Fineline Adds Some Style To Mini Cooper on Van Ness

MINI is a brand known all over the world for its bold design and modern, cutting-edge style. So when their Van Ness dealership in San Francisco found itself in need of some top-quality metalwork, we were thrilled when they chose Fineline Metals.

 This polished steel railing fits perfectly into MINI's modern San Francisco offices. 

This polished steel railing fits perfectly into MINI's modern San Francisco offices. 

Mini has been owned by the BMW company since 2000, and was acquired by the company back in 1994 when they purchased the Rover Group (formerly British Leyland). They first marketed their modern version of the Mini in 2001, and since then the brand has come to be associated with quality and exceptional value.

 With its clean lines, the grand staircase at the Van Ness MINI dealership truly makes the space.

With its clean lines, the grand staircase at the Van Ness MINI dealership truly makes the space.

Their Van Ness space is one of two dealerships in San Francisco, and the 2-story space called for two separate polished metal staircases, including a grand staircase that would serve as the centerpiece of the showroom. There was also a structural steel element required for the busy facility's elevators.

 The second stairway at MINI's San Francisco dealership.

The second stairway at MINI's San Francisco dealership.

Happily the work at MINI went smoothly, and in the end the client was particularly happy with the job. This dealership sees a lot of visitors, so we're pleased that our work at this location will be seen and appreciated by thousands of MINI customers in the months and years to come. Another job well done.

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Fineline’s First Blog Post: San Francisco’s Arguello Restaurant

Today marks the launch of the Fineline Metals Workspace blog! From here forward, we will be reporting regularly in this space on our projects across the San Francisco Bay Area. This is our way of making sure our customers have the chance to see the outstanding metal work that we provide.

   Custom metalwork installed by Fineline at San Francisco’s Arguello Restaurant.

Custom metalwork installed by Fineline at San Francisco’s Arguello Restaurant.

For our first post, we ‘re going to be taking a look at an interesting project we recently completed at the Arguello restaurant complex, located in San Francisco’s regal Presidio neighborhood. Currently one of the bright lights on the San Francisco dining scene, Arguello has been on the receiving end of more than their fair share of food press.

   Custom railings installed during construction of the Arguello dining area.

Custom railings installed during construction of the Arguello dining area.

As you can see from the photos, the design of the space is unique. And the results speak for themselves, with multiple elements blending artfully in the final design. We were more than pleased with the results, and we're happy for our work to be part of the Arguello vision.

   The completed dining room of Arguello Restaurant. | Photo courtesy of Arguello

The completed dining room of Arguello Restaurant. | Photo courtesy of Arguello

Arguello is a unique restaurant for the Presidio, serving a full Mexican menu and open for both lunch and dinner. It’s the brainchild of Traci Des Jardins, one of San Francisco’s most prolific chefs: in addition to Arguello, Des Jardins currently operates Jardinière, Mijita, the Commissary and Public House, all located in San Francisco proper. 

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