Design for Urban Living

Fog Fair


Posted on January 12th, by David Bjorngaard in Elements, Here/There, The Moment. No Comments

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 at Tany Bonakdar Gallery, #bjornstudio

Glowing Core Planet by Olafur Eliasson

Glowing Core Planet, detail, by Olafur Eliasson at Tany Bonakdar Gallery, #bjornstudio

San Francisco's Almond & Co has a great booth featuring work by Jeremy Maxwell Wintrebert, #bjornstudio

San Francisco’s Almond & Co has a great booth featuring work by Jeremy Maxwell Wintrebert

These pieces by Frida Fjellman at Hostler Burrows, #bjornstudio

These pieces by Frida Kjellman are like hanging jewelry at Hostler Burrows

Andy Paiko at Wexler Gallery, #bjornstudio

A detail of Andy Paiko’s hanging sculpture at Weller Gallery

Bats at Jason Jacques Gallery, #bjornstudio

Bats! Really beautiful detailing.

Mid-century-looking ceramics by Carlos Otero at Hostler Burrows, #bjornstudio

Mid-century-looking ceramics by Carlos Otero at Hostler Burrows

These cool sculptures by Cody Hoyt are intricately pieced ceramicsat Patrick Parrish, #bjornstudio

These cool sculptures by Cody Hoyt are intricately pieced ceramics

African masks at Magen H Gallery, #bjornstudio

African masks at Magen H Gallery

Sculpture at Hostler Burrows, #bjornstudio

The textural quality of this sculpture at Hostler Burrows is simply beautiful.

Sculpture detail at Hostler Burrows, #bjornstudio

Olafur Eliasson at Tany Bonakdar Gallery, #bjornstudio

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, #bjornstudio

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, #bjornstudio

Mathieu Lehanneur’s glass and onyx sculptures paired with and Studio Drift’s brass and dandelion seed (!) chandelier at Carpenters Workshop Gallery

Studio Drift chandelier in bronze and Dandelion Seeds at Carpenters Workshop Gallery, #bjornstudio

Thaddeus Wolfe neon sculpture at WVVolumes, #bjornstudio

Neon light sculpture at Volumes. Also loved the glass vases by Thaddeus Wolfe.

Finally, check out this great ad…love my day job!

Bjorn Design, Fog Fair

David Bjørngaard, January 2017





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