California Minimalism and Modernist Furniture At One Steuart Lane


In an refreshing confluence of talent and taste, the global design and marketing firm frenchCALIFORNIA has curated a collection of art and design from the Peter Blake Gallery in Laguna Beach, a gallery that for almost twenty years has promoted the best of California’s Minimal art and international modernist furniture. In a time of cookie-cutter model apartments, this selling exhibition at One Steuart Lane brings a new look to the innovative work of the last century.

The Building: One Steuart Lane is the newest architectural addition to San Francisco‚Äôs Embarcadero. Designed by Craig Hartman, the principal designer at Skidmore Owings & Merrill, this instantly iconic structure offers sweeping views across the waterfront, the Bay Bridge and down onto Cupid’s Arrow. Interior and public spaces are by Lauren Rottet, the founding principal of Rottet Studio

Above, from left to right: a c1956 Fried Egg armchair by Hans Olsen; a prototype rosewood chair by Norman Cherner; a Serpentine Sofa by Verner Panton; a Petalas table by the Polish-Brazilian architect Jorge Zalszupin with a bronze sculpture by Stepahnie Bachiero.

Above: the minimalist Scot Heywood’s 2019 work Transition, and the equally minimalist kitchen by Molteni. Below: A subtle, curving work by Helen Pashgian, the doyenne of the California Light and Space movement and a recent work by Lita Abercrombie in gold leaf and resin. The 1960’s magazine stand is by Pierre Guariche and the wall-mounted jib lamp is an original 1950s classic by the great Jean Prouve.

Above, the primary bedroom is dominated by an Ed Moses painting.

Prices for pieces in this extraordinary collection range from a few thousand dollars to the high five figures. The price for the unit is “on request” from the developer.

Photo Credit: Scott Hargis