Unless you're an extremely handsome vampire with a thing for chicks who shoot energy from their hands in stressful situations, chances are you're not going to look good in 100yrs, but at least your furniture could, if you get it from Varian Designs. Just now opening a pop-up showroom in Jackson Square, Varian is a line of architecturally clean, classically designed, salvaged/recycled wood home goods built to last longer than Bill Compton, all from a Cole Valley guy who created his original line with collected materials from his family's barn in Wisconsin, hopefully with some sort of permission.
Get your non-energy-shooting hands on:
The Broen Collection's Bartizan Desk
Inspired by bridges not named Jeff, Lloyd, or thankfully "Bay", the choicest selection from his older line is veneered in white oak salvaged from whiskey barrels, while the top is made from claro walnut taken from a tree in Portland.
The Home Collection
His newest works are all about paring things down to classic forms you might see in that sweet home from Legends of the Fall that Brad Pitt lived in while he banged everyone and tried to kill a bear with a pocket knife. The line features dinner tables, benches, and coffee jobs all made using old-school joinery techniques (sliding dovetails, duh) and eastern black walnut from a sustainably managed forest in Indiana, a state that'll understand the True Blood joke from the beginning around 100yrs from now, when they finally get HBO.
Published: January 19, 2012 at 4:00am EST
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