Out of the Woods, Into the Sea
New products and innovations from the design landscape
1Timorous Beasties’s Birdbranch fabric instantly imbues any space with harmony. Hand-printed on linen, it features whimsical birds perched upon stretching branches. Timorous Beasties, price upon request, through De Sousa Hughes (T), SFDC, 415-626-6883.
2 Gregorius | Pineo’s manta-like Agadir side table is crafted of hand-forged iron. At 20 inches tall, this petite table floats elegantly anywhere in a room. Price upon request, through Kneedler | Fauchére (T), SFDC, 415-487-6180.
3 Oakland designer Jacob May handcrafts his End-Grain butcher blocks of walnut or white oak, and finishes them with food-grade mineral oil and organic beeswax. $300–$500, through Maker and Moss, 415-928-1287.
4 The new “naturelle” version of Christian Liagre’s Bazane Stool gives the classic piece a lighter look and feel. The natural hair-on-hide Cavallino leather seat is slung on an open grain oak base. Price upon request, through De Sousa Hughes (T), SFDC, 415-626-6883.
5 Janus et Cie’s Fibonacci collection, designed by architectural partners Michael Gabellini and Kimberly Sheppard, boasts an organic fluidity of movement. Perfectly molded for lounging, the Avanda Recamier Sofa is crafted with a powder-coated steel frame and topped with Janus et Cie’s signature outdoor fiber. $6,365, Janus et Cie (T), SFDC, 415-551-7800.
1 At John Derian Co., artists collage images reproduced from antique and vintage prints onto hand-blown glass to create charming decoupage pieces like this new Crescent Moon plate. $48, through Sue Fisher King, 415-922-7276.
2 Traditional dip-dyeing techniques inspired John Robshaw’s new “Indigo” wall pieces. Crafted in India by dipping handmade paper into ground wells of indigo dye, no two are alike. $579, through Room & Board, 415-252-9280.
3 Handforged by Tuell & Reynolds, the blackened-iron Mariposa stool features a chic, customizable Kyle Bunting hair-on-hide seat. Price upon request, Tuell & Reynolds through De Sousa Hughes (T), SFDC, 415-626-6883.
4 Artist Lara Jealous forages locally for the leaves she crafts into her one-of-a-kind pieces. Handmade from plant matter, botanically dyed linen, organically grown cotton and recycled natural fiber fabrics, each piece embodies the Bay Area landscape. $180, Verdant Hues.
5 Inspired by Edo-period woodcuts, Beacon Hill’s graphic new Fuji fabric depicts Japanese landscapes throughout the four seasons. Printed on silk in Italy. Price upon request, Beacon Hill (T), SFDC, 415-864-4822.
A version of this article appeared in the May 2014 issue of San Francisco Cottages & Gardens with the headline: Out of the Woods, Into the Sea.