Founded by event designer Stanlee Gatti, interior designer Douglas Durkin, and the late Elaine McKeon, the four-day show celebrating 20th and 21st century “design in all its forms” featured prominent dealers from around the country. They exhibiting progressive design and art that set an entirely new standard for the Bay Area, with over 4,000 visitors attending.
The debut of FOG Design + Art at the Festival Pavilion at Fort Mason demonstrated that San Francisco, despite its size, is a great art city.
The Shanti Project celebrated its 39th anniversary with their annual gala highlighting “Compassion Is Universal” by honoring the courage of its clients, the devotion of its volunteers, and the generosity of its supporters. Former Shanti client and now a member of the Democratic County Central Committee Matt Dorsey received the James C. Hormel Client Community Spirit Award and long-time volunteer Jill Isenstadt the Margot Murphy Breast Cancer Inspiration Award.
The opening gala of the San Francisco Fall Antiques Show at Fort Mason is one of our favorite social events of fall. Spectacular art and furnishings and an array of memorable food by McCalls draw an impressive crowd of San Franciscoâ€™s movers and shakers, creative talents and fashionistas each time.
The annual DIFFA DINING BY DESIGN will return to San Francisco a month earlier this year. Among the talented architects and designers participating are Gensler, Pottery Barn, Kravet, John K. Anderson Design, Khrome Studios, Academy of Art University, FIDM: Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising, ASID, and Cluster by Tyler Bradford. Please join the festivities in a new venue, the beautiful City View at Metreon with three different opportunities to see the designers’ most over-the-top dining environments
For its 35th anniversary the San Francisco Decorator Showcase returned to the Classic Revival mansion on 2020 Jackson Street, which had also been the home of the 1991 showcase. The honey-colored brick structure, designed in 1902 by German-born architect Julius E. Krafft, is being offered for $17.5 million (as of June 2012.) Adeeni Design Group’s Claudia Juestel gives us a tour.