290 Townsend St, San Francisco , CA
(415) 543-5466
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Sat-Sun (11:00am-5:30pm)
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Limn, which means to draw or illuminate in old English, carries the kind of audacious masterpieces you might think are only possible in the movies-the furniture portion of the place is like a gallery on its own. Initially envisioned as a drafting studio for architects and artists in San Francisco, Limn expanded to incorporate fine art and quickly became popular for its adventurous forays into modern furniture, lighting, and accessories. From Cappellini's pointillist-splattered loveseat to Marcel Wanders' plaited carbon armchair (entitled the Fishnet) to Gaetano Pesce's humanoid sofas dressed in stretch fabric, Limn's retro-future products are primarily European in origin and often sold for the first time outside of Europe.

- Excerpt from Interior Inspiration by Nirmala Nataraj


  • Interior Inspiration

    01/01/2004 by Nirmala Nataraj

    People may say that clothes make the man, but there's nothing more indicative of someone's personality than the manner in which he or she chooses to furnish a home. Tasteful drapes and puffy cushions ...  More »