Barbara Stauffacher Solomon was a pioneer of what came to be known as Supergraphics: monumental graphics designed in harmony with architecture. Her iconic style – mixing Swiss Modernism and West Coast Pop – influenced many designers at the time.
Her supergraphics at The Sea Ranch are among the most important designs of the 20th Century and are not to be missed when visiting us here on the coast.
In addition to an impressive portfolio, she boasts a fascinating life story. Ranging from being a teenage flamenco dancer, to marrying a well known film director, to suddenly finding herself a young widow with a child to support. At a crossroads, she moves to Switzerland to study under the influential modernist designer Armin Hofmann, before returning to the U.S and creating influential designs that were bigger and bolder than her Swiss counterparts.
Heavy enough to stop a door (or flatten your pickles)
Pound is a doorstop or paperweight that was inspired by traditional Japanese pickling stones. Picking stones have to be heavy enough to hold down a pickling barrel's lid. We're certainly a fan of a good pickle, but in reality ours is destined to hold a door open here at The Sea Ranch, Placewares' home on the 'breezy' Sonoma Coast.
The Pound's surface is a smooth granite stone with a rope hand strap.
Each Pound stone is unique and one-of-a-kind. Made in Kagawa, Japan.
Designer: Eiji Ota
Size: 6 x 3" | 4.5 lb
Material: Stone, rope
Care: Clean with a damp cloth and wipe dry.
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Modern and minimalist the Graf Lantz trivets are hand cut from lux German merino wool felt offering effortless table setting that transitions between all interior aesthetics. Naturally heat resistant & water repellent.
Material: 5mm merino wool felt
Size: Round 10 in. Diameter
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Hard Strong's new 100% tempered, exclusive Platinum line provides us a beautiful, incredibly thin profiled drinking glass. Trust us, it is a sublime pleasure to use!
Material: Tempered glass
Size: 10 oz / 305 ml; 82 x 89 x 82mm