Olle Lundberg Combines Raw Steel and Salvaged Cypress in James Beard-Winning Slanted Door Restaurant
Completed in 2004, the contemporary Slanted Door restaurant has developed into one of San Francisco’s most popular and highest-grossing dining destinations, as evidenced by its 2014 James Beard award. Inspired by the restaurant’s location inside the city’s Ferry Building, Lundberg created a beautiful stacked glass wall that when backlit, evokes an image of water. The silver joints in the glass bar backsplash also conjure up images of a school of herring, and the live edge of the cypress slabs recall driftwood to complete the seaside imagery.
Due to the short construction time, Lundberg Design built much of the custom furnishings and lighting in-house, from the stacked glass wall to the outdoor log benches. Since the completion of The Slanted Door, Lundberg has moved on to design all of acclaimed chef Charles Phan’s other restaurants.
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