Archive for December, 2011

December 28, 2011

Support Canine Companions for Independence

Haute Dog | SF is complimentary to design professionals – please RSVP to rsvp@sfdesigncenter.com.  Ticket price for non-design professionals is $15 and may purchased here.  Canine Companions for Independence® provides highly-trained assistance dogs for children and adults with disabilities, free of charge.  The most advanced technology capable of transforming the lives of people with disabilities has a cold nose and a warm heart! Go here for more information. 

December 27, 2011

2012 Lecture Schedule: American Decorative Arts Forum

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It is with great pleasure to announce the release of the 2012 American Decorative Arts Forum lecture schedule!  There are a few venue changes in 2012; normally they are at the Koret Auditorium in the de Young Museum, located in Golden Gate Park – please note that there are three lectures next year that are in different locations.  

A mini-exhibit, which begins at 7:15 PM, precedes each lecture where members bring pieces from their own collections that are relevant to the lecture. Admission for SFDC members is $10.00 and $15.00 to non-members.  Please bring your SFDC badge to the door.

You can view the 2012 ADAF schedule here.  For inquiries, please call 415-249-9234.

December 22, 2011

Guess Who’s Open. . .

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Provasi:
SFDC Galleria #133
The excellence of Provasi products is quality. It has always accompanied its designers, all of whom experience every moment of their creations with passion and place particular attention upon detail, the most refined effects, the play of proportion and chromatic effect.

This kind of quality ensures that no two pieces are exactly the same because craftsmanship has always been synonymous with variation; guaranteeing the absence of any trace of mass production because machines are not doing the creating in this case, every piece is created by hand.

 

 

John McEvoy Fine Art:
SFDC Showplace #152
They have over 1,000 of the finest moulding and matting samples for your art and are experts at frame design and will help ensure the best solution possible. 

John McEvoy Fine Art will frame your own art, photos and collectibles as well as their own and can also custom frame mirrors.  Their professional consultants are skilled in designing all your art and framing requirements. From the initial presentation to the final installation their service is unmatched. John McEvoy Fine Art is available to make presentations on site as well as in their state of the art design showroom.   

 

 

Morgan & Company
SFDC Showplace #355 
This is one of  SFDC’s newest gems.  Morgan & Company represents about 20 lines that include Annieglass, Limoges dinnerware, French silver, antique silver and hand-made product from around the world!  You’ll want to stop by for a look around as this is a one of a kind find behind the walls of the SFDC.

Pictured:  VIVAZ Glass – VIVAZ was formed in response to the quality and environmental concerns of global sourcing of products.  They feel that quality, handcrafted products could still be found at a reasonable cost closer to home.  Closer sourcing should result in reduced consumption of fossil fuels and lower shipping costs.  And if they could be made from reclaimed materials, using environmentally sensitive methods, they should be even more attractive.

December 21, 2011

Design San Francisco 2012

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Design San Francisco 2012
Feb 1 – 3

Design San Francisco 2012 is the premiere annual event for design professionals. If there is one theme that unifies this year’s keynote addresses – and many of our seminars and workshops – it’s the theme of change. Our three keynote speakers are all outstanding examples of just how much can be accomplished by embracing change.

TRINA TURK, a luminary first in fashion and now in interior design reveals how her career in fashion has informed and inspired her exuberant indoor and outdoor home fabrics and accessories. Turk will sit down with California Home+Design Executive Editor Erin Feher for a frank, funny and insightful conversation about finding your style, building your brand and why California is still the land of risk-takers and tastemakers. RSVP here.

KEITH GRANET, heads Granet & Associates, a management consulting firm for the design industry. Keith talks frankly with designers Michael Booth and Douglas Durkin about their experiences being “transitioned” from large interior design firms to venturing out on their own. RSVP here.

MICHELA O’CONNOR ABRAMS, founder and publisher of the iconic design magazine, Dwell, moderates a panel of cutting-edge interior designers who are harnessing the power of social media to grow their client base, define their brand and get their ideas published. RSVP here.

Do join us!  We hope this year’s Design San Francisco will inspire change in you too – and help you achieve new levels of creativity and professional success.  Get your RSVP’s in now. Click  here for a full schedule of Design San Francisco events.

Presented by: California Home + Design magazine and Dwell

December 20, 2011

HAUTE DOG | SF – A RUNWAY FASHION SHOW

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Friday, February 3rd
5:30 – 8:30 PM
SFDC Galleria Atrium

On February 3rd, 2012, fashion history will be made. San Francisco’s most fashionable pooches  will strut their stuff on the catwalk, (or is it dogtrot?) as they showcase couture outfits designed specifically for them by some of the Bay Area’s most prominent interior designers, and with oh-so-fabulous fabrics provided by the fabric showrooms of the SFDC. Trust us, you’ll be howling with delight at the antics of these doggie fashionistas. Canine obsessives and fanatics will be able to Posh Pup Lane, an emporium of doggie delights featuring unique canine products, services, specialties and gift items for the pooch who has everything. 

To cap it off, a silent auction will feature doggie experiences never before witnessed in the annals of Dogdom. Be a bold bidder as we support Canine Companions for Independence, the event’s official charity and an organization that provides highly-trained assistance dogs for children and adults with disabilities, free of charge.  

If you’re a dog lover, as we are, and believe in the power of a dog’s ability to transform the lives of disabled children, adults and veterans, please join us in a fun and festive event MC’d by Wilkes Bashford to welcome Canine Companions for Independence to San Francisco.  As our friends at CCI would say, “Help is a four-legged word™.

This event is complimentary for Design professionals, please RSVP to rsvp@sfdesigncenter.com. Non-design professionals may go here to purchase a ticket for $15. Sponsored by 7×7 magazine and the Luxury Marketing Council of San Francisco. If you cannot attend the event but would like to donate, please go here.

December 19, 2011

Happy Holidays from the SFDC

December 15, 2011

Emanuel Morez at Wroolie & Company

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Wroolie & Company
SFDC Galleria #215

Mazzo Floor Lamp

Emanuel Morez brings over 20 years of handcrafted furniture building experience to their new lighting line carried exclusively at Wroolie & Company, SFDC Galleria #215. The lighting fixtures are made of a multitude of resin leaves that are individually form casted & polished by hand. After creating the metal interior and stems, the artist develops the color scheme by applying the leaves one by one to the metal stems, using a combination of various leaf styles and tones.

All aspects of creation, from the seven available color schemes (Clear, Champagne, Autumn, Emerald Champagne, Ocean, Fantasy and Midnight), to the individual casting and shaping of leaf styles, join to create Chandeliers beautifully handcrafted with the personal care and craftsmanship for which Emanuel Morez is known.

These unique lighting fixtures are functional works of art, creating a perfect accent to any interior space.

December 14, 2011

Just a Trim

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Robert Allen | Beacon Hill
SFDC Galleria #218

It’s small details like trims that bring out the best in interiors. Arranged in 19 trend-forward styles, Robert Allen’s exclusive assortment of bandings, tapes and gimps occupies that special spot where fashionable meets classic. Available in a variety of materials, widths, and colors, Trim Bandings is the ideal design tool for those who enjoy the experience of creating a unique interior space

In Robert Allen | Beacon Hill showrooms, interior designers enjoy a working environment and level of service reflective of the luxury of their offerings. The showrooms provide an extensive sampling of fabric and trim in an inspirational and intuitively designed setting.

Showroom products encompass Robert Allen, Beacon Hill, Robert Allen Contract, and Robert Allen@Home branded fabrics, along with a complete array of fine home furnishings and decorative accessories from a selection of the world’s finest craftsmen.

December 13, 2011

Thibaut’s Newest Collections

::NEW PICKS::

Sloan Miyasato
SFDC Showplace #212

Thibaut expands its offering of textile wallcoverings in Grasscloth Resource Volume 2, awash in natural hues with edgy metallic highlights.  A thoroughly modern interpretation of this eco-friendly variety of wallcoverings, fine sisals and chunky paper weaves have been gathered alongside rugged sea grass, to create a colorful and dynamic collection. Rich in texture and momentum, BacBac (pictured) is a lux scene of coarse palm tree bark bound together on a neutral base. 

Established in 1886 Thibaut (pronounced Tee-Bo) is the nation’s oldest continuously operating wallpaper firm. Known for a fresh, inspiring color palette with classic style, Thibaut offers unsurpassed quality and design in styles ranging from historic reproductions, toile, and chinoiserie to tropical and novelty patterns.

With an insightful knowledge of trends and what homeowners want, Thibaut consistently delivers uniquely designed collections, supported by excellent service.  Thibaut is sold through Sloan Miyasato in the SFDC Showplace #212.

December 12, 2011

Signature Exclusive Montage Collection

::NEW PICKS::

Pindler & Pindler
SFDC Galleria #200

Pindler & Pindler is proud to present their new Signature Exclusive Montage Collection. This collection is an eclectic mix of sophisticated modern with exotic global flair.

Pattern #2673 – Nairobi is an upholstery ethnic chenille washed damask design. Nairobi is a midscale chenille zebra skin pattern that emulates a cut velvet, given dimension by the contrast of a textural background against a raised chenille figure. Offered in 6 colorways, Nairobi is a perfect fabric to bring in a bit of pattern, color, and luxurious texture.

To view the entire Signature Exclusive Montage Collection, please stop by the Pindler & Pindler showroom in the SFDC Galleria, Suite #200 and visit their website at www.pindler.com.

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