|Elegant aesthetic. Utilitarian
refinement. Akana Designs has been creating fine cabinetry and
furniture for over twenty years. During this time, the company
has worked with both residential and corporately based clientele
throughout the United States.
Problem Solving is what sets Akana Designs apart from other
fine furniture makers. From the vaguest
conceptual notion to the most detailed proposal, Akana Designs
will tailor work to the desires of the client. It is capable
of creating a piece based on a desired aesthetic or practical
need as well as working with set designs provided by the client
or outside designers.
Akana Designs maintains a 4,000 square foot studio in Richmond,
California. The studio is equipped for a wide range of jobs.
With three full-time employees, the company is capable of handling
design, construction, finishing, and installation.
Previous to establishing the business of Akana Designs, Steve
Akana studied Fine Arts and graduated with a B.A. from UC Berkeley.
Working at a studio after graduation, he produced paintings
that were exhibited in New York, Washington DC, and San Francisco.
Although he no longer deals in canvas painting, it is important
that these works be shown. These photographs of his paintings
are simply meant as evidence of his artistry and as reference
to a previous body of work.
In a 1975 press release in reference to his one man show at
the Phoenix Gallery in San Francisco, Akana expressed, "
My present intent is centered around allowing the viewer to
realize the close relationship between reality and abstraction
by focusing on the qualities in light reflection, color, and
surface of inanimate objects."