious and sumptuous fabrics found only at the SFDC!

From amazing drag performances to high-energy acts, Design Meets the Divas of Drag will present an unforgettable drag show that will keep guests entertained and always wanting more!

To round out the variety show, a special ensemble performance from the San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus will be a highlight of the evening – performing songs by Elton John.

A notable queen will serve as the MC; four finalists will be chosen by three judges, and one beautifully outfitted and talented queen will be crowned.

Ticket includes appetizers, complimentary specialty cocktail, no-host bar.

Net proceeds of the event will benefit San Francisco’s new Navigation Center whose pilot program strives to find permanent housing for the homeless, directs them to rehabilitation and/or mental health centers, and provides bus rides home to family members.  TICKETS >>

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Pindler’s Indoor/Outdoor Weatherscape Collection

Pindler
Galleria 200

Pindler is proud to present new additions to their Exclusive Indoor/Outdoor Weatherscape Collection. They have put together new ethnic and geometric patterns, colors and textures to the collection to round it out. The Weatherscape Collection is a grouping of modern and transitional patterns that are in very usable small to midsize scale, along with coordinating textures and plains.

This collection is woven with UV resistant 100% solution dyed polyester that is easy to clean and is suitable for indoor and outdoor use. The Weatherscape Collection is very well priced and each pattern meets up to 100,000 double rubs.

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