SOURCE: Big Daddy's Antiques

September 14, 2010 17:26 ET

By Popular Demand, Big Daddy's Antiques Opens in the Bay Area

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - September 14, 2010) -  On October 1, Shane Brown, founder of the highly successful Big Daddy's Antiques in Los Angeles, will celebrate the official opening of his newest location -- a 13,000 square-foot showroom, conveniently situated in San Francisco's design district at 1550 17th Street (entrance on Wisconsin). An anchor vendor at the Alameda Flea Market for years, Big Daddy's Antiques has left Bay Area clients hungry for more. Now the wait is over.

Brown, an avid collector and longtime purveyor of architectural relics, artwork, home furnishings and historical artifacts, searches worldwide for the unique objects that make his showrooms unforgettable. Whether European, Asian, rustic, or reclaimed industrial, Brown's finds converge into an eclectic, always-evolving mix.

If the word antiques brings you visions of stale, dusty trinkets from Grandma's house, think again. Big Daddy's specializes in monolithic garden ornaments, heavy tables repurposing parts from early-20th-century American factories, one-of-a-kind primitive structures, and even custom-made furniture using reclaimed materials to fit your home.

Long a trendsetter, Brown frequently serves Hollywood set designers and chain-store decorators. Because his designs frequently inspire more mainstream outlets (find the right catalogs and he can show you which ideas originated at BD Antiques), his aesthetic is always evolving. BD Antiques is not a museum, but a workshop for gathering timeless artifacts into new contexts. Not content just to ride the wave, Brown prefers to BE it.

Doors are open now for your shopping pleasure, but be sure to join BD Antiques on October 1 for their official entrance onto the Bay Area design district scene. Drinks, hors d'oeuvres, and more will be provided by "Chez Papa Bistrot" -- call or check out for further details.