Store Review: Zinc Details in San Francisco

by Shira Abel Shvo on October 16, 2009

I went into Zinc Details on a day I didn’t bring my camera. But I needed pictures of this insanely cool shop. I absolutely had to cover it on Tchochkes. And yes, I do get somewhat theatrical when I get passionate about a place, but this is design – it’s allowed. I’m not like this when writing about Ku antennas on the fuselage of an aircraft, I can assure you (yes, I have written about Ku antennas – you’d be amazed at what I know).

But I digress.

Zinc Details was filled with amazing mid-century modern furniture. The kind crying out for attention. For photographing. For filling a San Francisco loft with hardwood floors and exposed cement ceilings.

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And me without my camera. In case you’re wondering – no I didn’t get back there. What I did was convince Casey, the amazing guy working there, to take some pictures for me. And he did. Love him!

I also asked Casey to take a photo of his favorite item in the store and explain why he loved it.

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In Casey’s own words “There is a close up of the Orange Slice Chair by Artifort [above]. It’s one of my favorite pieces in the showroom. The designer Pierre Paulin passed away a few months ago, he designed this chair back in 1960. I think it looks just as fresh today as it did then. It retails for about $2600.”

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The store is filled with stuff. Vintage, reproduction, modern classics – all fitting the same general mood and genre.

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Even though the place is packed to the ceiling, it’s organized in a way that you don’t feel it. Much.

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I love these chairs with the woven seat. I would pair it with another table – but the chairs are very cool.

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The new pieces (in other words not reproduction or vintage) are all Italian and plastic.

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And the art isĀ reminiscentĀ of 60s wallpaper.

Zinc Details – if you’re in San Francisco you should definitely check them out.

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nikki October 17, 2009 at 9:47 pm

isn’t that ron arad’s bookworm on the wall? nice store…

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