Having lent their sleek urban style touch to the likes of Facebook’s and Google’s California offices, the L.A. Shake Shack, and the Ferry Building’s Hog Island Oyster Co.,
Brooklyn-based RISD grads Bill Hilgendorf and Jason Horvath of Uhuru Design are continuing to grow their western presence with the launch of Tack Collection, a residential furniture line, at S.F.’s NWBLK furniture and design gallery. The collection includes the BB-55 Rocker, which takes its cues from naval design, and the Cast Canyon coffee table, inspired by the dramatic shift of tectonic plates that created the Grand Canyon. Horvath, who “fell in love with L.A.” when he spent a semester at Otis College of Art and Design, says the design duo has never seen any East Coast-West Coast rivalry. Adds Hilgendorf, “A lot of our tradition comes from being on the Brooklyn waterfront, and there’s sort of a similar vibe in San Francisco.” uhurudesign.com
Written by Leilani Marie Labong, Jessica Ritz and Andrea Stanford.