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Interior Design | Interior Design by Studio KDA | Soma Eats in San Francisco
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Interior Design | Interior Design by Studio KDA | Soma Eats in San Francisco
Interior Design | Interior Design by Studio KDA | Soma Eats in San Francisco
Interior Design | Interior Design by Studio KDA | Soma Eats in San Francisco
Interior Design | Interior Design by Studio KDA | Soma Eats in San Francisco
Interior Design | Interior Design by Studio KDA | Soma Eats in San Francisco
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Interior Design | Interior Design by Studio KDA | Soma Eats in San Francisco

Interior Design

Featured In Soma Eats, San Francisco, CA

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When Shirley and Oussama came to us with their idea for an upscale retail wine and spirit shop for the corporate set, and a daytime cafe, delicious lunch venue, and night-time wine bar, we said “Sure! Why not?”. The 2500 SF space had soaring ceilings, existing brick and a prime location in the financial district, but how does a single space do it all? Lighting has to go from day to night, the cafe/lunch/wine bar crowd can’t discourage the beer/wine shopping and the retail lighting (and wall of refrigerators) can’t distract from the communal feeling of diners.

We started by making distinct zones with shopping on one side and eating on the other. Next, we created a focal point with a 60′ long copper topped bar and order counter. Aquamarine, modern arabesque tile by local manufacturer “Fireclay” faced the length of the die wall and custom pendants and sconces by Metro Lighting punctuate the bar. The owner’s Middle-eastern roots influenced the menu, materials, and aesthetic, all balanced with a modern SF feel.

Photography by: Ken Gutmaker, Patricia Chang

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Wescover creator since 2018
OUR OBSESSION: We are crazy about building community. It’s our reason for being and it’s what fuels us as designers and architects. Our focus on Eat, Shop, Live and Play is the result of an extreme bias toward using design to foster interaction. We’re not interested in the austere or the exclusive. We were the kids in school who were on the dance committee.

A QUICK HISTORY: Our practice was started when architects Charles Kahn, Marites Abueg and Keith Morris merged firms to create a single studio offering services ranging from customized restaurant design to large multifamily buildings and united by a passion for craft and, of course, community.

PHILOSOPHY: We believe that good design is true to its social, historical and cultural context. For all projects, from remodels to new commercial buildings, we work to identify and express the character of the building, business or space. We use a variety of tools – historical research, mood boards, community outreach — to elicit the essential values and qualities and represent them through warm, engaging design.

PROCESS: Our firm is highly service-oriented; every client relationship is unique and every design solution specific to the site, budget, brand vision, customer demographic, and schedule. We believe in the power of collaboration to find the best result and welcome input from clients, staff and the greater community to enrich our ideas.

EXPERTISE: Firm principals Charles Kahn, Keith Morris, Marites Abueg and Ann Slobod bring decades of experience to the practice. Each maintains a hands-on approach to the projects in the office while guiding a staff of exceptional designers, architects, project managers and one slightly obsessive code guru. We thrive on challenges and are as proud of our intricate restaurant interiors as we of our record with entitlements for complex commercial projects.