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A San Francisco Design Collective Reveals its Impeccably Cool Creative Studio
Nicole Hollis and her thriving design collective just completed a six-month renovation that transformed a 1920s industrial space...
The space is also filled with Herman Miller’s all-black edition of the Eames Molded Fiberglass Armchair.
Their materials library is partitioned from the open space with charred wood walls that have been turned black with the Japanese Shou Sugi Ban technique. Shown here is the storage side of this wall.
Hollis explains that they use acrylic trays (like the ones shown here) for presentations, both internally or with clients. “They present actual material specifications and are typically organized by room. The materials are filed after presentations,” she says.
Hollis made sure to create areas where vendors, artists, and artisans can drop off their work or samples. Shown here is the materials library and high-top tables that provide storage and allow for casual, impromptu meetings.
Directly next to the dining area is the dark kitchen, which has a custom island made with a metal base and a CoorItalia Calacatta marble top. Designed by Chris French, it’s meant to invite socializing.