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Fundamental Furniture from Four/Quarter in San Francisco

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Fundamental Furniture from Four/Quarter in San Francisco

October 6, 2016

Sergio Traverso is a furniture designer on the up. He first honed his skills in the wood shop of San Francisco firm Ohio Design before starting company Four/Quarter, a name referring to a hardwood measurement (4/4). With a background in industrial design, Traverso draws inspiration from sculpture and architecture (citing Alvar Aalto and Le Corbusier as inspiration). Working with oak, ash, walnut, and Douglas fir, Four/Quarter designs furniture with a fundamental simplicity. Here, a closer look at the current offering, all made to order from their workshop on San Francisco’s Treasure Island. For ordering information, contact Four/Quarter directly.

Dowel Dining Chairs outfit Little Gem in San Francisco, a new restaurant from three alum chefs of Thomas Keller kitchens.
Above: Dowel Dining Chairs outfit Little Gem in San Francisco, a new restaurant from three alum chefs of Thomas Keller kitchens.
A detail of the chair backs in vertical grain Douglas fir. “Through a long prototyping process we made incremental changes to the angle and height of the chair until we found exactly what we wanted,” says Traverso.
Above: A detail of the chair backs in vertical grain Douglas fir. “Through a long prototyping process we made incremental changes to the angle and height of the chair until we found exactly what we wanted,” says Traverso.
The Dowel Sling Chair in natural white oak with a vegetable tanned leather seat.
Above: The Dowel Sling Chair in natural white oak with a vegetable tanned leather seat.
The Dowel Dining Table, shown in natural white oak and black steel legs, features a long dowel trestle that inspires the rest of Four/Quarter’s work. Contact Four/Quarter for pricing and information.
Above: The Dowel Dining Table, shown in natural white oak and black steel legs, features a long dowel trestle that inspires the rest of Four/Quarter’s work. Contact Four/Quarter for pricing and information.
The Dowel Sling Chair in blackened oak and black leather.
Above: The Dowel Sling Chair in blackened oak and black leather.
Detail of the black leather sling seat.
Above: Detail of the black leather sling seat.
The bar height Dowel Stool in Claro Walnut.
Above: The bar height Dowel Stool in Claro Walnut.
The Dowel Bench, shown in bleached Douglas fir.
Above: The Dowel Bench, shown in bleached Douglas fir.
Dowel Dining Chairs in Douglas fir, blackened oak, and natural white oak.
Above: Dowel Dining Chairs in Douglas fir, blackened oak, and natural white oak.

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