We did a photo shoot last week with our newest product from the Street and Garden Furniture family, the Flow bench planter. We thought we’d share a few of the photos.
In the middle of 2009, we were approached by EHDD Architecture of San Francisco, who were in the process of designing the new Chinatown/North Beach campus of the City College of San Francisco. They asked if we would be interested in fabricating custom Wilshire Collection rectangles with integrated bench seating for the terrace of the new building. It was the first time that we’d been approached to do this, so we knew it would be a challenge for us. But, it was a major new construction project, in a time when there weren’t many around – of course we’d be interested! Continue reading
Huge thanks to Jim Mumford and the entire crew at Greenscaped Buildings, who just provided us with photos of the finished living wall at Fashion Valley mall. The plaza and meeting place finishes out the area perfectly – the only way it could have been better would have been using our pots and benches! Continue reading
The first TWIGs are in place! Specified by Andrea Cochran Landscape Architecture for the Anna Head Housing at the Univ. of California Berkeley, we were able to go over to the newly opened dormitory yesterday and shoot some photos. Interestingly, this project is across from the (infamous?) People’s Park in Berkeley, so there is plenty of foot traffic of all sorts! Continue reading
We were first-timers this weekend at Dwell on Design. Clearly this conference already has quite a following, because it was packed all three days. Tournesol Siteworks partner Street and Garden Furniture exhibited as part of an Australian design collaborative called Quench Design. Although it was their first experience here, too, the booth was jammed with visitors throughout the weekend. The fantastic designs drew the attention of the judges, who awarded Quench (as a group) “Best Booth in Show” award. Quench Design is sponsored by the Queensland Government, who underwrote the travel expenses for the trip.
Noted design fair Dwell on Design starts on Friday of this week at the Los Angeles Convention Center. Billed as the West Coast’s largest design show, we’re excited to be part of it this year, through our partner Street & Garden Furniture of Australia.
According to the press release:
Curated by the editors of Dwell Magazine (www.dwell.com),
the three-day celebration brings together the best and brightest products, services, and
thought leaders in modern design today
Street and Garden will be introducing their newest concept, a combination planter/bench designed for al fresco dining areas and configuring public space. It fits perfectly into the Tournesol Siteworks product mix.
One of the best parts about doing what we do is watching the product come together. I’m struck by the amount of hand craftsmanship that goes into creating product that satisfies our quality standards.
A week ago I posted about the hand buffing that goes on to create a metal-infused finish. I decided to continue the series by simply walking around the production floor and snapping some images.
While we don’t get involved in many residential projects, it’s nice to see one that comes together as nicely as this. We certainly can’t take much credit. Our pots are lovely on this project, but the real star of the project is Belli Fiori landscaping of Redwood City, CA.