BJØRN STUDIO

OUR PLACE TO EXPLORE IDEAS ON CONTEMPORARY LIVING
Arbol House

I’m excited to share this project that has been accepted into the AIA Silicon Valley Home Tour taking place May 2 in Palo Alto.

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Furniture = Art
CARLO HAUNER, BRAZIL, 1950

Two shows in New York survey the question Furniture = Art.  Answer: furniture can be both useful and beautiful, collectible even, and art can be functional.   Mark Newsom at… Read more »

Fog Fair 2019
Detail of Scandinavian furniture at Modernity, at Fog Fair 2019.

Some of the best design and art galleries from around the world are once again in San Francisco at Fog Design+Art Fair. Showcasing some of the leading talent at the… Read more »

Tropical Modernism

I’m excited to experience a bit of tropical modernism in Southeast Asia. While I’m extremely excited for the food, culture, world heritage sites, beaches, and down time half a… Read more »

Moving Light
Harpa Concert Hall, Reykjavik

I’ve recently designed several stained glass windows and skylights for windows. While color abounds, this is not a requirement, and there is absolutely no reason to veer from… Read more »

Heath & Artek

Two of my favorite companies have teamed up for a terrific collaboration:  Heath Ceramics and Artek. The collection includes Alvar Alto’s Tea Trolly 900, Stool 60 and other… Read more »

2018 Showcase House

Why can’t the dining room be the new family room, a place where the entire family can gather throughout the day? This is what I was saying as… Read more »

Parchin kari

A charming Southeast Asian couple recently tasked me with designing a parchin kari kitchen backsplash for their Mediterranean-style home in Palo Alto.  Also known as pietra dura (in Italian),… Read more »

Sea Ranch

I recently came back from my first stay at Sea Ranch. This was a pilgrimage to visit the works of Charles Moore, William Turnbull and Joseph Esherick, and… Read more »

Summertime

Summer is finally here. Time to relax, get outside and enjoy the fruits of our labour in comfortable style. For outdoor spaces, the right mix of furniture has… Read more »

Fog Fair 2018

We just had the Fog Design+Art Fair, which is one of my favorite events. Once again Bjørn Design was a Fog Forum member, which benefits the SFMOMA’s Department of… Read more »

Showcase

2017 was blur…great projects and clients, a growing business, and some amazing travel. One of the highlights was the debut of my powder room at the San Francisco… Read more »

Caning

This brilliant restaurant, Loulou Restaurant Paris, recently got me thinking more about the use of caning in interiors.  I love how the technique softens and adds texture to… Read more »

Spring Design

I wasn’t fortunate enough to make plans to attend this years Milan Furniture Week, which just ended. I followed with envy as friends and showrooms posted pretty pictures… Read more »

Little Details

I sit with a copy of several of John Pawson’s books at my desk…I love the detailed, expressive work produced by his firm. At times his work has… Read more »

Beauty

I caught the Cooper Hewitt’s Design Triennial at the San Jose Museum of Art just before it closed.  Titled Beauty, the show explores contrasting themes in contemporary design,… Read more »

Snapshot 26

If you attended the Fog Fair last week, you most likely noticed three works by the Dutch duo that makes up Studio Drift:  Shylight and In 20 Steps at… Read more »

Fog Fair

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… Read more »

Terrazzo

One of the materials which I have embraced this year is terrazzo. Part of the reason is that terrazzo reminds me of Italy, where it was invented in… Read more »

Swiss Chalet

In the dark, cold days of winter, I dream of settling into a nice chalet in the mountains. Surrounded by snow and cold, but engulfed in the warm glow… Read more »

Building Art

On my travels this summer, I took as a little light reading Frank Gehry’s biography (haha, only an interior designer or architect would call this light reading!). For… Read more »

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