Two San Francisco Designers Launch New Collections

By Sarah Bray | July 8, 2019 | Style & Beauty Story Interiors

Scheherazade console, $14,400, by Orlando Diaz-Azcuy for Matsuoka Furniture.

Fabric of Our Lives
Suzanne Tucker’s Latest Collection of Textiles is a Lesson in Bay Area history.

SuzanneTuckerHome_3030_02_Amara_Finch_e.jpgAmara in Finch, price upon request, by Suzanne Tucker Home.

Suzanne Tucker’s projects span the country, yet its her hometown of San Francisco that serves as her constant inspiration. “I’ve lived here 38 years,” Tucker says with a laugh that signals a dash of disbelief. “I could never live in flat country because I’m inspired by our hilly terrain that’s visually changing wherever you go.” This season, the principal of award-winning San Francisco interior design firm Tucker & Marks debuts a new collection of Suzanne Tucker Home fabrics that takes its cues from the city’s storied history. Tucker’s illustrated flora and fauna print, Amara, references the British Arts and Crafts movement that took hold in San Francisco following the earthquake and fires of 1906. While the print pictured riffs on early 20th-century designs, Tucker attests that it doesn’t tell its age. “This print can fit quite a large variety of design vocabularies—from formal to casual, contemporary to classic,” she explains. For those who feel intimidated by such a statement upholstered on a sofa or a dining room wall, her advice: “Think of it as a tool to layer in personality!”

SuzanneTuckerHome_3030_07_Amara_Jay_d.jpgAmara in Jay, price upon request, by Suzanne Tucker Home.

Sweet Symphony
San Francisco-based Orlando Diaz-Azcuy’s latest furniture collection hits a high note.

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Eroica dining table, $23,400, by Orlando Diaz-Azcuy for Matsuoka Furniture.

For Orlando Diaz-Azcuy, the San Francisco Symphony’s season—a melody of music, fashion and drama—is an all-around social swirl. So it’s no surprise the seasoned interior architect’s latest collection for 150-plus-year-old Japanese maker Matsuoka Furniture is high on musical notes. Diaz-Azcuy named each of the six new wooden wonders after a favorite piece of classical music. Like a Beethoven concerto performed by modern-day superstar pianist Lang Lang, each highly detailed piece is brought to life with passion and precision.

Fantastique_Cabinet_4F4A5735-0001.jpgFantastique cabinet dark, $20,400, by Orlando Diaz-Azcuy for Matsuoka Furniture.

Originally published in the September issue of Silicon Valley

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Photography by: Courtesy of Suzanne Tucker Home & Courtesy of Matsuoka