C&G Shop the Look: An Architect's Sculptural Cow Hollow Home
Architect Julie Dowling completed a 14-month renovation to transform a 1959 Cow Hollow building into the "serene, uncomplicated and visually quiet" home she now shares with her husband, art advisor Steven Platzman, and their daughter. Shop the look of this sculptural San Francisco home, as featured in the October issue of SFC&G, with a selection of iconic design pieces from our Shop the Look partner, Design Within Reach.
Design Within Reach Womb™ Chair and Ottoman ($1,128 and up)
The Womb Chair and Ottoman (1946) has an enveloping form that continues to be one of the most iconic and recognized representations of mid-century organic modernism.
Design Within Reach Nelson™ Petal Clock ($525)
The Petal Clock (1957) is one of more than 150 clocks designed by George Nelson Associates for the Howard Miller Clock Company, which sold them from 1949 into the 1980s.
Design Within Reach Mantis BS1 B Floor Lamp ($1070)
Designed by Bernard Schottlander, who created his Mantis Collection (1951) as an homage to Alexander Calder, the American sculptor perhaps best known as originator of the mobile.
Design Within Reach Nelson Saucer Pendant Lamp ($269 and up)
Architect George Nelson, who was Herman Miller’s design director from 1946 to 1972, said: “Every truly original idea seems to find its most important expression in a chair.” And then he blew the doors off lighting design.
Design Within Reach Saarinen Executive Side Chair in Leather with Metal Legs ($1,616 and up)
The design of Eero Saarinen's Executive Side Chair (1946) began more than a decade earlier, when he and Charles Eames submitted several designs to the Organic Design in Home Furnishings competition at the MoMA.
Design Within Reach Century Flatware, 5-Piece Setting ($42 and up)
Designed by Doshi Levien for Herdmar, the Century Flatware (2011), inspired by a plane’s propeller, features balanced forms that are pleasing to the touch and eye.
Design Within Reach Barcelona® Chair ($5,429)
Ludwig Mies van der Rohe's Barcelona Chair and Stool (1929), originally created to furnish his German Pavilion at the International Exhibition in Barcelona, have come to epitomize modern design.