The design world is constantly on the move in San Francisco. Between new collection launches and showroom openings, it can be hard to keep track. That’s why AD PRO has got you covered with all the news you need to know for the week.
Richard Neutra’s Twin Peaks Home Will Not Be Rebuilt
After nine months of debate, the famed Largent House designed by modernist architect Richard Neutra will not be resurrected. Homeowner Ross Johnston was originally ordered by the Planning Commission to rebuild an exact replica of the circa 1935 house that he illegally demolished. Now, the San Francisco Planning Commission has approved a proposal for a contemporary two-unit structure, a far cry from the previous incarnation.
Heath Ceramics Hits the Wheel in Fall Showcase
Heath is holding a number of fall events, starting with a show all about bowls. The Design Series Seven exhibition, previewing on October 11, will feature Heath clay studio director Tung Chiang’s works, and marks the seventh consecutive year he will create a limited-edition collection. This year’s emphasis is on bowls; Chiang will make 80–85 bowls ranging from objets d’art to functional pieces for the showcase.
“The last few shows weren’t anchored on wheel throwing, so I was excited to return to this simple form of making, letting the process evolve as the wheel spins,” Chiang tells AD PRO. “Bowls explore form from a different perspective.”
SFDC Rolls Out Red Fabric for Fall Programming
Fabrics were on the mind at the San Francisco Design Center this week. From September 9–13, the design center hosted Fall Into Fabrics, a series of events and seminars aimed at giving designers all the tools they need to create the perfect setting with the latest styles. The week began with two open houses from Osborne & Little, followed by one at Baker Interiors Group.
Hear From the Trendsetting Duo Behind Poketo
On September 14, the duo behind L.A. design shop Poketo, Ted Vadakan and Angie Myung, are coming to San Francisco to talk shop about their new book, which tours the homes of their group of creative friends. The duo will discuss Creative Spaces with fiber artist Windy Chien, in a discussion moderated by former architect turned founder of Mosss, Jude Sue. Tickets are available through SFMoMA.
“Smoke” Coming From Salesforce Tower Sparks Concerns
According to a report by CBS San Francisco, what appeared to be smoke emerging from Salesforce Tower sparked a social media frenzy earlier this week. Police and the fire department were called, but the smoke was actually only steam coming from a vent on the roof.
Green Buildings Are Getting Their Day in the Ballot Box in San Jose
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