One of my favorite stores in the San Francisco Bay Area, Artefact Design & Salvage, located in Sonoma, is now carrying my art925 Timeless vintage watch pendant jewelry line. Although my pieces are small and intimate, there is a cohesive aesthetic with the “laboratory” showroom, full of large scale objects for home and garden. Note the Dekalb corn seed sign, originating from near where I grew up in Illinois!
At Artefact you’ll find rare antique architectural pieces, decorative objects crafted from salvage, large-scale organic forms and exclusive home décor products. Their offerings include antique furniture, lighting, mirrors, teak outdoor furniture, garden ornaments, sculpture, and jewelry. They produce their own collection of unique gift items and unusual home decorations, and travel internationally to gather decorative accessories from the US, Europe and Asia. Closer to home, they include carefully selected sculpture and paintings from prominent local artists, commissioned pieces and a growing range of pieces designed by founder Dave Allen.
Their modus operandi is right up my alley:
Welcome to our world – a place of free-ranging ideas about objects of desire, the nature of beauty and the beauty of nature. Here you will find not a particular line of home décor products, but objects with consistent quality, originality and soul. We believe that the beauty of weathered surfaces and worn fragments in various forms can be spectacular additions to both home and garden. Our artistic inspiration is drawn from nature, honest natural materials and excellent design wherever we find it; be it in a Malaysian village, at a Belgian floral exhibition or at the plumbing supply store.
The store is part of a cultural and creative haven, a complex of shops, gardens, wine tasting rooms, and a restaurant called Cornerstone, celebrating the connection between art, architecture and nature. Cornerstone Gardens is an ever-changing series of walk-through gardens, showcasing new and innovative designs from the world’s finest landscape architects and designers. The first such gallery-style gardens in the United States, the nine-acre Cornerstone Gardens was created as an inspiration and resource for people interested in gardens, garden design and art. Read more about Cornerstone.
ArtefactDesign & Salvage
23562 Highway 121
Sonoma, CA 95476
T (707) 933-0660
Open daily, 10-5