VerSacrum uses the context of contemporary design to bridge the principles of historic art movements and the edge of modern craft. Through the emphasis of handcrafted fabrication, VerSacrum has developed an open, flexible, and creative design process in which custom goods can remain competitively priced.
Observing the over-homogenization of design in the current marketplace, VerSacrums’ products, whether a single light fixture or an entire interior, create a platform that allows local artists and their community to increase the everyday relevance of handcrafted goods as an expression of culture.
With its design studio in North Beach, San Francisco, and workshop located in West Oakland, VerSacrum offers a range of furniture, fixtures and creative design in addition to concept development, branding, art curation, and market strategy.
Food & Wine 100 Best New Bars across America Nomination 2014
SF Eatery The 38 Essential San Francisco Restaurants 2015
James Beard Outstanding Bar Program Nomination 2015
Tales of the Cocktail Best American cocktail Bar Nomination 2015
Tales of the Cocktail Best American High Volume Cocktail Bar Nomination 2015
“To see how restaurant design has evolved in the last few decades, you need to look no further than Causwells” - Michael Bauer 2014 (SF Gate)
“It all adds up to a restaurant that we may look back on in a few years as one that helped launch a neighborhood revival as well as the careers of a new generation of talent... Yet much of the food is worth a trip and, like the interior, has a natural, organic feel.” - Michael Bauer 2015 (San Francisco Chronicle)
“The interior is filled with details that show the owners have a keen eye. Green Heath-like tiles cover the bar, black metal tables are stenciled, and handsome slatted benches are inspired by what you’d find in a park.” - Michael Bauer 2015 (Inside Scoop SF)
“The interior of Shakewell dovetails nicely with the food, bringing together a diverse mix of elements you might see in modern tapas restaurants in Spain. Bright tile-like covering makes the back of the liquor-lined shelves behind the bar pop. Communal tables offer views of the bar, while the open kitchen and wood oven add interest to the space in the rear. Curved steel sconces arch from the walls, holding glass pendant lights that reflect off the white metal tables.The restaurant has an authentic, organic feel.” - Michael Bauer 2015 (SFGate)
“Chubby Noodle brings the restaurant scene on Lombard St. into the 21st century.” - Taylor Abrams 2014
SF N. Beach