Panache Handler

By The Editors
March 5, 2014 9:00 am

Elan. Flair. Swagger, y’all.

Providing that dash: SOBU, an Oaklandian outpost of homespun signature pieces for your furniture aesthetic.

Helmed by designers Alessandro and Laleh Latini, SOBU’s goods elegantly solve the floor-plan Tetris of SF’s housing stock.

Hinged dining tables for maximizing space. Chiseled coffee tables with hidden storage and enough visual weight to hold down a teak-centric room.

Or maybe it’s a matter of personality. Liven up the set with their cowhide lounge.

Many of their pieces are available online, but the best money is on dropping by their velo-clad showroom in Old Oakland for a true sense of the current collection — and the personalities behind it.

This is about where you live, after all. A little educated éclat is in order.

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