One of our favorite SF design haunts is the Mission District restaurant Farina, designed by Brett Terpeluk (his design credits include a decade spent working with Renzo Piano in Italy) and Monica Viarengo. So much so that we've put together a Steal This Look on the space, which features classic modern Italian lighting and a distinctive marble bar.
The Louise Nevelson–inspired marble counter (pieced together from vintage sink basins) is by Nathan Hunt of Hunt Studios in San Francisco; the round tables feature tops repurposed from the establishment's former signage. Read about the project in the SF Chronicle and see Cesar Rubio's photos at SF Gate.
Photos by Cesar Rubio and Joe Fletcher, courtesy of Studio Terpeluk.
Above: The red Double Octopus Chandeliers are by Turkish design firm, Autoban, and are available at Hive Modern for $1,565.
Above: Tolomeo Mega Wall Light; $650 at Y Lighting.
Above: Acquatinta Suspension Lamp made of mouth-blown Murano glass; $760 at Horne.
Above L: Emeco Nine-O Stacking Chair; $535 at Design Public.
Above: The new 111 Navy Chair is made from recycled plastic Coke bottles; $270 at Design Within Reach.
For more well-designed restaurants with ideas to steal from, see 57 Steal This Look: Dining Room posts in our archive.
N.B.: This post is an update; the original story ran on October 27, 2010.