San Francisco. Call her crazy,
but call her storefront cool. Lou Ann Bauer, A.S.I.D., award winning
San Francisco kitchen and bath designer has a hot cabinet
hardware showroom in the Upper Market/Castro area of San Francisco.
"Bauerware is home to thousands of
whimsical cabinet knobs and pulls. The showroom features over 180
artisans, manufacturers and crafts-people. From traditional to
contemporary and from quirky to one of a kind, Bauer's wares range in form
and style, from $3 to $1,500.
"I've always wanted to own a hardware
store", says Bauer. "Of course, it couldn't be ordinary," she explains.
"That's just me! It's always different." An interior designer, contractor
and artist, Bauer offers a unique collection of designer hardware lines,
as well as Bauer's own creations crafted from handmade metals, wood,
plastics and recycled materials.
Bauerware is open to the public and
to the trade with something for everyone behind the storefront's colorful
mango and papaya facade. A signature "gator" logo is incorporated into the
entry threshold slate and a full sized carved gator hanging above the door
welcomes each visitor. The interior is trademark Bauer - a blending of
contemporary and traditional: bold chartreuse walls, custom apple-ply
maple cabinets and galvanized countertops. Galvanized bins neatly line the
walls displaying the merchandise up to the 12-foot ceiling complete with
library ladder for accessibility by the staff. Sales staff sport
Bauerware's chartreuse and tomato bowling shirts, sure to become a
3886 17th Street
San Francisco, CA 94114
Toll Free: 1-877-864-KNOB
Bauer Interior Design
Wednesday - Saturday,
10AM - 5PM
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