Let’s just say this is my dream office. The charred wood desk alone just has me gaga over it’s textural unexpected presence in the room. Authenticity B chose the desk as the centerpiece of the room which is constructed from a material called shou sugi ban, created by an ancient Japanese technique of charring cedar planks. The rich and highly textured surface of the shou sugi ban planks are placed on an antiqued steel sculptural base. Again, I cannot get over it’s beauty.
Behind the desk hang two minimalist charcoal hand drawings by an unknown Berkeley artist. Haines discovered the pieces at Metier in Hayes Valley, where she also sourced the vases we have been working in. Which I may steal at the end of the showcase.
Photos by the always talented Bess Friday