Reader's Choices: Stephen Francis Jones
March 20, 2017
Stephen Francis Jones served as in-house architect for the Wolfgang Puck Food Company before launching his firm, SFJones Architects, in 1996. He has designed restaurants, hotels and spas all around the world: Spago and MB Post in California, the retro chain Lucky Strike Lanes, Java House franchises in Kenya, and many others.
One of Jones’ recently completed projects is Foundry & Lux at the 880,000-square-foot office complex Britannia Cove at Oyster Point in San Francisco. The 27,000-square-foot Foundry & Lux houses the community amenities, including artisanal restaurants, recreational and fitness facilities, and other service areas.
Here, he shares with rd+d some of his favorite trends and product applications.
CHAIR SELECTION: Chair selection, in particular the backs since they face every incoming guest, is very important. At La Brea Bakery in Los Angeles, we chose Gervasoni chairs from Italy because they set the tone of the space and reinforced the craftsman look we desired.