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EVENTS
Design Inc.: How to Design a Brand
Thursday, June 12 : 6 - 8 pm

 
 
Zinc Details and design showcase FormFactorsSF are pleased to present “Design Inc.: How to Design a Brand.” This inspirational discussion will explore what it takes to build a design brand, form a strong identity, sell good design and maintain momentum. The panel will feature four of the Bay Area’s leading product designers and creative companies including Beau Oyler of Urbio, Max Gunawa of Lumio, Michael Good of Opus Garten and Markus Diebel and Joe Tan of Moreless.
Also on view during the evening will an installation by Michael Good of Opus Garten which are available for purchase.
The event is free and open to the public. The Zinc Details showroom is located at 1905 Fillmore Street between Bush and Pine Streets.

RSVP at https://designincsf.eventbrite.com/



About the Panelists

Michael Good
Michael Good founded good3studio in 2012 to develop social and green products. In spring 2014, he founded OPUS GARTEN, which features novel, durable and aesthetic tools for indoor gardeners. His products include rootcup, which is available in 120+ retail locations world-wide, including over a dozen museum shops and botanical gardens such as MoMA in New York, San Francisco, Tokyo, and the Botanic Gardens in Brooklyn, Chicago and Sydney. He is also the designer of the Hängen Wall Planter, and AirplantNest.
http://www.opusgarten.com


Max Gunawan
Max Gunawan spent 10 years as an architect before launching Lumio, named one of the “Top 10 Most Innovative Crowdfunded Companies” by Entrepreneur magazine in 2013. His work employs minimal and clean-line design, and centers around optimizing the use of small spaces. Max has been covered by numerous publications from the Wall Street Journal tothe SF Chronicle, and recently spoke at TEDx conference. Born in Jakarta, Max is currently based in San Francisco.
http://www.hellolumio.com/

Beau Oyler
Beau Oyler is the designer of Urbio, an innovative wall organizational system he created with Jared Aller and the Enlisted Design team. As designers, Beau and Jared have created lifestyle products for companies such as Williams-Sonoma, Nestlé, Netgear and Clorox. They've won numerous design awards and are constantly striving to create productsthat will benefit mankind, Urbio is one such product.
http://www.myurbio.com

Joe Tan and Markus Diebel
Alumni of IDEO and Incase, Joe Tan and Markus Diebel are the founders of Moreless. They have extensive experience in strategic consulting and deep understanding of how to successfully create manufacture and brand and sell products. Together they hold over 80 patents and have brought 600 products to markets. Their multidisciplinary practice includes brand strategy, graphic design, packaging design, product design, interior design as well as manufacturing liaison. Their clients range from small start-ups to Fortune 500 companies.
http://www.moreless.com


About the Moderator
Marieke van der Poel
Marieke van der Poel is the creative mastermind of the trend agency Proef. Her experience ranges from macro-trend translations for international marketing teams to specific, ready-to-use color, material and style direction for all types of consumer products. Marieke is highly regarded in the industry for her ability to connect high level long-term trending to time-targeted brand specific trend stories, translating these into tangible product and design direction. Her proprietary process is designed to build brand strategies and inspire beautiful, well-timed products.
http://www.getproef.com

 

Design Salon: Talk with Celia Bertoia
Friday, April 18 : 5 - 8 pm

Join us on April 18th for Design Salon Talk 
 
Zinc Details is pleased to announce Design Salon: Talk with Celia Bertoia, a conversation about growing up modern on Friday, April 18 from 5 to 8 pm. The talk will start at 6pm. Celia is the daughter of famed modern designer Harry Bertoia. She will chat with Sarah Londsdale, co-founder and editor-at-large of Remodelista about the life and work of her father. An informal discussion will be followed by questions from the audience. Harry Bertoia’s sculpture and jewelry will be on display during the event. Drinks and refreshments will be served.

Harry Bertoia was born in Italy in 1915 and moved to the U.S. at the age of 15. He attended the Cranbrook Academy of Art, where he encountered Walter Gropius and Charles and Ray Eames. Later he worked for the Eameses and also for Hans and Florence Knoll. The Bertoia Series for Knoll was introduced in 1952 and is one of the great achievements of 20th century design. Bertoia also created jewelry, sculptures, paintings and installations including the altar for the MIT chapel designed by Eero Saarinen.

Celia Bertoia is Harry’s youngest daughter whose mission is to further the legacy of her father’s life and work through The Bertoia Foundation and the web site harrybertoia.org.

The event is free and open to the public. The Zinc Details showroom is located at 1905 Fillmore Street between Bush and Pine Streets.

RSVP at https://designsalon-bertoia.eventbrite.com/

 
Evening of Design Entrepreneurship
Chat with Eric Pfeiffer and Rena Tom 



Join us on October 3rd to learn how to make it in design business!
 
Zinc Details and Makeshift Society are pleased to present an exploration of entrepreneurship and creativity featuring a chat with celebrated designer Eric Pfeiffer, founder of Pfeiffer Lab, and Rena Tom, founder of Makeshift Society.
The event will take place on Thursday, October 3, at the Zinc Details showroom from 6 to 8 pm.

The program will entail a lively conversation with Eric and Rena about the advantages and challenges of running a small business from the perspective of two of the Bay Area's most respected practitioners and strategists. Their talk will be followed by a Q&A session.

Founder of Pfeiffer Lab and co-founder of US based manufacturer The Utility Collective, Eric brings 18 years of experience in every side of the design industry (from designer, manufacturer, strategist, retailer and wholesaler) to the evening's conversation. Heading the creative think tank and co-working community Makeshift Society, Rena guides independent business owners, designers and developers through the intricacies of smallbatch manufacturing and boutique retail.
Eric and Rena will connect the dots for design entrepreneurs and makers, discussing issues such as how to take a product to market, how to manage creative relationships and take advantage of peer learning, and how sole practitioners can become engaged and inspired to share their stories with the design community.

The event is free and open to the public. The Zinc Details showroom is located at 1905 Fillmore Street between Bush and Pine Streets.

RSVP at https://designentrepreneurship.eventbrite.com/



About Eric Pfeiffer

Eric Pfeiffer is the founder of San Francisco-based Pfeiffer Lab. His work has received international recognition being published numerous publications and books. Pfeiffer's products have attained worldwide distribution and currently sell in more than 350 of the finest stores in the US, Europe, and Japan. Most notably: Design Within Reach, NY Museum of Modern Art, Room & Board, HHstyle, The Conran Shop, and Illums Bolighus. He also co-authored "Bent Ply: The Art of Plywood Furniture," the seminal book on the history and manufacturing of bent ply furniture.
Pfeiffer has worked on diverse projects with companies that include Alcoa Inc., Levi's, Burton Snowboards, Peter Pepper, Council and Williams Sonoma. In 2000 he merged his first company with Offi where he served as VP of Design, overseeing all product design and development for the award-wining firm. Throughout his career, Pfeiffer has developed products for Design Within Reach, Target, Crate and Barrel, MOMA, Room & Board, OXO and CB2. http://pfeifferlab.com

About Rena Tom
Rena Tom is the founder of Makeshift Society, an organization that fosters creativity, collaboration and community through a coworking space/clubhouse, innovative programming, and support for freelancers and small business owners. Founded in San Francisco, Makeshift Society is now expanding to Brooklyn, NY.
Rena previously owned Rare Device, a boutique and art gallery with locations in New York and San Francisco that was renowned for its carefully edited collection of design objects, books and fashion. Rena is passionate about supporting innovative independent designers and artists. For this work, she has been featured in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Lucky, Real Simple, Food and Wine and Martha Stewart Weddings as well as numerous design blogs. www.makeshiftsociety.com

 
 
 

SF Local Design Market + Form Factors SF VIP Preview Party

Thursday, June 13th : 6pm - 8pm


Iittala Design Event


The second annual SF Local Design Market opens on June 13 at Zinc Details.
Combing an exhibition and pop-up shop, SF Local Design Market provides a chance to view the
latest designs from the Bay Area and chat with exhibitors about their work. The event also gives
the public the opportunity to buy designs directly from their creators. The evening will also offer
a preview of FormFactors, a city-wide design festival that will run June 21-30 in conjunction with
SF Design Week. Please RSVP here.

For More infpormation about Form Factors, please visit their website http://formfactorssf.com/


SF Local Design Market Designers


Justin Porcano of Walhub (http://walhub.com/)
Rachel Gant and Andrew Deming of Yield Design (http://www.shop.yielddesign.co/)
Deborah Wong of Percolating Design (http://www.percolatingdesign.com/)
Becky Hui Chan of Honey and Bloom (http://honeyandbloom.com/)
Lisa Anderson Shaffer of Zelma Rose (http://www.zelmarose.com/)
Molly McGrath of Molly M Design (http://www.mollymdesigns.com/)
Christine Marcelino, Material + Process (http://materialsandprocess.com/)
Jane Lee of Wildebeest (http://www.wildebeest.co/)
Kaii Tu (http://kaiitu.com/)
Nuri Kim (http://cargocollective.com/hem/Nu-servewares)
Chad Wright (http://studiochadwright.com/)



 


Iittala Design Event: Aalto Vase Exhibition
FREE GIFT WITH PURCHASE 
Saturday, May 4th : 2pm - 6pm


Iittala Design Event

On Saturday, May 4th, Zinc Details will host an Iittala design event with exhibition of special edition Alvar Aalto vases and new 2013 collections. The most iconic glass object in the world, the Alvar Aalto vase has been hand crafted in Iittala for more than 70 years. Since the shape was born in 1936, the flowing curves have conquered the hearts of many generations worldwide.
During the event, when you spend over $200 on Iittala products, you’ll receive a 3.75” clear Aalto vase as a gift. We’ll have refreshments and Iittala representatives on the floor to answer questions and also they can tell you about the brand.
The exhibition and the gift with purchase promotion will continue throughout the next week to Mother’s Day.

 
 

METAL WORKSHOP : Cranbrook for Alessi
An exhibition in material studies, product proposals and pre-production samples

Thursday, November 29: 6pm - 8pm

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ALESSI Event

Please join us for the West Coast premiere of the METAL WORSHOP: Cranbrook for Alessi, an exhibition in material studies, product proposal and pre-production samples created by a mix of Cranbrook-based metal artists and designers. The exhibition will be shown at the Zinc Details, 1905 Fillmore Street, San Francisco, California 94115, 6 - 8pm for this night only. Paolo Cravedi, Managing Director of Alessi USA will be present and give a short presentation on the project with insight on its making. The exhibition is the result of a 2009 workshop initiated by Alessi, the Italian 'design factory' at Cranbrook Academy of Art, the renowned graduate school of architecture, fine art and design based in Bloomfield Hills, MI. Four designs from the workshop are in production and available at Zinc Details with 10% discount for all Alessi products during the event.  

RSVP: http://metalworkshop.eventbrite.com/
 
 

Eichler Speaker Series
The Local Modernism of Girard, Eames and Saarinen

Friday, November 9: 6pm - 8pm


Eichler Speaker Series at Lucas Valley


A Chat with Zinc Details Owner Vas Kiniris
As part of celebration of 50 Years of Eichler Homes in the Upper Lucas Valley, Zinc Details owner Vas Kiniris will chat about the work of great modern designers Alexander Girard, Charles and Ray Eames and Eero Saarinen. Contemporaries of architect Joseph Eichler, these designers helped to democratize modern design and home furnishings. Vas will discuss why their work is still relevant today and how to use modern and contemporary home furnishings to bring personality to a home.  Q&A with Fast Co Design contributor Jordan Kushins to follow. 

WHEN: Friday, November 9th from 6-8pm
WHERE: Lucas Valley Community Center, 1201 Idylberry Road, San Rafael
WHAT TO EAT: The Taco Guys (Delicious gourmet tacos available for purchase!)

RSVP: 
http://eichler50.eventbrite.com/


 
PRINT BY DESIGN Thursday, October 18: 6pm - 8pm

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SF Local Design Market
Tuesday, June 12: 6pm - 8pm


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20th Anniversary Event
Fast Forward: Wh
at’s Next in Design?
Thursday, March 29: 6pm - 9pm


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Please join us to celebrate our 20th anniversary on Thursday, March 29th for "Fast Forward: What's Next in Design?"with Remodelista and RDI

San Francisco's leading design voices come together on March 29th from 6 to 9 pm for "Fast Forward: What's Next in Design?," a diverse panel about emerging design trends that also marks the 20th anniversary of Zinc Details. Bringing together friends new and old, the evening is co-sponsored by the Retail Design Institute (RDI) and the influential architecture and interior design site Remodelista.

The five panelists reflect Zinc Details' deep roots in the design community and in a variety of disciplines. The panel features furniture manufacturer and founder of Council Design Derek Chen, industrial design studio Mike & Maaike, lighting and industrial designer Pablo Pardo of Pablo Designs, innovative interior designer Nicole Hollis, and strategic design and trend expert Marieke van der Poel of the brand consultancy Proef. The panel will be moderated by Remodelista managing editor Lydia Lee.

Event is open to public.  Please RSVP at
rsvp@zincdetails.com

 


 
Panelist Bios
Lydia Lee Lydia Lee is a San Francisco-based writer and editor specializing in architecture and design. Currently,
she is the managing editor of Remodelista, a carefully curated website featuring architecture, interior
design and home products. She is a contributor to The Architect’s Newspaper and previously served as
its San Francisco editor. She has written for Architect, Dwell, Eco-Structure, Garden Design, Landscape
Architecture, Metropolis, the New York Times' T Magazine the San Francisco Chronicle and other
publications.
Derek Chen is the founder of San Francisco-based Council Design. A designer in his own right, he is
also the founder of Urbana Design, a company named after the Illinois city where he spent much of his
childhood. Through Urbana Design, Chen produces sleek tabletop items and contemporary furniture. His
work has been covered in media outlets including Wallpaper*, The New York Times, InStyle and Plaza.
Nicole Hollis has over 15 years of experience in the interior design industry. She is known for interiors
informed by her passion for art, design and fashion. Her aesthetic blends simplicity of line with organic
complexity to create a warm luxury. She has designed select offices, restaurants, retail environments and
residences for high-profile and celebrity clientele. Her work has been featured in publications such as
Architectural Digest, Metropolitan Home, Dwell, California Home + Design, Luxe, San Francisco
magazine and the San Francisco Chronicle.
Pablo Pardo is a Venezuelan-born industrial designer who formed Pablo Designs in San Francisco in
1993. A 1986 graduate from the University of Cincinnati's renowned industrial design program, his diverse
career includes designing children's roller skates for Fisher Price to creating automobile concepts for
Daimler Chrysler. The studio has gained international recognition for its innovative lighting and home
furnishings designs that are characterized by their unique sense of style and simplicity.
Mike Simonian and Maaike Evers lead the progressive industrial design studio Mike & Maaike. 
Formed as a design laboratory, the San Francisco studio works both independently and with clients to create new opportunities through products, technology, furniture, environments, packaging and transportation. 
Maaike Evers is Dutch; Mike Simonian, Californian. These distinct backgrounds inform a diverse body of work marked by experimentation, substance and strong conceptual narratives. Notable clients include: Google, Belkin, Xbox, Steelcase, Council, and the City of San Francisco. Mike and Maaike’s work is recognized internationally and exhibited in museums and galleries worldwide.
Marieke van der Poel has worked as a strategic consultant for major multinational marketing fashion,
active wear and soft goods, consumer electronics and product design companies, both in her previous
capacity as a consultant for leading trend forecasting companies PeclersParis and ESP Trend Labs and in
her current role as founder of Proef. Her experience ranges from macro trend translations for
international marketing teams to specific ready-to-use color, material and style design direction for all
types of consumer products.
    

     

 

Eames Movie Night
Wednesday, January 25: 6pm - 9pm



 

Zinc Details and former Dwell editor-in-chief Sam Grawe Celebrate the Work of Charles and Ray Eames with Special Screening


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Join us on January 25th from 6 to 9 pm for screening of the new documentary Eames: The Architect and the Painter. 
Sam Grawe, former editor-in-chief of Dwell magazine, will open the evening with a engaging chat about the Eames and their pioneering relationship with Herman Miller. Light snacks and refreshments will be served. The screening is free and open to the public.
Reserve your space today by emailing rsvp@zincdetails.com

Based on the lives of the designers Charles and Ray Eames, Eames: The Architect and the Painter has been called “a dazzling sensory adventure” (Seattle Times) and “a must for those with an interest in modern design” (Hollywood Reporter). The new film by Jason Cohn and Bill Jersey and narrated by James Franco, draws extensively from a virgin cache of archival material, visually stunning films, love letters, photographs and artifacts produced in mind-boggling volume by Charles and Ray with their talented staff during the hyper-creative forty-year epoch of the Eames Office.

About Sam Grawe
As a writer, editor, art director, photographer, and musician, Sam Grawe is your average renaissance guy. He served as the editor-in-chief of Dwell from 2006 to 2011. He joined the magazine in October 2000 as editorial assistant, and served as an editor on the team that garnered a General Excellence Award from the American Society of Magazine Editors in 2005 and got to have lunch with Martha Stewart. Under his leadership Dwell became a finalist in the 2009 National Design Award for Corporate Excellence and he got to have lunch with Michele Obama. He lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with his wife and a cat named Eero.



 


Petit Collage Pop-up Shop Opening Party
Friday, October 21 : 6pm - 8pm




Petit Town is coming to Zinc Details!

San Francisco based Petit Collage, maker of modern wall decor and accessories for children, is proud to hold a month-long pop-up shop at Zinc Details on Fillmore Street. Just in time for the holidays, Petit Collage is creating a town full of original artwork, bamboo mobiles, fabric dolls and fun gifts.

Lorena Siminovich, the founder, and her amazing team of designers will paint an 18-foot mural of a happy town in the front of Zinc Details' store and will populate it with their creations. Furthermore, Lorena's hand-painted unique collection of wood dolls will have a mini exhibition on site. Products will include mobiles, prints on wood, dolls, pillows, mirrors, walls decals, screen printed posters and notecards. All products are for sale. The opening party promises to be amazing, with mini-cupcakes and drinks, and a special gift with any purchase that night. Lorena is available to sign any art piece purchased.


About Petit Collage
Started in 2006, Petit Collage is all about good design. Artist Lorena Siminovich approaches all she does including authoring and illustrating over 20 children's books with this philosophy. With her team of designers, she creates modern wall decor and home accessories influenced by mid-century design. The studio, located in the artistic hub of San Francisco, is an incubator of new ideas, art, and illustration where creating great design and pushing the envelope on new formats is the norm. Playfulness imbues every format Petit Collage touches. Striving to handcraft their goods in a sustainable way using the best-quality, most forest-friendly materials available is equally important. Found in homes the world over, their goods are perfect for the nursery yet sophisticated enough for any room in the contemporary home.

 

Blu Dot 20/20 Sale

Thurs, October 20 - Wed, November 8




Starting October 20th, you can save 20% on all Blu Dot products for 20 days. Please visit us at 1905 Fillmoreia Street to test drive our floor models!
For more information please call 415-776-2100.

 

Vitra Sale
Thur, Oct 6 - Fri, Oct 14, 2011



Save 15% on all iconic Vitra products starting October 6th through 14th.
Please visit us at 1905 Fillmore Street location or call us at 415-776-2100 for more information.
 



Annual Knoll Sale
Fri, Sept 23rd - Sun, Oct 2nd




We are pleased to announce the Annual Knoll Space Sale is staring from September 23 through October 2, 2011.  During the sale,  you'll receive 15% off from published MSRP price on all new Knoll orders

Please contact us at 415. 776. 2100 or sales@zincdetails.com to receive product information, price quote, textile samples today.


 



Fabrics and the City: Printing with En Route Studio
September 9, 6:00 - 8:00 pm




En Route Studio specializes in designing bold, handprinted fabrics for vintage Mid-Century modern and Danish furniture.
Meg O'Halloran of En Route Studio and Meg O'Halloran Design will demonstrate techniques in block-printing and screenprinting durable fabrics with iconic fragments of SF architecture. Participants will have a hands-on chance to screenprint using eco-friendly inks, on fabrics to take home. It's FREE to attend but registration is required. Please register here.  http://ac11fabricscity.eventbrite.com/


ABOUT THE DESIGNER:
Meghan O'Halloran was trained as an architect at Cornell University in Ithaca NY. Before becoming immersed in high quality home goods, she worked at KPF London, Santiago Calatrava NYC, Architectural Record NYC, Arup Shanghai. She is 27 and has lived in Rome, Milan, London, Shanghai, New York, Ithaca, and San Francisco, learning new languages wherever possible.

 



FLOR Summer Sale
July 19 - August 5, 2011

Enjoy 15% savings on all FLOR tiles at Zinc Details



 



Together Again!
Sat, July 9th : 12 pm - 4 pm


Please join us to cerebrate our newly redesigned Zinc Details store on Fillmore Street on Staturday afternoon. We are very excited to have our furniture collection back at Fillmore Street location and we can now offer true one stop shopping for all your home design needs! 

We'll have bubbles and sweets while you browse the store and if that's not good enough reason for you to visit us, maybe the Sidewalk Sale outside the store might. You'll find amazind deals on our famous Sidewalk sale. Don't miss it!

For more information please call us at 415-776-2100 or email us at info@zincdetails.com

 


Herman Miller Summer Sale
Fri, June 3rd - Sun, June 13th

Save 15% on Modern Classics by Eames, Nelson and Noguchi with Free Shipping

 

Starting June 3rd, you can save 15% on all the modern clasiscs from Herman MIller.  Please visit us at 2410 California Street location for your smaples and pre-sale orders.  For more information please call 415-776-9002 or email us at sales@zincdetails.com

 


Fillmore Street Sidewalk Sale
Saturday, May 21, 2011
12:00 pm – 6:00 pm


Enjoy strolling on Fillmore Street while live jazz is played, restaurants offer samples of their food, and shops extend great deals and host events in their stores and on the sidewalk.

Enjoy food samples at:
La Mediterranee
Fresca
Dinos
Taco bar


Participating Stores:
· Benefit Cosmetics will be showcasing cosmetics on the sidewalk.
· Bo Concept will have a small room set outside and will be serving margaritas.
· Crossroads is offering 10% off one item that day when you say "Spring Stroll" at the check out.
· Design Within Reach will have a home décor set up on the sidewalk.
· and snacks.
· DUXIANA will be showcasing products on the sidewalk.
· Hi Ho Silver San Francisco is offering 10% discount on all jewelry on the 21st and 22nd.
· Hlaska will be selling beautiful products on the sidewalk.
· Jonathan Adler will be celebrating on the sidewalk with specials.
· Jurlique will be offering complimentary Mini Facials from 12p-3p (first come first serve). They will also have sample packets to all who visit our store while supplies last. Purchase product and automatically enter to win their New Skin Brightening Collection (A $208 dollar value)
· Margaret O'Leary will have rolling racks outside with great deals.
· MIO will be participating in the sidewalk sale with reduced merchandise on outside racks.
· will be doing a tasting outside @ 11am and will continue through the afternoon.
· Pets Unlimited will be having a bake sale to fundraise for their animal shelter.
· The Shade Store will give $50.00 off for all customers who visit with a purchase during the week. They will be serving refreshments and doing a drawing for a $500.00 gift certificate.
· TULLEYS will be offering samples of their pastry items and be pouring free coffee and other barista specialties throughout the day.
· Toujours Lingerie will be selling special merchandise on the sidewalk
· Unity will be hosting a book sale.
· Vitamin Express will be giving out a free bottle of "PGX Daily" 30sg's with every purchase. They will also give out samples for people coming by.
· Zinc Details will host an outside living area showcase.

 

80 Acres body care line by McEvoy Ranch
In-store demonstration and trunk show

Sat, April 16th : 2pm - 5pm
Zinc Details @ 1905 Fillmore Street



Zinc Details is excited to introduce 80 Acres of McEvoy Ranch, a unique, nurturing olive oil-based line of body care products at our 1905 Fillmore Street location.  We hope to see you on Saturday, April 16th for the in-store product demonstration and trunk show to experience 80 Acres body care line.

Enriched with McEvoy Ranch-produced organic extra virgin olive oil, the 80 Acres product line is enhanced with vitamin-rich plant extracts and soothing natural botanicals. In keeping with McEvoy Ranch's commitment to organic and sustainable farming, all of the body care products are paraben, sulfate and phthalate-free, and are not tested on animals. All the ingredients are locally grown and locally handcrafted right here in the Bay Area.

We will be stocking Olive Oil Soap, Hand & Body Wash, Hand & Body Lotion, Candle in the scents of Lavender, Verde and their newest addition Blood Orange. During a trunk show you can also purchase Olive Oil Body Balm, Bath salts and more from these collections.


About McEvoy Ranch
Nestled on 550 acres of rolling Northern California hills just west of Petaluma; McEvoy Ranch founder, Chronicle Publishing heir Nan McEvoy, upon retiring from the newspaper business at age 72, followed a new passion. Her love of Tuscan olive oil inspired her to import 1000 seedlings from Tuscany exactly two decades ago this year, and thus began her pioneering of the organic olive oil industry in California. Today, McEvoy Ranch produces award-winning, organic, hand-crafted olive oil (named in 2010 one of the top 11 olive oils in the world by Saveur Magazine) and the 80 Acres Collection, a unique, nurturing olive oil-based line of body care products.


 

Graphic Saturation
March 11 - April 30, 2011

 

We are hosting a “Graphic Sturation” pop-up design book shop by Gingko Press at our 1905 Fillmore Street location. Berkeley based Gingko Press is one of the world’s foremost publishers of books concerning graphic arts, culture, and the streets.
We have hand selected titles that relate to street art, pop culture, graphic design and crafts such as MAYDAY-The Art of Shepard Fairey, Gusto-A Journey through Culinary Design, Juxtapoz Handmade and Colour Mania victionary.
Please stop by Zinc Details to experience the visual stimulation through the world of Gingko press books.

About Gingko Press
Gingko Press is a publisher of books and other artifacts of contemporary visual culture, design, and exploration. The catalog includes a range of our own original publications and a variety of joint publishing ventures with companies like Kill Your Idols, OBEY, the Estate of Marshall McLuhan, Upper Playground, Juxtapoz Magazine, Viction Workshop, Carpet Bombing Culture, and Grand Central Art Center. To see all the titles by Gingko Press please visit www.gingkopress.com



 


Knoll Classics SALE
February 28 - March 6, 2011

 


Annual Blu Dot Sale
Wed, October 20 - Nov. 8
Blu Dot 20x20 Sale

Starting October 20th, you can save 20% on all Blu Dot products for 20 days. Please visit us at 2410 California Street location to test drive our floor models today!  For more information please call 415-776-9002. 

 



Blu Dot Party
September 16th 6 - 8 pm


 

Kartell Summer Sale Days!
Thursday, July 1 - Sunday, July 18

It's time for Kartell Summer Sale Days again!
Save 20 - 30 % discount on all the Kartell products from July 1st through 18th.
Please stop by our 2410 California Street location to try out already classic Louis Ghost chairs today!

 
Locally Grown, Fresh from Fringe
FRINGESTUDIO  Premier Event
Thursday, June 24th 6 - 8 pm




In the food world, much has been said about the merits of locally grown and sustainably farmed food. Stacy Binns and George Bennett of Fringe Studio see their roles as architects and designers as being very similar to that of a chef: find the best raw ingredients and combine them in inventive ways into something spectacular.

Working together with a deep and talented network of local suppliers and artisans, Stacy and George have been orchestrating a variety of custom designs that show how much flavor can come from healthy collaborations. They are now pleased to unveil a new furniture line at Zinc Details, featuring local material and craftsmanship from Baker Hardwoods, Earth Source, Kolkka Furniture, George Yamaichi, Adam P. Gale, Flora Grubb and Thomas Wold.

Come join us at our 2410 California Street location, which will be transformed to showcase their designs. Refreshment will be served.


About Fringe Studio
Fringe Studio is an all-encompassing architecture and design firm formed by Stacy Binns and George Bennett at the beginning of 2008. Not easily fit into a box, they can and do apply their design talents and sensibility to everything from site selection and design through architecture and interiors, lighting design and all the way into finishes, furniture, accessories and beyond. Sometimes their projects cover just a few of these activities, sometimes they cover all of them.

Bay Area native Stacy Binns studied architecture at California College of Art and went on to do stints at Arquitectonica and Whistler Patri before starting her own firms both here and in Vancouver. After a pause to focus on her children, she is back in business with Fringe Studio. George Bennett, Architect and LEED AP, grew up on the East coast and in Europe before moving to the Bay Area in 1998. A graduate of Princeton and Columbia University's architecture programs, he has had his skills honed with a number of world-renowned architects. With stints at Rockwell Group in New York, as well as Backen Gillam and Hayes Group here in the Bay Area before starting Fringe Studio with Stacy, he has designed and managed projects all over the country and beyond.

 


Pablo 2010 Collection Premier Event
Friday, June 4th  6 - 8 pm 
Lecture by Pablo Pardo at 7pm



Zinc Details is proud to present award winning San Francisco based industrial designer Pablo Pardo of Pablo™ and his newest collection which was unveiled at ICFF (international contemporary furniture fair) in New York just few weeks ago.

At the forefront of American lighting design, Pablo's designs exemplify an uncompromising devotion to simplicity and usefulness, fusing the highest technical sensibilities with the most appropriate material pallet to create unique and precious designs that transform any environment.

Pablo will give us a talk about importance of sustainable design as well as his design philosophy and technology behind Pablo’s new LIM, LINK, SOLIS and PIXO lights.
Zinc Details is offering 10% discount on all Pablo products during the event. Refreshment will be served.



About Pablo™
Pablo was formed in 1993 by Venezuelan born industrial designer Pablo Pardo and has established its studio in San Francisco. A 1986 graduate from the University of Cincinnati's renowned industrial design program, his diverse career includes designing children's roller skates for Fisher Price to creating automobile concepts for Daimler Chrysler.
The studio has gained international recognition for its innovative lighting and home furnishings designs which are characterized by their unique sense of style and simplicity.

 

Local By Design
Opening Reception Friday, May 7th 6 - 8pm

Local by design

Chronicle Books and Zinc Details are partnering to showcase local artists and their works in a two month exhibition entitled Local By Design. Chronicle Books, longtime publisher of local designers, artists, and writers, selected 80 titles to honor the importance and success of local authors, topics, and neighborhood favorites.

Works from Bay Area author/artists like Petit Collage, McSweeney's, Jason Munn, Lisa Congdon, Meg Mateo Ilasco, Derek Fagerstrom and Lauren Smith will be on display and for sale at the 1905 Fillmore St. location of Zinc Details. Clare Rojas, Josie Iselin, Lisa Congdon, Petit Collage, Jason Munn and Rex Ray will exhibit additional artwork and Iselin, Rojas, Petit Collage, Fagerstrom, Smith and Ray will be present at the Opening Reception. Please RSVP at rsvp@zincdetails.com

Local By Design's Opening Reception on May 7th celebrates the two month exhibit, which runs from May 1st to June 30th. Enjoy the art scene while savoring delicious wines from Sonoma County's Hanna Winery.

About Chronicle Books
One of the most admired and respected publishing companies in the United States; Chronicle Books was founded in 1967 and, over the years, has developed a reputation for award-winning, innovative books and quality merchandise. The company continues to challenge conventional publishing wisdom, setting trends in both subject matter and format, maintaining a list that includes titles in fine art, cookbooks, children's books, music and popular culture. To visit Chronicle Books online, go to www.chroniclebooks.com.

About Hanna Winery
Hanna Winery's estate vineyard program reflects the commitment to superior and consistent fruit from over 250 acres of their own prime Sonoma County vineyards. Hanna has evolved from a winery dependent primarily on outside growers, to a 100% estate winery, with 252 acres of planted vineyards in three of Sonoma County's finest appellations. The vineyards allow Hanna to control every aspect of the grape growing for an improved wine quality.

















 

Yappy Hour
Thursday, May 6th, 6 - 8 pm

Yappy Hour

Take a sneak peek at a habitat or two at Zinc Details and George on Thursday, May 6th from 6 pm to 8 pm.

Enjoy Mutt Lynch wine and treats from Pizzeria Delfina. Dogs on leash are most welcome! 15% of the proceed from the sales during the event will be donated to PAWS.

PAWS (Pets Are Wonderful Support) is a volunteer-based organization that provides for the comprehensive needs of companion animals for low-income persons with disabling HIV/AIDS and other disabling illnesses, as well as senior citizens.

This year Zinc Details is partitipating Petecture as one of Petchitects and we have designing a modern bird loft which will be up for auctioned on Saturday, May 15, 2010 at the Palace Hotel from 6:30-10:30p.m. for PAWS fubndraising event.

Petchitecture is PAWS' signature fundraiser. All net proceeds support our mission to make sure that illness or age never separate people from the unconditional love of their pets.

Over 800 human guests and their well-behaved canine companions will be treated to a gala evening unlike any other in San Francisco, including an exhibition of one-of-a-kind pet habitats created by some of the Bay Area's leading architects and designers. A live auction will feature fabulous lifestyle packages and throughout the evening guests will bid on valuable items contributed to our silent auction while dining on the Palace's award-winning cuisine. In addition, some of the most talented animal photographers in the Bay Area will be on-hand to catch that perfect moment with guests and their pets.

For more information about the Paws and Petecture, please visit www.pawssf.org.



















 

Petit Collage debuts Pop-Up Shop at Zinc Details
Premiere Party: Friday, April 9
6 � 8 pm at Zinc Details 1905 Fillmore St, San Francisco



Petit Collage San Francisco based Petit Collage, maker of modern wall decor and accessories for children is proud to hold a month-long pop-up shop at Zinc Details on Fillmore Street.

Petit Collage's range of goods are delicately handcrafted in America; many of them made in their studio in California. Products featured at Zinc Details include framed prints on wood, colorful handmade collages on wood using found and vintage papers, screen-printed posters, and much more. Zinc Details is also proud to showcase Petit Collage's line of licensed goods ranging from puzzles to books, and stationery.

This is Petit Collage's first opportunity to offer goods not yet seen by the public. Their first foray into home textiles will be on display: petit pillows with vibrant, colorful patterns and illustrations inspired by Mid-Century design. Also highlighted are their new fabric wall decals made with patterns reproduced from Petit Collage's enormous collection of vintage wallpaper.

Petit Collage All products are for sale.

About Petit Collage
Petit Collage is a line of modern wall decor and accessories with a vintage twist for children and grownups alike. Founder Lorena Siminovich, created the company in 2006 out of her love for illustration and design. Beginning with various styles of collages on wood, Petit Collage has now grown to include mobiles, posters, and licensed products. They source papers and woods to make certain they are of exceptional quality and produced in a sustainable manner. Easy to mix and match together, Petit Collage's unique and lovely accessories are a perfect addition to every modern home.

About Lorena Siminovich
Lorena Siminovich is a San Francisco based artist, designer, and illustrator. She has written and illustrated several children's books as well as licensed her art to many products including a successful lines of gifts with Chronicle Books.

















 

US premiere of Swedish textile brand Bantie at Zinc Details

Bantie

From brightly colored graphic throw pillows and placemats, to bags and pouches, the printed fabrics of Bantie make a cheerful and sophisticated statement in any space.

Already well established in their home country of Sweden, Bantie marks its first foray into the US with a reception and month-long display at Zinc Details on Fillmore Street.

The display will be designed for impact, covering a 14-foot wall with Bantie's vivid orange, red, yellow, black and white patterns and products just in time for spring. The patterns are both contemporary and timeless, combining inspiration from Japan and the natural forms of Scandinavia with top quality craftsmanship from the longstanding tradition of Sweden's Ljungbergs textile factory. This is the same factory that produced Stig Lindberg patterns in the 50's, and continues to do so today.

Products will include home interior pieces such as table runners, cushions, placemats, serving trays and even wallpaper, with personal items like shoulder bags and pouches. All products are for sale.

This is the second collaboration between Zinc Details and From Sthlm, the exclusive distributor of Bantie products in the US. Both companies share an ongoing commitment to promoting the exceptional work of independent designers.

About Bantie
Ulrika Gyllstad and Wilhelmina Wiese started Bantie in 2007 to create printed fabrics that work well in contemporary interiors, yet are also personal, fun, and cast a fond glance towards the past. Their collection now consists of nine patterns in more than 25 color combinations and is available by the meter and in a range of textile products. Bantie is based in Stockholm. All pieces are designed and produced in Sweden.

About From Sthlm
From Sthlm is an online shop, blog, and distribution company that promotes independent Swedish design in the US from its base in San Francisco. From Sthlm's collection of modern home and personal accessories blend bold graphic patterns with intrinsic Scandinavian form. Most of From Sthlm's products have not been sold in the US before.




















 

Knoll Classics SALE : 15% OFF on Knoll Classics!
Monday, February 1 - Sunday, February 7 Knoll Classics SALE : 15% OFF on Knoll Classics!

Make the most of your space. Nothing is more timeless than modern design. Take advantage to save on mid-century classics and modern designs by Harry Bertoia, Marcel Breuer, Florence Knoll, Warren Platner, Jens Risom, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and Eero Saarinen. Choose from hundreds of fabrics and finishes to acquire a made to order, one of a kind piece.

Zinc Details
2410 California Street
San Francisco, CA 94115
t. 415-776-9002

Define your space with Knoll.
www.knollspace.com

* Sale limited to products by designers listed above. Sale applies to made to order products only.















 

January Sale
Don't miss our annual Side Walk Sale on Saturday, January 16 from 11am-6pm.

January Sale - Save 20-40% on a wide selection of design classics and holiday items.





 

San Francisco Design Trunk Show
Sat, December 12 : 12 pm - 6 pm
Zinc Details: 1905 Fillmore Street, San Francisco

San Francisco Design Trunk Show

Just in time for the Holiday shopping, Zinc Details will host a Trunk Show showcasing two San Francisco based designer's collection this Saturday, December 12th from 12pm to 6pm.

We are very excited to have two fresh local talents, jewelry designer Molly McGrath of Molly M Design and textile designer Kristina De Pizzol of Delilah Crown, at our 1905 Fillmore Street location this weekend. Please stop by to check out their latest collection and unique items that'll make a super nice gift! Refreshments will be served.

Molly McGrath is a jewelry designer based in the Mission District of San Francisco. Molly is professionally trained as an architect, and after using a laser cutter to make architectural models, she recognized the machine's unique potential to make jewelry.
Molly's process typically starts with a sketch, which she then drafts in AutoCAD, and prints on her laser cutter. She approaches the designs as she would approach an architectural model: experimenting with the concept, materials, and composition. The jewelry is inspired by pattern and form - a skyline, a bird in flight, a composition of branches, a snowflake, cracked concrete, botanical morphology, perspective, building geometries, and optical illusions.

The art of Delilah Crown is the inspiration of designer Kristina De Pizzol. Guided by a love of Japanese textiles, a fondness for the seventies and the beauty of nature, the Delilah Crown collection changes with the seasons.
The current collection is a combination of easy to wear women's clothing for the urban woman, super soft children's wear, and her latest passion, wall art for the home. Each piece is one of kind, and created individually at the Delilah Crown studio and retail store in North Beach.
















 

Israeli + Swedish Design Trunk Show
Sat, Nov.14 - Sun, Nov.15 : 12 pm - 6 pm
Zinc Details @ 1905 Fillmore Street, San Francisco

Israeli + Swedish Design Trunk Show

Zinc Details will host a Trunk Show showcasing fresh talents from Israel and Sweden the weekend of November 14th - 15th from 12pm to 6pm.
Refreshments will be served.



From Israel, eLoo Designs will be bringing its range of contemporary collections by emerging Israeli designers to the show, including hand crafted jewelry by Todo Joia Jewelry, Hagar Satat Jewelry design and Gal Feldman Handbags. Israeli design has been getting more and more recognition internationally, and this is the perfect opportunity for you to see, feel, and try them on without traveling.

From Sweden, we are partnering up with online store From Sthlm, which features one independent designer every month and their top products for sale in limited editions. During this event, you will have one last chance to pick up some of the most popular products featured on From Sthlm throughout the year. Included in the show will be the bright retro-inspired collection of Lotta Kühlhorn, a whimsical assortment of ceramic plates by graphic designer Lisa Bengtsson, witty craft kits from Fuldesign, the bold patterned bags of 10 Swedish Designers, and ceramics in the shapes of birds and flowers from Camilla Engdahl.












 

Zikmu by Starck Launch Party
Friday, October 16 : 6 - 8 pm

 
Zikmu by Starck Launch Party

SF Launch party + French Design Exhibition
On Friday, October 16th, Zinc Detail will celebrate the San Francisco launch of the Zikmu by Starck speakers by Parrot from 6-8pm at their 2410 California Street location. The event also features French Design exhibition and Kartell who produces number of collection by Philippe Starck will sponsor the event. During the party patisseries from La Boulange will be served to help commemorate the joining of two French innovators, Parrot and Philippe Starck. A Parrot digital frame will be auctioned off during the event with proceeds benefiting the French American International School of San Francisco. Please RSVP at rsvp@zincdetails.com

Renowned French designer Philippe Starck, known for his New Design style, has created speakers reflecting his genius and personality exclusively for Parrot. Their stunning, ultra-modern sculpted shape incorporates advanced technology that delivers intense and powerful sound with spectacular clarity. A built-in dock makes it effortless for one to listen to their favorite tunes from their iPod or iPhone, while the included remote permits for the music and volume to be controlled from anywhere in the room. These wireless speakers also feature Wi-Fi technology that allows for music to be transferred from one's computer, or stream music from a cell phone via Bluetooth.

About PARROT
Founded in 1994, Parrot has rapidly established itself as a pivotal global player for wireless mobile telephone accessories. Drawing on its tried-and-tested expertise on voice recognition and signal processing technologies, Parrot was one of the very first companies to produce Bluetooth�-enabled wireless hands-free car kits, having identified this standard's vast potential as early as 1999. Determined to accompany the mobile telephone's irresistible breakthrough into our day-to-day lives, Parrot has been developing a new range of Multimedia products since 2006, including wireless hi-fi systems and LCD photo frames. Today, Parrot truly has a major international focus, both in terms of its client base and in terms of production, outsourced to carefully selected partners, enabling it to achieve the best possible level of quality and responsiveness. For more information please visit www.parrot.com












 

HAPPY 25TH BIRTHDAY, LOMO LC-A!
The legendary Russian Lomo Compakt Automat camera is celebrating its 25th birthday this year and we are having a Birthday Party!
Friday, October 2, 2009 : 6 - 8 pm


 

Zinc Details will host a birthday party in honor of the one, the only LC-A: the legendary Russian Lomo Compakt Automat camera, at it's 1905 Fillmore Street location on Friday, October 2nd from 6pm to 8 pm. During the party LC-A+ cameras and Lomo LC-A Big Book will be available for purchase with 10% discount as well as other great Lomo cameras. Jeff Moore of the Lomographic Society USA will be on hand to discuss more about the LC-A, as well as offer tips and tricks for getting the most out of your camera. http://www.lomography.com/homes/jeffmoore






 

ANNUAL VITRA HOME SALE
Fri, October 2 - Sun, October 11



 

artek Artek Exhibition 9/12 - 10/13
10-Unit System Designed by Shigeru Ban

We are proud to showcase Artek's newest collection, 10-Unit Sytem at our 2410 California Street location starting September 12th through October 10th. Finland based Artek is renowned as being one of the most innovative contributors to modern design, building on the design heritage of Alvar Aalto. The high standard and long life of its products attest to Artek's ideology of environmental responsibility and sustainable development.

10-UNIT SYSTEM is a novel furniture concept designed by the Japanese architect Shigeru Ban in 2009. The fully modular system is based on L-shaped units that can be combined in all sorts of ways to make furniture � a chair, a table, a bench. Putting furniture together and disassembling it is made easy by the ingenious yet simple design. The standard colours of the 10-UNIT SYSTEM are black and white; other colours are available on request.

SUSTAINABLE MATERIAL INNOVATION

The highly ecological and ethical 10-UNIT SYSTEM is made from UPM ProFi, an environmentally innovative wood plastic composite. Its principal raw materials are recycled paper and plastic. The composite has proved to be tough and humidity resistant. It is an environmentally sustainable material that can be disposed of by incineration, or recycled back into the production process. All materials in the composite are non-toxic.

CONTINUITY OF A SUCCESSFUL CO-OPERATION

Artek, Shigeru Ban and UPM continue their collaboration from earlier years. "Space of Silence", the Artek Pavilion designed by Shigeru Ban for the Milan Triennale Garden in spring 2007, was built from the UPM ProFi wood plastic composite. The pavilion was based on a structural unit that was repeated multiple times to form an elongated exhibition space. The Artek Pavilion was extraordinary proof of the efficiency of systems thinking and repetition, distinctive of Ban's architecture and design. The pavilion was sold at Sotheby's sale of Important 20th Century Design in 2008.















 

Blu Dot Sale

30 Days of Design Inspiration at The Infinity June 20 - July 20, 2009
A group of established retailers and designers have collaborated to create a stunning short-term model installation exclusively for The Infinity. This special model home has been appointed with an inspired mix of contemporary furnishings, luxury textiles, unique home accessories and fine art and photography to illustrate chic urban living.

Participating retailers and designers include:
Zinc Details
OCD Interiors
Fregosi & Company Paint
Room & Board
Elemar Associates
Yuri Psinakis
Michaelian & Kohlberg

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By Appointment Only
June 21 - July 20
Call (866)979-7708 to schedule

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For more information please contact:
The Infinity Sales & Design Center
160 Folsom Street
Open Daily from 11am - 6pm
By Appointment Only


 
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The World Made By Hand A Fine Northern California Contemporary Craft Exhibition, June 11 - July 15 Opening Reception: Thursday, June 11 : 6-8 pm Zinc Details will host "The World Made by Hand" Exhibition and opening reception at it's 2410 California Street, San Francisco location from June 11th through July 15th. The exhibition showcase selection of fine Northern California Contemporary Craft curated by Joe Kish/Sebastopol Design and assisted by Kaalomai Laura Kirdani. Opening receptionwill be on Thursday, June 11 from 6:00-8:00 p.m.The event features food, beverages, music, and the chance to meet and mingle with artists whose work is on display. The public is invited with RSVP to rsvp@zincdetails.com
 
 
From left:From left:, Wine Rack of Yew and Brass by Arthur Espenet Carpenter III, Large Glazed Tri-ped Planter by Peter Sheremeta, Bird's Nest Basket by Barbara Shapiro.

You are invited to come peruse the best home-grown hand crafted objects available today. The work of Northern California craftsperson continues to inspire and amaze a worldwide audience of clients and collectors of meaningful modern design and art. Beautiful objects of clay, fiber, wood and metal are displayed throughout the Zinc Details.

Northern California craftspersons participating in the show are Kay Sekimachi - fiber arts; Aurthur Espenet Carpenter III - wood arts and furniture; Chuck Quibell - turned wood arts; Doug Ayers - wood arts; Peter Sheremeta - vessel ceramics;Dean Santner - wood objects; Barbara Shapiro - fiber arts; Arthur Espenet Carpenter II - wood arts and furniture; Robert Buckenmeyer - furniture; Grayson Malone - metal arts; Paul Reiber - wood arts; and others.

Modern Jewelry from Australia

 
Polli Jewelry Trunk Show
Sunday, May 24 : 2 - 6 pm
Save 10% and Meet the designers, Maja Rose and Tess Lloyd
 
Polli Trunk show this Sunday Polli logo
 
Two designers behind Polli jewelry will be at Zinc Details, 1905 Fillmore Street location this Sunday, May 24th to showcase their trendy, unique and environmentally conscious collection from the down under.
During the trunk show we are offering 10% discount on all Polli jewelry and one lucky person will win a Door Prize of beautiful woven earrings by Polli ($150 value).
Come down to meet the girls get your own Polli jewelry to make a bold green fashion statement! Refreshment will be served.
 
Maja Rose and Tess Lloyd met in 1999 while studying Industrial Design together at the University of Technology, Sydney. After graduating into professional roles, the designers soon sought the fulfillment of creating their own products by hand.
 
Polli was born from their strong interests in sustainable design, craft culture and fashion. The folding methods used in this family of products are influenced by both Japanese and Danish paper designs, and the materials chosen allow them to express their interest in color and light.
 
By creating home and fashion accessories through manufacturing techniques usually reserved for industrial products, Polli is a hybrid of both product and fashion design. It appropriates materials and processes from other industries for mini mass production.

Danish Design Exhibition
Danish Design Exhibition: April 16 - May 13
Opening Reception
 
Thursday, April 16th  6 - 8 pm
 
Classic to new generation of Danish Design products will be on display and available to you at Zinc Details, 1905 Fillmore Street, San Francisco location from April 16 through May 13th. 

Please join us for the opening reception to cerebrate many great Danish designs by Royal Copenhagen, Norman Copenhagen, Architect Made, Menu, Ego, Stelton, Le Klint and more! 

Danish design available at Zinc Details

When you become an enthusiast of Modern design you'll notice how influential Danish design was to early adapters of modernism in 1950- 60's. You can't avoid finding Aarne Jacobsen's Ant chair or Poul Henningsen's Artichoke lamp or Erik Magnussen's Stelton Vacuum jug somewhere on a page when you are flipping through the Mid-century interior books. America fell in love with Danish design back then and many of us are still in love with them. 
 
In the Danish design tradition, quality is closely related to function, aesthetics, economy and environment. Throughout the 20th century, it has become a fundamental principle for Danish designers to emphasize the user needs and functionality.  Such ideas perhaps originated in the design and teachings of Kaare Klint before the Second World War, but were more closely identified with the work of leading furniture designers such as Finn Juhl, Hans Wegner, and Arne Jacobsen.
 
Group of Young Danish Designers start presenting a new, expressive, internationally inspired designs during the 1990's. Today there are two trends you'll find within the new Danish design designers.  One is "wild" with pioneering design and an informal idiom using spectacular and sculptural forms. The other is "disciplined", with a clear basis in the Danish design tradition in its respect for classic craft, yet sufficiently bold to experiment with new technology and new materials. Both trends have given Danish design and especially Danish furniture design the talent and energy in short supply for several generations.
The new generation has added humor and irony to the traditional values.    
 
We have to note that Denmark's strong Design awareness's one of the contributory factor is the Danish government's commitment to design. In the late 1990s, the Danish government was one of the first in the world to define an actual design policy - an initiative which in 2007 was followed up by the launch of DesignDenmark as part of the general Danish trade and industry policy.  





 

 

Sale Alert !
Knoll Space Sale 2009
Friday, May 1st - Sunday, May 10th 
 
We are pleased to announce the Annual Knoll Space Sale will take a
place from May 1 through May 10, 2009. For the duration of the sale, you'll receive 15% off published U.S.  MSRP on all Knoll Space Products.   
 
Please contact us at 415. 776. 9002 or info@zincdetails.com to receive product information, price quote, textile samples today. 
 

 

Annual Knoll Sale 5/1 - 5/10


 

Launch Event
Heath Ceramics Summer 09 Collection
 
Exhibition + Launch Event 
Thursday, April 23rd : 6 - 8 pm  

  

summer 09 collection

Please join us for the launch event for Heath Ceramics's Summer 09 collection at Zinc Details, 2410 California Street, San Francisco location on April 23rd, from 6 to 8 pm.
 
Heath's summer collection season continues to explore where science meets art, finding inspiration where the two disciplines converge. This season the new work will be displayed at Zinc Details in San Francisco from April 23rd-May 20th . There will be a launch event on Thursday April 23 from 6-8pm. Throughout the show, 10% of profits from the sale of the pieces will be donated to Architecture for Humanity ( architectureforhumanity.org).
 
 
The new accessories collection features overlapping glazes to produce extraordinary interactions of the colors, a legacy of its founder, the pre-eminent ceramicist Edith Heath. She developed her own exclusive recipes and original formulas, to create unique glazes. This winter, Heath Ceramics Creative Director Catherine Bailey continues the tradition of Edith's glaze experiments with a palette of vibrant, glossy reds, inspired by the season's berries and autumnal foliage.
 
A fusion of simple crisp lines, geometric forms and lustrous glazes in vivid hues are what is most prized in Heath Ceramics by designers and architects. This season, the unique glazes, in glossy and matte finishes, are explored in a variety of unexpected ways, applied on bowls, cups and vases. Specifically, the accessories collection consists of two tones of red glaze layered to give rise to a surprising fusion of graphic effects and textures.
 
The Deep Serving Bowl highlights such effects of overlapping glazes, resulting in an unmatched depth and beauty, demonstrating remarkable complexity and simplicity at once. Each product is handcrafted, reflecting individual variations in the depth of color. Other items in this season's line-up include: a bud vase, a multi-stem vase and tall modern cups.
 
About Heath Ceramics:
The late Edith Heath, was a defining influence of twentieth century American design, creating distinctive handcrafted ceramic dinnerware and architectural tiles that were unlike anything commercially available at the time. She and her husband Brian founded Heath Ceramics in 1948, which quickly became a California institution, symbolizing the creative free spirit of California. Heath Ceramics dinnerware has been used in homes for more than half a century, and also in other restaurants, including chef Alice Water's Chez Panisse and Brasseries 44 at the Royalton Hotel.
Heath Ceramics continues as one of California's last remaining mid-century era potteries. In 2003, husband and wife team, Robin Petravic and Catherine Bailey purchased Heath Ceramics with a mission to revitalize the company by placing a strong emphasis on design, while preserving Edith Heath's handcrafted techniques and designer-maker legacy. Heath now makes both classic and new designs with the highest level of craftsmanship that ensures an enduring quality and aesthetic. Today, facing new economic and environmental issues, business challenges and politics, Heath remains a small and privately owned local manufacturer in order to be able to stay true to its core values in the making of products: focusing on great design and craft and making responsible and holistic decisions for the long-term benefit of our customers and our employees.
For more information, contact 415 332 3732 or visit
 
www.heathceramics.com

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Twentieth Century Design Classics
Good Design Exhibition + Vintage Furniture

design classics by ameico

Authentic, original contemporary design. Excellent craftsmanship, creating durable object of lasting quality. We believe our commitment to these characteristics from leading designers of the 20th and 21st centuries, translates into exciting products for enduring enjoyment and appreciation. We do not want to be limited by a "signature style." After all, it takes innovation to create a classic.

We offer great collection of design classics at Zinc Details and currently we are holding a mini exhibition of good designs at both 1905 Fillmore Street and 2410 California Street stores. Conjunction to good design exhibition we are showcasing great vintage furniture from 50's, 60's and 70's at our 2410 California Street location only. All vintage pieces are in great condition in all different period and styles. Please stop by both locations and we hope you'll find a good design you can not live without.

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HOME SWEDE HOME
February 19th, 6-9 pm at Filippa K

Filippa K
Swedish Shopping Night

Please join us Thursday, February 19th, from 6:00 pm - 9:00pm to celebrate the best in Swedish fashion, design and premium liquor at Filippa K store on 66 Kearny Street, San Francisco. Zinc Details will be there to presents best Swedish design products during a party. 10% of the evening's sales will be donated to the Scandinavian School of San Francisco.

Filippa K
66 Kearny Street
San Francisco, CA 94108
415.951.0210


Knoll Space Classics Sale
15% off Knoll Classics at Zinc Details Monday, February 2 - Sunday, February 8

Knoll Space Classics Sale
Make the most of your space. Nothing is more timeless than modern design. Take advantage of our classics sale to save on over 100 mid-century classics and modern designs by Harry Bertoia, Florence Knoll, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Warren Platner, Jens Risom, Eero Saarinen and Marcel Breuer. Choose from Hundreds of fabrics and finishes to acquire made to order, of of a kind piece.

Visit us today at 2410 California Street, San Francisco or call 415-776-9002 to see the classic.

Define your home with Knoll. www.knollspace.com

Sale applies to made to order products only, this is not a warehouse sale.


Zinc Details holds a fashion show of new clothing line from Sweden November 14
Anna Bonnevier's "NUMB" collection is a Swedish Design Award winner

Zinc Details delves into the world of high fashion with a showing of the latest of Design House Stockholm's "NUMB" line of women's clothing. Fashion models will walk down the runway at Zinc Details on Friday, November 14, starting at 7:00 pm. The showing is at the Zinc Details location at 1905 Fillmore Street, San Francisco, 94115. The event is free and open to the public. Zinc Details is the largest retailer of DHS designs in the U.S.

Design House Stockholm is proud to bring to the U.S. the timeless and contemporary collection of architectonic clothing by one of Sweden's most exciting new designers, Anna Bonnevier. Her NUMB collection has already won a 2008 Swedish Design Award.

Zinc Details now boasts a complete Design House Stockholm "store within a store." The DHS section is housed in the Zinc Details location at 1905 Fillmore Street in San Francisco. It features a full range of Design House Stockholm products – furniture, lighting, home accessories, and clothing – from top designers associated with the Scandinavian company.


Kartell Sale Days: Oct 4 - 14

Annual Kartell Sale begins on Sat, October 4 through Tues, October 14. Enjoy 10% savings on the Kartell collection including new 2008 introductions. Some of our floor models are up to 30% off during a sale. Don't miss your once a year opportunity to save on Kartell products!

Please visit us at:
2410 California Street @ Fillmore St. : San Francisco : 415.776.9002




AIA Architecture and the City Festival Program
Zinc Details Presents:

Works of the Bouroullec Brothers for the Vitra Home
September 10, 6:00 pm Reception, 7:00 pm Presentation by Sam Grawe
September 12, 6:00 - 8:00 pm Reception ONLY

Zinc Details, 2410 California Street, San Francisco
rsvp@zincdetails.com

Zinc Details is introducing the complete line of the Vitra Home Collection at its 2410 California Street location this fall. On Wednesday, September 10th, Sam Grawe, the Editor-in-Chief of Dwell Magazine, will offer a presentation on the history of Vitra with focus on the contributions of Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec. Breton-born brothers are the rising stars of European design and the most promising industrial designers to have emerged from France since Philippe Starck in the 1980s. The Vitra Home Collection offers many unique home products representing over 70 years of design history which complement and enhance the collage interior.

Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec, born 1971 and 1976, respectively, in Quimper, France, studied at the École Nationale des Arts Décoratifs in Paris and at the École des Beaux-Arts in Cergy-Pontoise. Ronan began independent design work immediately after completing his studies, while his brother, who was still in school, assisted him. Since 1999 both brothers have worked together as joint partners in their own design firm. Their work ranges from small utilitarian objects to architectural projects. In addition to the design of domestic and office furniture, vases, porcelain dishware, jewellery and diverse home accessories, a primary focus of their work is the design and organization of interior space. One of their most unconventional designs, Algues (2004), was created in this context. The collaboration between the Bouroullec brothers and Vitra began in 2000 with the office furniture system Joyn, which was developed between 2000-02 and is continually being refined and expanded. Along with Jasper Morrison and Hella Jongerius, Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec have made major contributions to the steadily growing Vitra Home Collection.


Zinc Details Kicks off a Week of "Charles & Marie" with Reception July 31
Marcus Greinke, the brains behind the popular Online Shop, will show latest Charles & Marie products

Zinc Details will host a reception for Charles & Marie founder, Marcus Greinke on July 31 from 5:30-7:30pm at the Zinc Details location at 1905 Fillmore Street in San Francisco. Greinke will open a "shop-in-shop" exhibition of Charles & Marie products that will continue at Zinc Details through August 8.

Zinc Details already carries many of the unique products available through Charles & Marie, including the inside-out champagne glass set and the moose head (and behind) coat hooks.

  Ever wonder what happened to the rest of the moose? Here's one answer in these coat hooks from Charles & Marie.  


Charles & Marie features everything from clothing and jewelry to bedding and food. It's the place to go for both designer gas masks and those gourmet European-style pastries called rugelah.

    The inside-out champagne glass.


C&M promise you'll be able to see a huge selection of their wares at Zinc Details "live" – something that's never happened before in the U.S. Plus, lots of yummy cocktails.


Melissa Borrell Trunk Show
Save the date Thursday, July 10th for a Houston-based jewelry designer Melissa Borrell's Trunk Show at Zinc Details



If you haven't had a chance to see her innovative "Pop-Out" jewelry collection this is your chance. She'll be showing her one of a kind handmade line of jewelry as well popular pop-out collection. The Trunk Show will take a place at our 1905 Fillmore Street location from 4 - 7 pm.

Blurring the lines between art and design, Melissa Borrell's work explores ideas of space, perception, color and form in her jewelry and products as well as in her sculptures and installations. Melissa Borrell's design cross the lines between sculpture, graphics, fashion and architecture and challenge the definitions that divide these categories.

Self-taught as a jewelry designer, Borrell opened her first jewelry studio in San Francisco in 1999. In 2005 she received an MFA from Rhode Island School of Design and established Melissa Borrell Design in Houston. Her innovative designs emphasize effect that an individual has on a product. These objects have taken the form of wall coverings, sculptures, installations, textile design, lighting and home accessories in addition to Jewelry designs.


Zinc Details holds reception for artist Rex Ray on June 11
Best-known work of prolific San Francisco artist hangs at Zinc Details through June 30


Rex Ray, Real Tears, 34" x 46", print edition of 25.



Rex Ray, New Water, 34" x 46", printedition of 25.
San Francisco. May 22, 2008. Ubiquitous, prolific, and hot. San Francisco artist Rex Ray has sustained his place atop the West Coast art world for more than two decades.

Selections from a series of limited-edition prints of his best known work continues at the Zinc Details California Street location, 2410 California Street in San Francisco, through June 30, 2008.

A reception for the artist will be held on Wednesday, June 11, from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at 2410 California Street.

"We're elated to have Rex Ray back with us," says Zinc Details owner, Vasilios Kiniris. "His work builds excitement, and he's one artist that people clamor after."

Over the past fifteen years Gallery 16 Editions has published over thirty original prints by Rex Ray. The prints represent various aspects of the Ray's investigations into collage, digital media, and his own highly recognizable visual vocabulary. These original prints are limited to editions of 25. All are all signed and numbered by the artist. Many of these works are in the collections of Museums around the country, including the San Jose Museum and the San Diego Museum of Art.

Since launching his career more than two decades ago, Ray has created an extensive oeuvre in a wide variety of art forms, from paintings and collages to prints. Ray is also an accomplished and award-winning graphic artist, having produced distinctive and striking designs for books, magazines, posters, and compact disc covers, including recent projects for Steven Spielberg and David Bowie, along with book covers for San Francisco's famous City Lights Press. He has exhibited his original work internationally, most recently the focus of a major solo show at Gallery 16 in San Francisco.



Knoll Sale

Zinc Details "Musical Chairs" Party hosts winners of first annual Eco-chair Design Competition from California College of the Arts, April 16.

Zinc Details will host a "Musical Chairs" party for winners of the first annual California College of the Arts Eco-chair design competition at the Zinc Details location at 2410 California Street in San Francisco., Wednesday, April 16. The party runs from 6:00-8:00 p.m. The public is invited with RSVP to chairs@bevaradesign.com.

The event is co-sponsored by Bevara Design House and Zinc Details. Winners of the "Best Design" competition receive the ultimate prize - having their chair manufactured and sold through retailers like Zinc Details.

"Musical Chairs" guests can participate in the fun by voting for the People's Choice Winner. Winner of the People's Choice Award will receive a prize from Zinc Details.

The event features food, beverages, music, and the chance to hob-nob with design celebrities. Honorary judges for the design competition include Karim Rashid, Method's Eric Ryan, Peter Stathis, Chris Deam, David Edwards, social designer Zoe Melo, Eco designer Kimberly Rider, and Design Icon's Vladimir Kagan.


Chocolate Tasting Extravaganza Returns to Zinc Details March 20th
Evening of Guilty Pleasure Sponsored by TasteTV. Features chocolates by The TeaRoom and Cosmic Chocolates; book-signing for latest edition of The Chocolate Guide

TasteTV brings another chocolate-tasting to Zinc Details with chocolatiers from TeaRoom Chocolates and Cosmic Chocolates sharing their wares at Zinc Details, 1905 Fillmore Street in San Francisco, on Thursday, March 20 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Admission is free.

Last year's chocolate tasting packed the house, says Zinc Details owner Vasilios Kiniris, so he advises chocolate aficionados to arrive on time and bring a sweet tooth.

The chocolatiers will be at Zinc Details to distribute samples, answer questions, and sign copies of the 2008 Western edition of The Chocolate Guide. Besides free samples, chocolates will be available for purchase.


DESIGN HOUSE STOCKHOLM
Shop-in-Shop Opening Party at Zinc Details

Date: Thursday, Nov 8
Time: 6 - 9 pm
Location: Zinc Details, 1905 Fillmore Street, San Francisco, CA

Please join us to celebrate the opening of the very first Design House Stockholm "shop in shop" in US at Zinc Details. Anders Färdig, founder of Design House Stockholm will be on hand to talk about trends in Scandinavian design and the DHS line. Refreshments will be served. Take advantage of 10% discount on DHS products during the event and don't forget to enter to win the latest products from Design House Stockholm collection.

DHS offers complete line of life style products that include textiles, tableware, lighting and furniture. We believe DHS's chic, fresh and unique products and designers they work with are great presentation of Scandinavian Design today, says owner Vasilios Kiniris, Zinc Details.

Sponsored by:
Zinc Details
Design House Stockholm
Absolute Vodka
Consulate General of Sweden, San Francisco
SPQR

Check out photos from the party here.


The First Annual Vitra Home Sale



Please come visit us during the first annual Vitra Sale.

Enjoy 10% savings from September 14 through 21 on the entire Vitra Home Collection including the newest 2007 introductions.

Come see us at 2410 California Street : San Francisco t. 415. 776 .9002


Zinc Details Hosts California College of the Arts Student Designs for Gaia & Gino - through Sept. 30

Will feature student work for international design firm Gaia & Gino ; to be part of CCA's 100th Anniversary Celebration

During September, Zinc Details will feature a special showing of design works by students from the California College of the Arts (CCA). The exhibition will be at the Zinc Details California Street location, 2410 California St. in San Francisco.


CCA Students + Yves Behar + Gaia & Gino + Dogs + 6 month studio period = an unbeatable match… the Gino the Dog collection of luxury canine accessories. There is Chew, a leg cover resembling a tree branch by Jennifer Yoko Olson. Twins are the matching food and water bowls by Richie Tanaka. Wild is the porcelain food and water bowl set by Brandon Warren. These canine specialties will be at Zinc Details, San Francisco, in September.

The exhibition is in conjunction with the 100th Anniversary of CCA and will also be a part of the "Architecture in the City" program sponsored by the American Institute of Architect-San Francisco. The AIA-SF program runs from September 1st through the 30th.

The CCA student designers are under the direction of Prof. Yves Béhar, Chair of the CCA Industrial Design Department. Béhar is also the art director for the Gino the Dog brand, the dog accessory line from Turkish design firm, Gaia & Gino.

Check out photos from the party here.


Ian Dingman, Jason, oil on canvas, 18 x 14
Ian Dingman, Jason, oil on canvas, 18" x 14"
Opening Reception for Beholder Gallery March 15, 6:00 - 8:30 p.m.

Zinc Details will host a showing of the work of various artists from the Beholder Gallery, a new online gallery (www.beholder-art.com), March 10 through April 28 at its store at 2410 California Street in San Francisco.

An opening reception will be held on Thursday, March 15, from 6:00 to 8:30 p.m.


Couture and Cocktails: Exhibition Opening Party for Vivienne Westwood

VIP lounge styled by Zinc Details

Check out photos from the party here.

Sara Stockbridge wearing Harris Tweed crown, from the Vivienne Westwood Harris Tweed collection, 1987
Sara Stockbridge wearing Harris Tweed crown, from the Vivienne Westwood Harris Tweed collection, 1987
Photograph by Nick Knight

Special Events

8:00 PM - 11:59 PM
March 3, 2007

She electrified the fashion world with punk. Now her work is shown on the catwalks of Milan and Paris. Come celebrate Vivienne Westwood—a designer who has shocked, amused, and impressed us for over 30 years!

Fee information

VIP Reception 8:00–­9:00 p.m.
Hosted bar featuring the Viv cocktail, hors d’oeuvres, music, deluxe gifts, and all-night access to the exclusive VIP lounge. Dance party admission included!

Non-members $150, Members $100

Dance Party 9:00 p.m.–midnight
DJ Shissla, drinks, snacks, and tours of the exhibition. Your first drink is free!

Non-members $35, Members $20

For tickets, go to museumtix.com or call 1.866.775.3485.
Space is limited, so get your tickets now! Or buy at the door for an extra $10 per ticket.

Order VIP Tickets

Order Dance Party Tickets


Zinc's new "Dot Spot" kicked off by Champions of the Good Design Movement

BLU DOT logo Zinc Details hosted a reception for John Christakos and Maurice Blanks, two of the co-founders of the innovative furniture design firm Blu Dot on Friday, February 9 at the Zinc Details on California Street.

Known for its imaginative manufacturing techniques and love for the masters of 20th Century design, Blu Dot has been called "the latest in affordable cool."

Designers Christakos and Blanks spoke about the unique Blu Dot design process and helped inaugurate Zinc's new "Dot Spot" at its 2410 California Street showroom. Zinc Details is proud to announce its affiliation with the Minneapolis-based firm and its position as the only Blu Dot dealer in Northern California.

American Contemporary Furniture says that "with the inventive, can-do spirit that characterized the work of the Eameses, Blu Dot has resurrected the values of the Good Design movement and its popular potential."

"We're glad to be able to solidify our relationship with Blu Dot. Their furniture has become the perfect solution for our customers with a good eye for high quality, affordable design," says Zinc Details owner Vasilios Kiniris.

Check out photos from the party here.


Zinc Details & TasteTV hosted a Chocolate & Wine Tasting and Book Launch Event January 18th

Chocolate and wine lovers indulged both passions and got signed copies of A. K. Crump's book, "Chocolate French: Recipes, Language, and Directions to Français au Chocolat," and met Louis Brouillet, CEO of NewTree Chocolates

Zinc Details and TasteTV hosted the San Francisco launch party for A. K. Crump's new book, Chocolate French: Recipes, Language, and Directions to Français au Chocolate, on January 18 at the Zinc Details California Street store in in San Francisco.

The event featured tastings from chocolatiers NewTree and Mariebelle Chocolates and wine from Foppiano Vineyards and others.

Crump's travel guide/cookbook features recipes from San Francisco's Lulu, Café de la Presse, Le Zinc, Absinthe and the Lycee Français La Perouse, Berkeley's La Note Provençal, New Orleans's Broussards, Chicago's French Pastry School, Napa's Bouchon and Copia, and Paris' Jean Paul Hevin and Le Cordon Bleu.

For photos of the event, click here.


Zinc Details Holiday Party was packed for Future of Design presentation, Art by Caroline Seckinger, and Tour by Cell Phone

The December 8th holiday party at Zinc Details' California Street location was a trifecta for Zinc-o-philes. Marieke van der Poel of Peclers Paris, a leading international forecaster of trends in fashion and design, gave an illustrated presentation on "Design Trends for 2007-2008." Artist Caroline Seckinger was on hand to talk about her most recent work that brings new excitement to the theory of color. And visitors could use their own cell phones for a guided tour of modern design classics by the likes of Philippe Starck, Alver Aalto, Tord Boontje, and Jasper Morrison.

And, of course there were wonderful hors d'oeuvres, adult beverages, and good conversation. Lots to see, lots to talk about.

Caroline Seckinger with Zinc's Vasilios Kiniris
Caroline Seckinger with Zinc's Vasilios Kiniris
Marieke van der Poel from Peclers Paris
Marieke van der Poel from Peclers Paris

For more photos of the party, click here.


Zinc Details Kick-Off Party for "Architecture + the City" Series a Huge Success

AIA Kickoff party The new Zinc Details store on California Street was filled with all manner of mavens for the "3rd Annual Architecture + the City" series Kick-off Party on September 1st.

The series is presented annually by the American Institute of Architects, San Francisco Chapter (AIA San Francisco) and Center for Architecture + Design.

Sponsors were 7x7 magazine and Kartell.

For more photos of the party, click here.


Isamu Noguchi Program Packs California St. Store in Sept.

Zinc Details hosted a full house for the Sept. 7th reception and lecture by Doug De Nicola of the Isamu Noguchi Museum.

De Nicola spoke and showed slides of the life and work of Isamu Noguchi, one of the 20th Century's most critically acclaimed and influential artist/designers. The event was part of the month-long "Architecture + the City" Series, produced by the San Francisco Chapter of the American Institute of Architects.

After De Nicola's presentation, a drawing was held for an original Noguchi-designed lamp, won by SFSU architecture student Virginia Flores.

Noguchi Musuem director Doug De Nicola with Zinc's Vasilios Kiniris
Noguchi Musuem director Doug De Nicola with Zinc's Vasilios Kiniris
Vas with Noguchi lamp winner, SFSU architecture student Virginia Flores.
Vas with Noguchi lamp winner, SFSU architecture student Virginia Flores.

For more photos of the reception, click here.

New California Street Store Zinc Details Opens Its Third Store

New California Street location in San Francisco is around the corner from the original Fillmore Street store. Zinc retains its Berkeley store, as well.

Zinc Details has opened a second San Francisco store at 2410 California Street in the Fillmore neighborhood. The new store is two blocks from the original Zinc Details at 1905 Fillmore Street. The California Street store will house Zinc's lines of contemporary designer furniture by Atlantico, Knoll, Kartell, and others. The original Fillmore Street store will continue to feature contemporary accessories for kitchen, bath, and den, as well as toys and accessories for children. Zinc Details also retains its location on Fourth Street in Berkeley.

"The new location gives us a much larger show room for our furniture, rugs, and lamps. At the same time, we'll have double the space at our Fillmore Street store for the designer tableware and ceramics and all the smaller items we feature," says Zinc Details'' owner, Vasilios Kiniris.


Kartell President Ivan Luini (L) with Zinc's Vasilios Kiniris

House Packed for Ivan Luini, President of Kartell US

Ivan Luini, president of Kartell US, packed the gallery at Zinc Details for his October 6 reception. Luini, the New York-based representative of the famous Italian furniture manufacturing firm, demonstrated Kartell's innovative use of extruded plastics over the last 60 years. Zinc Details displayed furniture created through this process, including Philippe Starck's "Ghost Chair" and whimsical "Gnome Table." Mr. Luini's lecture was part of the AIA SF "Architecture in the City" series running through the month of October.

For more photos of the reception, click here.


Lotta Jansdotter and Vasilio Kiniris Lotta Jansdotter Reception Fills Fillmore Store

Lotta Jansson, founder of San Francisco design house Lotta Jansdotter, filled Zinc Details' Fillmore Street store on July 21 for her reception and discussion. Ms. Jansson talked about her design inspiration and autographed her work.

Born in Finland and raised in Sweden, Lotta Jansson creates a myriad of striking, screen-printed home products. Her work reflects the spirit of Scandinavia. Her colorful and compelling designs include ceramics, table linens, bags, stationery, and other items.

Her work has been featured in major design magazines almost from the day she began and has won her an enthusiastic following abroad, particularly in Japan.


SFMOMA Party-goers Lounge on Zinc Details Furniture Again

Guests at the June Member Sessions Party at SFMOMA sipped vodka drinks and wine while reclining on Zinc Details couches, chairs, and even a bed!

Once again, Zinc created two "lounge environments" for the cocktail party in the Schwab Room at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.

"We chose retro pieces this time to match the art of Jeremy Blake," said Zinc Details owner Vasilios Kiniris.

Blake's work is currently featured at SFMOMA. It includes a 3-screen video inspired by the famous Winchester Mystery House.

"You can't get much more retro than that," Kiniris said.

To see more of the party, click here.



Carl Magnusson Reception for Carl Magnusson a Smashing Success

Design Icon for Knoll, Inc. spoke at Zinc Details on March 16

Design aficionados packed the Zinc Details showroom in San Francisco on March 16 to meet Carl Magnusson, Executive Vice President of Design for furniture manufacturer Knoll, Inc. The ever-gracious Magnusson mingled with the crowd before and after his slide presentation on the career of Florence "Shu" Knoll, co-founder of Knoll, Inc., and a major influence on interior and space design. The party afterward gave everyone a chance to chat with the man who is himself a design icon.

Born in Sweden, Carl Magnusson studied architecture and design in the U.S. and Sweden. He began his career with Charles Eames, later joining Knoll as Director of Graphics and Showroom Design.

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Knoll Space Zinc Details designated Knoll Space retailer in Northern California.

Knoll has chosen Zinc Details in San Francisco and Berkeley as its designated "Knoll Space" retailer in Northern California. Zinc will sell Knoll's iconic modern classic and contemporary furniture designs for the home.

The store now features KnollStudio classic century designs, including tables and chairs by Eero Saarinen, Jens Rosen, and Warren Platner. The many selections include chairs from the Bertoia Collection, popular Knoll pieces like the Jamaica Barstool of Pepe Cortes, and other items.

"We are thrilled to be able to make these modern classics available to everyone who loves great design," says owner Vasilios Kiniris.



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