Design Spot: Happenings in the Bay Area in April

Design Spot: Happenings in the Bay Area in April, Marin Magazine, Vitrail Mirrors, Inga Sempé, Magis


1) Vitrail Mirrors


Magis’ new collection of mirrors called Vitrail, designed by Parisian designer Inga Sempé takes a step back into history, echoing split panel Venetian mirrors before the advent of sheet glass that made seamless mirrors possible. Broad, colorful strips of mirrored glass — akin to stained glass windows — are combined to form graphic patterns in rectangular, oval and circular shapes on the wall. Prices vary from $630-$780 at DWR, 200 Kansas Street, SF.



2) Fuseproject at Hunters Point


At Sea Ranch, the supergraphics by Barbara Stauffacher are legend, and echoed now in San Francisco’s Hunters Point by Fuseproject, a design firm led by designer Yves Behar, to different — and perhaps greater — purpose. Partnering with non-profit Project Color Corps — an organization that believes in the power of color as a change agent — and in concert with the Willie Mays Boys and Girls Club in Hunters Point, Fuseproject collated colors and patterns along with colorist Laura Guido Clark that appealed to the children in the club and developed a custom mural to transform a once-drab club wall. It is transformative. Go see it. 729 Kirkwood Ave, San Francisco.



3) Ai Weiwei: Yours Truly 


Not to miss: On Sunday, April 14 at 7.30pm the film Ai Weiwei: Yours Truly — a documentary film directed by gallerist Cheryl Haines about @Large, Ai Weiwei’s 2015 installation at Alcatraz — premiers at San Francisco’s Castro Theater during the 2019 San Francisco International Film festival. Immediately after the screening, the director will be joined by Ai Weiwei and other guests in a unique conversation. 429 Castro Street, San Francisco. 

Zahid Sardar

Zahid Sardar brings an extensive range of design interests and keen knowledge of Bay Area design culture to SPACES magazine. He is a San Francisco editor, curator and author specializing in global architecture, interiors, landscape and industrial design. His work has appeared in numerous design publications as well as the San Francisco Chronicle for which he served as an influential design editor for 22 years. Sardar serves on the San Francisco Decorator Showcase design advisory board.