Situated on the street level of an historic masonry building in San Francisco’s financial district, this tall, narrow, deep space was originally used as a bank. The client, a retired political campaign consultant, desired to convert the space into a hip, fresh lunch time eatery for the bustling neighborhood. CREDO, the Latin word for “I believe”, is strongly apparent in the design concept, even deliberately showcased as a provocative adage on the walls – a starting point for dinner table deliberations and impassioned points of view.
The tables are handmade by Dutch artist, Piet Hein Eck, and constructed entirely from scrapwood, with the “found” wood echoing the “found” ideas on the walls.
A lower floor banquet room expands the dining room’s capacity and allows for private dining opportunities.
Graphic designer: Doug Akagi of Alterpop Studio
Photography: GTodd Photography