OLD WORLD MEETS NEW, WITH MEXICO AS MUSE / New York Times
Jeffry Weisman and Andrew Fisher, of the San Francisco interiors firm Fisher Weisman, have released a line of lavish Mexican-inspired furniture called Casa Acanto.
The 27 pieces meld Old World craftsmanship and modern materials in refreshing ways. In the designers’ hands, for instance, that summer workhorse, the outdoor dining table, is a beautiful combination of Brazilian teak and powder-coated steel. The tables, Mr. Weisman said, “can just sit tight next to each other in a row and mate,” as shown, “or be separated.” (Single tables start at $3,300.)
The collection, which is named for the designers’ second home — a former 18th-century tannery in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico — also includes distressed concrete-topped tables (from $1750) and a 22-karat gilded toad talisman ($295). The glitz is deceptive, Mr. Weisman said. The toad is rubber and not nearly as hefty as it looks. Information (415) 56706632 or casaacanto.com.
Text by Alyssa Bird / Photography by Angie Silvy