Looking for updated traditional chairs for a client, we stumbled upon Oly Studio. Started by Brad Huntzinger and Kate McIntyre in 1999, Oly is based in Berkeley, which - perhaps - gives them a little bit of a more playful approach when it comes to updating classics. We particularly liked the mirrored furniture, which is hard to find, their Dylan entertainment console and their upholstered seating which reminded us of a more feminine Jonathan Adler. The collection is HUGE, but all online. It's sold through stores including Sunrise Home in San Rafael, Ray Design Studio in Santa Rosa, and Napoleon at Home in Mountain View. Prices? Oly says they provide "good designs at good prices."
(Edited from Maxwell's post on AT:NY on 10.30.06)