8 Octavia

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8 Octavia is a luxury modern residential building located on the corner of Market and Octavia in San Francisco. Designed by Stanley Saitowitz, and developed by DDG and DM Development, this eight story building features a glass facade with aluminium aero foil louvers which residents can operate to control the level of natural light and privacy. Concept units curated by The Future Perfect and Propeller feature wooden flooring from Austria, floor to ceiling windows, and furniture including Hepburn Sofa, Light Table, Upholstered Tapas Chair Burnham Windsor Chair, Different Trains cabinet, Pole Light, I-Beam Side Table, Hepburn Bed, Mary’s Side Table and McQueen Bedside Chest by Matthew Hilton, all manufactured by De La Espada craftspeople.

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Hepburn is glamorous and light, lifted from the floor on elegant solid wood legs. An almost limitless variety of configurations can be produced making Hepburn suitable for use in domestic or contract applications.

A luxurious upholstered bed with elegant simplicity and visual lightness achieved through the clever use of superb materials. Solid American black walnut or American white oak legs in a unique shape elegantly raise the slender body of the bed. Optional side tables in solid American white oak or black walnut connect intuitively to the underside of the bed. 

This side table transforms an industrial shape with the warmth of solid wood.

This innovative dining table extends with ease and elegance, offering three possible lengths. When fully extended, this table can seat 10 to 12 people. The tabletop is made from engineered solid wood, a clever use of premium timber providing greater stability in this demanding application. Set upon sculptural legs, the tabletop opens effortlessly and holds the two leaves within a fabric lined compartment when not in use.

Long planks of solid hardwood create a cabinet with an open form, while the sliding doors articulating the facade partially conceal the cabinet contents, engaging play between positive and negative space. Available in two widths and one, two or three tiers, various configurations are possible.

Burnham is a Windsor chair named after a neighbouring village of High Wycome in Buckinghamshire, where the Windsor chair originated. The chair uses traditional Windsor chair making techniques in order to further the story, the evolution of the English Windsor chair. The contrast of the black walnut seat on this otherwise ash chair, attractively highlights the wedge tenon detail where the leg intersects with the top of the seat. 

McQueen Bedside Chest is strong, elegant and down-to-earth, its two drawers provide the ideal space for objects needed close to the bed. Drawers are detailed with dovetail joinery, cast iron handles, and a soft-close mechanism.

Mary's side table, crafted in solid hardwood with a marble top, is substantial yet delicate, sculptural yet highly functional. It was inspired by a visit to the Cathedral of St. Mary of the Assumption in San Francisco. Matthew Hilton was moved by the contrast of the oppressive weight of the concrete structure and the release of the swooping, expansive space within. Mary's side table captures this paradox of weight and weightlessness.