I’ve spent the afternoon being inspired at the Fog Art+Design show at Fort Mason Center, January 12-15. The fair brings some of the best contemporary furniture dealers and art galleries to San Francisco. There are many amazing objects and pieces of furniture which will make you stop in appreciation, especially if you appreciate process and technique. New discoveries and works by old friends abound. Even if you’re not a collector, a show like this helps to train your eye, which will make it easier for you to sort through all the design choices you encounter. It also helps one learn how to stylishly display our own personal and prized treasures at home. I hope you’ll go explore. Here are a few of my favorite objects from the show.
Glowing Core Planet by Olafur Eliasson
San Francisco’s Almond & Co has a great booth featuring work by Jeremy Maxwell Wintrebert
These pieces by Frida Kjellman are like hanging jewelry at Hostler Burrows
A detail of Andy Paiko’s hanging sculpture at Weller Gallery
Bats! Really beautiful detailing.
Mid-century-looking ceramics by Carlos Otero at Hostler Burrows
These cool sculptures by Cody Hoyt are intricately pieced ceramics
African masks at Magen H Gallery
The textural quality of this sculpture at Hostler Burrows is simply beautiful.
I had just been reading about these Iceberg watercolors by Olafur Eliasson, now here they are at Fog Fair
A beautiful totem carved from a single log at Cristina Grajales Gallery.
Mathieu Lehanneur’s glass and onyx sculptures paired with and Studio Drift’s brass and dandelion seed (!) chandelier at Carpenters Workshop Gallery
Neon light sculpture at Volumes. Also loved the glass vases by Thaddeus Wolfe.
Finally, check out this great ad…love my day job!
David Bjørngaard, January 2017