by Zahid Sardar from the column Design Spotting in the San Francisco Chronicle.
Dzine, the modernist Italian furniture store near San Francisco's Design Center is like the little engine that could. A few years ago, months after opening at 128 Utah St., it expanded into an adjacent space that became available; now Dzine has doubled again despite economic doldrums that have decimated stores such as Dan Friedlander's Limn, formerly San Francisco's modernist furnishings mecca. Dzine's exposed-rafter, triple-height open-plan addition dedicated entirely to Boffi, the Rolls-Royce of Italian kitchen and bath brands, now makes the 15,000-square-foot store one of the Bay Area's largest. The new wing, filled with Boffi displays separated by plaster and mirrored glass partitions, was designed by Dzine owners Eve & Cardenio Petrucci in collaboration with none other than furniture genius Piero Lissoni.