Design Spot: Happenings in the Bay Area in April
Vitrail mirrors, a new Ai Wei Wei movie and more.
1) Vitrail Mirrors
Magis’ new collection of mirrors called Vitrail, designed by Parisian designer Inga Sempé takes a step back into history, echoing split panel Venetian mirrors before the advent of sheet glass that made seamless mirrors possible. Broad, colorful strips of mirrored glass — akin to stained glass windows — are combined to form graphic patterns in rectangular, oval and circular shapes on the wall. Prices vary from $630-$780 at DWR, 200 Kansas Street, SF.
2) Fuseproject at Hunters Point
At Sea Ranch, the supergraphics by Barbara Stauffacher are legend, and echoed now in San Francisco’s Hunters Point by Fuseproject, a design firm led by designer Yves Behar, to different — and perhaps greater — purpose. Partnering with non-profit Project Color Corps — an organization that believes in the power of color as a change agent — and in concert with the Willie Mays Boys and Girls Club in Hunters Point, Fuseproject collated colors and patterns along with colorist Laura Guido Clark that appealed to the children in the club and developed a custom mural to transform a once-drab club wall. It is transformative. Go see it. 729 Kirkwood Ave, San Francisco.
3) Ai Weiwei: Yours Truly
Not to miss: On Sunday, April 14 at 7.30pm the film Ai Weiwei: Yours Truly — a documentary film directed by gallerist Cheryl Haines about @Large, Ai Weiwei’s 2015 installation at Alcatraz — premiers at San Francisco’s Castro Theater during the 2019 San Francisco International Film festival. Immediately after the screening, the director will be joined by Ai Weiwei and other guests in a unique conversation. 429 Castro Street, San Francisco.