Posts Tagged ‘Studio’

Samuel Fleming Lewis featured at The Reclaimed Room at Building REsources

Samuel Fleming Lewis featured at The Reclaimed Room at Building REsources

Samuel Fleming Lewis is no stranger to discovering unique architectural salvage, furniture, hardware and lighting at Building REsources. The INSTUDIO Design Director and exhibiting artist regularly reuses items otherwise destined for landfills when developing interior design for clients. His creative reuse of recycled goods extends to his art, craft, lighting and furniture. Months ago Lewis […]


Issey Miyake’s New Forms of Light

Issey Miyake’s New Forms of Light

Italian lighting manufacturer Artemide is internationally known for innovative and iconic designs. INSTUDIO Design Directors visited the San Francisco showroom to view the new IN-EI lighting collection created by fashion designer Issey Miyake. In theory the pairing of a Japanese fashion designer with an Italian lighting company may seem odd. The creative meeting of the […]


Charles Pfister, San Francisco’s International Modernist

Charles Pfister, San Francisco’s International Modernist

INSTUDIO Design Directors were sourcing vintage furniture for design clients at “stuff” when they came across a classic black leather lounge chair in pristine condition. They immediately recognized the chair as a Charles Pfister design for Knoll International.  Their clients immediately purchased the chair having it delivered to their home the following day. In the […]


PINTEREST has New Color Boards by INSTUDIO

PINTEREST has New Color Boards by INSTUDIO

A rainbow of living color has been developed as Pin Boards by INSTUDIO Design Directors. Pinterest has become an INSTUDIO gallery exhibiting inspirations, furniture, art, lighting, design, products, textiles and accessories that matches the Design Directors unique style. Previously similar items were grouped together on Pin Boards by period, style, item or product. The new […]


Artistic Collaboration Created at Big Umbrella Studios

Artistic Collaboration Created at Big Umbrella Studios

Works by artists who are part of art collectives is the innovative thought behind the current exhibit at Big Umbrella Studios. The idea of collaboration is the foundation of the art collective’s shared gallery, studio and workspace which were created by visual art graduates of the University of San Francisco in 2007. Artists can be […]


Chairish Your Fine Home Furnishings

Chairish Your Fine Home Furnishings

Lynne Gillan was the first of the INSTUDIO Design Directors to discover “Chairish” the online consignment marketplace for design obsessed people to buy and sell exceptional pre-owned home furnishings. The three Design Directors work in the studio as a team to conceptualize and review each interior design project on a regular basis. Over time each […]


Artist Michael Ross is Drawing Living Houses

Artist Michael Ross is Drawing Living Houses

A portrait of a house is usually thought of as the perfectly rendered ideal drawing of a home as envisioned by an architect or builder.  Bay Area artist Michael Ross uses a vivid complementary color palette of artist crayons along with his free form drawing style to capture a deeper life of home.  Michael’s imaginary […]


The Secret Life of Plants Exposed!

The Secret Life of Plants Exposed!

San Francisco artist Ron M. Saunders expresses his interests and talents in three diverse ways:  landscape architecture, photography and as an artist. He is a professional landscape architect who creates his visions through the natural world with horticulture. His fascination with photography developed into an interest in creating photograms.  (A nineteenth-century photographic process which captures […]


The Art of a Spiritual Evolution

The Art of a Spiritual Evolution

San Francisco Artist William Rhodes expresses his spiritual evolution through his works of art. His solo exhibit, “What is Your Spiritual Evolution?”, at the Sargent Johnson Gallery of the African American Art & Culture Complex asks about yours. Rhodes is an Artist, Wood Carver, Craftsman and Furniture Maker who combines his talents with his interest […]


Contemporary Custom Lighting with a Vintage Vibe

Contemporary Custom Lighting with a Vintage Vibe

SOMA, or South of Market in San Francisco, has been known for cultivating artistic talents for decades. Creativity can be seen in galleries, shops and manufacturing businesses where interior designers source one of a kind items for their clients. INSTUDIO Design Directors frequent The Malder Company where a wide range of custom lighting design, services […]


BLOBS by San Francisco Artist LUCAS SEVEN

BLOBS by San Francisco Artist LUCAS SEVEN

Lucas Seven’s new “BLOBS” series of eight by ten inch stretched canvas acrylic paintings were developed with a few key words in mind:  Shape, Color & Fun. The black background of the paintings shows the character’s carefully thought out details and is a great contrast to the BLOBS bright colors. The playful characters created from […]


The Award Winning Octagon Table Realized

The Award Winning Octagon Table Realized

As a celebration of its one hundredth year of creating fine hand-made furniture in North Carolina; Hickory Chair Furniture Company launched a Centennial Design Challenge.  San Francisco furniture and interior designer Samuel Fleming Lewis of INSTUDIO submitted a table design inspired by an Asian influenced Frank Lloyd Wright designed candlestick. Lewis’s Octagon Table won the […]


Unofficial Open Studios at INSTUDIO

Unofficial Open Studios at INSTUDIO

INSTUDIO invites art & interior design enthusiast to visit their new studio at “Unofficial Open Studios”, Saturday & Sunday, November 3 – 4, 2012 from 11am to 6pm. The Design Directors of INSTUDIO are equally fine artists and interior designers.  INSTUDIO interior design clients often select works that were created by the Design Directors to […]


INSTUDIO HAS MOVED FROM PARK TO PORT

INSTUDIO HAS MOVED FROM PARK TO PORT

Being equally artists & interior designers the Design Directors of INSTUDIO are more like “Design Nerds” than “Designers”. When their lease was complete instead of trying to find exactly the same type of studio near the San Francisco Design Center they began to explore possibilities of retail space, artist’s studios and unusual shared office spaces […]


The Fine Art of Painted Furniture Details

The Fine Art of Painted Furniture Details

For centuries artists have added exquisite paintings and details to customize fine furniture. Striping, floral motifs, gilt details, silver or gold leaf, chinoisserie, trompe l’oeil and geometric patterns can be found on fine furniture throughout history. Art as a finishing touch adds distinction and individual personality to hand crafted furniture. At Hickory Chair Furniture Company […]


Creative Collaboration gets INSTUDIO Design Directors SHOT

Creative Collaboration gets INSTUDIO Design Directors SHOT

San Francisco’s South of Market is not a crime scene but an art and design scene.  INSTUDIO Interior Design Directors Samuel Fleming Lewis, Stephen Kladder and Lynne Gillan needed new photographs to celebrate their third year in business. They combined the talents of creative neighbors all within the same block. Photography: MISSION PICTURES INSTUDIO has […]


A Little Table with Photographic Memory

A Little Table with Photographic Memory

The current term used for creative reuse of home furnishings, “Upcycle” can be applied to this small thrift store Parsons Style table. INSTUDIO Design Director Samuel Fleming Lewis has been using his creativity to re-imagine used or dated home furnishings decades before upcycling got a name. His current project is a chic study in black […]


INSTUDIO on Tony Wilkins Small Business Forum

INSTUDIO on Tony Wilkins Small Business Forum

Tony Wilkins producer and host of the blog talk radio program Small Business Forum interviewed INSTUDIO Design Director Stephen Kladder. INSTUDIO is a small business that designs for both residential and business clients. Small business design is a focus of his practice so Stephen was happy to share his thoughts on the subject. INSTUDIO uses […]


When Art has a Wrinkle it’s a Mark Paron Crinkle

When Art has a Wrinkle it’s a Mark Paron Crinkle

Mark Paron is a self-taught San Francisco artist who creates organically responding to his personal visions. He works with a wide range of materials matching them to his broad knowledge of craft and design to create beautiful sculptural works of art. Inspired by the micro biotic, organic and synthetic his “Crinkles” defy category. The works […]


Subscribe to INSTUDIO Interior Design Services

Subscribe to INSTUDIO Interior Design Services

INSTUDIO now offers Subscription Design Support Services. RESTYLE, ACCESS & IDEAS are three fixed fee design support options that have been developed and proven effective for clients with an interest in participating in the design process while getting professional results. RESTYLE  or  Refreshing Essentials:  Simply Transforming Your Living Environment is the eco friendly way develop […]


The Octagon Table Comes to Life

The Octagon Table Comes to Life

In 2011 to celebrate 100 years of fine furniture making in North Carolina; Hickory Chair Furniture Company announced its Centennial Design Challenge. Samuel Fleming Lewis won the professional category with his Octagon Table. The original design inspired by a Frank Lloyd Wright candlestick impressed the judges. The ten thousand dollar value award would have allowed […]


A Suite Weekend in San Francisco

A Suite Weekend in San Francisco

INSTUDIO provided design direction for a “Weekend Suite” in a second generation family owned building steps away from San Francisco’s Palace of Fine Arts. Two brothers and their wives who have homes elsewhere in the Bay Area use the apartment for getaways in the city.  Basic utilitarian needs were met with old furnishings and bland […]


Samuel Fleming Lewis gets Pinned

Samuel Fleming Lewis gets Pinned

INSTUDIO interior Design Directors show their avid interest in all things related to art & design by utilizing instudio-sf.com and social media sites. By exposing artists, products, ideas, designs, history, images, small local shops or global manufacturers the goal is to let those interested in design or potential clients see what the Design Directors see […]


Self Portrait, 1967 by Max Requenes & Delcio Gomes

Self Portrait, 1967 by Max Requenes & Delcio Gomes

Art makes a first and lasting impression. INSTUDIO interior Design Directors asked former New York City resident Max Requenes to look for a large scale work of art to complete the design of the foyer for his northern California bungalow. The designers expected him to find a piece that reflected his interest in animation, modernist […]