23562 Highway 121
Sonoma CA, 95476
"But it wasn't moving when I packed it, Officer"
—Dave Allen to US Customs Official, upon arrival at San Francisco Int’l Airport, October 2008
February, 1997: Shoulders
squared, Dave Allen walks
out of a perfectly good
Silicon Valley managerial
Items between $100-$600
Artifacts above $600
"It's the kind of store that inspires great design - even a few small items can transform a space in your home or garden."
- CEO of Joie de Vivre, Chip Conley
THE ARTEFACT WORLD / A WORLD OF IDEAS AND ARTEFACTS
Welcome to our world - a place of free-ranging ideas about objects of desire, the nature of beauty and the beauty of nature. Here you will find not a particular line of home furnishing accessories
, but objects with consistent quality, originality and soul. More than an antique store
, we believe that the beauty of weathered surfaces and worn fragments in various forms can be spectacular additions to home and garden. Our artistic inspiration is drawn from nature, honest natural materials and excellent design wherever we find it; be it in a Malaysian village, at a Belgian floral exhibition or at the plumbing supply store.
VISIT OUR LABORATORY…
Commonly referred to as a “showroom”, we prefer to think of our public space as a laboratory. We cordially invite you to come see our current home decor experiments at our 4,000 square foot indoor, and expansive outdoor laboratory on the outskirts of Sonoma, California. We're located on Highway 121, a quick 40-minute drive from San Francisco and only 20 minutes from Napa, at Cornerstone Gardens - a nine acre playground of gardens, food and design set in the vineyards at the gateway to the wine country.
BEAUTIFUL HOME FURNISHING ACCESSORIES, VINTAGE & GARDEN DECOR
At Artefact you’ll find rare antique architectural pieces, decorative objects crafted from architectural salvage
, large-scale organic forms and exclusive home and garden décor
products. Our offerings include vintage decor
antique and reclaimed furniture
, lighting, mirrors, teak outdoor furniture, garden ornaments and sculpture. We produce our own collection of unique gift items and unusual home decorations. We personally travel and gather decorative accessories from the US, Europe and Asia. Closer to home, we include in our collection carefully selected sculpture and paintings from prominent local artists, commissioned pieces and a growing range of pieces designed by founder Dave Allen.
SHOP ONLINE FOR RECLAIMED FURNITURE AND MORE
Our online catalog continues to expand and improve. We invite you to learn more about our some of our most exciting experiments in home and garden decor
. In addition, many of our new Remarkable Gifts have been developed with online customers in mind – they’re easy and quick to order and ship. Visit our California antique store
to begin exploring…