Aidlin Darling Design Serves Up Food and Art at In Situ

In the lounge, stools by Stefan Diez line bar-height custom tables topped in reclaimed cottonwood. Photography by Matthew Millman.

At the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art’s restaurant, In Situ, Aidlin Darling Design chose Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec’s chairs for the dining area, also the site of Tucker Nichols’s gouaches Specials. Photography by Matthew Millman.

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Sugar-pine boards start above the lounge, where wool felt covers paneling. Photography by Matthew Millman.

The museum commissioned Break This Heart, a mural in acrylic and mica, from Rosana Castrillo Díaz. Photography by Matthew Millman.

Matt Orlando, chef-owner of Copenhagen’s Amass Restaurant, contributed the recipe for carrots, sour curd, and pickled pine. Photography by Alanna Hale. 

Snøhetta’s expansion rises behind the museum’s 1995 building by Mario Botta. Photography by Jon McNeal/Snøhetta. 

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Herman Miller: Settees, Benches

TonucciDesign: Ottomans

Amico: Ceiling Mesh

Settees and benches by BassamFellows, ottomans by Tonuccidesign, and Bouroullec stools furnish part of the lounge. Photography by Matthew Millman.

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The lounge’s custom pendant fixtures are blackened steel with gold-leafed interiors. Photography by Matthew Millman.

A built-in service credenza in concrete and oak, supported by blackened-steel rods, fronts the dining area. Photography by Matthew Millman.

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Similar rods demarcate the entry from the museum. Photography by Adam Rouse. 

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The lounge’s window seat is blackened oak. Photography by Matthew Millman.