SOBU
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SOBU: Unique furniture for city living

  • 05 March 2014

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.

The Specifics

SOBU

465 9th Street

Oakland

Tues-Sat, 12-6 PM

Street Parking

(510) 504-0599

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