Cocktail bar and restaurant, Bar Agricole, best exemplifies Sebastian's stylistic approach. The fifty chairs in the restaurant were designed specifically for Bar Agricole's image as a contemporary tavern, and is in compliance with the building's Leed Certification. All of the wood used in crafting the chairs was reclaimed from oak wine barrels, giving the chair a reddish hue and rustic appearance. In addition to creating the chairs, Sebastian made four large dining tables (also made from reclaimed white oak), benches, candle holders, serving trays, and shadow box frames.
The basswood kitchen was an experiment in texture and structure. Each panel was made by laminating solid basswood to a plywood core, allowing for a stable surface that would not warp over time. By carving with a variety of gouges, each individual panel displays subtle differences in texture and shadow.
Live Edge Wardrobe
This Walnut wardrobe was custom made for an entire bedroom wall in San Francisco. The piece contains a floor to ceiling closet, dresser drawers, overhead sliding door cabinets, and open shelving supported with brass Futagami brackets. A blackened Ash gliding ladder spans from one side of the wardrobe to the other.
Inspired by Japanese Shoji screens, Sebastian created a custom armoire/dresser with Paulownia wood for this San Francisco bedroom.
Made specifically for a client with an affinity for early 20th Century Russian history, this library was inspired by the revolutionary Russian Constructivists exemplified by El Lissitzky and Lyubov Popova. Using off cuts of Redwood and Cedar, Sebastian created an angular relief composition on all of the cabinet and drawer fronts, including a five by five sliding door.
Hand Crafted Cottage
In an effort to create a perfectly minimalist yet comfortable environment for living, the Hand Crafted Cottage evolved over two years of careful design planning. Each piece was specifically made for it’s particular location with an eye for overall balance and cohesion.
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Using reclaimed Douglas Fir from a former pipe organ factory in San Francisco, the shelves and display table for Small Trade Company were intended to be a minimalist backdrop to the eclectic collection of books and wares showcased by designer Matt Dick.
Steam bent White Oak, copper rivets, and denim fabric were used in this wall mounted feline playground. In addition to being a cat climb, it also serves as a sculptural centerpiece in the living room of this San Francisco home.
Inspired by the Shaker tradition of hanging furniture, this shelving piece was made utilizing both Walnut heart and sap woods for contrasting tones. To accompany the shelves, Sebastian also made a shallow writing desk to sit below.