Archive for October, 2016

Vendor Spotlight: David Bonk, Surfaces

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david-bonkAn artist from an early age and inspired by the world around him, David Bonk has created hand painted wall covering out of his studio in San Francisco since 1988. The initial drive for his work came from a trip to Europe during his senior year in high school in which he was inspired by the beauty and permanence of renaissance art and architecture. He later moved to Los Angeles in 1980 and enjoyed success as a faux finisher. Seeking the freedom to expand upon his creations he began applying his work to wall covering and Surfaces was born. Knowing he wanted to imbue his work with the qualities he saw in Europe he chose to work on canvas rather than a traditional paper. Working with this unique material he has created a product that transcends the notion of hand painted by creating durable, practical wall coverings that are instilled with modern sophisticated elegance. His wall coverings are all easily customized in both color and pattern, are class A fire rated, wipeable and suitable for commercial spaces as well as residential kitchens and bathrooms.

View Surfaces by David Bonk on the TL site.

Vendor Spotlight: Tony Brenta, Phoenix Day

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Phoenix Day is owned and operated by Tony Brenta, the company founder’s great grand nephew. Since Phoenix Day’s inception in 1850, the company has continually evolved to meet the changing needs of the lighting market and its clients. Tony takes great pride in continuing to fabricate quality custom light fixtures, each carefully hand crafted at the workshop in San Francisco. Most days, will find Tony out in the workshop or meeting with client’s to review custom lighting designs using brass, bronze and hand-blown glass.

Phoenix Day carries a selection of traditional, transitional and contemporary designs, in a full range of standard and custom finishes. They offer the unique opportunity to customize their product line items, as well as create completely custom pieces. Phoenix Day also works on lighting restoration, and is currently restoring the main chandelier for the historic Curran Theater, originally fabricated by Phoenix Day in 1922. Phoenix Day light fixtures can be found at private residences around the world, as well as The San Francisco Opera House, The Awahnee Lodge at Yosemite, Cairdean Winery, The Four Seasons Hotel Ko Olina and Stanford University.

Tony and Phoenix Day uphold a commitment to combining historic traditions with a modern interpretation, all the while maintaining the quality & consistency established in 1850.

View Phoenix Day on the TL site.