Heath Ceramics New York
Heath Ceramics finally has a store in the Bay Area. Last week, the 62-year-old company based in Sausalito, Calif., opened a 500-square-foot shop in the Ferry Building Marketplace in San Francisco. The company tapped Commune Design, the same firm it used for its Los Angeles shop, to design this space. “The design is highly functional and has a great balance of color and materials, but still lets the product take center stage, ” said Catherine Bailey, Heath Ceramics’ co-owner and creative director. “The wood mixed with ceramic speaks to the straightforward nature of our message, and the orange steel speaks to our love of contrast and color.” The shop will sell a mix of new and vintage Heath pieces, along with factory seconds (delivered weekly). It will also have a live-feed video of the factory floor in Sausalito, so visitors can see how the products are made. Heath Ceramics, 1 Ferry Building, Suite 12, San Francisco, (415) 399-9284 or heathceramics.com.