Keker & Van Nest is one of the top litigation firms in San Francisco. Their office once housed a printing press and was built to withstand an incredible amount of weight. Since the extra support beams were no longer necessary, KVN had many of them removed and allowed MASHstudios to use the reclaimed Douglas fir for the pieces designed for the company library.
The two library tables and benches found on multiple levels are made of the reclaimed beams. Hot-rolled steel bases support the tops. To house the firm’s many legal texts, bookcases of varying heights were constructed of grey elm veneer with steel side and top panels. A custom display with hidden storage showcases a myriad of newspapers, magazines and journals.
Project Designers: Huntsman Architecture
Photography by: Terrance Williams