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See our newest products at Dwell on Design in June!

VanNess Planters by Surya Graf for Tournesol Siteworks
Zest Planters by Surya Graf for Tournesol Siteworks

We’re excited to be working again with our partners at Street & Garden Furniture, as well as the fantastic group of Australian designers at Quench, who exhibited last year at the Dwell on Design event in Los Angeles. This year’s show, billed as America’s largest modern design event, takes place on June 20-21st at the Los Angeles Convention Center.

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TWIG Bench named Architectural Record Top Pick

We were delighted to find out that our product was selected by a jury of architects, interior designers, and product specialists as one of Architectural Record’s products of the year.  Not only that, but when we went to view the slide presentation, we saw that it had been named “top pick” in the furnishings group. This meant that of all the products submitted, we had made it to the final 5 – and that the group liked it better than everything else!!  This is an extremely prestigious list, and we’re proud of the award.

The TWIG has been a best-selling product in Australia and throughout Europe.  Now that Tournesol has brought it to the US, there’s no reason to think it isn’t going to do just as well here. Obviously, the Arch. Record jury agrees!

TWIG benches in the courtyard at Anna Head Housing, UC Berkeley

So far we have TWIG installions at UC Berkeley and American River College in Sacramento (both in California).  Several other projects, including a Los Angeles retro-style office park, a residence hall at Bowling Green State University in Ohio, and a public park in Rapid City, South Dakota are all underway. We’ll add pictures as we can.

Thanks again, McGraw-Hill and Architectural Record!!


Grand Hyatt Entrance Renovation, San Francisco, CA

The new entrance to the Grand Hyatt, San Francisco

If you know San Francisco, you probably know the Grand Hyatt. Less than a block off Union Square, its enterance sits right on Stockton St. This large facility seems to host a never-ending chain of conferences, events, and important guests. The entry has always been somewhat “quirky”. The side-slope hill and assymmetric entrance to the right was originally designed with a set of steps leading to nowhere (see photo below).

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