Office furniture hunt

5 people, 39 miles, 1 day

by John C.


My team and I recently opened an office in San Francisco. We rented a truck and headed out across the Bay Area, hunting down some furniture for our new space.

Early Friday morning, I picked up the truck just a couple miles away — couldn’t have been a simpler process. I drove it back to the office, where we all loaded up and headed out to Oakland.

Our first stop was in Oakland’s Temescal neighborhood, which is loaded with lots of great vintage shops. We checked out Rare Heir’s eclectic mix of office goods and furniture, and browsed through Modernaire’s collection of mid-century finds.

We then grabbed some fried chicken sandwiches from the famous Bakesale Betty’s, right on the corner 51st and Telegraph.

We pulled up along the bay to eat lunch at Point Emery, with a great view of Angel Island and the Golden Gate Bridge.

We were able to check out the warehouse space of Antiques & Modern, a Berkeley-based mid-century modern furniture dealer. It was an amazing space with endless inspiration for seating and storage.

We also stopped off at Urban Ore, a local thrift and salvage yard, where we dug through countless artwork, records, and some nice accent pieces for our office.

Altogether, we scored some great vintage chairs, a cool metalwork table, a stack of vinyl, and some nice accents for our space.