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Issue 45 · Materials · November 8, 2012

Remodelista in Conversation with Design Innovators

Issue 45 · Materials · November 8, 2012

Last week, we launched our new video series, "Remodelista in Conversation with Design Innovators," featuring some of the most exciting design luminaries (architects, interior designers, artisans) working today. Today we hear from Daniel Piechota, a partner in the San Francisco firm Sagan Piechota Architecture.

Piechota graduated from architecture school, but his first job was as a carpenter on the Price Residence, designed by pioneer architect, Bart Prince. Next, he worked with renowned architect Mickey Muennig on the Post Ranch Inn, the iconic back-to-earth lodge in Big Sur. The experience of living in a VW bus and working for Muennig was a seminal one, giving him an appreciation for nature, architecture, and craft. Join us for a chat with Piechota, who recently won the 2012 Cabin Fever Design Competition.

Above: Remodelista editor Sarah Lonsdale chats with Piechota over coffee.

Above: Sagan Piechota's Otter Cove Residence in Carmel, California with sweeping views of the Pacific.

Above: Join us as we sit down for coffee with Piechota, courtesy of our friends at Starbucks.

Above: Nilus de Matran of Nilus Designs studied with internationally known architect Zaha Hadid in London before moving to San Francisco; one of his first projects was Cafe deStijl, named after the Dutch art movement.

Above: A modular kitchen for Design Within Reach, designed by De Matran.

Above: What is De Matran most excited about? The new accessibility of 3-D printing, for one (watch our video to find out why).

Above: Lauren Geremia of Geremia Design in Emeryville, CA, is the visionary behind some of the Bay Area's most innovative spaces.

Above: Geremia studied painting at RISD before segueing into interior design (she got her start decorating bars and restaurants on a budget), and her inventive approach got her noticed by the local tech community. Her clients include some of the Bay Area's most happening companies—think Dropbox and Instagram—and she's done domestic interiors for leading tech innovators as well.

Above: What's Geremia most excited about? New frontiers in LED lighting, for one (watch our video to find out why).



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